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AfD Shakes Up Germany’s Election—But It Has an Espionage Backstory

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Leadership member of the hard-right party AfD (Alternative für Deutschland) Alice Weidel addresses a press conference on the day after the German General elections on September 25, 2017 in Berlin. JOHN MACDOUGALL/AFP/Getty Images

Germany went to the polls on Sunday to elect a new federal parliament—and a new national government—and the results stunned Europe and the world. Although center-right Chancellor Angela Merkel won a fourth term in office, since her party came out on top in the vote tallies, in truth the election stands as a stern rebuke of her and her party’s governance since 2005. For a politician widely considered the de facto leader of the European Union, and even hailed as the “leader of the free world” by some, including Hillary Clinton, this is a serious setback.

Her Christian Democratic Union (CDU) received one-third of the votes, 33 percent, far ahead of the second-place Social Democrats (SPD) with 20.6 percent, but for both parties this represented a big drop-off since the last elections. In 2013, the CDU and the SPD got 37 and 29 percent, respectively, and Sunday’s tallies are the lowest for both parties since the establishment of the Federal Republic in 1949, out of the ashes of Nazism and the Second World War.

The big news here is the rise of the Alternative for Germany (AfD). Founded only four years ago, this new right-wing party barely competed in the 2013 election, garnering only 1.9 percent of the vote, but on Sunday the upstart AfD won 12.6 percent, which will give them 94 seats in the incoming parliament in Berlin, what Germans call the Bundestag. For the first time since 1990, a new party will be seated in the Bundestag, and it’s on the far-right. The AfD did especially well in economically lagging regions of the former East Germany, where 26 percent of men voted for the party.

Several other parties hovered around the 10-percent mark, including the libertarian-leaning Free Democrats (10.7), the former East German Communists rebranded as Die Linke (9.2), and the environmentalist Greens (8.9). As the chastened Social Democrats show no interest in a grand coalition with Merkel’s Christian Democrats, the only way the chancellor can form a government will be in coalition with some of these smaller parties. The likeliest outcome is the so-called “Jamaica” coalition from the colors of that country’s flag: black for the CDU, yellow for the Free Democrats, and green (obviously) for the Greens.

Merkel will keep the upstart AfD out of government at all costs, viewing them as pariahs and extremists. Ironically, this new rival is very much her own creation, inadvertently. Born out of frustration with Berlin’s costly bailouts of Greece and other bankrupt EU states, the AfD takes its name from one of Merkel’s less popular aphorisms, when she repeatedly stated Germany had “no alternative” but to financially bail out Southern Europe from its insolvency.

This was far from popular with many Germans, a notoriously frugal bunch that loathes debt; as late as 2011, only one-third of Germans had a credit card, and most personal transactions are still in cash. Merkel then made things worse by opening Germany’s doors to migrants in 2015, which made her deeply unpopular with many working-class Germans. The arrival of two million migrants in 2015—relative to population, this would be like the U.S. taking in eight million migrants in 12 months—has caused serious political heartache in certain quarters.

That anger made up some of the AfD’s appeal on Sunday. There are definite wings of the party. Some supporters are financially-minded, worried about the cost of Germany’s dragging along the EU and its vast debts. Others fret about migrants, many of them Muslim, bringing crime, welfare skimming, and terrorism to the country. Then there’s the hard-right element of the party, people who are uncomfortably sympathetic to Germany’s troubled past.

In other words, there are neo-Nazis lurking in the AfD. This is a serious matter, since unlike in America, it’s not legal to fly Nazi flags and shout Hitlerian slogans in public. There is no free speech in Germany about such touchy matters, and people really do wind up in jail for acting out their Nazi fantasies. The march-turned-riot this country witnessed in Charlottesville in August would have been shut down in Germany the minute anybody unfurled a swastika.

Exactly how many neo-Nazis there are in AfD ranks is a tricky question. Some party bigwigs have walked close to the line. Alexander Gauland, a party leader, recently suggested that Germany should act like any other country and be “proud” of its soldiers in both world wars. Such a comment, which would be uncontroversial in most places, was greeted with outrage in Germany, where any public esteem for the Nazi period is verboten.

If the AfD is harboring neo-Nazis, this is a matter for Germany’s intelligence services too. Since the creation of the Federal Republic, the domestic intelligence agency, the mouthful Office for the Protection of the Constitution (BfV), has monitored political extremists looking for unhealthy dissent, left and right. Uncovering subversion—specifically anything that threatens Germany’s democratic values—is one of the BfV’s main jobs, and it has watched the AfD closely since its birth.

Last month, Thomas de Maizière, Germany’s interior minister, frankly admitted that the security services had their eye on the AfD, looking for subversion. Although the party on the whole was “not extremist,” less moderate elements in the AfD did merit examination, de Maizière explained. At the same time, after a review of AfD online activities in part of the former East Germany, the security service concluded that the party was substantially right-wing but not engaged in openly subversive activities.

Germany has shut down neo-Nazi parties before. In 1952, the authorities banned the Socialist Reich Party, which saw itself as Hitler’s heirs and was staffed by former Nazis. It also had the secret backing of Soviet intelligence, which sought to manipulate West German politics during the Cold War.

More recently, the standard-bearer for such views has been the National Democratic Party (NPD). Founded in 1964, it’s a fringe party that has never won any seats in the Bundestag, although it’s intermittently won seats at the state level in Germany. The NPD doesn’t make much effort to hide its Hitlerian sympathies but usually stays on the right side of Germany’s restrictive laws on such matters, if only just.

The party has been of intense concern to the BfV from its birth, and here’s where things get interesting: German authorities have tried more than once to ban the NPD on the grounds that its aims are undemocratic, yet all efforts have failed to stand up in court. The biggest push came between 2001 and 2003, and the case went to Germany’s highest court. There the NPD triumphed on the revealing grounds that, since the party was so filled with BfV agents, it was impossible for the court to assess what the NPD really stood for. Many of its most Nazified members turned out to be clandestine government operatives. The BfV, in effect, was in control of the NPD, and its numerous agents provocateurs were running the show.

Given this recent history, questions must be raised about the AfD as well, not least because the party has worrisome ties to Russia. Party higher-ups are enthusiastic fans of Vladimir Putin, while Kremlin outlets like RT and Sputnik laud the party on a regular basis. Moreover, the election campaign witnessed an explosion of pro-AfD activity online, including Twitter bots, emanating from Russia—just as the Kremlin did in the United States last year.

To be fair, the former Communists of Die Linke are every bit as Russophile as the AfD—which means that Putin has friends on the left and right of Merkel, amounting to 22 percent of the vote on Sunday—while top SPD officials take Kremlin money without any concern for appearances or conflicts of interest. Germany has a problem with illicit Kremlin influence that extends far beyond just the AfD.

That said, the BfV’s interest in the AfD, now the country’s third-biggest political party, encompasses counterintelligence concerns as much as worries about extremism. The arrival of the AfD in the Bundestag will shake up German politics in a manner that’s not been seen in decades, even though the party will not be in government. They will force debate on issues that Chancellor Merkel would prefer to avoid, above all migration and assimilation of newcomers.

It would therefore be wise to watch how the AfD reacts to its newfound limelight. Already cracks are appearing in the party. Less than 24 hours after electoral triumph, Frauke Petry, the leader of the AfD’s more moderate wing, announced she would not take her parliamentary seat, citing chaos inside the party. This stunning news may push the AfD even further to the right. Expect more bumps in this road.

John Schindler is a security expert and former National Security Agency analyst and counterintelligence officer. A specialist in espionage and terrorism, he’s also been a Navy officer and a War College professor. He’s published four books and is on Twitter at @20committee. 

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Germany went to the polls on Sunday to elect a new federal parliament – and a new national government – and the results stunned Europe and the world. Although center-right Chancellor Angela Merkel won a fourth term in office, since her party came out on top in the vote tallies, in truth the election stands as a stern rebuke of her and her party’s governance since 2005. For a politician widely considered the de facto leader of the European Union, and even hailed as the “leader of the free world” by some, including Hillary Clinton, this is a serious setback.

Her Christian Democratic Union (CDU) received one-third of the votes, 33 percent, far ahead of the second-place Social Democrats (SPD) with 20.6 percent, but for both parties this represented a big drop-off since the last elections. In 2013, the CDU and the SPD got 37 and 29 percent, respectively, and Sunday’s tallies are the lowest for both parties since the establishment of the Federal Republic in 1949, out of the ashes of Nazism and the Second World War.

The big news here is the rise of the Alternative for Germany (AfD). Founded only four years ago, this new right-wing party barely competed in the 2013 election, garnering only 1.9 percent of the vote, but on Sunday the upstart AfD won 12.6 percent, which will give them 94 seats in the incoming parliament in Berlin, what Germans call the Bundestag. For the first time since 1990, a new party will be seated in the Bundestag, and it’s on the far-right. The AfD did especially well in economically lagging regions of the former East Germany, where 26 percent of men voted for the party.

Several other parties hovered around the 10-percent mark, including the libertarian-leaning Free Democrats (10.7), the former East German Communists rebranded as Die Linke (9.2), and the environmentalist Greens (8.9). As the chastened Social Democrats show no interest in a grand coalition with Merkel’s Christian Democrats, the only way the chancellor can form a government will be in coalition with some of these smaller parties. The likeliest outcome is the so-called “Jamaica” coalition from the colors of that country’s flag: black for the CDU, yellow for the Free Democrats, and green (obviously) for the Greens.

Merkel will keep the upstart AfD out of government at all costs, viewing them as pariahs and extremists. Ironically, this new rival is very much her own creation, inadvertently. Born out of frustration with Berlin’s costly bailouts of Greece and other bankrupt EU states, the AfD takes its name from one of Merkel’s less popular aphorisms, when she repeatedly stated Germany had “no alternative” but to financially bail out Southern Europe from its insolvency.

This was far from popular with many Germans, a notoriously frugal bunch that loathes debt; as late as 2011, only one-third of Germans had a credit card, and most personal transactions are still in cash. Merkel then made things worse by opening Germany’s doors to migrants in 2015, which made her deeply unpopular with many working-class Germans. The arrival of two million migrants in 2015 – relative to population, this would be like the United States taking in eight million migrants in 12 months – has caused serious political heartache in certain quarters.

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Former White House press secretary Sean Spicer has allegedly hired a lawyer to represent him in the Russian election meddling investigation. Aidan Kelley has the story. Buzz60

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WASHINGTON — Anxious to see the results of all those Russia investigations going on in Congress and in special counsel Robert Mueller’s office? Well, take a deep breath. It’s likely to be awhile.

The constant stream of news about witnesses, subpoenas and closed-door testimony may make it feel like the Russia probes have been going on forever, but Mueller has only been on the job about four and a half months and the three congressional committees conducting inquiries didn’t really start digging in until spring.

That’s not long when you consider that the Watergate investigation of Richard Nixon took about 20 months — considered relatively fast — and the Whitewater investigation of Bill Clinton, which morphed into the Monica Lewinsky investigation, spanned about five years.

“The public and the press have always been impatient about how quickly these types of investigations are moving, but they have gotten more so,” said Charles Tiefer, a professor at the University of Baltimore School of Law and the special deputy chief counsel for the House Iran-Contra Committee’s investigation of the Reagan administration. “The 24-hour news cycle means that speculation outruns the actual investigation and demands responses.”

Tiefer estimated that it could take Congress until spring and Mueller about a year to begin to show initial results, such as preliminary reports from the committees or the first round of indictments from the special counsel.

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“They have difficult obstacles to overcome,” Tiefer said. Among them: convincing reluctant witnesses to cooperate, obtaining scores of documents from both inside the U.S. and Russia, and trying to persuade one of the targets to break ranks and become a witness for the prosecution.

Attorney Richard Ben-Veniste, who served as an assistant special prosecutor in the office of the Watergate Special Prosecution Force and chief minority counsel to the Senate Whitewater Committee, said the Russia probe and Watergate are “roughly comparable in terms of the complexity.”

“Judged by other investigations and given the breadth of this one, I don’t think the public should be too expectant, but rather appreciate the complexity … and scope of the areas that both Mueller and congressional investigators are charged with looking into,” Ben-Veniste said.

Bruce Udolf, a criminal defense attorney in Florida who served as an associate independent counsel during the Whitewater investigation, said he believes Mueller is “moving at lightning speed” in putting together a team of investigators and questioning witnesses.

Mueller is dealing with complicated issues of money laundering and obstruction of justice, with witnesses and evidence scattered across the globe, Udolf said.

“Of necessity, it’s going to take a very long time,” he said. “I would be surprised if it was completed in less than a year. But it sounds like he’s making a lot of progress. I’m sure his team is working around the clock.”

It’s more important that an investigation be thorough than fast, Udolf said.

“You turn over one stone, and it leads you down another path,” he said. “And you’re dealing with people who are trying to prevent you from doing your job, which is getting to the truth.”

In this June 21, 2017, file photo, special counsel Robert Mueller departs after a closed-door meeting with members of the Senate Judiciary Committee on Capitol Hill. (Photo: J. Scott Applewhite, AP)

Lanny Davis, an attorney who specializes in crisis management and a former spokesman and special counsel for ex-president Bill Clinton, said no one wants these kinds of investigations over faster than an innocent target.

Davis said the best thing an attorney with an innocent client can do is cooperate fully with prosecutors and congressional investigators to help speed up the process.

“You have to do the opposite of what you’re taught to do as a private lawyer, which is to resist and drag things out,” Davis said. “In this situation, if investigators don’t ask for something, you offer it to them anyway. You drown them with paper, facts, and transparency.”

However, it can sometimes be difficult for attorneys to convince their clients that this counter-intuitive strategy is the best way to go. Often, Davis said, a client’s initial reaction will be: “What, are you kidding me? Whose side are you on?”

“You have to convince them that the way to end the investigation is to help investigators, not stop them,” he said.

However, when an attorney has a client who may be guilty, that strategy must change, Davis said. He said the response still can’t be “resist, resist, resist” because that could end up getting a client charged with obstruction of justice.

“You still have to cooperate,” he said. “But you don’t open the kimono and say come on in.”

Former senator Bob Graham, a Florida Democrat who served as chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee from 2001 to 2003, is urging Congress to complete its investigations well before the midterm elections in November 2018.

“I think there needs to be a real sense of urgency by Congress because of the possible consequences to the country,” Graham said. “There could be another round of Russian meddling. They need to get to the bottom of what happened and prevent it from happening again.”

Rep. Adam Schiff of California, the senior Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee, said in a recent interview that “it’s still fairly early in the investigation.”

“We’re making progress, but it’s very hard to give a timeline,” he said.

Ben-Veniste said he has faith in both Congress and Mueller.

“I look forward with some confidence, having seen the people both in Congress and the special counsel’s office, to them conducting a credible and thorough investigation, and I feel confident we’ll have answers in due time,” he said.


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Leadership member of the hard-right party AfD (Alternative für Deutschland) Alice Weidel addresses a press conference on the day after the German General elections on September 25, 2017 in Berlin. JOHN MACDOUGALL/AFP/Getty Images

Germany went to the polls on Sunday to elect a new federal parliament—and a new national government—and the results stunned Europe and the world. Although center-right Chancellor Angela Merkel won a fourth term in office, since her party came out on top in the vote tallies, in truth the election stands as a stern rebuke of her and her party’s governance since 2005. For a politician widely considered the de facto leader of the European Union, and even hailed as the “leader of the free world” by some, including Hillary Clinton, this is a serious setback.

Her Christian Democratic Union (CDU) received one-third of the votes, 33 percent, far ahead of the second-place Social Democrats (SPD) with 20.6 percent, but for both parties this represented a big drop-off since the last elections. In 2013, the CDU and the SPD got 37 and 29 percent, respectively, and Sunday’s tallies are the lowest for both parties since the establishment of the Federal Republic in 1949, out of the ashes of Nazism and the Second World War.

The big news here is the rise of the Alternative for Germany (AfD). Founded only four years ago, this new right-wing party barely competed in the 2013 election, garnering only 1.9 percent of the vote, but on Sunday the upstart AfD won 12.6 percent, which will give them 94 seats in the incoming parliament in Berlin, what Germans call the Bundestag. For the first time since 1990, a new party will be seated in the Bundestag, and it’s on the far-right. The AfD did especially well in economically lagging regions of the former East Germany, where 26 percent of men voted for the party.

Several other parties hovered around the 10-percent mark, including the libertarian-leaning Free Democrats (10.7), the former East German Communists rebranded as Die Linke (9.2), and the environmentalist Greens (8.9). As the chastened Social Democrats show no interest in a grand coalition with Merkel’s Christian Democrats, the only way the chancellor can form a government will be in coalition with some of these smaller parties. The likeliest outcome is the so-called “Jamaica” coalition from the colors of that country’s flag: black for the CDU, yellow for the Free Democrats, and green (obviously) for the Greens.

Merkel will keep the upstart AfD out of government at all costs, viewing them as pariahs and extremists. Ironically, this new rival is very much her own creation, inadvertently. Born out of frustration with Berlin’s costly bailouts of Greece and other bankrupt EU states, the AfD takes its name from one of Merkel’s less popular aphorisms, when she repeatedly stated Germany had “no alternative” but to financially bail out Southern Europe from its insolvency.

This was far from popular with many Germans, a notoriously frugal bunch that loathes debt; as late as 2011, only one-third of Germans had a credit card, and most personal transactions are still in cash. Merkel then made things worse by opening Germany’s doors to migrants in 2015, which made her deeply unpopular with many working-class Germans. The arrival of two million migrants in 2015—relative to population, this would be like the U.S. taking in eight million migrants in 12 months—has caused serious political heartache in certain quarters.

That anger made up some of the AfD’s appeal on Sunday. There are definite wings of the party. Some supporters are financially-minded, worried about the cost of Germany’s dragging along the EU and its vast debts. Others fret about migrants, many of them Muslim, bringing crime, welfare skimming, and terrorism to the country. Then there’s the hard-right element of the party, people who are uncomfortably sympathetic to Germany’s troubled past.

In other words, there are neo-Nazis lurking in the AfD. This is a serious matter, since unlike in America, it’s not legal to fly Nazi flags and shout Hitlerian slogans in public. There is no free speech in Germany about such touchy matters, and people really do wind up in jail for acting out their Nazi fantasies. The march-turned-riot this country witnessed in Charlottesville in August would have been shut down in Germany the minute anybody unfurled a swastika.

Exactly how many neo-Nazis there are in AfD ranks is a tricky question. Some party bigwigs have walked close to the line. Alexander Gauland, a party leader, recently suggested that Germany should act like any other country and be “proud” of its soldiers in both world wars. Such a comment, which would be uncontroversial in most places, was greeted with outrage in Germany, where any public esteem for the Nazi period is verboten.

If the AfD is harboring neo-Nazis, this is a matter for Germany’s intelligence services too. Since the creation of the Federal Republic, the domestic intelligence agency, the mouthful Office for the Protection of the Constitution (BfV), has monitored political extremists looking for unhealthy dissent, left and right. Uncovering subversion—specifically anything that threatens Germany’s democratic values—is one of the BfV’s main jobs, and it has watched the AfD closely since its birth.

