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Republican senators urge Trump to embrace findings on Russia hacking

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Paul Desmond: Edmonton 1976 - YouTube

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Published on Apr 23, 2015
Paul Desmond - Edmonton Festival 76
Recorded live at Edmonton Jazz Festival, Canada
Wednesday, April 14, 1976.


Desmond appeared only half a dozen times with his "Canadian Quartet" -- Ed Bickert on guitar, Don Thompson on bass, and Jerry Fuller on drums. Fortunately Don Thompson also doubles as a recording engineer, and a number of the club dates were recorded and released. The group also appeared on CBC-TV s Take 30, and were recorded at the Edmonton Jazz Festival.

Paul Desmond is widely recognized for his genius as a melodic improviser and as the benchmark of cool jazz sax players. His warm, elegant tone was one that he admittedly tried to make sound like a dry martini. He and Art Pepper were virtually the only alto players of their generation not directly influenced by Charlie Parker. Desmond was influenced by Lester Young, but took it further, into melodic and harmonic worlds never before traveled by reedmen — especially in the upper registers. Desmond is best known for his years with the Dave Brubeck Quartet (1959-1967) and his infamous composition "Take Five." He met Brubeck in the late '40s and played with his Octet. The Quartet formed toward the end of 1950 and took final shape with Eugene Wright and Joe Morello a few years later. Jazz at Oberlin and Take Five were considered essential purchases by college students of the era, but Jazz Impressions of Japan was its most innovative recording. Desmond played his loping, slow, ordered, and intricate solos in direct contrast to the pianist's obsession with large chords, creating a myriad of textures for melodic and rhythmic counterpoint unlike any heard in jazz. His witty quotations from musicals, classical pieces, and folk songs were also a watermark of his artistry. When the Quartet split in 1967, Desmond began an intermittent yet satisfying recording career. It included dates with Gerry Mulligan for Verve, various sessions with Jim Hall, and a concert with the the Modern Jazz Quartet. He played his last gigs with the Brubeck Quartet at reunions before dying of lung cancer. Desmond's recordings for RCA have gotten box-set treatment and Mosaic issued one of the complete sessions with Hall. There are also reissues from A&M and CTI, though recordings on Artist House and Finesse remain regrettably out of print. ~ Thom JUREK - AMG


Musicians
Paul DESMOND: alto sax
Ed BICKERT: guitar
Don THOMPSON: bass
Jerry FULLER: drums

Paul Desmond - Edmonton Festival 76 Tracklist:
01 Just Squeeze Me (8:24)
02 Darn That Dream (12:54)
03 Wave (13:28)
04 Someday My Prince Will Come (8:46)
05 Wendy (10:45)
06 Take Five (7:04)
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Paul Desmond: From The Hot Afternoon 1969 - YouTube

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Paul Desmond - From The Hot Afternoon
Original Release Date: 2000
Audio CD (April 4, 2000)


Paul Desmond's first genuine all-Brazilian album under the Creed Taylor signature was a beauty, a collection of songs by the then-moderately known Edu Lobo and the emerging giant Milton Nascimento, then only in his early twenties. All Desmond has to do is sit back and ride the Brazilian grooves while lyrically ruminating on whatever pops into his head. It sounds so effortless -- until you try it yourself. The swirling, often gorgeous orchestral arrangements are by Don Sebesky (one CD edition mistakenly gives Claus Ogermann credit on the cover), Airto Moreira leads the samba-flavored percussion forces, and Lobo and his wife Wanda de Sah appear on three of Lobo's four songs. Lobo's "To Say Goodbye," "Circles," and "Martha and Romao" have exactly the brand of wistful sadness that Desmond could communicate so well; on the former, de Sah has to sing well below the register with which she is comfortable, and the strain is painfully obvious. Some of Nascimento's best early tunes are here, including the tense title track, the popping "Catavento," and "Canto Latino." "Catavento" inspires a particularly inventive solo from Desmond where he pulls out one of his age-old tricks, quoting "St. Thomas." The recent Verve By Request edition adds no less than six alternate takes to the package. ~ by Richard S. Ginell

