Tag: The Russian Connection

Dec 01

The Russian Connection: Flynn Admits He Lied

Late last night, the New York Times reported that Donald Trump had approached senior Republican senators over the summer asking them to end the investigation of his campaign’s connection to Russian meddling in the 2016 election. President Trump over the summer repeatedly urged senior Senate Republicans, including the chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee, to …

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Nov 30

The Russian Connection: Too Much Evidence

In her op-ed at the New York Times Michelle Goldberg wrote Three months ago, The Washington Post reported that even as Donald Trump ran for president, he pursued plans to build a Trump Tower in Moscow. The next day, The New York Times published excerpts from emails between Felix Sater, a felon with ties to …

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Nov 29

The Russian Connection: More Turkey, Please

It was announced yesterday by federal prosecutors in New York that Iranian, Turkish billionaire Reza Zarrab had plead guilty to charges that he had violated US sanctions against Iran and would testify against his co-defendent. Zarrab’s plea deal was unsealed, and he admitted to seven charges listed in a superseding information filed in the case …

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Nov 18

The Russian Connection: Flynn, Russia and Turkey

It was reported a couple of weeks ago that Turkish gold trader Reza Zarrab, who is under indictment for violating US sanctions on Iran along with three others, had been released from the Metropolitan Correctional Facility in Brooklyn and has completely disappeared. The FBI has stated that Mr. Zarrab is still in their custody but …

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Nov 16

The Russian Connection: A Clear Case of a Serious CRS

On Tuesday, once again Attorney General Jefferson Beauregard Sessions faced a congressional committee hearing to reconcile his previous statements about comments he has made regarding the investigation into the Russian interference into the 2016 election. And once again, he suffered from a sever case of “I can’t recall recall” which is also known as the …

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Nov 01

The Russian Connection: More Evidence Sessions Lied

Attorney General Jefferson Beauregard Sessions has a problem with the truth. With the guilty plea of former Trump campaign advisor (or whtever you want to call him) George Papadopoulos, it’s becoming clear that Sessions lied to Senator Al Frankin (D-MN) when he was questioned about his contacts wit Russian agents. The New Republic reports on …

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Oct 25

The Russian Connection: That Dossier

On Tuesday, the Washington Post reported that the Russian Dossier on Donald Trump was paid for by an unknown GOP donor, then the Clinton campaign and the DNC. Marc E. Elias, a lawyer representing the Clinton campaign and the DNC, retained Fusion GPS, a Washington firm, to conduct the research. After that, Fusion GPS hired …

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Oct 18

The Russian Connection: “A Blaring Red Siren”

Once the wealthiest man in Russia, former oil magnate Mikhail Khodorkovsky spent ten years in Russian prison after the Russian government under Vladimir Putin charged him with fraud and tax evasion in 2003. After his release from prison in late 2013, he was exiled and was granted residency in Switzerland where he has since become …

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Sep 29

The Russian Connection: Put the Fox in Charge

Back in October of 2016 the FBI and computer experts were looking at a Russian bank’s servers examining if there was a connection between the bank and the Trump organization. It appeared that Alpha Bank was using a secret server to interact with the Trump Tower during the campaign. The investigation was dismissed by some …

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Sep 13

The Russian Connection: Full Speed Ahead

Special Counsel Robert Mueller III is going full speed ahead with his probe of Russia’s interference in the 2016 elections and the Trump campaign’s connections. As of today this is where it stands: According to NBC News, former White house Security Advisor General (ret) Michael Flynn’s son, Michael G. Flynn, is now under federal investigation …

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Aug 31

The Russian Connection: Teaming Up

Last night Politico reported Special Counsel Robert Mueller has teamed up with New York State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman on the case of former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort. Part of the reason for the duel investigation is the possibility that Trump will pardon Manafort and others of federal charges involving the Trump campaign’s conspiring …

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Aug 29

The Russian Connection: Trump’s Tower In Moscow

The New York Times uncovered an e-mail from a Trump associate that boasted about a deal in Russia that would “get Trump elected” president. The business associate? None other than then guy with the margarita glass, convicted felon Felix Slater, the Russian immigrant from Brighton Beach, Brooklyn. A business associate of President Trump promised in …

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