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Examining News Topics: Michael Cohen, President Trump, Russia Probe

David Greene talks to Clint Watts, a former FBI special agent, about developments this week pertaining to the investigations into connections between President Trump's 2016 campaign and Russia.
Tags: News, Russia, Fbi, Trump, Michael Cohen, David Greene, Clint Watts


4 ways to make sure we find out what's in Robert Mueller's Russia report: Watergate lawyer

Watergate, the Pentagon Papers and Mueller's court filings show how we can minimize the likelihood of censorship and distortion of his Russia report.            [Author: Opinion contributor]
Tags: News, Russia, Mueller, Robert Mueller, Opinion contributor


Belarusian model who offered to trade info on US election detained in Moscow

Anastasia Vashukevich, who claimed to have insider knowledge of Moscow's attempts to meddle in the US elections, was detained in Russia, state media reported.
Tags: Asia, News, Russia, US, Moscow, Anastasia Vashukevich


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

Donald Trump directed Michael Cohen to lie to U.S. Congress about their plan to develop a Trump Tower Moscow, Buzzfeed News reports tonight citing two federal law enforcement officials involved in an investigation of the matter. Said Rep. Eric Swallwell (D CA-15) on NBC News as the story broke, “I view this as powerful evidence of collusion.” From Anthony Cormier and Jason Leopold at Buzzfeed News: Trump also supported a plan, set up by Cohen, to visit Russia during the presidential campaign,...
Tags: Post, Politics, News, Vladimir Putin, Congress, Senate, Russia, Nbc News, House, Moscow, Donald Trump, Trump, Reuters, Cohen, BuzzFeed News, Michael Cohen


Law Firm to Pay $4.6 Million in Case Tied to Manafort and Ukraine

The Justice Department investigation stemmed from work that the law firm Skadden Arps did with Paul Manafort, President Trump’s former campaign chairman.
Tags: News, Russia, Ukraine, United States, Justice Department, Craig, Trump, Slate, Tony, Mueller, Podesta, Skadden, Yanukovych, Skadden Arps, Lobbying and Lobbyists, Tymoshenko


Skadden Arps Agrees to $4.6 Million Settlement in Ukraine Lobbying Case

The Justice Department investigation stemmed from work the law firm, which also agreed to register retroactively as a foreign agent for Ukraine, did with Paul Manafort.
Tags: News, Russia, Ukraine, United States, Justice Department, Craig, Slate, Tony, Mueller, Podesta, Skadden, Yanukovych, Lobbying and Lobbyists, Tymoshenko, Mercury Public Affairs, Manafort


Trump Vows to Reinvent Missile Defenses, but Offers Incremental Plans

A new Pentagon document largely addresses destroying small numbers of missiles launched by regional powers, rather than overwhelming strikes from Russia or China.
Tags: News, Russia, Pentagon, United States Politics and Government, United States International Relations, United States Defense and Military Forces, Shutdowns (Institutional, Missiles and Missile Defense Systems


Belarusian Escort Who Claimed Evidence of Russian Meddling Is Detained in Moscow

Anastasia Vashukevich, who said she had recordings that shed light on meddling in the 2016 American election, had been deported from Thailand.
Tags: News, Russia, Thailand, Moscow, Belarus, Deportation, Alexander, Anastasia, Kirillov, Moscow (Russia, Deripaska, Oleg V, Anastasia Vashukevich, Vashukevich


Escort Who Claimed Evidence of Russian Meddling Is Detained in Moscow

Anastasia Vashukevich, who said she had recordings that shed light on meddling in the 2016 American election, had been deported from Thailand.
Tags: News, Russia, Thailand, Moscow, Belarus, Deportation, Alexander, Anastasia, Kirillov, Moscow (Russia, Deripaska, Oleg V, Anastasia Vashukevich, Vashukevich


Belarusian model who offered to trade info on US election detained in Moscow

Anastasia Vashukevich, who claimed to have insider knowledge of Moscow's attempts to meddle in the US elections, was detained in Russia, state media reported.
Tags: Russia, US, Cnn, Moscow, Anastasia Vashukevich


Trump announces huge expansion of US missile defense system

Arms control experts fear system review, unveiled at Pentagon, could fuel arms race with Russia and ChinaDonald Trump has announced plans for a huge expansion of US missile defense with aim of destroying enemy missiles “anywhere, anytime, any place”.The missile defense review, which Trump unveiled on Thursday in a speech at the Pentagon, calls for a major upgrade in land and sea-based missile interceptor systems, as well as the development of a layer of satellite sensors in low orbit that would ...
Tags: North Korea, China, Russia, US, World news, US foreign policy, US news, Asia Pacific, US military, Pentagon, US defence spending, Donald Trump, Trump, ChinaDonald Trump


