Trump Cower Moscow - clareluxor - Gmail. Russia: the spectre that loomed over Trump's presidency. When historians look back at Donald Trump’s presidency they are likely to pick out two defining themes.
One is the coronavirus pandemic. It dominated his last year in office, and saw the president become the virus’s most celebrated victim cum White House super-spreader. The other is Russia, a subject that consumed American public life for four long years. Russia did pay extremists to attack US soldiers in Afghanistan, according to 3 separate Taliban sources. How Russia is growing its strategic influence in Africa. Much has been made about China’s role and profile in Africa and the factors underlying its activities on the continent.
Less debated is the spread and depth of Russia’s contemporary presence and profile in Africa. There was a strong Russian influence in Africa during the heyday of the Soviet Union. The post-independence governments of Angola, Mozambique, Guinea-Bissau, Democratic Republic of Congo, Egypt, Somalia, Ethiopia, Uganda and Benin at some point all received diplomatic or military support from the Soviet Union. But this began to change after the superpower started to collapse in December 1991. NRA Attempts To Distance Itself From Trip To Moscow In 2015. In its first public attempt to distance itself from a trip that involved high-profile members of the organization visiting Russia in 2015, the National Rifle Association is trying to suggest the delegation that was sent wasn’t actually an officially sanctioned group.
NRA outside counsel William Brewer spoke on the matter earlier this week, stating that NRA CEO Wayne LaPierre was against the travel plans. “When he became aware of the details of the trip, Wayne was personally opposed to it,” Brewer said. Sen. Ron Wyden (D-Oregon), who launched a Senate investigation into the NRA’s ties to Russia earlier last year, disputes those allegations, according to reporting from ABC News. “It’s not credible for the NRA to claim that they played no official role in the 2015 Moscow trip,” Wyden said.
Trump associate Stone arrested, faces obstruction charge. Roger Stone, a confidant of President Donald Trump, was arrested in the special counsel's Russia investigation in a pre-dawn raid at his Florida home on Friday and was charged with lying to Congress and obstructing the probe.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Roger Stone, a confidant of President Donald Trump, was arrested in the special counsel’s Russia investigation in a pre-dawn raid at his Florida home on Friday and was charged with lying to Congress and obstructing the probe. The seven-count indictment against Stone, a self-proclaimed “dirty trickster,” is the first criminal case in months from special counsel Robert Mueller. Trump Administration Neglects to Implement Required Russia Sanctions, Saying There’s ‘No Deadline’
President Donald Trump’s administration has neglected for nearly three months to implement required sanctions targeting Russia that were intended to punish Moscow for the poisoning of former Russian spy Sergei Skripal in the United Kingdom last year.
The State Department told NBC News it would “proceed” with the “statutory requirements,” but it did not specify when it would implement the sanctions. "There is no deadline in the law for imposing sanctions," the State Department said. A previous round of sanctions related to the Skripal poisoning were implemented against Russia last August, according to NBC. This may be the smoking gun in the Russia investigation. "President Donald Trump directed his longtime attorney Michael Cohen to lie to Congress about negotiations to build a Trump Tower in Moscow, according to two federal law enforcement officials involved in an investigation of the matter.
"Trump also supported a plan, set up by Cohen, to visit Russia during the presidential campaign, in order to personally meet President Vladimir Putin and jump-start the tower negotiations. Senate Democrats fail to stop Trump from lifting Russia sanctions. Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., speaks to reporters in the Capitol on Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2018.
Bill Clark | CQ-Roll Call Group | Getty Images Senate Democrats on Wednesday came up short in a vote to stop the Trump administration from easing sanctions on companies linked to Oleg Deripaska, a Russian billionaire with ties to Russia’s president, Vladimir Putin. A motion to push that resolution forward in the Republican-majority Senate, which required a 60-vote majority to pass, came up three votes shy in a proceeding that saw 11 GOP senators side with Democrats. Jared Kushner Told Donald Trump That Firing Comey and Flynn Would Help End Russia Probe, Chris Christie Says.
Jared Kushner told his father-in-law, President Donald Trump, that firing former FBI Director James Comey and ex-national security adviser Michael Flynn would help end an investigation into ties between the Trump campaign and Russia, Trump’s ousted White House transition team chairman Chris Christie claims.
Kushner, who serves as a senior White House adviser, misjudged the two firings, Christie states in his book Let Me Finish, a copy of which was obtained by The Guardian ahead of its January 29 release. According to Christie's account, Kushner believed that firing Flynn would put a stop to conversations about links between the Trump campaign and Russia during in the 2016 presidential election. Kushner, Christie wrote, also told Trump that firing Comey would not cause “an enormous shit-storm.” In both cases, Kushner's alleged advice proved to be spectacularly ill-judged.
Trump and the Russian mob: why the relationship is deeper than you think. On November 9, 2016, just a few minutes after Donald Trump was elected president of the United States, a man named Vyacheslav Nikonov approached a microphone in the Russian State Duma (their equivalent of the US House of Representatives) and made a very unusual statement.
