Posts Tagged ‘Russia’

August 18th, 2020 - 11:21 pm § in Donald Trump, Politics

Summary of findings of U.S. Senate Intelligence Report on 2016 Election

Paul Manafort was “a grave counterintelligence threat” — USA Today (here) 1. Trump’s campaign chairman (Manafort) consorted with a Russian spy. 2. Trump almost certainly talked to Roger Stone about Wikileaks. 3. The Steele dossier is deeply flawed. 4. At least two participant[...]

March 9th, 2020 - 12:36 am § in Donald Trump, Economics

Oil prices collapse after Putin rejects production cuts and Saudi Arabia retaliates

Stocks plunge; Dow drops 2,013 points in Monday trading Oil prices plummeted over the weekend after Russia rejected OPEC-proposed production cuts, setting off an oil-price war with Saudi Arabia. Futures for West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude fell below $28 on Sunday, and WTI settled at $30.99 in Mo[...]

December 30th, 2018 - 11:59 am § in Foreign Affairs

Happy New Year Donald, signed by your friend Vladimir

MOSCOW (Reuters) – Russian President Vladimir Putin told his U.S. counterpart Donald Trump in a New Year letter on Sunday that Moscow was ready for dialogue on a “wide-ranging agenda”.   Mr. Putin  stressed that the (Russia – United States) relations are the most important factor [...]

November 7th, 2018 - 12:26 pm § in Donald Trump, Politics


Move undoubtedly presages effort to shut down Mueller probe and suppress its findings. President Trump sacked Attorney General Jeff Sessions Wednesday afternoon. He will be replaced by Mathew G. Whitaker, the attorney general’s chief of staff and a vocal opponent of the Mueller investigation, [...]

August 16th, 2018 - 9:55 pm § in Donald Trump

What Manafort’s trial is really about

Yes, it’s more than what it seems. On their face, the current criminal proceedings against Paul Manafort, Trump’s erstwhile campaign manager, involve bank fraud, tax evasion, and money laundering. But, like a swimming beach undertow, there’s something deeper and much more sinister [...]

June 16th, 2018 - 8:29 am § in Donald Trump, Foreign Affairs, Saudi Arabia


Russia, Saudi Arabia are getting increasingly chummy, and that has big implications for OPEC and oil prices Yep, MAGA works great.  BTW, Russia is also building a pipeline across North Korea.  IraMAGAn is part of this axis too, along with Iraq.  Iraq has sold a huge gas field to China.  As for I[...]

June 12th, 2018 - 10:05 am § in Donald Trump, Hypocrisy

Norway wants more U.S. troops amid Russia concerns

MAYBE TRUMP WILL TRANSFER TROOPS TO NORWAY? Axios reports,  Norway will be asking the U.S. to station more Marines in the country, likely over concerns about Russia’s aggressive behavior following its annexation of Crimea in 2014, Reuters reports. There are 330 Marines currently there, and Oslo[...]

April 20th, 2018 - 11:56 am § in Donald Trump, Politics

Democrats sue Trump campaign, Russians, and Wikileaks for 2016 election conspiracy

     The Democratic Party filed a federal lawsuit against Trump’s presidential campaign, the Russian government, and Wikileaks on Friday, seeking millions of dollars of damages for what the DNC called an illegal conspiracy to “bolster Trump and denigrate the Democratic Party nominee[...]

March 28th, 2018 - 12:35 pm § in Donald Trump

Mueller bombshell: Trump campaign colluded with Russian spy

“Documents filed by special counsel prosecutors reveal that former Trump deputy campaign chairman Richard Gates was knowingly working with an individual with ties to Russian intelligence during the campaign,” CBS News reported Wednesday. “In a late Tuesday court filing late, the s[...]

October 27th, 2017 - 7:48 pm § in Donald Trump, Politics

First Mueller indictments expected

A grand jury has approved the first indictments in Mueller’s Russia investigation. Arrests are expected Monday. Read story at CNN website (here). Photo: Ex-Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort has already been told he’s going down. Who else is in the hot seat? Stay tuned for the crime st[...]