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Who is Bill Browder and Why is Putin so Interested in Him?

At the now-famous Helsinki press conference with Presidents Trump and Putin the name of a former US businessman, Bill Browder, came up as a person of interest to the Russian president. Let's make a deal, he said: you can come to Moscow and question the 12 GRU officers you accuse of hacking the DNC computers and we'll question Bill Browder and a group of other businessmen who had done business in Moscow. And the former US ambassador to Moscow. While the usual suspects shrieked at such a deal, many wondered what was wrong with trying to get to the bottom of the indictments and "Russiagate." So what's the deal with Browder? RPI's Daniel McAdams spoke to RT America about the former hedge fund operator who reportedly gave up his US citizenship to avoid US taxes and is wanted in Moscow for tax avoidance...
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New Poll: What If Russophobes Held A Rally And No One Came?

A new Gallup poll may spell trouble for Democrats hoping to cash in on what they believe is an anti-Russia feeling among American voters. The percentage of people who believe that Russia is a great threat to the United States is so low that it is almost unmeasurable. People are most concerned about the bad quality of government and about immigration. The elites continue to obsess about things that the average voters could not care less about. And they think this time it will pay off? More in today's Liberty Report...
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Ron Paul Pleased with how President Trump Handled Himself at Trump-Putin Meeting

International peace and trade advocate Ron Paul, in a new RT interview, praised how United States President Donald Trump handled himself at a meeting in Helsinki, Finland this week with Russia President Vladimir Putin. Says Paul, “I was sort of pleased with the way Trump handled himself.” In particular, Paul comments that Trump emphasized the benefit of “peaceful negotiations,” something Paul supports.
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Stephen Cohen Challenges ‘Mob Violence’ Reaction to Trump-Putin Meeting

American media, pundits, and politicians’ condemnation of United States President Donald Trump meeting this week with Russia President Vladimir Putin is deafening. Russia scholar Stephen F. Cohen presented a powerful analysis of this reaction in an interview with host Tucker Carlson at Fox News. “The reaction by most of the media, by the Democrats, by the anti-Trump people, is like mob violence,” Cohen says to start off his insightful analysis.
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Ron Paul: Education, Not Politicians, Key for Liberty in the Long Term

Though Ron Paul ran for president three times and served in the United House of Representatives, he does not put his hope in politicians. In a new in-depth interview with host Patrick Bet-David at Valuetainment, Paul argues that education is key for moving toward greater respect for liberty. In contrast, says Paul, politicians are “very unimportant overall long term.” Paul explains that he believes changing people’s views is “the only thing that counts” given that “the government that we have is a reflection of the prevailing attitudes of the people.” Change the people’s views and you change government.
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Mueller Indicts 12 Russians - Should the Trump-Putin Summit be Cancelled?

In a surprise move yesterday, Special Council Robert Mueller announced an indictment of 12 Russians he claims are employees of Russian military intelligence over alleged hacking into the Democratic National Committee computers as well as those of Hillary Clinton's campaign. While the indictment claims the alleged Russian efforts had no impact on the election, its announcement just days before an historic Trump-Putin summit meeting in Helsinki has skeptics very suspicious of the timing. Mueller knows that the alleged Russian spies will never have to stand trial in the US and thus he will never have to provide any proof for his assertions. Is this the Deep State trying to deep-six any rapproachement between the US and Russia? RPI Executive Director Daniel McAdams, interviewed here on RT, can be counted as one of the skeptics...
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US Airstrike Kills at Least 28 Civilians in Eastern Syria

US and coalition planes in the eastern Syrian province of Deir Ezzor attacked a village along the Iraqi border which had some ISIS remnant forces within. Among the strikes was an airstrike against the local ice factory, which families were hiding out in waiting for the end of the raid.

At least 28 civilians, and over 30 civilians by some accounts, were killed in the attack, and dozens of others were wounded. The Syrian state media reported that the US was behind the strike.

The US did not contest this assessment, with a spokesman saying that US coalition forces “may have conducted strikes in the vicinity” and promised that there would be an assessment at some point regarding civilian casualties.
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