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14 Feb 9:35am Updated NYT: US attorney leading Russia probe investigating whether US intelligence agencies hid information
The federal prosecutor leading the probe into the 2016 Trump-Russia investigation might be pursuing a basis to accuse former US intelligence officials who served under former President Barack Obama of hiding intelligence about Russia's election interference, according to The New York Times.
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Justice Dept. Is Investigating C.I.A. Resistance to Sharing Russia Secrets 13 Feb 9:38pm Updated Justice Dept. Is Investigating C.I.A. Resistance to Sharing Russia Secrets
The prosecutor was assigned by the attorney general to scrutinize the agents and analysts who sought to understand Russia’s covert operation to help Donald J. Trump win the 2016 election.
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10 Feb 7:52pm Updated Prosecutors ask for 7 to 9 years in prison for Roger Stone
Prosecutors have asked a federal judge to sentence Roger Stone, a former informal adviser to President Donald Trump, to seven to nine years in prison for lying to Congress and witness tampering during the Russia investigation, according to a new court filing.
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Trump Budget Calls for New Nuclear Warheads and 2 Types of Missiles 10 Feb 7:45pm Trump Budget Calls for New Nuclear Warheads and 2 Types of Missiles
The president’s spending proposal requests money for a new arms race with Russia and China, and restores nuclear weapons as central to military policy.
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Justice Dept. Reviewing Information From Giuliani on the Bidens, Graham Says 9 Feb 4:58pm Justice Dept. Reviewing Information From Giuliani on the Bidens, Graham Says
Senator Lindsey Graham warned that the information should be viewed skeptically. “Russia is playing us all like a fiddle,” he said.
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7 Feb 1:19pm Russia report: When can we expect it to be published?
A report into alleged Russian meddling in UK democracy was handed to the PM over three months ago.
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6 Feb 9:54am Updated DOJ reviewing allegation Erik Prince misled Congress in Russia probe
The Justice Department is reviewing House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff's request to open an investigation into allegations that Trump ally Erik Prince repeatedly misled Congress during the committee's investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 US presidential election, according to a letter obtained by CNN.
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5 Feb 6:39pm FBI director pushes back on Republican criticisms in first testimony after release of watchdog report
The head of the FBI on Wednesday batted back criticism from House Republicans that he hadn't done enough to reform the law enforcement agency after the release of a report that detailed the bureau's failures in the Russia investigation.
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5 Feb 6:01pm US to start negotiating with Russia on nuclear arms control soon
The Trump administration will soon start nuclear negotiations with Russia, US national security adviser Robert O'Brien said Wednesday, speaking exactly one year before the last remaining US nuclear arms pact with Moscow is set to expire.
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4 Feb 1:27pm Updated US military deploys new type of nuclear weapon seen as key to countering Russia
The US military deployed a new submarine-launched low-yield nuclear weapon, something the Pentagon sees as critical to countering the threat posed by Russia's arsenal of smaller tactical nukes.
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2 Feb 9:35am Top US general in Africa warns of growing threats as Trump administration weighs cutting troop numbers
Citing Russian mercenaries, strategic Chinese investments, and the growing threat from terrorist groups linked to ISIS and al Qaeda, the top general overseeing US operations in Africa advocated for the US keeping a military presence in Africa as the Trump administration considers a major drawdown of troops from the continent in order to better focus on challenges posed by Russia and China.
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Pompeo Says Trump Backs Ukraine on Russia, but Isn’t Ready for Zelensky Visit 31 Jan 11:27am Updated Pompeo Says Trump Backs Ukraine on Russia, but Isn’t Ready for Zelensky Visit
The secretary of state met with President Volodymyr Zelensky in Kyiv, during the impeachment trial of President Trump over a pressure campaign against Ukraine.
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30 Jan 6:23pm Updated Pence adviser who testified during the House impeachment inquiry is leaving her role
Jennifer Williams, the special adviser to Vice President Pence on Europe and Russia who testified during the House impeachment inquiry last year, is leaving the Vice President's office two months ahead of her planned departure at the end of March, a White House official told CNN.
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30 Jan 4:23pm Carter Page sues Democratic National Committee and law firm for defamation
The former Trump campaign adviser whose ties to Russia were at the heart of the investigation into that country's interference in the 2016 US election is suing the Democratic National Committee and a prominent law firm that had dug up some of the allegations against him.
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Russia Exerts Growing Influence in Africa, Worrying Many in the West 28 Jan 9:16am Updated Russia Exerts Growing Influence in Africa, Worrying Many in the West
The Kremlin is increasing arms sales, security pacts and training programs as the American defense secretary weighs withdrawing troops from the continent.
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In Impeachment Trial, Geography Dictates Politics 26 Jan 7:39pm Updated In Impeachment Trial, Geography Dictates Politics
Republicans want to cast President Trump’s impeachment as a narrow argument over aid to Ukraine. Democrats want to describe it as part of a broader struggle with Russia.
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24 Jan 3:14pm Adam Schiff turns to John McCain to make his case.
Mr. McCain once warned that President Trump’s unusual relationship to Russia was like a centipede.
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22 Jan 11:23am Tulsi Gabbard sues Hillary Clinton for defamation over Russia remarks
Tulsi Gabbard filed a defamation lawsuit against Hillary Clinton on Wednesday, alleging the former secretary of state and 2016 Democratic presidential nominee "lied" about the Hawaii congresswoman's ties to Russia during a 2019 interview.
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Barr Once Contradicted Trump’s Claim That Abuse of Power Is Not Impeachable 21 Jan 9:14pm Updated Barr Once Contradicted Trump’s Claim That Abuse of Power Is Not Impeachable
In a memo for the Trump team during the Russia investigation, the attorney general wrote that presidents who misuse their authority are subject to impeachment.
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UK-Russia relations still strained after Salisbury attack, PM tells Putin 19 Jan 11:48am UK-Russia relations still strained after Salisbury attack, PM tells Putin
The UK has not forgiven Moscow for the Salisbury novichok poisoning attack, Boris Johnson has told Vladimir Putin.
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F.B.I.’s Proposed Fixes Are Inadequate, Expert Tells Surveillance Court 15 Jan 5:33pm F.B.I.’s Proposed Fixes Are Inadequate, Expert Tells Surveillance Court
The fallout continues from an inspector general’s findings that the bureau botched wiretap applications in the Russia investigation.
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14 Jan 11:09am Plan to Cut U.S. Troops in West Africa Draws Criticism From Europe
French officials said that a Pentagon proposal to relocate troops as it focuses on China and Russia could hinder the fight against extremists.
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13 Jan 5:23pm Updated George Nader, a former Mueller witness, pleads guilty to child sex crimes
George Nader, a key witness in the Russia investigation, pleaded guilty Monday to two sex crimes involving minors.
