U.S. russian collusion Donald Trump Hillary Clinton Russia Dossier 2016 election Vladimir Putin FBI Russia probe President Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton have both been accused of collusion related to Russia for different reasons – but what exactly does that term mean for them? The U.S. Code contains no specific statute for collusion, and such act spans the legal gamut from conspiracy to fraud to campaign finance violations. “It’s just a very broad, ambiguous term," John Hueston, a former assistant U.S. attorney who acted as the lead prosecutor in the 2006 Enron trial, told PBS. Because of that, collusion could be hard to prove for either Trump or Clinton in their respective scandals involving Russia. Recommended Slideshows 76 50 Highest Paying Jobs in the United States 80 In Pictures: Top 50 U.S. Cities Ranked by Quality of Life And Average Salary 76 75 Best-Selling Albums in U.S. History … [Read more...] about What Is Collusion? Clinton And Trump Russia Scandals Explained
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Donald Trump meets with Vladimir Putin at the G-20 Summit in Hamburg.Evan Vucci/AP Looking for news you can trust?Subscribe to our free newsletters. Listen to David discuss the president’s cover-up of the Russia scandal on the Mother Jones Podcast. In 1938, Winston Churchill published a collection of his speeches warning that his homeland was not adequately contending with the threat posed by Nazi Germany. The title: “While England Slept.” Eighty years later, a similar observation can be rendered concerning the United States. Much of the political and media elite and the citizenry seem to be sleepwalking past a horrific and fundamental fact: The current president of the United States has helped to cover up a serious attack on the nation. This profound act of betrayal has gone unpunished and, in many quarters, unnoticed, even as it continues. With Donald Trump about to meet Vladimir Putin on Monday—rewarding the thuggish authoritarian Russian leader with a … [Read more...] about While America Sleeps: Trump’s Treachery and the Russia Scandal
Donald Trump and James Comey in January 2017Andrew Harrer/CNP via ZUMA Looking for news you can trust?Subscribe to our free newsletters. Even before the Justice Department inspector general’s report on former FBI director James Comey was released on Thursday afternoon, Donald Trump initiated the inevitable tweet storm, hoping to use this development as yet another distraction from the Trump-Russia scandal. The Comey report, issued by Inspector General Michael Horowitz, examined Comey’s handling of the FBI’s Hillary Clinton email investigation and reached an obvious conclusion: Comey deviated from Justice Department and FBI procedures by publicly announcing his recommendation in July 2016 that she not be prosecuted (while still criticizing her for how she handled her email at the State Department) and by informing Congress shortly before the election that the investigation was being revived. The IG noted, “While we did not find that these decisions … [Read more...] about Trump Uses the Comey Report to Cover Up His Guilt in the Russia Scandal
Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call via AP Looking for news you can trust?Subscribe to our free newsletters. Rep. Dana Rohrabacher just can’t seem to stop popping up on the fringes of the Trump-Russia scandal, and it could very well help end his decades-long political career. In the run-up to Tuesday’s primary election in California’s 48th Congressional District, Rohrabacher’s opponents—both Democrats and Republicans—have repeatedly raised the 15-term congressman’s famously cozy relationship with the Kremlin. “He’s been called Putin’s favorite congressman,” states one Democratic campaign ad targeting Rohrabacher. “Vladimir Putin has been called a murderer and a thug,” declares another. “Dana Rohrabacher is being investigated for conspiring with him.” Last November, news reports revealed that special counsel Robert Mueller’s team was looking into Rohrabacher’s pre-election meeting with … [Read more...] about Dana Rohrabacher Is All Tangled Up in the Russia Scandal. Today We’ll Find Out If Voters Care.
Carlo Allegri; Klimentyev Mikhail; Carlos Barria; Kevin Lamarque; Monterey Herald; Sergei Karpukhin; Jim Loscalzo (via ZUMA) Looking for news you can trust?Subscribe to our free newsletters. The Trump-Russia scandal—with all its bizarre and troubling twists and turns—has become a controversy that is defining the Trump presidency. The FBI recently disclosed that since July it has been conducting a counterintelligence investigation into possible coordination between Trump associates and Russia, as part of its probe of Moscow’s meddling in the 2016 election. Citing “US officials,” CNN reported that the bureau has gathered information suggesting coordination between Trump campaign officials and suspected Russian operatives. Each day seems to bring a new revelation—and a new Trump administration denial or deflection. It’s tough to keep track of all the relevant events, pertinent ties, key statements, and unraveling claims. So we’ve … [Read more...] about The Long, Twisted, and Bizarre History of the Trump-Russia Scandal