Last month, Thomas de Maizière, Germany’s interior minister, frankly admitted that the security services had their eye on the AfD, looking for subversion. Although the party on the whole was “not extremist,” less moderate elements in the AfD did merit examination, de Maizière explained. At the same time, after a review of AfD online activities in part of the former East Germany, the security service concluded that the party was substantially right-wing but not engaged in openly subversive activities.

Germany has shut down neo-Nazi parties before. In 1952, the authorities banned the Socialist Reich Party, which saw itself as Hitler’s heirs and was staffed by former Nazis. It also had the secret backing of Soviet intelligence, which sought to manipulate West German politics during the Cold War.

More recently, the standard-bearer for such views has been the National Democratic Party (NPD). Founded in 1964, it’s a fringe party that has never won any seats in the Bundestag, although it’s intermittently won seats at the state level in Germany. The NPD doesn’t make much effort to hide its Hitlerian sympathies but usually stays on the right side of Germany’s restrictive laws on such matters, if only just.

The party has been of intense concern to the BfV from its birth, and here’s where things get interesting: German authorities have tried more than once to ban the NPD on the grounds that its aims are undemocratic, yet all efforts have failed to stand up in court. The biggest push came between 2001 and 2003, and the case went to Germany’s highest court. There the NPD triumphed on the revealing grounds that, since the party was so filled with BfV agents, it was impossible for the court to assess what the NPD really stood for. Many of its most Nazified members turned out to be clandestine government operatives. The BfV, in effect, was in control of the NPD, and its numerous agents provocateurs were running the show.

Given this recent history, questions must be raised about the AfD as well, not least because the party has worrisome ties to Russia. Party higher-ups are enthusiastic fans of Vladimir Putin, while Kremlin outlets like RT and Sputnik laud the party on a regular basis. Moreover, the election campaign witnessed an explosion of pro-AfD activity online, including Twitter bots, emanating from Russia—just as the Kremlin did in the United States last year.

To be fair, the former Communists of Die Linke are every bit as Russophile as the AfD—which means that Putin has friends on the left and right of Merkel, amounting to 22 percent of the vote on Sunday—while top SPD officials take Kremlin money without any concern for appearances or conflicts of interest. Germany has a problem with illicit Kremlin influence that extends far beyond just the AfD.

That said, the BfV’s interest in the AfD, now the country’s third-biggest political party, encompasses counterintelligence concerns as much as worries about extremism. The arrival of the AfD in the Bundestag will shake up German politics in a manner that’s not been seen in decades, even though the party will not be in government. They will force debate on issues that Chancellor Merkel would prefer to avoid, above all migration and assimilation of newcomers.

It would therefore be wise to watch how the AfD reacts to its newfound limelight. Already cracks are appearing in the party. Less than 24 hours after electoral triumph, Frauke Petry, the leader of the AfD’s more moderate wing, announced she would not take her parliamentary seat, citing chaos inside the party. This stunning news may push the AfD even further to the right. Expect more bumps in this road.

John Schindler is a security expert and former National Security Agency analyst and counterintelligence officer. A specialist in espionage and terrorism, he’s also been a Navy officer and a War College professor. He’s published four books and is on Twitter at @20committee. 

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Germany went to the polls on Sunday to elect a new federal parliament – and a new national government – and the results stunned Europe and the world. Although center-right Chancellor Angela Merkel won a fourth term in office, since her party came out on top in the vote tallies, in truth the election stands as a stern rebuke of her and her party’s governance since 2005. For a politician widely considered the de facto leader of the European Union, and even hailed as the “leader of the free world” by some, including Hillary Clinton, this is a serious setback.

Her Christian Democratic Union (CDU) received one-third of the votes, 33 percent, far ahead of the second-place Social Democrats (SPD) with 20.6 percent, but for both parties this represented a big drop-off since the last elections. In 2013, the CDU and the SPD got 37 and 29 percent, respectively, and Sunday’s tallies are the lowest for both parties since the establishment of the Federal Republic in 1949, out of the ashes of Nazism and the Second World War.

The big news here is the rise of the Alternative for Germany (AfD). Founded only four years ago, this new right-wing party barely competed in the 2013 election, garnering only 1.9 percent of the vote, but on Sunday the upstart AfD won 12.6 percent, which will give them 94 seats in the incoming parliament in Berlin, what Germans call the Bundestag. For the first time since 1990, a new party will be seated in the Bundestag, and it’s on the far-right. The AfD did especially well in economically lagging regions of the former East Germany, where 26 percent of men voted for the party.

Several other parties hovered around the 10-percent mark, including the libertarian-leaning Free Democrats (10.7), the former East German Communists rebranded as Die Linke (9.2), and the environmentalist Greens (8.9). As the chastened Social Democrats show no interest in a grand coalition with Merkel’s Christian Democrats, the only way the chancellor can form a government will be in coalition with some of these smaller parties. The likeliest outcome is the so-called “Jamaica” coalition from the colors of that country’s flag: black for the CDU, yellow for the Free Democrats, and green (obviously) for the Greens.

Merkel will keep the upstart AfD out of government at all costs, viewing them as pariahs and extremists. Ironically, this new rival is very much her own creation, inadvertently. Born out of frustration with Berlin’s costly bailouts of Greece and other bankrupt EU states, the AfD takes its name from one of Merkel’s less popular aphorisms, when she repeatedly stated Germany had “no alternative” but to financially bail out Southern Europe from its insolvency.

This was far from popular with many Germans, a notoriously frugal bunch that loathes debt; as late as 2011, only one-third of Germans had a credit card, and most personal transactions are still in cash. Merkel then made things worse by opening Germany’s doors to migrants in 2015, which made her deeply unpopular with many working-class Germans. The arrival of two million migrants in 2015 – relative to population, this would be like the United States taking in eight million migrants in 12 months – has caused serious political heartache in certain quarters.

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Former White House press secretary Sean Spicer has allegedly hired a lawyer to represent him in the Russian election meddling investigation. Aidan Kelley has the story. Buzz60

Senate Intelligence Vice Chairman Mark Warner and Chairman Richard Burr prepare to hear testimony on Russian intervention in the elections on June 28, 2017.(Photo: Jim Lo Scalzo, European Pressphoto Agency)

WASHINGTON — Anxious to see the results of all those Russia investigations going on in Congress and in special counsel Robert Mueller’s office? Well, take a deep breath. It’s likely to be awhile.

The constant stream of news about witnesses, subpoenas and closed-door testimony may make it feel like the Russia probes have been going on forever, but Mueller has only been on the job about four and a half months and the three congressional committees conducting inquiries didn’t really start digging in until spring.

That’s not long when you consider that the Watergate investigation of Richard Nixon took about 20 months — considered relatively fast — and the Whitewater investigation of Bill Clinton, which morphed into the Monica Lewinsky investigation, spanned about five years.

“The public and the press have always been impatient about how quickly these types of investigations are moving, but they have gotten more so,” said Charles Tiefer, a professor at the University of Baltimore School of Law and the special deputy chief counsel for the House Iran-Contra Committee’s investigation of the Reagan administration. “The 24-hour news cycle means that speculation outruns the actual investigation and demands responses.”

Tiefer estimated that it could take Congress until spring and Mueller about a year to begin to show initial results, such as preliminary reports from the committees or the first round of indictments from the special counsel.

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“They have difficult obstacles to overcome,” Tiefer said. Among them: convincing reluctant witnesses to cooperate, obtaining scores of documents from both inside the U.S. and Russia, and trying to persuade one of the targets to break ranks and become a witness for the prosecution.

Attorney Richard Ben-Veniste, who served as an assistant special prosecutor in the office of the Watergate Special Prosecution Force and chief minority counsel to the Senate Whitewater Committee, said the Russia probe and Watergate are “roughly comparable in terms of the complexity.”

“Judged by other investigations and given the breadth of this one, I don’t think the public should be too expectant, but rather appreciate the complexity … and scope of the areas that both Mueller and congressional investigators are charged with looking into,” Ben-Veniste said.

Bruce Udolf, a criminal defense attorney in Florida who served as an associate independent counsel during the Whitewater investigation, said he believes Mueller is “moving at lightning speed” in putting together a team of investigators and questioning witnesses.

Mueller is dealing with complicated issues of money laundering and obstruction of justice, with witnesses and evidence scattered across the globe, Udolf said.

“Of necessity, it’s going to take a very long time,” he said. “I would be surprised if it was completed in less than a year. But it sounds like he’s making a lot of progress. I’m sure his team is working around the clock.”

It’s more important that an investigation be thorough than fast, Udolf said.

“You turn over one stone, and it leads you down another path,” he said. “And you’re dealing with people who are trying to prevent you from doing your job, which is getting to the truth.”

In this June 21, 2017, file photo, special counsel Robert Mueller departs after a closed-door meeting with members of the Senate Judiciary Committee on Capitol Hill. (Photo: J. Scott Applewhite, AP)

Lanny Davis, an attorney who specializes in crisis management and a former spokesman and special counsel for ex-president Bill Clinton, said no one wants these kinds of investigations over faster than an innocent target.

Davis said the best thing an attorney with an innocent client can do is cooperate fully with prosecutors and congressional investigators to help speed up the process.

“You have to do the opposite of what you’re taught to do as a private lawyer, which is to resist and drag things out,” Davis said. “In this situation, if investigators don’t ask for something, you offer it to them anyway. You drown them with paper, facts, and transparency.”

However, it can sometimes be difficult for attorneys to convince their clients that this counter-intuitive strategy is the best way to go. Often, Davis said, a client’s initial reaction will be: “What, are you kidding me? Whose side are you on?”

“You have to convince them that the way to end the investigation is to help investigators, not stop them,” he said.

However, when an attorney has a client who may be guilty, that strategy must change, Davis said. He said the response still can’t be “resist, resist, resist” because that could end up getting a client charged with obstruction of justice.

“You still have to cooperate,” he said. “But you don’t open the kimono and say come on in.”

Former senator Bob Graham, a Florida Democrat who served as chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee from 2001 to 2003, is urging Congress to complete its investigations well before the midterm elections in November 2018.

“I think there needs to be a real sense of urgency by Congress because of the possible consequences to the country,” Graham said. “There could be another round of Russian meddling. They need to get to the bottom of what happened and prevent it from happening again.”

Rep. Adam Schiff of California, the senior Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee, said in a recent interview that “it’s still fairly early in the investigation.”

“We’re making progress, but it’s very hard to give a timeline,” he said.

Ben-Veniste said he has faith in both Congress and Mueller.

“I look forward with some confidence, having seen the people both in Congress and the special counsel’s office, to them conducting a credible and thorough investigation, and I feel confident we’ll have answers in due time,” he said.

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RUSSIA: THE SCANDAL TRUMP CAN’T SHAKE Corey Lewandowski predicts White House leakers will be fired | 0:59President Trump’s former campaign manager Corey Lewandowski says that the leakers providing information of Donald Trump Jr.’s meeting last year with a Russian lawyer will be fired. Nick Cardona has the story. Buzz60

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RUSSIA: THE SCANDAL TRUMP CAN’T SHAKE Colbert finds Don Jr.’s smoking gun | 5:09The late-night comics on Donald Trump Jr.’s released emails and his punishment. Take a look at our favorite jokes, then vote for yours at usatoday.com/opinion. USA TODAY Opinion_Eileen Rivers

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RUSSIA: THE SCANDAL TRUMP CAN’T SHAKE Watergate special prosecutor to Congress, keep up the Russian probes | 1:09The special prosecutor in the Watergate scandal is telling Congress to press on in its investigation into Trump. Buzz60

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RUSSIA: THE SCANDAL TRUMP CAN’T SHAKE Trump Jr’s Russia meeting has White House on hunt for the mole | 1:28Suspicion and paranoia plague the White House as Trump’s administration wonder who the leakers behind Donald Trump Jr’s meeting could be. Nathan Rousseau Smith (@fantasticmrnate) reports.Buzz60

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RUSSIA: THE SCANDAL TRUMP CAN’T SHAKE D.C. reacts to Donald Trump Jr.’s Russia emails | 2:10The President and lawmakers reacted to Donald Trump Jr.’s emails regarding an undisclosed meeting with a Russian lawyer. Video provided by Newsy Newslook

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RUSSIA: THE SCANDAL TRUMP CAN’T SHAKE The Russian sanctions that led to Trump Jr.’s Kremlin-tied meeting | 2:38For years, Russia’s government has tried to lift U.S. sanctions that the Magnitsky Act created.a Video provided by Newsy Newslook

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RUSSIA: THE SCANDAL TRUMP CAN’T SHAKE Senator Ted Cruz dodged questions on Trump’s ties with Russian | 0:32Senator Ted Cruz dodged questions from reporters today, when asked about President Trump’s Russia policies. Aidan Kelley has the story. Buzz60

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RUSSIA: THE SCANDAL TRUMP CAN’T SHAKE Trump statement: Son is ‘high-quality person’ | 2:14White House spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders reads a brief statement from the president Tuesday supporting his eldest son in response to revelations that Donald Trump Jr. agreed to hear damaging information on Hillary Clinton. (July 11) AP

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RUSSIA: THE SCANDAL TRUMP CAN’T SHAKE Publicist set up Trump Jr. and lawyer meeting | 2:07President Donald Trump’s eldest son acknowledged Monday that he met a Russian lawyer during the 2016 presidential campaign to hear information about his father’s Democratic opponent, Hillary Clinton. (July 10) AP

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RUSSIA: THE SCANDAL TRUMP CAN’T SHAKE Donald Trump Jr. tweets email chain on Russia meeting | 0:46Donald Trump Jr. released emails suggesting ‘incriminating information” about his father’s Democratic campaign rival, Hillary Clinton. USA TODAY

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RUSSIA: THE SCANDAL TRUMP CAN’T SHAKE Donald Trump Jr. releases email thread about Russian lawyer meeting | 1:30He released the emails after The New York Times reported the Kremlin wanted to help out the Trump campaign by providing information on Clinton. Video provided by Newsy Newslook

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RUSSIA: THE SCANDAL TRUMP CAN’T SHAKE Russian lawyer who met with Trump, Jr. says no damaging Clinton info | 0:58In the midst of the huge controversy circling Donald Trump Jr., the Russian lawyer with whom he met with is coming clean. Susana Victoria Perez (@susana_vp) has more. Buzz60

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RUSSIA: THE SCANDAL TRUMP CAN’T SHAKE The man behind the Trump Jr. meeting checked in on Facebook | 1:06The man behind the meeting between Trump Jr and that Russian lawyer appeared to have publicized it on his Facebook. Buzz60

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RUSSIA: THE SCANDAL TRUMP CAN’T SHAKE Conflicting stories on if Kremlin was involved in Trump Jr.’s meeting | 1:17Anonymous sources told The New York Times the Russian government wanted to help the Trump campaign by providing information on Hillary Clinton. Video provided by Newsy Newslook

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RUSSIA: THE SCANDAL TRUMP CAN’T SHAKE Report: Trump Jr. met with Russian lawyer during campaign | 1:02As the FBI investigates possible Russian interference in the presidential election, a new report finds Donald Trump Jr. met with a Russian lawyer promising dirt on Hillary Clinton. USA TODAY

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RUSSIA: THE SCANDAL TRUMP CAN’T SHAKE Putin: No grounds for U.S. election allegations | 1:10Russian President Vladimir Putin says Donald Trump asked him numerous questions about Russia’s alleged interference in the US election, and he said there are no grounds to think Russia interfered in the US election. (July 8) AP

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RUSSIA: THE SCANDAL TRUMP CAN’T SHAKE Paul Manafort registered as a foreign agent … 5 years late | 0:50Manafort and his consulting firm made over $17 million for work it did for a pro-Russian political party in the Ukraine. Video provided by Newsy Newslook

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RUSSIA: THE SCANDAL TRUMP CAN’T SHAKE See who’s got Trump’s back in the Russia investigation | 1:02President Trump has picked a power-packed legal team to represent him in the Russia investigation.USA TODAY

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RUSSIA: THE SCANDAL TRUMP CAN’T SHAKE Trump suggests his ‘tapes’ tweet was to keep Comey honest | 1:01The president told ‘Fox & Friends’ he thinks former FBI Director James Comey changed his story on the Russia probe after the tweet came out. Video provided by Newsy Newslook

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RUSSIA: THE SCANDAL TRUMP CAN’T SHAKE Obama planned to leave ‘digital bombs’ for Russia after hacking | 1:10President Obama secretly planned to retaliate against the Russians by planting “cyber weapons.” Nathan Rousseau Smith (@fantasticmrnate) explains. Buzz60

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RUSSIA: THE SCANDAL TRUMP CAN’T SHAKE Intel officials: Trump suggested refuting Russia collusion | 0:59Two of America’s top intelligence officials were apparently told by President Trump to refute that there was any collusion with Russia. Buzz60

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RUSSIA: THE SCANDAL TRUMP CAN’T SHAKE Legal answers to questions about Donald Trump and Robert Mueller | 1:58It’s a deceptively simple question. Can Donald Trump fire Robert Mueller? Time

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RUSSIA: THE SCANDAL TRUMP CAN’T SHAKE Obama officials worried alarm over Russian interference would backfire | 1:35Former Obama official Jeh Johnson gave insight on why the administration waited so long to give details. Video provided by Newsy Newslook

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RUSSIA: THE SCANDAL TRUMP CAN’T SHAKE Johnson defends Comey judgment on Russia probe | 2:02Fmr. Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson spoke to the House Intelligence Committee Wednesday about Russian election interference. He suggested former FBI Director James Comey wouldn’t have taken an inquiry into the Trump campaign lightly. (June 21) AP

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RUSSIA: THE SCANDAL TRUMP CAN’T SHAKE Russia tried to hack election systems in 21 states | 0:45A homeland security official says election related computer systems in 21 states were the target of attempted hacking by people connected to the Russian government. Veuer’s Nick Cardona (@nickcardona93) has that story. Buzz60

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RUSSIA: THE SCANDAL TRUMP CAN’T SHAKE Sean Hannity compares Russia investigation to the ‘birther’ conspiracy | 1:07Fox News Host Sean Hannity made a very unusual comparison Monday night. Veuer’s Nick Cardona (@nickcardona93) has that story. Buzz60

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RUSSIA: THE SCANDAL TRUMP CAN’T SHAKE White House reportedly hoping to block tougher sanctions on Russia | 0:50Days after the Senate passed tougher sanctions on Russia, the White House is reportedly saying “not so fast.” Buzz60

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RUSSIA: THE SCANDAL TRUMP CAN’T SHAKE Trump’s personal lawyer hires his own lawyer in wake of Russia probe | 0:42Sources say Michael Cohen, personal lawyer for Donald Trump, has hired legal counsel in advance of House Intelligence Committee testimony. Buzz60

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RUSSIA: THE SCANDAL TRUMP CAN’T SHAKE Trump’s Deputy AG may also have to recuse himself from Russia probe | 1:00A new report suggests Deputy AG Rod Rosenstein may be considering removing himself from the Russia investigation. Nathan Rousseau Smith (@fantasticmrnate) explains. Buzz60

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RUSSIA: THE SCANDAL TRUMP CAN’T SHAKE Vice President Pence lawyers up for Russia investigation | 0:29As far as the public knows, the vice president isn’t subject to any FBI investigation. Video provided by Newsy Newslook

