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"Trump’s chief national security aide was secretly interacting with the representative of a foreign power as that government was mounting information and cyber warfare against the United States.” When Michael Flynn, former national security advisor in the Trump Administration, agreed to cooperate in special counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation, he admitted to lying to the FBI about his communications with Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak during the late 2016 lame duck session. But according to a new David Corn/Dan Friedman article for Mother Jones, Flynn was in touch with Kislyak not only after the 2016 presidential election, but during the election as well.For the article, published December 13, Mother Jones’ reporters interviewed two Flynn associates who asked for anonymity—and both of them discussed their conversations with Flynn. One of them, according to Corn and Friedman, alleges that Flynn and Kislyak discussed “a grand bargain in which Moscow wo...
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What the Russian spy’s guilty plea tells us about Trump’s chances of surviving Mueller’s investigation. A report this week by NBC News that suspected Russian spy Maria Butina will plead guilty to violating laws regarding government agents operating within the United States is the worst news Donald Trump has faced in months, but not for the reason many think.Butina will reportedly admit to conspiring with a Russian official believed to be Alexander Torshin "to establish unofficial lines of communication with Americans having power and influence over U.S. politics . . . for the benefit of the Russian Federation" (Torshin recently retired from being a deputy director of the Russian central bank). She will also admit to attempting to influence the National Rifle Association and “Political Party 1,” believed to be the Republican Party. Butina will admit to setting up a meeting between senior officials of the NRA and Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov in December 2015,...
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The former national security adviser will be sentenced next week for lying to the bureau over his conversations in late 2016 with the Russian ambassador.
 
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CNN's Fred Pleitgen spoke with former Russian ambassador Sergey Kislyak, a key figure in the probe of former national security adviser Michael Flynn.
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2 days ago
Vladimir Zaemsky also noted that a new meeting of the Russian-Venezuelan intergovernmental commission is being prepared to discuss new joint projects
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4 days ago
Whoever told The Washington Post the fact of and substance of the eavesdropped conversations between Flynn and the Russian ambassador committed a felony by leaking classified information.
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The Russian ambassador. A deputy prime minister. A pop star, a weightlifter, a lawyer, a Soviet army veteran with alleged intelligence ties. Again and again and again, over the course of Donald Trump’s 18-month campaign for the presidency, Russian citizens made contact with his closest family and friends, as well as figures on the periphery […]
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The memo begins describing the extent of Flynn’s cooperation by explaining what he assisted the government with. There were two big questions on Tuesday night following the release of the Flynn sentencing memo by Special Counsel Robert Mueller. The first, and most puzzling for many analysts looking at the memo, was why Flynn had lied to the FBI on January 24th of last year when he was questioned about his contacts with Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak. The thinking went, gee, as the former Director of the Defense Intelligence Agency, Flynn had to have known that the National Security Agency would have been listening in on any calls made by the Russian ambassador, and the FBI had to have seen those intercepts. Why would Flynn lie?We have had some hints recently from other Trump associates facing prison time that might help us answer that question, but let’s leave it aside for a moment and deal with the second big unanswered question posed by the sentencing memo: what could F...
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There is evidence that the special counsel could be coming after Trump's son-in-law. With special counsel Robert Mueller wrapping up the investigation of President Donald Trump's former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn and noting in a heavily-redacted court filing that he has been of "substantial assistance" to the Russia investigation following his plea agreement, many in Trump's inner circle may be fearful of what will happen next in the probe.One person who should be worried, argued Daily Beast reporter Betsy Woodruff to MSNBC's Nicolle Wallace on "Deadline: White House," is the president's son-in-law."Flynn had unique, and arguably unparalleled, insight into the Trump administration all the way back through transition, where he was a very senior official running the National Security Council's transition project," said Woodruff. "And of course, through the bulk of the presidential campaign, the most interesting campaign times, Flynn had a front row seat. And Flynn...
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Michael Flynn’s “substantial” cooperation with the Mueller investigation likely means big trouble for Trump Of all the cooperators in Robert Mueller's investigation, the one who has been quietest through the whole thing is former national security adviser Michael Flynn. It's rather unexpected considering his rash statements during the campaign, tweeting conspiracy theories and leading chants of "Lock her up!" at the GOP convention. Everything pointed to him being more like Roger Stone or Jerome Corsi than the disciplined military officer he presumably was before he got bitten by the right-wing activist bug.Not that Flynn has had an awakening on that count. His one foray back into the political scene was to campaign last March for a Republican named Omar Navarro, the longshot opponent to Rep. Maxine Waters, D-Calif. Navarro was also endorsed by former Phoenix sheriff Joe Arpaio and Roger Stone. So Flynn is still a member of the club, but has at least followed his lawyer's a...
