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Read: Manafort Pushes Back On Mueller’s Claims That He Lied

Lawyers for Paul Manafort submitted a court filing Wednesday pushing back on special counsel Robert Mueller’s claims that Manafort lied to investigators since coming to a cooperation agreement with prosecutors. The filing — which is heavily redacted in its public form — comes ahead of a hearing scheduled for Friday on the dispute. Manafort on Wednesday argued that a “fair reading” of the most recent filing by Mueller — the declaration of the FBI agent and a set of supporting documents, which ...
Tags: News, Ukraine, Fbi, Kremlin, Jackson, Madrid, Justice Department, Trump, Tierney Sneed, OSC, Mueller, Robert Mueller, Amy Berman Jackson, Kilimnik, Manafort, Paul Manafort


British 'spy' accused of receiving USB stick with 'state secrets,' lawyer says

Investigators have accused a British citizen held on espionage charges in Russia of receiving a USB stick that contained state secrets, his lawyer has said.  Paul Whelan, 48, believed the USB stick had photographs and other information about a church he had visited, lawyer Vladimir Zherebenkov said. FSB security agents swooped in and seized him before he could see what was on the flash drive, he added. Russian media previously claimed he was grabbed at the Metropole Hotel near the Kremlin while ...
Tags: News, Vladimir Putin, Iraq, Russia, US, Marine, United States, Moscow, Michigan, Cia, Kremlin, St Petersburg, The Telegraph, Fsb, US Marine Corps, Whelan


Kremlin 'optimistic' ahead of WADA doping ruling

Vladimir Putin's spokesman says Russia is "optimistic" ahead of a World Anti-Doping Agency ruling on whether the country's authorities met demands to turn over lab data            [Author: AP]
Tags: News, Vladimir Putin, Russia, Ap, Kremlin, Wada, World Anti Doping Agency


Protesters detained in Moscow ahead of Russia-Japan talks

MOSCOW (AP) — A dozen protesters were detained on Tuesday outside the Japanese Embassy in the Russian capital ahead of talks between the countries’ leaders at the Kremlin. Left-wing activists gathered outside the Japanese Embassy to protest what they describe as the Kremlin’s plans to return Pacific islands at the center of a territorial dispute […]
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Protesters detained outside Japanese embassy in Moscow

MOSCOW (AP) — A dozen protesters have been detained outside the Japanese embassy in the Russian capital ahead of talks between the country’s leaders at the Kremlin. Left-wing activists were picketing the Japanese embassy Tuesday morning to protest what they describe as the Kremlin’s plans to return Pacific islands at the center of the territorial […]
Tags: News, Ap, Nation, Moscow, Kremlin, Pacific, Kremlin Left


Kremlin ‘optimistic’ ahead of WADA doping ruling

MOSCOW (AP) — Vladimir Putin’s spokesman says Russia is “optimistic” ahead of a World Anti-Doping Agency ruling Tuesday on whether the country’s authorities met demands to turn over lab data. The WADA executive committee reinstated Russia’s anti-doping agency in September on condition the country turned over data from a Moscow laboratory. That could help WADA […]
Tags: News, Vladimir Putin, Russia, Sports, Ap, Nation, Olympics, Moscow, Kremlin, Wada, World Anti Doping Agency


Latvia opens up its KGB files and names 4,000+ "informants," many of whom claim they were framed

When Latvia attained independence in 1991, the retreating KGB left behind two sacks and two briefcases containing indexed records of the secret informants who had been paid to turn in their neighbors for offenses including anti-Kremlin activism and watching pornography. After decades of deliberation, the Latvian Parliament voted to release the contents of the bags, naming 4,141 KGB informants, many of whom are still alive, and vigorously deny any involvement with the KGB; also named in the ...
Tags: Post, News, Supreme Court, Spooks, Nato, New York Times, Snitches Get Stitches, Latvia, Catholic, Ussr, Parliament, Kremlin, KGB, Orthodox, Truth and Reconciliation, Andrew Higgins


