Republicans hammer Mueller, FBI as Russia investigation intensifies

Republican activists and lawmakers are engaged in a multi-front attack on special counsel Robert S. Mueller III’s probe of possible connections between associates of President Trump and Russian agents, trying to stop or curtail the investigation as it moves further into Trump’s inner circle. For months, the president and his allies have been seizing on any whiff of possible impropriety […]

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Flynn told ex-partner Russia sanctions would be dumped

Donald Trump was just 11 minutes into his presidency when his choice for national security adviser, Michael Flynn, texted a former business partner to say an ambitious U.S. collaboration with Russia to build nuclear reactors in the Middle East was “good to go,” according to a new whistleblower account. As Trump delivered his inaugural address, says the unnamed whistleblower, Flynn […]

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Emails Dispute White House Claims That Flynn Acted Independently on Russia

When President Trump fired his national security adviser, Michael T. Flynn, in February, White House officials portrayed him as a renegade who had acted independently in his discussions with a Russian official during the presidential transition and then lied to his colleagues about the interactions. But emails among top transition officials, provided or described to The New York Times, suggest […]

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North Korea, Russia and Cuba Now Working Together

Syria and North Korea, two leading opponents of U.S. foreign policy considered sponsors of terrorism by the State Department, have gotten increasingly close as an international axis opposed to Washington and its allies grew more influential across the globe. Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and North Korean supreme leader Kim Jong Un, both of whom assumed power after their fathers’ deaths, have […]

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Donald Trump Jr. meets Russia scrutiny with defiance

Donald Trump Jr. had just posted a batch of private messages he exchanged with WikiLeaks during last year’s campaign, confirming reports that he communicated with the website that published stolen Democratic emails obtained by Russian military intelligence. “More nothing burgers from the media and others desperately trying to create a false narrative,” the president’s oldest son wrote on Instagram. “Keep coming […]

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Trump Campaign Got Early Word Russia Had Democrats’ Emails

The indictment of a 30-year-old campaign aide — so green that he listed Model United Nations in his qualifications — shifted the narrative on Monday of the Trump campaign’s interactions with Russia: Court documents revealed that Russian officials alerted the campaign, through an intermediary in April 2016, that they possessed thousands of Democratic emails and other “dirt” on Hillary Clinton. […]

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Trump Administration Sends Congress List of Possible Russia Sanctions

Under pressure from Republicans and Democrats, the Trump administration on Thursday turned over to Congress a list of Russia-connected entities it will use to determine new sanctions meant to rebuke Russia for actions in Eastern Europe, Syria and the 2016 United States presidential election. Administration officials made clear to lawmakers that they intended to impose sanctions on individuals in the […]

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Why Are Russia and India on Army Drills by North Korea?

Russia’s forces in the Pacific continue their ongoing courtship of foreign militaries, launching a joint drill with India off the coast of its border with North Korea, according to state news agency Itar-Tass. The Indra-2017 exercise, which will draft a total of 700 ground troops from both countries and 50 aircraft including warplanes and helicopters, kicked off with a ceremony in […]

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NATO chief: ‘We don’t want a new Cold War’ with Russia

NATO doesn’t want a “new Cold War” with Russia despite members’ concerns about the Russian military buildup close to NATO’s border, the alliance’s secretary general said Monday. Jens Stoltenberg was speaking at the end of a four-day NATO parliamentary assembly in the Romanian capital, Bucharest. “We are concerned by …. (Russia’s) lack of transparency when it comes to military exercises,” […]

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