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  • Carter Page Says Clinton Spread Rumors of Russian Collusion Months Before Dossier Surfaced

    07/24/2018 12:59:03 PM PDT · by detective · 36 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | July 23, 2018 | Jim Hoft
    Shortened title. Full title: Carter Page Says Clinton Campaign Was Spreading Rumors of Russian Collusion Months Before Dossier Surfaced Carter Page went on with Tucker Carlson on Monday to discuss the release of the FISA court documents used to spy on the Trump campaign. Carter Page was spied on by the Obama regime despite never even meeting the Russian officials he was accused of dealing with in the junk Steele dossier. Carter Page: It’s funny in July of 2016, two months before the Yahoo news article came out I started getting these calls from various news reporters, the Wall Street...
  • Isikoff Stunned That His Carter Page Article Was Used To Justify Spy Warrant

    02/02/2018 6:08:10 PM PST · by markomalley · 70 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 2/2/18 | Chuck Ross
    Investigative journalist Michael Isikoff said Friday that he was surprised to find out that an article he wrote about Carter Page prior to the election was used to obtain a spy warrant against the former Trump campaign adviser.The revelation, which was made in a memo released by the House Intelligence Committee on Friday, “stuns me,” Isikoff said in an episode of his podcast, “Skullduggery.”The four-page memo alleges that the DOJ and FBI submitted inaccurate and incomplete information in a Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) warrant against Page. The spy warrant was granted on Oct. 21, 2016.One “essential” part of the...
  • Qatar, Kushner, Cohen: Latest Scandal Rocking the Trump White House

    05/18/2018 8:59:49 AM PDT · by gattaca · 23 replies
    Haaretz ^ | May 17, 2018 | Haaretz
    Qatari former diplomat claims Michael Cohen asked him for a fee of $1 million for his services amid a conversation about a potential Qatari investment in U.S. infrastructure. Washington D.C. is abuzz with speculation of a new Trump - Qatar scandal this week, after photos were posted on Twitter Sunday by attorney Michael Avenatti, who is representing porn star Stormy Daniels in a lawsuit against Michael Cohen, U.S. President Donald Trump’s former personal lawyer. The photos show Ahmed al-Rumaihi, a former Qatari diplomat in the United States and the current head of Qatar Investments - a division of the world’s...
  • PM Barzani: Rosneft deal is not final yet (Iraq/Kurdistan)

    06/29/2017 5:10:36 AM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 10 replies
    Rudaw ^ | 6/6/2017 | Rudaw
    ERBIL, Kurdistan Region – Kurdish Prime Minister Nechirvan Barzani said that total Rosneft investment in the Kurdistan Region is possibly around $3 billion after signing a preliminary Memorandum of Understanding with the Russian oil giant. The agreement signed last week in St. Petersburg will not come into effect for another at least three months, after it is ratified by the Kurdish government, he explained. During that time, the two sides will enter negotiations to put the final touches on the oil and gas agreement aimed at increasing oil exports to up to 1 million barrels. The deal also touches on...
  • Russia could soon control a U.S. oil company

    04/11/2017 4:16:39 AM PDT · by blueplum · 21 replies
    WTVR Tv ^ | 11 April 2017 12:06am | CNN Wire
    NEW YORK — Russia is on the verge of taking control of a US oil company. In a crazy twist of international events, Russia’s state-owned oil company Rosneft might end up owning Citgo, a US energy company based in Houston, Texas. [snip] If PDVSA can’t pay its bills on time, Rosneft will almost certainly get control of Citgo. All Rosneft would need to do is buy a few more of PDVSA’s bonds to get over the 50% ownership threshold. “The Russians have a lot to gain through the PDVSA-Rosneft-Citgo asset transfer to the detriment of US interests,” wrote Republican Congressman...
  • Senators Warn Mnuchin of National Security Implications of Russia CITGO Takeover

    04/11/2017 11:46:55 AM PDT · by RightGeek · 16 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 4/11/2017 | Bridget Johnson
    Senators are alarmed about the national security implications of Russia acquiring a significant ownership share in an oil company whose terminals span 20 states across the nation. In a letter to Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin, who is chairman of the inter-agency Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States, Sens. Bob Menendez (D-N.J.), Marco Rubio (R-Fla.), John Cornyn (R-Texas), Dick Durbin (D-Ill.), Bill Cassidy (R-La.) and Ted Cruz (R-Texas) say he needs to be prepared to protect U.S. energy infrastructure should Rosneft carry through with seizing control of CITGO Petroleum Corporation’s Venezuelan parent company, state-owned Petroleos de Venezuela S.A. Oil...
  • Mystery death of ex-KGB chief linked to MI6 spy's dossier on Donald Trump

