Tag: Russia

Senate GOP Come to Trump’s Defense on Russian Bounties

Senate Republicans are defending President Trump’s response to Russian bounties as Democrat’s work to churn up another scandal. According to The Hill: Senate Republicans are defending President Trump’s handling of intelligence claiming that Russia’s military intelligence units offered bounties to Taliban militants to kill U.S. troops, arguing the evidence of bounties has not received sufficient verification.

Trump Defends Plan to Invite Russia to G-7

President Trump plans to invite Russia to the G-7 for the first time since they were kicked out in 2014. The G-7 will be held in the United States this year. According to The Hill: President Trump on Wednesday defended his plans to invite Russia to the Group of Seven (G-7) summit this year despite its

Acting DNI Declassifies Russia Probe Files as he Prepares to Exit

Acting Director of National Intelligence Richard Grenell has declassified files related to the Russia probe as he prepares to exit. It will be up to incoming DNI John Ratcliffe on whether or not to release them. According to Fox News: Richard Grenell has declassified a new batch of Russia probe documents on his way out as acting

US Withdrawing From Open Skies Tready Over Russian Violations

The United States, led by the Trump administration will withdraw from the Open Skies Treaty. The treaty includes Russia and 34 other countries. The US cited multiple violations as Russia for the reason but there are rumblings this was done to clear the way as the US ramps up its defenses against China. According to

Trump Admin Hits Russian Oil Company With Venezuelan Sanctions

The Trump administration has imposed Venezuelan sanctions on a Russian oil company that worked closely with the company. According to The Hill: The Trump administration Tuesday announced sanctions on a subsidiary of Russian oil giant Rosneft for trading Venezuelan oil and gas. Senior administration officials warned the sanctions against Rosneft Trading SA and its vice

Trump Admin Prepares Rule to Keep Tech out of our Enemies’ Hands

The Trump administration is preparing to issue a new rule that will keep sensitive technology out of the hands of our enemies, especially the Chinese. According to The Hill: The Trump administration is preparing a set of rules that will limit sensitive technology exports to China and other U.S. rivals, Reuters reported Tuesday. The Commerce Department is

Pompeo Says Trump Warned Russians About Election Meddling

Contrary to the media narrative Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has stated that President Trump has, in fact, warned the Russians against meddling in upcoming elections. According to The Hill: Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Wednesday insisted that President Trump and a Russian diplomat discussed election interference at a recent White House meeting despite the Russian official’s claims

Scarborough: Trump is a Russian Agent or an Idiot

MSNBC host and anti-Trumper Joe Scarborough is now claiming that President Trump is either a Russian agent or just an idiot. According to The Hill: MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough speculated that President Trump is “either an agent of Russia or he’s a useful idiot,” during a discussion around public impeachment proceeds on “Morning Joe” on Thursday. … The MSNBC host

Trump Admin Hits Turkey With Sanctions

President Trump has announced that the United States has imposed sanctions on Turkey for its actions in Syria. According to The Daily Wire: President Donald Trump announced on Monday that he is imposing sanctions on Turkey over their invasion into Syria, saying: “I am fully prepared to swiftly destroy Turkey’s economy if Turkish leaders continue