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President Donald Trump’s former national security adviser provided so much information to the special counsel’s Russia investigation that prosecutors say he shouldn’t do any prison time, according to a court filing Tuesday that describes Michael Flynn’s cooperation as "substantial." The filing by special counsel Robert Mueller provides the first details of Flynn’s assistance in the Russia investigation, including that he participated in 19 interviews with prosecutors and cooperated extensively in a separate and undisclosed criminal probe. But the filing’s extensive redactions also underscore how much Mueller has yet to reveal. It was filed two weeks ahead of Flynn’s sentencing and just over a year after he became the first of five Trump associates to accept responsibility by pleading guilty to lying to the FBI about conversations with the Russian ambassador to the US. Though prosecutors withheld specific details of Flynn’s cooperation because of ongoing invest...
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Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s office has recommended that Mike Flynn receive little to no prison time due to his “substantial assistance” in the Russia investigation. Flynn, President Trump’s former national security adviser, has given Mueller’s office “firsthand information” about communications between the Trump campaign and a former Russian ambassador to the United States. Much of...
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Mr. Flynn has pleaded guilty to lying to investigators about conversations he had with the Russian ambassador to the United States during the presidential transition.
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1 week ago
Trump has surrounded himself with shady figures. No matter how much President Donald Trump’s obsequious carnival barkers at Fox News scoff at Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia-related investigation, there is no question that Mueller and his team have uncovered an abundance of major crimes—from obstruction of justice to tax evasion to bank fraud. Trump himself has not been charged with anything, but the phrase “flock of felons” (which veteran television journalist Dan Rather has used to describe some of president’s allies) easily applies to Paul Manafort, Michael Cohen, Rick Gates and other Trump associates who have been caught up in Mueller’s investigation and either confessed to major crimes or been convicted of them. And Mueller’s Russiagate probe moves along with week, with sentencing memos expected for Manafort as well as Michael Flynn (former national security advisor in the Trump Administration).Here is where things presently stand with several Trump a...
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Here is a quick list of issues, and people, still hanging out there. Tuesday’s sentencing hearing for Michael Flynn, and memos expected later in the week detailing portions of the investigation related to Paul Manafort and Michael Cohen, have a number of pundits opining that the Russia investigation is all but over. Again. Across DC, and TV, the desire to slap a bow on the special counsel appointment and flip off the lights seems to be near fever pitch. But there are reasons to believe that the investigation led by Robert Mueller may be a long way from over—it might not even have reached cruising altitude. Here is a quick list of issues, and people, still hanging out there:1) Roger Stone and Jerome Corsi These two are a given. From Stone’s “defense” that he lies so much that everyone should just expect that any statement he makes is a lie, to Corsi’s apparently unwritten joint defense agreement with Donald Trump, these two are apparently flapping in the breeze...
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1 week ago
Russia has proposed that Argentina turn to payments in national currencies for bilateral financial transactions, according to Russian Ambassador to the country Dmitry Feoktistov. Buenos Aires is reportedly considering the idea. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Territorial talks under a newly agreed framework between Tokyo and Moscow will include discussions on how to interpret the 1956 Japan-Soviet Joint Declaration, Russian Ambassador ...
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Andrey Maslov pointed out that Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras’ visit to Moscow and the Russian-Greek intergovernmental commission meeting were scheduled to be held before the end of the year
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WASHINGTON (AP) — One lied about his knowledge of Russian-hacked emails, another about a Russian real estate deal, a third about dialogue over sanctions with a Russian ambassador.
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Get ready for Mueller's end game. It’s been axiomatic from the start of the Russia investigation that it is different from Watergate in one important way: the crimes that Nixon committed behind closed doors in the White House secretly, Trump is committing out in the open. Repeatedly lying to the American public? Every time Trump tweets or opens his mouth. Obstruction of justice? Firing Comey. Firing Sessions. Calling Mueller’s investigation a “witch hunt” and calling for its end. Tampering with witnesses? Dangling pardons. Engaging in a cover-up of a crime? As he lives and breathes.But there is one thing Donald Trump and his people have sought to keep secret from the earliest days of his campaign right up to the present moment: their connections with Russians. If, in the past, we thought we knew about most of the Russian contacts, events this week have taught us that we were wrong.First there were new revelations about contacts between Roger Stone and WikiLeaks invol...
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WASHINGTON (AP) — One lied about his knowledge of Russian-hacked emails, another about a Russian real estate deal, a third about dialogue over sanctions with a Russian ambassador. A pattern of deception by advisers to President Donald Trump, aimed at covering up Russia-related contacts during the 2016 campaign and transition period, has unraveled bit by […]
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The Latest on raised tensions between Russia and Ukraine (all times local): 1:25 p.m. Estonia has summoned the Russian ambassador to Tallinn over Russia's use of military power against Ukrainian sailors and vessels in the Kerch Strait.
