Tag: Russian Connection

May 10

The Russian Connection: FBI Director Fired

There are a lot of Hillary supporters out there that think the firing of FBI Director James Comey was justice. Perhaps, there is a little satisfaction there but it was hardly the motive for the sudden dismissal. It is quite obvious that the real reason that Trump fired him was not his mishandling of the …

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May 09

The Russian Connection: Still Too Many Questions

Former Acting Attorney General Sally Yates testified before a Senate subcommittee about Trump’s former National Security Advisor Michael Flynn’s Russian entanglement. “We wanted to tell the White House as quickly as possible,” Ms. Yates told a Senate Judiciary subcommittee on Monday. “To state the obvious: You don’t want your national security adviser compromised with the …

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Apr 25

The Russian Connection: Roadblocks

It appears that the Senate Intelligence Committee probe into the Trump campaign’s connection to Russian interference in the 2016 election has the same problem of GOP obstruction that befell the House investigation. Michael Isikoff at Yahoo News reports that after all the show of camaraderie and cooperation by Senators Richard Burr (R-NC) and Mark Warner …

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Apr 14

The Russian Connection: More Bombs

The bombs keep dropping but not just the ones our military dropped has lobbed at Syria and, now, Afghanistan. No, it’s the on-going investigation into the Trump campaign’s Russian connections and it just got juicier. It escalated with this bomb in The Guardian Britain’s spy agencies played a crucial role in alerting their counterparts in …

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Apr 12

The Russian Connection: Carter Page FISA Warrant

Remember Carter Page? The Trump’s foreign policy advisor who they denied hiring or even knowing; who admitted that he was Male #1 in an FBI investigation of a Russian spy ring; and was closely affiliated with the Russian energy company Gazprom. Page’s problem’s with the FBI just got a lot worse. FBI obtained FISA warrant …

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Apr 05

The Russian Connection: Blackwater

In a recent article, the Washington Post revealed that the founder of Blackwater, a for hire mercenary group, Erik Prince, had a secret meeting in the Seychelles Islands with a Russian representative arranged by the United Arab Emerites to broker a backchannel between Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin. The meeting took place around Jan. …

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Apr 04

The Russian Connections: Spies Like US

In the her opening segment last night MSNBC host Rachel Maddow covered two stories that outlined Trump’s son-in-law Jared Kushner new responsibilities and a former foreign policy advisor, Carter Page meeting with Russian spies. The latter report is not speculation. Page actually admitted to Buzz Feed News that he had been in contact with at …

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Mar 31

The Conspiracy To Deceive Is Not Going Well

Oh what a tangled web we weave when we practice to deceive. Sir Walter Scott And what a tangled web Donald Trump has woven for himself. This all started with a lie in a tweet to deflect the news media, the FBI and two congressional committee from investigating the possible collusion of his campaign with …

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Mar 28

The Russian Connection: A Family Affair

Donald Trump’s son-in-law Jared Kushner has a new unpaid job. He will now be in charge of everything as head of he newly created Office of American Innovation, which will now free Trump to golf as much as he wants. He will head a “SWAT” team of former business executives to overhaul government from top …

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Mar 23

The Russian Connection: Surveillance and Incidental Collection

Yesterday, the chair of the House Intelligence Committee, Rep. Devin Nunes (R-CA), went to the White House to disclose classified information that he was given by an unknown source with regards to the investigation into the Trump administration’s Russian connection. To say this was highly irregular is an understatement. Nunes has absolutely no experience in …

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Mar 09

The Russian Connection: Pieces Falling In Place

Every day another piece of evidence is revealed that sheds more sunshine on the connection between Russia and the Trump campaign. In an article in Politico it was reported that a close associate of former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort was being investigated for ties to Russian intelligence. Konstantin Kilimnik, an operative based in Kiev …

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Mar 07

The Russian Connection: Trump’s Oligarch Shadow

Last week MSNBC host Rachel Maddow reported on story about a private jet that belongs to a Russian oligarch shadowing Donald Trump. Who is this guy? He is Dmitry Rybolovlev an ultra wealthy fertilizer producer who lives in Monaco. He is closely connected to Trump through newly appointed Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross and a …

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