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Syria, Russia Reject WH Allegations Of Chemical-Attack Plans

27/06/2017

Top officials in Syria and at the Kremlin dismissed the White House’s accusations late Monday that Bashar al-Assad’s regime appears to be preparing another chemical attack on civilians. Ali Haidar, Syria’s minister for national reconciliation, told the Associated Press on Tuesday that the Trump administration’s charges were just part of a new diplomatic campaign...
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Obama’s Struggle to Punish Russia for Putin’s Attack on American Democracy

24/06/2017

June 22, 2017 9:33 PM EDT – The Washington Post’s national security reporters unveil the deep divisions inside the Obama White House over how to respond to Russia’s interference in the 2016 presidential election. (Whitney Leaming, Osman Malik / The Washington Post) The White House debated various options to punish Russia, but facing obstacles...
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DHS: Russia Targeted Election Systems In 21 States

21/06/2017

Russian government hackers allegedly targeted internet-connected election systems in 21 states last year, a Department of Homeland Security official testified on Wednesday. Samuel Liles, the department’s acting director of the Office of Intelligence and Analysis Cyber Division, told the Senate Intelligence Committee that none of the systems involved in the hacking were involved with...
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FBI Director Nominee Christopher Wray Deleted Reference To Russia Work

20/06/2017

FBI Director nominee Christopher Wray deleted a reference to his work on behalf of a client under investigation by Russia, his law firm told CNN. The detail was featured in Wray’s biography on King and Spalding’s website from 2009 to January 2017. Wray represented an unnamed “energy company president in a criminal investigation by...
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Russia To Shoot Down U.S. Aircraft Of The River Euphrates In Syria

19/06/2017

Russia’s defense ministry appears to have threatened to shoot down U.S. aircraft in Syria. “All kinds of airborne vehicles, including aircraft and UAVs of the international coalition detected to the west of the Euphrates River will be tracked by the Russian SAM systems as air targets,” the ministry said Monday. The declaration comes one...
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Russia Claims It Killed ISIS Leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi Outside Raqqa

16/06/2017

The Russian Defense Ministry said Friday that Russian airstrikes outside the Islamic State’s de facto capital Raqqa, Syria, on May 28 are believed to have killed ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, along with dozens of other high-ranking and midlevel ISIS commanders. “According to information that is being checked through various channels, Islamic State leader...
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Mike Pence Hires Personal Lawyer To Handle Spreading Russia Probe

16/06/2017

Vice Presidenr Mike Pence hired a private attorney to deal with the ongoing Russia investigations. The vice president’s office confirmed Thursday that Pence has hired outside legal counsel to handle the recently opened investigation headed by Special Counsel Robert Mueller and the ongoing congressional inquiries into Russian election meddling and any possible collusion by...
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Trump: Russia Probe The Single Greatest WITCH HUNT In American Political History

15/06/2017

President Trump greeted the world Thursday morning with his customary tweet, this time about the Russia probe. He wrote, “They made up a phony collusion with the Russians story, found zero proof, so now they go for obstruction of justice on the phony story. Nice.” On Wednesday evening, The Washington Post reported that Special...
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Russian Hackers ‘Breached’ 39 States’ Election Rolls

13/06/2017

Russia’s cyberattack on the U.S. electoral system before—and during—President Trump’s election was much more widespread than was publicly reported, Bloomberg News reports. Russian hackers hit systems in at least 39 states, with incursions into software systems and voter databases in nearly twice as many states as had been previously reported. In Illinois, for example,...
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Clapper: Watergate ‘Pales’ In Comparison To Russia Scandal

07/06/2017

James Clapper, former director of national intelligence, said the 1970s Watergate scandal “pales” in comparison to the current investigations looking into President Trump’s possible collusion with Russia. Clapper made the remarks during a speech to Australia’s National Press Club on Wednesday. “I think you compare the two, that Watergate pales, really, in my view,...
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Trump Asked Intel Chief Coats To Intervene With Comey/Russia Probe

07/06/2017

Director of National Intelligence Daniel Coats reportedly told his associates that President Donald Trump asked him to convince former FBI Director James Comey to back off on the investigation into Trump’s former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn. Coats, according to The Washington Post, decided against it. Trump reportedly asked Coats and CIA Director Mike...
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Report: U.S. Believes Russia Planted Fake News To Trigger Qatar Crisis

07/06/2017

Investigators think that Russian hackers planted a fake news story to successfully cause a rift between Qatar and other allies of the United States in the region, U.S. officials told CNN Tuesday. On May 23, a report on the Qatar News Agency falsely attributed positive remarks about Iran and Israel and negative comments about...
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NSA Report: Russia Conducted Cyber Attack Just Days Before Election

05/06/2017

Russian military intelligence executed a cyberattack on at least one U.S. voting software supplier and sent spear-phishing emails to more than 100 local election officials just days before last November’s presidential election, according to a highly classified intelligence report obtained by The Intercept. The top-secret National Security Agency document, which was provided anonymously to...
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Trump Admin. Moves to Return Russian Compounds in U.S.

