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Accused Russian Spy Maria Butina Used NRA-Style Rhetoric to Connect ...

Maria Butina in Moscow in 2013. [AP Photo] The federal indictment of the accused Kremlin spy Maria Butina lays out how the 29-year-old operative infiltrated groups like the National Rifle Association in an attempt to push U.S. politics in a more ...
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Trump’s ‘No’ About Russian Interference Requires Yet More Clarification

Asked by reporters at the start of a Cabinet meeting whether Russia is still targeting the U.S., President Trump shook his head and said “no.”Photo: Pablo Martinez Monsivais/AP Link to original source: Brian Naylor | NPR.org The White House is ...
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Calculated Buffoonery: Trump in the UK

Niklas Hallen/Getty Images Blighty this week saw Trump arriving in the UK for a much scaled-down “working visit”, after being invited by the boot-licking and masochistic Theresa May for an official state-visit that was never going to materialize because of ...
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DC Elites Shocked at Trump Bromance with Putin but Give ...

The inside-the-beltway crowd was absolutely outraged and appalled by Trump’s performance at Helsinki. There, Trump violated all the principles of American hawkishness. He sat next to Vladimir Putin, leader of a rival power, signaling that Russia is a peer. He ...
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As Russian Maria Butina Arrested for Trying to Infiltrate NRA, ...

Maria Butina was charged on Monday with conspiracy to act as an agent of the Russian Federation. (Photo: Maria Butina/Facebook) Link to original source: Jessica Corbett | Common Dreams As President Donald Trump’s “embarrassing spectacle” of a press conference with ...
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Who is Viktor Vekselberg, the Russian oligarch tied to a ...

Donald Trump’s personal lawyer Michael Cohen was paid half a million dollars by an American investment firm linked to one of Russia’s most high-profile oligarchs: Viktor Vekselberg. The payments — funneled into the same shell company Cohen used to pay ...
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Gina Haspel, Trump’s Nominee to Head the CIA, Won’t Say ...

CIA nominee Gina Haspel is sworn in during a confirmation hearing of the Senate Intelligence Committee on Capitol Hill, Wednesday, May 9, 2018 in Washington.Alex Brandon/AP Haspel helped manage the agency’s use of so-called “enhanced interrogation techniques.” Gina Haspel, the ...
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Why Trump can’t put Iran back in an Obama-style box ...

Link to original source: Juan Cole | Informed Comment Iranian oil exports were back up to 2.5 million barrels a day or so last month, similar to the levels common before the US placed severe sanctions on the country beginning ...
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GOP Senate candidate unleashes new round of ads attacking Mitch ...

Don Blankenship, a GOP candidate for U.S. Senate in West Virginia, has unveiled another round of bizarre attack ads against Mitch McConnell. His campaign’s newest offensive contains the claim that the Senate majority leader created “millions of jobs for China ...
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Adjusting Its Criminal Complaint, Watchdog Groups Says Guiliani’s Statements Only ...

Rudy Giuliani bolstered a legal complaint against President Donald Trump this week after he told Sean Hannity that the president had in fact known about and repaid a payment his lawyer had sent to an adult film star. (Photo: Gage ...