You probably are unfamiliar with the small CTI collection featuring the prolific Bruback sax sideman. Sad, because these are amoung the best he did with a larger backing. This has Brazilian lushness right from the first cut. Outubro is a Nascimento tune that will astound you. Look, we are talking Airto, Ron Carter, Dorio Ferrira and Edu Lobo with a who's who in studio greats led by Don Sebesky. You will not regret this masterpiece for one moment. Hell, even the outtakes are gems. Martha & Romao gets so lush you'll put it on repeat at least for an hour..did I regress? Sorry. If that sounds like an exaggeration, wait until you hear the Sergio Mendes '65 alumni, Wanda de Sah literally "breathe" the song "to Say Good-bye." By the way, most people do not know that Sergio Mendes thought this CD up! Here it is, too many of the RCA cuts and too many of the Brubeck stuff is heavily contrived. That is why the Carnegie Hall Live Concert set gives you the REAL Brubeck quartet. This is the same thing. It is so soft and "jazz pure" that the strings only make this CD, and Desmond's next CTI release "Bridge Over Troubled Waters," better. This is a "must have" for any real lover of good music. ~ E. Macomber "gmonet"

Personnel:
Paul Desmond - alto saxophone
Phil Bodner
George Marge - saxophone, clarinet, oboe
Stan Webb - flute, alto flute, percussion
Jimmy Buffington - French horn
Patrick Rebillot - acoustic & electric piano
Paul Faulise - bass trombone
Marky Markowitz
Don Hammond
Wanda De Sah - vocals
Also: Ron Carter, Hubert Laws, Airto Moreira, Marvin Stamm, Edu Lobo

Paul Desmond - From The Hot Afternoon Tracklist:
01 Outubro (October) (Fernando Brant/Milton Nascimento)
02 Gira Girou (Round 'n' Round) (Milton Nascimento)
03 Faithful Brother (Milton Nascimento)
04 To Say Goodbye (Edu Lobo)
05 From the Hot Aftenoon (Milton Nascimento)
06 Circles (Edu Lobo)
07 Martha & Romao (Edu Lobo)
08 Catavento (Milton Nascimento)
09 Canto Latino (Latin Chant) (Milton Nascimento)
10 Crystal Illusions (Edu Lobo/J. Guarneri/Lani Hall)
11 Gira Girou (Round 'n' Round) -Alternative Take
12 Faithful Brother -Alternative Take
13 From The Hot Aftenoon -Alternative Take
14 Catavento -Alternative Take
15 Canto Latino (Latin Chant) -Alternative Take
16 From The Hot Aftenoon -Alternative Take
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PM Netanyahu's Greeting for Christmas and the New Year - YouTube

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To all of our Christian friends around the world, Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.
I send you these greetings from Jerusalem. I'm standing in the courtyard of this magnificent International Christian Embassy. I'm so proud of our relations with our Christian brothers and sisters. I wonder for many of you if you remember the experience you had when you first visited Israel, when you saw the Church of the Holy Sepulchre or the Via Dolorosa or the Sea of Galilee or Nazareth. I'm sure it moved you deeply.

And it moves us deeply to have this bond with you because we all know that this land of Israel is the land of our common heritage. It changed the story of humanity, it changed civilization. What a magnificent heritage it is. Yet, we also know that it is under attack these days, that the forces of intolerance, of barbarism that attack all religions attack Christians with particular vehemence. We stand with you and I'm proud of the fact that in Israel, this is the one place in the Middle East that the Christian community not only survives but thrives and it's no accident. It’s because of our commitment to religious freedom; it's because of our embrace of our heritage; it's because of our embrace of our common future.




So please come to Israel. Come and visit me, I'm waiting for you. It will be a great experience for you. Merry Christmas, Happy New Year.
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PM Netanyahu's Remarks at Weekly Cabinet Meeting - 08/01/2017 - YouTube

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דברי ראש הממשלה בנימין נתניהו בפתח ישיבת הממשלה השבועית.

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's remarks at the start of the weekly Cabinet meeting.

