Rachel Maddow: Trump favor for unpopular Russia raises questions of influence.

Rachel Maddow: Trump favor for unpopular Russia raises questions of influence.

investigatingtrump.com editorial note: At a time when the massive amount of news emerging from the Trump White House, can seem overwhelming, Rachel Maddow reminds viewers to focus on what could be the biggest story since Watergate: Russia’s influence  on the 2016 election and what the signs inside the Kremlin might reveal about it. She begins […]

Daily Beast: Michael Weiss’s chillingly prescient piece on KGB “honey-traps.”

Daily Beast: Michael Weiss’s chillingly prescient piece on KGB “honey-traps.”

MICHAEL WEISS 07.29.16 9:13 PM ET   “Eh bien, Dejean, on couche.” With that contemptuous locution, which one might translate very roughly as, “Well, De Jean, one gets laid,” with perhaps the added thought that having made one’s bed, one must lie in it, Charles De Gaulle dismissed his old friend Maurice Dejean from diplomatic service […]

CNN: Biden confirms Obama, VP were briefed on unsubstantiated claims against Trump

CNN: Biden confirms Obama, VP were briefed on unsubstantiated claims against Trump

By Evan Perez, CNN Justice Correspondent Updated 5:20 PM ET January 12, 2017 (CNN)Vice President Joe Biden confirmed Thursday that he and President Barack Obama were briefed last week by intelligence officials on unsubstantiated claims that Russia may have compromising information on President-elect Donald Trump. CNN first reported that the nation’s top intelligence chiefs provided both […]

NYT: How a Sensational, Unverified Dossier Became a Crisis for Trump

NYT: How a Sensational, Unverified Dossier Became a Crisis for Trump

By SCOTT SHANE, NICHOLAS CONFESSORE and MATTHEW ROSENBERG JAN. 11, 2017 WASHINGTON — Seven months ago, a respected former British spy named Christopher Steele won a contract to build a file on Donald J. Trump’s ties to Russia. Last week, the explosive details — unsubstantiated accounts of frolics with prostitutes, real estate deals that were intended […]

NYT: Russia’s Sexual Blackmail Didn’t Die With the Soviets

NYT: Russia’s Sexual Blackmail Didn’t Die With the Soviets

By ANDREW HIGGINS and ANDREW E. KRAMER JAN. 11, 2017 When the Soviet Union set up the Intourist hotel and travel company under Stalin, the bellboys, drivers, cooks and maids all worked for the N.K.V.D., the secret police agency later known as the K.G.B. Also on the payroll were the prostitutes deployed to entrap and blackmail visiting foreign politicians […]