01/06/2017

According to a report in The Washington Post, President Trump’s administration is moving toward handing back to Russia two diplomatic compounds in New York City and Maryland. Officials were ejected from these compounds in late December by the Obama administration as punishment for alleged interference from Moscow in the 2016 presidential election. Former President...
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Comey Reportedly Expected To Testify Publicly About Russia Probe

01/06/2017

Former FBI Director James Comey is expected to publicly testify before the Senate as early as next week about the bureau’s ongoing investigation into the Trump campaign’s ties to Russia. Comey is expected to specifically address whether President Trump pressured him to end the investigation into former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn. A person...
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Nigel Farage a ‘Person of Interest’ In FBI Russia Probe

01/06/2017

Nigel Farage, the former pro-Brexit Ukip leader in the U.K., is now a “person of interest” in the U.S. counterintelligence investigation on possible collusion between the Trump campaign and the Kremlin, The Guardian reports. Farage reportedly raised the interest of FBI officials because of his relationships with both the Trump campaign and WikiLeaks founder...
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Report: Russian Officials Discussed Dirt They Had on Trump

30/05/2017

Kremlin officials allegedly said they had “derogatory” information about Donald Trump and his top aides in at least one conversation intercepted by U.S. intelligence before the 2016 election, CNN reports. Two former intelligence officials and one congressional source confirmed the story to CNN, saying that the information was financial in nature. One person said...
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Jared Kushner Now Under Scrutiny By FBI Over Russia Probe

25/05/2017

White House senior adviser Jared Kushner is reportedly under FBI scrutiny as part of the agency’s probe into Russian meddling in the 2016 election. According to officials who spoke with NBC News, investigators at the agency believe Kushner “has significant information relevant to their inquiry,” adding “that does not mean they suspect him of...
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EX CIA Chief: Russians Contacted Trump Campaign

23/05/2017

Former CIA Director John Brennan told the House intelligence committee Tuesday that he warned Russia against meddling in the U.S. presidential election. Testifying to the House Intelligence Committee, Brennan said that on Aug. 4, 2016, he spoke to Alexander Bortnikov, who is the head of Russia’s FSB, and told him that if the Kremlin...
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Trump Asked Intelligence Chiefs To Deny Evidence Of Russia Collusion

22/05/2017

President Donald Trump asked two of the country’s most senior intelligence officials to publicly deny the existence of any evidence linking his presidential campaign with Russian efforts to undermine the American political process, The Washington Post reported on Monday evening. According to the Post, Trump appealed to Daniel Coats, the director of national intelligence,...
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Trump Seems To Confirm Israel Was Source Of Intel He Gave Russians

22/05/2017

President Trump on Monday seemed to confirm The New York Times’ report that Israel was the source of classified intelligence he revealed to Russian officials during an Oval Office visit several weeks ago. “I never mentioned the word or the name Israel. Never mentioned during that conversation,” he told reporters during a press availability...
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Congress Told Trump-Russia Probe Now Includes Possible Cover-Up

19/05/2017

Investigators into Russian meddling in the U.S. presidential elections are now also probing whether White House officials have engaged in a cover-up, according to members of Congress who were briefed Friday by Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein. That avenue of investigation was added in recent weeks after assertions by former FBI Director James Comey...
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MUST SEE Time Magazine Trump-Russia Cover

19/05/2017

Time magazine published an eye-catching cover Thursday aimed at the Trump presidency — this time depicting the White House being overtaken by Russian onion domes. The new cover comes amid the escalating controversy over the Trump administration’s relationship with Russia. And it’s a winking reference to the news earlier this week, when President Donald...
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Report: Russia Probe Reaches Current White House Official

19/05/2017

The ongoing FBI probe into ties between Russia and the Trump campaign has identified a current White House official as “a significant person of interest,” The Washington Post reported Friday. The individual was described by people familiar with the matter as “someone close to the president,” although the sources declined to name names. So...
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Trump To Russians: Firing ‘Nut Job’ Comey Eased Probe ‘Pressure’

19/05/2017

President Trump reportedly told Russian officials on May 10 in the Oval Office that firing “nut job” ex-FBI Director James Comey relieved “great pressure” on him, according to The New York Times. “I just fired the head of the FBI He was crazy, a real nut job,” Trump allegedly said, based on a document...
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Trump Campaign Had 18 Undisclosed Contacts With Russians

18/05/2017

Former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn, along with other advisers to Donald Trump’s presidential campaign, were in contact with Russians in at least 18 calls or emails during the last seven months of the election, according to records now under review by the FBI and congressional investigators. Reuters reports that at least six of...
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DOJ appoints ex-FBI Director Robert Mueller to Oversee Russian Probe

17/05/2017

DOJ appoints former FBI director Bob Mueller as special counsel to investigate Trump campaign/Russia ties. DOJ spokesperson says White House’s Counsel’s Office was informed of the appointment of special counsel after the order was signed this afternoon. CLICK HERE TO WATCH THE LIVE STREAM   MORE: DOJ appoints former FBI director Robert Mueller as...
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Trevor Noah Rips Trump For Revealing “Highly Classified” Intel To Russians

16/05/2017

Trevor Noah rips Mr. Trump over classified leaked intel to the Russians “So the good news is, Trump listens during intel briefings. And the bad news is, Trump listens during intel briefings.”
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Yates: Russians Had ‘Real Leverage’ Over Flynn [VIDEO]

16/05/2017

Russian officials had “real leverage” over former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn, former Acting Attorney General Sally Yates told CNN. In a new interview with Anderson Cooper, Yates says Flynn was in a “serious compromise situation,” which led her to inform the White House. Before his dismissal, Flynn lied to Vice President Mike Pence,...
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Trump Admits Passing Intel To Russia After WH Denial

16/05/2017

President Trump appeared to confirm Tuesday that he revealed highly classified intelligence information to Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov and Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak in a meeting last week, as was first reported by The Washington Post on Monday night. “As president, I wanted to share with Russia (at an openly scheduled ...
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