Tag: The Russian Connection

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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Jan 19

The Russian Connection: From Russia With Love To The NRA

Early on in a story by McClatchy reporters, Peter Stone and Greg Gordon, it was revealed that the FBI was investigating whether Russian money went to the National Rifle Association to help the Trump campaign, The FBI is investigating whether a top Russian banker with ties to the Kremlin illegally funneled money to the National …

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Jan 16

The Russian Connection: Kazakhstan Chromium

On her MSNBC show ‘s opening segment last night, host Rachel Maddow connected the dots between the Trump organization and a toxic chromium mine if the land locked country of Kazakhstan. “This is chromium, atomic number 24,” Maddow noted at the beginning of her show. “You need chromium to make stainless steel, it’s a useful, …

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Jan 12

The Russian Connection: If This Be Treason

Treason as defined by Article 3, Section 3, Clause 1 of the Constitution: Treason against the United States, shall consist only in levying War against them, or in adhering to their Enemies, giving them Aid and Comfort. No Person shall be convicted of Treason unless on the Testimony of two Witnesses to the same overt …

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Jan 10

The Russian Connection: Trump Dossier Confirmed By FBI

Yesterday’s release of the transcript of Fusion GPS co-founder Glenn Simpson’s testimony (pdf) before a closed door Senate Judiciary Committee in August of last year has created another headache for Donald Trump. now we know much of the dossier has been corroborated by what the FBi already knew. Interviewed by reporters on the way back …

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Jan 09

The Russian Connection: Fusion GPS Transcript Released

Ranking member of the Seante Judiciary Committee, Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-CA), has released the full transcript of Fusion GPS co-founder Glenn Simpson closed-door testimony. Mr. Simpson had testifies to the committee back in August regarding the dossier that his company had compiled on Donald Trump. During his testimony, Simpson detailed ways that money had been …

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Jan 05

The Russian Connection: A Clearer Picture

The public just got a clearer picture of the case for obstruction of justice by Donald Trump in an attempt to sabotage the investigation into his campaign’s partnership with a foreign adversary, Russia, to influence the 2016 election. In an New York Times article, Michael Schimdt outlines the events that lead up to the firing …

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Jan 03

The Russian Connection: GOP’s Fake Investigation

Ever since the public was made aware of the Russian dossier that was released by Buzzfeed in January 2017, the Republicans have done everything possible to discredit it and undermine the investigation into the Trump campaign’s involvement with Russia currently in progress under Special Counsel Robert Mueller. In its attempts to derail the investigation, the …

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Dec 27

The Russian Connection: Putin’s Useful Idiots

Who benefits most from Donald Trump, the GOP and conservative news outlets attacking the credibility of Robert Mueller, the investigation into Trump’s Russian connections, the FBi and US intelligence agencies? The is only one answer, Vladimir Putin. Diminishing the global standing of the US has been Putin’s goal since the fall of the Soviet Union. …

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Dec 22

The Russian Connection: When WH Counsel Knew Flynn Lied

According to an article in Foreign Policy, confidential documents that were handed over to Special Counsel Robert Mueller revealed that, in the first days of the Trump administration, White House Counsel Donald McGahn researched federal law dealing both with lying to federal investigators and with violations of the Logan Act, a centuries-old federal law that …

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Dec 12

The Russian Connection: Desperation

Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into the Russian meddling in the 2016 election appears to be concentrating when Donald Trump knew the National Security advisor Michael Flynn had lied. Focus on Flynn, Trump timeline suggests obstruction is on Mueller’s mind Special counsel Robert Mueller is trying to piece together what happened inside the White House …

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