Tag: 2016 Election

The Russian Connection: Trump Admits To Obstruction

For a man who claims that there is no obstruction or “collusion” and that he has done nothing wrong, Donald Trump sounds and acts guiltier by the day. On Wednesday he revoked the security clearance of former CIA Director John Brennan outside of the normal clearance review and adjudication process. In a 255 word statement …

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The Russian Connection: FBI Fires Agent Peter Strzok

The Federal Bureau of Investigation has fired Agent Peter Strzok who helped lead the bureau’s investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election until officials discovered he had been sending anti-Trump texts. Strzok’s lawyer said FBI deputy director David Bowdich ordered the firing on Friday – overruling the bureau’s office of professional responsibility and going …

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The Russian Connection: A Russian Spy Story and Peter Strzok

After years of investigations in June of 2010 10 Russian spies were arrested on American soil by the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Dubbed Operation Ghost Stories was a reminder that Russian espionage did not end with the fall of the Soviet Union. Using forged documents, some of the spies assumed stolen identities of Americans, enrolled …

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The Russian Connection: Locked Him Up

Not unexpectedly former Trump Campaign Manager Paul Manafort had his bail revoked and was jailed for suspected tampering tampering. At his arraignment on the charges, federal Judge Amy Jackson of the US District Court for the District of Columbia said that Manafort could not remain free under the circumstances and there was no way for …

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The IG FBI Report: Actions Have Consequences

The Department of Justice Inspector General’s report on the FBI’s handling of the Hillary Clinton server and e-mail investigation was released Thursday. Inspector General Michael Horowitz found that although then FBI Director James Comey had deviated from FBI protocol, it was done without political bias. Thursday’s report said that Comey’s move to hold a press …

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The Russian Connection: They Shalt Not Witness Tamper

Late Monday night Special Counsel Robert Mueller requested a hearing to determine whether the indicted former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort tried ‘to secure materially false testimony.’ On other words, Manaford contacted witnesses to get them to coordinate their testimony that would align with his defense. That’s called witness tampering. In an 18-page motion filed …

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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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Guiliani Spills the Beans

Wednesday night Donald Trump’s lawyer, former US Attorney and NYC Mayor, Rudolph Guiliani appeared with Fox News’ Sean Hannity spilling the beans on the $130,000 payment to porn star Stormy Daniels creating even greater legal headaches for Trump. In the typical long winded interview, Guiliani revealed that Trump repaid his private lawyer Michael Cohen after …

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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: We Get Notes And Letters

It was reported last night by MSNBC host Rachel Maddow that Special Counsel Robert Mueller had asked the FBI’s general council, Dana Boente, to testify in the investigation of the Russian connection to the Trump campaign. The letter from Boente to Associate Deputy Attorney General Scott Schools is dated Jan. 2, when Boente was still …

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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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