 
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Turkey charged 28 people on Friday in relation to the 2016 assassination of the Russian ambassador to Ankara, naming the U.S.-based Islamic cleric Fethullah Gulen as the prime suspect in the case, the state-owned Anadolu news agency said.
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3 weeks ago
The Russian Ambassador to London said the United Kingdom has come under pressure of other states, which are dissatisfied with London’s refusal to cooperate with Moscow on the issue
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3 weeks ago
All signs point to a huge shoe yet to drop in the Russia investigation, says Harry Litman. Special counsel Robert Mueller has already made impressive progress in the investigation into ties between President Donald Trump's associates and Russian interference in the 2016 election. As of now, Mueller has gotten indictments, convictions, and guilty pleas against at least 32 people, including Trump's former campaign manager Paul Manafort and national security adviser Michael Flynn, as well as three different companies.But in a new op-ed in the Los Angeles Times, former deputy assistant attorney general and University of California professor Harry Litman lays out a clear case for why there could be something much bigger on the way:Mueller already has done the difficult digging on the Russian side of the equation, bringing detailed indictments in February 2018 for a wide-ranging Russian trolling operation related to the campaign, as well as the July 2016 hacking of Democratic Party ema...
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Kremlin Spokesman previously said that Moscow has no information about GPS failures during NATO’s military drills whatsoever, nor does it have anything to do with the matter
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Finland has summoned the Russian ambassador to express “concern regarding GPS signal disruption” that occurred during NATO’s vast Trident Juncture military drills in Norway “and the security risks it causes.”
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COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Finland has summoned the Russian ambassador to express “concern regarding GPS signal disruption” that occurred during NATO’s vast Trident Juncture military drills in Norway “and the security risks it causes.” The Foreign Ministry tweeted Monday that after the meeting the country “expects further information from Russia and responsible behavior.” Last week, […]
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The UN envoy for Yemen is planning to create a road map for a future agreement on comprehensive regulation
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The Russian ambassador to Finland, Pavel Kuznetsov, has been summoned to a meeting on Monday with Finnish state secretary Matti Anttonen over the disruption of Finland's global positioning system (GPS) signal during recent NATO war games.
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3 weeks ago
Anatoly Antonov recalled that 46,000 Americans came to Russia for the FIFA World Cup, outnumbered only by Chinese fans
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Many will point to him as a historic champion for “law and order” conservatism at the highest level. Steven Mulroy, University of MemphisPresident Donald Trump’s sacking of Attorney General Jeff Sessions has raised concerns among those who wish to see the investigation by special counsel Robert Mueller continue unimpeded.Those same people will likely not lament Session’s ouster based on what he accomplished as attorney general. In my view, his tenure as attorney general saw him on the wrong side of most important law enforcement decisions. On the other hand, many will point to him as a historic champion for “law and order” conservatism at the highest level.Here are three areas where Sessions will most be remembered.1. Controversial from the startSessions’ tenure began back in early 2017. During his confirmation hearings, Sessions testified incorrectly under oath that he had had no contacts with Russian officials during his active role in the 2016 Trump campaign. Whe...
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3 weeks ago
The Russian ambassador to the US would like to discuss ways of mending bilateral relations with Washington’s key lawmakers
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Earlier, Turkish law enforcement officers arrested two men in connection with the case
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November 8th, 2018
Both sides emphasized the mutually beneficial nature of the cooperation between NASA and Russian space corporation Roscosmos
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November 8th, 2018
Since Donald Trump's election a shadow has hung over his administration - a federal investigation into possible collusion between the president's campaign and Russian agents. Robert Mueller, the stern former FBI director now leading the investigation, has charged dozens of individuals with crimes ranging from election interference to fraud along the way. Mr Trump has denounced the probe as a "witch hunt" - a view held by a number of leading Republicans. However the alleged crimes detailed by Mr Mueller's team so far indicate the potential extent of the attempt to interfere in the 2016 presidential election. With the wide-reaching investigation reportedly aiming to reach its conclusion by September 1, here is a timeline of the key events to date. May 2016 George Papadopoulos Over drinks in a London wine bar, George Papadopoulos reportedly tells Alexander Downer, Australia’s High Commissioner to the UK, that he is aware that Russia has compromising materia...
