Tuesday, June 18, 2019
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Trump’s nominee to head Justice Department’s criminal division used to represent major Russian bank

The New York Times is reporting on unpopular President Donald Trump’s new nominee Brian Benczkowski to head the Department of Justice’s criminal division. It turns out that Mr. Benczkowski used to represent Alfa Bank. Why is that news? Alfa Bank...
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Sen. Franken says Judiciary Committee may call Sessions back to explain his Russia contacts

It can be hard to keep track of all the new developments in Trump's ever-escalating Russia scandal, but if you missed last Friday's addendum to the pile it was that this nation's intelligence ...
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Congressional agreement on Russia sanctions bill deals the Trump-Putin alliance a blow

The efforts of Donald Trump and his buddy Vladimir Putin to help Russia get off scot-free after hacking the U.S. election have hit a snag: Congress. As challenged as the GOP-controlled Congress has proven to be, lawmakers appear to have brokered an...
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Trump tweet-blasts Republicans for doing ‘very little to protect’ him from Russia investigation

Once again, Donald Trump is taking to Twitter to call the investigation into Russian election hacks a "Witch Hunt". This time, however, it comes with a twist. What else Republican leaders could do to "protect" him that they're not already...
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Why Trump’s "leak" of the Sessions/Russia conversations will backfire on him

 The news of Beauregard Sessions having ‘substantial conversations’ with Russian Ambassador Sergei Kislyak conveniently was "leaked” to the media right after Trumpbuffoon’s incoherent “spewing” to the New York Times about his regret in ‘hiring’...
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Buried 19-year-old memo indicates special counsel Mueller might have authority to indict Trump

With Donald Trump focused on the legality of pardons for himself and selected minions, and spewing a torrent of early morning official White House statements in 140-character bits amid new revelations about Russian contacts, legal authorities are again...
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Despite denials, Sessions discussed campaign issues with Russian ambassador intercepts show

Washington Post has a big scoop here on Jeff “I don’t recall” Sessions and it is not good news for him. Russia’s ambassador to Washington told his superiors in Moscow that he discussed campaign-related matters, including policy issues important to...
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Is Reince Priebus Implicated In KremlinGate? Steve Bannon Keeps Low Profile; WH Shakeup At...

A seismic shake up in the West Wing has been predicted for months and maybe it’s finally starting to happen. Sean Spicer resigned today as White House Press Secretary, although Washington pundits were saying on Tuesday that Spicer’s confirmation of...
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Team Trump looks to tar investigators as they drill down on Trump’s financial ties...

Team Trump doesn't like the Russia investigation one whit, but they are particularly averse to the idea that the probe might balloon from collusion and obstruction into an expansive review of Donald Trump's finances. Now Trump's legal team is working...
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BREAKING – Sessions-Kislyak conversations were SUBSTANTIAL

As we learn in this Washington Post story posted this evening. The title of the piece is Sessions discussed Trump campaign-related matters with Russian ambassador, U.S. intelligence intercepts show...

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