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» Donald Trump gives first speech to UN general assembly – live – The Guardian
19/09/17 10:38 from Mike Nova’s Shared NewsLinks
mikenova shared this story from organized crime and terrorism – Google News. The Guardian Donald Trump gives first speech to UN general assembly – live The Guardian Temer speaks about international terrorism and organized crime . He spea…

» Kurdish Independence Referendum – Google Search
19/09/17 10:28 from Mike Nova’s Shared NewsLinks
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» Kurdish Independence Referendum Draws Criticism and Threats, Saudi Arabia’s “Authoritarian Upgrading” Strategy, and the Gulf’s New Outreach to Israel
19/09/17 10:23 from Mike Nova’s Shared NewsLinks
mikenova shared this story from Lawfare – Hard National Security Choices. Iraq Braces for Kurdish Independence Referendum As world leaders gather in New York this week, Iraqi President Fuad Masum, who had been scheduled to address the U….

» America Could Be in Afghanistan for Another 16 Years
19/09/17 10:22 from Saved Stories – None
Dave Majumdar Security, Middle East The country may never become a fully-fledged democracy, but staying the course may be the only option. American forces could still be in Afghanistan sixteen years from now—or even generations from now—…

» SYRIA – Google Search
19/09/17 09:40 from Mike Nova’s Shared NewsLinks
mikenova shared this story from SYRIA – Google News. US military closes outpost in southeastern Syria , ceding territory to … Washington Post – 3 hours ago The U.S. military acknowledged Tuesday it has closed an outpost in southern Syr…

» mikenov on Twitter: 9:09 AM 9/19/2017 – ‘Mother’ Merkel knows how to deal with Russian hacking, win elections…  trumpinvestigations.org/blog/2017/09/1…
19/09/17 09:19 from 1. My News Blogs from mikenova (2 sites)
9:09 AM 9/19/2017 – ‘Mother’ Merkel knows how to deal with Russian hacking, win elections…  trumpinvestigations.org/blog/2017/09/1… Posted by mikenov on Tuesday, September 19th, 2017 1:19pm mikenov on Twitter

» TRUMP-RUSSIA INVESTIGATION – Google Search
19/09/17 09:15 from Mike Nova’s Shared NewsLinks
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» TRUMP-RUSSIA INVESTIGATION and germany – Google Search
19/09/17 09:06 from Mike Nova’s Shared NewsLinks
mikenova shared this story from TRUMP-RUSSIA INVESTIGATION and germany – Google News. Trump ‘Pee Tape’ Dossier Researcher Tells Investigators He ‘Stands … Newsweek – Aug 23, 2017 U.S. Donald Trump Russia Dossier … Putin during the th…

» What Britain needs to understand about the profound and ancient divisions in Germany – New Statesman
19/09/17 08:29 from Mike Nova’s Shared NewsLinks
mikenova shared this story from Trump demands victory to be handed to him – Google News. What Britain needs to understand about the profound and ancient divisions in Germany New Statesman Half of East Elbia was ruthlessly stripped of Ger…

» Trump-Russia probe said to be closing in on Manafort – Financial Times
19/09/17 08:28 from Mike Nova’s Shared NewsLinks
mikenova shared this story from trump as danger to National Security – Google News. Financial Times Trump -Russia probe said to be closing in on Manafort Financial Times “They must have felt like there was a danger of evidence being dest…

» Rubin: ‘Mother’ Merkel knows how to deal with Russian hacking, win elections – News Chief
19/09/17 08:28 from Mike Nova’s Shared NewsLinks
mikenova shared this story from putin won US 2016 election – Google News. Rubin: ‘Mother’ Merkel knows how to deal with Russian hacking, win elections News Chief As Americans absorb the latest details of Russian meddling in the 2016 U.S….

» Hillary Clinton on Trump, Putin: ‘I ran against both of them’ – video
19/09/17 08:28 from Saved Stories – None
Former Democratic presidential candidate says Donald Trump and his administration ‘are posing a clear and present danger to the future of our country’ at an event prompting her new book, What Happened Clinton takes on Trump, Putin and mi…

» Manafort Wiretapped by Feds, Told to Expect Indictment: Reports – New York Magazine
19/09/17 08:28 from Mike Nova’s Shared NewsLinks
mikenova shared this story from organized crime and Russian intelligence – Google News. New York Magazine Manafort Wiretapped by Feds, Told to Expect Indictment: Reports New York Magazine The wiretap of Manafort had to be approved by the…

» James Comey Tried to Discredit Trump’s Wiretapping Assertions That Proved True – Breitbart News
19/09/17 08:27 from Mike Nova’s Shared NewsLinks
mikenova shared this story from Comey – Google News. Breitbart News James Comey Tried to Discredit Trump’s Wiretapping Assertions That Proved True Breitbart News Later that month, then-FBI Director James Comey disputed Trump’s claims to …

» At UN, Trump to lay out vision of US role in the world, focusing on ‘outcomes, not ideology’ – Chicago Tribune
19/09/17 08:27 from Saved Stories – None
Chicago Tribune At UN, Trump to lay out vision of US role in the world, focusing on ‘outcomes, not ideology’ Chicago Tribune The president’s nationalist agenda has led to widespread anxiety among the U.S. allies and partners who have gat…

» Trump privately tries to mend fences with Senate Republicans – CNN
19/09/17 08:27 from Saved Stories – None
CNN Trump privately tries to mend fences with Senate Republicans CNN The private outreach is part of a more concerted White House effort to repair relations Trump damaged with his own party over a tumultuous August, following the failure…

» Trump Lawyer Cohen To Answer Senate Questions About Russia – NBCNews.com
19/09/17 08:22 from Mike Nova’s Shared NewsLinks
mikenova shared this story from Trump and Russia – Google News. NBCNews.com Trump Lawyer Cohen To Answer Senate Questions About Russia NBCNews.com WASHINGTON — Senate investigators probing Russian attempts to interfere in the 2016 presid…

» Trump behaves like the buffoon his detractors always said he was – Stuff.co.nz
19/09/17 08:22 from Mike Nova’s Shared NewsLinks
mikenova shared this story from trump is politically immature – Google News. Stuff.co.nz Trump behaves like the buffoon his detractors always said he was Stuff.co.nz Hillary Clinton is hardly an impartial judge, but I believe she was on …

» Weiner Asks for Leniency, Claims His Underage Sexting is a ‘Deep Sickness’ – The Jewish Voice
19/09/17 08:22 from Mike Nova’s Shared NewsLinks
mikenova shared this story from Anthony Weiner – Google News. The Jewish Voice Weiner Asks for Leniency, Claims His Underage Sexting is a ‘Deep Sickness’ The Jewish Voice In a new court filing, the disgraced former Representative Anthony…

» The dangerous case of Donald Trump: Robert Jay Lifton and Bill Moyers on “A Duty to Warn” – Salon
19/09/17 08:21 from Mike Nova’s Shared NewsLinks
mikenova shared this story from psychoanalysis of Donald Trump – Google News. Salon The dangerous case of Donald Trump : Robert Jay Lifton and Bill Moyers on “A Duty to Warn” Salon There will not be a book published this fall more urgent…

» World Leaders Anxious To Hear Donald Trump As UN Assembly Kicks Off – NDTV
19/09/17 08:21 from Mike Nova’s Shared NewsLinks
mikenova shared this story from trump anxiety – Google News. NDTV World Leaders Anxious To Hear Donald Trump As UN Assembly Kicks Off NDTV United Nations: World leaders open their annual debate at the United Nations Today, eager to hear …

» Donald Trump set to push nationalist agenda at UN – Financial Times – Financial Times
19/09/17 08:21 from Mike Nova’s Shared NewsLinks
mikenova shared this story from trump in financial times – Google News. Financial Times Donald Trump set to push nationalist agenda at UN – Financial Times Financial Times Donald Trump’s debut address to the UN general assembly on Tuesda…

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19/09/17 08:18 from 1. My News Blogs from mikenova (2 sites)
Trump – from Huffington Post from mikenova (1 sites) Donald Trump: Noah Syndergaard Just Sent A Trump-Bashing Tweet About Hurricanes “Stick to baseball,” one commenter sniped.Donald Trump Trump Investigations Report | Latest Posts Trump …

» mikenov on Twitter: 8:12 AM 9/19/2017 – Michael Cohen, Trump’s lawyer and confidant, to appear before Senate investigators trumpinvestigations.org/blog/2017/09/1…
19/09/17 08:17 from 1. My News Blogs from mikenova (2 sites)
8:12 AM 9/19/2017 – Michael Cohen, Trump’s lawyer and confidant, to appear before Senate investigators trumpinvestigations.org/blog/2017/09/1… Posted by mikenov on Tuesday, September 19th, 2017 12:17pm mikenov on Twitter

» Donald Trump set to push nationalist agenda at UN – Financial Times
19/09/17 08:05 from Saved Stories – None
Financial Times Donald Trump set to push nationalist agenda at UN Financial Times Donald Trump’s debut address to the UN general assembly on Tuesday morning is expected to set out a nationalistic foreign policy based on “sovereignty” and…

» Public RSS-Feed of Mike Nova. Created with the PIXELMECHANICS ‘GPlusRSS-Webtool’ at http://gplusrss.com: FBI – Current News and Selected Articles ReviewInvestigate the Investigators! Save America! Reform…
19/09/17 08:00 from 1. My News Blogs from mikenova (2 sites)
FBI – Current News and Selected Articles Review Investigate the Investigators! Save America! Reform the FBI! Skip to content. FBI News Review. The World News and Times – Information Management Service: Current World News | Reviews of med…

» mikenov on Twitter: 7:57 AM 9/19/2017 – FBI – Selected Articles Review: Investigate the Investigators! Save America! Reform the FBI! fbinewsreview.org/2017/09/19/757…
19/09/17 08:00 from 1. My News Blogs from mikenova (2 sites)
7:57 AM 9/19/2017 – FBI – Selected Articles Review: Investigate the Investigators! Save America! Reform the FBI! fbinewsreview.org/2017/09/19/757… Posted by mikenov on Tuesday, September 19th, 2017 12:00pm mikenov on Twitter

» Public RSS-Feed of Mike Nova. Created with the PIXELMECHANICS ‘GPlusRSS-Webtool’ at http://gplusrss.com: 19.09.2017 13:46
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» mikenov on Twitter: 7:44 AM 9/19/2017 – The World Web Times: Here’s the buried bombshell… theworldnewsandtimes.com/2017/09/19/744…
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7:44 AM 9/19/2017 – The World Web Times: Here’s the buried bombshell… theworldnewsandtimes.com/2017/09/19/744… Posted by mikenov on Tuesday, September 19th, 2017 11:46am mikenov on Twitter

» Raids, warrants, and wiretaps: The Trump-Russia probe ‘has reached a critical stage’
19/09/17 07:27 from Mike Nova’s Shared NewsLinks
mikenova shared this story from Politics. Paul Manafort Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images Recent revelations about special counsel Robert Mueller’s probe into Russia’s election interference and potential collusion with President Donald …

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Raids, warrants, and wiretaps: The Trump-Russia probe ‘has reached a critical stage’ – Business Insider Tuesday September 19th, 2017 at 7:21 AM Trump Criminal Investigation – Google News 1 Share Business Insider Raids, warrants, and wire…

» mikenov on Twitter: Raids, warrants, and wiretaps: The Trump-Russia probe ‘has reached a critical stage’ trumpinvestigations.org/blog/2017/09/1…
19/09/17 07:25 from 1. My News Blogs from mikenova (2 sites)
Raids, warrants, and wiretaps: The Trump-Russia probe ‘has reached a critical stage’ trumpinvestigations.org/blog/2017/09/1… Posted by mikenov on Tuesday, September 19th, 2017 11:25am mikenov on Twitter

» Raids, warrants, and wiretaps: The Trump-Russia probe ‘has reached a critical stage’ – Business Insider
19/09/17 07:21 from Mike Nova’s Shared NewsLinks
mikenova shared this story from trump criminal investigation – Google News. Business Insider Raids, warrants, and wiretaps: The Trump -Russia probe ‘has reached a critical stage’ Business Insider … about special counsel Robert Mueller’…

» A Charity Just Rented Out Donald Trump’s Childhood Home For Refugees
19/09/17 07:21 from Mike Nova’s Shared NewsLinks
mikenova shared this story from Donald Trump. Oxfam wants to “send a message to Trump but also world leaders that they need to do more to help refugees.”

» Parsons Green attack: No evidence Isis is systematically using refugees for terror plots, research finds – The Independent
19/09/17 07:21 from Mike Nova’s Shared NewsLinks
mikenova shared this story from crime and terror – Google News. The Independent Parsons Green attack: No evidence Isis is systematically using refugees for terror plots, research finds The Independent The arrest of two refugees in connec…

» Trump needs to abandon attack on former FBI director – Burlington County Times
19/09/17 07:21 from Mike Nova’s Shared NewsLinks
mikenova shared this story from Trump FBI file – Google News. Washington Post Trump needs to abandon attack on former FBI director Burlington County Times There’s nothing to suggest Comey’s memo contained any information that would be pr…

» Clinton returns to DC lamenting mistakes of 2016 campaign – Washington Blade
19/09/17 07:21 from Mike Nova’s Shared NewsLinks
mikenova shared this story from Emails Investigation Reopening – Google News. NBCNews.com Clinton returns to DC lamenting mistakes of 2016 campaign Washington Blade Citing her loss to Trump by 53 percent among white women, Clinton said a…

» Trump’s ‘pit bull’ to testify on Russia – The Hill
19/09/17 07:20 from Mike Nova’s Shared NewsLinks
mikenova shared this story from trump russian candidate – Google News. The Hill Trump’s ‘pit bull’ to testify on Russia The Hill Michael Cohen, President Trump’s personal lawyer and longtime confidante, will testify before congressional …

» Senate votes Kaspersky Lab off its networks – Fudzilla
19/09/17 07:20 from Mike Nova’s Shared NewsLinks
mikenova shared this story from trump as putin’s puppet – Google News. Fudzilla Senate votes Kaspersky Lab off its networks Fudzilla The directive issued by the Trump administration last week applies only to civilian government agenc…

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What ‘Energy Security’ Looks Like in the 21st Century. Stratfor Worldview (press release) (subscription) (blog). To make matters worse, most Central and Eastern European nations lack the physical infrastructure that would be needed to br…

» mikenov on Twitter: Definition of energy security globalsecuritynews.org/2017/09/19/def…
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Definition of energy security globalsecuritynews.org/2017/09/19/def… Posted by mikenov on Tuesday, September 19th, 2017 11:15am mikenov on Twitter

» Smoking Gun Videos Emerge: US Citizen, Libyan Warlord Haftar Ordering War Crimes
19/09/17 07:09 from Saved Stories – None
Ryan Goodman The International Criminal Court very  recently  issued an arrest warrant for a militia leader in Libya which should catch the attention of U.S. policymakers, diplomats and prosecutors because of the possibility that his mos…

» Public RSS-Feed of Mike Nova. Created with the PIXELMECHANICS ‘GPlusRSS-Webtool’ at http://gplusrss.com: 19.09.2017 12:59
19/09/17 06:59 from 1. My News Blogs from mikenova (2 sites)
Skip to content. Global Security News. The World News and Times – Information Management Service: Current World News | Reviews of media reports | Selected reading lists | Video and Audio News | News Topics RSS Feeds | News, Reviews, Anal…

» mikenov on Twitter: 6:51 AM 9/19/2017 – National Security: U.S. military closes outpost in southeastern Syria, ceding territory to Iran globalsecuritynews.org/2017/09/19/651…
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6:51 AM 9/19/2017 – National Security: U.S. military closes outpost in southeastern Syria, ceding territory to Iran globalsecuritynews.org/2017/09/19/651… Posted by mikenov on Tuesday, September 19th, 2017 10:59am mikenov on Twitter

» What ‘Energy Security’ Looks Like in the 21st Century – Stratfor Worldview (press release) (subscription) (blog)
19/09/17 06:40 from Mike Nova’s Shared NewsLinks
mikenova shared this story from Russia influence in Eastern Europe – Google News. What ‘Energy Security’ Looks Like in the 21st Century Stratfor Worldview (press release) (subscription) (blog) To make matters worse, most Central and East…

» Listen to ‘The Daily’: The Inquiry That’s Rattling Washington – New York Times
19/09/17 06:40 from Mike Nova’s Shared NewsLinks
mikenova shared this story from emails investigation is Russia-Trump set-up – Google News. New York Times Listen to ‘The Daily’: The Inquiry That’s Rattling Washington New York Times The investigation into Russia’s attempts to disrupt th…

» definition of energy security – Google Search
19/09/17 06:29 from Mike Nova’s Shared NewsLinks
mikenova shared this story from definition of energy security – Google News. What ‘ Energy Security ‘ Looks Like in the 21st Century Stratfor Worldview (press release) (subscription) (blog) – 1 hour ago At least, it is based on some defi…

» energy security – Google Search
19/09/17 06:27 from Mike Nova’s Shared NewsLinks
mikenova shared this story from energy security – Google News. What ‘ Energy Security ‘ Looks Like in the 21st Century Stratfor Worldview (press release) (subscription) (blog) – 1 hour ago For nearly a decade, lobbyists, academics and po…

» What ‘Energy Security’ Looks Like in the 21st Century
19/09/17 06:24 from Mike Nova’s Shared NewsLinks
mikenova shared this story . For nearly a decade, lobbyists, academics and politicians alike have hailed the shale revolution as the guarantor of U.S. energy security. U.S. President Donald Trump has even taken their expectations a step …

» Here’s the buried bombshell: “White House officials privately express fear that colleagues may be wearing a wire to surreptitiously record conversations for Mr. Mueller.”
19/09/17 05:46 from Mike Nova’s Shared NewsLinks
mikenova shared this story from Trump Investigations Report. Trump Lawyers Clash Over How Much to Cooperate With Russia … New York Times–Sep 17, 2017 The debate in Mr. Trump’s West Wing has pitted Donald F. McGahn II, t…

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Trump Lawyers Clash Over How Much to Cooperate With Russia … New York Times-Sep 17, 2017 The debate in Mr. Trump’s West Wing has pitted Donald F. McGahn II, the White House counsel, against Ty Cobb, a lawyer brought in to … ty cobb t…

» mikenov on Twitter: Here’s the buried bombshell: “White House officials privately express fear that colleagues may be wearing a wire… trumpinvestigations.org/blog/2017/09/1…
19/09/17 05:17 from 1. My News Blogs from mikenova (2 sites)
Here’s the buried bombshell: “White House officials privately express fear that colleagues may be wearing a wire… trumpinvestigations.org/blog/2017/09/1… Posted by mikenov on Tuesday, September 19th, 2017 9:17am mikenov on Twitter

» Don McGahn Trump – Google Search
19/09/17 05:09 from Mike Nova’s Shared NewsLinks
mikenova shared this story from Don McGahn Trump – Google News. Trump’s lawyers are clashing over how to handle the Russia probe Business Insider – 15 hours ago President Donald Trump’s personal defense attorneys are … team, had sparre…

» ty cobb trump – Google Search
19/09/17 05:08 from Mike Nova’s Shared NewsLinks
mikenova shared this story from ty cobb trump – Google News. Trump legal team reflects their chaotic client CNN – 9 hours ago Washington (CNN) Ty Cobb and other lawyers were supposed to impose discipline on an unruly White House as it co…

» Manafort FISA – Google Search
18/09/17 21:21 from Mike Nova’s Shared NewsLinks
mikenova shared this story from Manafort FISA – Google News. Exclusive: US government wiretapped former Trump campaign … CNN – 2 hours ago A secret order authorized by the court that handles the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act ( …

» Public RSS-Feed of Mike Nova. Created with the PIXELMECHANICS ‘GPlusRSS-Webtool’ at http://gplusrss.com: 19.09.2017 03:18
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Making Sense of the Manafort FISA Report – TPM (blog) Monday September 18th, 2017 at 9:11 PM Emails Investigation Reopening – Google News 1 Share TPM (blog) Making Sense of the Manafort FISA Report TPM (blog) Let’s also remember that let…

» mikenov on Twitter: 9:15 PM 9/18/2017 – Manafort FISA Report trumpinvestigations.org/blog/2017/09/1…
18/09/17 21:18 from 1. My News Blogs from mikenova (2 sites)
9:15 PM 9/18/2017 – Manafort FISA Report trumpinvestigations.org/blog/2017/09/1… Posted by mikenov on Tuesday, September 19th, 2017 1:18am mikenov on Twitter

» FB-RSS feed for Mike Nova: 9:15 PM 9/18/2017 – Manafort FISA Report
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9:15 PM 9/18/2017 – Manafort FISA Report 9:15 PM 9/18/2017 – Manafort FISA Report Making Sense of the Manafort FISA Report – TPM (blog) Monday September 18th, 2017 at 9:11 PM Emails Investigation Reopening – Google News 1 Share TPM (blog…

» Making Sense of the Manafort FISA Report – TPM (blog)
18/09/17 21:11 from Mike Nova’s Shared NewsLinks
mikenova shared this story from Emails Investigation Reopening – Google News. TPM (blog) Making Sense of the Manafort FISA Report TPM (blog) Let’s also remember that letter former Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid wrote to James Comey af…

» Ex-Secret Service warns: Trump ‘in genuine danger’ – WND.com
18/09/17 21:10 from Saved Stories – None
WND.com Ex-Secret Service warns: Trump ‘in genuine danger ‘ WND.com The former agent argues morale for the agency has been “devastated” because of the increasing number of events designated “ National Special Security Events,” with seemi…

» Donald Trump may have incriminated himself on tape on Paul Manafort’s FISA wiretap
18/09/17 21:10 from Mike Nova’s Shared NewsLinks
mikenova shared this story from Palmer Report. Earlier this year, Donald Trump asserted that the federal government had wiretapped him at Trump Tower during the campaign. This was a wildly incorrect false claim. But while Trump himself n…

» Trump legal team reflects their chaotic client – CNN
18/09/17 21:09 from Mike Nova’s Shared NewsLinks
mikenova shared this story from trump under federal investigation – Google News. CNN Trump legal team reflects their chaotic client CNN Washington (CNN) Ty Cobb and other lawyers were supposed to impose discipline on an unruly White Hous…

» The 2016 election was not a fluke – Washington Post
18/09/17 21:09 from Mike Nova’s Shared NewsLinks
mikenova shared this story from putin won US 2016 election – Google News. Washington Post The 2016 election was not a fluke Washington Post It is understandable that she would blame James B. Comey, Vladimir Putin and the media for damagi…

» Special counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation sets a tough tone – Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
18/09/17 21:09 from Mike Nova’s Shared NewsLinks
mikenova shared this story from organized crime and intelligence – Google News. Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Special counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation sets a tough tone Pittsburgh Post-Gazette The tactics reflect some of the hard-…

» FBI wire tapped Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort: Report – Washington Examiner
18/09/17 21:08 from Mike Nova’s Shared NewsLinks
mikenova shared this story from trump and intelligence community – Google News. FBI wire tapped Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort: Report Washington Examiner The U.S. government wiretapped President Trump’s former campaign chairman P…

» ‪Paul Manafort was under FISA surveillance the entire time, and now Robert Mueller is about to indict him‬
18/09/17 21:08 from Mike Nova’s Shared NewsLinks
mikenova shared this story from Palmer Report. It turns out Paul Manafort has been under FISA surveillance the entire time. The Feds are now confirmed to have had a FISA warrant on Paul Manafort both during and after the election, monito…

» Paul Manafort Reportedly Wiretapped By Feds
18/09/17 21:05 from Mike Nova’s Shared NewsLinks
mikenova shared this story from Donald Trump. The FBI is investigating Trump’s former campaign manager.

» Senate Passes $700 Billion Pentagon Spending Bill, More Money Than Trump Sought – New York Times
18/09/17 21:05 from Saved Stories – None
New York Times Senate Passes $700 Billion Pentagon Spending Bill, More Money Than Trump Sought New York Times WASHINGTON — In a rare act of bipartisanship on Capitol Hill, the Senate passed a $700 billion defense policy bill on Monday th…

» Stop the corruption – Coos Bay World
18/09/17 21:05 from Saved Stories – None
Stop the corruption Coos Bay World The other shoe (or just another shoe) has finally dropped. Vladimir Putin’s Puppet has been blowing kisses to Vlad for all these months because he has been hoping to get support for a Trump tower in Mos…

» America and Its Allies Just Flew F-35s and Big B-1 Bombers Near North Korea
18/09/17 19:32 from Saved Stories – None
Dave Majumdar Security, Asia Get the hint, Kim.  The United States, the Republic of Korea and Japan have conducted yet another combined airpower exercise over the Korean peninsula in response to North Korea’s latest provocations . Coming…

» Man sentenced for trying to sell satellite secrets to Russia
18/09/17 19:12 from Mike Nova’s Shared NewsLinks
mikenova shared this story from RSS for National Security. A California engineer who worked for a defense contractor has been sentenced to five years in prison for selling sensitive satellite information to an undercover FBI employee he …

» Russia strikes Syrian Democratic Forces near Deir Ezzor
18/09/17 19:11 from Mike Nova’s Shared NewsLinks
mikenova shared this story from Lima Charlie News. Forces from the US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) were struck by Russian air assets near the Deir Ezzor frontline on September 16th, this according to a statement made by the Comb…

» Hacker who harassed leaders from CIA and FBI is sentenced to 5 … – Washington Post
18/09/17 19:11 from Mike Nova’s Shared NewsLinks
mikenova shared this story from James R. Clapper Jr. – Google News. Washington Post Hacker who harassed leaders from CIA and FBI is sentenced to 5 … Washington Post An aspiring hacker who harassed the CIA director and the national inte…

» Yes, James Comey may have cost Hillary Clinton the presidency — but we’ll never know for sure – Washington Post
18/09/17 19:08 from Mike Nova’s Shared NewsLinks
mikenova shared this story from james b. comey – Google News. Washington Post Yes, James Comey may have cost Hillary Clinton the presidency — but we’ll never know for sure Washington Post A pair of political science professors are out wi…

» Trump’s lawyer has a big mouth. Here’s what that tells us about Mueller’s probe. – Washington Post
18/09/17 19:08 from Mike Nova’s Shared NewsLinks
mikenova shared this story from james b. comey – Google News. Washington Post Trump’s lawyer has a big mouth. Here’s what that tells us about Mueller’s probe. Washington Post … in that conversation indeed exist, they could well provide…

» Russian forces struck a location “known to the Russians to contain Syrian Democratic Forces and Coalition advisers” near the eastern province of Deir al-Zour, causing injuries to U.S.-backed Kurdish-dominated S.D.F. fighters, according to a stat
18/09/17 17:56 from Mike Nova’s Shared NewsLinks
mikenova shared this story from Global Security News. SYRIA Russian forces struck a location “known to the Russians to contain Syrian Democratic Forces and Coalition advisers”  near the eastern province of Deir al-Zour, …

» US troops in Syria battle anti-Assad rebels once funded by the CIA
18/09/17 17:54 from Mike Nova’s Shared NewsLinks
mikenova shared this story from intelNews.org. American troops deployed in Syria have exchanged fire with rebels that were until recently supported by the United States Central Intelligence Agency. In 2013, soon after the outbreak of the…

» Russian Strike Wounds Syrian Democratic Forces Troops > Operation Inherent Resolve > News Releases
18/09/17 17:51 from Mike Nova’s Shared NewsLinks
mikenova shared this story . By CJTF-OIR | September 16, 2017 SOUTHWEST ASIA – At approximately 12:30 a.m. GMT Sept. 16, Russian forces struck a target east of the Euphrates River in Syria near Dayr Az Zawr, causing injuries to Coa…

» Intelligence, Politicization, and the Russia Probe
18/09/17 17:50 from Mike Nova’s Shared NewsLinks
mikenova shared this story from Lawfare – Hard National Security Choices. Editor’s Note: The incoming administration’s scorn for intelligence professionals is a matter of grave concern to many of us at Lawfare . I, for one, worry that th…

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Russian forces struck a location “known to the Russians to contain Syrian Democratic Forces and Coalition advisers” near the eastern province of Deir al-Zour, causing injuries to U.S.-backed Kurdish-dominated S.D.F. fighters, according t…

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» Report: Russia probe creates strife between WH counsel, Trump attorneys – CBS News
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mikenova shared this story from trump and russia – Google News. CBS News Report: Russia probe creates strife between WH counsel, Trump attorneys CBS News The White House counsel and Trump attorneys are reportedly struggling to determine …

» Hillary Clinton might challenge President Trump’s win if more evidence emerges of Russian meddling – New York Daily News
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mikenova shared this story from trump and russia – Google News. New York Daily News Hillary Clinton might challenge President Trump’s win if more evidence emerges of Russian meddling New York Daily News Hillary Clinton suggested in an in…

» Trump pays tribute to the military, the UN and Americans by paying tribute to himself – Washington Post
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Washington Post Trump pays tribute to the military, the UN and Americans by paying tribute to himself Washington Post Thank you,” Trump said. “I actually saw great potential right across the street, to be honest with you. And it was only…

» How Putin’s Election Attack—and Support for Trump—Got Personal – Mother Jones
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mikenova shared this story from Putin Trump – Google News. Mother Jones How Putin’s Election Attack—and Support for Trump —Got Personal Mother Jones According to the scenario detailed in the Red Web, from mid-April on Putin appeared to s…

» Clinton: Trump is being ‘played’ by Vladimir Putin and Kim Jong Un – Yahoo News
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Yahoo News Clinton: Trump is being ‘played’ by Vladimir Putin and Kim Jong Un Yahoo News President Trump “has such a limited understanding of the world,” that he has opened himself up to be “played” by authoritarians like North Korean le…

» Clinton: Trump doesn’t just like Putin, ‘he wants to be like Putin’ – The Week Magazine
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Daily Mail Clinton: Trump doesn’t just like Putin , ‘he wants to be like Putin ‘ The Week Magazine President Trump’s admiration of Russian President Vladimir Putin is deeper than it appears, Hillary Clinton said Thursday night on The Rac…

» What does Putin actually want? Russia’s endgame with Trump, Europe and the Soviet Union 2.0 – The Independent
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The Independent What does Putin actually want? Russia’s endgame with Trump , Europe and the Soviet Union 2.0 The Independent He has been officially been linked with ordering the murder of opponents, is claimed to be a ruthless “Tsar of c…

» Putin’s Trump moment – The Hill
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mikenova shared this story from Putin Trump – Google News. The Hill Putin’s Trump moment The Hill However, the lesson of Trump’s first months in office is that, once most people catch on, it is harder to pull off the next audacious stunt…

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» Putin haters, Trump supporters and Juggalos all hold rallies in Washington – Toronto Sun
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mikenova shared this story from Putin Trump – Google News. Toronto Sun Putin haters, Trump supporters and Juggalos all hold rallies in Washington Toronto Sun It was preceded Saturday morning by a small anti- Trump protest near the White …

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» Putin haters, Trump supporters and Juggalos all hold rallies in Washington
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mikenova shared this story . WASHINGTON — Organizers had dubbed it the Mother of All Rallies and hoped to bring out thousands to pack the National Mall on Saturday in support of President Donald Trump. In the end, hundreds of flag-…

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Why a Facebook warrant could signal a turning point in Mueller’s investigation – CBS News Monday September 18th, 2017 at 3:52 PM Elections 2016 Investigation – Google News 1 Share CBS News Why a Facebook warrant could signal a turning po…

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» mikenov on Twitter: Angela Merkel: Germans embrace predictability and stability ahead of vote trumpinvestigations.org/blog/2017/09/1…
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Angela Merkel: Germans embrace predictability and stability ahead of vote Angela Merkel: Germans embrace predictability and stability ahead of vote “We will take Merkel over Trump, Putin or Erdogan. People can call our politics boring or…

» Angela Merkel: Germans embrace predictability and stability ahead of vote – ABC Online
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mikenova shared this story from Putin Trump – Google News. Omaha World-Herald Angela Merkel: Germans embrace predictability and stability ahead of vote ABC Online “We will take Merkel over Trump , Putin or Erdogan. People can call o…

» Donald Trump’s bumbling attorney accidentally gives away secrets when he’s overheard at restaurant
18/09/17 15:57 from Mike Nova’s Shared NewsLinks
mikenova shared this story from Palmer Report. The attorneys representing Donald Trump in his Russia scandal have seemingly been in a race to see who could screw up in the most embarrassing fashion. Two of them have had late night email …

» Donald Trump’s White House advisers accuse each other of wearing a wire for Robert Mueller
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Anyone paying close attention to Donald Trump’s Russia scandal has figured out Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s strategy. He’s pursuing everyone in Trump’s orbit for their own alleged crimes, or for having partici…

» Donald Trump’s inept attorneys are now angrily feuding with each other
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Donald Trump promised that if he won the election, he’d only hire the best people. Instead he’s seemingly hired the worst people he could find: the most unsuited, the most corrupt, and the most inept. He’s saved the wor…

» Why Mike Pence and Jeff Sessions should resign – Conservative Review
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Conservative Review Why Mike Pence and Jeff Sessions should resign Conservative Review Morell explained in his resignation letter that the Kennedy School’s invitation to Manning will “assist Ms. Manning [sic] in her [sic] long-standing e…

» Trump in Moscow: what happened at Miss Universe in 2013 – The Guardian
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The Guardian Trump in Moscow: what happened at Miss Universe in 2013 The Guardian The 2013 pageant has become a focal point for the simultaneous investigations , led by special counsel Robert Mueller and congressional committees, into wh…

» Why a Facebook warrant could signal a turning point in Mueller’s investigation – CBS News
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mikenova shared this story from Elections 2016 Investigation – Google News. CBS News Why a Facebook warrant could signal a turning point in Mueller’s investigation CBS News CBS News has confirmed that Facebook turned over materials about…

» Trump lawyer Michael Cohen to appear before Senate panel Tuesday – News8000.com – WKBT
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Montana Standard Trump lawyer Michael Cohen to appear before Senate panel Tuesday News8000.com – WKBT Cohen told CNN in May that he was declining invitations to testify from the House and Senate intelligence committees, which are pursuin…

» Report describes Facebook’s viewpoint amid Russia investigation – CBS News
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Vanity Fair New York Times Report describes Facebook’s viewpoint amid Russia investigation CBS News Facebook acknowledged earlier this month that phony accounts appearing to have originated in Russia bought $100,000 in advertising during…

» White House lawyers go head-to-head over Mueller probe – Washington Examiner
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Washington Examiner White House lawyers go head-to-head over Mueller probe Washington Examiner Two of the lawyers on President Trump’s legal team are clashing over how forthcoming to be with documents and emails requested by special coun…

