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After a year of largely denying it, even while throwing in the occasional wink, the Russian government is now finally admitting that it rigged the United States presidential election in Donald Trump’s favor. It’s not saying so in exact words. Instead it’s acknowledging through a state-controlled media outlet that it arrested one of its own intel officers for admitting to the U.S. that Russia rigged the election. Rachel Maddow broke this news on her show, but left it an open question as to why Russia is choosing now. I have some thoughts on that.

Keep in mind that just yesterday, Russian President Vladimir Putin announced that he’s “running” for reelection in early 2018 after all. I’m putting “running” in quotes because he’ll rig this election like he always does, and he’ll win automatically. But this announcement is something of a surprise, because just a week ago, someone planted a series of stories in major European newspapers which claimed Putin was considering retiring. These stories had to have been planted by the Russian oligarchs as a warning to Putin: get your act together on this nonsense with Trump and sanctions, or we will put you out of business.

To be clear, even though Putin has total control over his puppet Trump, there is nothing that Putin can do to get Trump to lift U.S. sanctions on Russia. Both political parties are intent on increasing those sanctions, in retaliation for Putin’s decision to rig the election for Trump. There is only one possible way Putin can get those sanctions lifted, even though it may be a long shot, and he’s savvy enough to know it.

The United States will continue to take a defensive and punitive position toward Russia as long as Donald Trump illegitimately remains in power. If Trump is gone, and Russia begins to atone for its sins, then maybe those sanctions get incrementally walked back as a way of encouraging future good behavior. I’m not saying Putin is preparing to oust Trump in the hope of keeping his oligarchs happy. I’m just saying I think he’s testing the waters for ousting Trump by admitting today that he rigged the election. Watch Putin’s next move carefully.

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According to the whistle-blower, Copson said, “This is the start of something I have been working on for years. Mike has been putting everything in place for us.” Copson allegedly turned his phone around when he received the text, displaying the message from Flynn that the project was “good to go.” This would mean that Flynn’s first action for the new president was to let his former business partners know that their plan to build nuclear reactors with Russian partners was on.

Think about this for a moment. By this time, Flynn and everyone else in the country was aware that Russia had interfered in the election and that there was serious suspicion surrounding the Trump campaign’s and transition team’s dealings with Russian actors. They knew about the “Steele dossier” because it had been written up in Mother Jones before the election, and Trump himself had been briefed on it by FBI Director James Comey. If what this whistle-blower says is true, Flynn was even more reckless than we knew.

This news is especially damning since we already know that Flynn failed to disclose trips to the Middle East on behalf of ACU when he filed his security clearance renewal application in 2016. It means that his memory was sharp enough to call his friend even before Trump had finished his speech, but not good enough to remember to put his dubious business activities on his disclosure forms. And Robert Mueller knew all about it.

Flynn has made the case in public that it’s important to engage in business deals with Russian interests because the United States needs the Russian government to help fight ISIS. It’s even possible that’s what he thought he was doing — along with lining up a fat payday. According to The Washington Post, Flynn pushed this plan relentlessly during his brief tenure in the White House as national security adviser and his staff kept pushing it even after he left, without really understanding why they were doing it, just knowing that Flynn insisted it was a high priority.

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Russia Takes a Step Toward the Post-Putin Era

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Russian President Vladimir Putin’s announcement that he would run for a fourth term as president was long predicted, though it seemed to some Russian observers (incorrectly) that he waited unusually long to make it. Less predictable is how the system Putin built will plan its perpetuation after his term ends in 2024, when he’s constitutionally barred from running again.

Putin’s third term has been his most important one, more momentous even than his first, in 2000-2004, which was marked by U.S. Republican-style economic reforms, a flat income tax, the harsh taming of the 1990s oligarchs and the recentralization of power. In 2012-2018, Putin abandoned any pretense of playing along with the U.S. and its European allies and sought to make it clear to the rest of the world that Pax Americana was ending. In that, he has been largely successful. He has, however, neglected the base on which his geopolitical achievements rest — his own Russia, the vast, still poor, increasingly cynical and potentially very angry nation that Putin may not quite represent, or even run, anymore.

Putin claims his biggest successes outside of Russia. He has held on to illegally annexed Crimea, and the Kremlin retained operational control over the mob-run, separatist “people’s republics” in eastern Ukraine, most recently through what looked like an engineered coup in one of them. Putin was held back from further territorial gains by cost considerations — it appears important to him to keep regular military casualties low while making proxies shoulder most of the burden — but his minimum goals, including instability in Ukraine, have been achieved. It’s obvious even to the most biased observers that, despite massive Western support, modern Ukraine is a corrupt mess that is hardly more European than when its people decided to break away from the Russian orbit at the beginning of Putin’s third term.

Despite U.S. resistance, Putin helped his Syrian ally, President Bashar al-Assad, win his civil war. At the end of 2017, it’s clear that if Assad is leaving at all, he’s not being toppled, the way the U.S. and its allies toppled Saddam Hussein and Muammar Qaddafi. Putin’s successful, resource-light intervention has redrawn the Middle Eastern relationship map, helping effectively rip Turkey out of the Western alliance and forcing even Saudi Arabia to seek a good working relationship with Moscow, which was solidified by an oil policy alliance.

Putin has also given hope to illiberal forces throughout Europe, which failed to win critical elections this year but which will remain useful allies. And, deservedly or not, Russia has been established in the Western elite’s mind as a hacking superpower, a different kind of tech force than the U.S. with its commercial internet behemoths. It’s a reputation Putin is looking to strengthen by embracing cryptocurrency technology as an alternative to the Western-dominated financial system.

All of this has cost Russia its place in the G-8 and its vague aspirations to membership in a greater Europe, stretching from Lisbon to Vladivostok. But it hasn’t made Russia a pariah to the rest of the world, most notably to China, which has benignly allowed Putin to shake the foundations of the Western-led global order. Putin’s third term will likely be remembered as the four years that made a multi-polar world if not a reality, then a possibility.

But as Putin’s skill was applied to geopolitics, he was an increasingly absent feudal lord at home. Gleb Pavlovsky, a Kremlin political operator during Putin’s early years in power, captured this feeling best in an interview with Echo Moskvy radio on Wednesday:

For the world, it’s Putin’s Russia. But inside, it’s no longer Putin’s, it’s already post-Putin, and all the main players in it try, so to say, to make their own moves, set up their own chessmen, build up a potential for the moment Putin is no longer there. Putin is just walking around trying to get in on this process. I don’t think it’s possible for him to own it anymore.

Indeed, if first- and second-term Putin was a competent micromanager, making all the important decisions and mediating every significant conflict, Putin now appears to have lost that ability.

One high-profile example is the ongoing trial of former economy minister Alexei Ulyukayev, against whom a close Putin associate, Igor Sechin, the head of state-owned oil giant Rosneft, organized a sting operation to accuse him of extorting a $2 million bribe. The trial has been open to the press, and the secretive Rosneft chief has suffered the indignity of being repeatedly summoned to appear and inventing excuses not to. This is the kind of conflict that, in earlier days, Putin wouldn’t have allowed to play out in the open — at least not for long.

Another example is the defiant independence of Ramzan Kadyrov, the Putin-installed head of Chechnya. His conspicuous wealth, violent suppression of opponents and insistence on conservative Islamic values in a secular state are an ongoing challenge to Moscow’s authority — but Kadyrov’s warlord reputation seems to keep the federal law enforcement apparatus at bay. Again, Putin hasn’t intervened.

Even the banishment of Russian officials from next year’s winter Olympics is indicative of Putin’s weakening leadership. Russian state propaganda outlets discuss it in terms of geopolitical retribution — but Putin could have staged a domestic clean-up and kicked out officials who had, at best, failed to out a doping conspiracy in Russian sports and at worst, participated in it. He could then have appealed to his old friend International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach for support. Yet no such clean-up has taken place, indicating Putin’s remoteness and relative indifference.

Throughout the third term, Putin also drifted on economic policy. Little was done to prepare Russia for an era of low oil prices. A modest agricultural boom which has turned the country into a top grain exporter is no substitute for the lost hydrocarbon revenues, and snail-paced economic growth based on a borrowing-fueled consumption surge isn’t enough to generate economic optimism. Putin has repeatedly shown a reluctance to promote any bold change that would show Russians a more hopeful future.

Though Putin remains by far Russia’s most popular politician, Russians have been apathetic about the March election. According to Levada Center’s latest poll, only 58 percent of voters intend to cast ballots. In 2012, 65.3 percent turned out, and polls at the same time in the electoral cycle indicated that more than two-thirds would cast votes. Alexei Navalny, the anti-corruption activist and Putin’s only serious opponent, won’t be allowed to run against him despite months of campaigning and mustering visible support in the Russian hinterland, especially among the young. He has promised to campaign actively for a boycott of the election.

The Soviet-style campaign announcement on Wednesday — during a visit to a truck factory in Nizhny Novgorod, where a worker asked him a “spontaneous” question about the election — is evidence of the Kremlin’s lack of ideas, characteristic of its domestic policy during Putin’s third term. Putin’s legitimacy after his inevitable win will be the lowest of his reign, spurring an ever more active battle for succession, in which new players are likely to start emerging as soon as Putin is re-enthroned.

Putin has cast Russia in the role of the world’s biggest geopolitical disruptor. But its current performance is unsustainable without coherent, successful domestic policies. Putin has presided over, indeed enabled, a corrupt, inefficiently run country where people — including those in the top echelons of business and power — just fend for themselves as best they can. The question of what kind of future Russia might have will arise after Putin’s re-election, and Putin won’t necessarily have much say in it.

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Why the Kremlin is suddenly admitting that it rigged the election in Donald Trumps favor

After a year of largely denying it, even while throwing in the occasional wink, the Russian government is now finally admitting that it rigged the United States presidential election in Donald Trump’s favor. It’s not saying so in exact words. Instead it’s acknowledging through a state-controlled media outlet that it arrested one of its own intel officers for admitting to the U.S. that Russia rigged the election. Rachel Maddow broke this news on her show, but left it an open question as to why Russia is choosing now. I have some thoughts on that.

Keep in mind that just yesterday, Russian President Vladimir Putin announced that he’s “running” for reelection in early 2018 after all. I’m putting “running” in quotes because he’ll rig this election like he always does, and he’ll win automatically. But this announcement is something of a surprise, because just a week ago, someone planted a series of stories in major European newspapers which claimed Putin was considering retiring. These stories had to have been planted by the Russian oligarchs as a warning to Putin: get your act together on this nonsense with Trump and sanctions, or we will put you out of business.

To be clear, even though Putin has total control over his puppet Trump, there is nothing that Putin can do to get Trump to lift U.S. sanctions on Russia. Both political parties are intent on increasing those sanctions, in retaliation for Putin’s decision to rig the election for Trump. There is only one possible way Putin can get those sanctions lifted, even though it may be a long shot, and he’s savvy enough to know it.

The United States will continue to take a defensive and punitive position toward Russia as long as Donald Trump illegitimately remains in power. If Trump is gone, and Russia begins to atone for its sins, then maybe those sanctions get incrementally walked back as a way of encouraging future good behavior. I’m not saying Putin is preparing to oust Trump in the hope of keeping his oligarchs happy. I’m just saying I think he’s testing the waters for ousting Trump by admitting today that he rigged the election. Watch Putin’s next move carefully.

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Yale psychiatrist calls for Trump’s formal assessment – New Europe

Yale psychiatrist calls for Trump’s formal assessment
New Europe
While it is politically incorrect to reduce criticism to a psychological evaluation, a Yale psychiatrist is daring to articulate a concern over the mental stability of the US President, Donald Trump. In a letter to the New York Times on Friday, Dr 

Is Donald Trump’s mental health becoming dangerous? Medical experts weigh in. – NBCNews.com


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Is Donald Trump’s mental health becoming dangerous? Medical experts weigh in.
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This is not because he is an unusual person his presentation is almost typical for a forensic psychiatrist like myself whose patients are mostly violence offenders but it is highly unusual to find such a person in the office of presidency. For 

DOJ: Releasing James Comey memos would ‘impair’ Russia probe – WBIR-TV


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DOJ: Releasing James Comey memos would ‘impair’ Russia probe
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Several media organizations, including USA TODAY’s parent company Gannett, are suing the government for release of the documents, including Trump’s alleged requests for Comey’s personal “loyalty” and to drop his investigation into former national 
James Comey, Sally Yates and Eric Holder defend FBI after Trump’s Twitter attackWashington Post
FBI agents and James Comey fire back after Trump called their integrity into questionBusiness Insider
Hillary Clinton Received ‘Break After Break From the FBI,’ Say House RepublicansNewsweek
Washington Free Beacon –The Hill –Twitter –Axios
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The Strange Tale of Peter Strzok – The Atlantic


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The Strange Tale of Peter Strzok
The Atlantic
Nationwide, law enforcement tends to lean right, and during the campaign, Trump adviser Rudy Giuliani acknowledged receiving secrets from FBI insiders. While the Justice Department has a clear code of ethics, it does not preclude employees from holding 

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Russian President Vladimir Putin ‘Deeply Concerned’ At US Jerusalem Move – NDTV


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Russian President Vladimir Putin ‘Deeply Concerned’ At US Jerusalem Move
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Russian President Vladimir Putin ‘Deeply Concerned’ At US Jerusalem Move. V;adimir Putin has called for the Palestinians and Israel to “hold back” and renew negotiations (File). Moscow: Russian president Vladimir Putin is “deeply concerned” by Donald 
Erdogan, Putin say US decision on Jerusalem will have negative impact on region – sourcesReuters UK

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Bitcoins soar to heavens in value, but leave a staggering toll on earthly environment

The jump in value of bitcoins has been nothing short of precipitous: A bitcoin that started 2017 worth $1,023 was trading at $16,999 at 2 p.m. Thursday. The currency has … Click to Continue »
Most Americans say senior Trump officials probably had ‘improper’ contact with Russia – CNBC


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Most Americans say senior Trump officials probably had ‘improper’ contact with Russia
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… believe that senior Trump officials probably had improper contact with Russia during the 2016 presidential election, according to a new poll conducted by the Pew Research Center. The results are skewed along partisan lines. About a quarter of 

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Paul Manafort’s Lawyer Says A Ban On Ghostwriting Op-Eds With Russians Would Be Unconstitutional – HuffPost


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Paul Manafort’s Lawyer Says A Ban On Ghostwriting Op-Eds With Russians Would Be Unconstitutional
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… argued Thursday that ghostwriting an op-ed with a business partner linked to Russian intelligence doesn’t violate a court order, and that in fact, a ban on such activity would be unconstitutional. Prosecutors working for Special Counsel Robert 
The Op-Ed Paul Manafort Allegedly Tried to Have Planted Is Comically Worshipful of Paul ManafortSlate Magazine
Paul Manafort’s draft op-ed is what collusion with Russia might look likeWashington Post
Paul Manafort: I Did Not Violate Gag Order By Weighing In On Op-Ed About MeTPM
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Wray: FBI could reopen Clinton investigation after independent review – WJLA


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Wray: FBI could reopen Clinton investigation after independent review
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WASHINGTON (Sinclair Broadcast Group) FBI Director Christopher Wray appeared for the first time in front of the House Judiciary Committee on Thursday where the FBI’s handling of the Hillary Clinton email investigation was still fresh in the minds of 

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How Trump Has Flip-Flopped on Intelligence Agencies – New York Times


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How Trump Has Flip-Flopped on Intelligence Agencies
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WASHINGTON President Trump’s harsh criticism of the F.B.I. elicited a rare and impassioned defense on Thursday from its director, Christopher A. Wray, even as he noted no shortage of opinions out there about the bureau. Mr. Wray’s comments to the 
FBI Director Faces LawmakersNPR
GOP Lawmakers Endorse Trump’s Claim Of FBI’s Reputation Being ‘In Tatters’TPM

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The FBI just gave Donald Trump and his advisers a whole new reason to be paranoid toward each other

Since the first arrests began in Donald Trump’s Russia scandal, we’ve seen scattered reports in the media about Trump’s various advisers becoming increasingly paranoid toward each other. Who’s already cut a deal? Who’s wearing a wire? Who can they still trust? This kind of chaos leads to dysfunction, and it may drive some of them to cut plea deals all the more quickly. Now the FBI has just given Trump’s people a whole new reason to be paranoid.

FBI Director Christopher Wray testified before Congress today, as he does from time to time. Very little useful information came out of it. The Democrats on the committee don’t want to taint the FBI’s Trump-Russia investigation, now that it’s in the hands of Robert Mueller. The Republicans on the committee tried to use today’s hearings to spin yet more imaginary controversies about Hillary Clinton. But there was one useful moment in which Wray acknowledged the FBI is using FISA eavesdropping warrants in the Trump-Russia investigation.

This is not necessarily news. It’s long been known that there were multiple FISA warrants against Paul Manafort for a prolonged stretch of time before his arrest. Wray is probably just referring to that. Even if there are new FISA warrants in place against other Trump-Russia players, the FBI wouldn’t be admitting to it. But that doesn’t change the fact that today’s headlines will read something along the lines of “FBI Director confirms FISA warrants are being used in Trump-Russia scandal.”

That’s going to cause Donald Trump’s White House advisers to stop and ask themselves just what other FISA warrants might be underway. Has their colleague’s phone been tapped? Has their own phone been tapped? This is how paranoia sets in. Even though the FBI was probably just talking about Manafort today, Trump’s people have no way of knowing that for sure. If anything they’ll begin acting even more paranoid toward each other, as the walls cave in on them all.

