Paul Manafort Retroactively Registers As A Foreign Agent For Ukraine Lobbying

June 28, 2017

Manaforts filing Tuesday with the Justice Department shows his firm was paid $17.1 million from 2012 to 2014 for lobbying work he did on behalf of a pro-Russian political party in Ukraine, according to the reports. Manafort, who ran Trumps campaign from March 2016 to August, worked on behalf of the European Centre for a Modern Ukraine, a front group for former Ukranian President Viktor Yanukovych. (Yanukovych fled to Russia…

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White House Dodges Questions About Kushner Meetings With Russians

May 31, 2017

White House press secretary Sean Spicer dodged questions Tuesday afternoon about President Donald Trumps son-in-law, Jared Kushner, and what Trump did or didnt know about Kushners meetings last year with Russian officials. Mr. Kushners attorney has said that Mr. Kushner has volunteered to share what he knows with Congress about the meetings, Spicer told reporters during the daily press briefing. The Washington Post and other major outlets reported last week…

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McMaster Can’t Remember If Trump Called Comey A Nut Job In Meeting With Russians

May 22, 2017

National security adviser H.R. McMaster said Sunday he doesnt really remember what President Donald Trump said in a meeting with Russian officials earlier this month. McMaster was in the now-infamousOval Office meeting with the president, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov and Russian Ambassador to the U.S. Sergey Kislyak. But when pressed on whether Trump called former FBI Director James Comey a in that meeting and bragged about firing him, McMaster…

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Bush, Obama Lawyers Slam Trump’s Possible Meddling In FBI Russia Probe

May 18, 2017

Asked at a Wednesday conference if he could hypothetically conceive of a similar conversation between former President George W. Bush and a top law enforcement official about an ongoing criminal investigation, former Attorney General Michael Mukasey was emphatic. Neil Eggleston, former President Barack Obamas White House counsel during the last years of his administration, responded similarly. Comey had been leading the FBI investigation into whether the Trump campaign colluded with…

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Jason Chaffetz Says He’s ‘Ready’ To Subpoena James Comey Memo

May 17, 2017

Some Democrats have accused the president of obstructing justice by impeding the investigation into Flynn, who was fired earlier this year over his conversations with Russian officials prior to Trumps inauguration. Chaffetz, who announced last month he is not running for re-election, said he was drafting the subpoena in aninterview with NBC Newson Tuesday. I do have the ability to unilaterally issue a subpoena if need be hopefully, if this…

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GOP Still Trusts Trump With Classified Intel After He Gave It To Russians

May 17, 2017

WASHINGTON A day after The Washington Post reported that President Donald Trump shared highly classified intelligence with Russian officials, Republicans on Capitol Hill said they feel perfectly comfortable with the presidents ability to handle sensitive information. Sure, said Sen. Tim Scott (R-S.C.) when asked if he trusts the president with classified materials. No reason not to. The White House disputes those reports, and Trump sent out his national security adviser,…

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Trump Reportedly Revealed Classified Info During Meeting With Russian Officials

May 16, 2017

President Donald Trumpdisclosed highly classified information during a meeting with Russian officials last week, according to The Washington Post. The revelations raise new questions about the already controversial meeting of Trump, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and Sergey Kislyak, who is the Russian ambassador to the U.S.While such a disclosure is likely not illegal, it raises concerns about both the consequences of Trumps ad hoc style when interacting with foreign…

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