» Anatomy of a Russian attack: First signs of the Kremlin’s attempt to influence the 2016 election – WTOP
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mikenova shared this story from Elections 2016 Investigation – Google News. WTOP Anatomy of a Russian attack: First signs of the Kremlin’s attempt to influence the 2016 election WTOP The U.S. intelligence community has concluded that an …

» White House Staff Worried Colleagues Are Spaying for Trump-Russia Investigation’s Robert Mueller – Newsweek
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Newsweek White House Staff Worried Colleagues Are Spaying for Trump-Russia Investigation’s Robert Mueller Newsweek … along to Mueller, the investigation’s special counsel, according to a report in The New York Times Sunday. Mueller has…

» Russia Investigation Turns Up the Heat on Facebook – Vanity Fair
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Vanity Fair Russia Investigation Turns Up the Heat on Facebook Vanity Fair Facebook is facing an unusual degree of scrutiny as Robert Mueller’s team of prosecutors makes the social network a central focus of the Justice Department’s prob…

» Hillary Clinton just floated the possibility of contesting the 2016 election – CNN
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CNN Hillary Clinton just floated the possibility of contesting the 2016 election CNN The 2016 Democratic nominee, who won the popular vote by nearly 3 million votes, is expressly leaving open the possibility that she would pursue legal a…

» Donald Trump calls for reform of ‘outdated’ United Nations – video
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Addressing world leaders at the United Nations, Donald Trump urged the UN secretary general, António Guterres, to ‘cut through the bureaucracy’ and bring reforms to an ‘outdated’ UN system. He also called on member states to drive reform…

» Donald Trump’s unpresidential presidency keeps hitting new lows – CNN
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CNN Donald Trump’s unpresidential presidency keeps hitting new lows CNN Washington (CNN) On the eve of a critical week of foreign policy challenges, Donald Trump started his Sunday by retweeting an edited video of him hitting a golf ball…

» Donald Trump’s lawyers fail at basic lawyering: Privacy – Salon
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VICE News Donald Trump’s lawyers fail at basic lawyering: Privacy Salon President Donald Trump may be focusing on how to wriggle out of the Russia scandal that threatens to envelop his administration, but in order to do that, his legal t…

» Trump Pushes UN: ‘We Are Not Seeing the Results’ – New York Times
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mikenova shared this story from Trump – Google News. New York Times Trump Pushes UN: ‘We Are Not Seeing the Results’ New York Times UNITED NATIONS — President Trump on Monday opened his first visit to the United Nations since taking offi…

» Trump celebrates CIA anniversary with video bashing media – CBS News
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CBS News Trump celebrates CIA anniversary with video bashing media CBS News The CIA is one of several U.S. intelligence agencies that believe there was Russian interference in the 2016 election . Mr. Trump has repeatedly cast doubt on th…

» Sebastian Gorka Discusses How the ‘Permanent State’ Is Undermining Trump – Breitbart News
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Breitbart News Sebastian Gorka Discusses How the ‘Permanent State’ Is Undermining Trump Breitbart News President Trump is battling an entrenched “Permanent State” — unelected bureaucratic workers entrenched throughout the echelons of gov…

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Trump Lawyers Dish On Russia Probe At Steakhouse As NYT Reporter Listens In Monday September 18th, 2017 at 3:39 PM Donald Trump 1 Share Two of President Trump’s lawyers were overheard by a New York Times reporter “loudly discussing” the …

» mikenov on Twitter: Trump Lawyers Dish On Russia Probe At Steakhouse As NYT Reporter Listens In trumpinvestigations.org/blog/2017/09/1…
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» Trump Lawyers Dish On Russia Probe At Steakhouse As NYT Reporter Listens In
18/09/17 15:39 from Mike Nova’s Shared NewsLinks
mikenova shared this story from Donald Trump. Two of President Trump’s lawyers were overheard by a New York Times reporter “loudly discussing” the Russia investigation

» The Guardian view on Stanislav Petrov: an unsung hero – The Guardian
18/09/17 15:39 from Saved Stories – None
The Guardian The Guardian view on Stanislav Petrov: an unsung hero The Guardian On a couple of occasions the world brushed past such a catastrophe – once in 1962 at the height of the Cuban missile crisis, when a captured Russian double a…

» Opioid Crisis Fast Facts – Gant Daily
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Opioid Crisis Opioid Crisis Fast Facts – Gant Daily  May 10, 2007 – The federal government brings criminal charges against Purdue Pharma for misleadingly advertising OxyContin as safer and less addictive than other opioids. The com…

» Clinton Isn’t Ruling Out Questioning Legitimacy of Election – Townhall
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Townhall Clinton Isn’t Ruling Out Questioning Legitimacy of Election Townhall The investigations into Russian attempts to influence the U.S. ‘s 2016 presidential election have not resulted in a smoking gun as many on the Left had hoped. …

» Why are elites rewarding Sean Spicer? – Chicago Tribune
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Chicago Tribune Why are elites rewarding Sean Spicer? Chicago Tribune “He lied about the nature of the meeting at Trump Tower in June, 2016, between senior Trump -campaign officials and several people claiming to have information about H…

» Donald Trump: The UN has not reached its potential – BBC News
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BBC News Donald Trump : The UN has not reached its potential BBC News The United Nations is not living up to its potential, US President Donald Trump has said in his first speech at the United Nations. “Focus more on people, less on bure…

» Trump’s advisers spent 90 minutes schooling the president on globalism with maps and charts – Business Insider
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Business Insider Trump’s advisers spent 90 minutes schooling the president on globalism with maps and charts Business Insider American troops provide stability, diplomats push rule-of-law and anti-corruption measures, and the intelligenc…

» Two Powerful Speeches from the NATSECDEF Conference
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Steve Vladeck Last week, George Washington University Law School hosted the third annual “NATSECDEF” conference , a gathering organized by attorneys of the Military Commissions Defense Organization (MCDO), the National Coalition for the …

» What’s the matter with Trump’s lawyers? – Washington Post
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Washington Post What’s the matter with Trump’s lawyers? Washington Post They say a man who acts as his own lawyer has a fool for a client. President Trump isn’t representing himself, but sometimes it feels like he has a bunch of Donald T…

» Trump Lawyers Discuss Russia Inquiry On DC Restaurant Patio – Eater
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Eater Trump Lawyers Discuss Russia Inquiry On DC Restaurant Patio Eater One would think that top Trump administration lawyers would choose a different venue to discuss their official business but okay. Here’s a photo of Ty Cobb & Joh…

» As Russia scandal moves forward, Team Mueller isn’t done growing – MSNBC
18/09/17 15:25 from Mike Nova’s Shared NewsLinks
mikenova shared this story from trump russian money – Google News. MSNBC As Russia scandal moves forward, Team Mueller isn’t done growing MSNBC An attorney working on the Justice Department’s highest-profile money -laundering case recent…

» The F-Word: American Interests in Venezuela Are on the Side of the Mob – AlterNet
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AlterNet The F-Word: American Interests in Venezuela Are on the Side of the Mob AlterNet Trump’s grim catalogue of death brought it all back, especially the news footage of a black man, yelled at, then stabbed and beaten and doused with …

» 4 American college students attacked with acid in France – WCTV
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WCTV 4 American college students attacked with acid in France WCTV Regional newspaper La Provence, quoting unidentified police officials, reported that the suspect had a history of mental health problems and noted that she remained at th…

» mikenov on Twitter: Opioid Crisis Fast Facts – Gant Daily trumpinvestigations.org/blog/2017/09/1…
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» Trump Still Hasn’t Officially Declared The Opioid Crisis A National Emergency
18/09/17 15:11 from Mike Nova’s Shared NewsLinks
mikenova shared this story from Donald Trump. More than a month ago, Trump announced he was “drawing documents now” to tackle “a serious problem, the likes of which we have never had.”

» Family of Former Trump Adviser Flynn Opens Legal Defense Fund – Bloomberg
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Bloomberg Family of Former Trump Adviser Flynn Opens Legal Defense Fund Bloomberg The family of former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn has set up a fundraising operation to help cover legal costs associated with investigations in…

» Parsons Green terror attack: Police and Crime Commissioner praises ‘stoicism and community spirit’ of Sunbury residents – Get Surrey
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Get Surrey Parsons Green terror attack: Police and Crime Commissioner praises ‘stoicism and community spirit’ of Sunbury residents Get Surrey The Police and Crime Commissioner for Surrey has praised the “stoicism and community spiri…

» Trump’s Lawyers Didn’t Just Discuss Russia at a Busy Restaurant, They Did It “Loudly” at an Outdoor Table – Slate Magazine (blog)
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Slate Magazine (blog) Trump’s Lawyers Didn’t Just Discuss Russia at a Busy Restaurant, They Did It “Loudly” at an Outdoor Table Slate Magazine (blog) Talking about sensitive details of a criminal investigation involving the president, “l…

» British PM, Trudeau meet on Parliament Hill to talk trade and terrorism – Cape Breton Post
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British PM, Trudeau meet on Parliament Hill to talk trade and terrorism Cape Breton Post VANCOUVER — The RCMP has launched at least 20 investigations involving dozens of vendors shipping fentanyl from China as Canada grapples with a reco…

» Donald Trump, the Teenage Monarch – New Republic
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New Republic Donald Trump , the Teenage Monarch New Republic On a purely political level, Trump has already humiliated and betrayed the leaders of his own party, and may well do the same to Schumer and Pelosi. On an electoral level, coop…

» Is This Thing On? Donald Trump at UN Has to Check How His Mic Works – Newsweek
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Newsweek Is This Thing On? Donald Trump at UN Has to Check How His Mic Works Newsweek It’s not easy heading to a new workplace, learning the ropes, feeling like everyone has access to some secret knowledge that you’ve been denied. So per…

» NATO concerned about Russia’s transparency on military games – KWCH
18/09/17 15:08 from Saved Stories – None
KWCH NATO concerned about Russia’s transparency on military games KWCH (AP) A senior NATO official says there’s reason to be concerned about the large-scale Zapad 2017 military maneuvers being conducted now by Russia and Belarus, since t…

» Will Russia’s Facebook ads answer meddling questions in Mueller investigation? (Editorial) – MassLive.com
18/09/17 15:08 from Saved Stories – None
The Independent Will Russia’s Facebook ads answer meddling questions in Mueller investigation? (Editorial) MassLive.com Special Counsel Robert Mueller III was charged with investigating Russian meddling in last year’s presidential electi…

» Trump’s personal lawyer is reportedly clashing with the White House counsel over the Russia probe – Business Insider
18/09/17 15:07 from Saved Stories – None
Business Insider Trump’s personal lawyer is reportedly clashing with the White House counsel over the Russia probe Business Insider Kushner is also a subject in the Russia investigation, and Trump’s lawyers mulled over the possibility of…

» Opioid Crisis – Google Search
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» Opioid Crisis Fast Facts – Gant Daily
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mikenova shared this story from 2016 elections and mental health – Google News. Opioid Crisis Fast Facts Gant Daily About 11.5 million Americans age 12 and older misused prescription pain medicine in 2016 , according to the Substance Abu…

» Donald Trump’s lawyers overheard discussing Russia investigation in Washington steakhouse – Telegraph.co.uk
18/09/17 14:38 from Saved Stories – None
Telegraph.co.uk Donald Trump’s lawyers overheard discussing Russia investigation in Washington steakhouse Telegraph.co.uk President Donald Trump’s top lawyers have been strongly rebuked by the White House chief of staff after they sat ou…

» Hillary Clinton Says She’s ‘Optimistic About Our Country, But I Am Not Naive’ – NPR
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NPR Hillary Clinton Says She’s ‘Optimistic About Our Country, But I Am Not Naive’ NPR Ten months after her surprising loss in the 2016 presidential election , Hillary Clinton is back with a new memoir. ….. Because we can distract the p…

» In Russia scandal, Trump’s legal team isn’t a fine-tuned machine – MSNBC
18/09/17 14:37 from Saved Stories – None
MSNBC In Russia scandal, Trump’s legal team isn’t a fine-tuned machine MSNBC In recent weeks, Donald Trump’s outside legal team, created to protect the president’s interests as the Trump – Russia scandal moves forward, hasn’t exactly shi…

» Bitcoin and Blockchain: A Russian Money Laundering Bonanza? – Newsweek
18/09/17 14:37 from Saved Stories – None
Newsweek Bitcoin and Blockchain: A Russian Money Laundering Bonanza? Newsweek Though the entire sum of cryptocurrencies in the world remains under $100 billion, a long way off the estimated 10.2 trillion U.S. dollars, the idea of undermi…

» Michael Flynn Prepping for a $1 Million Legal Tab – Daily Beast
18/09/17 14:36 from Saved Stories – None
Daily Beast Michael Flynn Prepping for a $1 Million Legal Tab Daily Beast Michael Caputo, a former Trump campaign official who has been questioned by the House Intelligence Committee regarding Russia, told The Daily Beast it’s very safe …

» Trump extends a hand to the UN even as he urges reform
18/09/17 14:36 from Saved Stories – None
US president softens his tone in debut at multilateral institution he once attacked

» THERE IS SOMETHING ROTTEN IN THE STATE OF DENMARK – Bloomberg BNA
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THERE IS SOMETHING ROTTEN IN THE STATE OF DENMARK Bloomberg BNA Revealed on September 4 in investigative reports by the Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project (OCCRP), The Guardian, and other media organizations, the scheme all…

» Senate Investigators to Interview Trump Attorney in Russia Probe – U.S. News & World Report
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U.S. News & World Report Senate Investigators to Interview Trump Attorney in Russia Probe U.S. News & World Report The dossier charges that Cohen met with Kremlin officials in Prague and was a key part of the “ongoing secret liaison…

» America’s inflation enigma continues to confound
18/09/17 14:34 from Saved Stories – None
As the Federal Reserve meets this week, officials are flummoxed by restrained price rises

» Clinton won’t rule out questioning legitimacy of election – The Hill
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Clinton won’t rule out questioning legitimacy of election The Hill The president has questioned the intelligence community’s conclusion that Russia was behind the election interference campaign, and Mueller is reportedly probing whether …

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» Nonfiction: Survival of the Prettiest
18/09/17 10:43 from Mike Nova’s Shared NewsLinks
mikenova shared this story from NYT > Books. Darwin’s theory of aesthetics may be the sexiest, most dangerous idea in evolution.

» Bus Crash in Queens Injures More Than a Dozen
18/09/17 10:42 from Mike Nova’s Shared NewsLinks
mikenova shared this story from NYT > N.Y. / Region. The crash occurred around 6:15 a.m. at Main Street and Northern Boulevard, a busy intersection in the Flushing neighborhood.

» NYT > Books: Nonfiction: Survival of the Prettiest: Darwins theory of aesthetics may be the sexiest, most dangerous idea in evolution.
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» Survival of the Prettiest – The New York Times
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mikenova shared this story . But it’s another of Darwin’s theories, his least appreciated (at least to judge by popular books), that is his most seditious — and that this year finally gets the thorough defense it deserv…

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» Why America’s Missile Defenses Might Not Work Against North Korea
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mikenova shared this story from The National Interest. Dave Majumdar Security, Asia And that’s a huge problem.  Late last week, the United States tracked a North Korean intermediate range ballistic missile (IRBM) test that once again ove…

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» How 9/11 Changed America: For Better and for Worse
17/09/17 19:21 from Mike Nova’s Shared NewsLinks
mikenova shared this story from The XX Committee. Today we commemorate the 16 th anniversary of what Al-Qa’ida termed its Planes Operation, the most consequential terrorist attacks in history. That operation left 19 dead jihadists, 2,978…

» Superpower India to Replace China as Growth Engine – Bloomberg
17/09/17 19:21 from Saved Stories – None
Bloomberg Superpower India to Replace China as Growth Engine Bloomberg Deloitte names the countries that face the biggest challenges from the impact of ageing on growth as China , Hong Kong, Taiwan, Korea, Singapore, Thailand and New Zea…

» American Tourists Doused With Acid In Marseilles, One Suspect Arrested
17/09/17 19:21 from Mike Nova’s Shared NewsLinks
mikenova shared this story from Eurasia Review. Two American tourists are receiving hospital treatment for burns after being attacked by an unknown female at the Saint Charles train station in Marseilles, who hurled acid at the group of …

» As Persian Gulf crisis persists, alarm in Washington deepens
17/09/17 19:20 from Mike Nova’s Shared NewsLinks
mikenova shared this story from National Security. The Trump administration fears that the bitter dispute among allies will damage U.S. interests.

» No, We Cannot Shoot Down North Korea’s Missiles
17/09/17 19:20 from Mike Nova’s Shared NewsLinks
mikenova shared this story from Defense One – All Content. In a test, SM-6 missiles fired from the guided-missile destroyer USS John Paul Jones (DDG 53) hit a target medium-range ballistic missile off Hawaii, Au. 29, 2017.

» In wake of airstrike, US military moves to establish closer communication with Russian forces in Syria
17/09/17 19:19 from Mike Nova’s Shared NewsLinks
mikenova shared this story from Stars and Stripes. The Pentagon is taking additional steps to ensure that U.S. and Russian battlefield commanders are able to directly communicate with one another after an airstrike on U.S. proxy forces n…

» Trump and the United Nations: Reform or Die?
17/09/17 19:19 from Mike Nova’s Shared NewsLinks
mikenova shared this story from The National Interest. Zalmay Khalilzad Politics, North America President Trump is taking on a tough but necessary task at the UN. President Donald Trump will be hosting a meeting on Monday in New York on …

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Bloomberg · McCain Laments ‘Accident After Accident’ After Military Cuts Bloomberg McCain, a Vietnam War veteran from a military family, has been a longtime critic of the automatic cuts in U.S. spending — including reductions in U.S. def…

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» In wake of airstrike, U.S. military moves to establish closer communication with Russian forces in Syria
17/09/17 19:11 from Mike Nova’s Shared NewsLinks
mikenova shared this story from National Security. Russia has denied taking part in the strike, despite a U.S. statement Saturday that specifically indicated Russian aircraft participated in the bombing.

» In Irma-devastated US Virgin Islands, resolve blends with worry of being forgotten
17/09/17 19:11 from Mike Nova’s Shared NewsLinks
mikenova shared this story from Stars and Stripes. Many in Coral Bay feel their plight was ignored after Irma reached Florida, their experience as Americans forgotten, as if the hurricane in the Virgin Islands didn’t count.

» McCain Laments ‘Accident After Accident’ After Military Cuts – Bloomberg
17/09/17 19:11 from Mike Nova’s Shared NewsLinks
mikenova shared this story from Cyber Warfare – Google News. Bloomberg McCain Laments ‘Accident After Accident’ After Military Cuts Bloomberg McCain, a Vietnam War veteran from a military family, has been a longtime critic of the automat…

» U.S. considering closing its embassy in Cuba
17/09/17 19:11 from Mike Nova’s Shared NewsLinks
mikenova shared this story from National Security. Tillerson said the move is “under review,” in response to apparent sonic attacks on U.S. diplomats at the mission.

» What Are ‘Juggalos’ and Why Are They Marching Against the FBI?
17/09/17 19:10 from Mike Nova’s Shared NewsLinks
mikenova shared this story from Lawfare – Hard National Security Choices. On Saturday, the Juggalos marched on Washington. According to their website , they would “take our fight to the streets” this weekend to protest the FBI’s treatmen…

» What Are ‘Juggalos’ and Why Are They Marching Against the FBI? – Lawfare (blog)
17/09/17 19:10 from Mike Nova’s Shared NewsLinks
mikenova shared this story from fbi – Google News. Lawfare (blog) What Are ‘Juggalos’ and Why Are They Marching Against the FBI ? Lawfare (blog) On Saturday, the Juggalos marched on Washington. According to their website, they would “tak…

» Tillerson says military option will be “only one left” if diplomacy fails on North Korea – CBS News
17/09/17 19:10 from Mike Nova’s Shared NewsLinks
mikenova shared this story from Cyber Warfare – Google News. CBS News Tillerson says military option will be “only one left” if diplomacy fails on North Korea CBS News U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said Sunday that &quo…

» US considering closing its embassy in Cuba – Washington Post
17/09/17 19:09 from Mike Nova’s Shared NewsLinks
mikenova shared this story from us national security – Google News. Washington Post US considering closing its embassy in Cuba Washington Post Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said Sunday that the United States is considering closing the…

» 12:51 PM 9/17/2017
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Review of media reports, editor selected reading lists of important articles, news digests and summaries on the US and Global Security 1. US Security from mikenova (76 sites) Washington Free Beacon: Sanders Wont Run as a Democrat in 2018…

» Air National Guard heads to St. Thomas for Irma recovery
17/09/17 19:09 from Saved Stories – None
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) – The Rhode Island Air National Guard has launched two missions over 24 hours to assist in Hurricane Irma recovery and relief efforts. Fifteen airmen left the Quonset Air National Guard Base in North Kingstown on Fr…

» 3:17 PM 9/17/2017
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» The FBI Is Now On The Hunt For Kevin Hart’s Extortionist – Essence.com
17/09/17 19:04 from Saved Stories – None
Essence.com The FBI Is Now On The Hunt For Kevin Hart’s Extortionist Essence.com The FBI are now involved in Kevin Hart’s extortion case and may already have a suspect, TMZ reports. The comedian was caught up in an extortion attempt afte…

» Florida recovers, rests, reflects in the wake of Hurricane Irma
17/09/17 19:03 from Saved Stories – None
Officials are still tallying the damage, which includes everything from homes to grapefruit groves to mom-and-pop attractions like Pirate’s Town in Orlando, which was a replica of an 18th-century sailing vessel that offered dinner theate…

» How Stable Is North Ossetia? – Analysis
17/09/17 19:00 from Saved Stories – None
By Liz Fuller ( RFE/RL ) — Just one year after his confirmation as Republic of North Ossetia-Alania head, former prime minister and brewery magnate Vyacheslav Bitarov is facing multiple challenges, ranging from allegations that the…

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» 16.09.2017 15:22
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mikenova shared this story from Public RSS-Feed of Mike Nova. Created with the PIXELMECHANICS ‘GPlusRSS-Webtool’ at http://gplusrss.com. “Mnuchin is in the same boat. The treasury secretary served as national finance chair for Tr…

» Mnuchin and Pompeo should recuse themselves from the Russia investigation – The Washington Post
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» Mnuchin and Pompeo should recuse themselves from the Russia investigation – WP
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“Mnuchin is in the same boat. The treasury secretary served as national finance chair for Trump’s presidential campaign and on the Trump transition team. What’s more, Mnuchin has a personal relationship with Trump and his immediate famil…

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» Uncovered Trump Organization Document Suggests Trump Really Was Putin’s Puppet
17/09/17 09:08 from Mike Nova’s Shared NewsLinks
mikenova shared this story from IJR. Along with the roiling investigation around the Trump campaign’s high-level meeting with Russian cutouts to discuss collusion, there have recently been a series of eyebrow-raising revelations about th…

» How the Trump administration’s secret efforts to ease Russia sanctions fell short
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Anthony Weiner’s Lawyers Question Motivation of Sexting Victim – New York Times Sunday September 17th, 2017 at 7:03 AM Elections 2016 Investigation Videos – Google News 1 Share New York Times Anthony Weiner’s Lawyers Question Motivation …

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How Donald Trump Lied to Conceal His Moscow Business Partner Mother Jones On December 2, 2015, during an interview with an Associated Press reporter, Trump was asked about his relationship with a fellow named Felix Sater. Trump, who was …

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» mikenov on Twitter: Trump’s Moscow Tower and Back-Channel Ukraine Dossier: Both Began During the Election, Evidence justsecurity.org/44962/trump-to… via @just_security
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Trump’s Moscow Tower and Back-Channel Ukraine Dossier: Both Began During the Election, Evidence https://t.co/ztqHDXXvqR via @just_security Trump’s Moscow Tower and Back-Channel Ukraine Dossier: Both Began During the Election, Evidence Su…

» Trump’s Moscow Tower and Back-Channel Ukraine Dossier: Both … – Just Security
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mikenova shared this story from felix sater – Google News. Just Security Trump’s Moscow Tower and Back-Channel Ukraine Dossier: Both … Just Security Congressional investigators are reportedly exploring any connections between two deals…

» On MSNBC Steven Harper Talks About the Moscow Tower Deal That ‘Will Get Donald Elected’ – BillMoyers.com
17/09/17 08:13 from Mike Nova’s Shared NewsLinks
mikenova shared this story from felix sater – Google News. BillMoyers.com On MSNBC Steven Harper Talks About the Moscow Tower Deal That ‘Will Get Donald Elected’ BillMoyers.com Felix Sater , wrote a series of emails to Mr. Trump’s lawyer…

» How Donald Trump Lied to Conceal His Moscow Business Partner – Mother Jones
17/09/17 08:12 from Mike Nova’s Shared NewsLinks
mikenova shared this story from felix sater – Google News. Mother Jones How Donald Trump Lied to Conceal His Moscow Business Partner Mother Jones On December 2, 2015, during an interview with an Associated Press reporter, Trump was asked…

» ‘Help world peace and make a lot of money’: Here’s the letter of intent to build a Trump Tower Moscow – Yahoo News
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mikenova shared this story from felix sater – Google News. Yahoo News ‘Help world peace and make a lot of money’: Here’s the letter of intent to build a Trump Tower Moscow Yahoo News A letter of intent forwarded by Russian-born businessm…

» Uncovered Trump Organization Document Suggests Trump Really Was Putin’s Puppet – Independent Journal Review
17/09/17 08:12 from Mike Nova’s Shared NewsLinks
mikenova shared this story from felix sater – Google News. Independent Journal Review Uncovered Trump Organization Document Suggests Trump Really Was Putin’s Puppet Independent Journal Review Along with the roiling investigation around t…

» Who Is Felix Sater, and Why Is Donald Trump So Afraid of Him? – The Nation.
17/09/17 08:12 from Mike Nova’s Shared NewsLinks
mikenova shared this story from felix sater – Google News. The Nation. Who Is Felix Sater , and Why Is Donald Trump So Afraid of Him? The Nation. Every time someone asks Donald Trump if he knows Felix Sater , his Russian-born, Brooklyn-b…

» ‘Help world peace and make a lot of money’: Here’s the letter of intent to build a Trump Tower Moscow – Business Insider
17/09/17 08:12 from Mike Nova’s Shared NewsLinks
mikenova shared this story from felix sater – Google News. Business Insider ‘Help world peace and make a lot of money’: Here’s the letter of intent to build a Trump Tower Moscow Business Insider A letter of intent forwarded by Russian-bo…

» Russian émigré in Trump saga still surrounded by fellow financial fraudsters – Sacramento Bee
17/09/17 08:11 from Mike Nova’s Shared NewsLinks
mikenova shared this story from felix sater – Google News. Russian émigré in Trump saga still surrounded by fellow financial fraudsters Sacramento Bee The office is rented by the engaging but elusive émigré, Felix Sater . He’s been front…

» ‘Business as usual and nothing more’: Trump’s longtime lawyer defends contacts with top Russian official – Business Insider
17/09/17 08:11 from Mike Nova’s Shared NewsLinks
mikenova shared this story from felix sater – Google News. Business Insider ‘Business as usual and nothing more’: Trump’s longtime lawyer defends contacts with top Russian official Business Insider Cohen was in touch with the businessman…

» Editorial: Mueller finds alarming signs — and sleazy people — in collusion probe – STLtoday.com
17/09/17 08:11 from Mike Nova’s Shared NewsLinks
mikenova shared this story from felix sater – Google News. Gears Of Biz Editorial: Mueller finds alarming signs — and sleazy people — in collusion probe STLtoday.com But other sources have leaked three names — Michael D. Cohen, Felix Sat…

» Top House Democrat: ‘Past time’ to subpoena Comey documents – Los Angeles Times
17/09/17 08:11 from Mike Nova’s Shared NewsLinks
mikenova shared this story from felix sater – Google News. Top House Democrat: ‘Past time’ to subpoena Comey documents Los Angeles Times The California Democrat also says he expects Trump attorney Michael Cohen and a Russia-born associat…

» Who Is Felix Sater? Trump’s Associate Bragged His Russian Deal Could Get “Our Boy” Elected – Gears Of Biz
17/09/17 08:11 from Mike Nova’s Shared NewsLinks
mikenova shared this story from felix sater – Google News. Gears Of Biz Who Is Felix Sater ? Trump’s Associate Bragged His Russian Deal Could Get “Our Boy” Elected Gears Of Biz Following a recent report from The New York Times, you might…

» The Trump-Russia probe contains explosive allegations and the President will struggle to conceal the secrets of his past – The Independent
17/09/17 08:10 from Mike Nova’s Shared NewsLinks
mikenova shared this story from felix sater – Google News. The Independent The Trump-Russia probe contains explosive allegations and the President will struggle to conceal the secrets of his past The Independent And, then we have Felix S…

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» Alec Baldwin Is Bringing Back His Trump Impression For The ‘SNL’ Premiere
13/09/17 14:45 from Mike Nova’s Shared NewsLinks
mikenova shared this story from Donald Trump. He’s baaaaack.

» Trump either cannot see the differences in values between the US and Russia or he doesn’t care

M.N.: Both.

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13/09/17 14:44 from Saved Stories – None
Dallas News Trump either cannot see the differences in values between the US and Russia or he doesn’t care Dallas News Then Trump should begin to understand the stark difference between American values and Russian preference for order, A… – 

» Hillary Clinton: Without the Comey letter, ‘the evidence shows I would have won’ – CNBC
13/09/17 14:44 from Mike Nova’s Shared NewsLinks
mikenova shared this story from trump investigated by the fbi – Google News. Fox News Hillary Clinton: Without the Comey letter, ‘the evidence shows I would have won’ CNBC Hillary Clinton opened up on Wednesday about President Donald Tru…

» Flynn again under spotlight for unreported foreign business deals – Sacramento Bee
13/09/17 14:43 from Mike Nova’s Shared NewsLinks
mikenova shared this story from calls for Comey’s resignation – Google News. NPR Flynn again under spotlight for unreported foreign business deals Sacramento Bee … during his background check. Both could be criminal violations. Fly…

» Armenia and Azerbaijan are Stuck with Russia and the US – International Policy Digest
13/09/17 14:43 from Mike Nova’s Shared NewsLinks
mikenova shared this story from Russia influence in Eastern Europe – Google News. International Policy Digest Armenia and Azerbaijan are Stuck with Russia and the US International Policy Digest Over the years, Russia has served as the ma…

» Trump is privately raging about Robert Mueller. But all of this is his own fault. – Washington Post
13/09/17 14:43 from Mike Nova’s Shared NewsLinks
mikenova shared this story from Trump – Google News. Washington Post Trump is privately raging about Robert Mueller. But all of this is his own fault. Washington Post THE MORNING PLUM: Is President Trump even capable of grasping the basi…

» The empty shell of America’s two-party system
13/09/17 14:43 from Mike Nova’s Shared NewsLinks
mikenova shared this story from Donald Trump. Both the Democrats and the Republicans are riven by internal schisms

» Obama Is Now Campaigning for Germany’s Angela Merkel—Or His Face Is, Anyway – Newsweek
13/09/17 14:42 from Mike Nova’s Shared NewsLinks
mikenova shared this story from putin won US 2016 election – Google News. Newsweek Obama Is Now Campaigning for Germany’s Angela Merkel—Or His Face Is, Anyway Newsweek Barack Obama as good as admitted, back in December, that he missed th…

» It’s Official: Donald Trump Is The Most Anti-LGBTQ President In U.S. History
13/09/17 14:42 from Saved Stories – None
Measured by both actions and outcomes, it’s a fact that is now undeniable.

