How Russia-Gate Transformed from Taking down Trump to Stifling Dissent

The Russia-gate hysteria has spread beyond simply a strategy for neutralizing Donald Trump or even removing him from office into an excuse for stifling U.S. dissent that challenges the New Cold War.

Traditional Russian Matreskas depicting Vladimir Putin, Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump displayed in a shop in Moscow. Nov. 8, 2016. (AP/Pavel Golovkin)

Opinion -- At the end of October, I wrote an article for Consortiumnews about the Democratic National Committee and Hillary Clinton’s campaign paying for unvetted opposition research that became the basis for much of the disputed story about Russia allegedly interfering in the 2016 presidential election on the orders of Russian President Vladimir

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Owners Of Russian Bank Sue Buzzfeed Over ‘Pissgate’ Dossier

BuzzFeed’s article introducing the dossier repeatedly noted that the allegations contained in the document were unverified and that the dossier itself contained errors.

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MANHATTAN – Unhappy with BuzzFeed over its reporting of the infamous “Pissgate” dossier, the owners of a Russian bank that is being investigated by the FBI for ties to President Donald Trump brought a defamation complaint Friday. Mikhail Fridman, Petr Aven and German Khan, who together own Russia’s largest private bank Alfa, filed the 12-page

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Wikileaks Dismantles False BuzzFeed Article In One Tweet

When Buzzfeed News recently posted a tweet with an attached story which stated Apple had patched its IOS vulnerabilities described in Vault 7, WikiLeaks responded with a tweet of its own.

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Last week, WikiLeaks dumped what seems to be authentic CIA documents which revealed, among other things, that the spy agency has a way of hacking into smart TVs in order to spy on targeted persons of interest. The data dump, known as the Vault 7 release, also showed the CIA has the ability to hack into Apple phones as well. While the conjugation of

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Media Fixated On Allegations In Dubious Trump Dossier

BuzzFeed published a 35-page document that outlines many of the allegations, though it said the report is unconfirmed.

In this Jan. 11, 2017, photo, Donald Trump speaks during a news conference in the lobby of Trump Tower in New York. The incoming president staged a defiant and frenetic news conference at his gilded New York City tower, dismissing critics, insulting reporters and likening the country’s intelligence officers to Nazis. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

(REPORT) --- Reports late Tuesday of Russia having “compromising” information on President-elect Donald Trump quickly escalated into a media frenzy on Wednesday, with the release of the full dossier making the allegations by Buzzfeed, which both fueled serious doubts about the veracity of the claims and a flurry of speculation surrounding some of

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NYT Accuses CNN, BuzzFeed Of Peddling “Fake News” Over Russia Report

In an article titled “BuzzFeed Posts Unverified Claims on Trump, Stirring Debate” The NYT accuses the site of doing what CNN has accused so much of the ‘alternative media’ in doing when distributing “fake news.”

New York Times building. Photo by Scott Beale / Laughing Squid on Flickr.

(ANALYSIS) --- In a fascinating retort by the left-leaning NYT to the story of the day, namely the CNN-BuzzFeed narrative based on an unverified 35-page memo allegedly prepared by a UK intelligence officer, even "the paper of record" takes the two media outlets to town, and in an article titled "BuzzFeed Posts Unverified Claims on Trump, Stirring

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Islam, ISIS & Buzzfeed: What You’re Not Being Told

In this episode of ‘Behind the Headline,’ Mnar Muhawesh dives into the 1,300-year history of Arbaeen, a Muslim tradition steeped in resistance and sacrifice, and explains how the continued observance of this tradition is a direct defiance of groups like ISIS.

An Indian Muslim man holds a banner during a protest against ISIS, an Islamic State group, and Friday's Paris attacks, in New Delhi, India, Wednesday, Nov. 18, 2015. (AP Photo/Manish Swarup)

MINNEAPOLIS --- We hear it every day: “Why aren’t Muslims speaking up against terrorism?” “Where are the Muslims denouncing ISIS?” The people asking these questions tend to ignore a major fact: Muslims are the primary victims of terrorism driven by Wahhabism, an extremist, politically motivated perversion of Islam held by groups like

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