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  • Former Obama lawyer Greg Craig leaves firm after brush with Mueller probe

    04/24/2018 3:03:35 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 18 replies
    NBC "News" ^ | April 24, 2018 | by Ken Dilanian
    Craig supervised Alex van der Zwaan, who has pleaded guilty to lying about communications regarding his work for Ukrainian politicians. Former Obama White House counsel Gregory Craig has left his law firm, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom, the firm told NBC News. His departure comes after he and his law firm became caught up in special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into possible collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia. Alex van der Zwaan, who had been a lawyer in Skadden's London office, pleaded guilty to lying to prosecutors and the FBI about communications involving work the firm had been...
  • Citizens Push for Right to Self Defense in Ukraine

    04/22/2018 12:48:19 PM PDT · by marktwain · 12 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 23 April, 2018 | Dean Weingarten
    Ukraine is considering rights of self defense and the legal rights to own weapons. Since the break up of the United Soviet Socialist Republics, or USSR, the former client states of the USSR have been struggling with numerous issues of law, including private property rights and self defense. Ukraine has little traditional law concerning the ownership of firearms. The law, as such, consists of instructions issued in 1998 by the Interior Ministry. In practice, the Interior Minister can give firearms to whom he wishes. Exactly who is eligible, and who is not, tends to be a matter of personal...
  • House Hacking Suspects’ Father Transferred Data To Pakistani Government, Ex-Partner Claims

    04/19/2018 7:39:09 PM PDT · by Libloather · 23 replies
    The Epoch Times ^ | 4/19/18 | Luke Rosiak, Wajid Ali Syed
    FAISALABAD, Pakistan — The father of Imran Awan — an IT aide to Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz who investigators concluded made “unauthorized access” to House servers — transferred a USB drive to a Pakistani senator and former head of a Pakistani intelligence agency, the father’s ex-business partner, Rashid Minhas, alleged. Minhas told The Daily Caller News Foundation that Imran Awan’s father, Haji Ashraf Awan, was giving data to Pakistani official Rehman Malik, and that Imran bragged he had the power to “change the U.S. president.” Asked for how he knew this, he said that on one occasion in 2008 when...
  • Boldness[charismatic Caucus]

    04/16/2018 12:14:16 PM PDT · by Jedediah · 1 replies
    You my children are my lightning bolts of boldness, and thunder of my presence as you declare my word for truly I watch over my word to perform it in the glory and majesty of who I AM. Therefore press forward for I have Already conquered the enemy for you by the The Cross. Dissolve the lies of the enemy with my word and declare grace to the mountains for my life is alive in you. • ACTS 17:28 For in him we live and move and have our being.' As some of your owr.cn poets have said, 'We are...
  • Lenin Should be Buried, Stalin Returned to Georgia - Kadyrov

    04/13/2018 6:12:44 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 17 replies
    Interfax ^ | 4/13/18
    Moscow, April 13, Interfax - A prompt decision needs to be made on the burial of the remains of Soviet leader Vladimir Lenin and on the transfer of the remains of Joseph Stalin to Georgia, Ramzan Kadyrov, the head of Chechnya, said. "If I was asked, I would make this decision today, without waiting until tomorrow. Why torture Lenin's dead body, clean it constantly, keep this mummy? Who needs it? He is not a holy person. I am firmly convinced that Lenin's remains should be buried and Stalin's remains should be sent to his homeland, to Georgia," he said in...
  • The War Between Russia and Ukraine is More Devastating than You Know

    04/12/2018 9:08:18 AM PDT · by GoldenState_Rose · 33 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | Apr 9, 2018 | C. Buckley, R. Clem, J. Fox, E. Herron
    The fighting in eastern Ukraine’s Donbas region is entering its fifth year. More than 10,000 people have been killed in this persistent conflict; 2,800 were civilians. Nearly two million people have been internally displaced or put at risk if they remain in their homes. Yes, at first it was a skirmish between Ukrainian security forces and local separatist militias, bolstered by Russian mercenaries. But by late 2014, the fighting involved large numbers of troops including Russian army regulars, outfitted with armor and artillery. Today, the Donbas war is among the worst humanitarian crises in the world, with frequent attacks occurring...
  • Russian Ruble Experienced Biggest One Day Fall Since 2016

    04/11/2018 4:50:41 AM PDT · by GoldenState_Rose · 1 replies
    The Moscow Times ^ | Apr 2018 | Reuters
    Russia's ruble experienced its biggest one-day fall for over two years on Monday and stocks in major Russian companies also slid, as investors reacted to a new round of U.S. sanctions targeting some of Russia's biggest tycoons. The impact of the new sanctions could threaten Russia's fragile economic recovery, which was only just beginning to take hold after the first major wave of sanctions against Russia, introduced in response to Moscow's annexation of Crimea in 2014. Shares of Russian Companies Tumble Following U.S. Sanctions Russia's currency plunged to its lowest level since November last year, trading at 60.24 to the...
  • Mueller Investigating Ukrainian’s $150,000 Payment for a Trump Appearance

