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Trump Campaign Lashes Out at DNC Lawsuit Alleging Russian Collusion

Click here for reuse options! The committee has decided to take the claims about Trump's connections with Russia to court. After the Democratic National Committee announced a lawsuit Friday against WikiLeaks, the Russian government and President Donald Trump's campaign alleging a conspiracy, a spokesman for the Trump campaign dismissed the legal effort as a “scam.” …

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Conservative Pages Are Still Making Racist Russian Propaganda Posts Go Viral on Facebook

The images include content from banned accounts. Conservative and pro-Trump Facebook pages, most affiliated with fake news websites, are recycling memes created by the Russian troll companies like the Internet Research Agency (IRA), which the social network has banned from its platform. Media Matters found 24 posts dating back to December 2017 from 11 right-wing pages that contained memes …

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Turns out Trump associate’s meeting with a Russian at a remote oceanic island *wasn’t* coincidence

Remember when brother of Betsy Devos and Trump associate Erik Prince tried to sell his meeting with a Putin associate in the Seychelles as some kind of chance run in at the Safeway down the street? Yeah, well, ABC News has a different rendering of what Robert Mueller found out during seven different interviews with …

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Neoliberalism, Russian interference and Mexico’s upcoming election

March 30th marked the start of campaigning for this summer’s Mexican presidential election in which 88 million eligible voters will decide who will lead the country of over 137 million until 2024. Unlike many representative democracies, where leaders can serve two or more terms in office, Mexican presidents are limited to one six year term. …

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After surprise expulsion of Russian diplomats, State Dept. tells Putin he can send in replacements

Last week the Trump administration made a surprising announcement that they would be expelling 60 Russian diplomats, taking a stand in solidarity with our allies after Russian agents poisoned a former Russian spy in the U.K. From CNN: The White House said it was expelling 60 Russian diplomats identified as intelligence agents and also announced the …

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Big Week for the Russia Probe: Promises of Pardons and a Suspected Russian Spy

Was John Dowd dangling pardons before Paul Manafort and Michael Flynn? And how important is Konstantin Kilimnik? Until Wednesday it was a weirdly slow news week in this high-energy Trump era, with no more than a few desultory tweets from the president and almost no public appearances. The most obvious reason for Trump's unwillingness to …

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Mueller reveals Manafort and Gates associate had Russian intelligence ties

Documents also state that Gates had admitted knowing the associate was a former officer with Russian military intelligence Donald Trump’s former campaign manager, Paul Manafort, and his deputy, Rick Gates, were in contact during the 2016 presidential campaign with a business associate known to have ties to Russian military intelligence, according to court documents. The …

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US expelling Russian diplomats, closing Seattle consulate, as NATO takes action on UK poison attack

The US is expelling 60 Russian diplomats as part of a coordinated action by NATO allies following the attack on the UK with Soviet-era nerve agent. Germany and France have also announced they are each expelling four Russian diplomats. Various other European countries are reported to be following suit. The attack in Salisbury, which targeted …

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‘Guccifer 2.0’ was a Russian intelligence agent—and Republicans fell over themselves to help him

The Daily Beast is reporting that the supposedly independent hacker who went under the name “Guccifer 2.0,” was actually “an officer of Russia’s military intelligence directorate (GRU).” The whole Guccifer persona was created soon after Russia was identified as the force behind the thefts of DNC data in an attempt to provide cover to the state-sponsored …

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Bizarre video surfaces of Trump ally promoting a Kremlin-linked Russian gun rights group

John Bolton was one of the worst elements of the George W. Bush administration. The former U.S. ambassador to the United Nations continually pressed for war in Iraq and has been strongly pressing for war in both Iran and North Korea. Hell, he even pushed for the U.S. to go to war with Cuba! In May …

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