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13 Jan 5:04pm Updated Treasury official pleads guilty to charge connected to leaks of Trump-related financial data
A senior Treasury Department official pleaded guilty Monday in Manhattan federal court to one count of conspiracy in a case in which prosecutors accused her of disclosing sensitive financial transaction reports related to people tied to President Donald Trump and Russia, including former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort.
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26 Dec 2019, 4:48pm Washington Post: US eyeing information warfare tactics against Russia in 2020
Military cyber officials are developing information warfare tactics that could be deployed against Russian oligarchs and officials if the country attempts to interfere in the 2020 US presidential election, current and former US officials told The Washington Post. The officials told The Post that one option being looked at by US Cyber Command would target senior Russian leadership and elites in an effort to show that their personal data could be hit if election interference did not stop. The option would not take aim at Russian President Vladimir Putin because that would be considered too provocative, the officials said, according to the Post.
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Pentagon Eyes Africa Drawdown as First Step in Global Troop Shift 24 Dec 2019, 2:54pm Updated Pentagon Eyes Africa Drawdown as First Step in Global Troop Shift
The deliberations stem from a push to reduce missions battling distant terrorist groups, and to instead refocus on confronting so-called Great Powers like Russia and China.
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Durham Surprises Even Allies With Statement on F.B.I.’s Trump Case 23 Dec 2019, 6:40am Updated Durham Surprises Even Allies With Statement on F.B.I.’s Trump Case
The federal prosecutor leading a review of the origins of the Russia inquiry has a reputation for keeping his mouth shut. At a sensitive moment, he didn’t.
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21 Dec 2019, 6:15pm Updated Pompeo rebukes China and Russia for vetoing UN aid to Syria
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo harshly criticized a veto by Russia and China of a United Nations security council resolution that would allow humanitarian aid to reach Syrian rebels, calling the action "shameful."
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20 Dec 2019, 10:33am New York Times: John Durham investigating ex-CIA Director John Brennan as part of review of FBI Russia probe
The federal prosecutor leading the probe into the 2016 Trump-Russia investigation has begun examining the role former CIA Director John Brennan played in how the intelligence community assessed Russia's election interference, according to The New York Times.
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Putin Hints at Holding Power Past 2024, and Defends Trump on Impeachment 19 Dec 2019, 5:34pm Updated Putin Hints at Holding Power Past 2024, and Defends Trump on Impeachment
Russia’s president mused about repealing the term limit he faces, and echoed Republican talking points saying that impeachment was a baseless bid to reverse the 2016 election.
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19 Dec 2019, 4:27pm Updated Trump administration moves to oppose bill meant to deter Russia
The Trump administration is pushing back on a wide-ranging piece of legislation meant to deter and punish Russian aggression and its interference in the 2016 election.
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Senators Clash Over Impact of Wiretap Flaws on Broader Russia Inquiry 19 Dec 2019, 12:43am Senators Clash Over Impact of Wiretap Flaws on Broader Russia Inquiry
At a contentious Senate hearing, the politics of the Russia investigation jostled with a policy debate about surveillance.
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Bash Putin? The Senate Is Willing. The Trick Is Not Impugning Trump. 18 Dec 2019, 7:19pm Updated Bash Putin? The Senate Is Willing. The Trick Is Not Impugning Trump.
A bill to defend U.S. national security against Russia looks like an artifact from a different age — 10 months ago — when both parties agreed on the threat from Moscow.
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Senate Approves $738 Billion Defense Bill, Sending It to Trump 17 Dec 2019, 5:02pm Updated Senate Approves $738 Billion Defense Bill, Sending It to Trump
The enormous defense bill, one of the most expensive in the nation’s history, contains a litany of bipartisan rebukes to Russia, Turkey and China.
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A Great Big Gift Not on Trump’s Disclosure Form: Giuliani’s Legal Advice 13 Dec 2019, 4:39pm A Great Big Gift Not on Trump’s Disclosure Form: Giuliani’s Legal Advice
The lawyer’s work defending President Trump in the Russia inquiry and pressing Ukraine to investigate a rival was absent from the annual financial disclosure, despite reporting requirements.
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Senate Confirms John Sullivan as U.S. Ambassador to Russia 12 Dec 2019, 5:47pm Updated Senate Confirms John Sullivan as U.S. Ambassador to Russia
Mr. Sullivan, a close ally of Secretary of State Mike Pompeo who had been serving as deputy secretary of state, was confirmed by a vote of 70 to 22.
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12 Dec 2019, 4:43pm US tests missile previously banned under arms control treaty with Russia
The US military tested Thursday a conventional missile that was previously banned by the Intermediate Range Nuclear Forces treaty that the Trump administration exited earlier this year, citing Russian violations.
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Trump’s Impeachment Team May Add Alan Dershowitz 12 Dec 2019, 9:48am Trump’s Impeachment Team May Add Alan Dershowitz
A frequent television commentator, Mr. Dershowitz often defended Mr. Trump publicly during the special counsel’s Russia investigation.
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Withering Criticism of F.B.I. as Watchdog Presents Russia Inquiry Findings 11 Dec 2019, 11:01pm Updated Withering Criticism of F.B.I. as Watchdog Presents Russia Inquiry Findings
At a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing, the Justice Department’s inspector general recounted egregious problems with wiretap files.
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Horowitz Hearing Highlights: Watchdog Warns Against Exonerating F.B.I. in Russia Inquiry, Pointing to Flaws 11 Dec 2019, 9:18pm Updated Horowitz Hearing Highlights: Watchdog Warns Against Exonerating F.B.I. in Russia Inquiry, Pointing to Flaws
Senators and the inspector general painted a scathing portrait of the F.B.I., with Republicans accusing agents of exploiting rules and joining Democrats in demanding a surveillance overhaul.
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Justice Dept. Official and Liaison to Special Counsel to Step Down 11 Dec 2019, 7:06pm Justice Dept. Official and Liaison to Special Counsel to Step Down
Edward O’Callaghan worked closely with Rod J. Rosenstein to oversee the Russia investigation.
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11 Dec 2019, 6:43pm Updated Justice Department watchdog says no political bias in Russia probe, but blasts FBI actions
Justice Department inspector general Michael Horowitz on Wednesday defended his blockbuster report that found there was no political bias when the FBI launched its 2016 investigation into Russia and the Trump campaign in the midst of attacks by Attorney General William Barr.
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Horowitz Hearing Live Updates: Watchdog Warns Against Exonerating F.B.I. in Russia Inquiry, Pointing to Flaws 11 Dec 2019, 4:23pm Updated Horowitz Hearing Live Updates: Watchdog Warns Against Exonerating F.B.I. in Russia Inquiry, Pointing to Flaws
Senators and the inspector general painted a withering portrait of the F.B.I., with Republicans accusing agents of exploiting rules and joining Democrats in demanding a surveillance overhaul.