    01/28/2017 9:40:42 PM PST · by monkapotamus · 16 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | January 27, 2017 | Robert Mendick
    An ex-KGB chief suspected of helping the former MI6 spy Christopher Steele to compile his dossier on Donald Trump may have been murdered by the Kremlin and his death covered up. it has been claimed. Oleg Erovinkin, a former general in the KGB and its successor the FSB, was found dead in the back of his car in Moscow on Boxing Day in mysterious circumstances. Erovinkin was a key aide to Igor Sechin, a former deputy prime minister and now head of Rosneft, the state-owned oil company, who is repeatedly named in the dossier.
  • [McClatchy, AP Photos, BBC in Thread] DIRTY DOSSIER DEATH Russian spy linked to Donald Trump’s dir

    01/28/2017 11:31:47 PM PST · by Fedora · 78 replies
    The Sun ^ | 01/28/2017 | Mark Hodge
    [Full title and subtitle: DIRTY DOSSIER DEATH Russian spy linked to Donald Trump’s dirty dossier found DEAD in his car in Moscow: Oleg Erovinkin is suspected of being Brit spy Christopher Steele's key source behind widely discredited allegations against President Trump]A FORMER KGB spy chief suspected of helping Brit spook Christopher Steele compile the Trump ‘dirty dossier’ has been found dead in mysterious circumstances.Oleg Erovinkin, described as a key source behind the widely discredited document, was found dead in the back of his car in Moscow on Boxing Day. Media reports in Russia suggest his death was the result of...
  • Foreign Firm Funding U.S. Green Groups Tied to State-Owned Russian Oil Company

    01/27/2015 7:59:35 AM PST · by george76 · 29 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | January 27, 2015 | Lachlan Markay
    Executives at a Bermudan firm funneling money to U.S. environmentalists run investment funds with Russian tycoons. A shadowy Bermudan company that has funneled tens of millions of dollars to anti-fracking environmentalist groups in the United States is run by executives with deep ties to Russian oil interests and offshore money laundering schemes involving members of President Vladimir Putin’s inner circle. One of those executives, Nicholas Hoskins, is a director at a hedge fund management firm that has invested heavily in Russian oil and gas. He is also senior counsel at the Bermudan law firm Wakefield Quin and the vice president...
  • Rosneft Struggles To Grow As Sanctions Hit Russia's Oil Champion

    09/09/2014 8:59:51 AM PDT · by thackney · 2 replies
    Reuters via Rig Zone ^ | September 09, 2014 | Katya Golubkova, Soldatkin & Dmitry Zhdannikov
    ...faces unprecedented challenges to its long-term expansion and modernization plans.... Last week Rosneft said it would cut staff to reduce costs: Kommersant business daily said Rosneft's Moscow headquarters would see cuts of up to 25 percent from the current 4,000. These would be the first significant job losses at a company that swelled via the acquisition of rivals such as YUKOS, pushed into bankruptcy some ten years ago by the government of President Vladimir Putin. Since then Rosneft's output has risen 10-fold to exceed 4 million barrels per day or four percent of global supply. But last week it reported...
  • Russia's PM Signals $40B State Help for Rosneft

    09/08/2014 10:13:26 PM PDT · by Rabin · 5 replies
    RigZone ^ | September 08, 2014 | Reuters Staff
    Russian oil production, the major source of government revenue (40 + percent) of state revenues, may decline ..., the Energy Ministry said on Monday. Russia's economy (is) heavily dependent on crude exports and on the brink of collapse. Oil production has been broadly in decline this year mostly due to the depletion of West Siberia's oilfields.
  • Russian oil giant seeks funds earmarked for pensions

    08/14/2014 1:45:36 PM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 6 replies
    Reuters ^ | Aug. 14, 2014 | Katya Golubkova and Dmitry Zhdannikov
    Russia's Rosneft , which produces more oil than Iraq or Iran, is seeking a $42 billion loan from a fund earmarked for Russian pensions to help it weather Western sanctions imposed over Moscow's role in Ukraine. Analysts expected the Russian government to turn down the proposal by the world's largest listed oil producer, one fifth owned by BP and run by a close ally of President Vladimir Putin, unless political pressure is brought to bear. It was one of the most stunning of several proposals for the Russian state to help firms hit by U.S. and European sanctions over Moscow's...
  • What Putin is rebuilding

