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WSJ.com: World News: ECB Must Strike Right Balance in Scaling Back Bond Purchases

European Central Bank President Mario Draghi overcame fierce resistance three years ago to roll out a historic bond-buying program. Ending it could be an even more delicate task.

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2016 Presidential Election Investigation – Google News: MPs are reportedly going to demand Facebook reveals details of alleged Russian meddling in the Brexit vote – Business Insider


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MPs are reportedly going to demand Facebook reveals details of alleged Russian meddling in the Brexit vote
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Collins said: “We have seen from the investigation in the USA that Facebook was used by Russian-backed organisations to try and influence the outcome of the 2016 Presidential election. “We need to know if the same techniques have been used in the UK …

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Putin warned last week that U.S. media companies could be restricted when operating in Russia after calls from Americanlawmakers to limit Russian outlets, namely RT and Sputnik, for their involvement in the 2016 presidential electionPutin also said 

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What Is Money-Laundering? And Why Does It Matter To Robert Mueller? – NPR


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Rodgers, of the Center for the Advancement of Public Integrity, says it may not be Trump who should necessarily worry aboutmoneylaundering charges at this point. The president may have good reason to fear, according to some reports, but the person in …

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Russia’s Favored Outlet Is an Online News Giant. YouTube Helped. – New York Times


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SAN FRANCISCO When the state-backed Russian news channel RT became the first news organization to surpass one billion views on YouTube in 2013, it marked the achievement with a retrospective of its most popular videos and a special guest one of 

Trump’s Re-Election Edge Is Greatly Exaggerated – Bloomberg


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Trump’s Re-Election Edge Is Greatly Exaggerated
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This investigation is thoroughly professional. It is diving deeply into any evidence of collusion between Trump operatives and the Russians in the 2016 campaign; into any possible obstruction of justice of the investigation by the president this year 

Trump Plans To Help Pay Aides’ Legal Costs For Russia Probes – LEX18 Lexington KY News

Trump Plans To Help Pay Aides’ Legal Costs For Russia Probes
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WASHINGTON (AP) President Donald Trump intends to spend at least $430,000 of his own money to help pay the legal bills of White House staff and campaign aides related to the investigations into Russian election meddling in the 2016 election, a White …

Graham to Trump: ‘Go after Russia because they’re coming after us’ – CNN


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Graham to Trump: ‘Go after Russia because they’re coming after us’
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Several congressional investigations and an executive branch investigation led by former FBI Director Robert Mueller continue to examine Russian influence in the 2016 election and allegations of coordination with Russia by Trump’s associates. Graham 

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Graham to Trump: ‘Go after Russia because they’re coming after us’ – NBC Montana


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Graham to Trump: ‘Go after Russia because they’re coming after us’
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Several congressional investigations and an executive branch investigation led by former FBI Director Robert Mueller continue to examine Russian influence in the 2016 election and allegations of coordination with Russia by Trump’s associates. Graham 

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Who is Tony Podesta? Russia Probe Investigating Brother of Hillary Clinton Campaign Chair – Newsweek


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Who is Tony Podesta? Russia Probe Investigating Brother of Hillary Clinton Campaign Chair
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The latest subject of Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into alleged Russian interference in the 2016 U.S.election is a Democratic lobbyist and the brother of the chairman of Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign, John Podesta. Tony  
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Why Robert Mueller May Be the Last Hope to Link Trumpworld to Russia – Vanity Fair


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As the one-year anniversary of Donald Trump’s victory fast approaches, any hope that the three congressional committees tasked with investigating Russian interference in the 2016 election will determine whether the Trump campaign colluded with the …
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Hillary’s Circle: John Podesta’s Brother is Being Investigated by the Special Counsel – Townhall


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When Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein appointed Special Counsel Robert Mueller to lead an investigation into the2016 presidential election earlier this year, pretty much everyone in the Democrat media complex believed he would only be going …
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Will Donald Trump be re-elected in 2020? – Chicago Tribune


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Will Donald Trump be re-elected in 2020?
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This investigation is thoroughly professional. It is diving deeply into any evidence of collusion between Trump operatives and the Russians in the 2016 campaign; into any possible obstruction of justice of the investigation by the president this year 

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Mueller Is Reportedly Investigating John Podesta’s Brother in Connection With Russia Probe – Mother Jones


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Mueller Is Reportedly Investigating John Podesta’s Brother in Connection With Russia Probe
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The Podesta Group and its founder, Tony Podesta, have become subjects of Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s wide-ranginginvestigation into Russia’s interference in the 2016 election, NBC News reported on Monday. It’s the latest sign that Mueller’s probe …
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Voter fraud commission seems to be going nowhere – News & Observer


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Voter fraud commission seems to be going nowhere
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It should come as no surprise that a commission created by President Trump and headed by Vice President Mike Pence toinvestigate voter fraud in the 2016 presidential election is floundering. Even when created, the group lacked a well-defined mission. 

