Tag: Russia

White House: Donald Trump ‘Happy’ but ‘Angry’ over Mueller Report Conclusion

President Donald Trump is thrilled with the conclusion of the Robert Mueller investigation, but also angry, according to White House officials. White House Deputy Press Secretary Hogan Gidley spoke about the president’s reaction to the conclusion of the investigation during an interview with Breitbart News editor-in-chief Alex Marlow on Monday on SiriusXM Patriot. “I spoke to […]

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Three Takeaways From the Barr Report

This article is part of David Leonhardt’s newsletter. You can sign up here to receive it each weekday. There’s a lot of discussion about what the Mueller report says. But almost none of it is based on the actual report. It’s based on the Barr letter. And the Barr letter is not an objective summary […]

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Scarborough: If There Was No Collusion, Why Did Trump, Associates Lie About Russia?

Amid the Mueller report showing no collusion between President Donald Trump and Russia in the 2016 presidential election, MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough questioned Sunday why Trump and his associates lied in the investigation. “[T]his was a very good day for the president of the United States politically,” Scarborough stated. He went on to say that Trump […]

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Europe: Prey or Power?

ImagePresident Xi Jinping of China at a welcoming ceremony in Rome.CreditRiccardo Antimiani/EPA, via Shutterstock PARIS — Imagine Europe as a target on a radar screen, and you can see the warning alerts flashing red and ubiquitous. Europe is undergoing a multipronged, hybrid attack. The assailants do not coordinate and their goals may vary. But what […]

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Matt Taibbi: It’s Official – Russiagate is This Generation’s WMD

Yves here. Get a cup of coffee. Taibbi’s Russiagate piece is epic. By Matt Taibbi, author of The Divide, Griftopia, The Business Secrets of Drug Dealing, and Hate, Inc. Originally published at Substack Note to readers: in light of news that Special Prosecutor Robert Mueller’s investigation is complete, I’m releasing this chapter of Hate Inc. […]

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Lynne Patton to Russia Hoaxers: ‘You Tried to Rob Us of Our Rightful Victory’

Lynne Patton, a Trump administration official, celebrated in a triumphant statement the news of Special Counsel Robert Mueller finding no collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia after more than two years of investigating. “Today, is our FIRST VICTORY OF MANY. Today, the AMERICAN PEOPLE FINALLY COUNT. Today, MUELLER HAS FINALLY CONFIRMED THE WORDS: ‘DONALD […]

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Barr Clears Trump of Obstruction After Mueller Demurs

WASHINGTON — Over the 22 months of their inquiry, Robert S. Mueller III’s investigators examined countless documents and interviewed dozens of witnesses, including some of the highest-ranking lawyers and aides in the White House, to determine whether President Trump obstructed justice. But in the end, the special counsel reached no conclusion — instead producing a […]

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Mike Pence Hopes Democrats Abandon ‘Discredited Allegations’ After Mueller Report

Vice President Mike Pence celebrated the “total vindication” of the president and administration in the Mueller report Sunday night along with hopes that Democrats will abandon their dedication to “discredited allegations.” “Today is a great day for America, President Trump and our entire administration,” said Mike Pence. “After two years of investigation, and reckless accusations […]

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Special Counsel Investigation Finds No Trump Campaign Collusion with Russia

Attorney General William Barr announced to Congress in a letter on Sunday that the Special Counsel investigation found no evidence that the Trump campaign colluded with Russia, vindicating President Trump’s long-stated assertions. Barr quoted from Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s report directly in a letter to Congress, saying, “[T]he investigation did not establish that members of […]

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Washington Post’s Next Conspiracy: Maybe Trump ‘Repaying’ Putin for Kremlin’s Election ‘Help’

After special counsel Robert S. Mueller’s final report found no collusion between Donald Trump or his 2016 campaign and Russia, the editorial board of the Washington Post spun a new conspiracy – Trump’s “deference” to Russian President Vladimir Putin could be “repayment for the Kremlin’s help during the presidential race.” The Post did not specify […]