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Horowitz Hearing Live Updates: No Vindication for F.B.I. in Russia Inquiry, Watchdog Says 11 Dec 2019, 3:32pm Updated Horowitz Hearing Live Updates: No Vindication for F.B.I. in Russia Inquiry, Watchdog Says
Senators and the inspector general painted a withering portrait of the F.B.I., with Republicans accusing agents of exploiting rules and joining Democrats in demanding a surveillance overhaul.
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Horowitz Hearing Live Updates: Watchdog Says No Vindication for F.B.I. in Russia Inquiry 11 Dec 2019, 2:36pm Horowitz Hearing Live Updates: Watchdog Says No Vindication for F.B.I. in Russia Inquiry
The Justice Department inspector general detailed his lengthy report on the Russia investigation and why a prosecutor also examining the inquiry disagreed with a key finding.
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Horowitz Hearing Live Updates: No Vindication for F.B.I. in Russia Inquiry Report, Watchdog Says 11 Dec 2019, 2:26pm Updated Horowitz Hearing Live Updates: No Vindication for F.B.I. in Russia Inquiry Report, Watchdog Says
The Justice Department inspector general detailed his lengthy report on the Russia investigation and why a prosecutor also examining the inquiry disagreed with a key finding.
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11 Dec 2019, 12:23pm Updated Senators to grill Justice Department watchdog as fight continues over Russia probe
Justice Department inspector general Michael Horowitz will testify Wednesday before a Senate committee about his blockbuster report on the early stages of the Russia investigation.
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Horowitz Hearing Live Updates: Republicans Challenge Report Debunking Anti-Trump Bias at F.B.I. 11 Dec 2019, 11:44am Horowitz Hearing Live Updates: Republicans Challenge Report Debunking Anti-Trump Bias at F.B.I.
The Justice Department inspector general, Michael E. Horowitz, is testifying before the Senate Judiciary Committee about his exhaustive report on aspects of the F.B.I.’s Russia investigation.
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11 Dec 2019, 11:43am DOJ watchdog has a long career in professional oversight
Justice Department Inspector General Michael Horowitz, who is testifying before Congress on Wednesday about his new report on the early stages of the Russia investigation, has built a reputation as a thorough investigator who has waded into some of the more controversial issues of the last few years.
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Horowitz Hearing Live Updates: Senate Examines Origins of the F.B.I.’s Russia Inquiry 11 Dec 2019, 11:20am Updated Horowitz Hearing Live Updates: Senate Examines Origins of the F.B.I.’s Russia Inquiry
The Justice Department inspector general, Michael E. Horowitz, is testifying before the Senate Judiciary Committee about his exhaustive report on aspects of the F.B.I.’s Russia investigation.
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Turkey and Russia Judged Bigger Risk Than ISIS for U.S. Troops in Syria 11 Dec 2019, 11:06am Updated Turkey and Russia Judged Bigger Risk Than ISIS for U.S. Troops in Syria
American commanders have requested guidance on dealing with an attack from those armed groups and others from Iran and the Syrian government, but officials say they have received muddled direction.
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What to Watch For at a Senate Hearing on the F.B.I.’s Russia Inquiry 11 Dec 2019, 9:54am Updated What to Watch For at a Senate Hearing on the F.B.I.’s Russia Inquiry
The Justice Department inspector general will answer questions about his exhaustive report on aspects of the F.B.I.’s Russia investigation.
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What to Watch for at a Senate Hearing on the Report on the F.B.I.’s Russia Inquiry 11 Dec 2019, 5:00am What to Watch for at a Senate Hearing on the Report on the F.B.I.’s Russia Inquiry
The Justice Department inspector general will answer questions about his exhaustive report on aspects of the F.B.I.’s Russia investigation.
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Trump and Barr Escalate Attacks on F.B.I. Over Report on Russia Inquiry 10 Dec 2019, 9:22pm Trump and Barr Escalate Attacks on F.B.I. Over Report on Russia Inquiry
The president suggested he lacked confidence in his own F.B.I. director, who did not share his negative view of a long-awaited inspector general report.
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Trump and Barr Criticize F.B.I. Director Over Report on Russia Inquiry 10 Dec 2019, 9:04pm Updated Trump and Barr Criticize F.B.I. Director Over Report on Russia Inquiry
The president suggested he lacked confidence in his own F.B.I. director, who did not share his negative view of a long-awaited inspector general report.
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Trump Lashes Out at F.B.I. Director Over Report on Russia Inquiry 10 Dec 2019, 10:30am Updated Trump Lashes Out at F.B.I. Director Over Report on Russia Inquiry
The president suggested he lacked confidence in his own F.B.I. director because the director did not share his negative view of a long-awaited inspector general report.
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9 Dec 2019, 10:47pm 7 new things we learned from the Horowitz report
The Justice Department inspector general's report released Monday amounted to a massive fact-finding that shaded in contours of the Russia investigation.
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9 Dec 2019, 8:15pm Updated Impeachment Briefing: What Happened Today
Another hearing, a major report on the Russia investigation, and how the two converged.
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Highlights From the Horowitz Report on the Russia Investigation 9 Dec 2019, 7:46pm Updated Highlights From the Horowitz Report on the Russia Investigation
The inquiry by the Justice Department’s inspector general found no evidence of the political conspiracy alleged by President Trump but uncovered flaws in how the case was handled.
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Barr and Durham Publicly Disagree With Horowitz Report on Russia Inquiry 9 Dec 2019, 7:40pm Updated Barr and Durham Publicly Disagree With Horowitz Report on Russia Inquiry
The attorney general reprised his role as a vocal defender of President Trump.
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Report on F.B.I. Russia Inquiry Finds Serious Errors but Debunks Anti-Trump Plot 9 Dec 2019, 7:37pm Updated Report on F.B.I. Russia Inquiry Finds Serious Errors but Debunks Anti-Trump Plot
A long-awaited report by the Justice Department’s inspector general delivers a scathing critique of the F.B.I.’s handling of a wiretap application but also punctures many conspiracy theories.
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9 Dec 2019, 6:35pm Updated How the FBI attempted to verify a salacious allegation in the Steele dossier
The Justice Department inspector general's report released Monday paints a more thorough picture than ever before on what the FBI found when it tried to verify information in Christopher Steele's dossier on Donald Trump and Russia -- including attempts to verify the existence of video tapes of "alleged unorthodox sexual activity."
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9 Dec 2019, 4:48pm Updated Barr slams FBI as he and Durham contradict watchdog
Attorney General William Barr and the US attorney he picked to lead a probe into the origins of the Russia investigation criticized the FBI on Monday and contradicted some of the key findings of a report by the Justice Department's inspector general.