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RUSSIA: THE SCANDAL TRUMP CAN’T SHAKE Putin says Russia is open to James Comey if he faces ‘persecution’ | 0:47Vladimir Putin said James Comey could seek asylum in Russia in case he’s persecuted for his role in the investigation of President Trump. Video provided by Newsy Newslook

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RUSSIA: THE SCANDAL TRUMP CAN’T SHAKE Special counsel Robert Mueller will investigate President Trump | 0:39Special Counsel Robert Mueller will investigate President Donald Trump. Specifically, Mueller will explore the possibility that Trump obstructed justice. Newslook

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RUSSIA: THE SCANDAL TRUMP CAN’T SHAKE Jeff Sessions wants to clear the air on his conversations with Comey | 1:08In response to testimony from the former FBI director, the attorney general will testify in an open hearing before the Senate Intelligence Committee. Video provided by Newsy Newslook

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RUSSIA: THE SCANDAL TRUMP CAN’T SHAKE Some of Trump’s supporters think Robert Mueller should be fired | 1:08Some of President Trump’s biggest supporters think special counsel Robert Meuller should be fired. Veuer’s Nick Cardona (@nickcardona93) has that story. Buzz60

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RUSSIA: THE SCANDAL TRUMP CAN’T SHAKE AG Sessions to testify before Senate Intelligence Committee | 0:51Attorney General Jeff Sessions will testify before the Senate Intelligence Committee on Tuesday. It is not clear yet whether the testimony will be heard in a closed or open meeting. Newslook

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RUSSIA: THE SCANDAL TRUMP CAN’T SHAKE Republican U.S. Rep. defends both Trump and Comey | 0:38In the midst of the investigation into possible collusion between the Trump team and Russia, Congressman Dave Brat (R – Virginia) doesn’t think President Donald Trump obstructed justice and doesn’t think former FBI Director James Comey broke the law by leaking a memo he wrote about a conversation with Trump. Video provided by TheStreet Newslook

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RUSSIA: THE SCANDAL TRUMP CAN’T SHAKE Trump: ‘WOW, Comey is a leaker’ | 0:40President Trump has some choice words for former FBI Director James Comey. USA TODAY

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RUSSIA: THE SCANDAL TRUMP CAN’T SHAKE Comey: Lordy I hope there are tapes | 0:40Former FBI Director James Comey says he was “stunned” by President Trump’s suggestion in the Russia investigation. USA TODAY

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RUSSIA: THE SCANDAL TRUMP CAN’T SHAKE Analysis: Comey Opens Up About Trump Meetings | 2:04FBI Director James Comey attempted to settle the score before the Senate Intelligence Committee Thursday, describing meetings that he called inappropriate with President Donald Trump about the Russia investigation. (June 8) AP

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RUSSIA: THE SCANDAL TRUMP CAN’T SHAKE Trump’s pick for the next FBI director has Russian ties of his own | 1:07President Trump’s pick for the next FBI director has his own ties to Russia. Josh King has the story (@abridgetoland). Buzz60

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RUSSIA: THE SCANDAL TRUMP CAN’T SHAKE Trump allies take aim at Comey’s credibility | 1:35The White House and its allies are scrambling to offset potential damage from fired FBI Director James Comey’s congressional testimony, an appearance that could expose new details about talks with Donald Trump about the investigation into Russia. (June 6) AP

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RUSSIA: THE SCANDAL TRUMP CAN’T SHAKE Most people don’t trust Trump in the Russia investigation | 0:57Most people say they don’t trust President Donald Trump when it comes to the ongoing Russia investigation. Veuer’s Nick Cardona (@nickcardona93) has that story. Buzz60

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RUSSIA: THE SCANDAL TRUMP CAN’T SHAKE Top Law Firms Reportedly Declined to Represent Trump in Russia Investigation | 0:40Four top law firms have declined to represent the president in the White House-Russia investigation.Buzz60

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RUSSIA: THE SCANDAL TRUMP CAN’T SHAKE Report: Trump team sought to lift Russian sanctions | 1:06Two former diplomats have come forward, saying President Trump tried to lift sanctions against Russia.Buzz60

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RUSSIA: THE SCANDAL TRUMP CAN’T SHAKE The FBI’s Russia probe is reaching across the pond | 1:07U.K. politician Nigel Farage is reportedly a ‘person of interest’ in the FBI’s probe of Russian meddling in the 2016 election. Video provided by Newsy Newslook

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RUSSIA: THE SCANDAL TRUMP CAN’T SHAKE It’s official, James Comey will testify about Trump and Russia | 1:06Former FBI Director James Comey will testify in what will sure to be must-see TV. Nathan Rousseau Smith (@fantasticmrnate) explains why. Buzz60

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RUSSIA: THE SCANDAL TRUMP CAN’T SHAKE The White House says it won’t answer questions about Russia anymore | 1:01Press secretary Sean Spicer has told reporters to direct any questions involving Russia to the president’s outside attorney. Video provided by Newsy Newslook

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RUSSIA: THE SCANDAL TRUMP CAN’T SHAKE There’s a new name in the FBI’s Trump-Russia collusion probe | 0:51As the FBI continues to investigate potential ties between President Trump’s campaign and Russia, a new name has entered the mix: Nigel Farage. Veuer’s Troy Frisby (@troyfrisby) has the details. Buzz60

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RUSSIA: THE SCANDAL TRUMP CAN’T SHAKE Michael Flynn pleads The Fifth over Russia investigation | 0:53Former national security adviser Michael Flynn has refused to cooperate with a subpoena from the Senate Intelligence Committee. Video provided by Newsy Newslook

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RUSSIA: THE SCANDAL TRUMP CAN’T SHAKE Trump reportedly asked intel chiefs to deny evidence in Russia probe | 0:42One official told The Washington Post the president wanted to “muddy the waters” about the Russian investigation. Video provided by Newsy Newslook

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RUSSIA: THE SCANDAL TRUMP CAN’T SHAKE Trump to Russians: Firing ‘nut job’ James Comey relieved pressure | 0:59President Donald Trump told Russian diplomats that firing former FBI director James Comey relieved “great pressure” he felt regarding the bureau’s investigation into possible collusion between his campaign and Russia according to NYT. Time

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RUSSIA: THE SCANDAL TRUMP CAN’T SHAKE Trump says special counsel appointment is a ‘witch hunt’ | 1:05President Donald Trump denounced the appointment of a special counsel to investigate his campaign’s ties with Russia Thursday, repeatedly calling it an unprecedented ‘witch hunt’ that “hurts our country terribly.” Time

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RUSSIA: THE SCANDAL TRUMP CAN’T SHAKE TIME’s new cover gives the White House a renovation | 0:59Time Magazine’s new cover shows the White House getting a Russian makeover. Josh King has the story (@abridgetoland). Buzz60

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RUSSIA: THE SCANDAL TRUMP CAN’T SHAKE Russia tried to take over 10,000 Pentagon workers Twitter accounts | 0:50It looks like Russia tried to hack the Twitter accounts of Defense Department officials. Josh King has the story (@abridgetoland). Buzz60

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RUSSIA: THE SCANDAL TRUMP CAN’T SHAKE Trump team had a lot more contact with Russia than thought | 1:00Trump aides had 18 previously unknown contacts with Russian officials via phone, email and text messages according to current and former U.S. officials in a new Reuters report. Jose Sepulveda(@josesepulvedatv) has more. Buzz60

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RUSSIA: THE SCANDAL TRUMP CAN’T SHAKE Former FBI Director Mueller to lead Russia probe | 0:36The Justice Department has appointed former FBI Director Robert Mueller as a special counsel to oversee a federal investigation into potential coordination between Russia and the Trump campaign to influence the 2016 presidential election. (May 17) AP

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RUSSIA: THE SCANDAL TRUMP CAN’T SHAKE Russia investigation special counsel: Who is Robert Mueller? | 1:02Robert Mueller will oversee the Russia investigation. Here’s a look at his background. USA TODAY

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RUSSIA: THE SCANDAL TRUMP CAN’T SHAKE Ryan: ‘We need the facts’ on Trump Russia links | 2:47House Speaker Paul Ryan argues against rush to judgment on President Donald Trump revelations, adding “we need the facts.” (May 17) AP

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RUSSIA: THE SCANDAL TRUMP CAN’T SHAKE Trump: Russian FM meeting ‘very successful’ | 0:47President Donald Trump said Tuesday he had a ‘very, very successful meeting’ with the Russian foreign minister last week in the Oval Office, but ignored reporter questions about whether he revealed classified information during that discussion. AP

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RUSSIA: THE SCANDAL TRUMP CAN’T SHAKE White House: No need for special prosecutor | 2:59During the daily White House briefing, Press Secretary Sean Spicer told reporters that the President believes there is no need for a special prosecutor to investigate ties between Russia and the Trump Campaign. (May 15) AP

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RUSSIA: THE SCANDAL TRUMP CAN’T SHAKE Trump’s lawyers say he has no income from Russians | 0:43Donald Trump’s lawyers reviewed his last ten years of tax returns and say he does not have any income from Russians. Elizabeth Keatinge (@elizkeatinge) has more. Buzz60

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RUSSIA: THE SCANDAL TRUMP CAN’T SHAKE Sean Hannity claims Trump-Russia link is a ‘bizarre conspiracy theory’ | 1:05Fox News Host Sean Hannity has an interesting take on the alleged ties between President Donald Trump and Russia; he’s calling it a ‘bizarre conspiracy theory’. Susana Victoria Perez (@susana_vp) has more. Buzz60

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RUSSIA: THE SCANDAL TRUMP CAN’T SHAKE Michael Flynn associates issued subpoenas in Russia investigation | 0:58As part of the ongoing investigation into Russia’s involvement in the 2016 election, federal prosecutors have issued subpoenas to associates of former National Security Advisor Michael Flynn. Josh King has the story (@abridgetoland). Buzz60

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RUSSIA: THE SCANDAL TRUMP CAN’T SHAKE Republican Senator wants to investigate Trump for Russian ties | 1:13U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., said he wants to examine fellow Republican President Donald Trump’s business dealings for any ties to Russia, CNN reported on Tuesday, one day after the issue was raised at a Senate hearing. Time

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RUSSIA: THE SCANDAL TRUMP CAN’T SHAKE Sally Yates to testify on Russia election probe | 0:47Whether President Trump likes it or not, Sally Yates, the former acting Attorney General he fired will dish on if she knows anything about the alleged Russian inference with the election. Aaron Dickens reports. Buzz60

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RUSSIA: THE SCANDAL TRUMP CAN’T SHAKE Trump properties tied to alleged Russian mobsters | 1:39President Trump and his properties have been linked to at least 10 wealthy former Soviet businessmen with alleged ties to criminal organizations and money laundering. USA TODAY

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RUSSIA: THE SCANDAL TRUMP CAN’T SHAKE Trump’s former manager Paul Manafort reportedly pitched plan to benefit Vladimir Putin | 1:34Questions about President Donald Trump’s former campaign chairman, Paul Manafort, and his ties to Russia deepened following a report that he secretly worked for a Russian billionaire to advance the interests of Russian President Vladimir Putin in the mid-2000s. Read The Full Story Here: Trump’s Former Manager Manafort Reportedly Pitched Plan to Benefit Putin Video provided by TheStreetNewslook

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RUSSIA: THE SCANDAL TRUMP CAN’T SHAKE John McCain on President Trump’s Russian Connections: ‘Lot of Shoes to Drop’ | 1:00Arizona Sen. John McCain said “there’s a lot of shoes to drop” regarding more information about President Trump and his team’s ties to Russia. Time

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RUSSIA: THE SCANDAL TRUMP CAN’T SHAKE Report: Trump campaign approved adviser’s trip to Russia | 1:27A new report from Politico is shining more light on President Donald Trump’s administrative ties to Russia. Nathan Rousseau Smith (@fantasticmrnate) reports. Buzz60

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RUSSIA: THE SCANDAL TRUMP CAN’T SHAKE Dems: Trump, Russia relationship ‘disconcerting’ | 1:46While introducing bipartisan legislation that would give Congress the ability to review any changes to sanctions on Russia, House Democrats spoke out against alleged ties between the Trump administration and Russia. (Feb. 15) AP

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The International Committee of the Red Cross said the U.S. citizen captured fighting for the Islamic State is being held in a detention facility in Iraq as an unlawful enemy combatant, the AP reported. U.S. military officials confirmed that they had notified the Red Cross of the man’s detention and that the humanitarian organization will meet with him soon, according to the Miami Herald. The Pentagon has declined to provide further details about the man’s identity or the circumstances of his capture. U.S. officials said that the Department of Defense has several options in this matter, including turning the man over to the Justice Department or delivering him to Iraqi authorities for prosecution on war crimes charges. It is unclear whether the administration is considering transferring the man to the military prison at Guantanamo Bay.

Lawmakers criticized Twitter for what they termed its “inadequate” disclosure of information related to Russian-linked fake accounts and influence operations on its platform in presentations to congressional investigators on Thursday, the Wall Street Journal reported. Twitter only identified 201 accounts that were linked to fake accounts that Facebook discovered and disclosed to Congress last week. Senator Mark Warner, the vice chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee, said Twitter had failed to deeply examine Russian activities on its platform. Adam Schiff, the top Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee, said that Twitter faced a complex task given the ease of creating anonymous accounts on its site but also noted Twitter lagged far behind Facebook in the progress of its investigation.

Iraq’s parliament asked its prime minister to deploy troops to the Kurdish-held city of Kirkuk and seize the nearby oil fields, Reuters reported. In the aftermath of an independence referendum in Kurdistan that Baghdad and states across the Middle East strongly opposed, Iraq’s government is moving to curb Kurdistan’s autonomy. Baghdad and the Kurdistan Regional Government have contested the control of Kirkuk since Kurdish peshmerga forces moved in and then held the city against Islamic State forces in 2014.

The Supreme Court will hear arguments on the service of active-duty military officers on the Court of Military Commission Review (CMCR), SCOTUSblog reported. The justices consolidated three cases that involve petitioners challenging the legality of active-duty military officers simultaneously serving on the CMCR and on other military appeals courts. The cases implicate the CMCR’s effectiveness as the intermediary appellate body between the military commissions conducting terrorism prosecutions for detainees at Guantanamo Bay and the D.C. Circuit.

The State Department will withdraw more than half of its embassy staff in Cuba after determining that U.S. diplomats in Havana were at risk of health problems stemming from unknown causes, the New York Times reported. The U.S. will also issue a travel advisory for Cuba warning Americans that they could face unusual risks while in the country. The State Department will not demand that Cuba reciprocally reduce the number of its diplomats in Washington D.C. Twenty-one U.S. embassy staff members have reported health problems, including hearing loss, headaches, nausea, and brain trauma since later 2016. The Cuban government denied that it carried out any attacks against U.S. diplomatic personnel and said that it had not yet found the cause of the diplomats’ health problems.

South Korea’s president promised to strengthen South Korea’s preemptive strike and missile defense capabilities and also pledged to make the South Korean military more independent from the U.S., the Times reported. President Moon Jae-in said he wants to renegotiate terms in the U.S.-South Korean alliance that currently put the South Korean army under the control of American commanders in case of war with North Korea. Moon’s push for greater military independence has gained greater support in South Korea after  erratic signals from President Trump on U.S. commitment to the alliance.

Russian-backed Syrian government forces have almost entirely encircled the Islamic State in Deir al-Zour, the Washington Post reported. International observers said that pro-government forces are fighting the extremist group in a village on the eastern bank of the Euphrates river, near the positions of U.S.-backed Syrian Democratic Forces. Separately, the Islamic State released audio of a speech it said was given by its leader, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, contradicting reports that he was killed in a Russian airstrike, according to the Journal. In the audio file, the speaker attempts to reassure Islamic State fighters that despite their losses in Libya and Iraq their enemies will be defeated. U.S. military officials said they were not able to independently verify that the speaker was Baghdadi but also said there was no reason to think it was not him.

A U.S. airstrike aimed at stopping an insurgent attack on the Kabul airport inadvertently killed civilians,the Post reported. The U.S.-led NATO mission in Afghanistan said that one of its missiles malfunctioned in the course of airstrikes on insurgents firing mortars and rockets at the plane of visiting Defense Secretary James Mattis. A coalition said in a statement that the militants used civilians as human shields during the attack.

A U.N. draft resolution to investigate human rights abuses in Yemen failed after Saudi Arabia convinced the U.S., Britain, and France to not support the measure, the Post reported. The Netherlands and Canada dropped the resolution after it became clear it would fail against the diplomatic heft of Saudi Arabia and other Gulf states that are fighting in the civil war in Yemen against Iranian-backed Houthi rebels. International observers, including the U.N.’s human rights chief, have called for an inquiry into the grievous human rights abuses committed by Yemeni and Saudi forces. Separately, a bipartisan group of House members introduced a bill that would stop U.S. military assistance to the Gulf coalition in Yemen, according to Foreign Policy. The legislation would require the U.S. to remove forces from any role in the conflict unless Congress authorizes the assistance.

Defense lawyers for Abd al Hadi al Iraqi asked a federal judge to intervene in his medical care at Guantanamo Bay after Navy doctors conducted two spinal surgeries on him in less than a month, the Miami Herald reported. Al Iraqi’s lawyers asked a district court judge to appoint an independent medical expert to oversee al Iraqi’s treatment. They allege that military doctors and prison officials have deliberately neglected al Iraqi’s medical care. There is no precedent of judges ordering outside doctors to manage care at Guantanamo Bay.

 

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The special counsel, the Senate and House Intelligence committees and the Senate Judiciary Committee are all investigating Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election and possible collusion between the Trump campaign and Russian officials.

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WASHINGTON — Anxious to see the results of all those Russia investigations going on in Congress and in special counsel Robert Mueller’s office? Well, take a deep breath. It’s likely to be awhile.

The constant stream of news about witnesses, subpoenas and closed-door testimony may make it feel like the Russia probes have been going on forever, but Mueller has only been on the job about four and a half months and the three congressional committees conducting inquiries didn’t really start digging in until spring.

That’s not long when you consider that the Watergate investigation of Richard Nixon took about 20 months — considered relatively fast — and the Whitewater investigation of Bill Clinton, which morphed into the Monica Lewinsky investigation, spanned about five years.

“The public and the press have always been impatient about how quickly these types of investigations are moving, but they have gotten more so,” said Charles Tiefer, a professor at the University of Baltimore School of Law and the special deputy chief counsel for the House Iran-Contra Committee’s investigation of the Reagan administration. “The 24-hour news cycle means that speculation outruns the actual investigation and demands responses.”

Tiefer estimated that it could take Congress until spring and Mueller about a year to begin to show initial results, such as preliminary reports from the committees or the first round of indictments from the special counsel.

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“They have difficult obstacles to overcome,” Tiefer said. Among them: convincing reluctant witnesses to cooperate, obtaining scores of documents from both inside the U.S. and Russia, and trying to persuade one of the targets to break ranks and become a witness for the prosecution.

Attorney Richard Ben-Veniste, who served as an assistant special prosecutor in the office of the Watergate Special Prosecution Force and chief minority counsel to the Senate Whitewater Committee, said the Russia probe and Watergate are “roughly comparable in terms of the complexity.”