» ‘What Happened’? Hillary Cherry-Picks Through Historic Loss – The American Conservative
13/09/17 14:42 from Saved Stories – None
USA TODAY ‘What Happened’? Hillary Cherry-Picks Through Historic Loss The American Conservative First and foremost, Trump’s electoral win was about dyspeptic dad thundering, and the elites of both parties being forced to confront the rea…

» Harvard Psychiatrist: Trump Is a ‘Sociopath’ and a ‘Very Sick Individual’ – AlterNet
13/09/17 14:42 from Mike Nova’s Shared NewsLinks
mikenova shared this story from psychoanalysis of Donald Trump – Google News. Harvard Psychiatrist: Trump Is a ‘Sociopath’ and a ‘Very Sick Individual’ AlterNet … Boston Psychoanalytic Society and Institute. Dodes is a signatory to the…

» Report: Michael Flynn Refuses to Testify Before Senate Intelligence Committee – Independent Journal Review
13/09/17 14:41 from Saved Stories – None
Independent Journal Review Report: Michael Flynn Refuses to Testify Before Senate Intelligence Committee Independent Journal Review Former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn , who had largely been out of the news for months after be…

» Former Trump Aide Has No Idea Why Ivanka is in the White House – Newsweek
13/09/17 14:41 from Saved Stories – None
Western Journalism Former Trump Aide Has No Idea Why Ivanka is in the White House Newsweek Ivanka Trump’s role in the White House is just as ambiguous to some insiders as it is to her critics. Former WH Aide Sebastian Gorka Predicts Trum…

» DNI Dan Coats: ‘Troubling’ former intel officials criticize Trump, intelligence community – Washington Examiner
13/09/17 14:41 from Mike Nova’s Shared NewsLinks
mikenova shared this story from trump and intelligence community – Google News. Washington Examiner DNI Dan Coats: ‘Troubling’ former intel officials criticize Trump , intelligence community Washington Examiner Director of National Intel…

» Will Russia Leave the West? – The Nation.
13/09/17 14:40 from Saved Stories – None
The Nation. Will Russia Leave the West? The Nation. Geographically, of course, Russia cannot leave the West. Its expanses include vast Far Eastern territories and peoples, but they also include major European cities such as St. Petersbur…

» Narcissism to blame for why men more likely to troll on Facebook – Birmingham Mail
13/09/17 14:39 from Saved Stories – None
Birmingham Mail Narcissism to blame for why men more likely to troll on Facebook Birmingham Mail Some commentators have accused US President Donald Trump of being a narcissist . One American psychologist and author, Dr John Gartner, decl…

» House Democrats drop a house on Michael Flynn
13/09/17 14:39 from Saved Stories – None
Yesterday, Michael Flynn once again refused a request from Congress to testify about his role in Donald Trump’s Russia scandal. This was not entirely surprising – he’s invoked the Fifth Amendment before – but it had a sense o…

» Here’s more, real evidence that Trump is slowly rupturing the Republican Party – Washington Post
13/09/17 14:39 from Saved Stories – None
Washington Post Here’s more, real evidence that Trump is slowly rupturing the Republican Party Washington Post Pew pegs GOP-leaning independents at 17 percent of the electorate , so even a sharp decline in the GOP label among this group …

» US Army Sends Two Tank Brigades to Europe Amid Russia Tensions – Newsweek
13/09/17 14:39 from Saved Stories – None
Newsweek US Army Sends Two Tank Brigades to Europe Amid Russia Tensions Newsweek The U.S. Army docked tanks and other fighting vehicles in northern Poland Wednesday, swelling its presence to two armored brigades in Europe . The reinforce…

» Trump’s Moscow Tower and Back-Channel Ukraine Dossier: Both Began During the Election, Evidence Suggests
13/09/17 14:38 from Mike Nova’s Shared NewsLinks
mikenova shared this story from Just Security. Ryan Goodman Congressional investigators are reportedly exploring any connections between two deals brokered by Donald Trump’s lawyer Michael Cohen and Felix Sater which directly raised Russ…

» Department of Justice ‘stops Senate from interviewing FBI officials’ over Trump’s Comey firing – The Independent
13/09/17 14:38 from Saved Stories – None
The Independent Department of Justice ‘stops Senate from interviewing FBI officials’ over Trump’s Comey firing The Independent The Justice Department is reportedly blocking Senate investigators from speaking with FBI officials who may pr…

» House Dems: Michael Flynn May Have Lobbied For Nuclear Deal Inside White House – NPR
13/09/17 14:37 from Mike Nova’s Shared NewsLinks
mikenova shared this story from michael flynn – Google News. NPR House Dems: Michael Flynn May Have Lobbied For Nuclear Deal Inside White House NPR Mike Flynn may have lobbied on behalf of a vast foreign deal to build a fleet of nuclear …

» Congress to Trump: Reform Surveillance Authorities or Lose Them – Reason (blog)
13/09/17 14:14 from Saved Stories – None
Reason (blog) Congress to Trump : Reform Surveillance Authorities or Lose Them Reason (blog) Van Tine Dennis/ABACA/NewscomFederal surveillance authority reforms may be coming, whether the President Donald Trump’s administration and the i…

» Shuttered Facebook group linked to Russia organized anti-immigrant rallies across Texas – Business Insider
13/09/17 14:14 from Mike Nova’s Shared NewsLinks
mikenova shared this story from russian organized crime in us – Google News. Business Insider Shuttered Facebook group linked to Russia organized anti-immigrant rallies across Texas Business Insider Casey Michel, a journalist who has spe…

» Mike Flynn’s Son Is Subject of Federal Russia Probe – NBCNews.com
13/09/17 14:14 from Mike Nova’s Shared NewsLinks
mikenova shared this story from trump under federal investigation – Google News. NBCNews.com Mike Flynn’s Son Is Subject of Federal Russia Probe NBCNews.com Flynn’s status as a subject of the Russia investigation widens the publicly know…

» Russia Fined Over Mystery Fire In Consulate After US Eviction Order – Newsweek
13/09/17 14:13 from Saved Stories – None
Newsweek Russia Fined Over Mystery Fire In Consulate After US Eviction Order Newsweek The two took opposing stances on conflicts in Syria and Ukraine among other issues, however, their dispute came to a head after Obama accused Putin of …

» News Roundup for September 13, 2017
13/09/17 14:13 from Saved Stories – None
Here comes the news again. 1. Congress has sent Trump legislation which condemns white supremacy in an attempt to force his

» NBC: Michael Flynn’s Son A ‘Subject’ In Federal Russia Investigation – TPM
13/09/17 14:13 from Saved Stories – None
NBC: Michael Flynn’s Son A ‘Subject’ In Federal Russia Investigation TPM Former campaign adviser Carter Page, Trump’s son-in-law and White House adviser Jared Kushner, and the President’s son, Donald Trump Jr., are also under scrutiny fo…

» Trump’s White House Turns Up the Heat on James Comey – Vanity Fair
13/09/17 14:13 from Mike Nova’s Shared NewsLinks
mikenova shared this story from Comey – Google News. Vanity Fair Trump’s White House Turns Up the Heat on James Comey Vanity Fair Despite his inexplicable habit of wearing two collared shirts simultaneously, Steve Bannon demonstrated a s…

» Mueller Probe Has ‘Red-Hot’ Focus on Social Media, Officials Say – Bloomberg
13/09/17 14:12 from Saved Stories – None
Bloomberg Mueller Probe Has ‘Red-Hot’ Focus on Social Media, Officials Say Bloomberg Russia’s effort to influence U.S. voters through Facebook and other social media is a “red-hot” focus of special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation …

» Anti-Protest Laws – NBCNews.com
13/09/17 14:12 from Saved Stories – None
Anti-Protest Laws NBCNews.com Rallies and protests organized by many other groups, including environmental and women angered by the election of Donald Trump have increased in both number and size in the past year. Conservative legislatur…

» Putin spokesman: US has ‘serious problems’ with press freedom as Justice Department probes Russia-funded news – Washington Examiner
13/09/17 14:12 from Mike Nova’s Shared NewsLinks
mikenova shared this story from putin won US 2016 election – Google News. RadioFreeEurope/RadioLiberty Putin spokesman: US has ‘serious problems’ with press freedom as Justice Department probes Russia-funded news Washington Examiner Crit…

» Donald Trump Is Still ‘Ranting, Brooding’ About Comey and Russia Investigations – Newsweek
13/09/17 14:11 from Mike Nova’s Shared NewsLinks
mikenova shared this story from trump investigated by the fbi – Google News. Donald Trump Is Still ‘Ranting, Brooding’ About Comey and Russia Investigations Newsweek President Donald Trump continues to “rant and brood” over for…

» Facebook Moves to Block Ads on Fake News, Offensive Videos – Bloomberg
13/09/17 14:11 from Saved Stories – None
Bloomberg Facebook Moves to Block Ads on Fake News, Offensive Videos Bloomberg … likely linked to Russia, spent $100,000 in ads ahead of the U.S. election . Russia’s effort to influence U.S. voters through Facebook and other social med…

» Nancy Pelosi: Republican Leaders Got Rolled On The Spending Deal
13/09/17 14:10 from Saved Stories – None
Mitch McConnell “unwittingly” helped Democrats gain leverage and win over Trump, says the House minority leader.

» Q&A with Andy Wright on Flynn, Subpoenas and “Privileged Information”
13/09/17 14:10 from Mike Nova’s Shared NewsLinks
mikenova shared this story from Just Security. Kate Brannen CNN reported Tuesday that retired Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn, President Donald Trump’s first national security adviser, has twice declined to comply with a subpoena to a…

» Michael Flynn backed for-profit nuclear scheme inside Trump transition – POLITICO.eu
13/09/17 11:40 from Saved Stories – None
POLITICO.eu Michael Flynn backed for-profit nuclear scheme inside Trump transition POLITICO.eu Michael Flynn actively promoted a private-sector scheme to build dozens of nuclear reactors across the Middle East known informally in the tra…

» Trump’s closed-door rants on Comey and Mueller – Axios
13/09/17 11:40 from Saved Stories – None
Axios Trump’s closed-door rants on Comey and Mueller Axios Behind the scenes in the West Wing, President Trump continues to rant and brood about former FBI Director Jim Comey and the Russia investigation that got him fired. Trump tells a…

» Democrats accuse Mike Flynn of illegally concealing foreign contacts, overseas trips – Washington Examiner
13/09/17 11:39 from Saved Stories – None
Washington Examiner Democrats accuse Mike Flynn of illegally concealing foreign contacts, overseas trips Washington Examiner House Democrats are accusing former national security adviser Mike Flynn of illegally concealing several contact…

» Mueller probes whether Mike Flynn was involved in trying to obtain Clinton emails – Fox News
13/09/17 11:39 from Saved Stories – None
Fox News Mueller probes whether Mike Flynn was involved in trying to obtain Clinton emails Fox News Flynn , a retired Army lieutenant general, served as a Trump surrogate during the campaign and briefly served as national security advise…

» Michael Flynn Jr. Sent Out An Anti-Press Twitter Poll And Didn’t Get The Reaction He Expected – A Plus
13/09/17 11:39 from Saved Stories – None
Michael Flynn Jr. Sent Out An Anti-Press Twitter Poll And Didn’t Get The Reaction He Expected A Plus The son of former National Security Advisor Michael Flynn , Flynn Jr. is no stranger to Twitter controversy. He’s tweeted out links to t…

» RT Claims Its Associates Asked to Register as Foreign Agents in US – Newsweek
13/09/17 11:39 from Saved Stories – None
Newsweek RT Claims Its Associates Asked to Register as Foreign Agents in US Newsweek Two Trump associates, Paul Manafort, his former campaign manager, and Michael Flynn , the former national security adviser, have filed FARA disclosures….

» Mike Flynn refuses new request to testify from Senate Intelligence Committee: Report – Washington Examiner
13/09/17 11:38 from Saved Stories – None
Washington Examiner Mike Flynn refuses new request to testify from Senate Intelligence Committee: Report Washington Examiner Mike Flynn , President Trump’s former national security adviser, refused an additional request to appear before …

» Flynn snubs Senate Intel Committee a second time because they won’t grant him immunity: report – Raw Story
13/09/17 11:38 from Saved Stories – None
Raw Story Flynn snubs Senate Intel Committee a second time because they won’t grant him immunity: report Raw Story At almost seven months since former National Security Adviser Mike Flynn “resigned” from Donald Trump’s White House, the c…

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» mikenov on Twitter: I suspect that Mrs. Clinton was possibly poisoned… wwtimes.com/2017/09/13/mrs…
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» mikenov on Twitter: Mrs. Clinton is correct about the “personal vendetta”… I suspect that Mrs. Clinton was possibly poisoned… wwtimes.com/2017/09/13/mrs…
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» Sanders will introduce universal health care, backed by 15 Democrats
13/09/17 08:58 from Mike Nova’s Shared NewsLinks
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» Hillary Clinton still doesn’t get ‘what happened’ in the 2016 election
13/09/17 08:52 from Mike Nova’s Shared NewsLinks
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» mikenov on Twitter: Trump Investigations Report – TrumpInvestigations.org pic.twitter.com/R74zkUiU98
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» mikenov on Twitter: More7:54 AM 9/13/2017 – RT, Sputnik and Russia’s New Theory of War – Trump Investigations Report – TrumpInvestigations.org pic.twitter.com/ovjJ88hMd9
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» mikenov on Twitter: 7:54 AM 9/13/2017 – RT, Sputnik and Russia’s New Theory of War – from The New York Times, and other stories trumpinvestigations.org/blog/2017/09/1…
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» Trump, Bannon Moves Ahead Of 2018 Could Threaten GOP Senate Majority – NPR
13/09/17 07:33 from Saved Stories – None
NPR Trump , Bannon Moves Ahead Of 2018 Could Threaten GOP Senate Majority NPR President Trump and his allies aren’t exactly running the playbook Republicans want him to ahead of the 2018 midterms. And that could be costly for the GOP at …

» Decline and Fall of the Trumpian Empire – Cascadia Weekly
13/09/17 07:33 from Saved Stories – None
Cascadia Weekly Decline and Fall of the Trumpian Empire Cascadia Weekly … had grown to 26, including several former KGB officers, a few Russian tycoons with business ties to the president, a half-dozen Moscow developers, assorted Russi…

» Donald Trump – Google News: Teflon Donald Trump – Politico
13/09/17 07:33 from Saved Stories – None
Politico Teflon Donald Trump Politico Democrats tried attacking Donald Trump as unfit for the presidency. They’ve made the case that he’s ineffective, pointing to his failure to sign a single major piece of legislation into law after eig…

» These Cigarette Smugglers Are On The Frontlines Of Russia’s Spy Wars – BuzzFeed News
13/09/17 07:29 from Saved Stories – None
BuzzFeed News These Cigarette Smugglers Are On The Frontlines Of Russia’s Spy Wars BuzzFeed News The Russian tactic of turning petty criminals into spies on the ground mirrors a key feature of Russia’s cyber tactics: blackmailing crimina…

» ‘Islamic State’: Will it survive a post-caliphate future? – Deutsche Welle
13/09/17 07:28 from Saved Stories – None
Deutsche Welle ‘Islamic State’: Will it survive a post-caliphate future? Deutsche Welle “I announce from here the end, the failure and the collapse of the state of falsehood and terrorism , which the ‘Islamic State’ declared from Mo…

» Isolated, Trump embraces New York friends — and instincts – CNN
13/09/17 07:27 from Saved Stories – None
CNN Isolated, Trump embraces New York friends — and instincts CNN He named Anthony Scaramucci, a New York financier and donor, as his White House communications director before firing him days later; he looked to former New York City Ma…

» Flynn could face new pressure in Russia probe as Dems allege he concealed contacts – ABC News
13/09/17 07:27 from Saved Stories – None
Flynn could face new pressure in Russia probe as Dems allege he concealed contacts ABC News He was forced to resign , however, after just 24 days on the job, when it was revealed that he misled Vice President Mike Pence about his convers…

» Michael Flynn ‘promoted US-Russian nuclear project from White House’
13/09/17 07:27 from Saved Stories – None
Investigators examine former Trump adviser’s alleged links to private plan to build Middle East power plants US congressional investigators are examining whether Michael Flynn, Donald Trump’s former national security adviser, secretly pr…

» Trump’s Voter Fraud Panel Unlikely to Recommend Reforms – Voice of America
13/09/17 07:26 from Saved Stories – None
Voice of America Trump’s Voter Fraud Panel Unlikely to Recommend Reforms Voice of America The vice chairman of the controversial government commission President Donald Trump has charged with investigating alleged fraudulent voting practi…

» Pope Francis Makes Everything That Donald Trump and Steve Bannon Say Sound Stupid – Daily Beast
13/09/17 07:26 from Saved Stories – None
Daily Beast Pope Francis Makes Everything That Donald Trump and Steve Bannon Say Sound Stupid Daily Beast Lately, Pope Francis has been bluntly anti- Trump , essentially shooting down almost everything the American president says with, w…

» Ads By Russian Operatives Reported To Actively Promote Trump Agenda – RadioFreeEurope/RadioLiberty
13/09/17 07:26 from Saved Stories – None
RadioFreeEurope/RadioLiberty Ads By Russian Operatives Reported To Actively Promote Trump Agenda RadioFreeEurope/RadioLiberty Ads that Russian operatives purchased on Facebook during last year’s presidential election actively promoted th…

» Michael Flynn reportedly rejects new request to testify in Russia investigation – Business Insider
13/09/17 07:25 from Saved Stories – None
Business Insider Michael Flynn reportedly rejects new request to testify in Russia investigation Business Insider Michael Flynn , President Donald Trump’s former national security adviser, has rejected a new request to appear before the …

» Congress To Trump: Denounce Hate Groups
13/09/17 07:25 from Saved Stories – None
The Congressional resolution also calls Heyer’s death a “domestic terrorist attack.”

» We shouldn’t look to Russia for how to treat problematic history and its statues – The Guardian
13/09/17 07:23 from Saved Stories – None
The Guardian We shouldn’t look to Russia for how to treat problematic history and its statues The Guardian A mob gathered in Lubyanka Square in the Meshchansky District, outside the notorious headquarters of the secret police. The crowd …

» China, Russia assure support to Pakistan after Donald Trump criticism, says report – The Indian Express
13/09/17 07:22 from Saved Stories – None
The Indian Express China, Russia assure support to Pakistan after Donald Trump criticism, says report The Indian Express Pakistan has started approaching key international and regional players to garner their support in the wake of scath…

» White House Insists DOJ ‘Should Look Into’ Prosecuting Former FBI Chief James Comey – Newsweek
13/09/17 07:22 from Saved Stories – None
Newsweek White House Insists DOJ ‘Should Look Into’ Prosecuting Former FBI Chief James Comey Newsweek Sanders defended Trump’s decision, accusing Comey of giving false testimony, leaking information to the press and “ politicizing an inv…

» Donald Trump – Google News: Donald Trump Reportedly Loved The Disturbing Steve Bannon ’60 Minutes’ Interview – The National Memo (blog)
13/09/17 07:22 from Saved Stories – None
The National Memo (blog) Donald Trump Reportedly Loved The Disturbing Steve Bannon ’60 Minutes’ Interview The National Memo (blog) President Donald Trump was apparently a huge fan of the Steve Bannon interview on “60 Minutes” with Charli…

» RT, Sputnik and Russia’s New Theory of War – New York Times
13/09/17 07:21 from Mike Nova’s Shared NewsLinks
mikenova shared this story from former FBI agents power influence – Google News. New York Times RT, Sputnik and Russia’s New Theory of War New York Times … prevailed weeks earlier in the election over Marine Le Pen — a far-right politi…

» ‘US spies slept’ while Russia elected Trump, Russian politician says – USA TODAY
12/09/17 22:30 from Saved Stories – None
‘US spies slept’ while Russia elected Trump, Russian politician says USA TODAY “(To achieve world dominance) the U.S. overextended themselves,” Nikonov said, according to a translation from CNN. “Because the most recent te…

» Gowdy: Dems Fearful FBI Used ‘Fictional’ Russian Dossier To Justify Trump-Russia Probe – Western Journalism
12/09/17 21:23 from Saved Stories – None
Western Journalism Gowdy: Dems Fearful FBI Used ‘Fictional’ Russian Dossier To Justify Trump-Russia Probe Western Journalism Trey Gowdy, R- S.C., believes Democrats’ fear that the FBI used the discredited Russian “dossier” to justify lau…

» Wow: Putin offered Trump full normalization of relations with Russia across all branches in March – Hot Air
12/09/17 21:23 from Saved Stories – None
The Hill Wow: Putin offered Trump full normalization of relations with Russia across all branches in March Hot Air One other thing unmentioned: The fact that Trump didn’t take Putin up on his offer undercuts the idea of collusion between…

» Flynn refusing new request to speak to Hill committee – CNN
12/09/17 21:20 from Saved Stories – None
Flynn refusing new request to speak to Hill committee CNN The Senate intelligence committee has sought testimony from Flynn as part of its investigation into alleged Russian interference in the 2016 US elections, as well as whether Trump…

» What’s been happening in the Russia probe? Here’s what we know – PBS NewsHour
12/09/17 21:16 from Saved Stories – None
PBS NewsHour What’s been happening in the Russia probe? Here’s what we know PBS NewsHour Recent developments have revealed tools Russia used to meddle in the election, new information about President Trump’s business interests, plus new …

» Who are the seasoned prosecutors on Robert Mueller’s team? – CBS News
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CBS News Who are the seasoned prosecutors on Robert Mueller’s team? CBS News Mueller’s team of all-star prosecutors speaks to that. Sixteen in all, they bring experience in long-term investigations, going after organized crime , money la…

» Turkey signs Russian missile deal, pivoting from NATO – Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
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Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Turkey signs Russian missile deal, pivoting from NATO Pittsburgh Post-Gazette It is certain to stir unease in Washington and Brussels, where officials are trying to keep Turkey — a longtime NATO member, and an inc…

» Donald Trump – Google News: Sebastian Gorka says the GOP didn’t win last November, Donald Trump did – Los Angeles Times
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Los Angeles Times Sebastian Gorka says the GOP didn’t win last November, Donald Trump did Los Angeles Times In a 45-minute conversation, Gorka expressed continuing support for President Trump , denounced Republican Party leaders as a gre…

» Sebastian Gorka says the GOP didn’t win last November, Donald Trump did – Los Angeles Times
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Los Angeles Times Sebastian Gorka says the GOP didn’t win last November, Donald Trump did Los Angeles Times Sebastian Gorka left the White House last month after a brief, stormy tenure as an advisor on terrorism and close associate of ch…

» White House says Justice Department should ‘certainly look at’ prosecuting James Comey – New York Daily News
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New York Daily News White House says Justice Department should ‘certainly look at’ prosecuting James Comey New York Daily News The White House said Tuesday the U.S. Department of Justice should “certainly look at” a criminal prosecution …

» Touchy much? White House unleashes on Comey’s ‘improper … likely illegal … politicized’ behavior – Daily Kos
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Touchy much? White House unleashes on Comey’s ‘improper … likely illegal … politicized’ behavior Daily Kos Donald Trump’s White House is growing a tad testy about Steve Bannon’s weekend accusation that Trump’s firing of former FBI Di…

» Alex Jones, Roger Stone claim Donald Trump is being covertly drugged – Washington Times
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OregonLive.com Alex Jones, Roger Stone claim Donald Trump is being covertly drugged Washington Times The topic was revived later in the broadcast, however, when Mr. Jones was joined by longtime political consultant Roger Stone , a former…

» In new book, Hillary Clinton calls her use of private email server ‘dumb’ – Los Angeles Times
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Los Angeles Times In new book, Hillary Clinton calls her use of private email server ‘dumb’ Los Angeles Times “The narrative that you always hear is that people voted for her because she wasn’t Trump , but they forget there are many peop…

» Turkey Signs Russian Missile Deal, Pivoting From NATO – New York Times
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New York Times Turkey Signs Russian Missile Deal, Pivoting From NATO New York Times The S-400 missile system on display during a military parade in Moscow in 2015. Western officials are uneasy over Russia’s influence in Turkey, a NATO me…

» White House spokeswoman: Justice Department ‘should certainly look at’ prosecuting Comey – Washington Post
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Washington Post White House spokeswoman: Justice Department ‘should certainly look at’ prosecuting Comey Washington Post The Justice Department should consider prosecuting former FBI director James B. Comey for actions that “were imprope…

» Let’s see what happens if we take the unserious background-checks-for-voters idea seriously – Washington Post
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Washington Post Let’s see what happens if we take the unserious background-checks-for-voters idea seriously Washington Post What would the effects be? The most obvious result would be to slow the process of registering to vote. Form 4473…

» Facebook says some Russian ads during US election promoted live events – Reuters
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Reuters Facebook says some Russian ads during US election promoted live events Reuters WASHINGTON/SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Some of the ads bought by Russians on Facebook last year promoted events during the U.S. presidential campaign, F…

» Hillary Clinton accuses Donald Trump campaign of colluding with Russia – Telegraph.co.uk
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Telegraph.co.uk Hillary Clinton accuses Donald Trump campaign of colluding with Russia Telegraph.co.uk Hillary Clinton has said she is “convinced’ associates of Donald Trump’s campaign colluded with Russia to defeat her in last year…

» White House: Trump was ‘right’ to fire Comey from FBI – Business Insider
12/09/17 18:57 from Saved Stories – None
Los Angeles Times White House: Trump was ‘right’ to fire Comey from FBI Business Insider She is accusing the former FBI director of “giving false testimony,” ”leaking privileged information to journalists” and politicizin…

» Lawmakers Want Limits on Wiretaps Despite Trump Administration Objections – New York Times
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New York Times Lawmakers Want Limits on Wiretaps Despite Trump Administration Objections New York Times But the intelligence community and the Trump administration oppose key details of the agreement, which is not yet public and is being…

» ‘This man is going to be the death of me’: Huma Abedin broke down in tears after learning of her estranged husband’s … – Business Insider
12/09/17 18:47 from Saved Stories – None
Business Insider ‘This man is going to be the death of me’: Huma Abedin broke down in tears after learning of her estranged husband’s … Business Insider Huma Abedin Hillary Clinton Huma Abedin, one of Hillary Clinton’s closest aides, b…

» White House spokeswoman: Justice Department ‘should certainly look at’ prosecuting Comey – SFGate
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White House spokeswoman: Justice Department ‘should certainly look at’ prosecuting Comey SFGate WASHINGTON – The Justice Department should consider prosecuting former FBI director James Comey for actions that “were improper and like…

» Sebastian Gorka: Trump Won White House, Not GOP – Newsmax
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Newsmax Sebastian Gorka : Trump Won White House, Not GOP Newsmax Former White House deputy assistant Sebastian Gorka said Tuesday “the Republican Party thinks they won the election” — but Donald Trump actually did. “The bi…

» GOP Senator Seeks Facebook `Full Accounting’ on Russia Ad Money – Bloomberg
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Bloomberg GOP Senator Seeks Facebook `Full Accounting’ on Russia Ad Money Bloomberg “Do we reach out broader in the social media world outside of potentially Russian money ? Where is our jurisdiction and where would it fall to anoth…

» No, Russia Didn’t Just Admit to Stealing 2016 Election – TRUNEWS
12/09/17 18:45 from Saved Stories – None
Newsweek The Inquisitr No, Russia Didn’t Just Admit to Stealing 2016 Election TRUNEWS No, Russia Didn’t Just Admit to Stealing 2016 Election Russian Duma member Vyacheslav Nikonov, according to U.S. media, admitted Russia interfered in t…

» Russian propaganda infiltrates US election via Facebook – The Australian
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The Australian Russian propaganda infiltrates US election via Facebook The Australian Giving evidence to a congressional panel, Alex Stamos, the tech giant’s security chief, disclosed that the company had identified $US100,000 ($124,379)…

» Ousted National Security Council official joining House Intelligence Committee: report – The Hill
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Ousted National Security Council official joining House Intelligence Committee: report The Hill Former national security adviser Michael Flynn , McMaster’s predecessor, had appointed Harvey to the post before he departed the White House …

» Report: Hope Hicks to be named permanent White House communications director – MassLive.com
12/09/17 18:43 from Saved Stories – None
MassLive.com Report: Hope Hicks to be named permanent White House communications director MassLive.com News of Dubke’s resignation came shortly after the communications director came under fire from senior officials over his department’s…

» Hillary Clinton’s new book blasts Republicans and Russia. She’s 100 percent right. – Washington Post
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Washington Post Hillary Clinton’s new book blasts Republicans and Russia. She’s 100 percent right. Washington Post The Post has reported that during the campaign, Obama administration officials privately presented evidence — which had be…

» Here’s how Trump’s ‘malignant narcissism’ will end his presidency, according to psychiatrists — and it’s going to … – Raw Story
12/09/17 18:42 from Saved Stories – None
Raw Story Here’s how Trump’s ‘malignant narcissism ‘ will end his presidency, according to psychiatrists — and it’s going to … Raw Story He went on to say that Trump’s case of “malignant narcissism ” is particularly acute because he al…

» Public RSS-Feed of Mike Nova. Created with the PIXELMECHANICS ‘GPlusRSS-Webtool’ at http://gplusrss.com: 13.09.2017 00:27
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If “Russia used Facebook to organize racist rallies to help Trump”, why can’t we venture a mental step further and assume that the increase in the incidents of mass shootings, aggression against the police, incidents with the racial over…

» mikenov on Twitter: Connections between the accidents, incidents, and elections – did we look into it? – by Michael Novakhov trumpinvestigations.org/blog/2017/09/1…
12/09/17 18:26 from 1. My News Blogs from mikenova (2 sites)
Connections between the accidents, incidents, and elections – did we look into it? – by Michael Novakhov trumpinvestigations.org/blog/2017/09/1… Posted by mikenov on Tuesday, September 12th, 2017 10:26pm mikenov on Twitter

» FB-RSS feed for Mike Nova: Connections between the accidents, incidents, and elections – did we look into it? – by Michael Novakhov
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Connections between the accidents, incidents, and elections – did we look into it? – by Michael Novakhov Connections between the accidents, incidents, and elections – did we look into it? – by Michael Novakhov If “Russia used Facebook to…

» Russia used Facebook to organize racist rallies to help Trump – Shareblue Media
12/09/17 15:50 from Mike Nova’s Shared NewsLinks
mikenova shared this story from russia helping trump – Google News. Shareblue Media Russia used Facebook to organize racist rallies to help Trump Shareblue Media The FBI has reportedly been examining the Trump campaign’s data operation, …

» Russia Stole US Presidency, Pro-Kremlin Politician Claims on Live TV – Newsweek
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Newsweek Russia Stole US Presidency, Pro-Kremlin Politician Claims on Live TV Newsweek A Russian politician claimed on TV that Russian intelligence “stole” the U.S. presidential election under the nose of U.S. intelligence. Vyacheslav Ni…

» Hillary Clinton Reveals Sobbing Moment When Huma Abedin Learned Anthony Weiner Was Behind Comey’s October … – PEOPLE.com
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PEOPLE.com Hillary Clinton Reveals Sobbing Moment When Huma Abedin Learned Anthony Weiner Was Behind Comey’s October … PEOPLE.com Hillary Clinton’s new campaign memoir, What Happened, takes readers behind the scenes of the tearful Octo…

» Trump Lawyers Reportedly Wanted Jared Kushner To Step Down Due To Russia Investigations
12/09/17 13:00 from Saved Stories – None
The president’s son-in-law and senior adviser has drawn scrutiny in multiple probes of possible collusion between Trump’s campaign and Russia.

» Late-night TV on Steve Bannon, ‘ex-chief strategist and human sloppy joe’
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Comics, including Trevor Noah and Seth Meyers, discussed Hurricane Irma, the administration’s response to it, and Steve Bannon’s appearance on 60 Minutes Late-night hosts on Monday addressed the administration’s response to Hurricane Irm…

» Trump Lawyers Reportedly Wanted Jared Kushner To Step Down Due To Russia Investigations – HuffPost
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HuffPost Trump Lawyers Reportedly Wanted Jared Kushner To Step Down Due To Russia Investigations HuffPost Members of President Donald Trump ‘s legal team suggested that White House senior adviser Jared Kushner should resign, concerned th…

» Trump tweets out book reviews for ‘know nothing’ authors – Fox News
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Fox News Trump tweets out book reviews for ‘know nothing’ authors Fox News Axios recently reported that he “hate” watches the program on occasion – so perhaps he was tuned in when the NBC News correspondent implied Trump tried to intimid…

» Who is Hope Hicks, the 28-year-old new White House communications director? – Telegraph.co.uk
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Telegraph.co.uk Who is Hope Hicks, the 28-year-old new White House communications director? Telegraph.co.uk After moving to New York she worked for an advertising agency that handled the Ivanka Trump brand. From there she was brought int…

» Clinton says ‘no doubt’ Trump team intersected with Russia – Daily Mail
12/09/17 12:59 from Saved Stories – None
Daily Mail Clinton says ‘no doubt’ Trump team intersected with Russia Daily Mail Hillary Clinton , who on Tuesday released her tell-all memoir about the 2016 presidential campaign, said she has “no doubt” that Donald Trump’s as…

» US warns China, Russia to comply on NKorea sanctions – Brownsville Herald
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Brownsville Herald US warns China, Russia to comply on NKorea sanctions Brownsville Herald Susan Thornton, the acting top U.S. diplomat for East Asia, noted that last month the U.S. rolled out new sanctions targeting Russian and Chinese …

» White House says Trump was “right” to fire Comey from FBI – The Denver Post
12/09/17 12:59 from Saved Stories – None
The Denver Post White House says Trump was “right” to fire Comey from FBI The Denver Post WASHINGTON — The White House says President Donald Trump “was right” to fire former FBI Director James Comey, rejecting former White House adviser …

» Trump Staffers’ Loyalty Tested as Mueller Closes In – Vanity Fair
12/09/17 12:59 from Saved Stories – None
Vanity Fair Trump Staffers’ Loyalty Tested as Mueller Closes In Vanity Fair Others are reportedly worried that Mueller’s probe has expanded to include unrelated financial crimes involving the Trump Organization and alleged connections to…

» Hillary Clinton just accused Trump associates of collusion with Russia – Washington Post
12/09/17 12:58 from Saved Stories – None
Washington Post Hillary Clinton just accused Trump associates of collusion with Russia Washington Post USA Today’s Susan Page, in an interview published late Monday night, asked Clinton whether she thought Trump associates colluded with …

» Report: Trump’s Legal Team Drew Up a Statement in Case Jared Kushner Was Forced to Resign – Esquire.com
12/09/17 12:58 from Saved Stories – None
Report: Trump’s Legal Team Drew Up a Statement in Case Jared Kushner Was Forced to Resign Esquire.com But according to reports in The Wall Street Journal and The Washington Post Monday night, Kushner’s place as the Secretary of Everythin…

» Trump officials call out China, Russia for helping N. Korea evade sanctions – The Hill
12/09/17 12:58 from Saved Stories – None
The Hill Trump officials call out China, Russia for helping N. Korea evade sanctions The Hill The Trump administration on Tuesday called out Russia and China for helping North Korea evade international sanctions, publicly detailing how t…

» Meet the ‘Philly Central HS grad’ who was really a Russian troll helping Trump win – Philly.com
12/09/17 12:57 from Mike Nova’s Shared NewsLinks
mikenova shared this story from russia helping trump – Google News. Philly.com Meet the ‘Philly Central HS grad’ who was really a Russian troll helping Trump win Philly.com An illustration of Facebook logo, on May 9, 2016. The discovery …

» Clinton ‘convinced’ of collusion by Trump associates in election – The Hill
12/09/17 12:33 from Saved Stories – None
The Hill Clinton ‘convinced’ of collusion by Trump associates in election The Hill The Senate and House intelligence committees, as well as the Senate Judiciary Committee, are all pursuing parallel probes. Special Counsel Robert Mueller …

» Central and Eastern Europe’s Crisis of Convergence
12/09/17 11:30 from Mike Nova’s Shared NewsLinks
mikenova shared this story . Enter Brexit Britain’s exit from the European Union will deprive Central and Eastern European governments of a key ally when  it comes to EU reform . Like them, the United Kingdom sees the bloc as a…

» Central and Eastern Europe’s Crisis of Convergence – STRATFOR
12/09/17 11:29 from Mike Nova’s Shared NewsLinks
mikenova shared this story from Russia influence in Eastern Europe – Google News. Central and Eastern Europe’s Crisis of Convergence STRATFOR Recently, several Central and Eastern European countries have tried to increase military, econo…

» A Trump Damage Assessment
12/09/17 11:29 from Saved Stories – None
I have a long essay in The Atlantic entitled Will Donald Trump Destroy the Presidency?  It begins: Donald Trump  trump  is testing the institution of the presidency unlike any of his 43 predecessors. We have never had a president so ill-…

» Retiring GOP congressman: Donald Trump is the party’s new litmus test – Salon
12/09/17 11:28 from Saved Stories – None
Retiring GOP congressman: Donald Trump is the party’s new litmus test Salon Charlie Dent of Pennsylvania, who announced last week that he wouldn’t seek reelection in 2018, elaborated to MSNBC’s Chris Matthews on Monday about the role he …

» FB-RSS feed for Mike Nova: Sputnik investigation | Firtash could be extradited – Trump Investigations Report – https://t.co/tWDT232ubi https://t.co/9gNSGOPbai
12/09/17 10:53 from 1. My News Blogs from mikenova (2 sites)
Sputnik investigation | Firtash could be extradited – Trump Investigations Report – https://t.co/tWDT232ubi https://t.co/9gNSGOPbai Mike Nova on Twitter “Sputnik investigation | Firtash could be extradited – Trump Investigations Report -…

» mikenov on Twitter: Sputnik investigation | Firtash could be extradited – Trump Investigations Report – trumpinvestigations.org pic.twitter.com/9gNSGOPbai
12/09/17 10:53 from 1. My News Blogs from mikenova (2 sites)
Sputnik investigation | Firtash could be extradited – Trump Investigations Report – trumpinvestigations.org pic.twitter.com/9gNSGOPbai Posted by mikenov on Tuesday, September 12th, 2017 2:53pm mikenov on Twitter

» The Disturbing Paradox of Presidential Power – Foreign Policy (blog)
12/09/17 10:39 from Saved Stories – None
The Disturbing Paradox of Presidential Power Foreign Policy (blog) And, ironically, the person most vocal in complaining about alleged intelligence abuses has been Trump himself, whose complaints of illegality on the part of the intellig…

» Tuesday’s Morning Email: Trump Weighs Tougher Strategy on Iran
12/09/17 10:38 from Saved Stories – None
One that could “allow more aggressive U.S. responses.”

