Trump administration

Would or wouldn’t: how Trump’s claim he misspoke unleashed a meme-fest

4 weeks ago kakp2 Comments Off on Would or wouldn’t: how Trump’s claim he misspoke unleashed a meme-fest
Donald Trump’s extraordinary attempt to walk back remarks made in Finland that he saw no reason to believe that Russia had interfered in the 2016 US election has been received with incredulity and amusement on the internet. After berating reporters for not understanding he had meant the exact opposite of what he had said, Trump Read More

‘Putin’s poodle’: newspapers declare Trump a traitor after Helsinki summit

1 month ago kakp2 Comments Off on ‘Putin’s poodle’: newspapers declare Trump a traitor after Helsinki summit
Newspapers around the world have reacted to Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin’s performances at the Helsinki summit, and are united in their assessment of which world leader came out on top. In the US, several papers went in hard on Trump. The New York Daily News accused the president of treason. Its front page featured Read More

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

4 months 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

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

4 months 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

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

6 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

Senior Trump adviser says Russian election meddling ‘beyond dispute’

6 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?

8 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

Trump-Russia: Republicans trying to kill off investigation, says Adam Schiff

8 months ago adcity Comments Off on Trump-Russia: Republicans trying to kill off investigation, says Adam Schiff
The senior Democrat in a congressional Trump-Russia investigation has said he fears Republicans are manoeuvring to kill off inquiries into Moscow’s interference in the 2016 US presidential election. “I’m increasingly worried Republicans will shut down the House intelligence committee investigation at the end of the month,” said Adam Schiff, who is the leading Democrat on Read More

Robert Mueller’s Russia inquiry is no witch-hunt, says deputy attorney general

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Deputy attorney general Rod Rosenstein defended special counsel Robert Mueller on Wednesday and said he had seen no cause to fire him or received encouragement to do so. He also rejected Donald Trump’s characterization of the special counsel’s investigation as a witch-hunt. Rosenstein appeared before the House judiciary committee a day after the Justice Department Read More

Mueller’s investigation is closing in on Trump. Congress must protect him | Max Bergmann and Max Boot

8 months ago adcity Comments Off on Mueller’s investigation is closing in on Trump. Congress must protect him | Max Bergmann and Max Boot
Mueller is coming. The investigation into Trump campaign coordination with Russia appears to be closing in on the president. The three indictments earlier this month of Trump campaign chairman, Paul Manafort; his deputy, Rick Gates; and foreign policy adviser George Papadopoulos show that Robert Mueller is inside Trump’s campaign. The indictment and plea agreement of Read More