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Who Is John Durham, the Prosecutor Investigating the Russia Inquiry 9 Dec 2019, 3:47pm Who Is John Durham, the Prosecutor Investigating the Russia Inquiry
Mr. Durham, the top federal prosecutor in Connecticut, has investigated potential wrongdoing by the F.B.I. and C.I.A. for the Clinton, Bush, Obama and Trump administrations.
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9 Dec 2019, 3:42pm Updated Inspector general: Start of FBI Russia probe was justified and unbiased but investigation had significant errors
BREAKING: The Justice Department's inspector general found that the FBI properly opened its investigation into Russian election interference but said there were major errors in how the agency conducted the probe.
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Inspector General Report on F.B.I. Russia Inquiry Finds Serious Errors But Debunks Anti-Trump Plot 9 Dec 2019, 2:30pm Updated Inspector General Report on F.B.I. Russia Inquiry Finds Serious Errors But Debunks Anti-Trump Plot
A long-awaited report by the Justice Department’s inspector general delivers a scathing critique of the F.B.I.’s handling of a wiretap application but also punctures many conspiracy theories.
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Highlights From the Watchdog Report on the Russia Investigation 9 Dec 2019, 1:02pm Highlights From the Watchdog Report on the Russia Investigation
The inquiry by the Justice Department’s inspector general found no evidence of the political conspiracy alleged by President Trump but uncovered flaws in how the case was handled.
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What to Look for in the Watchdog Report on the Russia Investigation 9 Dec 2019, 9:49am Updated What to Look for in the Watchdog Report on the Russia Investigation
A long-awaited report by the Justice Department’s independent inspector general will be made public today.
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9 Dec 2019, 8:26am Trump to meet with Russian foreign minister Tuesday
President Donald Trump is planning to meet with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov on Tuesday in Washington, an encounter that is sure to draw significant scrutiny amid several ongoing controversies involving Trump and Russia.
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8 Dec 2019, 6:15pm Updated Air Force Aims to Deploy a New Battlefield Weapon: Faster Communications
Military officials are trying to develop systems that instantly push intelligence to front-line forces, a development strategists say could help deter aggression by Russia and China.
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Barr Is Said to Doubt Inspector General’s Finding on Russia Inquiry 2 Dec 2019, 11:50pm Updated Barr Is Said to Doubt Inspector General’s Finding on Russia Inquiry
If the attorney general rebuts the finding that the F.B.I. had sufficient cause to open the investigation, the president’s allies could use his skepticism to dismiss the entire report.
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27 Nov 2019, 10:34am Flynn sentencing delayed until after DOJ inspector general report comes out
Prosecutors from the US attorney's office in Washington and Michael Flynn's lawyers want to suspend Flynn's long-awaited sentencing hearing in December because they won't be fully prepared for it until the Justice Department inspector general's report regarding FBI surveillance as part of its early Russia probe is published.
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27 Nov 2019, 10:06am Updated Prosecutors want to move Flynn sentencing until after DOJ inspector general report comes out
Prosecutors from the US attorney's office in Washington and Michael Flynn's lawyers want to suspend Flynn's long-awaited sentencing hearing in December because they won't be fully prepared for it until the Justice Department inspector general's report regarding FBI surveillance as part of its early Russia probe is published.
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26 Nov 2019, 5:36pm US says Russian troops are destabilizing Libya
Russia has deployed military forces to Libya that are "de-stabilizing" the North African country, a top State Department official warned Tuesday.
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25 Nov 2019, 11:38am Updated The Point: A Republican senator just completely denied the reality of 2016 election meddling
Louisiana Republican Sen. John Kennedy was asked a simple question by Fox News' Chris Wallace on Sunday: "Who do you believe was responsible for hacking the [Democratic National Committee] and Clinton campaign computers, their emails. Was it Russia or Ukraine?"
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Russia Inquiry Review Is Said to Criticize F.B.I. but Rebuff Claims of Biased Acts 22 Nov 2019, 5:54pm Updated Russia Inquiry Review Is Said to Criticize F.B.I. but Rebuff Claims of Biased Acts
A watchdog report will portray the pursuit of a wiretap of an ex-Trump adviser as sloppy, but it also debunks some accusations by Trump allies of F.B.I. wrongdoing.
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22 Nov 2019, 5:49pm Updated House GOP disregards expert warnings that debunked Ukraine theory helps Russia
Expert after expert in the House impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump testified about one key fact: That Ukraine had no role interfering in the 2016 elections to help Hillary Clinton. And one key witness sounded the alarm even louder.
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22 Nov 2019, 12:36pm Updated Former FBI lawyer under investigation after allegedly altering document in 2016 Russia probe
An FBI official is under criminal investigation after allegedly altering a document related to 2016 surveillance of a Trump campaign adviser, several people briefed on the matter told CNN.
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Fiona Hill Testifies ‘Fictions’ on Ukraine Pushed by Trump Help Russia 22 Nov 2019, 4:18am Updated Fiona Hill Testifies ‘Fictions’ on Ukraine Pushed by Trump Help Russia
The former top White House aide denounced a theory that Ukraine interfered in the 2016 election, as she tied the president’s pressure campaign to Russian efforts to sow political divisions in America.
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Fiona Hill Testifies That ‘Fictions’ on Ukraine Pushed by the G.O.P. Help Russia 21 Nov 2019, 9:01pm Updated Fiona Hill Testifies That ‘Fictions’ on Ukraine Pushed by the G.O.P. Help Russia
A former top White House adviser denounced a theory embraced by Mr. Trump that Ukraine interfered in the 2016 elections, calling it a “fiction” planted by Russia.
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21 Nov 2019, 7:14pm Updated FBI official under investigation after allegedly altering document in 2016 Russia probe
An FBI official is under criminal investigation after allegedly altering a document related to 2016 surveillance of a Trump campaign adviser, several people briefed on the matter told CNN.
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Fiona Hill Viewed Serving Trump as Risky. Now She’s an Impeachment Witness. 21 Nov 2019, 6:16pm Updated Fiona Hill Viewed Serving Trump as Risky. Now She’s an Impeachment Witness.
Dr. Hill’s decision to be the president’s top adviser on Russia and Europe strained friendships, made her a target of conspiracy theories — and landed her in the center of the tumult over Ukraine.
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Impeachment Hearing Live Updates: Fiona Hill Calls Ukraine Pressure Campaign a ‘Domestic Political Errand’ 21 Nov 2019, 4:28pm Updated Impeachment Hearing Live Updates: Fiona Hill Calls Ukraine Pressure Campaign a ‘Domestic Political Errand’
President Trump’s former adviser testified that the pressure campaign on Ukraine was a purely political one that diverged from U.S. foreign policy. She denounced the “false narrative” embraced by Mr. Trump and Republicans that Ukraine interfered in the 2016 election, calling it a dangerous story planted by Russia.
