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03 Apr 2017 – Blackwater founder held secret Seychelles meeting to establish Trump-Putin back channel

The United Arab Emirates arranged a secret meeting in January between Blackwater founder Erik Prince and a Russian close to President Vladi­mir Putin as part of an apparent effort to establish a back-channel line of communication between Moscow and President-elect Donald Trump, according to U.S., European and Arab officials. The meeting took place around Jan.

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03 Mar 2017 – Donald Trump tweets photo of Democrat Chuck Schumer with Vladimir Putin, Schumer replies: I’ll talk about my Putin meeting, will you?

  We should start an immediate investigation into @SenSchumer and his ties to Russia and Putin. A total hypocrite! pic.twitter.com/Ik3yqjHzsA — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 3, 2017 Happily talk re: my contact w Mr. Putin & his associates, took place in '03 in full view of press & public under oath. Would you &your

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27 Feb 2017 – Trump’s pick for commerce secretary shares a business circle with Putin associates

Billionaire investor Wilbur Ross, tapped by President-elect Donald Trump to serve as his commerce secretary, has been the top shareholder in a Cypriot bank with deep Russian ties and investors who made their fortunes under Russian President Vladimir Putin. There’s no indication of any questionable behavior by Ross, but his partners in the bank are

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09 Feb 2017 – Trump paused a call with Putin to make an aide explain a nuclear arms treaty

Trump paused to ask his aides in an aside what the treaty was. Trump then told Putin the treaty was one of several bad deals negotiated by the Obama administration. Trump also talked about his own popularity. – Vox https://archive.is/8i1lt

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15 Jan 2017 – Trump’s first foreign trip as president will be to meet Putin

“The U.K. newspaper said Trump and his team told British officials that their first foreign trip would be a summit in Iceland with Putin within weeks of his inauguration. Iceland has not been formally contacted about such an event” – The Hill https://archive.is/4uEtL  

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13 Jan 2017 – Trump aide in frequent contact with Russian envoy

President-elect Donald Trump’s national security adviser and Russia’s ambassador to the U.S. have been in frequent contact in recent weeks, including on the day the Obama administration hit Moscow with sanctions in retaliation for election-related hacking, a senior U.S. official said Friday. After initially denying that Michael Flynn and Ambassador Sergey Kislyak spoke Dec. 29,

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