National Security Adviser Michael Flynn © REUTERS/ Carlos Barria/File PhotoThicker Than Water: Michael Flynn’s Brother Calls on Trump to Pardon HimThe resignation of National Security Adviser (NSA) Michael Flynn in February 2017, only a month into Donald Trump's presidency, was probably one of the most scandalous. It was preceded by a long investigation into Flynn's alleged contacts with the Russian ambassador to the US, Sergey Kislyak, prior to Trump's inauguration on January 20. The investigation was a part of a wider one concerning Russia's alleged meddling in US elections and the Trump administration's supposed ties to Moscow. However, some experts believed that Flynn's resignation was pushed by the US establishment or other people on Trump's team who disliked the retired lieutenant general. The main argument for such speculation was the fact that the never-before-used 1799 Logan Act, which … [Read more...] about Top Five Resignations and Sackings of the Trump Administration
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The top Republican on the Senate Judiciary Committee has said it would be “suicide” for President Donald Trump to fire special counsel Robert Mueller. "I think it would be suicide for the President to fire him," Senator Chuck Grassley told CNN. "I think the less the president says about this whole thing, the better off he will be.” He added: “I think Mueller is a person of stature and respected and I respect him. Just let the thing go forward." Read more Mueller says Trump is not a criminal target of Russia probe Mr Grassley is the chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee – one of several congressional bodies investigating possible Trump campaign collusion with Russia. His comments came after the president slammed Mr Mueller for his role in a FBI raid on the offices of Michael Cohen, Mr Trump’s longtime personal attorney. The FBI entered Mr Cohen's offices and hotel room with a search warrant on Monday, looking for business … [Read more...] about Trump firing Mueller would be ‘suicide,’ says top US Republican
In 2011 Manafort approved a clandestine strategy to discredit Tymoshenko abroad. REUTERS Donald Trump's former campaign manager Paul Manafort authorised a secret media operation on behalf of Ukraine's former president featuring "black ops", "placed" articles in the Wall Street Journal and U.S. websites and anonymous briefings against Hillary Clinton. The project was designed to boost the reputation of Ukraine's then leader, Viktor Yanukovych, the Guardian reported in an exclusive article. It was part of a multimillion-dollar lobbying effort carried out by Manafort on behalf of Yanukovych's embattled government, emails and documents reveal. The strategies included: proposing to rewrite Wikipedia entries to smear a key opponent of the then Ukrainian president; setting up a fake thinktank in Vienna to disseminate viewpoints supporting Yanukovych; a social media blitz "aimed at targeted audiences in Europe and the U.S.;" briefing journalists from the rightwing website Breitbart to … [Read more...] about The Guardian: Former Trump aide approved ‘black ops’ to help Ukraine president Yanukovych
Donald Trump’s former campaign manager Paul Manafort authorised a secret media operation on behalf of Ukraine’s former president featuring “black ops”, “placed” articles in the Wall Street Journal and US websites and anonymous briefings against Hillary Clinton. The project was designed to boost the reputation of Ukraine’s then leader, Viktor Yanukovych. It was part of a multimillion-dollar lobbying effort carried out by Manafort on behalf of Yanukovych’s embattled government, emails and documents reveal. The strategies included: • Proposing to rewrite Wikipedia entries to smear a key opponent of the then Ukrainian president. • Setting up a fake thinktank in Vienna to disseminate viewpoints supporting Yanukovych. • A social media blitz “aimed at targeted audiences in Europe and the US”. • Briefing journalists from the rightwing website Breitbart to attack Clinton when she was US secretary of state. … [Read more...] about Former Trump aide approved ‘black ops’ to help Ukraine president
US & Canada 26 February 2018 Share this with Facebook Share this with Twitter Share this with Messenger Share this with Messenger Share this with Email Share Share this with These are external links and will open in a new window Email Share this with Email Facebook Share this with Facebook Messenger Share this with Messenger Messenger Share this with Messenger Twitter Share this with Twitter Pinterest Share this with Pinterest WhatsApp Share this with WhatsApp LinkedIn Share this with LinkedIn Copy this link http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-40709270 Read more about sharing. These are external links and will open in a new window Close share panel Related TopicsRussia-Trump inquiry It's more gripping than any box set we can get our hands on right now.The investigations into Russian interference in the US election, and whether the Trump campaign … [Read more...] about Russia-Trump: Who’s who in the drama to end all dramas?