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Impeachment Inquiry Live Updates: Fiona Hill Calls Ukraine Pressure Campaign a ‘Domestic Political Errand’ 21 Nov 2019, 2:56pm Updated Impeachment Inquiry Live Updates: Fiona Hill Calls Ukraine Pressure Campaign a ‘Domestic Political Errand’
President Trump’s former adviser testified that the pressure campaign on Ukraine was a purely political one that diverged from U.S. foreign policy. She denounced the “false narrative” embraced by Mr. Trump and Republicans that Ukraine interfered in the 2016 election, calling it a dangerous story planted by Russia.
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Impeachment Inquiry Live Updates: Fiona Hill Denounces ‘Fictional’ Claim of Ukraine Meddling in 2016 21 Nov 2019, 1:06pm Updated Impeachment Inquiry Live Updates: Fiona Hill Denounces ‘Fictional’ Claim of Ukraine Meddling in 2016
The former top Europe and Russia expert at the National Security Council denounced the “false narrative” promoted by President Trump and Republicans that Ukraine interfered in the 2016 election, calling it a dangerous story planted by Russia that plays into Moscow’s hands. A senior embassy official in Kyiv testified that his “clear impression” was that Mr. Trump froze security aid to push Ukraine to investigate the Bidens.
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Impeachment Inquiry Live Updates: Fiona Hill Denounces ‘Fictional’ Claim of Ukraine Meddling in 201 21 Nov 2019, 11:41am Updated Impeachment Inquiry Live Updates: Fiona Hill Denounces ‘Fictional’ Claim of Ukraine Meddling in 201
The former top Europe and Russia expert at the National Security Council denounced the “false narrative” promoted by President Trump and Republicans that Ukraine interfered in the 2016 election, calling it a dangerous story planted by Russia that plays into Moscow’s hands. A senior embassy official in Kyiv testified that his “clear impression” was that Mr. Trump froze security aid to push Ukraine to investigate the Bidens.
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21 Nov 2019, 11:18am Updated Former top Russia adviser sharply disputes GOP claims on Ukraine
A former top White House official will offer on Thursday a full-throated rebuttal to the narrative pushed by President Donald Trump and his GOP allies about Ukraine's role meddling in American politics, according to a source familiar with her testimony.
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Impeachment Inquiry Live Updates: Fiona Hill and David Holmes Begin to Testify 21 Nov 2019, 10:40am Updated Impeachment Inquiry Live Updates: Fiona Hill and David Holmes Begin to Testify
The former top Europe and Russia expert at the National Security Council denounced the “false narrative” promoted by President Trump and Republicans that Ukraine interfered in the 2016 election, calling it a dangerous story planted by Russia that plays into Moscow’s hands. Witnesses have testified that Mr. Trump was preoccupied with getting Ukraine to announce it was investigating the claim.
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Impeachment Inquiry Live Updates: Fiona Hill and David Holmes to Testify 21 Nov 2019, 10:10am Updated Impeachment Inquiry Live Updates: Fiona Hill and David Holmes to Testify
The former top Europe and Russia expert at the National Security Council will denounce the “false narrative” promoted by President Trump and Republicans that Ukraine interfered in the 2016 election, calling it a dangerous story planted by Russia that plays into Moscow’s hands. Witnesses have testified that Mr. Trump was preoccupied with getting Ukraine to announce it was investigating the claim.
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Impeachment Inquiry Updates: Fiona Hill and David Holmes to Testify 21 Nov 2019, 8:31am Updated Impeachment Inquiry Updates: Fiona Hill and David Holmes to Testify
The former top Europe and Russia expert at the National Security Council is expected to testify about grave concerns inside the White House about the Ukraine pressure campaign.
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21 Nov 2019, 7:22am Former top Russia adviser to reject GOP claim that Ukraine meddled in US politics
A former top White House official will offer on Thursday a full-throated rebuttal to the narrative pushed by President Donald Trump and his GOP allies about Ukraine's role meddling in American politics, according to a source familiar with her testimony.
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What to Watch For in Day 5 of the Trump Impeachment Hearings 21 Nov 2019, 6:57am What to Watch For in Day 5 of the Trump Impeachment Hearings
The House hearing will have testimony by Fiona Hill, a former White House expert on Russia, and David Holmes, an embassy official in Kyiv.
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Who Is Laura Cooper? Pentagon’s Russia-Ukraine Expert to Testify in Inquiry 20 Nov 2019, 10:05pm Who Is Laura Cooper? Pentagon’s Russia-Ukraine Expert to Testify in Inquiry
A career Defense Department official, Ms. Cooper will give insight into efforts to release the aid to Ukraine.
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Read Jennifer Williams’s Prepared Opening Statement From the Impeachment Hearing 19 Nov 2019, 10:36am Read Jennifer Williams’s Prepared Opening Statement From the Impeachment Hearing
The special adviser on Europe and Russia for Vice President Mike Pence, appeared in front of the House Intelligence Committee on the third day of public impeachment hearings.
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Impeachment Investigators Exploring Whether Trump Lied to Mueller 19 Nov 2019, 9:57am Updated Impeachment Investigators Exploring Whether Trump Lied to Mueller
As part of the Russia inquiry, President Trump had given written answers to questions from Robert S. Mueller III.
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18 Nov 2019, 6:55pm Updated DOJ inspector general scheduled to testify about Russia report
Justice Department Inspector General Michael Horowitz will appear before the Senate Judiciary Committee on December 11 to discuss the findings of his report into the opening of the Russia investigation, Chairman Lindsey Graham announced Monday.
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18 Nov 2019, 1:02pm Updated House investigating whether Trump lied to Mueller
The House of Representatives is now investigating whether President Donald Trump lied to special counsel Robert Mueller in written answers he provided in the Russia investigation, the House's general counsel said in federal court Monday.
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17 Nov 2019, 10:29am Analysis: 25 times Trump was soft on Russia
President Donald Trump has an Achilles' heel when it comes to Russia.
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Roger Stone Is Convicted of Impeding Investigators in a Bid to Protect Trump 15 Nov 2019, 7:59pm Updated Roger Stone Is Convicted of Impeding Investigators in a Bid to Protect Trump
Mr. Stone, a longtime informal adviser to President Trump, obstructed one of Congress’s Russia investigations and lied to lawmakers.
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15 Nov 2019, 7:35pm Justice Department watchdog moves to reassure witnesses on Russia investigation report
A forthcoming Justice Department inspector general's report into the FBI's handling of the Russia probe is already drawing criticism, weeks before its expected completion, amid concerns that witnesses wouldn't be given sufficient time to review the document before its release.
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Roger Stone Is Found Guilty in Trial That Revived Trump-Russia Saga 15 Nov 2019, 6:43pm Updated Roger Stone Is Found Guilty in Trial That Revived Trump-Russia Saga
Mr. Stone, a longtime informal adviser to President Trump, obstructed one of Congress’s Russia investigations and lied to lawmakers.