The Latest Front In Russian Infiltration: America’s Right-Wing Homeschooling Movement

Via Pat Hines, Think Progress: The group and its origins sound innocuous enough. But the Home School Legal Defense Association (HSLDA) — a right-wing group founded 36 years ago — has deepened connections between America’s religious right and Russians even as the latter have been sanctioned by the United States, according to a ThinkProgress investigation. By networking with Russians, the HSLDA — now America’s largest right-wing homeschooling association — has provided the Kremlin with a new avenu...
Tags: Politics, Russia, America, Ukraine, Military, United States, Moscow, Home Schooling, Lgbtq, Kremlin, St Petersburg, John Dewey, Horace Mann, Pat Hines, Home School Legal Defense Association HSLDA, HSLDA


How KGB founder Iron Felix justified terror and mass executions

Felix Dzerzhinsky led the Cheka, Soviet Union's first secret police.The Cheka was infamous for executing thousands during the Red Terror of 1918.The Cheka later became the KGB, the spy organization where Russia's President Putin served for years. None Attempting to change human behavior often ends up in unimaginable violence. The career and thinking of Felix Dzerzhinsky is a testament to this notion. Nicknamed Iron Felix, he founded the infamous Soviet security organization Cheka, known for its ...
Tags: Politics, Putin, Vladimir Putin, Government, Russia, History, War, Terrorism, Innovation, Siberia, Red Army, Kremlin, Gpu, Vladimir Lenin, Justice System, Fsb


Brexit Notes

UK’s Jonathan Pie does Brexit (content warning: contains some Anglo-Saxon mono- and poly- syllables). Now that May’s plan has been defeated, it’s not even dead. The default remains a hard crash-out, which no one outside the Kremlin who has brain cells and lacks either a foreign home or a few million to hedge with, should want. But the option of giving up the whole thing as a bad job appears to lack a majority in Parliament, even if they could find a way to get a vote on it. Whether there’...
Tags: UK, Labor, Eu, Labour, Norway, Parliament, Kremlin, Brexit, EFTA, Corbin, Jonathan Pie


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.
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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


Daily Crunch: Prosecutors may be building a criminal case against Huawei

The Daily Crunch is TechCrunch’s roundup of our biggest and most important stories. If you’d like to get this delivered to your inbox every day at around 9am Pacific, you can subscribe here: 1. U.S. will reportedly seek criminal case against Huawei for stealing tech secrets According to a new from The Wall Street Journal, U.S. federal prosecutors are preparing a criminal indictment against Huawei for stealing trade secrets — specifically in the company’s actions around a T-Mobile smartphone t...
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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


Facebook removes hundreds of pages 'linked to Russian site'

Social network says it has taken down 289 pages connected to Kremlin-backed news websiteFacebook has removed hundreds of pages believed to be connected to the Kremlin-backed Sputnik news website for allegedly breaching its rules.The Facebook pages, which were targeted at individuals in former Soviet satellite states, either pretended to be independent news services or had names designed to appeal to fans of particular individuals, regions, or foods. Continue reading...
Tags: Facebook, Europe, Technology, Media, Social Networking, Russia, World news, Kremlin


Facebook Deletes Pages That Were Secretly Controlled by a Russian Propaganda Network

Facebook has deleted hundreds of pages linked to the Kremlin-backed propaganda network known as Sputnik. The pages, allegedly operated by Sputnik employees, were made to look like they were coming from outside of Russia. The Facebook pages helped spread propaganda about NATO and European politics, among many other…Read more...
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Science, Instagram, Vladimir Putin, Russia, Social Media, Nato, Crimea, Sputnik, Ira, Kremlin, Donald Trump, New Cold War, Internet Research Agency, President Trump


Facebook removes hundred of pages 'linked to Russian site'

Social network says it has taken down 289 pages connected to Kremlin-backed news websiteFacebook has removed hundreds of pages believed to be connected to the Kremlin-backed Sputnik news website for allegedly breaching its rules.The Facebook pages, which were targeted at individuals in former Soviet satellite states, either pretended to be independent news services or had names designed to appeal to fans of particular individuals, regions, or foods. Continue reading...
Tags: Facebook, Europe, Technology, Media, Social Networking, Russia, World news, Kremlin


