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Key G.O.P. Lawmakers Say Sessions Should Recuse Himself From Russia Inquiry

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Asked to clarify whether that required Mr. Sessions to step aside, he replied: “I think it’d be easier from that standpoint, yes.”
And Representative Jason Chaffetz, the Utah Republican who leads the House Oversight Committee, said on Twitter on Thursday, “ AG Sessions should clarify his testimony and recuse himself.”
Some Democrats were already going further, suggesting that Mr. Sessions had perjured himself and demanding that he step down.
“Sessions is not fit to serve as the top law enforcement officer of our country and must resign,” said Representative Nancy Pelosi of California, the House Democratic leader. “There must be an independent, bipartisan, outside commission to investigate the Trump political, personal and financial connections to the Russians.”
The Trump administration rejected the accusations as partisan attacks, and Mr. Sessions said in a statement issued shortly before midnight that he had not addressed election matters with the ambassador, Sergey I. Kislyak.
“I never met with any Russian officials to discuss issues of the campaign,” Mr. Sessions said. “I have no idea what this allegation is about. It is false.”
In an appearance on NBC News on Thursday morning, Mr. Sessions reiterated that he had not met with the Russian ambassador to discuss the political campaign, but left the door open to stepping aside from the investigation. “I have said whenever it’s appropriate, I will recuse myself,” he said. “There’s no doubt about that.”
The clash was the latest escalation in the continuing fallout over what intelligence officials have concluded was Russian interference in the 2016 election to help President Trump, including by hacking Democratic emails and providing them to WikiLeaks for release.
F.B.I. officials have been scrutinizing contacts between people affiliated with the Trump campaign over communication with the Russian government. And last month, the national security adviser, Michael T. Flynn, resigned after it emerged that he had misled Vice President Mike Pence about a conversation with Mr. Kislyak.
Now, Mr. Sessions appears to be at risk of becoming caught in that same wave. He was the first senator to endorse Mr. Trump and became an architect of his populist campaign strategy who sharpened the candidate’s message on immigration and trade. Mr. Sessions became a trusted adviser and is seen as one of the power centers in the administration.
At the confirmation hearing for attorney general in January, Senator Al Franken, Democrat of Minnesota, asked Mr. Sessions about a CNN report that intelligence briefers had told Barack Obama, then the president, and Mr. Trump, then the president-elect, that Russian operatives claimed to have compromising information about Mr. Trump.
Mr. Franken also noted that the report indicated that surrogates for Mr. Trump and intermediaries for the Russian government continued to exchange information during the campaign. He asked Mr. Sessions what he would do if that report proved true.
Mr. Sessions replied that he was “not aware of any of those activities.” He added: “I have been called a surrogate at a time or two in that campaign, and I didn’t have — did not have communications with the Russians, and I’m unable to comment on it.”
But the Justice Department acknowledged on Wednesday that Mr. Sessions had twice communicated with the Russian ambassador last year. The first time was in July, at the Republican National Convention, after he gave a speech at an event for ambassadors sponsored by the Heritage Foundation. The second time was a visit to his office by Mr. Kislyak in September. The Washington Post earlier reported both encounters.
While confirming the conversations, the department played down both. Of the Heritage Foundation encounter, a Justice Department official said the Russian ambassador was among a small group of diplomats who approached Mr. Sessions as he was leaving the stage. The ambassadors, the official said, thanked Mr. Sessions for his remarks and invited him to join them at various events they were sponsoring, but he made no commitments to do so.
Of the office visit, the official said, the discussion focused on relations between the United States and Russia and issues the two countries were facing, although the department left open the possibility that there had been “superficial” comments about news related to the election.
A spokeswoman for the Justice Department, Sarah Isgur Flores, said “there was absolutely nothing misleading” about Mr. Sessions’s answers at his confirmation hearing. She said that Mr. Sessions, as a senior member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, had at least 25 conversations with foreign ambassadors, including those from Australia, Britain, Canada, China, Germany, India, Japan, Korea, Poland and Russia.
She added: “He was asked during the hearing about communications between Russia and the Trump campaign — not about meetings he took as a senator and a member of the Armed Services Committee.”
But Democrats were unassuaged. In a statement, Mr. Franken called Mr. Sessions’s testimony “at best misleading,” noting, “It’s clearer than ever now that the attorney general cannot, in good faith, oversee an investigation at the Department of Justice and the F.B.I. of the Trump-Russia connection, and he must recuse himself immediately.”
Senator Claire McCaskill, Democrat of Missouri, cast doubt on Mr. Sessions’ explanation that he had met with the Russian ambassador because of his duties as a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, saying that was beyond the panel’s jurisdiction.
“I’ve been on the Armed Services Com for 10 years,” she wrote on Twitter on Thursday. “No call or meeting w/Russian ambassador. Ever. Ambassadors call members of Foreign Rel Com.”
And Representative Elijah E. Cummings of Maryland, the ranking Democrat on the House Oversight Committee, went further, calling for Mr. Sessions to resign because he let a “demonstrably false” statement stand for weeks without correcting the public record.
“There is no longer any question that we need a truly independent commission to investigate this issue,” Mr. Cummings said.
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Obama Administration Rushed to Preserve Intelligence of Russian Election Hacking

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“I have no idea what this allegation is about,” he said. “It is false.”
Mr. Trump has denied that his campaign had any contact with Russian officials, and at one point he openly suggested that American spy agencies had cooked up intelligence suggesting that the Russian government had tried to meddle in the presidential election. Mr. Trump has accused the Obama administration of hyping the Russia story line as a way to discredit his new administration.
At the Obama White House, Mr. Trump’s statements stoked fears among some that intelligence could be covered up or destroyed — or its sources exposed — once power changed hands. What followed was a push to preserve the intelligence that underscored the deep anxiety with which the White House and American intelligence agencies had come to view the threat from Moscow.
It also reflected the suspicion among many in the Obama White House that the Trump campaign might have colluded with Russia on election email hacks — a suspicion that American officials say has not been confirmed. Former senior Obama administration officials said that none of the efforts were directed by Mr. Obama.
Sean Spicer, the Trump White House spokesman, said, “The only new piece of information that has come to light is that political appointees in the Obama administration have sought to create a false narrative to make an excuse for their own defeat in the election.” He added, “There continues to be no there, there.”
As Inauguration Day approached, Obama White House officials grew convinced that the intelligence was damning and that they needed to ensure that as many people as possible inside government could see it, even if people without security clearances could not. Some officials began asking specific questions at intelligence briefings, knowing the answers would be archived and could be easily unearthed by investigators — including the Senate Intelligence Committee, which in early January announced an inquiry into Russian efforts to influence the election.
At intelligence agencies, there was a push to process as much raw intelligence as possible into analyses, and to keep the reports at a relatively low classification level to ensure as wide a readership as possible across the government — and, in some cases, among European allies. This allowed the upload of as much intelligence as possible to Intellipedia, a secret wiki used by American analysts to share information.
There was also an effort to pass reports and other sensitive materials to Congress. In one instance, the State Department sent a cache of documents marked “secret” to Senator Benjamin Cardin of Maryland days before the Jan. 20 inauguration. The documents, detailing Russian efforts to intervene in elections worldwide, were sent in response to a request from Mr. Cardin, the top Democrat on the Foreign Relations Committee, and were shared with Republicans on the panel.
“This situation was serious, as is evident by President Obama’s call for a review — and as is evident by the United States response,” said Eric Schultz, a spokesman for Mr. Obama. “When the intelligence community does that type of comprehensive review, it is standard practice that a significant amount of information would be compiled and documented.”
The opposite happened with the most sensitive intelligence, including the names of sources and the identities of foreigners who were regularly monitored. Officials tightened the already small number of people who could access that information. They knew the information could not be kept from the new president or his top advisers, but wanted to narrow the number of people who might see the information, officials said.
More than a half-dozen current and former officials described various aspects of the effort to preserve and distribute the intelligence, and some said they were speaking to draw attention to the material and ensure proper investigation by Congress. All spoke on the condition of anonymity because they were discussing classified information, nearly all of which remains secret, making an independent public assessment of the competing Obama and Trump administration claims impossible.
The F.B.I. is conducting a wide-ranging counterintelligence investigation into Russia’s meddling in the election, and is examining alleged links between Mr. Trump’s associates and the Russian government. Separately, the House and Senate intelligence committees are conducting their own investigations, though they must rely on information collected by the F.B.I. and intelligence agencies.
On Wednesday, a Justice Department official confirmed that Mr. Sessions had two conversations with Ambassador Kislyak last year, when he was still a senator, despite testifying at his Jan. 10 confirmation hearing that he had no contact with the Russians. At that hearing, Mr. Sessions was asked what he would do if it turned out to be true that anyone affiliated with the Trump team had communicated with the Russian government in the course of the campaign. He said he was “not aware of any of those activities.”
“I have been called a surrogate at a time or two in that campaign and I didn’t have — did not have communications with the Russians, and I’m unable to comment on it,” Mr. Sessions said at the time.
However, Justice officials acknowledged that Mr. Sessions had spoken with Mr. Kislyak twice: once, among a group of ambassadors who approached him at a Heritage Foundation event during the Republican National Convention in Cleveland in July and, separately, in an office meeting on Sept. 8. The contacts were first reported by The Washington Post.
Sarah Isgur Flores, Mr. Sessions’s spokeswoman, said “there was absolutely nothing misleading about his answer” because he did not communicate with the ambassador in his capacity as a Trump campaign surrogate. She said Mr. Sessions had at least 25 conversations in 2016 with ambassadors from a range of nations — including Britain, Japan, China, Germany and Russia — while on the Senate Armed Services Committee.
The revelation prompted congressional Democrats to issue a torrent of statements reiterating their demands that Mr. Sessions recuse himself from overseeing any investigation into Russia’s contacts with the Trump campaign. So far, Mr. Sessions has demurred.
Representative Adam B. Schiff, the ranking Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee, said in a statement on Wednesday that if the reports about Mr. Sessions were accurate, “it is essential that he recuse himself from any role in the investigation of Trump campaign ties to the Russians.” Mr. Schiff added, “This is not even a close call; it is a must.”
Representative Nancy Pelosi, the Democratic leader of the House, called on Mr. Sessions to resign, saying on Twitter that “he is not fit to serve as the top law enforcement officer of our country.”
A White House official, speaking on the condition of anonymity, backed up Mr. Sessions late Wednesday, calling the accusations “the latest attack against the Trump administration by partisan Democrats.”
At a CNN town hall on Wednesday, Senator Lindsey Graham, Republican of South Carolina, said he did not know if there was anything between the Trump campaign and the Russians. But he added that if there was, “it is clear to me that Jeff Sessions, who is my dear friend, cannot make this decision about Trump.”
At his confirmation hearing on Wednesday, former Senator Dan Coats, Mr. Trump’s nominee for director of national intelligence, told the Senate Intelligence Committee that “I think it’s our responsibility to provide you access to all that you need.”
Some Obama White House officials had little faith that a Trump administration would make good on such pledges, and the efforts to preserve the intelligence continued until the administration’s final hours. This was partly because intelligence was still being collected and analyzed, but it also reflected the sentiment among many administration officials that they had not recognized the scale of the Russian campaign until it was too late.
The warning signs had been building throughout the summer, but were far from clear. As WikiLeaks was pushing out emails stolen from the Democratic National Committee through online publication, American intelligence began picking up conversations in which Russian officials were discussing contacts with Trump associates, and European allies were starting to pass along information about people close to Mr. Trump meeting with Russians in the Netherlands, Britain and other countries.
But what was going on in the meetings was unclear to the officials, and the intercepted communications did little to clarify matters — the Russians, it appeared, were arguing about how far to go in interfering in the presidential election. What intensified the alarm at the Obama White House was a campaign of cyberattacks on state electoral systems in September, which led the administration to deliver a public accusation against the Russians in October.
But it wasn’t until after the election, and after more intelligence had come in, that the administration began to grasp the scope of the suspected tampering and concluded that one goal of the campaign was to help tip the election in Mr. Trump’s favor. In early December, Mr. Obama ordered the intelligence community to conduct a full assessment of the Russian campaign.
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In the weeks before the assessment was released in January, the intelligence community combed through databases for an array of communications and other information — some of which was months old by then — and began producing reports that showed there were contacts during the campaign between Trump associates and Russian officials.
The nature of the contacts remains unknown. Several of Mr. Trump’s associates have done business in Russia, and it is unclear if any of the contacts were related to business dealings.
The New York Times, citing four current and former officials, reported last month that the American authorities had obtained information of repeated contacts between Mr. Trump’s associates and senior Russian intelligence officials. The White House has dismissed the story as false.
Since the Feb. 14 article appeared, more than a half-dozen officials have confirmed contacts of various kinds between Russians and Trump associates. The label “intelligence official” is not always cleanly applied in Russia, where ex-spies, oligarchs and government officials often report back to the intelligence services and elsewhere in the Kremlin.
Steven L. Hall, the former head of Russia operations at the C.I.A., said that Mr. Putin was surrounded by a cast of characters, and that it was “fair to say that a good number of them come from an intelligence or security background. Once an intel guy, always an intel guy in Russia.”
The concerns about the contacts were cemented by a series of phone calls between Mr. Kislyak and Michael T. Flynn, who had been poised to become Mr. Trump’s national security adviser. The calls began on Dec. 29, shortly after Mr. Kislyak was summoned to the State Department and informed that, in retaliation for Russian election meddling, the United States was expelling 35 suspected Russian intelligence operatives and imposing other sanctions. Mr. Kislyak was irate and threatened a forceful Russia response, according to people familiar with the exchange.
But a day later, Mr. Putin said his government would not retaliate, prompting a Twitter post from Mr. Trump praising the Russian president — and puzzling Obama White House officials.
On Jan. 2, administration officials learned that Mr. Kislyak — after leaving the State Department meeting — called Mr. Flynn, and that the two talked multiple times in the 36 hours that followed. American intelligence agencies routinely wiretap the phones of Russian diplomats, and transcripts of the calls showed that Mr. Flynn urged the Russians not to respond, saying relations would improve once Mr. Trump was in office, according to multiple current and former officials.
Beyond leaving a trail for investigators, the Obama administration also wanted to help European allies combat a threat that had caught the United States off guard. American intelligence agencies made it clear in the declassified version of the intelligence assessment released in January that they believed Russia intended to use its attacks on the United States as a template for more meddling. “We assess Moscow will apply lessons learned,” the report said, “to future influence efforts worldwide, including against U.S. allies.”
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The Daily 202: Trump’s Russia headache gets worse, as Sessions struggles to spin undisclosed meetings

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Jeff Sessions is sworn in on Jan. 10 ahead of his confirmation hearing to become attorney general. "I did not have communications with the Russians," he told the Senate Judiciary Committee under oath. Now he acknowledges that he spoke twice last year with Russia’s ambassador to the United States. (Photo by Matt McClain/The Washington Post)
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THE BIG IDEA: Jeff Sessions wakes up this morning with potentially serious legal and political problems.
-- The attorney general and his team are in damage-control mode, trying to explain confusing and seemingly inconsistent statements.
-- A handful of top Democrats, including Nancy Pelosi and Claire McCaskill, called for his resignation overnight. Others are expected to follow in the coming hours. Many more are clamoring for a special prosecutor, both to explore whether Sessions should be charged with perjury for making apparently false statements to Congress and more broadly to explore links between Trump campaign officials and Russia during the election. There is consensus among Democrats in both chambers that Sessions must, at the very least, immediately recuse himself from all Russia-related investigations to preserve the integrity of the Justice Department and the ongoing FBI investigation, something he has repeatedly resisted.
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-- Notably, few Republican lawmakers are rushing to vocally defend their longtime colleague this morning. Some worry about what shoes might drop next.
House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy said on “Morning Joe” that Sessions should recuse himself. “I don’t have all the information in front of me, I don’t want to prejudge, but I just think for any investigation going forward, you want to make sure everybody trusts the investigation,” he said. “I think it’d be easier from that standpoint.”
The GOP chairman of the House Oversight Committee echoed that, as well:
-- In case you missed them, four significant Russia stories popped late last night:
The Washington Post reported that then-Sen. Sessions (R-Ala.) spoke twice last year with Russia’s ambassador to the United Statesencounters he did not disclose when asked about possible contacts between members of President Trump’s campaign and representatives of Moscow during his confirmation hearing to become attorney general. “One of the meetings was a private conversation between Sessions and Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak that took place in September in the senator’s office, at the height of what U.S. intelligence officials say was a Russian cyber campaign to upend the U.S. presidential race,” Adam Entous, Ellen Nakashima and Greg Miller report. The second meeting happened after a Heritage Foundation event during the Republican National Convention, when the two spoke individually in Cleveland. A Sessions spokeswoman confirmed both meetings.
Testifying under oath before the Senate Judiciary Committee, he was asked in January by Al Franken what he would do if he learned of any evidence that anyone affiliated with the Trump campaign communicated with the Russian government during the 2016 campaign. “I’m not aware of any of those activities,” he responded. He added: “I have been called a surrogate at a time or two in that campaign and I did not have communications with the Russians.”
