Trump Administration Calls on Russia to Leave Crimea

The Trump administration has called on Russia to remove forces from Crimea, a peninsula in southeastern Ukraine, that was annexed by Russia in 2014. The statement was made yesterday by U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo. “Russia, through its 2014 invasion of Ukraine and its attempted annexation of Crimea, sought to undermine a bedrock international […]

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Pentagon Sends Ukraine $200 Million in Security Funds

The Department of Defense has granted the government of Ukraine $200 million in security funds. The payment brings the total amount of aid paid to the eastern European nation since 2014 to more than $1 billion. The funds are to be used for additional training, equipment and advisory efforts that will bolster the capacity of […]

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Mueller Accuses Manafort of Witness Tampering, Wants Him Sent to Jail

Paul Manafort has been indicted once again by a federal grand jury in Washington D.C. on charges of fraud and money laundering. The new indictment also included charges of obstruction of justice. The indictments were brought by special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigative team and is the latest superseding indictment to be handed down against President […]

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Dutch Lawyer First to be Sentenced in Russia Probe

A Dutch lawyer is the first person to be sentenced in special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 U.S. presidential election. Attorney Alex van der Zwaan has been sentenced to thirty days in prison and was ordered to pay $20,000 in fines. Van der Zwaan pleaded guilty in February to lying […]

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Special Counsel Robert Mueller Brings Charges Against Attorney Associated with Former Trump Campaign Official Rick Gates

Special counsel Robert Mueller has charged an attorney who communicated with former Trump campaign adviser Richard Gates with making false statements to the FBI and failing to surrender evidence.  A court filing released this morning charges Attorney Alex Van Der Zwaan with making “materially false, fictitious, and fraudulent statements and representations” to the FBI. Van […]

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House of Representatives Passes Bill Compelling State Department to Fortify Ukraine’s Cybersecurity

The House of Representatives passed legislation that bolsters cybersecurity cooperation between the U.S. and Ukraine.  The bill compels the State Department to provide support to Ukraine in fortifying its government networks and critical infrastructure. The bill passed with an overwhelming bipartisan majority – the final vote was 404-3.  In addition to strengthening Ukraine’s networks, the […]

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Justice Department Backs Mueller in Lawsuit by Former Trump Campaign Manager Manafort

The Department of Justice has backed special counsel Robert Mueller in a lawsuit brought by former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort.  Manafort sued the DOJ claiming that the Department overstepped its authority by appointing Mueller. The lawsuit states that Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein’s appointment of Mueller, “exceeds the scope of Mr. Rosenstein’s authority to […]

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