וידאו: עומר מירון, לע"מ
סאונד: בן פרץ, לע"מ
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"Spend less time in virtual reality" - Christian Russia - YouTube

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Published on Jan 7, 2017
Christmas is celebrated on the 7th of January in the Gregorian Calendar. This date is observed by Orthodox Christians from Central and Eastern Europe, as well as Greece, and a minority of Christians in African and Middle Eastern countries. This year, President Putin attended Christmas services at Yuriev Monastery, outside Novgorod. Every year, he attends a rural church of his choosing for this purpose. Meanwhile, Patriarch Kirill of Moscow held the official Orthodox Christmas ceremony at the Cathedral of Christ the Saviour, in Moscow.

Orthodox Christmas in 360: Midnight service at Christ the Savior Cathedral in Moscow - YouTube

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Hundreds of Orthodox Christians gathered at Christ the Savior Cathedral in Moscow on Friday, to attend a midnight service led by Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and all Russia. In line with the Julian calendar, Russian Orthodox Christians celebrate Christmas on January 6, 13 days after those using the Gregorian calendar.

5 dead, 8 injured in shooting at Fort Lauderdale airport

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The melee, which erupted around 1 p.m. EST, brought air traffic to a standstill at the heavily traveled airport.

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Intel report: Putin directly ordered effort to influence election

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The campaign -- which consisted of hacking Democratic groups and individuals, including Clinton campaign chairman John Podesta, and releasing that information via third-party websites, including WikiLeaks -- amounted to what the intelligence report called "a significant escalation" in longtime Russian efforts to undermine "the US-led liberal democratic order."
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 was the first official, full and public accounting by the US intelligence community of its assessment of Russian cyberhacking activities during the 2016 campaign and the motivations behind that hacking.
"We assess Russian President Vladimir Putin ordered an influence campaign in 2016 aimed at the US presidential election. Russia's goals were to undermine public faith in the US democratic process, denigrate Secretary Clinton, and harm her electability and potential presidency. We further assess Putin and the Russian Government developed a clear preference for President-elect Trump," the report said.
"Russian efforts to influence the 2016 US presidential election represent the most recent expression of Moscow's longstanding desire to undermine the US-led liberal democratic order, but these activities demonstrated a significant escalation in directness, level of activity, and scope of effort compared to previous operations," the report continued.
The report said Moscow used a variety of tactics in a bid to sway the outcome.
"Moscow's influence campaign followed a Russian messaging strategy that blends covert intelligence operations -- such as cyberactivity -- with overt efforts by Russian government agencies, state-funded media, third-party intermediaries and paid social media users or 'trolls,' " the report found.
The US intelligence community released several new pieces of information to support its conclusions.
It noted that in the final run-up to the election, when polls favored Clinton to win the election, Moscow shifted its campaign to influence the election to one aimed at undermining the validity of the electoral results.
"Before the election, Russian diplomats had already publicly denounced the US electoral process and were prepared to publicly call into question the validity of the results," the reported stated, adding that pro-Russian government bloggers had prepared a Twitter campaign on Election Night using the hashtag "#DemocracyRIP."
US intelligence officials also assessed "with high confidence" that the GRU Russian intelligence agency "used the Guccifer 2.0 persona, <a href="http://DCLeaks.com" rel="nofollow">DCLeaks.com</a>, and WikiLeaks to release US victim data obtained in cyberoperations publicly." The intelligence community also assessed "with high confidence" that the GRU provided WikiLeaks with the material they obtained from hacking the Democratic National Committee and top Democratic officials.
US intelligence agencies also noted in the report that the Russian influence campaign was not limited to the cyberhacking and release of private documents that drew headlines during the presidential campaign.
The report stated that the campaign blended cyberhacking intelligence operations with overt propaganda efforts carried out by state-owned media outlets and paid social media users.
The propaganda efforts included Russian state-owned media outlets like Russia Today and Sputnik casting Trump as "the target of unfair coverage from traditional US media outlets" as well as Russian propaganda officials casting Trump during the campaign as a victim of the US political establishment.
Meanwhile, the intelligence community noted that "RT's coverage of Secretary Clinton ... was consistently negative and focused on her leaked emails and accused her of corruption, poor physical and mental health, and ties to Islamic extremism."
Clinton's campaign first argued Russia was aiming to help Trump back in July, to which Trump's campaign called the comment "a joke." After the election, Clinton argued to donors that Putin got involved in the 2016 election partially due to a grudge against her, a view that's backed up in Friday's report.
"Putin most likely wanted to discredit Secretary Clinton because he has publicly blamed her since 2011 for inciting mass protests against his regime in late 2011 and early 2012, and because he holds a grudge for comments he almost certainly saw as disparaging him," the report said.
The Clinton campaign did not immediately respond to a request for comment Friday. But Jesse Lehrich, a spokesman for Clinton's campaign, expressed vindication Friday afternoon, tweeting:
"every day:
REPORTER: what about *this* @wikileaks email?
ME: part of an unprecedented foreign cyberattack!!!
REPORTER: so... no comment?"