There’s more: Sen. Patrick J. Leahy (D-Vt.) sent Sessions an additional written question: “Have you been in contact with anyone connected to any part of the Russian government about the 2016 election, either before or after election day?” The AG’s one-word answer could not have been more categorical: “No.”
Watch the Franken-Sessions exchange:
Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.) questioned attorney general nominee Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.) about news that intelligence officials briefed President-elect Trump on unconfirmed reports that Russia has compromising information on Trump. Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.) questioned attorney general nominee Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.) about news that intelligence officials briefed President-elect Trump on unconfirmed reports that Russia has compromising information on Trump. (Senate Judiciary Committee)
-- The Wall Street Journal, following The Post’s report, added that “U.S. investigators have examined contacts … Sessions had with Russian officials during the time he was advising” Trump’s campaign. “The outcome of the inquiry, and whether it is ongoing, wasn’t clear,” per Carol E. Lee, Christopher S. Stewart, Rob Barry and Shane Harris. “The contacts were being examined as part of a wide-ranging U.S. counterintelligence investigation into possible communications between members of Mr. Trump’s campaign team and Russian operatives.” Three other nuggets:
  • A spokeswoman told the Journal that the AG wasn’t aware that his communications have been under investigation until being contacted by the press.
  • The inquiry, focused on contacts Sessions had “while serving as Mr. Trump’s foreign-policy adviser in the spring and summer of 2016,” is being pursued by the FBI, Central Intelligence Agency, National Security Agency and Treasury Department.
  • The FBI’s role in the investigation into Mr. Sessions’ conversations left the agency ‘wringing its hands’ about how to proceed, said one person familiar with the matter.”
Barack Obama and Donald Trump visit in the Oval Office on Nov. 10. (Pablo Martinez Monsivais/AP)
-- The New York Times revealed that some Obama White House officials were so concerned about possible contacts between Trump associates and the Russians that they took active measures to ensure the incoming administration would not be able to “cover up or destroy” key evidence.
“American allies, including the British and the Dutch, had provided information describing meetings in European cities between Russian officials — and others close to Russia’s president, Vladimir V. Putin — and associates of President-elect Trump,” three former American officials told Matthew Rosenberg, Adam Goldman and Michael S. Schmidt. “Separately, American intelligence agencies had intercepted communications of Russian officials, some of them within the Kremlin, discussing contacts with Trump associates.”
To leave as long a paper trail as possible, Obama administration officials spread information across the government. Some illustrations of how they did it from the story:
  • Some officials began asking specific questions at intelligence briefings, knowing the answers would be archived and could be easily unearthed by investigators — including the Senate Intelligence Committee…”
  • “At intelligence agencies, there was a push to process as much raw intelligence as possible into analyses, and to keep the reports at a relatively low classification level to ensure as wide a readership as possible across the government — and, in some cases, among European allies. This allowed the upload of as much intelligence as possible to Intellipedia, a secret wiki used by American analysts to share information.”
  • “There was also an effort to pass reports and other sensitive materials to Congress. In one instance, the State Department sent a cache of documents marked ‘secret’ to Senator Benjamin Cardin of Maryland days before the Jan. 20 inauguration.”
“The opposite happened with the most sensitive intelligence, including the names of sources and the identities of foreigners who were regularly monitored,” the Times reporters add. “Officials tightened the already small number of people who could access that information. They knew the information could not be kept from the new president or his top advisers, but wanted to narrow the number of people who might see the information."
Storm clouds formed yesterday over the White House. Literally. (Pablo Martinez Monsivais/AP)
-- Finally, the Associated Press reports that the White House counsel’s office has instructed all of the president’s aides to preserve materials that could be connected to Russian interference in the 2016 election and other related investigations. “The instructions, which were sent to White House staff on Tuesday, come after Senate Democrats last week asked the White House and law enforcement agencies to keep all materials involving contacts that Trump’s administration, campaign and transition team — or anyone acting on their behalf — have had with Russian government officials or their associates,” Julie Pace and Vivian Salama report. “The Senate intelligence committee, which is investigating Russia’s role in the 2016 election, has also asked more than a dozen organizations, agencies and individuals to preserve relevant records.” Congress will want to know why it took nearly a week for this order to go out after their request… 
The previously undisclosed discussions could fuel new calls for a special counsel to investigate Russia’s alleged role in the 2016 presidential election. As attorney general, Jeff Sessions oversees the Justice Department and the FBI. The previously undisclosed discussions could fuel new calls for a special counsel to investigate Russia’s alleged role in the 2016 presidential election. (Video: Bastien Inzaurralde, Sarah Parnass/Photo: Melina Mara/The Washington Post)
-- Sessions’s spin is quite a stretch. Justice officials claim that Sessions’s secret sit-down with Ambassador Kislyak on Sept. 8 was in his capacity as a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, not as a Trump campaign surrogate. Officials told The Post’s reporters who broke the story that the attorney general did not consider the conversations relevant to Franken and Leahy’s questions and did not remember in detail what he discussed with Kislyak. “There was absolutely nothing misleading about his answer,” claimed Sessions spokeswoman Sarah Isgur Flores (who used to be Sean Spicer’s #2 at the RNC).
But The Post’s Adam Entous contacted all 26 members of the Senate Armed Services Committee from 2016 to see whether any lawmakers besides Sessions met with Kislyak in 2016. Of the 20 lawmakers who responded, every senator, including Chairman John McCain (R-Ariz.), said they did not meet with the Russian ambassador last year. The other lawmakers on the panel did not respond as of last night.
Claire McCaskill, the Missouri Democrat who called for Sessions to resign this morning, is a senior member of that committee and a former prosecutor. “A good prosecutor would have known these facts were relevant to the questions asked,” she said in a statement. “It’s clear Attorney General Sessions misled the Senate—the question is, why? I’ve been on the Senate Armed Services Committee for 10 years, and in that time, have had no call from, or meeting with, the Russian ambassador. Ever. That’s because ambassadors call members of Foreign Relations Committee.
Many reporters mocked as nonsensical a clean-up statement sent out by a Sessions spokeswoman last night in response to The Post’s story:
Approached by an NBC camera crew this morning, Sessions carefully denied meeting with any Russian officials during the course of the election to talk about the Trump campaign. "I have not met with any Russians at any time to discuss any political campaign," he said, "and those remarks are unbelievable to me and are false. And I don't have anything else to say about that." When asked about the calls by Democrats to recuse himself from investigating any alleged ties between Trump's surrogates and intermediaries for the Russian government, Sessions added: "I have said whenever it's appropriate, I will recuse myself. There's no doubt about that."
But the continuing pushback from someone else in the Trump administration is potentially making the story worse for them. Recall that Sessions keeps saying he didn’t talk about politics: 
Here's what Rep. Elijah Cummings, Sen. Lindsey Graham, the White House and more have to say about news that Attorney General Jeff Sessions met with the Russian ambassador during the presidential campaign, which he did not reveal in confirmation hearings. Video: 'Sessions should resign immediately': Reactions from both parties following Russia revelation (Gillian Brockell/The Washington Post)
THE GATHERING STORM – A ROUND-UP OF KEY REACTION:
This was the chief White House ethics lawyer under George W. Bush:
The legendary Harvard constitutional law professor said he thinks the AG perjured himself:
Max Boot, now a senior fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations, was a senior foreign policy adviser to John McCain in 2008, a defense policy adviser to Mitt Romney in 2012 and the head of the Counter-Terrorism Working Group for Marco Rubio in 2016:
The Capitol bureau chief at Politico, one of the deans of the congressional press corps:
A reporter from The Intercept posted a 45-second clip of Sessions saying Bill Clinton should be impeached for perjury:
One of CNN’s law enforcement beat reporters:
The managing editor for politics at NBC News:
The editor of Politico Magazine:
A staff writer at the New Yorker:
The managing editor of Lawfare and a Brookings Fellow:
The editor of Wired:
Also, what would Sessions say if Hillary Clinton’s DOJ did this?
Nancy Pelosi speaks at a hearing of the Congressional Executive Commission on Human Rights yesterday. It was Ash Wednesday. (Aaron P. Bernstein/Getty Images)
-- Among the Democrats calling for Sessions to resign overnight are the House Minority Leader and the top Democrat on the House Oversight and Government Affairs Committee:
  • “After lying under oath to Congress about his own communications with the Russians, the Attorney General must resign,” Nancy Pelosi said in a statement. “Sessions is not fit to serve as the top law enforcement officer of our country.”
  • “When Senator Sessions testified under oath that ‘I did not have communications with the Russians,’ his statement was demonstrably false, yet he let it stand for weeks,” Elijah E. Cummings (D-Md.) remarked in a statement. “Sessions should resign immediately, and there is no longer any question that we need a truly independent commission to investigate this issue.”
Also Elizabeth Warren:
And a rising star Arizona congressman:
-- Other Democrats, for now, have stopped short of demanding his resignation:
Al Franken says Sessions’s answer to his question was “at best, misleading” and “very” troubling: “It is now clearer than ever that the attorney general cannot, in good faith, oversee an investigation at the Department of Justice and the FBI of the Trump-Russia connection, and he must recuse himself immediately.”
Oregon’s senator is a senior member of the Intelligence Committee:
Pennsylvania senator (up for reelection in 2018):
California senator (who was that state’s attorney general until the start of this year):
Hawaii senator:
The top Democrat on the House Ethics Committee:
A Texas congressman on the House Armed Services Committee:
An Illinois Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee:
A California Democrat on House Intelligence:
Another Golden State Dem:
-- Alumni of the Obama administration have joined the growing chorus:
The communications director at OFA:
A Stanford professor who served as U.S. ambassador to Russia under Obama until 2014:
White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus talks with John McCain and Lindsey Graham as they arrive for Trump's address to Congress on Tuesday night. (Win McNamee/Getty Images)
-- “Republicans were more cautious in their remarks, but there were signs that they could step up calls for an outside investigation of the Trump team’s ties to Russia as a result of the Sessions news,” Karoun Demirjian reports. Last Friday, Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.), a senior member of the House Judiciary Committee, became one of the few Republican representatives to state publicly the need for an independent investigation.
Sen. Lindsey O. Graham (R-S.C.) said during a CNN town hall last night that if the substance of Sessions’s conversations with the Russian ambassador proved to be improper or suspect, he too would join the call for Sessions to go. “If there is something there and it goes up the chain of investigation, it is clear to me that Jeff Sessions, who is my dear friend, cannot make that decision about Trump,” he said, adding that the communications could have been innocent. “But if there’s something there that the FBI thinks is criminal in nature, then for sure you need a special prosecutor. If that day ever comes, I’ll be the first one to say it needs to be somebody other than Jeff.”
-- Another Russia story to keep an eye on: Jon Huntsman is now in the running to be Trump’s ambassador to Moscow. “Eight years after he was sent to China by a Democratic president, the former Utah governor and Republican presidential candidate, is under consideration to be Trump’s ambassador to Russia,” Mark Landler writes in the Times this morning. “And like eight years ago, there is a political dimension to the choice: Sending Mr. Huntsman to Moscow would remove him as a primary challenger to Utah’s 82-year-old Republican senator, Orrin Hatch — just as when former President Barack Obama chose him for Beijing in 2009, it was seen as a way to keep him off the field during the 2012 presidential campaign. Mr. Huntsman’s name had already circulated for secretary of state and, more recently, for deputy secretary. But a person briefed on the talks, which were first reported by CNN, said the Moscow ambassador’s post was a more genuine prospect.”
WHILE YOU WERE SLEEPING:
-- The White House has decided to remove Iraq from a list of countries subject to the forthcoming travel ban, amid concerns in Washington and Baghdad that keeping the country on the list would undercut relations with a critical ally in the fight against Islamic State. (Wall Street Journal)
Joe Biden kisses Hallie Biden, his son's widow, before Beau Biden's funeral in 2015. On the left is Hunter Biden, who subsequently left his wife for Hallie. (Patrick Semansky/AP)
-- Another surreal story: Hallie Biden, the widow of Beau Biden, the son of the former vice president, is in a relationship with Beau’s married brother, Hunter. Yes, you read that correctly. The New York Post’s Page Six reports that Hallie and Hunter began their relationship after the death of Hallie’s husband of brain cancer in May 2015. "And the soap-operatic tale couldn’t be discounted, since it came with on-the-record statements from Hunter Biden and from the former vice president and his wife, Jill," The Reliable Source's Emily Heil writes:
  • "Hunter, a 47-year-old lawyer, is still married, though the tabloid reports that he and his wife, Kathleen, separated five months after Beau died. (Hunter made headlines over his discharge from the Navy Reserve after testing positive for cocaine in 2013.) It wasn’t clear when the relationship between Hallie and Hunter began, though they are now an 'official' couple, according to the report. 
  • Hallie has two children; Hunter and his estranged wife, Kathleen, have three.
  • The new couple apparently has the support of Joe and Jill Biden: "We are all lucky that Hunter and Hallie found each other as they were putting their lives together again after such sadness,” the former second couple said in a statement to Page Six. “They have mine and Jill’s full and complete support and we are happy for them.”
Kellyanne Conway speaks at the Conservative Political Action Conference last week. (Bill O'Leary/The Washington Post)
GET SMART FAST:​​
  1. Kellyanne Conway won't be disciplined internally for hawking Ivanka Trump's clothing line because she "inadvertently" violated ethics rules, according to the White House Counsel's Office. The director of the Office of Government Ethics recommended that Conway be sanctioned, but Team Trump says they are letting her off the hook because she spoke in a "light and offhand manner" and is unlikely to repeat the action. (Matea Gold)
  2. Meanwhile, the Trump team opted to nix an ethics course for senior White House staff, Cabinet nominees and other political appointees, failing to give them training that could help them avert these kinds of lapses. (Politico)
  3. The Dow Jones Industrial Average broke 21,000 yesterday for the first time, buoyed by Trump's address to Congress. (Thomas Heath)
  4. The Senate confirmed Ryan Zinke’s nomination to lead the Interior Department by a 68 to 31 vote. ( Darryl Fears)
  5. DREAM-er Daniela Vargas was arrested by ICE officials in Jackson, Miss., after speaking out about the new administration's immigration policies. Vargas had let her immigration status under DACA lapse. (Samantha Schmidt)
  6. Marco Rubio's staff has been booted from the senator's Tampa office because of weekly protests. The owner of the Bridgeport Center said it did not renew the lease on the Floridian's field office because the protests were too disruptive. (Kristine Phillips)
  7. The Supreme Court asked a lower court to reexamine whether the GOP-led Virginia legislature used racial bias in gerrymandering legislative districts to dilute the African-American vote. The justices said the lower court used the wrong standard when saying the efforts were constitutional. (Robert Barnes and Gregory S. Schneider)
  8. Russia and the Syrian government regime bombed U.S.-backed fighters near the Syrian village of al-Bab. The U.S. Army said it believes the Russian and Syrian government thought they were targeting militants, not the U.S.-backed Syrian Democratic Forces. (Dan Lamothe)
  9. The head of the U.S.-led coalition in Iraq and Syria says that Kurdish fighters will participate “in some form or fashion” in the upcoming operation to retake the city of Raqqa, the Islamic State’s de facto capital in Syria. But he insisted that they will largely be “local Kurds” from the Raqqa area who pose no threat to neighboring Turkey. (Karen DeYoung and Dam Lamothe)
  10. An ex-CIA officer is celebrating Italy’s decision not to jail her in a Muslim cleric’s kidnapping, but the news came too late for her to travel to see her dying mother. (Ian Shapira)
  11. Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer won't receive her annual bonus and the company's top lawyer was ousted for not properly handling the security breaches that resulted in the exposure of customers' personal information. (Associated Press)
  12. Francios Fillon, France's center-right presidential candidate, has pledged to stay in the race despite the news that he will be formally charged in an embezzlement probe. Fillon is accused of paying his wife and children hundreds of thousands of euros for not doing any work. (New York Times)
  13. Newly-discovered "micro-fossils" are estimated to be at least 3.77 billion years old. They are narrower than a human hair and can't be seen by the naked eye, and the rocks contain chemical compounds that is likely a result of biological processes. (Sarah Kaplan)
  14. Facebook is bolstering its suicide prevention tools as live broadcasts of people killing themselves are on the rise. It is using artificial intelligence to scan posts for possibly troubling statements and reporting them to community managers. (Lindsay Bever)
  15. Walt Disney CEO Bob Iger said he is being “nudged” by friends to run for president as a Democrat in 2020. It’s unclear what would prompt Iger to leave the “happiest place on earth” to govern a country that is, well, not -- but for the first time, Iger said he is giving consideration to the plan. (The Hollywood Reporter)
  16. Oprah Winfrey also teased a possible presidential run during an interview for Bloomberg TV, noting that Trump shows you don't need political experience to run. (Helena Andrews-Dyer)
  17. Alec Baldwin and public radio host Kurt Anderson have agreed to pen a satirical book about Trump to come out in November called "You Can’t Spell America Without Me: The Really Tremendous Inside Story of My Fantastic First Year as President Donald J. Trump.” Anderson was the founding editor of Spy magazine, which coined the phrase "short-fingered vulgarian" to describe Trump. (New York Times)
  18. Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum, a rising star in the Democratic Party, is running for governor of Florida in 2018. The 37-year-old is the first of many candidates expected to enter the open race. (Amber Phillips)
  19. An Iowa state senator who is pushing legislation to insist that state colleges cap the number of Democrats hired as professors apparently does not have his own college degree, having attended a management class for run by Sizzler steak house. (NBC)
  20. The sport of golf could be getting a facelift. Or at the very least, a ton of sweeping new rule changes. The proposed revisions were previewed for the first time by international golf-governing bodies on Wednesday, and come as officials seek to make the game “easier to understand and apply” for newcomers. The new rules could be implemented as soon as 2019 – but first, they’ll undergo a six-month period of public review by pros and amateurs alike. (Des Bieler)
  21. Lego announced the creation of a new “Women of NASA” set, seeking to honor the invaluable contributions women have made to the U.S. space program. The proposed set includes figurines of Sally Ride -- the first American woman in space -- and Katherine Johnson, whose character was portrayed in the move “Hidden Figures.” (Sarah Larimer)
FACTS ON THE GROUND UNDERCUT TRUMP'S YEMEN CLAIMS:
-- Missy Ryan and Thomas Gibbons-Neff examine the NAVY SEAL raid in Yemen that killed Chief Petty Officer William "Ryan" Owens, which sparked the emotional moment at Trump's joint address to Congress on Tuesday night in which he saluted Owens's widow, Carryn. "According to current and former officials, the discussions leading up to the Jan. 29 raid, intended as the first step in a major expansion of U.S. counterterrorism operations in Yemen, marked a departure from the more hands-on, deliberative process used by the previous administration ... The raid, which took place just over a week into the Trump administration, came as U.S. military officials sought to restore their counterterrorism capability in Yemen, severely damaged in the country’s ongoing civil conflict."