“Judged by other investigations and given the breadth of this one, I don’t think the public should be too expectant, but rather appreciate the complexity … and scope of the areas that both Mueller and congressional investigators are charged with looking into,” Ben-Veniste said.

Bruce Udolf, a criminal defense attorney in Florida who served as an associate independent counsel during the Whitewater investigation, said he believes Mueller is “moving at lightning speed” in putting together a team of investigators and questioning witnesses.

Mueller is dealing with complicated issues of money laundering and obstruction of justice, with witnesses and evidence scattered across the globe, Udolf said.

“Of necessity, it’s going to take a very long time,” he said. “I would be surprised if it was completed in less than a year. But it sounds like he’s making a lot of progress. I’m sure his team is working around the clock.”

It’s more important that an investigation be thorough than fast, Udolf said.

“You turn over one stone, and it leads you down another path,” he said. “And you’re dealing with people who are trying to prevent you from doing your job, which is getting to the truth.”

In this June 21, 2017, file photo, special counsel Robert Mueller departs after a closed-door meeting with members of the Senate Judiciary Committee on Capitol Hill. (Photo: J. Scott Applewhite, AP)

Lanny Davis, an attorney who specializes in crisis management and a former spokesman and special counsel for ex-president Bill Clinton, said no one wants these kinds of investigations over faster than an innocent target.

Davis said the best thing an attorney with an innocent client can do is cooperate fully with prosecutors and congressional investigators to help speed up the process.

“You have to do the opposite of what you’re taught to do as a private lawyer, which is to resist and drag things out,” Davis said. “In this situation, if investigators don’t ask for something, you offer it to them anyway. You drown them with paper, facts, and transparency.”

However, it can sometimes be difficult for attorneys to convince their clients that this counter-intuitive strategy is the best way to go. Often, Davis said, a client’s initial reaction will be: “What, are you kidding me? Whose side are you on?”

“You have to convince them that the way to end the investigation is to help investigators, not stop them,” he said.

However, when an attorney has a client who may be guilty, that strategy must change, Davis said. He said the response still can’t be “resist, resist, resist” because that could end up getting a client charged with obstruction of justice.

“You still have to cooperate,” he said. “But you don’t open the kimono and say come on in.”

Former senator Bob Graham, a Florida Democrat who served as chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee from 2001 to 2003, is urging Congress to complete its investigations well before the midterm elections in November 2018.

“I think there needs to be a real sense of urgency by Congress because of the possible consequences to the country,” Graham said. “There could be another round of Russian meddling. They need to get to the bottom of what happened and prevent it from happening again.”

Rep. Adam Schiff of California, the senior Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee, said in a recent interview that “it’s still fairly early in the investigation.”

“We’re making progress, but it’s very hard to give a timeline,” he said.

Ben-Veniste said he has faith in both Congress and Mueller.

“I look forward with some confidence, having seen the people both in Congress and the special counsel’s office, to them conducting a credible and thorough investigation, and I feel confident we’ll have answers in due time,” he said.

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Bill Maher goes ‘CSI’ and investigates Trump’s ties to Putin
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The late-night comedian used a bulletin board that was filled with pictures of various Trump administration officials, his sons, close friends and former campaign officials. The board reflected a television crime scene investigation and each picture of 

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Bill Maher goes ‘CSI’ and investigates Trump’s ties to Putin
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“The Russia scandal is complicated and that makes a lot of people shrug it off,” Maher said. He was referring to the ongoing special counsel investigation led by Bob Mueller, who is investigating the Trump campaign’s alleged ties to Russia. But Maher

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Following news reports about Price, the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee launched a governmentwideinvestigation of travel by top political appointees. Trump has … Verma’s immediate challenge is to manage the 2018 open enrollment 
Factbox: Price resignation is latest Trump administration departureReuters
Trump says he’ll make decision “tonight” on Tom PriceCBS News
Trump says Price’s travel becoming a distraction, AP sources sayPBS NewsHour
New York Daily News –Politico –CNBC
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Trump and the Mob – Google News: You need to immunize yourself against the Trump era’s culture of contempt – The Lens


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You need to immunize yourself against the Trump era’s culture of contempt
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My resolve was tested a day later, when the Divider in Chief told a cheering mob of haters that any son of a bitch who expresses a political view he doesn’t like should be fired. Fired! he shouted a second time, with his trademark twisted grimace

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Thoughts on Trump: Nine months out Nick Herman
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The latter was least concerning because Trump lost the popular vote by 3 million and was essentially elected on the fluke of the electoral college by garnering merely 75,000 votes out of many millions in four swing states. Polls showing that … Law 

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Thoughts on Trump: Nine months out Nick Herman
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The latter was least concerning because Trump lost the popular vote by 3 million and was essentially elected on the fluke of the electoral college by garnering merely 75,000 votes out of many millions in four swing states. Polls showing that a solid 

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Donald Trump | The Guardian: Republican civil war looms as Steve Bannon takes aim at the establishment

Since exiting the White House, the Breitbart chief has led the charge against Mitch McConnell and his allies in a bid to dramatically overhaul the GOP

Looking out over a packed Alabama barn, Steve Bannon paced the stage and declared: I come to you unshaven, unkempt, in this old bomber jacket, just like I was on the campaign. What happened 24 hours later left some asking, or perhaps dreading: could this be the new face of the Republican party?

Bannon delivered invective about Mitch McConnell, deriding the Senate majority leader as part of a political class that is the most corrupt and incompetent group of individuals in the country, and rallied the crowd at an election eve rally for Roy Moores insurgent campaign.

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Trump Investigations Report: 30/09/17 06:45 28/09/17 12:11 Mike Novas Shared NewsLinks Review In Brief

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Donald Trump – Google News: This week in Donald Trump’s conflicts of interest: He speaks, I get paid – Salon


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This week in Donald Trump’s conflicts of interest: He speaks, I get paid
Salon
Remember when Americans were urged to accept Neil Gorsuch as a Supreme Court judge, despite the questionable methods used by Senate Republicans in order to nominated him, because Gorsuch would most likely avoid being in Trump’s pocket?

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And last month, after white nationalists protesting the removal of a statue of treasonous Confederate General Robert E. Lee in Charlottesville, Va. resulted in the death of 32-year-old Heather Heyer by a neo-Nazi, Trump equated those who confronted the 

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Some Blacks stick Trump him as he deals with NFL protests
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His inability to focus and represent a standard as a global statesman, a peace giver and threatening war is dangerous to our men and women who serve abroad in the military and the intelligence community, Robinson said. Moving forward to his response …

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Pence sent lawyer to meet with Mueller over the summer – Politico


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Pence sent lawyer to meet with Mueller over the summer
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Mueller was appointed in May to lead the investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 election, and whether the Trumpcampaign colluded in the effort. His appointment came after President Donald Trump fired FBI Director James Comey.

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Trump slow to implement Russia, Iran, North Korea sanctions law: senators – Reuters


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Trump slow to implement Russia, Iran, North Korea sanctions law: senators
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Two months after signing it, President Donald Trump has not begun enforcing a law imposing new sanctions on Russia, Iran and North Korea, Senators John McCain and Ben Cardin said in a letter seen by Reuters on Friday.
Trump faces key deadline on Russia sanctionsThe Hill
Senators urge Trump to robustly enforce Russia sanctions law Washington Post ABC News
McCain, Cardin urge Trump to get tough with MoscowPolitico

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GOP tax plan would provide major gains for richest 1%, uneven benefits for the middle class, report says – Washington Post


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GOP tax plan would provide major gains for richest 1%, uneven benefits for the middle class, report says
Washington Post
The Republican tax plan would deliver a major benefit to the top 1 percent of Americans, according to a new analysis by a leading group of nonpartisan tax experts that challenges the White House’s portrayal of its effects. The plan would deliver …
The Path to a DeficitU.S. News & World Report
Why Trump’s Tax Plan Will (Probably) Be Impossible to PassNew York Magazine
The Fate of Trump’s Tax Cut Rests With These Six SenatorsBloomberg
Liberal Advocate News –Los Angeles Times –gulfnews.com
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The Memo: Swamp proves sticky for Trump – The Hill


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The Memo: Swamp proves sticky for Trump
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The Price controversy is said to have irked Trump, since it cut so strongly against his famous campaign promise to change how the Washington game is played. But there have been several other instances where that pledge has been called into question.
Trump’s breaking point with PricePolitico
Tom Price broke Trump’s cardinal rule: Never get bad headlines for the bossCNN
Under pressure from Trump, Price resigns as health secretary over private plane uproarReuters
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How Roger Stone Interacted with Russia’s Guccifer and Wikileaks – Newsweek


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How Roger Stone Interacted with Russia’s Guccifer and Wikileaks
Newsweek
The following timeline contains events relevant to whether Roger Stone worked with Russian government agents and intermediaries or supported Russian government efforts to interfere in the 2016 presidential elections. As a background matter, it is 

Trump is Losing the New Cold Warand Russia is Reaping the Benefits – Newsweek


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Trump is Losing the New Cold Warand Russia is Reaping the Benefits
Newsweek
That’s partly because Trump is so polarizing. But the criminal probe and the growing public anger won’t do anything to stop the wider threat posed by Russia and its president, Vladimir Putin. The threat from Moscow is not an idle one. It appears to 

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Trump Hides Behind The Flag As Putin’s Shadow Leaves His Presidency In Perpetual Darkness – PoliticusUSA


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Trump Hides Behind The Flag As Putin’s Shadow Leaves His Presidency In Perpetual Darkness
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The Russia scandal is looming over Trump’s presidency. Putin’s shadow follows this president wherever he goes. From the moment that he took office, the Russia scandal has paralyzed Trump, and the tighter he tries to wrap the flag around himself, the  
Former astronaut and NFL player asks Trump if he’s fit for the jobMashable
Diddy, John Legend, Chance the Rapper lead chorus of celebs slamming Trump for drama with NFL and Stephen CurryNew York Daily News
Trump Wins When The NFL Takes A KneeThe Daily Caller

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Alexei Bayer: On Putin’s orders or not, Trump is shredding America – Kyiv Post


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Alexei Bayer: On Putin’s orders or not, Trump is shredding America
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What is already obvious however is that, whether or not on direct order from Putin, ISIS or the Devil himself, Trump is systematically undermining America at home and abroad. And yes Putin, the Philippinesâ Rodrigo Duterte, Syriaâs Bashar al

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Hillary Clinton Compares Trump To Putin: “Hopefully” He Hasn’t Ordered Killing Of Journalists – RealClearPolitics


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BACK OFF TRUMP: Russia furiously HITS BACK at USA over ban on Putin’s military flights – Express.co.uk

BACK OFF TRUMP: Russia furiously HITS BACK at USA over ban on Putin’s military flights
Express.co.uk
But US officials said there were other violations of the Open Skies Treaty by Vladimir Putin’s army. A US Department of State Official said Washington would take “reasonable and comparable measures” to deal with Russia’s alleged non-compliance with the …

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Hillary Clinton Warns Canada That Trump ‘Wants To Be Like Putin’ – The Daily Caller


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Failed Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton brought her book tour to Canada Thursday night. In front of a gushing and adoring crowd of about 5,000 in Toronto, Clinton related stories from her latest memoir, What Happened. The former 
Clinton takes aim at Trump as she promotes book in TorontoCP24 Toronto’s Breaking News

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North Korea WAR threat as Kim’s men hold SECRET Putin meeting in Moscow – Daily Star


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North Korea WAR threat as Kim’s men hold SECRET Putin meeting in Moscow
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Oleg Burmistrov one of Putin’s key advisors met the director-general of the hermit kingdom’s Moscow stronghold Choe Son-hui today. The pair were spotted entering a meeting room in the Russian capital while Donald Trump responded to the …

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Fearlessly speaking truth to power – Washington Post


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Fearlessly speaking truth to power
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But he also infuriated many on the right including President Trump, who called the quarterback a son of a bitch at a rally in Alabama this weekend and was not signed to a team during the offseason. Despite … Harvard’s decision to disinvite 

Yet Another Major Russia Story Falls Apart. Is Skepticism Permissible Yet? – The Intercept


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Yet Another Major Russia Story Falls Apart. Is Skepticism Permissible Yet?
The Intercept
They were one small step away from demanding that the election results be nullified, indulging the sentiment expressed by #Resistance icon Carl Reiner the other day: Is there anything more exciting that [sic] the possibility of Trump’s election being 
Information Provided by DHS Regarding Russian Scanning was Incorrect | California Secretary of StateCalifornia Secretary of State

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There They Go Again: Your House Judiciary Committee Hard at Work, Part II

Back in July, faced with all the issues with which the Trump Presidency confronts the nation, House Judiciary Committee Republicans called for an investigation of certain burning public integrity issues: Huma Abedin, Hillary Clinton’s emails, and James Comey’s alleged leaking to a 1o-year-old who would some day become a reporter. As Quinta Jurecic wrote at the time,

The committee voted to adopt an amended resolution introduced by Representative Matt Gaetz (R-FL) calling for a special counsel investigation into, variously, former Attorney General Loretta Lynchs instructions to former FBI Director James Comey to refer to the Clinton email probe as a matter rather than an investigation; Comeys leaks to Columbia University law professor Daniel Richman; Comeys leaks to New York Times reporter Michael Schmidt as far back as 1993 (when Schmidt, who graduated college in 2005, would have been around ten years old); collusion between Comey and Robert Mueller; any knowledge by Comey of the Steele dossier and of efforts by the intelligence community to surveill Trump or unmask his associates in a quest to damage Trumps campaign or his presidency; immunity deals provided by the FBI to various Clinton aides over the course of the email investigation; whether Clinton secretly approved a deal to transfer U.S. uranium deposits to Russian control in return for donations to the Clinton Foundation; and yes, the specific circumstances of Huma Abedins employment at the State Department.

This week, those fun-loving House Judiciary Committee Republicans are at it again. They wrote a letter calling for a special counsel investigation ofcan you guess?”the recent revelation that former FBI Director Comey had prepared a statement ending the investigation into former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton before interviewing at least 17 key witnesses, including the former Secretary herself.”

Really, guys?

This is actually the second letter the committee Republicans have written demanding a special prosecutor to examine what they describe as “unaddressed matters, some connected to the 2016 election and others, including many actions taken by Obama Administration officials like former Attorney General Loretta Lynch, FBI Director James Comey, and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.” The first one, sent in July to the attorney general and deputy attorney general, listed 14 subjects for a special counsel investigation. Like the resolution they reported around the same time, this letter includes “Any and all potential leaks originated by Mr. Comey and provide [sic] to author Michael Schmidt dating back to 1993.”

It would all be merely comical, except that this is the committee responsible for serious constitutional matters, including the contemplation of impeachment. Instead of doing anything that a serious person would recognize as even related to its job, it is busy sending typographically challenged, factually ludicrous letters to the Justice Department demanding investigations of irrelevancies. In its own microcosmic way, it is as vivid a portrait of congressional dysfunction as the failure to pass major legislation in health care or anything else.

Twitter just told Congress it found about 200 accounts linked to the same Russian agents found on Facebook – Recode


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Twitter just told Congress it found about 200 accounts linked to the same Russian agents found on Facebook
Recode
The two panels are investigating Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election. Twitter’s representatives led by Colin Crowell, its vice president of global public policy also handed over copies of all sponsored tweets purchased by the news 
Twitter blasted by senator for giving ‘inadequate’ briefing to Congress on Russian election interferenceThe Independent
Twitter, With Accounts Linked to Russia, to Face Congress Over Role in ElectionNew York Times
Twitter Faces Questions About Russia’s Interference in 2016 ElectionInc.com
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Facebook is sharing its data with Google as the search giant reviews potential Russian meddling in the 2016 election – Recode


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Facebook is sharing its data with Google as the search giant reviews potential Russian meddling in the 2016 election
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Mark Warner, the top Democrat on the Senate Intelligence Committee, one of two panels investigating Russian interference in the 2016 election. In a press conference, Warner charged that Twitter’s internal investigationwas frankly inadequate, as it 
Twitter finds 201 accounts linked to Russian efforts to influence the 2016 electionLos Angeles Times
Senator Berates Twitter Over ‘Inadequate’ Inquiry Into Russian MeddlingNew York Times 
Facebook, Twitter: How social media giants are involved in the Russia investigationFox News
FortuneMarketplace.orgCBS News
 
What you need to know about Twitter, Facebook and election interferenceMarketplace.org
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Senate Intelligence Committee to provide Russia investigation update – Washington Times


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Senate Intelligence Committee to provide Russia investigation update
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Capitol Hill’s leading investigation into Russian election meddling in the 2016 election will gather next week to provide a public update on their inquiry, in addition to issuing a warning that foreign entities continue to pose a major threat to 

7:29 AM 9/30/2017 Behind the boring German election are four deeply disturbing trends Washington Post

“The third worrying trend seen in the election was the rise of the AfD. The partys 13 percent of the vote may seem relatively meager in comparison to what National Front received in France or Donald Trumps victory in the United States. However, in Germany with its history of right-wing extremism under Adolf Hitler, … Continue reading“7:29 AM 9/30/2017 – Behind the ‘boring’ German election are four deeply disturbing trends – Washington Post”
How Facebook responded in the wake of Russia-linked election ads – TechRadar


TechRadar
How Facebook responded in the wake of Russia-linked election ads
TechRadar
Facebook has found itself playing a prominent role in the investigation into US 2016 presidential election meddling, a position it may not have expected to be in just a few years ago. Last week, Facebook general counsel Colin Stretch … Facebook CEO 

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How Trump is helping to save our democracy – Washington Post


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How Trump is helping to save our democracy
Washington Post
Yet Trump’s sheer disregard for the normal practices and principles of presidential behavior has cast a spotlight on the vital role that norms play in regulating and protecting our democracy. … exacerbated the problem of media echo chambers 

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Behind the ‘boring’ German election are four deeply disturbing trends – Washington Post


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Behind the ‘boring’ German election are four deeply disturbing trends
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The consensus throughout the German election campaign was that this vote was boring in the best possible way. In a Europe roiled by a high unemployment rate, stagnating growth and unpredictable politics, Germany was viewed as a bastion of stability.
Merkel wins another term in Germany, but she has a newly empowered far-right foeLos Angeles Times
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Book World: Why presidents are destined to fail
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Suri’s history shows how the occupants of the Oval Office have acquired ever more power, how their ambitions have soared to absurd heights and how the combination has made it impossible to satisfy the electorate. The gap between power and performance 

Mostly black neighborhoods voted more Republican in 2016 than in 2012 – Washington Post


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Mostly black neighborhoods voted more Republican in 2016 than in 2012
Washington Post
The reason most commonly cited for Trump’s victory a victory that relied on winning Wisconsin, Michigan and Pennsylvania by a combined margin of fewer than 78,000 votes is that Trump managed to appeal to working-class white voters in the … This 

The NFL, Charlottesville, and Trump’s pattern of racial division … – CNN International


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The NFL, Charlottesville, and Trump’s pattern of racial division 
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(CNN) The overwhelming defiance in the NFL on Sunday to President Donald Trump’s attacks on protesting players encapsulates the high stakes for the GOP in 
 

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From the first day of Trump’s presidential campaign in 2015 — when he denounced Mexican immigrants as “rapists” and “criminals” — Trump has targeted the groups in the electorate who polls show feel the most threatened by demographic, cultural and 
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“The third worrying trend seen in the election was the rise of the AfD. The party’s 13 percent of the vote may seem relatively meager in comparison to what National Front received in France or Donald Trump’s victory in the United States. However, in Germany — with its history of right-wing extremism under Adolf Hitler, and its postwar repudiation of the Nazi era — this is a seismic shock. A far-right party will be represented in the German Parliament for the first time in 50 years (it is already represented in 13 state governments). 