Trump White House cancels Davos trip for World Economic Forum

The planned delegation included Pompeo and Mnuchin. White House press secretary Sarah Sanders says the Trump administration has canceled a planned trip to Davos, Switzerland, for the World Economic Forum. The announcement was made today, Thursday, the 27th day of Trump's partial government shutdown. [email protected]: “Out of consideration for the 800,000 great American workers not receiving pay and to ensure his team can assist as needed, President Trump has canceled his Delegation’s trip to the...
Tags: Post, Politics, News, White House, Russia, US news, Davos, House, Switzerland, Treasury, Donald Trump, Trump, Wef, World Economic Forum, Davos Switzerland, David Gura


Matt Whitaker’s Wife Defends Him In Sarcasm-Laced Email To Slate

After Slate published an email critical of acting Attorney General Matt Whitaker and the way in which he rose to his new role, Whitaker’s wife sent the online publication an email rant defending her husband, tinged with anger and sarcasm. Marci Whitaker explained to Slate in the email that its recent story on Whitaker was too egregious to ignore. “I happen to like things about Slate and I’m also not a fire-breathing Republican dragon, so it does distress me somewhat to read these things,” she...
Tags: News, Supreme Court, Russia, Caitlin Macneal, Whitaker, Matt, Robert Mueller, Matt Whitaker, Marci Whitaker


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

Four words in a tiny font at the top of a page in Mueller's recent court filing reveal that Manafort kept at it with Kilimnik even *after* Manafort was charged with multiple felonies. It pays to read the fine print. Excerpt from Rosalind S. Helderman at the Washington Post: In a tiny font at the top of the 82nd page of a lengthy document filed in court this week by special counsel Robert S. Mueller III is a key clue to his ongoing interest in Paul Manafort, President Trump’s former campaign ...
Tags: Post, Politics, News, Washington, Russia, US news, Ukraine, United States, Donald Trump, Trump, Mueller, RFE, Robert Mueller, Kilimnik, Manafort, Paul Manafort


President Trump’s Plans to Boost Missile Defense Could Spark an Arms Race

President Donald Trump ripped yet another page from Cold War strategy books Thursday by directing the Pentagon to look into developing a constellation of space-based sensors and interceptors that could stop missiles before they reach the United States. “We will de­stroy every type of mis­sile at­tack against any Amer­i­can tar­get, whether before or af­ter launch,”…
Tags: News, China, Russia, Uncategorized, Military, United States, Foreign Policy, Nuclear Weapons, Pentagon, Donald Trump, Trump


Rudy Giuliani Backs Off Remarks on Potential Collusion by Trump Aides

The president’s personal lawyer had left open the possibility in a television interview that campaign aides took part in Russia’s election interference.
Tags: News, Russia, Giuliani, Rudy Giuliani, Trump, Mueller, Presidential Election of 2016, Donald J, Rudolph W, Trump Aides, Robert S III


Nearly a million Facebook users followed these fake Russian accounts

Facebook purged two separate groups behind more than 500 fake accounts with Russian ties. One group had ties to Russian news agency Sputnik, while the other had behavior similar to the Internet Research Agency's midterm actions. The post Nearly a million Facebook users followed these fake Russian accounts appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Facebook, Photography, News, Russia, Trends, Social Media, Web, Sputnik, Internet Research Agency, Fake Accounts


Analysis: Giuliani just contradicted 18 months of 'no collusion' talk

If you know anything about the White House's reaction to the ongoing special counsel probe into Russia interference in the 2016 election, it's these two words: "No collusion."
Tags: News, White House, Russia, Stories, Giuliani


Giuliani just contradicted 18 months of 'no collusion' talk

If you know anything about the White House's reaction to the ongoing special counsel probe into Russia interference in the 2016 election, it's these two words: "No collusion."
Tags: News, White House, Russia, Stories, Giuliani


WADA: Lab data retrieved and being moved out of Moscow

MOSCOW (AP) — Experts from the World Anti-Doping Agency have finished retrieving data from the Moscow lab that could lead to sanctions against Russian athletes implicated in the country’s wide-ranging doping conspiracy. WADA announced Thursday that the data has been transferred out of Russia for analysis by agency experts. WADA president Craig Reedie called it […]
Tags: News, Russia, Sports, Ap, Moscow, Wada, World Anti Doping Agency, Craig Reedie