The process was criticized for being too brief and less deliberative than in other administrations: "On Jan. 25, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis requested urgent approval at a dinner meeting with Trump of a nighttime mission that represented a first step in expanding activities against AQAP ... In part because the operation had already been approved by Trump and in part because the meeting was also scheduled to cover other topics, discussion of the raid was as short as around 25 minutes, according to several accounts, and as long as 40, according to the senior administration official. In either case, the brisk treatment of a high-risk operation stands in contrast to similar deliberations during the Obama administration, known for its extensive litigation of risks in military activities and tight control of tactical decision-making."
-- Ten current U.S. officials across the government who have been briefed on the details of the raid told NBC News that, so far, no truly significant intelligence has emerged from the haul. While the SEALs scooped up laptops, hard drives and cell phones, the sources told NBC’s reporters that none of the intelligence gleaned from the operation so far has proven actionable or vital — contrary to what President Trump said in his speech to Congress Tuesday. “The Associated Press quoted a senior U.S. official as describing a three-page list of information gathered from the compound, including information on al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula's training techniques and targeting priorities. Pentagon officials confirmed that to NBC News, but other U.S. officials said the information on that list was neither actionable nor vital. One senior Pentagon official described the information gathered as ‘de minimis,’ and as material the U.S. already knew about,” per NBC.
Trump arrives aboard Marine One to greet the remains of Ryan Owens at Dover Air Force Base on Feb. 1. (Jonathan Ernst/Reuters)
TRUMP IS THE DON'T-BLAME-ME PRESIDENT:
-- He is preternaturally unable to take any personal responsibility for bad things that happen under his watch, whether bankruptcy or the death of a Navy SEAL, which he publicly blames on the generals.
-- This is an emerging pattern of his presidency: Trump has blamed Obama for fometing protests against him, a judge for any future terrorist attack on the homeland, and the weather for the relatively small size of his inauguration crowd. "For a businessman who views the world through a binary win-or-lose lens, Trump has become the 'don’t blame me' president — struggling to adjust to the reality of a job often revealed in shades of gray," Abby Phillip and Ashley Parker write. "The man in the nation’s highest elective office, who is eager to claim credit for positive developments, has yet to show signs of accepting responsibility or blame when things go wrong.
-- "When you run on a campaign of win, win, win, you never can admit a setback," said Douglas Brinkley, a presidential historian who has met with Trump several times. "If that’s the case, that’s a pathological situation."
Trump introduces H.R. McMaster as his new national security adviser on Feb. 20. (Susan Walsh/AP)
BANNON KEEPS WINNING WEST WING TURF WARS:
-- Trump's use of "radical Islamic terrorism" on Tuesday night suggests that H.R. McMaster, who has told his staff not to use the phrase and asked the president not to include it in the speech, has little juice vis-a-vis Stephen K. Bannon. The disagreement is more than rhetorical and shows a divide between the national security adviser and the president's chief strategist, Greg Jaffe reports: "Bannon leads the Strategic Initiatives Group, an internal White House think tank, and was also named by Trump to a position on the National Security Council, giving him a major role in the formulation of foreign policy. Sebastian Gorka, a deputy assistant to the president, is one of his senior advisers, focusing on issues involving counterterrorism." 
  • “Some of McMaster’s friends and former military officers have said that retiring from the military before taking the job as national security adviser would have provided him more leverage in internal debates. ‘In a civilian capacity he has much more latitude to say, ‘In 48 hours, I am gone,’’ said retired Army Gen. Barry R. McCaffrey, who served in the Clinton administration. ‘If he’s got to tell Bannon to shut the hell up in the next meeting, that’s easier to do as a civilian.’”
  • Rubbing salt in the wound: Gorka, who celebrated on Twitter when Trump spurned his own NSA, then went on NPR yesterday to defend the president’s use of the phrase “radical Islamic terrorism,” calling them the “clearest three words” of the president’s speech. “The enemy is radical Islamic terrorism,” he said. “That has not changed, and it will not change.”
-- Meanwhile, McMaster is taking steps to control the NSC, eliminating the jobs created by his predecessor, ousted security adviser Michael Flynn,  reports Politico.
EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt speaks to his employees last week. (Susan Walsh/AP)
THE HAMMER FALLS ON THE ADMINISTRATIVE STATE:
-- The Environmental Protection Agency has been informed by the Office of Management and Budget that Trump wants to slash the agency's budget by one-fifth in one year and eliminate dozens of programs, Juliet Eilperin and Brady Dennis report: "The plan to slash EPA’s staff from its current level of 15,000 to 12,000, which could be accomplished in part through a buyout offer as well as layoffs, is one of several changes for which the new administration has asked agency staff for comment by close of business Wednesday. ... The proposal also dictates cutting the agency’s grants to states, including its air and water programs, by 30 percent, and eliminating 38 separate programs in their entirety. Programs designated for zero funding include grants to clean up brownfields, or abandoned industrial sites; a national electronic manifest system for hazardous waste; environmental justice programs; climate-change initiatives; and funding for native Alaskan villages ... The agency’s Office of Research and Development could face a cut of up to 42 percent, according to an individual apprised of the administration’s plans. The document eliminates funding altogether for the office’s 'contribution to the U.S. Global Change Research Program,' a climate initiative that then-President George H.W. Bush launched in 1989."
-- Anxiety is high across the federal government, where civil servants realize the math of Trump's proposed budget -- a 10 percent hike in defense spending with cuts to fall on domestic discretionary spending and not entitlements -- does not add up for them. Lisa Rein reports: "The math seems clear: To shrink government by that much, layoffs are inevitable, say federal officials, unions and budget experts ... Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah), chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, said a voluntary buyout program across the government may be a more palatable option ...  And words like buyouts, furloughs and RIFs (or reduction in force) — government-speak for layoffs — are now being tossed around at the water cooler as civil servants face the possibility of massive downsizing."
-- Trump's drive to massively cut the foreign aid budget could literally kill people in Africa, where famine is spreading. Kevin Sieff reports from Nairobi that four countries are approaching famine and 20 million people are nearing starvation levels, according to the United Nations: "It is the first time in recent memory that so many large-scale hunger crises have occurred simultaneously, and humanitarian groups say they do not have the resources to respond effectively ... In Nigeria, millions have been displaced and isolated by Boko Haram insurgents. In Somalia, a historic drought has left a huge portion of the country without access to regular food, as al-Shabab militants block the movement of humanitarian groups. In South Sudan, a three-year-old civil war has forced millions of people from their homes and farms. In Yemen, a civil war along with aerial attacks by the Saudi-led coalition have caused another sweeping hunger crisis." The United States provided 28 percent of foreign aid to those four countries alone. "'Nobody can replace the U.S. in terms of funding,” said Yves Daccord, the director general of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), who said of the current crises.'" Kevin writes. “I don’t remember ever seeing such a mix of conflict, drought and extreme hunger.”
President Trump on March 1 met with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) and House Speaker Paul D. Ryan (R-Wis.) at the White House. “We think we’re going to have tremendous success,” Trump said. President Trump meets with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) and House Speaker Paul D. Ryan (R-Wis.) at the White House. (The Washington Post)
GOP DIVIDE ON OBAMACARE PERSISTS:
-- Trump seemed to at least gently support some aspects of the House GOP leadership's plan to repeal and replace the ACA during his speech to Congress. Mike DeBonis and Kelsey Snell report. "By specifically mentioning 'tax credits,' Trump appeared to side with House Speaker Paul D. Ryan (R-Wis.) in a key intraparty debate over what the ACA’s replacement ought to look like. Influential conservatives in the House and Senate have balked at offering refundable tax credits to help Americans buy insurance, advocating instead for a less expensive tax deduction. ... The tax-credit issue has become a flash point between GOP leaders and their conservative flank, rooted in the amount of government spending it would take to achieve adequate health coverage in the ACA’s absence."
-- House leaders tried to sell their plan to the Senate GOP late yesterday, but they're taking special measures to ensure that it doesn't leak to the press, Bloomberg reports: "The document is being treated a bit like a top-secret surveillance intercept. It is expected to be available to members and staffers on the House Energy and Commerce panel starting Thursday, but only in a dedicated reading room, one Republican lawmaker and a committee aide said. Nobody will be given copies to take with them." I'm old enough to remember when these very same Republicans attacked Democrats for negotiating health care policy behind closed doors...
WAPO HIGHLIGHTS:
-- “North Korean regime is finding new ways to stop information flows, report says,” by Anna Fifield: “As ordinary North Koreans have found ways to get information the state denies them — soppy South Korean dramas and peppy pop songs, novels, news from the outside world — so too has the Kim regime found news ways to crack down on them. … The regime has developed sophisticated new tools to check just what its citizens are up to … [underlining] the challenges in getting information into the most tightly controlled country on the planet — and the challenges that North Korea watchers as diverse as the U.S. Congress and small defector-led groups face in trying to penetrate it.” Access to outside networks has also been curtailed: “Once, I went into a house and made a call to China and inspectors came within 30 seconds,” said a 59-year-old man who used to work for a trading company near the Chinese city of Dandong. “There are inspectors going around with an eavesdropping device to control calls to China."
SOCIAL MEDIA SPEED READ:
Scenes from the congressional correspondents' dinner in Washington last night:
Diane Rehm was honored:
A good visualization of how many vacancies remain at the senior echelons of our government:
Trump's friend Chris Ruddy, who runs the conservative magazine Newsmax, hung out with him in the Oval (he's the one who questioned Reince's staying power recently):
Trump, in his 2015 book: "To me, for politicians to claim that we have an answer to every problem is silly."
Trump, in his Tuesday night speech: "Everything that is broken in our country can be fixed. Every problem can be solved."
Here's the side-by-side:
Twitterati remembered Andrew Breitbart's death five years ago yesterday:
Some in very glowing terms:
Kangaroos are coming to the Hill:
Some funny takes on the Kellyanne Conway Oval office picture:
Tune in for the "Ellen" show today:
GOOD READS FROM ELSEWHERE:
-- New York Times Magazine, “How the Trolls Stole Washington,” by Amanda Hess: “It was during the summer of 2014 that internet trolling boiled over into a mainstream crisis. It began with a seething, accusatory blog post about a video-game developer named Zoe Quinn, written by an ex-boyfriend. What seemed like a small, personal conflict managed to explode into a culture war … some even hoping to compel Quinn to ‘an hero’ herself — tittering 4chan code for committing suicide. But as [#GamerGate] grew … it coalesced into a movement that looked awfully political. Despite their self-presentation as ciphers, trolls have always had a point of view, and #GamerGate offered a platform for a whole coalition to express its distrust of media, resentment toward women and anger at progressive critiques of racism and misogyny. They had demands, too: They worked to get journalists fired, to pressure advertisers, to silence feminist critics. To outsiders, #GamerGate looked like a cesspool of angry, entitled young men nobody else wanted to talk to. But some right-wing figures spied an opportunity.”
-- The New York Times, “Uber Case Could Be a Watershed for Women in Tech,” by Farhad Manjoo: “Few women in Silicon Valley were surprised by the revelations about Uber detailed this month by Susan Fowler, a software engineer who published an exposé on the culture of sexism and sexual harassment [she reportedly encountered at the company.]  For many women in Silicon Valley, the contours of Ms. Fowler’s story rang true from sorry experience. This week, The Guardian reported that a female Tesla employee had filed suit against the electric-car company for what she called ‘pervasive harassment.’ And even in cases where abuse is well documented …  the men responsible are rarely punished, and the overall picture rarely improves. Still, the Uber scandal feels different. It feels like a watershed. For gender-diversity advocates in the tech industry, Ms. Fowler’s allegations, and the public outcry they have ignited, offer a possibility that something new may be in the offing. What could happen? Something innovative: This could be the start of a deep, long-term and thorough effort to remake a culture that has long sidelined women — not just at Uber but across the tech business, too.”
HOT ON THE LEFT:
“Walmart Employee In Texas Films Man’s Racist Rant Against ‘Foreigners’” from HuffPost: “A woman who posted a Facebook video of a man telling a Texas Walmart worker to ‘go to your own countries’ is demanding the retailer do more to protect its employees. Liz Colunga [said her longtime friend Adela] … was working at the Walmart vision center in Irving, Texas, last week when a man berated her for appearing to be an immigrant. She said that the man in the video below couldn’t see well with the glasses he had just picked up … When Adela referred him to a doctor, she said he requested to see a white employee instead. Adela told him “you’re being racist” and went to get her supervisor, who was busy on the phone … She began filming once the man started insulting a black woman in an electric wheelchair, calling her fat and obese, and claiming that he pays her medical bills.” He is also heard complaining about about taxes and foreigners, and telling Adela to “fix” her own country. 
 
HOT ON THE RIGHT:
“‘Beauty and the Beast’ to have Disney’s first-ever ‘exclusively gay moment,” from Elahe Izadi: “There will be some marked changes to the forthcoming live-action ‘Beauty and the Beast’: According to the director, the movie will break ground as Disney features an openly gay character. Gaston’s sidekick LeFou, played by Josh Gad, will have a small subplot relating to his sexuality ... ‘LeFou is somebody who on one day wants to be Gaston and on another day wants to kiss Gaston,” director Bill Condon [said]. ‘It’s somebody who’s just realizing that he has these feelings. And Josh makes something really subtle and delicious out of it. And that’s what has its payoff … It is a nice, exclusively gay moment in a Disney movie.’ As The Post’s Jessica Contrera has previously written, some Disney fans have argued it would have been hugely helpful to see gay characters … But doing so is a risk for children’s entertainment companies, who have a financial incentive to make movies as widely accessible — and therefore as non-controversial — as possible.
DAYBOOK:
Trump is flying to Langley Air Force Base to visit the Gerald R. Ford CVN 78 and talk about his request for increased defense spending. He’ll attend an operations briefing, attend a leadership meeting and give a speech. Then he’ll fly back to the White House. Sean Spicer will gaggle on Air Force One during the flight down.
Mike Pence will travel to Cincinnati to participate in listening sessions with Ohio business leaders and their employees. The Vice President will be joined by Tom Price. And then he’ll give a speech.
QUOTE OF THE DAY: 
Rep. John Lewis (D-Ga.) told Paul Kane that his decision to skip Trump’s speech on Tuesday night was not a boycott, like with the inauguration: “I watched from my house, a short distance from here. … I just didn’t feel like coming and stayed home and watched it in the comfort of my home.” What did he think of the speech? “Interesting,” he said.
NEWS YOU CAN USE IF YOU LIVE IN D.C.:
-- While spring warmth may be winning the war, winter is battling back for a cameo performance. We have a wind-swept chill today, and it’s downright cold Friday and Saturday. From the Capital Weather Gang: “Some of those early cherry blooms are in trouble. The leading edge of the main cold surge arrives Friday morning, and snowflakes could fly. But fear not, spring is back in full force again early next week. Strong northwest winds will keep daytime temperature rises meager and are borderline hazardous in the morning as they gust as high as 50 mph or so. Highs only manage mid-40s to lower 50s. Skies may start out on the cloudy side but should clear out gradually.”
-- Gov. Larry Hogan ramped up Maryland's response to a growing opioid-addiction crisis, declaring a state of emergency and committing an additional $50 million over the next five years to bolster prevention, enforcement, and treatment services. “The action fulfills a campaign promise he made in 2014 but temporarily shelved after taking office in favor of other legislative and executive initiatives,” Bill Turque writes.
