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Trump communications may have ended up in "incidental collection"

Added: 22.03.2017 22:13 | 1 views | 0 comments

Rep. Nunes said surveillance wasn't related to Russia, the investigation into its activities or Trump team itself

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Senator Tim Kaine: Nunes intel disclosure a 'distraction' from Russia investigation

Added: 22.03.2017 22:12 | 7 views | 0 comments

Senator Tim Kaine (D-Va) said Wednesday that Rep. Devin Nunes’ (R-Ca) announcement stating intelligence agencies had swept up incidental communications from the Trump campaign was intended to distract attention from the FBI’s investigation. “I think it’s an attempt to distract from something that clearly makes the administration — and many members of the GOP – very, very nervous: the ongoing investigation that the FBI has acknowledged into contacts between the Trump campaign – and possibly the transition and administration – and the Russian government,” Kaine, the former Democratic vice presidential candidate who ran against Trump in 2016, told Yahoo Global News Anchor Katie Couric.

UK banks 'handled' $740 mn in laundered Russian money: report

Added: 22.03.2017 22:12 | 0 views | 0 comments

Several British banks processed nearly $740 million in a multi-billion dollar Russian money-laundering scam, The Guardian newspaper has reported. According to documents obtained by the Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project, at least $20 billion was moved out of Russia between 2010 and 2014 in a vast criminal operation called "The Global Laundromat", the paper said Monday. Over that period, British banks including HSBC, Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS), Barclays and Coutts reportedly handled over 1,900 transactions -- out of 70,000 -- worth nearly $740 million , according to the Guardian.

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Ukraine bars Russia’s Eurovision entry

Added: 22.03.2017 21:32 | 7 views | 0 comments

Ukraine has barred Russia's entry for the 2017 Eurovision Song Contest from entering the country because she violated Ukrainian laws, the spokeswoman for Ukraine's state security service says.

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FBI probe of Trump-Russia ties began 3 months before election

Added: 22.03.2017 21:31 | 3 views | 0 comments

The FBI’s counterintelligence investigation into possible coordination between the Trump campaign and the Russian government, confirmed by FBI director James Comey in congressional testimony Monday, began as early as late July — just weeks after a former British spy briefed bureau agents about evidence he had collected about such ties, sources tell Yahoo News. Christopher Steele, a former British MI-6 intelligence officer who specialized in Russian operations, had been hired as an investigator by an opposition research firm (initially retained by Trump’s Republican primary opponents and later by supporters of Hillary Clinton). According to one of the sources, it was Steele who first alerted FBI agents on July 5 to evidence he had compiled that advisers to the Trump campaign and Kremlin officials were in contact about the 2016 election.

Democratic Rep. Castro says Tillerson should have scheduled NATO, China meetings better

Added: 22.03.2017 21:22 | 2 views | 0 comments

Rep. Joaquin Castro questioned Secretary of State Rex Tillerson’s decision to skip a NATO meeting but go to Russia, in an interview Tuesday.

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Former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort received millions to promote Putin

Added: 22.03.2017 21:19 | 5 views | 0 comments

Former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort resigned in August, amid swirling rumors of his connections to foreign governments, including Russia. A new Associated Press investigation uncovered ties between Mr. Manafort and Russian oligarch Oleg Deripaska dating back to 2005. In a confidential strategy plan, Manafort told Mr. Deripaska that he could influence politics, business, and media across the United States, Europe, and former Soviet states for the benefit of Russia.

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Billionaire raises questions about Putin critic’s mysterious fall

Added: 22.03.2017 20:57 | 12 views | 0 comments

A U.K.-based billionaire is raising pointed questions about the most recent in the series of mysterious accidents, illnesses and muggings to befall critics of Russian President Vladimir Putin, lawyer Nikolai Gorokhov’s fall from a window of his fourth-floor apartment near Moscow earlier this week. “People don’t just go falling out of their apartments,” Bill Browder, the American-born CEO of Hermitage Capital Management told Yahoo News and Finance Anchor Bianna Golodryga Wednesday. Browder, whose net worth is estimated at around $4 billion, is the grandson of longtime American Communist Party leader Earl Browder, and a former ally turned vocal critic of Putin.

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Exclusive: Tillerson urges Senate ratification of Montenegro's NATO membership

Added: 22.03.2017 20:51 | 4 views | 0 comments

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has written to the leaders of the U.S. Senate urging the ratification of Montenegro as the newest member of the NATO alliance, saying it is "strongly in the interests of the United States." In a letter dated March 7 and seen by Reuters on Tuesday, Tillerson argued that Montenegro's membership in the alliance would support greater integration, democratic reform, trade, security and stability among its neighbors. Moscow opposes any further expansion of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization, and the delay in U.S. approval of Montenegro's accession has fueled questions about whether President Donald Trump's administration and his Republican Party will stand up to Russia despite Trump's desire for better relations.

Snowden: No Russia Hacking Evidence From FBI Yet

Added: 22.03.2017 20:51 | 5 views | 0 comments

The infamous NSA leaker said Tuesday that no "real evidence" had been presented about the Trump campaign's alleged ties to Russia.

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