    04/09/2018 5:55:03 PM PDT · by hankbrown · 108 replies
    New York Times ^ | April 9, 2018 | Michael S. Schmidt and Maggie Haberman
    The special counsel is investigating a payment made to President Trump’s foundation by a Ukrainian steel magnate for a talk during the campaign, according to three people briefed on the matter, as part of a broader examination of streams of foreign money to Mr. Trump and his associates in the years leading up to the election.
  • Why is Russia transferring armored vehicles with wiped out board numbers to the boarder?

    04/10/2018 1:22:16 AM PDT · by UMCRevMom@aol.com · 43 replies
    Inform Napalm ^ | 04/10/2018 | Kuzma Tutov and Andrei Lisitsin
    A recent transferring of Russian military equipment to the Ukrainian border attracted a lot of attention in social media. InformNapalm volunteers also have been tracking new videos and locating them on the map, trying to determine the purpose of such activity of Russian troops near the border with Ukraine. [VIDEO-1 AT LINK] On April 8, DFRLab [https://medium.com/dfrlab/minskmonitor-russian-fighting-vehicles-appear-at-border-2b647a4b4135] published an investigation that analyzed two videos. Geolocation in the investigation was done precisely, so we will not dwell on it. We will look at the additional details that have not been brought up in the DFRLab investigation. [VIDEO-2 AT LINK] From the...
  • Who who is really running Facebook?

    04/08/2018 2:11:57 PM PDT · by Jedediah · 55 replies
    If Mark and Sheryl only speak up when caught and claim they did not inhale then who is really in charge
  • Ukraine’s Experience With A Puppet Church Prefigures Francis’s Capitulation To Communist China

    04/05/2018 7:02:41 AM PDT · by tlozo · 1 replies
    The Federalist ^ | April 5, 2018 | Maureen Mullarkey
    Chinese President Xi Jinping’s regime is not the first to employ a puppet church to absorb, and finally dissolve, the genuine one. In the Ukraine of the 1920s, the so-called Living Church prefigured the Catholic Patriotic Association, a creature of the Chinese Communist Party in the 1950s. It is to this counter-church that Pope Francis bows, in effect making the Catholic Church in China a client of the CPC... Of relevance here is that the Living Church, with Soviet support, evolved rapidly into a tool of the State Political Police (GPU). It functioned within the orbit of the NKVD, an...
  • So why was Trump aide talking to a Russian spy? (Nothingburger Alert)

    04/02/2018 4:31:37 PM PDT · by mojito · 10 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 4/1/2018 | Byron York
    The CNN team wanted viewers to know there could be a very big development in the Trump Russia investigation. "CNN has learned why special counsel Robert Mueller wants the cooperation of former Trump campaign deputy Rick Gates," anchor Alisyn Camerota said Friday. "Court documents indicate that Gates could be critical to nabbing even bigger fish in a collusion case involving the Kremlin." [....] So putting it all together, yes, Gates was "in contact with a Russian intelligence officer." And who knows? Perhaps they were plotting to fix the U.S. presidential election for President Trump. But the evidence that Mueller has...
  • Another US State recognizes the Holodomor in Ukraine as genocide

    04/01/2018 6:13:55 AM PDT · by BeadCounter · 16 replies
    UA Wire ^ | March 31, 2018 | None listed
    On Thursday, March 29, the US state of Massachusetts announced through its Ukrainian Embassy the state’s decision to recognize the Holodomor of 1932-1933 as genocide of the Ukrainian people. “Another American state joined the recognition of the Holodomor of 1932-1933 in Ukraine as a genocide against the Ukrainian people,” Massachusetts Governor Charles Baker stated in a corresponding proclamation. Currently, the Holodomor in Ukraine is recognized as genocide in the US states of Washington, Wisconsin, Illinois, Michigan, New Jersey, New York, Oregon, Pennsylvania, and now Massachusetts.
  • Congress bans arms to Ukraine militia linked to neo-Nazis

    03/30/2018 8:58:10 AM PDT · by mac_truck · 20 replies
    The Hill ^ | 3/27/18 | Rebecca Kheel
    A little-noticed provision in the 2,232-page government spending bill passed last week bans U.S. arms from going to a controversial ultranationalist militia in Ukraine that has openly accepted neo-Nazis into its ranks. House-passed spending bills for the past three years have included a ban on U.S. aid to Ukraine from going to the Azov Battalion, but the provision was stripped out before final passage each year. This year, though, the $1.3 trillion omnibus spending bill signed into law last week stipulates that “none of the funds made available by this act may be used to provide arms, training or other...
  • The Shadowy Operative at the Center of the Russia Scandal (Fake news alert)

