Russia Politics & Government
Russian influence operation attempted to suppress black vote: Indictment
Trump pulls up national security adviser over Russia probe remarks
Trump fumes about Russia investigation as nation mourns
Donald Trump slams Obama admin. over Russia, lobs grenade at FBI over Florida shooting
Pres. Trump vents frustration over Russia probe, rails against FBI
Trump vents frustration over Russia probe, rails against FBI
Trump blames Obama — again — for not doing enough about Russian meddling
2018-02-19 23:00:09 U.S. Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s office said on Friday that a federal grand jury has indicted 13 Russian nationals and three Russian entities accused of interfering with U.S. elections and political processes. USA TODAY. WASHINGTON — President Trump blamed his predecessor for turning a blind eye to Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election Monday. "Obama was President up to, and beyond, the 2016 Election   Read More ...
Trump fumes about Russia investigation as nation mourns
2018-02-19 23:00:02 WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — As the nation mourned, President Donald Trump kept largely silent about the Florida school shooting victims and the escalating gun control debate, instead raging at the FBI for what he perceived to be a fixation on the Russia investigation at the cost of failing to deter the attack. From the privacy of Mar-a-Lago, Trump vented about the investigation in a marathon series of tweets over the weekend   Read More ...
Trump has blasted Obama, the FBI and Oprah since the Russia indictment — but not Russia 
2018-02-19 20:18:20 President Trump has railed against President Obama, Democrats in general, the FBI and Oprah Winfrey since the Justice Department indicted 13 Russian nationals for trying to tamper with the U.S. election. One thing he hasn’t criticized: Russia. Notably absent from the commander-in-chief’s weekend Twitter frenzy was a response to the Kremlin’s alleged efforts to influence America’s free and fair elections. Special counsel Robert Mueller’s office on Friday accused the Russians, as well as several companies, of launching a misinformation campaign to sway voters to outsider candidates such as Trump, Sen   Read More ...
Fact check: Trump roars on Twitter about Russia probe
2018-02-19 20:12:25 WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's Twitter cannon roared over the weekend as the latest turn in the Russia investigation seemingly placed him on the defensive. He denied he had ever absolved Russia of meddling in the 2016 U.S. election, despite his plentiful record of voicing doubts on that question. Resurrecting an old tale from the campaign, Trump also described a diplomatic transaction between the U   Read More ...
Turkey's Erdogan, Russia's Putin discuss Syria observation posts: Turkish source
2018-02-19 19:42:27 ANKARA (Reuters) - Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan and Russian President Vladimir Putin discussed the process of establishing new observation posts in the Syrian town of Idlib in a phone call on Monday, a source in Erdogan’s office said. The presidents also confirmed the two countries’ determination to jointly fight against terrorism and discussed recent developments in Idlib and the Afrin region, where Turkey launched a military offensive against U   Read More ...
AP FACT CHECK: Trump roars on Twitter about Russia probe
2018-02-19 19:00:45 WASHINGTON | President Donald Trump’s Twitter cannon roared over the weekend as the latest turn in the Russia investigation seemingly placed him on the defensive. He denied he had ever absolved Russia of meddling in the 2016 U.S. election, despite his plentiful record of voicing doubts on that question. Resurrecting an old tale from the campaign, Trump also described a diplomatic transaction between the U   Read More ...
Russian influence operation attempted to suppress black vote: Indictment
2018-02-19 18:36:37 Special Counsel indictments against 13 Russian nationals revealed that a key aspect of the alleged covert assault on the 2016 presidential election was an attempt to suppress turnout by African-American voters, an undertaking described in great detail in the papers filed in federal court Friday. “Of particular concern, the indictments show how the Russians tried to suppress the votes of minorities across the United States in order to help Donald Trump win the presidency,” Rep   Read More ...
Russia-Trump inquiry: Ex-aide Rick Gates 'to plead guilty'
2018-02-19 18:34:23 A former aide to Donald Trump's presidential campaign is expected to plead guilty in a deal with the special counsel investigating ties to Russia. Rick Gates was charged with conspiracy to launder money in October, along with his colleague and former Trump adviser Paul Manafort. The LA Times and CBS News report that Mr Gates has now struck a plea deal with special counsel Robert Mueller   Read More ...
