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Mueller Claims Flynn Gave “First-Hand” Details About Trump Transition Team’s Contact With Russian Officials — But What Part of That is Illegal?

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, December 5, 2018 at 7:00am 12/5/2018 at 7:00am
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According to a sentencing memo published Tuesday night, Michael Flynn gave Special Counselor Mueller “first hand” details of contacts between Trump’s presidential transition team and Russian government officials.

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Michael Cohen pleads to lying to Congress about Trump Moscow Deal – Trump says Cohen is lying about lying

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, November 29, 2018 at 11:36am 11/29/2018 at 11:36am
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Thursday, former Trump attorney Michael Cohen pleaded guilty to lying to Congress. Cohen was involved in a potential real estate deal to build a Trump Tower in Russia. The deal never happened.

Cohen claims he lied to Congress by downplaying his role in the Trump Tower deal and contact with...

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Nikki Haley: Russia’s shooting and seizing Ukrainian vessels “another reckless Russian escalation”

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, November 26, 2018 at 8:00pm 11/26/2018 at 8:00pm

The Trump Administration was quick to condemn what Ukraine claims is Russia’s most recent act of war.

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Ukraine’s Parliament Imposes Martial Law in Regions Next to Russia for 30 Days

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, November 26, 2018 at 9:00am 11/26/2018 at 9:00am

*UPDATE 2:42PM: Ukraine’s parliament has approved “martial law for 30 days in the regions bordering” Russia.

The undeclared war between Ukraine and Russia took a horrific turn on Sunday after Ukraine claimed that Russia opened fire on its navy in the Kerch Strait, which separates the Black and Azoz Seas.

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US Sanctions Russia-Iran Oil Network Funding Hezbollah, Hamas

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, November 22, 2018 at 3:00pm 11/22/2018 at 3:00pm

The U.S. Treasury has sanctioned an illicit Iranian-Russian network supplying oil to the Syrian regime. The elaborate oil scheme was used to finance the Islamic terror groups Hamas and Hezbollah, a department press release said Tuesday.

The covert shipment of Iranian oil was run by the aid of the Russian state-owned company Promsyrioimport. The network...

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Russian Opposition Leader Alexei Navalny Allowed to Leave After Being Barred from Exiting the Country

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, November 14, 2018 at 8:30pm 11/14/2018 at 8:30pm
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In a move reminiscent of Soviet Union, Russian authorities temporarily barred opposition leader Alexei Navalny from leaving the country earlier this week.  Navalny was stopped at Moscow’s Domodedovo airport:
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Russian Woman Charged With Interference in US Elections

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, October 19, 2018 at 7:33pm 10/19/2018 at 7:33pm
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Friday, a Russian woman was charged for allegedly interfering in US elections, including the 2018 midterms. The Department of Justice indicated that the criminal charges are not indicative of interference to the degree that electoral outcomes were swayed.

Elena Khusyaynova, 44, is accused of attempting to “sow discord”, “as part of a...

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Poland Signs US Gas Deal to Ease Dependence on Russia

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, October 19, 2018 at 7:00am 10/19/2018 at 7:00am
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Poland has signed a long-term gas deal to buy natural gas from the United States to ease its reliance on Moscow.

Polish state-run energy company PGNiG signed a 20-year supply contract with Louisiana-based Venture Global LNG. “Today we can fulfill our efforts to improve the sovereignty, security, and competitiveness of our gas sector,” Polish...

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Gunman Kills 17 at Crimea College

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, October 17, 2018 at 9:59am 10/17/2018 at 9:59am
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A Russian official has explained that a student gunman killed 17 people and wounded 40 others at the Kerch Polytechnic College in Kerch, Crimea, after initial reports said it was a gas explosion. From The Associated Press:

The comments from Sergei Aksyonov, the regional leader in Crimea, were the latest in a...

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U.S., Russian astronauts make emergency landing after launch failure

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, October 13, 2018 at 4:00pm 10/13/2018 at 4:00pm
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This October marks the 60th anniversary of the creation of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA).

However, the commemoration was almost marred by tragedy when the launch of a Russian rocket to take an American astronaut and a Russian cosmonaut to the International Space Station was forced to

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DOJ Indicts Seven Russians For Hacking Those Who Exposed Russian Doping Conspiracy

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, October 4, 2018 at 6:00pm 10/4/2018 at 6:00pm
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The Department of Justice has indicted seven Russians who participated in a cyberattack against those who exposed a Russian doping conspiracy that led to the country’s banishment from the 2016 and 2018 Olympics.

A grand jury located in the Western District of Pennsylvania indicted the men on charges of “computer hacking, wire...

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Prosecutors Admit Error In Sex Claim Against Accused Russian Agent Maria Butina

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, September 9, 2018 at 8:00pm 9/9/2018 at 8:00pm
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In July, the Department of Justice charged Russian national Maria Butina with conspiring to defraud the United States and acting as an unregistered foreign agent.  She has pleaded not guilty to all charges.

U. S. prosecutors admitted they misread text messages they used in court Friday to claim that Butina traded sex...

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Scientists attempt to clone extinct horse from Siberian foal mummy

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, September 8, 2018 at 4:00pm 9/8/2018 at 4:00pm
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When I read Michael Crichton’s famous Jurassic Park in the 1990’s, I knew enough about the approach to sense that cloning could be used to bring back extinct animals.

It appears that Crichton’s novel was indeed prophetic, as scientists are attempting to extract cells from the mummy of a 40,000-year-old foal from...

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Trump blasts China while calling off Pompeo’s North Korea trip

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, August 26, 2018 at 6:00pm 8/26/2018 at 6:00pm
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The last time we visited the Korean Peninsula, South Korean officials firmly stated that they want the U.S. and China to declare a formal end to the Korean War, and the two Koreas seem to be moving forward on a peace-first approach.

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Amid Turkey’s Economic Meltdown, Erdogan Announces Boycott of US Goods

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, August 14, 2018 at 10:00am 8/14/2018 at 10:00am
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With the Turkish currency in free fall, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has announced a boycott of US-made electronic goods. Showing defiance in the wake of the recent US sanctions imposed in a dispute over the detention of an American pastor, Erdogan accused US President Donald Trump of waging “economic warfare” against the country.

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Report: Accused Russian Spy Met With Top Fed Reserve and Treasury Officials . . . In 2015

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, July 22, 2018 at 6:17pm 7/22/2018 at 6:17pm
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On Monday, the Department of Justice charged Russian national Maria Butina with conspiring to defraud the United States and acting as an unregistered foreign agent.  The focus of the media’s attention has been on Butina’s ties to the NRA and to Republican politicians.

We are now learning, however, that Butina met with...

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Trump Discusses Russia Meeting With Congress, Clarifies Post-Meeting Remarks

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, July 17, 2018 at 1:54pm 7/17/2018 at 1:54pm
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Trump finally sat down with Putin Monday, roiling every corner of the political world.

This afternoon, Trump clarified remarks he made following the meeting with Russian President Putin.

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