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  • Graham predicts key memo in Russia investigation is 'days away' from being declassified

    07/15/2020 11:12:25 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 43 replies
    Fox News ^ | July 15 2020 | Charles Creitz
    Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Lindsey Graham told "Hannity" Wednesday that he wants a key memo from the Russia investigation made public because it will likely indict the character of several individuals. The memo in question, according to Graham, concerns a January 2017 FBI interview of a Russian "sub-source" who provided material for the now-infamous Steele dossier, which was compiled by former MI6 spy Christopher Steele prior of the 2016 election and detailed various salacious, unconfirmed allegations against Trump. "The Russian was on Christopher Steele's payroll, he wasn't a contractor," Graham said. "After you talk to the guy who put the...
  • How to handle an ANTIFA Thug in Russia

    06/07/2020 8:52:40 PM PDT · by Ron H. · 72 replies
    Gab ^ | 06/07/20 | self
    Here's how a Russian cop handled a very arrogant high strung transgender(?) ANTIFA thug. Gotta love those Ruuskie cops. How Russian cops handle their ANTIFA thugs. Gotta love our Russkie friends in Russia.
  • Ratcliffe refuses to say whether or not Russian election interference favored Trump

    05/05/2020 9:02:53 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 22 replies
    The Hill ^ | 05 05 2020 | Maggie Miller
    Rep. John Ratcliffe (R-Texas), President Trump’s nominee for director of national intelligence (DNI), refused to say Tuesday whether he agreed with the Intelligence Community’s (IC) assessment that Russia interfered in the 2016 elections to help the president. Both the IC and the Senate Intelligence Committee concluded that Russia interfered in the 2016 elections to favor Trump. The House Intelligence Committee’s Republican majority concluded in 2018 that Russia interfered in the elections, but did not conclude this was to favor Trump, an analysis Democratic members of the committee disagreed with. When asked about his thoughts on these conclusions by Senate Intelligence...
  • Republicans plow ahead with Russia origins probe

    04/18/2020 10:59:37 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 34 replies
    The Hill ^ | 04 18 2020 | Jordain Carney
    Senate Republicans are marching forward with probes into the origins of the FBI's Russia investigation and the surveillance of a former Trump campaign adviser. The developments come as the Senate is in the middle of a five-week break sparked by the rapid spread of the coronavirus, which has devastated the economy and resulted in more than 30,000 deaths in the United States. But top GOP chairmen are unveiling details of their controversial probes, or requesting more information, signaling they have no intention of slowing down even as senators aren’t expected to reconvene until at least May 4, the Senate’s tentative...
  • Footnotes in watchdog report indicate FBI knew of risk of Russian disinformation in Steele dossier

    04/11/2020 8:08:38 AM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 40 replies
    CBS News ^ | APRIL 10, 2020 / 10:58 PM / CBS NEWS | BY CATHERINE HERRIDGE
    The FBI was warned sections of the controversial Steele dossier could have been part of a "Russian disinformation campaign to denigrate U.S. foreign relations," according to newly declassified footnotes from a government watchdog report.... Footnote 350 in the IG report addresses the FBI's knowledge of Russian contacts with Steele and the potential for disinformation. Steele had "frequent contacts with representatives for multiple Russian oligarchs, we identified reporting the Crossfire Hurricane team received from (redacted) indicating the potential for Russian disinformation influencing Steele's election reporting." The footnote also indicates that warnings to the FBI's Russia probe became more pronounced over time.......
  • News Summary-Intelligence Report Friday 3/13/2020

    03/13/2020 8:51:01 PM PDT · by Nextrush · 3 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 3/13/2020 | Nextrush/Self
    The story of the coronavirus ahead but first.... The Pentagon says that two aircraft carrier battle groups will be in the Persian Gulf region to counter the threat to US forces in Iraq...... Iran rejecting the United States assertion of Iranian involvement in the attack on a US base in Iraq this week that killed two Americans and a Briton... The US announced air strikes yesterday on targets related to an Iraqi militia group with ties to Iran.... The US airstrikes condemned by the Iraqi military..... Russia's Reconciliation Center in Syria says that in the 24 hours ending Friday there...
  • Russian and US warships almost collide in Arabian Sea

    01/11/2020 10:33:56 AM PST · by oxcart · 39 replies
    The US Navy said a Russian navy ship "aggressively approached" its destroyer in the Arabian Sea on Thursday while it was conducting routine operations.
  • No More Apologies For Africa