    03/29/2018 11:57:05 PM PDT · by blueplum · 12 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | 29 Mar 2018 | Natasha Bertrand
    Court documents call him Person A, but descriptions match the officer to Russian intelligence and to Paul Manafort and Rick Gates. Buried in a late-night court filing in Robert Mueller’s expansive probe of Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election was an explosive claim: An adviser to President Donald Trump’s campaign and transition teams had knowingly been in contact with a former Russian intelligence officer as late as September 2016, prosecutors said. The revelation is the strongest connection to date between Trump’s campaign and Russia’s intelligence services, which U.S. officials say were behind the cyberattacks on Democrats during the election....
  • The Ukrainian command explained why the Navy was "sacrificed" in 2014

    03/24/2018 10:29:55 PM PDT · by NorseViking · 5 replies
    Rambler ^ | March 24, 2018 | Stuff
    The Ukrainian fleet "sacrificed itself" during the accession of the Crimea to Russia , to give Kiev time to get the army ready. This was in an interview with "112 Ukraine " said the assistant commander of the Ukrainian Navy captain first rank Marina Kanalyuk. "We took the time to enable higher authorities to create conditions for the use of the Armed Forces in such a situation." All of the top leaders of the Russian security agencies came to the negotiations with us, and it made them busy for up to a month. During that time the mechanism of using...
  • Shawn Henry a retired executive assistant director of the FBI.

    06/10/2017 2:10:00 PM PDT · by HarleyLady27 · 20 replies
    CrowdStrike ^ | June 10, 2017 | CrowdStrike
    Henry, who served in three FBI field offices and at the bureau’s headquarters, is credited with boosting the FBI’s computer crime and cybersecurity investigative capabilities. He oversaw computer crime investigations spanning the globe, including denial-of-service attacks, bank and corporate breaches, and state-sponsored intrusions. He posted FBI cyberexperts in police agencies around the world, including the Netherlands, Romania, Ukraine and Estonia. He has appeared on “60 Minutes,” “CBS Evening News,” “Good Morning America,” “The Today Show,” “Dateline,” “Rock Center with Brian Williams” and C-SPAN. He has been interviewed by Forbes, BusinessWeek, The Wall Street Journal, the Associated Press and USA Today....
  • A Ukraine Coup? War Hero Politician Nadiya Savchenko Arrested for Plotting to Overthrow..

    03/23/2018 8:09:10 PM PDT · by NorseViking · 5 replies
    Newsweek ^ | March 22, 2018 | Cristina Maza
    A Ukraine Coup? War Hero Politician Nadiya Savchenko Arrested for Plotting to Overthrow Government Using Grenades and Automatic Weapons Nadiya Savchenko, the former military helicopter pilot turned parliamentarian who rose to fame after she was captured by pro-Russian rebels, was arrested in Ukraine Thursday for allegedly planning to overthrow the government. Kiev’s secret service detained the high-profile politician for allegedly plotting a military-style coup using grenades and automatic weapons. The arms were allegedly taken from pro-Russian separatists who operate in the eastern part of Ukraine known as the Donbass. Savchenko was arrested after lawmakers voted to remove her parliamentary immunity...
  • IN GOD WE TRUST[Charismatic Caucus]

    03/22/2018 7:53:33 AM PDT · by Jedediah · 2 replies
    The Word of God ^ | 3-22-18 | bible
    I am about to teach the unteachable, in order to reach the unreachable . A dark cloud of my presence is about to descend upon the nation of "Trust in Me" and I shall take the coin from the fishes mouth in order to reveal to all mankind that my providence is true and faithful. Many nations are about to enter into the valley of The Reverential Fear of The Lord and discover I AM THEIR TRUE PROVIDER ! Catacombs of my glory shall rise up in the midst of my children of light and they shall manifest The fullness...
  • In midst of war with Russia: 500,000 Ukrainians Celebrated God's Faithfulness

    03/15/2018 3:09:43 PM PDT · by GoldenState_Rose · 9 replies
    Mission Network News ^ | Sep 2017 | Lyndsey Koh
    Say ‘Ukraine’ today and, if you’re lucky, you’ll get someone who knows there’s still a conflict in that country. Sergey Rakhuba with Mission Eurasia says while the bloody conflict between Ukraine and Russia is ongoing, the Ukrainian Church is moving. (Last September) around 500,000 evangelical believers gathered in the central square of Kiev, Ukraine to celebrate the Protestant Reformation’s 500th anniversary and to thank God for His faithfulness in their country. Rakhuba was in contact with colleagues attending the event, and he says, “They reported over 500,000 across denominational lines from all the churches in Kiev and surrounding areas. Many...