Tag Archive: The Russian Connection

Apr 04 2018

The Russian Connection: The Judge Rips Manafort Lawsuit

In Washington DC federal court today, lawyers for former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort argued to limit the scope of Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation. It did not sit well with the judge. A federal judge on Wednesday appeared to reject the majority of the arguments made by former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort in …

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Apr 03 2018

The Russian Connection: Mueller Strikes Back

Back in January of this year, Donald Trump’s former campaign manager Paul Manafort’s attorneys filed a civil lawsuit in Washington, DC federal court to have the charges brought against him by Special Counsel Robert Mueller III claiming that the Department of Justice and Mueller were “overreaching” with the criminal charges brought against him last fall. …

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Apr 02 2018

The Russian Connection: Secret Flights of Russian Oligarchs

Back in March of last year, we reported on a story about a private jet that belongs to a Russian oligarch shadowing Donald Trump. The owner of the plane is Dmitry Rybolovlev an ultra wealthy fertilizer producer who lives in Monaco. He is closely connected to Trump through Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross and a …

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Mar 30 2018

The Russian Connection: Session’s Non-Recusal Recusal

After having to admit that he had contact the Russian Ambassador to the US during the Trump campaign, The US Attorney General Jefferson Beauregard Sessions III recused himself from any investigation into charges that Russia meddled in the 2016 presidential election. He issued the following statement on March 2, 2017: “During the course of the …

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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 18 2018

The Russian Connection: McCabe Fired to Discredit Mueller

As was expected, Donald Trump had his Attorney General Jefferson Beauregard Sessions III fire Deputy FBI Director Andrew McCabe late Friday night just 26 hours before he was to retire effectively denying him a portion of his pension benefits. McCabe has stepped down from his position in January. In a blistering statement Friday night, McCabe …

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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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Mar 07 2018

The Russian Connection: The Seychelles – Russia and The UAE

Back in January 2017, Erik Prince, the founder of Blackwater and an informal adviser to Mr. Trump’s team during the presidential transition, had a clandestine meeting in the Seychelles with Crown Prince Mohammed bin Zayed Al-Nahyan, the ruler of the United Arab Emerites (UAE). It was revealed in April that the purpose of that meeting …

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Mar 06 2018

The Russian Connection: Day Drinking

On Sunday Axios reported that last month a grand jury under the direction of Special Counsel Robert Mueller had subpoenaed all communications — meaning emails, texts, handwritten notes, etc. — that a witness sent and received regarding several people. It turns out that the witness is former Trump aide Sam Nunberg. However, Nunberg now is …

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Mar 01 2018

The Russian Connection: It’s Getting Harder To Keep Up.

Yesterday was a busy day for news coming from 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue. It started with Donald Trump meeting with a bipartisan group at the White House to discuss passing comprehensive gun legislation. While it had Democrats smiling, it didn’t make the Republicans in the room very happy. In 2016, NRA-endorsed Republican candidate Donald Trump won …

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