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Mueller Named Special Counsel to Probe Russian Influence in 2016 Election

Yes, good idea. Putting country above Party. Just like the Obama administration did during the Hillary Clinton email probe. Oh, wait a second, that actually didn’t happen. From the Department of Justice: Deputy Attorney General Rod J. Rosenstein today announced the appointment of former Department of Justice official and FBI Director Robert S. Mueller III to serve as Special Counsel to oversee the previously-confirmed FBI

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Mattis: U.S. not Strong Enough to Deter Russia and China

Retired Gen. James Mattis said Thursday that he does not believe the U.S. military is strong enough to deter Russia and China, the Washington Examiner reported. Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., and chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee, asked Mattis if America has a strong enough military to be able to deter against those threats and he responded “No, sir.”

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KGB Appears in White House Briefing Room

This is what can happen when a Russian “journalist” is permitted to ask questions in the White House briefing room. Andrei Sitov, the Washington bureau chief for ITAR-Tass, is usually fairly well behaved, asking things that might normally be expected of a Russian correspondent were the Russian media not under the thumb of its authoritarian government. But today, Andrei unloaded with a “question” that could

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The Peril of Putting the Naive in Power

President Obama entered the White House without experience of any kind that would normally qualify one for the most important job in the world. He chose a Secretary of State who fulfilled his wish to assemble a Lincolnesque “team of rivals” in his Cabinet, who was applauded by the Washington congnoscenti as an inspired choice, and who had little knowledge of foreign policy. You wouldn’t

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Why is Bill Clinton Meeting With Putin?

The White House is using Bill Clinton as its fixer, having him run around the country offering political bribes to get candidates Obama doesn’t want out of races and to buck up those Obama likes. Fine. It’s not exactly dignified, but if an ex-president wants to play political operative, that’s his perogative. But who appointed or confirmed Bill Clinton as a U.S. diplomat? It appears

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Barack and Dmitri, BFF

One of the downsides of going buddy buddy with Medvedev – you know, running out for cheeseburgers and strolling around the White House grounds – is that it allows the Russian president to present himself as a normal leader, which he is not. As we learn in the Christian Science Monitor, while Medvedev and Obama discuss whether to hold the pickles, hold the lettuce, Russia

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Obama and Medvedev Agree on Chickens

President Obama and Russian President Medvedev this afternoon held a press conference at which the main topic was chickens, with a nod to the war in Afghanistan. And then there was the usual stuff about how the alliance is strengthening and blah blah blah, whatever, but the news was chickens. Obama and Medvedev – or more accurately, their aides who know whatever this is all

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Barack and Dmitri Go for Burgers

Obama and Russian President Medvedev raced out to Virginia to the increasingly Legendary Ray’s Hell Burger’s. Here’s the pool report of the outing. Fortunately Russian cuisine is even worse than ours, so maybe Medvedev was impressed. If Obama tried this with Sarkozy, he would have said, “what kind of bullsheeet is zees?”

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