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    Roger Stone famously has a tattoo of Richard Nixon on his back. He may be considering adding one depicting Donald Trump.  That’s because President Trump commuted Stone’s prison sentence on Friday night, relieving the political operative of 40 months behind bars. In November, Stone was convicted by a jury of seven counts of lying to Congress, obstructing a congressional investigation, and tampering with a witness by threatening to kill him and, for good measure, his dog. The...
    Rep. Jim Banks (R-IN) told Breitbart News Tonight that the Republican and Democrat proposal to tie President Donald Trump’s hands from withdrawing from Afghanistan is “egregious” and “exactly the opposite of what we should do.” Banks — a member of the House Armed Services Committee and a veteran who served in Afghanistan — spoke to Breitbart News Tonight host Rebecca Mansour after Rep. Liz Cheney (R-WY), the chair of the House Republican Conference, cosponsored an amendment with Rep. Jason Crow (D-CO) to the National...
    Rep. Maxine Waters (D-CA) raged after news broke that President Trump commuted Roger Stone’s prison sentence, stating that the president will “ensure all his crooked friends” are free to “commit fraud,” “do dirty deals” with Russia, and “commit treason” before he leaves office. “No surprise! Trump commutes Roger Stone’s sentence. B4 Trump leaves office, he’ll ensure all his crooked friends are free to launder $, commit fraud, do dirty deals w/ Russians, tax evasion, commit treason, & sell out our...
    SUZHOU / BEIJING, Jul 11 ​​(.) – China’s CanSino Biologics is in talks with Russia, Brazil, Chile and Saudi Arabia to start a phase III trial of its experimental vaccine for COVID-19, one of its officials said Saturday. founders. China’s success in reducing COVID-19 infections has made large-scale vaccine trials more difficult, and so far only a few countries have agreed to work with it. “We are maintaining contacts with Russia, Brazil, Chile and Saudi Arabia (for the phase III...
    BEIRUT (AP) — At least two doctors in Syria’s opposition-held northwest have been infected with the coronavirus, a monitoring group reported Saturday, the latest confirmed cases in the overcrowded rebel enclave. The new infections raise the number of confirmed cases to three in the area, where health care facilities have been devastated by years of civil war, and where testing has been limited due to scarce resources. Observers fear the virus could spread easily in Idlib province, a...
    By Polina Devitt MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia has blamed the death of nine students in the Urals mountains in 1959 on an avalanche and poor visibility, an inquiry has found into the incident which has provoked dozens of conspiracy theories, news agency RIA reported on Saturday. Russia opened a new investigation in 2019 into the case, looking to settle questions about what happened in the harsh winter 61 years ago when the group disappeared on a trek. Soviet officials concluded...
    MOSCOW (Reuters) - Thousands marched in Russias far eastern city of Khabarovsk on Saturday in support of its regional governor, who is being held in pre-trial detention after being charged with organising the murder of several entrepreneurs 15 years ago. Sergei Furgal, a member of the Liberal Democratic Party, was a popular governor of the Khabarovsk region where he swept to power in 2018 after defeating a rival from the ruling United Russia party that backs President Vladimir Putin. Furgal...
    BEIRUT (AP) — At least two doctors in Syria’s opposition-held northwest have been infected with the coronavirus, according to a monitoring group Saturday, raising the total number of cases in the overcrowded rebel enclave to three. The Syrian opposition and militant groups control the Idlib area, which is home to more than 3 million people, most of them displaced by the war and living in tent camps and overcrowded facilities. Local health facilities have been targeted in Syrian government attacks...
    MOSCOW (AP) — Thousands of demonstrators in the Russian Far East city of Khabarovsk have held a protest against the arrest of the region’s governor on charges of involvement in multiple murders. The Saturday demonstration in the city 6100 kilometers (3800 miles) east of Moscow was unsanctioned but no arrests were reported. Local news media gave estimates of the crowd ranging from 5,000 to 35,000. Sergei Furgal, the Khabarovsk region governor, was arrested Thursday and flown to Moscow where...
    President Trump acknowledged this week that in 2018 he authorized a covert U.S. cyberattack against a Russian “troll farm,” according to a report. The attack targeted Russia’s Internet Research Agency, the St. Petersburg organization that led Russian efforts to disrupt the 2016 U.S. presidential election and was repeating its efforts ahead of the 2018 midterm elections, The Washington Post reported. AUSTRALIA BLAMES CHINA FOR MONTHS-LONG CYBER ATTACKS In an interview with Post columnist Marc A. Thiessen, Trump said he OK’d...
    Russia failed on Friday to seek approval from the UN Security Council for a reduction in cross-border humanitarian aid to Syria, expiring at the end of the day, failing to secure a sufficient number of votes during a vote. According to diplomats, his draft resolution providing for the abolition of an access point in Syria won 4 votes in favor (Russia, China, Vietnam, South Africa), 7 against (United States, United Kingdom, France, Germany, Belgium, Estonia, Dominican Republic) and four...
    MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia on Saturday reported 6,611 new coronavirus cases, taking its nationwide tally of infections to 720,547. The countrys coronavirus crisis response centre said 188 people had died from the virus in the past 24 hours, bringing the death toll to 11,205. Russia said 497,446 people have recovered from the virus. (Reporting by Gleb Stolyarov; writing by Polina Devitt; Editing by Toby Chopra) Copyright 2020 Thomson Reuters.