    04/16/2014 9:08:34 PM PDT · by dangus · 95 replies
    4-17-14 | Dangus
    No, Putin isn't re-building the third Reich: Chamberlain isn't a historic villain because he did nothing after Hitler seized neighboring German-speaking territories. He's a historic villain because he did nothing after Hitler blamed Christianity for poisoning Europe with weakness, swore to destroy the Jews, build a master race, set fire to the Reichstag, seized all police powers, built concentration camps and THEN invaded German-speaking lands. No, Putin isn't re-building the Soviet Union: He has implemented a flat, low tax rate, struck the authority of local commissars to impose taxes, decriminalized tax disputes, decentralized agriculture and industry, seen the numbers of...
  • Amid showdown with energy-rich Russia, calls rise in Europe to start fracking

    04/08/2014 12:57:07 AM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 8 replies
    Washington Post ^ | April 7, 2014 | By Griff Witte and Anthony Faiola
    FERNHURST, England — Europe’s newest weapon in the battle of wills with Russian President Vladimir Putin lies buried deep beneath the ancient oaks and rolling green pastures of this quintessentially English village. There, wedged in the bedrock, lie vast quantities of oil and natural gas — enough, when combined with the spoils of hundreds of other sites like it, to help kick Europe’s addiction to Russian energy. Or so says David Cameron. Ever since Russian forces took hold of Crimea last month, the British prime minister has been leading a chorus of conservative politicians and energy executives in a refrain...
  • Why Poland Loves Ukraine ... For Now

    04/01/2014 10:50:27 AM PDT · by lizol · 6 replies
    New York Times ^ | MARCH 28, 2014 | Slawomir Sierakowski
    Why Poland Loves Ukraine ... For Now MARCH 28, 2014 Slawomir Sierakowski Eastern Europe, which beginning with Poland is celebrating its 25th anniversary of freedom from Communism, has suddenly awakened from a beautiful dream about the end of history. No less an authority than Adam Michnik, the legendary Polish anti-Communist dissident, recently announced that 2014 marks the end of the best period in Poland’s history in three centuries. We are entering uncertain times: In contrast to Eastern Europe’s foray into independence after World War I, no close intraregional alliances were formed in the aftermath of 1989; rather, each country placed...
  • Russia’s Rosneft At It Again, To Sink Billions More In New Oil Fields

    07/16/2013 8:56:06 AM PDT · by KMR · 2 replies
    FORBES ^ | July 16, 2013 | Kenneth Rapoza
    Guys...remember the Peak Oil debates? They seem to have, well, peaked. Check out all the money Russian oil giant Rosneft is throwing around at global oil supplies these days.
  • In Venezuela, Russia’s Rosneft Quietly Expands Its Reach

    07/02/2013 7:40:04 PM PDT · by KMR · 2 replies
    Forbes ^ | July 2, 2013 | Kenneth Rapoza
    Russian oil giant Rosneft is slowly taking over the world's oil fields, especially outside of OPEC. From the Gulf of Mexico to Venezuela, this is fast becoming the world's largest publicly traded oil company you've probably never heard of.
  • US Oil Giant Exxon Mobile Flees To Russia Over Obama Fears

    09/11/2011 8:13:42 PM PDT · by shove_it · 36 replies
    pakalertpress ^ | 10Sep 2011
    In what can only be described in the most astounding of terms, the Kremlin is reporting that the world’s largest corporation, American-based Exxon Mobil, has signed a deal with Russia allowing it to flee the United States in exchange for trading its vast oil and gas reserves in Texas and the Gulf of Mexico and gaining for itself exclusive drilling rights in the vast untapped regions of the Russian Arctic. According to these reports, Prime Minister Putin and Exxon Mobil Chairman, President and CEO Rex Tillerson oversaw the signing of this historic agreement brokered by Russian state-owned oil giant Rosneft....
  • Russian oil companies want consortium in Latin America

    09/17/2008 8:44:51 PM PDT · by Flavius · 7 replies · 259+ views
    novosti ^ | 9/17/08 | novosti
    CARACAS, September 17 (RIA Novosti) - Five of the largest Russian oil companies want to set up a consortium to boost operations in Latin American countries, a deputy prime minister said Wednesday. Rosneft, LUKoil, Gazprom Neft, Surgutneftegaz and TNK-BP came up with the proposal. Igor Sechin, who chairs the board of state-controlled Rosneft, Russia's largest oil company, said: "It would be strange for Russia, which shares first place in global oil production with the Saudis, not to interact, say, with Venezuela, which holds fifth or sixth place."
  • Russia proposes closer ties with OPEC

    09/09/2008 7:03:34 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 10 replies · 137+ views
    afp ^ | 09.09.08
    Russian Vice Premier Igor Sechin reached out to OPEC late Tuesday, calling for greater cooperation between the cartel and his country, the world's second biggest oil producer. Sechin, who is chairman of Russia's biggest Russian oil group Rosneft, said a "draft memorandum of understanding" had been submitted to the Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries on closer cooperation between Russia and the group