Trump pulls up national security adviser over Russia probe remarks
2018-02-19 18:21:54 US President Donald Trump on Saturday publicly rebuked his national security adviser HR McMaster for omitting to say that while the FBI indictment of Russians was “incontrovertible” proof of Moscow’s meddling in the 2016 election, it did not impact the final outcome. Earlier in the day, McMaster, speaking at the Munich Security Conference, had said that “with the FBI indictment, the evidence (of Russia’s interference) is incontrovertible and available in the public domain”   Read More ...
Democrats, Oprah and Russia: A wild weekend of Trump tweets
2018-02-19 18:04:47 Even by his standards, weekend tweetstorm was epic, covering a range of topics from NASCAR to Iran to CBS "60 Minutes" segment. But by far, Trump sent the most tweets denying collusion with Russia and . Notably missing: what can be done in the wake of last week's school shooting and any condemnation of Russia's actions in the 2016 election. s on the Florida shooting In two of Trump's three tweets about the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School that left 17 people dead, Trump zeroed in on two of his biggest enemies in Washington-- Democrats and the FBI -- for their inaction   Read More ...
Donald Trump Will Resign ‘Within Two Weeks’ If Mueller Flips Manafort, Democratic Strategist Predicts
2018-02-19 17:45:50 The Russia investigation appears to be moving closer to Trump's inner circle, though Trump continues to deny any wrongdoing. Donald Trump will resign and leave the White House in fear if the Russia investigation is able to flip former campaign manager Paul Manafort against him, a top Democratic strategist is predicting. Last week, Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation took a major step forward with the indictment of 13 Russian nationals for interfering in the election by spreading propaganda on social media, and they also announced a plea deal for Manafort’s former business partner, Rick Gates   Read More ...
No evidence Russia impacted the US election results?
2018-02-19 16:37:57 Ed Rollins, former senior adviser to President Reagan, on the investigation into allegations of Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election.   Read More ...
Путин обсудил с Эрдоганом Африн, куда идут сирийские войска
2018-02-19 16:14:09 Сегодня в 17:29, просмотров: 1800 Президент России Владимир Путин и его турецкий коллега Реджеп Эрдоган в понедельник по телефону обсудили ситуацию в Сирии, в особенности в городе Африн, где Турция проводит военную операцию против курдов. "Отдельно затронута обстановка на северо-западе Сирии, в том числе с учетом турецкой военной операции в районе Африна", - говорится в сообщении Кремля. Также указывается, что лидеры двух стран высказались за дальнейшее укрепление взаимодействия в астанинском формате   Read More ...
Kremlin dismisses Mueller's indictment of 13 Russians
2018-02-19 16:13:52 (CNN)The Russian government denied Monday that it had interfered in the 2016 US election campaign in the Kremlin's first remarks since 13 Russian nationals were indicted Friday on charges of conspiring to defraud the US. "We didn't see any substantial evidence of someone interfering in the domestic affairs," Peskov added. He said the US indictment "mentions Russian citizens, but we heard the accusations against the Russian state -- that the Russian state, the Kremlin and the Russian government were involved   Read More ...
Путин подписал закон о платежах через МФЦ
2018-02-19 16:10:44 Сегодня в 17:49, просмотров: 684 Президент РФ Владимир Путин в понедельник, 19 февраля, подписал закон, наделяющий многофункциональные центры правом напрямую принимать платежи у населения. Документ опубликован на портале правовой информации. В соответствии с законом, физические и юридические лица смогут оплачивать государственные и муниципальные услуги непосредственно в МФЦ без необходимости посещения банка.   Read More ...
Trump stays quiet on shooting victims, fumes over Russia
2018-02-19 16:05:10 WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) - President Donald Trump spent the holiday weekend hunkered down at his Florida estate, watching cable television news, grousing to club members and advisers and fuming over the investigation of Russian election meddling. In a marathon series of furious tweets from Mar-a-Lago, Trump vented about Russia, raging at the FBI for what he perceived to be a fixation on the Russia investigation at the cost of failing to deter the attack on a Florida high school   Read More ...
