Tag: Russia

Eric Swalwell: All Evidence I’ve Seen Shows Trump Is a Russian Agent

CHRISTOPHER MATTHEWS: Let’s talk about the materiality [of BuzzFeed’s report] here. How material was this to the role of the president of the United States. To cover up a business deal, told one of his people to lie about it. Is that relevant to his role as head of state? Tell me how. REP. ERIC […]

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Trump’s Space Force: Nuclear Lunacy

Yves here. I’m old enough to remember Reagan’s much-touted “Star Wars” program. In this Real News Network segment, Daniel Ellsberg explains why Trump’s effort to revive Reagan’s failed idea still won’t work. Not only is it another pork program, but it would actually increase the odds of nuclear war. PAUL […]

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Trump Allies Celebrate Disintegration of BuzzFeed’s Fake News Hit

Allies of President Donald Trump are out in full force Friday night, rubbing in the revelation from Special Counsel Robert Mueller that BuzzFeed’s once-thought-to-be-explosive story alleging ex-Trump lawyer Michael Cohen provided Mueller with evidence that the president instructed him to lie to Congress is false. President Trump himself came out swinging, again calling fake news […]

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Dems Who Pushed BuzzFeed Report Silent After Special Counsel Statement

Democrats who pushed BuzzFeed’s anonymously-sourced report that President Trump had instructed his former lawyer Michael Cohen to lie to Congress were silent Friday evening after Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s office issued a statement disputing the report. “BuzzFeed’s description of specific statements to the Special Counsel’s Office, and characterization of documents and testimony obtained by this […]

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The Strange Persistent Troubling Russian Hang-Up of Donald Trump

So President Trump’s main concern at the border with Mexico is the supposed discovery of “prayer rugs.” Trump came into office as an anti-Muslim bigot; he is still an anti-Muslim bigot. In fact, he remains himself in every aspect, his miserable pettiness impervious to any glimmer of uplift through his […]

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Nolte: Nine Reasons to Be Skeptical of BuzzFeed’s Cohen Report

The media’s latest anti-Trump “bombshell” … … … …  oh, sorry, I nodded off for a moment there — was dropped Thursday night, so let me be the first to welcome you to this weekend’s round of breathless “the walls are closing in on Drumpf” coverage because, you know, they really got him this time. […]

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A Bombshell Report Says Trump Has Been Secretly Plotting With Russia To Build A Tower In Moscow, And People Are Losing It

Getty Image Late Thursday night, Buzzfeed News, of all places, dropped what may be the biggest bombshell so far in the investigation into President Trump’s ties with Russia. Not to invalidate their reporting, of course, but it’s just so very 2019 that the digital media outlet once best known for […]

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Trump told Cohen to lie to Congress about The Moscow Tower Project

Trump received 10 personal updates from Michael Cohen and encouraged a planned meeting with Vladimir Putin. “Make it happen,” Trump said of the Putin meeting. Donald Trump directed Michael Cohen to lie to U.S. Congress about their plan to develop a Trump Tower Moscow, Buzzfeed News reports tonight citing two federal law enforcement officials involved […]

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Manafort worked with Kilimnik, reported Russian operative, even after criminal charges: Reports

Four words in a tiny font at the top of a page in Mueller’s recent court filing reveal that Manafort kept at it with Kilimnik even *after* Manafort was charged with multiple felonies. It pays to read the fine print. Excerpt from Rosalind S. Helderman at the Washington Post: In a tiny font at the […]

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Google ordered to filter search results in Russia, but will it do so?