-- Hogan also condemned a recent spike in bomb threats targeting Jewish schools and community centers -- one of which was located in Rockville. “Our administration condemns all forms of racism and discrimination,” Hogan said in a Facebook statement. “If needed, he said, state police will assist local and federal law enforcement in investigating the threats. (Ovetta Wiggins)
VIDEOS OF THE DAY:
Mike Pence is unbelievably repetitive in every interview he gives, always sticking very, very closely to his talking points:
Vice President Pence hit the airwaves on March 1 to support President Trump's joint address to Congress – and his interviews sounded just a little bit repetitive. Mike Pence's unbelievably repetitive interviews (Peter Stevenson/The Washington Post)
A super PAC aligned with the House Republican leadership, the Congressional Leadership Fund, will launch a $1.1 million ad buy today against the main Democratic candidate in the Georgia special election to succeed ex-Rep. Tom Price (R-Ga.). My story is here. Click to watch the ad:
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Sessions met with Russian envoy twice last year, encounters he later did not disclose

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Then-Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.) spoke twice last year with Russia’s ambassador to the United States, Justice Department officials said, encounters he did not disclose when asked about possible contacts between members of President Trump’s campaign and representatives of Moscow during Sessions’s confirmation hearing to become attorney general.
One of the meetings was a private conversation between Sessions and Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak that took place in September in the senator’s office, at the height of what U.S. intelligence officials say was a Russian cyber campaign to upend the U.S. presidential race.
The previously undisclosed discussions could fuel new congressional calls for the appointment of a special counsel to investigate Russia’s alleged role in the 2016 presidential election. As attorney general, Sessions oversees the Justice Department and the FBI, which have been leading investigations into Russian meddling and any links to Trump’s associates. He has so far resisted calls to recuse himself.
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When Sessions spoke with Kislyak in July and September, the senator was a senior member of the influential Armed Services Committee as well as one of Trump’s top foreign policy advisers. Sessions played a prominent role supporting Trump on the stump after formally joining the campaign in February 2016.
(Senate Judiciary Committee)
Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.) questioned attorney general nominee Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.) about news that intelligence officials briefed President-elect Trump on unconfirmed reports that Russia has compromising information on Trump. Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.) questioned attorney general nominee Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.) about news that intelligence officials briefed President-elect Trump on unconfirmed reports that Russia has compromising information on Trump. (Senate Judiciary Committee)
At his Jan. 10 Judiciary Committee confirmation hearing, Sessions was asked by Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.) what he would do if he learned of any evidence that anyone affiliated with the Trump campaign communicated with the Russian government in the course of the 2016 campaign.
“I’m not aware of any of those activities,” he responded. He added: “I have been called a surrogate at a time or two in that campaign and I did not have communications with the Russians.”
Officials said Sessions did not consider the conversations relevant to the lawmakers’ questions and did not remember in detail what he discussed with Kislyak.
“There was absolutely nothing misleading about his answer,” said Sarah Isgur Flores, Sessions’s spokeswoman.
In January, Sen. Patrick J. Leahy (D-Vt.) asked Sessions for answers to written questions. “Several of the President-elect’s nominees or senior advisers have Russian ties. Have you been in contact with anyone connected to any part of the Russian government about the 2016 election, either before or after election day?” Leahy wrote.
(Victoria Walker/The Washington Post)
Then-Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.) spoke twice in 2016 with Russia's ambassador to the U.S., Sergey Kislyak, but did not mention this during his confirmation hearing to become U.S. attorney general. Sessions was asked about possible contacts between President Trump's campaign and the Russian government. Jeff Sessions spoke twice in 2016 with Russia's ambassador to the U.S., Sergey Kislyak, but did not mention this during his confirmation hearing. (Victoria Walker/The Washington Post)
Sessions responded with one word: “No.”
In a statement issued Wednesday night, Session said he “never met with any Russian officials to discuss issues of the campaign. I have no idea what this allegation is about. It is false.”
Justice officials said Sessions met with Kislyak on Sept. 8 in his capacity as a member of the armed services panel rather than in his role as a Trump campaign surrogate.
“He was asked during the hearing about communications between Russia and the Trump campaign — not about meetings he took as a senator and a member of the Armed Services Committee,” Flores said.
She added that Sessions last year had more than 25 conversations with foreign ambassadors as a senior member of the Armed Services Committee, including the British, Korean, Japanese, Polish, Indian, Chinese, Canadian, Australian and German ambassadors, in addition to Kislyak.
In the case of the September meeting, one department official who came to the defense of the attorney general said, “There’s just not strong recollection of what was said.”
The Russian ambassador did not respond to requests for comment about his contacts with Sessions.
The Washington Post contacted all 26 members of the 2016 Senate Armed Services Committee to see whether any lawmakers besides Sessions met with Kislyak in 2016. Of the 20 lawmakers who responded, every senator, including Chairman John McCain (R-Ariz.), said they did not meet with the Russian ambassador last year. The other lawmakers on the panel did not respond as of Wednesday evening.
“Members of the committee have not been beating a path to Kislyak’s door,” a senior Senate Armed Services Committee staffer said, citing tensions in relations with Moscow. Besides Sessions, the staffer added, “There haven’t been a ton of members who are looking to meet with Kislyak for their committee duties.”
Last month, The Post reported that Trump national security adviser Michael Flynn had discussed U.S. sanctions with Kislyak during the month before Trump took office, contrary to public assertions by Mike Pence, the vice president-elect, and other top Trump officials. Flynn was forced to resign the following week.
When asked to comment on Sessions’s contacts with Kislyak, Franken said in a statement to The Post on Wednesday: “If it’s true that Attorney General Sessions met with the Russian ambassador in the midst of the campaign, then I am very troubled that his response to my questioning during his confirmation hearing was, at best, misleading.”
Franken added: “It is now clearer than ever that the attorney general cannot, in good faith, oversee an investigation at the Department of Justice and the FBI of the Trump-Russia connection, and he must recuse himself immediately.”
Several Democratic members of the House on Wednesday night called on Sessions to resign from his post.
“After lying under oath to Congress about his own communications with the Russians, the Attorney General must resign,” House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) said in a statement, adding that “Sessions is not fit to serve as the top law enforcement officer of our country.”
Sen. Ron Wyden (D-Ore.), a senior member of the Senate Intelligence Committee, said on Twitter late Wednesday that “we need a special counsel to investigate Trump associates’ ties to Russia.”
Sen. Lindsey O. Graham (R-S.C.) said at a CNN town hall Wednesday night that if the substance of Sessions’s conversations with the Russian ambassador proved to be improper or suspect, he too would join the call for Sessions to go.
“If there is something there and it goes up the chain of investigation, it is clear to me that Jeff Sessions, who is my dear friend, cannot make that decision about Trump,” Graham said — although he stressed he Sessions’s contacts with the Russian ambassador could have been “innocent.”
“But if there’s something there that the FBI thinks is criminal in nature, then for sure you need a special prosecutor. If that day ever comes, I’ll be the first one to say it needs to be somebody other than Jeff.”
Current and former U.S. officials say they see Kislyak as a diplomat, not an intelligence operative. But they were not sure to what extent, if any, Kislyak was aware of or involved in the covert Russian election campaign.
Steven Hall, former head of Russia operations at the CIA, said that Russia would have been keenly interested in cultivating a relationship with Sessions because of his role on key congressional committees and as an early adviser to Trump.
Sessions’s membership on the Armed Services Committee would have made him a priority for the Russian ambassador. “The fact that he had already placed himself at least ideologically behind Trump would have been an added bonus for Kislyak,” Hall said.
Michael McFaul, a Stanford University professor who until 2014 served as U.S. ambassador to Russia, said he was not surprised that Kislyak would seek a meeting with Sessions. “The weird part is to conceal it,” he said. “That was at the height of all the discussions of what Russia was doing during the election.”
Two months before the September meeting, Sessions attended a Heritage Foundation event in July on the sidelines of the Republican National Convention that was attended by about 50 ambassadors. When the event was over, a small group of ambassadors approached Sessions as he was leaving the podium, and Kislyak was among them, the Justice Department official said.
Sessions then spoke individually to some of the ambassadors, including Kislyak, the official said. In the informal exchanges, the ambassadors expressed appreciation for his remarks and some of them invited him to events they were sponsoring, said the official, citing a former Sessions staffer who was at the event.
Democratic lawmakers, including senior members of the Senate Judiciary Committee, have demanded in recent weeks that Sessions recuse himself from the government’s inquiry into possible ties between Trump associates and Russia.
Last week, Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.), a senior member of the House Judiciary Committee, became one of the few Republican representatives to state publicly the need for an independent investigation.
Sessions’s public position on Russia has evolved over time.
In an interview with RealClear World on the sidelines of the German Marshall Fund’s Brussels Forum in March 2015, Sessions said the United States and Europe “have to unify” against Russia.
More than a year later, he spoke about fostering a stronger relationship with the Kremlin. In a July 2016 interview with CNN’s “State of the Union,” Sessions praised Trump’s plan to build better relations with Russian President Vladimir Putin.
“Donald Trump is right. We need to figure out a way to end this cycle of hostility that’s putting this country at risk, costing us billions of dollars in defense, and creating hostilities,” Sessions told CNN.
Asked whether he viewed Putin as a good or bad leader, Sessions told CNN: “We have a lot of bad leaders around the world that operate in ways we would never tolerate in the United States. But the question is, can we have a more peaceful, effective relationship with Russia? Utilizing interests that are similar in a realistic way to make this world a safer place and get off this dangerous hostility with Russia? I think it’s possible.”
Julie Tate, Robert Costa and Karoun Demirjian contributed to this report.
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» Mike Nova's Shared NewsLinks: Meet Felix Sater, The Best Friend That Trump Claims He Never Had - The Moderate Voice
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mikenova shared this story from Felix Sater - Google News. The Moderate Voice Meet Felix Sater , The Best Friend That Trump Claims He Never Had The Moderate Voice When last we checked in on Donald Trump's Russia scandal a couple of weeks...
» Mike Nova's Shared NewsLinks: The road to hell - Dhaka Tribune
01/03/17 14:49 from 1. My News Blogs from mikenova (2 sites)
mikenova shared this story from former FBI agents power influence - Google News. LawNewz The road to hell Dhaka Tribune I'm not a special prosecutor, and I can't say it's an obstruction of justice to pressure Comey and congress on the gr...
» Mike Nova's Shared NewsLinks: The Three Trumps by Jeffrey D. Sachs
01/03/17 13:34 from 1. My News Blogs from mikenova (2 sites)
mikenova shared this story from Project Syndicate RSS-Feed. NEW YORK – Never in recent history has a change of leadership attracted as much attention and speculation as Donald Trump’s rise to the US presidency. What this chan...
» mikenov on Twitter: The Three Trumps by Jeffrey D. Sachs via @ProSyn https://t.co/T9JD37IOon
01/03/17 13:34 from 1. My News Blogs from mikenova (2 sites)
The Three Trumps by Jeffrey D. Sachs via @ProSyn https://t.co/T9JD37IOon Posted by mikenov on Wed Mar 1 18:34:24 2017. mikenov on Twitter
» Mike Nova's Shared NewsLinks: The Three Trumps - Project Syndicate
01/03/17 13:29 from 1. My News Blogs from mikenova (2 sites)
mikenova shared this story from trump russian money - Google News. Project Syndicate The Three Trumps Project Syndicate A growing body of circumstantial evidence suggests that Trump has been backed by Russian money for decades. Russian o...
» Mike Nova's Shared NewsLinks: The Daily 202: Trump's speech to Congress highlights influence of Ivanka, Bannon - Washington Post
01/03/17 13:29 from 1. My News Blogs from mikenova (2 sites)
mikenova shared this story from former FBI agents power influence - Google News. Washington Post The Daily 202: Trump's speech to Congress highlights influence of Ivanka, Bannon Washington Post Sebastian Gorka, the former national securi...
» Mike Nova's Shared NewsLinks: EU, Pressured from Inside and Out, Considers a Reboot - New York Times
01/03/17 13:28 from 1. My News Blogs from mikenova (2 sites)
mikenova shared this story from organized crime and intelligence - Google News. New York Times EU, Pressured from Inside and Out, Considers a Reboot New York Times Core areas for cooperation could include defense, with European armies re...
» Mike Nova's Shared NewsLinks: Donald Trump - Trump wrongly claims historic defense increase
01/03/17 13:28 from 1. My News Blogs from mikenova (2 sites)
mikenova shared this story from Politifact.com: Statements from Donald Trump. The Truth-o-Meter says: Mostly False | Trump wrongly claims historic defense increase In his address to Congress, President Donald Trump said his budget "...
» Mike Nova's Shared NewsLinks: Trump Candidate To Head Border Patrol Is Under FBI Investigation - Vocativ
01/03/17 13:27 from 1. My News Blogs from mikenova (2 sites)
mikenova shared this story from trump under federal investigation - Google News. Vocativ Trump Candidate To Head Border Patrol Is Under FBI Investigation Vocativ One of three candidates reportedly being vetted by President Donald Trump t...
» Mike Nova's Shared NewsLinks: President Trump's speech to Congress was a very good moment for him — objectively - Washington Post
01/03/17 13:27 from 1. My News Blogs from mikenova (2 sites)
mikenova shared this story from trump electorate - Google News. Washington Post President Trump's speech to Congress was a very good moment for him — objectively Washington Post It bears noting at the top that these polls aren't represen...
» Mike Nova's Shared NewsLinks: Trump’s first speech to Congress — annotated
01/03/17 13:26 from 1. My News Blogs from mikenova (2 sites)
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» Mike Nova's Shared NewsLinks: A Touched Donald Trump Thanks the Media for Forgetting He Is Donald Trump - Slate Magazine (blog)
01/03/17 13:26 from 1. My News Blogs from mikenova (2 sites)
mikenova shared this story from Donald Trump - Google News. Slate Magazine (blog) A Touched Donald Trump Thanks the Media for Forgetting He Is Donald Trump Slate Magazine (blog) Did you watch Trump's address? Oh, it was magnificent—remem...
» Mike Nova's Shared NewsLinks: Trump's Chief Strategist Bannon has a Negative Effect on National Security - In Homeland Security
01/03/17 13:26 from 1. My News Blogs from mikenova (2 sites)
mikenova shared this story from trump as danger to National Security - Google News. In Homeland Security Trump's Chief Strategist Bannon has a Negative Effect on National Security In Homeland Security Limiting the power of highly regarde...
» mikenov on Twitter: News Reviews and Opinions: Trump's speech: Reactions https://t.co/fefB3YQn6K
01/03/17 09:22 from 1. My News Blogs from mikenova (2 sites)
News Reviews and Opinions: Trump's speech: Reactions https://t.co/fefB3YQn6K Posted by mikenov on Wed Mar 1 14:22:00 2017. mikenov on Twitter
» mikenov on Twitter: News Reviews and Opinions: Trump's speech: Reactions https://t.co/fefB3Z7XYi
01/03/17 09:21 from 1. My News Blogs from mikenova (2 sites)
News Reviews and Opinions: Trump's speech: Reactions https://t.co/fefB3Z7XYi Posted by mikenov on Wed Mar 1 14:21:53 2017. mikenov on Twitter
» Mike Nova's Shared NewsLinks: Trump Seesaws on Legal Status for Undocumented Immigrants - New York Times
01/03/17 09:13 from 1. My News Blogs from mikenova (2 sites)
mikenova shared this story from trump - Google News. New York Times Trump Seesaws on Legal Status for Undocumented Immigrants New York Times WASHINGTON — President Trump dangled on Tuesday the prospect of a stunning reversal on immigrati...
» Mike Nova's Shared NewsLinks: Trump, in Optimistic Address, Asks Congress to End 'Trivial Fights' - New York Times
01/03/17 09:13 from 1. My News Blogs from mikenova (2 sites)
mikenova shared this story from trump - Google News. New York Times Trump , in Optimistic Address, Asks Congress to End 'Trivial Fights' New York Times WASHINGTON — President Trump , in his first address to a joint session of Congress, d...
» Mike Nova's Shared NewsLinks: Trump Offers 'Miracles,' but Few Details on How to Achieve Them - New York Times
01/03/17 09:13 from 1. My News Blogs from mikenova (2 sites)
mikenova shared this story from trump - Google News. New York Times Trump Offers 'Miracles,' but Few Details on How to Achieve Them New York Times President Donald Trump , addressing a joint session of Congress on Tuesday, promised to “r...
» Mike Nova's Shared NewsLinks: Ever a Showman, Donald Trump Keeps Washington Guessing - New York Times
01/03/17 09:13 from 1. My News Blogs from mikenova (2 sites)
mikenova shared this story from trump - Google News. New York Times Ever a Showman, Donald Trump Keeps Washington Guessing New York Times When Mr. Trump sat down with television anchors at the White House for an off-the-record lunch on T...
» Mike Nova's Shared NewsLinks: Trump Address: President Lays Out Bold Agenda With Softer Tone - NBCNews.com
01/03/17 09:13 from 1. My News Blogs from mikenova (2 sites)
mikenova shared this story from trump - Google News. NBCNews.com Trump Address: President Lays Out Bold Agenda With Softer Tone NBCNews.com In his first address to Congress, President Trump defended controversial policies pushed by his a...
» Mike Nova's Shared NewsLinks: Donald Trump Teases Immigration Shock, Backs Off in Speech - NBCNews.com
01/03/17 09:12 from 1. My News Blogs from mikenova (2 sites)
mikenova shared this story from trump - Google News. NBCNews.com Donald Trump Teases Immigration Shock, Backs Off in Speech NBCNews.com Just hours earlier, Trump had told reporters he would consider legalizing some undocumented immigrant...
