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Evidence of the Core Allegations Is Lacking in ‘Russiagate’

So far, the scandal has been smoke and mirrors, with no chargeable offenses and not a scintilla of convincing proof of Russian meddling in the election.

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Russians Are Laughing at the U.S., Not at Trump

Americans may not realize how their country’s internal political strife is being interpreted by other nations and the leaders of those nations.

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Trump Reportedly Told Russians He Eased Pressure on Himself by Firing ‘Nut Job’ Comey

A New York Times piece cites an anonymous source who read notes that purportedly summarized the Oval Office conversation.

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Donald Trump’s High Crimes and Misdemeanors

What if he were held responsible for real crimes: killing civilians in drone strikes, forcing refugees to suffer or die by refusing asylum, or driving the planet headlong into climate catastrophe?

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Justice Department Inspector General Asked to Probe Jeff Sessions’ Role in Comey Firing

A group of Democratic senators is demanding to know whether the attorney general violated his vow to recuse himself from any investigation into Russia’s alleged meddling in the U.S. presidential election.

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Former NSA Director: Malware Attack ‘Poses a Very Serious Threat to the Future of the Agency’

The global cyberattack that hit over 70 countries last week stemmed from National Security Agency software.

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On FBI Investigation of Michael Flynn, Trump Asked James Comey to ‘Let This Go’

A memo by former bureau chief Comey says the president asked him to abandon the probe into former national security adviser Flynn’s ties to Russia. Updated

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New Poll Shows More Voters Support Trump Impeachment Than Oppose It

A whopping 48 percent of respondents to a new survey from Public Policy Polling say they are in favor of impeaching the president.

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Beyond the Madness of King Donald

The sooner Donald Trump is removed from the White House, the better. But we need a radical reorganizing of our national institutions.

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Will Russiagate Hysteria Lead to an American ‘Soft Coup’?

Many Trump-haters see the investigation as the likeliest means to impeachment—an end they think desirable even if it plays into the hands of neocons and other warmongers.

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Trump Shows His Hand in Firing Comey

More indicators of the president’s march toward a police state and the destruction of democracy are evident in his ouster of the FBI director.

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Are There 22 Patriotic House Republicans?

The question now is whether there exist 22 House Republicans who would join with House Democrats to make a majority in seeking a bill of impeachment.

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Comey Reportedly ‘Willing to Testify, but Wants It to Be in Public’

Questions continue to swirl after FBI Director James Comey was unexpectedly fired by Donald Trump this week.

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The Problems With the FBI’s Email Investigation Went Well Beyond Comey

Previously unreported judgments and misjudgments by FBI agents played a crucial role in the agency director’s fateful decisions.

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Spicer Shuts Down Questions on Trump Tweet During Friday Press Briefing

The White House press secretary demurs when asked if there are “recording devices in the Oval Office” and claims the president’s “tapes” tweet about James Comey “speaks for itself.”

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In Tweet Storm, Trump Warns Comey, Suggests Ending Press Briefings

In a series of Twitter posts early Friday, the president appears to threaten the FBI director he fired and proposes to “cancel all future ‘press briefings’ ” to combat the “Fake Media.”

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Obama and Trump Could Both Be Considered Guilty of War Crimes

A group of Obama White House lawyers—who defended the U.S. bombing of Libya, drone wars and the “proxy” war against Syria—is suing Trump for failing to legally justify his attack on a Syrian air base.

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Glenn Greenwald on ‘Shocking’ Comey Dismissal

In a new five-part interview on Democracy Now!, the Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist also discusses the need for an independent investigation into the 2016 election and the future of U.S.-Russia relations.

Posted on May 11, 2017 WATCH & LISTEN


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Firing of James Comey May Fuel Donald Trump’s ‘Deep State’ Troubles

The president and his advisers hoped that the dismissal of the FBI director would end their “Russiagate” ordeal, but it might have only fanned the flames.

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Acting FBI Chief Tells Congress That Bureau Won’t Bend to Pressure From the White House

Andrew McCabe assures the Senate Intelligence Committee during Thursday morning’s hearing that “the work of the men and women of the FBI continues despite any changes in circumstance.”

Posted on May 11, 2017 WATCH & LISTEN


Late Night Show Hosts Weigh In on James Comey’s Firing (Videos)

By Natasha Hakimi

The former FBI head thought he was being “pranked” when news broke that he had been fired, but Stephen Colbert points out he’d actually been “Trump’d.”

Posted on May 11, 2017 WATCH & LISTEN



Donald Trump’s Ajit (Pai)-Prop

Behind the headline-grabbing chaos, decades of progressive policy achievements are being quietly undone by the army of loyalists, such as new FCC head Ajit Pai, that Trump is assembling around him.

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Does Comey’s Dismissal Signal a Constitutional Crisis in America?

Truthdig sat down with former judge and Truthdig columnist Bill Blum to discuss Donald Trump’s decision to fire FBI Director James Comey and the potential for an independent investigation into the 2016 election.

