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MSNBC’s Cevallos: ‘I Take Issue’ with Assuming Manafort Info ‘Must Relate to Russia’

On Friday’s “MSNBC Live,” MSNBC Legal Analyst Danny Cevallos stated that he takes issue with the assumption that the information Paul Manafort has to offer Special Counsel Robert Mueller “must relate to Russia.” Cevallos said, “[T]o get to cooperation, he had to convince Mueller and his team, through a proffer, that he still had valuable […]

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U.S. Military Intercepted Two Russian Bombers near Alaska

U.S. military officials confirmed on Wednesday that Air Force F-22 stealth fighter jets intercepted two Russian nuclear-capable bombers near Alaska on Tuesday. According to a statement from the North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) on Wednesday, two Russian Tu-95 “Bear” bombers and two Su-35 “Flanker” fighter jets crossed into the Alaska Air Defense Identification Zone (ADIZ) on […]

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Trump Wanted to Acknowledge U.S. Forces Killed Russian Mercenaries in Syria; Staff Disagreed

President Trump wanted to offer immediate public acknowledgment this year when the U.S. military killed hundreds of Russian mercenaries in self-defense. But some of the National Security Council (NSC) staff, under the leadership of H.R. McMaster, who was then the national security adviser, did not think it was a good idea out of concern for […]

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Report: Turkey Steps Up Arms to Syrian Rebels as Idlib Attack Looms

The Jerusalem Post reports: AMMAN – Turkey has stepped up arms supplies to Syrian rebels to help them stave off an expected offensive by the Syrian army and its Russian and Iran-backed allies in the northwest near the Turkish frontier, rebel sources told Reuters. Senior rebel officials said Turkey had sent more military aid to […]

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U.N. Investigators Find More Evidence Assad Used Chlorine Gas on Civilians

United Nations war crimes investigators reported on Wednesday they have uncovered more evidence that Syrian dictator Bashar Assad used chlorine gas weapons against civilians on three occasions — one of them in the northwestern province of Idlib, where the U.N. fears Assad and his Russian allies will soon massacre civilians in a massive assault. “The […]

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Trump Signs Executive Order to Deter and Punish Foreign Meddling in U.S. Elections

President Donald Trump on Wednesday signed an executive order that seeks to prevent and punish foreign interference in U.S. elections. The executive order, which would impose sanctions on individuals, entities, or countries, was announced by National Security Adviser John Bolton during a White House conference call. “Basically it’s a further effort among several that the administration […]

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China Joins Russia for Massive Wargame as Xi Meets with Putin

Russia’s biggest military exercise since the end of the Cold War is now underway, with a sizable contingent of elite Chinese and Mongolian troops participating. Chinese President Xi Jinping met with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Vladivostok on Tuesday for a bilateral summit on the sidelines of the Eastern Economic Forum. The five-day military exercise, […]

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Turkey’s Erdogan in the Wall Street Journal: ‘The World Must Stop Assad’

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan penned an op-ed in the Wall Street Journal on Monday calling on the international community to halt Syrian President Bashar Assad’s assault on Idlib province, the last major redoubt of insurgent forces in Syria. “The world must stop Assad,” Erdogan declared. Erdogan made Turkey’s concerns clear up front, citing the […]

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Dem Rep Garamendi: Russia ‘The Biggest Scandal in America’s Presidential History’

On Wednesday’s broadcast of CNN’s “Wolf,” Representative John Garamendi (D-CA) stated that the Russia scandal is “the biggest scandal in America’s presidential history, and there have been some whoppers in the past.” Garamendi said Trump’s attorneys “are doing everything they can to keep the president from testifying.” He added, “If you were to believe Rudy Giuliani, […]

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Gallup Editor-in-Chief: A Lot of Americans Dismiss Idea Trump Colluded with Russia

Gallup Editor-in-Chief Frank Newport said Tuesday most Americans do not believe President Trump did anything criminal with Russian interference in the 2016 elections. “We just asked did Trump do something illegal in terms of Russians affecting the election, and only 30 percent roughly said ‘yes’ on that, so a lot of Americans have kind of […]

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Report: U.S. World’s Largest Crude Oil Producer

President Donald Trump’s America First energy policy has catapulted the United States to the world’s largest global crude oil producer, according to the Energy Information Administration (EIA). EIA’s Short-Term Energy Outlook (STEO) report states preliminary estimates show the U.S. feasibly overtook Saudi Arabia and Russia to become the top crude oil producer earlier this year. The report notes U.S. crude […]

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Over 30,000 Displaced from Idlib Already, Syria Faces Worst Catastrophe of Brutal Civil War

The U.N. Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) said on Monday that over 30,000 people have already fled their homes in the Idlib province of Syria, as dictator Bashar Assad and his allies in Russia and Iran step up air and artillery strikes. The U.N. warned that Assad’s invasion of Idlib could be […]