Tag: Russian Connection

Jun 20

The Russian Connection: Mueller Expands Staff

Special Counsel Robert Mulleur’s hires tell us he is concentrating on money laundering, financial fraud and Russian organized crime, in other words all of Trump’s favorite hobbies. What does Robert Mueller’s team tell us about the Russia investigation? By Julian Borger, The Guardian Even before the special counsel’s inquiry has begun in earnest into links …

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Jun 07

The Russian Connection: The Case for Obstruction of Justice

The case for obstruction of justice against Donald Trump is building. First there was the firing of FBI Director James Comey and Trump’s TV interview and tweets that indicated that his motive for Comey’s dismissal was the investigation of the Russian involvement in the 2016 election which now appears to have gone even farther than …

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Jun 02

The Russian Connection: “Moscow On The Potomac”

Things have slowed down a little in the continuing saga of “Moscow on the Potomac” as Charlie Pierce has dubbed Trump’s Russian woes but it’s not going away. Trump had hoped that his “Ugly American” tour of the Middle east and Europe would distract the media. It didn’t. Even while he was on foreign soil, …

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May 26

The Russian Connection: Getting Close To Home

President Donald Trump has put son-in-law Jared Kushner in charge of several very important initiatives, including bringing peace to the Middle East, ending the opioid crisis, and completely reorganizing the entire executive branch of the federal government. Jared of all trades, so to speak but he is no under the microscope of the FBI for …

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May 22

The Russian Connection: Not So Innocent Mike Pence

Don’t believe for a minute that Vice President Mike Pense was out of the loop about the Russian interference in the election or the chicanery of former national security advisor Michael Flynn. Don’t Believe That Pence Was “Out of the Loop” By Josh Marshall, Talking Points Memo We’re seeing multiple stories this morning, building on …

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May 19

The Russian Connection: It Doesn’t Stop – Friday Night News Dump

Trump is on his way overseas for a nine day tour that, hopefully, will exhaust him. That doesn’t mean that another shoe on the centipede hasn’t dropped. Two reports came out late this afternoon at the New York Times and Washington Post. In the Times article, Trump, not only revealed highly classified intelligence to the …

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May 19

The Russian Connection: Racing To Weekend

It was only Wednesday when we last left this unfolding saga of Donald and the Russians. It was then we were told that former FBI Director James Comey had made detailed notes about his meetings with the Donald. Comey’s associates have since revealed that Comey was uncomfortable meeting or even talking on the phone with …

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May 17

The Russian Connection: It’s Only Wednesday

This administration has been non stop self-inflicted crisis. On Monday we learned the Trump met with the now fired FBI Director James Comey on February 14 to ask him to drop the investigation into Lt. General Michael Flynn’s, his just fired national security adviser, Russian Connection. After the usual denials by the White House, it …

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May 16

The Russian Connection: For Your Eyes Only

For someone who was so concerned as Trump was about national security and revealing American secrets while he was on the campaigned trail, he’s pretty loose with the information when it comes to the Russians. Trump revealed highly classified information to Russian foreign minister and ambassador By Greg Miller and Greg Jaffe, The Washington Post …

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May 12

The Russian Connection: Following The Money

More and more the Russian investigation is becoming about the money. Senator Ron Wyden (D-OR), member of the Senate Finance and Intelligence Committees, spoke with MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow about why he thinks the Trump-Russia investigation should focus on Donald Trump’s business ties.   From Steve Benen at Maddow Blog:   In his interview yesterday with …

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May 12

High Crimes And Misdemeanors

Donald Trump sat down for an interview with NBC’s Lester Holt and gave congress all the cause they need to start writing the articles of impeachment when he admitted that he fired FBI Director James Comey because of the investigation of his campaign’s possible connection to the Russian interference with the 2016 election. In an …

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May 11

The Russian Connection: This Is Not Going Well, Bigly

It’s hard to know where to start with Trump’s latest stunt to distract from the Russian connection of his campaign. The one thing of which we are certain is that Trump is an inveterate liar and he can’t keep his lies straight. In his interview with NBC’s Lester Holt, he repeated each of his lies …

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