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Trump Can No Longer Claim "Fake News" About the Russian Hacking of the 2016 Election

The Washington Post features an article today documenting that President Obama knew about Putin’s attempts to influence the outcome of the 2016 election.  Obama was briefed and imposed sanctions.   140 more words

This is a quick aside to encourage everyone to read an article published today by the Post chronicling the history of how the Obama administration came to discover the assault by the Russian government on our presidential election and how the previous president responded. 235 more words

Politics

Obama admin 'choked' on Russia, former official says

WASHINGTON — A former Obama official said the previous administration “sort of choked” in its effort to punish Russian President Vladimir Putin over his attempts to influence the US presidential election in Donald Trump’s favor, The Washington Post reported Friday. 677 more words

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WaPo: Obama admin 'choked' on Russia, former official says

A former Obama official said the previous administration “sort of choked” in its effort to punish Russian President Vladimir Putin over his attempts to influence the US presidential election in Donald Trump’s favor, The Washington Post reported Friday. 677 more words

National/World News

Tough guy Trump takes the heat.

Since Trump and Netanyahu met a few weeks ago, the rabid dog Israel, has appeared much more low key. I believe Trump advised his counterpart to let the latter to continue the provocation that is intended to give the US and its allies the excuse to properly attack Syria. 84 more words

Israel

Obama's plan to plant 'cyber bombs' in Russia's infrastructure: Report

In his final months of office, former President Barack Obama approved retaliatory measures that would see the equivalent of cyber bombs placed inside of Russian infrastructure in response to Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election. 214 more words

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Fear and Loathing in the Motherland?

BRANDON J. WEICHERT | THE WEICHERT REPORT

The Jamestown Foundation has written a wonderful assessment on the recent Kremlin decision to subordinate Russia’s Armed Forces to the newly created Russian National Guard, in the event of an “internal emergency.” In 2016, the Putin Regime reorganized the Russian Interior forces that had existed for decades into this newfangled, better supplied, better trained, and better manned organization–the aforementioned Russian National Guard. 4,130 more words

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