» Clinton: Media rewarded Trump for ‘bigoted’ attacks – The Hill
12/09/17 10:38 from Saved Stories – None
The Hill Clinton: Media rewarded Trump for ‘bigoted’ attacks The Hill Clinton argued Trump’s “bigoted” and “discriminatory” attacks fed into parts of the United States electorate . “He called it ‘not being politi…

» Alex Jones, Roger Stone agree: Someone may be drugging President Trump – Salon
12/09/17 10:38 from Saved Stories – None
Salon Alex Jones, Roger Stone agree: Someone may be drugging President Trump Salon Because Trump does not drink, and “certainly does not do drugs,” the only plausible explanation for the president’s slurred speech is that he is being inv…

» Top Republican’s attempt to steer the Trump-Russia probe toward ‘unmasking’ may be about to backfire spectacularly – Yahoo News
12/09/17 10:38 from Saved Stories – None
Yahoo News Top Republican’s attempt to steer the Trump – Russia probe toward ‘unmasking’ may be about to backfire spectacularly Yahoo News … about Trump’s son-in-law, Jared Kushner, is another example of how digging deeper into which o…

» GOP senator wants full transcripts from Comey staffer interviews – Fox News
12/09/17 10:38 from Saved Stories – None
Fox News GOP senator wants full transcripts from Comey staffer interviews Fox News Sen. Ron Johnson is calling for the release of full, un-redacted transcripts from interviews the Office of Special Counsel conducted with former FBI staff…

» Clinton jumps gun on special counsel probe, ‘convinced’ Trump team helped Russia meddle – Fox News
12/09/17 10:37 from Saved Stories – None
Fox News Clinton jumps gun on special counsel probe, ‘convinced’ Trump team helped Russia meddle Fox News The 2016 Democratic presidential nominee told USA Today in a new interview that she’s “convinced” then-candidate Donald Trump’s ass…

» Trump World isn’t done going after James Comey – MSNBC
12/09/17 10:36 from Saved Stories – None
MSNBC Trump World isn’t done going after James Comey MSNBC There’s ample evidence to suggest Special Counsel Robert Mueller and his team are taking a close look at Donald Trump’s firing of then- FBI Director James Comey in May. The presi…

» FB-RSS feed for Mike Nova: Trump Investigations Report – The FBI recently questioned a former White House correspondent for Sputnik | Firtash could be extradited soon https://t.co/cwA0flXC4v
12/09/17 10:28 from 1. My News Blogs from mikenova (2 sites)
Trump Investigations Report – The FBI recently questioned a former White House correspondent for Sputnik | Firtash could be extradited soon https://t.co/cwA0flXC4v Mike Nova on Twitter “Trump Investigations Report – The FBI recently ques…

» mikenov on Twitter: Trump Investigations Report – The FBI recently questioned a former White House correspondent for Sputnik | Firtash could be extradited soon pic.twitter.com/cwA0flXC4v
12/09/17 09:58 from 1. My News Blogs from mikenova (2 sites)
Trump Investigations Report – The FBI recently questioned a former White House correspondent for Sputnik | Firtash could be extradited soon pic.twitter.com/cwA0flXC4v Posted by mikenov on Tuesday, September 12th, 2017 1:58pm 1 like miken…

» Lawyer says extradition of oligarch tied to Trump campaign chief imminent
12/09/17 09:02 from Mike Nova’s Shared NewsLinks
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» russian propaganda in 2016 elections – Google Search
12/09/17 08:35 from Mike Nova’s Shared NewsLinks
mikenova shared this story from russian propaganda in 2016 elections – Google News. A Russian propaganda group purchased ads on Facebook during … PBS NewsHour – Sep 9, 2017 Facebook announced Wednesday that a Russian propaganda organiz…

» FBI investigates Russian news agency Sputnik
12/09/17 07:54 from Mike Nova’s Shared NewsLinks
mikenova shared this story from Yahoo News – Latest News & Headlines. WASHINGTON — The FBI recently questioned a former White House correspondent for Sputnik, the Russian-government-funded news agency, as part of an investigati…

» Sputnik (news agency) – Wikipedia
12/09/17 07:52 from Mike Nova’s Shared NewsLinks
mikenova shared this story . Sputnik (news agency) From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Jump to: navigation , search “Radio Sputnik” redirects here. For other uses, see Radio Sputnik (disambiguation) . Not to be confused with Sputnik (s…

» Dmytro Firtash extradition – Google Search
12/09/17 07:43 from Mike Nova’s Shared NewsLinks
mikenova shared this story from Dmytro Firtash extradition – Google News. Lawyer says extradition of oligarch tied to Trump campaign chief … Chicago Tribune – 12 hours ago Ukrainian oligarch Dmitry Firtash could be extradited “wi…

» sputnik investigation – Google Search
12/09/17 07:08 from Mike Nova’s Shared NewsLinks
mikenova shared this story from sputnik investigation – Google News. Sputnik , The Russian News Agency, Is Under Investigation By The FBI HuffPost – 17 hours ago WASHINGTON — The FBI recently questioned a former White House corresp…

» House Conservatives Were Plotting Against Paul Ryan. Then Came Trump’s Surprise.
12/09/17 06:54 from Saved Stories – None
The biggest winner in the Democrats’ debt-ceiling deal could end up being the GOP speaker.

» California Sues Trump Administration Over DACA Elimination
12/09/17 06:53 from Saved Stories – None
More than 200,000 Dreamers live in the state.

» Drones could be used by police to fight terror attacks – Lancashire Evening Post
12/09/17 06:53 from Saved Stories – None
Lancashire Evening Post Drones could be used by police to fight terror attacks Lancashire Evening Post Commander Simon Bray said: “UAVs are already being used by police forces across the UK; the MPS currently owns one for examining crime…

» Excerpts from Hillary Clinton’s new book: ‘I felt I’d been shivved by then-FBI Director Jim Comey’ – The Boston Globe
12/09/17 06:52 from Saved Stories – None
The Boston Globe Excerpts from Hillary Clinton’s new book: Excerpts: ‘I felt I’d been shivved by then-FBI Director Jim Comey ‘ The Boston Globe ON TRUMP AS CAMPAIGNER: For Trump, if everyone’s down in the mud with him, then he’s no dirti…

» Anxious in the Trump Era? You’re Not Alone – BillMoyers.com
12/09/17 06:52 from Saved Stories – None
BillMoyers.com Anxious in the Trump Era? You’re Not Alone BillMoyers.com When we know exactly what to expect we may feel happy or sad, but not anxious — the latter only occurs when one does not fully know what’s coming next. In this rega…

» Abusive, Cartoonish, Obscene: How Kara Walker Painted Trump’s America
12/09/17 06:51 from Saved Stories – None
In 1997, an artist called her work “revolting.” Twenty years later, Walker’s brutal depictions of racism look all too familiar.

» Review: A view of an unbelievable campaign from ground zero – Bradenton Herald
12/09/17 06:51 from Saved Stories – None
Bradenton Herald Review: A view of an unbelievable campaign from ground zero Bradenton Herald When FBI Director James Comey announced just over a week before Election Day that he was reopening the Clinton email investigation , Tur told a…

» Never Forget: 911 Was Awful, What We Did After Was Worse
12/09/17 06:50 from Saved Stories – None
Today we must also remember how our leaders exploited 911 for political ends.

» Corporate Media’s Soft Spot for Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner – FAIR
12/09/17 06:50 from Saved Stories – None
FAIR Corporate Media’s Soft Spot for Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner FAIR But on the opposite side are two formidable foes—the president’s daughter Ivanka Trump and his son-in-law, Jared Kushner, who are both White House advisers and enco…

» Donald Trump’s senility has grown so obvious, his allies are going to absurd lengths to try to cover for it
12/09/17 06:49 from Saved Stories – None
It’s all too easy to arbitrarily accuse a politician you don’t like, or whose ideas you think are bad, of being senile. When it comes to Donald Trump, however, there is in fact something wrong with him along the lines of seni…

» The Recurrent Fantasy of a Third-Party Trump Presidency – The Atlantic
12/09/17 06:48 from Saved Stories – None
The Atlantic The Recurrent Fantasy of a Third-Party Trump Presidency The Atlantic The agreement, struck over the objections of Trump’s nominal Republican allies, Speaker Paul Ryan and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, provides mone…

» Teen Sexted by Anthony Weiner Reveals Shamed Lawmaker’s ‘Disgusting’ Messages: ‘Your Body Is Insane’ – Inside Edition
12/09/17 06:48 from Saved Stories – None
Inside Edition Teen Sexted by Anthony Weiner Reveals Shamed Lawmaker’s ‘Disgusting’ Messages: ‘Your Body Is Insane’ Inside Edition That’s when the agents found thousands of emails between Abedin and Clinton, which led then-FBI Director J…

» roger stone – Google News: Roger Stone: It’s possible White House chief of staff John Kelly is having Trump drugged – Media Matters for America
12/09/17 06:48 from Saved Stories – None
Media Matters for America Roger Stone : It’s possible White House chief of staff John Kelly is having Trump drugged Media Matters for America Stone : “I have now heard not from one, but two different sources, that he seemed disoriented a…

» Here’s who Hillary Clinton blames for her defeat in campaign memoir ‘What Happened’ – New York Daily News
12/09/17 06:47 from Saved Stories – None
New York Daily News Here’s who Hillary Clinton blames for her defeat in campaign memoir ‘What Happened’ New York Daily News Russian President Vladimir Putin and Russian hackers, for working “to influence our election and install a friend…

» Donald Trump – Google News: The pope can’t stop roasting Donald Trump – VICE News
12/09/17 06:47 from Saved Stories – None
VICE News The pope can’t stop roasting Donald Trump VICE News In the same conversation, Francis also launched into what some interpret as a thinly veiled attack on Trump for pulling out of the Paris Climate Accord in June. “Man is stupid…

» White House pushes back on Bannon’s comments about Comey – New York Post
12/09/17 06:47 from Saved Stories – None
New York Post White House pushes back on Bannon’s comments about Comey New York Post The White House spokeswoman on Monday said she is unaware of any conversations where former top strategist Steve Bannon warned President Trump that the …

» White House says ‘the president was right in firing Director Comey’ in a rejection of ex-aide Steve Bannon’s claim … – Daily Mail
12/09/17 06:47 from Saved Stories – None
Daily Mail White House says ‘the president was right in firing Director Comey’ in a rejection of ex-aide Steve Bannon’s claim … Daily Mail Bannon said in the interview with CBS that charges of Russian collusion against the president ar…

» Republicans Abandoning Re-election Bids as Trump Fatigue Sets In – Vanity Fair
12/09/17 06:46 from Saved Stories – None
Vanity Fair Republicans Abandoning Re-election Bids as Trump Fatigue Sets In Vanity Fair Public sentiment typically turns against the party in control of the White House in midterm elections, and there have rarely been presidents as unpo…

» WATCH: White House says Trump ‘was right’ to fire Comey – PBS NewsHour
12/09/17 06:46 from Saved Stories – None
PBS NewsHour WATCH: White House says Trump ‘was right’ to fire Comey PBS NewsHour The White House says President Donald Trump “was right” to fire former FBI Director James Comey , rejecting former White House adviser Steve Bannon’s sugge…

» Teen Sexted by Anthony Weiner Reveals Shamed Lawmaker’s ‘Disgusting’ Messages: ‘Your Body Is Insane’ – WSLS
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WSLS Teen Sexted by Anthony Weiner Reveals Shamed Lawmaker’s ‘Disgusting’ Messages: ‘Your Body Is Insane’ WSLS During a rally at the end of October, as news got out about Weiner, Donald Trump told supporters in Warren, Mich.: “I never th…

» Review: A view of an unbelievable campaign from ground zero – WTOP
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WTOP Review: A view of an unbelievable campaign from ground zero WTOP When FBI Director James Comey announced just over a week before Election Day that he was reopening the Clinton email investigation , Tur told a colleague her take on t…

» Clinton Blames Herself, and Many Others – POLITICO Magazine
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Business Day (registration) Clinton Blames Herself, and Many Others POLITICO Magazine And, she continues, “the second big factor that caused the bottom to fall out at the end of the race was the Russian plot to sabotage my campaign and h…

» Top Russian Diplomat Urges US to Stop Destroying Russia-US Relations – Voice of America
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Voice of America Top Russian Diplomat Urges US to Stop Destroying Russia- US Relations Voice of America Tensions between the Untied States and Russia have been especially high since allegations emerged that Russia interfered in the 2016 …

» After years of 9/11 criticism and conspiracies, Trump strikes a more somber note – Washington Post
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Washington Post After years of 9/11 criticism and conspiracies, Trump strikes a more somber note Washington Post As a presidential candidate, Donald Trump ventured far beyond the norms of political behavior when it came to 9/11 terrorist…

» Greg Sargent: Bannon is threatening to blow up the Republican Party – Salt Lake Tribune
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Salt Lake Tribune Greg Sargent: Bannon is threatening to blow up the Republican Party Salt Lake Tribune ”’I don’t think there’s any doubt that if James Comey had not been fired, then we would not have a special counsel . . . We would not…

» Top Russian Politician Boasts Russia ‘Stole’ 2016 Election For Donald Trump While US Intelligence ‘Slept’ – The Inquisitr
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The Inquisitr Top Russian Politician Boasts Russia ‘Stole’ 2016 Election For Donald Trump While US Intelligence ‘Slept’ The Inquisitr Vyacheslav Nikonov, a top Russian lawmaker and leading member of the United Russia Party led by Preside…

» Ex-White House adviser Bannon still wielding influence, at least at the White House briefing – Washington Post
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Washington Post Ex-White House adviser Bannon still wielding influence, at least at the White House briefing Washington Post Bannon, who left his White House job last month, also called former FBI director James B. Comey’s firing a mista…

» Israel faces wave of ‘agricultural terror’ as Border Police struggles to fight back – JerusalemOnline
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JerusalemOnline Israel faces wave of ‘agricultural terror ‘ as Border Police struggles to fight back JerusalemOnline Agricultural crime has become a state-wide plague, as approximately 85 percent of the country is considered countryside….

» Israeli Minister: Trump must freeze, change or cancel Iran nuke deal – The Jerusalem Post
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The Jerusalem Post Israeli Minister: Trump must freeze, change or cancel Iran nuke deal The Jerusalem Post Regarding Iranian intervention in Syria, Katz said “the prime minister must not let the US off of involvement in fashioning the fu…

» Evolving Trump: From business celeb on 9/11 to stern leader – McClatchy Washington Bureau
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McClatchy Washington Bureau Evolving Trump : From business celeb on 9/11 to stern leader McClatchy Washington Bureau Trump’s initial response in the hours after terror attacks was more restrained. He had flirted with a presidential run b…

» Pope Francis On Climate Change Denial: ‘Man Is Stupid’
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“When you don’t want to see, you don’t see,” the pope says while flying over the hurricane-ravaged Caribbean.

» Bret Stephens: DeVos ending campus witch hunt on sexual assault – Santa Cruz Sentinel
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Bret Stephens: DeVos ending campus witch hunt on sexual assault Santa Cruz Sentinel Suppose you’re the kind of thoughtful liberal who concluded from Donald Trump’s election that you’ve been living in a bubble and need to better understan…

» Sights On 2020: Who Will Take On Trump?
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» Clinton Blames Comey, Russia, WikiLeaks, Facebook, FAKE NEWS, Voter ID Laws, Sexism, and Misogyny for Losing – Fox News
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Fox News Clinton Blames Comey , Russia, WikiLeaks, Facebook, FAKE NEWS, Voter ID Laws, Sexism, and Misogyny for Losing Fox News Clinton claims that, “If the election were on October 27, I would be your president,” singling out …

» Netanyahu in Beunos Aires: Iran remains source of world terror – The Jerusalem Post
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The Jerusalem Post Netanyahu in Beunos Aires: Iran remains source of world terror The Jerusalem Post BUENOS AIRES — Speaking at the site of the Israeli embassy in Buenos Aires that was destroyed by a terror blast in 1992 and never rebui…

» Congress Rejects Trump Proposals to Cut Health Research Funds – New York Times
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New York Times Congress Rejects Trump Proposals to Cut Health Research Funds New York Times WASHINGTON — Back in March, when President Trump released the first draft of his budget proposal for the coming fiscal year, he asked lawmakers f…

» Lawyer says extradition of oligarch tied to Trump campaign chief … – Chicago Tribune
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mikenova shared this story from donald trump racketeering – Google News. Chicago Tribune Lawyer says extradition of oligarch tied to Trump campaign chief … Chicago Tribune Prosecutors say wiretapped conversations link Ukrainian to Chic…

» Feinstein vows there will be a public Donald Trump Jr. hearing ‘come hell or high water’ – CNN
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CNN Feinstein vows there will be a public Donald Trump Jr. hearing ‘come hell or high water’ CNN Asked if she expected Trump Jr. to return, Feinstein told CNN, “I do — come hell or high water.” Senate Judiciary Committee Chair…

» GOP leaders made a huge wager — and they’re losing – Washington Post
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Washington Post GOP leaders made a huge wager — and they’re losing Washington Post For the GOP , it is now September, both literally and metaphorically. In the spring of their hopes, Republican leaders placed a bet — which se…

» After nine months, federal offices are still waiting to hang Trump’s picture – Washington Post
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Washington Post After nine months, federal offices are still waiting to hang Trump’s picture Washington Post In the lobby of every federal building, just inside security turnstiles and before the elevator banks, a framed photograph of th…

» Congressman demands Russia-collusion probe – into Hillary – WND.com
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WND.com Congressman demands Russia-collusion probe – into Hillary WND.com As the investigation into Donald Trump’s ties to Russia stretches on, Rep. Dana Rohrabacher, R-Calif., … According to a Rasmussen poll, a majority of voters beli…

» Trump welcomes an authoritarian to the White House – Washington Post
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Washington Post Trump welcomes an authoritarian to the White House Washington Post Mr. Najib has not been charged with a crime and denies wrongdoing, but the U.S. investigation prompted speculation in Malaysia that he could be arrested i…

» How Russia quietly undercuts sanctions intended to stop North Korea’s nuclear program – Washington Post
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Washington Post How Russia quietly undercuts sanctions intended to stop North Korea’s nuclear program Washington Post Trump administration officials were hoping that new trade restrictions by China — including a temporary ban on gasoline…

» Oops: Devin Nunes accidentally exposes criminal activity by Donald Trump administration
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In the months since Republican Congressman Devin Nunes was first pushed into the national spotlight, it’s been easy to see why Donald Trump was able to sucker him into sabotaging his own committee’s investigation into the Rus…

» As he remembers victims of 9/11, Trump takes more aggressive tone for war on terror – Washington Times
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Washington Times As he remembers victims of 9/11, Trump takes more aggressive tone for war on terror Washington Times President Trump observed his first 9/11 anniversary as commander in chief Monday by vowing to pursue radical Islamic te…

» Pro-Russia Twitter bots have a new strategy – BBC News
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BBC News Pro-Russia Twitter bots have a new strategy BBC News Co-ordinated groups of Twitter bots pushing pro-Russian propaganda have developed an odd but occasionally effective strategy – retweeting messages that the bot-makers disagree…

» Why should America take in refugees? – Rescue
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Rescue Why should America take in refugees? Rescue Refugee resettlement also enriches our economy and enhances our national security . Now, as the Trump administration considers how many refugees to accept in 2018, American values, tradi…

» Clinton Won’t Be Silenced No Matter How Many Male Opinion Writers Demand It – Advocate.com
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Advocate.com Clinton Won’t Be Silenced No Matter How Many Male Opinion Writers Demand It Advocate.com When a leaked excerpt from the book in which she relates her story about how Sanders handed Trump the “crooked Hillary” playbook and ho…

» Trump to weigh more aggressive US strategy on Iran, sources say – CNBC
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CNBC Trump to weigh more aggressive US strategy on Iran, sources say CNBC President Donald Trump is weighing a strategy that calls for more aggressive U.S. responses to Iran’s forces, its Shi’ite Muslim proxies in Iraq and Syria, and its…

» In Our View: Reflections Upon 9/11 – The Columbian
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In Our View: Reflections Upon 9/11 The Columbian Certainly, the attacks played a role in last year’s presidential election as Trump convinced Americans that he understood our fear. And yet, the lingering emotion must not be one of fear. …

» Trump’s legal team debated whether Kushner should leave White House – Washington Post
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Washington Post Trump’s legal team debated whether Kushner should leave White House Washington Post A small group of White House lawyers this summer urged that President Trump’s son-in-law Jared Kushner step down from his White House rol…

» Hillary Clinton says Trump associates helped Russia influence the 2016 election – Business Insider
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Hillary Clinton says Trump associates helped Russia influence the 2016 election Business Insider “And there’s no doubt in my mind that there are a tangle of financial relationships between Trump and his operation with Russian money …

» Report: Some Trump lawyers wanted Kushner to step down over Russia probe – Tribune-Review
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Newburgh Gazette Report: Some Trump lawyers wanted Kushner to step down over Russia probe Tribune-Review Kushner testified before the Senate Intelligence Community that he did not collude with a foreign government to sway the 2016 presid…

» Trump lawyers fretted over Kushner’s Russia contacts – CBS News
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CBS News Trump lawyers fretted over Kushner’s Russia contacts CBS News Members of the president’s legal team became concerned about Jared Kushner’s ongoing role in the White House after they were made aware of his June 2016 meeting with …

» Report: Russia Used Fake Facebook Accounts to Organize Protests in US During Election – Haaretz
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Haaretz Report: Russia Used Fake Facebook Accounts to Organize Protests in US During Election Haaretz A report from the Daily Beast uncovered that Russian operatives used fake Facebook profiles to organize anti-immigrant events in the U….

» McKay: Trump’s finances are fair game – Spartanburg Herald Journal
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Spartanburg Herald Journal McKay: Trump’s finances are fair game Spartanburg Herald Journal But they reflect a practice federal agents and prosecutors heed in criminal investigations into activities that range from drug dealing to terror…

» Hillary Clinton has a few people she blames for her election disaster – NEWS.com.au
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NEWS.com.au Hillary Clinton has a few people she blames for her election disaster NEWS.com.au “Because there’s no doubt in my mind that [Russian President] Putin wanted me to lose and wanted Trump to win. And there’s no doubt in my mind …

» Trump, Russian ties – The Hutchinson News
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Gears Of Biz Trump , Russian ties The Hutchinson News Since Trump’s election as president, his ties to Russia have become the focus of intense scrutiny, most of which centered on whether his inner circle colluded with Russia to subvert t…

» Trump’s 9/11 message evolves along with his responsibilities – McClatchy Washington Bureau
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McClatchy Washington Bureau Trump’s 9/11 message evolves along with his responsibilities McClatchy Washington Bureau Trump’s initial response in the hours after terror attacks was more restrained. He had flirted with a presidential run b…

» Want to Make a Deal, Mr. Trump? – New York Times
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New York Times Want to Make a Deal, Mr. Trump ? New York Times Was President Trump’s bipartisan hurricane relief/debt ceiling/government funding deal last week simply a “bipartisan moment,” as the House speaker, Paul Ryan, put it? Probab…

» The War on Terrorism Rages 16 Yrs After 9/11 – Live Trading News
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Live Trading News The War on Terrorism Rages 16 Yrs After 9/11 Live Trading News The war against Islamic terrorism has not “really” changed in the 16 years since the 9/11 attacks in New York City and Washington DC, former New York Mayor …

» Trump’s tweets indicate an ’emotionally unstable innovator’ prone to mental illness: scientists – Raw Story
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Raw Story Trump’s tweets indicate an ’emotionally unstable innovator’ prone to mental illness: scientists Raw Story While these tweets are often used to cause confusion or chaos, scientists are giving them a new purpose—as data that can …

» Russia and China are proving Trump right on North Korea: They hold all the cards – Quartz
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Quartz Russia and China are proving Trump right on North Korea: They hold all the cards Quartz Russia and China are proving Trump right on North Korea: They hold all the cards … The Trump administration is touting new sanctions leveled…

» Good reasons why Putin would want Trump in White House – TCPalm
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Good reasons why Putin would want Trump in White House TCPalm President Trump speaks loudly, but tweets like a bird. Tough-talking Trump was going to force Mexico to pay for his border wall. Trump was also going to force China into bette…

» US Sanctions Spook Russian Banks Funding Arms Buildup – Bloomberg
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US Sanctions Spook Russian Banks Funding Arms Buildup Bloomberg One section in the new law mandates that the president to impose additional sanctions on anyone doing “significant transactions” with the Russian military or intelligence se…

» The love-hate relation with Putin, from the Obama-era red reset button to the current collusion hysteria, has been a … – National Review
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National Review The love-hate relation with Putin , from the Obama-era red reset button to the current collusion hysteria, has been a … National Review We fret over its daily assertions that it is apparently eager to deploy verifiable …

» The White House Really Doesn’t Want To Talk About Climate Change And Hurricanes
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“Causality is something outside of my ability to analyze right now,” Homeland Security advisor Tom Bossert said.

» White House Lawyers Wanted Trump to Dump Kushner Over Russia Investigation – Haaretz
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Haaretz White House Lawyers Wanted Trump to Dump Kushner Over Russia Investigation Haaretz A group of White House lawyers pushed for Jared Kushner to step down from his position as Donald Trump’s senior aide as probes into the Trump elec…

» Hillary Clinton’s book has a clear message: don’t blame me | Thomas Frank
12/09/17 06:03 from Saved Stories – None
Hillary Clinton simply cannot escape her satisfied white-collar worldview. This prevents her from understanding the events of 2016 How do you lose the presidency to a man like Donald Trump? He was the most unpopular presidential candidat…

» Harvard psychiatrist Lance Dodes: Donald Trump is a “sociopath” and “a very sick individual” – Salon
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Harvard psychiatrist Lance Dodes: Donald Trump is a “sociopath” and “a very sick individual” Salon … Boston Psychoanalytic Society and Institute. Dodes is a signatory to the much-discussed February 2017 open letter to the New York Time…

» White House Watch: Did Trump Fire Comey Because of Perjury by the FBI Director? – The Weekly Standard
12/09/17 06:01 from Saved Stories – None
The Weekly Standard White House Watch: Did Trump Fire Comey Because of Perjury by the FBI Director? The Weekly Standard The White House has a new argument for why President Donald Trump fired James Comey earlier this year: The FBI direct…

» In campaign memoir, Clinton says won’t ‘sulk or disappear’ – Malay Mail Online
12/09/17 06:01 from Saved Stories – None
Malay Mail Online In campaign memoir, Clinton says won’t ‘sulk or disappear’ Malay Mail Online Reuters picWASHINGTON, Sept 12 — She might be finished as a US presidential candidate following her “aching” loss to Donald Trump last Novembe…

» Russia probes pose loyalty test for Team Trump – Politico
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Politico Russia probes pose loyalty test for Team Trump Politico … and Spicer, the former top White House aides who played roles in many of the critical early Trump decisions that have become pertinent to the Russia case, including the…

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» Putin honors former US envoy under fire for Trump contacts – MyPalmBeachPost
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MyPalmBeachPost Putin honors former US envoy under fire for Trump contacts MyPalmBeachPost Kislyak’s contacts with Donald Trump’s campaign team came under the spotlight of U.S. intelligence amid the investigation into alleged Russian int…

» White House: Trump was ‘right’ to fire Comey from FBI – WRAL.com
11/09/17 19:32 from Saved Stories – None
CBS News White House: Trump was ‘right’ to fire Comey from FBI WRAL.com She is accusing the former FBI director of “giving false testimony,” ”leaking privileged information to journalists” and politicizing his investigati…

» Facebook needs to answer these questions about the Russian campaign to influence American voters – Quartz
11/09/17 19:31 from Saved Stories – None
Quartz Facebook needs to answer these questions about the Russian campaign to influence American voters Quartz It has given the information to congressional investigators looking into Russia’s attempts to influence the 2016 US election a…

» Russian official openly brags that Russia stole the election for Donald Trump
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As Donald Trump’s presidency continues to unravel amid historic unpopularity and exploding scandals, his puppet masters in Russia can’t help but kick him while he’s down. In recent weeks one Russian government official …

» Trump’s Band of Merry Voter-Fraud Charlatans to Ride Again – New York Magazine
11/09/17 19:28 from Saved Stories – None
New York Magazine Trump’s Band of Merry Voter-Fraud Charlatans to Ride Again New York Magazine The Brennan Center for Justice released its own analysis of the report Friday, debunking many of the instances of alleged fraud. John Lott, a …

» Roger Stone: It’s possible White House chief of staff John Kelly is having Trump drugged – Media Matters for America
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Media Matters for America Roger Stone : It’s possible White House chief of staff John Kelly is having Trump drugged Media Matters for America Stone : “I have now heard not from one, but two different sources, that he seemed disoriented a…

» New pressure on Comey to return to Capitol Hill, as White House accuses him of ‘false testimony’ – Fox News
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Fox News New pressure on Comey to return to Capitol Hill, as White House accuses him of ‘false testimony’ Fox News The White House on Monday accused James Comey of giving “false testimony” and suggested the Justice Department look at whe…

» Republicans jumping ship amid dissatisfaction in Trump era – ABC News
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Slate Magazine (blog) Republicans jumping ship amid dissatisfaction in Trump era ABC News FILE – In this Aug. 5, 2014 file photo, Republican David Trott, a candidate for Michigan’s 11th congressional district, stands next to his wife, Ka…

» Bannon: Trump’s Biggest Mistake Was Firing FBI Chief Comey – Voice of America
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Voice of America Bannon: Trump’s Biggest Mistake Was Firing FBI Chief Comey Voice of America But eight days after Comey was fired, and over Trump’s objections, the second-ranking Justice Department official, Rod Rosenstein, named another…

» Coats and Sessions Call for Reauthorization of FISA Title VII Without Sunset
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Attorney General Jeff Sessions and Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats sent a letter to the congressional leadership on Monday calling for a reauthorization of FISA Title VII, including Section 702 of the FISA Amendments Act. Amo…

» Review: A view of an unbelievable campaign from ground zero – San Francisco Chronicle
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Review: A view of an unbelievable campaign from ground zero San Francisco Chronicle The presidential campaign of Donald J. Trump seemed unlikely to gain traction at first. But the candidate skillfully stirred his voters by boasting of hi…

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Russia’s Fake Americans Opinion | Russia’s Fake Americans The Kremlin’s stealth intrusion into the American election was broader than previously believed.

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WSJ.com: World News: Myanmar Crisis Spurs U.N. Session, al Qaeda Threat

A push by the military that rules Myanmar alongside Aung San Suu Kyi to clear Rohingya villages and drive the Muslim ethnic group into Bangladesh drew the attention on Wednesday of two international organizations: the United Nations Security Council and al Qaeda.

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Alec Baldwin Is Bringing Back His Trump Impression For The ‘SNL’ Premiere
Trump either cannot see the differences in values between the US and Russia or he doesn’t care – Dallas News
Hillary Clinton: Without the Comey letter, ‘the evidence shows I would have won’ – CNBC
Flynn again under spotlight for unreported foreign business deals – Sacramento Bee
Armenia and Azerbaijan are Stuck with Russia and the US – International Policy Digest
Trump is privately raging about Robert Mueller. But all of this is his own fault. – Washington Post
The empty shell of Americas two-party system
Obama Is Now Campaigning for Germany’s Angela MerkelOr His Face Is, Anyway – Newsweek
It’s Official: Donald Trump Is The Most Anti-LGBTQ President In U.S. History
‘What Happened’? Hillary Cherry-Picks Through Historic Loss – The American Conservative
Report: Michael Flynn Refuses to Testify Before Senate Intelligence Committee – Independent Journal Review
Harvard Psychiatrist: Trump Is a ‘Sociopath’ and a ‘Very Sick Individual’ – AlterNet
Former Trump Aide Has No Idea Why Ivanka is in the White House – Newsweek
DNI Dan Coats: ‘Troubling’ former intel officials criticize Trump, intelligence community – Washington Examiner
Will Russia Leave the West? – The Nation.
Narcissism to blame for why men more likely to troll on Facebook – Birmingham Mail
House Democrats drop a house on Michael Flynn
Here’s more, real evidence that Trump is slowly rupturing the Republican Party – Washington Post
US Army Sends Two Tank Brigades to Europe Amid Russia Tensions – Newsweek
Trumps Moscow Tower and Back-Channel Ukraine Dossier: Both Began During the Election, Evidence Suggests
Department of Justice ‘stops Senate from interviewing FBI officials’ over Trump’s Comey firing – The Independent
House Dems: Michael Flynn May Have Lobbied For Nuclear Deal Inside White House – NPR
Congress to Trump: Reform Surveillance Authorities or Lose Them – Reason (blog)
Shuttered Facebook group linked to Russia organized anti-immigrant rallies across Texas – Business Insider
Mike Flynn’s Son Is Subject of Federal Russia Probe – NBCNews.com

 

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Alec Baldwin Is Bringing Back His Trump Impression For The ‘SNL’ Premiere

He’s baaaaack.