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Mikhail Lesin’s death swung attention to Russia after Obama’s intelligence fiasco – Washington Times

Mikhail Lesin’s death swung attention to Russia after Obama’s intelligence fiasco
Washington Times
How exactly did the corpse of Mikhail Lesin, Moscow’s most influential media magnate and the founder of the Kremlin-backed global satellite TV network Russia Today, or RT, wind up in a Washington hotel room just a mile from the White House almost

FBI director defends bureau’s integrity as critics question handling of Trump, Clinton probes – Washington Post


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FBI director defends bureau’s integrity as critics question handling of Trump, Clinton probes
Washington Post
FBI Director Christopher A. Wray defended the agency’s integrity Thursday, telling skeptical Republican lawmakers that its agents are decent people committed to the highest principles of integrity and respect.” Wray was asked at the House Judiciary
FBI Director Christopher Wray defends agency after Trump’s attacksCNN
FBI Director Wray grilled by Republicans over ‘bias’ concerns in Russia, Clinton email casesFox News
FBI Director Christopher Wray defends bureau amid turbulence over Russia investigationLos Angeles Times
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White House: ‘There’s Nothing’ to Trump’s Speech – U.S. News & World Report


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White House: ‘There’s Nothing’ to Trump’s Speech
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The White House is putting to bed claims that the president suffered from a medical issue. By Megan Trimble, Associate Editor, Social Media |Dec. 7, 2017, at 10:37 a.m.. White House: ‘There’s Nothing’ to Trump’s Speech. Share. ×. Share on Facebook 
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Al Franken Resigns
FBI Chief Defends Bureau Against Trump’s Attacks – Mother Jones
FBI director rebukes Trump, says the FBI’s reputation isn’t ‘in tatters’ and ‘worst in history’ – Business Insider
Russia China alliance: Putin meets Chinese military muscle amid war drills show of force – Express.co.uk
Why the FBI director walked a tightrope on the Steele dossier – Washington Examiner
The Guardian view on Trump and Jerusalem: undiplomatic diplomacy | Editorial
Center for America Progress Report: Trump and Associates Could Be Prosecuted Under Racketeering Laws – eNews Park Forest
The Latest: FBI director defends agency amid Trump criticism – KUTV 2News
WATCH: FBI director Christopher Wray testifies before House committee – New York Daily News
Lawmakers press FBI on alleged bias in Clinton, Trump cases – Reuters
FBI Director Defends Bureau’s ‘Brave Men And Women’ After Trump Twitter Attack
‘Worst password offenders’ of 2017 include Trump, Republican Party – Metro US
FBI director counters Trump’s attacks on his agency – WTOP
Late-night hosts on Trump’s Israel decision: ‘Peace talks roasting on an open fire’
Russia-NATO Cold War Leads Finland to Build Military 100 Years After Independence – Newsweek
President Trump’s Mental Health Is Deteriorating Amid Mueller Investigation, ‘Morning Joe’ Claims – Newsweek
The 7 facts (and 27 footnotes) that prove the Trump campaign colluded with Moscow – Macleans.ca
Trump Jr ‘had amnesia during testimony’ says US lawmaker – BBC News
The Latest: Director refutes Trump on FBI’s reputation – Bryan-College Station Eagle
FBI director defends agency amid Trump criticism – ABC News
Russia-Trump: FBI chief Wray defends agency – BBC News
Donald Trump Jr sold out Donald Trump yesterday, and it wasnt by accident
Lavrov: US pressure on Russian diplomats and media is unacceptable – Reuters
Argentine judge issues arrest warrant for Cristina Kirchner over terror attack cover-up – Telegraph.co.uk

 

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“Jesus reached out to those on the margins of society. He did not build walls.”
Al Franken Resigns

The Minnesota senator has faced multiple accusations of sexual harassment.
FBI Chief Defends Bureau Against Trump’s Attacks – Mother Jones
 


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FBI Chief Defends Bureau Against Trump’s Attacks
Mother Jones
FBI Director Christopher Wray defended the bureau on Thursday against President Donald Trump’s recent attacks, saying that its agents are working hard to stop child predators and spies from Russia, among other wrongdoers. Those references perhaps 
Full of decent people: Trump’s FBI director strikes back against the president’s attacksVox
Director refutes Trump on FBI’s reputationWRBL
The FBI Director Is Pushing Back Against Trump’s Claim That Its Reputation Is “In Tatters”BuzzFeed News
TPM –New York Daily News –Independent Journal Review
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FBI director rebukes Trump, says the FBI’s reputation isn’t ‘in tatters’ and ‘worst in history’ – Business Insider
 


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FBI director rebukes Trump, says the FBI’s reputation isn’t ‘in tatters’ and ‘worst in history’
Business Insider
“Hard-charging, high integrity people. People like the hostage rescue team and SWAT teams that we send out into all sorts ofdanger with almost no notice.” He added that he sees an agency that is “respected and appreciated” by their foreign and 
FBI director warns Trump: Agency is fighting spies from Russia while you tear us downShareblue Mediaall 117 news articles »

Russia China alliance: Putin meets Chinese military muscle amid war drills show of force – Express.co.uk
 


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Russia China alliance: Putin meets Chinese military muscle amid war drills show of force
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The operation has been condemned by Kim Jong-un’s North Korean regime, which claims the huge US military presence is pushing the region towards the brink of war. A statement from Kim’s state media service said: “What matters is the fact that the drill 
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Why the FBI director walked a tightrope on the Steele dossier – Washington Examiner
 


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Why the FBI director walked a tightrope on the Steele dossier
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Testifying on Capitol Hill on Thursday, FBI Director Christopher Wray walked a tightrope on the so-called “Steele dossier.” Compiled by Christopher Steele, a highly respected former member of Britain’s Secret Intelligence Service (the SIS is Britain’s and more »

The Guardian view on Trump and Jerusalem: undiplomatic diplomacy | Editorial

Donald Trump used to brag that he would bring his dealmaking skills to the worlds most intractable problems. Instead he has folded without a card being dealtThirty years ago this weekend the first intifada began in a Gaza refugee camp, when an Israeli army lorry collided with a civilian car, killing four Palestinians. The uprising spread like wildfire and burned for six years. It was a popular expression of frustration over 20 years of occupation that took both the Israelis and the Palestinian leadership, at the time in exile in Tunisia, by complete surprise. This week Donald Trump drove a truck into the most sensitive of Palestinian grievances: the status of Jerusalem. Days of rage have been called. Years of fury may follow.Continue reading…
Center for America Progress Report: Trump and Associates Could Be Prosecuted Under Racketeering Laws – eNews Park Forest
 

Center for America Progress Report: Trump and Associates Could Be Prosecuted Under Racketeering Laws
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Few issues in Washington have generated more heat and less light than the idea that the actions of President Donald Trump, his campaign associates, and his businesses could be prosecuted as part of an ongoing criminal conspiracy under theRacketeer  

The Latest: FBI director defends agency amid Trump criticism – KUTV 2News
 


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The Latest: FBI director defends agency amid Trump criticism
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Christopher Wray faces a tough test four months into his leadership of the FBI: He must defend America’s top law enforcement agency against blistering attacks from President Donald Trump without putting his own job at risk. The competing pressures Wray and more »

WATCH: FBI director Christopher Wray testifies before House committee – New York Daily News
 


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WATCH: FBI director Christopher Wray testifies before House committee
New York Daily News
The FBI that I see is people decent people committed to professionalism and respect. The FBI that I see is respected and appreciated by our partners in federal, state, and local law enforcement, in the intelligence community, by our foreign 
A tale of 3 Trump-Russia ‘smoking guns’ in 36 hoursWashington Post
The 10 Events You Need To Know To Understand The Michael Flynn StoryNPR
Anti-Trump bias exposed in Mueller probeFox News
PoliticusUSA
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Lawmakers press FBI on alleged bias in Clinton, Trump cases – Reuters
 


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Lawmakers press FBI on alleged bias in Clinton, Trump cases
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Their criticism comes as Special Counsel Robert Mueller has charged four people from Trump’s inner circle since October as part of an investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 U.S. presidential election. Republicans had been frustrated with Comey 
FBI Director Christopher Wray defends bureau amid turbulence over Russia investigationLos Angeles Times
FBI chief Chris Wray defends bureau after Trump says its reputation is ‘in tatters’KSDK
FBI director defends FBI after Trump’s attacks on agencyNewton Kansanall 83 news articles »

FBI Director Defends Bureau’s ‘Brave Men And Women’ After Trump Twitter Attack

“There is no finer institution than the FBI, Director Chris Wray told Congress.
‘Worst password offenders’ of 2017 include Trump, Republican Party – Metro US
 


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‘Worst password offenders’ of 2017 include Trump, Republican Party
Metro US
For starters, a January investigation by UK outlet Channel 4 News exposed that many of the top staff members Trump handpicked, including multiple cabinet secretaries, senior policy directors even cybersecurity advisor Rudy Giuliani were reusing 
Donald Trump, Equifax Top Dashlane’s “Worst Password Offenders” of 2017Markets Insiderall 2 news articles »

FBI director counters Trump’s attacks on his agency – WTOP
 


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FBI director counters Trump’s attacks on his agency
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Jerrold Nadler of New York, top Democrat on the House Judiciary panel, predicted Trump’s attacks on the FBI will only grow louder as Mueller continues investigating. Your responsibility is not only to defend the bureau but to push back against the 
FBI director defends FBI after Trump’s attacks on agencyBoston Herald
Goodlatte Raises ‘Questions Regarding the FBI’s Impartiality’; Wants Documents on FISA Warrants, TrumpDossierCNSNews.comall 100 news articles »

Late-night hosts on Trump’s Israel decision: ‘Peace talks roasting on an open fire’

Comics, including Stephen Colbert and Samantha Bee, discussed Trumps Middle East meddling and the journalists outed as alleged sexual predatorsLate-night hosts discussed Donald Trumps controversial decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel as well as the increasing number of journalists being accused of sexual misconduct.

Related: Late-night hosts on Trump’s ‘morally degenerate’ support of Roy Moore

Trump announces that the U.S. will recognize Jerusalem as Israels capital and all hell breaks loose between his tongue and teeth. #DentureDonald
Full episode: https://t.co/DJZoI9j8Yo pic.twitter.com/nCciSWuJJ1

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Russia-NATO Cold War Leads Finland to Build Military 100 Years After Independence – Newsweek
 


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Russia-NATO Cold War Leads Finland to Build Military 100 Years After Independence
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Throughout the Cold War, Finland attempted to balance the interests of both Western and Eastern factions, and renewed tensions across Europe have once again put the Nordic nation in the middle of a geopolitical struggle for influence. While Lindberg and more »

President Trump’s Mental Health Is Deteriorating Amid Mueller Investigation, ‘Morning Joe’ Claims – Newsweek
 


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President Trump’s Mental Health Is Deteriorating Amid Mueller Investigation, ‘Morning Joe’ Claims
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On Wednesday, the president appeared to slur words during a speech announcing his decision to move the U.S. Embassy in Israel to Jerusalem. The show’s contributors now question his physical fitness, saying they partly attributed Trump’s condition to and more »

The 7 facts (and 27 footnotes) that prove the Trump campaign colluded with Moscow – Macleans.ca
 


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The 7 facts (and 27 footnotes) that prove the Trump campaign colluded with Moscow
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There is now no question Moscow offered to help the Trump campaign multiple times. Campaign advisor George Papadopoulos has testified high-level Russian officials offered him dirt on Clinton.[1] Someone who Donald Trump Jr believed was a Crown and more »

Trump Jr ‘had amnesia during testimony’ says US lawmaker – BBC News
 


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Trump Jr ‘had amnesia during testimony’ says US lawmaker
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Donald Trump Jr appeared to have “a very serious case of amnesia” during testimony to a congressional committee, a Democratic lawmaker has said. The US president’s eldest son testified before the US House Intelligence committee about Russia’s alleged 
Donald Trump Jr. is clamming up on Russia. Republicans may help him get away with it.Washington Post
Trump Jr. Won’t Provide Details of a Call With His FatherNew York Times
Trump Jr. Won’t Disclose Russia Talks with President Because Attorney-Client Privilege. Neither Trump Is a Lawyer.Slate Magazine
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The Latest: Director refutes Trump on FBI’s reputation – Bryan-College Station Eagle
 


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The Latest: Director refutes Trump on FBI’s reputation
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… defending the nation’s top law enforcement agency against Trump’s attacks. He’s testifying before the House Judiciary Committee, where Democrats and Republicans are pushing him to respond to the president’s criticism. Wray said FBI employees “are and more »

FBI director defends agency amid Trump criticism – ABC News
 


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FBI director defends agency amid Trump criticism
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FBI Director Chris Wray says President Donald Trump has never gone outside the chain of command to communicate with him directly, and has never asked him to pledge his loyalty to him. Wray also says Trump has not spoken to him about special counsel 
The Latest: FBI chief says hacker targets can be hard to ID defending key surveillance program Minneapolis Star Tribuneall 1 news articles »

Russia-Trump: FBI chief Wray defends agency – BBC News
 


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Russia-Trump: FBI chief Wray defends agency
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In particular, the Republicans honed in on a former member of Mr Mueller’s team, Peter Strzok, a top FBI counterintelligence officer removed from the investigation this summer after the agency discovered he had written negative text messages aboutand more »

Donald Trump Jr sold out Donald Trump yesterday, and it wasnt by accident

Despite the contrasting manner in which they’re portrayed on Saturday Night Live, any real world measure of Donald Trump Jr and Eric Trump reveals them to be equally stupid. The only difference is that Eric has been raised to believe he’s dumb, so he largely lays low, while Junior has been raised to believe he’s the smart one, so he arrogantly trips himself up on a regular basis. So when Junior sold out his own father during his congressional testimony yesterday, I initially assumed it was through sheer stupidity. Now I’m coming to believe otherwise.I can see Donald Trump Jr being arrogantly stupid enough to try to invoke attorney-client privilege with regard to his conversations with his father, simply because one of them had an attorney in room at the time. He had no other possible excuse for refusing to reveal a conversation that could have incriminated himself and his father, so he went with whatever weak idea his attorneys came up for him. It’ll actually work in terms of buying him time, because the Republican-controlled House Intelligence Committee won’t hold him in contempt, even though Robert Mueller will eventually laugh him out of the building for it.

But here’s what I can’t get past. Donald Trump Jr voluntarily told the House Intel Committee that he informed Hope Hicks of his Russia meeting at Trump Tower. Even if Junior’s attorneys are as incompetent as those working for his father, they still would have explained to him beforehand that by incriminating Hicks, he was creating a direct path to incriminating his father. Mueller now knows that Junior told Hicks, and that Hicks told Senior. Mueller simply has to threaten Hicks with prison time, and she’ll flip on Senior. Then, voila, Mueller has proven that Donald Trump was in on the Russia conspiracy during the campaign.

I just can’t wrap my head around this having been a dumb mistake on Donald Trump Jr’s part. His attorneys had to have pointed out to him that he only had two choices. He could omit the part where he informed Hicks, and it would lead to him eventually being arrested for lying to investigators. Or he could tell the truth about having informed Hicks in order to protect himself legally, and give up his father in the process. Donald Trump Jr just sold out Donald Trump, and based on the logic involved, I don’t think it was by accident.

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Lavrov: US pressure on Russian diplomats and media is unacceptable – Reuters
 

Lavrov: US pressure on Russian diplomats and media is unacceptable
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MOSCOW (Reuters) – Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov told his U.S. counterpart Rex Tillerson that U.S. pressure onRussian diplomats and media was unacceptable, the Russian Foreign Ministry said on Thursday. This includes recruitment attempts by  

Argentine judge issues arrest warrant for Cristina Kirchner over terror attack cover-up – Telegraph.co.uk
 


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Argentine judge issues arrest warrant for Cristina Kirchner over terror attack cover-up
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A crusading Argentine judge has ordered the arrest of the country’s former president Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner on charges of treason against the fatherland, accusing her of covering up Iranian involvement in the country’s worst-ever terrorist
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5:19 AM 12/6/2017 – How Robert Mueller is using Deutsche Bank to prove Russia bought off Donald Trump:  “…Russia bought Trump with cold hard cash before installing him as a puppet in the White House.”

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Obstruction of Justice was Coming from Inside the FBI – FrontPage Magazine
Mike Pompeo just proved why America needs him at the CIA
Obstruction of Justice was Coming from Inside the FBI
US to Recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s Capital, Trump Says, Alarming Middle East Leaders – New York Times
Deportations Of Noncriminals Rise As ICE Casts Wider Net
Donald Trumps attorneys go off the deep end after Robert Mueller seizes Trumps bank records
Special Counsel Investigation Has Cost at Least $6.7 million
The Trump Team Definitely Colluded With a Foreign PowerJust Not the One You Think
UK terror attacks: Review reveals what MI5 knew about Manchester, London Bridge and Westminster attackers
Donald Trump Tells Palestinian President He Plans to Move US Embassy to Jerusalem Despite Opposition – TIME
Deutsche Bank sends Trump financial details to Mueller investigation – Financial Times
Mueller investigation cost $6.7 million within first five months – Washington Post
Deutsche Bank receives subpoena from Mueller on Trump accounts: Source
Trump-Russia probe: Mueller ‘demands Deutsche Bank data’
Trump Said Probing His Finances Would Be A ‘Red Line.’ That’s Exactly What Robert Mueller Is Now Doing.
Mueller Subpoenas Deutsche Bank, Friendly to the Trumps, Mercers, and Russians – Daily Beast
Investigative Committee asks for Interpol arrest warrant for Telman Ismailov
Russian Senator Kerimov smuggled “suitcases with cash” into France
Twitter Search / engcrimerussia: French Prosecutor: Russian Senator Kerimov smuggled “suitcases with cash” into France https://en.crimerussia.com/financialcrimes/french-prosecutor-s-office-russian-senator-kerimov-smuggles-suitcases-with-money-into-france/ pic.twitter.com/EyMsg8Ozgq
Trump versus the FBI – Greensboro News & Record (blog)
Trump Is Bigger Threat Than Kim Jong-Un And Vladimir Putin, Germans Believe – Newsweek
Trump’s personal banking information handed over to Robert Mueller – The Guardian
Trump’s personal banking information handed over to Robert Mueller
Is Vladimir Putin really the evil genius behind Donald Trump? – TheSpec.com

 

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How Robert Mueller is using Deutsche Bank to prove Russia bought off Donald Trump
 

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Many Americans were surprised to learn today that Special Counsel Robert Mueller is working with a bank in Germany to try to connect the dots between Donald Trump and the Russian government. If you’ve been reading Palmer Report since January, you’re not surprised to see this story at all. All year long it’s been inevitable that Mueller would target Deutsche Bank in the Trump-Russia scandal. We know exactly what he’s looking for, because the biggest clues have long been hiding in plain sight.

For years, Deutsche Bank has been loaning unreasonably large sums of money to Donald Trump. Even after most banks worldwide concluded that Trump had become too unlikely to repay his loans and had thus stopped lending to him, Deutsche Bank continued floating Trump almost single handedly. Even after Deutsche Bank hit hard times of its own and should’t have been making risky loans of any kind, it continued to keep Trump afloat for no apparent reason. Then in January of 2017, we learned what appeared to be the reason.

Regulators in the United States and Europe busted Deutsche Bank for having laundered billions of dollars in Russian money into the hands of clients in places like New York City. The story was widely reported in the British press at the time, but it barely got a mention in the American press. Nonetheless it wasn’t difficult to put the pieces together: the Russian government appeared to be sending money to Deutsche Bank, which the bank then turned around and “loaned” to Donald Trump, as a way of funneling money to him.

We’ve never been able to definitively prove this, but Robert Mueller can. It’s why he sent a subpoena to Deutsche Bank months ago in order to get his hands on financial records in relation to the Trump-Russia scandal. We don’t yet know why Deutsche Bank has chosen now to finally cooperate. But we do know what Mueller is looking for: the money trail that proves Russia bought Trump with cold hard cash before installing him as a puppet in the White House.

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Obstruction of Justice was Coming from Inside the FBI – FrontPage Magazine
 

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Obstruction of Justice was Coming from Inside the FBI
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Hillary Clinton, Mills and Huma Abedin made what appear to be false statements to the FBI. Had Mills been working for Trump, the same number would have been run on Mills as on Flynn and Papadopoulos. But the men interviewing Mills didn’t want her to and more »

Mike Pompeo just proved why America needs him at the CIA
 

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Mike Pompeo is being lined up to replace Rex Tillerson as Secretary of State, but I believe he should remain in his present position as CIA director.

Don’t get me wrong, I believe Pompeo could serve effectively as America’s chief diplomat. He has the knowledge and intellectual curiosity to manage the team at Foggy Bottom and the temperament to negotiate with championship BSers like the Russian and Iranian foreign ministers. It’s also clear that Tillerson’s tenure needs to come to an end.

The problem, however, is that assuming Jeff Bezos can’t be persuaded to take on the CIA job, Pompeo is not easily replaceable.

After all, it’s increasingly clear that Pompeo is thriving in his current position.

We gained proof of this last week, when Pompeo and former CIA Director Leon Panetta, were interviewed by Bret Baier in California.

Put simply, Pompeo evidenced an abundance of the two qualities that the CIA most depends on for its success: comfort with risk taking and intellectual rigor.

On Iran, Pompeo (rightly) confirmed that he recently warned the head of the Islamic Republic’s covert action force not to threaten U.S. interests in Iraq. But if he was aggressive in this regard, Pompeo also showed cognizance of the complexity of Iranian politics. Describing various power blocks in Tehran, Pompeo referenced Maj. Gen. Qasem Soleimani, President Hassan Rouhani, and Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei and explained that “one not ought to think of Iran as a unitary actor here.”

This distinction is important in that it suggests Pompeo is focused on countering Iranian aggression while also mitigating actions that would destabilize more-moderate elements in the regime. This is necessary for any long-term U.S. policy success against Iran.

The California event also showed that Pompeo has the trust of President Trump. That’s a big deal.

Earning Trump’s trust, as we know, is a rare quality and one that Panetta rightly praised Pompeo for his success in establishing. Consider that if Trump doesn’t trust his CIA director, American policymaking will suffer in a vacuum of ignorance.

