Matthew Whitaker, Mueller’s New Boss, Said There Was ‘No Collusion’ With Russia

A year-and-a-half before he took responsibility for overseeing the investigation into Russia’s interference in the 2016 election, Matthew Whitaker, now the acting attorney general, had already reached a conclusion. “The truth is there was no collusion with the Russians and the Trump campaign,” he said in an interview on the Wilkow Majority show. “There was […]

Trump Confirms U.S. Withdrawal From Landmark Nuclear Treaty With Russia – The Daily Beast

President Donald Trump confirmed on Saturday that the United States will withdraw from a landmark nuclear arms treaty with Russia. “We’re going to terminate the agreement and we’re going to pull out,” Trump told reporters as he boarded Air Force One in Nevada. He was referring to the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty, a historic 1986 […]

Outrage erupts over Trump-Putin ‘conversation’ about letting Russia interrogate ex-U.S. diplomat Michael McFaul – The Washington Post

At this week’s summit in Helsinki, Russian President Vladimir Putin proposed what President Trump described as an “incredible offer” — the Kremlin would give special counsel Robert S. Mueller III access to interviews with Russians indicted after allegedly hacking Democrats in 2016. In return, Russia would be allowed to question certain U.S. officials it suspects of interfering in Russian […]

Donald Trump’s Press Conference With Vladimir Putin Was Insane

Photo: Markus Schreiber (AP) Well, that was a thing. In a wild press conference with Russian President Vladimir Putin that, judging from all of the commentators currently yelling about treason, freaked some people the fuck out, President Donald Trump again denied any collusion between his campaign and Russian efforts to influence the 2016 election, and […]

Trump’s news conference with Putin was everything Putin could have dreamed – The Washington Post

There were no shortage of critics of President Trump’s meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin, which came just days after Trump’s own government indicted 12 Russians for interfering in the 2016 U.S. election, no less. The meeting was just about everything those critics feared it would be. Standing alongside Putin, Trump not only downplayed if […]

Trump-Putin news conference transcript – The Washington Post

President Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin held their first formal one-on-one summit Monday in Helsinki and held a news conference afterward. Here is an incomplete transcript of their remarks, with our annotations of the most interesting parts in yellow. It will be updated. PUTIN (THROUGH TRANSLATOR): Thank you so much. Shall we start working? […]

Trump-Putin Summit: The two leaders are meeting after Trump faults U.S. ‘stupidity’ for poor relations with Russia – The Washington Post

HELSINKI — President Trump cast doubt on the conclusion of U.S. intelligence agencies that Russia interfered in the 2016 presidential election, saying after his summit here Monday with Russian President Vladimir Putin that the autocrat gave him an “extremely strong and powerful” denial. After Putin said his government played no role in trying to sabotage […]

Trump Reportedly Sped Up the Attack on Syria Because of His Own Tweets

Photo: Getty During the 2016 presidential campaign, Hillary Clinton famously warned voters against voting for Donald Trump because “A man you can bait with a tweet is not a man we can trust with nuclear weapons.” Now, we’ve learned that the person doing the actual baiting is, in fact, none other than President Trump himself. […]