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      Trump pardons former campaign chairman Paul Manafort, who was convicted of multiple felonies and described as a ‘grave counterintelligence threat’
      Dec24

      Trump pardons former campaign chairman Paul Manafort, who was convicted of multiple felonies and described as a ‘grave counterintelligence threat’

      Paul Manafort. AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File President Donald Trump has pardoned his former campaign manager, Paul Manafort. Manafort was convicted of eight counts of tax and bank fraud as part of Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into Russia’s interference in the 2016 US election. He also later pleaded guilty to one...

      The Soviet Union is long gone, but its aircraft carriers live on
      Dec22

      The Soviet Union is long gone, but its aircraft carriers live on

      Russian conventionally powered aircraft carrier Admiral Kuznetsov. AP The Soviet navy was never known for its aircraft carriers, and the few it operated weren’t meant for the same kind of operations as their US counterparts. While those carriers didn’t do much for the Soviets, a few of them have lived on and are now important naval...

      Trump reportedly asked his lawyer if he could personally appoint a special counsel to investigate Hunter Biden before leaving office
      Dec16

      Trump reportedly asked his lawyer if he could personally appoint a special counsel to investigate Hunter Biden before leaving office

      President Trump is seen at the White House on November 26, 2020. Erin Schaff – Pool/Getty Images President Donald Trump is considering personally appointing a special counsel to investigate Hunter Biden in the waning weeks of his presidency, the Associated Press reported Tuesday. Trump consulted White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows,...

      Hunter Biden told to disclose information related to Ukrainian energy company Burisma as part of his tax investigation
      Dec13

      Hunter Biden told to disclose information related to Ukrainian energy company Burisma as part of his tax investigation

      World Food Program USA Board Chairman Hunter Biden speaks at the World Food Program USA’s Annual McGovern-Dole Leadership Award Ceremony at Organization of American States on April 12, 2016 in Washington, DC. Paul Morigi/Getty Images for World Food Program USA Hunter Biden has been asked to provide information related to his work at the...

      The Hunter Biden tax probes are a ‘stark litmus test’ to see if Joe Biden ‘can keep his hands off’ the Justice Department
      Dec11

      The Hunter Biden tax probes are a ‘stark litmus test’ to see if Joe Biden ‘can keep his hands off’ the Justice Department

      Joe Biden, right, and his son Hunter, left, are seen above in April 2016. Teresa Kroeger/Getty Images for World Food Program USA President-elect Joe Biden has promised to restore independence and public trust in the Justice Department upon taking office and wall himself off from any civil or criminal investigations. Now, that pledge faces its...

      Hunter Biden says federal prosecutors are investigating his taxes
      Dec10

      Hunter Biden says federal prosecutors are investigating his taxes

      World Food Program USA Board Chairman Hunter Biden speaks at the World Food Program USA’s Annual McGovern-Dole Leadership Award Ceremony at Organization of American States on April 12, 2016 in Washington, DC. Paul Morigi/Getty Images for World Food Program USA Hunter Biden, President-elect Joe Biden’s 43-year-old son, announced...

      Trump suggests Rudy Giuliani’s crusade to overturn the election results is ‘more important’ than when he led New York’s 9/11 response
      Dec07

      Trump suggests Rudy Giuliani’s crusade to overturn the election results is ‘more important’ than when he led New York’s 9/11 response

      Former New York mayor Rudy Giuliani, a lawyer for President Donald Trump, pauses as he speaks during a news conference at Four Seasons Total Landscaping on legal challenges to vote counting in Pennsylvania on Nov. 7, 2020. John Minchillo/AP Photo President Donald Trump said Monday that Rudy Giuliani’s campaign to overturn the 2020 election...

      Russian state media is gleefully reviving its hatred for Biden’s new press secretary Jen Psaki, whom they ruthlessly mocked for a series of slip-ups during the Obama administration
      Dec07

      Russian state media is gleefully reviving its hatred for Biden’s new press secretary Jen Psaki, whom they ruthlessly mocked for a series of slip-ups during the Obama administration

      Jennifer Psaki seen in her role as a State Department spokeswoman in 2014. NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP via Getty Images Russian state media is renewing its disdain for President-elect Joe Biden’s new White House press secretary Jennifer Psaki. While serving as a spokeswoman for the Obama White House and State Department between 2014 and 2016, Psaki...

      The US doesn’t have a plan to deal with Russia’s mercenary armies
      Dec06

      The US doesn’t have a plan to deal with Russia’s mercenary armies

      Russian President Vladimir Putin watches a navy exercise from the Marshal Ustinov missile cruiser in the Black Sea, January 9, 2020. Associated Press Russia’s private military contractors have taken on missions across Africa and the Middle East, funded by governments with a seemingly insatiable appetite for proxy wars. Washington’s...

      Trump is reportedly considering preemptively pardoning as many as 20 associates before leaving office
      Dec04

      Trump is reportedly considering preemptively pardoning as many as 20 associates before leaving office

      President Trump. Erin Schaff – Pool/Getty Images President Donald Trump is considering preemptively pardoning as many as 20 close associates before he leaves office in January, Politico reported on Thursday. They include his personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani, as well as his three eldest children, as The New York Times previously reported....