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Effort to ease Russian sanctions boosted by former Louisiana senator

Former Republican Sen. David Vitter is lobbying on behalf of companies linked to a Russian oligarch with ties to President Vladimir Putin, aligning himself with Trump administration efforts to ease sanctions on his clients, according to documents filed with the Justice Department.
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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...
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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...
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Trump-Putin meeting secrecy presents 'very damning picture'

President Donald Trump took his interpreter’s notes afterwards and ordered him not to disclose what he heard to anyone. Later that night, at a dinner, Mr Trump pulled up a seat next to Russian President Vladimir Putin to talk without any American witnesses at all. Most recently, they chatted in Buenos Aires, Argentina, after Mr Trump said they would not meet because of Russian aggression.
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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.
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Putin says US wants to 'assert dominance' in Balkans as Macedonia changes name

Russian president claims alleged increase of western influence is ‘destablising’Vladimir Putin has weighed into the row over Macedonia’s name change, accusing the US and its allies of destabilising the Balkans by “asserting their dominant role” in the region.The Russian president criticised what he described as deliberate efforts to increase western influence in a part of the world Moscow has long regarded as falling within its own orbit. Continue reading...
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GOP Senators Split With White House On Russia Sanctions

WASHINGTON (AP) — Almost a dozen Senate Republicans broke with the White House Tuesday on Russia, voting to move forward on a resolution that would maintain sanctions on companies linked to oligarch Oleg Deripaska. The Democratic resolution would stop the Treasury Department from lifting penalties against the Russian aluminum manufacturing giant Rusal and two other companies connected to Deripaska. Senators took two procedural votes to proceed to the resolution, with 11 Republicans voting wit...
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Analysis: Another good day for Vladimir Putin as turmoil grips US and UK

The news just keeps on getting better for Vladimir Putin.
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Like Putin, Trump wants U.S. out of NATO

How much more evidence does America need that Donald Trump isn't working for us, but for Russia? No, seriously. Trump can't stop talking about removing America from NATO. Trump hasn't had an original idea in his whole life. Who told him that'd be a good idea? Who wants the USA out of NATO? Russia. “It would be the wildest success that Vladimir Putin could dream of.” -- Michèle Flournoy, an under secretary of defense under Obama. From the New York Times' Julian E. Barnes and Helene Cooper: S...
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NYT: Trump Suggested US Withdrawal From NATO Several Times In 2018

Multiple times throughout the course of 2018, President Trump suggested privately that he wanted to pull the U.S. out of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization, The New York Times reported.  According to current and former administration officials who spoke to the Times, Trump vocalized during the NATO summit last summer that he didn’t understand the point of the alliance and characterized it as a financial burden on the U.S. At the time, Trump’s national security team clambered to keep Trump’s ...
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Speculation on Trump-Putin 'conspiracy' bears 'no relation to reality,' Kremlin says

The Kremlin has slammed speculation that Donald Trump has conspired with Vladimir Putin, saying that the current controversies roiling the US administration reflected larger rifts in American society.
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Zimbabwe’s president in Russia to meet Putin and seek loans

MOSCOW (AP) — The president of Zimbabwe, whose country is facing its worst economic crisis in a decade, is visiting Russia in hopes of securing long-term loans. President Emmerson Mnangagwa is meeting Russian President Vladimir Putin on Tuesday amid turmoil in Zimbabwe caused by the severe economic downturn and protests against fuel hikes in which […]
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Donald Trump: The Russia File

Americans deserve to know what the president and Vladimir Putin are talking about.
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Democrats mull subpoenas for interpreters amid reports of Trump secrecy about Putin

Lawmakers are discussing how to have the interpreter in President Donald Trump's meetings with Russian President Vladimir Putin appear before them to learn what transpired amid reports the President has worked to keep the content of his huddles with Putin a secret.
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Very Helpful

Allegra Kirkland walks us through the five times President Trump has met with Vladimir Putin since he became President. [Author: Josh Marshall]
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President Trump Issues A Denial About His Ties To Russia

News reports last weekend brought new attention to President Trump's relationship with Russia and President Vladimir Putin. The scrutiny comes at a moment of political vulnerability for Trump.
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What We Know About The 5 Meetings Between Trump And Putin

This weekend brought the remarkable news that President Donald Trump went to extreme lengths to conceal or limit access to information about his in-person meetings with Russian President Vladimir Putin. As first reported by the Washington Post, Trump has blocked the rest of his administration from receiving briefings about his conversations with Putin, once going so far as to take possession of the notes of the U.S. interpreter present. Details about these unusual, unprecedented actions are re...
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Trump and Russia: what drives the suspicions?