The AfD is also now Germany’s third-largest party — behind the CDU/CSU and the SPD. In Eastern Germany, it is larger than the SPD and thus the main opposition party in the region. Entering Parliament will not only provide the AfD with a larger platform and more publicity; it will also receive the funding and other resources all parliamentary parties are entitled to. And make no mistake: The AfD is a far-right party, whose leaders regularly make openly racist and Islamophobic statements and minimize Nazi crimes and who continually claim they will “take their country back” from its purported enemies.”

Behind the ‘boring’ German election are four deeply disturbing trends – Washington Post

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The consensus throughout the German election campaign was that this vote was boring — in the best possible way. In a Europe roiled by a high unemployment rate, stagnating growth and unpredictable politics, Germany was viewed as a bastion of stability.
Merkel wins another term in Germany, but she has a newly empowered far-right foeLos Angeles Times
ANALYSIS: As Germans vote today, will Angela Merkel return as Chancellor?Premium Times
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What We Know—and Don’t Know—About Facebook, Trump, and Russia – WIRED

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What We Know—and Don’t Know—About Facebook, Trump, and Russia
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The Trump team, led by digital director Brad Parscale, worked with Cambridge, as well as the Republican National Committee, to analyze data about the American electorate to guide decisions about where and how to advertise on television and online.and more »

Is Any Part Of The Russia Election Hacking Story True? – Investor’s Business Daily

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Is Any Part Of The Russia Election Hacking Story True?
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Here’s how Bloomberg reported the story in June: “Russia’s cyberattack on the U.S. electoralsystem before Donald Trump’s election was far more widespread than has been publicly revealed, including incursions into voter databases and software systems 
Feds Walk Back Claims of Russian Hack on Wisconsin’s Election SystemsGovernment Technologyall 84 news articles »

6:21 AM 9/30/2017 – Selected Stories: 3800 Gang Suspects Charged in US-Central American Six-month Roundup – Voice of America | Google Is Said to Investigate Russia Meddling in US Election – Bloomberg | Robert Mueller reportedly starts interviewing White House staff for Russia probe – Washington Examiner 

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Saved Stories – 1. Trump3800 Gang Suspects Charged in US-Central American Six-month Roundup – Voice of America | Google Is Said to Investigate Russia Meddling in US Election – Bloomberg | Robert Mueller reportedly starts interviewing White House staff for Russia probe – Washington Examiner Trump Investigations Report | Latest Posts Trump Investigations Report from mikenova (5 sites) Trump Investigations Report: … Continue reading “6:21 AM 9/30/2017 – Selected Stories: 3800 Gang Suspects Charged in US-Central American Six-month Roundup – Voice of America | Google Is Said to Investigate Russia Meddling in US Election – Bloomberg | Robert Mueller reportedly starts interviewing White House staff for Russia probe – Washington Examiner”

6:47 AM 9/30/2017 – Trump Supporters Share Fake Snap Of NFL Player Burning The Flag 

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Trump Supporters Share Fake Snap Of NFL Player Burning The Flag Saturday September 30th, 2017 at 6:44 AM Donald Trump 1 Share The picture went viral, but it’s totally bogus. 5:30 AM 9/30/2017 – Who is Tevfik Arif? Part I – by Seth Hettena, and other stories from Mike Nova’s Shared NewsLinksby mikenova Saturday September 30th, 2017 at 6:44 … Continue reading “6:47 AM 9/30/2017 – Trump Supporters Share Fake Snap Of NFL Player Burning The Flag”

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Trump Supporters Share Fake Snap Of NFL Player Burning The Flag

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The picture went viral, but it’s totally bogus.

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Mike Nova’s Shared NewsLinks Who is Tevfik Arif? Part I The Strange Impotence of the Republican Party – New York Times Google Prepares to Brief Congress on Its Role in Election – New York Times New Report Sheds Light On Why Mueller Is Investigating Michael Flynn – The Daily Caller Trump cabinet member Elaine Chao, … Continue reading “5:30 AM 9/30/2017 – Who is Tevfik Arif? Part I – by Seth Hettena, and other stories from Mike Nova’s Shared NewsLinks”

Did Russia fake black activism on Facebook to sow division in the US? – The Guardian

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Did Russia fake black activism on Facebook to sow division in the US?
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Experts in Russian history and US civil rights said the while the Blacktivist accounts may not have been directly linked to the US election, they are consistent with what would be expected from an propaganda campaign directed from Moscow intended to …and more »

Trump Said His Administration Runs Like A ‘Fine-Tuned Machine.’ The Track Record Suggests Otherwise.

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The shocking number of high profile departures call into question Trump’s boasts of hiring only the “best people.”

Former US congressman Anthony Weiner sentenced in sexting scandal – Washington Post

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Disgraced former U.S. congressman Anthony Weiner, whose exchange of illicit messages with a teenager wound up playing a role in the 2016 presidential election, was sentenced Monday to 21 months in prison, authorities said. washingtonpost.com/national.
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Health Secretary Tom Price resigns under fire — but other Cabinet members are still taking costly private flights – Los Angeles Times

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Health Secretary Tom Price resigns under fire — but other Cabinet members are still taking costly private flights
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Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price resigned Friday in the midst of an expanding controversy over charging taxpayers hundreds of thousands of dollars for flights on private air charters. His departure was announced in a terse … Until Friday 
You’re fired! Trump axes HHS Secretary Tom Price for spending $1 MILLION of taxpayers’ money on flights aboard …Daily Mailall 855 news articles »

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Trump Said His Administration Runs Like A ‘Fine-Tuned Machine.’ The Track Record Suggests Otherwise. – HuffPost

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Trump Said His Administration Runs Like A ‘Fine-Tuned Machine.’ The Track Record Suggests Otherwise.
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But many members of the team Trump assembled have shown few of those qualities, and the president has not been the manager he advertised himself as. In just eight months in office, the president has had to part ways with a shockingly high number of top …
Trump’s breaking point with PricePolitico
Under pressure from Trump, Price resigns as health secretary over private plane uproarReuters
HHS Secretary Tom Price resigns amid criticism for taking charter flights at taxpayer expenseWashington Post
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Officials Expressed Concerns White House Counsel Would Quit Over Donald Trump-Jared Kushner Meetings – Wall Street Journal (subscription)

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Officials Expressed Concerns White House Counsel Would Quit Over Donald Trump-Jared Kushner Meetings
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WASHINGTON—White House Counsel Don McGahn this summer was so frustrated about the lack of protocols surrounding meetings between President Donald Trump and Jared Kushner, his son-in-law whose activities are under scrutiny in the Russia probe, … 

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Who is Tevfik Arif? Part I 

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Tefvik Arif was the chairman of Bayrock Group, the murky company that partnered with Donald Trump to build Trump SoHo in lower Manhattan.

Figuring out who he is was not an easy task.

Tevfik Arif (Тевфик Ариф) was born Toifik Arifov (Тофик Арифов) on May 15, 1953 in the Soviet Socialist Republic of Kazakhstan. He was one of four brothers born to a Turkish family in the Jambyl Region in northern Kazakhstan.

That’s about the only thing we know about his early life with any certainty.

What he did for the next 38 years is unclear. The oft-repeated facts of his background come from a short profile on Arif published in Real Estate Weekly in 2007, just as Trump was preparing to kick off sales of Trump SoHo.

Real Estate Weekly reported that Arif had received a degree from Moscow Institute of Trade and Economics and then worked in the Soviet Ministry of Commerce and Trade in the former Soviet Union for 17 years, where he served as the chief economist and deputy director of the Ministry’s Department of Hotel Management.

Many journalists have repeated this story. It may be true, but no one seems to have bothered to check.  It’s worth noting that this is the only reference to a Soviet Ministry of Commerce and Trade that I found on the Internet. There is a Russian ministry that has this name, but I could find nothing from the Soviet era.

There was, however, something called the USSR Chamber of Commerce and Industry, which was run by the KGB and spied on the West. A third of the chamber’s staff were KGB, according to a US State Department report that cited CIA information. And the USS Chamber of Commerce and Industry did have a hotel division, V/0 Sovintsentr, which ran a trade center and various Moscow hotels.

Trans World Group

After the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991, Arif left the government and made a career leap. A huge leap.

In a court proceeding in Turkey, the former Soviet hotel bureaucrat testified that he “worked in energy sector, chemical sector and metallurgy sector. I was producing coal in Russia and copper in Kazakhstan. Due to lack of coal, it was not possible to make production. I started to organize them.” He started a private company called the Speciality Chemicals Trading Co., trading in “chrome, rare metals and raw materials.”

And then he went to work for Trans World Group. TWG was a British company headed by two brothers, David and Simon Reuben. After the Soviet Union collapsed, the Reubens moved aggressively into metals production, buying up smelters and refineries.

As foreigners, however, the Reubens needed locals to build their business. Enter Arif. He became an “agent on the ground” — a fixer, in other words — for TWG in Kazakhstan, according to internal company documents reviewed by theblacksea.eu, an online investigative Website.

Arif apparently did his job well. Very well. In a few years, TWG’s holdings of steel, iron, chrome and alumina refineries in Kazakhstan generated one fifth of the entire country’s gross revenues.

Maybe Arif was just a Soviet hotel bureaucrat who seized a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to get into the post-Soviet metals sector. But his hotel background would have been of little use to TWG. What TWG needed was someone with deep connections in the country’s political and business circles. The kind of people who had those connections in the Russia of the 1990s were either ex-KGB, or mobsters.

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Michael Cherney

Consider another pair of fixers the Reubens brought into TWG in 1992. They were the Cherney brothers, Lev and Michael, and they formed a 50-50 partnership with TWG. It was a successful partnership. With the Cherneys help, TWG grew by leaps and bounds. The problem for the Reubens was that Michael Cherney’s name soon became publicly linked to Russian organized crime groups. The Reubens quickly bought out Cherney’s share of TWG for $410 million.

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Vyacheslav Ivankov

Swiss authorities in 1996 accused Michael Cherney of “drug trafficking, money laundering, fraud and sponsoring murder” on behalf of  a Russian organized crime group run by “V Ivankov.” This was the infamous Russian mob boss nicknamed “Yaponchik” who had settled in New York, where the FBI found him hiding out in Trump Tower and Trump’s New Jersey casino.

Michael Cherney has repeatedly denied these allegations, which he blames on his archenemy and former partner Oleg Deripaska, one of the wealthiest men in Russia. In 2008, the federal Swiss court exonerated him of the charges, but two years later, Spain issued an international arrest warrant for Michael Cherney’s arrest on money laundering charges.

Did Arif have links to the Russian Mafia? Felix Sater, who worked under Arif at Bayrock, seems to think so.

The Wall Street Journal reported that Sater and his attorney threatened to expose Arif’s past unless he paid Sater’s attorney fees. Sater warned of a possible lawsuit that would include details of Arif’s wrongdoing “in the post-Soviet metals business in Kazakhstan.”

In a personal memo, Sater was even more blunt: “The headlines will be, ‘The Kazakh Gangster and President Trump.’”

A High-Net Worth Individual

“The head of the family is my uncle Roustam Arif [sic],” Tevfik’s son Arif writes in 2013 in correspondence obtained by theblacksea.eu. “In our culture, the patriarch is usually the oldest member of the family. Roustam is my father’s oldest brother. Even though my father is a successful entrepreneur in his own right (hotels, construction and real estate), his younger brother Refik Arif is the principal figure in the main family business (commodities).”

In the mid-90s, Refik reportedly acquired control of the Aktyubinsk Chromium Chemicals Plant (ACCP) in Aktobe, in north-western Kazakhstan, near the border with Russia.  How he managed this is unclear. He also established a highly profitable chemicals trading business.  And this is an important piece of the story, because the money for Bayrock, at least part of it, came through Kazakhstan.

Around 1999, Refik Arif’s chemical trading business was generating so much cash that the family retained Hamels, a UK tax consultancy, to help structure their investments. On its website, Hamels describes its typical clients as “high net worth individuals seeking to minimize their respective tax burdens on current income or investment streams…”

In a 2011 memo, Hamels partner Zig Williamowski wrote, “Mr. Refik Arif is one of four brothers who have over many years built up a substantial and profitable international business from the sale of chrome-based chemicals.” Williamowski said he was in a position to verify the “good origin” of the Arif family’s wealth.

With the help of Hamels, the Arifs set up a network of shell companies, many of which were established in the Caribbean tax haven of the British Virgin Islands. These companies included Bennington Trade Assets Ltd., which owns property in the center of London and Merlin Trading Assets Ltd., which owns an executive jet. There are too many companies to name them all. Many are found in the Panama Papers leak of offshore companies founded by the Panamanian law firm Mossack Fonseca.

The real moneymaker for the family was Castello Global Ltd., which handled the profits from the chrome trading business. Here is a breakdown of Castello Global’s profits:

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So much money was pouring out of Kazakhstan that Tevfik Arif decided it was time to try something big. Really big.

He moved to New York and set out to do a real estate deal with the biggest and the best. So he set up offices of his new company Bayrock Group in Trump Tower, one floor below Trump’s own offices.

To be continued…

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The Strange Impotence of the Republican Party – New York Times

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Google Prepares to Brief Congress on Its Role in Election – New York Times

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New Report Sheds Light On Why Mueller Is Investigating Michael Flynn – The Daily Caller

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Trump cabinet member Elaine Chao, wife of Mitch McConnell, busted for financial corruption scandal 

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Donald Trump’s cabinet is fully awash in scandal this weekend, with HHS Secretary Tom Price having already resigned due to inappropriately taxpayer-funded private charter flights, and four other cabinet members caught up in similar scandals which may cost them their jobs. Now another member of Trump’s cabinet has been busted for financial corruption: Elaine Chao, who just happens to be married to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell.

Chao already had a history of scandal before Donald Trump picked her to be his Secretary of Transportation, a move which many have derided as an attempt on Trump’s part at ensuring McConnell’s loyalty. Now it turns out Chao is once again embroiled in scandal. When she took the cabinet position, she decided to hang onto six figures worth of stock in a company called Vulcan Materials (link). She resigned from the company’s board, but that was a meaningless gesture, because she kept her hand in the till. Why does this matter?

As the Secretary of Transportation, part of Elaine Chao’s job is to decide where U.S. taxpayer dollars go for infrastructure projects. She can steer taxpayer money right into the hands of Vulcan Materials, which in turn would serve to further enrich Chao herself. Her refusal to part ways with the stock, and to recuse herself from any decisions that might involve steering government business to the company, suggest corrupt intentions on her part. The bad news for Chao is that this financial corruption scandal is coming even as her fellow cabinet member just resigned in a financial corruption scandal.

It also serves to further underline just how corrupt of a decision Donald Trump made when he appointed Elaine Chao to his cabinet. He’s since inappropriately asked Mitch McConnell to sabotage the investigation into his Russia scandal. It’s clear in hindsight that he hired Chao to try to gain leverage over McConnell.

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Bill Maher’s Russia Yarn: ‘Real Time’ Host Plays Poirot To Reveal Whodunit – Deadline

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AP sources: Note in church shooting refers to Roof shooting

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WASHINGTON (AP) — A note found in the car of a man charged with spraying deadly gunfire at a Tennessee church made reference to revenge for a white supremacist’s massacre at a black church in Charleston, South Carolina, two years earlier, law enforcement officials told The Associated Press.

The note could offer a glimpse into Emanuel Kidega Samson‘s mindset at the time of Sunday’s shooting and a possible motive for the rampage, which left a woman dead and six other people wounded. The Associated Press has not viewed the note, but it was summarized in an investigative report circulating among law enforcement. Two officials read parts of the note to the AP.

The report said that “in sum and in no way verbatim,” the note referenced revenge or retaliation for Dylann Roof, the white supremacist who killed nine black worshippers at the South Carolina church in 2015 and has since been sentenced to death. It wasn’t clear what precisely Samson is alleged to have written about the Roof shooting, or whether his note contained other important details that might also speak to a motivation or state of mind.

The law enforcement officials spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not allowed to publicly discuss an ongoing investigation. Metro Nashville Police declined to comment, saying it had not released the information.

Samson has been charged with murder, and the FBI and U.S. attorney’s office in Nashville quickly opened a civil rights investigation into the shooting. His public defender did not immediately return calls for comment. And spokespeople for the FBI, the U.S. attorney’s office and District Attorney General Glenn Funk declined to comment on the ongoing investigation.

Police have said Samson, masked and wearing a tactical vest, fatally shot a woman who was walking to her vehicle and then entered the rear of Burnette Chapel Church of Christ and shot six other people, walking silently down the aisles with a .40-caliber handgun. The case immediately called to mind the killings at Emanuel AME Church, in Charleston, South Carolina. But unlike that church, which is mostly black, Burnette Chapel in the Nashville neighborhood of Antioch has a diverse congregation with people of various ethnicities, a detail noted in the report. And church members told investigators that Samson had attended services a year or two ago.

All of the victims in Nashville were white, but it is not clear whether Samson specifically targeted them based on their race.

Samson, who is black, came to the United States from Sudan as a child in 1996 and is a U.S. citizen. His past was recently troubled.

Police records say he had expressed suicidal thoughts in June, struggled to hold a job and had a volatile relationship with a woman that twice involved police this year. Officers in Murfreesboro, about 20 miles (32 kilometers) southeast of the church, responded to a call from Samson’s father, who had reported that his son had texted him June 27 to say: “Your phone is off, I have a gun to my head, have a nice f—— life.”

Hours before the shooting, he made bizarre Facebook posts, including one that read: “Everything you’ve ever doubted or made to be believe as false, is real. & vice versa, B.”

Metro Nashville Police say investigators recovered four guns after the shooting that were bought legally from in-state retailers: the 40-caliber handgun allegedly used in the shooting; a military-style AR-15 rifle found in a case in Samson’s vehicle; and a 9 mm handgun recovered from the church. Police say a relative gave the guns to Samson for safe keeping.

Police say Samson bought a .22-caliber pistol found in his SUV.

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Bill Maher Goes Full ‘CSI’ To Connect The Dots Between Donald Trump And Russia

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The “Real Time” host broke it down, using a bulletin board and lots of yarn.

The Benghazi Attack Is Finally Being Properly Prosecuted

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On the night of June 15, 2014, eight Americans—six Delta Force operators, an F.B.I. agent, and an Arabic translator—travelled in rubber boats across the Mediterranean and arrived on a beach in Benghazi, Libya. They hustled across the sand and snuck into a nearby safe house. Their plan was to lure and capture Ahmed Abu Khatallah, the alleged ringleader of the most politicized terrorist attack since 9/11.

Twenty-one months earlier, on September 11, 2012, Khatallah had, according to federal prosecutors, coördinated the assault on the American Consulate in Benghazi. Two State Department officials, including the U.S. Ambassador, Christopher Stevens, died in that attack, and two C.I.A. contractors were killed in a subsequent firefight at a nearby C.I.A. facility.