Posted on May 10, 2017 WATCH & LISTEN



FBI Chief James Comey Was Fired Days After Reportedly Seeking Resources for Russia Investigation

New reports indicate that Comey, removed by President Trump on Tuesday, was pursuing resources to investigate Russian influence on the 2016 election. Updated.

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Hillary Clinton Does Not Belong in the Anti-Trump Resistance Movement

The Democratic presidential contender is back in public view, claiming she’s part of the “resistance”—but it’s just another selling point she and establishment Democrats are pushing.

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James Comey: The Only Reason Julian Assange Is Not ‘Apprehended Yet’ Is He’s Out of Reach

Journalist Glenn Greenwald and WikiLeaks responded quickly on Twitter to Comey’s testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee.

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Dennis Kucinich: James Comey, Not Russia, Tilted the Election Toward Donald Trump

The former congressman says the FBI director (pictured) should have resigned over his disclosure about Hillary Clinton’s emails last October.

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The Surveillance State Behind Russiagate

In the frenzy over the Trump team’s talks with Russians, a darker story may be getting missed: how “deep state” surveillance powers control American leaders.

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It Is FBI Director James Comey Who Should Be Investigated

It can be argued that Comey broke the law by openly intervening in the presidential election campaign in its final days.

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Matt Taibbi Sees Possible Validation of Trump’s Accusations About Media as Outcome of Russia Hearing

The Rolling Stone journalist disagrees with colleague David Corn of Mother Jones in an interview on KCRW about Monday’s congressional hearing on Russian interference in the U.S. election.

Posted on Mar 20, 2017 WATCH & LISTEN



Director James Comey Confirms FBI Is Investigating Possible Links Between Trump Campaign and Russia

The FBI leader’s testimony contradicts statements by the president, but any collusion between Trump allies and Russian government officials remains unproved.

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Hacking the Election: We Should Call Trump’s Bluff for a Watergate-Style Inquiry

If the president wants a full-blown investigation to address his wiretapping claims against his predecessor, let’s have it—and get the answers to three crucial questions in the process.

Posted on Mar 12, 2017 READ MORE



House Intelligence Committee Gives Trump a Monday Deadline for Providing Evidence of Wiretapping

“The only question is why the president would make up such a thing,” says panel member Rep. Adam Schiff, D-Calif.

Posted on Mar 12, 2017 READ MORE



The Debate Over WikiLeaks and Privacy Rights

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange offers to use the latest leaks to help companies improve their cybersecurity, but critics argue that privacy is dead.

Posted on Mar 10, 2017 READ MORE


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We Need the Truth About Donald Trump and Russia—Now

For the sake of democracy, an independent commission or special prosecutor must be appointed to investigate Russian influence.

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Intelligence Report Leak Damages Trump, Just as FBI ‘Hit Job’ Hurt Hillary Clinton

The news media have been reduced to bystanders while the intelligence agencies run the show.

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William Binney: Cybersecurity and the New Cold War Are ‘Big Swindles’ (Video and Transcript)

Truthdig Editor in Chief Robert Scheer sat down with the veteran intelligence analyst and NSA whistleblower (pictured at left) to discuss alleged Russian hacking in the 2016 U.S. presidential election. (Transcript added.)

Posted on Jan 10, 2017 WATCH & LISTEN



Did Bill Clinton’s Meeting With the Attorney General Force FBI to Issue Letter on Hillary’s Emails?

Had the former president not met with Attorney General Loretta Lynch at a Phoenix airport, bureau Director James Comey “would never have felt obliged” to tell Congress just days before the election that the FBI was again looking into emails related to Hillary Clinton, Michael Daly writes at The Daily Beast.

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President Obama: ‘Not Much Happens in Russia Without Vladimir Putin’

On the same day Obama asserted that Russians were “responsible for hacking the DNC” before the election, the FBI agreed with the CIA’s conclusion that Russian hackers interfered to help Donald Trump win.

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In Wake of Donald Trump’s Victory, Progressives Urge a Democratic Party Overhaul

Many want sweeping changes throughout the party’s leadership, installing new officials who represent grass-roots, not corporate, interests. Keith Ellison, pictured, could soon be one of them: The Minnesota representative is being pushed to head the Democratic National Committee.

Posted on Nov 13, 2016 READ MORE



Glenn Greenwald on Who’s to Blame for Trump’s Election

The Intercept journalist lays out why the Democratic Party needs to take responsibility.

Posted on Nov 11, 2016 READ MORE



Resistance Movements Can Be More Powerful Than President Trump

Millions of people around the world are committed to opposing the Republican’s dangerous and divisive agenda. Their work, like the work of the incoming administration, has just begun.  

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America Needs Determined, Thoughtful and Creative Opposition Now

Many U.S. citizens embraced a man who threatens our standing in the world and basic rights. But we cannot allow fear or anger to prevent us from pushing back against Donald Trump.

Posted on Nov 9, 2016 READ MORE


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