» Mike Nova's Shared NewsLinks: Fact-checking President Trump's first address to Congress - USA TODAY
01/03/17 09:12 from 1. My News Blogs from mikenova (2 sites)
mikenova shared this story from trump - Google News. USA TODAY Fact-checking President Trump's first address to Congress USA TODAY But Trump is using a long-term cost estimate; the actual amount spent so far is $1.7 trillion. In a report...
» Mike Nova's Shared NewsLinks: Trump seeks to parlay post-speech boost into action on contentious agenda - Washington Post
01/03/17 09:12 from 1. My News Blogs from mikenova (2 sites)
mikenova shared this story from trump - Google News. Washington Post Trump seeks to parlay post-speech boost into action on contentious agenda Washington Post President Trump sought Wednesday to build on the momentum of a speech that inv...
» Mike Nova's Shared NewsLinks: Seeming Presidential At Last, Trump Tries to Balance His Political Elements - NPR
01/03/17 09:12 from 1. My News Blogs from mikenova (2 sites)
mikenova shared this story from trump - Google News. NPR Seeming Presidential At Last, Trump Tries to Balance His Political Elements NPR Donald Trump's first speech to a joint session of Congress Tuesday night was the occasion for his mo...
» Mike Nova's Shared NewsLinks: trump - Google Search
01/03/17 09:10 from 1. My News Blogs from mikenova (2 sites)
mikenova shared this story . Fact-checking President Trump's first address to Congress USA TODAY - 2 hours ago In his first address to a joint session of Congress, President Trump stuck closely to his prepared remarks, but ran afoul of t...
» mikenov on Twitter: News Reviews and Opinions: Donald Trump, Syria, Uber: Your Wednesday Briefing... https://t.co/FXkGZjIl4X
01/03/17 09:07 from 1. My News Blogs from mikenova (2 sites)
News Reviews and Opinions: Donald Trump, Syria, Uber: Your Wednesday Briefing... https://t.co/FXkGZjIl4X Posted by mikenov on Wed Mar 1 14:07:23 2017. mikenov on Twitter
» mikenov on Twitter: Donald Trump, Syria, Uber: Your Wednesday Briefing https://t.co/mYktNZo8u2
01/03/17 08:09 from 1. My News Blogs from mikenova (2 sites)
Donald Trump, Syria, Uber: Your Wednesday Briefing https://t.co/mYktNZo8u2 Posted by mikenov on Wed Mar 1 13:09:21 2017. mikenov on Twitter
» Mike Nova's Shared NewsLinks: russia and europe - Google Search
28/02/17 18:23 from 1. My News Blogs from mikenova (2 sites)
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» Mike Nova's Shared NewsLinks: In Europe's Borderlands, The Winds Of Change Blow In Every Direction - Forbes
28/02/17 18:12 from 1. My News Blogs from mikenova (2 sites)
mikenova shared this story from russia and the west - Google News. Forbes In Europe's Borderlands, The Winds Of Change Blow In Every Direction Forbes On the west of this group, the European Union is roiled by divisions in the wake of the...
» Mike Nova's Shared NewsLinks: 2 injured as officer accidentally fires weapon during speech by France’s Hollande
28/02/17 18:11 from 1. My News Blogs from mikenova (2 sites)
mikenova shared this story from Europe. The victims’ injuries were not reported to be life-threatening. Mike Nova's Shared NewsLinks
» Mike Nova's Shared NewsLinks: Russia, China veto UN resolution on Syria sanctions - Middle East Eye
28/02/17 18:11 from 1. My News Blogs from mikenova (2 sites)
mikenova shared this story from Putin and Putinism - News Review. Middle East Eye Russia, China veto UN resolution on Syria sanctions Middle East Eye Russian President Vladimir Putin had earlier said that Moscow opposed any new sanctions...
» Mike Nova's Shared NewsLinks: FBI once planned to pay former British spy who authored controversial Trump dossier - Washington Post
28/02/17 18:11 from 1. My News Blogs from mikenova (2 sites)
mikenova shared this story from Russia and US Presidential Elections of 2016 - Google News. Washington Post FBI once planned to pay former British spy who authored controversial Trump dossier Washington Post ... according to several peop...
» Mike Nova's Shared NewsLinks: Trump's Newest General Being Put to the Test
28/02/17 18:10 from 1. My News Blogs from mikenova (2 sites)
mikenova shared this story from Voice of America. When U.S. President Donald Trump named a new national security adviser just over a week ago, current and former national security officials did more than just breathe a sigh of relief. Ma...
» Mike Nova's Shared NewsLinks: Lawmakers Await Trump's First Speech on Capitol Hill
28/02/17 18:10 from 1. My News Blogs from mikenova (2 sites)
mikenova shared this story from Voice of America. Palpable anticipation and suspense prevailed Tuesday on Capitol Hill as President Donald Trump prepared to deliver his first speech to Congress, a body steeped in history and ritualized f...
» Mike Nova's Shared NewsLinks: Trump and Russia: A Conversation with Scholars and Journalists - Princeton University
28/02/17 18:10 from 1. My News Blogs from mikenova (2 sites)
mikenova shared this story from Russian elites - Google News. Trump and Russia : A Conversation with Scholars and Journalists Princeton University The connections among President Donald Trump, his campaign advisers, the Russian governmen...
» Mike Nova's Shared NewsLinks: Trump Intelligence Nominee Pledges Support for Russia Probes
28/02/17 18:09 from 1. My News Blogs from mikenova (2 sites)
mikenova shared this story from Voice of America. President Donald Trump's nominee to be the director of national intelligence on Tuesday pledged to back thorough investigation of any Russian efforts to influence the 2016 presidential el...
» Mike Nova's Shared NewsLinks: Trump Links Obama To Anti-Trump Protests, White House Leaks - Western Journalism
28/02/17 18:09 from 1. My News Blogs from mikenova (2 sites)
mikenova shared this story from anti-trump protests - Google News. Western Journalism Trump Links Obama To Anti-Trump Protests , White House Leaks Western Journalism Trump was asked in the interview whether he believed former President B...
» Mike Nova's Shared NewsLinks: What's happening in Russia? Kremlin shock as seven top men dead since Trump win - Daily Star
28/02/17 17:41 from 1. My News Blogs from mikenova (2 sites)
mikenova shared this story from russian consulate nyc death - Google News. Daily Star What's happening in Russia ? Kremlin shock as seven top men dead since Trump win Daily Star The first man, diplomat Sergei Krivov, was found unconsciou...
» Mike Nova's Shared NewsLinks: What Donald Trump is expected to say in his speech to Congress, vs. what Americans hope to hear - Quartz
28/02/17 17:40 from 1. My News Blogs from mikenova (2 sites)
mikenova shared this story from Donald Trump - Google News. CNN What Donald Trump is expected to say in his speech to Congress, vs. what Americans hope to hear Quartz US president Donald Trump goes to Capitol Hill tonight (Feb. 28) to ad...
» Mike Nova's Shared NewsLinks: Montenegro asks for British help after cyber attacks in wake of 'Russian-backed coup plot' - Telegraph.co.uk
28/02/17 17:40 from 1. My News Blogs from mikenova (2 sites)
mikenova shared this story from cyberattacks - Google News. Telegraph.co.uk Montenegro asks for British help after cyber attacks in wake of 'Russian-backed coup plot' Telegraph.co.uk Montenegro has asked Britain for technical help to def...
» Mike Nova's Shared NewsLinks: US diplomats backing Balkan republics against suspected Russia meddling - Los Angeles Times
28/02/17 17:40 from 1. My News Blogs from mikenova (2 sites)
mikenova shared this story from us elections - Google News. Los Angeles Times US diplomats backing Balkan republics against suspected Russia meddling Los Angeles Times U.S. intelligence agencies say Putin's government sought to interfere...
» Mike Nova's Shared NewsLinks: Signaling Discord, Russia and US Clash Over Syria in Security Council Vote - New York Times
28/02/17 17:40 from 1. My News Blogs from mikenova (2 sites)
mikenova shared this story from World - Google News. New York Times Signaling Discord, Russia and US Clash Over Syria in Security Council Vote New York Times Women, who were affected by a reported gas attack, at a makeshift hospital in K...
» Mike Nova's Shared NewsLinks: Gingrich calls for 'independent' coordinator on Trump-Russia ties - The Hill
28/02/17 17:39 from 1. My News Blogs from mikenova (2 sites)
mikenova shared this story from trump and russia - Google News. The Hill Gingrich calls for 'independent' coordinator on Trump - Russia ties The Hill last week seemed to suggest that Attorney General Jeff Sessions · Jeff SessionsG...
» Mike Nova's Shared NewsLinks: Suspect killed in shootout that injured 2 Houston police officers, second suspect still on loose - New York Daily News
28/02/17 17:38 from 1. My News Blogs from mikenova (2 sites)
mikenova shared this story from police officers shootings - Google News. New York Daily News Suspect killed in shootout that injured 2 Houston police officers , second suspect still on loose New York Daily News Houston police on Tuesday ...
» Mike Nova's Shared NewsLinks: The US Power Grid Isn't Prepared for Cyberattacks - Futurism
28/02/17 17:38 from 1. My News Blogs from mikenova (2 sites)
mikenova shared this story from cyberattacks - Google News. Futurism The US Power Grid Isn't Prepared for Cyberattacks Futurism Cyber-attacks against the power grid in the Ukraine have created an expediency in finding and removing danger...
» Mike Nova's Shared NewsLinks: Trump appears to blame generals for SEAL's death in Yemen raid - The Hill
28/02/17 17:37 from 1. My News Blogs from mikenova (2 sites)
mikenova shared this story from Yemen - Google News. VICE News Trump appears to blame generals for SEAL's death in Yemen raid The Hill President Trump appeared to distance himself Tuesday from the controversial raid in Yemen that left on...
» Mike Nova's Shared NewsLinks: Trump's got nothing on Hillary when it comes to 'Russian ties,' according to new Clinton tell-all - BizPac Review
28/02/17 17:36 from 1. My News Blogs from mikenova (2 sites)
mikenova shared this story from Putin fears Clinton - Google News. BizPac Review Trump's got nothing on Hillary when it comes to 'Russian ties,' according to new Clinton tell-all BizPac Review While Hillary Clinton hurled accusations at ...
» Mike Nova's Shared NewsLinks: Russia Looks to Exploit White House ‘Turbulence,’ Analysts Say https://t.co/xXGcyQH4T6
28/02/17 17:20 from 1. My News Blogs from mikenova (2 sites)
mikenova shared this story from mikenov on Twitter. Russia Looks to Exploit White House ‘Turbulence,’ Analysts Say https://t.co/xXGcyQH4T6 Posted by mikenov on Tue Feb 28 11:33:31 2017. Mike Nova's Shared NewsLinks
» Mike Nova's Shared NewsLinks: News Reviews and Opinions: All The News (That Fit To Web) - from Mike Nova https://t.co/AU8FrBNpdl
28/02/17 17:20 from 1. My News Blogs from mikenova (2 sites)
mikenova shared this story from mikenov on Twitter. News Reviews and Opinions: All The News (That Fit To Web) - from Mike Nova https://t.co/AU8FrBNpdl Posted by mikenov on Tue Feb 28 14:09:13 2017. Mike Nova's Shared NewsLinks
» Mike Nova's Shared NewsLinks: Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty: Russia, China Block UN Sanctions On Syria Over Gas Attacks
28/02/17 16:36 from 1. My News Blogs from mikenova (2 sites)
mikenova shared this story from 1. World from mikenova (18 sites). Russia and China have blocked a push by Western governments at the United Nations to punish the Syrian government over chemical weapons attacks. Radio Free Europe / Radio...
» Mike Nova's Shared NewsLinks: shoigu - Google News: Shoigu talks up new formations, spending plans - IHS Jane's 360
28/02/17 16:31 from 1. My News Blogs from mikenova (2 sites)
mikenova shared this story from Russia Review by Topics from mikenova (28 sites). Shoigu talks up new formations, spending plans IHS Jane's 360 Speaking before the State Duma on 22 February, Shoigu also stated that one of the new divisio...
» Mike Nova's Shared NewsLinks: The FBI and Donald Trump: Understanding their strange alliance is key to unpacking the Russia scandal https://t.co/OfymMHhtlu
28/02/17 16:29 from 1. My News Blogs from mikenova (2 sites)
mikenova shared this story from mikenov on Twitter. The FBI and Donald Trump: Understanding their strange alliance is key to unpacking the Russia scandal https://t.co/OfymMHhtlu Posted by mikenov on Tue Feb 28 16:56:58 2017. Mike Nova's ...
» Mike Nova's Shared NewsLinks: What The New Yorker gets wrong — RT Op-Edge
28/02/17 16:24 from 1. My News Blogs from mikenova (2 sites)
mikenova shared this story from RT - Daily news. The New Yorker made quite a splash with its uber long read on 'Trump, Putin and the New Cold War.' What a shame then the actual product is sloppy, misinformed tosh masquerading as somethin...
» mikenov on Twitter: Trump, Putin & New Cold War: What The New Yorker gets wrong https://t.co/bjuV2NMdtb
28/02/17 16:23 from 1. My News Blogs from mikenova (2 sites)
Trump, Putin & New Cold War: What The New Yorker gets wrong https://t.co/bjuV2NMdtb Posted by mikenov on Tue Feb 28 21:23:48 2017. mikenov on Twitter
» Mike Nova's Shared NewsLinks: putin and trump - Google News: Trump, Putin & New Cold War: What The New Yorker gets wrong - RT
28/02/17 16:23 from 1. My News Blogs from mikenova (2 sites)
mikenova shared this story from 1. Trump from mikenova (122 sites). RT Trump , Putin & New Cold War: What The New Yorker gets wrong RT REALITY: Given Clinton's aggressive anti-Russia rhetoric, during which she compared Putin to Adolf...
» Mike Nova's Shared NewsLinks: BBC News - World: New tactic
28/02/17 16:23 from 1. My News Blogs from mikenova (2 sites)
mikenova shared this story from 1. World from mikenova (18 sites). IS sources suggest almost 300 IS militants have carried out suicide attacks in Mosul since October, researcher Charlie Winter found. BBC News - World Mike Nova's Shared N...
» Mike Nova's Shared NewsLinks: US elections and russia - Google News: US diplomats backing Balkan republics against suspected Russia meddling - Los Angeles Times
28/02/17 16:23 from 1. My News Blogs from mikenova (2 sites)
mikenova shared this story from 1. Trump from mikenova (122 sites). Los Angeles Times US diplomats backing Balkan republics against suspected Russia meddling Los Angeles Times In addition to its armed intervention in Ukraine and Georgia,...
» Mike Nova's Shared NewsLinks: Putin Trump: How Democrats are trying to corner GOPers on the Trump-Russia scandal
28/02/17 16:22 from 1. My News Blogs from mikenova (2 sites)
mikenova shared this story from 1. Trump from mikenova (122 sites). Mother Jones Putin Trump Mike Nova's Shared NewsLinks
» Mike Nova's Shared NewsLinks: Putin Trump: Manafort’s Ukrainian ‘blood money’ caused qualms, hack suggests
28/02/17 16:22 from 1. My News Blogs from mikenova (2 sites)
mikenova shared this story from 1. Trump from mikenova (122 sites). Politico Putin Trump Mike Nova's Shared NewsLinks
» Mike Nova's Shared NewsLinks: donald trump russia - Google News: Trump Can't Govern - U.S. News & World Report
28/02/17 16:21 from 1. My News Blogs from mikenova (2 sites)
mikenova shared this story from 1. Trump from mikenova (122 sites). U.S. News & World Report Trump Can't Govern U.S. News & World Report Improving relations with Russia , a priority for President Donald Trump , is a worthy goal. Despite ...