House Republicans join rebuke of Trump for easing Russia sanctions

More than 130 US House Republicans joined Democrats Thursday in opposing the easing of sanctions against an ally of Russia's Vladimir Putin, dealing a rebuke to President Donald Trump's administration. The Democratic-controlled chamber overwhelmingly voted 362 to 53 approving the bill that would block the Treasury Department's December move to lift sanctions on companies connected to Oleg Deripaska. The oligarch was targeted last year as part of US congressional efforts to punish Russia for in...
Tags: News, Vladimir Putin, Russia, US, House, Donald Trump, Trump, Treasury Department, US House, Oleg Deripaska


Rudy Giuliani just totally contradicted 18 months of 'no collusion' talk from Donald Trump

If you know anything about the White House's reaction to the ongoing special counsel probe into Russia interference in the 2016 election, it's these two words: "No collusion."
Tags: White House, Russia, Cnn, Donald Trump, Rudy Giuliani


House Republicans join Dems to rebuke Trump on Russia moves

The House issued a symbolic rebuke Thursday to the Trump administration on Russia, overwhelmingly passing a resolution against lifting sanctions on companies tied to oligarch Oleg Deripaska, a Kremlin ally.
Tags: News, Russia, House, Stories, Kremlin, Trump, Oleg Deripaska


House Republicans join Democrats to rebuke Trump on Russia moves

The House issued a symbolic rebuke Thursday to the Trump administration on Russia, overwhelmingly passing a resolution against lifting sanctions on companies tied to oligarch Oleg Deripaska, a Kremlin ally.
Tags: Russia, Cnn, House, Kremlin, Trump, Oleg Deripaska


Giuliani Tries Damage Control: ‘Have No Knowledge Of Any Collusion’ By Campaign

President Trump’s attorney Rudy Giuliani attempted to clean up comments he made to CNN’s Chris Cuomo on Wednesday evening regarding collusion and the Trump campaign. “There was no collusion by President Trump in any way, shape or form,” he said in a statement to The New York Times’ Maggie Haberman. “Likewise, I have no knowledge of any collusion by any of the thousands of people who worked on the campaign.” From Giuliani: pic.twitter.com/VUt5LYvI2T — Maggie Haberman (@maggieNYT) January 17, ...
Tags: News, Russia, Cnn, New York Times, Kremlin, Giuliani, Rudy Giuliani, Cuomo, Trump, Chris Cuomo, Maggie Haberman, Nicole Lafond


Rudy’s New Line

Last night Rudy Giuliani dramatically shifted his defense of the President, claiming that he’d never denied there was collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia during the 2016 election. That’s obviously false. He claimed it a million times. The point though is what he’s now claiming, or rather unwilling to claim. Giuliani now only claims that the President himself did not collude with Russia. Indeed, he makes a further, related claim that the only potential crime would be if President Trum...
Tags: News, Nbc, Russia, Dnc, Cnn, Rudy, Giuliani, Rudy Giuliani, Trump, Josh Marshall, Editor’s Blog, Rudes


American’s brother says Russia delays consular prison visit

MOSCOW (AP) — The brother of an American being held in Moscow for alleged spying says a prison visit by U.S. Embassy staff has been postponed. David Whelan expressed disappointment that Russian authorities didn’t allow the visit scheduled for Thursday, but said he hoped it could be rescheduled soon and British diplomats also would be […]
Tags: News, Russia, Ap, Nation, Moscow, U S Embassy, David Whelan


Facebook Just Removed Hundreds of Pages Linked to Russia

Facebook says they found no links among the different operations
Tags: Facebook, News, Russia, Uncategorized, Onetime, Facebook Just Removed Hundreds of Pages Linked


Giuliani Backpedals on Statement About Trump Aides and Collusion

The president’s personal attorney had left open the possibility in a television interview that campaign aides took part in Russia’s election interference.
Tags: News, Russia, Giuliani, Trump, Mueller, Presidential Election of 2016, Donald J, Rudolph W, Robert S III, Giuliani Backpedals


Rudy Giuliani clarifies comments on alleged collusion by Trump campaign

President Trump's attorney Rudy Giuliani says he has 'no knowledge' that anyone associated to the Trump campaign colluded with Russia; reaction from Bret Baier, anchor of 'Special Report.'
Tags: News, Russia, Rudy Giuliani, Trump, Bret Baier



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