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Russia confirms direct communications with Trump campaign prior to Election Day

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The election may be over, but the connections between president elect Donald Trump and Russian president Vladimir Putin aren’t going away.

Per Bloomberg, Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov on Thursday acknowledged that “there were contacts” with the Trump campaign during the 2016 election, and that Russian embassy staff met with members of Trump’s campaign.

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Trump’s embrace of Putin during the campaign trail has been a major source of contention in American foreign policy circles, and intelligence experts even claimed that Trump ignored their briefings informing him that Russia was behind the hacks of the Democratic National Committee.

Trump has also vowed to improve relations with Russia as president, and has put NATO allies on notice that they’ll need to pay tribute to the United States if they want to continue to have protection against possible Russian aggression.


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How the GOP plans to attack Vindman as he testifies about his ‘alarm’ on Trump-Ukraine call: report

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Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman is set to testify about his concerns about President Donald Trump's infamous July 25th phone call with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky -- and Republicans are reportedly getting ready to attack him.

The Washington Post reports that Vindman will likely tell lawmakers that he was "alarmed" that Trump pressured Zelensky to launch an investigation into former Vice President Joe Biden, as he thought it inappropriate to drag Ukraine into domestic American politics.

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GOP senator lured into Ukraine saga by The Hill’s sketchy reporter — but he still won’t recuse himself on impeachment

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Sen. Ron Johnson -- who's more deeply involved in the Ukraine scandal than any other lawmaker -- insists there's no reason for him to recuse himself from voting on impeachment.

The Wisconsin Republican, who chairs the Senate Foreign Relations Committee’s panel on Europe, has been so engaged in Ukraine matters that he could be called as a fact witness in the impeachment inquiry, reported The Daily Beast.

He's been so involved, in fact, that Reps. Jim Jordan (R-OH) and Devin Nunes (R-CA) -- two of President Donald Trump's strongest congressional allies -- asked him to provide his recollection of what took place with Ukraine.

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Devin Nunes scorched by CNN’s Avlon for flood of ‘ridiculous’ lawsuits meant to silence his critics

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CNN's John Avlon used his "Reality Check" segment on "New Day" to both slam and mock Rep. Devin Nunes (R-CA) for filing lawsuits left and right against his critics in an effort to not only silence them, but also squash any inquiries into his avid defense of President Donald Trump.

Speaking with hosts Alisyn Camerota and John Berman, Avlon detailed the long list of lawsuits Nunes has set in motion --including against a Twitter cow.

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