Instead, it is based on Trump’s appreciation for Pompeo’s product. Some criticize the director for being “too political” in this regard, but I believe the opposite is true. By engaging with Trump at a personal level, Pompeo ensures the weighted influence of his agency in Trump’s deliberations.

For one example as to why this is important, consider how Pompeo responded when Baier asked him whether the U.S. would continue supporting the Kurds of northern Syria. This is relevant in light of the apparent pledge by President Trump to Turkey to cease U.S. support for Kurdish groups. While Pompeo wouldn’t be drawn to an exact answer, he noted that “throwing allies under the bus is bad form.”

I smiled at those words. As I’ve explained, the U.S. has a keen strategic interest in ensuring that Iran is not able to displace Kurdish influence along the Iraq-Syrian border.

Pompeo also evidenced success at the broader strategic level. He argued that “in each and every case” he has asked Trump for more authority to take risks, the president has assented. Again, as I‘ve outlined, while Pompeo’s pro-risk approach to leading the CIA is important (albeit complex), it requires political support from the top. That he has won that support means Pompeo can lead his agency to deliver more security for America and better understandings to our policymakers.

Still, the event also showed why Trump trusts Pompeo: The CIA director has a penchant for rising to the fight!

For a few minutes during the discussion, Pompeo and Panetta were at each other’s necks as they disagreed over the merits (or otherwise) of President Trump’s tweets. With Panetta criticizing Trump, Pompeo pointed out that many of the foreign policy issues Trump is now addressing were left to metastasize under President Obama’s watch.

Yet, Pompeo also exemplified an intellectual independence that is an absolute necessity for any effective CIA director.

Praising Panetta for his work on counterterrorism operations while at the CIA, Pompeo stated that he frequently asks the Obama-era director “how to think about things.” This might seem simple, but it shows a bipartisan intellectual introspection — something that defines the CIA at its best.

Finally, Pompeo also showed that he’s willing to listen and learn from his foreign counterparts. He specifically referenced ongoing U.S. efforts to support European counterintelligence operations against Russian intelligence services. Intelligence relations are instrumental in the U.S.-European alliance.

Ultimately, the work of the CIA is too important to be left to just anybody. Pompeo is clearly exceeding expectations, both in his relationship with Trump and in his leadership of a complex but crucially important agency. For the sake of the nation, he should remain in Langley, Va.

Obstruction of Justice was Coming from Inside the FBI
 

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“There’s always conflicting recollections of facts,” FBI Director Comey said.

It was a year ago and Comey was explaining why Hillary’s close aide, Cheryl Mills, not only received an immunity agreement in exchange for turning over her laptop, but a pass on lying to the FBI.

The FBI Director claimed that Mills had to receive immunity because the laptop might be protected by attorney-client privilege. Mills, like Hillary Clinton, had worked as a lawyer. But they were both government officials working for the State Department. Hillary wasn’t Mills’ client. The government was.

Comey and his people knew the law. They chose to ignore it to protect a key Hillary aide from rolling over. Mills was the woman Hillary would send in to clean up her dirty laundry. Mills had taken point on the email server cover-up. If anyone knew where the bodies were buried, she did. Instead not only did she get an immunity agreement, but the FBI also agreed to destroy the computers after the search.

Mills had told the FBI that she didn’t know about Hillary’s email server. But the FBI had notes and emails proving that Mills was lying. And when Comey was asked about it, he came out with, “There’s always conflicting recollections of facts.”

No doubt.

That is what the lawyer of the woman who had been caught lying to the FBI might have been expected to argue. But there were no charges, instead the FBI Director was presenting her defense.

George Papadopoulos and Michael Flynn were charged with lying to investigators. But lying to investigators isn’t a crime when you’re Hillary Clinton.

Or one of her associates.

Hillary Clinton had told the FBI that she had no idea that the “C” stood for confidential. Instead of laughing in her face or arresting her, the FBI boss testified personally to her truthfulness.

Hillary Clinton, Mills and Huma Abedin made what appear to be false statements to the FBI.

Had Mills been working for Trump, the same number would have been run on Mills as on Flynn and Papadopoulos. But the men interviewing Mills didn’t want her to sing. They wanted her to keep quiet.

Mills and Abedin were interviewed by the FBI’s Peter Strzok and the DOJ’s David Laufman. Strzok was exchanging pro-Hillary and anti-Trump messages in an extramarital affair with a woman working for FBI deputy director Andrew McCabe. McCabe’s wife had received a sizable amount of money from a Clinton ally. Laufman, whose counterintelligence section was heading the investigation, is an Obama donor.

Mills’ lie made it more urgent to hand her an immunity agreement on any pretext. The immunity agreement wasn’t leverage for her testimony. It was leverage to keep her from testifying. The obstruction of justice was coming from the inside.

Strzok received input on the Comey letter exonerating Clinton. The Mills interview killed two birds with one stone. A key Hillary aide got immunity and the evidence would be destroyed.

This wasn’t an interview. It was a cover-up.

It’s why Comey sounded like Mills’ lawyer. And why so many Clinton associates got immunity agreements. Why the FBI agreed to destroy evidence. Why there were no recordings of Hillary’s testimony. And why lying to the FBI wasn’t a crime when it came to Hillary and her aides.

But the double standard kicked in when the Clinton cover-up crew went after Trump.

While Mills received an immunity agreement based on an imaginary attorney-client privilege that didn’t exist, Manafort was denied attorney-client privilege with his actual attorney.

The double standard isn’t surprising when you look at who was doing the interviewing.

Strzok and Laufman had also interviewed Hillary. No recordings were made of the session. But Comey testified that it’s a “crime to lie to us”.

Not for the Clintons and their associates.

Hillary had told her interviewers that she hadn’t received training on handling classified information, but she signed a document testifying that she had. Hillary claimed that she hadn’t carried a second phone, but an aide, Justin Cooper, who made the server possible, testified that indeed she did.

Huma Abedin and Cheryl Mills told the same lie.

These are the kinds of misstep that Team Mueller would have used to hang a Trump associate. But Comey testified that Hillary Clinton did not lie.

And that meant he was lying.

Not only did Clinton’s people lie to the FBI. But the head of the FBI had lied for them.

The fix had been in all along.

Comey had drafted his letter exonerating Clinton before the interviews even took place. Strzok had been copied on the next email. His contribution had included changing the description of Clinton’s actions from “grossly negligent” to “extremely careless.”  Strzok is now in the spotlight because Team Mueller’s stonewalling of the reasons for his removal have been exposed.

Strzok, a Hillary partisan, had given his favorite politician a pass and signed the document opening the Russia investigation. The Steele dossier, provided by a Russian intelligence operative and paid for by the Clinton campaign, was funneled through to Strzok’s team. And Strzok had interviewed Flynn.

Team Mueller resisted discussing Strzok. Alongside the constant leaks to favored media outlets like the Washington Post, Mueller’s people have worked to maintain a monopoly on information.

Judge Beryl Howell, an Obama appointee, a friend of Loretta Lynch, Obama’s DOJ boss, and of Andrew Weissmann, Mueller’s deputy, decided to seal the Papadopolous case. Howell also decided that Manafort isn’t entitled to attorney-client privilege. These actions took place at the behest of Weissmann. The latter had sent an email praising Sally Yates, the disgraced former acting Attorney General, for refusing to stand by the law on the Trump travel ban.

Weissmann, like the rest of Team Mueller, wasn’t there to get at the truth, but to stop President Trump. The Mueller deputy is one of two Obama donors on the team. There are also five Clinton donors. One of whom had represented the Clinton Foundation. Another had represented Justin Cooper, the Clinton adviser, who helped run Hillary’s email server and claimed to have destroyed some of Hillary’s devices.

It’s hard to imagine how this investigation could have been any more partisan or tainted.

The endgame for this is to go after President Trump on obstruction of justice. But you can’t obstruct a justice that was already obstructed. Both the Clinton and Trump investigations were tainted by blatant partisanship. While the Clinton investigation did everything possible to protect her and her aides, regardless of the evidence, the Trump investigation did everything possible to destroy him and his associates without producing a single charge relevant to the actual investigation.

The Clintons and their allies have obstructed justice. And it’s time for a real investigation.

US to Recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s Capital, Trump Says, Alarming Middle East Leaders – New York Times
 

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Deportations Of Noncriminals Rise As ICE Casts Wider Net
 

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The number of undocumented immigrants without criminal convictions deported from the U.S. interior rose dramatically in Trump’s first year in office.

Donald Trumps attorneys go off the deep end after Robert Mueller seizes Trumps bank records
 

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Earlier today several major news outlets reported that Special Counsel Robert Mueller has seized Donald Trump’s financial records from Deutsche Bank, which should uncover the money pipeline from Russia to Trump. This prompted Trump’s attorneys to frantically insist that the story is fake news. Various news outlets have responded by re-confirming the story. It appears Trump’s attorneys are trying to snow their own client, in the desperate hope of keeping him from lashing out.

Unless Reuters and several other respected news outlets have all simultaneously published the same fake story, which is nearly inconceivable, the story is true. This means Mueller really is going after Trump’s finances. Moreover, he’s boldly doing it at a time when the media is pushing the notion that Trump is about to fire Mueller. This means Mueller knows something we don’t about his job security, and he’s concluded he can’t be fired, so he’s going for the jugular. But what are Trump’s attorneys up to?

It appears Trump’s legal team is publicly shooting down this story in the hope of getting a message across to Trump himself that there’s nothing to worry about. Trump’s attorneys don’t want him hitting the panic button and firing Mueller, which would probably lead to his swift ouster. You can debate whether you think Trump’s attorneys are simply trying to protect him by keeping him from firing Mueller, or they just don’t want their paychecks to stop coming in yet.

But regardless of their motivation, Donald Trump’s lawyers are publicly going off the deep end by yelling “fake news” at a story that they cannot possibly know is fake news. They’re reacting just like Trump typically does. It all seems to be nothing more than a show in order to keep their client calm. After all, they’ve been trying to convince him all along that Robert Mueller isn’t targeting him, and that the Russia probe will be over soon. If he’s buying that nonsense, he’ll buy anything his attorneys tell him.

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The Trump Team Definitely Colluded With a Foreign PowerJust Not the One You Think
 

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Former US national-security adviser Michael Flynn departs US District Court in Washington on December 1, 2017. (Reuters / Jonathan Ernst)

Friday’s indictment of former national-security adviser Michael Flynn has confirmed that Donald Trump’s inner circle colluded with a foreign power before entering the White House—just not the foreign power that has been the subject of our national fixation for the past year. To be sure, the jury is still out on Russia, though there are new grounds for questioning the case for a plot tying the Kremlin to Trump Tower. But with Flynn’s plea, we can now say for certain that the Trump team did collude—with Israel.

To recap, Flynn has pleaded guilty to lying to federal investigators about his conversations with then–Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak during the period after Trump’s November 2016 victory. As Foreign Policy previously reported, Flynn reached out to Kislyak as part of “a vigorous diplomatic bid,” to undermine President Obama’s decision to allow a December 2016 Security Council resolution condemning illegal Israeli settlement building in the Occupied Territories. The indictment fills in some details.

According to the charge sheet, Flynn first made contact with Kislyak to discuss the Israel vote. We found out this weekend his reason for doing so. “[Special counsel Robert] Mueller’s investigators have learned through witnesses and documents that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel asked the Trump transition team to lobby other countries to help Israel,” The New York Times reported after Flynn’s court appearance on Friday. “Investigators have learned that Mr. Flynn and [Trump son-in-law Jared] Kushner took the lead in those efforts”—efforts which failed to change a single vote, including Russia’s, which backed the measure in defiance of the Trump-Netanyahu subversion attempt.

In short, the first known contact between the Trump campaign and Russia after the election occurred in the service of a different foreign power, Israel, and was ultimately fruitless.

The next contact between Flynn and Kislyak was more productive. In late December, Obama imposed new sanctions on Russia for its alleged meddling in the 2016 election. A day later, Flynn called the Russian ambassador to request that the Kremlin, according to the plea document, “only respond to the U.S. Sanctions in a reciprocal manner.” Flynn’s overture came after a Trump transition colleague told him that the incoming administration “did not want Russia to escalate the situation.” By all accounts, Russia complied.

Whatever one thinks about this covert attempt to reduce tensions with a nuclear-armed power, it demonstrates an effort by the Trump transition, as with the Israel vote, to undermine the outgoing administration’s policy. Trump critics have seized on that as a violation of the Logan Act, which bars citizens from having unauthorized negotiations with foreign governments in a dispute with the United States. But the Logan Act has seldom been used except as a partisan talking point, not a prosecutable offense. More importantly, there’s the question as to whether Flynn’s overture on sanctions prove a quid pro quo.

Notwithstanding the post-election contact with Flynn, not only has Russia failed to gain a reduction in sanctions, but its relations with Washington have deteriorated. In early August, Trump signed new sanctions on Russia overwhelmingly approved by Congress. The administration recently presented lawmakers with a list of targets that “reads like a who’s who of the Russian defense and intelligence sectors,” The New York Times noted. In September, Trump shut down the Russian consulate in San Francisco and two annexes in New York City and Washington, DC. Just last week, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson denounced Russia’s “malicious tactics” against the West and vowed that sanctions imposed over Russian’s role in Ukraine “will remain in place until Russia reverses the actions that triggered them.” Meanwhile, Trump has enlarged NATO over Russia’s objections, carried out the “biggest military exercise in Eastern Europe since the Cold War” on Russia’s border, appointed several anti-Russia hawks to key posts, and continues to deliberate over whether to supply Ukraine with a weapons package that Obama himself rejected out of fear it would worsen the country’s civil war. In the latest flare-up, Russia has ordered international media outlets to register as foreign agents in retaliation for the Justice Department first doing so to Washington-based RT America.

It is, of course, possible that all of this is an elaborate ruse to mask the secret, as yet unproven, conspiracy that many insist will lead to Trump’s downfall. The fact that Flynn is now a cooperating witness has refueled hopes that this day is finally approaching. After all, why would Flynn lie about his contacts with Russia if he did not have something to hide? And why would Mueller offer him a plea deal if Flynn wasn’t offering him a bigger fish to fry? (One plausible motive, as Buzzfeed notes, is that Flynn may have lied to hide his potential Logan Act violation.)

Only time will tell whether Flynn has something to offer Mueller, or whether Mueller has gotten from him what he can. In the meantime, more than a year after the election, we still have exactly zero evidence of any cooperation between the Trump campaign and the Russian government—nor, it must be repeated, any evidence to back up US intelligence officials’ claims that the Russian government meddled in the election. We do have instances of Trump campaign figures’—namely, Donald Trump Jr. and low-level adviser George Papadopoulos—making contact with people that they thought were Russian government intermediaries. But whatever they were told or believed, there is still no proof that their contacts led to an actual Kremlin connection.

What we do have is evidence that the Trump campaign colluded with Israel to subvert the US government’s official position at the United Nations Security Council. Yet reaction to that news has been quite a departure from the standards of Russiagate when it comes to foreign meddling.

The contrast was put on stark display on Sunday, when Jared Kushner appeared with billionaire Israeli-American media tycoon Haim Saban at the latter’s annual forum on US-Israel relations. Saban took a moment to thank Kushner for his role in the subversion effort that Flynn admitted to have undertaken on Israel’s behalf. “To be honest with you, as far as I know there’s nothing illegal there,” Saban told his stage companion. “But I think that this crowd and myself want to thank you for making that effort, so thank you very much.”

For all of the fears of Russian oligarchs’ having influence over Trump, the comment from this American oligarch reveals a great deal about who really influences practically everyone in Washington, Republican or Democrat. Saban was not a Trump donor. He is, in fact, Bill and Hillary Clinton’s top all-time financial supporter, to the tune of more than $25 million; a benefactor whose generosity has helped build not just the Clinton Library but also the Democratic National Committee’s headquarters.

But there has been no outrage from democracy-defending #Resistance stalwarts over Saban’s comments (and the Israeli subversion effort he endorsed). The same for news of Kushner’s failure to disclose his leadership of a group that funded the illegal Israeli settlements that he tried to protect at the United Nations. And now we await to see how those who agonize over foreign influence on Trump will respond to his reported plans to move the American embassy to Jerusalem—”a decision that would break with decades of U.S. policy and could fuel violence in the Middle East,” as Haaretz notes.

It is unlikely that Trump will be challenged on Israel, because his approach is harmonic with a bipartisan consensus cemented in large part by the financial contributions of billionaires like Saban and his Republican pro-Israeli government counterpart, Sheldon Adelson. Hence, there are no editorials or opinion pieces denouncing Israel’s “Plot Against America,” or “War on America,” or warnings that “Odds Are, Israel Owns Trump,” or explorations of “What Israel Did to Control the American Mind.” Likewise, there will be no new groups forming dubbed the “Committee to Investigate Israel” or the “Tel Aviv Project.” In fact it is more than likely that, going forward, the media will give Israelgate the same treatment as cable’s top Russiagate sleuth, MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow, gave during her exhaustive Flynn coverage so far, which is to not even mention it.

This weekend furnished us with another important contrast. Flynn’s indictment was followed hours later by the passage of the Senate Republican tax bill, which stands to be one of the largest upward transfers of wealth in US history. If protecting democracy is our goal, we may want to tune out the Russia-obsessed pundits and look closer to home.

UK terror attacks: Review reveals what MI5 knew about Manchester, London Bridge and Westminster attackers
 

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Security services missed opportunities to intercept the Manchester and London Bridge attackers, a report has found.

David Anderson QC, the former Independent Reviewer of Terrorism Legislation, made a total of 126 recommendations to MI5, police and the Government following the deaths of 36 victims this year.

His report provided new detail on the run-up to the atrocities in Westminster, Manchester and London Bridge. The following information has been declassified from internal reviews by MI5 and police.

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PerpetratorKhalid Masood, British, 52 (died at scene)

Masood was known to police after seven convictions for violent crime leading up to 2003, and to MI5 for associating with extremists, in particular between 2010 and 2012.

Summary“No intelligence was being gathered on him and neither MI5 nor the police had any reason the anticipate the attack … you’re looking at someone who is such a long way from the top of anyone’s grid that frankly, it’s a bit difficult to see how they would have been easily stopped, whatever agencies had done.”

Met Police announce that terror perpetrator Khalid Masood was born Adrian Russell

Timeline:

  • 2004: Masood appears for the first time on MI5 records after his number appeared on the contacts list of a member of a terrorist network, that was aiming to launch bomb attacks in the UK.
  • 2009: Masood appears on the edge of investigation into jihadis attempting to join an al-Qaeda training camp in the Federally Administered Tribal Areas of Pakistan. Investigators wrongly believe Masood is an individual in Saudi Arabia facilitating travel.
  • 2010: He is discovered not to be the same person, but an active investigation is launched identifying Masood as a subject of interest (SOI) assessed to be a national security threat. Weeks later, he was downgraded to a potential security threat.
  • 2012: Masood formally closed as an SOI following recommendation in internal review, joining 20,000 other former subjects.
  • 2012-2016: Masood appears intermittently as a contact of a number of SOIs, including some linked to Anjem Choudary’s banned al-Muhajiroun network in Luton and Crawley.
  • 2013: Masood “expresses contentment that violent actions such as the World Trade Centre attacks attracted people to Islam”. Neither his contacts nor those comments were considered to reach the threshold for re-opening an investigation.
  • April 2016: (Discovered after his attack) Masood researches violent attacks, knives, Isis and vehicle types.
  • December 2016 – March 2017: Masood informs family he is considering working overseas, but his job and visa applications fail. He sells his car and makes efforts to say goodbye to relatives.
  • 9 March 2017: Masood buys two carving knives from Tesco in Birmingham, and on the same day sends himself an email with the subject line “Retaliation”.
  • 15 March: He had created a document entitled “Jihad in the Quran and Sunnah”, with his photograph on the front page and multiple extracts from the Quran that could be seen as supportive of jihad and martyrdom.
  • 16 March: He collects the Hyundai Tucson used in the attack.
  • 19 March: Masood conducts reconnaissance of Westminster Bridge in person and online, and browses YouTube for videos relating to terrorism and suicide attacks.
  • 22 March: Minutes before launching the attack, Masood shares his document with numerous WhatsApp contacts, which was soon sent onwards via iMessage and SMS.