    12/25/2019 10:55:10 AM PST · by Kaslin · 13 replies ^ | December 25, 2019 | Marc Little
    On September 23, 2019, President Trump delivered an unprecedented speech before the United Nations General Assembly on religious freedom. It was a watershed moment for his presidency.  He said words never spoken by a United States president on the world stage: “Today, with one clear voice, the United States of America calls upon the nations of the world to end religious persecution….To stop the crimes against people of faith, release prisoners of conscience, repeal laws restricting freedom of religion and belief, protect the vulnerable, the defenseless, and the oppressed, America stands with believers in every country who ask only for...
  • Russian National Charged with Decade-Long Series of Hacking and Bank Fraud Offenses

    12/05/2019 1:20:37 PM PST · by ransomnote · 8 replies ^ | 12/5/19 | DOJ
    Department of Justice Office of Public Affairs FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Thursday, December 5, 2019 Russian National Charged with Decade-Long Series of Hacking and Bank Fraud Offenses Resulting in Tens of Millions in Losses and Second Russian National Charged with Involvement in Deployment of “Bugat” Malware Reward of up to $5 Million Offered for Information Leading to Arrest or Conviction The United States of America, through its Departments of Justice and State, and the United Kingdom, through its National Crime Agency (NCA), today announced the unsealing of criminal charges in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and Lincoln, Nebraska, against Maksim V. Yakubets, aka...
  • Scarborough: GOP Turning Themselves into ‘Russian Assets’

    12/03/2019 7:41:16 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 52 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 12/02/2019 | Trent Baker
    Monday on his MSNBC show “Morning Joe,” Joe Scarborough addressed Sen. John Kennedy (R-LA) “parroting Russian propaganda points” by suggesting Ukraine and Russia both interfered with the 2016 presidential election. Scarborough said that by repeating talking points that have been “discredited,” GOP lawmakers are turning themselves into “Russian assets.”
  • Exclusive: Mike Bloomberg will "spend whatever it takes" in 2020

    11/08/2019 2:11:53 PM PST · by Zhang Fei · 92 replies
    Axios ^ | 11 hours ago | Mike Allen, Margaret Talev
    Mike Bloomberg is jumping into the Democratic presidential race because he believes that Joe Biden is fading, opening the moderate lane next to Elizabeth Warren, sources close to the former New York mayor tell Axios. Why it matters: "Mike will spend whatever it takes to defeat Donald Trump," a Bloomberg source said. "The nation is about to see a very different campaign than we’ve ever seen before." I'm told there's no way he'll later run as a third-party or independent candidate, partly because of ballot-access hurdles. Theory of the case: Bloomberg, who according to Forbes is worth $52 billion, will...
  • Army Officer Who Heard Trump’s Ukraine Call Reported Concerns

    10/29/2019 10:48:29 AM PDT · by John S Mosby · 58 replies
    Me-- many sources and the NYSLIMES craphole ^ | 10-29-2019 | NY slimes run of the mill toadies
    "The top Ukraine expert at the White House will tell impeachment investigators he twice reported concerns about President Trump’s pressure tactics on Ukraine, acting out of a “sense of duty.”
  • Russian soldier opens fire in ‘nervous breakdown,’ kills 8 comrades

    10/25/2019 4:51:42 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 15 replies
    ny post ^ | 10/25/2019
    Gorny, 93 miles north of the border with Mongolia. Two of those killed were officers and the others were enlisted men. The two wounded soldiers reportedly were in serious condition. Russia’s Investigative Committee said it had opened a murder case against the suspect, whom it identified as 20-year-old Ramil Shamsutdinov. The Defense Ministry said the soldier apparently opened fire in a “nervous breakdown over personal problems unrelated to his military duties.”
  • Alexei Leonov, first space walker, has died

    10/11/2019 5:11:55 PM PDT · by hoagy62 · 8 replies
    Spaceflight Now ^ | 10/11/2019 | William Harwood
    egendary cosmonaut Alexei Leonov, the first human to walk in space — an experience that almost killed him — and later the commander of the Russian Soyuz spacecraft that docked with a NASA Apollo capsule, symbolizing a historic thaw in the Cold War, has died after a long illness, the Russian space agency confirmed Friday. He was 85. An accomplished amateur artist and a widely respected statesman in the international space community, Leonov remained a lifelong friend of his Apollo-Soyuz Test Project crewmates and a source of inspiration to a younger generation of cosmonauts who carried his photo to the...
  • Haverford student, 22, who hacked the IRS for Donald Trump’s tax returns, pleads guilty

