Jason Berthiaume

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Giuliani Admits ‘Spygate’ Is PR in Anticipation of Impeachment

Trump lawyer Rudy Giuliani confirmed on Sunday that the president and his allies’ attempts to discredit the Mueller investigation — including the …

Koch-backed group gives boost to Democrats on immigration

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> An immigration-overhaul advocacy group backed by the influential Koch brothers is sending out a series of political mailers aimed at backing pro-immigration members of Congress -- including a handful of Democrats.<p>The billionaire Koch brothers are some of the most prolific …

President Donald Trump has a history of Russian mob ties

Seth Hettena, author and investigative journalist, found expansive ties between Donald Trump and Russia before the 45th president took office. The …

Donald Trump

Mueller's Probe Is Even More Expansive Than It Seems

The special counsel’s team has interviewed a number of big names. But their interest in more obscure players tells a story, too.<p>FBI agents working for special counsel Robert Mueller allegedly detained a lawyer with ties to Russia who is closely associated with Joseph Mifsud, the shadowy professor …

Donald Trump

As the ‘King of Debt,’ Trump borrowed to build his empire. Then he began spending hundreds of millions in cash.

In the nine years before he ran for president, Donald Trump’s company spent more than $400 million in cash on new properties — including 14 transactions paid for in full, without borrowing from banks — during a buying binge that defied real estate industry practices and Trump’s own history as the …

Real Estate

The Trump team’s perpetually sloppy ties to Russians

A line has now been drawn, however tenuous, between President Trump's personal lawyer Michael Cohen and a Vladimir Putin-aligned Russian oligarch. Stormy Daniels's lawyer, Michael Avenatti, suggests it means Russia may have “replenished the account” Cohen used to pay off Daniels. For now that seems …

Russian firm charged in election interference case pleads not guilty

WASHINGTON — One of the Russian companies indicted for what special counsel Robert Mueller alleged was a wide-ranging scheme to undermine the 2016 elections pleaded not guilty on Wednesday and said through its lawyer that it planned to contest the charges.<p>Mueller's office charged in February that …

Trump rages at Mueller in an effort to stave off disaster

<b>THE MORNING PLUM:</b><p>President Trump is intensifying his confrontation with special counsel Robert S. Mueller III — to the point that he may defy a subpoena for an interview — even as Trump and Republicans appear to be increasingly relying on the idea that the Mueller probe is a “witch hunt” to …

The Mueller Questions for Trump Inch Us Closer to the Republic’s Fateful Day

The showdown is inevitable between this lawless president and the body of laws that are supposed to sustain the country.<p>So what are we to make of the …

Robert Mueller Likely Knows How This All Ends

The beginning of May marks the longest period of public silence from special counsel Robert Mueller’s team since his first charges last October—more …

Donald Trump

Can Trump be forced to testify? Legal precedents suggest yes

WASHINGTON (AP) — Can a president be forced to testify?<p>While the Supreme Court has never definitively ruled on the subject, the answer appears to be yes.<p>The question was tested during the Watergate scandal in 1974, when justices held unanimously that a president could be compelled to comply with a …

A false alibi could be strong evidence of guilt

The Post reports:<p>Bloomberg is reporting that flight records contradict [President] Trump’s apparent claim to then-FBI Director James B. Comey that he didn’t stay overnight in Moscow during the 2013 Miss Universe pageant. …It has been reported before, based on a longtime aide’s testimony and social …

“Collusion against Trump” timeline

<i>New items added in blue on</i> <i>July 6</i><i>, 2018</i><p>It’s easy to find timelines that detail Trump-Russia collusion developments. Here are links to two of them I …

Robert Mueller Is Going Way Beyond Trump’s Red Line

The special counsel is digging deeper into Trump’s business ties to Russia—including how his financial interests might intersect with the origins of his presidential campaign.<p>Last summer, <b>Donald Trump</b> cautioned that <b>Robert Mueller</b> would be crossing a red line if he began digging into his family’s …

Jill Stein Downplays Russian Meddling: Media and DNC Interfered in 2016 Election Too