Turkey's Erdogan, Russia's Putin discuss Syria observation posts - Turkish source
2018-02-19 15:48:43 ANKARA (Reuters) - Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan and Russian President Vladimir Putin discussed the process of establishing new observation posts in the Syrian town of Idlib in a phone call on Monday, a source in Erdogan's office said. The presidents also confirmed the two countries' determination to jointly fight against terrorism and discussed recent developments in Idlib and the Afrin region, where Turkey launched a military offensive against U   Read More ...
President Trump Lashes Out at Oprah and Russia Investigation in Tweet Storm as Nation Mourns
2018-02-19 15:47:43 (WEST PALM BEACH, Fla.) — As the nation mourned, President Donald Trump kept largely silent about the Florida school shooting victims and the escalating gun control debate, instead raging at the FBI for what he perceived to be a fixation on the Russia investigation at the cost of failing to deter the attack. From the privacy of Mar-a-Lago, Trump vented about the investigation in a marathon series of tweets over the weekend   Read More ...
Kremlin dismisses Mueller's indictment of 13 Russians
2018-02-19 15:43:58 (CNN) - The Russian government denied Monday that it had interfered in the 2016 U.S. election campaign in the Kremlin's first remarks since 13 Russian nationals were indicted Friday on charges of conspiring to defraud the U.S. Answering a question from CNN on a weekly telephone news conference, the spokesman for Russian President Vladimir Putin, Dmitry Peskov, said the indictments provided "no substantial evidence" of Russian meddling, and that there were "no indications that the Russian state could have been involved   Read More ...
Russia says ‘no evidence’ it meddled in U.S. election
2018-02-19 15:12:58 MOSCOW – Russia’s government on Monday insisted there was no evidence that it meddled in the U.S. elections, after Washington indicted 13 Russians for alleged covert efforts to sway voters. “There are no indications that the Russian government could be involved in this,” President Vladimir Putin’s spokesman Dmitry Peskov told journalists. It was the Kremlin’s first comment since the indictments were filed on Friday by a U   Read More ...
Trump stays quiet on shooting victims, fumes over Russia
2018-02-19 15:11:41 WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — President Donald Trump spent the holiday weekend hunkered down at his Florida estate, watching cable television news, grousing to club members and advisers and fuming over the investigation of Russian election meddling. In a marathon series of furious tweets from Mar-a-Lago, Trump vented about Russia, raging at the FBI for what he perceived to be a fixation on the Russia investigation at the cost of failing to deter the attack on a Florida high school   Read More ...
Kremlin says U.S. indictment on election tampering proves nothing
2018-02-19 15:08:52 The Kremlin said Monday that U.S. charges against 13 Russians and three Russian companies accused of meddling in the 2016 U.S. presidential election campaign did not contain any proof that the Russian state had been involved in such activity. "We still insist that these accusations are groundless," Kremlin spokesperson Dmitry Peskov told reporters on a conference call. "We do not think they are comprehensive in any way   Read More ...
Trump lashes out over Russia probe in angry and error-laden tweetstorm
2018-02-19 14:50:09 Josh Dawsey and Philip Rucker, The Washington Post. Published 11:00 pm, Sunday, February 18, 2018 WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. - President Donald Trump lashed out with fresh anger about the intensifying Russia probe over the weekend, accusing Democrats of enabling a foreign adversary to interfere in the 2016 election and attacking the FBI as well as his own national security adviser   Read More ...
'No indications' Russia government meddled in US election: Kremlin
2018-02-19 14:31:00 MOSCOW: The Kremlin on Monday (Feb 19) insisted there was no indication of Russian government involvement in meddling in US elections after Washington indicted 13 Russians for alleged covert efforts to sway voters. "There are no indications that the Russian government could be involved in this," President Vladimir Putin's spokesman Dmitry Peskov told journalists in the Kremlin's first comment since the indictments were filed on Friday   Read More ...