President Donald Trump faced new heat Monday after news reports that he has hid from aides the details of discussions with Vladimir Putin and that the FBI investigated him as a potential national security risk who might be acting on behalf of Russia. Trump has repeatedly stressed that he simply admires strong leaders and is always prepared to work with any of his counterparts. "I never worked for Russia," Trump said vehemently on Monday.
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Trump-Putin meeting: Top Democrat says he's considering subpoena for interpreter's notes

House Foreign Affairs chair Eliot Engel's comments came amid revelations Trump has tried to shield key details of his discussions with Vladimir Putin.            [Author: USA TODAY]
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Trump adviser Kellyanne Conway says president ‘did not destroy’ records from meetings with Putin

White House senior adviser Kellyanne Conway has said that Donald Trump did not destroy any notes from a meeting with Vladimir Putin and that “leaks” may have led the president to be secretive about his talks with the Russian leader. A recent report from The Washington Post have alleged that Mr Trump went to “extraordinary” lengths to conceal his discussions with Mr Putin, including reportedly taking the notes from his interpreter after a meeting with the Russian leader in 2017. Ms Conway told ...
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Analysis: Trump's latest bombshells take spotlight

A weekend of bombshells deepened the most intractable mystery of Donald Trump's presidency -- one that could eventually dictate his fate -- over his deference to Vladimir Putin and behavior that often favors Russia's goals.
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Trump: 'I never worked for Russia'

Trump also took issue with Washington Post report that he had concealed details about his meetings with Russian President Vladimir Putin and confiscated his interpreter's notes. The New York Times reported on Friday that the FBI opened the investigation after Trump's firing of FBI Director James Comey raised concerns that the president posed a threat to national security. Since the report emerged, Trump attacked the FBI and the Times but he did not issue a specific denial about working with R...
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Senators need to grill Trump's AG pick

Starting tomorrow, the Senate Judiciary Committee will hold a confirmation hearing for William Barr, President Donald Trump's nominee for attorney general. While any attorney general inherently holds immense power, the ongoing investigation by special counsel Robert Mueller -- and the threat it poses to Trump's presidency -- potentially raises the ordinarily high stakes to bet-the-republic levels. Recent revelations that the FBI opened a counterintelligence investigation based on suspicions that...
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Camerota on Trump: This news is mind blowing

CNN's Alisyn Camerota reacts to Washington Post reporting that there are no records of five personal meetings President Donald Trump had with Russian President Vladimir Putin, calling it "mind blowing."
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President Trump Denies Working for Russia: ‘It’s Just a Hoax’

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump told reporters that he “never worked for Russia,” responding to reports over the weekend that the FBI opened an investigation into whether he was willingly or unwittingly working on behalf of the regime of Russian President Vladimir Putin. “I never worked for Russia, and you know that answer better than […]
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President Trump allegedly hid details from Putin meetings: Report

U.S. President Donald Trump said he “couldn’t care less” if details from his conversation with Russian leader Vladimir Putin were released. Trump was responding to a Washington Post report, which said he tried to hide details of his conversation.            [Author: Time]
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Why Aren’t Evangelical Trump Supporters More Curious About Trump’s Behavior Toward Russia?

The easy answer is that evangelical leaders don’t want to mess up their power relationship with the president. It is easier to rationalize his actions. Even though the same actions from a Democrat president would bring outrage, they have tasted political dominance and don’t want to give it up. There may be other factors. Social psychologists study the role of consistency and cognitive dissonance in maintaining attitudes. Taking a public position helps to solidify that attitude. Also, dissonance ...
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Why Aren’t Evangelicals More Curious About Trump’s Behavior Toward Russia?

The easy answer is that evangelical leaders don’t want to mess up their power relationship with the president. It is easier to rationalize his actions. Even though the same actions from a Democrat president would bring outrage, they have tasted political dominance and don’t want to give it up. There may be other factors. Social psychologists study the role of consistency and cognitive dissonance in maintaining attitudes. Taking a public position help to solidify that attitude. Dissonance over a ...
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President Trump Mocks Amazon's 'Jeff Bozo' During Unhinged Twitter Rant

President Donald Trump, an unindicted co-conspirator and suspected Manchurian candidate, sent a lot of unhinged tweets over the weekend. But one of the most bizarre rants targeted Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos. President Trump referred to the billionaire tech founder and owner of the Washington Post as “Jeff Bozo.”Read more...
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New revelations take intrigue to a surreal new level, even after shocking developments over Moscow's election meddling

A weekend of bombshells deepened the most intractable mystery of Donald Trump's presidency -- one that could eventually dictate his fate -- over his deference to Vladimir Putin and behavior that often favors Russia's goals.
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