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15 Nov 2019, 10:50am Updated General election 2019: Boris Johnson quizzed on Russia, flooding and his children
Boris Johnson answered questions from the public in a special BBC programme.
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15 Nov 2019, 9:33am Updated Trump talks Russia probe audit with attorney general and White House counsel in Oval Office meeting
President Donald Trump met with Attorney General William Barr and White House counsel Pat Cipollone in an Oval Office meeting Thursday afternoon in which the so-called Horowitz report came up in conversation, two sources told CNN.
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15 Nov 2019, 8:31am Boris Johnson quizzed on Russia, flooding and his children
The PM says there is "no evidence" of Russian interference and there will be investment in flood defences.
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Trump’s Choice: National Security or Political Obsession 15 Nov 2019, 12:41am Updated Trump’s Choice: National Security or Political Obsession
The impeachment inquiry is the first to involve an issue of geopolitical gravity: Whether the president was undercutting American national interests — containing Russia — to bolster his campaign.
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As Talks With Putin Loom, Ukraine Looks in Vain for U.S. Help 14 Nov 2019, 2:22pm Updated As Talks With Putin Loom, Ukraine Looks in Vain for U.S. Help
Kiev wants Western support as it seeks to end its conflict with Russia. But amid the impeachment drama, Washington, its staunchest backer, is increasingly out of the picture.
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13 Nov 2019, 10:52pm GOP senators take tough line with Erdogan on Syria and Russia in White House meeting
A handful of Republican senators on Wednesday warned Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan during a candid and at times tense meeting that Turkey will face US sanctions unless it reverses course on the purchase of a Russian missile defense system, according to a senior administration official and two sources familiar with the matter.
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Roger Stone Lied to Protect Trump, Prosecutors Argue at Trial 13 Nov 2019, 8:40pm Updated Roger Stone Lied to Protect Trump, Prosecutors Argue at Trial
A jury will now consider the charges against Mr. Stone, including lying to investigators in a congressional inquiry into Russia’s 2016 election interference.
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12 Nov 2019, 9:35pm Report on probe into Russia investigation may be nearly finished
Multiple witnesses who interviewed with the Justice Department Inspector General's Office as part of its probe into the opening of the Russia investigation have been asked in recent days to come in and review portions of the draft report, a sign that the highly anticipated document is nearing publication, people familiar with the situation told CNN.
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11 Nov 2019, 6:32pm Updated Pentagon official testifies that she was told Ukrainians were alarmed by stalled aid
House impeachment investigators on Monday released the deposition transcript of Laura Cooper, the deputy assistant defense secretary for Russia, Ukraine and Eurasia.
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11 Nov 2019, 5:11pm Updated Impeachment deposition transcript for deputy assistant defense secretary released
House impeachment investigators on Monday released the deposition transcript of Laura Cooper, the deputy assistant defense secretary for Russia, Ukraine and Eurasia.
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8 Nov 2019, 4:54pm Targets of foreign election interference may get a call from US intel officials
The US government has set up a new process to alert targets of foreign election interference in an attempt to be more transparent and counter ongoing efforts by Russia and other adversaries to influence the American political process.
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5 Nov 2019, 10:55am Updated General election 2019: No 10 denies suppressing Russia interference report
Downing Street is accused of delaying a report on Brexit referendum allegations until after the election.
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5 Nov 2019, 8:46am General election 2019: No 10 denies holding back Russia interference report
Downing Street is accused of delaying a report on Brexit referendum allegations until after the election.
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5 Nov 2019, 7:02am Updated General election 2019: Gove denies holding back Russia interference report
No 10 is accused of delaying a report on Brexit referendum allegations until after the election.
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Gove refuses to explain delay on Russia report 5 Nov 2019, 3:49am Gove refuses to explain delay on Russia report
A top cabinet minister has refused to explain why a major report into Russia's covert action in Britain will not be published until after the upcoming general election.
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4 Nov 2019, 1:32pm General election 2019: No Russia interference report until after polling day
There are claims No 10 is delaying publishing the report on alleged meddling in the Brexit referendum.
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Report on Russian interference will not be released before election 4 Nov 2019, 12:26pm Report on Russian interference will not be released before election
A parliamentary report into Russia's covert action in Britain will not be published until after the election - even as a peer called the delay by the government "an irregular state of affairs".
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Russia Held Up an Ailing American Military Attaché From Leaving Moscow 2 Nov 2019, 10:59am Russia Held Up an Ailing American Military Attaché From Leaving Moscow
The American was safely evacuated, but the episode was the latest indication that Russian intimidation of American officials has reached levels unseen since the Cold War.
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31 Oct 2019, 10:13pm Updated Impeachment deposition: NSC official corroborates testimony linking Ukraine aid to investigations
Tim Morrison, the top Russia and Europe adviser on President Donald Trump's National Security Council, told lawmakers Thursday he was concerned that the July 25 call transcript between Trump and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky would leak and could have adverse ramifications, according to multiple sources familiar with his Thursday testimony.
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31 Oct 2019, 4:25pm Updated Morrison told House investigators he was concerned Ukraine call transcript would leak
Tim Morrison, the top Russia and Europe adviser on President Donald Trump's National Security Council, told lawmakers Thursday he was concerned that the July 25 call transcript between Trump and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky would leak and could have adverse ramifications, according to multiple sources familiar with his Thursday testimony.
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Denmark Approves Route for a Controversial Russia-German Pipeline 30 Oct 2019, 3:19pm Denmark Approves Route for a Controversial Russia-German Pipeline
Nord Stream 2, a major Russian natural gas pipeline that bypasses Ukraine and Poland, can finish construction.
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29 Oct 2019, 9:02pm Updated George Papadopoulos is running for Congress in California district vacated by Katie Hill
Former Trump campaign adviser George Papadopoulos, who pleaded guilty in 2017 to lying to the FBI about his contacts with individuals tied to Russia during the 2016 campaign, is running for Congress in California.
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29 Oct 2019, 9:30am Democrats call on Barr to recuse himself from Ukraine investigations
Democrats on the Senate Judiciary Committee are calling on Attorney General William Barr to recuse himself from "matters related to Ukraine" and the Justice Department's investigation into the origins of the Russia election interference investigation.
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28 Oct 2019, 3:54pm Barr explains why he met with foreign officials on Durham probe
Attorney General William Barr shed new light on his role at the center of an investigation into the origins of the Russia probe in an interview Monday, telling Fox News that he spoke with foreign officials about the inquiry being run by US Attorney John Durham at their countries' request, and that the conversations served to establish a "channel" through which Durham could "obtain assistance."
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Barr Rejects Complaints That He Is Bolstering Trump’s Personal Agenda 28 Oct 2019, 1:37pm Barr Rejects Complaints That He Is Bolstering Trump’s Personal Agenda
The attorney general sought to play down his role overseeing the criminal inquiry into the origins of the Russia investigation.
