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  • Putin oligarch, Oleg Deripaska, had a business dispute with former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort
  • Deripaska has relationship with dossier author Christopher Steele
  •  A confirmed link between Deripaska and Jonathan Winer, Obama State Department official, involved in passing anti-Trump claims to Steele during the period that the dossier was compiled
  • In 2005, Deripaska hired the Alston & Bird law firm to lobby on his behalf
  • Winer at the time was a partner at Alston & Bird. He was the individual who filed the forms to represent Deripaska, Reuters reported at the time.
  • Jonathan Winer: “In 2013, I returned to the State Department at the request of Secretary of State John F. Kerry”
  • In the Post piece, Winer related that while he was at the State Department, he repeatedly passed Russia-related documents from Steele to State officials, including to Victoria Nuland, a career diplomat who worked under the Clintons and served as assistant secretary of state for European and Eurasian affairs under Kerry. “Over the next two years, I shared more than 100 of Steele’s reports with the Russia experts at the State Department, who continued to find them useful,” he wrote.



The detail, being brought to light herein, may raise immediate questions about the origins of the dossier. The oligarch, Oleg Deripaska, had a reported business dispute with former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort, is closely tied to Putin and has long been viewed as pushing Russian national interests.

Already, there have been questions about Deripaska’s possible relationship with dossier author Christopher Steele amid reports that the billionaire may have served as a source for the dossier itself.

Also, recently leaked text messages show extensive communication between a Russia-connected lawyer and Sen. Mark Warner, the top Democrat on the Senate Intelligence Committee. The attorney, Adam Waldman, was a paid lobbyist for Deripaska.  The messages show Warner attempted to arrange a meeting with Steele through Waldman.

Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Charles Grassley recently sent a letter to an attorney believed to be working for Deripaska asking whether the lawyer had hired Steele’s private firm, Orbis Business Intelligence Limited, to do work on behalf of Deripaska. A recent New Yorker article profiling Steele also raised the possibility that Deripaska was one of Steele’s private clients.

At a hearing last month, Sen. Tom Cotton (R-AK) asked FBI Director Christopher Wray whether there was information that Steele was working with Deripaska when he compiled the dossier. Wray responded that he could not answer the question at a public hearing.


Read more: Plot Thickens: Putin’s ‘Favorite’ Oligarch Linked to Hillary-Funded ‘Pee’ Dossier

Russia tie runs through Kerry’s State Dept.


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The real Russia collusion! Hillary Clinton gave Putin ownership of 20 percent of US uranium.

Via Circa News:

The bribery schemes included delivering thousands of dollars in yellow envelopes, laundering tens of thousands of dollars in briefcases or wiring thousands of dollars through shell companies through the Seychelle Islands, Latvia, Cyprus and Switzerland to name a few.

Read Sara Carter’s full report here.


John Solomon and Alison Spann of The Hill:

Federal agents used a confidential U.S. witness working inside the Russian nuclear industry to gather extensive financial records, make secret recordings and intercept emails as early as 2009 that showed Moscow had compromised an American uranium trucking firm with bribes and kickbacks in violation of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, FBI and court documents show.

They also obtained an eyewitness account — backed by documents — indicating Russian nuclear officials had routed millions of dollars to the U.S. designed to benefit former President Bill Clinton’s charitable foundation during the time Secretary of State Hillary Clinton served on a government body that provided a favorable decision to Moscow, sources told The Hill.

The racketeering scheme was conducted “with the consent of higher level officials” in Russia who “shared the proceeds” from the kickbacks, one agent declared in an affidavit years later.

Rather than bring immediate charges in 2010, however, the Department of Justice (DOJ) continued investigating the matter for nearly four more years, essentially leaving the American public and Congress in the dark about Russian nuclear corruption on U.S. soil during a period when the Obama administration made two major decisions benefitting Putin’s commercial nuclear ambitions.

Read the rest here.




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  • “There’s no real reason for them to go back. I greatly appreciate the fact that we’ve been able to cut our payroll of the United States . . . We’re going to save a lot of money.”


Trump saw the bright side of Putin demanding US must cut its number of diplomats by 755 people. According to the president, ‘ We’ve been able to cut our payroll of the United States . . . We’re going to save a lot of money’


According to the Hill:

Putin announced last month that the U.S. diplomatic mission in Russia must cut its staff by 755 personnel, saying that his government had lost patience that its relationship with the U.S. would improve.

The Russian president’s decision came after Congress overwhelmingly passed new sanctions targeting Russia, Iran and North Korea. Trump reluctantly signed those penalties into law last week.

The sanctions against Russia were prompted by the U.S. intelligence community’s conclusion that the Kremlin sought to interfere in the 2016 presidential election and sway the race in Trump’s favor.