“Dear friends, respected colleagues!” Nikonov said. “Three minutes ago, Hillary Clinton admitted her defeat in US presidential elections, and a second ago Trump started his speech as an elected president of the United States of America, and I congratulate you on this.” Active Measures (2018) Was There a Connection Between a Russian Bank and the Trump Campaign? In June, 2016, after news broke that the Democratic National Committee had been hacked, a group of prominent computer scientists went on alert.
Reports said that the infiltrators were probably Russian, which suggested to most members of the group that one of the country’s intelligence agencies had been involved. They speculated that if the Russians were hacking the Democrats they must be hacking the Republicans, too. “We thought there was no way in the world the Russians would just attack the Democrats,” one of the computer scientists, who asked to be identified only as Max, told me. The group was small—a handful of scientists, scattered across the country—and politically diverse.
(Max described himself as “a John McCain Republican.”) Max’s group began combing the Domain Name System, a worldwide network that acts as a sort of phone book for the Internet, translating easy-to-remember domain names into I.P. addresses, the strings of numbers that computers use to identify one another. Russian-US tycoon boasted of ‘active’ involvement in Trump election campaign. A Russian-American businessman who donated a substantial sum to Donald Trump’s 2016 presidential election effort boasted to a senior figure in Moscow that he was “actively involved” in the Republican candidate’s campaign, the Guardian can reveal. Simon Kukes said he was helping Trump with “strategy development” and shared photos of his 29-year-old Russian girlfriend posing with the future president. Kukes made the claims to Vyacheslav Pavlovsky, a career Kremlin official and former ambassador to Norway.
Pavlovsky is currently vice-president of Russian Railways. The Plot to Subvert an Election: Unraveling the Russia Story So Far. On an October afternoon before the 2016 election, a huge banner was unfurled from the Manhattan Bridge in New York City: Vladimir V. Putin against a Russian-flag background, and the unlikely word “Peacemaker” below. It was a daredevil happy birthday to the Russian president, who was turning 64. In November, shortly after Donald J. Trump eked out a victory that Moscow had worked to assist, an even bigger banner appeared, this time on the Arlington Memorial Bridge in Washington: the face of President Barack Obama and “Goodbye Murderer” in big red letters. Reason For the Treason - by Scott Bateman. Trump reportedly treats Putin like a 'confidant' and the 2 men commiserate about how the 'fake news' and 'deep state' are against them.
Donald Trump Is Doing Putin's Work in Ruining U.S. Alliances, Says Ex-envoy to Moscow. President Donald Trump is outdoing the Kremlin in spoiling U.S. alliances around the world, a former envoy to Moscow has said ahead of a global summit with disgruntled foreign leaders. Trump is set to attend the first G7 summit since his administration controversially imposed tariffs on Canada, Mexico and Washington’s closest allies in Europe, despite protest from the leaders of all involved and against the advice of U.S. senators from both parties.
The move was one of the clearest signs yet that the Trump administration does not stand by commitments to U.S. partners made by generations of previous presidents. One person who will be gleefully watching the deepening of a self-inflicted schism between the U.S. and its friends overseas is a man who is no longer invited to these summits—Russian President Vladimir Putin, according to Washington’s ex-envoy to Moscow, Michael McFaul. Related: Asked about “terrible” Trump call, Macron says you are better off not knowing. Rebecca Solnit: The Coup Has Already Happened. Russian Ties To Trump: News, Videos and Photos-ABC News. Trump has some explaining to do about his 2013 Russia trip. Flight records show Trump spent night in Russia, contradicting what he told Comey: report. The Russia Investigations: On The Hunt For Duffel Bags Full Of Cash. Special counsel Robert Mueller (centers) leaves after a closed meeting with members of the Senate Judiciary Committee on June 21, 2017, at the Capitol in Washington, D.C.
Alex Wong/Getty Images hide caption toggle caption Alex Wong/Getty Images Special counsel Robert Mueller (centers) leaves after a closed meeting with members of the Senate Judiciary Committee on June 21, 2017, at the Capitol in Washington, D.C. This week in the Russia investigations: Mueller sends the feds to meet some international arrivees; new sanctions on some powerful, wealthy Russians; and Mr. Vladimir Putin and Donald Trump’s great success in exploiting the rise of nationalist Christianity.
Russia has re-elected its self-styled leader and saviour, whatever his weaknesses – even his sins. The revelation that the Russian government may have ordered a former spy’s poisoning should provoke international outrage from Vladimir Putin’s fellow Christians, particularly as the holiest Christian festival of Easter approaches. But then, Putin seems to have his own ideas about acceptable Christian behaviour. Like most people, I watched his recent speech showing Russia’s bigger, badder nuclear arsenal with mixed feelings of surprise and horror.