Kremlin says charges over US election tampering prove nothing, says zero proof of Russian state involvement
2018-02-19 14:22:30 The Kremlin has responded to US charges against 13 Russians and three Russian companies accused of meddling in the 2016 US presidential election campaign, saying they contained zero proof of Russian state involvement. The comments were the Kremlin's first reaction to charges drawn up by the office of US Special Counsel Robert Mueller. The indictment, released on Friday, said that a Russian propaganda arm oversaw a criminal and espionage conspiracy to tamper in the 2016 US presidential campaign to support Donald Trump and disparage Hillary Clinton   Read More ...
Russia trying to cause US election chaos, not help Trump?
2018-02-19 14:13:27 Washington Examiner White House reporter Sarah Westwood on the political fallout from the indictments of 13 Russians and three Russian companies by special counsel Robert Mueller.   Read More ...
'No indications' Russia govt meddled in US election: Kremlin
2018-02-19 14:01:22 MOSCOW: The Kremlin on Monday insisted there was no indication of Russian government involvement in meddling in US elections after Washington indicted 13 Russians for alleged covert efforts to sway voters. "There are no indications that the Russian government could be involved in this," President Vladimir Putin's spokesman Dmitry Peskov told journalists in the Kremlin's first comment since the indictments were filed on Friday   Read More ...
Russia looms large as U.S. election officials prep for 2018
2018-02-19 13:47:53 WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Ten months before the United States votes in its first major election since the 2016 presidential contest, U.S. state election officials huddled in Washington this weekend to swap strategies on dealing with an uninvited guest: Russia. A pair of conferences usually devoted to staid topics about election administration were instead packed with sessions dedicated to fending off election cyber attacks from Russia or others, as federal authorities tried to portray confidence while pleading with some states to take the threat more seriously   Read More ...
Trump stays quiet on shooting victims, fumes over Russia
2018-02-19 13:11:19 WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — President Donald Trump spent the holiday weekend hunkered down at his Florida estate, watching cable television news, grousing to club members and advisers and fuming over the investigation of Russian election meddling. In a marathon series of furious tweets from Mar-a-Lago, Trump vented about Russia, raging at the FBI for what he perceived to be a fixation on the Russia investigation at the cost of failing to deter the attack on a Florida high school   Read More ...
Trump stays quiet on shooting victims, fumes over Russia
2018-02-19 13:08:50 Related Coverage WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — President Donald Trump spent the holiday weekend hunkered down at his Florida estate, watching cable television news, grousing to club members and advisers and fuming over the investigation of Russian election meddling. In a marathon series of furious tweets from Mar-a-Lago, Trump vented about Russia, raging at the FBI for what he perceived to be a fixation on the Russia investigation at the cost of failing to deter the attack on a Florida high school   Read More ...
Putin spokesman Peskov "no detailed info" on Russians killed in Syria
2018-02-19 13:08:32 (14 Feb 2018) Several private Russian military contractors were killed by a US strike in Syria, Russian media reported on Tuesday in a development that could further inflame Russia-US tensions if officially confirmed. On Wednesday, President Vladimir Putin's spokesman Dmitry Peskov refrained from commenting on the reports, saying that the Kremlin had no "detailed information" about the alleged deaths. Peskov said there could be Russian citizens in Syria, but emphasised that currently there are no legal barriers that would prevent Russians from visiting it. Russian media said the Russian private contractors were part of pro-government forces that advanced on oil fields in the eastern Deir el-Zour province and were targeted by the United States   Read More ...
Kremlin says charges over U.S. election tampering prove nothing
2018-02-19 12:42:22 MOSCOW (Reuters) - The Kremlin said on Monday that U.S. charges against 13 Russians and three Russian companies accused of meddling in the 2016 U.S. presidential election campaign contained zero proof of Russian state involvement. The comments were the Kremlin’s first reaction to charges drawn up by the office of U.S. Special Counsel Robert Mueller. The indictment, released on Friday, said that a Russian propaganda arm oversaw a criminal and espionage conspiracy to tamper in the 2016 U   Read More ...
