Archiv: affairs


14.02.2019 - 08:44 [ CNN ]

Manafort bombshell deepens mystery in Russia probe

None of these activities are necessarily illegal, making it even more difficult to understand why there was an apparent need to cover them up.
„This is the million-dollar question in the entire investigation,“ Rep. Mike Rogers, an Alabama Republican who’s a former chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, said on CNN’s „Cuomo Prime Time.“ „You just have to start asking yourself, why did all of them lie about their connections to the Russians?“https://www.cnn.com/2019/02/13/politics/paul-manafort-donald-trump-russia-probe/index.html

14.02.2019 - 08:36 [ Washington Post ]

Federal judge finds Paul Manafort lied to Mueller probe about contacts with Russian aide

Manafort’s lies, the judge found, included “his interactions and communications with [Konstantin] Kilimnik,” a longtime aide whom the FBI assessed to have ties to Russian intelligence.

U.S. District Judge Amy Berman Jackson of the District said Manafort also lied to the special counsel, the FBI and the grand jury about a payment from a company to a law firm — which he previously characterized as a loan repayment — and made false statements that were material to another Justice Department investigation whose focus has not been described in public filings in Manafort’s case.

07.02.2019 - 18:11 [ Mediapart.fr ]

Macron security aide affair: the secret recordings that change everything

(1.2.2019) An investigation by Mediapart sheds dramatic new light on the affair involving Alexandre Benalla, who was a security aide to President Emmanuel Macron until he was sacked when video footage emerged showing that he had used violence against protestors at a demonstration. In particular recordings of Benalla talking to the former head of security for the ruling LREM party, Vincent Crase, who also lost his job over the scandal, reveal details about a secret meeting that breached a judicial control order, about a security contract with a Russian oligarch close to Vladimir Putin, and Benalla’s ongoing communications with President Macron. Fabrice Arfi, Antton Rouget and Marine Turchi report.

07.02.2019 - 18:09 [ Washington Post ]

Macron under fire after attempted search of French news outlet Mediapart

Press freedom advocates have criticized the government of French President Emmanuel Macron for attempting a warrantless search of an investigative news outlet days after it published material potentially damaging to Macron.

Representatives of the Paris prosecutor, along with police officers, arrived Monday morning at the headquarters of Mediapart alleging that the news organization’s reporting had violated the privacy of a former Macron aide.

27.01.2019 - 06:52 [ CBS News ]

Roger Stone says campaign officials listed in indictments „have an ax to grind against me“

A longtime associate of President Trump is maintaining his innocence. Roger Stone insists he is not guilty of charges outlined in a federal indictment and he’s blasting an early-morning FBI raid on his Florida home. Stone spoke to CBS News justice and homeland security correspondent Jeff Pegues.

26.01.2019 - 15:52 [ The Young Turks / Youtube ]

Trump LOSES Shutdown War And Roger Stone Is Raided And Arrested

The government shutdown has ended… for now. Trump advisor Roger Stone’s home was raided and he was promptly arrested by furloughed FBI agents.

25.01.2019 - 16:56 [ Wikileaks / Twitter ]

FULL DOC: Roger J. Stone indictment (pdf). The document reflects existing reporting on Stone, Corsi & Credico’s attempts at braggadocio in response to WikiLeaks‘ announcements. New evidence of no „back channel“ with WikiLeaks:

25.01.2019 - 16:53 [ CNN ]

Mueller indicts Roger Stone, says he was coordinating with Trump officials about WikiLeaks‘ stolen emails

Prosecutors cite text messages and emails he exchanged with the people about what Assange had, and one sent a photo of himself standing outside the Ecaudorian embassy in London, where Assange has stayed for years.
The men passed on much of the information after WikiLeaks began speaking publicly about stolen documents it had but before all had been released.
According to previous reporting, those people included radio host Randy Credico and Jerome Corsi. They are unnamed in the indictment and have not been charged with crimes.

19.01.2019 - 07:06 [ Aaron Maté ‏/ Twitter ]

Q for @a_cormier_ & @JasonLeopold: I see a (possible) discrepancy. Asked about evidence for your story, Anthony told CNN „I’ve not seen it personally.“ Jason told MSNBC: „We have seen documents.“ Did Jason misspeak, or is he referring to documents separate from this story?

