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Donald Trump Running Scared For First Time After James Comey Testimony 6

Donald Trump Running Scared For First Time After James Comey Testimony

Donald Trump is facing a prima facie case of obstruction of justice for his attempts to sway former FBI Director James Comey to drop the investigation of former national security adviser Michael Flynn, according to several legal scholars. For the first time, the White House appeared to be running scared. Comey’s testimony yesterday before the Senate Intelligence Committee dramatically raised the stakes of the Russia investigation.... Read More...
Trump vs FBI: Director Vows to Get to Bottom of Russia Ties Wherever They Lead 8

Trump vs FBI: Director Vows to Get to Bottom of Russia Ties Wherever They Lead

In an extraordinary congressional hearing unprecedented since the days of Watergate, FBI Director James Comey threw down the gauntlet on the agency’s investigation into ties between Russia and Donald Trump’s campaign, presenting Trump with the greatest crisis of his short presidency. Comey seemed intent on sending a clear message, beyond the damning revelation that Trump is under investigation.... Read More...
Trump Russian Sex Romps Known to 'Multiple' Intel Agencies, BBC Reports 12

Trump Russian Sex Romps Known to ‘Multiple’ Intel Agencies, BBC Reports

Donald Trump’s alleged sex romps in Moscow and St. Petersburg were known to “multiple intelligence sources,” who alleged that more than one episode was captured on both video and audio by the Russians for blackmail purposes, the BBC is reporting. The burgeoning scandal exploded yesterday after a series of documents were published detailing the blackmail operation and close ties between Trump, the Trump campaign and Russian intelligence operatives.... Read More...
Trump Campaign Being Probed for Russia Hack Collusion, Sen. Graham Says 14

Trump Campaign Being Probed for Russia Hack Collusion, Sen. Graham Says

Donald Trump’s campaign is being investigated for possibly colluding with Russia in the theft of emails from the Democratic National Committee and Hillary Clinton campaign chairman John Podesta, according to Republican Sen. Lindsay Graham of South Carolina. If Trump, or campaign officials were working with Russian agents or officials or had knowledge that Russia was engineering the theft of the emails it could be in violation of the federal Computer Fraud and Abuse Act.... Read More...
None Dare Call It Treason: Did Trump Collaborate With Russia Election Hacking? 16

None Dare Call It Treason: Did Trump Collaborate With Russia Election Hacking?

Russia’s release of private Democratic emails only had a major impact on the election because Trump hammered on them in the last hours of the campaign, raising the one question that has yet to be answered by U.S. intelligence agencies. Was Trump actively collaborating with the Russians? U.S. intelligence agencies nailed “with a high degree of certainty” that Russian President Vladimir Putin was behind the hacking of the Democratic National Committee and Clinton campaign chairman John Podesta.... Read More...
Trump Hits Wall on Hack Claims; Russians Cheered His Election, Secret Report Says 18

Trump Hits Wall on Hack Claims; Russians Cheered His Election, Secret Report Says

Donald Trump’s dissembling over Russian interference in the election has hit a wall. Details from a US intelligence report says high-level Kremlin officials “cheered” his election and considered it a “victory” over the United States. But that’s not all. The report details intercepted messages showing Russian officials discussing the hacking campaign against Democrats, and even identifies Russian officials who authorized third parties to pass stolen emails to WikiLeaks, according to reports.... Read More...
Vladimir Putin Has Set Up Trump as 'Cat's Paw' for Russian Aggression 20

Vladimir Putin Has Set Up Trump as ‘Cat’s Paw’ for Russian Aggression

Vladimir Putin played a dangerous game when he interfered in the U.S. election to elect Donald Trump as president. The move brought into the open what our European allies have been warning us about: Russia’s campaign to undermine and ultimately destabilize the West. The campaign is taking modern asymmetrical warfare to a new and dangerous level, melding politics, diplomacy, militarism, cyber-warfare and disinformation into a coordinated assault on democracy.... Read More...
Trump Presidency Damaged by Russian Hacking; Even Republicans Are Rebelling 22

Trump Presidency Damaged by Russian Hacking; Even Republicans Are Rebelling

Donald Trump’s presidency appears to be severely damaged by the Russian election hacking scandal. Senior Republicans in Congress are now threatening even tougher sanctions against the Kremlin, a clear rejection of Trump’s claims that Russia was not involved. Trump’s credibility sank to a new low yesterday in the wake of sanctions announced by President Obama to punish Russia for meddling in the presidential election.... Read More...
Obama Slams Russia With New Sanctions for Email Hacks Aiding Trump Election 24

Obama Slams Russia With New Sanctions for Email Hacks Aiding Trump Election

President Barack Obama today (Dec. 29) slammed Russia with new sanctions in response to its interference in the U.S. presidential election. “All Americans should be alarmed by Russia’s actions,” the president said in a statement. Two Russian intelligence agencies, three companies and four individual intelligence officers with singled out and banned from travel and doing business with U.S. companies an individuals.... Read More...
Trump, a 'Would-Be Dictator' Surrounded by Extremists, Imperils Democracy--Soros 26

Trump, a ‘Would-Be Dictator’ Surrounded by Extremists, Imperils Democracy–Soros

Donald Trump has been slammed by his harshest criticism yet. Billionaire George Soros, who escaped Nazism as a child, called the president-elect a “would-be dictator” who has surrounded himself with extremists. “Democracy is now in crisis,” Soros warns in a new essay. “Even the US, the world’s leading democracy, elected a con artist and would-be dictator as its president,” he wrote on his Web site Project Syndicate.... Read More...
Trump Wishes Russian Hacking Scandal Would Go Away, Obama Plans to Hit Back 28

Trump Wishes Russian Hacking Scandal Would Go Away, Obama Plans to Hit Back

Donald Trump is still wishing mightily that Russia’s unprecedented tampering with the presidential election would just go away. But President Obama is vowing to take action against the Kremlin amid a looming congressional investigation into the scandal. Obama is expected to reveal today (Dec. 29) the steps he’s taking to retaliate for Russia’s efforts to sway the election in Trump’s favor.... Read More...
Trump Finally Finds Someone Who Agrees With Him on Russian Hacking (Video!) 30

Trump Finally Finds Someone Who Agrees With Him on Russian Hacking (Video!)

Donald Trump has finally found someone in the highest circles of government who agrees with his view that no one really knows who stole emails from the Democratic National Committee and Hillary Clinton’s campaign. Only it’s not our government; it’s Russia’s. Trump pal Valdimir Putin addressed the issue in his annual news conference and couldn’t agree with Trump more.... Read More...
Trump Russian Embrace Dovetails With White Supremacist World View on Race 32

Trump Russian Embrace Dovetails With White Supremacist World View on Race

Donald Trump’s embrace of Russia dovetails chillingly with the views of white supremacists promoted by alt-right propagandist Steve Bannon. They see the world divided in racial terms making mostly white “Christian” Russia a natural ally of the United States and all other races potential enemies. There’s no other way to explain Trump’s unilateral tilt toward Russia, which is contrary to decades of U.S. policy.... Read More...
Trump, Republican Lawmakers Scramble to Play Down Russian Connection 34

Trump, Republican Lawmakers Scramble to Play Down Russian Connection

Donald Trump and a handful of Republican lawmakers are trying to head off or sharply curb a congressional investigation into a finding by the nation’s top intelligence agency that Russia actively worked to influence the U.S. election on Trump’s behalf. Congressional Democrats have called for the investigation into Russia’s interference. But some Republican leaders, who launched multiple investigations of Hillary Clinton, now are suddenly reluctant to move forward.... Read More...