Kremlin says there's no significant evidence of Russian meddling in US election
2018-02-19 12:14:22 The Kremlin reacted to the indictment of Russian nationals for illegal interference in the 2016 U.S. presidential elections. Spokesman Dmitry Peskov told reporters on a conference call Monday that the U.S. charges did not contain any proof that the Russian state had been involved in such activity, according to Reuters and Russian news agency TASS. "We continue to insist that we consider such evidence to be unfounded, we do not consider it to be exhaustive, we do not consider it fair and cannot agree with them," Peskov said, according to TASS   Read More ...
Foreign Minister Khawaja Asif off to Russia for talks with counterpart Sergei Lavrov
2018-02-19 12:12:24 Foreign Minister Khawaja Asif on Monday left for Russia on a four-day visit at the invitation of his Russian counterpart, Sergei Lavrov, Radio Pakistan reported.Asif is expected to hold official talks with Lavrov during his stay in Moscow. The two sides will deliberate upon the entire spectrum of bilateral relations as well as regional and international issues of mutual interest, the report said   Read More ...
Путин поручил обдумать сокращение сроков эксплуатации пассажирских вертолетов
2018-02-19 12:09:31 Сегодня в 13:58, просмотров: 181 Президент России Владимир Путин дал два поручения Минтрансу по итогам совещания, на котором рассматривался вопрос диверсификации производства продукции гражданского назначения организациями ОПК. Как сообщается на сайте Кремля, глава государства попросил ведомство изучить возможность сокращения максимального срока эксплуатации пассажирских вертолетов. Кроме того, Минтрансу поручено содействовать сертификации гражданской вертолётной техники в иностранных государствах. Главе ведомства Максиму Соколову предстоит отчитаться по этим пунктам до 1 мая 2018 года   Read More ...
Trump says Russia succeeding in sowing US discord
2018-02-19 10:48:28 West Palm Beach, United States | AFP | President Donald Trump said Sunday that Russia was succeeding beyond its "wildest dreams" in sowing US discord but refrained once more from directly challenging Moscow on its election meddling. In a flurry of tweets, Trump blamed former president Barack Obama for failing to stop Russia while accusing the FBI of spending "too much time trying to prove collusion with the Trump campaign   Read More ...
Russia-Trump probe: Fallout continues over indictment
2018-02-19 09:43:12 As the political fallout continues over the indictment of a group of Russians accused of meddling in the 2016 presidential election, Donald Trump fired off several tweets rejecting accusations his campaign colluded with Moscow.   Read More ...
Donald Trump's tweets on Nato, Russian meddling and North Korea should be ignored, say top US security officials
2018-02-19 09:34:43 Amid global anxiety about President approach to global affairs, US officials had a message to a gathering of Europe's foreign policy elite this weekend: pay no attention to the man. US lawmakers - both Democrats and Republicans - and top national security officials in the Trump administration offered the same advice publicly and privately, often clashing with Trump's Twitter stream: the United States remains staunchly committed to its European allies, is furious with the Kremlin about election interference and isn't contemplating a pre-emptive strike on North Korea to halt its nuclear programme   Read More ...
Trump claims he ‘never said Russia did not meddle in the election’ despite repeatedly casting doubt on Russia probe
2018-02-19 08:08:02 President Donald Trump has asserted he never said Russia did not meddle in the 2016 election, even though he has repeatedly cast doubt on the Kremlin’s interference in the race that propelled him into the presidency. “I never said Russia did not meddle in the election, I said ‘it may be Russia, or China or another country or group, or it may be a 400 pound genius sitting in bed and playing with his computer,’” the President   Read More ...
FBI missed signs on Florida shooting due to Russia probe - Trump
2018-02-19 08:07:50 President Donald Trump attacked the FBI and lawmakers probing suspected Russian meddling in the 2016 US presidential election. He drew sharp criticism for saying an excessive focus on Russia led investigators to miss signs that could have prevented a deadly school shooting in Florida. In a series of tweets over the weekend from his Mar-a-Lago estate in Florida, Trump said congressional investigations and political "hatred" showed Russia had succeeded in sowing "discord, disruption and chaos" in the United States   Read More ...