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  • Suspicions Confirmed: Congress Gets Bruce Ohr Documents Showing “Back Door” Communication Network…

    08/07/2018 10:34:29 PM PDT · by bitt · 60 replies
    CONSERVATIVE TREEHOUSE ^ | 8/7/2018 | SUNDANCE
    According to Chuck Ross reporting: “Congress recently got a trove of Bruce Ohr emails which include exchanges with Chris Steele and others. Source says emails show that Ohr is more significant player in dossier component of FBI/DOJ investigation than originally thought.” Additionally, John Soloman has an article at The Hill detailing some of the released communication – SEE HERE. Solomon is also saying he will post the leaked documents shortly.
  • FBI obtained wiretap conversations of Kremlin-linked banker who met with Trump Jr: report

    05/26/2018 8:01:29 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 33 replies
    The Hill ^ | 05/26/18 10 | Josh Delk
    The FBI has obtained wiretapped conversations of a Kremlin-linked banker who later met with Donald Trump Jr. during the 2016 presidential election. Spanish national police provided the Bureau with tapes of Russian oligarch Alexander Torshin's phone calls with a convicted Russian money launderer, according to a special prosecutor from Spain's Attorney General's Office, Yahoo News reported. “Just a few months ago, the wiretaps of these telephone conversations were given to the FBI,” according to the special prosecutor, José Grinda Gonzalez, speaking at the Hudson Institute on Friday. Torshin, a close supporter of Russian President Vladimir Putin, briefly met with Donald...
  • Top Intel Dem warns Republicans: Don't try to out FBI source

    05/18/2018 7:24:22 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 105 replies
    The Hill ^ | Max Greenwood - 05/18/18 | Max Greenwood - 05/18/18
    Sen. Mark Warner (D-Va.) warned Republican lawmakers on Friday not to expose the identity of top-secret FBI informant, saying that to do so would be "irresponsible" — and potentially illegal. "It would be at best irresponsible, and at worst potentially illegal, for members of Congress to use their positions to learn the identity of an FBI source for the purpose of undermining the ongoing investigation into Russian interference in our election," Warner, the top Democrat on the Senate Intelligence Committee, said in a statement. "Anyone who is entrusted with our nation’s highest secrets should act with the gravity and seriousness...
  • Is A Former Feinstein Staffer Running Fusion GPS’s Post-Election Steele Dossier Operation?

    02/20/2018 2:15:27 PM PST · by saywhatagain · 17 replies
    The Federalist ^ | FEBRUARY 20, 2018 | Sean Davis
    New evidence suggests that a former top staffer for Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) may be directing the post-election efforts of Fusion GPS, a Democrat-linked political opposition research firm, to vindicate a series of memos alleging illegal collusion between the Donald Trump campaign and Russian officials
  • World Cup-linked oligarch Ziyavudin Magomedov held over 'corruption'

    04/01/2018 7:12:42 AM PDT · by BeadCounter
    Minster FM ^ | 31st March 2018 | None listed
    A Russian oligarch who is one of the country's richest men has been arrested on suspicion of embezzlement. Ziyavudin Magomedov co-owns Russia's Summa investment group and is worth $1.4bn (almost £1bn). He was ranked last year in Forbes as Russia's 63rd richest man and, in January, was listed by the US Treasury Department as one of 96 "oligarchs" close to President Vladimir Putin.
  • Nikolai Glushkov, Russian Exile Linked To A Putin Critic, Dies In London [another one]

    03/13/2018 3:26:07 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 18 replies
    npr ^ | March 13, 20183:00 PM ET
    Nikolai Glushkov, a Russian exile who was a close friend of a noted critic of President Vladimir Putin, has died from an "unexplained" cause in London, police say. The Metropolitan Police says that its counterterrorism unit is handling the case "because of associations that the man is believed to have had." Glushkov, 68, was a close friend of Russian oligarch Boris Berezovsky, a prominent critic of the Kremlin who was found dead in 2013. At the time, an inquiry found he had hanged himself — but Glushkov publicly disputed the idea that his friend and former business ally would have...
  • Trump and the Russians: A new book describes how it all began at a Las Vegas nightclub (barf alert!)

    03/08/2018 8:12:29 AM PST · by BurgessKoch · 18 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | March 8, 2018 | Jerry Adler
    The seeds of the relationships between Donald Trump and key figures in the Russian business and political worlds — now the subject of special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation — were planted at least five months before Trump’s now famous 2013 trip to Moscow, during a previously unreported visit to a raunchy Las Vegas nightclub with the son of a prominent oligarch and Putin ally, according to a new book about Trump and his Russian ties. The excerpt being published today explores the events surrounding Trump’s November 2013 visit to Moscow to oversee the Miss Universe pageant, and to vigorously pursue...
  • Democratic Sen. Mark Warner texted with Russian oligarch lobbyist in effort to contact dossier....