Trump either cannot see the differences in values between the US and Russia or he doesn’t care – Dallas News


Dallas News
Trump either cannot see the differences in values between the US and Russia or he doesn’t care
Dallas News
Then Trump should begin to understand the stark difference between American values and Russian preference for order, America’s respect for the rule of law and Russia’ centuries-long addiction to authoritarianism, America’s time-honored freedom of the …

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Hillary Clinton: Without the Comey letter, ‘the evidence shows I would have won’ – CNBC


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Hillary Clinton: Without the Comey letter, ‘the evidence shows I would have won’
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Hillary Clinton opened up on Wednesday about President Donald Trump’s firing of James Comey, saying she would have won the election had it not been for the former FBI director’s letter about his investigation of her private email account. “Absent that 
Clinton jumps gun on special counsel probe, ‘convinced’ Trump team helped Russia meddleFox News
‘This man is going to be the death of me’: Huma Abedin broke down in tears after learning of her estranged husband’s …Business Insider
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Flynn again under spotlight for unreported foreign business deals – Sacramento Bee


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Flynn again under spotlight for unreported foreign business deals
Sacramento Bee
… during his background check. Both could be criminal violations. Flynn resigned his White House post after only a month because he misled administration officials about a telephone call he held during the transition with then-Russian Ambassador 
Flynn could face new pressure in Russia probe as Dems allege he concealed contactsABC News

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Armenia and Azerbaijan are Stuck with Russia and the US – International Policy Digest


International Policy Digest
Armenia and Azerbaijan are Stuck with Russia and the US
International Policy Digest
Over the years, Russia has served as the main arbitrator for the territorial dispute between Armenians and Azerbaijanis over the Nagorno-Karabakh region. The most vivid explanation lies in the past relationship of Russia with these two countries both

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Trump is privately raging about Robert Mueller. But all of this is his own fault. – Washington Post


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Trump is privately raging about Robert Mueller. But all of this is his own fault.
Washington Post
THE MORNING PLUM: Is President Trump even capable of grasping the basic outlines of the story line that led to the appointment of Special Counsel Robert S. Mueller III and his intensifying investigation, which is now targeting Trump himself? This is 
Trump Staffers’ Loyalty Tested as Mueller Closes InVanity Fair
Trump’s closed-door rants on Comey and MuellerAxios

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Obama Is Now Campaigning for Germany’s Angela MerkelOr His Face Is, Anyway – Newsweek


Newsweek
Obama Is Now Campaigning for Germany’s Angela MerkelOr His Face Is, Anyway
Newsweek
Barack Obama as good as admitted, back in December, that he missed the campaign trail, when he told his formed aide David Axelrod in an interview that he would have won the 2016 election against Donald Trump. Sadly for him, that pesky constitution
You Snooze, She WinsSlate Magazine

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It’s Official: Donald Trump Is The Most Anti-LGBTQ President In U.S. History

Measured by both actions and outcomes, it’s a fact that is now undeniable.

‘What Happened’? Hillary Cherry-Picks Through Historic Loss – The American Conservative


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‘What Happened’? Hillary Cherry-Picks Through Historic Loss
The American Conservative
First and foremost, Trump’s electoral win was about dyspeptic dad thundering, and the elites of both parties being forced to confront the reality that the American body politic was comprised of more than just coastal elites, the inner city, or both 
Hillary Clinton still doesn’t get ‘what happened’ in the 2016 electionWashington Post
Clinton: Media rewarded Trump for ‘bigoted’ attacksThe Hill
Rachel Bitecofer column: All about the base: Clinton blames the players, but her real problem was the playRichmond.com
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Report: Michael Flynn Refuses to Testify Before Senate Intelligence Committee – Independent Journal Review


Independent Journal Review
Report: Michael Flynn Refuses to Testify Before Senate Intelligence Committee
Independent Journal Review
Former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn, who had largely been out of the news for months after being a cog in many of the initial big stories about the Trump administration, returned to the forefront on Tuesday night. That was when CNN reported 

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Harvard Psychiatrist: Trump Is a ‘Sociopath’ and a ‘Very Sick Individual’ – AlterNet

Harvard Psychiatrist: Trump Is a ‘Sociopath’ and a ‘Very Sick Individual’
AlterNet
… Boston Psychoanalytic Society and Institute. Dodes is a signatory to the much-discussed February 2017 open letter to the New York Times that sought to warn the public about the dangers posed by Donald Trump’s mental health. He is also a 

Former Trump Aide Has No Idea Why Ivanka is in the White House – Newsweek


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Former Trump Aide Has No Idea Why Ivanka is in the White House
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Ivanka Trump’s role in the White House is just as ambiguous to some insiders as it is to her critics.
Former WH Aide Sebastian Gorka Predicts Trump Will Remove Top …Western Journalism

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DNI Dan Coats: ‘Troubling’ former intel officials criticize Trump, intelligence community – Washington Examiner


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DNI Dan Coats: ‘Troubling’ former intel officials criticize Trump, intelligence community
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Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats said Wednesday it’s “troubling” many former intelligence officials have been critical of the intelligence community and its “capabilities with the president.” “I find it troubling that many outside the 
Intelligence director criticizes former officials for speaking out against TrumpThe Hill 
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Will Russia Leave the West? – The Nation.


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Will Russia Leave the West?
The Nation. 
Geographically, of course, Russia cannot leave the West. Its expanses include vast Far Eastern territories and peoples, but they also include major European cities such as St. Petersburg. For that reason alone, Russia has long been, to varying degrees 
Gorbachev likes Putin more than you might expectMinneapolis Star Tribune

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Still more, the European nations entrapped in the Soviet Bloc (East Germany, Czechoslovakia, Poland, and others) retained their Western currents, which flowed from their own Communist parties into the Soviet Russian political establishment 

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Narcissism to blame for why men more likely to troll on Facebook – Birmingham Mail


Birmingham Mail
Narcissism to blame for why men more likely to troll on Facebook
Birmingham Mail
Some commentators have accused US President Donald Trump of being a narcissist. One American psychologist and author, Dr John Gartner, declared in USA Today: “Donald Trump’s malignant narcissism is toxic.” The new claims are based on results from …

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House Democrats drop a house on Michael Flynn

Yesterday, Michael Flynn once again refused a request from Congress to testify about his role in Donald Trump’s Russia scandal. This was not entirely surprising he’s invoked the Fifth Amendment before but it had a sense of finality about it. I wrote last night that this opened the door for Special Counsel Robert Mueller to drop a house on him. Sure enough, the House Democrats just handed Mueller what he needs.

Congressmen Elijah Cummings and Eliot Engel have sent Robert Mueller evidence that Michael Flynn secretly tried to broker a $100 billion deal between Russia and Saudi Arabia, according to CNN (link). Newsweek first alleged the secret deal this summer (link), but now Congress has gathered enough evidence to prove that Flynn broke the law in the process. This evidence now hands Mueller a loaded weapon to use again Flynn, and he’ll do so in aggressive fashion.

As I wrote last night, don’t be shocked if Mueller has the FBI bust through Michael Flynn’s door, as he did to Paul Manafort, who wasn’t half this uncooperative. At this point Flynn is all but daring Mueller to have him arrested, suggesting that either he’s spitefully willing to go down with the ship, or he’s counting on a pardon from Donald Trump. So this may come down to Mueller’s ability to hit Flynn for his crimes in a way that Trump can’t pardon him.

There are two approaches to that. The first would be for Mueller to bring state level charges against Flynn, which can’t be pardoned. It’s been widely reported that Mueller is taking this approach with Manafort, who lives in New York, and has allegedly violated numerous state laws with his international financial dealings. Mueller would need to find relevant state level charges against Flynn or he could name Trump as an unindicted co-conspirator, which may legally prevent Trump from being able to pardon Flynn at all. Stay tuned.

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Here’s more, real evidence that Trump is slowly rupturing the Republican Party – Washington Post


Washington Post
Here’s more, real evidence that Trump is slowly rupturing the Republican Party
Washington Post
Pew pegs GOP-leaning independents at 17 percent of the electorate, so even a sharp decline in the GOP label among this group would only register a few percentage points overall. That doesn’t mean damage isn’t being done, though, and this is the first …
Parties struggle with shifting coalitionsThe Hill
After Democrats Flip Two Pro-Trump Districts An Emotional Path To Victory SurfacesPoliticusUSA
Trump Utterly Owns the Republican PartyNewsmax
Chicago Tribune –NPR –FrontPage Magazine
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US Army Sends Two Tank Brigades to Europe Amid Russia Tensions – Newsweek


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US Army Sends Two Tank Brigades to Europe Amid Russia Tensions
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The U.S. Army docked tanks and other fighting vehicles in northern Poland Wednesday, swelling its presence to two armored brigades in Europe. The reinforcement is a response to regional fears that Moscow may attempt another landgrab in its former …

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Trumps Moscow Tower and Back-Channel Ukraine Dossier: Both Began During the Election, Evidence Suggests

Congressional investigators are reportedly exploring any connections between two deals brokered by Donald Trumps lawyer Michael Cohen and Felix Sater which directly raised Russian interests. The timeline for one of these arrangements is potentially very different than what has been reported widely in the news media. Discussions of the two deals appear to have occurred closer together in time and discussion on both began during the presidential race. The timing is sure to raise the interest of investigators looking into possible links between Trump associates and Russian election interference.

The first arrangement involving Cohen and Sater was a proposal to build a Trump Tower in Moscow on terms that would be highly lucrative for Donald Trump. Those discussions reportedly began in September 2015 and led to Trump signing a 17-page letter of intent in late October 2015. Cohen said he discussed the project with Trump three times. The project went so far as to include soliciting building designs from architects and preliminary discussions about possible financing. According to Cohen, he personally decided to end the deal in late January 2016.

The second dealing with Cohen and Slater involved a back channel plan for handling Ukraine and Russia. Most all news outlets and analysis start the timeline for this plan in January 2017, but there is reason to believe it began much earlier.

The Ukrainian proposal has been called a peace plan by some, but that is a misnomer. The proposal involved unwinding Russian sanctions on favorable terms to Moscow, and the use of derogatory information against the current Ukrainian leadership. The idea was hatched by Ukrainian politician Andrii Artemenko, who told the Times that he received encouragement for his plans from Putins top aides. Discussing the terms of the proposal, Ukraines Ambassador to the United States, Valeriy Chaly said, Such ideas can be pitched or pushed through only by those openly or covertly representing Russian interests. Cohen reportedly hand delivered the Ukraine dossier to then-National Security Advisor Michael Flynn in the White House in the week before Flynns resignation.

The question is even if Cohen delivered the dossier in early 2017, when did the discussions of the Ukraine plan involving Cohen, Sater, and Artemenko begin?

The New York Times reported, it was late January when the three men associated with the proposed plan converged on the Loews Regency, a luxury hotel on Park Avenue in Manhattan to discuss Artemenkos ideas. Cohen later acknowledged to Business insider that he met with Artemenko in New York to discuss the plan but said it was only under 10 minutes.

(Cohen has told many different and conflicting stories about the Ukraine dossier.)

The discussions between Artemenko, Sater, and Cohen began long before January 2017, according to Artemenko. In an interview with a Ukrainian news outlet, Artemenko said that he began discussions with Cohen and Sater at the time of the primaries, when no one believed that Trump would even be nominated. Talking Point Memo reported on this interview in February 2017 (see also Josh Marshalls assessment that the Ukrainian news outlet is a legitimate publication).

It would surely be significant for the special counsel and congressional investigations if Cohens discussions involving the Ukraine plan began during the presidential election season. It is even more significant if, indeed, the plan came with Russian backing, as Artemenko and Ambassador Chaly both suggest. Even Cohen, in explaining the reason he met with Artemenko in January saidArtemenko told him the proposal was acknowledged by Russian authorities would create world peace.

It would also be significant that both deals involved Cohen and Slater in this time period. If the discussions on the Ukraine plan occurred during the primaries, when no one believed that Trump would even be nominated, that would be much closer in time to the emails between Cohen and Sater on Trump Tower in Moscow. Those emails include Sater telling Cohen, I will get Putin on this program and we will get Donald elected. Buddy our boy can become president of the USA and we can engineer it. I will get all of Putins team to buy in on this, I will manage this process.

If the Ukraine discussions began in early 2016, other parts of the timeline also become significant. Those include bringing Paul Manafort onto the campaign in March 2016, with his ties to Ukraine including his work on the behalf of  the same pro-Kremlin political groups to which Artemenko belongs. The Trump team then changedthe Republican party platform on Ukraine in July 2016, which they later denied. On July 30, Trump told ABC News George Stephanopoulos that he was open to recognizing Russias control of Crimea.

Finally, it is worth considering why exactly the deal involving Trump Tower in Moscow discontinued.

Cohen has insisted that the reasons for pursuing the deal and for abandoning it were unrelated to the campaign and involved purely business determinations. In a two-page statement to the House Intelligence Committee on August 28, 2017, Cohen said:

The Trump Tower Moscow proposal was not related in any way to Mr. Trumps presidential campaign.The decision to pursue the proposal initially, and later to abandon it, was unrelated to the Donald J. Trump for President campaign. Both I and the Trump Organization were evaluating this proposal and many others from solely a business standpoint, and rejected going forward on that basis.

Sater tells a different story. According to the New York Times: Sater said he had been working on a plan for a Trump Tower in Moscow one that he said had come to a halt because of Mr. Trumps presidential campaign. Sater also told Talking Points Memo: Once the campaign was really going-going, it was obvious there were going to be no deals internationally. Sater said, It didnt go through because obviously he became President. Saters statements suggest the plan may have only been temporarily suspended due to the campaign and would have potentially proceeded if Trump had not been elected.

The Ukraine project was different. The Trump team was able to shift the Republican party in the direction of the Kremlins interests on Ukraine during the campaign itself. Almost as soon as they came into office, Trumps team then  began unusual efforts to unwind Russian sanctions.

Photo: Drew Angerer/Getty Images

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Department of Justice ‘stops Senate from interviewing FBI officials’ over Trump’s Comey firing – The Independent


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Department of Justice ‘stops Senate from interviewing FBI officials’ over Trump’s Comey firing
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The Justice Department is reportedly blocking Senate investigators from speaking with FBI officials who may provide first-hand testimony about Donald Trump’s firing of ex-FBI chief James Comey. It is the latest sign that Special Counsel Robert Mueller
Trump Staffers’ Loyalty Tested as Mueller Closes InVanity Fair
Exclusive: Justice Department declines Senate request to interview FBI officials over Comey firingCNN
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House Dems: Michael Flynn May Have Lobbied For Nuclear Deal Inside White House – NPR


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Congress to Trump: Reform Surveillance Authorities or Lose Them – Reason (blog)


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Congress to Trump: Reform Surveillance Authorities or Lose Them
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Van Tine Dennis/ABACA/NewscomFederal surveillance authority reforms may be coming, whether the President DonaldTrump’s administration and the intelligence community likes it or not. To be clear, they do not, despite the Trump’s vocal complaining that …
Congress Braces for Tense Debate on Surveillance LawRoll Call

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Shuttered Facebook group linked to Russia organized anti-immigrant rallies across Texas – Business Insider


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Shuttered Facebook group linked to Russia organized anti-immigrant rallies across Texas
Business Insider
Casey Michel, a journalist who has spent years tracing US secession movements to Russia, tracked the group’s activity throughout the election and determined it was more than just a platform for far-right Texas secessionists. Several signs pointed to 

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Mike Flynn’s Son Is Subject of Federal Russia Probe – NBCNews.com


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Mike Flynn’s Son Is Subject of Federal Russia Probe
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Flynn’s status as a subject of the Russia investigation widens the publicly known scope of the probe. NBC News has reported that those under investigation have included the elder Flynn and former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort. Othersunder …
Mike Flynn’s son is subject of Federal Russia probe: reportRaw Story
Flynn’s son is a subject in Russia probe: reportThe Hill (blog)

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Trumps Moscow Tower and Back-Channel Ukraine Dossier: Both Began During the Election, Evidence Suggests

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Congressional investigators are reportedly exploring any connections between two deals brokered by Donald Trumps lawyer Michael Cohen and Felix Sater which directly raised Russian interests. The timeline for one of these arrangements is potentially very different than what has been reported widely in the news media. Discussions of the two deals appear to have occurred closer together in time and discussion on both began during the presidential race. The timing is sure to raise the interest of investigators looking into possible links between Trump associates and Russian election interference.

The first arrangement involving Cohen and Sater was a proposal to build a Trump Tower in Moscow on terms that would be highly lucrative for Donald Trump. Those discussions reportedly began in September 2015 and led to Trump signing a 17-page letter of intent in late October 2015. Cohen said he discussed the project with Trump three times. The project went so far as to include soliciting building designs from architects and preliminary discussions about possible financing. According to Cohen, he personally decided to end the deal in late January 2016.

The second dealing with Cohen and Slater involved a back channel plan for handling Ukraine and Russia. Most all news outlets and analysis start the timeline for this plan in January 2017, but there is reason to believe it began much earlier.

The Ukrainian proposal has been called a peace plan by some, but that is a misnomer. The proposal involved unwinding Russian sanctions on favorable terms to Moscow, and the use of derogatory information against the current Ukrainian leadership. The idea was hatched by Ukrainian politician Andrii Artemenko, who told the Times that he received encouragement for his plans from Putins top aides. Discussing the terms of the proposal, Ukraines Ambassador to the United States, Valeriy Chaly said, Such ideas can be pitched or pushed through only by those openly or covertly representing Russian interests. Cohen reportedly hand delivered the Ukraine dossier to then-National Security Advisor Michael Flynn in the White House in the week before Flynns resignation.

The question is even if Cohen delivered the dossier in early 2017, when did the discussions of the Ukraine plan involving Cohen, Sater, and Artemenko begin?

The New York Times reported, it was late January when the three men associated with the proposed plan converged on the Loews Regency, a luxury hotel on Park Avenue in Manhattan to discuss Artemenkos ideas. Cohen later acknowledged to Business insider that he met with Artemenko in New York to discuss the plan but said it was only “under 10 minutes.”

(Cohen has told many different and conflicting stories about the Ukraine dossier.)

The discussions between Artemenko, Sater, and Cohen began long before January 2017, according to Artemenko. In an interview with a Ukrainian news outlet, Artemenko said that he began discussions with Cohen and Sater at the time of the primaries, when no one believed that Trump would even be nominated. Talking Point Memo reported on this interview in February 2017 (see also Josh Marshalls assessment that the Ukrainian news outlet is a legitimate publication).

It would surely be significant for the special counsel and congressional investigations if Cohens discussions involving the Ukraine plan began during the presidential election season. It is even more significant if, indeed, the plan came with Russian backing, as Artemenko and Ambassador Chaly both suggest. Even Cohen, in explaining the reason he met with Artemenko in January said Artemenko told him the proposal “was acknowledged by Russian authorities would create world peace.

It would also be significant that both deals involved Cohen and Slater in this time period. If the discussions on the Ukraine plan occurred during “the primaries, when no one believed that Trump would even be nominated, that would be much closer in time to the emails between Cohen and Sater on Trump Tower in Moscow. Those emails include Sater telling Cohen, I will get Putin on this program and we will get Donald elected. Buddy our boy can become president of the USA and we can engineer it. I will get all of Putins team to buy in on this, I will manage this process.

If the Ukraine discussions began in early 2016, other parts of the timeline also become significant. Those include bringing Paul Manafort onto the campaign in March 2016, with his ties to Ukraine including his work on the behalf of  the same pro-Kremlin political groups to which Artemenko belongs. The Trump team then changed the Republican party platform on Ukraine in July 2016, which they later denied. On July 30, Trump told ABC News’ George Stephanopoulos that he was open to recognizing Russia’s control of Crimea.

Finally, it is worth considering why exactly the deal involving Trump Tower in Moscow discontinued.

Cohen has insisted that the reasons for pursuing the deal and for abandoning it were unrelated to the campaign and involved purely business determinations. In a two-page statement to the House Intelligence Committee on August 28, 2017, Cohen said:

The Trump Tower Moscow proposal was not related in any way to Mr. Trumps presidential campaign.The decision to pursue the proposal initially, and later to abandon it, was unrelated to the Donald J. Trump for President campaign. Both I and the Trump Organization were evaluating this proposal and many others from solely a business standpoint, and rejected going forward on that basis.

Sater tells a different story. According to the New York Times: Sater “said he had been working on a plan for a Trump Tower in Moscow one that he said had come to a halt because of Mr. Trumps presidential campaign. Sater also told Talking Points Memo: Once the campaign was really going-going, it was obvious there were going to be no deals internationally. Sater said, It didnt go through because obviously he became President. Sater’s statements suggest the plan may have only been temporarily suspended due to the campaign and would have potentially proceeded if Trump had not been elected.

The Ukraine project was different. The Trump team was able to shift the Republican party in the direction of the Kremlin’s interests on Ukraine during the campaign itself. Almost as soon as they came into office, Trump’s team then began unusual efforts to unwind Russian sanctions.

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Q&A with Andy Wright on Flynn, Subpoenas and Privileged Information

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CNN reported Tuesday that retired Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn, President Donald Trump’s first national security adviser, has twice declined to comply with a subpoena to appear as a witness before the Senate intelligence committee. He first did so in May, and has more recently refused a second request from the committee, asserting his Fifth Amendment rights. The House Intelligence Committee has also subpoenaed him. In March, Flynn offered to testify before both committees in exchange for immunity from prosecution but neither committee took him up on the offer. More news about Flynn came Wednesday morning: House Democrats say they have evidence that he failed to disclose a trip he took to the Middle East to help broker a $100 billion deal between Saudi Arabia and Russia’s nuclear power agency when he reapplied for his security clearance in 2015, according to CNN.

Meanwhile, at the White House, Sarah Huckabee Sanders, the president’s spokeswoman, has accused former FBI  Director James Comey of various misdeeds each time shes taken the podium this week. On Monday, she said hed given false testimony” and accused him of “leaking privileged information to journalists.” When asked by a reporter if she was saying that Comey had perjured himself when testifying before Congress, she said, I think that’s something, probably, for [the Justice Department] to look at, not me.  I’m not an attorney. On Tuesday, she repeated the allegation that Comey leaked privileged government information, and took it a step further saying, His actions were improper and likely could have been illegal, but later she said, But I’m not here to ever direct DOJ into actions that they should take.

To try to make sense of the latest news, I turned to Just Security’s Andy Wright, my go-to expert on congressional investigations.

Q. How is Flynn able to refuse these congressional subpoenas?

A. Broadly speaking, Flynn may be able to resist a subpoena compelling him to offer testimony that is the subject of Flynns valid assertion of a Fifth Amendment right against self-incrimination. It is clear that Flynn faces significant criminal exposure, especially for alleged false statements to FBI agents who interviewed him about the nature of his conversations with Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak during the presidential transition. Congress, like a court, has the ability to issue a subpoena to compel testimony. Also, like a court or a grand jury, Flynn may assert the Fifth Amendment in the face of compelled testimony in front of Congress. At that point, Congress can either grant use immunity under its statutory authorities, 18 USC 6002 and 18 USC 6005. No congressional committee has done so, so unless Flynn has waived privilege, evidence of which I have not seen, Congress cannot compel his testimony.

The distinction between a committees subpoena and a request for testimony is legally significant. Based on the media reporting Ive seen to date, I cant tell whether there was a second subpoena issued or whether the first subpoena is still driving the committee demands.

For more information on assertions of the Fifth in front of Congress, see pp. 25-36 of Congressional Due Process.  For more information on immunity grants, see pp. 31-32 of the Congressional Oversight Manual.

Q. Are there any further steps the Senate Intelligence Committee can take to compel him to testify?

A. First, Congress could offer him immunity. However, doing so could frustrate the parallel criminal investigation because it would require prosecutors to demonstrate they did not rely on any immunized testimony, even for leads derived therefrom, in any subsequent prosecution. The statutes require consultation with the Department of Justice, which here would be chiefly the Special Counsel.

Second, if the committee chair and colleagues rule that Flynn has waived privilege, they could seek to hold him in contempt of Congress. I have yet to see facts sufficient to support a ruling of waiver. The committee could insist that Flynn appear in order to assert the Fifth in person under oath, however I am of the general view that such a requirement is designed more for public shaming than to serve a legal purpose when counsel has represented Flynns intent to assert.

Q. Why hasnt the Senate Intelligence Committee held him in contempt yet?

A. The committee has not held Flynn in contempt because Flynn is acting within his constitutional right to remain silent when in legal jeopardy.

Q. Refusing to comply with a congressional subpoena doesnt look great. What do you think Flynns strategy is? Whats his cost-benefit analysis here?

A. There are lots of reasons to try to avoid asserting the Fifth Amendment in highly scrutinized and politicized cases such as the Russia investigations. While the privilege is designed to protect both the guilty and the innocent from prosecutorial overreach, it comes with great reputational damage in fact. In my best judgment as an observer, two things are informing Flynns strategy: (1) he faces a clear and present likelihood of indictment for at least a False Statements felony under 18 USC 1001. and (2) Flynn has already had his lawyer publicly signal his intent to assert the Fifth. Reputational damage has already been priced into Flynns defense teams calculations. At this point, the whole game for Flynn is avoiding conviction and jail time.

Q. Does Special Counsel Robert Mueller have tools to compel testimony not available to congressional investigators?

A. Like Congress, Mueller can offer immunity. Unlike Congress, however, a prosecutor also use charging decisions as leverage for testimony and or plea bargains. For example, lets say Muellers grand jury had probable cause to indict Flynn for, say, a Logan Act violation, three FARA criminal offenses, and two False Statement offenses. Mueller could offer to proceed with only a single felony count of False Statements in return for a guilty plea and a favorable sentencing recommendation predicated on substantial assistance to the government, including testimony before Congress and the Grand Jury.

Another interesting idea: During Watergate, Judge John Sirica used sentencing to leverage congressional testimony from several figures who were convicted in criminal trials but had used the Fifth Amendment as a shield against Congress. There is some doubt about whether that methodology is viable today, both in the context of the federal sentencing guidelines and more recent Fifth Amendment waiver cases, but it is worthy of contemplation.

Q. If Flynn did indeed take this trip and fail to disclose it on his security clearance form, is that significant?

A. An undisclosed effort to help broker a deal for Russian government entities is a huge revelation in the context of the Russia investigations. It could be significant legally as it relates to FARA, False Statements, or Espionage Act investigations. The legal significance for each would turn on the nature of Flynns role in the deal and his mental state about the failure to disclose.

Q. At this point, is it safe to say that Flynn has some serious criminal liability?

A. Flynn is in significant legal jeopardy of criminal prosecution.

Q. What is Huckabee Sanders talking about when she says Comey leaked privileged information? Was the information privileged? Even if it can be argued that it was, is this crime?

A. What Comey did appears to me to be no worse than former officials, like Robert Gates, disclosing Oval Office conversations in their books. I have been critical of that practice, but I do not believe it is illegal.

Presidential communications with senior advisers are presumptively amenable to an assertion of executive privilege by the president. In addition, the Executive Branch has significant confidentiality interests in open criminal investigation files, which have also at times been shielded by presidential assertions of executive privilege.

There are a couple of problems for the Huckabee Sanders argument here, however. First, it is not clear that Comeys conversations with President Trump, as reported, constituted advice in any traditional sense. In fact, it may have been evidence of criminal conduct by the president. Second, President Trump has not asserted executive privilege over those memos or Comeys testimony. The act of the presidents assertion of privilege itself has significance because it means the president thinks the threat posed by the information to the institution of the executive branch is worth internalizing the political costs of appearing to try to hide something. President Trump has not done so. Instead, his staff is trying to complain about leaks without onboarding the costs.

I do not see Comey facing any criminal liability for disclosures of unclassified material, even if it were the potential subject of an assertion of executive privilege. He may have violated a Department of Justice policy or regulation, but I would have to defer to subject matter experts on that.

Finally, like just about every single lawyer in America, I would strongly advise the White House staff to stop pundit-like commentary from the podium about an ongoing criminal investigation touching on the president and his associates. It is only worsening matters for the White House and the presidency as institutions.

Q. Is there any evidence that Comey gave false testimony? If he did, what are the consequences?

A. Any time two witness provide divergent and irreconcilable sworn testimony as to a material event, either one could be accused of perjury, which is a felony.  A prosecutor would need to come to the judgment that one of the actors is lying and there is sufficient evidence to mount a successful prosecution. The evidence would consist of the statements, documents, indications of motive, timelines, context, character, and so forth. Here, Comey has had a consistent story about his interactions with President Trump, one that he reportedly told to senior FBI officials in real time, and one that he documented with memoranda in real time, all of which occurred prior to his termination by the president. On the presidents side, there have been inconsistent, post-hoc rationales offered. What we havent seen, and Mueller will, is what other relevant witnesses say about these matters both on the White House staff and in the front office of the FBI. As to character, Comey has been accused of sanctimony but his truthfulness has not really come into question in the past. President Trump, however, has a long history of exaggeration and dishonesty. As for honesty, the Trump White House is made of glass and Huckabee Sanders ought not throw stones.

Q. Is it appropriate for the White House spokeswoman to be suggesting what the Department of Justice should be looking into?

A. No. It is wholly inappropriate for the White House to exert pressure as to investigative targets from the podium. We need evenhanded administration of justice. That means that the presidents constitutional duty to take care that laws be faithfully executed means that his White House staff should not politically interfere in criminal investigations, especially when it is self-serving to a president under investigation. I am currently 25 pages into a draft law review article called Justice Department Independence and White House Control that explains why in great detail.

Q. Are any of her comments relevant to Muellers obstruction of justice investigation?

A. Only at the margins. To the extent Huckabee Sanders makes representations about the truthfulness of the presidents account of events, Mueller may want to explore the basis of her knowledge.

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Central and Eastern Europe’s Crisis of Convergence

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Britain’s exit from the European Union will deprive Central and Eastern European governments of a key ally when

it comes to EU reform

. Like them, the United Kingdom sees the bloc as a trade association among countries not necessarily interested in developing supranational structures. London has been skeptical of proposals to federalize the European Union and has obtained multiple opt-outs from initiatives such as the euro or the passport-free Schengen area. For Poland and Hungary, a United Kingdom that defends these views from within the EU was a much more valuable ally than a country that is on its way out of the bloc and uncertain about its future.

In addition, the impact of the British referendum was so profound that most EU leaders now understand that they cannot remain immobile. In recent months, there has been a plethora of proposals for EU reform. Most are in an embryonic phase, and many will be watered down or shelved. But there is a common narrative that makes Central and Eastern Europe nervous. Most of the plans involve the eurozone, not the European Union as a whole. This makes sense, as the crisis of the past decade focused primarily on the currency union, and its members are particularly driven to solve its pending problems. But underneath this seemingly pragmatic view, there is a deeper message: The European Union is the eurozone, and the countries that do not use the euro are not as relevant as those that do.

This connects directly to the concept of a “

multi-speed Europe

,” a Continental bloc where some countries deepen their integration while others do not. The European Union already moves at different speeds because, for example, some countries use the euro while others don’t, and some countries take part in the Schengen Agreement while others don’t. But so far, the official goal of the European Union is that at some point all its member states will reach the same level of integration. If the European Union were to abandon its pledge of an “ever closer union,” the political and institutional environment on the Continent would be severely disrupted. It would mean that for first time the bloc is officially acknowledging the existence of first- and second-tier member states.

This is a worrisome prospect for Central and Eastern Europe. The region depends on the European Union for trade, investment, subsidies and, to some extent, security. The Czech Republic and Slovakia are intimately connected to the German economy. Poland and Romania see membership as a part of

their security strategy

, which consists of having as many international alliances as possible to deter Russian aggression. Should these countries opt out, or be excluded, from the next stage of Continental reform, some would have to rely on the United States for investment, protection or energy imports. But the White House may not be as interested in subsidizing Polish farmers or paying for Romania’s roads as Brussels is.

Since the end of the Cold War, peace and prosperity in Central and Eastern Europe were the result of a combination of close ties with the United States and of membership in the European Union and NATO. If any of these factors is removed from the equation, entire national strategies have to be revised. A point could be made that in the case of weaker ties between Central and Eastern Europe and the rest of the European Union, NATO membership could be enough to provide security to the region. But security is not only connected to the military. Over the past two decades, EU membership has meant more solid institutions, more transparent democracies and a stronger rule of law in the former Communist bloc. All of these reduce the room for Russian manipulation, especially when Moscow’s strategy is based on exploiting institutional shortcomings, not just on military intervention.

Difficult Choices Ahead

Slovakia and the Czech Republic have already suggested that they intend to remain as close as possible to the Continent’s biggest players. Their decisions are motivated by economic and historical reasons, because they are former members of the Holy Roman Empire that are intimately connected to the German economy. But the choice will be harder for Poland and Hungary, which are governed by nationalist forces that see the European Union’s federalist and post-national aspirations as a threat to their national sovereignty and identity.

Geopolitics suggests that Poland should want to remain as close as possible to Western Europe. The existence of Poland as a nation, located in the heart of the North European Plain and easy to invade, has been challenged traditionally by

Germany and Russia

, forcing Warsaw to seek as many foreign allies as possible. Germany is no longer an immediate threat, but Poland still feels an intense sense of urgency — more than its peers in the Visegrad Group — when it comes to Russia. And this is where Polish and Hungarian imperatives diverge, because Budapest does not perceive an external threat the way Warsaw does.

It is also possible that the nationalist governments in Warsaw and Budapest are only an exception and that sooner or later pro-European administrations could return to power. In fact, there have been large demonstrations against both governments in recent years. So far, the contradiction between criticizing the European Union and enjoying the benefits of membership has not led to any meaningful consequences in the rebel countries. As the prospect of weaker ties with the bloc becomes more real, voters could return to pro-EU leaders. But the more the nationalist rhetoric takes root in these countries, the harder it will be for them to change direction.

But Central and Eastern European countries are not the only ones facing strategic choices; dilemmas lie ahead for Western European countries as well. In recent weeks France has criticized Poland and Hungary, suggesting that

their participation is not essential

 for the next stage of EU reform. In addition, France and Austria have pledged to restrict the use of an EU program that allows Central and Eastern European nationals to find temporary jobs in Western Europe. EU officials, in turn, have threatened to suspend voting rights and even to cut funding for countries that fail to follow the bloc’s rules.

But enforcing these threats could fuel new waves of nationalism in the region. A weaker EU presence in Central and Eastern Europe could lead to illiberal and unstable states on the bloc’s eastern flank, creating political, economic and even security threats for the European Union. Such a scenario would profoundly worry Germany. The fate of the region may be a secondary concern for France, but Germany sees the area as its natural sphere of economic and political influence. In the coming debate on the future of Europe, Berlin will probably seek to be involved in the region as much as possible. This could come at the price of compromises and watered-down EU policies to accommodate the region.

Roadblocks to Reform

The question of whether Central and Eastern Europe will let go of the EU is intimately linked to the question of whether the EU will let go of the region. And, all things considered, a multi-speed Europe may never happen. As well as managing existing East-West tensions, EU reforms have to

overcome

 the grating relationships between Europe’s northern and southern members, which have different views of the bloc’s future. Regardless, the mere discussion of a reformed European Union is enough to trigger strategic discussions in Central and Eastern Europe. After all, this is a region where the fate of nations is often determined by events beyond their borders.

For the European Union, the main challenge will be to find a balance between countries that want to deepen cooperation on monetary, fiscal, defense and migration affairs and countries that are reluctant to give up their national sovereignty. Without the United Kingdom, the ability of Central and Eastern Europe countries to shape the negotiations will be heavily constrained, forcing those countries to make decisions that they have been able to avoid for two decades.

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WASHINGTON — The FBI recently questioned a former White House correspondent for Sputnik, the Russian-government-funded news agency, as part of an investigation into whether it is acting as an undeclared propaganda arm of the Kremlin in violation of the Foreign Agents Registration Act (FARA).

