Post Tagged with: "Russia"


Americans less likely to trust Facebook than rivals on personal data

Americans Less Likely to Trust Facebook Than Rivals on Personal Data

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.

House Republicans Vote to Release Russia Report, Ending Probe

House Republicans Vote to Release Russia Report, Ending Probe

The committee’s vote to release the report was along party lines.

Trump's lead lawyer in federal Russia probe resigns

Trump’s Lead Lawyer in Federal Russia Probe Resigns

According to a report, John Dowd grew frustrated that Trump was not taking his advice.

Fox News Analyst Quits Network, Citing ‘Propaganda’: ‘I Am Ashamed’

Fox News Analyst Quits Network, Citing ‘Propaganda’: ‘I Am Ashamed’

“As our president’s favorite world leader would say, ‘Das vidanya,’” said retired Col. Lt. Ralph Peters — Russian for “goodbye.”

U.S. Hits Russians with Sanctions for Election Meddling, Cyber Attacks

U.S. Hits Russians with Sanctions for Election Meddling, Cyber Attacks

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 Subpoenas Trump Business for Russia and Other Documents

Mueller Subpoenas Trump Business for Russia and Other Documents

Mueller is investigating Russian attempts to influence the 2016 U.S. election, and potential collusion by Trump aides.

Trump ex-aide Manafort pleads not guilty again, faces July trial

Trump ex-aide Manafort Pleads Not Guilty Again, Faces July Trial

Manafort pleaded not guilty in a Virginia courtroom to additional charges ranging from bank fraud to filing false tax returns.

Ex-Trump top aide Manafort pleads not guilty, faces September trial

Ex-Trump Top Aide Manafort Pleads Not Guilty, Faces September Trial

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.

N.C. Gerrymandered to Limit Black Voters’ Influence, Supreme Court Rules

Russians Reportedly Compromised Election Systems in Seven States

On Feb. 16, a U.S. special counsel indicted 13 Russians and three companies with charges of tampering in the campaign.

Former Trump campaign aide pleads guilty in Russia probe

Former Trump Campaign Aide Pleads Guilty in Russia Probe

Rick Gates had been potentially facing decades in prison on much more serious charges, including bank fraud and conspiracy to launder money.

Twitter to Put Warnings Before Swastikas, Other Hate Images

Twitter Bars Tactics Used by ‘Bots’ to Spread False Stories

Twitter also said it would not allow people to use software to simultaneously perform other actions such as liking or retweeting from multiple accounts.

Democrats want $300 million to fight possible Russia election tampering

Democrats Want $300 Million to Fight Possible Russia Election Tampering

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.

Lawyer Charged with Lying in Russia Probe

Lawyer Charged with Lying in Russia Probe

Special Counsel Robert Mueller unsealed criminal charges on Tuesday against lawyer Alex van der Zwaan.

2018 Elections 'Under Attack' by Russia: U.S. Intelligence Chief

2018 Elections ‘Under Attack’ by Russia: U.S. Intelligence Chief

"Frankly, the United States is under attack," Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats said.

CIA director expects Russia will try to target U.S. mid-term elections

CIA Director Expects Russia Will Try to Target U.S. Mid-term Elections

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."

Senate committee moves toward releasing Trump-Russia interviews

Senate Committee Moves Toward Releasing Trump-Russia Interviews

"Let's get them out there for everyone to see," Sen. Chuck Grassley said.

Twitter May Notify Users Exposed to Russian Propaganda During 2016 Election

Twitter May Notify Users Exposed to Russian Propaganda During 2016 Election

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.

CIA’s Pompeo Says Russia and Others Trying to Undermine U.S. Elections

CIA’s Pompeo Says Russia and Others Trying to Undermine U.S. Elections

According to CIA Director Mike Pompeo, Russian interference is longstanding and continues.

Senate’s Trump-Russia Probe Not Close to Ending, Says Top Democrat

Senate’s Trump-Russia Probe Not Close to Ending, Says Top Democrat

Sen. Mark Warner said the “frustratingly slow” effort has been making progress, however.

Lawmakers Question Businessman at 2016 Trump Tower Meeting in Russia Investigation

Lawmakers Question Businessman at 2016 Trump Tower Meeting in Russia Investigation

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.

Mueller Removed FBI Agent from Russia Probe for anti-Trump Texts: Reports

Mueller Removed FBI Agent from Russia Probe for anti-Trump Texts: Reports

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.

Flynn Could Prove to Be Key Asset in Mueller Probe: Sources

Flynn Could Prove to Be Key Asset in Mueller’s Presidential Campaign Probe: Sources

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.

Momentum Builds for Disclaimers on Internet Election Ads

Momentum Builds for Disclaimers on Internet Election Ads

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.

Russians Leveraged Fear of Blacks, Non-Christians, LGBT, Etc. to Excite Trump’s Base of Haters

Russians Leveraged Fear of Blacks, Non-Christians, LGBT, Etc. to Excite Trump’s Base of Haters

Russian-paid pro-Trump Facebook ads show a remarkably competent grasp of American right-wing culture, clearly mapping the soul of the Trump campaign.