Category Archives: 2016 presidential election

Well, this is a fine mess

The Americans have vented their anger at the Russians, and the Russians have responded. It might now be time to stop the growling and bearing of teeth, and instead work on improving relations between Washington and Moscow. Russian media reported … Continue reading

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BREAKING: The Hill: Russians reached out to others before Trump Jr.

The Hill has the details. Two months before Donald Trump Jr.’s encounter with a Russian figure, a key House subcommittee chairman received a similar overture in Moscow offering derogatory information about a U.S. policy that was upsetting Vladimir Putin. … The congressman’s … Continue reading

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What a week!

There were several bombshell stories this week pertaining to the Trump administration, the Trump presidential campaign and the man himself. Here’s one ranking of those stories, top to bottom in importance. The naming of a special counsel: Robert Mueller is … Continue reading

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URGENT: Reuters: Trump campaign had at least 18 meetings with Russians

The Reuters story comes the day after a special counsel was appointed to oversee an investigation into whether Russia had any links to the Trump campaign as it tried to influence the 2016 U.S. presidential election. The previously undisclosed interactions … Continue reading

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FLASH: Special counsel named to investigate Trump-Russia election links

The Washington Post has the details. Robert Mueller, a former prosecutor who served as the FBI director from 2001 to 2013, has agreed to serve in the role, Rosenstein said. The move marks a concession by the Trump administration to … Continue reading

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Spare me the wailing and gnashing of teeth about the Russians and our election, unless…

…you can show me evidence that the Russians and the Trump campaign successfully worked together to win him the White House. I want evidence. And so far no one has any. If the best you’ve got is that the Russians … Continue reading

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Chill out. Russian hackers did not change your vote.

It is a theme of the 2016 presidential election that will not go away: Russia’s ability — and perhaps with great success — to influence how Americans voted. Far-fetched? No way a foreign power could flip enough minds (and therefore … Continue reading

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