Trump briefed

The report, which was commissioned by President Barack Obama, comes as Trump has continued to resist the US intelligence community's conclusions that Russia was responsible for the hacking and that it aimed to help his campaign.
Trump was briefed earlier Friday on the report by top US intelligence and law enforcement officials, and while he said he had "a constructive meeting," he declined to publicly agree with their conclusions.
Instead, Trump stressed that "there was absolutely no effect on the outcome whatsoever," which the US intelligence community asserted in its report it was not in a position to assess.
Trump did acknowledge in his statement the possibility that Russia could have been behind the hack, though he named China as well as a persistent cyberhacker.
The US intelligence community also warned in its report Friday that Moscow would likely continue to pursue cyberhacking campaigns to influence future elections.
"Moscow will apply lessons learned from its Putin-ordered campaign aimed at the US presidential election to future influence efforts worldwide, including against US allies and their election processes," it assessed.
The 17 US intelligence agencies first concluded in October that Russian intelligence, directed by the most senior Russian officials, orchestrated the hacking of Democratic Party organizations.
But since then, the US intelligence community said it had gathered additional information to make assessments of the motivations behind the cyberhacking operations: that the effort was aimed at undermining the US democratic process, hurting Clinton and helping Trump in the 2016 presidential election.
CNN's Dan Merica contributed to this report.
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Fort Lauderdale airport shooting: Five people shot dead by Florida gunman

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Five people have been shot dead by a gunman at Fort Lauderdale airport in Florida, say officials.
It happened at the baggage claim area in Terminal 2, just before 1300 local time (1800 GMT), the airport confirmed.
Five people were killed, eight injured and one person was unharmed in custody, said police and local officials.
Hundreds of people were standing on the tarmac outside the terminal as dozens of police cars and ambulances rushed to the scene.
Broward County Commissioner Chip LaMarca wrote on Facebook that the gunman had arrived on a flight from Canada with a gun checked into his luggage.
"He claimed his bag and took the gun from baggage and went into the bathroom to load it. Came out shooting people in baggage claim", Mr LaMarca wrote.
One of the first reports of the incident came from former White House Press Secretary Ari Fleischer, who said in a tweet: "I'm at the Ft. Lauderdale Airport. Shots have been fired. Everyone is running."
A witness told MSNBC that the gunman was a "slender man' who was wearing a Star Wars T-shirt.
The gunman, who appeared to be in his 20s, did not speak before or during the attack, John Schlicher said.
He added that his mother-in-law administered first aid to someone who had been shot in the head.
Florida Senator Bill Nelson told US media that the gunman has been identified as Esteban Santiago, but that has not been confirmed by law enforcement.
A man in handcuffs was seen being escorted away from the airport by police nearly two hours after the shooting was first reported.
Mobile phone footage from the scene showed police officers frisking passengers and uniformed Transportation Security Administration (TSA) officers.
A Miami TV station tweeted footage claiming to be filmed from inside the baggage terminal.
The video shows several injured people laying on the floor, as witnesses shout for medical help.
The gunman was arrested without any shots fired, said Sheriff Scott Israel.
"People were scared and frantically running to avoid being shot. People were tripping over each other. They were trying to make a fast exit out of the door."
Florida Governor Rick Scott is travelling to the airport to be briefed by police.
Federal aviation authorities issued a "ground stop" notice, barring flights from leaving or entering the airport.
President-elect Donald Trump tweeted that he is "monitoring the terrible situation in Florida" and that he has spoken to the Florida governor.
"Thoughts and prayers for all. Stay safe!" he added.
Fort Lauderdale is a major tourist hub in the greater Miami area that typically sees an average of 80,000-100,000 passenger every day.
Nearby Miami International Airport announced that "extra security measures" have been put in place "out of an abundance of caution".

