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Nikki Haley promises that Russian sanctions are coming, and the Trump administration responds by saying that she was suffering from “momentary confusion”

U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley said on Face the Nation this past Sunday that Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin would soon be announcing sanctions against Russian companies known to have aided in the development of Bashar al-Assad’s chemical warfare capabilities. The Trump administration, she said, would be sending a “strong message” over the […]

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Four things you need to know today

1. Attorney General Jeff Session just fired former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe, one of the three senior FBI officials who can corroborate Jim Comey’s allegation that Trump asked him to kill the investigation into Michael Flynn. [The other two men, Jim Rybicki, Comey’s chief of staff, and James Baker, the FBI’s general counsel, had […]

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Mueller now knows that Erik Prince’s meeting in Seychelles was for the purposes of establishing a communications backchannel between Trump and Putin

OK, now that we’ve talked about how reprehensible of a human being Betsy DeVos is, let’s talk about her brother, Erik Prince, the man behind the extremely shady private military company Blackwater… You remember Prince, right? He’s the enthusiastic, far-right Trump supporter who, not too long ago, told members of the House Intelligence Committee that […]

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Putin announces a new weapon capable of delivering a nuclear warhead to Florida, and Trump responds by attacking Alec Baldwin

Meanwhile Putin is standing on stage in Moscow, talking about how he could drop a nuclear warhead on Florida. — Mark Maynard (@MarkAMaynard) March 2, 2018 Saying “no missile defense system will be able to withstand it,” Valdimir Putin, this past Thursday, informed the world of Russia’s new hypersonic Sarmat ICBM. Standing in front of […]

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Instead of taking action to stop Russian election interference, the White House is suggesting that it’s a “past problem” that was Obama’s fault

Continuing our conversation about the serious, ongoing threat to our nation posed by Russia and our President’s unwillingness to take meaningful action, I wanted to note two interesting things that happened this afternoon. First, National Security Agency (NSA) Director Mike Rogers today told members of the Senate Armed Services Committee that we can expect further […]

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