AM News: Trump Attorney General Sessions Under Fire Over Russian Contacts; Russian Fighter Planes Patrol Mediterranean

March 2, 2017
US Attorney General Jeff Sessions (R) is under scrutiny for his contacts with Amb. Sergei Kislyak, Russian envoy to US (L) Screen grab of CNN video March 2, 2017

Live Updates: President Donald Trump’s Attorney General Jeff Sessions is under fire for his Russian contacts; Trump taps Putin biographer Fiona Hill as White House national security aide. Russian war planes patrol the Mediterranean and three more ships have passed through the Bosphorous.

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Russia’s large landing ship Georgy Pobedonosets (St. George the Conqueror) passes through the Bosphorous. Photo by Bosphorous Observer.

The ruble is trading at 58.77 to the dollar and 61.75 to the euro. Brent crude is selling for $55.33 per barrel. 

The following news items were taken from Meduza’s The Real Russia; 7:40 na perrone; BBC, New York Times, TASS, RBC, Colta, and Trud.

What We’re Reading

General Philip M. Breedlove, USAF (Ret): “Everything Russia does is connected.”

— Catherine A. Fitzpatrick