    02/08/2018 4:50:01 PM PST · by blueyon · 94 replies
    Fox News ^ | 2/08/18 | Ed Henry
    """Democratic Sen. Mark Warner texted with Russian oligarch lobbyist in effort to contact dossier author Christopher Steele""" EXCLUSIVE – Sen. Mark Warner, the top Democrat on the Senate Intelligence Committee who has been leading a congressional investigation into President Trump's alleged ties to Russia, had extensive contact last year with a lobbyist for a Russian oligarch who was offering Warner access to former British spy and dossier author Christopher Steele, according to text messages obtained exclusively by Fox News.
  • The Real Clinton Platform

    08/01/2016 6:03:12 AM PDT · by cgbg · 13 replies
    Vanity | 8/1/2016 | cgbg
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  • Now We Know Who Really Runs Ukraine

    02/20/2016 2:14:53 AM PST · by Freelance Warrior · 10 replies
    Foreign Policy ^ | 02/17/2016 | Maxim Eristavi
    After hours of public bashing by lawmakers in the session hall of Ukraine's parliament, Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk rose from his chair, visibly nervous. These were the last minutes before a no-confidence vote. But suddenly, Mustafa Nayyem, a well-known reformist legislator, saw a sight that must have chilled him to the bone. Moments before the vote, dozens of legislators from a range of parties suddenly left the session floor — they weren't going to vote against the government. Nayyem rushed to Twitter to warn the country: a backdoor deal had been reached, and the no-confidence vote would likely fail. But...
  • REPORT ACCUSES HILLARY ADVISER WHO RAN INTEL SERVICE OF ILLEGALLY LOBBYING FOR VLADIMIR PUTIN ALLY

    04/01/2015 8:25:03 AM PDT · by doug from upland · 12 replies
    The Hillary Clinton confidant who was caught running a clandestine intelligence service for her may have also illegally lobbied for Russian President Vladimir Putin’s ally in the nation of Georgia. According to a Gawker report, Sidney Blumenthal, the top Clinton confidant, and “another former official from Bill Clinton’s administration were secretly lobbying the secretary of state on behalf of a billionaire in the former Soviet state of Georgia who was seeking closer ties with Putin’s Russia—seemingly in violation of a federal law designed to prevent foreign powers from covertly wielding influence within the United States.” Blumenthal “passed along a note...
  • Ukrainian steelworkers and minors rout pro-separatists.

    05/17/2014 4:23:03 AM PDT · by meatloaf · 10 replies
    NYT via the Globe ^ | May 15, 2014 | Andrew E. Kramer
    "... thousands of steelworkers fanned out Thursday over the city of Mariupol, establishing control over the streets and routing the pro-Kremlin militants who seized control several weeks ago."
  • Avakov says illegal schemes...Yanukovych front man, robbed $2.2 billion from Ukraine

    05/16/2014 6:46:57 PM PDT · by WhiskeyX · 1 replies
    Kyiv Post ^ | May 16, 2014, 5:53 p.m | Evan Ostryzniuk
    While visiting Ukrainian troops out east, Acting Interior Minister Arsen Avakov wrote on his Facebook page that his office’s investigation of Serhiy Kurchenko, previously known as Ukraine’s youngest billionaire, revealed that his schemes with petroleum products cost the country Hr 26 billion, or $2.2 billion. Avakov said: “I told them (people in Luhansk Oblast's Svatovo) that Kurchenko’s scams with petroleum products cost the country Hr 26 billion last year alone, and that they were done with false re-export and fake invoices.”
  • Boris Berezovsky was looking forward to Israel holiday before death

    04/01/2013 1:15:21 PM PDT · by ScaniaBoy · 2 replies
    Daily Telegraph ^ | 1st April, 2013 | Steven Swinford
    Boris Berezovsky, the Russian oligarch found lying on his bathroom floor with a ligature around his neck, was in good spirits the night before his died and was looking forward to a holiday to Israel, according to his girlfriend. Katerina Sabirova, 23, said she did not believe he had killed himself and said that he sounded “better than usual” when she spoke to him. She said they were due to go to the Dead Sea three days later. A post-mortem conducted last month found that Mr Berezovsky's death was "consistent with hanging" and that there were no signs of violence...
  • Is the entitlement class the oligarch of an unsuspecting and diverse liberal plutocracy?

