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Thanks to Rand Paul, Russian Media Are Naming the Alleged Ukraine Whistleblower

Shortly after Sen. Paul tweeted out an article that speculated in considerable detail about the identity of the whistleblower—with a photograph, a name, and details about the purported political history of a CIA professional—Russian state media followed suit. As if on cue, the Kremlin-controlled heavy hitters—TASS, RT, Rossiya-1—disseminated the same information. But unlike Rand Paul,...

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How Putin’s Media Czar Orchestrates the Russian News

How Putin’s Media Czar Orchestrates the Russian News

His name is Alexey Gromov and his story is told here by The Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project (OCCRP), a reliable independent news source. Gromov is not a criminal in this profile. He is the custodian of an elaborate system of media control.. Gromov,  co-creator of RT, the international media network formerly known as...

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Erik Prince Still Wants Blackwater to Replace U.S. Troops in Afghanistan

Erik Prince Still Wants Blackwater to Replace U.S. Troops in Afghanistan

When the idea of replacing U.S. troops in Afghanistan with mercenaries was first proposed, Defense Secretary James Mattis said, rather generously, that “it was not a wise idea.” In fact, it’s a crackpot scheme that refuses to die, mostly because of Prince’s connections to the Trump White House. Prince is on good terms with the...

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RT Video Shows Russian Fighter Jet Intercepting U.S. Spy Plane Over Baltic Sea

RT Video Shows Russian Fighter Jet Intercepting U.S. Spy Plane Over Baltic Sea

The Russian pilots closed in on the target, while maintaining a safe distance, and identified it as US Air Force reconnaissance plane, P-8A Poseidon. The American aircraft subsequently pulled away, while the Russian jet safely returned to base. Source: Russian Su-27 fighter jet intercepts US spy plane over Baltic Sea – Moscow (VIDEO) — RT...

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AP Confirms Bellingcat: Russian Suspect in UK Poisoning, Is Hero to His Home Village

AP Confirms Bellingcat: Russian Suspect in UK Poisoning, Is Hero to His Home Village

“Alexander Petrov,” a Russian man accused of an assassination attempt in England,  is actually a decorated GRU officer named Alexander Mishkin. The story, first reported by Bellingcat, the crowd-sourced investigative site, and The Insider, a Moscow-based news site, has now been confirmed. AP reporter Nataliya Vasilyeva went to Mishkin’s home town and discovered it was...

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