The 46 percent of Americans who currently consider the Trump administration’s relationship with Russia at least a somewhat serious problem is virtually identical to the 47 percent who said the same when HuffPost first asked the question in March 2017. The 32 percent who call it a “very” serious problem is identical. (Recent polling from other outlets including Fox News and Monmouth University has found, if anything, a slight dip in support for the Russia probe.) … [Read more...] about Few Trump-Russia Stories Have Changed Americans’ Minds. Will This One?
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Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Calif.), the ranking Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee, said Trump’s strategy has been to “spread a completely fallacious story” and then call for an investigation. He said the broader issue is “how do you counter a president who repeats falsehood after falsehood after falsehood and has the bully pulpit of the presidency to do it, and who has allies in Congress who are willing to support that?” His answer? “Throw the bums out.” … [Read more...] about Ex-CIA Chief Says Trump Will ‘Throw Anything At The Wall’ To Hurt Mueller Probe
Then Nunes and others wondered: What did the bureau do with the sensational allegations in the dossier? That gave birth to the so-called "FISA abuse" investigation, when Republicans looked into whether the FBI used unverified allegations from the Trump dossier in proceedings before the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act court. It turned out the FBI did just that, to win a wiretap on Carter Page, who for a short time was a volunteer on candidate Trump's foreign policy advisory board. … [Read more...] about What Republicans suspect about the FBI’s Trump-Russia probe
Shortly after being named a foreign policy adviser to the Trump campaign in March 2016, Papadopoulos met with a London professor he believed had connections to the Russian government. That month, Papadopoulos suggested he could help arrange a meeting between Trump and Putin, an offer that was rejected by Sessions, who led the Trump campaign’s foreign policy team. In April, the professor told Papadopoulos that Russian officials had “dirt” on Clinton in the form of thousands of emails. Papadopoulos also was in contact with a Russian who said he represented the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Papadopoulos was arrested in July 2017 and in October pleaded guilty to misleading investigators. … [Read more...] about Mueller Poised to Zero In on Trump-Russia Collusion Allegations
"Moreover, the motivations may not have been to obstruct either the Trump administration or the Russia investigation," Turley concluded. "Instead, this could all prove to be the greatest, most costly example of cognitive bias in history, and now no one in this story wants to admit it." … [Read more...] about Jonathan Turley: FBI’s ‘Cognitive Bias’ May Have Triggered Trump Russia Probe