A day after the eight-man team beached on the coast, one of Khatallah’s associates unwittingly led Khatallah to the safe house. As soon as Khatallah stepped into the dark villa, several soldiers pounced on him. He tried to kick, punch, and bite his way free, without success. The F.B.I. agent present—who has been identified in court by only a surname, “Johnson”—brought Khatallah into a bathroom, where he covered the suspect’s eyes, plugged his ears, and stuffed a bit into his mouth. The team then hustled Khatallah across the beach, boarded its boats, and raced toward the U.S.S. New York, a twenty-five-ton amphibious ship made, in part, with steel recovered from the World Trade Center towers, and waiting offshore.

The Benghazi attack has been thoroughly scrutinized. The Republican-led House of Representatives spent millions of dollars and held hearing after hearing on the matter during President Barack Obama’s second term. But the lawmakers leading the hearings seemed more focussed on Hillary Clinton and her colleagues—trying to find any missteps they made before, during, or after the attack that could be used for political purposes—than on the alleged perpetrators of the violence itself.

Meanwhile, the hunt for Khatallah was being pursued by operators and analysts from the C.I.A., Joint Special Operations Command, and the F.B.I. One of the biggest questions for them was what to do with Khatallah once they found him. Counterterrorism officials considered a drone strike or a lethal raid, a former military official told me, but President Obama and the Justice Department wanted to capture him alive and bring him to the United States to stand trial.

This was not a straightforward task. American officials did not have sufficient confidence in the Libyan police to coördinate with them for Khatallah’s arrest. And the F.B.I. wasn’t in a position to pursue Khatallah on its own. Moreover, the intelligence on Khatallah suggested that he could prove difficult to capture—he supposedly carried around a grenade like an explosive cyanide pill.

Officials hatched a hybrid plan: F.B.I. agents would accompany one of the military’s élite manhunting units on the mission for Khatallah. The agents would be present throughout the operation to preserve evidence, so that they, as law-enforcement officials, could later testify in civilian court.

This was a fairly radical concept. Plenty of terrorists had been indicted and tried in American civilian courts, but Khatallah would be the first known case of someone captured through a military mission, Mirandized by law-enforcement officials, and then tried in open court, before a jury. John Walker Lindh, the so-called American Taliban, was captured by military and intelligence officers in Afghanistan and charged in civilian court, but he pleaded guilty before going to trial. More typically, terrorists targeted during military raids have been either killed; detained in U.S.-run military prisons, such as Abu Ghraib; handed over, in the case of Iraq or Afghanistan, to local police or intelligence agencies; or, in the years immediately after 9/11, sent to Guantánamo Bay. Osama bin Laden was indicted by a federal court in 1998, three years before the September 11th attacks. But when American Navy SEALs finally confronted him in Pakistan, in 2011, they shot and killed him.

Donald Trump and Attorney General Jeff Sessions have been vocal critics of trying terrorists in civilian courtrooms. Trump described Obama’s stated desire to close Guantánamo as a “terrible decision,” and Sessions has called the military tribunals at Guantánamo the “perfect place” for terrorism trials.

After his capture, Khatallah was interrogated first by military and intelligence officials. Then, after five days, a “clean team” of law-enforcement officials took over. Michael Clarke, an F.B.I. agent, read Khatallah his Miranda rights and told him that he was entitled to an attorney. Khatallah asked if there was a lawyer on board. There was not.

Speaking through a translator, Khatallah gave Clarke a lengthy statement over the course of the thirteen-day trip across the Atlantic Ocean. In D.C. district court, Khatallah’s current attorney, Eric L. Lewis, has argued that his client’s “slow boat” extradition was unnecessarily drawn out. “The capture of Mr. Abu Khatallah was a spectacular logistical operation . . . [but] a legal failure,” Lewis said at a June hearing. He wanted Khatallah’s statement thrown out. The judge, Christopher Cooper, ruled against him.

Yet Cooper has set some limits to the proceedings. In the run-up to Khatallah’s trial, which is scheduled to begin on Monday, the judge decided that prosecutors would be unable to admit evidence purporting that Khatallah once told an associate that he was intending to kill Stevens’s replacement, too. Allowing such evidence, Cooper said, would heighten “prejudicial risk” and “do little to illuminate the formation and contours” of the actual 2012 attack. It seems, at long last, that someone is intent on paying attention to what actually occurred in Benghazi.

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Senate Intelligence Committee to provide Russia investigation update

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Capitol Hill’s leading investigation into Russian election meddling in the 2016 election will gather next week to provide a public update on their inquiry, in addition to issuing a warning that foreign entities continue to pose a major threat to America’s political system.

On Wednesday, Oct. 4, the Senate Intelligence Committee will hold a press conference featuring committee chairman Sen. Richard Burr, a North Carolina Republican, and vice chairman, Sen. Mark Warner, a Virginia Democrat, according to a statement by the committee.

While the probe has held multiple impromptu media availabilities after congressional hearings, next week’s update will be only its second official press conference, according to the committee.

The probe has thus far conducted more than 100 interviews spanning the Russia election meddling spectrum — from grilling fired FBI Director James Comey over his handling of the investigation into Hillary Clinton’s emails to possible collusion between the Trump campaign and Kremlin to the Department of Homeland Security’s inability to reveal which states Russian hackers targeted during the 2016 polls.

Recent weeks have seen its members increase their scrutiny of social media companies Facebook and Twitter, as evidence continues to surface that Russian operatives appeared to manipulate the digital platforms to spread propaganda during the campaign. Earlier this month Facebook disclosed that roughly 3,000 ads were purchased by entities with apparent connections to the Kremlin.

After a closed-door hearing on Thursday with Twitter executives, Mr. Warner lashed out the firm for failing to properly explain how its 140-character platform had been prey to a massive disinformation campaign. The company’s presentation, he said, “showed an enormous lack of understanding from the Twitter team of how serious this issue is, the threat it poses to democratic institutions and again begs many more questions than they offered.”

Kazakh clan had deep ties to Trump orbit

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A powerful Kazakh family and a developer linked to Donald Trump enlisted the law firm of a high-profile Trump confidante to create a web of offshore companies designed to minimize taxes.

The firm: Bracewell & Giuliani, which carried the name of former New York City Mayor Rudolph Giuliani. Giuliani was a frequent surrogate for Trump during the 2016 campaign and was considered for a position in his Cabinet.

Bracewell & Giuliani had an office in Kazakhstan, and Giuliani even raised funds from expatriates there for his failed 2008 presidential bid.

An ongoing investigation by McClatchy and its reporting partners has shown that the developer, Bayrock Group, which partnered with the Trump Organization on at least three projects in the mid-2000s, was in business with the Khrapunov family.

Bayrock is believed to be under the microscope of Justice Department and congressional investigators looking at Russian meddling in the 2016 election, in part because of its foreign investors and buyers and in part because Bayrock’s Russian-born then-managing director Felix Sater, who served time in prison in the U.S. in the mid-1990s, became an adviser to Trump’s company.

Sater and Trump Organization lawyer Michael Cohen were seeking a hotel deal in Moscow even during the election, according to emails that recently surfaced and are now in the hands of investigators. The emails undercut Trump’s post-election claim that he had no business in Russia, showing he was actively trying to develop a luxury tower.

Kazakh connections

Documents obtained by McClatchy, Dutch broadcaster Zembla and the Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project show that the Khrapunovs — former Kazakh politician Viktor, his anchorwoman wife Leila and Geneva-based son Ilyas — joined forces with Bayrock and Sater during a period that Bayrock was developing the famed Trump Soho project in Manhattan, which Trump touted often on NBC’s hit show The Apprentice.

Together, the Khrapunovs and Bayrock Group created KazBay B.V. in the Netherlands in 2007, with the legal advice of Bracewell & Giuliani.

The Khrapunovs, with the help of a partner of Sater’s, later purchased and quickly flipped three condos in the Trump Soho hotel and condo complex. They are accused in Kazakhstan of embezzlement and money laundering. The Khrapunovs face civil lawsuits in New York and Los Angeles that seek to claw back what the Kazakh government says is stolen money. Some of the cash allegedly washed through U.S. real estate, including the Trump properties.

When Zembla readied to air a documentary this week (Sept. 27) about the relationship between the Khrapunovs and Sater, the Khrapunovs sued in the Netherlands to block it, accusing the Kazakh government of defamation.

Dutch courts rejected the argument and the program, which featured prior reporting by McClatchy, aired as scheduled. An English language version was shared widely on the Internet.

Internal records show KazBay B.V. was 50 percent owned by Bayrock B.V. and its owner Tevfik Arif, and 50 percent owned by Helvetic Capital S.A., a Swiss company whose true owner, according to the documents, was Leila Khrapunova. She’s the former TV anchor and back in 2007 was the wife of Viktor Khrapunov, the former mayor of Kazakhstan’s largest city, Almaty, and an ex-energy minister.

This snippet of a document from September 2007 obtained by McClatchy and reporting partners shows the ownership structure of the joint venture KazBay B.V. between a now-fugitive Kazakh family and Trump-linked developer Bayrock Group.

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People familiar with KazBay describe the joint venture as a company operating on multiple tracks. Some documents show the ventures oil-drilling business, but it also planned open-mouth coal mining, where extracted coal would go to a nearby power plant.

How long the venture lasted and why it ended are unclear.

KazBay wasn’t the only project involving the Khrapunovs and Bayrock. They partnered on a luxury condominium project overlooking Lake Geneva, and established a Swiss corporation in early 2008 called Swiss Capital IB SA that listed two addresses on its website: Bayrock’s New York offices in Trump Tower, two floors down from Trump, and a Switzerland address used by Helvetic Capital.

A series of investigative reports by McClatchy earlier this year showed how Sater maintained a business relationship with Khrapunovs, including investing together in a shopping mall debt deal in Ohio that ended in litigation and a sealed settlement. They also worked together in Syracuse, N.Y, to purchase a former state institution, another deal mired in lawsuits.

Multiple people with knowledge of the KazBay deal describe Bracewell & Giuliani’s work as limited to creating a tax structure that worked to reduce tax exposure and benefit investors in Switzerland, the United States and Kazakhstan. It’s why Holland was chosen as the home base, on paper, for KazBay.

Houston-based Bracewell & Giuliani was one of the few prominent U.S. firms in 2007 with an office in Kazakhstan, at once both a land of promise because of its rich natural resources and a “kleptocracy” run by President Nursultan Nazerbayev since 1989.

Giuliani joined the law firm as a partner in 2005, staying until 2016. It’s unclear how involved he was in Kazakhstan, but the head of the law firm’s Kazakh office at the time, Gregory Vojack, raised money there for Giuliani’s failed presidential bid in 2008.

Federal records show that Vojack and his wife donated about $4,400 in early 2007 to the campaign. Months later, a Wall Street Journal story spotlighted attempts to raise campaign money from Americans working there.

That was not illegal but raised eyebrows. Giuliani greeted the guests via video conference at a fundraiser held at Vojack’s home in Almaty.

Reached in China, Vojack declined comment, saying that although he no longer works for Bracewell (which last year parted ways with Giuliani), he is bound by rules that prevent him from discussing work for private clients.

Vojack’s bio shows he has worked in Kazakhstan since 1994, shortly after the collapse of the Soviet Union. In early 2007, Bracewell & Giuliani issued a news release, in which Vojack touted the law firm’s role as international counsel for the offering of $1 billion in corporate debt for Bank TuranAlem, or BTA.

“We are in the best position now that we’ve ever been,” he said at the time. “This is an exciting time for Kazakhstan, and we are thrilled to be a part of its expansion and wealth consolidation.”

But soon afterwards, the Nazerbayev government sought to claw back ownership of the fast-growing bank. BTA Chairman Mukhtar Ablyazov refused, and a power struggle came to a head early in 2009 when Ablyazov fled to London and Kazakhstan seized the bank, alleging widespread embezzlement.

Bracewell & Giuliani was not accused of impropriety. However, the BTA debt issuance intersects with the KazBay venture in a curious way.

Numerous people familiar with the KazBay deal describe it as driven by Sater and Ilyas Khrapunov, who is married to Ablyazov’s daughter Madina.

The Kazakh government has accused Ablyazov of hiding massive theft through a complex web of offshore shell companies. U.S. lawyers representing the city of Almaty in civil lawsuits in Los Angeles and New York against the Khrapunovs allege that they comingled funds stolen by Mukhtar Ablyazov.

Attorneys for the Khrapunovs and Ablyazov have repeatedly countered that they are the targets of political persecution. President Nazerbayev and members of his extended family have also been accused of hiding fortunes in offshore havens.

This portion of a document from September 2007 obtained by McClatchy and reporting partners shows the true owners of Dutch companies created as a joint venture between a now-fugitive Kazakh family and Trump-linked developer Bayrock Group.

Wieder, Ben

Reasons for KazBay’s collapse vary based on who tells the story. Some blame a New York Times story in late 2007 that revealed the Russian-born Sater had a criminal past, forcing him to step down from his public role at Bayrock, later becoming a senior advisor to the Trump Organization. Others involved in KazBay assert the Khrapunovs were to blame.

None of the actors involved have publicly commented since initial reports earlier this year.

Numerous former Bayrock employees, now spread across the globe, declined to comment on the record for the story, wanting nothing to do with a company under scrutiny by investigators probing Trump’s businesses.

Bayrock spokeswoman Angela Pruitt declined to comment Thursday, providing a statement given earlier this month to partner Zembla.

“Bayrock B.V. and KazBay B.V. were entities formed with the advice of outside legal counsel as part of the structuring of an investment by Bayrock,” it read. “The investment was not successful, and the structure subsequently was abandoned.”

There’s no evidence that Trump or Giuliani participated in KazBay, or even knew of it.

Yet because the Khrapunovs worked with Sater over the course of a decade, were buyers in Trump Soho in 2013 and are involved in numerous legal disputes playing out in U.S. courts, investigators probing Russia’s 2016 election meddling may well consider the Khrapunovs and Sater as persons of interest.

This story involved collaboration between McClatchy , Dutch public broadcaster Zembla and the Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project, a global journalism network that investigates transnational corruption

SANDER RIETVELD OF ZEMBLA CONTRIBUTED TO THIS ARTICLE, AS DID OCCRP’S AUBREY BELFORD, CHRIS BENEVENTO, LEJLA SARCEVIC AND BERMET TALANT.

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» Trump to ‘Confront the North Korean Threat’ on Upcoming Asia Trip – Newsweek
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Newsweek Trump to ‘Confront the North Korean Threat’ on Upcoming Asia Trip Newsweek Trump has long accused China of cheating the U.S. on trade. He’s also recently expressed a desire to withdraw from a free-trade agreement with South Kore…

» Hurt & Hope: Is Canterbury in the grips of a mental health crisis? – The Press
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The Press Hurt & Hope: Is Canterbury in the grips of a mental health crisis? The Press Ella Armstrong, 3, suffers severe anxiety after being pinned to her bed by a toppled bookshelf in her Waiau home during the November 2016 earthqua…

» US to Pull More Diplomats Out of Cuba After Attacks – New York Times
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New York Times US to Pull More Diplomats Out of Cuba After Attacks New York Times But despite an intensive investigation by the F.B.I. , the cause and perpetrators of the attacks remain a mystery, with some experts speculating that some …

» Trump to manufacturers: ‘The era of economic surrender is over’ – CNBC
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CNBC Trump to manufacturers: ‘The era of economic surrender is over’ CNBC President Donald Trump on Friday addressed a meeting of the National Association of Manufacturers in Washington and declared that “the era of economic surrender is…

» US focus on Russian interference in elections working to Moscow’s benefit, says commentator – The Ukrainian Weekly (press release) (subscription)
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US focus on Russian interference in elections working to Moscow’s benefit, says commentator The Ukrainian Weekly (press release) (subscription) Many assume that the exposure of Moscow’s intervention in the U.S. elections represents a fai…

» Trump faces key deadline on Russia sanctions – The Hill
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The Hill Trump faces key deadline on Russia sanctions The Hill While the law was intended to tie Trump’s hands, it also included language that gives the new administration leeway on defining the elements of Russia’s defense and intellige…

» BEWARE: Investegation reveals Facebook will sell you to the highest bidder – Catholic Online
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Catholic Online BEWARE: Investegation reveals Facebook will sell you to the highest bidder Catholic Online It is obvious the Russians attempted to interfere in the 2016 presidential election and the political process in general. They hav…

» Donald Trump’s narcissism has taken over America – Chicago Tribune
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Chicago Tribune Donald Trump’s narcissism has taken over America Chicago Tribune In the Greek mythological version of this presidency, our self-obsessed leader would already be dead of starvation, having been transfixed and immobilized b…

» Vladimir Putin Just Gave Ex-German Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder A Plum Oil Job – Fortune
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Fortune Vladimir Putin Just Gave Ex-German Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder A Plum Oil Job Fortune The appointment of Schroeder is, however, quite clearly meant to expand Rosneft’s influence , by putting his extensive political contacts in E…

» Today’s Headlines and Commentary
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The International Committee of the Red Cross said the U.S. citizen captured fighting for the Islamic State is being held in a detention facility in Iraq as an unlawful enemy combatant, the AP reported . U.S. military officials confirmed …

» Largest Fentanyl Bust in NJ History – Atlantic Highlands Herald
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Atlantic Highlands Herald Largest Fentanyl Bust in NJ History Atlantic Highlands Herald Detective Garrett Cullen was the lead detective for the investigation for the State Police Intelligence Section, Violent & Organized Crime Contro…

» Late-night hosts on Trump’s tax plan: ‘It only sets us back $2tn’
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Stephen Colbert, Trevor Noah and Seth Meyers all took turns to mock the president’s recently revealed and highly controversial tax policy Late-night comics took turns to lambast Donald Trump’s tax reformation plans and his lethargic resp…

» Trump pledges ‘giant, beautiful, massive’ tax cut – Politico
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Politico Trump pledges ‘giant, beautiful, massive’ tax cut Politico President Donald Trump extolled the broad strokes of his administration’s tax plan on Friday, calling it “a giant, beautiful, massive — the biggest ever in our country —…

» Iran’s foreign minister urges Europe to defy US if Trump sinks nuclear deal
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Mohammad Javad Zarif tells Guardian ‘Europe should lead’ to keep deal intact Zarif warns US abrogation of nuclear agreement would backfire on Washington Iran’s foreign minister, Mohammad Javad Zarif, has called on Europe to defy US sanct…

» Donald Trump Applies Tourniquet To Homeland Security Secretary’s Self Inflicted “Good News” Wound – Deadline
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Deadline Donald Trump Applies Tourniquet To Homeland Security Secretary’s Self Inflicted “Good News” Wound Deadline “There’s nothing left…it’s been wiped out,” President Donald Trump said of Puerto Rico in the wake of Hurricane Maria, ho…

» Russia-gate’s Shaky Foundation – Consortium News
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Consortium News Russia-gate’s Shaky Foundation Consortium News Special Report: The Russia-gate hysteria now routinely includes rhetoric about the U.S. being at “ war ” with nuclear-armed Russia, but the shaky factual foundation continues…