As part of the probe, Yahoo News has learned, the bureau has obtained a thumb drive containing thousands of internal Sputnik emails and documents — material that could potentially help prosecutors build a case that the news agency played a role in the Russian government “influence campaign” that was waged during last year’s presidential election and, in the view of U.S. intelligence officials, is still ongoing.

The emails were turned over by Andrew Feinberg, the news agency’s former White House correspondent, who had downloaded the material onto his laptop before he was fired in May. He confirmed to Yahoo News that he was questioned for more than two hours on Sept. 1 by an FBI agent and a Justice Department national security lawyer at the bureau’s Washington field office.

Feinberg said the interview was focused on Sputnik’s “internal structure, editorial processes and funding.”

“They wanted to know where did my orders come from and if I ever got any direction from Moscow,” Feinberg told Yahoo News. “They were interested in examples of how I was steered towards covering certain issues.”

It is not clear whether the agent and prosecutor who questioned Feinberg were acting as part of special counsel Robert Mueller’s broader investigation into Russian efforts to disrupt the 2016 election and possible links to the Trump campaign. “We are not confirming whether specific matters are or are not part of our ongoing investigation,” a spokesman for Mueller emailed. A spokesman for the Justice Department declined to comment, and the FBI did not respond to questions.

But the inquiry comes at a time when members of Congress and others have pushed the Justice Department to strengthen its enforcement of the FARA, especially as it relates to the operations in Washington of two Russian news organizations, Sputnik and RT (formerly known as Russia Today).

“This is incredibly significant,” said Asha Rangappa, a former FBI counterintelligence agent and now an associate dean of Yale Law School, about the bureau’s questioning of the former Sputnik reporter. “The FBI has since the 1970s taken pains not to be perceived in any way as infringing on First Amendment activity. But this tells me they have good information and intelligence that these organizations have been acting on behalf of the Kremlin and that there’s a direct line between them and the [Russian influence operations] that are a significant threat to our democracy.”

Sputnik is owned by Rossiya Segodnya, a Russian government media operation headed by Dmitri Kiselyov, a belligerent television broadcaster who is known as Putin’s “personal propagandist” and has been sanctioned by the European Union in response to Russia’s intervention in Ukraine. On its website, Sputnik describes itself as a “modern news agency” that “covers global political and economic news targeting an international audience.”

Contacted by Yahoo News, Sputnik’s U.S. editor in chief, Mindia Gavasheli, said, “Any assertion that we are not a news organization is simply false.” He also said he was unaware of the FBI probe. “This is the first time I’m hearing about it, and I don’t think anyone at Sputnik was contacted, so thank you for letting us know,” Gavasheli said.

Gavasheli attributed the push to have Sputnik register through FARA to paranoia surrounding Russia. “I think it tells about the atmosphere of hysteria that we are witnessing now,” Gavasheli said. “Anything being related to Russia right now is being considered a spycraft of some sort.”

Shortly after this story was published on Monday, a Sputnik spokeswoman released a statement saying the company reached out to the Justice Department after being alerted to the investigation by Yahoo News.

“Unfortunately our requests to the Justice Department for information has not been answered to date,” the statement said. ” We are more than happy to answer any questions the DOJ or the FBI might have.”

The statement also defended Sputnik as “a news organization dedicated to accurate news reporting.”

“Our journalists have won multiple media awards throughout the world. Any assertion that Sputnik is anything but a credible news outlet is false,” the statement said.

Both Sputnik and RT were identified in a U.S. intelligence report in January as being arms of Russia’s “state-run propaganda machine” that served as a “platform for Kremlin messaging to Russian and international audiences.” As an example, the report said, Sputnik and RT “consistently cast President-elect Trump as the target of unfair coverage from traditional US media outlets that they claimed were subservient to a corrupt political establishment.”

The investigation appears to center on whether Sputnik should be covered by the foreign agents registration law, a 1938 act passed by Congress to combat Nazi propaganda. The law mandates that foreign entities seeking to influence American public opinion and engage in lobbying must file detailed reports with the Justice Department on their funding and operations. If the Justice Department concludes that Sputnik is covered by the law, its executives in the U.S. could face criminal charges and fines, while the news agency’s reports would have to be explicitly labeled as foreign propaganda rather than presented as news.

There is an exemption under the law for media organizations that engage in legitimate news-gathering activity. But Feinberg, the former Sputnik reporter, said the FBI agent and Justice prosecutor who interviewed him focused their questions on how Sputnik determined what stories it would cover, where its directions came from and what he knew about its sources of funding.

(Yahoo first learned about the FBI inquiry from a U.S. intelligence source. Feinberg then confirmed he was interviewed and showed the business cards of the FBI agent and Justice Department lawyer who questioned him.)

While his instructions as White House correspondent came from the senior editors and news directors at Sputnik’s Washington office, Feinberg said these supervisors regularly “would say, ‘Moscow wants this or Moscow wants that.’”

The thumb drive of emails and other documents that Feinberg turned over to the FBI contains messages that could shed light on Sputnik’s funding, its operations in Washington and how it makes editorial decisions. It includes documents Feinberg submitted on behalf of Sputnik to obtain congressional press credentials in which he confirmed that the Russian government is the company’s main funding source.

The questioning of Feinberg, Sputnik’s former White House correspondent, came just two weeks after Yahoo News published an interview in which he claimed he was fired by Sputnik’s D.C. bureau chief for refusing orders to ask the president’s press secretary about a since-discredited Fox News report in a televised briefing. That report claimed that WikiLeaks obtained internal Democratic National Committee emails not from material hacked by Russian intelligence services, as the U.S. government has asserted, but from a low-level DNC staffer, Seth Rich, who was murdered on the streets of Washington in July 2016. (Fox has since retracted the report.)

Feinberg, who first made his allegations on May 26, the day he left Sputnik, has also claimed the company pushed him to ask questions that suggested the Syrian regime of President Bashar Assad, who is a staunch ally of Russian President Vladimir Putin, was not behind chemical attacks in that country. Feinberg said the interviewers specifically asked him about a piece he wrote detailing these claims that was published by Politico on Aug. 21. A spokeswoman for Sputnik has previously denied Feinberg’s allegations and told Yahoo News his contract with the company “was not renewed due to performance-related issues.”

The FBI reached out to Feinberg shortly after another former Sputnik staffer, Joseph John Fionda, sent a letter to the Justice Department’s national security division detailing a series of similar accusations against the news organization and requested that it be investigated for FARA violations.

In a brief conversation over an encrypted messaging app, Fionda told Yahoo News he also sent “a big packet” of information to the division on or about Aug. 15.

In his letter to Justice, Fionda  said he was employed by RIA Global LLC, a media company associated with Sputnik, from Sept. 5 to Oct. 19, 2015. During that time, Fionda wrote, Sputnik conducted “a perception management information warfare program” about Russia’s military involvement in Syria. He said the news organization falsely described Russia’s targets in that country as “terrorists” affiliated with the jihadist group ISIS when, he asserted, the Russian forces were actually bombing other anti-Assad rebel groups.

In another instance, Fionda said, an article he wrote in September 2015 about President Obama’s repatriation of Guantánamo detainees to a number of countries was “censored” to omit any reference to the fact that six of the detainees were being sent back to Russia, where they were later imprisoned.

Fionda said his last straw with Sputnik came on Oct. 19, 2015, after excerpts of private emails from then-CIA Director John Brennan were published by a hacker on Twitter. He claimed Gavasheli, Sputnik’s U.S. editor in chief, asked him to “obtain the CIA Director’s stolen emails” from the hacker.

“I refused because I believed this was a solicitation to espionage,” Fionda wrote.

When he refused the order, Fionda wrote that Gavasheli told him to “get the f— out of my office” and then fired him. Gavasheli, in his interview with Yahoo News, denied this and said Fionda was fired after falsely claiming his father was ill in order to take time off from work.

The probe into Sputnik also comes shortly after the Russian news agency announced a significant expansion in the U.S. capital: It took over a popular Washington FM radio station dedicated to playing bluegrass music and replaced it with an all-talk format with hosts who regularly criticize U.S. policies — as well as one co-host who is a former Breitbart News reporter and Trump supporter. “I’m sure you heard a lot about us,” Gavasheli was quoted as saying by the Washington Post. “Now you can actually listen to us.”

This article was updated at 1:30 p.m. with an additional statement from Sputnik. 

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Sputnik (news agency) – Wikipedia

Tuesday September 12th, 2017 at 7:52 AM

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Not to be confused with Sputnik (search engine).

Type News and Media
Country Russian Federation
Availability Worldwide
Slogan Telling the Untold
Owner

Launch date

10 November 2014

Official website

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Sputnik (Russian pronunciation: [ˈsputʲnʲɪk]; formerly The Voice of Russia) is a news agencynews websites and radio broadcast service established by the Russian government-controlled news agency Rossiya Segodnya.[2] Headquartered in Moscow, Sputnik has regional editorial offices in WashingtonCairoBeijingLondon and Edinburgh; in Sputnik’s Washington D.C. office, Peter Martinichev is the editor and Mikhail Safronov is the bureau chief.[3] Sputnik focuses on global politics and economicsand is geared towards a non-Russian audience.[4] Sputnik has been widely accused of bias, disinformation[5] and being a Russian propaganda outlet.[6][7]

Sputnik currently operates news websites, featuring reporting and commentary, in over 30 languages including EnglishSpanishPolishSerbian, and several others. The websites also house over 800 hours of radio broadcasting material each day and its newswire service runs around the clock.[8][9][10]Alongside its news content, Sputnik also produces photo essayslive streaminginfographics, and public opinion surveys.[11][12]

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Dmytro Firtash extradition – Google Search

Tuesday September 12th, 2017 at 7:43 AM

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Lawyer says extradition of oligarch tied to Trump campaign chief …

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Ukrainian oligarch Dmitry Firtash could be extradited “within weeks,” his lawyer said Monday. (GEORGES SCHNEIDER/AFP/Getty Images).

A Russian billionaire with ties to Manafort is out on $174 million bail …
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A court in Austria has rejected a Spanish extradition request for Ukrainian oligarch Dmytro Firtash. The move paves the way for the …

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Extradition of Ukrainian oligarch with links to Trump campaign …

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Ukrainian oligarch Dmitry Firtash arrives for the start of his trial at the courts of justice in Vienna, Austria on Feb. 21, 2017. Firtash was arrested …

Russian thread runs through Chicago extradition case

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Firtash is weeks or months away from extradition to stand trial here because Austria has already made a final decision that extradition is …

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sputnik investigation – Google Search

Tuesday September 12th, 2017 at 7:08 AM

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Sputnik, The Russian News Agency, Is Under Investigation By The FBI

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Lawyer says extradition of oligarch tied to Trump campaign chief … – Chicago Tribune

Tuesday September 12th, 2017 at 6:39 AM

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Prosecutors say wiretapped conversations link Ukrainian to Chicago, argue he will flee to Russia.

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Russian news agency that pushed DNC conspiracy reportedly under FBI investigation – Business Insider Nordic

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Russian news agency that pushed DNC conspiracy reportedly under FBI investigation
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The FBI is investigating whether Russia’s state-owned Sputnik News is a propaganda arm of the Kremlin and therefore operating in the United States in violation of the Foreign Agents Registration Act (FARA), Yahoo News reported Sunday. Sputnik’s former …

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FBI probes Russian news agency over election propaganda – New York Post

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The FBI is investigating a Russian government-backed news agency to see if it spread Kremlin propaganda during the 2016 presidential election, according to a report on Monday. Federal agents have obtained a thumb drive that contains thousands of …

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Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin could destroy each other – Financial Times

Monday September 11th, 2017 at 12:48 PM

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If Vladimir Putin did help to put Donald Trump in the White House, it would be the ultimate intelligence coup. Yet, it might also prove to be the ultimate own goal. An operation designed to ease the pressure on Mr Putin’s government by installing a 
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Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin could destroy each other

Monday September 11th, 2017 at 11:38 AM

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If Vladimir Putin did help to put Donald Trump in the White House, it would be the ultimate intelligence coup. Yet, it might also prove to be the ultimate own goal. An operation designed to ease the pressure on Mr Putin’s government by installing a friendly face in the White House has instead led to a tightening of sanctions on Russia, and a dangerous increase in the domestic political pressure on the Russian president.

As for Mr Trump, his campaign’s alleged collusion with Russia may have aided his electoral victory at the risk of destroying his presidency. It would be a strange irony if the intimacy of the Putin and Trump camps ultimately ended both presidents’ political careers.

Of course, the Russian government and Mr Trump’s diehard defenders still deny that any such collusion took place. But the US intelligence services are certain that Russia was behind the hacking of Democratic party emails.

It seems likely that the hack influenced the course of a tight election. I was in Philadelphia on the eve of the Democratic convention in July 2016 when the first leaked emails were released. The revelation that Debbie Wasserman Schultz, the co-chair of the Democratic National Committee, had been privately disparaging the Bernie Sanders campaign forced her resignation, and ensured that the convention got off to a chaotic start.

Mr Sanders’ supporters were convinced that their man had been robbed. And Sanders voters who switched to the Republicans, were crucial to Mr Trump’s victories in the vital states of Pennsylvania, Michigan and Wisconsin. We now also know that Russian operators used Facebook and Twitter to spread anti-Clinton messages.

Throughout the campaign, Mr Trump was consistently sympathetic to the Kremlin. Whether he was motivated by ideology, investment or some embarrassing secret has yet to emerge.

But the Russian connection set off the chain of events that may ultimately unravel his presidency. Alarmed by the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s probe into his Russian contacts, Mr Trump sacked James Comey, the head of the FBI.

The backlash against the Comey sacking led to the appointment of Robert Mueller, a former head of the Bureau, as a special prosecutor to look into the Trump-Russia connection. And the remorseless progress of the Mueller inquiry is likely to spark indictments and resignations. That, in turn, could lead to the impeachment of Mr Trump — and the destruction of his presidency.

As for Mr Putin, the moment it became clear that his gamble might backfire was when Mr Trump was forced to sack General Michael Flynn, his first national security adviser, for not disclosing contacts with the Russian government. From that point on, it became politically impossible for Mr Trump to help Russia by easing sanctions. On the contrary, the backlash against Russian interference in the US election has led to the intensification of sanctions, with a distrustful Congress ensuring that Mr Trump cannot lift these measures unilaterally.

Indeed, for the Republican Congress getting tough on Russia seems to have become a surrogate for getting tough on Mr Trump. The sanctions added over the summer were aimed specifically at the Russian mining and oil industries, In response, Dmitry Medvedev, the Russian prime minister, accused the US of “a declaration of full-fledged economic warfare on Russia”.

So far from improving under Mr Trump, US-Russian relations are now as bitter as at any time since the height of the cold war. Realising that the Trump administration will not be able to lift sanctions, the Kremlin resorted to a mass expulsion of US diplomats in response to an earlier expulsion of Russians by the Obama administration. The prospect that the US might supply arms to Ukraine has become much more real. And Russia is about to embark on some major military exercises in eastern Europe, which will heighten US fears.

The irony for Mr Putin is that, if he had simply let events take their course, sanctions on Russia could have been eased in the natural run of events — even with Hillary Clinton in the White House. Mrs Clinton had already tried one “reset” with Russia as secretary of state, and might have been prepared to try another. Many in Europe were also tiring of sanctions on Russia.

When the Mueller inquiry reports, there is likely to be a renewed spike in American outrage towards Russia. The most obvious threat is posed to Mr Trump. But the Mueller inquiry also poses an indirect threat to Mr Putin. He will contest a presidential election in March and faces a re-energised opposition, led by the popular and daring Alexei Navalny, and a deteriorating economy that has hit Russian consumers hard. Even though very few people expect Mr Putin to lose the election, the pro-Putin euphoria of a couple of years ago is clearly fading. Articles about the post-Putin era have begun to appear in the Russian media.

Above all, the most powerful economic interests in Russia now know that there is no longer any light at the end of the sanctions tunnel. In fact, things are likely to get worse. Something radical will have to change to get sanctions lifted. And that change might be the removal of Mr Putin from the Kremlin. Indeed, it is only when Mr Trump and Mr Putin both go that it may truly be possible to reset US-Russian relations.

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Why Robert Mueller May Have to Give Donald Trump Immunity

Monday September 11th, 2017 at 9:25 AM

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The Trump-Russia Investigation has accelerated. Armed with more evidence, and assisted by many of the most talented prosecutors and investigators in the country, special counsel Robert Mueller has impaneled a federal grand jury in Washington, D.C., to investigate whether President Trump and his associates colluded with Russian operatives to win the White House.

The fact that a federal grand jury has been impaneled is a significant development by itself; prosecutors don’t ordinarily convene grand juries unless there is a compelling reason to do so. The grand jury probe has expanded to include whether Trump obstructed justice by firing FBI Director James Comey. And it is also reasonable to believe that Mueller’s team is presenting evidence to the grand jury relating to financial connections between Trump, the Trump Organization, and Trump’s business associates with Russia and Russian interests.

We have a fairly good picture of where the grand jury investigation will go. Although it is not known who all has been subpoenaed to appear before the grand jury, many of them have already made statements, and we can reasonably assume that many of them already have been interrogated by federal investigators. We do not know whether any of these individuals has sought immunity from prosecution, been granted immunity, and has given testimony. Also, the fact that investigators obtained a search warrant to search Paul Manafort’s home in July is quite significant. Manafort was Trump’s campaign manager and had the most far-reaching financial ties with the Ukraine and Russia. Prosecutors in order to obtain a warrant must demonstrate probable cause to believe that Manafort committed federal crimes.

But clearly the most critical witness of all, and a likely target of the investigation, is Trump himself. As the grand jury investigation accelerates, and it focuses on Trump’s role, he will almost certainly be subpoenaed, and his testimony demanded. When that happens, what follows is unclear. Given Trump’s almost pathological contempt for the rule of law and for Mueller’s investigation, which Trump has repeatedly disparaged as a “witch hunt,” it is reasonably predictable that Trump’s lawyers will flout the grand jury’s investigation, mock Mueller, and refuse to testify. Will Trump succeed in spurning the process?

It should be emphasized that Trump has no legal privilege to avoid testifying before the grand jury. A grand jury, the most formidable investigative body in the United States, has the power to compel testimony from anyone, even a president, as Bill Clinton was compelled to do for the first time in U.S. history in the 1998 investigation by independent counsel Kenneth Starr into whether he lied about having an inappropriate relationship with White House intern Monica Lewinsky. And the Supreme Court has consistently reaffirmed the awesome powers of the grand jury, stating that “the public has a right to every man’s evidence,” including the president.

Although Trump’s lawyers most likely will advise him to resist testifying, probably claiming, as did former President Richard Nixon, some type of executive privilege, they will almost certainly lose. The Supreme Court decisively rejected that claim when Nixon refused to comply with a grand jury subpoena for records of conversations with White House associates.

When Trump is summoned, and presumably despite his resistance if ordered by a court to testify, will he comply? If not, will he be held in contempt? If Trump and the prosecutors try to negotiate some compromise, it is conceivable that the prosecutors will grant him immunity and thereby compel him to testify. As long as the prosecutors are careful, giving Trump immunity will not necessarily have any significant legal impact on the investigation, or the ability of prosecutors to charge Trump with crimes.

Immunity prevents the prosecutors from using Trump’s testimony against him, and from using any evidentiary leads gained from his testimony. But assuming that proof of Trump’s criminal offenses has already been discovered—such as proof of his obstruction of justice in seeking to halt the Flynn investigation or firing Comey—then despite giving him immunity, that proof can legally be used to prosecute him. And despite immunity, Trump can be prosecuted for perjury for giving false testimony.

Based on information that already is known, and reasonable inferences from other information that has likely been discovered (such as Trump’s financial records and testimony from other witnesses), these are some of the general areas that Trump likely would be questioned about. It is important to note that each of these areas is a relatively core subject, and would likely be the foundation to develop peripheral questions:

– Did Trump know when he was running for president and hired Paul Manafort as his campaign manager that Manafort had extensive financial dealings and lobbying work with Ukrainian and pro-Russian officials? Did he discuss Manafort’s connections with anyone?

– What was the basis for Trump’s decision to fire Comey? With whom did he discuss the firing? Did he discuss the firing with Attorney General Jeff Sessions?

– Did Trump know that his son Donald Jr., son-in-law Jared Kushner, and Paul Manfort met with a Russian lawyer during the campaign and allegedly obtained damaging information about Hillary Clinton? When did he learn about the meeting? From whom? What was his response?

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– Did Trump alter Don Jr.’s initial statement about the Russia meeting, in which Don Jr. stated that he met to discuss Russian adoption but then changed this fabricated story to a new explanation that he wanted to judge Clinton’s “fitness.”

– Did Trump know that during his campaign his company was seeking to develop a real estate project in Moscow? What was he told? By whom?

– Did Trump have any financial dealings, projects, loans, and any other financial or other interests with Russia, Russian officials, and Russian business interests?

– Did Trump know of any contacts between persons involved in his campaign and Russian intelligence operatives? Who were these persons? Did he have any conversations with them?

As with so many other grand jury investigations, it is possible that the substantive offenses that the grand jury is investigating—here the principal focus is collusion between the Trump team and Russian officials to undermine the presidential election—may not be able to be proved conclusively. Nevertheless, when confronted with specific questions about their knowledge of certain facts, their previous statements, previous meetings, and numerous other relevant albeit peripheral details about subjects that reasonably should be memorable to the witness, it is not uncommon for the witness either to claim lack of memory, or lie.

And if Trump becomes a grand jury witness, and given his abundantly documented penchant for lying, brazenly, and almost reflexively, it is very likely that the prosecutors will be able to pose clear, specific, and non-ambiguous questions to Trump of which he might claim an inability to remember, but which he also might answer falsely and thereby commit a felony. Indeed, that is exactly how Independent Counsel Starr was able to lay the foundation for the impeachment of President Clinton by in effect trapping Clinton into lying about his conduct with intern Lewinsky.

Whether Trump will be indicted, for what, and the legal consequences, are not clear or predictable. Indeed, the question of whether a sitting president can be prosecuted at all has been hotly debated. Whether Trump is able to claim some type of presidential immunity from prosecution may ultimately have to be ruled on by the Supreme Court, as was the case with Nixon. The court did hold in the Paula Jones civil lawsuit that Clinton enjoyed no immunity from civil liability for unofficial acts committed before he became president. The lesson in that case is that no person is above the law, even a president. Whether that lesson applies to Trump may likely be decided soon.

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First Read’s Morning Clips: Remembering 9/11

Monday September 11th, 2017 at 9:19 AM

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TRUMP AGENDA: Remembering 9/11

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Trump will preside over his first 9/11 commemoration in office today.

POLITICO: “President Donald Trump’s closest allies are planning a slate of primary challenges against Republican senators, potentially undermining the party’s prospects in 2018 and further inflaming tensions between GOP leaders and the White House. The effort is being led by Steve Bannon, Trump’s bomb-throwing former chief strategist, who is launching an all-out war against Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and the Republican establishment. Bannon has begun holding private meetings with insurgent challengers, vowing his support. He’s coordinating with conservative mega-donor Robert Mercer, who is prepared to pour millions of dollars into attacks on GOP incumbents. Bannon has also installed a confidant at an outside group that is expected to target Republican lawmakers and push the Trump agenda.”

More from The Washington Post, on Steve Bannon’s war on the GOP: “Stephen K. Bannon — President Trump’s former chief strategist who left the White House in August — declared war Sunday against the Republican congressional leadership, called on Gary Cohn, Trump’s top economic adviser, to resign, and outlined his views on issues ranging from immigration to trade. Bannon, in an interview on CBS’s “60 Minutes,” accused Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) and House Speaker Paul D. Ryan (R-Wis.) of “trying to nullify the 2016 election.” It was Bannon’s first television interview since leaving the White House and returning as executive chairman to Breitbart News, the conservative website he previously led.”

Steve Bannon is calling Trump’s decision to fire James Comey the biggest mistake in “modern political history.”

Will Paul Ryan emerge stronger from his clashes with the administration? “President Trump’s fiscal deal with Democratic leaders in Congress — which passed the House with more than a third of Republicans voting against it — infuriated House conservatives, who struck first at Mr. Ryan, but ultimately turned their ire on the Trump White House,” writes the New York Times. “By week’s end, the men feeling the lash were Mr. Trump’s Treasury secretary and budget director. If anything, Mr. Ryan may have emerged stronger.”

And from POLITICO: “Trump’s surprise partnership with Democrats may have bolstered, at least temporarily, Ryan’s standing among rank-and-file Republicans. Many lawmakers rallied behind the speaker and directed their anger at the White House over the debt deal. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and budget director Mick Mulvaney were booed when they came to Capitol Hill to plead with Republicans to support the deal.”

You can read the transcript of Bannon’s 60 Minutes interview here.

On CBS, Hillary Clinton described the aftermath of the election and said “I am done with being a candidate. But I am not done with politics because I literally believe that our country’s future is at stake.”

NBC’s Dartunorro Clark: “Trump’s vote fraud panel is coming to New Hampshire on Tuesday for its second public meeting, only days after the commission’s vice-chair amplified the president’s baseless claims in an op-ed that illegal voting had possibly swayed the election in the state.”

The New York Times: “The Trump administration opened the door to allowing more firearms on federal lands. It scrubbed references to “L.G.B.T.Q. youth” from the description of a federal program for victims of sex trafficking. And, on the advice of religious leaders, it eliminated funding to international groups that provide abortion. While these initiatives lacked the fanfare of some of President Trump’s high-profile proclamations — like his ban on transgender people in the military — they point to a fundamental repurposing of the federal bureaucracy to promote conservative social priorities.”

The Wall Street Journal notes that the hurricane will delay tests of Trump’s newfound bipartisan deal-making.

(But remember, this bipartisan deal – over a three-month extension of the debt limit – follows months of Trump pursuing a partisan agenda, on health care, taxes, regulations and judicial appointments.)

OFF TO THE RACES: California dreamin’ about an earlier presidential primary

“California is pushing forward with a plan to change the state’s primary date from June to March, a move that could scramble the 2020 presidential nominating contest and swing the early weight of the campaign to the West,” writes POLITICO.

AL-SEN: Does Roy Moore’s DACA gaffe matter?

NJ-SEN: <a href=”http://NJ.com” rel=”nofollow”>NJ.com</a> has the latest on the Menendez bribery trial.

TN-SEN: Is Bob Corker thinking of retiring? He told CNN he’s “still contemplating the future.”

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Why Did Robert Mueller Obstruct Congress’s 9/11 Probe?

Monday September 11th, 2017 at 8:10 AM

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Sixteen years after the 9/11 terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon, we still don’t know what happened. How did a ragtag bunch of hijackers, armed only with box cutters, manage to gain control of those airliners? How did they get into the United States to begin with? Who supported them while they were here? Why didn’t law enforcement – which had plenty of clues as to what they were up to – stop them? Prior to the attacks, our government spent billions on “anti-terrorist” programs designed to prevent precisely what occurred on September 11, 2001 – yet Mohammed Atta and his accomplices managed to slip through the cracks. How?

While some in our government may have at least partial knowledge, the American public doesn’t know the answers to these questions.

What we do know, however, is that our lives were changed forever: propelled into a war without end, the United States launched attacks on Afghanistan, Iraq, and elsewhere that are still ongoing. Thousands of Americans and an untold number of Afghans, Iraqis, and others – hundreds of thousands– have so far perished in what our generals tell us will be a “generational” conflict with no discernible end in sight.

We also know, thanks to public agitation around this question, that the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia had substantial involvement in the 9/11 attacks. The campaign to reveal the redacted portions of the Joint Congressional Inquiry into Intelligence Community Activities Before and After the Terrorist Attacks of September 11 was partially successful, although there is still much the government is keeping from the American people. What we learned from the pages that were revealed is that Saudi government employees aided and directed at least two of the hijackers – and that Prince Bandar al Sultan, then Saudi ambassador to the United States, was at the center of the spider web that ensnared the nation on 9/11.

Now a lawsuit brought by some of the 9/11 families reveals that, a full two years before 9/11, the Saudi government funded a “dry run” designed to test airline security. As Paul Sperry reports in the New York Post:

“Two years before the airliner attacks, the Saudi Embassy paid for two Saudi nationals, living undercover in the US as students, to fly from Phoenix to Washington ‘in a dry run for the 9/11 attacks,” alleges the amended complaint filed on behalf of the families of some 1,400 victims who died in the terrorist attacks 16 years ago.”

The lawsuit accuses the Saudis of providing “both financial and operational support” to the operation, which was clearly a covert action by Saudi intelligence. Lawyers for the complainants allege that the two “students” — Mohammed al-Qudhaeein and Hamdan al-Shalawi – were part of “the Kingdom’s network of agents in the US.”

The evidence marshaled by the lawsuit is pretty impressive. It shows that:

  • These “students” trained at an al-Qaeda camp at the same time as some of the hijackers.
  • They had regular contact with a highly-placed Saudi leader of al-Qaeda who is now imprisoned at Gitmo.
  • Both were Saudi government employees and were in regular contact with the Saudi embassy.

It was November, 1999, when Qudhaeein and Hamdan boarded an Air West flight to Washington, D.C., and started acting in a highly suspicious manner. A summary of the FBI files on them states:

“After they boarded the plane in Phoenix, they began asking the flight attendants technical questions about the flight that the flight attendants found suspicious. When the plane was in flight, al-Qudhaeein asked where the bathroom was; one of the flight attendants pointed him to the back of the plane. Nevertheless, al-Qudhaeein went to the front of the plane and attempted on two occasions to enter the cockpit.”

The reaction of the pilots was clearly “Islamophobic” – they carried out an emergency landing in Ohio, where the duo was arrested, handcuffed, and taken in for questioning. Luckily for the Saudi conspirators, the FBI decided their behavior was no big deal and let them go. It was only later that our Keystone Kops discovered that “a suspect in a counterterrorism investigation in Phoenix was driving Shalawi’s car” and this “student” had “trained at terrorist camps in Afghanistan and had received explosives training to perform attacks on American targets.” As for Qudhaeein, the FBI concluded he “was a Saudi intelligence agent, based on his frequent contact with Saudi officials.”

Move along, folks — nothing to see here!

wrote about the connection between the Saudi government and the activities of some of the hijackers in San Diego, which was revealed when the 28 pages of the redacted Joint Inquiry report were partially unredacted. We wouldn’t know anything about this part of the 9/11 plot if Robert Mueller – then FBI director, now the “special counsel” heading up the “Russia-gate” probe – had had his way. When the Joint Inquiry sent former FBI lawyer and counterterrorism expert Michael Jacobson to San Diego to investigate Saudi links to 9/11, Mueller was furious, as Andrew Cockburn reports in Harper’s:

“Bob Graham, the former chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee, told me recently that Robert Mueller, then the FBI director (and now the special counsel investigating connections between Russia and the Trump campaign) made “the strongest objections” to Jacobson and his colleagues visiting San Diego.

“Graham and his team defied Mueller’s efforts, and Jacobson flew west. There he discovered that his hunch was correct. The FBI files in California were replete with extraordinary and damning details …”

Jacobsons’s San Diego sojourn unearthed much evidence of FBI incompetence, including the fact that two of the hijackers, Nawaf al-Hazmi and Khalid al-Mihdhar,who had arrived in California from Malaysia and been taken under the wing of Saudi agents, “had been close with an FBI informant, Abdussattar Shaikh,” as Cockburn informs us:

“Hazmi had actually lived in his house after Mihdhar left town. Shaikh failed to mention his young Saudi friends’ last names in regular reports to his FBI case officer, or that they were taking flying lessons. Understandably, the investigators had a lot of questions for this man. Nevertheless, Mueller adamantly refused their demands to interview him, even when backed by a congressional subpoena, and removed Shaikh to an undisclosed location ‘for his own safety.’ Today, Graham believes that Mueller was acting under orders from the White House.”

Think about this for a moment: the man now in charge of investigating the President of these United States for “collusion” with Russia and possible “obstruction of justice” himself obstructed a congressional investigation into the 9/11 terrorist attacks. Was Mueller, possibly on orders from President George W. Bush, colluding with the Saudis to cover up their role?

The Bush administration, with its familial ties to the Saudis, had every interest in covering up Riyadh’s active complicity. Aside from that, they were pushing the fable of Saddam Hussein’s ‘links” to the 9/11 attacks.

So many lies! So much official obstruction! Now, however, the truth is finally coming out. With the passage of legislation stripping the Saudis of their “sovereign immunity” – over President Obama’s veto – the class action suit against the Saudis is moving forward. Armed with thousands of pages of documents showing how Riyadh and its global network of Islamic extremists have succored, aided, and directed al-Qaeda and allied organizations in terrorist attacks against US citizens and interests, the families of those killed, wounded, and traumatized on September 11, 2001, are about to get their day in court.

And what is bound to come out is the complicity of US officials in the cover-up. It looks to me like Robert Mueller’s time in the spotlight is about to get a lot more interesting.

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Why Did Robert Mueller Obstruct Congress’s 9/11 Probe? – Antiwar.com

Monday September 11th, 2017 at 8:08 AM

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Sixteen years after the 9/11 terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon, we still don’t know what happened. How did a ragtag bunch of hijackers, armed only with box cutters, manage to gain control of those airliners? How did they get 

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Former White House strategist Stephen K. Bannon believes the firing of FBI director James B.Comey by President Trump was the biggest mistake “maybe in modern political history.” Bannon made the extraordinary statement during an online segment of his …
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Who Is Felix Sater, and Why Is Donald Trump So Afraid of Him?

Sunday September 10th, 2017 at 6:47 PM

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Felix Sater speaks at the Chabad of Port Washington in Port Washington, New York, in 2014. (YouTube: Felix Sater)

Every time someone asks Donald Trump if he knows Felix Sater, his Russian-born, Brooklyn-bred former business associate, Trump draws a blank. Despite the fact that Sater worked on and off for a decade with the Trump Organization, and despite his recent headline-making appearance as an exuberant negotiator on behalf of Trump’s hardnosed attorney, Michael Cohen, in seeking to build a “massive Trump Tower in Moscow” last year, Trump ducks.

“I mean, I’ve seen him a couple of times; I have met him,” Trump said, in a deposition in a court case involving Sater in 2013. And The New York Times reported him as saying, “If he were sitting in the room right now, I really wouldn’t know what he looked like.” As late as 2015, when asked about Sater, Trump hemmed and hawed. “Boy, I have to even think about it.”

It’s no wonder that Trump, especially now that he’s under investigation over his ties to Russia and its meddling in the 2016 election, would respond to questions about Sater by saying: Who’s he?

