Who Are These Russians?

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  • On 19 July 2017, the Senate Intelligence and Judiciary committees sent written requests to Jared Kushner, Paul Manafort and Donald Trump, Jr. for “all communications to, from or copied” from over 40 names.
  • The list of names reflects the complexity of the Senate’s investigation and points to two clear areas of inquiry. 
    • The June 2016 meeting with the three men, a Russian lawyer and at least four others.
    • Multiple allegations which involve Russian government agents, Trump campaign people, Russian corporations and others as reported in the Christopher Steele dossier.
  • The committees are also looking at Kremlin officials and others under the influence of Putin and their contacts, if any, with the three men.
  • By the deadline of 4 August 2017, the committees had received thousands of pages of documents from the three men.

Below is a key to the persons and entities named in the Senate inquiries with links to more detailed information. (See Senate Judiciary letters to Paul Manafort below) These are arranged by subject matter, though many characters overlap. Continue reading

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Jill Stein Calls for “Solidarity” with Bernie Sanders

It’s a very odd primary season. Two of the remaining GOP candidates are aligning against their presumptive nominee. The Democrats are hosting an Independent calling for revolution. And, the Socialist Equality Party is hoping to take over that revolution. Why not add a new undercurrent of the bizarre?

Enter Jill Stein, the Green Party presidential candidate with her siren’s call to Bernie Sanders. She’d like him to toss his worn hat in the ring with her. Continue reading

What Happens to the Leftover Campaign Money?

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Independent Senator Bernie Sanders is sitting on millions in campaign funds for his run for the presidency. He also faces the nearly impossible goal of gaining the Democratic nomination. So when his bid comes to its conclusion, what will he do with those millions?

There’s no clear answer but one possibility just might land a Republican in the White House. Continue reading