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End Game: Trump Russia Pieces Falling Into Place: How He Sold Out to Kremlin 6

End Game: Trump Russia Pieces Falling Into Place: How He Sold Out to Kremlin

Donald Trump’s Russia gambit is facing its denouement. Although investigations probing his connections to the Kremlin are still underway, enough circumstantial evidence has been revealed to finally piece together a plausible scenario for collusion and criminal behavior. Although the following is just one theory, there’s no question the end game is at hand for the president and his Russian cronies, including Vladimir Putin.... Read More...
Syria Shock: How Putin Played Trump and Why He's Threat to National Security 8

Syria Shock: How Putin Played Trump and Why He’s Threat to National Security

Donald Trump has long been played on Syria by Russian President Vladimir Putin, leading up to the latest atrocity this week by the Assad regime. The brutal attack makes clear the nation’s national security is at risk as long as the President stonewalls on his Kremlin ties. Trump quickly blamed former President Obama for the tragedy, but his explanation was another transparent attempt to deflect responsibility.... Read More...
Run for Cover: Trump Under Siege, Russia Scandal Blows Up, Collusion Alleged 10

Run for Cover: Trump Under Siege, Russia Scandal Blows Up, Collusion Alleged

Donald Trump’s White House is under siege after new evidence surfaced that campaign operatives colluded with Russia during the election. The charges came in the face of an unprecedented loss of confidence in his administration over Trump’s steady stream of false statements. Meanwhile, all out partisan warfare broke out on Capitol Hill after the House Intelligence Committee chairman broke precedent in an effort to provide cover for the president.... Read More...
Trump vs FBI: Director Vows to Get to Bottom of Russia Ties Wherever They Lead 12

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...
Discredited: Donald Trump Wiretapping Claims Buried by FBI, NSA: No Evidence 14

Discredited: Donald Trump Wiretapping Claims Buried by FBI, NSA: No Evidence

Donald Trump’s broad claims that President Obama wiretapped Trump Tower during the election was thoroughly repudiated by FBI Director James Comey and NSA Director Mike Rogers, in an eye-opening Congressional hearing today (Mar. 20). Trump made the accusation in a series of statements on Twitter and has refused to back down, or retract, the claims.... Read More...
Insanity: Trump Goes Off Deep End With Reckless Obama Wiretap Allegations 16

Insanity: Trump Goes Off Deep End With Reckless Obama Wiretap Allegations

In a reckless movie possibly timed to cynically divert attention from his growing Russia scandal, Donald Trump claimed today in a series of Tweets that President Obama “wiretapped” his campaign offices prior to the election. The remark caused a political firestorm and led to questions about Trump’s sanity. After a rough week that saw Attorney General Jeff Sessions recuse himself from a Justice Department investigation into Russia’s election interference, Trump out of the blue published the Tweets at the ungodly hour of 3:35 a.m. this morning.... Read More...
Imagine Obama Legacy Without GOP Sabotage, And the Disaster That Awaits 18

Imagine Obama Legacy Without GOP Sabotage, And the Disaster That Awaits

As we careen, head-on, toward Jan. 20 like a locomotive with no brakes, it’s worth taking a moment to reflect on President Obama’s legacy and wonder what might have been if Republicans in Congress hadn’t sabotaged and obstructed him at every turn without any regard for the nation’s welfare. Obama may have been set up to fail, but he will still go down in history as one of the nation’s great presidents.... Read More...
Trump Campaign Being Probed for Russia Hack Collusion, Sen. Graham Says 20

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? 22

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 24

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...
Donald Trump Con: In Classic Bait and Switch, Wants Taxpayers to Pay for Wall 26

Donald Trump Con: In Classic Bait and Switch, Wants Taxpayers to Pay for Wall

Donald Trump displayed the art of the con in classic bait and switch on voters. He now wants taxpayers to pay for his Mexican wall and claims he’ll get the money from Mexico later. Another campaign promise bites the dust. Trump repeated over and over again that he would build a wall to keep out illegal immigrants. In a boast of his so-called negotiating acumen, he said, Mexico would pay the cost.... Read More...
Trump Presidency Damaged by Russian Hacking; Even Republicans Are Rebelling 28

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 30

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 32

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 34

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!) 36

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...
Obama Urged to Name Special Prosecutor to Probe Russia Election Hacking 38

Obama Urged to Name Special Prosecutor to Probe Russia Election Hacking

President Obama is being urged to appoint a special prosecutor to conduct an independent investigation of Russian interference in the presidential election and possible collusion with the Trump campaign. The petition, created by political Web site Daily Kos, is acutally a vote of “no confidence” in a planned bi-partisan Congressional investigation into the hacking.... Read More...
Trump, Republican Lawmakers Scramble to Play Down Russian Connection 40

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...