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      Bob Meuller’s Busy Week
      Nov30

      Bob Meuller’s Busy Week

      After a month of relative quiet, the Robert Mueller investigation exploded back into headlines in a big way this week, with new developments suddenly coming so thick and fast and on so many different fronts from Monday night to Friday morning that it was difficult even for news junkies to keep track of them all. If you managed to miss these...

      Editorial: Putin Poses a Test
      Nov30

      Editorial: Putin Poses a Test

      On November 25, Russian military forces opened fire on three Ukrainian ships off the coast of Crimea, rammed one of them, and seized all three. The ships were manned by 23 crew members. Ukrainian authorities say between three and six were injured. …read more Source: The Weekly...

      Spygates Old and New
      May23

      Spygates Old and New

      Today on the Daily Standard Podcast, senior writer Mike Warren and reporter Andrew Egger join Charlie Sykes to discuss Michael Cohen’s alleged dirty dealings with Ukraine, President Trump’s rhetorical assaults on the FBI, and last night’s Democratic primaries.read more weeklystandard.com …read more Source: The Weekly...

      Fact Check: Did Trump Bribe Ukraine to Back Off ‘Russia Probe’?
      May03

      Fact Check: Did Trump Bribe Ukraine to Back Off ‘Russia Probe’?

      “BREAKING: Trump Bribed Ukraine To Stop Helping With Russia Probe In Return For Weapons,” an immoderate headline from New Century Times ran on Wednesday. The story was quickly flagged on Facebook for third-party fact checkers to investigate. The report from New Century Times relies on an article from Newsweek, which in turn is a basic rewrite of...

      Trump Cracks Down on Russia‐‐Again
      Apr06

      Trump Cracks Down on Russia‐‐Again

      The Trump administration on Friday announced a new set of sanctions against 38 individuals and entities in Russia in response to a “consistent pattern of malign activities” by the Russian government. Among those sanctioned are seven Russian oligarchs, including Oleg Deripaska; Kirill Shamalov, the former son-in-law of Russian...

      Did Paul Manafort Violate the Judge’s Gag Order?
      Dec09

      Did Paul Manafort Violate the Judge’s Gag Order?

      Special counsel Robert Mueller’s prosecutors filed evidence late Friday afternoon to demonstrate that Paul Manafort violated a court-mandated gag order by contributing to an op-ed defending himself in a Ukrainian newspaper. In a 41-page filing, prosecutors argue that Manafort, who is on trial for charges including money laundering and...

      Did Paul Manafort Violate the Judge’s Gag Order?
      Dec09

      Did Paul Manafort Violate the Judge’s Gag Order?

      Special counsel Robert Mueller’s prosecutors filed evidence late Friday afternoon to demonstrate that Paul Manafort violated a court-mandated gag order by contributing to an op-ed defending himself in a Ukrainian newspaper. In a 41-page filing, prosecutors argue that Manafort, who is on trial for charges including money laundering and...

      Defense Bill Reauthorizes Lethal Defensive Aid for Ukraine
      Nov10

      Defense Bill Reauthorizes Lethal Defensive Aid for Ukraine

      Congressional negotiators approved a series of measures to counter Russian activities and influence in this year’s annual defense bill, including an authorization for providing Ukraine with lethal defensive aid and an initiative to bolster counter-propaganda efforts. The Ukraine security assistance reauthorization comes as the State and...

      Stalin’s Ukrainian Genocide
      Nov08

      Stalin’s Ukrainian Genocide

      Today on the Daily Standard Podcast, On the 85th anniversary of the “Holodomor,” TWS contributor Andrew Stuttaford talks with host Eric Felten about the Soviet Union’s murder, by starvation, of 4 million Ukrainians. The Daily Standard is sponsored by DonorsTrust. on WeeklyStandard.com …read more Source: The Weekly...

      The Convergence of the Scandals
      Nov03

      The Convergence of the Scandals

      On October 30, special prosecutor Robert Mueller indicted President Donald Trump’s former campaign chairman Paul Manafort and deputy chairman Rick Gates on 12 charges, including money laundering, false statements, and conspiracy against the United States, related to their work with Ukrainian political entities. on WeeklyStandard.com...