    President Donald Trump on Friday confirmed for the first time that the United States launched a cyberattack against the Russian Internet Research Agency in 2018. The IRA, a Russian company that deploys online trolls for influence operations, was blamed by U.S. officials for meddling in both the 2016 presidential election and the 2018 midterms. Trump confirmed the attack during a two-part interview with Washington Post columnist Marc Thiessen. When asked whether the U.S. had launched an attack on the IRA,...
              WASHINGTON, D.C. (AP) — President Donald Trump commuted the sentence of his longtime political confidant Roger Stone on Friday, just days before he was set to report to prison. Democrats denounced the move as just another in a series of unprecedented interventions by the president in the nation’s justice system. Stone had been sentenced in February to three years and four months in prison for lying to Congress, witness tampering and obstructing the...
    President Trump admitted he authorized a cyberattack on Russias Internet Research Agency two years ago. In a newly released interview with Washington Post opinion columnist Marc Thiessen, Trump confirmed that he authorized the attack on the troll farm that the United States has blamed for interfering in the 2016 election and 2018 midterm elections. Asked whether he had launched the attack, Trump replied: Correct, Thiessen wrote. According to his report, Trump said that in 2016, then-President Barack...
    Official figures released on Friday by the Russian statistics agency said at least 7,444 people died from the coronavirus in May, more than twice the number so far announced by the authorities. Russia has been criticized for months for its official figures on deaths caused by the coronavirus far lower than those of other European countries. If some suspect manipulations, the authorities assure that it is the result of a policy of massive screening and strong measures taken from...
    Donald Trump is coming under fire for his decision to commute the prison sentence of former campaign aide Roger Stone, with one Democratic operative saying that Trump has now done more to help his friend evade justice than to protect American troops from Russia’s reported bounties. As NBC News reported, the White House on Friday announced that it would be commuting Stone’s sentence after he was convicted of lying to investigators and intimidating a witness. An official statement from the...
    Roger Stone leaves federal court immediately after a sentencing listening to in February in Washington, D.C. Brendan Smialowski/AFP by using Getty Illustrations or photos cover caption toggle caption Brendan Smialowski/AFP through Getty Pictures Roger Stone leaves federal court docket soon after a sentencing listening to in February in Washington, D.C. Brendan Smialowski/AFP by way of Getty Illustrations or photos President Trump on Friday...
    (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images) WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump called Roger Stone to inform his longtime political confidant that he would commute his sentence for crimes related to the Russia investigation, Stone told The Associated Press on Friday, just days before he was set to report to prison. The White House later confirmed the commuting of the sentence in a statement, saying Stone was a victim of the Russia “hoax.” The move, though short of a full...
    The White House confirmed in a statement Friday night that President Donald Trump is commuting the sentence of Roger Stone. Stone was found guilty last November of witness tampering, lying to Congress, and obstruction. The statement from Kayleigh McEnany declares at the top, “Roger Stone is a victim of the Russia Hoax that the Left and its allies in the media perpetuated for years in an attempt to undermine the Trump Presidency. There was never any collusion bewteen the...
    MIAMI (CBSMiami/AP) – President Donald Trump commuted the sentence of his longtime political confidant Roger Stone on Friday, just days before he was set to report to prison. Democrats denounced the move as just another in a series of unprecedented interventions by the president in the nation’s justice system. Stone had been sentenced in February to three years and four months in prison for lying to Congress, witness tampering and obstructing the House investigation into whether the Trump campaign colluded...
    (CNN)President Donald Trump, for the first time, confirmed the US conducted a covert cyberattack in 2018 against Russias Internet Research Agency. The Internet Research Agency is a troll farm blamed by the US for helping to facilitate interference both in the 2016 presidential election and the 2018 midterms.Trump gave the confirmation during an interview conducted by Marc Thiessen, a Washington Post columnist and former speechwriter for President George W. Bush and Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld.Thiessen writes in the Post that...
    Roger Stone leaves court in DC after being sentenced on February 20, 2020.Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images For indispensable reporting on the coronavirus crisis and more, subscribe to Mother Jones newsletters.On Friday night—as Americans across the country continued protesting dangerous and divisive disparities in the criminal justice system—Donald Trump commuted the prison sentence of his longtime adviser Roger Stone, who was convicted of lying to Congress and witness tampering during the Trump-Russia investigation. “Roger Stone is now a free man,” the Trump...
    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump commuted the sentence of his longtime political confidant Roger Stone on Friday, just days before he was set to report to prison. Democrats denounced the move as just another in a series of unprecedented interventions by the president in the nation’s justice system. Stone had been sentenced in February to three years and four months in prison for lying to Congress, witness tampering and obstructing the House investigation into whether the Trump campaign colluded...
    By Jill Colvin and Eric Tucker | Associated Press WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump called Roger Stone to inform his longtime political confidant that he would commute his sentence for crimes related to the Russia investigation, Stone told The Associated Press on Friday, just days before he was set to report to prison. The White House later confirmed the commuting of the sentence in a statement, saying Stone was a victim of the Russia “hoax.” The move, though short...