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AARON MATÉ, aaronmate at protonmail.com, @aaronjmate In his closing press conference, Special Counsel Robert Mueller asserted “that there were multiple systemic efforts to interfere in our election,” by Russia, efforts that amounted to “the central allegation of our indictments.” But journalist Aaron Maté of The Nation argues that Mueller has not substantiated his central allegation, and that the Mueller […]

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Trump Says Russia Helped Him Win Election, But Then Reverses Himself

May 30, 2019           |                                       

WASHINGTON — U.S. President Donald Trump has said that Russia helped him win the 2016 election, a comment that contradicted months of angry denials. Trump made the remark in a tweet on May 30, but reversed himself not long after when pressed by reporters. The U.S. president has repeatedly denied that Russian interference helped enable […]

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Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee’s office has been secretly assisting Volkswagen’s efforts to defeat the United Auto Workers organizing drive in Chattanooga, according to emails obtained through the state’s public records law. At least three of Lee’s policy staffers exchanged emails shortly after UAW’s April 9 petition to represent Volkswagen’s hourly workers at the German company’s […]

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Mitch McConnell Is a Master Troll

May 29, 2019           |                                       

Mitch McConnell Is a Master Troll Trump Hasn’t Pardoned the War Criminals Yet, But His Message Is Clear New Report Warns Planet May Be Warming Twice as Fast as Expected Trump Administration Separates Some Migrant Mothers From Their Newborns With No Wage Growth, Study Shows Trump Tax Cuts Are for Oligarchs Why Abortion Polling Is […]

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Kazakh Ruling Party Nominates Toqaev For President

April 22, 2019           |                                       

Kazakhstan’s ruling Nur Otan party has nominated interim President Qasym-Zhomart Toqaev for the presidency. The announcement was made at a party congress on April 23 where it had been expected to nominate its candidate for a snap presidential election in less than two months. “I propose for consideration Tokayev’s candidacy,” said Nursultan Nazarbayev, who chairs […]

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The threat of nuclear war; the climate crisis; Trump’s regime change plans for Iran and Venezuela; and confrontation with China are far more significant threats than election meddling – former Pres. Clinton advisor Bill Curry and Paul Jay join host Jacqueline Luqman The post Mueller and a Dangerous Moment in Human History – Jay and […]

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<!– –> (via http://401kcalculator.org) Now that the first quarter fundraising deadline has passed, a clearer picture of the 2020 fundraising has emerged. Several days before the deadline, on April 11, the Center for Responsive Politics joined with 15 other transparency-focused organizations to request candidates to release information on their campaign bundlers. The letter called for the […]

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Attorney General William Barr is coming under increasing fire from congressional Democrats for statements he made before the release of the Mueller report. Critics say the remarks purposefully downplayed how damaging special counsel Robert Mueller’s report was for President Donald Trump. House Judiciary Committee Chair Jerrold Nadler, D-N.Y., said Friday morning that his committee has […]

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Mueller report re-ignites political warfare in Washington By Patrick Martin 19 April 2019 The release Thursday morning of the report of Justice Department Special Counsel Robert Mueller has become the occasion for a full-scale resumption of the political warfare in Washington between two equally right-wing factions—the Trump administration, with its fascistic base of support, and […]

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The two-pronged conspiracy theory that has dominated U.S. political discourse for almost three years – that (1) Trump, his family and his campaign conspired or coordinated with Russia to interfere in the 2016 election, and (2) Trump is beholden to Russian President Vladimir Putin — was not merely rejected today by the final report of Special […]

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The White House on April 17, 2019 in Washington, D.C. Photo: Drew Angerer/Getty Images Dear House Democrats, You told us to be patient. You told us to be cautious. You told us to wait for Robert Mueller. Well, the time for waiting is over. And the moment for impeachment hearings has arrived. Forget the mendacious […]

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<!– –> Ukrainian entertainer and presidential candidate Volodymyr Zelensky (SERGIY GUDAK/AFP/Getty Images) New records reveal foreign influence operations targeting the U.S. allegedly intended to elevate the profile of comedian-turned-politician Volodymyr Zelensky in the days leading up to Ukraine’s presidential election runoff scheduled for April 21, 2019, and pitting him against incumbent Ukrainian president Petro Poroshenko […]

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U.S. Attorney General: No Trump-Russia Collusion, 'Not Sufficient' Evidence Of Obstruction

April 18, 2019           |                                       

U.S. Attorney General William Barr said the investigation by Special Counsel Robert Mueller found that Russia interfered in the 2016 U.S. election but did not find evidence of collusion by the Trump campaign or any other Americans. Barr also concluded that “the evidence developed by the special counsel is not sufficient to establish that the […]

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U.S. Attorney General To Release Redacted Mueller Report On April 18

April 17, 2019           |                                       

The U.S. Justice Department says Attorney General William Barr will release on April 18 a redacted version of Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s report on Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election. Barr and Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, who appointed Mueller as special counsel nearly two years ago, will hold a press conference on April […]

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“The claim that Russia attacked America during the 2016 presidential election is both exceedingly dangerous and a complete falsehood,” says Stephen Cohen on Reality Asserts Itself with Paul Jay The post Is Russian ‘Meddling’ an Attack on America? – RAI with Stephen Cohen appeared first on The Real News Network.

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