Entries by Cheryl Rofer

Set Your Alarm – AG Barr To Hold Press Conference 9:30 Eastern Thursday Morning

Attorney General Bill Barr will hold a news conference Thursday morning at the Justice Department, at 9:30 a.m. He's expected to take questions about the release of the redacted Mueller report. Deputy AG Rod Rosenstein will be there as well. — Carrie Johnson (@johnson_carrie) April 17, 2019 Yeah this is pretty transparently a spin job, […]

Meanwhile, In Russia

I subscribe to Paul Goble’s blog, “Window on Eurasia – New Series.” Goble worked in the United States State Department while the Soviet Union was breaking up. He worked particularly with Estonia and the other Baltic States, which had been made Republics of the Soviet Union after World War II, although that status had never […]

Oleg Deripaska Comes To Kentucky

Do you remember Oleg Deripaska, Paul Manafort’s business partner to whom he owed $17 million? The Russian aluminum oligarch? Well, he’s building an aluminum plant in, of all places, Kentucky, the home of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell. Sanctions have been lifted, of course. Here’s the announcement from Deripaska’s company, RUSAL. Just a matter of […]

Pulitzer Prizes Awarded Today

Easy to miss, given the destruction of Notre Dame Cathedral. Here is the full list. Some highlights (my highlights, ymmv) Public Service:  South Florida Sun Sentinel for exposing failings by school and law enforcement officials before and after the deadly shooting rampage at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. Breaking News Reporting: Staff of the Pittsburgh […]