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  • Russia's fighter jet makers 'not afraid' of U.S. competition in India

    06/25/2017 4:36:32 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 1 replies
    Reuters ^ | Jun 23, 2017 | Andrea Shalal
    Russian military aviation firm MiG said on Friday it was ready to deepen its cooperation with India, just days after U.S. arms maker Lockheed Martin Corp (LMT.N) agreed with Tata Advanced Systems to build F-16 fighters there. India's air force needs hundreds of aircraft to replace its Soviet-era fleet, but Prime Minister Narendra Modi's government has said foreign suppliers must build the planes in India to boost the domestic industrial base and cut outright imports. MiG General Director Ilia Tarasenko told Reuters in a written interview that his company had been cooperating with India for more than 50 years, providing...
  • Pentagon joins Homeland, FBI in eyeing oversight, control of elections

    10/12/2016 10:18:33 PM PDT · by Perseverando · 56 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | October 12. 2016 | Paul Bedard
    Concerns about Russian hacking into the November 8 election have now reached the Pentagon where the military's top cyber official has outlined a plan to help the FBI and Department of Homeland Security to track an election altering attack. What's more, Adm. Michael S. Rogers, commander of U.S. Cyber Command, has added his voice to that of Homeland Secretary Jeh Johnson who is considering whether the election system is critical infrastructure, like the power grid and financial sector, and subject to federal oversight. "What is critical infrastructure in this digital age? Data, I would argue, is taking on a very...
  • The Antithesis of Obstruction (Must Read)

    06/24/2017 7:50:01 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 12 replies
    National Review ^ | 6/24/2017 | ANDREW C. MCCARTHY
    Trump did not obstruct a valid FBI investigation; he demanded the exposure of a false one. The “collusion” narrative was a fraud, plain and simple. We know that now. Hopefully, it won’t take another six months to grasp a second plain and simple truth: Collusion’s successor, the “obstruction” narrative, is a perversion. The Left loves narrative. The ever-expanding story manipulates time, space, and detail to fit a thematic framework. Political narrative has some surface appeal, but it is deeply flawed. It obscures plain and simple truth. So let’s stick with the plain and simple: The essence of obstruction is to...
  • Israel's leaders vow strong response to Syrian fire spillover onto Golan

    06/24/2017 7:06:48 PM PDT · by Nextrush · 12 replies
    Debka.com ^ | 6/24/2017 | DEBKAfile
    Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Saturday night that IDF actions had made it clear that Israel does not tolerate the trickle of fire from any foreign warfront and pushes back forcefully. He spoke after an Israeli air strike was conducted against a Syrian position near Quenitra Saturday in response to two Syrian mortar shells flying into Golan and exploding-albeit harmlessly.....
  • Dems push leaders to talk less about Russia

    06/24/2017 6:02:56 PM PDT · by ForYourChildren · 12 replies
    The Hill ^ | 06/24/2017 | Mike Lillis
    Frustrated Democrats hoping to elevate their election fortunes have a resounding message for party leaders: Stop talking so much about Russia. Democratic leaders have been beating the drum this year over the ongoing probes into the Trump administration’s potential ties to Moscow, taking every opportunity to highlight the saga and forcing floor votes designed to uncover any business dealings the president might have with Russian figures. But rank-and-file Democrats say the Russia-Trump narrative is simply a non-issue with district voters, who are much more worried about bread-and-butter economic concerns like jobs, wages and the cost of education and healthcare. In...
  • CNN Pushes Refurbished Russia Conspiracy, Inaccurately Claims Investment Fund Under Investigation

    06/24/2017 1:39:52 PM PDT · by Cheerio · 17 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 23 Jun 2017 | Matthew Boyle
    Full title: Very Fake News: CNN Pushes Refurbished Russia Conspiracy, Inaccurately Claims Investment Fund Under Investigation Another day, another very fake news story from the network President Donald Trump has identified as “very fake news.” CNN’s Thomas Frank on Thursday evening published what would have been considered an explosive report if remotely true: One anonymous source told him both the Treasury Department and Senate Intelligence Committee are probing a Russian investment fund with ties to several senior finance world leaders close to President Trump. Only problem? Both Trump administration officials and those close to Senate GOP leadership say it’s simply...
  • Russia-gate Flops as Democrats’ Golden Ticket

