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Aug 10 2021
The National Security Agency's inspector general announced Tuesday that it is investigating allegations that the NSA "improperly targeted the communications of a member of the U.S. news media."
Why it matters: Fox News host Tucker Carlson claimed in June that a whistleblower had informed him NSA was monitoring his electronic communications "in an attempt to take this show off the air."Axios
Jun 14 2021
The military alliance is looking to pivot to China and push back on Russia as President Biden prepares to meet President Putin.
French President Emmanuel Macron famously called NATO “brain dead” in 2019 — but will he hold up adoption of a new NATO strategy, based on a pivot to China? That’s one of the key questions as NATO allies gather in Brussels for their annual one-day summit.Politico
Jan 18 2022
The Biden administration is weighing new options, including providing more arms to Ukraine to resist a Russian occupation, to try to raise the costs for Russian President Vladimir Putin should he decide to invade the country.
The discussions, described by multiple sources familiar with them, reflect a sense of pessimism in the administration following last week's diplomatic talks withCNN (Online News)
Feb 12 2022
Exiled American whistleblower Edward Snowden on Friday joined global critics who are decrying news outlets for encouraging war with their coverage of rising tensions between the United States and Russia—where he has lived since 2013—over Ukraine.
"There is nothing more grotesque than a media pushing for war," Snowden tweeted.
After a flood of responses—some highlighting thatCommon Dreams
Mar 02 2021
The United States on Tuesday imposed sanctions to punish Russia for what it described as Moscow’s attempt to poison opposition leader Alexei Navalny with a nerve agent last year, in President Joe Biden’s most direct challenge yet to the Kremlin.
The announcement of action against seven Russian officials and 14 entities made by senior Biden administration officials marked a sharpReuters
Aug 31 2018
President Trump’s secret meeting, and stunning press conference, with Russian President Vladimir Putin. Felony convictions for Trump’s former campaign manager, Paul Manafort, and a guilty plea from his longtime personal fixer, Michael Cohen. Returning flags atop the White House to full-staff less than 48 hours after Sen. John McCain’s (R-Ariz.) death.The Hill
Jul 08 2017
The United States, Russia and Jordan have agreed to foster a cease-fire in a limited area of southwestern Syria that will begin at noon on Sunday, Secretary of State Rex W. Tillerson said on Friday after the first face-to-face meeting between President Trump and President Vladimir V. Putin of Russia.New York Times (News)
Nov 28 2022
As he wraps up his Russiagate investigation with the now-failed prosecution of Igor Danchenko, we are left only with questions about what John Durham did not do.
The mainstream media barely covered this event, which began with an attempt to overthrow and dispose of the president of the United States. Best to start with what we learned. Durham established what FBI Director James ComeyThe American Conservative
Feb 06 2022
Eight years ago, following Russia’s annexation of Crimea, the Kremlin’s confrontational policies brought out tens of thousands of peace marchers to the streets of Moscow, even as polls showed huge majorities of the public enthusiastically in favor of President Vladimir Putin’s defiance of the West.
Today, amid the Kremlin’s standoff with NATO over Ukraine, the mood is very different forChristian Science Monitor
Jul 16 2018
President Trump called the European Union a “foe” of the United States in an interview which aired Sunday, just one day before his controversial — and still unexplained — meeting with Russian president Vladimir Putin in Finland. Asked to name America’s “biggest foe globally right now” during an appearance on CBS’s Face the Nation, the first answer that came to Trump’s mind was the E.U.New York Magazine