Are you in the affected area? Did you witness the events? You can share your experiences by emailing haveyoursay@bbc.co.uk.
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House votes to rebuke UN on Israeli settlement resolution

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Congress Votes to Condemn Obama over UN Vote on Israel

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Россия сокращает военное присутствие в Сирии - YouTube

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Published on Jan 6, 2017
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Российские корабли покидают группировку в Сирии в соответствии с решением президента. Задачи группы выполнены, сообщили в Минобороны.

Intel chiefs' take on Trump - YouTube

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Published on Jan 6, 2017
President-elect Donald Trump is set to receive his intelligence briefing about the alleged Russian hack into the 2016 presidential election.

PM Netanyahu Responds to Congress Vote - YouTube

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Published on Jan 6, 2017
After the outrageous anti-Israel resolution at the UN, the US House of Representatives voted yesterday resoundingly to support Israel and reject this one-sided resolution.
Democrats and Republicans alike know that the Western Wall isn't occupied territory.
They voted to either repeal the resolution at the UN or change it—and that's exactly what we intend to do.
I want to thank the US House of Representatives which reflects the tremendous support Israel enjoys among the American people.
Thank you, America.
Thank you, Congress.

Police Capture Escaped RI Inmate James Morales In Somerville - CBS Local

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Police Capture Escaped RI Inmate James Morales In Somerville
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James Morales, 35, who was on the run since he escaped Wyatt Correctional Facility, was captured in Somerville Thursday afternoon, Massachusetts State Police said. Update on #CambMA Search: Escaped federal prisoner James Walter Morales has been ...
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Intelligence officials say Russia launched 'aggressive campaign' to influence election ahead of briefing with Donald Trump 

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Family left 'bewildered' by murder-suicide of wealthy husband and wife in dream home 

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Senate hearing exposes differences between Trump and intelligence officials
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January 5, 2017 3:08 PM EST - Director of National Intelligence James RClapper Jr. on Jan. 5 told the Senate Armed Services Committee that Russia meddled in the U.S. election through hacking, propaganda and fake news. (Bastien Inzaurralde / The ...



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DEBKAFile: Intel agency heads brief Obama on classified Russian cyberattack report

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January 5, 2017, 10:14 PM (IDT)
The heads of US intelligence agencies arrived at the White House early Thursday afternoon (local time) to comprehensively brief President Barack Obama on the Russian cyberattacks during the presidential election campaign. A classified report being presented to Obama is said to include proof of the cyberattacks. Among the senior officials who arrived at the White House were James Clapper, the director of national intelligence; Adm. Michael Rogers, head of the National Security Agency; Jeh Johnson, head of the Department of Homeland Security; and John Brennan, head of the CIA. The report is to be presented to President-elect Donald Trump on Friday.
In a hearing of the Senate Armed Services Committee several hours earlier, Director of National Intelligence Clapper said that the lives of many people would be in danger, millions of dollars would be lost and critical intelligence sources would be compromised if the evidence of Russian cyberattacks is released. However, he said that parts of the report will be made public on Monday.