Of all the characters caught up in Russiagate, none come close to Sater for having a decades-long record as a larger-than-life, outside-the-law, spy agency-linked wheeler-dealer from the pages of a John le Carré novel. His past record includes a conviction for lacerating a man’s face with a broken margarita glass in a bar brawl and his involvement in a multimillion-dollar stock fraud and money-laundering scheme. Despite that record, which came before he worked with Trump, Sater spent nearly a decade working with the Trump Organization in search of deals in Russia and other former Soviet republics. But on August 28, Sater made the front pages of the Times and The Washington Post, thanks to leaked copies of e-mails that he sent in late 2015 and early 2016 to Cohen, concerning Sater’s efforts to work with a group of Russian investors to set up a flagship Trump property in the Russian capital.

In language that Cohen himself described to the Times as “colorful,” Sater seemed nearly beside himself as he reported on his work in Moscow on behalf of Trump:

“Our boy can become president of the USA and we can engineer it,” wrote Sater. “I will get all of [Vladimir] Putins [sic] team to buy in on this, I will manage this process.… I will get Putin on this program and we will get Donald elected.” Echoing a line that would later become Trump’s own description of why he and Putin might get along, Sater wrote that the Russian leader “only wants to deal with a pragmatic leader, and a successful business man is a good candidate for someone who knows how to deal.”

Sater couldn’t resist adding, “Michael I arranged for Ivanka to sit in Putins [sic] private chair at his desk and office in the Kremlin.” According to the Times, Sater was “eager to show video clips to his Russian contacts of instances of Mr. Trump speaking glowingly about Russia.” Which, of course, Trump has done repeatedly over the years. And, though Trump has denied that he has any business interests in Russia, even as he was gearing up for the Republican presidential primary race, Cohen and Sater were deep into previously undisclosed talks with Russian partners about constructing a Trump-branded hotel, according to The Washington Post. In a statement to the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence last week, Cohen did admit writing to Dmitry Peskov in connection with Sater’s work. Peskov, a spokesman for Vladimir Putin, confirmed the contact.

So who, exactly, is Felix Sater? Tim O’Brien, author of a biography of Trump, wrote about Sater in an article titled “Lean, Mean Trump-Russia Machine.” He was born in 1966 in the Soviet Union, and he and his family moved to Brighton Beach in Brooklyn, New York, when he was just 8. According to a recent Guardian profile, Sater’s relationship with Cohen—and to organized crime—goes way back:

Sater’s links to Trump’s circle can be traced back to not long after he came to the US as a child. His father, Mikhail Sheferovsky (who changed the family name after arriving in New York) became a local crime boss in Brighton Beach and Sater grew up on that side of Brooklyn, where he got to know another teenager in the neighbourhood, Michael Cohen, a Long Island boy who would go on to become Trump’s personal lawyer and vice-president of the Trump Organization.

Sorting out Sater’s checkered past leads into a convoluted labyrinth of crime, legal entanglements, shady deals, alleged ties to US and foreign intelligence agencies and, of course, intimate connections to Donald Trump and the Trump Organization. The best comprehensive account of Sater’s long and complicated path was written by Andrew Rice and published in August in New York magazine under the headline “The Original Russia Connection.” Rice’s account, which includes parts of a lengthy interview with Sater, draws heavily on a 2007 breakthrough piece by Charles Bagli in The New York Times. Bagli was the first to uncover and report in depth on Sater’s criminal past. This past February the Times published a blockbuster story by Megan Twohey and Scott Shane recounting an effort by Sater, Cohen, Gen. Mike Flynn, and a Ukrainian politician to put forward a half-cocked Ukrainian “peace plan” and deliver it, freelance fashion, to the White House. In addition, various lawsuits, testimony, and depositions by the characters in Sater’s erratic orbit, including by Trump himself, provide valuable material in figuring out who Sater is and what role he plays in the Trump-Russia story. In this piece, I draw on all of these sources and more.

Sater’s first run-in with the law came in 1991—according to the indictment, as reported by Bagli in the Times—when Sater, then an upstart stockbroker in his mid-20s, “grabbed a large margarita glass, smashed it on the bar and plunged the stem into the right side of [a rival] broker’s face. The man suffered nerve damage and required 110 stitches to close the laceration on his face.”

Sater, who served time in prison for that assault, was barred from financial trading by the National Association of Securities Dealers. Yet in 1993, Sater and several partners took over a securities firm called White Rock Partners, later called State Street Capital Markets, which portrayed itself as a legitimate brokerage firm but, in fact, ran a criminal enterprise involving stock fraud, money laundering, and a so-called “pump and dump” scheme that involved conspiring to inflate the apparent value of near-worthless stocks, sell them off to unsuspecting investors, and cash in. In so doing, for protection Sater drew on the assistance of his father’s friends in the Genovese crime family. According to Rice’s New York piece, Sater “laundered fraud proceeds through a labyrinthine network of Caribbean shell companies, Israeli and Swiss bank accounts, and contacts in New York’s Diamond District.” In the mid-1990s, New York reports, Sater spent a great deal of time in Moscow, where, according to a friend and business partner, Sal Lauria—who later wrote a book about all of this—“We were dealing with ex-KGB generals and with the elite of Russian society.”

It all came crashing down in 1998, when New York City police uncovered a stash of guns and documents in a mini-storage locker in SoHo implicating Sater and his partners in the fraud and money-laundering schemes. According to the Times, citing other defendants in the case, Sater pled guilty to racketeering charges for bilking at least $40 million from his investors. Using Sater’s testimony, the feds eventually convicted 19 of Sater’s cronies, including half a dozen who had mob connections. Significantly, the prosecutor who oversaw Sater’s cooperation agreement in the 1998 indictment, now sealed, was Andrew Weissmann—who is currently one of 16 prosecutors and criminal justice officials on the staff of special counsel Robert Mueller, who’s leading the Russiagate inquiry.

Enter the spies. During his time in Moscow and traveling around eastern Europe, Sater began cultivating ties to arms dealers, officials in US law enforcement and national security agencies, and—according to his interview in New York—even meeting with the GRU, the Russian military intelligence agency. In order to get some bargaining power after he was indicted in 1998, according to Sater himself, he told the FBI that he had obtained valuable information about Osama bin Laden, a cache of Stinger missiles, and more. His information, it seems didn’t pan out—but after 9/11, Sater did cooperate in some fashion with the US government. Overseeing the Sater case back then was none other than Loretta Lynch, then US Attorney for the Eastern District of New York (Brooklyn). In her confirmation hearing to serve as US Attorney General under President Obama, Lynch confirmed that Sater did in fact work with the FBI “and other agencies”—presumably the CIA—in “providing information crucial to national security.” Where and how Sater gathered the information that he provided, whether or not it involved contacts with the Russian FSB (the successor to the KGB) and GRU, and whether those agencies themselves established a covert connection with Sater is something that both Mueller and the US intelligence community ought to be looking at today, of course.

Sater’s connection with Trump starts in the mid-2000s, when Sater joined a real estate firm called the Bayrock Group, which had been founded in 2001 by Tevfik Arif, a former Soviet official from Kazakhstan. Arif hired Sater in 2003, making him the firm’s chief operating officer. The firm later set up its headquarters on the 24th floor of Trump Tower on Fifth Avenue, just below Trump’s own suite of offices. (Sater’s first office suite, with his criminal enterprise called State Street Capital, had its offices in a Trump-owned building, 40 Wall Street, in the mid-1990s.)

Over the next several years Arif and Sater, via Bayrock, started or collaborated with Trump on a series of hotel and resort projects in Fort Lauderdale, Phoenix, and elsewhere. Their most important collaboration was the development in 2005 of the Trump SoHo project, which, according to the Times’s 2007 exposé of Sater, was a “sleek, 46-story glass tower condominium hotel [then] under construction on a newly fashionable section of Spring Street.” New York magazine adds that, oddly enough, the Trump SoHo tower “happened to be directly across the street from the storage facility that had been Sater’s previous undoing.”

When told by the Times about Sater’s criminal past, Alex Sapir, president of the Sapir Organization, which was involved in the SoHo project, said, “This is all news to me.” At the time, though, Trump didn’t separate himself from Sater, mingling with him at the SoHo opening, hanging out in Colorado while working on another project, and—according to Sater, at least—regularly interacting.

“How did I get to Donald?” Sater asked New York magazine, with typical braggadocio. “I walked in his door and told him, ‘I’m gonna be the biggest developer in New York, and you want to be my partner.’” After that, Sater said, he’d frequently pop into Trump’s own office to talk about this or that deal. “Donald wanted me to bring deals to him,” Sater told New York. “Because he saw how many I put on the table at Bayrock.”

Sater and Bayrock sought to extend the Trump brand to Ukraine, Poland, and elsewhere—including Moscow. Around 2005, Sater identified a location for a Trump Tower in the Russian capital, and he says that he personally escorted Donald Trump Jr. and Ivanka Trump around Moscow back then—an assertion that neither of the Trumps have denied. Last January The New York Times reported, “During a trip in 2006, Mr. Sater and two of Mr. Trump’s children, Donald Jr. and Ivanka, stayed at the historic Hotel National Moscow opposite the Kremlin, connecting with potential partners over the course of several days.”

After the financial crisis of 2008, Bayrock ran into difficulty, and Sater went out on his own. According to New York, following his separation from Bayrock he went to work for the Trump Organization, even carrying a business card listing his title as “Senior Advisor to Donald Trump.” Despite that, Trump denies ever employing Sater directly.

Sater’s links to Trump in recent years are obscure. According to recent reporting by the Times and the Post, however, as recently as 2015-16, Sater and Cohen, Trump’s lawyer and the executive vice president of the Trump Organization, were working together on a Trump Tower Moscow arrangement, though that too didn’t pan out.

But Sater and Cohen would cooperate on another venture. Following Trump’s election, the two men worked together to develop a curious peace plan for Ukraine. In it, Sater and Cohen worked with Andrii Artemenko, a Ukrainian opposition politician who himself had a questionable past, having spent time in prison in Ukraine for an embezzlement scheme, according to the New York Times story last February that first broke the news of his collaboration with Sater and Cohen (the charges against Artemenko were eventually dropped). According to the Times, Sater met Cohen and Artemenko at a New York hotel just two blocks from Cohen’s current residence in Trump Park Avenue. Cohen, who’s married to a Ukrainian woman, has business ties there himself, having once tried to get a Ukrainian ethanol business off the ground.

In 2014, a popular revolt toppled Ukraine’s pro-Russian president, Viktor Yanukovych, who was replaced by another oligarch, the pro-Western Petro Poroshenko. Paul Manafort, the GOP operative who would later sign on as Donald Trump’s campaign manager, was on Yanukovych’s payroll for years, and when Yanukovych fled Ukraine for Russia, Manafort contracted with opposition politicians in Kiev to help build an anti-Poroshenko bloc—and Artemenko joined in. (Manafort, of course, is under intense scrutiny in the Russiagate investigation from Mueller and two committees of Congress over his possible role as a go-between in collusion between Russia’s spy network and the Trump campaign. In July, Mueller ordered a pre-dawn raid at Manafort’s Virginia home seeking evidence in the case, amid speculation that Manafort might “flip” and turn against Trump.)

According to the Times, the Artemenko plan—delivered to Sater and Cohen, and then to Michael Flynn, the short-lived White House national security adviser who was forced to resign in February—involved using unflattering or compromising information (kompromat) to help oust Poroshenko and then winning the support of a new Ukrainian government for a 50- to 100-year lease of Crimea to Russia—which in 2014 occupied and annexed Crimea, which for many decades had been part of Ukraine. Because the vast majority of Ukrainian political forces would never agree to surrender their claim to Crimea, the plan was considered a hopeless nonstarter by most experts familiar with the Ukraine crisis. Yet the role of Sater and Cohen, both Trump associates, contributed to the growing belief in Washington that Trump, who has steadily refused to criticize Putin for his authoritarian excesses, extrajudicial killings, and suppression of free expression in Russia, has questionable ties to Russia.

The plan went nowhere, however. According to the Times, Sater gave Cohen the proposal in a sealed envelope, who reportedly said he left it in Flynn’s office. But in an interview with HuffPost, Cohen said he never delivered the envelope. But that doesn’t quite jibe with the Times’s original report, which noted that when Flynn resigned (because of his own still unexplained conversations with then-Russian Ambassador Sergei Kislyak during the transition), Cohen was still waiting for a response, “hoping a new national security adviser will take up their cause.” So far, as far as we know, current National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster hasn’t responded to the idea, which is probably long dead.

Even allowing for Sater’s long-established record as a liar and self-promoter, there’s plenty here for Mueller and other investigators to dig into. And Sater, too, seems to believe that something big is coming. In his interview with New York magazine, he hinted ominously about the near future. “In about the next 30 to 35 days,” he told reporter Rice, “I will be the most colorful character you have ever talked about. Unfortunately, I can’t talk about it now, before it happens. And believe me, it ain’t anything as small as whether or not they’re gonna call me to the Senate committee.”

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Sunday September 10th, 2017 at 1:31 PM

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felix sater – Google News: Trump’s pal plotted to hire journalist for negative stories – Page Six

Sunday September 10th, 2017 at 11:47 AM

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Felix Sater — the Russian-born, real estate mogul who helped build Trump Soho — once looked to hire a journalist for $1,000 a month to post and blog negative stories about an enemy. Randi Newton, currently a dating columnist for the New York Observer 

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Trump’s pal plotted to hire journalist for negative stories
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Felix Sater — the Russian-born, real estate mogul who helped build Trump Soho — once looked to hire a journalist for $1,000 a month to post and blog negative stories about an enemy. Randi Newton, currently a dating columnist for the New York Observer 

‘Russian mafia’ from Brighton Beach charged with arson of illegal poker club in New York – https://en.crimerussia.com/

Sunday September 10th, 2017 at 11:42 AM

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‘Russian mafia’ from Brighton Beach charged with arson of illegal poker club in New York
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In particular, Aleksey Tsvetkov aka Pelmen, who immigrated to the United States from Ukraine in 1992, used to be an expert in debt collecting. In 2003, he was arrested by the FBI as a member of another Russian organized crime group, the Brighton Beach …

‘Russian mafia’ from Brighton Beach charged with arson of illegal poker club in New York

Sunday September 10th, 2017 at 11:32 AM

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Four out of six suspects in the arson of a three-story building in May last year were arrested in November 2016 as part of a large-scale operation of the FBI and the New York police against the organized crime groups of immigrants from the former Soviet Union countries.

The US Prosecutor’s Office in the Eastern District of New York has unveiled an indictment on charges of arson of the 3-story residential building in the Brighton Beach/Coney Island district of New York, in which an illegal poker club was located.

The major fire occurred on the night of May 2, 2016, but its reasons have not been officially announced until now. Residents of the building were evacuated, but firemen had to rescue two people blocked by flame in an apartment on the third floor. As a result of the fire-fighting operations, several New York fire fighters suffered injuries and burns.

According to the document, six members of the so-called Russian mafia have been convicted of arson; five of them were arrested almost a year ago on suspicion of other crimes, whereas the sixth person, Viktor Zelinger, is still at large.

Members of a transnational OCG Aleksey Tsvetkov, Leonid Gershman (Lenchik), Vyacheslav Malkeev (Steve Bart), and Librado Riviera (Macho), arrested on charges of racketeering, drug trafficking, illegal possession of firearms, illegal usury, and the organization of an underground gambling business in November 2016, are currently in custody. As reported by the CrimeRussia, the investigation was conducted by the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) with the assistance of other law enforcement agencies.

Detention of members of the criminal syndicate, November 2016

It is known that exerting pressure on their victims through their relatives in the US, the crime group would extort money abroad, namely in Israel and Eastern Europe. It was reported that the majority of those detained during the police operation had previous criminal experience. In particular, Aleksey Tsvetkov aka Pelmen, who immigrated to the United States from Ukraine in 1992, used to be an expert in debt collecting. In 2003, he was arrested by the FBI as a member of another Russian organized crime group, the Brighton Beach Crew, headed by Zinovy Bari.

Aleksey Tsvetkov

According to the prosecutor’s office, Gershman and Malkeev were the Brighton Beach gang’s ‘power hitters’ along with Tsvetkov.

As reported by the press service of the Prosecutor’s Office of New York, all of them face various prison terms in accordance with the charges (from 17 years to life imprisonment).

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The Myth of Deep Throat

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Columnists, talking heads and op-ed writers are holding open auditions for a role that presumably needs to be filled if we are ever going to get to the bottom of what seems fated to be dubbed, for better or worse, Russiagate: a new Deep Throat.

I get it. In the years since Watergate, the Washington Post’s famous golden source—later revealed to be former FBI No. 2 executive W. Mark Felt—has become practically synonymous with the ideal of the noble leaker. The original Deep Throat “was instrumental in thwarting the conspiracy and bringing [President Richard] Nixon down,” Harry Litman, a former deputy assistant attorney general, approvingly wrote in the Los Angeles Times in May“Was it wrong for Deep Throat, as FBI official Mark Felt was then known, to guide the investigation?” Washington Post columnist Margaret Sullivan asked in June, in the midst of a column praising leaks and anonymous sources, and inviting more. New York magazine columnist Frank Rich has gone a step further and already announced his casting choice: James Comey is today’s Deep Throat.

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The unarticulated presumption, which Sullivan, Litman and Rich are not alone in making, is that Felt—the FBI’s deputy director in June 1972, and subsequently the parking-garage interlocutor who steered Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein to reportorial heights—was an honorable, selfless whistleblower intent on exposing the lawlessness rampant in the Nixon White House. Or, as David Remnick spelled out in the New Yorker—echoing Deep Throat’s original hagiographers, Woodward and Bernstein—Felt “believed that the Nixon administration was corrupt, paranoid and trying to infringe on the independence of the bureau.” The president and his top aides ran, Felt believed, “a criminal operation out of the White House, and [Felt] risked everything to guide” the Post reporters. A new biopic about Felt, starring Liam Neeson, is due out on September 29th and shows every sign of continuing to portray Deep Throat as a profound patriot and dedicated FBI lifer.

But here’s a heretical thought: Mark Felt was no hero. Getting rid of Nixon was the last thing Felt ever wanted to accomplish; indeed, he was banking on Nixon’s continuation in office to achieve his one and only aim: to reach the top of the FBI pyramid and become director. Felt didn’t help the media for the good of the country, he used the media in service of his own ambition. Things just didn’t turn out anywhere close to the way he wanted.

Only recently, more than four decades after Nixon’s downfall, has it become possible to reconstruct Felt’s design and what really happened during those fateful six months following the Watergate break-in. Doing so requires burrowing through a great number of primary documents and government records against the backdrop of a vast secondary literature. Nixon’s surreptitious tape recordings rank first in importance, but only mark the starting point. One has to also research documents from the FBI’s vast Watergate investigation; the bureau’s subsequent internal leak investigation; records from the Watergate Special Prosecution Force; documents from Felt’s own FBI file; and lastly, two unintentionally rewarding books: Mark Felt’s original 1979 memoir, The FBI Pyramid, and the slightly reworked version published in 2006, A G-Man’s Life.

What you’ll end up with is the real story of Deep Throat. And you might be left with this realization: No matter what happens to Donald Trump—whether he’s absolved, exposed or neither—you should hope there’s nobody as duplicitous as Mark Felt manipulating out understanding of Russiagate.

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On May 1, 1972, John Edgar Hoover was days away from marking his 48th year as FBI director, or as one of his arch-critics labeled him, the “No. 1 Sacred Cow of American Politics.” The wily, 77-year-old bureaucrat was the closest thing to a cult of personality in the federal government that has ever existed; not even an unprecedented, year-long spate of bad publicity beginning in late 1970 had loosened his grip on the directorship. Sycophancy within the FBI was rife. Presidents and underlings came and went, but Hoover seemed invincible if not immortal, as inseparable from the law-enforcement empire he had built as the empire was unimaginable without him.

Yet behind the scenes, Hoover’s selfish refusal to step down when he reached the mandatory retirement age of 70 in 1964, and two presidents’ lack of gumption to force him out, had put into motion a fierce, no-holds-barred struggle within the FBI to succeed him. It bore a striking resemblance to what used to happen inside the Kremlin, once a doddering Soviet leader neared the end of his term. More than a few top FBI executives saw a potential director when they looked in the mirror during their morning shave. And Hoover’s unwillingness to let go had unleashed what the dean of Watergate historians, the late Stanley Kutler, noted as the “war of the FBI succession.”

The executive with the inside track during Nixon’s first years was William C. Sullivan, who carried the title assistant to the director. A mercurial, intense, secretive personality, Sullivan was regarded by Hoover for a time almost like a son. The standard measure for where subordinates stood with the stern and formal Hoover was his method of addressing them. If someone was “Miller” instead of “Mr. Miller,” that person had achieved a high level of familiarity. Hoover called Sullivan, who oversaw the bureau’s all-important counterintelligence and domestic security responsibilities, simply “Bill.”

Yet Sullivan had a character flaw that became fatal the closer he got to the top of the pyramid: He was impatient. When the Nixon administration soured on the aging Hoover—chief of staff H. R. “Bob” Haldeman acidly described the director as a “real character out of days of yore”—Sullivan saw an opening, encouraged by like-minded Justice Department officials. He began leaking derogatory information about Hoover to journalists considered sympathetic, including, most notably, Robert Novak, the reporting half of the Rowland Evans and Robert Novak syndicated column.

Hoover’s FBI leaked all the time, of course, to favored reporters. The bureau may not have invented the practice, but it had perfected the art. No federal agency rivaled the FBI in terms of the well-placed, exquisitely timed disclosure designed with an end in mind. Information is the currency of power in Washington, and leaking to the press was instrumental to the bureau’s unofficial clout, the reason the FBI engendered fear in many quarters beyond its actual brief. But until Sullivan came along, leaking had largely been controlled, sanctioned and institutional—that is, directed against the bureau’s perceived adversaries or to burnish the FBI’s image and reputation. Never had leaks been employed for personal gain at Hoover’s expense.

Hoover soon figured it out. He fired Sullivan for disloyalty, insolence and insubordination, but not before a confrontation that instantly became part of FBI lore. In October 1971, Sullivan returned from a leave to find the locks in his office changed. Sullivan exchanged harsh words with the FBI executive who had thought up that particular touch. When the executive called him a “Judas,” the perpetually rumpled, bantam-sized Sullivan promptly challenged his dapper, six-foot tall adversary, William Mark Felt, to a fist fight.

Following Sullivan’s hasty exit, Felt became the front-runner to replace Hoover, despite being widely disliked internally. His nickname inside the bureau was the “White Rat.” He had acquired that sobriquet during the six years he headed up the Inspection Division, Hoover’s instrument for enforcing discipline and meting out punishment. Felt’s martinet-like inspection tours, where he out-Hoovered Hoover to curry the director’s favor, had earned him the enmity of agents and agents-in-charge throughout the country. Felt’s inspection report after the infamous break-in at the Media, Pennsylvania, FBI office in March 1971 by anti-war activists was typical. Felt’s report absolved the “Seat of Government” (as FBI headquarters was immodestly called during Hoover’s reign) of all culpability, and made the Media agent-in-charge the scapegoat, as former Washington Post reporter Betty Medsger wrote in her 2014 book, The Burglary. “We would probably not have pissed on [Felt] if he was on fire,” retired agent Robert P. Campbell recalled in a 2011 interview, reflecting the rank-and-file’s disdain.

Felt never enjoyed strong support within the Nixon administration either, unlike Sullivan. While “Crazy Billy” had worn his ambition to succeed Hoover on his sleeve, Felt was self-serving in an unattractive way. Though consumed with what he believed was his rightful inheritance, Felt often exhibited a false humility, perhaps out of fear that his ambition would become too obvious to Hoover. “If you wanted to ruin somebody’s career in the FBI,” a former agent later recalled, “all you had to do [was] leak it to somebody in the press that so-and-so [was] being groomed as Hoover’s successor.” The result was that Felt “did not interact with credibility” with his peers, recalled Donald Santarelli, then an associate attorney general at the Justice Department, in a 2011 interview.

On the morning of May 2, 1972, Hoover’s lifeless body was discovered on the floor of his bedroom one hour after the ever-punctual director failed to come downstairs for his 7:30 a.m. breakfast. Later, mourners at the funeral home were stunned by what they saw in the casket. There in the coffin lay a small, gray-haired, frail-looking man. The mortician had washed Hoover’s hair and all the dye had come out—from his eyebrows too.

Felt was not surprised by the portrait of infirmity. For all intents and purposes he had been running the bureau for more than a year, confident that if he bided his time (unlike Sullivan), Nixon would inevitably turn to Hoover’s natural legatee.

Felt was wrong.

Nixon’s surprise appointment of a dark horse outsider, assistant attorney general L. Patrick Gray, to be acting director within hours stands as one of the most far-reaching personnel decisions ever taken by a president inadvertently. His attention consumed by the upcoming election, geopolitical strategy and the effort to withdraw U.S. ground troops from Vietnam, Nixon was anxious to avoid having Hoover’s FBI become an issue in 1972. For the first time, a director was going to have to win Senate confirmation, and Nixon was leery of giving Democrats on the Judiciary Committee the opportunity to work over a nominee in an election year, possibly even block his confirmation. The president considered the appointment equal to nominating a chief justice to the Supreme Court. Nixon wanted a vigorous man who would occupy the post long after his second term ended. Gray’s acting appointment was roundly criticized on the grounds that he was a Nixon crony. But he otherwise aroused little opposition because he was as colorless as his name.

Gray wasn’t promised the permanent appointment, only that he would be considered for the post if he did a creditable job. Yet the message behind Gray’s interim status—that Nixon was intent on bringing in someone from outside the bureau—was an unmistakable signal to several executives angling for the job, and they decided to retire. The ambitious Felt saw the acting designation, however, as a small opening. It still left six months in which to persuade Nixon to “see the light” by nominating an insider, as Felt wrote in his 1979 memoir.

Felt was acting the part of Gray’s indispensable top deputy, while simultaneously belittling the interim director behind his back, according to interviews I conducted with contemporary FBI officials, when the Watergate break-in serendipitously occurred on June 17, 1972. The burglary of the Democratic National Committee headquarters in the Watergate office complex by Nixon campaign operatives presented Gray with a dilemma that Felt could easily exploit to his advantage. If Gray could not manage the FBI’s politically sensitive Watergate investigation to the White House’s satisfaction, he risked alienating the president and losing out on the nomination. Yet if Gray didn’t allow an unbridled investigation to run its full course, he might fail to win confirmation before what was sure to remain a Democrat-controlled Senate. Gray essentially resolved the dilemma by absenting himself as much as possible, while leaving supervision of the investigation in the hands of professional subordinates, most prominently, Felt.

Gray’s decision facilitated Felt’s recourse to that bureau specialty, the artful leak. As John Dean has confirmed in numerous interviews beginning in 2011, Felt knew that nothing was more likely to incite the White House against Gray, and prove he was Hoover’s unworthy successor, than stories in the press about the politically sensitive probe. As White House counsel and desk officer for the cover-up, Dean was person most frequently tasked with conveying the president’s ire to Gray. Similarly, Democrats’ hackles would be raised by any stories suggesting that the FBI was conducting a lax or superficial investigation.

Felt acted quickly. On June 20, three days after the break-in, the Washington Post published a story headlined, “White House Consultant Tied to Bugging Figure.” The article, citing “Federal sources close to the investigation,” revealed that a one-time White House consultant named E. Howard Hunt, who was also a former CIA officer, had an as-yet undetermined connection to the five burglars nabbed red-handed at the Watergate office complex. Hunt, of course, would turn out to be the co-ringleader of the break-in, along with G. Gordon Liddy, the Nixon campaign’s finance counsel.

In his 2005 book about Felt, The Secret Man, Woodward described in detail how Felt provided the “critical and substantial buttress” for the scoop about Hunt. Although this investigative development would have become public inevitably, the fact that it happened so swiftly stunned a White House still grappling with how to respond to the break-in. The White House’s initial pose was to appear nonchalant and above the story, as captured in Ron Ziegler’s infamous, contemptuous observation that he would not be commenting on “a third-rate burglary attempt.” But the morning the article appeared special counsel Charles Colson roared to the president, as captured on an Oval Office recording, “Pick up that God-damn Washington Post and see that guilt by association!” Colson had been responsible for hiring Hunt, and instantly, the administration became obsessed with how information known only to the police, Justice Department prosecutors and the FBI had come out. “Where the hell are all these leaks from our side coming from?” Nixon wondered aloud. The impulse to circle the wagons, rather than make a clean breast of the campaign’s culpability, took root.

Yet that kind of Watergate story was only half of Felt’s influence operation. Four days later, Felt managed to get fabled Time magazine reporter Sandy Smith interested in allegations that Gray had conferred with John Mitchell, the head of the president’s campaign, right after the break-in, and that Gray had been overheard boasting that the FBI’s investigation would be wrapped up in “24 to 48 hours”—the clear inference being that the probe would be a whitewash. Smith presented the allegations for comment to Gray, who vehemently denied both. Merely being asked such questions left him furious. He knew that a journalist of Smith’s caliber, who had access to the highest echelons in the bureau, would not be posing such questions unless the allegations came from someone Smith firmly believed was in a position to know. When the Time story actually appeared in print on June 26, the piece was thankfully “trimmed of its falsehoods,” Gray noted in a memo. Apparently, Sandy Smith had been unable to corroborate the allegations to his or his editors’ satisfaction—which was hardly surprising, since neither of them was true. The leak to Time came from Felt himself, as Deep Throat’s revised autobiography, published in 2006, acknowledged. Subsequent leaks to Smith would prove more successful.

In the four months that remained before the election, Felt continued to feed the Washington Post and Time tidbits—ranging from the connection between Watergate and the White House operatives known as “plumbers” to how campaign funds had been laundered through Mexico—although the weekly magazine never received the public acclaim the daily newspaper later did. Felt could leak with relative impunity because Watergate was not, and never became, a significant issue during the campaign, and therefore, presented no threat to the only presidential candidate who might appoint Felt director—Richard Nixon. George McGovern, the Democrats’ nominee, was a “jackal” in Hoover’s parlance, anathema to every Hoover disciple and vice versa. The South Dakota senator had spent much of 1971 publicly lambasting the late director for various deficiencies, including alleged senility. Nixon, on the other hand, did discuss potentially appointing Felt to the position at one point, according to Oval Office tapes.

As Nixon’s confidence in Gray waned over the leaks, William Sullivan re-emerged as a potential rival after securing a top job in the Justice Department. That complicated Felt’s scheme greatly, for now he had to figure out how to damage Sullivan’s reputation too. He did so in leaks to Time’s Smith, whose discretion in such matters was legendary, in contrast to the untested Woodward. As in June, Felt was not above misleading Smith on occasion; we also know from Woodward’s handwritten notes that Deep Throat told the cub reporter an enormous number of falsehoods (as John Dean was the first to point out), including during their famous clandestine rendezvous in an Arlington, Virginia parking garage. But then Felt’s relationship to the truth was always casual at best. His goal was incitement, rather than protecting the presidency, the bureau, democracy, or the rule of law from Nixon’s predations. Even the Post’s most celebrated Watergate story of October 10, 1972—the seminal or “centerpiece” story that alleged a “massive campaign of political spying and espionage”—prominently featured a lie uttered by Felt. Deep Throat falsely asserted to Woodward that a letter damaging to the campaign of Senator Edmund Muskie—considered the Democrats’ strongest candidate until he finished poorly in the New Hampshire primary—was “a White House operation,” concocted “inside the gates surrounding the White House.” What Woodstein represented in the Post as “hard evidence” of a political dirty trick was a fabrication, as an internal FBI inquiry and later, the Watergate Special Prosecution Force, determined.

Felt never achieved his goal of becoming director, of course, except for the two hour and fifty minute interregnum that occurred between Gray’s sudden resignation in May (for having destroyed embarrassing documents unrelated to Watergate found in E. Howard Hunt’s White House safe) and the appointment of a new acting director—another outsider named William Ruckelshaus. Unbeknownst to Felt, Nixon had learned in October 1972 that Felt was leaking to Time’s Sandy Smith. The president’s impulse was to fire Felt immediately, but cooler heads at the White House explained that Felt knew too much to make such a move just before the election. His removal would have to wait until after November, when a new director could be ordered to clean out the pestilence in the FBI’s upper ranks.

As it turned out, Felt abruptly resigned from the bureau in May 1973 to avoid being investigated right then and there for leaking. It was a fate he didn’t entirely escape, because a year-long internal investigation was launched a few months later anyway. Subsequently, the Inspection Division learned from Carol Tschudy, a bureau secretary for 17 years, that she was unable to recall how many calls transpired between a Washington Post reporter and her former boss, Felt. However, she said, “the frequency of Woodward’s calls seemed to depend upon various developments in the Watergate case.” Felt tried to make a go of consulting and the lecture circuit, and worked on his memoir after he retired from government service. In 1980, Felt made news when he was tried and convicted of ordering illegal FBI break-ins targeting the left-wing Weather Underground, a violent faction of domestic anti-war radicals. Nixon contributed to Felt’s defense fund and testified at his trial, and Reagan later pardoned him.

Meanwhile, Deep Throat went down in history as a do-gooder who saved the rule of law and American democracy from a criminal president. This was largely thanks to the large dose of buncombe in Woodward and Bernstein’s initial 1974 description of their source in All the President’s Men, and greatly magnified by the depiction in the eponymous Hollywood movie. Deep Throat, they wrote, was “trying to protect the office [of the presidency].” It wasn’t until 2005 that Woodward admitted in his book about Felt, The Secret Man, that Felt “never really voiced pure, raw outrage to me about Watergate or what it represented” (which is not surprising, given Felt’s contemporaneous role in sanctioning illegal FBI break-ins).

It remains true that Felt’s information, regardless of his motive, helped keep Watergate in the news at a time when few Americans cared, and that was important. Stories in the PostTime and elsewhere helped shield the three original federal prosecutors from political interference. And after they won convictions of all five burglars, plus Hunt and Liddy, in January 1973, the prospect of serious prison time finally broke the back of the cover-up. One of the burglars, James McCord, alleged that perjury had been committed during the trial, precipitating a foot-race to the prosecutors by John Dean and deputy campaign director Jeb Magruder, which, in turn, unleashed a flood of revelations that eventually put the president himself at risk.

Primarily because the Post (most prominently) reported increments of the break-in story (but never the cover-up, remember) before the burglars were actually tried, the fable took hold that the press “exposed” Watergate. This was a legend propagated by a media eager to bask in the Post’s reflected glory. The press was the decidedly junior partner to the legal machinery. For an authority on the subject, one need look no further than Sandy Smith, who broke as many significant stories about Watergate as anyone in the media. “There’s a myth that the press did all this, uncovered all the crimes,” he was quoted as saying in an official history of Time, Inc., published in 1986. “It’s bunk. The press didn’t do it. People forget that the government was investigating all the time. In my material there was less than two percent that was truly original investigation. There was [a federal] investigation being carried out here.”

