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President Donald Trump commutes ally Roger Stone’s prison sentence

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here President Donald Trump commutes ally Roger Stone’s prison sentence SEARCH QUOTES Source – Click here for more To Return to the Main Aggregate News Page – click here...
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Russia report committee ‘must be non-partisan’

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Image copyright Reuters Image caption Dominic Grieve said the committee, not the PM, should pick its chair Parliament’s Intelligence and Security Committee must remain “non-partisan”, its former chairman has told the BBC. Boris Johnson has suggested ex-cabinet minister Chris Grayling take over the role – one of five Tory MPs......
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Russia digs trench around Siberian village to enforce coronavirus quarantine

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A Siberian village is conducting trench warfare against the coronavirus. Russian authorities dug two ditches around Shuluta, which has 37 confirmed cases of COVID-19 among its 390 residents, to prevent those skeptical about an order to self-isolate from venturing out. Local officials believe the bug was spread throughout the village......
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Russia, Afghanistan and prospects for peace: Ambassador James Cunningham – transcript

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CBS News – For more and to sign up click here In this episode of “Intelligence Matters,” host Michael Morell speaks with James Cunningham, former U.S. ambassador to Afghanistan, Israel and the United Nations. Morell and Cunningham review the country’s efforts at arriving at a peace deal with the Taliban......
New York Times - World

In Russia, They Tore Down Lots of Statues, but Little Changed

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New York Times – For more and to sign up click here MOSCOW — Elated by the defeat of a hard-line Communist coup in August 1991, thousands of mostly young Muscovites gathered in front of the K.G.B. headquarters and argued over how best to seal their victory with a bold,......
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Former National Security Advisor John Bolton and Former Acting and Deputy Director of the CIA Michael Morell on “The Takeout” – 7/3/2020

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CBS News – For more and to sign up click here Former National Security Advisor John Bolton talks about reports that Presiedent Trump ignored allegations of Russia placing bounties on U.S. troops in Afghanistan which was reportedly included in his Presidential briefings on this week’s episode of the “The Takeout......
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Russia Denies Paying Bounties, but Some Say the U.S. Had It Coming

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New York Times – For more and to sign up click here MOSCOW — Three years into a grinding war in eastern Ukraine, the Trump administration, in a sharp break with Obama-era policy, proposed providing the Ukrainian army with potent American weapons, Javelin anti-tank missiles, to aid its struggle with......
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Slotkin, Former Intelligence Briefer, Presses White House on Russia Reports

New York Times
“When a piece of information like this comes in that, allegedly, the Russians are paying a bounty for the deaths of American soldiers, and I hear that his senior staff doesn’t take that information to him — even though he’s on the phone with Putin five times — it just,......
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Russians give Putin the chance to stay in power until 2036 after historic vote

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Members of a local electoral commission empty a ballot box at a polling station after a nationwide vote on constitutional reforms in Moscow on July 1, 2020. ALEXANDER NEMENOV Russians have overwhelmingly voted in favor of changes to the country’s......
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O’Brien says top CIA official decided against briefing Trump on Russia bounty intel

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CBS News – For more and to sign up click here Washington — National security adviser Robert O’Brien said Wednesday that the senior career CIA officer who briefs President Trump in person made the decision not to verbally brief him on intelligence about a Russian scheme to offer bounties targeting......
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White House Dismisses Reports of Bounties, but Is Silent on Russia

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“I’m interested in hearing the administration speak clearly about their plans that aren’t just hypothetical sanctions sometime out in the future,” said Senator Ben Sasse, Republican of Nebraska. Senator Tammy Duckworth, Democrat of Illinois, said a briefing for Senate Armed Services Committee members had little value because the Pentagon had......
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Pompeo says he frequently discusses Afghanistan with Russia amid questions about bounty reports

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo speaks during a news conference at the State Department in Washington, U.S., July 1, 2020. Manuel Balce Ceneta | Reuters WASHINGTON — Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Wednesday said he frequently discusses Afghanistan with......
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100 years of Russian electoral interference — David Shimer transcript

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CBS News – For more and to sign up click here In this episode of Intelligence Matters, host Michael Morell speaks with David Shimer, author of “Rigged: America, Russia and 100 Years of Covert Electoral Interference.” Shimer provides examples of Russian and American electoral interference in countries around the world......
New York Times - Politics

Trump’s New Russia Problem: Unread Intelligence and Missing Strategy

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The intelligence finding that Russia was most likely paying a bounty for the lives of American soldiers in Afghanistan has evoked a strange silence from President Trump and his top national security officials. He insists he never saw the intelligence, though it was part of the President’s Daily Brief just......
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Russia holds one of its most important votes in years — but the result is seen as a foregone conclusion

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here A voter wearing a protective face mask casts a ballot at the polling station at Kazansky railway station in Moscow, Russia, on Tuesday, June 30, 2020. Bloomberg A week-long vote on constitutional changes in Russia comes to a close Wednesday,......
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Europe Travel, Hong Kong Law, Russia: Your Wednesday Briefing

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New York Times – For more and to sign up click here (Want to get this briefing by email? Here’s the sign-up.) Good morning. We’re covering Europe’s reopening to travelers (but not Americans), China’s sweeping security law for Hong Kong and why Russian internet stars are keeping their distance from......

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