Scary, no matter what the political leanings of a leader. Terrifying, when in the hands of a leader who believes he is, in a deeply religious sense, the saviour of a beleaguered nation now being resurrected. House Intelligence Democrats Release Response To GOP Russia Conclusions. House intelligence committee ranking member Rep. Fire the Dumpster. Has Donald Trump 'been much tougher on Russia' than Barack Obama? Donald Trump says Barack Obama 'did nothing' about Russia prior to Election Day. President Donald Trump on an overseas trip criticized former President Barack Obama, saying he "did nothing" about Russia before the 2016 presidential election. "Now, the thing I have to mention is that Barack Obama, when he was president, found out about this, in terms of if it were Russia, found out about it in August," Trump said during a July 6 press conference in Poland.
"Now, the election was in November. The Russia facts are hiding in plain sight. Trump-Russia investigation: the key questions answered. McCain Derides Trump For Taking Putin's Word On Russian Election Interference. 'These Are Not The Actions of an Innocent Man' “Every time he sees me he says, ‘I didn’t do that,’ and I really believe that.” —Donald Trump on Vladimir Putin, en route to Hanoi, November 11, 2017. The Real Bombshell Wasn't Manafort, It Was Papadopoulos. Everything We Know About Russia and President Trump. Trump's decision to pardon Joe Arpaio could be a crucial piece of evidence in the Russia investigation. Follow the Money: ‘Adopting Russian Children’ Interactive Timeline: Everything We Know About Russia and President Trump.
Interactive Timeline: Everything We Know About Russia and President Trump. We now know how the Trump presidency will end. Let's hope we survive: Burman. By Tony BurmanForeign Affairs Columnist Thu., Aug. 3, 2017. 3 times Trump team changed its story on Russia. President Donald Trump and members of his inner circle have played down or outright denied his campaign’s contacts with Russia. Some of those denials are now being proved false. Timeline: Foreign Efforts To Hack State Election Systems And How Officials Responded. Voters at an elementary school in Provo, Utah on Nov. 8, 2016. George Frey/Getty Images hide caption. Read the Full Text of Bill Browder's Testimony to the Senate Judiciary Committee - The Atlantic. Report: Mikhail Lesin, Russian RT founder, was murdered in D.C. in 2015. Senate Panel In Talks With Trump Jr., Manafort Over Closed-Door Testimony. Why does Putin hate the Magnitsky Act? 'In Some Respects, We're A Nation in Crisis Right Now,' Former CIA Director Says.
Sessions discussed Trump campaign with Russian ambassador, according to intelligence intercepts. Newrepublic. The Real Scandal Now Is How Team Trump Helped Putin Conceal His Attack on America – Mother Jones. Trump campaign’s Russia ties: Who’s involved - Washington Post. Sessions discussed Trump campaign-related matters with Russian ambassador, U.S. intelligence intercepts show. “Set aside Putin and follow the money”: a Russia expert’s theory of the Trump scandal.
On Trump and Russia, Don’t Miss the Forest for the Trees. Trump, Putin held a second, undisclosed meeting at G20 summit. Eighth person in Trump Tower meeting is identified. What-trump-fans-believe-about-russia-probe-doesnt-matter?akid=15872.2675170. Is 'collusion' illegal? Fox News host says no. Timeline Of Trump And Russia Mid-2016 Shows Parallels In Messaging. The Trumps of Russia? How billionaire Agalarov family ended up in the spotlight. The new figure in the Trump-Russia controversy: Rinat Akhmetshin. Meet Emin Agalarov, Trump-Connected Russian Pop Star. Trump impeachment chances: Spy/hacker edition. Donald Trump's Ties to Russian Gangsters Stretch Back More Than 30 Years. Meet the ex-Soviet intel officer at Don Jr.'s Trump Tower meeting. The four big scandals of the Trump administration. Jr. outs his own emails - still a liar 2 clicks. Don Trump Jr.’s emails are the smoking gun. Full Text, Analysis: Donald Trump Jr. Emails On Meeting With Lawyer Natalia Veselnitskaya.
The Donald Trump Jr. emails change everything. Trump’s Son Met With Russian Lawyer After Being Promised Damaging Information on Clinton - The New York Times. Trump Misleads on Russia Hacking - FactCheck.org. GOP senators ridicule Trump proposal. Trump Just Made A Suspicious Last Minute Change to His Putin Meeting. All of Donald Trump’s Ties to Russia and Putin, in 7 Charts.
Russian Oligarchs May Have Used Donald Trump To Launder Money. Compromised By Money Laundering, Trump Was The Perfect Candidate For Putin.
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Putin Used Bots, Professional Trolls, And Wikileaks To Move An Election. We Must Learn From Russia’s Interference So This Never Happens Again. Clapper: Russia 'absolutely' meddled in the 2016 election. How Russia Became Ruled By Corruption And Vladimir Putin. Trump Russia dossier key claim 'verified' click 2x.