I Warned Early On Russiagate Would Help Trump. Now You Can See Why

As one of the vanishingly few people in journalism who has been pointing out the fundamentally fallacious premises behind “Russiagate” since the day it started, I can attest to how vociferously skeptics of this charade have been denounced as Donald Trump apologists or even secret supporters. Of course, there was always a vocal faction of […]

President Trump Supports Public Release of Mueller Report

President Trump says that he is looking forward to seeing the findings of special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election and that he would welcome the public seeing it as well. Speaking to reporters Wednesday on the White House’s South Lawn, Trump said, “Let it come out. Let people […]

U.S. Preparing to Take a Tougher Stance on German-Russian Gas Pipeline

The Trump administration is readying a tough stance against a Russian gas pipeline with sanctions, according to the Wall Street Journal. The move is driving tensions between the U.S., Germany, and other parts of the EU. The reason is a combination of geopolitics and competition in selling natural gas. At the center of the current […]

Russian Lawmakers Plan to Extend Their Online Crackdown With ‘Fake News’ and ‘Disrespect’ Laws

The Russian parliament has green-lit two new laws that would allow the authorities there to fine or even jail people for disrespecting the government online, and for spreading so-called “fake news.” One law, if finalized, would prohibit posts that show disrespect for Russian society, the state, state symbols, and the authorities there, such as President […]

Danske Bank Now Faces SEC Money Laundering Investigation

A Russian money-laundering scheme deepened as the Securities and Exchange Commission has opened an investigation into Danske Bank, the Wall Street Journal reported. The SEC joins a Department of Justice investigation as well as probes in Estonia, the U.K., France, and Denmark about the alleged laundering of nearly $230 billion between 2007 and 2015. The […]

Putin Says Russia Is Willing to Negotiate for Nuclear Arms Control—If Trump Acts First

Russian President Vladimir Putin addressed the United States during his state of the nation speech Wednesday, saying his country would be willing to participate in nuclear arms control talks if Washington initiates the conversation. “We don’t want confrontation, particularly with such a global power as the U.S.,” said Putin, according to the Associated Press. This […]