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» Trump campaign bodyguard linked to ex-con who’s key in Russia probes – Sacramento Bee
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Trump campaign bodyguard linked to ex-con who’s key in Russia probes Sacramento Bee Another connection has emerged between Donald Trump and Felix Sater , the Russian emigre and ex-con who’s become a key figure in widening investigations …

» Trusted Trump bodyguard Gary Uher is linked to ex-con Felix Sater — who is key in Russia probes – Raw Story
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Raw Story Trusted Trump bodyguard Gary Uher is linked to ex-con Felix Sater — who is key in Russia probes Raw Story WASHINGTON — Another connection has emerged between Donald Trump and Felix Sater , the Russian emigre and ex-con who has …

» What Did Trump lawyer Michael Cohen Exactly Mean By That? – Newsweek
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Newsweek What Did Trump lawyer Michael Cohen Exactly Mean By That? Newsweek Trump lawyer’s Senate committee statement deciphered by a seasoned prosecutor. and more » Who Is Felix Sater, and Why Is Donald Trump So Afraid of Him … The Sa…

» Documentary Explores Dodgy Financial Ties of Trump Associate – OCCRP
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OCCRP Documentary Explores Dodgy Financial Ties of Trump Associate OCCRP A documentary made in collaboration with OCCRP on the Central Asian money links of a former associate of US President Donald Trump aired on Wednesday after survivin…

» New York court dismisses $250 million tax fraud case against Russia-born former Trump associate – Business Insider
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Business Insider New York court dismisses $250 million tax fraud case against Russia-born former Trump associate Business Insider A Manhattan court dismissed a $250 million civil tax fraud case against Russian-American businessman Felix …

» Key Figure in Trump-Russia Saga Dodges Legal Bullet – WhoWhatWhy / RealNewsProject (blog)
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WhoWhatWhy / RealNewsProject (blog) Key Figure in Trump-Russia Saga Dodges Legal Bullet WhoWhatWhy / RealNewsProject (blog) One of President Donald Trump’s associates had some good news yesterday. Felix Sater , the subject of a recent in…

» U.S. to withdraw most staff from embassy in Cuba, warns Americans not to travel
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The United States will withdraw most of its staff from its embassy in Havana following mysterious sonic attacks that have caused several health problems to about 20 diplomats, a U.S. … Click to Continue »

» WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange now in war of words with the country protecting him
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» Americans blame Facebook for fake news, new poll finds
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The public has a tough message for Facebook: The social-media giant needs to stop fake news — especially when it’s funded by Russia. According to a new poll commissioned by … Click to Continue »

» Fugitive Kazakh clan has deep ties to Trump associates
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A powerful Kazakh family and a developer linked to Donald Trump enlisted the law firm of a high-profile Trump confidante to create a web of offshore companies designed to minimize … Click to Continue »

» Russian TV network spent nearly $300,000 on tweets aimed at U.S. market in election
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Russia Today, the Kremlin-backed television network, spent $274,000 on more than 1,800 tweets on Twitter’s network that “definitely or potentially targeted the U.S. market” during the 2016 presidential campaign, representatives … C…

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» Donald Trump Tweets “Big Decisions” Ahead In Cost Of Rebuilding Puerto Rico – Deadline
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Deadline Donald Trump Tweets “Big Decisions” Ahead In Cost Of Rebuilding Puerto Rico Deadline After getting thumped for spitting out a mountain of tweets about his NFL battle – as opposed to the anthill on Puerto Rico &…

» Cold War by Odd Arne Westad: a futile confrontation – The Australian
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Cold War by Odd Arne Westad: a futile confrontation The Australian At the end of its second failed attempt, Western Europe was occupied by the Allied forces and Eastern Europe by Soviet forces. This division was to last for the next … …

» 10:27 AM 9/29/2017 – Lisa Page, who was an attorney with the FBI’s Office of the General Counsel, returned to the FBI in mid-July, and other selected stories
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Special counsel attorney departs for FBI Friday September 29th, 2017 at 10:14 AM 1 Share Last Updated Sep 29, 2017 9:13 AM EDT Lisa Page, an attorney who was part of Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s team investigating Russian meddl…

» In Tillerson’s China Stop, Questions on North Korea but Slim Chance of Clarity – New York Times
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New York Times In Tillerson’s China Stop, Questions on North Korea but Slim Chance of Clarity New York Times But last week Mr. Trump’s national security adviser, H. R. McMaster, insisted that the North would have to agree to highly intru…

» 10:34 AM 9/29/2017: Former CIA station chief warns of ‘authoritarian internet’
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» The Trump White House is a really, really strange place – CNN
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CNN The Trump White House is a really, really strange place CNN (CNN) Donald Trump arrived on the Republican primary circuit in 2015 with a promise to get by with a little help from his friends — “the best and most serious people” on th…

» 7:18 AM 9/29/2017 – Russian intelligence would have seen Paul Manafort as the perfect mark – Washington Post
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» Stopping the spin from Azerbaijan’s very special laundromat – Open Democracy
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Open Democracy Stopping the spin from Azerbaijan’s very special laundromat Open Democracy The reason for all this commotion is the revelations surrounding a new money laundering scheme dubbed the “Azerbaijani Laundromat”, released by the…

» Donald Trump ‘Couldn’t Give AS**t’ About The Working Man, Says Stephen King – Newsweek
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Newsweek Donald Trump ‘Couldn’t Give AS**t’ About The Working Man, Says Stephen King Newsweek American author Stephen King has returned to Twitter to blast President Donald Trump , this time attacking him over his tax reform plan. The pr…

» Zuckerberg faces up to facts about Russia; Trump clings to his delusions – Los Angeles Times
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Los Angeles Times Zuckerberg faces up to facts about Russia; Trump clings to his delusions Los Angeles Times A president with a normal grasp of reality would be expressing grave concern and would be doing everything he could to protect o…

» The Early Edition: September 29, 2017
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Pouneh Ahari Before the start of business,  Just Security  provides a curated summary of up-to-the-minute developments at home and abroad. Here’s today’s news. NORTH KOREA North Korea may take provocative action on Oct. 10 to mark the fo…

» 8:05 AM 9/29/2017 – Trump’s Deadly Narcissism – New York Times, and other selected stories
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Trump’s Deadly Narcissism – New York Times Friday September 29th, 2017 at 8:03 AM Trump – Google News 1 Share New York Times Trump’s Deadly Narcissism New York Times According to a new Quinnipiac poll, a majority …

» The Donald Trump Era Could Send Moderate Republicans Running for the Exits – TIME
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TIME The Donald Trump Era Could Send Moderate Republicans Running for the Exits TIME Add to that the pointed criticism from President Donald Trump , the threat of primary opponents fueled by former White House advisor Steve Bannon, and t…

» Seth Meyers: Donald Trump Lying About New Tax Plan, Fate of Health Care Bill – Deadline
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Deadline Seth Meyers: Donald Trump Lying About New Tax Plan, Fate of Health Care Bill Deadline President Donald Trump , desperate for positive talking points about his first months in office, “has turned to lying about the fate of …

» Donald Trump – Google News: Seth Meyers: Donald Trump Lying About New Tax Plan, Fate of Health Care Bill – Deadline
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Deadline Seth Meyers: Donald Trump Lying About New Tax Plan, Fate of Health Care Bill Deadline President Donald Trump , desperate for positive talking points about his first months in office, “has turned to lying about the fate of his mo…

» Trump vows to tackle N Korea on Asia trip – BBC News
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BBC News Trump vows to tackle N Korea on Asia trip BBC News US President Donald Trump will travel to five Asian countries in November to participate in regional summits, the White House has announced. He will visit Japan, China, South Ko…

» Feds Demand Facebook Share Information on Anti-Trump Protesters – NBCNews.com
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NBCNews.com Feds Demand Facebook Share Information on Anti- Trump Protesters NBCNews.com The U.S. Justice Department is demanding that Facebook turn over information from three accounts that could provide access to the personal details o…

» Some in the NFL are eager to move on, but politics and football will not so easily be separated now – Washington Post
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Washington Post Some in the NFL are eager to move on, but politics and football will not so easily be separated now Washington Post But do they really believe that their approach — two days after Trump used crass language in a speech at …

» 8:39 AM 9/29/2017 – Twitter’s briefing to congressional investigators yesterday
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TRUMP-RUSSIA Twitter’s briefing to congressional investigators yesterday about Russian use of its platform invited plenty of criticism from lawmakers, its limited disclosure failing to reveal the extent of the platform’s use by accounts …

» Blue State Blues: Anthony Weiner’s Fate Is Nothing to Celebrate – Breitbart News
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Breitbart News Blue State Blues: Anthony Weiner’s Fate Is Nothing to Celebrate Breitbart News Former Democratic congressman Anthony Weiner was sentenced to 21 months in federal prison on Monday. Some observers claimed that the late Andre…

» 8:47 AM 9/29/2017 – Mike Nova’s Shared NewsLinks: Robert Muellers Russia investigation team loses 2nd FBI veteran, Lisa Page, after losing Peter Strzok earlier | Justice Department, FBI resist lawmaker demands for ‘Trump dossier’ files: officials – Reuter
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Mike Nova’s Shared NewsLinks Trumps Deadly Narcissism – The New York Times Trump’s Deadly Narcissism – New York Times Robert Muellers Russia investigation team loses 2nd FBI veteran, Lisa Page, after losing Peter …

» Trump Could Go to War With North Korea So Everyone Forgets About Russia Probe, Report Says – Newsweek
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Newsweek Trump Could Go to War With North Korea So Everyone Forgets About Russia Probe, Report Says Newsweek Anti-war activists hold a banner showing a caricature of President Donald Trump during an anti- Trump rally near the U.S. Embass…

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» What Russian Meddling In Elections Might Have Looked Like – Forbes
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Forbes What Russian Meddling In Elections Might Have Looked Like Forbes The Department of Homeland Security and the National Security Agency both say the Russian government hacked into U.S. election officials computers. Mark Zuckerberg t…

» Trump is dangerous, mental health experts claim in a new book. Are they right? – STAT
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STAT Trump is dangerous, mental health experts claim in a new book. Are they right? STAT Those suffering from “ Trump anxiety disorder,” as one chapter calls it, will have no trouble accepting that the president exhibits malignant narcis…

» Quebec man to be sentenced today on terrorism-related crime – CTV News
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CTV News Quebec man to be sentenced today on terrorism -related crime CTV News A 29 year-old man from Gatineau who was found guilty in June of trying to join a terrorist organization in the Middle East is expected to be sentenced Friday….

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» Fugitive Kazakh clan has deep ties to Trump associates – McClatchy Washington Bureau
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McClatchy Washington Bureau Fugitive Kazakh clan has deep ties to Trump associates McClatchy Washington Bureau Documents obtained by McClatchy, Dutch broadcaster Zembla and the Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project show that t…

» felix sater – Google News: Fugitive Kazakh clan has deep ties to Trump associates – Miami Herald
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Fugitive Kazakh clan has deep ties to Trump associates Miami Herald … of Justice Department and congressional investigators looking at Russian meddling in the 2016 election, in part because of its foreign investors and buyers and in pa…

» Divisions Within the Global Jihad: A Primer
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Every unhappy terrorist movement is unhappy in its own way, and the global jihadist movement is no exception. Disagreements over targeting, tactics, organization and the fundamental question of what it means to be a good Muslim have plag…

» DHS was wrong about Russians targeting elections in two states – American Thinker (blog)
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American Thinker (blog) DHS was wrong about Russians targeting elections in two states American Thinker (blog) “The work of our intelligence agencies is critical in defending against cyber threats. I remain … There’s no doubt that the …

» S&P 500 reaches new peak on tech rally
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» Eastern Ukraine in limbo as ‘invisible war’ takes its toll – The Australian
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The Australian Eastern Ukraine in limbo as ‘invisible war’ takes its toll The Australian This is eastern Europe’s invisible war, a conflict between Ukraine and Russia that churns on largely unnoticed by the outside world. … Observers f…

» Tinkering with Twitter feeds the agnostic view of its offering
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Critics probably have the best insight into the changes the platform needs to make

» Basketball: Feds offer window into college sports underbelly – Weatherford Democrat
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Basketball: Feds offer window into college sports underbelly Weatherford Democrat Sonny Vaccaro, one of the most influential figures in college basketball the past 40 years, helped create the current grassroots basketball landscape as a …

» Can a War of Words become a World War? – Salon
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Washington Examiner Can a War of Words become a World War? Salon The recent language by the Trump administration — they revived the phrase “rogue regime” — seems to recall the kind of language that was much in evidence in the George W. B…

» North Korean nukes aimed at US may fly OVER Russia – forcing Trump to risk Putin’s wrath if he blows them out the sky – The Sun
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The Sun North Korean nukes aimed at US may fly OVER Russia – forcing Trump to risk Putin’s wrath if he blows them out the sky The Sun The move could prompt a row between Trump and Putin over which of the powers takes down any potential I…

» Donald Trump – Google News: A brief history of Donald Trump’s mixed messages on freedom of speech – Washington Post
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Washington Post A brief history of Donald Trump’s mixed messages on freedom of speech Washington Post President Trump caused a nationwide uproar this week when he repeatedly attacked the professional football players who kneel during the…

» Russia’s intelligence agency arrests two for spying – Press TV
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Press TV Russia’s intelligence agency arrests two for spying Press TV Russia’s intelligence service has detained two citizens, including a member of the armed forces, who allegedly passed military secrets to Ukraine. The Federal Security…

» Scholar Justin Gest on the white working class: “They feel they are being punished” for the past – Salon
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Salon Scholar Justin Gest on the white working class: “They feel they are being punished” for the past Salon The epitaph for the 2016 American presidential election will likely read “this was a tragedy born of the white working clas…

» Three months from Montenegrin accession to NATO: The same old song? – European Western Balkans (press release)
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European Western Balkans (press release) Three months from Montenegrin accession to NATO: The same old song? European Western Balkans (press release) The path to membership has been long and hard, with dialogue beginning almost immediate…

» Facial recognition fitted to 5000 CCTV cameras in Moscow – Telegraph.co.uk
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Telegraph.co.uk Facial recognition fitted to 5000 CCTV cameras in Moscow Telegraph.co.uk Russia has fitted thousands of security cameras across Moscow with facial recognition technology that give police the ability to track criminals and…

» Buzzfeed seeks top US testimony in Trump dossier lawsuit – WTOP
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Buzzfeed seeks top US testimony in Trump dossier lawsuit WTOP Lawyers for the online media outlet say in a motion filed Wednesday in Miami federal court that they need testimony by current and former officials, including former FBI Direc…

» How Donald Trump Opened the Door to Roy Moore – New York Times
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New York Times How Donald Trump Opened the Door to Roy Moore New York Times In some ways, this is an embarrassment for Donald Trump , who heeded establishment advice to support Moore’s opponent, sitting Senator Luther Strange, in the pri…

» Donald Trump – Google News: How Donald Trump Opened the Door to Roy Moore – New York Times
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New York Times How Donald Trump Opened the Door to Roy Moore New York Times In some ways, this is an embarrassment for Donald Trump , who heeded establishment advice to support Moore’s opponent, sitting Senator Luther Strange, in the pri…

» Right and Left React to Trump’s Tax Cut Proposal – New York Times
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New York Times Right and Left React to Trump’s Tax Cut Proposal New York Times President Trump proposed a sweeping plan to cut taxes on Wednesday that included the elimination of the estate tax and big cuts to corporate tax rates. Below,…

» New Russian fairytales: 12 months in Lefortovo – Ukrinform. Ukraine and world news
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Ukrinform. Ukraine and world news New Russian fairytales: 12 months in Lefortovo Ukrinform. Ukraine and world news Flash mob #FreeSushchenko, which was launched in late October, started to spread in November. In Ukraine … An important …

» Seth Meyers: Trump’s ‘Unhinged’ Tweets Are Haunting His Staff
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Working at the White House seems to be taking its toll on press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders.

» Stephen Colbert Reveals The ‘Only Parts Of Trump’s Tweets That Aren’t Lies’
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“The Late “Late Show” host worries new Twitter format could ruin Trump’s tweets.

» Friday briefing: Lock them up? Heat on Trump team over emails – The Guardian
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The Guardian Friday briefing: Lock them up? Heat on Trump team over emails The Guardian Donald Trump’s White House team is finding itself on the receiving end of accusations about the use of private email addresses: the same issue on whi…

» Charlie’s Inside Corner: Sept. 29 – Great Bend Tribune
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Charlie’s Inside Corner: Sept. 29 Great Bend Tribune In 1978, Kenny Rogers popularized the song THE GAMBLER . A line in the … It IS NOT President Donald Trump they are up against — though the owners and some of the players would like y…

» Dana Milbank: Trump makes us crazy, too – Lincoln Journal Star
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Lincoln Journal Star Dana Milbank: Trump makes us crazy, too Lincoln Journal Star Since Election Day, such colloquialisms as Trump Slump, Trump Anxiety and Trump Affective Disorder achieved cultural and perhaps even clinical currency (in…

» ‘Art Of The Deal’ Co-Author: Trump’s Not Crazy Like A Fox, ‘He’s Just Crazy’
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Tony Schwartz says that the president is “delusional.”

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Special counsel attorney departs for FBI Friday September 29th, 2017 at 10:14 AM 1 Share Last Updated Sep 29, 2017 9:13 AM EDT Lisa Page, an attorney who was part of Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s team investigating Russian meddling in…

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» Special counsel attorney departs for FBI – CBS News
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CBS News Special counsel attorney departs for FBI CBS News Page has prosecuted a number cases involving eastern European organized crime. In one case, she partnered with an FBI task force in Budapest that investigated a money-laundering …

» The ‘White Rat’ – The Weekly Standard
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The Weekly Standard The ‘White Rat’ The Weekly Standard Landesman had been aided by the late Craig L. Dotlo, an influential figure in the Society of Former Special Agents of the FBI . The society’s cooperation is not easy to come by beca…

» Senator Slams Twitter’s Disclosure On Russian Meddling As ‘Inadequate On Every Level’ – Forbes
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Forbes Senator Slams Twitter’s Disclosure On Russian Meddling As ‘Inadequate On Every Level’ Forbes Mark Warner, Democrat of Virginia said in a tweet Thursday. Warner is vice chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee and had just fin…

» Dealing with enemy, Trump must avoid Carter’s mistakes – New Jersey Herald
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New Jersey Herald Dealing with enemy, Trump must avoid Carter’s mistakes New Jersey Herald So, when late in his presidency a mob of Iranian thugs took nearly all the embassy’s staff hostage, he tried to jawbone his way out of the massive…

» Donald Trump is still pretending there’s a Senator in the hospital
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Donald Trump just keeps insisting that U.S. Senator Thad Cochran is in the hospital, no matter how many public statements Cochran puts out confirming that he’s definitely not in the hospital. It’s turned into one of the more …

» Not water, the Nuclear next time – Vanguard
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Not water, the Nuclear next time Vanguard Then arose in the United Nations General Assembly, Ri Yong Ho, the former journalist and now North Korean Foreign Minister, proclaiming, the “dangerous reality (is) that the gambler ( Trump ) who…

» Hillary Clinton warns Canadians ‘democracy is under attack’ – CBC.ca
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CBC.ca Hillary Clinton warns Canadians ‘democracy is under attack’ CBC.ca Hillary Clinton warned Canadians that “democracy is under attack” not just in the United States, but in Canada and around the world, and she told a Toron…

» White House to Review Trump Aides’ Use of Private Email – Bloomberg
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Bloomberg White House to Review Trump Aides’ Use of Private Email Bloomberg The review is intended to ensure that any information in private emails responsive to congressional probes of Russia’s interference in the election is turned ove…

» Donald Trump complains about how unfairly he’s being treated in the Puerto Rico crisis
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Millions of United States citizens in Puerto Rico are without electricity, food, water or shelter in the wake of a devastating hurricane and its aftermath. Many have lost their homes. Some have lost their lives. It took Donald Trump two …

» Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner’s Private Email Domains Under Investigation: Report – Newsweek
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Newsweek Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner’s Private Email Domains Under Investigation : Report Newsweek After reports that Jared Kushner and other senior members have used private accounts to carry out government business, the investigatio…

» Trump administration lawyers demand Facebook account info of anti-Trump activists – New York Post
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New York Post Trump administration lawyers demand Facebook account info of anti- Trump activists New York Post The Trump administration has reportedly obtained search warrants that would allow them access the Facebook pages of thousands …

» John McCain calls Donald Trump’s bluff on his Puerto Rico corruption
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Yesterday, Palmer Report wrote that Donald Trump’s hesitation to temporarily suspend the Jones Act in order to help with Puerto Rico relief was likely rooted in the shipping industry’s fear that the suspension might become pe…

» Trump-Russia pundit mulling run for Illinois attorney general | TheHill – The Hill (blog)
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The Hill (blog) Trump-Russia Trump – Russia pundit mulling run for Illinois attorney general | TheHill The Hill (blog) A former federal prosecutor known for his commentary on the ongoing federal probe into ties between Trump campaign ass…

» Stephen King Warns Workers: Donald Trump ‘Couldn’t Give S**t One About You’
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The horror master reveals what he thinks Trump’s tax plan is really all about.

