Trump Discussed Russia Tower Deal Into Late 2016, Giuliani Says

Discussions between Donald Trump and his former lawyer about a possible real estate deal in Russia continued right up until the 2016 election, later than previously reported, according to Rudy Giuliani, Trump’s current attorney. Guiliani said it’s his understanding that conversations between Trump and Michael Cohen continued as late as October or November of that year. Cohen admitted in a […]

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White House says report that Trump directed lawyer to lie is false

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A BuzzFeed News report that said U.S. President Donald Trump had directed his former personal lawyer Michael Cohen to lie to Congress was false, White House spokeswoman Sarah Sanders said on Friday. “Look, that’s absolutely ridiculous,” Sanders told reporters during a brief exchange on the White House driveway. She said Trump lawyer Rudy Giuliani had addressed this […]

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The President and the Soviet-Born Pianist

Lola Astanova may not be the most famous classical pianist in the world, but she has managed to gain a devoted following by performing Chopin, Rachmaninoff and Liszt in provocative attire. Over a half-million people follow Astanova on Instagram where she frequently poses in low-cut tops, miniskirts and stiletto heels. She writhes over the keys, eyes closed in ecstasy, in […]

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Trump's attorney general nominee vows to shield Russia probe from politics

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump’s attorney general nominee, William Barr, will pledge at his confirmation hearing to protect Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia probe and stress his own independence from the White House, according to prepared testimony released on Monday. “On my watch, Bob will be allowed to complete his work,” Barr said in the prepared remarks ahead […]

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What Should Scare Us, America?

Eight-hundred-thousand federal workers weren’t paid on Friday because President Trump says he needs a wall to protect us. His case for continuing the partial government shutdown, repeated once more in his Oval Office fundraising speech last week, is that migrants from Mexico and Central America are poisoning our country with their terrorism, drugs and propensity for rape. It is actually […]

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Russia c.bank says issued warning to JPMorgan's subsidiary in Russia

MOSCOW, Jan 11 (Reuters) – The Russian central bank has issued a warning to J.P. Morgan Bank International over what the regulator said was a minor violation of Russian rules on countering money-laundering, a central bank document published late on Thursday showed. The central bank decided to hold J.P. Morgan Bank International, a subsidiary of U.S. investment bank JPMorgan Chase, […]

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Russia: Too Early to Consider Exchange of U.S. Spy Suspect

Moscow (AP) — Russia’s deputy foreign minister brushed back suggestions Saturday that an American being held in Moscow on suspicion of spying could be exchanged for a Russian citizen. The brother of Paul Whelan, however, tells The Associated Press that he can’t help but question whether the events are indeed connected. “You look at what’s going on and you wonder […]

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Russia Says FBI Arrested Russian Citizen on Pacific Island

Russia’s Foreign Ministry said the FBI arrested a Russian citizen in the Northern Mariana Islands, a Pacific territory overseen by the U.S., then took him to Florida. Russia’s Embassy in Washington learned of the detention of Dmitry Makarenko from his relatives, the ministry said in a statement Saturday on its website. Makarenko was detained on Saipan with his wife, children […]

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