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Intel agency heads brief Obama on classified Russian cyberattack report

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January 5, 2017, 10:14 PM (IDT)
The heads of US intelligence agencies arrived at the White House early Thursday afternoon (local time) to comprehensively brief President Barack Obama on the Russian cyberattacks during the presidential election campaign. A classified report being presented to Obama is said to include proof of the cyberattacks. Among the senior officials who arrived at the White House were James Clapper, the director of national intelligence; Adm. Michael Rogers, head of the National Security Agency; Jeh Johnson, head of the Department of Homeland Security; and John Brennan, head of the CIA. The report is to be presented to President-elect Donald Trump on Friday.
In a hearing of the Senate Armed Services Committee several hours earlier, Director of National Intelligence Clapper said that the lives of many people would be in danger, millions of dollars would be lost and critical intelligence sources would be compromised if the evidence of Russian cyberattacks is released. However, he said that parts of the report will be made public on Monday.

Just Security: And Dan Coats Makes Five–Senior Policymakers in a Trump Administration Who Would Take a Hardline on Russia 

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President-elect Donald Trump will reportedly name former Indiana Senator Dan Coats to replace James Clapper as Director of National Intelligence. Coats would become the fifth in the line of senior policymakers who would presumably take a very different approach to Russia than the one articulated by the President-elect and by retired Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn during the campaign season. As I wrote earlier at Just Security, the other four are: Vice President-elect Mike Pence, retired General James N. Mattis, nominee for CIA Director, Rep. Mike Pompeo, Deputy National Security Advisor, KT McFarland (see my earlier post, KT McFarland’s Hardline on Russia with Nuance).
Among Coats’ claims to fame, he was banned from entering Russia in retaliation for his leadership in pursuing sanctions against Russia following its annexation of Crimea. “Putin’s recent aggression is unacceptable, and America must join with our European allies to isolate and punish Russia,” Coats remarked at the time. “I will continue to lead efforts on Capitol Hill to bring Putin to his senses.” Coats also criticized the White House sanction package against Putin as too limited, Coats told CNN, “It’s a baby step in the right direction … we need to do a lot more than this to get this bully in the playground stood up to by the United States.” Coats lauded the intelligence community’s information that Russia was “virtually assured” of being “complicit” in the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17, which explained created a need for “crippling sanctions.” Finally, in an interview of the Steve Malzburg Show, Coats had these ominous words about the global intentions of Vladimir Putin:
“You would think Europe, given its history under the thumb of the Third Reich, would see that this history is starting to be repeated and . . . the earlier you address this, the earlier you stand up to it, the less consequences there will be in the future . . . We need to stop Putin before he goes any further.”
The selection of Coats adds another piece to the puzzle of how the Trump administration might pursue relations with Russia. For NATO allies, Coats offers some measure of reassurance about the commitments of the United States over the coming years. As Juliette Kayyem noted a few days ago, with Trump’s stance on the issue of Russian election hacking and the intelligence community, this will be “one heck of a confirmation hearing” to watch.
Whoever gets the DNI position is going to have one heck of a confirmation hearing. #RussiaHacking
— Juliette Kayyem (@juliettekayyem) January 4, 2017
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Putin Trump: Donald Trump’s fight with America’s spies

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Putin Trump: Did Putin direct Russian hacking? And other big questions 

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Putin Trump - Google News: Maybe Trump is playing Putin, Israel's victory of law, and other notable commentary - New York Post

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Maybe Trump is playing Putin, Israel's victory of law, and other notable commentary
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Perhaps Donald Trump is playing Vladimir Putin “as effectively as he played the U.S. media throughout 2015 and 2016,” suggests Hugh Hewitt in The Washington Post. After all, it may be “better to be thought a lightweight and dismissed by rivals if you ...



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(AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File). FILE - In this Dec. 28, 2016 file photo, President-elect DonaldTrump speaks to reporters at Mar-a-Lago in Palm Beach, Fla. Trump is considering plans to restructure and slim down a top U.S. intelligence agency, a person fa.

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Top intel officials reject Trump view on Russia hacks
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Washington (CNN) Lawmakers and senior US intelligence officials are drawing a line in the sand for President-elect Donald Trump on Thursday, presenting a united front before Congress on their conclusion that Russia is a major threat to the United ...
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Politics|Senators Defend Intelligence Agencies' Findings on Russian Hacking - New York Times

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Politics|Senators Defend Intelligence Agencies' Findings on Russian Hacking
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WASHINGTON — Senate Republicans and Democrats defended on Thursday the findings by the American intelligence community that Russia interfered in the United States election, during a spirited hearing before the Armed Services Committee just as ...
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Ishmael Jones: From Russia with doubt - Power Line (blog)

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Ishmael Jones: From Russia with doubt
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Mr. Jones advises that his commentary has been reviewed and approved by the CIA's publications review board. He writes: CIA intelligence reporting stating that the Russiangovernment hacked the presidential election in order to elect Donald Trump is false.