This Quiet Mueller Cooperator Has a Key Role in Trump Probe

Rick Gates, who spent about a decade working for Kremlin-backed political players in Ukraine, served as Donald Trump’s deputy campaign manager for four months and then became the campaign’s liaison to the Republican National Committee. Weeks later, he appears to have met with Mnuchin and Barrack again for an appointment marked as personal on the Treasury secretary’s calendar.
Tags: News, Ukraine, Treasury, Kremlin, Donald Trump, Barrack, Mnuchin, Rick Gates, Mueller Cooperator Has, Republican National Committee Weeks


Trump's lawyer Rudy Giuliani: 'I never said there was no collusion' with Russia during 2016 election campaign

Donald Trump’s personal lawyer has insisted he “never said there was no collusion” between the president’s campaign team and Russia. Rudy Giuliani said he had “no idea” if campaign staffers had been working with the Kremlin ahead of the 2016 election, and only knew that Mr Trump had not. The remarkable claim came during a CNN interview on Wednesday in which the former New York mayor complained about “false reporting” of the Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation.
Tags: New York, News, Russia, Cnn, Kremlin, Donald Trump, Rudy Giuliani, Robert Mueller, Mr Trump


Facebook finds and kills another 512 Kremlin-linked fake accounts

Two years on from the U.S. presidential election, Facebook continues to have a major problem with Russian disinformation being megaphoned via its social tools. In a blog post today the company reveals another tranche of Kremlin-linked fake activity — saying it’s removed a total of 471 Facebook pages and accounts, as well as 41 Instagram accounts, which were being used to spread propaganda in regions where Putin’s regime has sharp geopolitical interests. In its latest reveal of “coordinated inaut...
Tags: Security, Social, Facebook, Europe, Instagram, Putin, Russia, US, Social Media, Tech, Ukraine, United States, Nato, Kyrgyzstan, Sputnik, Moscow


Senate GOP Blocks Dem Effort To Enforce Sanctions On Russian Oligarch Firms

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate has narrowly upheld a Treasury Department decision to lift sanctions from three companies connected to Russian oligarch Oleg Deripaska. A vote to move forward on a Democratic resolution that would have reversed Treasury’s decision failed Wednesday on a 57-42 vote, just short of the 60 votes needed. The vote came up short even though several Republicans had criticized the sanctions move and 11 of them voted with Democrats. At issue is a December announcement from th...
Tags: Florida, News, Putin, Vladimir Putin, Congress, Montana, Washington, Senate, Russia, Ap, Gop, Maine, Arkansas, House, Arizona, Treasury


Kremlin: Allegations Of Trump Being A Russian Agent Are ‘Absurd’ And ‘Stupid’

MOSCOW (AP) — Top Russian officials on Wednesday ridiculed allegations that U.S. President Donald Trump could have worked for Moscow’s interests, dismissing them as “absurd” and “stupid.” Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov told a news conference that U.S. media reports claiming that Trump might have been a Russian agent reflect a dramatic plunge in standards of journalism. Trump said this week that he never worked for Russia and repeated his claim that the investigation into his ties to Mo...
Tags: News, Putin, Washington, Russia, European Union, Syria, Ap, Canada, Britain, United States, Moscow, Geneva, Kremlin, Donald Trump, Trump, State


Most Facebook users still in the dark about its creepy ad practices, Pew finds

A study by the Pew Research Center suggests most Facebook users are still in the dark about how the company tracks and profiles them for ad-targeting purposes. Pew found three-quarters (74%) of Facebook users did not know the social networking behemoth maintains a list of their interests and traits to target them with ads, only discovering this when researchers directed them to view their Facebook ad preferences page. A majority (51%) of Facebook users also told Pew they were uncomfortable...
Tags: Travel, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Europe, UK, Congress, US, Kremlin, Pew Research Center, Zuckerberg, University College London, GfK, Cambridge Analytica, U S Facebook, Lee Rainie, Michael Veale


