Jim Mustian, Associated Press Updated 5:52 pm CDT, Wednesday, July 24, 2019 CORRECTS LAST NAME TO SATER, NOT SLATER, IN THE SECOND REFERENCE - FILE - In this Sept. 14, 2005, file photo, real estate developer Felix Sater, right, stands next to Donald Trump as Trump talks on his cellphone after speaking at the Bixpo 2005 business convention in Loveland, Colo. Federal documents made public during the week of July 22, 2019, confirm that Sater cooperated extensively with the FBI on matters ranging from organized crime to Al Qaida, but do not shed new light on his relationship with Trump and their work on New York City real estate projects before he ran for president. (Cyrus McCrimmon/The Denver Post via AP, File) less CORRECTS LAST NAME TO SATER, NOT SLATER, IN THE SECOND REFERENCE - FILE - In this Sept. 14, 2005, file photo, real estate developer Felix Sater, right, stands next to Donald Trump as Trump talks on his ... more … [Read more...] about Trump associate proved invaluable FBI source, records show
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Every year, Russian President Vladimir Putin stars in a big show, an hours-long televised question-and-answer marathon in which the president hears the people’s complaints, promises to tackle their problems and explains his views on a wide range of subjects. With more than a million questions submitted, organizers can choose carefully. But there was a hitch with this year’s annual extravaganza. On Thursday, somehow, the wrong questions got on the air—like one that flashed on the screen, “Only one question: When will you go away?” To many Americans incensed by Russia’s role in the 2016 U.S. election and by President Donald Trump’s attitude toward Russia since then, Putin seems like a master manipulator. At home, however, it doesn’t quite look that way. After nearly two decades in power, Putin is under pressure. The Russian public is less impressed with his swaggering on the global stage and is running out of patience with the stagnant … [Read more...] about Is Putin Losing the Trust of Russians?
LONDON — An international investigation that found four men responsible for the downingof a Malaysia Airlines jet in eastern Ukraine in 2014 has also revealed the chain of events that led to the deaths of the plane's nearly 300 passengers and crew. Separatist rebels had asked Russia for advanced military hardware to help them in their fight against Ukrainian government forces. But a Russian-made Buk missile was used instead to bring down the civilian airliner, investigators said. The group's findings allege high-level collaboration between the Kremlin and Russian separatist fighters in Ukraine when the jet traveling from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur was shot down without warning on July 17, 2014. The Joint Investigation Team was so confident in its findings that on Wednesday they charged four men — three Russians and one Ukrainian — with the murder of the 298people on board Flight 17. What was the evidence that convinced them who was responsible? At first the Dutch-led … [Read more...] about Probe into downed MH17 has accused 4 men of murder — here’s why
By The Washington Post | PUBLISHED: May 17, 2019 at 11:00 am | UPDATED: May 17, 2019 at 11:00 am By Carol D. Leonnig and Rosalind S. Helderman | Washington Post WASHINGTON – A federal judge on Thursday ordered that prosecutors make public a transcript of a phone call that former national security adviser Michael Flynn tried hard to hide with a lie: his conversation with a Russian ambassador in late 2016. U.S. District Judge Emmet Sullivan in Washington ordered the government also to provide a public transcript of a November 2017 voice mail involving Flynn. In that sensitive call, President Donald Trump’s attorney left a message for Flynn’s attorney reminding him of the president’s fondness for Flynn at a time when Flynn was considering cooperating with federal investigators. The transcripts, which the judge ordered be posted on a court website by May 31, would reveal conversations at the center of two major avenues of special counsel Robert Mueller … [Read more...] about Judge orders release of Flynn-Russian Ambassador call transcript
If you read through the many, many profiles written of presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg in the past several months, it’s hard not to notice just how many reporters happen to have had intimate personal encounters with the candidate, often months before he was in the headlines. There’s the article in The Atlantic where the writer met the mayor of South Bend, Indiana for a chicken tempura lunch in Manhattan. The writer from Indianapolis Monthly who went for a jog with Buttigieg three months before his feature landed, the Washington Post Magazine writer who sat down in a Virginia soul-food joint with Mayor Pete long before he declared for president and the Yahoo News feature writer who crammed into the corner seat of a midtown Manhattan café with him months ago.Story Continued Below I should know: last October, I had my own intimate, off-the-record encounter with Mayor Pete. We met at the Roxy Hotel in Tribeca. I had a beer—he stuck to water—and we talked … [Read more...] about ‘I Want Him on Everything’: Meet the Woman Behind the Buttigieg Media Frenzy