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25 Oct 2019, 11:15am Updated Maria Butina released from federal prison, expected to be deported to Russia
Russian gun rights enthusiast Maria Butina was released from the Tallahassee Federal Correction Institution on Friday after having served more than 15 months behind bars, according to the US Federal Bureau of Prisons, and is expected to be immediately deported to Moscow.
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Read the Trump Administration’s Warning Letter to Laura Cooper 25 Oct 2019, 10:10am Updated Read the Trump Administration’s Warning Letter to Laura Cooper
The No. 2 Pentagon official told Ms. Cooper, the military’s Russia-Ukraine expert, not to talk to Congress. She did anyway.
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Justice Dept. Is Said to Open Criminal Inquiry Into Its Own Russia Investigation 24 Oct 2019, 10:18pm Updated Justice Dept. Is Said to Open Criminal Inquiry Into Its Own Russia Investigation
The move is likely to open the attorney general to accusations that he is trying to deliver a political victory for President Trump.
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Defense Secretary Says Turkey Put U.S. in ‘Terrible Situation’ 24 Oct 2019, 1:16pm Defense Secretary Says Turkey Put U.S. in ‘Terrible Situation’
Mark Esper called on Turkey, which brokered a deal with Russia to patrol northern Syria, to start acting like a NATO ally, not a foe.
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U.S. Defense Secretary Says Turkey Put U.S. in ‘Terrible Situation’ 24 Oct 2019, 12:13pm U.S. Defense Secretary Says Turkey Put U.S. in ‘Terrible Situation’
Defense Secretary Mark Esper called on Turkey, which brokered a deal with Russia to patrol northern Syria, to start acting like a NATO ally, not a foe.
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White House Aides Feared That Trump Had Another Ukraine Back Channel 23 Oct 2019, 6:07pm Updated White House Aides Feared That Trump Had Another Ukraine Back Channel
Senior national security officials grew concerned about Kash Patel, a colleague who had been involved in Republicans’ efforts to undermine the Russia investigation.
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Trump Claims Credit for a Syria Cease-Fire to Be Enforced by Turkey and Russia 23 Oct 2019, 1:05pm Updated Trump Claims Credit for a Syria Cease-Fire to Be Enforced by Turkey and Russia
“Let someone else fight over this long bloodstained sand,” President Trump said of the fighting between American-allied Kurds and Turks.
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22 Oct 2019, 3:18pm Updated McConnell introduces resolution opposing US withdrawal from Syria
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and other top Republican senators introduced a resolution Tuesday in opposition to President Donald Trump's withdrawal from Syria, warning that his decision has benefited Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, ISIS, Russia and Iran.
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Facebook Discloses New Disinformation Campaigns From Russia and Iran 21 Oct 2019, 1:50pm Updated Facebook Discloses New Disinformation Campaigns From Russia and Iran
The company also announced several new initiatives to reduce the spread of false information, including an effort to clearly label inaccurate posts.
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Review of Russia Inquiry Grows as F.B.I. Witnesses Are Questioned 19 Oct 2019, 11:55am Updated Review of Russia Inquiry Grows as F.B.I. Witnesses Are Questioned
The review, led by the prosecutor John Durham, has focused on former investigators who are frequent targets of President Trump.
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18 Oct 2019, 3:24pm Updated Fact check: Trump parrots talking points from Putin, Erdogan on Syria
In defending the recent withdrawal of US troops from northern Syria, President Donald Trump has continued to cite reasons that are not only factually dubious but which also mirror talking points issued by Turkey and Russia, contradicting US officials and the facts on the ground.
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9 Oct 2019, 11:08am Former South Carolina Rep. Trey Gowdy, now outside counsel to Trump, played key roles in House Benghazi and Russia investigations
Preparing for the battle ahead, the White House has retained former South Carolina Rep. Trey Gowdy as outside counsel in the House impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump and Ukraine, two sources told CNN on Tuesday.
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8 Oct 2019, 4:06pm Updated FBI should have done more to fight 2016 Russian disinformation, Senate Committee suggests
The FBI was caught flat-footed by Russia's disinformation campaign in 2016, a new bipartisan report issued by the Senate Intelligence Committee has found.
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A Momentous Week in May: Book Details Early Days of Russia Inquiry 6 Oct 2019, 8:40pm A Momentous Week in May: Book Details Early Days of Russia Inquiry
After James B. Comey was ousted as the F.B.I. director in 2017, there were anguish and alarm at the bureau and the Justice Department.
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Barr and a Top Prosecutor Cast a Wide Net in Reviewing the Russia Inquiry 6 Oct 2019, 4:16pm Updated Barr and a Top Prosecutor Cast a Wide Net in Reviewing the Russia Inquiry
The attorney general and a veteran prosecutor, John H. Durham, have charted an unusual course that could bolster President Trump’s pet theories about the Russia investigation.
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Italy’s Connection to the Russia Investigation, Explained 6 Oct 2019, 12:49pm Updated Italy’s Connection to the Russia Investigation, Explained
A Trump adviser met a professor in Rome whose actions figured into the opening of the Russia inquiry in 2016. Now the attorney general is reviewing it.
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3 Oct 2019, 7:10am Updated Trump sought to use new allies in debunking Russia investigation
When two key US allies -- the United Kingdom and Australia -- elevated conservative prime ministers, President Donald Trump didn't just see a diplomatic opening. He also saw a political one.
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30 Sep 2019, 6:30pm Updated Trump pressed Australian Prime Minister to help with Justice review of Russia probe origins
President Donald Trump pressed Australia's Prime Minister during a recent phone call to help Attorney General William Barr with his review of the origins of the Russia probe, according to an official familiar with the call.
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25 Sep 2019, 2:09pm Updated Impeachment process: How will this work
Calls to impeach President Donald Trump began among some Democrats almost the day he was inaugurated. They ballooned after former special counsel Robert Mueller's report to Congress about interactions between the Trump campaign and Russia and, separately, Trump's efforts to squash the investigation, potentially obstructing justice.
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12 Sep 2019, 2:00pm Judge grills prosecutors and considers tossing guilty verdicts in Mueller-tied lobbying case
A federal judge on Thursday questioned whether there was enough evidence to uphold two guilty verdicts in a foreign lobbying case that stemmed from the Russia investigation and ensnarled a business partner of former Trump aide Michael Flynn.
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‘Trump Unplugged’: A President as His Own National Security Adviser 10 Sep 2019, 11:52pm Updated ‘Trump Unplugged’: A President as His Own National Security Adviser
President Trump is now free to command his foreign policy after dumping John R. Bolton, the last major internal counterweight to his dealings with North Korea, Russia and the Taliban.
