Tag: Espionage

Obama State Dept Official Who Aided Dossier Author Was Key Player in Dubai Ports Scandal

NEW YORK — Jonathan M. Winer, the Obama State Department official who acknowledged regularly interfacing and exchanging information with the author of the largely discredited 35-page anti-Trump dossier, headed a firm that helped the company owned by the United Arab Emirates government in its controversial failed bid to take over some terminal operations at numerous major American ports.

U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, right, is greeted by Russian President Vladimir Putin during the arrival ceremony for the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Summit in Vladivostok, Russia, Saturday, Sept. 8, 2012. (AP Photo/Jim Watson, Pool)

Obama Admin Official Who Helped Anti-Trump Dossier Author Was Exec at Lobbying Firm for Russians Who Bought Uranium One

NEW YORK — Jonathan M. Winer, the Obama State Department official who acknowledged regularly interfacing with the author of the controversial, largely discredited 35-page anti-Trump dossier, served as senior vice president of a firm that did lobbying work for Tenex, the U.S. subsidiary of Rosatom, the Russian state corporation headquartered in Moscow.

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - NOVEMBER 05: Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull attends a press conference at Kirribilli House on November 5, 2017 in Sydney, Australia. The new New Zealand Prime Minister is on a one-day visit to Australia. (Photo by Lisa Maree Williams/Getty Images)

Turnbull Announces Overhaul of Australian Intelligence After Chinese Influence Scandal

Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull announced new legislation on Tuesday designed to implement the most extensive overhaul his nation’s intelligence and espionage services have seen in decades. The move is driven by what Australia’s ABC News describes as “growing concerns within the intelligence community about the influence of Chinese Government agents and political donations.”

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Adam Schiff Crosses a Line in Scrutiny of Trump-Putin Meeting

Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA), the ranking member of the House Intelligence Committee, crossed the line from scrutiny of alleged Russian interference in the 2016 election into scrutiny of President Donald Trump’s foreign policy on Wednesday, when he appeared on CNN to blast Trump for a supposed “second meeting” with Russian President Vladimir Putin at the G-20 summit in Hamburg last week.