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British consultancy Cambridge Analytica allegedly gained access to Facebook users' information to build profiles of American voters that were later used to help elect Trump in 2016.
The committee’s vote to release the report was along party lines.
According to a report, John Dowd grew frustrated that Trump was not taking his advice.
“As our president’s favorite world leader would say, ‘Das vidanya,’” said retired Col. Lt. Ralph Peters — Russian for “goodbye.”
Under pressure to act, the administration still deferred making a move targeting Russian government officials and oligarchs, those closest to Russian President Vladimir Putin.
Mueller is investigating Russian attempts to influence the 2016 U.S. election, and potential collusion by Trump aides.
Manafort pleaded not guilty in a Virginia courtroom to additional charges ranging from bank fraud to filing false tax returns.
Paul Manafort is facing two separate indictments on an array of charges, including conspiracy to launder money, filing false tax returns, bank fraud, and failing to register as a foreign agent.
On Feb. 16, a U.S. special counsel indicted 13 Russians and three companies with charges of tampering in the campaign.
Rick Gates had been potentially facing decades in prison on much more serious charges, including bank fraud and conspiracy to launder money.
Twitter also said it would not allow people to use software to simultaneously perform other actions such as liking or retweeting from multiple accounts.
Leaders of U.S. intelligence agencies warned that Russia is trying to interfere in the 2018 midterm elections by using social media to spread propaganda and misleading reports, much as it did during the 2016 campaign.
Special Counsel Robert Mueller unsealed criminal charges on Tuesday against lawyer Alex van der Zwaan.
"Frankly, the United States is under attack," Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats said.
Asked if Russia would try to influence the mid-term elections, Mike Pompeo said: "Of course. I have every expectation that they will continue to try and do that."
"Let's get them out there for everyone to see," Sen. Chuck Grassley said.
U.S. intelligence agencies concluded Russia sought to interfere in the election through a variety of cyber-enabled means to sow political discord and help President Donald Trump win.
According to CIA Director Mike Pompeo, Russian interference is longstanding and continues.
Sen. Mark Warner said the “frustratingly slow” effort has been making progress, however.
The panels reportedly became more interested in Irakly Kaveladze after learning he also attended a private dinner in Las Vegas in 2013 with Trump and Azerbaijani oligarch Aras Agalarov as they celebrated an agreement to hold that year’s Miss Universe pageant in Moscow.
According to reports, federal law enforcement officials became concerned that Trump and his supporters could use the exposure of the text messages to attack the credibility of Mueller’s investigation.
Two sources familiar with Mueller’s investigation said Flynn may be able to provide insight into three major areas of inquiry, including Russia’s potential involvement in the U.S. presidential election.
Facebook, Google and Twitter have been at the center of a political firestorm after allegations that people in Russian used their services to spread divisive political messages.
Russian-paid pro-Trump Facebook ads show a remarkably competent grasp of American right-wing culture, clearly mapping the soul of the Trump campaign.