THE first six months of Donald Trump’s US presidency have been defined by a single issue — Russia.The controversy has screamed at its peak and murmured at its lowest point, never slipping away despite other scandals.This week the US media is again frothing with revelations, this time about Donald Trump Jnr’s contacts with a Russian lawyer said to have close links to the Kremlin.Emails to Trump Jnr claim the Russian government was trying to help his dad win the election by smearing his opponent Hillary Clinton.It’s easy to get lost in the din of the detail oozing out through a press wounded by the president’s attacks.Yet everyone seems to have lost sight of the greatest issue — Trump didn’t win the election because of Russian hacks.It’s almost forgotten that the leaked emails exposed uncomfortable truths about Hillary and the Democrats.They were facts, dubiously procured as all leaks are, but still uncontested facts.In the hurricane of … [Read more...] about No more Russian dolls in Donald Trump election ‘scandal’ as controversy reaches peak
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WELL it's not quite Trump Towers, but the US president's ex-wife Ivana could be heading BACK into the Celebrity Big Brother house - and pocketing the biggest payout yet.Producers are keen to sign up Donald Trump's former spouse and are willing to offer her a massive £2million.The former model appeared back in 2010 on the Channel 4 version of the show, and was a big hit, coming seventh.But bosses are hoping this time she will spill the beans on her 15-year marriage to Trump.It's well known that Ivana and Trump had a bitter divorce in 1992 - but it's never been revealed just how much money she received from the billionaire in the settlement.A source told the Daily Star: "There's every chance Ivana will reveal intimate or embarrassing information about Donald."She knows him inside out. And because they're divorced, she's unlikely to hold back when the housemates ask about him."For the first time, the White House will have to keep an eye on CBB."What Ivana says in the TV house … [Read more...] about Donald Trump’s ex Ivana ‘offered £2million’ to return to Celebrity Big Brother… the show’s biggest EVER fee
DONALD Trump’s ex-national security adviser Michael Flynn was fired after being accused of discussing classified information with Russia.Testimony from former US attorney general Sally Yates has shed more light on the moment that brought Flynn down.She told a Senate Judiciary hearing that Flynn became a blackmail target after allegedly lying to Vice President Mike Pence about conversations he had with Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak.Here is everything we know about the situation which has raised fresh doubts about why Trump waited 18 days to fire him after concerns were raised.Born in 1958 in Rhode Island, Flynn joined the army after graduating from his home state's university.He flew through the ranks as a military intelligence officer where he served in conflict zones from the invasion of Grenada in 1981 to the Afghanistan and Iraq wars.By 2011 he was a Lieutenant General and was nominated by Barack Obama as director of the Defense Intelligence Agency in 2012.Flynn retired … [Read more...] about Who is Michael Flynn and what has Sally Yates’ testimony revealed about Donald Trump’s former security adviser?
A TOP Democrat has blasted the head of the FBI for pursuing emails linked to an investigation into US presidential candidate Hillary Clinton -- claiming that he is sitting on 'explosive' information on Donald Trump's alleged links with Russia.In a scathing letter Harry Reid, the Democratic leader in the Senate, told FBI director James Comey he could be breaking the law by potentially influencing the election.Comey announced to Congress last week that the FBI was opening a probe into emails found on the laptop of disgraced sex snap congressman Anthony Weiner -- the estranged husband of top Clinton aide Huma Abedin.The former New York representative is being investigated for allegedly sending lurid messaged to a 15-year-old girl.But cops scouring his devices have reportedly found 650,000 messages Comey said may be "pertinent" to an earlier investigation into Clinton's use of private emails for her work as Secretary of State, which had been concluded in July.FBI chief … [Read more...] about Democrat leader accuses FBI chief of acting illegally over Hillary Clinton’s email probe and sitting on ‘explosive information’ about Donald Trump’s ‘close ties with Russia’
WIKILEAKS founder Julian Assange has promised to release a tranche of documents that could destroy Hillary Clinton's bid to become US President.The holed-up hacker -- who has been stuck in the Ecuadorian embassy in London for five years -- has said a "significant" release of papers will take place "related to the US electoral process".His organisation is celebrating its tenth anniversary with a stream of what it claims will be hugely important leaks over the next ten weeks.A press conference in Berlin at which Assange spoke via video link revealed archives related to the US State Department and its activity during the Arab Spring would be among those put into the public eye.Journalist Sarah Harrison, a prominent figure at WikiLeaks, said the "powers that be" would carry out a brutal spin war with the organisation in an attempt to discredit it.And chillingly, Assange called on supporters to form "an army" to defend it against its critics.Responding to questions at the … [Read more...] about Wikileaks founder Julian Assange announces release of information about Hillary Clinton that he claims will swing the US presidential election for Trump
