What Frederick Douglass Can Teach Us about Reading the Mueller Report

Back in February 2017 at a Black History Month event, President Donald Trump regaled his audience with his insights about famous African Americans’ contributions throughout U.S. history. He identified Frederick Douglass as “an example of somebody’s who’s done a great job and is getting recognized more and more, I notice.” read more

Half of American Voters Believe Trump Colluded With Russia

Nearly half of the American voters surveyed in a new opinion poll say they believe that Donald Trump’s 2016 election campaign colluded with Russia.

This result came even though Attorney General William Barr’s summary of the special counsel’s investigation appeared to conclude that there was no evidence to support that finding, or at least to support criminal charges. read more

Trump’s strange yet expected response to Mueller report heightens national security threat

Nonetheless, his complete lack of response and sense of urgency with regard to the first part of Barr’s summary detailing the plot and practices of Russian election interference still must worry us, whether or not his lack of response surprises us.

Nielsen and Pence Admit Russians Interfered in 2016 Presidential Election

It was an historic day on Tuesday as President Trump’s Vice President and Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) both admitted that there was significant Russian interference in the U.S. presidential elections in 2016. read more

DHS Says Says Russia Isn’t Targeting 2018 Midterms Like 2016

Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Kirtsjen Nielsen has been in the hot seat for several months as she has been caught in the middle of Donald Trump’s immigration battles.

In May we reported that Nielsen considered resigning after her boss severely admonished her in front of his entire cabinet for failing to stop illegal border crossings. read more

Trump Will Discuss Meddling With Putin While Refusing To Do Anything About It

At the end of a tense and controversial NATO summit in Brussels President Donald Trump held an informal news conference with international reporters and spoke about his upcoming summit meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin. read more

How Russia Used the NRA To Give Big Money To Help Trump Win

The Republicans refused to investigate it, and the House Intelligence Committee Report ignored it.

But one of the biggest stories coming out of Washington this week was confirmation of the role of the National Rifle Association (NRA) in helping Russia funnel massive amounts of money into the Trump campaign in 2016. read more

Washington Post: America Is Not Prepared For A Russian Attack

On March 22nd the Washington Post published an article about the new spending bill which contained this small item which did not generate a lot of publicity at the time:  “The bill provides $380 million to the federal Election Assistance Commission to make payments to states to improve election security and technology, and the FBI is set to receive $300 million in counterintelligence funding to combat Russian hacking.” read more