» mikenov on Twitter: RT @mikenov: The @NewYorker's big cover story reveals five uncomfortable truths about U.S. and Russia https://t.co/tgnoZXMHwO by @ggreenwald
28/02/17 16:09 from 1. My News Blogs from mikenova (2 sites)
RT @mikenov: The @NewYorker's big cover story reveals five uncomfortable truths about U.S. and Russia https://t.co/tgnoZXMHwO by @ggreenwald Posted by mikenov on Tue Feb 28 21:09:02 2017. 1 retweet mikenov on Twitter
» mikenov on Twitter: RT @thehill: Gingrich calls for “independent" coordinator to review Trump ties with Russia https://t.co/haqt0c3NL8 https://t.co/qKsfZZ18iG
28/02/17 16:08 from 1. My News Blogs from mikenova (2 sites)
RT @thehill: Gingrich calls for “independent" coordinator to review Trump ties with Russia https://t.co/haqt0c3NL8 https://t.co/qKsfZZ18iG Posted by mikenov on Tue Feb 28 21:08:19 2017. 106 retweets mikenov on Twitter
» mikenov on Twitter: RT @thehill: George W. Bush on US under Trump presidency: "I don’t like the racism” https://t.co/FlOqpmwdaK https://t.co/Vq4RgDNLmq
28/02/17 16:08 from 1. My News Blogs from mikenova (2 sites)
RT @thehill: George W. Bush on US under Trump presidency: "I don’t like the racism” https://t.co/FlOqpmwdaK https://t.co/Vq4RgDNLmq Posted by mikenov on Tue Feb 28 21:08:11 2017. 89 retweets mikenov on Twitter
» mikenov on Twitter: RT @thehill: Dem women will wear white — a symbol of the suffragette movement — to Trump’s address to Congress https://t.co/tIWMteXGrf http…
28/02/17 16:07 from 1. My News Blogs from mikenova (2 sites)
RT @thehill: Dem women will wear white — a symbol of the suffragette movement — to Trump’s address to Congress https://t.co/tIWMteXGrf http… Posted by mikenov on Tue Feb 28 21:07:53 2017. 140 retweets mikenov on Twitter
» mikenov on Twitter: RT @CNN: President Trump: "Nobody knew health care could be so complicated"Bernie Sanders: 
28/02/17 16:07 from 1. My News Blogs from mikenova (2 sites)
RT @CNN: President Trump: "Nobody knew health care could be so complicated" Bernie Sanders:
» mikenov on Twitter: RT @thedailybeast: Trump appears to suggest bomb threats against Jews are false flags https://t.co/a4phGrwZyi https://t.co/4zSrfMqTa9
28/02/17 16:06 from 1. My News Blogs from mikenova (2 sites)
RT @thedailybeast: Trump appears to suggest bomb threats against Jews are false flags https://t.co/a4phGrwZyi https://t.co/4zSrfMqTa9 Posted by mikenov on Tue Feb 28 21:06:52 2017. 197 retweets mikenov on Twitter
» mikenov on Twitter: RT @thehill: George W. Bush: We need answers on Trump team ties to Russia https://t.co/7glwTrY2Vx https://t.co/8K3mb45qhi
28/02/17 16:06 from 1. My News Blogs from mikenova (2 sites)
RT @thehill: George W. Bush: We need answers on Trump team ties to Russia https://t.co/7glwTrY2Vx https://t.co/8K3mb45qhi Posted by mikenov on Tue Feb 28 21:06:34 2017. 1812 retweets mikenov on Twitter
» mikenov on Twitter: RT @thehill: Trump slams Pelosi: "I think she's incompetent, actually" https://t.co/xkZxqtLQTs https://t.co/nDows3n9Vm
28/02/17 16:06 from 1. My News Blogs from mikenova (2 sites)
RT @thehill: Trump slams Pelosi: "I think she's incompetent, actually" https://t.co/xkZxqtLQTs https://t.co/nDows3n9Vm Posted by mikenov on Tue Feb 28 21:06:25 2017. 47 retweets mikenov on Twitter
» mikenov on Twitter: The @NewYorker's big cover story reveals five uncomfortable truths about U.S. and Russia https://t.co/tgnoZXMHwO by @ggreenwald
28/02/17 16:05 from 1. My News Blogs from mikenova (2 sites)
The @NewYorker's big cover story reveals five uncomfortable truths about U.S. and Russia https://t.co/tgnoZXMHwO by @ggreenwald Posted by mikenov on Tue Feb 28 21:05:55 2017. 1 retweet mikenov on Twitter
» mikenov on Twitter: Jazz In Paris: Chet Baker Quartet Plays Standards https://t.co/UaiXcUBlhE via @YouTube
28/02/17 15:43 from 1. My News Blogs from mikenova (2 sites)
Jazz In Paris: Chet Baker Quartet Plays Standards https://t.co/UaiXcUBlhE via @YouTube Posted by mikenov on Tue Feb 28 20:43:23 2017. mikenov on Twitter
» Mike Nova's Shared NewsLinks: GOP Intel chair Burr under fire over ties to Trump - Politico
28/02/17 12:16 from 1. My News Blogs from mikenova (2 sites)
mikenova shared this story from Emails Investigation Reopening - Google News. Politico GOP Intel chair Burr under fire over ties to Trump Politico The Senate Intelligence Committee chairman also bragged about his role in getting the FBI ...
» Mike Nova's Shared NewsLinks: Heads of Intel panel diverge on Trump–Russia contacts - The Hill
28/02/17 12:15 from 1. My News Blogs from mikenova (2 sites)
mikenova shared this story from Google News. The Hill Heads of Intel panel diverge on Trump–Russia contacts The Hill The leaders of the House Intelligence Committee gave dramatically different assessments Monday of the panel's inve...
» Mike Nova's Shared NewsLinks: Congress' Trump Russia probe takes partisan turn - Reuters
28/02/17 12:11 from 1. My News Blogs from mikenova (2 sites)
mikenova shared this story from trump russian candidate - Google News. Reuters Congress' Trump Russia probe takes partisan turn Reuters Nunes, who was a member of Trump's presidential transition team, said U.S. intelligence officials had...
» Mike Nova's Shared NewsLinks: Trump's Russia Policy Sends Mixed Messages as Investigations Mount - Chicago Tonight | WTTW
28/02/17 12:11 from 1. My News Blogs from mikenova (2 sites)
mikenova shared this story from Trump and Russia - Google News. Chicago Tonight | WTTW Trump's Russia Policy Sends Mixed Messages as Investigations Mount Chicago Tonight | WTTW With multiple investigations underway and ever louder calls ...
» Mike Nova's Shared NewsLinks: Jake Tapper falls — no, leaps — into Trump's trap - The Hill (blog)
28/02/17 12:10 from 1. My News Blogs from mikenova (2 sites)
mikenova shared this story from trump press coverage - Google News. The Hill (blog) Jake Tapper falls — no, leaps — into Trump's trap The Hill (blog) Since becoming president, that theme has become, if anything, even more prominent in Mr...
» Mike Nova's Shared NewsLinks: Hey Comey – How much are they paying you - AllHipHop (blog)
28/02/17 12:10 from 1. My News Blogs from mikenova (2 sites)
mikenova shared this story from Comey - Google News. AllHipHop (blog) Hey Comey – How much are they paying you AllHipHop (blog) Comey told senate and congressional public and private briefings he could not possibly comment on whether the...
» Mike Nova's Shared NewsLinks: White House accused of blocking information on bank's Trump-Russia links - The Guardian
28/02/17 12:10 from 1. My News Blogs from mikenova (2 sites)
mikenova shared this story from donald trump russia - Google News. Esquire.com White House accused of blocking information on bank's Trump - Russia links The Guardian The White House has been accused of withholding information from Congr...
» Mike Nova's Shared NewsLinks: Democrats warn not to stymie probe into Trump-Russia ties - Yahoo News
28/02/17 12:09 from 1. My News Blogs from mikenova (2 sites)
mikenova shared this story from Google News. Yahoo News Democrats warn not to stymie probe into Trump-Russia ties Yahoo News Top Democrats warn Republicans not to stymie investigations into contacts between President Donald Trump's campa...
» Mike Nova's Shared NewsLinks: Victoria Loe Hicks: Sen. Burr at a crucial crossroads on Russia - Winston-Salem Journal
28/02/17 12:09 from 1. My News Blogs from mikenova (2 sites)
mikenova shared this story from Putin and American political process - Google News. Winston-Salem Journal Victoria Loe Hicks: Sen. Burr at a crucial crossroads on Russia Winston-Salem Journal THE ASSOCIATED PRESS. prev. next. Not all tha...
» Mike Nova's Shared NewsLinks: Bill O'Reilly: The Media Is Trying To Link Trump To Russia So The "Election Will Be Perceived As Invalid" - Media Matters for America
28/02/17 12:09 from 1. My News Blogs from mikenova (2 sites)
mikenova shared this story from trump and russia - Google News. Media Matters for America Bill O'Reilly: The Media Is Trying To Link Trump To Russia So The "Election Will Be Perceived As Invalid" Media Matters for America BILL ...
» Mike Nova's Shared NewsLinks: Follow the money to uncover Trump's ties to Russia - Daily Journal Online
28/02/17 12:01 from 1. My News Blogs from mikenova (2 sites)
mikenova shared this story from trump russian money - Google News. Daily Journal Online Follow the money to uncover Trump's ties to Russia Daily Journal Online Indeed, father and sons used to brag about Russian money . In 2008, Donald Tr...
» Mike Nova's Shared NewsLinks: Trump’s record low approval ratings mask the full story
28/02/17 12:00 from 1. My News Blogs from mikenova (2 sites)
mikenova shared this story from Donald Trump. None Mike Nova's Shared NewsLinks
» Mike Nova's Shared NewsLinks: Preparations for Putin-Trump meeting underway - Pravda
28/02/17 12:00 from 1. My News Blogs from mikenova (2 sites)
mikenova shared this story from Putin Trump - Google News. Pravda Preparations for Putin - Trump meeting underway Pravda Representatives for the Foreign Affairs Ministry of the Russian Federation announced that preparations for the meeti...
» Mike Nova's Shared NewsLinks: Trump-Putin: The End of the Shortest Honeymoon Ever? - Huffington Post
28/02/17 12:00 from 1. My News Blogs from mikenova (2 sites)
mikenova shared this story from Putin Trump - Google News. POLITICO.eu Trump - Putin : The End of the Shortest Honeymoon Ever? Huffington Post So, even if the Trump - Putin honeymoon is over before it began, it's not too late for the Kre...
» Mike Nova's Shared NewsLinks: The FBI and Donald Trump: Understanding their strange alliance is key to unpacking the Russia scandal
28/02/17 11:57 from 1. My News Blogs from mikenova (2 sites)
mikenova shared this story from Salon: in-depth news, politics, business, technology & culture Salon. &amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;lt;img src="http://b.scorecardresearch.com/p?c1=2&amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;c2=6662697&amp;amp;amp;a...
» mikenov on Twitter: The FBI and Donald Trump: Understanding their strange alliance is key to unpacking the Russia scandal https://t.co/OfymMHhtlu
28/02/17 11:56 from 1. My News Blogs from mikenova (2 sites)
The FBI and Donald Trump: Understanding their strange alliance is key to unpacking the Russia scandal https://t.co/OfymMHhtlu Posted by mikenov on Tue Feb 28 16:56:58 2017. mikenov on Twitter
» Mike Nova's Shared NewsLinks: The FBI and Donald Trump: Understanding their strange alliance is key to unpacking the Russia scandal - Salon
28/02/17 11:56 from 1. My News Blogs from mikenova (2 sites)
mikenova shared this story from Google News. Salon The FBI and Donald Trump: Understanding their strange alliance is key to unpacking the Russia scandal Salon Once again, James Comey and the FBI have Trump's back in a crisis. An independ...
» Mike Nova's Shared NewsLinks: Russia Says Preparations Have Begun for Trump-Putin Meeting - Wall Street Journal (subscription)
28/02/17 11:56 from 1. My News Blogs from mikenova (2 sites)
mikenova shared this story from putin and trump - Google News. Russia Says Preparations Have Begun for Trump - Putin Meeting Wall Street Journal (subscription) MOSCOW—A top Russian diplomat said Tuesday that preparations have started for...
» Mike Nova's Shared NewsLinks: Senate Intelligence Chairman Richard Burr reeling from phone call on behalf of Trump - Salon
28/02/17 11:56 from 1. My News Blogs from mikenova (2 sites)
mikenova shared this story from Google News. Salon Senate Intelligence Chairman Richard Burr reeling from phone call on behalf of Trump Salon Senate Intelligence Committee Chairman Richard Burr, R-N.C., is shying away from publicity afte...
» Mike Nova's Shared NewsLinks: Lavrov vs. McCain: Is Russia an Enemy? - Rasmussen Reports
28/02/17 11:55 from 1. My News Blogs from mikenova (2 sites)
mikenova shared this story from Trump, Putin, the Mob, and the Terrorism - Google News. Lavrov vs. McCain: Is Russia an Enemy? Rasmussen Reports In Nuristan Province in U.S.-liberated Afghanistan this month, an armed mob of 300 besieged ...
» Mike Nova's Shared NewsLinks: Dark Passage: What We Don't Want to Talk About with All This Russia News - Paste Magazine
28/02/17 11:55 from 1. My News Blogs from mikenova (2 sites)
mikenova shared this story from Russian Intelligence services and international organized crime - Google News. Paste Magazine Dark Passage: What We Don't Want to Talk About with All This Russia News Paste Magazine We all know by now what...
» mikenov on Twitter: Mozart - Piano Concerto No. 20 (Rubinstein) https://t.co/meU8Y1ogqw via @YouTube
28/02/17 11:29 from 1. My News Blogs from mikenova (2 sites)
Mozart - Piano Concerto No. 20 (Rubinstein) https://t.co/meU8Y1ogqw via @YouTube Posted by mikenov on Tue Feb 28 16:29:20 2017. mikenov on Twitter
» mikenov on Twitter: Mozart - Piano Concerto No. 20 (Rubinstein) https://t.co/t5vboHAGwC via @YouTube
28/02/17 11:11 from 1. My News Blogs from mikenova (2 sites)
Mozart - Piano Concerto No. 20 (Rubinstein) https://t.co/t5vboHAGwC via @YouTube Posted by mikenov on Tue Feb 28 16:11:12 2017. mikenov on Twitter
» mikenov on Twitter: Trump, Putin, and the New Cold War https://t.co/qBCUZq0Sxo via @newyorker
28/02/17 11:09 from 1. My News Blogs from mikenova (2 sites)
Trump, Putin, and the New Cold War https://t.co/qBCUZq0Sxo via @newyorker Posted by mikenov on Tue Feb 28 16:09:10 2017. mikenov on Twitter
» mikenov on Twitter: Evan Osnos, David Remnick, and Joshua Yaffa on Trump and Russia https://t.co/vjidSUzCzT via @newyorker
28/02/17 11:04 from 1. My News Blogs from mikenova (2 sites)
Evan Osnos, David Remnick, and Joshua Yaffa on Trump and Russia https://t.co/vjidSUzCzT via @newyorker Posted by mikenov on Tue Feb 28 16:04:16 2017. mikenov on Twitter
» Mike Nova's Shared NewsLinks: What we know about Russian meddling and Putin’s playbook
28/02/17 10:18 from 1. My News Blogs from mikenova (2 sites)
mikenova shared this story from The Rundown – PBS NewsHour. JUDY WOODRUFF: Now more on Russian and U.S. actions that led us to this moment. That’s the subject of a lengthy article in this week’s New Yorker magazine, and to Wi...
» mikenov on Twitter: What we know about Russian meddling and Putin’s playbook https://t.co/tJnYRzey5A via @NewsHour
28/02/17 10:17 from 1. My News Blogs from mikenova (2 sites)
What we know about Russian meddling and Putin’s playbook https://t.co/tJnYRzey5A via @NewsHour Posted by mikenov on Tue Feb 28 15:17:47 2017. mikenov on Twitter
» mikenov on Twitter: What we know about Russian meddling and Putin’s playbook https://t.co/2vBjqlAkLe via @NewsHour
28/02/17 10:17 from 1. My News Blogs from mikenova (2 sites)
What we know about Russian meddling and Putin’s playbook https://t.co/2vBjqlAkLe via @NewsHour Posted by mikenov on Tue Feb 28 15:17:36 2017. mikenov on Twitter
» mikenov on Twitter: News Reviews and Opinions: What we know about Russian meddling and Putin's pl... https://t.co/DEC3NxJ9Ky
28/02/17 10:14 from 1. My News Blogs from mikenova (2 sites)
News Reviews and Opinions: What we know about Russian meddling and Putin's pl... https://t.co/DEC3NxJ9Ky Posted by mikenov on Tue Feb 28 15:14:45 2017. mikenov on Twitter
» Mike Nova's Shared NewsLinks: What we know about Russian meddling and Putin's playbook - PBS NewsHour
28/02/17 10:06 from 1. My News Blogs from mikenova (2 sites)
mikenova shared this story from Russia influence in Eastern Europe - Google News. PBS NewsHour What we know about Russian meddling and Putin's playbook PBS NewsHour U.S. intelligence agencies believe Russia attempted to sway the U.S. ele...
» Mike Nova's Shared NewsLinks: Ukraine's Fashionable Nation Branding - Forbes
28/02/17 10:05 from 1. My News Blogs from mikenova (2 sites)
mikenova shared this story from Ukraine - Google News. Forbes Ukraine's Fashionable Nation Branding Forbes Braving the sleet, the audience made its way under the pier. “Buy now, see later” egged the sign. Champagne and samogon fueled the...
» Mike Nova's Shared NewsLinks: Durbin wants independent Russia probes as Trump rejects them - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
28/02/17 10:05 from 1. My News Blogs from mikenova (2 sites)
mikenova shared this story from Russia influence in Eastern Europe - Google News. Durbin wants independent Russia probes as Trump rejects them Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Durbin said U.S. allies are asking about Russian influence in the elec...
» Mike Nova's Shared NewsLinks: Putin and Erdogan Cozy Up to Divide Syria - Newsweek
28/02/17 10:04 from 1. My News Blogs from mikenova (2 sites)
mikenova shared this story from turkish coup 2016 and russia - Google News. Newsweek Putin and Erdogan Cozy Up to Divide Syria Newsweek President Tayyip Erdogan apologized for the incident in June 2016 . The following month Turkey became...
