NYT Opinion: ALL THE PRESIDENT’S LIES

NYT Opinion: ALL THE PRESIDENT’S LIES

By David Leonhardt and Stuart A. Thompson Published June 25th, 2017 CLICK IMAGE ABOVE for direct link to NYT opinion piece. JAN. 21 “I wasn’t a fan of Iraq. I didn’t want to go into Iraq.” (He was for an invasion before he was against it.) JAN. 21 “A reporter for Time magazine — and I have been on their […]

BuzzFeed: “from ‘spymaster’ to ‘the most radioactive man in Washington,'” Ambassador Sergey Kislyak Is Going Home To Russia

BuzzFeed: “from ‘spymaster’ to ‘the most radioactive man in Washington,

John Hudson  June 25, 2017 Ending one the most turbulent tenures of a Washington-based ambassador in recent memory, the Kremlin has decided to recall its ambassador to the United States Sergey Kislyak, three individuals familiar with the decision tell BuzzFeed News. CLICK IMAGE ABOVE for direct link to BUZZFEED story. The decision to bring Kislyak back […]

NYT: F.B.I. Investigating Deals Involving Paul Manafort & Son-in-Law

NYT: F.B.I. Investigating Deals Involving Paul Manafort & Son-in-Law

By MIKE McINTIRE Published JUNE 24, 2017 Federal investigators are examining financial transactions involving Paul Manafort and his son-in-law, who embarked on a series of real estate deals in recent years fueled by millions of dollars from Mr. Manafort, according to two people familiar with the matter. CLICK IMAGE ABOVE for direct link to NYT story. The transactions […]

WP: Obama’s secret struggle to punish Russia for Putin’s election assault

WP: Obama’s secret struggle to punish Russia for Putin’s election assault

By Greg Miller, Ellen Nakashima and Adam Entous June 23, 2017 Early last August, an envelope with extraordinary handling restrictions arrived at the White House. Sent by courier from the CIA, it carried “eyes only” instructions that its contents be shown to just four people: President Barack Obama and three senior aides. CLICK IMAGE ABOVE for direct link to WP […]

TIME: Election Hackers Altered Voter Rolls, Stole Private Data, Officials Say

TIME: Election Hackers Altered Voter Rolls, Stole Private Data, Officials Say

Massimo Calabresi June 22nd, 2017 The hacking of state and local election databases in 2016 was more extensive than previously reported, including at least one successful attempt to alter voter information, and the theft of thousands of voter records that contain private information like partial Social Security numbers, current and former officials tell TIME. CLICK IMAGE […]

Rachel Maddow: U.S. election officials still assessing Russian 2016 cyber attack

Rachel Maddow: U.S. election officials still assessing Russian 2016 cyber attack

THE RACHEL MADDOW SHOW 6/21/17  Editor’s note: Rachel Maddow’s ground-breaking report tonight on the extent to which Russian actors may have penetrated local U.S. voting systems — which begins @ approx. 8:40 into the video — is perhaps the most important piece she’s done in months on the potential consequences to American democracy underlying the […]

Bloomberg: Trump, Russia and a Shadowy Business Partnership

Bloomberg: Trump, Russia and a Shadowy Business Partnership

By Timothy L. O’Brien June 21, 2017 The special counsel’s investigation of the White House has come more sharply into focus. Robert Mueller is examining whether President Donald Trump obstructed justice when he fired James Comey as director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Washington Post recently reported. As we’ve heard for months now, there is also […]

NYT: Despite Concerns About Blackmail, Flynn Heard C.I.A. Secrets

NYT: Despite Concerns About Blackmail, Flynn Heard C.I.A. Secrets

By MATT APUZZO, MATTHEW ROSENBERG and ADAM GOLDMAN JUNE 20, 2017 WASHINGTON — Senior officials across the government became convinced in January that the incoming national security adviser, Michael T. Flynn, had become vulnerable to Russian blackmail. CLICK IMAGE for direct link to NYT story. At the F.B.I., the C.I.A., the Justice Department and the Office of the Director of National […]

CNN: FBI Director nominee removed reference to case involving Russian gov’t from law firm bio

CNN: FBI Director nominee removed reference to case involving Russian gov’t from law firm bio

By Andrew Kaczynski Tue June 20, 2017 Donald Trump’s nominee to be the director of the FBI, Christopher Wray, represented an American energy executive in 2006 who was being criminally investigated by the Russian government. CLICK IMAGE for link to CNN story & video. The detail, which was included on Wray’s biography on the website of […]

Newsweek: DONALD TRUMP, FELIX SATER AND THE MOB: LAWYERS PUSH TO UNSEAL COURT DOCUMENTS THEY SAY COULD SHOW FRAUD BY PRESIDENT

Newsweek: DONALD TRUMP, FELIX SATER AND THE MOB: LAWYERS PUSH TO UNSEAL COURT DOCUMENTS THEY SAY COULD SHOW FRAUD BY PRESIDENT

BY JOSH SAUL ON 6/19/17 Lawyers seeking to unseal documents related to the criminal past of a former business partner of President Donald Trump said in federal court on Monday that the documents may contain evidence that Trump committed fraud. CLICK IMAGE for link to Newsweek story. The sealed documents are from a federal case against Felix […]

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