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    Early reports indicate the car, which mounted the pavement on Westminster Bridge and mowed into around a dozen people, was the same vehicle which then rammed into the railings of the Palace of Westminster, just around the corner

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    At least three gun shots were heard by those inside Westminster, and proceedings in the House of Commons have been suspended

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Manchester

Date: 22 May 2017

Victims: 22 killed, 500 injured

PerpetratorSalman Abedi, British, 23 (died at scene)

Abedi was known to police for links with the Rusholme Crips gang, but his criminal record was limited to reprimands for theft and receiving stolen goods in 2012, and an assault on a girl at college which was dealt with by “restorative justice”. He was known to MI5 from 2014, but the investigation was closed and he was deemed low-risk.

Summary“Although Abedi had not given police or MI5 any reason to be highly suspicious of him, they still got very close … information came their way which was assessed from which – with the benefit of hindsight – the wrong conclusions were drawn. Had people understood it in a different way, I think an investigation would have been opened into Abedi, and who knows what it would have found.”

Manchester bomber Salman Abedi’s cousins speak out

Timeline:

  • 2011 onwards: Abedi makes numerous trips to Libya with his family, after his parents returned to live there during the civil war that saw Muammar Gaddafi toppled and killed.
  • 2014: MI5 starts active investigation in the belief Abedi could be individual seen acting suspiciously with another SOI. Although he knew the SOI in question, he turned out not to have been the individual seen with him, and his record was closed in July 2014. Abedi was classed as low residual risk.
  • 2015: Another investigation opened over supposed contact with an Isis figure in Libya, “but he was closed as an SOI on the same day when it transpired that any contact was not direct”.
  • 2015-2017: Although he remained a closed SOI until the day of the attack, Abedi continued to be referenced from time to time in intelligence gathered for other purposes. On two separate occasions in the months prior to the attack, intelligence was received and assessed not to relate to terrorism, but “to possible non-nefarious activity or to criminality”. In retrospect, the intelligence can be seen to have been highly relevant to the planned attack.
  • April 2017: Abedi and his brother Hashem leave Manchester for Libya. Abedi returns to the UK four days before his attack, with subsequent investigations showing he made the “core purchases” for his suicide bomb and manufactured it at various properties around Manchester during the period.
  • May 2017: Abedi was among a small number of the 20,000 SOIs that data analysis showed merited further examination. A meeting assessing him was due to take place on 31 May, but he attacked nine days before.

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    People running down stairs as they attempt to exit the Manchester Arena after a blast, where U.S. singer Ariana Grande had been performing, in Manchester

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    Armed officers guard outside a hotel near the Manchester Arena following reports of an explosion, in Manchester, Britain

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    Police deploy at scene of a reported explosion during a concert in Manchester, England, on May 23, 2017. British police said early May 23 there were “a number of confirmed fatalities” after reports of at least one explosion during a pop concert by US singer Ariana Grande. Ambulances were seen rushing to the Manchester Arena venue and police added in a statement that people should avoid the area

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    A Royal Logistic Corps (RLC) bomb disposal robot is unloaded outside the Manchester Arena following reports of an explosion, in Manchester. At least 19 people have been confirmed dead and others 50 were injured, authorities said. It is being treated as a terrorist incident until police know otherwise

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    Members of the public receive treatment from emergency service staff at Victoria Railway Station close to the Manchester Arena on May 23, 2017 in Manchester, England. There have been reports of explosions at Manchester Arena where Ariana Grande had performed this evening. Greater Manchester Police have have confirmed there are fatalities and warned people to stay away from the area

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    Armed police after a suspected terrorist attack at the Manchester Arena at the end of a concert by US star Ariana Grande left 19 dead

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    Police officers stand at the Miller Street and Corporation Street Crossroads, in front of the Manchester Arena in Manchester, England

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London Bridge

Date: 3 June 2017

Victims: Eight killed, 48 injured

PerpetratorsKhuram Butt, British, 27; Youssef Zaghba, Moroccan-Italian, 22; Rachid Redouane, Moroccan, 30 (all died at scene)

Butt was under live investigation as the principal subject of an MI5 operation opened in mid-2015, following information suggesting he wanted to commit a terror attack in the UK. Redouane was known for immigration offences but had no police or terror record. Zaghba had no criminal record but was known to European authorities after telling Italian police he wanted to be a terrorist. He was not investigated by MI5.

Summary“With Butt what you had was a man who was under active investigation from MI5, who did probably around the end of 2016 team up with his two co-conspirators, and yet MI5 and the police between them were not able to identify what they were actually planning.

“Butt displayed strong operational security and much remains unknown, even today, about the mindset of the three conspirators and the planning of the attack.”

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Timeline:

  • 2005: Butt is granted British citizenship after moving to the UK from Pakistan as a child with his parents, who were granted asylum.
  • 2008-2010: Butt receives cautions for criminal offences.
  • 2009: Redouane seeks asylum in the UK under the false identity of a Libyan national and is refused, which sees him reported to immigration officials.
  • June 2012: Redouane is stopped and arrested in Scotland under his false Libyan name while trying to travel to Northern Ireland by boat. Because removals to Libya had been suspended on humanitarian grounds, he was released from detention in Larne with conditions to reside in Dagenham and report to immigration authorities. He absconded and was not traced.
  • 2012-2015: After going to school and college in London, he works as an office manager with a subsidiary of KFC, marrying a friend’s sister in 2013. The couple had a son in October 2014 and a daughter in May 2017, born less than a month before the London Bridge attack.
  • 2015: Butt makes a pilgrimage to Mecca and “expresses frequent aspirations to travel from late in the year, including to Syria, but never again left England”. MI5’s Operation Hawthorn starts, seeing Butt put under surveillance over suspected attack planning.
  • 2015: Redouane moves in with his Irish wife in Dublin and successfully applies for an EEA Family Permit and EEA residence card, sponsored by his wife. At the time of the attack, Redouane was living legally in the UK under his Moroccan identity.
  • June 2015: Zaghba starts working legally in the UK.
  • September 2015: A potential lone actor triage assessment concluded that Butt represented a medium risk “due to his strong intent but weak capability”. Over the coming months, there was no further indication of attack planning, and Butt appeared to be disengaging from al-Muhajiroun. MI5 believed his focus was moving towards overseas travel, including potentially to Syria to fight with Isis or to another Arabic-speaking country to learn the language.
  • January 2016: Butt is shown among a group of Islamists linked to al-Muhajiroun praying towards an Isis flag in Channel 4 television documentary The Jihadis Next Door. The police and prosecutors deemed that no criminal offences had been committed.
  • February-April 2016: Operation Hawthorn is suspended “because of resourcing constraints” following Isis’s Paris attacks.
  • March 2016: During a stop at Bologna Airport in Italy, Zaghba tells officials he is travelling to Turkey as a “terrorist”, but quickly changes the word to “tourist”. Further investigation in Italy reveals he had expressed an interest in travelling to Syria to join Isis and practice the “Real Islam”. On 23 March 2016, Italian authorities place Zaghba on the EU-wide SIS II warning list, potentially bringing him to the attention of the UK at the border – but under a marker identifying him as subject to checks for serious crime, not a national security risk.
  • Spring 2016: Butt shows further aspirations travel to the Middle East and / or Africa and raises money for it, but there was “no longer any indication that travel would be for extremist purposes”. MI5 decides not to prevent him leaving the country.
  • July 2016: Butt assaults a moderate imam and member of the counter-extremism group Quilliam, but the victim did not press charges in time for the case to be taken forward. Butt re-engages with al-Muhajiroun and increases operational security to evade security forces.
  • September 2016: Operation Hawthorn downgraded to a lower threat category.
  • October 2016: Butt arrested for fraud and granted bail. He was never told the decision was taken not to prosecute.
  • December 2016: Relationships between between Redouane, Butt and Zaghba and Butt start at the Ummah Fitness Centre in Ilford.
  • January 2017: Zaghba enters the UK for the final time.
  • Early 2017: Butt works at the Ummah Fitness Centre and develops links with extremist associates, including Redouane. He teachers Quran class to young members alongside Zaghba.
  • MI5 and police attempt to disrupt the teaching over radicalisation concerns.
  • 7 March 2017: Butt and Redouane meet at the Ummah Fitness Centre, possibly as part of an attempt by Butt to acquire a firearm.
  • MI5 receives strands of intelligence regarding a Moroccan male named “Rashid”, believed to be a peripheral and social associate of Butt, but the figure was not identified as Redouane until after the attack.
  • 21 March 2017: A day before the Westminster attack, the investigation into Butt is suspended for a second time “due to resourcing constraints brought on by a large number of higher-priority investigations”.
  • April 2017: With Operation Hawthorn still suspended, MI5 downgrades Butt’s holding code from one that indicated he was likely to pose a threat to national security, to one that indicated it was merely “likely”. “MI5 noted his continued extremist rhetoric but also uncertainty about whether he posed a threat to national security.”
  • May 2017: Operation Hawthorn is re-opened to consider whether the threat needed continued investigation, or could be closed to put resources elsewhere. A second lone actor triage assessment concluded that the risk posed by Butt had moved from “medium to unresolved” and further investigation was needed. It remained an active investigation until the attack.
  • MI5 surveillance never identified Zaghba as Butt or threats, or revealed their attack planning.
  • 3 June 2017: CCTV footage from Butt’s home address on the evening of the attack shows him getting into a white van hired earlier in the day with a large red holdall. Two males accompanied him, with one carrying chairs – perhaps to support a cover story that they were moving furniture.

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Finsbury Park

Date: 19 June 2017

Victims: One killed, 10 injured

Alleged perpetratorDarren Osborne, British, 47

Osborne has been arrested and charged with murder. His trial is due to start in January, meaning no indepth findings could be released in the Anderson report because they could prejudice the case.

He is alleged to have acted alone and he was not known to MI5. Police had no intelligence to suggest that he was going to commit the alleged attack.

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US special counsel Robert Mueller has ordered Germany’s Deutsche Bank to provide records of accounts held by Donald Trump, according to reports.

The revelation is being seen as an indication the former FBI chief’s investigation is directly focusing on the US president.

Mr Mueller is investigating alleged collusion between the Trump presidential campaign and Russia.

Deutsche Bank has previously rejected similar requests from Democrats.

Mr Mueller issued a subpoena to Germany’s largest bank several weeks ago demanding data on transactions linked to the US president, Reuters news agency and a German newspaper say.

US investigators are said to be demanding information on dealings linked to Mr Trump as part of an investigation into alleged Russian influence in the US presidential election, according to Handelsblatt and Reuters.

Deutsche Bank, which is one of the Trump Organisation’s major lenders on its real estate projects, said it would not comment on any of its individual clients.

However in a statement to NBC News, it said: “[Our bank] takes its legal obligations seriously and remains committed to co-operating with authorised investigations into this matter.”

In June, the German bank rejected requests for account records by Democrats in the US House of Representatives to provide details of the president’s finances, citing privacy laws.


Mueller paves way for possible showdown

Analysis by Anthony Zurcher, BBC News North America Reporter

Until now, Robert Mueller has appeared to be operating on the periphery of President Trump – focusing on former campaign chairman Paul Manafort’s previous foreign lobbying efforts, the Russian contacts of George Papadopoulos, a relatively minor foreign policy advisor, and the post-election actions of Mr Trump’s confidant Michael Flynn.

While the charges are serious, the president himself has been removed from the most heated prosecutorial action.

That all changes if the Deutsche Bank reports are true. The German institution, which also has ties to Russian oligarchs, was a lifeline for the Trump Organisation’s businesses in the early 2000s, when US lenders turned their backs on the then-struggling business tycoon.

How closely did Mr Trump and his associates follow the letter of the law at a time before he was a serious political candidate?

The president’s defenders will argue that his past business dealings are not relevant to the special counsel inquiry, tasked with probing possible ties between the Trump campaign and Russia during the 2016 presidential election.

A high-stakes showdown over whether Mr Mueller is exceeding his mandate could be brewing.


What power does Mueller have?

As special counsel Mr Mueller, who headed the FBI for more than a decade, has the powers to subpoena records and bring criminal charges.

He can also prosecute anyone who interferes in his investigation through crimes including perjury, obstruction of justice, destruction of evidence and intimidation of witnesses.

Mr Mueller’s office has so far spent about $3.2m (£2.4m) on attorneys, special agents and other expenses as part of its investigation, the US Department of Justice revealed in a report on Tuesday.

US intelligence agencies have concluded that Moscow tried to sway the presidential election in favour of Mr Trump.

It is alleged that Russian hackers stole information linked to the campaign of his rival Hillary Clinton and passed it to Wikileaks so it could be released to undermine her.

Mr Trump has repeatedly denied any collusion with Russia, calling the allegations a “witch hunt”.

Who has been charged?

Four people have so far been charged by Mr Mueller over alleged links between Moscow and the Trump team.

  • October 2017: Mr Trump’s former campaign chairman Paul Manafort and his business associate Rick Gates are charged with 12 counts of money laundering, undisclosed foreign lobbying, and lying to government investigators over alleged links to pro-Russian groups in Ukraine (both deny the charges)
  • October 2017: George Papadopoulos pleaded guilty to lying to FBI investigators about his contacts with Russian nationals and connected individuals while he was serving as a foreign policy advisor with the Trump campaign
  • December 2017: Michael Flynn, the Former general who later became the shortest-serving member of Mr Trump’s cabinet, resigns after pleading guilty to making “false, fictitious and fraudulent statements” to the FBI about his contact with a Russian official

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The former owner of the Moscow Cherkizovsky market is accused in absentia of arranging two murders.

The Central Directorate of the Investigative Committee for Major Investigations has issued a decree charging Telman Ismailov with arrangement of murders. The Prosecutor General’s Office of the Russian Federation is to get all the materials needed to issue an Interpol arrest warrant for Telman Ismailov.

The former owner of Cherkizon is charged with two murders and illegal arms trafficking.

“According to the investigation, Telman Ismailov orchestrated the murders of two businessmen: Vladimir Savkin and Yuri Brylev,” the Investigative Committee reported.

The investigators also noted that Telman Ismailov developed the contract killings scheme together with his brothers Rafik and Vagif Ismailov.

Mehman Karimov is believed to have perpetrated the contract killings and he is already in custody. According to investigators, on May 15, 2016, Karimov committed a double murder on the Novorizhskoe Highway in the Moscow region. His victims were the owner of a few malls Vladimir Savkin and the founder of Lublino Motors Yuri Brylev. After that, Rafik Ismailov, following their plan, picked the killer up and took him away. Rafik Ismailov was subsequently detained, too, and is now in custody.

Telman Ismailov and his other brother Vagif Ismailov are on the run. They were convicted to custody in absentia in late October, and Telman Ismailov was put on the international wanted list on November 13. Telman is going to be put on the Interpol wanted list as soon as the papers are ready.

Earlier Telman Ismailov reportedly asked for political asylum in France. The runaway oligarch backed his request saying he had some compromising materials about all the acting chiefs of all the law enforcement agencies of the Russian Federation. So if France grants him asylum after all, Ismailov promises to disclose all the dirt he allegedly has to the foreign country.

According to CrimeRussia sources, Ismailov had moved from Turkey to France as the Turkish law enforcement agencies also questioned his credibility. The sources said that Ismailov could have been involved in the murder of thief in law Rovshan Lenkoransky in Istanbul.

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The total amount of cash imported by the Senator varies from 500 million to 750 million euros.

Public prosecutor of Nice Jean-Michel Pretre, seeking the arrest of Russian Senator Suleyman Kerimov, said that he smuggled cash in suitcases (20 million euros in each). In addition, part of the funds was transferred to bank accounts. All the money, according to the Prosecutor’s Office, was in store for laundering by buying real estate and registering it for formal owners. At the same time, in order to avoid large taxes, the purchased villas were declared at a lower cost. For example, one of the villas was purchased for 37 million euros, whereas its former owners put it for sale for 150 million euros. As a result, the Prosecutor’s Office believes, tens of millions of euros in cash and up to 5 million euros of commissions were added to the cost of the villa.

Previously, France 3 reported that Kerimov was accused of underpayment of taxes amounting to 400 million euros. And the total amount of illegally imported money varies, according to preliminary data, between 500 million and 750 million euros.

Recall, Russian oligarch and Senator from Dagestan Suleyman Kerimov was detained on suspicion of laundering money received as a result of tax fraud in France on November 20. Two days later, the oligarch was released on bail of 5 million euros. At the same time Kerimov has been banned from leaving the Maritime Alps until the investigation is completed. In addition, he had to pass a Russian passport and appear in the police dept every Friday. The Russian billionaire is suspected of buying expensive villas on the French Riviera, registered with a frontman, at a reduced price.

Earlier, Russian businessmen and artists signed a letter in support of Suleyman Kerimov. A letter addressed to French President Emmanuel Macron was sent to the French embassy in Moscow. 13 Russian knights of the Legion of Honor, the highest award of France, signed it. Businessman Mikhail Prokhorov, his sister, publisher Irina Prokhorova, Head of Sberbank German Gref, directors Pavel Lungin and Andrey Konchalovsky, former General Director of the Bolshoi Theater Anatoly Iksanov, former President of the Russian Academy of Sciences Yury Osipov, sculptor Zurab Tsereteli, conductor Valery Gergiev, conductor Yury Bashmet, art critic Olga Sviblova, writer Victor Erofeev and deputy, polar explorer Artur Chilingarov subscribed their names to it.

The signatories hope that the French side will treat the member of the Federation Council with “humanity and humanism, so that his life is not endangered, so that he is allowed to return to the medical help necessary to maintain his life.” They remind that Kerimov suffered in a car accident in 2006 and now “his life is supported by a team of doctors, who provide him with a permanent complex treatment.” Knights ask the French President to release Kerimov for the sake of friendship between countries and for humanitarian reasons.

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Donald Trumps banking information has formally been turned over to Robert Mueller, the special prosecutor who is investigating whether the presidents campaign conspired with the Kremlin during the 2016 presidential election.

Deutsche Bank, the German bank that serves as Trumps biggest lender, was forced to submit documents about its client relationship with the president and some of his family members, who are also Deutsche clients, after Mueller issued the bank with a subpoena for information, according to multiple media reports. The news was first reported by Handelsblatt, the German newspaper.

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Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into Donald Trump’s Russia scandal has become increasingly fruitful over the past five weeks. He’s now indicted and arrested four people, including two of Trump’s most infamous advisers, two of whom have pleaded guilty and agreed to cooperate with the investigation. Now comes word that even more Trump-Russia indictments may soon be on the way.

We’ve already documented that the publicly available schedule for the federal court in Washington DC, where Mueller has carried out most of his grand juries to date, has dozens of sealed items on it. Based on the manner in which the case numbers are grouped, they appear to represent sealed indictments against six or seven individuals. Items are only sealed for good reason. Most or all of these indictments are likely against Trump-Russia players. But now something else entirely is playing out in the public view, and it involves one of the names you’ve already heard.

The attorney for Rick Gates was forced to appear in front of a judge this week because there was a perceived conflict of interest between his representation of Gates and that of another client. For reasons known only to him, the attorney used this as an opportunity to tell the judge that Mueller’s team has informed him that even more indictments could be coming against Gates, according to a new CNN report (link). This means Gates would be hit with charges for alleged crimes that Mueller either didn’t have ready, or didn’t know about, at the time of the arrest. Why does this matter?

