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FEC Chief Supported Russia-NRA Campaign Finance Probe Based Solely On ‘Vague’ News Article

FEC Chairwoman Ellen Weintrub, a Democrat, berated her Republican colleagues Friday for voting against an investigation into whether Alexander Torshin secretly funneled money to the NRA. But Weintrub did not acknowledge the allegation originated with Fusion GPS. McClatchy published similar allegations on Jan. 18, 2018.  Weintrub acknowledged that she supported the investigation based solely on the McClatchy story. The chairwoman ...

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Russia Warns Google Not To Advertise Videos Of ‘Illegal’ Political Protests

Russia warned Google in a Sunday letter not to advertise videos of what was reportedly the country’s biggest political protest in eight years. The letter came a day after over a thousand protesters took to the streets of Moscow on Saturday calling for free and fair local elections; 311 people were arrested. Russia’s state communications watchdog, Roscomnadzor, asked Google on ...

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Jon Huntsman to Resign as Ambassador to Russia

Jon Huntsman, the U.S. ambassador to Russia, will resign from office effective Oct. 3, he said in a letter to President Trump on Monday. According to The Salt Lake Tribune, Huntsman is considering another run for governor of Utah, his home state. He previously served in that office until 2009, when he left to take the post of ambassador to ...

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Trump Puts More Sanctions On Russia Triggered By Alleged Chemical Weapons Use On Ex-Spy

President Donald Trump put more sanctions on Russia via executive order Thursday as required by law in response to Russia’s use of chemical weapons in a 2018 attack on an ex-spy in the U.S., two U.S. officials said. The attack in question centers on former Russian double agent Sergei Skripal and his adult daughter Yulia Skripal, who fell critically ill ...

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Moscow Erupts Into Violence Amid Protests, Over 1,000 Arrests

More than 1,000 protesters and several opposition leaders were arrested in Moscow Saturday amid sweeping protests over local elections. Protesters assembled outside Moscow’s mayoral office Saturday to protest the decision to exclude opposition candidates from city council elections set to take place September 8, reports the Associated Press. The protest was organized by prominent opposition leader Aleksei A. Navalny, who ...

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South Korea Fires 360 Warning Shots, 10 Flares At Russian Bombers: Seoul Officials

South Korea, Japan, Russia and China were involved in an aerial confrontation Tuesday, as Russia allegedly violated South Korean airspace. South Korea says its F-15F and KF-16 jets fired 360 warning shots and deployed 10 flares against a Russian A-50 command aircraft Tuesday after the Russian warplane allegedly violated South Korean airspace. Two Russian Tu-95 bombers and two Chinese H-6 ...

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Russia Violates Critical Nuclear Treaty, NATO Speaks Out

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Russia is not following the Intermediate Range Nuclear Forces Treaty (INF), according to NATO, which has given Moscow until August 2 to return to compliance. The INF bans the production and maintenance of land-based medium and short-range nuclear weapons designed to be housed near an adversary. President Donald Trump pulled the U.S. out of the INF in February amid longstanding ...

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EU Council, Russian and American Leaders Reportedly Pulled into Urgent Meetings

Global leaders are reportedly engaged in urgently-called security/defense meetings, but no official explanation has been offered. And, according to Vice President Pence’s chief of staff, the public may not know why for weeks. Something’s Up First, President Donald Trump’s schedule for today was completely devoid of public events – a rare occurrence on a workday. Second, Air Force 2, carrying ...

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A Russian Warship Is In Havana’s Harbor

One of Russia’s newest warships docked in Havana Monday as U.S.-Russia relations are “deteriorating,” in the words of Russian President Vladimir Putin on June 13. The Admiral Gorshkov is a state-of-the-art Russian navy ship armed with cruise missiles and air defense systems, reported The Associated Press. It arrived in Cuba flanked by logistics vessel Elbrus, medium sea tanker Kama and ...

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Putin: Relations With US ‘Getting Worse By The Hour’ Under Trump

Russian President Vladimir Putin said that relations with the U.S. are rapidly “deteriorating” under the Trump administration because of sanctions against Russian companies and government officials. In an interview with Mir Interstate Television, a Russian media company, Putin offered a positive assessment of Russian relations with countries like China, but added that the same could not be said about those ...

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Russia To Tinder: Hand Over The Data

Russian authorities are now requiring that Tinder surrender user data to Russian national intelligence agencies. The Russian communications regulator Roskomnadzor revealed Monday that they entered Tinder on a list of online services required to provide user data, according to The Moscow Times. Tinder will now be required to provide user data including voice audio, videos, and private messages to Russian ...

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Russia Reportedly Conducting Low-Yield Nuclear Tests

U.S intelligence suspects that Russia is no longer adhering to an international treaty that prohibits nuclear weapons testing. The results of a U.S intelligence assessment released Wednesday constitute the first time that the U.S has accused Russia of not adhering to stipulations under the Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty, according to the Wall Street Journal. “The United States believes that ...

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‘Never Trump’ Republican Called For Russian Sanctions, Now He’s Lobbying Against Them

A top “Never Trump” Republican strategist who has called for “sanctions on steroids” against the Russian government has registered as a lobbyist for a Russia-owned nuclear energy firm that is seeking to relax sanctions. John Weaver, a strategist for former Republican presidential candidate John Kasich, registered as a foreign agent of JSC Technabexport on May 10, according to documents filed ...

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Possible Russian Spy Whale Defects to Norway

An alleged Russian beluga spy whale appears to have publicly defected to Norway and is refusing to leave one of the country’s port cities, worrying animal experts. Fisherman in northern Norway discovered the friendly beluga whale in late April, swimming among their boats with a harness around its body that read “Equipment of St Petersburg.” The whale displayed trained behaviors ...

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Trump Notches A Major Victory Against Russia After US Natural Gas Exports To EU Skyrocket

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Imports of U.S. natural gas to the European Union have climbed nearly 300 percent since 2016, with the bulk of that increase coming after President Donald Trump met with European officials in 2017 to flesh out a trade deal. The EU made the announcement Thursday ahead of a meeting between U.S. and European business leaders in Brussels on ways to ...

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