19.01.2019 - 07:01 [ Washington Examiner ]

Yet another Trump ‚bombshell‘ ends up being a hoax

We had drafted an editorial warning people to exercise caution about this big story. Given the media track record under Trump, we didn’t need to be fortune tellers to issue this warning. But for so many journalists, whose loathing of Trump has become an obstacle to their professional credibility, this story was just too good to check. People kept believing in it, wanting to believe it, even after the two reporters behind the story gave conflicting accounts of whether they’d seen the documents in question.

19.01.2019 - 06:51 [ Daily Caller ]

CNN And MSNBC Repeatedly Floated Impeachment Over Disputed BuzzFeed Report

According to a Daily Caller review of TV clipping service Grabien, personalities on CNN and MSNBC used the words “Impeach,” “Impeachment,” or “Impeachable,” 179 times.

The review included only original Friday programming and ran up until each network learned that BuzzFeed’s report was in dispute — shortly before 8 pm.

19.01.2019 - 06:40 [ Washington Post ]

In a rare move, Mueller’s office denies BuzzFeed report that Trump told Cohen to lie about Moscow project

The statement was remarkable on several levels — first, the special counsel’s office speaks exceedingly rarely, and second, the statement seemed to drive a stake through a sensational allegation that Democratic lawmakers suggested earlier in the day could spell the end of the Trump presidency. As earthshaking as the claims in the story were, no other media organizations were able to match them.

19.01.2019 - 06:35 [ Stephen A. Crockett Jr. / theroot.com ]

I Don’t Care What Y’all Say, If Buzzfeed Brings Down President Trump, I’m Inviting Them To The Cookout [Updated]

I, too, balked when people tried to give Hillary Clinton an invitation in 2016. And if you check my voting record, you will see that I cast a “no” vote against Bernie Sanders and Michael Rapaport. I even actively campaigned against Robin Thicke even though “Lost Without You” kinda slaps.

But if Trump is impeached because of a Buzzfeed article, it will be bigger than the day Beyoncè gave the world a surprise album;

19.01.2019 - 06:31 [ CNN ]

Buzzfeed: Sources say Trump directed Cohen to lie to Congress

(18.1.2019) President Donald Trump personally directed his longtime attorney Michael Cohen to lie to Congress about the Moscow Trump Tower project, according to a Buzzfeed report, citing two federal law enforcement officials involved in an investigation of the matter. CNN has not corroborated Buzzfeed’s story.

06.05.2018 - 20:11 [ theGuardian.com ]

‚Trump’s going to be forced to resign‘: Stormy Daniels‘ lawyer predicts a fall

“Ultimately, he is going to be forced to resign,” said Michael Avenatti, the attorney for the adult film actor who says she had an affair with Donald Trump and was paid by Trump’s lawyer, Michael Cohen, to keep it quiet.

“I don’t know how he will ultimately spin his departure, but I firmly believe there is going to be too much evidence of wrongdoing by him and those around him for him to be able to survive the balance of his term.”

06.05.2018 - 19:03 [ Washington Post ]

Giuliani: It is possible Michael Cohen paid off other women for Trump

When asked during an interview on ABC News’s “This Week” whether Michael Cohen, Trump’s personal attorney, had made payments to other women, Giuliani said he did not know of any but acknowledged that this could have happened.

“I have no knowledge of that,” Giuliani said. “But I would think if it was necessary, yes.”

05.04.2018 - 06:17 [ Reuters UK ]

Russia lost vote at chemical weapons body seeking joint Salisbury inquiry – source

Russia lost a vote 15-6 at the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) seeking a new joint investigation into the poisoning of a former Russian double agent in Britain, a diplomatic source told Reuters.

04.04.2018 - 17:57 [ Regierung des Vereinigten Königreichs ]

British Ambassador to Russia briefing on the Salisbury attack: 22 March 2017

First, there is no doubt that the weapon used in the attack was the military-grade nerve agent from the Novichok series. This has been confirmed by specialists, our specialists. An Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons mission is in the UK now to independently confirm this analysis.

There is also no doubt that Novichok was produced in Russia by the Russian state. It is not a weapon that can be manufactured by non-state actors. It is so dangerous it requires the highest grade state laboratories and expertise to produce it.