Tag Archive: 2016 election

Mar 20 2018

The Russian Connection: “A Bannon of Sleazebags”

I have to admit I didn’t pay much attention to the Facebook – Cambridge Analytica story when it broke on Saturday. But on Monday, the story became a really big deal when the markets took a nose dive and it was headlines on two continents as more of the story came to light. As I …

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Mar 13 2018

The Russian Connection: House Republicans – “No Collusion” – Case Closed

Yesterday afternoon Representative Mike Conaway (R-TX), who led the investigation after chair Rep. Devin Nunes (R-CA) recused himself, announced that the House Intelligence Committee is ending its investigation of Russian interference with the 2016 election. The Democrats on the committee were not informed about the announcement. They found out about it like the rest of …

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Feb 23 2018

The Russian Connection: Two Jurisdictions

It was announced earlier today that former Trump advisor Rick Gates will plead guilty today and cooperate with Special Counsel Robert Mueller III. The 32 new fraud charges that were brought against former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort and Gates yesterday in Virginia may have been the tipping point for Gates. NBC News is reporting …

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Feb 16 2018

The Russian Connection: It’s Not A Witch Hunt

The Robert Mueller’s office dropped a 37 page indictment of 13 Russian nationals for interfering in the 2016 election. The scheme began in 2014 and involved “unwitting” American citizens and Trump campaign officials. This is the report from The Guardian Mueller’s office said 13 Russians and three Russian entities, including the notorious state-backed “troll farm” …

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Feb 14 2018

The Russian Connection: The Real Problem

While the question of whether Donald Trump and company conspired with the Russians to influence the 2016 election is serious, it is not the most pressing problem. The fact that all the intelligence agencies and the FBI agree that Russian interference in our elections is continuing. The severity of the issue became even more evident …

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Jan 10 2018

The Russian Connection: Trump Dossier Confirmed By FBI

Yesterday’s release of the transcript of Fusion GPS co-founder Glenn Simpson’s testimony (pdf) before a closed door Senate Judiciary Committee in August of last year has created another headache for Donald Trump. now we know much of the dossier has been corroborated by what the FBi already knew. Interviewed by reporters on the way back …

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Jan 03 2018

The Russian Connection: GOP’s Fake Investigation

Ever since the public was made aware of the Russian dossier that was released by Buzzfeed in January 2017, the Republicans have done everything possible to discredit it and undermine the investigation into the Trump campaign’s involvement with Russia currently in progress under Special Counsel Robert Mueller. In its attempts to derail the investigation, the …

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Dec 06 2017

The Russian Connection: Money Laundering 101

It was reported yesterday that Special Counsel Robert Mueller had subpoenaed the bank records of the Trump family from Deutsche Bank. Duetsche Bank has a rather dubious history of laundering money for everyone from drug lords to arms dealers to oligarchs. Just this psst January, the bank was fined $620 million for its part in …

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Dec 05 2017

The Russian Connection: Shoes are Dropping Fast

The Special Counsel Robert Mueller is moving right along. Former Trump campaign manager Paul Maanfort had come to a bail deal that acceptable to the court and Mueller’s office. Problem is that these guys have such huge egos they think they can flout the rules: Former Donald Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort was, as recently …

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Dec 01 2017

The Russian Connection: Why All The Lies?

With former National Security Advisor General (ret.) Michael G. Flynn’s guilty plea for lying to the FBI, we have still not seen evidence of the Trump campaign conspired with the Russians to interfere with the 2016 election. So why all the lies that have given fuel to allegation? Special Counsel Robert Mueller has tons of …

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