In the run-up to the final Republican primary contests last year, Kevin McCarthy, the House Majority Leader, told a group of Republican lawmakers that Vladimir Putin may have been making payments to Donald Trump. McCarthy was quickly interrupted by Paul Ryan, and told to stay quiet and to keep it in the Repubican "family." As reported by the Washington Post: “A month … [Read more...] about House Maj. Leader Told GOP: Putin May Be Paying Trump
Donald Trump's willingness to defend and support Russian president Vladimir Putin has been a source of deep concern for many Americans. This concern has only intensified with recent revelations that the FBI, House, and Senate are all investigating the ties between Trump, his aides, and Russia. Until recently, however, there have been few concrete examples of the Trump actually … [Read more...] about Trump Does Putin’s Bidding, Caves to Russia On Syria (Of Course He Did)
As reported by Restore Progress earlier this week, a Ukrainian lawmaker has recently come forward with credible evidence that former Trump campaign chief Paul Manafort allegedly laundered money for pro-Russian factions in the Ukraine. Now, the AP is reporting that Manfafort worked in secret to benefit Vladimir Putin's government in the mid-2000's. As reported by The Hill: … [Read more...] about Report: Russia Paid Manafort $10M Per Year to Advance Putin’s Interests
With Donald Trump's rambling speeches, narcissistic tendencies, and apparent lack of empathy, speculation on Donald Trump's psychological state has been an ongoing hobby of both laypeople and medical professionals alike. Now, following a month of chaos and dysfunction in the White House, even Trump's closest international friends have begun questioning Donald Trump's … [Read more...] about Putin Orders Dossier on Trump’s Psychological Makeup; Dossier’s Early Findings Are Not Surprising.
Trump's bizarre allegiances to Russia and Russian president Vladimir Putin have been a source of constant concern for U.S. intelligence services and the military. Despite Trump's protestations to the contrary, these concerns are not political - at root, the concern is that Russia may, due to its influence over Trump, be able to assert greater power in Europe and beyond, … [Read more...] about Trump SILENT as Russia Deploys New Missiles In Violation of Treaty; NATO Allies on Edge.
In a soft-ball interview with Bill O'Reilly over the weekend, Trump, to the shock of Republicans and Democrats alike, indicated that America does not have the moral standing to question killings ordered by Vladimir Putin. This bizarre development is causing congressional Republicans to consider (finally!) how, and to what extent, they are willing to break from Trump in order to … [Read more...] about PICKING SIDES: Trump Defends Putin, Insults America; Says America Unqualified To Condemn Russian Killings
To many, the relationship between Trump and Russia has gone from strange, to concerning, to surreal, to potentially dangerous. Now, the situation has become so worrisome that even the Senate, which is controlled by Republicans, has decided that Trump's ties to Russia must be investigated. Reports Politico: “Senate Intelligence Chairman Richard Burr (R-NC) said late Friday … [Read more...] about ITS ABOUT TIME: Senate To Investigate Trump-Russia Ties
Donald's hand-picked gift to Russia, Rex Tillerson, faced a hostile grilling from the Senate today over his disturbingly close ties to Russia. Tillerson, as previously reported by Restore Progress, was presented with Russia's highest award by Vladmir Putin personally in connection with his services to Russia as ExxonMobil's CEO. Reports Politico, Tillerson did not handle the … [Read more...] about Trump’s Pick for Secretary of State On ‘Shaky’ Ground After Senate Hearing: Senate May Not Confirm
From the CIA, to the FBI, to lawmakers on both sides of the aisle, there is a growing consensus that Russia was behind the hacking attacks that disrupted the 2016 U.S. presidential election. The CIA has briefed Congress, the president, and the president elect, and just about all serious people privy to such briefings believe there is no doubt Russia masterminded the … [Read more...] about Trump Trusts Putin and Assange, But Not CIA