“Trump’s Russian Schizophrenia”


POLITICO

“The United States should send arms to Ukraine to help in its “self-defense” against Russian aggression. It should hold Russia accountable for its illegal “occupation” of territory there, and push for international peacekeepers. Russian President Vladimir Putin bears the blame for this conflict in Europe, and he will be the “decision-maker” on whether to end it too.

At least, that’s according to Ambassador Kurt Volker, the Trump administration’s special envoy charged with ending the war in Ukraine. If this sounds like a perfectly reasonable American policy toward Russia, that’s because it is, and more or less one that either party would pursue. But of course, there’s just one big problem with this: It almost certainly does not fully reflect what the president of the United States actually thinks.” MORE

“More Russia Bombshells To Drop As Mueller Is Pursuing Meeting And Contacts Unknown To The Public”


POLITICUS USA

“Mueller’s investigators are also still actively mapping out all the attempts by Russian nationals and people with ties to Russian President Vladi­mir Putin’s government to connect with and possibly infiltrate the Trump campaign. So far, at least nine people in Trump’s orbit had contact with Russians during the campaign or the transition to the White House, according to Mueller’s charging documents and interviews and records obtained by The Washington Post.” MORE

“Trump Distances Himself From His Own Remarks On Russian Election Meddling”


HUFFINGTON POST

U.S. President Donald Trump and Russia’s President Vladimir Putin talk during the family photo session at the APEC Summit in Danang, Vietnam November 11, 2017. REUTERS/Jorge Silva

“Infowars peddled stories from a Russian propaganda outlet for years”


SALON

“National security experts have asserted that RT is a propaganda arm of the Russian government. A report by the U.S. Office of the Director of National Intelligence argued that RT played an influential role in the 2016 presidential election, sowing distrust in Hillary Clinton while portraying Donald Trump as a martyr.” MORE

“The social media ads Russia wanted Americans to see”


POLITICO

“Russian accounts bought thousands of social media ads on hot-button U.S. issues ranging from Black Lives Matter to illegal immigration, according to a batch of the ads released Wednesday by members of the House intelligence panel.” MORE

“As Russia Probe Heats Up, Conservatives Call For Special Counsel Mueller To Quit”


HUFFINGTON POST

“Shortly before a federal grand jury reportedly filed the first charges in special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 election, conservatives were renewing their calls for the attorney to resign.

Mueller, who is leading the Justice Department’s investigation as special prosecutor, is a former FBI director, which critics say creates a conflict of interest in the case.” MORE

“Clinton, the DNC and the making of the ‘Trump dossier’ — what we know”


CNN

“(CNN) – The long probe into Russia’s meddling in the 2016 presidential election took another turn this week when it was revealed that Hillary Clinton’s campaign helped fund the creation of the controversial Trump dossier.

Like with so much else attached or adjacent to the Russia investigation — from President Donald Trump’s campaign and its associates to Clinton and hers — separating the noise from the news can be an exhausting endeavor. This latest round of new details poses all the usual complications.” MORE

“Corker vows to get answers on Trump’s Russia sanctions delay”


POLITICO

“The chief GOP architect of a Russia sanctions package that Congress overwhelmingly approved earlier this year vowed Wednesday to find out why the Trump administration has delayed using its new powers to punish Moscow.

Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman Bob Corker (R-Tenn.) — an author of the massive sanctions bill that President Donald Trump signed in August — told reporters that “I’m going to get on the phone with someone” within 24 hours to get details on why the administration missed the law’s Oct. 1 deadline to hit certain Russian entities with new penalties.” MORE

“Robert Mueller’s widening Russia probe is sweeping up Democrats, including lobbyist Tony Podesta”


SALON

The scope of Russian involvement in U.S. business and politics is extensive

“Rachel Maddow Drops A Bomb: Russia Findings So Damning They Have To Hide Them From Trump”


POLITICUS USA

As Donald Trump and his team continue to insist that the Russia scandal is “fake news,” reporting produced each day shows otherwise.