Russia

GOP: See No Evil, Hear No Evil, Speak No Evil

March 5, 2017 theFAULT 0

Parallels abound between the Russian scandal engulfing Republican President Donald Trump and Watergate, the scandal that brought down Richard Nixon four decades ago. But, as Jonathan Freedland writes, there is one important distinction between the two: “Nixon […]

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Trump’s AG Lies About Russian Contacts

March 3, 2017 theFAULT 0

Joan Walsh: “No one should lie under oath, but doing so ought to disqualify an attorney-general nominee from the job. However, that’s essentially what Attorney General Jeff Sessions admitted doing Thursday afternoon in a bizarre press conference […]

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Another Billionaire, Another Russia Connection

February 27, 2017 theFAULT 0

Continuing a pattern, Republican President Donald Trump’s cabinet, in a 2-for-1, has gained a billionaire with Russian connections, according to the Sun-Sentinel. “The Senate on Monday confirmed billionaire investor Wilbur Ross as commerce secretary as President Donald Trump […]

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Ties to Russia Force Flynn to Resign

February 14, 2017 theFAULT 0

Republican President Donald Trump’s national security adviser, Michael Flynn, has resigned “because of his contacts with the Russian ambassador to Washington and his subsequent attempts to cover up the true nature of those contacts,” The Guardian […]