By the time the smoke clears, few among the public are going to care or remember what ends up happening to Rick Gates. But it’s notable that this is coming almost immediately after Robert Mueller busted Gates’ business partner Paul Manafort for having conspired with a Russian spy to try to taint the jury pool. No one knows how Mueller found out about it unless Gates told him. All we know is that more indictments are coming soon. Some are against the same old faces, and some are against even bigger players. Happy holiday.

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Press backpedals on Trump collusion charge, focuses on obstruction – Washington Examiner


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Press backpedals on Trump collusion charge, focuses on obstruction
Washington Examiner
TheHill.com columnist Brent Budowsky wrote a piece Tuesday that said, New evidence raises the danger that PresidentTrump will ultimately be charged with obstruction of justice by Robert Mueller and his special counsel team. The pivot came after a 
Obstruction of justice watch: Trump attacks the FBIThe Hill
We need to keep our focus on the real damage Trump is doingChicago Tribune
An “obstructionist” tweetAL DIA News
National Review
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Obstruction of Justice was Coming from Inside the FBI – FrontPage Magazine


FrontPage Magazine
Obstruction of Justice was Coming from Inside the FBI
FrontPage Magazine
Hillary Clinton, Mills and Huma Abedin made what appear to be false statements to the FBI. Had Mills been working for Trump, the same number would have been run on Mills as on Flynn and Papadopoulos. But the men interviewing Mills didn’t want her to 

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White House: Reports of anti-Trump investigator on Mueller team ’cause a great deal of concern’ – Washington Examiner


Washington Examiner
White House: Reports of anti-Trump investigator on Mueller team ’cause a great deal of concern’
Washington Examiner
Her comment came days after the New York Times and other outlets reported Mueller had reassigned Peter Strzok, a top FBIinvestigator, over the summer in response to the discovery that Strzok had sent anti-Trump text messages to a colleague. The news 
WH Expresses ‘Concern’ About Bias in Mueller ProbeNewsmax

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Trump’s Jerusalem decision promises upheaval – CNN


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Trump’s Jerusalem decision promises upheaval
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There are fears Trump’s action will trigger violence against Americans and US interests and a wider Middle East conflagration, especially in countries where leaders support the US government. The US Consulate in Jerusalem warned Americans to be wary of 
US to Recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s Capital, Trump Says, Alarming Middle East LeadersNew York Times
Donald Trump steps into Jerusalem spatBoston Herald
Why President Trump’s Jerusalem Decision Could Derail Middle East Peace TalksTIME
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Editorial: Get gangsters out of casinos – Times Colonist

Editorial: Get gangsters out of casinos
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Organized crime has reached into B.C. casinos, and the provincial government is trying to root it out. International crime groups are so successful at laundering their money through the province’s gaming establishments that one intelligence 

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The Zarrab Affair: Dark Clouds over Ankara – Gatestone Institute

The Zarrab Affair: Dark Clouds over Ankara
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In the text above replace the words “in the Arab world” with “Turkey,” and delete the word “Iran” in the preceding line, and one will get a short paragraph “Explaining Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan: A Psychological Profile.” A number of high 

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Mueller’s Russia Probe Tops $6.7M So Far – U.S. News & World Report


U.S. News & World Report
Mueller’s Russia Probe Tops $6.7M So Far
U.S. News & World Report
In the late 1990s, independent counsel Kenneth Starr and his successor, Robert Ray, spent more than $52 million toinvestigate President Bill Clinton and then-first lady Hillary Clinton. Those investigations lasted 4 1/2 years and didn’t include a 
What you missed over the weekend in the Russia investigationWashington Post
Mueller Removed Top Agent in Russia Inquiry Over Possible Anti-Trump TextsNew York Times
This investigation into Trump’s campaign is way out of controlThe Hill
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Three steps Republicans should take to start reining in Trump – Washington Post


Washington Post
Three steps Republicans should take to start reining in Trump
Washington Post
Now that former national security adviser Michael Flynn has pleaded guilty to lying to the FBI and is cooperating with Mueller, preventing Trump from rashly firing the special counsel is more important than ever. Two bipartisan bills have already been 

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Rudy Giuliani – Google News: Witness says Giuliani, Mukasey tried to broker deal for his freedom – NBCNews.com


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A gold trader who has become a star witness in a U.S. sanctions-busting trial was asked Tuesday about his hiring of Rudy Giuliani and Michael Mukasey to find a “political” resolution after prosecutors initially rebuffed his bid to cut a deal. “Within  
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Witness says Giuliani, Mukasey tried to broker deal for his freedom – NBCNews.com


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Witness says Giuliani, Mukasey tried to broker deal for his freedom
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A gold trader who has become a star witness in a U.S. sanctions-busting trial was asked Tuesday about his hiring of Rudy Giuliani and Michael Mukasey to find a “political” resolution after prosecutors initially rebuffed his bid to cut a deal. “Within  
Gold Trader Says He Never Liked Turkish Banker Facing TrialU.S. News & World Report
Turkish Banker’s Lawyers Launch Methodical Attack on Gold TraderBloomberg
Turkish gold trader says he’s not angry over failed bids to dodge prosecution for US sanctions violationsNew York Daily News
 
Turkey detains 17 in graft case as Erdogan denounces US ‘plot’

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UK terror attacks: Review reveals what MI5 knew about Manchester, London Bridge and Westminster attackers – The Independent

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Butt was under live investigation as the principal subject of an MI5 operation opened in mid-2015 following information suggesting he wanted to commit a terror attack in the UK. Redouane was known for immigration offences but had no police orterror 

Government Makes Manafort’s Lawyer a Key Witness Against HimHo-hum? – Law.com


Law.com
Government Makes Manafort’s Lawyer a Key Witness Against HimHo-hum?
Law.com
White-Collar Crime columnists Robert J. Anello and Richard F. Albert write: Mostly lost among the headlines regarding the first charges to be brought by Robert Mueller and the Special Counsel’s Office investigating Russian interference in the 2016 U.S

US to Recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s Capital, Trump Says, Alarming Middle East Leaders – New York Times


Washington Post

New York Times
US to Recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s Capital, Trump Says, Alarming Middle East Leaders East… 
New York Times
President Trump told Israeli and Arab leaders on Tuesday that he plans to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, a symbolically fraught move that would upend decades of American policy and upset efforts to broker peace between Israel and the  
Trump tells Palestinians, Jordanians and Egyptians he intends to move the US Embassy in Israel to JerusalemWashington Post

Turkey joins US allies in warning Trump not to recognize JerusalemCNN
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With Syria Strikes, Israel Atempts to Send a Message to Trump and Putin – The Weekly Standard


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With Syria Strikes, Israel Atempts to Send a Message to Trump and Putin
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Israeli jets targeted the same site in January 2013 destroying a convoy of Russian-made SA-17 missiles being transferred to Hezbollah. While the message to Assad and Iran was unmistakable, Israel hopes Russian President Vladimir Putin will take note 

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Robert Mueller goes for the jugular

What, you thought this was going to be an article about how Special Counsel Robert Mueller got Michael Flynn to cut a deal? No, that’s last week’s news, though it’s huge, and it’s still having cascading ramifications. Instead, as of today, we’re looking at a whole new ballgame when it comes to Mueller’s approach to Donald Trump. Mueller is now doing what some thought he would never do: he’s going squarely after Trump’s financial connections to Russia.

Mueller has a subpoena for Donald Trump’s financial records to Deutsche Bank in Germany, according to reports today from several major news outlets. This isn’t just any bank. For years, Deutsche has been loaning unusually large sums of money to Trump, even after most other banks worldwide had concluded that Trump was too poor of a credit risk. Even after Deutsche fell on its own financial troubles a few years ago, it continued to loan enough money to Trump to keep him afloat.

In January, Deutsche was busted by U.S. and European regulators for laundering billions of dollars of Russian money into the hands of U.S. clients in cities like New York City. At the time, Palmer Report pointed out that this almost certainly meant Deutsche Bank’s “loans” to Donald Trump were merely a front for funneling Russian money to him, but we couldn’t prove it. Now Robert Mueller is seeking to indeed prove it. But there’s more to his subpoena than one might initially think.

Why is Mueller choosing now to go after Deutsche Bank? If we were able to figure out earlier this year that it was how Russia was funneling money to Donald Trump, then Mueller figured it out a long time ago as well. The timing of his subpoena suggests that he has something now which will allow him to use the Deutsche financial records to prove a larger money laundering trail.

Robert Mueller couldn’t have gotten this from Michael Flynn; that’s a whole different money trail. Paul Manafort could probably provide strong evidence on the Trump-Deutsche-Russia connection, but there’s no indication that Manafort has been cooperating since his arrest. This means Mueller must have some other basis for going after Deutsche Bank to get to Trump. What is it? No one knows, and that’s the whole point. Mueller has always been three steps ahead. Now he’s going for the jugular by proving that Trump really is a financial puppet of Russia.

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Deutsche Bank asked for Trump accounts – The Australian

Deutsche Bank asked for Trump accounts
The Australian
Germany’s largest bank received a subpoena from Mueller several weeks ago to provide information on certain money and credit transactions, the person said, without giving details, adding key documents had been handed over in the meantime. Deutsche Bank 

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Survey: two in three Trump supporters want a president who breaks the rules

The latest American Values Survey finds a deepening polarisation, as Trump diehards stay loyal but fractures appear in the Republican party

The spectre of authoritarian leadership has been raised by a survey that shows two in three Donald Trump supporters think America needs a president willing to break rules in order to set the country right.

The eighth annual American Values Survey from the Public Religion Research Institute (PRRI) revealed fractures in the Republican party and deepening polarisation in America.

Related: ‘Where did you go, Ivanka?’ How the first daughter’s family leave plan fizzled

What drove appeal for Trump in the primaries … has been a sense of fear among different groups of Republicans

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US arrests at border fell while Ice arrests rose during Trump’s first eight months

From Trumps inauguration to the end of September, there was a 40% increase in arrests by Ice and many of those arrested had deep connections in the US

US immigration officials on Tuesday said arrests at the border have fallen in Donald Trumps first eight months in office while rates of people arrested away from the border soared.

Related: Torn apart: the American families hit by Trump’s immigration crackdown

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A Top FBI Official Sent Anti-Trump Texts. Does That Discredit the Russia Probe? – POLITICO Magazine


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A Top FBI Official Sent Anti-Trump Texts. Does That Discredit the Russia Probe?
POLITICO Magazine
The statute only prohibits civil servants from engaging in political activity, which is directed at the promotion of or advocacy against a political party, group or candidate. Strzok allegedly sent text messages to a colleague mocking President Trump 
ABC Suspends Reporter Brian Ross Over Erroneous Report About TrumpNew York Times
What is Trump so desperate to cover up?Washington Post
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Deportations Of Noncriminals Rise As ICE Casts Wider Net

The number of undocumented immigrants without criminal convictions deported from the U.S. interior rose dramatically in Trump’s first year in office.

Trump lawyers say judge lacks jurisdiction in defamation lawsuit – Reuters.com


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Trump lawyers say judge lacks jurisdiction in defamation lawsuit
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The lawsuit cited as examples of defamation numerous posts from Trump’s Twitter account, including one from Oct. 15, 2016 that said, Nothing ever happened with any of these women. Totally made up nonsense to steal the election. Zervos’s lawyers 
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Trump Asks Judge to Dismiss Accuser’s Defamation CaseBloomberg

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Gregg Jarrett: How an FBI official with a political agenda corrupted both Mueller, Comey investigations – Fox News (blog)


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Gregg Jarrett: How an FBI official with a political agenda corrupted both Mueller, Comey investigations
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Mueller’s Russia Probe Tops $6.7M So Far – U.S. News & World Report


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Mueller’s Russia Probe Tops $6.7M So Far
U.S. News & World Report
In the late 1990s, independent counsel Kenneth Starr and his successor, Robert Ray, spent more than $52 million toinvestigate President Bill Clinton and then-first lady Hillary Clinton. Those investigations lasted 4 1/2 years and didn’t include a 
What you missed over the weekend in the Russia investigationWashington Post
Mueller Removed Top Agent in Russia Inquiry Over Possible Anti-Trump TextsNew York Times
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Three steps Republicans should take to start reining in Trump – Washington Post


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Three steps Republicans should take to start reining in Trump
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Now that former national security adviser Michael Flynn has pleaded guilty to lying to the FBI and is cooperating with Mueller, preventing Trump from rashly firing the special counsel is more important than ever. Two bipartisan bills have already been 

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Witness says Giuliani, Mukasey tried to broker deal for his freedom
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Witness says Giuliani, Mukasey tried to broker deal for his freedom – NBCNews.com


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A gold trader who has become a star witness in a U.S. sanctions-busting trial was asked Tuesday about his hiring of Rudy Giuliani and Michael Mukasey to find a “political” resolution after prosecutors initially rebuffed his bid to cut a deal. “Within  
Gold Trader Says He Never Liked Turkish Banker Facing TrialU.S. News & World Report
Turkish Banker’s Lawyers Launch Methodical Attack on Gold TraderBloomberg
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UK terror attacks: Review reveals what MI5 knew about Manchester, London Bridge and Westminster attackers – The Independent

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Government Makes Manafort’s Lawyer a Key Witness Against HimHo-hum? – Law.com


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Government Makes Manafort’s Lawyer a Key Witness Against HimHo-hum?
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White-Collar Crime columnists Robert J. Anello and Richard F. Albert write: Mostly lost among the headlines regarding the first charges to be brought by Robert Mueller and the Special Counsel’s Office investigating Russian interference in the 2016 U.S

US to Recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s Capital, Trump Says, Alarming Middle East Leaders – New York Times


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Robert Mueller goes for the jugular

What, you thought this was going to be an article about how Special Counsel Robert Mueller got Michael Flynn to cut a deal? No, that’s last week’s news, though it’s huge, and it’s still having cascading ramifications. Instead, as of today, we’re looking at a whole new ballgame when it comes to Mueller’s approach to Donald Trump. Mueller is now doing what some thought he would never do: he’s going squarely after Trump’s financial connections to Russia.

Mueller has a subpoena for Donald Trump’s financial records to Deutsche Bank in Germany, according to reports today from several major news outlets. This isn’t just any bank. For years, Deutsche has been loaning unusually large sums of money to Trump, even after most other banks worldwide had concluded that Trump was too poor of a credit risk. Even after Deutsche fell on its own financial troubles a few years ago, it continued to loan enough money to Trump to keep him afloat.

In January, Deutsche was busted by U.S. and European regulators for laundering billions of dollars of Russian money into the hands of U.S. clients in cities like New York City. At the time, Palmer Report pointed out that this almost certainly meant Deutsche Bank’s “loans” to Donald Trump were merely a front for funneling Russian money to him, but we couldn’t prove it. Now Robert Mueller is seeking to indeed prove it. But there’s more to his subpoena than one might initially think.

Why is Mueller choosing now to go after Deutsche Bank? If we were able to figure out earlier this year that it was how Russia was funneling money to Donald Trump, then Mueller figured it out a long time ago as well. The timing of his subpoena suggests that he has something now which will allow him to use the Deutsche financial records to prove a larger money laundering trail.

Robert Mueller couldn’t have gotten this from Michael Flynn; that’s a whole different money trail. Paul Manafort could probably provide strong evidence on the Trump-Deutsche-Russia connection, but there’s no indication that Manafort has been cooperating since his arrest. This means Mueller must have some other basis for going after Deutsche Bank to get to Trump. What is it? No one knows, and that’s the whole point. Mueller has always been three steps ahead. Now he’s going for the jugular by proving that Trump really is a financial puppet of Russia.

The post Robert Mueller goes for the jugular appeared first on Palmer Report.

Deutsche Bank asked for Trump accounts – The Australian

Deutsche Bank asked for Trump accounts
The Australian
Germany’s largest bank received a subpoena from Mueller several weeks ago to provide information on certain money and credit transactions, the person said, without giving details, adding key documents had been handed over in the meantime. Deutsche Bank 

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Survey: two in three Trump supporters want a president who breaks the rules

The latest American Values Survey finds a deepening polarisation, as Trump diehards stay loyal but fractures appear in the Republican party

The spectre of authoritarian leadership has been raised by a survey that shows two in three Donald Trump supporters think America needs a president willing to break rules in order to set the country right.

The eighth annual American Values Survey from the Public Religion Research Institute (PRRI) revealed fractures in the Republican party and deepening polarisation in America.

Related: ‘Where did you go, Ivanka?’ How the first daughter’s family leave plan fizzled

What drove appeal for Trump in the primaries … has been a sense of fear among different groups of Republicans

Continue reading…

US arrests at border fell while Ice arrests rose during Trump’s first eight months

From Trumps inauguration to the end of September, there was a 40% increase in arrests by Ice and many of those arrested had deep connections in the US

US immigration officials on Tuesday said arrests at the border have fallen in Donald Trumps first eight months in office while rates of people arrested away from the border soared.

Related: Torn apart: the American families hit by Trump’s immigration crackdown

Related: Central America’s rampant violence fuels an invisible refugee crisis

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A Top FBI Official Sent Anti-Trump Texts. Does That Discredit the Russia Probe? – POLITICO Magazine


POLITICO Magazine
A Top FBI Official Sent Anti-Trump Texts. Does That Discredit the Russia Probe?
POLITICO Magazine
The statute only prohibits civil servants from engaging in political activity, which is directed at the promotion of or advocacy against a political party, group or candidate. Strzok allegedly sent text messages to a colleague mocking President Trump 
ABC Suspends Reporter Brian Ross Over Erroneous Report About TrumpNew York Times
What is Trump so desperate to cover up?Washington Post
ABC’s Brian Ross suspended for erroneous report on Flynn plea dealBBC News
PBS NewsHour –Newsweek –Reuters
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Deportations Of Noncriminals Rise As ICE Casts Wider Net

The number of undocumented immigrants without criminal convictions deported from the U.S. interior rose dramatically in Trump’s first year in office.

Trump lawyers say judge lacks jurisdiction in defamation lawsuit – Reuters.com


Reuters.com
Trump lawyers say judge lacks jurisdiction in defamation lawsuit
Reuters.com
The lawsuit cited as examples of defamation numerous posts from Trump’s Twitter account, including one from Oct. 15, 2016 that said, Nothing ever happened with any of these women. Totally made up nonsense to steal the election. Zervos’s lawyers 
Trump lawyers to ask judge to throw out defamation lawsuit by Trump accuser: reportThe Hill
Trump Asks Judge to Dismiss Accuser’s Defamation CaseBloomberg

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Gregg Jarrett: How an FBI official with a political agenda corrupted both Mueller, Comey investigations – Fox News (blog)


Fox News (blog)
Gregg Jarrett: How an FBI official with a political agenda corrupted both Mueller, Comey investigations
Fox News (blog)
In the meantime, the Department of Justice must now, belatedly, reopen the Clinton email case and reexamine fairly and impartially all of the evidence to determine whether criminal charges against her should be sought. The statute of limitations has 

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Donald Trump Is Guilty – Foreign Policy (blog)


Foreign Policy (blog)
Donald Trump Is Guilty
Foreign Policy (blog)
By now, any sentient being who is capable of rational thought about the U.S. president (a category that admittedly excludes his more fervent fans) must grasp the likelihood that there was a quid pro quo between the Trump campaign and the Kremlin 
Trump’s Russia defense in disarrayCNN
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Donald Trumps attorneys go off the deep end after Robert Mueller seizes Trumps bank records

Earlier today several major news outlets reported that Special Counsel Robert Mueller has seized Donald Trump’s financial records from Deutsche Bank, which should uncover the money pipeline from Russia to Trump. This prompted Trump’s attorneys to frantically insist that the story is fake news. Various news outlets have responded by re-confirming the story. It appears Trump’s attorneys are trying to snow their own client, in the desperate hope of keeping him from lashing out.

