Republicans Go On Offensive Against Mueller; Call For ‘Special Counsel’ To Investigate AG Lynch | Zero Hedge

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(Zero Hedge) Last night, after Trump launched yet another furious tweetstorm intended to expose the double standard applied in the Hillary investigation compared to the Russia probe, we noted that Republicans might be well served to stop sitting around twiddling their thumbs and actually go on the offensive against an […]

Federal worker busted for leaking top-secret NSA docs on Russian – NY Post

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(New York Post) A 25-year-old Federal contractor was charged Monday with leaking a top secret NSA report — detailing how Russian military hackers targeted US voting systems just days before the election.The highly classified intelligence document, published Monday by The Intercept, describes how Russia managed to infiltrate America’s voting infrastructure […]

FBI Director Robert Mueller selected as Special Counsel to oversee the Trump-Russian Investigation

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(Axios) The surprise appointment of straight-arrow former FBI Director Robert Mueller as Special Counsel (“to oversee the previously-confirmed FBI investigation of Russian government efforts to influence the 2016 presidential election and related matters”) lets the White House and Hill try to get traction on other topics. But Yahoo’s Michael Isikoff, steeped […]

FBI used Trump dossier to help get warrant to monitor ex-aide: report | TheHill

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  (The Hill) The FBI used the dossier alleging Russian ties to President Trump’s campaign associates to help convince a judge to grant a warrant to secretly monitor former campaign aide Carter Page, CNN reports. FBI Director James Comey has cited the dossier in some of his briefings with lawmakers in recent […]

Tillerson and Putin Find Little More Than Disagreement in Meeting – The New York Times

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(New York Times – MOSCOW) Secretary of State Rex W. Tillerson met with President Vladimir V. Putin of Russia for nearly two hours Wednesday, but the two men appeared unable to agree on the facts involving the deadly chemical weapons assault on Syrian civilians or Russian interference in the American […]

Donald Trump certifies addition of Montenegro in NATO over Russian opposition – Washington Times

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(Washington Times) President Trump notified Senate leaders Tuesday that he approves of a move to formally add the Balkan nation of Montenegro into NATO, an expansion of the alliance that’s opposed by Russia. In a letter to the Senate, Mr. Trump certified that the inclusion of Montenegro in NATO “will […]

Putin says US is preparing to bomb Syrian capital and will blame Bashar-al Assad – Mirror

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(Mirror) Vladimir Putin has sensationally claimed that the US is preparing airstrikes on the Syrian capital – and will pin the blame on Bashar-al Assad’s forces. The Russian leader made the astonishing claim – that the US is planning to FAKE chemicals weapons attacks – during a joint press conference with […]