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Hollywood Digs In on Russia Conspiracies: ‘Fight for Our Democracy Is About to Intensify’

Hollywood figures doubled down on Trump-Russia conspiracies Sunday following Attorney General William Barr releasing a letter to Congress summarizing the Mueller report, which concludes President Donald Trump’s campaign did not collude with the Kremlin. Many in Hollywood previously fantasized about Robert Mueller’s investigation resulting in an indictments for Trump and his family. However, Attorney General […]

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Mueller Finds No Trump-Russia Conspiracy but Stops Short of Exonerating President on Obstruction of Justice

This is a developing story. The New York Times will be examining the findings. Check back for updates. WASHINGTON — The investigation led by Robert S. Mueller III found that neither President Trump nor any of his aides conspired or coordinated with the Russian government’s 2016 election interference, according to a summary of the special […]

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Russia Dispatch: An Ice Marathon Across a Frozen Russian Lake: ‘I Ran Twice as Fast’

LAKE BAIKAL, Russia — The ice rumbled and then shook underfoot. No one had warned Véronique Messina about that. Ms. Messina, a French speech therapist working in Cambodia, came to Lake Baikal in distant Siberia to run a marathon across its frozen surface. She ventured onto the ice for her first trial run just a […]

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Beto O’Rourke: If Mueller Report Is Held, America May Not See 244th Year

Democrat 2020 candidate Robert “Beto” O’Rourke warned from the campaign trail in South Carolina Friday night there may not be another year of America if the Mueller report is not made public. “Republicans and Democrats should do whatever they can to make sure their constituents, the American people, can read that report, form their own […]

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Report: Ukraine Probing U.S. Election Interference by Local Officials on Behalf of Hillary Clinton

Ukraine has opened a probe into alleged attempts by domestic government officials to interfere in the 2016 presidential elections in the United States to boost Democrat candidate Hillary Clinton’s chance of winning, the Eastern European nation’s top prosecutor told the Hill in an interview aired on Wednesday. “Today we will launch a criminal investigation about […]

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Two Russia-backed hacker groups target Europe ahead of elections, FireEye reports

Security services firm FireEye says two hacker groups known to be sponsored by the Russian government of Vladimir Putin are waging cyber-attacks currently against European government systems. FireEye says these internet-based digital attacks are focused on the member states of NATO, the European security alliance that both Putin and Trump disparage. The two hacking groups […]

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Exclusive — John Bolton: U.S. Has Duty to Protect 40-50K Americans in Venezuela

National Security Adviser John Bolton warned during an exclusive interview with Sirius XM’s Breitbart News Daily on Thursday that the United States could act militarily to protect as many as 50,000 Americans in Venezuela. Breitbart News Editor-in-Chief Alex Marlow asked Bolton what U.S. options are on the table in Venezuela, where socialist dictator Nicolas Maduro […]

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John McCain Associate Provided Dossier to Obama National Security Council

TEL AVIV — David Kramer, a long-time advisor to late Senator John McCain, revealed that he met with two Obama administration officials to inquire about whether the anti-Trump dossier authored by former British spy Christopher Steele was being taken seriously. In one case, Kramer said that he personally provided a copy of the dossier to […]

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In Greece, an Economic Revival Fueled by ‘Golden Visas’ and Tourism

ATHENS — Less than a year after Greece emerged from a multibillion-euro international bailout, Athens is witnessing an investor boom. Hip new hotels with Acropolis views are dotting the skyline. Construction workers are tearing into dwellings owned by Greeks needing cash and converting them swiftly to short-term rentals, Airbnbs or fancy new homes for foreigners. […]

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Tech Firm in Steele Dossier May Have Been Used by Russian Spies

WASHINGTON — Aleksej Gubarev is a Russian technology entrepreneur who runs companies in Europe and the United States that provide cut-rate internet service. But he is best known for his appearance in 2016 in a dossier that purported to detail Russia’s interference in the 2016 presidential election — and the Trump campaign’s complicity. Mr. Gubarev’s […]

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