Tag Archive: The Russian Connection

Jul 13 2018

The Russian Connection: A Russian Spy Story and Peter Strzok

After years of investigations in June of 2010 10 Russian spies were arrested on American soil by the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Dubbed Operation Ghost Stories was a reminder that Russian espionage did not end with the fall of the Soviet Union. Using forged documents, some of the spies assumed stolen identities of Americans, enrolled …

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Jun 15 2018

The Russian Connection: Locked Him Up

Not unexpectedly former Trump Campaign Manager Paul Manafort had his bail revoked and was jailed for suspected tampering tampering. At his arraignment on the charges, federal Judge Amy Jackson of the US District Court for the District of Columbia said that Manafort could not remain free under the circumstances and there was no way for …

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Jun 05 2018

The Russian Connection: They Shalt Not Witness Tamper

Late Monday night Special Counsel Robert Mueller requested a hearing to determine whether the indicted former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort tried ‘to secure materially false testimony.’ On other words, Manaford contacted witnesses to get them to coordinate their testimony that would align with his defense. That’s called witness tampering. In an 18-page motion filed …

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May 27 2018

Rant of the Week: Seth Meyers – “Spygate” and the “Taxi King”

Host of “Late Night” Seth Meyers takes a Closer Look at Donald Trump’s interference into a criminal investigation by peddling baseless conspiracy theories and his personal lawyer Michael Cohen’s relationship with Evgeny “Gene” Freidman, known as the “Taxi King.”

May 09 2018

The Russian Connection: Where Did $4 Million Go?

Tuesday evening, the lawyer for porn star Stormy Daniels, Michael Avenatti dropped a bombshell revealing that Donald Trump’s attorney Michael Cohen received $500,000 from Russia oligarch Viktor Vekselberg after the 2016 presidential election. The story was corroborated by The New York Times and The Washington Post Today it was reported that there were also payments …

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May 01 2018

The Russian Connection: Mueller Has Some Questions

Late Monday night, the New York Times released a list of four dozen questions that Special Counsel Robert Mueller would like ask Donald Trump. The open-ended queries appear to be an attempt to penetrate the president’s thinking, to get at the motivation behind some of his most combative Twitter posts and to examine his relationships …

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Apr 17 2018

The Russian Connection: Comey Still Doesn’t Get It

In a Beat special report, MSNBC Chief Legal Correspondent and host of “The Beat,” Ari Melber breaks down why Former FBI Director James Comey’s new book doubles down on major mistakes from 2016, including his handling of the Clinton probe, why Comey clearly doesn’t get it – and is plowing into new mistakes in his …

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Apr 13 2018

The Russian Connection: Pee Tapes, Love Children and Grand Juries, Oh My

Unless you’re totally detached from the news, you most likely know that former FBI Director James Comey wrote a book. That book revealed a lot, much o which we already knew but now confirmed by a person directly involved with Donald Trump and his cabal. Comey is not by any definition of the word a …

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Apr 10 2018

The Russian Connection: More Headaches for Manafort

It’s hard to keep up with all the news that has been dropping the last few weeks as Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation gets closer to Donald Trump and his inner circle. Politico reported late Thursday, the noose tightened around Trump’s former campaign manager Paul Manafort when Mueller seized his banks accounts and five phone …

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Apr 10 2018

The Russian Connection: Closer and Closer

Up Date 15:15 ET: ABC News is reporting that Geoffrey Berman, the acting US Attorney for the Southern District of NY and a Rudi Guilliani crony, recused himself from the Michael Cohen investigation and had no role in the raids. As per the NYT’s today, it was Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein who signed the …

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