Unless Reuters and several other respected news outlets have all simultaneously published the same fake story, which is nearly inconceivable, the story is true. This means Mueller really is going after Trump’s finances. Moreover, he’s boldly doing it at a time when the media is pushing the notion that Trump is about to fire Mueller. This means Mueller knows something we don’t about his job security, and he’s concluded he can’t be fired, so he’s going for the jugular. But what are Trump’s attorneys up to?

It appears Trump’s legal team is publicly shooting down this story in the hope of getting a message across to Trump himself that there’s nothing to worry about. Trump’s attorneys don’t want him hitting the panic button and firing Mueller, which would probably lead to his swift ouster. You can debate whether you think Trump’s attorneys are simply trying to protect him by keeping him from firing Mueller, or they just don’t want their paychecks to stop coming in yet.

But regardless of their motivation, Donald Trump’s lawyers are publicly going off the deep end by yelling “fake news” at a story that they cannot possibly know is fake news. They’re reacting just like Trump typically does. It all seems to be nothing more than a show in order to keep their client calm. After all, they’ve been trying to convince him all along that Robert Mueller isn’t targeting him, and that the Russia probe will be over soon. If he’s buying that nonsense, he’ll buy anything his attorneys tell him.

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The Method In His Madness

Dont expect the outbursts, the Islamophobic tweets or any of it to end soon. It rallies the base. It works and he knows it.

Donald Trump Tells Palestinian President He Plans to Move US Embassy to Jerusalem Despite Opposition – TIME


TIME
Donald Trump Tells Palestinian President He Plans to Move US Embassy to Jerusalem Despite Opposition
TIME
(JERUSALEM) Vociferous Arab and Muslim opposition was building Tuesday to any possible U.S. recognition of contested Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, as European leaders expressed concern about harm to fragile Mideast peace efforts. PresidentDonald 
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Donald Trump tells Palestinian president he intends to move US embassy to JerusalemThe Independent
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Deutsche Bank sends Trump financial details to Mueller investigation – Financial Times


Financial Times
Deutsche Bank sends Trump financial details to Mueller investigation
Financial Times
A person with direct knowledge of the German bank’s actions told the Financial Times that the production of Trump-related documents had begun several weeks ago. Deutsche could not hand over client information without a subpoena, said a second person 
Mueller Demands Trump’s Deutsche Bank Account Details, Where President Owes Millions: ReportNewsweek
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Subpoena For Deutsche Bank May Put Mueller On Collision Course With TrumpNPR
Vox –New York Magazine –Reuters
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Why can’t Donald Trump keep his story straight? – Chicago Tribune


Chicago Tribune
Why can’t Donald Trump keep his story straight?
Chicago Tribune
Taking a step back, one has to believe Trump and his top aides were acting suspiciously and lying about something that was not a problem or, instead, that they were deathly afraid something else about the Trump-Russia relationship was going to come out 
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The madness of King DonaldThe Japan Times
White House paranoid: ‘Everyone thinks they’re being recorded’Politico

all 583 news articles »

Cross-border cash movements: Tightening up anti-terror and crime checks – Modern Diplomacy

Cross-border cash movements: Tightening up anti-terror and crime checks
Modern Diplomacy
Mady Delvaux (S&D, LU), co-rapporteur, said: Large sums of cash, be it banknotes or gold bullion, are often used for criminalactivities such as money laundering or terrorist financing. With this legislation, we give our authorities the tools they 

Enraged crowd swarms police, frees former Georgian president Saakashvili – CBC.ca


CBC.ca
Enraged crowd swarms police, frees former Georgian president Saakashvili
CBC.ca
Police put him in the back of van, but Saakashvili’s enraged partisans were having none of it. They battled through tear gas and pepper spray to spring him (watch the video). After his liberation, Saakashvili led a march to the Ukrainian parliament 

and more »

Robert Mueller’s Trump-Russia inquiry cost $3.2m in first four months

  • Cost of investigation reaches $6.7m when other expenses taken into account
  • Office of special counsel releases details of costs between May and September

Robert Muellers investigation into whether the Trump campaign conspired with the Kremlin to try to sway the 2016 presidential election has cost taxpayers $3.2m over its first four months.

That is roughly the same estimated cost as a single presidential golfing trip to Mar-a-Lago.

Related: Trump’s personal banking information handed over to Robert Mueller

Related: Was Michael Flynn asked to wear a wire in Mueller hunt for evidence on Russia?

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Donald Trump Tells Palestinian President He Plans to Move US Embassy to Jerusalem Despite Opposition – TIME
Deutsche Bank sends Trump financial details to Mueller investigation – Financial Times
Why can’t Donald Trump keep his story straight? – Chicago Tribune
Cross-border cash movements: Tightening up anti-terror and crime checks – Modern Diplomacy
Enraged crowd swarms police, frees former Georgian president Saakashvili – CBC.ca
Robert Mueller’s Trump-Russia inquiry cost $3.2m in first four months
What’s The Matter With Eastern Europe? Welcome To The Birthplace Of Trumpism – HuffPost
Whats The Matter With Eastern Europe? Welcome To The Birthplace Of Trumpism
Trump risks backlash as he prepares to recognise Jerusalem as Israel’s capital
Abbas urges Putin, Pope to intervene ahead of Trump decision – The Jerusalem Post
Trump’s revamped fight against the FBI is a distillation of his approach to the presidency – Washington Post
Trump bank records subpoenaed in Russia probe – ABC News
Mueller investigation cost $6.7 million within first five months – Washington Post
Whenever America is in crisis, Russia is its whipping boy – Washington Post
Today’s Headlines and Commentary
Trump Said Probing His Finances Would Be A ‘Red Line.’ That’s Exactly What Robert Mueller Is Now Doing.
Subpoena For Deutsche Bank May Put Mueller On Collision Course With Trump – NPR
Trump Tells Palestinian President He Intends To Move U.S. Embassy In Israel To Jerusalem
GOP Brings Back Support for Roy Moore
“Get Me Roger Stone: Documentary on GOP mastermind of dirty tricks – People’s World
Donald Trump Is Just the Front Man for a Massive Heist – The Nation.
What’s the Matter with Eastern Europe? – Common Dreams
Why weren’t Huma Abedin and Cheryl Mills charged when they lied to Peter Strzok and the FBI? – Hot Air
Abbas warns Trump against moving embassy to Jerusalem – Financial Times

 

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The Method In His Madness

Dont expect the outbursts, the Islamophobic tweets or any of it to end soon. It rallies the base. It works and he knows it.

Donald Trump Tells Palestinian President He Plans to Move US Embassy to Jerusalem Despite Opposition – TIME


TIME
Donald Trump Tells Palestinian President He Plans to Move US Embassy to Jerusalem Despite Opposition
TIME
(JERUSALEM) Vociferous Arab and Muslim opposition was building Tuesday to any possible U.S. recognition of contested Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, as European leaders expressed concern about harm to fragile Mideast peace efforts. PresidentDonald 
Turkey joins US allies in warning Trump not to recognize JerusalemCNN
Jerusalem: Turkey warns Trump against crossing ‘red line’BBC News
Donald Trump tells Palestinian president he intends to move US embassy to JerusalemThe Independent
The Guardian –Sky News
all 1,603 news articles »
Deutsche Bank sends Trump financial details to Mueller investigation – Financial Times


Financial Times
Deutsche Bank sends Trump financial details to Mueller investigation
Financial Times
A person with direct knowledge of the German bank’s actions told the Financial Times that the production of Trump-related documents had begun several weeks ago. Deutsche could not hand over client information without a subpoena, said a second person 
Mueller Demands Trump’s Deutsche Bank Account Details, Where President Owes Millions: ReportNewsweek
Mueller Subpoenas Deutsche Bank, Friendly to the Trumps, Mercers, and RussiansDaily Beast
Subpoena For Deutsche Bank May Put Mueller On Collision Course With TrumpNPR
Vox –New York Magazine –Reuters
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Why can’t Donald Trump keep his story straight? – Chicago Tribune


Chicago Tribune
Why can’t Donald Trump keep his story straight?
Chicago Tribune
Taking a step back, one has to believe Trump and his top aides were acting suspiciously and lying about something that was not a problem or, instead, that they were deathly afraid something else about the Trump-Russia relationship was going to come out 
Robert Mueller’s Investigation Has Transformed the White House Into a Paranoid HellscapeGQ Magazine
The madness of King DonaldThe Japan Times
White House paranoid: ‘Everyone thinks they’re being recorded’Politico

all 583 news articles »

Cross-border cash movements: Tightening up anti-terror and crime checks – Modern Diplomacy

Cross-border cash movements: Tightening up anti-terror and crime checks
Modern Diplomacy
Mady Delvaux (S&D, LU), co-rapporteur, said: Large sums of cash, be it banknotes or gold bullion, are often used for criminalactivities such as money laundering or terrorist financing. With this legislation, we give our authorities the tools they 

Enraged crowd swarms police, frees former Georgian president Saakashvili – CBC.ca


CBC.ca
Enraged crowd swarms police, frees former Georgian president Saakashvili
CBC.ca
Police put him in the back of van, but Saakashvili’s enraged partisans were having none of it. They battled through tear gas and pepper spray to spring him (watch the video). After his liberation, Saakashvili led a march to the Ukrainian parliament 

and more »

Robert Mueller’s Trump-Russia inquiry cost $3.2m in first four months

  • Cost of investigation reaches $6.7m when other expenses taken into account
  • Office of special counsel releases details of costs between May and September

Robert Muellers investigation into whether the Trump campaign conspired with the Kremlin to try to sway the 2016 presidential election has cost taxpayers $3.2m over its first four months.

That is roughly the same estimated cost as a single presidential golfing trip to Mar-a-Lago.

Related: Trump’s personal banking information handed over to Robert Mueller

Related: Was Michael Flynn asked to wear a wire in Mueller hunt for evidence on Russia?

Continue reading…

What’s The Matter With Eastern Europe? Welcome To The Birthplace Of Trumpism – HuffPost

What’s The Matter With Eastern Europe? Welcome To The Birthplace Of Trumpism
HuffPost
He was a rich businessman, an outspoken outsider with a love of conspiracy theories. And he was a populist running for president. In 1990, when Donald Trump was still beyond the furthest outskirts of American politics, Stanislaw Tyminski was trying to 

Whats The Matter With Eastern Europe? Welcome To The Birthplace Of Trumpism

When it comes to Trump’s version of populism, Eastern Europe led the way.

Trump risks backlash as he prepares to recognise Jerusalem as Israel’s capital

  • President calls Abbas to announce break with decades of US diplomacy
  • Palestinians claim East Jerusalem as capital of future state

Donald Trump appeared on the verge of formally recognising Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, in a move that would upend decades of US presidential diplomacy and could trigger unrest across the Middle East.

The suggestion came ahead of a key speech on the issue on Wednesday, as Trump called the Palestinian president, Mahmoud Abbas, and other Arab leaders, to tell them that he plans to move the US embassy to Jerusalem from Tel Aviv.

Related: Why would moving the US embassy to Jerusalem be so contentious?

Related: Why would moving the US embassy to Jerusalem be so contentious?

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Abbas urges Putin, Pope to intervene ahead of Trump decision – The Jerusalem Post


The Jerusalem Post
Abbas urges Putin, Pope to intervene ahead of Trump decision
The Jerusalem Post
While Trump signed a six-month waiver in June, he failed to sign a new waiver earlier this week. Later on Tuesday, Trumpalso spoke with Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi. Sisi warned Trump of taking measures that would undermine the chances of 
Russia’s Putin tells Palestinians’ Abbas he supports talks on Jerusalem – KremlinReuters

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Trump’s revamped fight against the FBI is a distillation of his approach to the presidency – Washington Post


Washington Post
Trump’s revamped fight against the FBI is a distillation of his approach to the presidency
Washington Post
According to automated transcripts from TVEyes, the two hosts and their guests mentioned the FBI nearly 80 times over the course of the two hours. The word Trump was said 62 times and the word Hillary 60 times. The next two most commonly 
Trump: Fired National Security Adviser Treated UnfairlyVoice of America
Can Presidents Obstruct Justice? The Latest Trump Fight, ExplainedNew York Times
Prosecutor: No evidence Trump knew Flynn lied to FBIWND.com
POLITICO Magazine –LifeZette
all 3,709 news articles »
Trump bank records subpoenaed in Russia probe – ABC News


CBS News
Trump bank records subpoenaed in Russia probe
ABC News
Later this week, members of the House Intelligence Committee will be interviewing Felix Sater, a one-time Trump business partner who helped develop the Trump SoHo project. Mueller is investigating Russian attempts to influence the 2016 U.S. election 
Robert Mueller is targeting Trump family’s money, ties to bankThe Grio

all 133 news articles »

Mueller investigation cost $6.7 million within first five months – Washington Post


Washington Post
Mueller investigation cost $6.7 million within first five months
Washington Post
Mueller was appointed special counsel in May, after President Trump fired FBI director James B. Comey. The Justice Department’s report covered the period from May 17 to Sept. 30. Though Mueller’s investigation is not yet a year old, his team of 
Mueller Subpoenas Trump Deutsche Bank RecordsBloomberg
Mueller’s Trump-Russia Probe Cost Nearly $7M So FarNewsmax

all 132 news articles »

Whenever America is in crisis, Russia is its whipping boy – Washington Post


Washington Post
Whenever America is in crisis, Russia is its whipping boy
Washington Post
Ivan Kurilla is a professor of history and international relations at the European University at St. Petersburg. ST. PETERSBURG Russians are watching the unfolding scandal of their country’s meddling in the 2016 U.S. election with a mixture of 
Top Vladimir Putin Critic Pays Visit To SCFITSNews
Trump has been torture for foreign correspondents in RussiaBusiness Insider
Who’s an Oligarch? Rich Russians Fret Over US Sanctions LabelBloomberg
Financial Times
all 50 news articles »
Today’s Headlines and Commentary

The Supreme Court permitted the administration to fully enforce the Sept. 24 revised travel ban order pending litigation in federal appellate courts, the Washington Post reported. In orders issued Monday, the justices lifted injunctions from the Fourth and Ninth Circuit Courts of Appeals that exempted individuals with bona fide relationships with family members or organizations in the U.S. from the ban. Challenges to the banwhich restricts travel from eight countries, including six Muslim-majority nationswill proceed in the coming weeks in the Fourth and Ninth circuit courts.

The U.N. dispatched its top diplomat to North Korea for talks about its nuclear program, the Wall Street Journal reported. Jeffrey Feltman, the U.N. undersecretary general for political affairs, will meet North Koreas foreign minister and other senior officials in a three-day trip to Pyongyang.

The chief U.N. human rights official said Myanmars security forces may have committed genocide against Rohingya Muslims, Reuters reported. Zeid Raad al-Hussein, the U.N. high commissioner for human rights, said that the burning of villages, murders of civilians, widespread rape and indiscriminate shootings of Rohingya people by Myanmars military forces could amount to genocide. Zeid called for the establishment of an international inquiry into crimes committed in Myanmar. Myanmar denies that its forces carried out atrocities against the Rohingya, a group whose very existence it contests.

Prosecutors from the special counsel investigation withdrew their support for a bail deal with Paul Manafort, saying Manafort was writing an editorial defending his political activities in Ukraine to be published under the name of a third party, the Post reported. In a court filing, the prosecutors said Manafort violated a court order to limit his public statements by ghostwriting an editorial about his activities in Ukraine as recently as Nov. 30. They also said Manafort was working with a partner assessed to have ties to a Russian intelligence service.

The special counsel subpoenaed President Donald Trumps financial records from Deutsche Bank, the Journal reported. The subpoena requested records related to Trumps business dealings with the bank, which the Journal described as Trumps primary lender in recent years.. Deutsche Bank has provided over $300 million in financing to Trump and entities affiliated with him.

Emails between KT McFarland, the former deputy national security adviser, and transition officials raised questions about the accuracy of McFarlands testimony to senators this summer about her knowledge of Michael Flynns contacts with Russian officials, the New York Times reported. Emails showed McFarland knew at the time about a phone call between Flynn and Russian Ambassador Sergei Kislyak. In July, McFarland testified that she was not aware of contacts between Flynn and Kislyak. On Friday, Flynn pleaded guilty to lying to the FBI about the nature of his discussions with Kislyak.

The U.S. will recognize Jerusalem as Israels capital, a move that Middle Eastern leaders have strongly condemned, the Times reported. President Trump informed Palestinian and Israeli leaders of the decision in phone calls on Tuesday. Trump told Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas he plans to eventually move the U.S. embassy to Jerusalem, a decision Abbas told him could undermine the Israel-Palestine peace process. However, Trump is expected to sign a waiver on Wednesday that would keep the U.S. embassy in Tel Aviv for the next six months.

The son of the recently killed Yemeni ex-president Ali Abdullah Saleh said he would fight against Houthi rebels to avenge his fathers death, the Times reported. Ahmed Ali Saleh, speaking from his exile in the United Arab Emirates, vowed to push the Houthi rebels that killed his father out of Yemen. Saleh was a top military commander under his fathers government. Fighting between rival rebel factions in Sanaa, Yemens capital, has ceased, leaving more than a hundred people dead, according to Reuters. Airstrikes from the Saudi-led coalition hit the city in retaliation for Salehs death.

Protesters freed former Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili after Ukrainian police took him into custody, the Post reported. It is was unclear why police attempted to detain him. Saakashvili called for protests against Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko, a former ally. Saakashvili has gained popularity in Ukraine for his strong anti-Russia stance, but the Ukrainian government has taken steps to constrain his political rise, including revoking his passport.

The Kremlin denied that information from Michael Flynn influenced Vladimir Putin to modulate the Russian response to U.S. sanctions enacted last year, NBC News reported. A Kremlin spokesperson said Flynns request for Russia to hold off responding to sanctions designed to punish Moscow for interfering in the 2016 election played no role in Putins decision to not retaliate.

The Times published an interactive feature examining whether Saudi missile defense systems actually intercepted a missile from Yemen aimed at the Riyadh airport.

Politicos Ali Watkins detailed how a top terrorist interrogation team has struggled to find bureaucratic backing in the national security establishment.

 

ICYMI: Yesterday on Lawfare

Robert Chesney argued that the government’s arguments in ACLU v. Mattis raise troubling questions about the governments ability to block the exercise of the writ of habeas corpus.

Bob Bauer discussed how the lies from Trump associates will affect the special counsel investigations focus on collusion.

Eliot Kim updated Water Wars, covering the ASEAN summit and Japan-China maritime talks.

Stewart Baker defended expanding protections against unmasking and the leaking of intelligence information.

Vanessa Sauter posted the criminal information and plea agreement from the case against an NSA employee who took classified documents to his home.

Benjamin Wittes listed five questions for Alan Dershowitz to answer about his argument that the Russia investigation is the criminalization of political differences.

Matthew Kahn posted the Supreme Court orders staying the partial injunctions against the revised travel ban.

Peter Margulies detailed the context for the Supreme Courts travel ban orders.

Josh Blackman argued that the Supreme Court order suggests the government will prevail against the challenges to the travel ban.

 

Email the Roundup Team noteworthy law and security-related articles to include, and follow us on Twitter and Facebook for additional commentary on these issues. Sign up to receive Lawfare in your inbox. Visit ourEvents Calendar to learn about upcoming national security events, and check out relevant job openings on ourJob Board.

Trump Said Probing His Finances Would Be A ‘Red Line.’ That’s Exactly What Robert Mueller Is Now Doing.

Mueller has asked Deutsche Bank for data on Trump’s finances for his Russia investigation.

Subpoena For Deutsche Bank May Put Mueller On Collision Course With Trump – NPR


NPR
Subpoena For Deutsche Bank May Put Mueller On Collision Course With Trump
NPR
Justice Department special counsel Robert Mueller has reportedly subpoenaed Trump family financial records from the German financial giant Deutsche Bank, a move that could signal a major new direction for his inquiry. Deutsche Bank has so far not 
Trump-Russia probe: Mueller ‘demands Deutsche Bank data’BBC News
Trump bank records subpoenaed in Russia probeABC News
Deutsche Bank receives subpoena from Mueller on Trump accounts: SourceCNBC
Reuters –CBS News –Bloomberg
all 133 news articles »
Trump Tells Palestinian President He Intends To Move U.S. Embassy In Israel To Jerusalem

The move would endorse Israel’s claim to all of Jerusalem as its capital, breaking with decades of U.S. policy.