TAKE a look inside the presidential suite where Donald Trump is alleged to have paid prostitutes to defile a bed slept on by the Obamas.The £14,000-a-night cream and gold Moscow suite was designed to host some of the most powerful people in the world, is decorated like a palace, and has its own marble bath tub and sauna.Trump is accused of hiring sex workers to perform vile acts on the bed in an act fuelled by his hatred of the Obamas, it is alleged.The shocking claims have surfaced after Buzzfeed reported Russian spies have compromising personal and financial information about Donald Trump.The suite at the Italian-designed Ritz-Carlton in Moscow measures 2,590 square feet and has windows facing the Kremlin, Red Square and St Basil's Cathedral.Barack Obama and his family stayed there when they travelled to Moscow in July 2009.Trump stayed there in 2013 when he hosted the Miss Universe pageant.Russian spies are accused of bugging the rooms with hidden microphones and cameras … [Read more...] about Inside Donald Trump’s plush £14,000-a-night Ritz hotel room where he ‘hired prostitutes to defile bed where Obamas slept’
RUSSIA has slammed claims it has compromising material on US President-elect Donald Trump branding the story "total nonsense."Yesterday it was reported that a Brit spy uncovered evidence of shocking sexual information held by Russia on Trump.A Kremlin spokesman insisted the unsubstantiated dossier had been fabricated and also denied it had information on Hillary Clinton.Dmitry Peskov, a spokesman for President Vladimir Putin, spoke to reporters on a conference call and called the dossier a 'fake' and 'fiction' which had been dreamt up to further damage US-Russia relations.He reportedly said: “The Kremlin does not have compromising information on Trump.”American news giant CNN opened the political can of worms by reporting that top US intelligence chiefs briefed trump on the explosive claims during a meeting on alleged Russian interference in the presidential election.The full dossier of the British spy’s unverified claims details allegations of … [Read more...] about Russia slams ‘nonsense’ claims it has ‘compromising’ info about Donald Trump’s ‘perverted hooker romp’ in Moscow hotel room’ – and warns it will damage relations
CHRISTOPHER Steele was named by US media as the former British spy believed to be behind the dossier filled with lurid allegations about Donald Trump.The 52-year-old reportedly fled his £1.4million Surrey home soon after his identity was made public and broke his silence in March.Former British intelligence officer Christopher Steele, 52, has been identified in US media reports as the author of the "dirty dossier" that claims Russia collated a file of compromising information on Donald Trump - which has not been verified.Steele, an ex-MI6 agent, is said to have specialised in Russia and counterintelligence.Described as having a "good reputation" within the intelligence community, the former MI6 spy was stationed in Moscow in the early 1990s to provide covert surveillance of the crumbling Soviet government.Steele met his future wife Laura Hunt in April 1988 and after a whirlwind romance the pair were engaged the following … [Read more...] about Who is Christopher Steele? MI6 spy behind Donald Trump dirty dossier and Orbis Business Intelligent director
HOW does a seemingly harmless anonymous forum created by one 15-year-old insomniac become one of the most controversial and hugely influential sites on the web?That's the debate 4chan has sparked, after being connected to dozens of scandals in recent years.Here's everything you need to know about the illusive website, and why it's name is so often in the news.According to 4chan, most of its users are young men with a university education - but the site has a much darker side4chan is an image-sharing board set up in 2003 to discuss Japanese comics and anime, which is now used by 27 million people every month.On the surface, it's not hugely different from sites like Reddit - except users never need to create an account, even under a random name.This means people can post virtually anything with absolutely no threat of accountability.Much of the content is harmless memes - the 'cat lols' photos originated on the site - but it also has a darker underbelly.4chan posts tend to … [Read more...] about What is 4chan, did it predict the London terror attack and how was the website involved in the Donald Trump dossier scandal?
Donald Trump Jr. and former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort are scheduled to appear before the Senate Judiciary Committee at a hearing on July 26, the panel announced Wednesday. The committee is investigating allegations Moscow tried to influence the outcome of last year's presidential election, as well as possible collusion with the Trump campaign. The probe's focus shifted to Trump Jr. and Manafort last week following revelations they had met with a Russian lawyer in June 2016 expecting to receive damaging information about Donald Trump's election rival, Democrat Hillary Clinton. Democratic Senator Sheldon Whitehouse, who is a member of the Judiciary Committee, told CNN that the hearing - set to begin at 10 a.m. local time (1400 UTC) - would enable the panel to begin to get testimony under oath. "There has been an enormous amount that has been said publicly but it's not under oath, which means that people are free to omit matters or lie with relative impunity," … [Read more...] about Donald Trump’s son, ex-campaign manager called to testify next week