Category Archives: Russia

Top Intel Dem blasts Trump for accepting Putin’s word over intelligence agencies

Saturday Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Calif.), the top Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee, ripped President Trump for suggesting he accepted Russian President Vladimir Putin’s denial that Russia did not interfere in the 2016 election. Advertisements

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Trump, Putin reportedly agree to defeat ISIS in Syria

Reuters and the Kremlin both say President Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin issued a joint statement on Saturday vowing to continue the fight against ISIS in Syria until the militants are completely defeated.

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Trump: ‘I really believe’ Putin when he told me face-to-face ‘I didn’t meddle’ in elections

Of course not, Assange said Putin and Russia weren’t involved. Saturday Trump told reporters that Putin and Russia didn’t meddle in the 2016 presidential election.

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Lavrov: Russia Accused of Interference ‘Without a Single Piece of Proof’

Tuesday Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said no proof has been revealed that ties Russia to any claims of interference in elections around the world.

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State Department warns against business with Russian firms

Friday the State Department moved belatedly to implement a sanctions law President Donald Trump had resisted, publishing a list of toxic Russian companies and warning third parties they’re at risk of tough U.S. financial penalties should they do business with any of them.

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Russia ‘exports’ more ISIS fighters than any other country

A new report says that Russia has become the top exporter of fighters who join the ranks of ISIS. The assessment from D.C.-based security intelligence consultancy Soufan Group has revised the count of ISIS militants from Tunisia from 6,000 in 2015 to the current number of 2,920. By comparison, Russian nationals who have joined the ranks of the terror group …

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‘We didn’t ask questions’: Fusion GPS link to Dems murky by design

With no one stepping up to take the credit on who pulled the strings on the Democrat-funded research resulting in the controversial Trump dossier has only emboldened Republicans looking to cut through the fog, amid signs the connections between the project and its overseers were murky by design.

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Republicans see tables turned as Dems face fresh Russia controversies

After months of accusing Trump of Russian collusion, Republicans say Democrats are the ones who now have “some explaining to do” as fresh developments raise questions about their own Russia connections.

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Mueller probe expands to Democratic lobbyist Tony Podesta’s Russia dealings

Tony Podesta, a powerful Democratic lobbyist and the brother of Hillary Clinton’s campaign chairman, reportedly has entered Robert Mueller’s investigative crosshairs as the special counsel’s office probes whether his firm violated federal law.

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Syria’s largest oil field seized from ISIS by US-backed forces

Sunday Syria’s largest oil field was seized from the Islamic State terror group  by the U.S.-led coalition, dealing another blow to the extremist group after the loss of its de-facto capital last week.

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