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November 7th, 2018
Greek Minister of Economy Yannis Dragasakis met with Russian Ambassador Andrey Maslov on Wednesday ahead of the upcoming visit of Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras to Moscow on 7 December 2018
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October 24th, 2018
"We support the settlement in Donbass in accordance with the Minsk Agreements," Russian Ambassador to the US Anatoly Antonov said
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October 24th, 2018
"Russia stands for equal, mutually beneficial and pragmatic relations in which there is no room for the strong and the weak one," Russian Ambassador to the US Anatoly Antonov said
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October 22nd, 2018
He's a torrent of controversy — so much so that it's hard to remember them all. Since being sworn into office on January 20, 2017, Donald Trump has been the most scandal-ridden president since Richard Nixon. In fact, those who are old enough to remember Watergate—including prosecutor Jill Wine-Banks, journalists Dan Rather and Carl Bernstein and former White House Counsel John Dean—have expressed a strong feeling of déjà vu when comparing the Trump and Nixon eras. But with Trump, the scandals came much quicker in his presidency: Nixon was into his second term as president when Watergate entered the public consciousness, whereas Trump’s administration was surrounded by controversy, turmoil and chaos from the beginning. And it is difficult to keep track of Trump’s scandals because there are so many of them.No sooner is Trump’s former campaign Paul Manafort agreeing to plead guilty to criminal charges and cooperate in Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s inves...
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October 15th, 2018
"We reminded our colleagues about the proposals put forward by Vladimir Putin at a press conference with US President Donald Trump," Russian Ambassador to the US Anatoly Antonov said
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October 12th, 2018
"Current relations between Russia and the US struggle through the worst times," Russian Ambassador Anatoly Antonov said
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October 12th, 2018
The British government is preventing Russia from appointing new diplomats to replace the 23 expelled by London over the Novichok poisoning allegations, the Russian ambassador to the UK said. Read Full Article at RT.com
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October 11th, 2018
SEOUL, Oct. 11 (Yonhap) -- Russia's top envoy to South Korea said Thursday that the North Korean nuclear standoff and all other peace issues in Northeast Asia should be resolved within the framework of six-party talks. Ambassador Andrey Kulik made
October 4th, 2018
"These are extremely serious threats that necessitate a collective response from the OSCE," the Russian ambassador said
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October 4th, 2018
The latest wave of accusations against Russia over alleged government-ordered hacking looks very much like a coordinated media attack timed with a NATO meeting of cyberwarfare, the Russian ambassador to UK told RT. Read Full Article at RT.com
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September 26th, 2018
Mike Pence, Don McGahn and Reince Priebus went to Trump on February 10, 2017 and told him that he needed to fire Mike Flynn. Independent journalist Murray Waas has published an explosive new report in the New York Review of Books that claims Vice President Mike Pence could be a “star witness” in special counsel Robert Mueller’s obstruction of justice case against President Donald Trump.Waas writes that, through both interviewing White House sources and obtaining confidential White House memos, he has learned that Pence, White House counsel Don McGahn and former chief of staff Reince Priebus all went to Trump on February 10, 2017 and told him that he needed to fire then-national security adviser Mike Flynn.The reason that they decided Flynn needed to go, according to Waas, was that they had all reviewed intercepted conversations that Flynn had with then-Russian ambassador Sergey Kislyak that showed the two men discussed sanctions leveled against Russia. This directly cont...
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September 25th, 2018
The ambassador also delivered presents, related to the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia
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September 25th, 2018
Decoding the Rod Rosenstein melodrama. Last Friday the New York Times published a bombshell story reporting that in May of 2017 Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein suggested that he and people interviewing for the job of FBI director should "wear a wire" to record the utterances of President Trump. He allegedly discussed rounding up members of the Cabinet to see if they were willing to invoke the 25th Amendment to remove Trump from office. Rosenstein immediately denied this, also saying that he does not believe the president is subject to the 25th Amendment. Some sources in the Justice Department have subsequently said that Rosenstein was just being sarcastic about the wire.The Times stuck by its story that Rosenstein was serious about suggesting secretly recording the president but made it clear that there is no evidence that anyone ever followed through. As for the 25th Amendment comment, Rosenstein wouldn't be the only member of the Trump administration to suggest it. Mic...
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September 24th, 2018
It is encouraging that the Swiss are carefully preserving the memory of Suvorov’s march, the Russian ambassador noted
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September 22nd, 2018
An ex-White House official has revised a previous statement by telling investigators that former national security adviser Michael Flynn may have referred to sanctions when they discussed his calls with a former Russian envoy, the Washington Post reported on Saturday. K.T. McFarland's statement revised an earlier assertion to FBI agents that sanctions on Russia did not come up when she spoke to Flynn in December 2016 about his calls with Sergey Kislyak when he was the Russian ambassador to the United States, the newspaper said, quoting unidentified people familiar with the matter. Flynn has pleaded guilty to lying to the FBI about his contacts with Russia and is cooperating in the investigation led by special counsel Robert Mueller.
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