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Donald Trump Running Scared For First Time After James Comey Testimony 12

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...
End Game: Trump Russia Pieces Falling Into Place: How He Sold Out to Kremlin 14

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 16

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 18

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 20

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...
Flynn Flam: National Security Adviser Resigns, Raises New Russia Questions 22

Flynn Flam: National Security Adviser Resigns, Raises New Russia Questions

Donald Trump’s national security adviser Mike Flynn is the first casualty of the Trump campaign’s dalliance with Russia during the election. His resignation raises new questions about possible collaboration with the Kremlin’s effort to destabilize and influence the 2016 election. Flynn was apparently the Kremlin’s main Trump campaign contact who had several conversations with Russia’s U.S. ambassador during the election and afterward as a member of the transition team.... Read More...
Imagine Obama Legacy Without GOP Sabotage, And the Disaster That Awaits 24

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...
FBI Sat on Donald Trump Russia Dossier for Weeks Before Election, Brit Spy Says 26

FBI Sat on Donald Trump Russia Dossier for Weeks Before Election, Brit Spy Says

The Federal Bureau of Investigation had Donald Trump’s Russia dossier in its hands months before the election and failed to investigate the allegations, according to the retired British MI6 agent who compiled the documents. If true, it’s a shocking new level of corruption for the tarnished agency. In a stunning revelation, reported today in British newspapers, ex-MI6 agent Christoper Steele was so disturbed by the information he uncovered on Trump, he passed on his finding to the FBI and to British and American intelligence agencies.... Read More...
Trump Administration Not to Be Trusted With Secrets, Israeli Intel Officials Say 28

Trump Administration Not to Be Trusted With Secrets, Israeli Intel Officials Say

Donald Trump may be best pals with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, but Israeli intelligence officials have drawn a line on sharing secrets with the Trump administration out of fear it could be leaked to Russia and Iran, according to a report out of Israel. The Israeli daily newspaper, Yediot Ahronot, reported today (Jan. 12) that Israeli intelligence officials are worried about sharing sensitive information with their counterparts in the Trump administration.... Read More...
Trump Campaign Being Probed for Russia Hack Collusion, Sen. Graham Says 30

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? 32

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 34

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 36

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 38

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...