Reuters: Exclusive: Trump campaign had at least 18 undisclosed contacts with Russians: sources

"Michael Flynn and other advisers to Donald Trump’s campaign were in contact with Russian officials and others with Kremlin ties in at least 18 calls and emails during the last seven months of the 2016 presidential race, current and former U.S. officials familiar with the exchanges told Reuters. The previously undisclosed interactions form part of … Continue reading Reuters: Exclusive: Trump campaign had at least 18 undisclosed contacts with Russians: sources

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Daily Kos: UPDATED: RussiaGate blows WIDE OPEN in Abramson report

Impeach the entire administration! This about sums it up: "In a stunning tweetstorm this evening, columnist and reporter Seth Abramson (Huffington Post, Dallas Morning News, Seattle Times, Washington Post) laid out all the details on the Russia-Trump connection. And folks, if true this is impeachment territory, and imprisonment territory, for the highest officials in the United … Continue reading Daily Kos: UPDATED: RussiaGate blows WIDE OPEN in Abramson report

The Daily Beast: Russian Lawyer Thrown From Window Was a Witness for the U.S. Government

Ummmmmmmmm....seriously? "A lawyer connected to murdered Putin foe Sergei Magnitsky has been thrown from a window in Moscow. He was a witness for the U.S. Gorokhov had intimate knowledge of the literature connected with the Magnitsky affair because he has represented the murdered lawyer’s justice-seeking wife and mother for six years. On Wednesday, he was … Continue reading The Daily Beast: Russian Lawyer Thrown From Window Was a Witness for the U.S. Government

The Guardian: Paul Manafort reportedly offered to help Putin advance Moscow’s interests

"Donald Trump’s former campaign manager Paul Manafort once offered to help Vladimir Putin advance Moscow’s interests as part of a multimillion-dollar contract agreed with a Russian billionaire with close ties to the Kremlin, it has been reported. According to a report by the Associated Press released on Wednesday, Manafort proposed a confidential strategy in 2005 … Continue reading The Guardian: Paul Manafort reportedly offered to help Putin advance Moscow’s interests

ACLU: In an Unprecedented No-Show, the U.S. Pulls Out of Planned Human Rights Hearing

"The United States has pulled its participation from hearings planned for today by a regional human rights body that has enjoyed the support of every U.S. administration since its founding. The Inter-American Commission on Human Rights is meeting in Washington, D.C., for a regular session covering human rights issues spanning North and South America. The … Continue reading ACLU: In an Unprecedented No-Show, the U.S. Pulls Out of Planned Human Rights Hearing

The Wall Street Journal: Trump Calls Suggestions of Collusion with Russia ‘Fake News’

Decent update on what transpired today with the hearing. "President Donald Trump dismissed as “FAKE NEWS” any suggestion that he “colluded” with Russia, weighing in on an issue that has shadowed his young presidency hours before a House committee is to hold a hearing that will examine questions of Russian interference in the 2016 elections. … Continue reading The Wall Street Journal: Trump Calls Suggestions of Collusion with Russia ‘Fake News’

The New York Times: Using Air Quotes, White House Walks Back ‘Wiretap’ Talk

Ummmmmmmmmmmmm, so does that mean we shouldn't take any of Drumpf's tweets 'literally'? "Two senior White House officials suggested on Monday that President Trump’s unsubstantiated claim that President Barack Obama had tapped his telephone was not meant to be taken literally, arguing that Mr. Trump had been referring more broadly to a variety of surveillance efforts … Continue reading The New York Times: Using Air Quotes, White House Walks Back ‘Wiretap’ Talk

The Washington Post: Who is Nils Bildt? Swedish ‘national security advisor’ interviewed by Fox News is a mystery to Swedes

Here's your fake news for you, folks! Booking someone to give an opposing viewpoint to a well-informed Swedish journalist that has absolutely no credentials or recent ties to Sweden? Sounds like the same kind of evidence those anti-vaxxers pile up. "In a segment on Fox News's “The O'Reilly Factor” that aired Thursday, host Bill O'Reilly spoke … Continue reading The Washington Post: Who is Nils Bildt? Swedish ‘national security advisor’ interviewed by Fox News is a mystery to Swedes

Lawfare: Memo to the NSC: Check Out Some Databases at the State Department before Finalizing that New Executive Order

"This E.O. is being introduced without clear evidence demonstrating that visa applicants/visa holders from these seven countries pose a credible threat to our national security. This major policy change may be occurring without consideration of information that may be held under various agencies documenting terrorism-related activities or other unlawful actions by visa holders. This leads … Continue reading Lawfare: Memo to the NSC: Check Out Some Databases at the State Department before Finalizing that New Executive Order