Tag: The Russian Connection

Mar 13

The Russian Connection: House Republicans – “No Collusion” – Case Closed

Yesterday afternoon Representative Mike Conaway (R-TX), who led the investigation after chair Rep. Devin Nunes (R-CA) recused himself, announced that the House Intelligence Committee is ending its investigation of Russian interference with the 2016 election. The Democrats on the committee were not informed about the announcement. They found out about it like the rest of …

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Mar 07

The Russian Connection: The Seychelles – Russia and The UAE

Back in January 2017, Erik Prince, the founder of Blackwater and an informal adviser to Mr. Trump’s team during the presidential transition, had a clandestine meeting in the Seychelles with Crown Prince Mohammed bin Zayed Al-Nahyan, the ruler of the United Arab Emerites (UAE). It was revealed in April that the purpose of that meeting …

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Mar 06

The Russian Connection: Day Drinking

On Sunday Axios reported that last month a grand jury under the direction of Special Counsel Robert Mueller had subpoenaed all communications — meaning emails, texts, handwritten notes, etc. — that a witness sent and received regarding several people. It turns out that the witness is former Trump aide Sam Nunberg. However, Nunberg now is …

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Mar 01

The Russian Connection: It’s Getting Harder To Keep Up.

Yesterday was a busy day for news coming from 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue. It started with Donald Trump meeting with a bipartisan group at the White House to discuss passing comprehensive gun legislation. While it had Democrats smiling, it didn’t make the Republicans in the room very happy. In 2016, NRA-endorsed Republican candidate Donald Trump won …

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Feb 23

The Russian Connection: Two Jurisdictions

It was announced earlier today that former Trump advisor Rick Gates will plead guilty today and cooperate with Special Counsel Robert Mueller III. The 32 new fraud charges that were brought against former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort and Gates yesterday in Virginia may have been the tipping point for Gates. NBC News is reporting …

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Feb 16

The Russian Connection: It’s Not A Witch Hunt

The Robert Mueller’s office dropped a 37 page indictment of 13 Russian nationals for interfering in the 2016 election. The scheme began in 2014 and involved “unwitting” American citizens and Trump campaign officials. This is the report from The Guardian Mueller’s office said 13 Russians and three Russian entities, including the notorious state-backed “troll farm” …

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Feb 14

The Russian Connection: The Real Problem

While the question of whether Donald Trump and company conspired with the Russians to influence the 2016 election is serious, it is not the most pressing problem. The fact that all the intelligence agencies and the FBI agree that Russian interference in our elections is continuing. The severity of the issue became even more evident …

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Feb 12

The Russian Connection: House Rules

Last week Donald Trump released the un-redacted Nunes Memo over the objections of the FBI and Department of Justice. On Friday he refused to allow the release of 10 page Democratic response which had been vetted by the DOJ and FBi, probably because it would make Trump and Nunes look like the fools they are. …

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Feb 02

The Nunes Memo: Is That All There Is?

Earlier today Donald Trump released the controversial memo penned by House Intelligence Committee chair Devon Nunes and his staff with, possibly the assistance of the White House. It has turned out to be a huge nothing burger. It focused primarily on the FISA warrant that authorized the surveillance of former Trump foreign policy advisor Carter …

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Feb 01

The Russian Connection: The Nunes Memo

Since Monday, we have been haggling over the Nunes memo, a four page document which was drafted by Devon Nunus, the Republican chair of the House Intelligence Committee and his staff, that allegedly cherry picks classified intelligence without having read the all the source material which is also classified,. the committee voted on straight party …

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Jan 30

The Russian Connection: Obstruction – What If It Works?

Late yesterday afternoon, the House Intelligence Committee voted along Republican party lines to release the four page memo that was compiled by the committee’s chair, Rep. Devin Nunes (R-CA), Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-SC) and the staff to discredit the investigation into the allegations that Russia interfered with the 2016 election and the Trump campaign conspired …

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Jan 29

The Russian Connection: Assistant FBI Director McCabe Takes His Leave

It was announced this afternoon that Assistant Director of the FBI Andrew McCabe has stepped down from his position and would use his leave time until March when he is eligible to retire. This follows months of pressure from Donald Trump and congressional Republicans, Laughably, Press Secretary Sarah Sanders denied Trump had any hand in …

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