Shutterstock Russia’s communications authority has reportedly demanded that Google route its citizens’ searches through a government-approved filtering system. According to Sky News and Russia’s Interfax agency, the authority has issued repeated requests to filter Google searches in the country. The demands come after Russia passed a new law last year, which requires search engines to […]

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Giuliani: ‘I Never Said There Was No Collusion’ – I Said Trump Didn’t Collude

On Wednesday’s broadcast of CNN’s “Cuomo Primetime,” Trump lawyer Rudy Giuliani stated, “I never said there was no collusion between the campaign, or between people in the campaign.” Giuliani said that he and the president have denied that the president colluded. Anchor Chris Cuomo stated, “Mr. Mayor, false reporting is saying that nobody in the […]

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Schiff: ‘We Certainly Could Subpoena’ Helsinki Interpreter – We Prefer Voluntary Cooperation

During an interview aired on Wednesday’s broadcast of CNN’s “AC360,” House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff (D-CA) stated that the Intelligence Committee could subpoena the interpreter from President Trump’s Helsinki meeting with Vladimir Putin or the interpreter’s notes. Schiff said, “We do want to pursue this. And I’ve been in discussions with my counterparts on […]

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Gates tells Mueller of Trump campaign deal with Israel’s Psy-Group for 2016 “social media manipulation”

[PHOTO: Psy Group’s headquarters in Israel, via] Former Donald Trump presidential campaign aide Rick Gates is cooperating with Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s probe, and has provided info on a firm in the Middle East that is reported to have worked with the Trump campaign to influence the 2016 U.S. election. This isn’t the first time […]

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Democrats Fall Short in Effort to Rebuke Administration on Russia Sanctions

WASHINGTON — Senate Republicans on Wednesday narrowly staved off an effort by Democrats to deal the Trump administration’s Russia sanctions policy an embarrassing rebuke. Eleven Republicans joined Democrats in a vote to enforce sanctions against the corporate empire of an influential ally of President Vladimir V. Putin of Russia, but […]

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Trump and Putin Have Met Five Times. What Was Said Is a Mystery.

WASHINGTON — The first time they met was in Germany. President Trump took his interpreter’s notes afterward and ordered him not to disclose what he heard to anyone. Later that night, at a dinner, Mr. Trump pulled up a seat next to President Vladimir V. Putin to talk without any […]

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Matthews: Sometimes I Think Trump Is ‘Going to Just Start Talking to Us in Russian’

On Monday’s broadcast of MSNBC’s “Hardball,” host Chris Matthews stated that he sometimes thinks we’re near a point where President Trump is “going to just start talking to us in Russian,” like the Russian agent in the film “No Way Out.” Matthews said, “If you’re accused of being a foreign agent against this country, your reaction […]

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Democratic Coalition Chair: Trump, Putin May Be Blackmailing Lindsey Graham over ‘Sexual Kink’

Jon Cooper, chairman of the Democratic Coalition, claimed on Sunday that an unnamed Republican thinks Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) is “being blackmailed” by President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin over something related to a “serious sexual kink.” He also said Graham’s “sexual orientation” is “an open secret.” The Democratic Coalition is a super […]

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Ex-Trump Attorney: Rosenstein, Comey, Mueller, McCabe Didn’t ‘Sincerely Believe’ Russia Conspiracy

John Dowd, a former personal attorney representing President Donald Trump in the Russia investigation, said the FBI probe into whether the president was a Kremlin asset shows there is an ongoing “coup” against him by top federal law enforcement officials. John Dowd On Their Being A Coup Against President Trump https://t.co/aQU5JVAAAG — MARK H (@mhilly51) January […]

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ABC’s Karl: ‘Zero Evidence’ that Trump or Campaign Colluded with Russians

Monday on ABC’s “The View,” ABC News chief Washington correspondent Jonathan Karl said there has been “zero evidence” on “the central question of did Donald Trump or anybody in his campaign coordinate or collude with the Russians.” Karl said, “We are now just, I believe, weeks away from getting a final report from Robert Mueller, and […]

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Engel: We Are Considering Subpoenaing Trump’s Translator, ‘All Things Are on the Table’

Monday on CNN’s “At This Hour,” chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee Rep. Eliot Engel (D-NY) said “all things are on the table” when asked if his committee would subpoena President Donald Trump’s interpreter to testify about the president’s meetings with Russian President Vladimir Putin. When asked if he has the authority to get […]

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