    06/23/2017 9:30:04 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 18 replies
    Consortium News ^ | 21 June 2017 | Robert Parry
    The national Democrats saw Russia-gate and the drive to impeach President Trump as their golden ticket back to power, but so far the ticket seems to be made of fool’s gold ___ The national Democratic Party and many liberals have bet heavily on the Russia-gate investigation as a way to oust President Trump from office and to catapult Democrats to victories this year and in 2018, but the gamble appears not to be paying off. The Democrats’ disappointing loss in a special election to fill a congressional seat in an affluent Atlanta suburb is just the latest indication that the...
  • MSNBC Obsessed With Russia – 56 Mentions in 1 Hour

    06/24/2017 11:31:19 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 42 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Yesterday, we noted Kellyanne Conway mocking CNN's Russia fixation. Conway told Alisyn Camerota: "I know that we just like to say the word 'Russia, Russia' to try to mislead the voters. And I know that CNN is aiding and abetting this nonsense as well.” Well, if CNN likes to say "Russia, Russia," we'll need to multiply that 28 times to understand the depth of MSNBC's obsession with the subject. In the first hour of Joy Reid's MSNBC show this morning, the word "Russia" or "Russian" was heard . . . 56 times! View the amusing video here.
  • WaPo: Obama Knew Of Russian Meddling; Did He Drop The Ball?

    06/24/2017 8:18:00 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 52 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 24, 2017 | Matt Vespa
    The Washington Post had a lengthy piece about the Obama White HouseÂ’s behind-the-scenes activities to combat the Russian meddling during the 2016 election. First, they knew about the meddling far in advance. Second, they seem to have fallen into the same decision-making process they exhibited over Syria: paralysis by analysis. There was always the fear that it would look too political. That actually mentioning the meddling might force Russian President Vladimir Putin to do something more damaging in response. Putin reportedly ordered an interference campaign, according to a highly confident assessment by our intelligence community (via WaPo):Early last August, an...
  • Not so fast, Mr. Scaramucci, CNN anything but classy

    06/24/2017 8:37:49 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 10 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 06/24/17 | Judi McLeod
    Fake News King CNN should be apologizing to the American population who voted for President Trump, not just to the guy the media dubbed as "Mooch" An early morning Tweet posted by Anthony Scaramucci, an adviser to Trump during the presidential campaign and a member of his transition team’s executive committee, after CNN removed from its website, scrubbing all links from its social media accounts, a story involving an investigation of a Russian investment fund with potential ties to several associates of President Donald Trump: @CNN did the right thing. Classy move. Apology accepted. Everyone makes mistakes. Moving on.
  • CNN deletes, retracts story linking Trump and Russia

    06/24/2017 8:19:37 AM PDT · by Brown Deer · 45 replies
    The Inquirer ^ | June 24, 2017 | Rob Tornoe
    On Thursday evening, CNN investigative reporter Thomas Frank published a potentially explosive report involving an investigation of a Russian investment fund with potential ties to several associates of President Donald Trump. But by Friday night, the story was removed from CNN’s website and all links were scrubbed from the network’s social media accounts.
  • Video: Sen. Grassley (R-IA) Slams Chuck Schumer For Lying About Trump Investigation

    06/24/2017 8:18:11 AM PDT · by Republican Wildcat · 29 replies
    Senator Floor / YouTube ^ | 6/22/2017 | Senator Charles Grassley
    Sen. Grassley (R-IA) Slams Chuck Schumer For Lying About Trump Investigation - click to view video
  • Trump: Obama administration knew about Russian election meddling before Nov. 8

    06/24/2017 2:59:07 AM PDT · by markomalley · 17 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 6/23/17 | Mandy Mayfield
    President Trump said on Twitter Friday night that the Obama administration knew about Russian meddling in the U.S. presidential election before Nov. 8 and did nothing."Just out: The Obama Administration knew far in advance of November 8th about election meddling by Russia. Did nothing about it. WHY?", Trump tweeted.The Washington Post released a report on Friday that said then-President Barack Obama was directly given information from the CIA in August of 2016 showing that Russian President Vladimir Putin gave specific instructions to his operatives to destroy the campaign of the Democratic presidential nominee, Hillary Clinton.Months after the former president was...
  • Judge Asks US to Defend Secrecy of Trump Associate's History

