Tag: The Russian Connection

The Russian Connection: Where Did $4 Million Go?

Tuesday evening, the lawyer for porn star Stormy Daniels, Michael Avenatti dropped a bombshell revealing that Donald Trump’s attorney Michael Cohen received $500,000 from Russia oligarch Viktor Vekselberg after the 2016 presidential election. The story was corroborated by The New York Times and The Washington Post Today it was reported that there were also payments …

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The Russian Connection: Mueller Has Some Questions

Late Monday night, the New York Times released a list of four dozen questions that Special Counsel Robert Mueller would like ask Donald Trump. The open-ended queries appear to be an attempt to penetrate the president’s thinking, to get at the motivation behind some of his most combative Twitter posts and to examine his relationships …

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The Russian Connection: Comey Still Doesn’t Get It

In a Beat special report, MSNBC Chief Legal Correspondent and host of “The Beat,” Ari Melber breaks down why Former FBI Director James Comey’s new book doubles down on major mistakes from 2016, including his handling of the Clinton probe, why Comey clearly doesn’t get it – and is plowing into new mistakes in his …

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The Russian Connection: Pee Tapes, Love Children and Grand Juries, Oh My

Unless you’re totally detached from the news, you most likely know that former FBI Director James Comey wrote a book. That book revealed a lot, much o which we already knew but now confirmed by a person directly involved with Donald Trump and his cabal. Comey is not by any definition of the word a …

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The Russian Connection: More Headaches for Manafort

It’s hard to keep up with all the news that has been dropping the last few weeks as Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation gets closer to Donald Trump and his inner circle. Politico reported late Thursday, the noose tightened around Trump’s former campaign manager Paul Manafort when Mueller seized his banks accounts and five phone …

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The Russian Connection: Closer and Closer

Up Date 15:15 ET: ABC News is reporting that Geoffrey Berman, the acting US Attorney for the Southern District of NY and a Rudi Guilliani crony, recused himself from the Michael Cohen investigation and had no role in the raids. As per the NYT’s today, it was Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein who signed the …

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The Russian Connection: The Judge Rips Manafort Lawsuit

In Washington DC federal court today, lawyers for former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort argued to limit the scope of Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation. It did not sit well with the judge. A federal judge on Wednesday appeared to reject the majority of the arguments made by former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort in …

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The Russian Connection: Mueller Strikes Back

Back in January of this year, Donald Trump’s former campaign manager Paul Manafort’s attorneys filed a civil lawsuit in Washington, DC federal court to have the charges brought against him by Special Counsel Robert Mueller III claiming that the Department of Justice and Mueller were “overreaching” with the criminal charges brought against him last fall. …

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The Russian Connection: Secret Flights of Russian Oligarchs

Back in March of last year, we reported on a story about a private jet that belongs to a Russian oligarch shadowing Donald Trump. The owner of the plane is Dmitry Rybolovlev an ultra wealthy fertilizer producer who lives in Monaco. He is closely connected to Trump through Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross and a …

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The Russian Connection: Session’s Non-Recusal Recusal

After having to admit that he had contact the Russian Ambassador to the US during the Trump campaign, The US Attorney General Jefferson Beauregard Sessions III recused himself from any investigation into charges that Russia meddled in the 2016 presidential election. He issued the following statement on March 2, 2017: “During the course of the …

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The Russian Connection: “A Bannon of Sleazebags”

I have to admit I didn’t pay much attention to the Facebook – Cambridge Analytica story when it broke on Saturday. But on Monday, the story became a really big deal when the markets took a nose dive and it was headlines on two continents as more of the story came to light. As I …

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The Russian Connection: McCabe Fired to Discredit Mueller

As was expected, Donald Trump had his Attorney General Jefferson Beauregard Sessions III fire Deputy FBI Director Andrew McCabe late Friday night just 26 hours before he was to retire effectively denying him a portion of his pension benefits. McCabe has stepped down from his position in January. In a blistering statement Friday night, McCabe …

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