The Daily Populous

Wednesday March 30th, 2022 night edition

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Trump has repeatedly promoted dubious claims of foreign business dealings by Hunter Biden, specifically alleging that he received millions of dollars from the wife of Moscow’s late mayor, Yury Luzhkov.

“She gave him $3.5 million so now I would think Putin would know the answer to that.

I think he should release it,” Trump said in the interview, conducted at his Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida.

Trump failed to mention that he himself sought to do business with Luzhkov’s government in the late 1990s, according to POLITICO.

Trump also was pursuing high-profile real estate deals in Russia as recently as 2016, including a proposed Trump Tower Moscow.

Hunter Biden revealed in 2020 that the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Delaware was investigating his tax affairs.

Trump described Putin’s invasion of Ukraine as “genius” and “savvy” last month, and he argued that Joe Biden was “almost giving [Putin] an incentive” to deploy nuclear weapons amid the conflict last week. »

Ukraine war: Russia to 'fundamentally cut back' military activity near Kyiv and Chernihiv - but West says they're just playing for time

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Russia has said it will drastically cut military activity near the Ukrainian capital Kyiv and around Chernihiv - a pledge dismissed by Western officials as likely an attempt to "play for time".

Those territorial negotiations could be split off for a later date, dependent on the outcome of more immediate peace talks.

But the withdrawals around Kyiv and Chernihiv have been noted by the Ukrainians, said the general staff of the country's military. »

The Irony of Ukraine

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Trapped in an emotional and ideological bubble, the argument runs, Russian President Vladimir Putin made several basic strategic blunders.

And now an angry, wounded bear is stuck in a quagmire, lashing out in frustration instead of rationally reversing course.

The United States is used to thinking of itself as the alpha military power, attacking and conquering and controlling the action. »

Russia accuses US of leading massive cyber campaign

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Russia's Ministry of Foreign Affairs on Tuesday accused the U.S. of attacking the country's critical infrastructure and network systems in a massive cyberattack, claims the U.S. government has called false and part of Russia's disinformation campaign.

"An army of cyber mercenaries is waging war against us, facing specific combat missions, often bordering on open terrorism," the ministry alleged.

"No one should have any doubts: the cyber aggression unleashed against Russia will lead to grave consequences for its instigators and perpetrators.". »

Republican retracts false claim schools placing litter boxes for ‘furry’ students

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State senator Bruce Bostelman, a conservative Republican, repeated the false claim during a public, televised debate on a bill intended to help school children who have behavioral problems.

“And now schools are wanting to put litter boxes in the schools for these children to use.

The claim was debunked by the district’s superintendent, who issued a statement that said there had “never been litter boxes within MPS schools”. »