This fact, in all likelihood, is the reason why Felt never came forward to claim the riches and acclaim that supposedly awaited Deep Throat. Indeed, he perpetually lied about being Deep Throat after theWashingtonian fingered him in June 1974 as the first prime suspect, just as All the President’s Menwas being published. Felt had to fear his actions could not withstand close scrutiny. His motive would be exposed as base and self-serving, and he would be roundly condemned in the only fraternity that he knew and cared about, the society of current and former FBI executives and agents. When finally outed in Vanity Fair in 2005 by his family, who had understandably imbibed the fable, Felt was dehabilitated by dementia and the few remaining peers able to recognize Felt for who he was and what he did were drowned out by the wave of nostalgia for the legacy media.

Felt’s admission left Pat Gray reeling; he likened it to being hit with a sledgehammer. Suffering from pancreatic cancer with only a few weeks to live, Gray summoned the strength to denounce publicly the man he considered, until that moment, his loyal and trustworthy executive officer. He had never grasped Felt’s treachery despite ample contemporaneous warnings. Now Gray belatedly realized that Felt had been a “formidable foe” primarily because he was such “a skilled liar.” The Vanity Fair story also stunned John J. McDermott, the special agent-in-charge of the Washington Field Office when it conducted the Watergate investigation. McDermott had long thought that the mysterious Deep Throat was actually a reporter’s invention and composite, meant to fuzz up the identities of several discrete White House sources. But once Felt claimed the mantle and Woodward confirmed it, McDermott immediately recognized that Felt had engaged in the same underhanded tactics as Sullivan. McDermott expressed “shock, dismay, and disgust” at Felt’s perfidy, and the bogus media-driven theory that Felt had a need “to expose information which otherwise would have been suppressed.” He defied anyone to prove that the FBI had failed to follow a single Watergate lead, concealed information from the Justice Department or did anything to warrant Felt’s behavior. “It’s embarrassing … for the bureau to be exposed as having had such people as Felt and Sullivan,” McDermott said in November 2010.

When the biopic comes out later this month, don’t be fooled. Felt betrayed the bureau, and more importantly, the investigative and legal machinery that is, more manifestly than ever, the last barrier between a government of laws and not of men or women.

There should be no pining for another Deep Throat. Leaks from bona fide whistle-blowers are one thing. Leaks from a self-aggrandizing FBI executive in the know, even if good for a few headlines, are bad for the rule of law. Nor would it be helpful to have an FBI executive plying reporters with false stories, indifferent to what gets printed or broadcast so long as it harms his bureaucratic enemies. Special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation is far too important for that.

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Felix Sater has been the key to unraveling the Trump-Russia scandal all along
This week cable news began breathlessly practicing saying the name “Felix Sater” over and over again, after it leaked that he had conspired with Donald Trump and Michael Cohen to try to build Trump Tower Moscow during the election.

Who is this Sater guy? Where did he come from? Why haven’t you heard his name before?

Well, if you’ve been reading a site like Palmer Report, you’ve known full well who Felix Sater is and why he’s so crucial to all of this for a very long time.Palmer Report first began trying to connect the dots between Felix Sater, Russia and Donald Trump back in February. We weren’t the first. To be frank, it was rather easy to see that something was there.

Sater and Cohen had been exposed as part of the truly weird Kremlin plot to convince Trump to use blackmail material to oust the president of Ukraine, so Putin could install a puppet. 

That plot was only derailed because Michael Flynn got himself fired for unrelated Russia reasons before he could put it on Trump’s desk. Sater had previously been convicted for Russian mafia money laundering. He’d also become an FBI informant at some point. It wasn’t difficult to see where this was all going.

That plot was only derailed because Michael Flynn got himself fired for unrelated Russia reasons before he could put it on Trump’s desk. Sater had previously been convicted for Russian mafia money laundering. He’d also become an FBI informant at some point. It wasn’t difficult to see where this was all going.

It was abundantly clear back then that Sater was the linchpin to unraveling Donald Trump’s connections to the Kremlin,

and that Sater and Cohen were in close cahoots when it came to those connections. The trouble: at the time, no one could piece together specifically what those connections were. Sater was confirmed to have been involved in some of Trump’s sketchiest real estate deals, such as Trump SoHo. Cohen was Trump’s attorney at the Trump Organization. But what were they doing together, and what did it have to do with the Kremlin?

This week the answer finally arrived: Felix Sater and Michael Cohen were trying to help Donald Trump get his Trump Tower Moscow built during the election.

Cohen even went so far as to contact the Kremlin for help. Sater bragged in an email that the project would get Trump installed in the Oval Office.

Now that the crucial missing piece is in place, everyone from Congress to the Special Counsel is using it to zero in on Sater to get him to flip on Trump. Things are finally in motion.

But if you’ve been playing close attention, you’ve known for the past eight months that it was going to come down to Sater,

his relationship to the Putin-controlled Russian underworld, and his relationship to Trump through Cohen.

Palmer Report is often among the first to highlight a Trump-Russia storyline that we know is going to important, even if we don’t yet know how it all fits together. Skeptics invariably question why some of our reporting still hasn’t yet been vindicated, weeks or months later. It’s because these things take time to unravel in full detail. But this was always going to come down to Sater. We told you that back in February.

Palmer Report is often among the first to highlight a Trump-Russia storyline that we know is going to important, even if we don’t yet know how it all fits together. Skeptics invariably question why some of our reporting still hasn’t yet been vindicated, weeks or months later. It’s because these things take time to unravel in full detail. But this was always going to come down to Sater. We told you that back in February.

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Felix Sater has been the key to unraveling the Trump-Russia scandal all along by Bill Palmer

Sunday September 10th, 2017 at 7:49 AM

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This week cable news began breathlessly practicing saying the name “Felix Sater” over and over again, after it leaked that he had conspired with Donald Trump and Michael Cohen to try to build Trump Tower Moscow during the election. Who is this Sater guy? Where did he come from? Why haven’t you heard his name before? Well, if you’ve been reading a site like Palmer Report, you’ve known full well who Felix Sater is – and why he’s so crucial to all of this – for a very long time.

Palmer Report first began trying to connect the dots between Felix Sater, Russia and Donald Trump back in February. We weren’t the first. To be frank, it was rather easy to see that something was there. Sater and Cohen had been exposed as part of the truly weird Kremlin plot to convince Trump to use blackmail material to oust the president of Ukraine, so Putin could install a puppet. That plot was only derailed because Michael Flynn got himself fired for unrelated Russia reasons before he could put it on Trump’s desk. Sater had previously been convicted for Russian mafia money laundering. He’d also become an FBI informant at some point. It wasn’t difficult to see where this was all going.

It was abundantly clear back then that Sater was the linchpin to unraveling Donald Trump’s connections to the Kremlin, and that Sater and Cohen were in close cahoots when it came to those connections. The trouble: at the time, no one could piece together specifically what those connections were. Sater was confirmed to have been involved in some of Trump’s sketchiest real estate deals, such as Trump SoHo. Cohen was Trump’s attorney at the Trump Organization. But what were they doing together, and what did it have to do with the Kremlin?

This week the answer finally arrived: Felix Sater and Michael Cohen were trying to help Donald Trump get his Trump Tower Moscow built during the election. Cohen even went so far as to contact the Kremlin for help. Sater bragged in an email that the project would get Trump installed in the Oval Office. Now that the crucial missing piece is in place, everyone from Congress to the Special Counsel is using it to zero in on Sater to get him to flip on Trump. Things are finally in motion.

But if you’ve been playing close attention, you’ve known for the past eight months that it was going to come down to Sater, his relationship to the Putin-controlled Russian underworld, and his relationship to Trump through Cohen. Palmer Report is often among the first to highlight a Trump-Russia storyline that we know is going to important, even if we don’t yet know how it all fits together. Skeptics invariably question why some of our reporting still hasn’t yet been vindicated, weeks or months later. It’s because these things take time to unravel in full detail. But this was always going to come down to Sater. We told you that back in February.

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A Russian propaganda group purchased ads on Facebook during the 2016 election. Here’s what that means.

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A Russian Propaganda Group Purchased Ads On Facebook During The 2016 Election. Here’s What That Means. – PBS NewsHour

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Facebook announced Wednesday that a Russian propaganda organization used the social media platform to purchase $100,000 of political advertising.

Here’s what you need to know about this news:

What was found?

Facebook found 470 inauthentic accounts associated with approximately 3,000 political ads from June 2015 to May 2017. The ad purchases and accounts are affiliated with a Russian “troll farm,” dubbed the Internet Research Agency, which spreads pro-Russian propaganda and false information across the World Wide Web.

Most of the ads did not contain references to the 2016 U.S. presidential election, voting or the candidates. “Rather, the ads and accounts appeared to focus on amplifying divisive social and political messages across the ideological spectrum — touching on topics from LGBT matters to race issues to immigration to gun rights,” Facebook’s Chief Security Officer Alex Stamos said in a blog post on the company’s website.

Facebook also conducted a wider search for political ads that potentially originated from Russia. The company found $50,000 worth of spending on 2,200 ads. A Facebook spokesperson, however, cautioned that this group of ads carried a low amount of certainty because the company’s search included sources with weak connections to Russia.

How does the Russian propaganda machine work? Special correspondent Nick Schifrin talked to someone who used to work as a “troll” inside the Internet Research Agency. Watch his July 2017 report from “Inside Putin’s Russia.”

What is the Internet Research Agency?

“The agency had become known for employing hundreds of Russians to post pro-Kremlin propaganda online under fake identities, including on Twitter, in order to create the illusion of a massive army of supporters,” journalist Adrian Chen wrote in 2015 in the New York Times Magazine.

Chen reported that the agency was responsible for false reports of toxic fumes in Louisiana and an outbreak of Ebola in Atlanta, both in 2014.

Learn more about the Internet Research Agency from this 2015 conversation between PBS NewsHour’s Jeffrey Brown and journalist Adrian Chen.

Why it’s important

In January, the U.S. intelligence community concluded that Russian President Vladimir Putin led a campaign to influence the 2016 U.S. presidential election. Paid trolls — social media users who were compensated to deliberately post controversial content — and the social media accounts of the pro-Kremlin television network RT were part of this effort, according to their report.

What Facebook found is “one small piece of this larger, consistent, Russian effort,” John Sipher, a former CIA agent who ran the agency’s Russia program for three years, told the NewsHour.

“This is a big deal because I think it’s more evidence of a coordinated Russian attack against our system,” Sipher said.

And for those who suggest that $100,000 in ads is not much: “This is just one troll farm that Facebook has proven” was Russian, Sipher said. “I’m sure there’s all kinds of other stuff that hasn’t been picked up on yet.”

In addition to the ad buying, an investigation published late Thursday by The New York Times, with research from the cybersecurity company FireEye, detailed other ways that suspected Russian trolls disseminated false and hacked information.

Rep. Adam Schiff, the ranking Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee, told the Washington Post that Facebook’s disclosure is a “profound warning to us and others about future elections.” A question left to answer, he said, is whether any of the pro-Russian trolls coordinated with President Trump’s 2016 campaign team.

What’s next?

Stamos, the chief security officer, said Facebook has since shut down the 470 suspicious accounts and pages.

“We have shared our findings with U.S. authorities investigating these issues, and we will continue to work with them as necessary,” Stamos said.

But Facebook has not shared copies of the ads with the public, and does not plan to, a Facebook spokesperson told the NewsHour. A Facebook official told the Washington Post that “our data policy and federal law limit our ability to share user data and content, so we won’t be releasing any ads.”

Facebook’s refusal to share the ads has drawn criticism from eBay founder, philanthropist and First Look Media founder Pierre Omidyar and former Federal Election Commission Chairman Trevor Potter.

Stamos noted that Facebook has made improvements to weed out fake accounts based on their activity on the platform and end the spread of fake news in the past year, with more improvements planned.

“We are looking at how we can apply the techniques we developed for detecting fake accounts to better detect inauthentic pages and the ads they may run,” Stamos said. “We are also experimenting with changes to help us more efficiently detect and stop inauthentic accounts at the time they are being created.”

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Russia berates German defense minister for war games remarks

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MOSCOW (Reuters) – Russia’s Defence Ministry on Saturday criticized German Defence Minister Ursula von der Leyen, saying it was bewildered by her assertion that Moscow planned to send more than 100,000 troops to war games on NATO’s eastern flank this month.

On Thursday, the German defense minister said the war games, code named Zapad or “West”, were a clear “demonstration of capabilities and power of the Russians”.

“Anyone who doubts that only has to look at the high numbers of participating forces in the Zapad exercise: more than one hundred thousand,” von der Leyen told reporters at an EU defense ministers’ meeting in Tallinn.

Russia has said that its joint war games with Belarus will be purely defensive in nature, rejecting what it called false allegations that it might use the drills to train for invasions of Poland, Lithuania or Ukraine.

“We are bewildered by the statements of Ursula von der Leyen, publicly talking through her hat and making arbitrary allegations about 100,000 Russian troops …and about hidden threats to Europe,” Russia’s military said in a statement.

Russia has said around 13,000 troops from Russia and Belarus and almost 700 pieces of military hardware will be used in the exercises to be held in Belarus, the Baltic Sea, western Russia and Russia’s exclave of Kaliningrad on Sept. 14-20.

General Valery Gerasimov, chief of Russia’s general staff, used a meeting on Thursday with General Petr Pavel, chairman of the NATO military committee, to reassure him about the upcoming war games.

“It is hard to imagine that Ursula von der Leyen’s colleagues from NATO, other competent German ministries or her own subordinates deliberately misled her,” Russia’s defense ministry said. “It is much easier to suppose the opposite.”

(For a graphic on Russia’s Zapad war games, click tmsnrt.rs/2xQtYwH)

Reporting by Dmitry Solovyov; editing by Jason Neely

September 9, 2017 / 5:32 AM / Updated 6 hours ago

ROME (Reuters) – Italy’s defense minister has said there is “some basis” to allegations by two American students that they were raped in Florence by Carabinieri policemen.

The two women, aged 19 and 21, have said they were raped in the early hours of Sept. 7 after they were given a lift home from a nightclub in the Italian city by a Carabinieri police patrol. The two policemen have denied the accusations.

Italian media say the police were called to the nightclub after a fight broke out on the premises. The students told investigators that two officers had offered to give them a ride back to their residence.

The students said they were raped inside the building before they could reach their rooms.

“Investigations are still ongoing, but there is some basis regarding the allegations,” Defense Minister Roberta Pinotti told a conference on women’s issues late on Friday.

“Rape is always a serious matter. But it’s of unprecedented seriousness if it is committed by Carabinieri in uniform.”

The Carabinieri is a paramilitary police force under the control of the Defense Ministry. It works alongside the national police, which is controlled by the Interior Ministry.

Italian media say the two women, who come from the states of Maine and New Jersey, told investigators they had drunk alcohol and smoked cannabis the night of the attack. They said they had been too frightened to scream or shout as the alleged assault took place.

Police are carrying out DNA tests to try to verify their accusations, with results expected in the coming days.

The case, which has received wide play in the Italian media, comes less than two weeks after a Polish tourist and Peruvian transsexual were brutally raped in the seaside resort of Rimini.

Two Moroccans, a Nigerian and a Congolese asylum seeker have been arrested over the attacks, which led to a sharp increase in anti-immigrant sentiment in Italy.

The allegations levelled against the Carabinieri have dismayed the Italian establishment.

“If this is true, and I hope that light is shed on the matter as soon as possible, then it would be an act of unheard of gravity,” Tullio Del Sette, the head of the army, told the ANSA news agency.

Reporting by Crispian Balmer; Editing by Helen Popper

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Analysis: Trump tortured Spicer and Priebus. Now they get to tell investigators about Trump. – Philly.com

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The Fake Americans Russia Created to Influence the Election

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The same morning, “Katherine Fulton” also began promoting DCLeaks in the same awkward English Mr. Redick used. “Hey truth seekers!” she wrote. “Who can tell me who are #DCLeaks? Some kind of Wikileaks? You should visit their website, it contains confidential information about our leaders such as Hillary Clinton, and others <a href=”http://dcleaks.com/.”” rel=”nofollow”>http://dcleaks.com/.”</a>

So did “Alice Donovan,” who pointed to documents from Mr. Soros’s Open Society Foundations that she said showed its pro-American tilt and — in rather formal language for Facebook — “describe eventual means and plans of supporting opposition movements, groups or individuals in various countries.”

Might Mr. Redick, Ms. Fulton, Ms. Donovan and others be real Americans who just happened to notice DCLeaks the same day? No. The Times asked Facebook about these and a half-dozen other accounts that appeared to be Russian creations. The company carried out its standard challenge procedure by asking the users to establish their bona fides. All the suspect accounts failed and were removed from Facebook.

Mobilizing a ‘Bot’ Army

On Twitter, meanwhile, hundreds of accounts were busy posting anti-Clinton messages and promoting the leaked material obtained by Russian hackers. Investigators for FireEye spent months reviewing Twitter accounts associated with certain online personas, posing as activists, that seemed to show the Russian hand: DCLeaks, Guccifer 2.0, Anonymous Poland and several others. FireEye concluded that they were associated with one another and with Russian hacking groups, including APT28 or Fancy Bear, which American intelligence blames for the hacking and leaking of Democratic emails.

Some accounts, the researchers found, showed clear signs of intermittent human control. But most displayed the rote behavior of automated Twitter bots, which send out tweets according to built-in instructions.

The researchers discovered long lists of bot accounts that sent out identical messages within seconds or minutes of one another, firing in alphabetical order. The researchers coined the term “warlist” for them. On Election Day, one such list cited leaks from Anonymous Poland in more than 1,700 tweets. Snippets of them provide a sample of the sequence:

@edanur01 #WarAgainstDemocrats 17:54

@efekinoks #WarAgainstDemocrats 17:54

@elyashayk #WarAgainstDemocrats 17:54

@emrecanbalc #WarAgainstDemocrats 17:55

@emrullahtac #WarAgainstDemocrats 17:55

Lee Foster, who leads the FireEye team examining information operations, said some of the warlist Twitter accounts had previously been used for illicit marketing, suggesting that they may have been purchased on the black market. Some were genuine accounts that had been hijacked. Rachel Usedom, a young American engineer in California, tweeted mostly about her sorority before losing interest in 2014. In November 2016, her account was taken over, renamed #ClintonCurruption, and used to promote the Russian leaks.

Ms. Usedom had no idea that her account had been commandeered by anti-Clinton propagandists. “I was shocked and slightly confused when I found out,” she said.

Notably, the warlist tweets often included the Twitter handles of users whose attention the senders wanted to catch — news organizations, journalists, government agencies and politicians, including @realDonaldTrump. By targeting such opinion-shapers, Mr. Foster said, the creators of the warlists clearly wanted to stir up conversation about the leaked material.

  1. M. Berger, a researcher in Cambridge, Mass., helped build apublic web “dashboard”for the Washington-based Alliance for Securing Democracy to track hundreds of Twitter accounts that were suspected of links to Russia or that spread Russian propaganda. During the campaign, he said, he often saw the accounts post replies to Mr. Trump’s tweets.

Mr. Trump “received more direct replies than anyone else,” Mr. Berger said. “Clearly this was an effort to influence Donald Trump. They know he reads tweets.”

The suspected Russian operators at times lacked sophistication. “They are not always Americanophiles who know every nuance of U.S. politics,” said Mr. Foster, the FireEye researcher.

For instance, last October, hundreds of Anonymous Poland Twitter accounts posted a forged letter on the stationery of the conservative Bradley Foundation, based in Milwaukee, purporting to show that it had donated $150 million to the Clinton campaign. The foundation denied any such contribution, which would have been illegal and, given its political leaning, highly unlikely.

‘A Battle of Information’

Only a small fraction of all the suspect social media accounts active during the election have been studied by investigators. But there is ample reason to suspect that the Russian meddling may have been far more widespread.

Several activists who ran Facebook pages for Bernie Sanders, for instance, noticed a suspicious flood of hostile comments about Mrs. Clinton after Mr. Sanders had already ended his campaign and endorsed her.

John Mattes, who ran the “San Diego for Bernie Sanders” page, said he saw a shift from familiar local commenters to newcomers, some with Eastern European names — including four different accounts using the name “Oliver Mitov.”

“Those who voted for Bernie, will not vote for corrupt Hillary!” one of the Mitovs wrote on Oct. 7. “The Revolution must continue! #NeverHillary”

While he was concerned about being seen as a “crazy cold warrior,” Mr. Mattes said he came to believe that Russia was the likely source of the anti-Clinton comments. “The magnitude and viciousness of it — I would suggest that their fingerprints were on it and no one else had that agenda,” he said.

Both on the left and the pro-Trump right, though, some skeptics complain that Moscow has become the automatic boogeyman, accused of misdeeds with little proof. Even those who track Russian online activity admit that in the election it was not always easy to sort out who was who.

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“Yes, the Russians were involved. Yes, there’s a lot of organic support for Trump,” said Andrew Weisburd, an Illinois online researcher who has written frequently about Russian influence on social media. “Trying to disaggregate the two was difficult, to put it mildly.”

Mr. Weisburd said he had labeled some Twitter accounts “Kremlin trolls” based simply on their pro-Russia tweets and with no proof of Russian government ties. The Times contacted several such users, who insisted that they had come by their anti-American, pro-Russian views honestly, without payment or instructions from Moscow.

“Hillary’s a warmonger,” said Marilyn Justice, 66, who lives in Nova Scotia and tweets as @mkj1951. Of Mr. Putin, she said in an interview, “I think he’s very patient in the face of provocations.”

Ms. Justice said she had first taken an interest in Russia during the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia, while looking for hockey coverage and finding what she considered a snide anti-Russia bias in the Western media. She said she did get a lot of news from Sputnik and RT but laughed at the notion that she could have Kremlin connections.

Another of the so-called Kremlin trolls, Marcel Sardo, 48, a web producer in Zurich, describes himself bluntly on his Twitter bio as a “Pro-Russia Media-Sniper.” He said he shared notes daily via Skype and Twitter with online acquaintances, including Ms. Justice, on disputes between Russia and the West over who shot down the Malaysian airliner hit by a missile over Ukraine and who used sarin gas in Syria.

“It’s a battle of information, and I and my peers have decided to take sides,” said Mr. Sardo, who constantly cites Russian sources and bashed Mrs. Clinton daily during the campaign. But he denied he had any links to the Russian government.

If that’s so, his prolific posts are a victory for Russia’s information war — that admirers of the Kremlin spread what American officials consider to be Russian disinformation on election hacking, Syria, Ukraine and more.

But if Russian officials are gleeful at their success, in last year’s election and beyond, they rarely let the mask slip. In an interview with Bloomberg before the election, Mr. Putin suggested that reporters were worrying too much about who exactly stole the material.

“Listen, does it even matter who hacked this data?” he said, in a point that Mr. Trump has sometimes echoed. “The important thing is the content that was given to the public.”

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The case for Trump-Russia collusion: We’re getting very, very close – Washington Post

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TRUMP-RUSSIA INVESTIGATION

Donald Trump Jr. met with a Russian lawyer in June 2016 to learn about Hillary Clinton’s “fitness” to be president, Trump Jr. told the Senate Judiciary Committee yesterday in a closed-door session, explaining that he would use the information from the meeting to “consult with counsel to make an informed decision as to whether to give it further consideration” and defending the comments he made in an email chain promising damaging information on Clinton. Byron Tau and Rebecca Ballhaus report at the Wall Street Journal.

Trump Jr. did not discuss with the president the misleading statement drafted this July on Air Force One about the June 2016 meeting, Trump Jr. said during questioning, reiterating that the meeting was not an attempt to collude with Russia to disrupt the 2016 presidential campaign. Nicholas Fandos and Maggie Haberman report at the New York Times.

“The meeting provided no meaningful information and turned out not to be about what had been represented,” Trump Jr. said in prepared remarks, the president’s son tweeting a statement after the session that he hoped the interview “fully satisfied their inquiry,” which would be unlikely as the president’s son was not able to provide important details, according to people who attended the hearing. Tom Hamburger and Karoun Demirjian report at the Washington Post.

“I can say very confidently that I have not detected any whiff of interference” by the White House into the Russia investigation, F.B.I. Director Christopher Wray said yesterday in Washington, Sarah N. Lynch reporting at Reuters.

Special counsel Robert Mueller’s team is seeking to interview White House staff over the statement drafted aboard Air Force One, according to three sources familiar with the situation. Pamela Brown, Gloria Borger and Jeremy Diamond report at CNN.

Questions should be asked of former F.B.I. Director James Comey’s role in the salacious “Trump dossier” commissioned by the opposition research firm Fusion G.P.S. and compiled by the former British Intelligence officer Christopher Steele, Kimberley A. Strassel writes at the Wall Street Journal.

The senate investigations into connections between the Trump campaign and the Kremlin must be meticulous and should not be rushed, Susan Hennessey and Benjamin Wittes write at Foreign Policy.

CYBERSECURITY, PRIVACY AND TECHNOLOGY

Legislative action may be needed to require social media companies to disclose information about digital political ads, Sen. Mark Warner (D-VA.) said yesterday, following Facebook’s findings Wednesday that a Russian firm likely purchased polarizing ads. Dutin Volz and David Ingram report at Reuters.

Twitter is expected to brief congressional investigators soon about Russian use of its advertising platform, Sen. Warner also said yesterday. Dustin Volz and Jonathan Landay report at Reuters.

Google has seen no evidence of a Russia propaganda campaign on its platforms, the search engine said in a statement, Reuters reporting.

Up to 28% of Americans could have seen Russian-funded propaganda posts on Facebook, according to an expert’s analysis of Facebook’s findings. Ben Collins, Kevin Poulsen and Spencer Ackerman explain how the polarizing messages swept the social media platform during the 2016 presidential election at The Daily Beast.

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Expect Special Counsel Mueller to Follow the Money
Follow the money. Mark Felt, the deceased FBI executive who was Watergates Deep Throat, may not have actually whispered those words to reporter Bob Woodward. But they reflect a practice federal agents and prosecutors heed in criminal investigations as varied as drug dealing and terrorism to cyber intrusion and political corruption.No one should be surprised that Special Counsel Robert Mueller is reportedly looking into the finances of President Donald Trump and his associates. But in July the president warned that Mueller would be exceeding his mandate if he sought information on the Trump familys finances unrelated to Russia. And now Rep. Ron DeSantis has filed a proposed amendment to a House spending bill to prevent Mueller from investigating matters that occurred before June 2015, when Trump announced his presidential run.

The president not only seems to misread the broad mandate that Mueller was given by the Justice Department, but the positions that he and DeSantis have taken suggest they are also unfamiliar with how investigations like Muellers work. Finances that are not on their face related to Russia could nonetheless prove relevant to the Russia investigation. And the contrived date restriction that DeSantis proposes would improperly inhibit investigators, prosecutors and ultimately the grand jury. For example, seemingly unrelated financial matters that predate events central to the investigation could show a pattern of behavior related to the issue in question or a state of financial distress that could speak to motive.

In this post, as a former U.S. attorney who has led numerous investigations in which financial evidence established key elements for conviction of serious crimes, I offer a brief explanation of why the special counsel is right to probe the finances of the subjects of his Russia investigation and why he surely will ignore the president’s warning if the evidence leads him there.

I oversaw many cases in which a suspects personal finances were often intimately linked to whatever wrongdoing that person had engaged in. The finances either created a motive (naked greed, for example), contained evidence or fruits of the illegal scheme itself, or provided evidence of how the scheme was concealed. For example, in one conspiracy case prosecuted by my office, we established the complicity of Russian hackers by examining related financial crimes and connecting complex schemes involving the transfer of funds to the conspirators. Similar evidence of financial transactions can establish overt acts proving the conspiracy or can connect the alleged conspirator with the crime, whether or not the crime itself is financial in nature. In fact, ignoring such evidence would severely hamstring most federal criminal investigations.

It is hard to imagine how payments by foreign governments, including Russia, would not be central to Muellers investigation, given what is already known. To start, Donald Trump, Jr. admitted at a real estate conference in 2008 that Russians make up a pretty disproportionate cross-section of a lot of our assets; say in Dubai, and certainly with our project in SoHo and anywhere in New York. We see a lot of money pouring in from Russia. As Reuters reported in March, wealthy Russians invested nearly $100 million in revenue to several of Trumps properties in Florida and New York in recent years. And beyond Russian money flowing to Trump properties in the United States, Donald Trump had tried to develop properties in Russia since the 1980s. In 2007 he declared, We will be in Moscow at some point, and in 2013 his hosting of the Miss Universe pageant in Russia was financed by Aras Agalarov, an oligarch who is close to Russian President Vladimir Putin. Agalarov later worked with Trump on plans to build a Trump Tower in Moscow, though the deal fell apart. Late last month, the Washington Post reported on emails that revealed that Trumps personal lawyer, Michael Cohen, played a role in that deal, working to connect the Trump Organization with a spokesperson for Putin to help finalize it. Agalarovs son also reportedly sought to arrange the now-infamous meeting between Trump Jr. and the Kremlin-connected lawyer Natalia Veselnitskaya.

These financial relationships are relevant to the Russia investigation because they may speak to Trump or his associates motive or opportunity to collude, or else provide evidence of collusion. Recently these facts were recounted as part of a civil lawsuit filed against the Trump campaign by three voters whose private information was exposed to the world as part of the Russians hack of the Democratic National Committee. Discovery will likely be allowed in that case. Surely the special counsel must look into these issues as well.

Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein granted Mueller a broad mandate to probe financial records when he authorized an investigation into any links between the Russian government and individuals associated with the campaign of President Donald Trump (emphasis added). There is ample reason for Mueller to believe based simply on information in the public sphere that there are financial links between Trump and Russians close to the Russian government. The only way he would be able to tell if any of these financial links connect Trump to the Russian government for purposes of influence operations is to investigate them.

Given that investigating Trumps finances is within Muellers mandate, the president’s warning that Mueller not look at Trump family finances beyond any relationship to Russia is highly inappropriate. My bosses at the Department of Justice once tried to interfere in an election-related investigation within my purview. In 2006, I was fired along with eight other U.S. attorneys for what many believe was an attempt to politicize criminal investigations and install political loyalists to oversee important federal investigations. The investigation report issued by the Justice Departments Office of the Inspector General and Office of Professional Responsibility concluded that the Department failed to ensure that the removals were not undertaken for an improper political purpose and that several department officials assertion that the removals were performance-based was inaccurate and misleading with regard to several of the U.S. Attorneys.

In my view, we were fired because we chose loyalty to the law and our oaths to the Constitution over loyalty to the president and his political party.  The scandal that flowed from that moment rocked the country and resulted in the resignation of top Justice Department officials, including the attorney general, Alberto Gonzales.

Bob Mueller, who served as FBI director under Presidents George W. Bush and Barack Obama, doesnt need anyones advice on how to investigate and prosecute cases. His experience and integrity speak for themselves to anyone but the willfully ignorant or those who have little regard for the truth. Whether ignorance, disregard for the rule of law or something else explains the antipathy of the White House and others, Mueller deserves and may require the active support of Congressand perhaps eventually the judiciary, if we want the truth.

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Felix Sater’s letter to Michael Cohen surfaces, directly incriminating Donald Trump by Bill Palmer

Friday September 8th, 2017 at 12:35 PM

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Last week it was revealed that Donald Trump was trying to build Trump Tower Moscow during the election, and that his attorney Michael Cohen and business partner Felix Sater were leading the way in trying to make it happen. It was also revealed that Trump signed a letter of intent to build it, erasing any shot at deniability. Now an email from Sater to Cohen has surfaced regarding the project, and it directly incriminates Donald Trump.

The email in question has been obtained by the Daily Beast, and it’s brief but stunning. Felix Sater wrote the following to Michael Cohen, verbatim with some missing apostrophes and a missing word or two: “Attached is the signed LOI by Andrey Rozov. Please have Mr. Trump counter-sign, signed and sent back. Let’s make this happen and build a Trump Moscow. And possibly fix relations between the countries by showing everyone that commerce & business are much better and more practical than politics. That should Putins message as well, and we will help him agree on that message. Help world peace and make a lot of money, I would say thats a great lifetime goal for us to go after.” (link). That’s the full text of the email, and it tells us a lot.

There are a few key details that stand out. “LOI” refers to letter of intent. It’s been previously reported that Trump did in fact sign the letter. This means that Cohen, and by extension Trump, agreed with Sater’s premises laid out in the email. In other words, the Trump Tower Moscow was partly an attempt at conspiring with a foreign government to influence the outcome of the election, and partly and effort at making foreign profits from the election. These are both crimes. Trump’s decision to sign the letter of intent, after the project was framed to him in this manner, directly incriminates him.

In addition, the email reveals just how thoroughly the Trump and Putin camps were colluding during the election. It documents that Trump’s camp was even willing to help frame Putin’s messaging on the project so he could sell the idea that Trump should be president. If Special Counsel Robert Mueller didn’t already have this incriminating email, he does now.

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Weiner resigned from Congress soon after, and in December Huma gave birth to son Jordan. – Daily Mail

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Weiner resigned from Congress soon after, and in December Huma gave birth to son Jordan.
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In 2013, Weiner decided to run for mayor of New York City and also agreed to be filmed for a documentary about his return to politics. Weiner announced he would run in late May, but just two months later allegations emerged that he had continued to 

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Expect Special Counsel Mueller to Follow the Moneyby John McKay

Friday September 8th, 2017 at 10:17 AM

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“Follow the money.” Mark Felt, the deceased FBI executive who was Watergate’s “Deep Throat,” may not have actually whispered those words to reporter Bob Woodward. But they reflect a practice federal agents and prosecutors heed in criminal investigations as varied as drug dealing and terrorism to cyber intrusion and political corruption.

No one should be surprised that Special Counsel Robert Mueller is reportedly looking into the finances of President Donald Trump and his associates. But in July the president warned that Mueller would be exceeding his mandate if he sought information on the Trump family’s finances unrelated to Russia. And now Rep. Ron DeSantis has filed a proposed amendment to a House spending bill to prevent Mueller from investigating matters that occurred before June 2015, when Trump announced his presidential run.

The president not only seems to misread the broad mandate that Mueller was given by the Justice Department, but the positions that he and DeSantis have taken suggest they are also unfamiliar with how investigations like Mueller’s work. Finances that are not on their face related to Russia could nonetheless prove relevant to the Russia investigation. And the contrived date restriction that DeSantis proposes would improperly inhibit investigators, prosecutors and ultimately the grand jury. For example, seemingly unrelated financial matters that predate events central to the investigation could show a pattern of behavior related to the issue in question or a state of financial distress that could speak to motive.

In this post, as a former U.S. attorney who has led numerous investigations in which financial evidence established key elements for conviction of seri