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Russian billionaire who attended Trump’s inauguration questioned by Mueller’s team as he exited his private jet

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A Russian billionaire that attended President Donald Trump’s inauguration was questioned by special counsel Robert Mueller’s team earlier this year as he exited his private plane on the tarmac in a New York City airport.

The New York Times reported Friday that Viktor F. Vekelsberg, a Russian businessman who was sanctioned by the U.S. government under suspicion of being “enriched” by Vladimir Putin’s government, was confronted by federal investigators with a request to search his electronic devices.

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The Times‘ sources did not give the newspaper any indication that Vekelsberg is under suspicion of wrongdoing or why he was questioned at all, but the report noted the Kremlin-linked businessman has multiple connections to Trump and the people around him.

Along with attending the president’s inauguration, Vekelsberg was at an infamous December 2015 dinner hosted by the Russia’s RT news network in which Trump’s former national security adviser Michael Flynn was in attendance.

The Ukranian-born billionaire also “controlled a company that has been the largest single shareholder in the Bank of Cyprus” — and when he was involved with the bank, Trump’s future Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross was its vice chairman.


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Ukraine begged Trump to raise issue of their captive sailors with Putin — he didn’t and Russia state TV gloated

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The ongoing impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump is being painted by Congress and the press against the backdrop of the ongoing war between Russia and the Ukraine.

As more and more sworn deposition transcripts are released, researchers are able to link up the testimony of events with real-time reactions, giving us a remarkable insight into the implications of foreign policy decisions.

Investigative journalist Julia Davis flagged one key part of testimony in the transcript released of the deposition by Ukraine embassy political officer David Holmes.

The transcript reveals Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA), the former federal prosecutor who chairs the House Intelligence Committee, interviewing Holmes about Ukraine's desperation to set up a meeting with Trump.

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‘Something nefarious going on’: Obama deputy chief of staff doesn’t buy White House claims on Trump’s health

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The deputy chief of staff for operations in the Obama administration broke down on Monday why the White House claims on President Donald Trump's surprise Saturday visit to Walter Reed Hospital.

Jim Messina, who also was the campaign manager for Barack Obama's 2012 re-election campaign, was interviewed Monday on MSNBC's "The Last Word" by anchor Lawrence O'Donnell.

O'Donnell noted the note the White House physician sent to White House press secretary Stephanie Grisham:

[caption id="attachment_1563602" align="aligncenter" width="800"] Memorandum from Dr. Sean Conley to Stephanie Grisham.[/caption]

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Trump doctor denies the president underwent any ‘neurologic evaluations’ at Walter Reed Hospital

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The physician to the president claimed that President Donald Trump did not undergo "neurologic" evaluations during a surprise visit to Walter Reed Hospital.

White House press secretary Stephanie Grisham released a picture of a memorandum from Dr. Sean Conley, which was printed on "Office of the Press Secretary" letterhead.

The memo was sent to Grisham.

On Saturday, Grisham had claimed the purpose of the visit was to conduct a "partial" physical. Dr. Conley referred to the visit as an "interim check up."

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