“Facebook Reportedly Turns Over Election Ad Data To Special Counsel Mueller”


HUFFINGTON POST

“SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Facebook Inc said on Wednesday it had found that an operation likely based in Russia spent $100,000 on thousands of U.S. ads promoting divisive social and political messages in a two-year-period through May.

Facebook, the dominant social media network, said 3,000 ads and 470 “inauthentic” accounts and pages spread polarizing views on topics including immigration, race and gay rights.

Another $50,000 was spent on 2,200 “potentially politically related” ads, likely by Russians, Facebook said.” MORE

“Russia probes kick into high gear”


POLITICO

“The congressional Russia investigations are entering a new and more serious phase as lawmakers return from the August recess amid fresh revelations about contacts between the Trump campaign and Russia.

In the coming weeks, both intelligence committees are expected to conduct closed-door interviews with high-ranking members of the Trump campaign, and potential witnesses could include Michael Cohen, Paul Manafort and Donald Trump Jr.”  MORE

“FBI HAS REVIEWED FINANCIAL RECORDS RELATED TO TRUMP, HIS FAMILY & TRUMP ORG 1”


“Trump’s firm sought Moscow real estate deal during presidential run”


POLITICUS USA

“WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Donald Trump’s company was pursuing a Moscow real estate deal while he was running for U.S. president in late 2015 and early 2016, the Washington Post reported on Sunday.

The Post report cited people familiar with the proposal and records viewed by Trump Organization lawyers.

The newspaper said investors and Trump’s company had signed a letter of intent to build a Trump Tower in Moscow but the project, lacking land and permits, was abandoned at the end of January 2016, just before the U.S. presidential primaries began, according to several people familiar with the proposal.”  MORE

“Rachel Maddow Says The Trump Presidency Is Doomed As Russia Dossier Could Soon Be Verified”


POLITICUS USA

“Trump’s Russia Troubles Grow As Congressional Investigators Want To Question His Secretary”


POLITICUS USA

“The investigations are hitting home for Trump. If he had nothing to do with the Russia scandal, why are investigators talking to his secretary? The answer is that despite Trump’s claims that the collision never happened, his secretary’s name was mentioned by the person setting up the meeting between Donald Trump Jr. and the Russian representative.”  MORE

“How Trump Ended Up in Bed with Russia: The Daily Show”


“Trump Brings Shame To America By Praising Putin’s Move To Kick U.S. Diplomats Out Of Russia”


POLITICUS USA

“Donald Trump thanked Vladimir Putin on Thursday for kicking 755 U.S. diplomats out of Russia, leaving foreign policy experts and the world in disbelieve.

Instead of standing up for the men and women who selflessly serve their country, the president – once again – took the side of the man who helped put him in the White House, thanking the Russian president for cutting the U.S. government’s payroll.”  MORE

“WATCH: Is Vladimir Putin’s big collapse coming soon?”


SALON

Author Richard Lourie talks about how Putin’s failure to wean Russia off oil will destroy the nation’s economy

“Jared Kushner Reveals How Russians May Have Attempted to Blackmail Trump Days Before Election”


ALTERNET

He released a statement just hours before a closed door meeting with the Senate Intelligence Committee.