Putin has denied that his government was involved in the meddling efforts.




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( Daily Wire ) Just a day after his hilarious and well-deserved humiliation at the hands of an epic Reddit Q&A, CNN’s own Chris Cillizza — he of the adorable blue-framed eyeglasses — has been made a public fool of again, revealed as unethical again, this time by his very own colleagues at the last-place CNN — which has also been exposed again as a leader of all things fake news.

As we all now know, on Tuesday night, straight through to Wednesday, the American media went on another one of their Fake News Witch Hunts against Donald Trump, this one about a sinister “secret meeting” between the American President and his Russian counterpart, Vladimir Putin. Desperate to keep their flailing Russian conspiracy theory afloat, the media took a usual-usual G20 dinner conversation, one that took place literally in front of the whole world, a dinner the media all knew about, and turned it into a series of frenzied fake headlines.

Because he is awesome, Trump used his Twitter feed to expose and mock this fake news

At CNN Cillizza blasted Trump as a liar with two claims: 1) “No media outlet reported anything about a ‘secret dinner'” and 2) “no one is suggesting that the media was unaware that the dinner was taking place.”

In the meantime, at this very same CNN, on this very same day, Brooke Baldwin is calling the dinner “secret” and openly asking “Why didn’t we know about this?”

But wait, there’s more!

[CNN anchor Kate] Bolduan on Wednesday called it a “secret and second sitdown between the president and Russian president Vladimir Putin. Why wasn’t the meeting revealed?”


Read more: CNN Claims No One Called Trump-Putin Meeting ‘Secret.’ CNN’s Own Transcripts Prove That’s a Lie.



TRUMP AND PUTIN SHARE A JOKE ABOUT REPORTERS: “These are the ones that insulted you?”

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Caught on hot  mic! As reporters were being ushered out of the room during the public portion of their meeting at G20 summit, Vladimir Putin jokingly asked President Trump

“These are the ones that insulted you?”

Trump laughed and responded, “These are the ones.” Putin seemed pretty amused as well.

The joke quickly made the rounds on social media after the English translation was dropped:


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  • Twenty iPhones and the same number of Nokias are available for preorder in a limited edition offer, with prices starting from 149,000 rubles (around $2,500 )


( RT ) A Russian-Italian company specializing in customizing mobile phones with precious materials hasn’t overlooked the upcoming meeting of the two superpowers’ leaders on the sidelines of the G20 summit, offering to celebrate the encounter with a special gadget.

With nothing considered to be over the top for the Caviar atelier, the company has now prepared 3D portraits of the Russian president and his US counterpart. Depicted neck-to-neck and covered in fine gold, the two leaders are ready to be added to either classic Nokia 3310 or an iPhone7.

 ” The fact that they’re looking in one direction undoubtedly expresses everyone’s desire of a progress in Russian-American relations,” the company wrote on its webpage.

The summit’s logo, as well as the date of Putin-Trump meeting – 7/7, 2017 – will also be engraved on the titanium covered gadgets.

The choice of material, which is very much shockproof, is aimed to symbolize “adherence to principles and firmness necessary to stand by the country’s interests.”

Twenty iPhones and the same number of Nokias are available for preorder in a limited edition offer, with prices starting from 149,000 rubles (around $2,500 )

Read more: Titanium phone with golden Putin-Trump carving issued ahead of historic meeting




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Kremlin’s alleged sex file  documents on Trump was published by Buzzfeed, which pointed out that it contained errors:

The dossier, which is a collection of memos written over a period of months, includes specific, unverified, and potentially unverifiable allegations of contact between Trump aides and Russian operatives, and graphic claims of sexual acts documented by the Russians. CNN reported Tuesday that a two-page synopsis of the report was given to President Barack Obama and Trump.

The document was prepared for political opponents of Trump by a person who is understood to be a former British intelligence agent. It is not just unconfirmed: It includes some clear errors. The report misspells the name of one company, “Alpha Group,” throughout. It is Alfa Group. The report says the settlement of Barvikha, outside Moscow, is “reserved for the residences of the top leadership and their close associates.” It is not reserved for anyone, and it is also populated by the very wealthy.

The documents have circulated for months and acquired a kind of legendary status among journalists, lawmakers, and intelligence officials who have seen them. Mother Jones writer David Corn referred to the documents in a late October column. Harry Reid spokesman Adam Jentleson tweeted Tuesday that the outgoing Senate Democratic leader had seen the documents before writing a public letter to FBI Director James Comey about Trump’s ties to Russia. And CNN reported Tuesday that Arizona Republican John McCain gave a “full copy” of the memos to Comey on Dec. 9, but that the FBI already had copies of many of the memos.


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