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Trump attorney Cohen to meet with Hill investigators this week – CNN


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Trump attorney Cohen to meet with Hill investigators this week
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(CNN) President Donald Trump’s personal attorney Michael Cohen plans to meet privately with the House and Senate intelligence panels this week as part of their ongoing investigations into Russian meddling in the US election, according to multiple 

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Russian security services have long worried about the threat of returning Russian nationals and citizens from former Soviet, Central Asian republics. Many of those … Russian intelligence has also disrupted ISIS-linked plots in both Moscow and St 

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Political insider: Donald Trump and several others to be indicted in Trump-Russia probe

At this point we all instinctively know that the indictment phase of Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into Donald Trump’s Russia scandal is not too far off. We have further confirmation of this because Mueller’s team has informed one of the players in the scandal that he’s going to be indicted. At this point the big questions are how those indictments will come down, and who will get hit with them first.

One take on the indictment cycle comes from Jon Cooper, the chairman of the Democratic Coalition. Here’s his take: “My prediction is that Paul Manafort, Michael Flynn, Jared Kushner, Donald Trump Jr, and Donald Trump will ALL be indicted in Mueller’s probe” (link). The first two names on the list don’t come as a shock to anyone. Manafort has been told he’s going to be indicted, and there’s a grand jury out on Flynn. The other three names would send shockwaves, for different reasons.

If Mueller goes so far as to indict Donald Trump’s son and son-in-law, he’ll be cutting straight into the belly of Trump’s presidency. Trump will face a no-win situation either way. If he begins trying to pardon his own family members, his presidency will instantly be finished in political terms and it’s not even clear that such pardons would stand up in court. If he doesn’t pardon them, he’ll have to sit back as they’re carved up by the legal system, even as the media treats it as the scandal of the century. But that’s nothing compared to the final name on the list: Trump’s own.

It’s never been constitutionally established whether or not a sitting president can be indicted, because it’s never been tried (Richard Nixon was named as an unindicted co-conspirator as he was being shoved out the door). Several legal scholars have argued that Mueller can indict Trump, while some believe that he can try Trump directly in a court of law, rather than having to let Congress handle the indictment. Some of those same scholars believe Trump cannot legally pardon himself.

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John McCain protects key Trump-Russia witness, after Donald Trump tried to put him in danger

Senator John McCain is now making more clear by the day that he plans to use his remaining time in politics to dismantle Donald Trump, piece by corrupt piece. Now that Trump is trying to make an example out of a key Trump-Russia witness by putting him in danger, in an apparent attempt at scaring other witnesses out of testifying, McCain has quickly and successfully back to protect the witness in question.

Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin conspired to target Bill Browder, a British citizen who testified before Congress that Donald Trump Jr. and the Russian government were colluding during the election. Putin put out an international arrest warrant which falsely accused Browder of a murder which Putin’s own people had committed. Trump then immediately revoked Browder’s visa, blocking Browder from boarding a flight to the United States. This left Browder in limbo, and potentially vulnerable to Putin’s tendency to murder his political adversaries.

Bill Browder went public with the scandal yesterday when he tweeted about it. That led John McCain to pair up with Democratic Senator Ben Cardin today to release a joint statement demanding that Department of Homeland Security immediately work to fix Browder’s visa (link). The statement also spelled out that Browder clearly did not commit the murder in question, and that Putin’s own people were responsible for it instead. Now that a bipartisan Senate effort is playing out in public to expose Trump’s Browder scandal, making it impossible for Trump to keep this under the radar. Sure enough, three hours after the statement was released, DHS reversed itself and allowed Browder into the country.

