“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

“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

“The Check In: Who the Hell is Dana Rohrabacher?”


“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

“Malcolm Nance Throws Hammer Down On White House, Says Trump Is Under Complete Russian Control”


POLITICUS USA

“He may not even know that he is an asset under your control until you pull that string, and then suddenly you need him to do things for you – and they do.”

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CNN BREAKING NEWS . . .


Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said Trump accepted Putin’s assurances there was no Russian involvement in the 2016 American election. A senior Trump administration official immediately denied that Trump accepted Putin’s claim of non-interference.

The dispute only underscores the challenges that remain in the fraught relationship between the United States and Russia, whose 2016 election meddling has hung over the Trump White House for months as multiple investigations proceed in Washington.

“They had a very robust and lengthy exchange on the subject,” US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said in an off-camera briefing after the meeting. “The President pressed President Putin on more than one occasion regarding Russian involvement. President Putin denied such involvement, as I think he has in the past.”

Lavrov, speaking on camera in a separate briefing, said that Trump was OK with Putin’s version of events.

Tillerson, who sat in on the discussion between the two leaders, said Trump and Putin did agree to a ceasefire in southwest Syria. The ceasefire was a “defined agreement” and could be a precursor to further cooperation in Syria.

“This is our first indication of the US and Russia being able to work together in Syria,” Tillerson said.

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“Trump May Lift Sanctions On Russia Just As Collusion Investigation Kicks Into High Gear”


POLITICUS USA

Russian President President Vladimir Putin holds up a glass during a toast at a luncheon hosted by United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, Monday, Sept. 28, 2015, at United Nations headquarters. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)