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Russian witness thrown from a window after his name was exposed by Trump Tower lobbyist: emails

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According to a report from the Daily Beast, a witness who was taking part in a U.S. trial aimed at Russian corruption — and who fell from a window — reportedly had his name exposed in emails connected to alleged pro-Kremlin disinformation campaign operative Natalia Veselnitskaya.

Emails uncovered by the Beast point the finger directly at Veselnitskaya, who met with Donald Trump Jr. at Trump Tower in 2016. The meeting became a major part of special counsel Robert Mueller’s report on Russian involvement in Donald Trump’s presidential campaign.

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Nikolai Gorokhov was allegedly thrown from the window from his fourth-floor apartment in Moscow prior to appearing in a corruption trial in 2017. The Russian lawyer remembers nothing about the incident, which left him with a fractured skull.

“A cache of emails obtained by the Dossier Center, which is a Russian opposition organization based in London, exposes the depth of foreign asset entanglement in Trump’s America at the precise moment that the president’s dealings with Ukrainian officials threaten to pull the Department of Justice and State Department into an unseemly impeachment fight,” The Daily Beast wrote.

The report goes on to state that “The cache of emails that detail Veselnitskaya’s legal campaign and lobbying efforts in Washington, D.C., were shared with The Daily Beast by the Dossier Center, which is funded by Mikhail Khodorkovsky, one of Putin’s most prominent exiled critics, ” before adding, “The emails cannot be independently verified by The Daily Beast via a digital signature but elements contained within them including cell phone numbers, bank details, planning, email addresses, and hearing dates can be confirmed by cross-checking with subsequent court papers, lobbyist filings and other reporting.”

 “New emails from the same cache, which includes messages from and to Veselnitskaya and her aide and translator Murat Glashev, shed light on Veselnitskaya’s lobbying and legal campaign against the Magnitsky Act and appear to suggest that it may have been carried out in breach of another U.S. law and court orders,” the report continues. “Some of the emails suggest the breaking of an order put in place by a New York court to protect the identity of Gorokhov, a Russian witness who testified in a sealed deposition. His evidence was hidden amid fears of reprisals back home.”

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(Correction: A previous version of this story incorrectly reported that Nikolai Gorokhov had been killed by the fall. He is still alive. Raw Story regrets the error.)

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Trump’s latest rage tweet blows up in his face as ‘Impeach the Pres’ becomes top trending Twitter topic

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President Donald Trump on Tuesday once again attacked House Democrats' impeachment inquiry -- but his attack immediately boomeranged after it resulted in the phrase "Impeach the Pres" becoming the top trending topic on Twitter.

In a tweet posted on Tuesday afternoon, Trump argued that Democrats can't possibly impeach him because of the strength of the American economy.

"MORE PEOPLE WORKING TODAY IN THE USA THAN AT ANY TIME IN HISTORY!" the president wrote. "Tough numbers for the Radical Left Democrats to beat! Impeach the Pres."

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Fiona Hill delivers quid pro quo bombshell against EU Ambassador Sondland in House testimony: Senator

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Former White House adviser Fiona Hill testified that EU ambassador Gordon Sondland made clear that President Donald Trump would meet with Ukrainian officials in exchange for campaign assistance.

The former Russia and Ukraine aide to the National Security Council testified Monday before three House committees as part of the impeachment inquiry, and Sen. Chris Murphy (D-CT) revealed that Sondland -- who's scheduled to testify Thursday -- made certain Ukraine understood what was expected by the White House.

"In a White House meeting, Sondland tells Ukrainians they will get a Trump meeting if they open the investigations Trump wants," Murphy said, paraphrasing Hill's testimony. "Then, Sondland follows the Ukrainians out of the meeting to privately make clear he's talking about Hunter Biden."

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‘Every word is a lie’: Pompeo gets shredded for extremely misleading claims about Trump’s policy in Syria

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Secretary of State Mike Pompeo faced furious backlash for his defense of President Donald Trump's policy toward Syria.

The State Department tweeted out an interview Pompeo conducted with Nashville's WZTV-TV, where the secretary insisted the U.S. was "leading from the front" and building coalitions to handle Syria and other foreign policy challenges.

.@SecPompeo: We’re leading from the front, to build out coalitions that can effectively deal with some of the most difficult challenges facing the world today – and most importantly, the most difficult challenges that present risk to the American people. https://t.co/Dd6gGPs6hz pic.twitter.com/RTy2NPMZqF

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