» Mike Nova's Shared NewsLinks: Putin and Erdogan Cozy Up to Divide Syria - Yahoo News
28/02/17 10:04 from 1. My News Blogs from mikenova (2 sites)
mikenova shared this story from turkish coup 2016 and russia - Google News. Yahoo News Putin and Erdogan Cozy Up to Divide Syria Yahoo News President Tayyip Erdogan apologized for the incident in June 2016 . The following month Turkey be...
» Mike Nova's Shared NewsLinks: Top Russian Official: Alrosa's Zharkov to be Replaced by Sergey Ivanov - IDEX Online
28/02/17 10:04 from 1. My News Blogs from mikenova (2 sites)
mikenova shared this story from sergey ivanov - Google News. IDEX Online Top Russian Official: Alrosa's Zharkov to be Replaced by Sergey Ivanov IDEX Online (IDEX Online) – Russia's Deputy Prime Minister Yury Trutnev has confirmed that Al...
» Mike Nova's Shared NewsLinks: In Europe's Borderlands, the Winds of Change Blow in Every Direction - STRATFOR
28/02/17 10:03 from 1. My News Blogs from mikenova (2 sites)
mikenova shared this story from Russia influence in Eastern Europe - Google News. STRATFOR In Europe's Borderlands, the Winds of Change Blow in Every Direction STRATFOR Whereas Poland and the Baltic states are among the most vulnerable w...
» Mike Nova's Shared NewsLinks: Turkey: We would not have been successful against ISIS in Al-Bab without Russia - AMN Al-Masdar News (registration)
28/02/17 10:03 from 1. My News Blogs from mikenova (2 sites)
mikenova shared this story from Turkey and Russia - Google News. AMN Al-Masdar News (registration) Turkey : We would not have been successful against ISIS in Al-Bab without Russia AMN Al-Masdar News (registration) Ilnur Cevik, an adviser...
» Mike Nova's Shared NewsLinks: Top Russian official: Our relationship with US at lowest point since Cold War - Fox News
28/02/17 10:03 from 1. My News Blogs from mikenova (2 sites)
mikenova shared this story from US - Russia relations - Google News. Fox News Top Russian official: Our relationship with US at lowest point since Cold War Fox News A top Russian official reportedly said Tuesday that Moscow's relationshi...
» mikenov on Twitter: Tuesday Morning Briefing: Trump makes his debut on Capitol Hill https://t.co/Tmzex9NvCH via @Reuters
28/02/17 09:47 from 1. My News Blogs from mikenova (2 sites)
Tuesday Morning Briefing: Trump makes his debut on Capitol Hill https://t.co/Tmzex9NvCH via @Reuters Posted by mikenov on Tue Feb 28 14:47:14 2017. mikenov on Twitter
» mikenov on Twitter: Britain and Russia discuss easing tensions, avoiding military accidents - Ifax https://t.co/2Wuk8Uv9pO via @Reuters
28/02/17 09:42 from 1. My News Blogs from mikenova (2 sites)
Britain and Russia discuss easing tensions, avoiding military accidents - Ifax https://t.co/2Wuk8Uv9pO via @Reuters Posted by mikenov on Tue Feb 28 14:42:28 2017. mikenov on Twitter
» mikenov on Twitter: News Reviews and Opinions: All The News (That Fit To Web) - from Mike Nova https://t.co/AU8FrBNpdl
28/02/17 09:09 from 1. My News Blogs from mikenova (2 sites)
News Reviews and Opinions: All The News (That Fit To Web) - from Mike Nova https://t.co/AU8FrBNpdl Posted by mikenov on Tue Feb 28 14:09:13 2017. mikenov on Twitter
» mikenov on Twitter: News Reviews and Opinions: Trump’s Conflicts - Google Search Tuesday February... https://t.co/D8FT0RMzFD
28/02/17 07:57 from 1. My News Blogs from mikenova (2 sites)
News Reviews and Opinions: Trump’s Conflicts - Google Search Tuesday February... https://t.co/D8FT0RMzFD Posted by mikenov on Tue Feb 28 12:57:08 2017. mikenov on Twitter
» Mike Nova's Shared NewsLinks: Trump’s Conflicts - Google Search
28/02/17 07:37 from 1. My News Blogs from mikenova (2 sites)
mikenova shared this story . This week in Donald Trump's conflicts of interest: Putts, Putin and ... Salon - Feb 25, 2017 President Donald Trump and his family have not skimped this week when it comes to massive conflicts of interest. As...
» Mike Nova's Shared NewsLinks: Trump's Business Conflicts Of Interest - Google Search
28/02/17 07:36 from 1. My News Blogs from mikenova (2 sites)
mikenova shared this story . Trump Loses Another Nominee to Business Conflicts of Interest Vanity Fair - 17 hours ago Back in December, as Donald Trump was putting together his inner circle and cabinet nominees, a pattern emerged: all of...
» mikenov on Twitter: Trump's long list of potential conflicts of interest https://t.co/BXuh8dmTYy via @bbgvisualdata
28/02/17 07:32 from 1. My News Blogs from mikenova (2 sites)
Trump's long list of potential conflicts of interest https://t.co/BXuh8dmTYy via @bbgvisualdata Posted by mikenov on Tue Feb 28 12:32:39 2017. mikenov on Twitter
» Mike Nova's Shared NewsLinks: Tracking Trump's Web of Conflicts
28/02/17 07:32 from 1. My News Blogs from mikenova (2 sites)
mikenova shared this story . &amp;amp;amp;amp;lt;iframe src="https://www.googletagmanager.com/ns.html?id=GTM-MNTH5N" height="0" width="0" style="display:none;visibility:hidden"&amp;amp;amp;amp;gt;&amp;amp;amp;amp;lt;/iframe&a...
» Mike Nova's Shared NewsLinks: Russia Looks to Exploit White House ‘Turbulence,’ Analysts Say
28/02/17 06:33 from 1. My News Blogs from mikenova (2 sites)
mikenova shared this story . In this context, Mr. Trump’s election was an unexpected bonus, but the original giddiness has worn off, and Moscow has returned to its tried-and-true formula of creating turmoil and exploiting the resul...
» mikenov on Twitter: Russia Looks to Exploit White House ‘Turbulence,’ Analysts Say https://t.co/xXGcyQH4T6
28/02/17 06:33 from 1. My News Blogs from mikenova (2 sites)
Russia Looks to Exploit White House ‘Turbulence,’ Analysts Say https://t.co/xXGcyQH4T6 Posted by mikenov on Tue Feb 28 11:33:31 2017. mikenov on Twitter
» Mike Nova's Shared NewsLinks: Lingering Questions in the Yemen Raid
28/02/17 06:21 from 1. My News Blogs from mikenova (2 sites)
mikenova shared this story . <a href="http://NYTimes.com" rel="nofollow">NYTimes.com</a> no longer supports Internet Explorer 9 or earlier. Please upgrade your browser. LEARN MORE » Campaign ID: 285217 | Creative: nyt201...
» mikenov on Twitter: Lingering Questions in the Yemen Raid https://t.co/ZEGVc1cNIX
28/02/17 06:21 from 1. My News Blogs from mikenova (2 sites)
Lingering Questions in the Yemen Raid https://t.co/ZEGVc1cNIX Posted by mikenov on Tue Feb 28 11:21:40 2017. mikenov on Twitter
» Mike Nova's Shared NewsLinks: Yemen SEAL Raid Has Yielded No Significant Intelligence: Officials
27/02/17 20:33 from 1. My News Blogs from mikenova (2 sites)
mikenova shared this story . Last month's deadly commando raid in Yemen, which cost the lives of a U.S. Navy SEAL and a number of children, has so far yielded no significant intelligence, U.S. officials told NBC News. Although Pentagon o...
» mikenov on Twitter: Yemen SEAL raid has yielded no significant intelligence, officials say https://t.co/HXJO8PDYvU via @nbcnews
27/02/17 20:29 from 1. My News Blogs from mikenova (2 sites)
Yemen SEAL raid has yielded no significant intelligence, officials say https://t.co/HXJO8PDYvU via @nbcnews Posted by mikenov on Tue Feb 28 01:29:38 2017. mikenov on Twitter
» Mike Nova's Shared NewsLinks: GOP Intel chair Burr under fire over ties to Trump
27/02/17 20:23 from 1. My News Blogs from mikenova (2 sites)
mikenova shared this story . On the campaign trail last fall, GOP Sen. Richard Burr told North Carolina voters there was no "separation” between himself and Donald Trump. The Senate Intelligence Committee chairman also bragged abou...
» mikenov on Twitter: GOP Intel chair Burr under fire over ties to Trump https://t.co/UdsQRwn0k5
27/02/17 20:23 from 1. My News Blogs from mikenova (2 sites)
GOP Intel chair Burr under fire over ties to Trump https://t.co/UdsQRwn0k5 Posted by mikenov on Tue Feb 28 01:23:12 2017. mikenov on Twitter
» mikenov on Twitter: A look at the 3 Pentagon reviews into the SEAL raid in Yemen - ABC News - https://t.co/1F7aF2m9ry via @ABC
27/02/17 20:15 from 1. My News Blogs from mikenova (2 sites)
A look at the 3 Pentagon reviews into the SEAL raid in Yemen - ABC News - https://t.co/1F7aF2m9ry via @ABC Posted by mikenov on Tue Feb 28 01:15:25 2017. mikenov on Twitter
» Mike Nova's Shared NewsLinks: Spicer on Trump and Russia: 'There's nothing there'
27/02/17 16:27 from 1. My News Blogs from mikenova (2 sites)
mikenova shared this story from Opinions Review In Brief. The White House suggested Monday that there’s no need for a special prosecutor to lead an investigation into possible contact between President Donald Trump’s associates and Russi...
» Mike Nova's Shared NewsLinks: Trump seeks 'historic' increase of 9 percent in U.S. military's budget
27/02/17 16:27 from 1. My News Blogs from mikenova (2 sites)
mikenova shared this story from Puerto Rico News - Selected Feeds Review. WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump is seeking what he called a "historic" increase in military spending of more than 9 percent, a huge rise even as the ...
» Mike Nova's Shared NewsLinks: Washington Free Beacon: Charles Hurt: Obama Would ‘Routinely’ Keep Reporters Out of Gaggles
27/02/17 16:27 from 1. My News Blogs from mikenova (2 sites)
mikenova shared this story from U.S. National Security and Military News Review. Washington Times editor Charles Hurt said Sunday on "Fox & Friends" that President Obama would "routinely" kick reporters out of press gaggles. "I remem...
» Mike Nova's Shared NewsLinks: Pentagon Spokesman Discusses ISIS Preliminary Plan, Budget Amendment
27/02/17 16:26 from 1. My News Blogs from mikenova (2 sites)
mikenova shared this story from U.S. National Security and Military News Review. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis will present a preliminary version of the Pentagon’s new plan to rapidly defeat the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria during a me...
» Mike Nova's Shared NewsLinks: Trump fails to unify as he sticks to campaign mode
27/02/17 16:26 from 1. My News Blogs from mikenova (2 sites)
mikenova shared this story from World News Review. US president has replaced Oval Office decorum with his pugnacious brand of politics Mike Nova's Shared NewsLinks
» Mike Nova's Shared NewsLinks: Pentagon Sends Trump Plan to Defeat Islamic State, Other Extremist Groups
27/02/17 16:25 from 1. My News Blogs from mikenova (2 sites)
mikenova shared this story from World News Review. The Pentagon says it has sent the White House a preliminary plan to defeat Islamic State extremists in Iraq and Syria, and says Defense Secretary Jim Mattis will brief senior administrat...
» Mike Nova's Shared NewsLinks: Trump to slash nearly every part of budget, except military
27/02/17 16:25 from 1. My News Blogs from mikenova (2 sites)
mikenova shared this story from World News Review. President Donald Trump's first budget proposal will look to increase defense and security spending by $54 billion and cut roughly the same amount from non-defense programs, the White Hou...
» Mike Nova's Shared NewsLinks: George W. Bush on Trump-Russia connections: 'We all need answers'
27/02/17 16:23 from 1. My News Blogs from mikenova (2 sites)
mikenova shared this story from World News Review. Highlights from Bush's interview on the "Today" show. Mike Nova's Shared NewsLinks
» Mike Nova's Shared NewsLinks: Russia Looks to Exploit White House 'Turbulence,' Analysts Say - New York Times
27/02/17 16:22 from 1. My News Blogs from mikenova (2 sites)
mikenova shared this story from World News Review. New York Times Russia Looks to Exploit White House 'Turbulence,' Analysts Say New York Times The Ansari neighborhood in Aleppo, Syria. Since Russian-backed government forces took back th...
» mikenov on Twitter: White House: Yemen Raid Will Undergo 3 Reviews But 'Achieved Its Objectives' https://t.co/2b51V2RgZV via @TPM
27/02/17 16:20 from 1. My News Blogs from mikenova (2 sites)
White House: Yemen Raid Will Undergo 3 Reviews But 'Achieved Its Objectives' https://t.co/2b51V2RgZV via @TPM Posted by mikenov on Mon Feb 27 21:20:51 2017. mikenov on Twitter
» mikenov on Twitter: Trump On Whether There Should be a Special Prosecutor On Russia: 'I Haven't Called Russia in Ten Years https://t.co/n3VgvYxeKc via @mediaite
27/02/17 15:00 from 1. My News Blogs from mikenova (2 sites)
Trump On Whether There Should be a Special Prosecutor On Russia: 'I Haven't Called Russia in Ten Years https://t.co/n3VgvYxeKc via @mediaite Posted by mikenov on Mon Feb 27 20:00:40 2017. mikenov on Twitter
» Mike Nova's Shared NewsLinks: News Reviews and Opinions: Trump: Russia, Media, and the FBI - News Review from Mike Nova
27/02/17 14:50 from 1. My News Blogs from mikenova (2 sites)
mikenova shared this story from News Reviews and Opinions. Trump: Russia, Media, and the FBI - News Review from Mike Nova Trump   News Reviews and Opinions: Trump - News Review Trump may owe billions in debts to Russia | Capitol Hil...
» Mike Nova's Shared NewsLinks: Donald Trump ‘hold your nose’ presidency
27/02/17 14:49 from 1. My News Blogs from mikenova (2 sites)
mikenova shared this story . The inside track on Washington politics. Be the first to know about new stories from PowerPost. Sign up to follow, and we’ll e-mail you free updates as they’re published. You’ll receive free...
» mikenov on Twitter: Donald Trump 'hold your nose' presidency https://t.co/lnlDmXnvio
27/02/17 14:49 from 1. My News Blogs from mikenova (2 sites)
Donald Trump 'hold your nose' presidency https://t.co/lnlDmXnvio Posted by mikenov on Mon Feb 27 19:49:07 2017. mikenov on Twitter
» mikenov on Twitter: Former President George W. Bush on Trump's Russia ties: "We all need answers" https://t.co/ji9WTu6W6G
27/02/17 13:38 from 1. My News Blogs from mikenova (2 sites)
Former President George W. Bush on Trump's Russia ties: "We all need answers" https://t.co/ji9WTu6W6G Posted by mikenov on Mon Feb 27 18:38:07 2017. mikenov on Twitter
» Mike Nova's Shared NewsLinks: George W. Bush: Donald Trump, Russia Ties Need Answers
27/02/17 13:37 from 1. My News Blogs from mikenova (2 sites)
mikenova shared this story . Former President George W. Bush weighed in on the calls for a special prosecutor to investigate the connections between the Trump campaign and Russia during an interview with NBC's Today show on Monday. "I th...
» mikenov on Twitter: News Reviews and Opinions: Trump: Russia, Media, and the FBI - News Review fr... https://t.co/ylIh4rvxyz
27/02/17 13:36 from 1. My News Blogs from mikenova (2 sites)
News Reviews and Opinions: Trump: Russia, Media, and the FBI - News Review fr... https://t.co/ylIh4rvxyz Posted by mikenov on Mon Feb 27 18:36:43 2017. mikenov on Twitter
» mikenov on Twitter: “George W. Bush on appointing special prosecutor to investigate Trump: ‘We all need answers’” by @atrupar https://t.co/3mALGJuUfM
27/02/17 13:22 from 1. My News Blogs from mikenova (2 sites)
“George W. Bush on appointing special prosecutor to investigate Trump: ‘We all need answers’” by @atrupar https://t.co/3mALGJuUfM Posted by mikenov on Mon Feb 27 18:22:07 2017. mikenov on Twitter
» Mike Nova's Shared NewsLinks: Yemen Raid 2017 - Google Search
27/02/17 12:16 from 1. My News Blogs from mikenova (2 sites)
mikenova shared this story . Father of US Navy SEAL killed in Yemen raid demands probe, slams ... Fox News - 12 hours ago Father of US Navy SEAL killed in Yemen raid demands probe, slams Trump ... In this February 2017 photo, William Owe...
» Mike Nova's Shared NewsLinks: Yemen News, Raid, and its Investigation - Google Search
27/02/17 12:13 from 1. My News Blogs from mikenova (2 sites)
mikenova shared this story . Mike Nova's Shared NewsLinks
» Mike Nova's Shared NewsLinks: Nine Young Children Killed: The Full Details Of The Botched US Raid In Yemen - Mintpress News (blog)
27/02/17 10:28 from 1. My News Blogs from mikenova (2 sites)
mikenova shared this story from yemen raid investigation - Google News. Mintpress News (blog) Nine Young Children Killed: The Full Details Of The Botched US Raid In Yemen Mintpress News (blog) But following a field investigation , the Bu...
