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Russia investigation: leaked questions reveal what Mueller wants to ask Trump

3 weeks ago kakp2 Comments Off on Russia investigation: leaked questions reveal what Mueller wants to ask Trump
Robert Mueller, the special counsel investigating Russian interference in the US election, wants to ask Donald Trump about contact between his former election campaign manager Paul Manafort and Russia, the New York Times reported on Monday. The paper said it had obtained a list of nearly 50 questions that Mueller, investigating Russian meddling in the Read More

‘A political volcano just erupted’: is the US on the brink of the next Watergate?

1 month ago kakp2 Comments Off on ‘A political volcano just erupted’: is the US on the brink of the next Watergate?
Ever since the Watergate scandal of the 1970s, the golden rule for presidents under investigation by a special prosecutor or special counsel has been that the president shall not fire the person conducting the investigation. For there – as medieval maps sometimes warned travelers – “be dragons”. Donald Trump has been lectured repeatedly on this Read More

Syria crisis: Corbyn accuses May of waiting for Trump’s instructions – live updates

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Despite Donald Trump’s slightly more circumspect rhetoric over Syria on Thursday it is hard to escape the drum beat for military intervention. The Times claims the largest US air and naval strike force since the 2003 Iraq war is heading towards Syria. The Times of London (@thetimes) Tomorrow’s front page: Biggest task force since Iraq Read More

Israel has misjudged Russia in Syria. The consequences could be grave | Peter Beaumont

1 month ago kakp2 Comments Off on Israel has misjudged Russia in Syria. The consequences could be grave | Peter Beaumont
Clever wheezes in the Middle East have the tendency to not look very smart for very long. A case in point, as has become sharply evident this week, is the much-vaunted “deconfliction” arrangement between Russia and Israel after the former entered the war in Syria on the side of the Syrian president, Bashar al-Assad. Negotiated Read More

Russian spy attack: PM prepares reprisals as deadline passes

2 months ago kakp2 Comments Off on Russian spy attack: PM prepares reprisals as deadline passes
Theresa May is preparing to chair a meeting of the national security council after the midnight deadline she set Moscow over the spy poisoning case passed. The prime minister is preparing to set out a range of reprisals against the Russian state, including calls for fresh sanctions, visa bans and crackdowns on Russian money in Read More

‘Bigger than Watergate’: Trump attacks Obama over Russia meddling response

3 months ago kakp2 Comments Off on ‘Bigger than Watergate’: Trump attacks Obama over Russia meddling response
Donald Trump returned to the attack over the Russia investigations on Monday, claiming the Obama administration “did nothing” in response to election interference from Moscow other than investigate his campaign “to discredit so Crooked H could win”, producing a scandal “bigger than Watergate”. The president tweeted less than a week after the NSA and cyber Read More

Robert Mueller files 32 new fraud charges against ex-Trump aides

3 months ago kakp2 Comments Off on Robert Mueller files 32 new fraud charges against ex-Trump aides
More than 30 new charges, involving millions of dollars of bank and tax fraud, were filed on Thursday against Donald Trump’s former campaign manager, Paul Manafort, and his business partner. The 32 new charges were filed by Robert Mueller, the special prosecutor looking into possible collusion between the Trump campaign and a Russian intelligence operation Read More

Trump-Russia inquiry: lawyer who worked with Manafort pleads guilty to lying to FBI

3 months ago kakp2 Comments Off on Trump-Russia inquiry: lawyer who worked with Manafort pleads guilty to lying to FBI
A lawyer who previously worked with Paul Manafort, Trump’s former campaign manager, was charged with – and has plead guilty to – lying to the FBI, marking another major development the investigation into possible collusion between the Trump election campaign and the Kremlin. Alex van der Zwaan, who married the daughter of a Russian-Ukrainian oligarch Read More

Senior Trump adviser says Russian election meddling ‘beyond dispute’

3 months ago kakp2 Comments Off on Senior Trump adviser says Russian election meddling ‘beyond dispute’
Trump-Russia investigation HR McMaster calls evidence incontrovertible in wake of latest US indictments against more than a dozen Russians Donald Trump’s national security adviser, HR McMaster, said on Saturday that Russian meddling in the 2016 election is “incontrovertible” and “beyond dispute” in the wake of new US indictments. McMaster spoke after Robert Mueller, the special Read More

Russia collusion inquiry faces a big 2018 – but will Trump let Mueller finish the job?

5 months ago adcity Comments Off on Russia collusion inquiry faces a big 2018 – but will Trump let Mueller finish the job?
From his starting point in May through the end of 2017, special counsel Robert Mueller indicted two former top aides to Donald Trump and made plea deals with two others, including the president’s former national security adviser. Mueller’s work is almost done, the White House says – but almost no one else thinks that. Mueller Read More