Tag Archives: Russian

Andrew McCabe says it is ‘possible’ Trump is Russian asset

Andrew McCabe says it is ‘possible’ Trump is Russian assetIn a startling remark from a top US intelligence official, former acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe says that it is “possible” that Donald Trump is a Russian asset. Mr McCabe made the comments on Tuesday, when he said that the FBI’s Russia investigation was launched to suss out the president’s ties to Moscow, and that he is eager to see what special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation uncovers. “I think it’s possible,” Mr McCabe told CNN’s Anderson Cooper.



Yahoo News – Latest News & Headlines

White House press secretary Sarah Sanders questioned by investigators probing Russian election meddling

White House press secretary Sarah Sanders questioned by investigators probing Russian election meddlingRobert Mueller‘s team has questioned Sarah Huckabee Sanders, the White House press secretary has confirmed. In a statement to CNN, Ms Sanders, 36, said she had been questioned last year by the special counsel probing Russia’s alleged interference in the 2016 election, and possible collusion with the Trump campaign. “The president urged me, like he has everyone in the administration, to fully cooperate with the special counsel,” she said.



Yahoo News – Latest News & Headlines

Mueller eyes Manafort meeting with Russian partner in 2016: court filing

Mueller eyes Manafort meeting with Russian partner in 2016: court filingThe Aug. 2, 2016 meeting between Manafort and Konstantin Kilimnik was one of several at which the two discussed a topic related to Ukraine, according to the transcript of a sealed Feb. 4 court hearing in Manafort’s criminal case in Washington. Mueller contends that Manafort lied about the number of times he and Kilimnik discussed the topic, the description of which is mostly redacted in the transcript. Andrew Weissmann, one of the prosecutors on Mueller’s team, told the judge that Manafort’s alleged lies about his meetings with Kilimnik were significant because they related to “what we think is going on, and what we think the motive here is.” “This goes, I think, very much to the heart of what the Special Counsel’s Office is investigating,” Weissmann said, according to the court transcript.



Yahoo News – Latest News & Headlines

Prosecutor: Manafort meeting with Russian at heart of probe

Prosecutor: Manafort meeting with Russian at heart of probeWASHINGTON (AP) — An August 2016 meeting between President Donald Trump's former campaign chairman and an associate with ties to Russian intelligence goes to the "heart" of the Russia investigation, according to a court transcript unsealed Thursday.



Yahoo News – Latest News & Headlines

U.S. political activist linked to Russian agent charged with money laundering, fraud

U.S. political activist linked to Russian agent charged with money laundering, fraudA conservative U.S. political activist romantically linked to admitted Russian agent Maria Butina has been indicted by a federal grand jury on wire fraud and money laundering charges, the U.S. Attorney’s Office in South Dakota said on Wednesday. Paul Erickson, 56, was indicted on 11 counts of wire fraud and money laundering on Tuesday and pleaded not guilty to the charges in an appearance before U.S. Magistrate Judge Mark Moreno, the office said in a statement. Erickson’s attorney did not immediately respond to a request for comment.



Yahoo News – Latest News & Headlines

Venezuela's Russian Bank Grows Assets as U.S. Sanctions Hit Home

Venezuela's Russian Bank Grows Assets as U.S. Sanctions Hit HomeEvrofinance Mosnarbank, owned by Venezuela’s development bank and Russia’s state-controlled Gazprombank and VTB Group, was in the top ten percent of Russia’s 100 biggest lenders last year in terms of growth in assets. Its net assets surged 52 percent to 66 billion rubles ($ 1 billion), making it Russia’s 82nd largest, according to Banki.ru calculations based on central bank data.



Yahoo News – Latest News & Headlines

Russian painting stolen from Moscow gallery during exhibition

Russian painting stolen from Moscow gallery during exhibitionA 20th century landscape painting by a Russian artist was stolen from a Moscow art gallery in a brazen act of theft during an exhibition, police said on Sunday. Crimea”, was painted in 1908 by Arkhip Kuindzhi, a Russian artist of Greek origin, and depicts a mountain in the Crimea peninsula. Russian news agencies said the painting was stolen from the Tretyakov gallery, one of Russia’s leading art galleries, which has been targeted by criminals several times in recent years.



Yahoo News – Latest News & Headlines

US and Canadian jet fighters scrambled to escort Russian bombers off American coast

US and Canadian jet fighters scrambled to escort Russian bombers off American coastUS and Canadian fighter jets were scrambled to intercept two Russian strategic bombers heading for the North American coastline.



Yahoo News – Latest News & Headlines

Police officer who ‘shot female colleague dead during game of Russian roulette’ charged with her killing

Police officer who ‘shot female colleague dead during game of Russian roulette’ charged with her killingA male St Louis police officer has been charged with involuntary manslaughter for allegedly shooting a female college during a game of Russian roulette. Nathaniel Hendren, 29, shot fellow officer Katlyn Alix, 24, at an apartment in the Missouri city in the early hours of Thursday morning, according to a St Louis Police Department statement. Ms Alix and Mr Hendren were playing with guns when the male officer produced a revolver.



Yahoo News – Latest News & Headlines

St. Louis cop charged in Russian Roulette shooting death of fellow officer, police say

St. Louis cop charged in Russian Roulette shooting death of fellow officer, police sayA St. Louis police officer was charged with manslaughter Friday for allegedly shooting a colleague as the two played Russian Roulette, authorities said.



Yahoo News – Latest News & Headlines