GOP Brings Back Support for Roy Moore

The Republican National Committee has restarted funding Roy Moores Alabama Senate campaign. It had stopped giving cash to Moore after multiple allegations of child molestation were leveled against him.

“Get Me Roger Stone: Documentary on GOP mastermind of dirty tricks – People’s World

Get Me Roger Stone: Documentary on GOP mastermind of dirty tricks
People’s World
A new Netflix original documentary created by filmmakers Dylan Bank, Daniel DiMauro and Morgan Pehme traces the life and scandalous career of right-wing political operative Roger Stone, who’s been an influential member of Team Trump for decades. With 

Donald Trump Is Just the Front Man for a Massive Heist – The Nation.


The Nation.
Donald Trump Is Just the Front Man for a Massive Heist
The Nation.
Trump’s major contribution has been to push for measureselimination of the estate tax, elimination of the alternative minimum tax, lower taxes on pass through incomethat will fill his own pockets. The tax bill Republicans are trying to ramrod 
Wall Street sets record highs after passage of Donald Trump’s tax cutsThe Guardian
Would Donald Trump’s tax plan really help ordinary working Americans and boost US growth?The Independent

all 1,362 news articles »

What’s the Matter with Eastern Europe? – Common Dreams


Common Dreams
What’s the Matter with Eastern Europe?
Common Dreams
They’d suffered the early consequences of the shock therapy economic reforms that would soon be introduced across much ofEastern Europe and, after 1991, Russia. Although the Polish economy had finally stabilized, unemployment had, by the end of 1990 

and more »

Why weren’t Huma Abedin and Cheryl Mills charged when they lied to Peter Strzok and the FBI? – Hot Air


Hot Air
Why weren’t Huma Abedin and Cheryl Mills charged when they lied to Peter Strzok and the FBI?
Hot Air
Comey was asked about Abedin’s and Mills’s lies during congressional testimony last year and spun his decision not to recommend charges by claiming that, hey, sometimes people misremember things and sometimes those things aren’t essential to a case 

Abbas warns Trump against moving embassy to Jerusalem – Financial Times


Financial Times
Abbas warns Trump against moving embassy to Jerusalem
Financial Times
Mahmoud Abbas warned Donald Trump of the dangerous consequences of transferring the American embassy to Jerusalem after the US president informed the Palestinian leader he planned to move the mission, a Palestinian spokesman said. Nabil Abu Rdainah 

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  • Prosecutors from the special counsel investigation withdrew their support for a bail deal with Paul Manafort, saying Manafort was writing an editorial defending his political activities in Ukraine to be published under the name of a third party, the Post reported. In a court filing, the prosecutors said Manafort violated a court order to limit his public statements by ghostwriting an editorial about his activities in Ukraine as recently as Nov. 30. They also said Manafort was working with a partner assessed to have ties to a Russian intelligence service.
  • The special counsel subpoenaed President Donald Trumps financial records from Deutsche Bank, the Journal reported. The subpoena requested records related to Trumps business dealings with the bank, which the Journal described as Trumps primary lender in recent years.. Deutsche Bank has provided over $300 million in financing to Trump and entities affiliated with him.
  • Emails between KT McFarland, the former deputy national security adviser, and transition officials raised questions about the accuracy of McFarlands testimony to senators this summer about her knowledge of Michael Flynns contacts with Russian officials, the New York Times reported. Emails showed McFarland knew at the time about a phone call between Flynn and Russian Ambassador Sergei Kislyak. In July, McFarland testified that she was not aware of contacts between Flynn and Kislyak. On Friday, Flynn pleaded guilty to lying to the FBI about the nature of his discussions with Kislyak.
  • The U.S. will recognize Jerusalem as Israels capital, a move that Middle Eastern leaders have strongly condemned, the Times reported. President Trump informed Palestinian and Israeli leaders of the decision in phone calls on Tuesday. Trump told Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas he plans to eventually move the U.S. embassy to Jerusalem, a decision Abbas told him could undermine the Israel-Palestine peace process. However, Trump is expected to sign a waiver on Wednesday that would keep the U.S. embassy in Tel Aviv for the next six months.

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Trump’s revamped fight against the FBI is a distillation of his approach to the presidency – Washington Post

Trump bank records subpoenaed in Russia probe – ABC News

Mueller investigation cost $6.7 million within first five months – Washington Post

Whenever America is in crisis, Russia is its whipping boy – Washington Post

Today’s Headlines and Commentary

Trump Said Probing His Finances Would Be A ‘Red Line.’ That’s Exactly What Robert Mueller Is Now Doing.
Subpoena For Deutsche Bank May Put Mueller On Collision Course With Trump – NPR
Trump Tells Palestinian President He Intends To Move U.S. Embassy In Israel To Jerusalem
GOP Brings Back Support for Roy Moore
“Get Me Roger Stone: Documentary on GOP mastermind of dirty tricks – People’s World
Donald Trump Is Just the Front Man for a Massive Heist – The Nation.
What’s the Matter with Eastern Europe? – Common Dreams
Why weren’t Huma Abedin and Cheryl Mills charged when they lied to Peter Strzok and the FBI? – Hot Air
Abbas warns Trump against moving embassy to Jerusalem – Financial Times
The British government was just told to get tougher on the rising threat of far-right terror – Business Insider
The Dangers of Speculating About Trump’s Mental Health – Medscape
Mueller Subpoenas Deutsche Bank, Friendly to the Trumps, Mercers, and Russians – Daily Beast
Flynn Plea Deal: Proof of Collusion? Not Even Close – The New American
Obstruction of justice watch: Trump attacks the FBI – The Hill
Lavrov Says ‘Key Issues’ Regarding Caspian Legal Status Solved
Twitter Search / engcrimerussia: French Prosecutor: Russian Senator Kerimov smuggled “suitcases with cash” into France https://en.crimerussia.com/financialcrimes/french-prosecutor-s-office-russian-senator-kerimov-smuggles-suitcases-with-money-into-france/ pic.twitter.com/EyMsg8Ozgq
French Prosecutor: Russian Senator Kerimov smuggled “suitcases with cash” into France https://en.crimerussia.com/financialcrimes/french-prosecutor-s-office-russian-senator-kerimov-smuggles-suitcases-with-money-into-france/ pic.twitter.com/EyMsg8Ozgq
Investigative Committee asks for Interpol arrest warrant for Telman Ismailov https://en.crimerussia.com/contractkillings/investigative-committee-asks-for-interpol-arrest-warrant-for-telman-ismailov-/ pic.twitter.com/JpQXd6dZj3
Russian oligarchs mull on taking assets back to country as new US sanctions to be announced soon https://en.crimerussia.com/oligarchs/oligarchs-desperately-seeking-a-way-to-recover-capital-from-abroad/  #sanctionspic.twitter.com/9N04HWDDQc
Case of embezzlement in construction of Vostochny Cosmodrome initiated https://en.crimerussia.com/corruption/case-of-embezzlement-in-construction-of-vostochny-cosmodrome-initiated/ pic.twitter.com/h73GFAAAIb

 

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Trump’s revamped fight against the FBI is a distillation of his approach to the presidency – Washington Post
 


Washington Post
Trump’s revamped fight against the FBI is a distillation of his approach to the presidency
Washington Post
According to automated transcripts from TVEyes, the two hosts and their guests mentioned the FBI nearly 80 times over the course of the two hours. The word Trump was said 62 times and the word Hillary 60 times. The next two most commonly 
Trump: Fired National Security Adviser Treated UnfairlyVoice of America
Can Presidents Obstruct Justice? The Latest Trump Fight, ExplainedNew York Times
Prosecutor: No evidence Trump knew Flynn lied to FBIWND.com
POLITICO Magazine –LifeZette
all 3,709 news articles »
Trump bank records subpoenaed in Russia probe – ABC News
 


CBS News
Trump bank records subpoenaed in Russia probe
ABC News
Later this week, members of the House Intelligence Committee will be interviewing Felix Sater, a one-time Trump business partner who helped develop the Trump SoHo project. Mueller is investigating Russian attempts to influence the 2016 U.S. election 
Robert Mueller is targeting Trump family’s money, ties to bankThe Grioall 133 news articles »
Mueller investigation cost $6.7 million within first five months – Washington Post
 


Washington Post
Mueller investigation cost $6.7 million within first five months
Washington Post
Mueller was appointed special counsel in May, after President Trump fired FBI director James B. Comey. The Justice Department’s report covered the period from May 17 to Sept. 30. Though Mueller’s investigation is not yet a year old, his team of 
Mueller Subpoenas Trump Deutsche Bank RecordsBloomberg
Mueller’s Trump-Russia Probe Cost Nearly $7M So FarNewsmaxall 132 news articles »
Whenever America is in crisis, Russia is its whipping boy – Washington Post
 


Washington Post
Whenever America is in crisis, Russia is its whipping boy
Washington Post
Ivan Kurilla is a professor of history and international relations at the European University at St. Petersburg. ST. PETERSBURG Russians are watching the unfolding scandal of their country’s meddling in the 2016 U.S. election with a mixture of 
Top Vladimir Putin Critic Pays Visit To SCFITSNews
Trump has been torture for foreign correspondents in RussiaBusiness Insider
Who’s an Oligarch? Rich Russians Fret Over US Sanctions LabelBloomberg
Financial Times
all 50 news articles »
Today’s Headlines and Commentary

The Supreme Court permitted the administration to fully enforce the Sept. 24 revised travel ban order pending litigation in federal appellate courts, the Washington Post reported. In orders issued Monday, the justices lifted injunctions from the Fourth and Ninth Circuit Courts of Appeals that exempted individuals with bona fide relationships with family members or organizations in the U.S. from the ban. Challenges to the banwhich restricts travel from eight countries, including six Muslim-majority nationswill proceed in the coming weeks in the Fourth and Ninth circuit courts.The U.N. dispatched its top diplomat to North Korea for talks about its nuclear program, the Wall Street Journal reported. Jeffrey Feltman, the U.N. undersecretary general for political affairs, will meet North Koreas foreign minister and other senior officials in a three-day trip to Pyongyang.The chief U.N. human rights official said Myanmars security forces may have committed genocide against Rohingya Muslims, Reuters reported. Zeid Raad al-Hussein, the U.N. high commissioner for human rights, said that the burning of villages, murders of civilians, widespread rape and indiscriminate shootings of Rohingya people by Myanmars military forces could amount to genocide. Zeid called for the establishment of an international inquiry into crimes committed in Myanmar. Myanmar denies that its forces carried out atrocities against the Rohingya, a group whose very existence it contests.

Prosecutors from the special counsel investigation withdrew their support for a bail deal with Paul Manafort, saying Manafort was writing an editorial defending his political activities in Ukraine to be published under the name of a third party, the Post reported. In a court filing, the prosecutors said Manafort violated a court order to limit his public statements by ghostwriting an editorial about his activities in Ukraine as recently as Nov. 30. They also said Manafort was working with a partner assessed to have ties to a Russian intelligence service.

The special counsel subpoenaed President Donald Trumps financial records from Deutsche Bank, the Journal reported. The subpoena requested records related to Trumps business dealings with the bank, which the Journal described as Trumps primary lender in recent years.. Deutsche Bank has provided over $300 million in financing to Trump and entities affiliated with him.

Emails between KT McFarland, the former deputy national security adviser, and transition officials raised questions about the accuracy of McFarlands testimony to senators this summer about her knowledge of Michael Flynns contacts with Russian officials, the New York Times reported. Emails showed McFarland knew at the time about a phone call between Flynn and Russian Ambassador Sergei Kislyak. In July, McFarland testified that she was not aware of contacts between Flynn and Kislyak. On Friday, Flynn pleaded guilty to lying to the FBI about the nature of his discussions with Kislyak.

The U.S. will recognize Jerusalem as Israels capital, a move that Middle Eastern leaders have strongly condemned, the Times reported. President Trump informed Palestinian and Israeli leaders of the decision in phone calls on Tuesday. Trump told Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas he plans to eventually move the U.S. embassy to Jerusalem, a decision Abbas told him could undermine the Israel-Palestine peace process. However, Trump is expected to sign a waiver on Wednesday that would keep the U.S. embassy in Tel Aviv for the next six months.

The son of the recently killed Yemeni ex-president Ali Abdullah Saleh said he would fight against Houthi rebels to avenge his fathers death, the Times reported. Ahmed Ali Saleh, speaking from his exile in the United Arab Emirates, vowed to push the Houthi rebels that killed his father out of Yemen. Saleh was a top military commander under his fathers government. Fighting between rival rebel factions in Sanaa, Yemens capital, has ceased, leaving more than a hundred people dead, according to Reuters. Airstrikes from the Saudi-led coalition hit the city in retaliation for Salehs death.

Protesters freed former Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili after Ukrainian police took him into custody, the Post reported. It is was unclear why police attempted to detain him. Saakashvili called for protests against Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko, a former ally. Saakashvili has gained popularity in Ukraine for his strong anti-Russia stance, but the Ukrainian government has taken steps to constrain his political rise, including revoking his passport.

The Kremlin denied that information from Michael Flynn influenced Vladimir Putin to modulate the Russian response to U.S. sanctions enacted last year, NBC News reported. A Kremlin spokesperson said Flynns request for Russia to hold off responding to sanctions designed to punish Moscow for interfering in the 2016 election played no role in Putins decision to not retaliate.

The Times published an interactive feature examining whether Saudi missile defense systems actually intercepted a missile from Yemen aimed at the Riyadh airport.

Politicos Ali Watkins detailed how a top terrorist interrogation team has struggled to find bureaucratic backing in the national security establishment.

 

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Robert Chesney argued that the government’s arguments in ACLU v. Mattis raise troubling questions about the governments ability to block the exercise of the writ of habeas corpus.

Bob Bauer discussed how the lies from Trump associates will affect the special counsel investigations focus on collusion.

Eliot Kim updated Water Wars, covering the ASEAN summit and Japan-China maritime talks.

Stewart Baker defended expanding protections against unmasking and the leaking of intelligence information.

Vanessa Sauter posted the criminal information and plea agreement from the case against an NSA employee who took classified documents to his home.

Benjamin Wittes listed five questions for Alan Dershowitz to answer about his argument that the Russia investigation is the criminalization of political differences.

Matthew Kahn posted the Supreme Court orders staying the partial injunctions against the revised travel ban.

Peter Margulies detailed the context for the Supreme Courts travel ban orders.

Josh Blackman argued that the Supreme Court order suggests the government will prevail against the challenges to the travel ban.

 

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Mueller has asked Deutsche Bank for data on Trump’s finances for his Russia investigation.
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Justice Department special counsel Robert Mueller has reportedly subpoenaed Trump family financial records from the German financial giant Deutsche Bank, a move that could signal a major new direction for his inquiry. Deutsche Bank has so far not 
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Investigative Committee asks for Interpol arrest warrant for Telman Ismailov

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The former owner of the Moscow Cherkizovsky market is accused in absentia of arranging two murders.

The Central Directorate of the Investigative Committee for Major Investigations has issued a decree charging Telman Ismailov with arrangement of murders. The Prosecutor General’s Office of the Russian Federation is to get all the materials needed to issue an Interpol arrest warrant for Telman Ismailov.

The former owner of Cherkizon is charged with two murders and illegal arms trafficking.

“According to the investigation, Telman Ismailov orchestrated the murders of two businessmen: Vladimir Savkin and Yuri Brylev,” the Investigative Committee reported.

The investigators also noted that Telman Ismailov developed the contract killings scheme together with his brothers Rafik and Vagif Ismailov.

Mehman Karimov is believed to have perpetrated the contract killings and he is already in custody. According to investigators, on May 15, 2016, Karimov committed a double murder on the Novorizhskoe Highway in the Moscow region. His victims were the owner of a few malls Vladimir Savkin and the founder of Lublino Motors Yuri Brylev. After that, Rafik Ismailov, following their plan, picked the killer up and took him away. Rafik Ismailov was subsequently detained, too, and is now in custody.

Telman Ismailov and his other brother Vagif Ismailov are on the run. They were convicted to custody in absentia in late October, and Telman Ismailov was put on the international wanted list on November 13. Telman is going to be put on the Interpol wanted list as soon as the papers are ready.

Earlier Telman Ismailov reportedly asked for political asylum in France. The runaway oligarch backed his request saying he had some compromising materials about all the acting chiefs of all the law enforcement agencies of the Russian Federation. So if France grants him asylum after all, Ismailov promises to disclose all the dirt he allegedly has to the foreign country.

According to CrimeRussia sources, Ismailov had moved from Turkey to France as the Turkish law enforcement agencies also questioned his credibility. The sources said that Ismailov could have been involved in the murder of thief in law Rovshan Lenkoransky in Istanbul.

Russian Senator Kerimov smuggled “suitcases with cash” into France

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The total amount of cash imported by the Senator varies from 500 million to 750 million euros.

Public prosecutor of Nice Jean-Michel Pretre, seeking the arrest of Russian Senator Suleyman Kerimov, said that he smuggled cash in suitcases (20 million euros in each). In addition, part of the funds was transferred to bank accounts. All the money, according to the Prosecutor’s Office, was in store for laundering by buying real estate and registering it for formal owners. At the same time, in order to avoid large taxes, the purchased villas were declared at a lower cost. For example, one of the villas was purchased for 37 million euros, whereas its former owners put it for sale for 150 million euros. As a result, the Prosecutor’s Office believes, tens of millions of euros in cash and up to 5 million euros of commissions were added to the cost of the villa.

Previously, France 3 reported that Kerimov was accused of underpayment of taxes amounting to 400 million euros. And the total amount of illegally imported money varies, according to preliminary data, between 500 million and 750 million euros.

Recall, Russian oligarch and Senator from Dagestan Suleyman Kerimov was detained on suspicion of laundering money received as a result of tax fraud in France on November 20. Two days later, the oligarch was released on bail of 5 million euros. At the same time Kerimov has been banned from leaving the Maritime Alps until the investigation is completed. In addition, he had to pass a Russian passport and appear in the police dept every Friday. The Russian billionaire is suspected of buying expensive villas on the French Riviera, registered with a frontman, at a reduced price.

Earlier, Russian businessmen and artists signed a letter in support of Suleyman Kerimov. A letter addressed to French President Emmanuel Macron was sent to the French embassy in Moscow. 13 Russian knights of the Legion of Honor, the highest award of France, signed it. Businessman Mikhail Prokhorov, his sister, publisher Irina Prokhorova, Head of Sberbank German Gref, directors Pavel Lungin and Andrey Konchalovsky, former General Director of the Bolshoi Theater Anatoly Iksanov, former President of the Russian Academy of Sciences Yury Osipov, sculptor Zurab Tsereteli, conductor Valery Gergiev, conductor Yury Bashmet, art critic Olga Sviblova, writer Victor Erofeev and deputy, polar explorer Artur Chilingarov subscribed their names to it.

The signatories hope that the French side will treat the member of the Federation Council with “humanity and humanism, so that his life is not endangered, so that he is allowed to return to the medical help necessary to maintain his life.” They remind that Kerimov suffered in a car accident in 2006 and now “his life is supported by a team of doctors, who provide him with a permanent complex treatment.” Knights ask the French President to release Kerimov for the sake of friendship between countries and for humanitarian reasons.

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Deutsche Bank, Donald Trumps biggest lender, is forced to submit documents after special prosecutor issues subpoena

Donald Trumps banking information has formally been turned over to Robert Mueller, the special prosecutor who is investigating whether the presidents campaign conspired with the Kremlin during the 2016 presidential election.