    09/09/2019 3:37:05 PM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 35 replies
    inquirer ^ | August 6, 2019 | Sam Wood and Mensah M. Dean
    A Haverford College student who used a campus computer to attempt to hack into an IRS database to obtain Donald Trump’s tax returns days before the 2016 presidential election pleaded guilty Tuesday to two misdemeanor crimes in federal court. Justin Hiemstra, 22, who finished his studies in May but will not get his degree until he completes a study-abroad program next May, told Judge Cynthia Rufe that he did not know what he would have done with the tax returns if he and classmate Andrew Harris had succeeded in obtaining them on Nov. 2, 2016. “It was a time when...
  • Trump’s intel pick collaborated with a fierce Russia foe

    07/29/2019 4:50:29 PM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 17 replies
    Politico ^ | July 29, 2019 | Natasha Bertrand
    President Donald Trump’s new pick to lead the country’s vast intelligence apparatus fell into favor with the White House as a longtime, vocal critic of the Russia investigation and the officials who launched it. But John Ratcliffe, the congressman Trump has tapped to fight the “deep state” from within, has worked closely with one of the men Russian President Vladimir Putin wants most to see in prison: Bill Browder, an American-born businessman who has been on a decade-long campaign to expose Russian corruption. Ratcliffe was one of our lawyers at Ashcroft dealing with the fallout from Magnitsky,” Browder told POLITICO...
  • Moscow scientist vows to ensure the first child born in space is Russian

    06/20/2019 9:22:23 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 25 replies
    MailOnline ^ | 19 June 2019 | By Will Stewart In Moscow for
    FULL TITLE: "The baby space race: Moscow scientist vows to ensure the first child born in space is Russian - but admits she is struggling to find volunteers for the project" Dr Irina Ogneva, lab head of cell biophysics of the Institute of Medical and Biological Problems of Russian Academy of Sciences, revealed the ambition this week. 'We have always been first in space, and would want the first human to be born in space to be a citizen of Russia,' she said. But she admitted that so far Russian cosmonauts have refused to donate sperm obtained in space for...
  • US and Russian warships nearly collide in the Pacific

    06/07/2019 7:07:48 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 28 replies
    CNN ^ | June 7, 2019 | Brad Lendon, Barbara Starr and Zachary Cohen,
    The US and Russian warships came somewhere between 50 feet and 165 feet of each other, according to the two opposing reports, with both sides alleging their ships were forced to perform emergency maneuvers to avoid a collision, which can be seen in video and a picture of the event obtained by CNN. "A Russian destroyer .... made an unsafe maneuver against USS Chancellorsville, closing to 50-100 feet, putting the safety of her crew and ship at risk," US Navy spokesman Cmdr. Clayton Doss told CNN in a statement. "This unsafe action forced Chancellorsville to execute all engines back full...
  • Stone asks judge to suppress evidence against him

    Roger Stone asked a judge on Friday to suppress certain evidence in the case against him, claiming that it was improperly obtained. Stone's lawyers wrote in a filing that because federal prosecutors said they will not need to prove that Russians were behind the hacks of the Democratic National Committee (DNC) or the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC), or that Russian gave hacked materials to WikiLeaks, any search warrants issued asserting that those scenarios took place were approved on an "inadequate basis." The filing states that the search warrant applications about Stone showed that the FBI initially investigated him for...
  • Gulag Documentary Takes Russian YouTube by Storm

    04/30/2019 10:10:39 AM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 17 replies
    The Moscow Times ^ | Apr 30, 2019
    Russia's online community has been abuzz over the past week with praise for popular YouTuber Yury Dud's documentary about life in the land of the gulag labor camps. His documentary, “Kolyma — Birthplace of Our Fear,” was viewed 9.5 million times in seven days. It’s a departure for the 32-year-old sports editor, whose 5.1 million subscribers tune in to watch him interview personalities from all walks of life about their personal lives. “Why is it that — after rappers, comedians, musicians, actors and directors — we approached this difficult and alarming subject?” Dud asks at the top of the show....