Quantcast
Connect with us

Russian operatives caught using evidence from Mueller’s team in effort to discredit investigation

Published

on

When filing documents in a federal case, special counsel Robert Mueller revealed new information about the election 2016 hackers. According to Bloomberg News, more than 1,000 of the confidential files Mueller obtained prove a friend of Vladimir Putin footed the bill.

The information came from a filing involving Concord Management and Consulting LLC, which is controlled by so-called Putin chef Yevgeny Prigozhin.

ADVERTISEMENT

“In the filing, Mueller’s team said ‘non-sensitive’ evidence that had been shared exclusively with Concord’s U.S. law firm, Reed Smith, had wound up being disseminated, purportedly as a result of a hacking operation targeting the law firm,” Bloomberg reported.

Acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker said that he expects the investigation to be wrapped up soon, but judging from FBI Director Christopher Wray’s face, that might not actually be the case.

CNN also reported Wednesday that confidential documents ended up on a pro-Russia Twitter account that linked to a website where they were dumped online. Some of the documents were also fraudulently created, seemingly to discredit the Mueller investigation. The FBI has investigated and found it was directly linked to Russia for the purpose of discrediting the Mueller investigation.

“At least now we know where the attacks on Mueller are coming from — Russia,” noted former ethics czar Richard Painter.

ADVERTISEMENT

“When Russia is brazenly spreading disinformation to discredit our own government’s ongoing investigation into Russia spreading disinformation (see 👇), you really get the sense that we haven’t sufficiently punished such activity,” agreed former White House and Justice Department lawyer Joshua A. Geltzer.

ADVERTISEMENT

ADVERTISEMENT

Report typos and corrections to: [email protected].
READ COMMENTS - JOIN THE DISCUSSION
Continue Reading

Breaking Banner

McConnell blocked by his own party from calling impeachment witnesses Trump wants for Senate trial: report

Published

on

According to a report from the New York Times, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) is finding his hands tied by members of his own party who are skeptical over the appropriateness of calling some of the witnesses Donald Trump  -- and a few of his House Republican enablers  -- want to appear.

As the Times notes, "While Democrats who control the House are focused on a swift impeachment vote by year’s end, the White House is almost entirely consumed by the trial that would follow in the Republican-controlled Senate, where Mr. Trump’s team believes he would have the chance to defend himself and where Democrats would almost certainly fall short of the two-thirds vote they would need to remove him from office."

Continue Reading

Breaking Banner

Ted Cruz hammered as ‘Putin’s stooge’ after humiliating himself on NBC to push Kremlin propaganda

Published

on

In a column for the Washington Post, conservative columnist Jennifer Rubin in publically shamed Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) for his conversion from Cold War Russia critic to unabashed "Putin stooge" after his performance on "Meet the Press" on Sunday.

Speaking with NBC host Chuck Todd on Sunday, Cruz attempted to push what has been described as Kremlin propaganda, asserting that "there is evidence of Ukraine interference in our election because an op-ed was written criticizing Trump’s campaign rhetoric about Ukraine." 

Continue Reading
 

Breaking Banner

Chinese diplomats unleashed to pummel the reeling Trump administration: report

Published

on

According to a report from Politico, Chinese diplomats have been unleashed, as well as urged, to attack Donald Trump's administration and the U.S. in general via social media like Twitter -- turning the president's favorite social media platform back on him.

"The tactic comes as China’s Foreign Minister Wang Yi has reportedly urged his diplomats to adopt a 'fighting spirit,' which has led to Chinese diplomat Lijian Zhao to describe "America as 'unjust, 'inhumane' and 'hypocritical.' He’s gone so far as to slam neighborhood segregation in Washington, D.C., and assert that 'racial discrimination, gun violence, violent law enforcement are chronic diseases deeply rooted in U.S. society," Politico reports.

Continue Reading