» Mike Nova's Shared NewsLinks: Trump goes after McCain over criticism about Yemen raid: it 'only emboldens the enemy!' - WEAR
27/02/17 10:28 from 1. My News Blogs from mikenova (2 sites)
mikenova shared this story from yemen raid investigation - Google News. WEAR Trump goes after McCain over criticism about Yemen raid : it 'only emboldens the enemy!' WEAR Trump tweeted Thursday that McCain "should not be talking abo...
» Mike Nova's Shared NewsLinks: Trump Defends 'Winning' Yemen Raid - Reprieve Comment - Common Dreams
27/02/17 10:27 from 1. My News Blogs from mikenova (2 sites)
mikenova shared this story from yemen raid investigation - Google News. Trump Defends 'Winning' Yemen Raid - Reprieve Comment Common Dreams The President tweeted this morning in response to public criticism of the raid by a senior Republ...
» Mike Nova's Shared NewsLinks: Bipartisan Senate group demands briefing on Yemen raid - The Hill
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mikenova shared this story from yemen raid investigation - Google News. The Hill Bipartisan Senate group demands briefing on Yemen raid The Hill A bipartisan group of senators is demanding a briefing on the controversial raid in Yemen th...
» Mike Nova's Shared NewsLinks: Trump's Yemen Raid That Killed Nine Children: What Went Wrong - Newsweek
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mikenova shared this story from yemen raid investigation - Google News. Newsweek Trump's Yemen Raid That Killed Nine Children: What Went Wrong Newsweek A new investigation into the special forces raid targeting Al-Qaeda militants in Yeme...
» Mike Nova's Shared NewsLinks: The 'Botched' Yemen Raid — A Dose of Perspective - National Review
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mikenova shared this story from yemen raid investigation - Google News. National Review The 'Botched' Yemen Raid — A Dose of Perspective National Review In other words, just two months before the Yemen raid , the Obama administration fou...
» Mike Nova's Shared NewsLinks: FACT CHECK: Trump's Yemen Raid — 'Winning Mission' Or 'Failure'? It's Not So Simple - NPR
27/02/17 10:26 from 1. My News Blogs from mikenova (2 sites)
mikenova shared this story from yemen raid investigation - Google News. NPR FACT CHECK: Trump's Yemen Raid — 'Winning Mission' Or 'Failure'? It's Not So Simple NPR 29 Yemen raid , in which an American Navy SEAL was killed, as a "win...
» Mike Nova's Shared NewsLinks: Trump's Yemen Raid That Killed Nine...
27/02/17 10:19 from 1. My News Blogs from mikenova (2 sites)
mikenova shared this story from yemen raid investigation - Google News. Trump's Yemen Raid That Killed Nine Children: What Went Wrong Newsweek  - ‎Feb 9, 2017‎ A new investigation into the special forces raid targeting A...
» Mike Nova's Shared NewsLinks: Trump’s Yemen Raid That Killed Nine Children: What Went Wrong
27/02/17 10:17 from 1. My News Blogs from mikenova (2 sites)
mikenova shared this story from Newsweek. A new investigation into the special forces raid targeting Al-Qaeda militants in Yemen has found the the operation went “dreadfully wrong,” killing nine children under the age of 13, ...
» mikenov on Twitter: Pentagon probing reports of civilian deaths in Yemen raid https://t.co/nIluCFNqh5
27/02/17 10:16 from 1. My News Blogs from mikenova (2 sites)
Pentagon probing reports of civilian deaths in Yemen raid https://t.co/nIluCFNqh5 Posted by mikenov on Mon Feb 27 15:16:21 2017. mikenov on Twitter
» Mike Nova's Shared NewsLinks: Pentagon probing reports of civilian deaths in Yemen raid - News
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mikenova shared this story from Gale feed. WASHINGTON – The Pentagon is assessing reports out of Yemen that the special operations raid that U.S. troops conducted over the weekend against an al-Qaida target killed more than a dozen...
» mikenov on Twitter: 'Random shooting at anything that moved': New questions about U.S. raid in Yemen https://t.co/M0atkxFYGd
27/02/17 10:10 from 1. My News Blogs from mikenova (2 sites)
'Random shooting at anything that moved': New questions about U.S. raid in Yemen https://t.co/M0atkxFYGd Posted by mikenov on Mon Feb 27 15:10:51 2017. mikenov on Twitter
» mikenov on Twitter: News Reviews and Opinions: Yemen raid investigation | » mikenov on Twitter: A... https://t.co/tjUqfH6xxN
27/02/17 10:02 from 1. My News Blogs from mikenova (2 sites)
News Reviews and Opinions: Yemen raid investigation | » mikenov on Twitter: A... https://t.co/tjUqfH6xxN Posted by mikenov on Mon Feb 27 15:02:34 2017. mikenov on Twitter
» mikenov on Twitter: News Reviews and Opinions: White House: Trump is likely to support request fo... https://t.co/4VSoq3pDDv
27/02/17 09:54 from 1. My News Blogs from mikenova (2 sites)
News Reviews and Opinions: White House: Trump is likely to support request fo... https://t.co/4VSoq3pDDv Posted by mikenov on Mon Feb 27 14:54:01 2017. mikenov on Twitter
» mikenov on Twitter: White House: Trump is likely to support request for investigation of Navy SEAL's death https://t.co/inom8YqNH0
27/02/17 09:24 from 1. My News Blogs from mikenova (2 sites)
White House: Trump is likely to support request for investigation of Navy SEAL's death https://t.co/inom8YqNH0 Posted by mikenov on Mon Feb 27 14:24:19 2017. mikenov on Twitter
» mikenov on Twitter: Amid the chaos of Trump's White House, Republicans laud the man who's next in line @mmcauliff https://t.co/duNV46Aia6 via @HuffPostPol
27/02/17 08:24 from 1. My News Blogs from mikenova (2 sites)
Amid the chaos of Trump's White House, Republicans laud the man who's next in line @mmcauliff https://t.co/duNV46Aia6 via @HuffPostPol Posted by mikenov on Mon Feb 27 13:24:36 2017. mikenov on Twitter
» mikenov on Twitter: The White House's big 'fake news' cop-out https://t.co/f8AyWANu1y
27/02/17 08:16 from 1. My News Blogs from mikenova (2 sites)
The White House's big 'fake news' cop-out https://t.co/f8AyWANu1y Posted by mikenov on Mon Feb 27 13:16:45 2017. mikenov on Twitter
» mikenov on Twitter: Trump's First 100 Days: Still talking about Russia https://t.co/zcp47oVrxB
27/02/17 08:06 from 1. My News Blogs from mikenova (2 sites)
Trump's First 100 Days: Still talking about Russia https://t.co/zcp47oVrxB Posted by mikenov on Mon Feb 27 13:06:51 2017. mikenov on Twitter
» mikenov on Twitter: Opinion | Bannon’s dangerous ‘deconstruction’ https://t.co/ZOCW9V62So
27/02/17 07:55 from 1. My News Blogs from mikenova (2 sites)
Opinion | Bannon’s dangerous ‘deconstruction’ https://t.co/ZOCW9V62So Posted by mikenov on Mon Feb 27 12:55:39 2017. mikenov on Twitter
» Mike Nova's Shared NewsLinks: Trump might support probe into Yemen raid, White House says
26/02/17 15:18 from 1. My News Blogs from mikenova (2 sites)
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» mikenov on Twitter: Trump might support probe into Yemen raid, White House says https://t.co/uO40TWyOhd via @Reuters
26/02/17 15:16 from 1. My News Blogs from mikenova (2 sites)
Trump might support probe into Yemen raid, White House says https://t.co/uO40TWyOhd via @Reuters Posted by mikenov on Sun Feb 26 20:16:55 2017. mikenov on Twitter
» Mike Nova's Shared NewsLinks: Father of dead Navy SEAL refused to...
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mikenova shared this story from Google News. Father of dead Navy SEAL refused to meet Trump at ceremony Washington Post  - ‎4 hours ago‎ FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — The father of a Navy SEAL killed during an anti-terro...
» Mike Nova's Shared NewsLinks: News Reviews and Opinions: Review: Trump, Russia, & FBI: » Mike Nova's Shared NewsLinks: Trump And Russia: Is It Watergate Yet? 26/02/17 06:29
26/02/17 14:19 from 1. My News Blogs from mikenova (2 sites)
mikenova shared this story from News Reviews and Opinions. Trump and Russia - Google News Top Democrat has 'grave concerns' about Trump-Russia investigation - Politico Sat, 25 Feb 2017 15:53:10 GMT Politico Top Democrat has 'grave concer...
» Mike Nova's Shared NewsLinks: News Reviews and Opinions: Recent Events Review - Sources updated on 2.25.17
26/02/17 14:19 from 1. My News Blogs from mikenova (2 sites)
mikenova shared this story from News Reviews and Opinions. Yemen - Google News: Trump might support probe into Yemen raid, White House says - Reuters Sun, 26 Feb 2017 13:14:40 -0500 JURIST Trump might support probe into Yemen raid, White...
» Mike Nova's Shared NewsLinks: News Reviews and Opinions: House Intel chair: Trump-Russia investigation calls 'almost like McCarthyism' Sunday February 26th, 2017 at 10:42 AM | » mikenov on Twitter: News Reviews and Opinions: Trump Review, part 3: Presiden
26/02/17 14:18 from 1. My News Blogs from mikenova (2 sites)
mikenova shared this story from News Reviews and Opinions. The American Lawyer Trump  and His Lawyers: Threats vs. Reality The American Lawyer On July 20, 2016, The New Yorker reported that  Trump  had  threatened to ...
» Mike Nova's Shared NewsLinks: News Reviews and Opinions: US - Russia military talks to be elevated - Google Search | U.S. generals want elevated talks with Russia about Iraq and Syria operations because of aerial collision fears | The Pentagon should cons
26/02/17 14:17 from 1. My News Blogs from mikenova (2 sites)
mikenova shared this story from News Reviews and Opinions. Sunday, February 26, 2017 US - Russia military talks to be elevated - Google Search | U.S. generals want elevated talks with Russia about Iraq and Syria operations because of aer...
» Mike Nova's Shared NewsLinks: News Reviews and Opinions: Trump - News Review
26/02/17 14:17 from 1. My News Blogs from mikenova (2 sites)
mikenova shared this story from News Reviews and Opinions. The Hill Trump : ' Russia talk is FAKE NEWS put out by the Dems, and played up by the media' The Hill President Trump on Sunday claimed that reports about Russia are "fake news" ...
» Mike Nova's Shared NewsLinks: News Reviews and Opinions: Special prosecutor for Trump - Google News: White House: Too early to say whether a special prosecutor should look into apparent election meddling by Russia - The Washington Post - 1:27 PM 2/26/2017
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mikenova shared this story from News Reviews and Opinions. special prosecutor for Trump - Google News Darrell Issa calls for special prosecutor on Trump-Russia - Axios Sun, 26 Feb 2017 14:34:44 GMT Axios Darrell Issa calls for special pr...
» Mike Nova's Shared NewsLinks: News Reviews and Opinions: Criminal Investigation of Donald Trump - News: Trump may owe billions in debts to Russia - Capitol Hill Blue
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mikenova shared this story from News Reviews and Opinions. trump criminal investigation - Google News: Trump may owe billions in debts to Russia - Capitol Hill Blue Capitol Hill Blue Trump  may owe billions in debts to Russia Capito...
» mikenov on Twitter: Trump may owe billions in debts to Russia https://t.co/tr9BQOwNJ0
26/02/17 14:15 from 1. My News Blogs from mikenova (2 sites)
Trump may owe billions in debts to Russia https://t.co/tr9BQOwNJ0 Posted by mikenov on Sun Feb 26 19:15:09 2017. mikenov on Twitter
» mikenov on Twitter: Gurdjieff / De Hartmann - The Big Seven, Canon of Seven (N21/N21bis) https://t.co/F6MiamCqYr via @YouTube
26/02/17 14:01 from 1. My News Blogs from mikenova (2 sites)
Gurdjieff / De Hartmann - The Big Seven, Canon of Seven (N21/N21bis) https://t.co/F6MiamCqYr via @YouTube Posted by mikenov on Sun Feb 26 19:01:51 2017. mikenov on Twitter
» mikenov on Twitter: Too early to say whether a special prosecutor should look into https://t.co/B4P1uxVK6X
26/02/17 13:33 from 1. My News Blogs from mikenova (2 sites)
Too early to say whether a special prosecutor should look into https://t.co/B4P1uxVK6X Posted by mikenov on Sun Feb 26 18:33:40 2017. mikenov on Twitter
» mikenov on Twitter: News Reviews and Opinions: 1:27 PM 2/26/2017 - News and Posts: White House: T... https://t.co/B4P1uxVK6X
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News Reviews and Opinions: 1:27 PM 2/26/2017 - News and Posts: White House: T... https://t.co/B4P1uxVK6X Posted by mikenov on Sun Feb 26 18:30:37 2017. mikenov on Twitter
» mikenov on Twitter: Sanders... said that the investigations would find no efforts by the Trump campaign to collude with Russians...https://t.co/uaKpGMGa4t
26/02/17 13:21 from 1. My News Blogs from mikenova (2 sites)
Sanders... said that the investigations would find no efforts by the Trump campaign to collude with Russians... https://t.co/uaKpGMGa4t Posted by mikenov on Sun Feb 26 18:21:53 2017. mikenov on Twitter
» mikenov on Twitter: RT @thedailybeast: Trump’s approval rating remains at a record low for newly inaugurated presidents https://t.co/CJDaqZmZ39 https://t.co/Ls…
26/02/17 13:12 from 1. My News Blogs from mikenova (2 sites)
RT @thedailybeast: Trump’s approval rating remains at a record low for newly inaugurated presidents https://t.co/CJDaqZmZ39 https://t.co/Ls… Posted by mikenov on Sun Feb 26 18:12:15 2017. 87 retweets mikenov on Twitter
» mikenov on Twitter: RT @McFaul: 2 years ago, Boris Nemtsov, one of Russia's most inspiring political leaders, was assassinated. Who ordered his death? Still un…
26/02/17 13:11 from 1. My News Blogs from mikenova (2 sites)
RT @McFaul: 2 years ago, Boris Nemtsov, one of Russia's most inspiring political leaders, was assassinated. Who ordered his death? Still un… Posted by mikenov on Sun Feb 26 18:11:46 2017. 150 retweets mikenov on Twitter
» mikenov on Twitter: RT @politico: Pelosi dismisses Trump's first month, saying he's 'done nothing' https://t.co/fLj8aUxZP1 https://t.co/Kgz8LuZGU3
26/02/17 13:11 from 1. My News Blogs from mikenova (2 sites)
RT @politico: Pelosi dismisses Trump's first month, saying he's 'done nothing' https://t.co/fLj8aUxZP1 https://t.co/Kgz8LuZGU3 Posted by mikenov on Sun Feb 26 18:11:37 2017. 129 retweets mikenov on Twitter
» mikenov on Twitter: RT @thehill: WH spokesman on Trump not attending WHCA dinner: "If a Girl Scout egged your house would you buy cookies from her?" https://t.…
26/02/17 13:11 from 1. My News Blogs from mikenova (2 sites)
RT @thehill: WH spokesman on Trump not attending WHCA dinner: "If a Girl Scout egged your house would you buy cookies from her?" https://t.… Posted by mikenov on Sun Feb 26 18:11:18 2017. 86 retweets mikenov on Twitter
» mikenov on Twitter: RT @BI_Defense: Here's how the F-35 stacks up to Russia and China's 5th-generation competitors https://t.co/YJmUXnv0Gn https://t.co/enoK6Td…
26/02/17 13:10 from 1. My News Blogs from mikenova (2 sites)
RT @BI_Defense: Here's how the F-35 stacks up to Russia and China's 5th-generation competitors https://t.co/YJmUXnv0Gn https://t.co/enoK6Td… Posted by mikenov on Sun Feb 26 18:10:55 2017. 5 retweets mikenov on Twitter
» mikenov on Twitter: RT @thehill: NYT executive editor: Trump is the best thing to happen to our subscriptions https://t.co/Llv6TI77oX https://t.co/Qh7tgq7oJg
26/02/17 13:10 from 1. My News Blogs from mikenova (2 sites)
RT @thehill: NYT executive editor: Trump is the best thing to happen to our subscriptions https://t.co/Llv6TI77oX https://t.co/Qh7tgq7oJg Posted by mikenov on Sun Feb 26 18:10:40 2017. 159 retweets mikenov on Twitter
» mikenov on Twitter: RT @thedailybeast: "My conscience wouldn’t let me talk to him" —the the father of fallen Navy SEAL on refusing to talk to Trump https://t.c…
26/02/17 13:10 from 1. My News Blogs from mikenova (2 sites)
RT @thedailybeast: "My conscience wouldn’t let me talk to him" —the the father of fallen Navy SEAL on refusing to talk to Trump https://t.c… Posted by mikenov on Sun Feb 26 18:10:17 2017. 519 retweets mikenov on Twitter