Deutsche Bank, the German bank that serves as Trumps biggest lender, was forced to submit documents about its client relationship with the president and some of his family members, who are also Deutsche clients, after Mueller issued the bank with a subpoena for information, according to multiple media reports. The news was first reported by Handelsblatt, the German newspaper.

Related: Deutsche Bank examined Trump’s account for Russia links

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Recognizing the city as Israel’s official capital wold be “the red line of Muslims,” according to Turkey.

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Donald Trump’s personal bank details handed over to Mueller’s Russia investigation

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Donald Trump’s personal bank details have been handed over to special counsel Robert Mueller.

The prosecutor issued a subpoena to Deutsche Bank AG in a bid to unearth its relationship with the president and his family as part of the ongoing investigation into Russian meddling with the 2016 election.

Woman who disappeared after Tinder date is found deadThe bank issued a vague statement. It read: ‘Deutsche Bank always cooperates with investigating authorities in all countries.’

It comes after calls from Democratic law makers to provide more information on the $300 million Trump owed the bank for previous real estate deals, reports Bloomberg.

Mueller has so far indicted four people: Trump’s former campaign manager, Paul Manafort, his associate Rick Gates, Trump’s ex-adviser George Papadopoulos, and — last week — Trump’s former national security adviser Michael Flynn.

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Flynn pleaded guilty to making multiple false statements to the FBI about making contact with Russian officials before taking officer in February this year.

Damagingly, he claims he was instructed to do so by a senior official in the Trump administration. This person is believed to be Jared Kushner.

Elephant has leg broken by humans to show it who’s boss after mating seasonFurthermore, it is thought Flynn entered into a plea agreement in which he must now fully cooperate with Mueller’s investigation. It basically means he might be about to throw Trump under the bus.

The reality of these charges throws much doubt on Trump’s theory that Russia meddling is nothing more than Democratic drama peddled by anti-Trumpers after he won the election.

And — more concerning for Trump — it gives greater weight to the chances of impeachment.

Any president can be impeached if they’re convicted of treason, bribery, or other high crimes and misdemeanors.

If a clear link is found between Trump and collusion with Russia, he could be in breach of one or more parts of the constitution and, ultimately, get impeached.

The Democrats have been warned to hold off on pushing impeachment articles against Trump for now in case Mueller’s investigation finds a smoking gun.

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Christopher A. Wray, the F.B.I. director, did not mention the president in defending the agencys work force as focused on our critical mission.

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At the time, the White House also said that Comey left the FBI disorganized and with low morale, though then-acting DirectorAndrew McCabe contradicted that claim. Trump ultimately appointed Christopher Wray to replace Comey, and the Senate confirmed 

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FBI Director Chris Wray sent an internal email to FBI employees Monday amid concerns about morale. On Sunday in a tweet President Trump had disparaged the Bureau as having a reputation “in tatters — worst in history.” In the email, which was obtained 

Tucker Carlson: “Out Of Control” FBI Considers Itself Above The Law, Threat To Every American – RealClearPolitics

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Tucker Carlson: “Out Of Control” FBI Considers Itself Above The Law, Threat To Every American
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Tucker Carlson delivers commentary on FBI agent Peter Strzok and an “out of control” FBI on Monday’s broadcast of his FOX News show. Strzok was heavily involved in two politicized cases — the Clinton email investigation and the Russian collusion probe 
FBI agent dismissed from Mueller probe changed Comey’s description of Clinton to ‘extremely careless’CNN
A special counsel needs to investigate the FBI and Justice Department. Now.Washington Post
Fact check: Trump accused Clinton of lying but the FBI said she did notNBCNews.com
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Strzok sent anti-Trump pro-Clinton text messages to his mistress; debate on ‘The Ingraham Angle.’ Robert Mueller, the special counsel investigating alleged Russian election meddling, reportedly subpoenaed Deutsche Bank several weeks ago, calling on the 
Mueller has subpoenaed Deutsche Bank for information on Trump and his familyBusiness Insider
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Mueller reportedly subpoenaed Deutsche Bank for information on Trump and his family
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Robert Mueller, the Special Counsel investigating President Donald Trump’s campaign’s ties to Russia, has reportedly subpoenaed Deutsche Bank for data on accounts held by Trump and his family. Deutsche Bank has loaned the Trump organization millions 
Mueller Subpoenas Trump Deutsche Bank RecordsBloomberg
Mueller reportedly subpoenas Deutsche Bank in Russia probeFox News
Donald Trump’s personal banking information handed over to Robert MuellerThe Guardian
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Deutsche Bank Subpoenaed in Mueller Probe into Trump Ties With Russia – Reports – TheStreet.com

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Deutsche Bank AG (DB) shares fell Tuesday amid reports that German’s biggest lender has been asked by Special Counsel Robert Mueller to provide details on accounts held by U.S. President Donald Trump and his family. German business daily Handelsblatt 

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GOP Brings Back Support for Roy Moore
“Get Me Roger Stone: Documentary on GOP mastermind of dirty tricks – People’s World
Donald Trump Is Just the Front Man for a Massive Heist – The Nation.
What’s the Matter with Eastern Europe? – Common Dreams
Why weren’t Huma Abedin and Cheryl Mills charged when they lied to Peter Strzok and the FBI? – Hot Air
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The British government was just told to get tougher on the rising threat of far-right terror – Business Insider
The Dangers of Speculating About Trump’s Mental Health – Medscape
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Flynn Plea Deal: Proof of Collusion? Not Even Close – The New American
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All the questions Flynn’s plea deal raises – Washington Post
Fired FBI official at center of Flynn, Clinton, dossier controversies revealed – Fox News
Trump’s ‘FBI in tatters’ tweet draws telling response – CNBC
Mueller Details $3M Spent on Early Months of Russia Probe – U.S. News & World Report
Special Counsel Mueller’s office has spent $3.2 million since May: report

 

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Trump Said Probing His Finances Would Be A ‘Red Line.’ That’s Exactly What Robert Mueller Is Now Doing.

Mueller has asked Deutsche Bank for data on Trump’s finances for his Russia investigation.
Subpoena For Deutsche Bank May Put Mueller On Collision Course With Trump – NPR


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Subpoena For Deutsche Bank May Put Mueller On Collision Course With Trump
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Justice Department special counsel Robert Mueller has reportedly subpoenaed Trump family financial records from the German financial giant Deutsche Bank, a move that could signal a major new direction for his inquiry. Deutsche Bank has so far not 
Trump-Russia probe: Mueller ‘demands Deutsche Bank data’BBC News
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Trump Tells Palestinian President He Intends To Move U.S. Embassy In Israel To Jerusalem

The move would endorse Israel’s claim to all of Jerusalem as its capital, breaking with decades of U.S. policy.

GOP Brings Back Support for Roy Moore

The Republican National Committee has restarted funding Roy Moores Alabama Senate campaign. It had stopped giving cash to Moore after multiple allegations of child molestation were leveled against him.

“Get Me Roger Stone: Documentary on GOP mastermind of dirty tricks – People’s World

Get Me Roger Stone: Documentary on GOP mastermind of dirty tricks
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A new Netflix original documentary created by filmmakers Dylan Bank, Daniel DiMauro and Morgan Pehme traces the life and scandalous career of right-wing political operative Roger Stone, who’s been an influential member of Team Trump for decades. With 

Donald Trump Is Just the Front Man for a Massive Heist – The Nation.


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Donald Trump Is Just the Front Man for a Massive Heist
The Nation.
Trump’s major contribution has been to push for measureselimination of the estate tax, elimination of the alternative minimum tax, lower taxes on pass through incomethat will fill his own pockets. The tax bill Republicans are trying to ramrod 
Wall Street sets record highs after passage of Donald Trump’s tax cutsThe Guardian
Would Donald Trump’s tax plan really help ordinary working Americans and boost US growth?The Independent

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What’s the Matter with Eastern Europe? – Common Dreams


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What’s the Matter with Eastern Europe?
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They’d suffered the early consequences of the shock therapy economic reforms that would soon be introduced across much ofEastern Europe and, after 1991, Russia. Although the Polish economy had finally stabilized, unemployment had, by the end of 1990 

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Why weren’t Huma Abedin and Cheryl Mills charged when they lied to Peter Strzok and the FBI?
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Comey was asked about Abedin’s and Mills’s lies during congressional testimony last year and spun his decision not to recommend charges by claiming that, hey, sometimes people misremember things and sometimes those things aren’t essential to a case 

Abbas warns Trump against moving embassy to Jerusalem – Financial Times


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Abbas warns Trump against moving embassy to Jerusalem
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Mahmoud Abbas warned Donald Trump of the dangerous consequences of transferring the American embassy to Jerusalem after the US president informed the Palestinian leader he planned to move the mission, a Palestinian spokesman said. Nabil Abu Rdainah 

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The British government was just told to get tougher on the rising threat of far-right terror – Business Insider


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The British government was just told to get tougher on the rising threat of far-right terror
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It was hard, however, to quantify the number of thwarted attacks from far-right extremists “in part because of uncertainty as to whether a lone actor was actually planning an attack and, if so, whether it would have crossed the threshold from hate 

The Dangers of Speculating About Trump’s Mental Health – Medscape


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The Dangers of Speculating About Trump’s Mental Health
Medscape
In full disclosure, I was an advisor to Secretary Hillary Clinton’s campaign for mental health policy and contributed to hermental health agenda that was released in August 2016 during the campaign. I was also present at the Javits Center onelection 

Mueller Subpoenas Deutsche Bank, Friendly to the Trumps, Mercers, and Russians – Daily Beast


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Mueller Subpoenas Deutsche Bank, Friendly to the Trumps, Mercers, and Russians
Daily Beast
Special counsel Robert Mueller’s team has reportedly taken an interest in the massive bank responsible for helping Robert Mercer Trumpism’s most generous billionaire backer allegedly dodge paying billions in taxes. Reuters confirmed on Tuesday a
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Flynn Plea Deal: Proof of Collusion? Not Even Close – The New American


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Flynn Plea Deal: Proof of Collusion? Not Even Close
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Let’s unpack that. Obama apparently peeved that his party’s candidate lost and in a move that seems designed to lend false credibility to allegations of Trump/Russia collusion tossed a grenade (or in this case, a Molotov cocktail) over his 
Trump After Dark: Moscow Rules editionPolitico
FBI agent dismissed from Mueller probe changed Comey’s description of Clinton to ‘extremely careless’CNN
Trump’s morning tweetstorm appears to have been inspired by ‘Fox & Friends’Los Angeles Times
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Obstruction of justice watch: Trump attacks the FBI – The Hill


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Obstruction of justice watch: Trump attacks the FBI
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One by one, Trump has attacked, condemned, threatened and sought to discredit institutions of government that are investigating, exposing and countering the Russian attacks that are the subject of the investigations. Trump owes the men and women of the 
Are Trump’s reckless tweets actually a danger?WTHITV.com

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Lavrov Says ‘Key Issues’ Regarding Caspian Legal Status Solved

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov has said the five Caspian states have agreed on “all the outstanding key issues” regarding the legal status of the Caspian Sea.

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All the questions Flynn’s plea deal raises – Washington Post


Washington Post
All the questions Flynn’s plea deal raises
Washington Post
What connect, if any, exists between Russian officials and the Trump campaign data operation conducted by Cambridge Analytica and overseen by Kushner? Did Trump ever promise Flynn he would pardon him or stop the prosecution? Did he tell Flynn he’d fire 

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Fired FBI official at center of Flynn, Clinton, dossier controversies revealed – Fox News


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Fired FBI official at center of Flynn, Clinton, dossier controversies revealed
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Strzok’s bias has made him a poster child for Trump and his supporters, who believe the Mueller probe into alleged campaign collusion with Russia is biased. Report: ANTI-TRUMP FBI AGENT LED CLINTON EMAIL PROBE Now it all starts to make sense 
Old Sarah Huckabee Sanders tweet about ‘attacking FBI‘ goes viral after Trump’s tweetstormThe Daily Dot
Frustrated Trump lashes out at FBIThe Hill
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Trump’s ‘FBI in tatters’ tweet draws telling response – CNBC


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Trump’s ‘FBI in tatters’ tweet draws telling response
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But the people pushing back may have done more to hurt the FBI than anything coming out of the White House. Just to recap, we learned this weekend that special counsel Robert Mueller removed a top FBI agent from his team after the Justice Department 
Trump lashes out at own FBI in a series of tweetsChicago Sun-Times
Trump, Defending Himself After Flynn Guilty Plea, Says FBI Is in ‘Tatters’New York Times
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Mueller Details $3M Spent on Early Months of Russia Probe – U.S. News & World Report


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Mueller Details $3M Spent on Early Months of Russia Probe
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Prosecutors working for special counsel Robert Mueller say Manafort has been working on an op-ed with a longtime colleague assessed to have ties to a Russian intelligence service. Court papers say that Manafort and the colleague sought to publish the 

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Special Counsel Mueller’s office has spent $3.2 million since May: report

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s office has spent about $3.2 million so far as part of its ongoing probe into Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election, the Justice Department revealed Tuesday in a report.

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All the questions Flynn’s plea deal raises – Washington Post
 


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All the questions Flynn’s plea deal raises
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Fired FBI official at center of Flynn, Clinton, dossier controversies revealed – Fox News
 


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Fired FBI official at center of Flynn, Clinton, dossier controversies revealed
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Strzok’s bias has made him a poster child for Trump and his supporters, who believe the Mueller probe into alleged campaign collusion with Russia is biased. Report: ANTI-TRUMP FBI AGENT LED CLINTON EMAIL PROBE Now it all starts to make sense 
Old Sarah Huckabee Sanders tweet about ‘attacking FBI‘ goes viral after Trump’s tweetstormThe Daily Dot
Frustrated Trump lashes out at FBIThe Hill
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Trump’s ‘FBI in tatters’ tweet draws telling response – CNBC
 


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Trump’s ‘FBI in tatters’ tweet draws telling response
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Trump lashes out at own FBI in a series of tweetsChicago Sun-Times
Trump, Defending Himself After Flynn Guilty Plea, Says FBI Is in ‘Tatters’New York Times
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Mueller Details $3M Spent on Early Months of Russia Probe – U.S. News & World Report
 


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Mueller Details $3M Spent on Early Months of Russia Probe
U.S. News & World Report
Prosecutors working for special counsel Robert Mueller say Manafort has been working on an op-ed with a longtime colleague assessed to have ties to a Russian intelligence service. Court papers say that Manafort and the colleague sought to publish the and more »

Special Counsel Mueller’s office has spent $3.2 million since May: report

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s office has spent about $3.2 million so far as part of its ongoing probe into Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election, the Justice Department revealed Tuesday in a report.

Trump versus the FBI – Greensboro News & Record (blog)
 


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Trump versus the FBI
Greensboro News & Record (blog)
FBI Director Christopher Wray offered reassurances to employees after the agency was maligned by President Donald Trump, The New York Times reported last night. I hope Wray will lodge a strong complaint directly with Trump. “After years of Comey, with and more »

Is Vladimir Putin really the evil genius behind Donald Trump? – TheRecord.com
 


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Is Vladimir Putin really the evil genius behind Donald Trump?
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Following the collapse of the Soviet Union, the West became accustomed to a diminished Russia. To see it reasserting itself today in its traditional spheres of influence Eastern Europe, the Middle East, the Baltic states, Central Asia is and more »

Billy Bush Slams Trump Over Tape Denials, Says ‘Enough’s Enough’

“That is your voice, I was there, you were there, thats your voice on the tape.”
Stephen Colbert Has Found The Perfect Christmas Present For Donald Trump

The president’s probably not going to appreciate the thought.
Hannity Loses It Over ABC News’ Michael Flynn Error: ‘Journalism Is Dead’

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Germans see Trump as bigger problem than North Korea or Russia – Reuters
 


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Germans see Trump as bigger problem than North Korea or Russia
Reuters
That may reflect the fact that neither Merkel nor her main challengers in the recent election campaign talked much about how Germany should respond to the challenges posed by Trump’s disruptive presidency and Britain’s looming departure from theand more »

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Huma Abedin Lied to the FBI and Got Away With It
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hrc email coming back is server okay? Mills asked in a Feb. 27, 2010 email to Abedin and Justin Cooper, a longtime aide to Bill Clinton who helped set up the Clinton server. Ur funny. We are on the same server, Cooper replied. And in a Jan. 9  
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Russia designates Radio Free Europe and Voice of America as ‘foreign agents’
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Russia’s justice ministry said in a statement on its website that it was now formally designating U.S. government-sponsored VOA and RFE/RL, along with seven separate Russian or local-language news outlets run by RFE/RL, as fulfilling the role of 
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Mueller Subpoenas Trump Deutsche Bank Records – Bloomberg
 


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Mueller Subpoenas Trump Deutsche Bank Records
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Special prosecutor Robert Mueller zeroed in on President Donald Trump’s business dealings with Deutsche Bank AG as his investigation into alleged Russian meddling in U.S. elections widens. Mueller issued a subpoena to Germany’s largest lender several 
Trump’s personal banking information handed over to Robert MuellerThe Guardian
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Mike Flynn – Google News: The 10 Events You Need To Know To Understand The Michael Flynn Story – NPR
 


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The 10 Events You Need To Know To Understand The Michael Flynn Story
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15, then-Vice President-elect Mike Pence makes a case to CBS’ Face the Nation. “What I can confirm, having spoken to him about it, is that those conversations that happened to occur around the time that the United States took action to expel diplomats 
What Trump has said about Michael Flynn since firing himABC News 
Trump hits FBI, Clinton as debate over Mike Flynn plea intensifiesFox News
 
Michael Flynn’s Lawyer Bills Are Being Paid by Trump-Supporter Donations Following Guilty PleaNewsweek

Explaining the Michael Flynn controversy A TimelineNBCNews.com 
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Jerusalem: Turkey warns Trump against crossing ‘red line’ – BBC News
 


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Jerusalem: Turkey warns Trump against crossing ‘red line’
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Turkey’s president has warned it could sever ties with Israel if the US recognises Jerusalem as its capital. Recep Tayyip Erdogan said such a move would cross a “red line” for Muslims. A growing number of countries have urged Donald Trump not to make  
Trump misses deadline over moving US embassy to JerusalemThe Guardian
 
US, foreign officials warn Trump not to call Jerusalem Israel’s capitalCNBC

Donald Trump recognising Jerusalem as Israel’s capital will cause ‘major catastrophe’, Middle East leaders warnThe Independentall 1,255 1,205 news articles »

Deutsche Bank receives subpoena from Mueller on Trump accounts: Source – CNBC
 


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Deutsche Bank receives subpoena from Mueller on Trump accounts: Source
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Special counsel Robert Mueller has asked Deutsche Bank for data on accounts held by President Donald Trump and his family, a person close to the matter said on Tuesday. Mueller is investigating alleged Russian attempts to influence the 2016 U.S 
Trump-Russia probe: Mueller ‘demands Deutsche Bank data’BBC News
Mueller Subpoenas Trump Deutsche Bank RecordsBloomberg
Report: Special counsel subpoenas Deutsche Bank for Trump account dataCBS News
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Ukraine detains former Georgian president; supporters rally – WPXI Pittsburgh
 


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Ukraine detains former Georgian president; supporters rally
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Saakashvili’s stand-off with Poroshenko ignited long-simmering popular discontent with the slow pace of Poroshenko’s much-promised reforms. The Security Service said in a statement that Saakashvili is facing a criminal investigation for “assisting and more »

Trump Is Bigger Threat Than Kim Jong-Un And Vladimir Putin, Germans Believe – Newsweek
 


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Trump Is Bigger Threat Than Kim Jong-Un And Vladimir Putin, Germans Believe
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Germans view President Donald Trump as a greater threat to their country’s foreign policy than either the North Korean regime or Vladimir Putin’s Russia, according to a new poll. The poll conducted by the Koerber Foundation, a German non-profit and more »