Report that Trump considering pardons for family and aides is ‘disturbing’ – Democrats

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Senator Mark Warner speaks out as reports emerge that US presidents lawyers are seeking to discredit Robert Muellers Russia investigation The highest-ranking Democrat on the US Senate intelligence committee has said it was extremely disturbing if Donald Trump was contemplating a pardon for aides that could be implicated in a probe on Russian meddling in […]

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CIA director: Russia loves to meddle and ‘stick it to America’

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Mike Pompeo describes the US-Russia relationship as complicated but hopes there will be areas where they can cooperate The CIA director, Mike Pompeo, said on Thursday that Russia had no plans to leave Syria and would continue to try to meddle in US affairs to stick it to America. He reiterated his belief that Russia […]

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Trials of Donald Jr turn Russia scandal into another Trump family affair

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Though the president is fiercely loyal to his children, some observers wonder if deepening and dangerous controversy might test such bonds to breaking point It was an unseasonably cool day in New York. At 1.50pm on 9 June, Hillary Clinton tweeted that Barack Obama was backing her for US president. Half an hour later, Donald […]

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Be wary: Trump and Putin could yet bring democracy to a halt | Joseph ONeill

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If Russia may wield the same influence in the midterm elections as the presidential campaign, warns novelist Joseph ONeill In November next year the UnitedStates will hold its midterm elections. Every seat in the House of Representatives, and a third of the seats in the Senate, will be up for grabs. For the Democratic party […]

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Rob Goldstone: who is the man who set up Trump Jr’s meeting with a Russian lawyer?

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British publicist organised meeting at Trump Tower and reportedly sent email saying Russian government could help to boost Trump campaign As in which Trump Jr met Natalia Veselnitskaya, along with Paul Manafort, the campaigns chairman at the time, and Donald Trumps son-in-law, Jared Kushner, at Trump Tower in June 2016 on behalf of a client […]

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Shock as Bolshoi cancels world premiere of Nureyev ballet

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Move comes after outspoken director was questioned in a high-profile criminal investigation that supports claim is politically motivated Russias Bolshoi theatre has announced the cancellation of next weeks world premiere of a ballet about Russian dance legend Rudolf Nureyev, staged by an outspoken director who has been questioned in a high-profile criminal investigation. Nureyev was […]

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Three CNN journalists resign over retracted Trump-Russia story

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The storys author, Thomas Frank, was among those who resigned, along with Eric Lichtblau, assistant managing editor, and Lex Harris, investigations head American broadcaster CNN has accepted the resignations of three journalists involved in a story about a supposed investigation into a pre-inaugural meeting between an associate of President Donald Trump and the head of […]

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Trump ponders crackdown on Pakistan over terror ties despite experts’ warnings

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As US mulls strategy over countrys support for terrorist groups in Afghanistan, experts say tougher stance could drive Pakistan toward China and Russia The Trump administration is considering taking a harder stance against according to Reuters, are expanding drone strikes, withholding aid and revoking Pakistans status as a major non-Nato ally. But attempts to bully […]

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Russia investigation: Mike Pence hires personal legal counsel

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Pences office confirmed he retained Richard Cullen to assist him in responding to inquiries by special counsel Robert Mueller Vice president Mike Pence has hired outside legal counsel to oversee his response to investigations into possible inquiries by special counsel Robert Mueller. The vice president is focused entirely on his duties and promoting the presidents […]

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