Newsweek: MICHAEL FLYNN IS TARGET OF NEW HOUSE INQUIRY RE: HIS DEALINGS IN SAUDI ARABIA AND THE MIDDLE EAST

Newsweek: MICHAEL FLYNN IS TARGET OF NEW HOUSE INQUIRY RE: HIS DEALINGS IN SAUDI ARABIA AND THE MIDDLE EAST

BY JEFF STEIN ON 6/19/17 Updated | First it was Russia and Turkey. Now congressional investigators are zeroing in on the previously undisclosed business dealings of former White House national security adviser Michael Flynn in the Middle East. CLICK IMAGE ABOVE for link to Newsweek story and video. On Monday, the ranking Democrats on two House committees looking […]

WP: At height of Russia tensions, Paul Manafort met with business associate from Ukraine

WP:  At height of Russia tensions, Paul Manafort met with business associate from Ukraine

By Rosalind S. Helderman, Tom Hamburger and Rachel Weiner June 19  In August, as tension mounted over Russia’s role in the U.S. presidential race, Donald Trump’s campaign chairman, Paul Manafort, sat down to dinner with a business associate from Ukraine who once served in the Russian army. Konstantin Kilimnik, who learned English at a military school that some experts consider […]

NYT: Trump’s Business Ties in the Gulf Raise Questions About His Allegiances

NYT: Trump’s Business Ties in the Gulf Raise Questions About His Allegiances

By DAVID D. KIRKPATRICK Published JUNE 18, 2017 LONDON — President Trump has done business with royals from Saudi Arabia for at least 20 years, since he sold the Plaza Hotel to a partnership formed by a Saudi prince. Mr. Trump has earned millions of dollars from the United Arab Emirates for putting his name on a golf course, with a second […]

If you missed it: link to the must-see Watergate doc: “All The President’s Men Revisited.”

If you missed it: link to the must-see Watergate doc: “All The President’s Men Revisited.”

By Peter Lance. June 18th On the 45th anniversary of the break-in at the Democratic National Committee Headquarters at The Watergate complex MSNBC aired a two-hour documentary narrated by Robert Redford. It has chilling relevance to the current crisis over Donald J. Trump, Russia’s interference in the 2016 election and his possible obstruction of justice […]

WP: Trump appears to confirm obstruction investigation, attack Rosenstein in am tweet rant

WP: Trump appears to confirm obstruction investigation, attack Rosenstein in am tweet rant

By Abby Phillip June 16 President Trump fired off tweets Friday morning attacking the special counsel’s investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 election, and apparently, Deputy Attorney General Rod J. Rosenstein. CLICK IMAGE ABOVE for link to WP video. CLICK HERE for link to WP story. “I am being investigated for firing the FBI Director by […]

Business Insider: Dep. A.G. Rosenstein set off alarms with a veiled statement about leaks

Business Insider: Dep. A.G. Rosenstein set off alarms with a veiled statement about leaks

Bryan Logan 6.15.17 Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein issued a stunning statement Thursday night that appeared to be a rebuke of intelligence leaks roundly criticized by President Donald Trump and Republicans at large. The statement said Americans should think twice “before accepting as true any stories attributed to anonymous ‘officials.’”  CLICK IMAGE for link to story. […]

WP: Special counsel is investigating Jared Kushner’s business dealings

WP:  Special counsel is investigating Jared Kushner’s business dealings

By Sari Horwitz, Matt Zapotosky and Adam Entous June 15  Special counsel Robert S. Mueller III is investigating the finances and business dealings of Jared Kushner, President Trump’s son-in-law and adviser, as part of the investigation into Russia’s interference in the 2016 presidential election, according to U.S. officials familiar with the matter. CLICK IMAGE ABOVE for link to WP story. […]

WP: Pence hires outside counsel to deal with Russia probe inquiries

WP: Pence hires outside counsel to deal with Russia probe inquiries

By Ashley Parker June 15  Vice President Pence has hired outside legal counsel to help with both congressional committee inquiries and the special counsel investigation into possible collusion between President Trump’s campaign and Russia. CLICK IMAGE ABOVE for link to WP story. The vice president’s office said Thursday that Pence has retained Richard Cullen, a Richmond-based lawyer […]

WP: Senate overwhelmingly votes to curtail Trump’s power to ease Russia sanctions

WP: Senate overwhelmingly votes to curtail Trump’s power to ease Russia sanctions

By Karoun Demirjian and Anne Gearan June 14 The Senate voted overwhelmingly Wednesday to allow Congress to block any efforts by the president to scale back sanctions against Russia, and to strengthen those sanctions in retaliation for Moscow’s alleged interference in the 2016 election and its actions in Syria. CLICK IMAGE ABOVE for link to WP story. The vote […]

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