This comes just days after John McCain and Ben Cardin also paired up to expose Donald Trump’s refusal to implement the Russian sanctions that were included in a bill he signed this summer. Somewhere in between, Cardin also made an effort to get Ivanka Trump’s security clearance revoked. As we pointed out at the time, it appears McCain’s fingerprints are on that move as well

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Mueller, others compromised on Trump-Russia investigation – Personal Liberty Digest

Mueller, others compromised on Trump-Russia investigation
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The OCCO Eastern European Fund also has long and short positions in Poland, Romania, and Kazakhstan. … So in addition to evidence that Mueller as FBI director delivered samples of highly enriched uranium to Russia on behalf of Bill and Hillary 

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CBSNewsOnline’s YouTube Videos: “Star Trek: Discovery” makeup artists on recreating Klingons

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Washington Free Beacon: Tony Podestas Democratic Lobbying Firm Subject of Criminal Investigation Led by Mueller

High-powered Democratic lobbyist Tony Podesta and the Podesta Group are subjects of a criminal investigation led by Special Counsel Robert Mueller, according to a new report.

Mueller is looking into Podesta and his lobbying firm for potentially violating a federal disclosure lawcalled the Foreign Agents Registration Actfor groups who work on behalf of foreign governments, NBC News reports. The lobbyist has been influential in Democratic politics for years, and his brother, John, was chairman of Hillary Clinton’s 2016 presidential campaign.

Mueller is leading the federal investigation into allegations of collusion between President Donald Trump’s campaign and the Kremlin in the 2016 election. The investigation into Podesta stemmed from a probe into former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort’s finances.

According to NBC News sources, the Podesta Group was one of several firms to work on Manafort’s public relations campaign for the European Centre for a Modern Ukraine:

The sources said the investigation into Podesta and his company began as more of a fact-finding mission about the ECMU and Manafort’s role in the campaign, but has now morphed into a criminal inquiry into whether the firm violated the Foreign Agents Registration Act, known as FARA.

Under FARA, people who lobby on behalf of foreign governments, leaders or political parties must file detailed disclosures about their spending and activities with the Justice Department. Willful failure to file the forms is a felony and can result in up to five years in prison, though such prosecutions are rare.

The Podesta Group filed a FARA registration for its work with ECMU only after the payments were reported by the media. Manafort’s firm also filed a FARA registration after media reports in June disclosed its work in Ukraine from 2012 through 2014.

The ECMU was reportedly backed by the Party of Regions, the pro-Russian and oligarch-funded Ukrainian political party for which Manafort worked as a consultant, and which paid his firm millions. Viktor Yanukovych of the Party of Regions, a Manafort client, was president of Ukraine during the ECMU campaign, which ran from 2012 to 2014. He fled the country in 2014.

The Podesta Group said in a statement that the firm “is cooperating fully with the Special Counsel’s office and has taken every possible step to provide documentation that confirms timely compliance. In all of our client engagements, the Podesta Group conducts due diligence and consults with appropriate legal experts to ensure compliance with disclosure regulations at all times and we did so in this case.”

The Free Beacon reported last year on Tony Podesta failing to file legally required disclosures for his advocacy on behalf of a foreign government in discussions with his brother.

Tony emailed John in January of 2015 wondering if he would attend a meeting with the Indian ambassador to the United States. At the time, the Podesta Group was making $60,000 a month for its work on behalf of the Republic of India:

Tony Podesta sent his email regarding the Indian ambassador on Jan. 1, 2015. The Podesta Group’s Foreign Agent Registration Act disclosures list no contact with John Podesta on behalf of a foreign government client in either the second half of 2014 or the first half of 2015.

The latter supplemental does disclose contacts with other government officials on the Indian government’s behalf, including dozens of congressional offices and officials at the White House National Security Council, State Department, Commerce Department, and the office of the U.S. Trade Representative.

The Podesta Group later admitted the previously undisclosed advocacy in paperwork received three days after Clinton lost to Trump in the 2016 election.

NBC News reported John Podesta is no longer affiliated with the Podesta Group and is not part of Mueller’s investigation.

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National Security: Secretary of State Rex Tillerson makes unannounced trip to Afghanistan

Tillerson met with the Afghan president to reaffirm a U.S. commitment to winning the war against the Taliban.

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Stars and Stripes: Kaspersky Lab to open anti-virus software to outside review

The move comes a month after the U.S. government barred agencies from using the company’s anti-virus products, citing security concerns.

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The Reach and Limits of Russian Influence
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Southeast Europe provides a good case study. Russia’s influence in the Balkans is real and easily observed. … Emboldened,Russia has not shrunk from throwing its weight around, putting pressure on Europe and America, the two guarantors of the 

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