Wow. This is big news. Trump is ending the CIA covert mission to arm syrian rebels against Assad. https://t.co/pcOeMTuqJf Putin wanted this
— Jake Sherman (@JakeSherman) July 19, 2017
— Eric Geller (@ericgeller) July 18, 2017
Roughly two weeks before emails revealed Donald Trump Jr. was seeking opposition research from attorneys representing the Russian government, his dad’s re-election campaign was paying the law firm that now represents Junior in what’s now become a legal and political train wreck of sobering proportions, The Daily Beast reports. The campaign coughs up money A recent… Continue Reading →
The Secret Service has disputed claims made by Donald Trump’s lawyer that they would have vetted anyone meeting with his son, in the wake of revelations Donald Jr. met with a Kremlin-linked lawyer in June 2016. Jay Sekulow, a member of the president’s legal team, said in an interview with ABC’s This Week on Sunday that… Continue Reading →
It was a day late but the Justice Department did comply this morning with a federal court order and released part of a security clearance form detailing Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ contacts with foreign governments. The only problem is that it was basically blank – with one exception. According to NPR, the Justice Department released that… Continue Reading →
So: that meeting between Donald Trump Jr. and Russian lawyer Natalia Veselnitskaya? NBC is now reporting that another unnamed person was at the meeting: a known Russian-American lobbyist and former Soviet counter intelligence officer. I wonder why they didn’t mention it. NBC EXCLUSIVE: Also in DJTJr mtg: “a former Soviet counter intel officer who is suspected… Continue Reading →
Mika said the New York Times’ Peter Alexander reports he was at the White House today asking about Jared Kushner’s security clearance — “and the White House had no comment. Again.” “And no answer to our letter, and on you go,” said Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse. “Why would the White House not respond to that question? Americans… Continue Reading →
Kellyanne Conway didn’t like the pink pussy hats that protestors of Donald Trump and his administration donned at women’s marches across the country the day after his inauguration. The sartorial symbol of resistance to Trump’s brash, sexist remarks during his presidential campaign and to the policies on reproductive rights he and Mike Pence have espoused, however,… Continue Reading →
It’s almost funny, how many secretive Russian connections they have. Isn’t it?
Newly revealed intelligence shows Russian officials discussed meeting with associates or advisers to Donald Trump in 2015 just months before he declared his candidacy to become president, the Wall Street Journal reports.
At that time, intelligence analysts didn’t really know what to make of the intercepted conversations, since Mr Trump was a global celebrity who had done business in Russia before. In light of recent emails posted on Twitter by Donald Trump Jr that detail a conversation to facilitate a meeting between himself and a Kremlin-connected lawyer in June of last year, intelligence officials are taking a second look.
Current and former intelligence officials told the Wall Street Journal that, since Mr Trump had produced the 2013 Miss Universe pageant in Moscow, and had sold properties in the country, they weren’t alone alarming.
But, they were puzzling, and had people asking each other, “What’s going on?” one former official said.
This story was co-published with The New York Times. President Trump entered office pledging to cut red tape, and within weeks, he ordered his administration to assemble teams to aggressively scale back government regulations. But the effort — a signature theme in Trump’s populist campaign for the White House — is being conducted in large part… Continue Reading →