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Tale of Russian Women: Pussy Riot Bedevils Putin; Mariia Butina Is His Red Sparrow

Pussy Riot, the all-female Russian punk-rock protest group, is a thorn in Vladimir Putin’s side. But their visage of feminist rebellion against Russia’s oppressive, male-dominated oligarchy, is a sharp contrast to their counterpart, Mariia Butina, the fetching Russian spy. The contrast was brought into sharp focus this week with Butina’s arrest for acting as a clandestine intermediary between the Kremlin and American officials, most notably those with the shadowy National Rifle Association (NRA)....

Donald Trump Can’t Escape Truth on Late Night TV: Putin Owns Him (Watch)

Donald Trump has gotten himself in another fine mess. If there was any doubt before, it’s clearly evident now: Vladimir Putin owns him. Now the only question is why? Despite all the TV news talking heads, late-night comedians, once again, seemed to put their fingers on the problem. “Why so bad?” Stephen Colbert asked. “Well, he was asked about Russian meddling about our election and whether he believed all our intelligence people or Putin,” he said....

Donald Trump Called Out by Late-Night Comics for Cruelty, ‘Dickishness’ (Watch!)

Donald Trump’s cruel treatment of children and general “dickishness” was enough to draw Jon Stewart, the former king of late-night comedy, from his self-imposed exile last night to weigh in on the administration’s incredible spiral downward. But Stewart was far from alone. Late-night comics Trevor Noah, Seth Myers and Stephen Colbert applied a full-court press on the president....

Trump Lawyer Michael Cohen’s Swampy Dealings Dissected by John Oliver (Watch)

Donald Trump’s lawyer and and widely heralded “fixer,” Michael Cohen, wasted no time trying to cash in on his close ties to the President, said John Oliver in a scathing take-down on his HBO show “Last Week Tonight.” Cohen lined up big-paying clients who funneled money to the same shell company used to pay porn star Stormy Daniels to shut up about her affair with Trump....

Kinky Russian Spy Anna Chapman Tied to London Spy Murder Attempt (photos!)

Anna Chapman, anything but a Red Sparrow when her bumbling spy ring was busted in 2010, has resurfaced in the middle of international intrigue over the attempted London murder of Russian turncoat Sergei Skripal. The connection is more than coincidental. In 2010, the fetching redhead was busted along with nine other Russians in what turned out to be a spy ring nested in New Jersey. She eventually was repatriated to Russia in a swap for four Western agents. Skripal was one of them....

Is Nastya ‘Little Fish’ Rybka a Real Red Sparrow with Intel on Trump-Russia?

Just as “Red Sparrow,” a movie about Russian femme fatale spies, is about to hit the big screen, along comes Nastya “Little Fish” Rybka, claiming to have a real life story to tell about Russian intrigue involving the Kremlin and… you guessed it, Donald Trump. WTF? They say life often imitates art, or sometimes it’s the other way around, but Rybka, real name Anastasia Vashukevich, has an undisputed connection to a Russian oligarch, closely tied to Putin — and indirectly to Trump....

Stephen Colbert Couldn’t Dodge Trump Russia Story… Even in Russia (See!)

Stephen Colbert is glad to be back in the U.S. of A., after traveling to Russia. He got a firsthand taste of what it’s like living a police state, where Big Papa Putin has eyes everywhere. “I don’t know if you knew this, but I was in Russia last week,” he told the audience. “Ah…you know who did know I was in Russia? Russian intelligence. Hardcore fans, evidently… followed me everywhere,” he said. ...

John Oliver Hit by Donald Trump Trolls Over Vladimir Putin Satire (See!)

John Oliver hilariously exposed Vladimir Putin’s dirty little secrets and questioned what Donald Trump hopes to get out of being “friends” on his HBO show “Last Week Tonight.” He seemed to ignite a fire under Trump trolls. Or, were they really Russians? “It’s a bit weird that you’ve been objectively nicer to Vladimir Putin than you have to Meryl Streep,” Oliver said....

Trump Snared in ‘Golden Showers’ Sex by Russians in Secret Blackmail Plot

Donald Trump has been carefully “cultivated” for at least five years by Russian agents who developed extensive ties to Trump’s presidential campaign and collected compromising details about his sexcapades for blackmail purposes, according to controversial memorandum supposedly prepared by an ex-British intelligence agent. The memos, which surfaced publicly for the first time yesterday are detailed and damning. But are the memos true?...

Donald Trump Scrooged for Christmas in Hilarious SNL Cold Open (See!)

Donald Trump… that is Alex Baldwin… continues his steak of devastatingly funny Trump parodies on “Saturday Night Live.” In this week’s cold open. Trump gets a surprise visit from Ruskie pal Vladimir Putin and new Secretary of State Rex Tillerson. Talk about getting Scrooged. Kate McKinnon makes another appearance as the Kellyanne Conway. John Goldman plays a hilarious Rex Tillerson and Beck Bennett plays Putin. Cecily Strong also puts in an appearance as Melania Trump....

Wikileaks Head on Message With Trump, Kremlin Aims on Russian TV

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange appeared on a Russian television station known to as a propaganda outlet for Russian president Vladimir Putin to cast dispersion on the U.S. election with off-the-wall claims that it will be rigged to prevent Republican Donald Trump’s election. Assange’s comments are on message with allegations voiced by Trump and promoted by the Russian government....

Trump Stonewalls on Taxes to Bitter End; Is He Hiding Russian Connection?

Donald Trump is determined to stonewall on releasing his tax returns to the bitter end of his vitriolic campaign keeping voters in the dark on the extent of his connections to Vladimir Putin and Russian financiers. He may owe them tens of millions of dollars through his various companies. But Trump is apparently trying to skate over his tax return controversy and Russian connection as he’s done numerous times before....

Trump Schooled on Putin and Pussy by Russian Band Pussy Riot (watch!)

Donald Trump just got schooled on his twin obsessions–Putin and Pussy–in a new video by Russia’s version of nasty women, the feminist, all-girl band Pussy Riot. The song hits home, the place where Trump and everyone else ultimately comes from… the vagina. The group, composed of 11 different rotating members, focuses on feminism, LGBT rights and opposition to Russian President Vladimir Putin, whom they consider a dictator....

Russian Chess Master Checkmates Trump on Putin Connection (video)

Russian chess master Gary Kasperov provided some startling insights into Russian President Vladimir Putin’s covert effort to support Donald Trump’s presidential campaign. Kasperov says he’s “absolutely” certain Putin is interfering in the election. The former chess world champion fled Russia three years ago because of his opposition to the Putin regime....

Donald Trump on the Hook to Russians for Hundreds of Millions of Dollars

Donald Trump is on the hook for “hundreds of millions of dollars” to Russian businessmen, including cronies of Russian President Vladimir Putin, and Russian mafia figures. His debts pose a huge national security risk if he becomes president. Trump has sought to minimize his ties to the Putin regime, although he’s spoken highly of Putin and other dictators. ...