Kremlin rubbishes 'stupid' claims that Trump a Russian agent

Russia on Wednesday dismissed as ridiculous reports questioning whether US President Donald Trump has acted as an agent for Russia as controversy mounted over his alleged ties to the Kremlin. Trump has denied explosive news reports that he hid details of discussions with President Vladimir Putin and that the FBI investigated him as a potential national security risk who might be acting on behalf of Russia. Asked about the issue by journalists in Moscow, Putin's foreign policy advisor Yuri Usha...
Tags: News, Vladimir Putin, Russia, US, Fbi, Kremlin, Donald Trump, Trump, Yuri Ushakov, Moscow Putin, Kremlin Trump


Kremlin says 'stupid' to suggest Trump a Russian agent

A top Kremlin aide on Wednesday dismissed as ridiculous claims that US President Donald Trump has acted as an agent for Russia amid mounting controversy over his alleged ties to Moscow. How can the US president be an agent of another country?" President Vladimir Putin's foreign policy advisor Yuri Ushakov told a briefing after a journalist if Trump was a Russian agent.
Tags: News, Vladimir Putin, Russia, US, Moscow, Kremlin, Donald Trump, Trump, Yuri Ushakov


Facebook is launching political ad checks in Nigeria, Ukraine, EU and India in coming months

Facebook is launching some of its self-styled ‘election security’ initiatives into more markets in the coming months ahead of several major votes in countries around the world. In an interview with the social networking giant confirmed it’s launching checks on political adverts on its platform in Nigeria, Ukraine and the European Union, reiterating too that ad transparency measures will launch in India ahead of its general election. Although it still hasn’t confirmed how it will respond in ot...
Tags: Social, Facebook, Europe, Advertising Tech, Indonesia, Australia, Government, India, Nigeria, Israel, US, Social Media, Tech, European Union, Ukraine, Philippines


Senate Republicans break with Trump on Russia sanctions

In a rebuke to the Trump administration on Russia, 11 Senate Republicans joined with Democrats to advance a measure Tuesday that would stop the Treasury Department from relaxing sanctions on three Russian companies with ties to oligarch Oleg Deripaska, a Kremlin ally.
Tags: News, Senate, Russia, Stories, Kremlin, Trump, Treasury Department, Oleg Deripaska


Republicans Break Ranks Over Move to Lift Sanctions on Russian Oligarch’s Firms

Eleven Senate Republicans defied their leadership and the Trump administration in a clash over removing sanctions on companies controlled by a Kremlin ally.
Tags: News, Senate, Kremlin, Trump, Rubio, Marco, Treasury Department, Schumer, Mueller, Charles E, Presidential Election of 2016, United States Politics and Government, United States International Relations, Embargoes and Sanctions, Rusal, Mnuchin


Senate Republicans break with Trump on Russia sanctions

In a rebuke to the Trump administration on Russia, Senate Democrats and at least 10 Republicans voted to advance a measure Tuesday that would stop the Treasury Department from relaxing sanctions on three Russian companies with ties to oligarch Oleg Deripaska, a Kremlin ally.
Tags: Senate, Russia, Cnn, Kremlin, Trump, Treasury Department, Russia Senate, Oleg Deripaska


FBI debated whether Trump was ‘following directions’ of Russia, transcripts reveal

Top FBI officials debated whether Donald Trump was “acting at the behest of” Russia and “somehow following directions,” according to newly disclosed transcripts of congressional hearings. James Baker, the FBI’s general counsel in the aftermath of James Comey’s firing as FBI director, told lawmakers senior bureau officials discussed the possibility the US president was working for the Kremlin, according to transcripts obtained by CNN. The other extreme is that the president is completely innoce...
Tags: News, Russia, US, Cnn, Fbi, Kremlin, Donald Trump, Baker, James Comey, Trump, James Baker