    03/21/2016 9:51:57 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 18 replies
    Associated Press ^ | March 21, 2016 | Jeff Horwitz
    A federal judge has asked the Obama administration to shield from public disclosure court records related to the once-secret criminal history of a former Donald Trump business partner. In an unusual order prompted by an unsealing request from The Associated Press, U.S. District Judge Brian M. Cogan said that unless the Justice Department acts before April 18, he will decide whether to make the court files public under the assumption that federal prosecutors don't care. The case involves Felix Sater, a Trump business associate who pleaded guilty in a major Mafia-linked stock fraud scheme in the late 1990s and cooperated...
  • Frustrated Dems say Obama botched Russia response

    06/24/2017 1:14:41 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 79 replies
    The Hill ^ | 06/23/17 | Katie Bo Williams
    Frustrated Dems say Obama botched Russia response By Katie Bo Williams - 06/23/17 05:48 PM EDT The Obama administration is under fresh scrutiny for its response to Russian meddling in the election after new details emerged this week about how the White House weighed its actions against the 2016 political environment. Then-President Obama was too cautious in the months leading up to the election, frustrated Democratic lawmakers and strategists say. “It was inadequate. I think they could have done a better job informing the American people of the extent of the attack,” said Rep. Eric Swalwell (D-Calif.), a member of...
  • Guess Who James Comey Picked As His Daughter’s Godfather

    06/23/2017 4:46:12 AM PDT · by dontreadthis · 30 replies
    abovethelaw. ^ | Jun 16, 2017 | KATHRYN RUBINO
    As if the Russia probe didn’t feel enough like a soap opera, now comes word that two of the major players have a familial connection. Richard Cullen, partner at McGuireWoods, was recently hired as Mike Pence’s attorney. Turns out Cullen is close with another attorney turned blogging fodder, James Comey. So close, in fact, that Cullen is the godfather to one of Comey’s daughters. As Philly.com reports: But other parts of his resume attracted even more interest. For three years, Cullen worked at a Richmond law firm with a central figure of the Russia investigation: FBI Director James Comey, who...
  • Hey, Congress, Get Off Trump-Russia Probe, Do Something Else, Majority of Americans Say in Poll

    06/23/2017 6:41:40 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies
    Newsweek ^ | June 23, 2017 | Greg Price
    For months, Americans have been engrossed by the numerous twists and turns surrounding President Donald Trump and his former campaign’s ties to Russia during last year’s election. But now it turns out many have tired of this drama. A Harvard-Harris poll released Friday found that 64 percent of voters believe the investigations are “hurting the country” and 56 percent want Congress to instead work on issues like national security, the economy and health care, The Hill reported. The online survey was conducted from June 19 to June 21 and gathered responses from 2,237 registered voters. To be sure, a good...
  • The Propaganda of The Washington Post Continues

    06/23/2017 3:38:36 PM PDT · by onyx · 38 replies
    There is a long-worded Washington Post story gaining lots of attention as the definitive article outlining the ‘vast Russian election conspiracy‘. However, anyone who walks in the deep weeds of DC propaganda constructs will immediately note the Ben Rhodes styled fingerprints of obfuscation and disingenuous nonsense.The article is transparently presented for several aligned purposes; all of them political, including the intensely political objectives of John Brennan and James Clapper, and all of them transparently spreading the truth-sauce way too thin.As a deep weeds walker myself, and having inoculated against the nonsensical -albeit fashionable to believe- infection, here’s my take....
  • Obama’s minions leak secrets about major covert operation against Russia.

    06/23/2017 4:05:34 PM PDT · by Starman417 · 6 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 06-23-17 | Curt
    Aaaannnnnnd....another of Obama's minions have appeared: This kind of leak is criminal. Exposing national security to blame Trump for Obama's failure to act. Amazing. streiff: The Washington Post has a detailed and self-serving account today from several Obama administration officials on the actions taken to stop alleged Russian interference in the 2016 election. The overall picture it paints is pretty much what we have come to believe about the Obama administration. It was wildly incompetent because it was staffed by wildly incompetent people. Politics and moving the progressive agenda forward trumped, so to speak, national security. And its capacity for...
  • WEST NEEDS RUSSIA’S HELP TO FIGHT ISIS AND ASSAD CAN STAY, FRANCE’S MACRON SAYS

    06/23/2017 1:03:19 PM PDT · by Veto! · 22 replies
    Newsweek ^ | 6/21 | TOM O'CONNOR ON
    "Macron said Assad, who enjoys support from Russia and Iran, was not the enemy of France and that, with Russia’s support, French foreign policy in Syria would focus on targeting jihadist groups, whose supporters have killed hundreds in France...." " Interesting article. Headline says it all.