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Vladimir Putin: The Troublemaker - TIME

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Vladimir Putin: The Troublemaker
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Russian President Vladimir Putin has always been a night owl, holding meetings into the early hours of the morning. He's also the proprietor of several Twitter accounts. So it's possible that early Moscow time on Jan. 4, 2017, he saw the following ...

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Maybe Trump is playing Putin, Israel's victory of law, and other notable commentary - New York Post

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Maybe Trump is playing Putin, Israel's victory of law, and other notable commentary
New York Post
Perhaps Donald Trump is playing Vladimir Putin “as effectively as he played the U.S. media throughout 2015 and 2016,” suggests Hugh Hewitt in The Washington Post. After all, it may be “better to be thought a lightweight and dismissed by rivals if you ...

rferlonline's YouTube Videos: 'A Grave Concern' - U.S. Spy Chief Accuses Russia Of Unprecedented Meddling In Election

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U.S. Director of National Intelligence James Clapper said Russia's alleged meddling in the American presidential vote was a "grave concern."
Originally published at - http://www.rferl.org/a/alleged-russian-election-interference-a-grave-concern/28216004.html


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Сенатор Джон Маккейн заявил, что бездеятельность США побудила Путина отдать приказ осуществить кибернападение с целью вмешаться в выборы, потому что Вашингтон не организовал для РФ высокую цену за ее агрессивную внешнюю политику.



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Керри призвал администрацию Трампа с уважением относиться к мнению разведки - РИА Новости

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Керри призвал администрацию Трампа с уважением относиться к мнению разведки
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ВАШИНГТОН, 5 янв – РИА Новости. Госсекретарь США Джон Керри призвал администрацию Дональда Трампа с уважением относиться к мнению разведслужб. "Я не знаю, как будет реагировать будущий президент, какие опции у него будут. Спецслужбы после проверок и перепроверок ...
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US intelligence chief says Russia involvement in 2016 election unprecede...
Reuters
WASHINGTON U.S. Director of National Intelligence James Clapper said on Thursday that Russia has a "long history" of interfering in elections, but that U.S. officials had never encountered activity like its efforts during the 2016 U.S. campaign. "The ...

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Iowa man accused of repeatedly impersonating firefighter
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28, police officers pulled over Stinson for driving while his license was suspended, according to a criminal complaint. Stinson had blue flashing lights on his vehicle, and he allegedly told officers that he was a volunteer firefighter with the Clear ...



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trump as danger to National Security - Google News: Senators Defend Intelligence Agencies' Findings on Russian... - New York Times

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Senators Defend Intelligence Agencies' Findings on Russian...
New York Times
The official, James R. Clapper Jr., the director of national intelligence, was testifying at a hearing of the Senate Armed Services Committee, where Republicans and Democrats defended Mr. Clapper and others just as Mr. Trump has questioned foreign ...
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Comey defends actions during 'challenging' US election year
Reuters
WASHINGTON FBI Director James Comey on Thursday defended his handling of Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton's email investigation during the contentious U.S. presidential election, according to a message to FBI staff reported by ABC ...
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Russia influence in Eastern Europe - Google News: The Troublemaker - TIME

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The Troublemaker
TIME
In Eastern Europe, Putin turned a losing hand in Ukraine into a territorial grab of Crimea. ... In recent years, Russia has been accused of using these methods to undermine elections and advance its political agendas in Eastern and Western Europe ...
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McCain and Graham vs. Trump and Putin
Politico
John McCain and Lindsey Graham have spent the past eight years chiding President Barack Obama's foreign policy, sarcastically calling the president naïve when it comes to world affairs and regularly grilling his Cabinet members at congressional hearings.
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