» Racism … Nazism … Trumpism … the Historical Role of Myths – City Watch
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Racism … Nazism … Trumpism … the Historical Role of Myths City Watch CORRUPTION WATCH-As one of my favorite actors-celebrities, the former Marky Mark, says, “Food, water, Internet, we need it to live.” Ah, yes, the Internet. In addition …

» Dealmaking comes back after Trump slump – Financial Times
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Financial Times Dealmaking comes back after Trump slump Financial Times A flurry of so-called megadeals valued at more than $10bn in the third quarter boosted worldwide deal volumes to $2.4tn, an increase of 2 per cent from the same time…

» Yes, ‘Will & Grace’ Went After Trump In Its First Episode In 11 Years
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“OMG THE CHEETO BAG I AM CRYING.”

» Trump’s Tax Plan Is An Act Of Political Domination By The Rich
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But at least we don’t have to pretend it isn’t.

» Trump cabinet member Tom Price, caught up in corruption scandal, wishes he had this tweet back
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Donald Trump’s Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price has been caught up in a financial corruption scandal for the ages. He’s been running up a four hundred thousand dollar tab for taxpayers by needlessly chartering pl…

» North Korean companies ordered to close in China – Financial Times
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Financial Times North Korean companies ordered to close in China Financial Times One Chinese businessman who runs a joint venture in Pyongyang told the Financial Times he would wait out the 120 days to see what the “specific situation” w…

» US election: Twitter blasted for inaction over Russia-linked accounts – FRANCE 24
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FRANCE 24 US election : Twitter blasted for inaction over Russia -linked accounts FRANCE 24 The company said in a blog post that it found 22 accounts corresponding to about 450 Facebook accounts that were likely operated out of Russia an…

» Rudy Giuliani – Google News: President Donald J. Trump Announces Key Additions to his Administration – The White House (blog)
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President Donald J. Trump Announces Key Additions to his Administration The White House (blog) Ms. Kelly’s logistical and operations experience is wide and varied; among her accomplishments, she oversaw the Millennium celebration in NYC …

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» Trump’s Deadly Narcissism – New York Times
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New York Times Trump’s Deadly Narcissism New York Times According to a new Quinnipiac poll, a majority of Americans believe that Donald Trump is unfit to be president. That’s pretty remarkable. But you have to wonder how much higher the …

» This is what will finish Donald Trump off
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Up to this point Donald Trump’s presidency has largely been defined by the illegitimacy of his victory, the specter of his Russia scandal, the series of constitutional crises he’s engineered, and his own uniquely controversial nature. If…

» The Monumental Obsession of Bulgaria’s Russophiles – StopFake.org
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StopFake.org The Monumental Obsession of Bulgaria’s Russophiles StopFake.org Leonid Reshetnikov, someone Malinov calls his friend, was known for his “extremely hawkish” views in his previous job at the SVR, Russia’s foreign intelligence …

» Putin complains of growing pressure on Russian media outlets, warns of tit-for-tat measures – The Straits Times
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The Straits Times Putin complains of growing pressure on Russian media outlets, warns of tit-for-tat measures The Straits Times Twitter, whose executives testified before US lawmakers on Thursday, has suspended about 200 Russian-linked a…

» Trump Is No-Show For FBI Director Chris Wray’s Installation – NPR
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NPR Trump Is No-Show For FBI Director Chris Wray’s Installation NPR Chris Wray has been working as the new FBI director since he was confirmed by the Senate in August. Wray was picked by President Trump to succeed James Comey, who Trump …

» ‘This Is Bad for America, But Great for Us’ – POLITICO Magazine
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POLITICO Magazine Politico ‘This Is Bad for America, But Great for Us’ POLITICO Magazine Politico But since Donald Trump’s election he has evolved into something much bigger than just a sports bro with an unlimited supply of attitude. In…

» US Tensions With North Korea, Iran: Charlie Rose – Bloomberg
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Bloomberg US Tensions With North Korea, Iran: Charlie Rose Bloomberg Tensions continued to escalate this week between President Trump and his counterparts in both North Korea and Iran. We are joined by Nick Burns of Harvard’s Kennedy Sch…

» Trump to unleash more global arms sales – Politico
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Politico Trump to unleash more global arms sales Politico President Donald Trump is preparing to ease some restrictions on U.S. weapons sales overseas, sparking concerns about further flooding the international market with high-tech weap…

» ICE Arrests Nearly 500 In Massive Crackdown On Sanctuary Cities
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Officials vowed to “dedicate more resources to conduct at-large arrests in these communities.”

» ‘Art of the Deal’ Ghostwriter: Trump is ‘Deeply Disturbed’ and ‘Utterly Untrustworthy’ – Newsweek
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Newsweek ‘Art of the Deal’ Ghostwriter: Trump is ‘Deeply Disturbed’ and ‘Utterly Untrustworthy’ Newsweek Tony Schwartz, who spent 18 months shadowing the businessman in the 1980s, offered his opinion on Trump’s fitness for office ahead o…

» Russian broadcaster defends ad campaigns purchase decisions on Twitter during US elections – Firstpost
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Firstpost Russian broadcaster defends ad campaigns purchase decisions on Twitter during US elections Firstpost Twitter, whose executives testified before US lawmakers on Thursday, has suspended about 200 Russian -linked accounts as it pr…

» America’s new world order is dead – The Japan Times
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The Japan Times America’s new world order is dead The Japan Times The U.S. sought to deepen diplomatic ties with Boris Yeltsin’s Russia and to encourage democratic and free-market reforms there, even as it hedged against potential Russia…

» Spanish police arrest Estonian head of Russian mafia group – Baltic Times
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Spanish police arrest Estonian head of Russian mafia group Baltic Times TALLINN – Spanish police in the framework of an anti- Russian mafia operation in Costa del Sol on Tuesday searched the Marbella municipal stadium and four companies …

» What We Do And Don’t Know So Far About Russian Trolls’ Facebook Ad Buys – TPM
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TPM What We Do And Don’t Know So Far About Russian Trolls’ Facebook Ad Buys TPM The Facebook group was named “Being Patriotic,” and promoted at least four pro- Trump or anti-Clinton rallies, as well as flash mob events in the…

» Donald Trump May Have Done a Lot More Than Just Take a Photo With the President of Azerbaijan – Mother Jones
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Mother Jones Donald Trump May Have Done a Lot More Than Just Take a Photo With the President of Azerbaijan Mother Jones Trump partnered with the Agalarovs on the 2013 Miss Universe contest near Moscow and on a deal to build a Trump tower…

» Russian intelligence would have seen Paul Manafort as the perfect mark – Washington Post
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Washington Post Russian intelligence would have seen Paul Manafort as the perfect mark Washington Post Before getting himself onto the Trump team, Manafort made a living as an influence broker, a sort of foreign lobbyist whose connection…

» Friday’s Morning Email: Hope Is Fading In Puerto Rico Over The Government Response
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“We’re running out of potable water. Out of food.”

» Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation team loses 2nd FBI veteran, Lisa Page, after losing Peter Strzok earlier
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peter strzok – Google Search Thursday September 28th, 2017 at 7:53 PM Peter Strzok – Google News 1 Share Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation team loses 2nd FBI veteran ABC News–1 hour ago Peter Strzok had been t…

» Justice Department, FBI resist lawmaker demands for ‘Trump dossier’ files: officials – Reuters
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Justice Department, FBI resist lawmaker demands for ‘ Trump dossier’ files: officials Reuters WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. Justice Department and the FBI are resisting demands from a Republican lawmaker to hand over documents about a …

» The Republican Casualties of Trumpism – The New Yorker
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The New Yorker The Republican Casualties of Trumpism The New Yorker Why is Trump so hostile to the leaders of his own party? Ryan Lizza joins Dorothy Wickenden to discuss how Mitch McConnell and Paul Ryan have become among the most revil…

» Rudy Giuliani – Google News: I’m a Female Pornographer and I’m Sad Hugh Hefner Is Dead – VICE en_us
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VICE en_us I’m a Female Pornographer and I’m Sad Hugh Hefner Is Dead VICE en_us After Mayor Rudy Giuliani dug up the ancient decree in the 90s to coincide with his “Broken Windows” policing, some clubs were so scared that bounc…

» Jared Kushner’s Lawyer Forwarded An Email From The Senate Intelligence Committee To An Internet Prankster – BuzzFeed News
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BuzzFeed News Jared Kushner’s Lawyer Forwarded An Email From The Senate Intelligence Committee To An Internet Prankster BuzzFeed News Jared Kushner’s lawyer Abbe Lowell appears to have inadvertently sent a letter from the Senate Intellig…

» Is This The Man The World Wants Solving Middle East Peace?
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He accidentally listed himself as a woman on his voter registration form.

» The Trump-Russia Probe Made Things A Bit Awkward As The FBI Welcomed The New Boss
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FBI Director Christopher Wray, who replaced fired former Director James Comey, said the bureau must embrace change.

» The Trump-Russia Probe Made Things A Bit Awkward As The FBI Welcomed The New Boss – HuffPost
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HuffPost The Trump – Russia Probe Made Things A Bit Awkward As The FBI Welcomed The New Boss HuffPost President Donald Trump unceremoniously fired Comey in May, about two months after the former FBI chief confirmed that the bureau was in…

» Senate approves Huntsman as Russia ambassador – The Hill (blog)
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The Hill (blog) Senate approves Huntsman as Russia ambassador The Hill (blog) Huntsman, a former presidential candidate , also won praise from Democrats, including Sen. Ben Cardin · Benjamin (Ben) Louis Cardin Trump officials brie…

» Clapper: When I briefed Trump, he accepted DNC hacker wasn’t 400-pound man – The Hill
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The Hill Clapper: When I briefed Trump , he accepted DNC hacker wasn’t 400-pound man The Hill Clapper was referring to comments about election hacking made by Trump during a July press conference with Polish President Andrzej Duda. “…

» Twitter finds 201 accounts linked to Russian efforts to influence the 2016 election – Los Angeles Times
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Los Angeles Times Twitter finds 201 accounts linked to Russian efforts to influence the 2016 election Los Angeles Times Like Facebook, Twitter has given its information to special counsel Robert S. Mueller III, who is leading a criminal …

» Senator: Twitter’s actions on Russia-linked accounts lacking – Boston Herald
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Boston Herald Senator: Twitter’s actions on Russia-linked accounts lacking Boston Herald FILE- This April 26, 2017, file photo shows the Twitter app on a mobile phone in Philadelphia. Social media giant Twitter will visit Capitol Hill Se…

» Senate unanimously approves Huntsman as ambassador to Russia – Washington Examiner
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Salt Lake Tribune Senate unanimously approves Huntsman as ambassador to Russia Washington Examiner And Russian interference in the 2016 elections led to a diplomatic feud that has seen Putin slash the number of American personnel operati…

» One of the people named in the Trump-Russia dossier has flipped on Donald Trump
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As various claims in former MI6 agent Christopher Steele’s infamous Trump-Russia dossier continue to be proven correct, with nothing in the dossier having yet been disproven, the mainstream media has a lot of explaining to do. The …

» Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation team loses 2nd FBI veteran – ABC News
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Politico Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation team loses 2nd FBI veteran ABC News Special counsel Robert Mueller has now lost a second official that he brought in from the FBI to help investigate Russia’s alleged meddling in last year’s…

» Mike Pence sent his lawyer to meet with Robert Mueller over the Russia investigation – Business Insider
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Business Insider Mike Pence sent his lawyer to meet with Robert Mueller over the Russia investigation Business Insider The Russia probe has largely focused on three key individuals since Mueller took over the inquiry in May: Paul Manafor…

» 6:41 PM 9/28/2017 – Mike Nova’s Shared NewsLinks: Twitter briefs US congressional investigators probing alleged Russia role in election – Reuters | Wray installed as FBI director, replaces fired Comey – Akron Beacon Journal
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Mike Nova’s Shared NewsLinks Twitter briefs US congressional investigators probing alleged Russia role in election – Reuters Wray installed as FBI director, replaces fired Comey – Akron Beacon Journal Twitter briefs US …

» Donald Trump tries to convince us that Puerto Rico officials are lying
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Based on his track record alone, it’s fair to assume that Donald Trump is lying about his administration’s response to the post-hurricane crisis in Puerto Rico. All you have to do is take a look at his inexcusably slow respon…

» Law Trump Hated Could Ensnare Manafort – NBCNews.com
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NBCNews.com Law Trump Hated Could Ensnare Manafort NBCNews.com Two of the top prosecutors on Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s teams, which is investigating the Trump campaign’s ties to Russia, have significant FCPA experience — Andrew We…

» Senator Berates Twitter Over ‘Inadequate’ Inquiry Into Russian Meddling – New York Times
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New York Times Senator Berates Twitter Over ‘Inadequate’ Inquiry Into Russian Meddling New York Times WASHINGTON — A key senator investigating Russia’s interference in the 2016 election sharply criticized Twitter on Thursday for failing …

» Russian TV network spent nearly $300000 on tweets aimed at US market in election – Idaho Statesman
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Russian TV network spent nearly $300000 on tweets aimed at US market in election Idaho Statesman Russia Today, the Kremlin-backed television network, spent $274,000 on more than 1,800 tweets on Twitter’s network that “definitely or poten…

» The next level of Resistance against Donald Trump
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Shock : Shock was the initial reaction to November 8. Many of us felt a sense of loss. While we knew it was a remote possibility, the reality of a Donald Trump presidency brought many of us to our knees. Shock comes from a feeling of dis…

» Twitter suspends Russia-linked accounts, but US senator says response inadequate – Reuters
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Phys.Org Twitter suspends Russia -linked accounts, but US senator says response inadequate Reuters WASHINGTON/SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Twitter (TWTR.N) said on Thursday it had suspended about 200 Russian -linked accounts as it probes on…

» Intelligence Experts Say Cyber-Thieves, Nation-State Hackers Teaming Up – eWeek
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6:47 AM 9/30/2017 – Trump Supporters Share Fake Snap Of NFL Player Burning The Flag

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Trump Supporters Share Fake Snap Of NFL Player Burning The Flag

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Did Russia fake black activism on Facebook to sow division in the US? – The Guardian

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Did Russia fake black activism on Facebook to sow division in the US?
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Experts in Russian history and US civil rights said the while the Blacktivist accounts may not have been directly linked to the US election, they are consistent with what would be expected from an propaganda campaign directed from Moscow intended to …

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Trump Said His Administration Runs Like A ‘Fine-Tuned Machine.’ The Track Record Suggests Otherwise.

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The shocking number of high profile departures call into question Trump’s boasts of hiring only the “best people.”

Former US congressman Anthony Weiner sentenced in sexting scandal – Washington Post

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Disgraced former U.S. congressman Anthony Weiner, whose exchange of illicit messages with a teenager wound up playing a role in the 2016 presidential election, was sentenced Monday to 21 months in prison, authorities said. washingtonpost.com/national.
Former Queens Rep. Anthony Weiner Sentenced to 21 Months in Prison for Sexting with Teen GirlThe Forum Newsgroup

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Health Secretary Tom Price resigns under fire — but other Cabinet members are still taking costly private flights – Los Angeles Times

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Health Secretary Tom Price resigns under fire — but other Cabinet members are still taking costly private flights
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Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price resigned Friday in the midst of an expanding controversy over charging taxpayers hundreds of thousands of dollars for flights on private air charters. His departure was announced in a terse … Until Friday 
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Trump Said His Administration Runs Like A ‘Fine-Tuned Machine.’ The Track Record Suggests Otherwise. – HuffPost

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But many members of the team Trump assembled have shown few of those qualities, and the president has not been the manager he advertised himself as. In just eight months in office, the president has had to part ways with a shockingly high number of top …
Trump’s breaking point with PricePolitico
Under pressure from Trump, Price resigns as health secretary over private plane uproarReuters
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Officials Expressed Concerns White House Counsel Would Quit Over Donald Trump-Jared Kushner Meetings – Wall Street Journal (subscription)

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WASHINGTON—White House Counsel Don McGahn this summer was so frustrated about the lack of protocols surrounding meetings between President Donald Trump and Jared Kushner, his son-in-law whose activities are under scrutiny in the Russia probe, …

3800 Gang Suspects Charged in US-Central American Six-month Roundup – Voice of America

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3800 Gang Suspects Charged in US-Central American Six-month Roundup
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U.S. and Central American law enforcement authorities announced Friday that they have charged more than 3,800 members of the MS-13 and 18th Street gangs in coordinated law enforcement action since March. The charges, announced in Miami by acting …
Top MS-13 Leader Warns Gang Not to Wear Nike Cortez Shoes As …Newsweek
3800 gang members charged in US, Central America in joint operationLocal 10
Officials praise large gang roundups in US, Central AmericaMinneapolis Star Tribune
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Google Is Said to Investigate Russia Meddling in US Election – Bloomberg

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Google Is Said to Investigate Russia Meddling in US Election
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Alphabet Inc.’s Google has begun an internal probe on whether Russia-linked actors used its advertising and services to influence last year’s U.S. presidential election, according to a person familiar with the matter. Facebook Inc. and Twitter Inc 
Twitter reveals Russia-backed ads ahead of US electionThe Nation
Google reportedly probing possible Russian meddling in electionCNET
Russia’s RT dismisses US election probe Twitter ads revelationRappler
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