    08/21/2012 7:33:31 PM PDT · by ExxonPatrolUs · 3 replies
    Despair ^ | Now | Me
    (Just Asking) Is the entitlement class the oligarch and puppet master of an unsuspecting and diverse liberal plutocracy? Is the entitlement class the ultimate oligarch and puppet master of an unsuspecting and diverse liberal plutocracy manipulated into providing free cable TV, free money, cheap illegal drugs and politically connected corporately produced Scooby Snacks? Or does something else drive the entitled where they are going? Most economists say there is but one variable to the economic equation of the United States: the three letter word “jobs”. Without jobs we are without the gluttonous want that needs to be taxed to keep...
  • As Money Flees Russia, Tycoons Find Tough Times

    12/12/2011 2:34:17 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 11 replies
    NYT ^ | 12/10/11 | ANDREW E. KRAMER
    December 10, 2011 As Money Flees Russia, Tycoons Find Tough Times By ANDREW E. KRAMER MOSCOW NIKOLAI MAKSIMOV, one of the richest men in Russia, was sitting in a grimy jail cell in the Ural Mountains. Through the murk, Mr. Maksimov saw his cellmate — a man, he says, who appeared ill with tuberculosis, a scourge in Russian prisons. “I had the feeling that I was put in this cell on purpose,” Mr. Maksimov, now free on bail, recalled recently. Mr. Maksimov, who was arrested in February on suspicion of embezzling hundreds of millions of dollars, is hardly the only...
  • When oligarchs attack: Moment Russian media mogul Lebvedev 'neutralised' fellow billionaire on TV

    09/18/2011 8:24:37 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 13 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 09/19/11 | Ted Thornhill
    When oligarchs attack: Moment Russian media mogul Lebvedev 'neutralised' fellow billionaire on TV By Ted Thornhill Last updated at 1:30 AM on 19th September 2011 Alexander Lebedev, who owns The Independent and Evening Standard, unleashed a flurry of punches on another businessman taking part in a TV debate on the global economic crisis. In front of an astonished studio audience, the Russian billionaire landed a series of blows on oligarch Sergei Polonsky's head, knocking him off his chair. Afterwards Lebedev claimed that he’d had to ‘neutralise’ Polonsky because he feared he was going to be hit first. The incredible scene...
  • GM chief pushing for higher gas taxes. (Obama Motors Shafts Public)

    06/07/2011 8:23:45 AM PDT · by Lazlo in PA · 68 replies
    The Detroit News ^ | 06-07-11 | David Shepardson
    Detroit — General Motors Co. CEO Dan Akerson wants the federal gas tax boosted as much as $1 a gallon to nudge consumers toward more fuel-efficient cars, and he's confident the government will soon shed its remaining 26 percent stake in the once-bankrupt automaker. "I actually think the government will be out this year — within the next 12 months, hopefully within the next six months," Akerson said in a two-hour interview with The Detroit News last week. He is grateful for the government's rescue of GM — "I have nothing but good things to say about them" — but...
  • Catholics and immigration in Arizona

    07/13/2010 7:42:37 PM PDT · by NoLibZone · 51 replies
    guardian.co.uk ^ | 6-28-10 | Crista Cloutier
    Illegal immigration is at the centre of a renewed American debate. Arizona's Governor Jan Brewer recently signed SB1070, also known by the cheerful misnomer "Support Our Law Enforcement and Safe Neighborhoods Act." At present, immigration is regulated by federal law. SB1070 will give the state of Arizona special powers to enforce this. It allows police to question a person's legal status when reasonable suspicion exists that the person is not an American citizen. Their "illegal" status is the primary accusation against Mexican immigrants. But Father Charlie argues that this is a bureaucratic documentation problem, not a criminal act. "We are...
  • Ex-KGB agent Alexander Lebedev pays £1 for Indy (Independent taken over by Russian oligarch)

    03/01/2010 3:54:23 PM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 9 replies · 522+ views
    The Times(UK) ^ | 02/28/10 | James Ashton
    February 28, 2010 Ex-KGB agent Alexander Lebedev pays £1 for Indy Standard owner set to pour millions into ailing Independent newspapers James Ashton ALEXANDER LEBEDEV, the former KGB agent turned media mogul, will this week pay a token £1 to take control of The Independent — the same price as buying one copy of the paper from the newsstand. But he will pledge to invest millions in the loss-making title and the Independent on Sunday over five years. The final hurdle to a sale is close to being overcome this weekend after Independent News & Media agreed to take part...