Days after the Russian indictments were handed down, <b>Jill Stein</b> appeared on MSNBC today to downplay Russian interference by pointing to American …

Dana Rohrabacher still hasn't told Trump his 'earth-shattering' Russia news six months later

One of President Trump’s outspoken supporters in Congress has still been unable to reach him to discuss “earth-shattering” information shared by …

Stephen Feinberg, the Private Military Contractor Who Has Trump’s Ear

In the last week of the 2016 Presidential campaign, Stephen Feinberg, the billionaire Manhattan financier, made the largest political donation of his life. On November 3rd, just five days before the election, he gave nearly a million dollars to Rebuild America Now, the Trump-supporting super <i>PAC</i> …

Cracking the Shell: Trump and the Corrupting Potential of Furtive Russian Money

“What lingers for Trump may be what deals—on what terms—he did after the financial crisis of 2008 to borrow Russian money when others in the west …

The Sex Worker and Putin’s Shady Billionaire Buddy Who Could Hold Keys to the Russia Investigation

‘Nastya Rybka’ is a truly shameless self-promoter, but her allegations of high-level corruption in Russia involving a former Manafort client are, …

Former Senior FBI Official Is Leading BuzzFeed’s Effort to Verify Trump Dossier

For the last six months, a team led by a former top FBI and White House cybersecurity official has been traveling the globe on a secret mission to …

Trump Administration Admits It Cribbed From Forbes Magazine To Create “Oligarch List”

The revelation is likely to invite criticism that a congressionally mandated list designed to punish Russia for interfering in the US election was put together haphazardly.<p>The striking similarity between a newly released Treasury Department report of Russian oligarchs and a 2017 list of wealthy …

Second Trump-Russia dossier being assessed by FBI

Exclusive: memo written by former journalist Cody Shearer independently sets out some of the allegations made by ex-spy Christopher Steele<p>The FBI inquiry into alleged Russian collusion in the 2016 US presidential election has been given a second memo that independently set out some of the same …

Christopher Steele

Secret Memo Hints at a New Republican Target: Rod Rosenstein

WASHINGTON — A secret, highly contentious Republican memo reveals that Deputy Attorney General Rod J. Rosenstein approved an application to extend surveillance of a former Trump campaign associate shortly after taking office last spring, according to three people familiar with it.<p>The renewal shows …

Trump and Republicans spent months going after Andrew McCabe. Now he’s gone.

The FBI’s deputy director was at the center of a political firestorm over alleged anti-Trump bias at the FBI.<p>Andrew McCabe, the deputy director of the FBI and longtime target of President Donald Trump’s ire, was fired by Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Friday. McCabe stepped down from his …

Was This Russian General Murdered Over the Steele Dossier?

The notorious dossier on Trump that Republicans want to discredit may well have been credible enough in Russian President Vladimir Putin’s eyes to …

Trump-Russia investigation: See the 270 people connected to the probes

Emin Agalarov<p>M C<p>Russian pop star who organized June 2016 Trump Tower meeting with Trump aides and family members. He met Donald Trump when his father Aras Agalarov hosted Trump’s 2013 Miss Universe pageant in Moscow. Trump appeared in his music video.<p>Associations Russian, Campaign<p>Subplots Russia …

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Inside The Fight For The Soul Of Kaspersky Lab

Kaspersky Lab is under fire in the US over concerns that it could provide its clients' private — and at times secret — information to the Russian government. A new investigation by Russian news site Meduza, published here exclusively in English, goes inside the battle for control of the company — a …

The Rise and Fall of Steve Bannon and Nigel Farage

Both men have receded to the political margins, but there's no telling if that's where they'll stay.<p>Steve Bannon and Nigel Farage are both populist figureheads known for championing their own brands of nationalism that had historic implications for their countries in 2016—in the U.S., the election …

Donald Trump

Fusion GPS testimony brings alleged dossier source Sergei Millian back into the spotlight

Sergei Millian, a Belarus-born businessman who has worked with the Trump Organization and was reportedly a key source in the explosive dossier alleging ties between President Donald Trump and Russia, has come back into the spotlight following Thursday's release of testimony before the House …

Russia