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10 Sep 2019, 5:30pm Updated C.I.A. Informant Extracted From Russia Had Sent Secrets to U.S. for Decades
American intelligence officials had previously tried to extract the source from Russia in 2016, but the informant had initially refused.
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10 Sep 2019, 11:20am Updated First on CNN: Lawmaker petitions Pompeo on delayed Russia sanctions
The chairman of a House Oversight subcommittee is seeking answers after it took the Trump administration nearly nine months to impose legally mandated sanctions on Russia for its use of chemical weapons.
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9 Sep 2019, 9:40pm Updated Exclusive: US extracted top spy from inside Russia in 2017
In a previously undisclosed secret mission in 2017, the United States successfully extracted from Russia one of its highest-level covert sources inside the Russian government, multiple Trump administration officials with direct knowledge told CNN.
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Russia’s Playbook for Disrupting Democracy 7 Sep 2019, 10:23am Updated Russia’s Playbook for Disrupting Democracy
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29 Aug 2019, 11:14am Trump 2020 aide denies the President lies despite his repeated lies
A press secretary for President Donald Trump's reelection campaign disputed an assertion by CNN's Chris Cuomo that the President frequently lies -- despite well-documented evidence to the contrary -- and dismissed Russia's interference in the 2016 election.
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27 Aug 2019, 4:46pm Updated Trump privately clashed with G7 leaders over reinviting Putin
A sharp and sometimes bitter disagreement broke out between President Donald Trump and several G7 leaders over whether to allow Russia back into their club during a welcome dinner on Saturday, according to two diplomatic officials and a senior US official with knowledge of the exchange.
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27 Aug 2019, 4:46pm Updated GOP, Democratic senators denied visas to Russia
US Sen. Ron Johnson has been denied entry into Russia.
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Russia Bars 2 U.S. Senators From Entering Country Ahead of Congressional Trip 27 Aug 2019, 3:34pm Updated Russia Bars 2 U.S. Senators From Entering Country Ahead of Congressional Trip
Two American senators critical of the Kremlin said that Russia had denied them visas to visit as part of a congressional delegation.
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27 Aug 2019, 1:21pm Updated GOP Sen. Ron Johnson barred from entering Russia
US Sen. Ron Johnson has been denied entry into Russia.
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Trump Says Russia Should Be Readmitted to G7 20 Aug 2019, 7:52pm Trump Says Russia Should Be Readmitted to G7
President Trump issued his latest call for ending Moscow’s international pariah status, but the idea is likely to earn a cool reception at the annual Group of 7 summit starting this weekend.
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Trump Says Russia Should Be Readmitted Into G7 20 Aug 2019, 7:52pm Trump Says Russia Should Be Readmitted Into G7
President Trump issued his latest call for ending Moscow’s international pariah status, but the idea is likely to earn a cool reception at the annual Group of 7 summit starting this weekend.
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Trump Expected to Nominate Pompeo Deputy to Be Ambassador to Russia 20 Aug 2019, 6:51pm Updated Trump Expected to Nominate Pompeo Deputy to Be Ambassador to Russia
John Sullivan, the deputy secretary of state, has been confirmed once by the Senate. Should President Trump send him to Moscow, he would face a new hearing.
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20 Aug 2019, 4:12pm Updated Deputy secretary of state expected to be selected for US ambassador to Russia
President Donald Trump is expected to select Deputy Secretary of State John Sullivan to replace Jon Huntsman as US Ambassador to Russia, according to a White House official.
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19 Aug 2019, 2:54pm Updated Nuclear monitoring stations went mysteriously quiet after Russian missile facility explosion
Two Russia-based nuclear monitoring stations that monitor radioactive particles in the atmosphere mysteriously went quiet after an August 8 explosion at a Russian missile testing facility, an explosion that has sparked confusion and concerns about possible increases in radiation levels, according to a spokesperson for the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty Organization.
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Overstock C.E.O. Takes Aim at ‘Deep State’ After Romance With Russian Agent 15 Aug 2019, 5:28pm Updated Overstock C.E.O. Takes Aim at ‘Deep State’ After Romance With Russian Agent
Patrick Byrne said in an interview that he was still “quite fond” of Maria Butina, who is now in prison, and that she “should go home and be president of Russia one day.’’
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15 Aug 2019, 4:56am Updated WaPo: Russia company invests in US after McConnell kills sanctions
A Russian company with ties to the Kremlin made a major investment in a new mill in Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell's home state of Kentucky weeks after McConnell killed sanctions on Russia, according to the Washington Post.
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11 Aug 2019, 1:38pm Who would want to be the next ambassador to Russia?
Here are the stories our panel of top political reporters will be watching for in the week ahead, in this week's "Inside Politics" forecast.
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Welcome to Mongolia, Mr. Defense Secretary. Here’s Your Horse. 8 Aug 2019, 7:12pm Updated Welcome to Mongolia, Mr. Defense Secretary. Here’s Your Horse.
A visit by Mark Esper to Mongolia was the third time an American defense secretary has named a horse in this landlocked ally wedged between China and Russia.
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6 Aug 2019, 4:34pm Updated Fired FBI agent Peter Strzok sues for back pay and to get his job back
Peter Strzok, the fired former FBI agent who played a senior role in the early Russia-Trump campaign investigation, is suing the Justice Department for back pay and to get his job back, according to a lawsuit he filed in DC District Court on Tuesday.
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6 Aug 2019, 2:45pm Updated US Ambassador to Russia Jon Huntsman resigns
US Ambassador to Russia Jon Huntsman has submitted his resignation letter to President Donald Trump and plans to move back home to Utah, according to a source familiar with his thinking.
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2 Aug 2019, 1:10pm Updated US formally withdraws from INF treaty with Russia
The United States announced Friday it has formally withdrawn from the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty with Moscow, putting an end to a landmark arms control pact that has limited the development of ground-based missiles with a range of 500 to 5,500 kilometers.
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U.S. Ends Cold War Missile Treaty, With Aim of Countering China 2 Aug 2019, 12:10pm Updated U.S. Ends Cold War Missile Treaty, With Aim of Countering China
Trump administration officials say that the treaty tied their hands on China and that Russia was not complying with it, but its demise raised fears of a new arms race.
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2 Aug 2019, 8:42am Updated Trump slaps new sanctions on Russia over chemical weapons use
President Donald Trump slapped new sanctions on Russia for its poisoning of an ex-spy in the United Kingdom in 2018, a move that combines months of delay from the Trump administration and mounting pressure from Congress for the President to act.
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Trump Adds to Sanctions on Russia Over Skripals 1 Aug 2019, 11:56pm Trump Adds to Sanctions on Russia Over Skripals
It is the second round of sanctions by the United States in response to a botched attempt in March 2018 to fatally poison a former military intelligence officer.
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1 Aug 2019, 5:54pm Updated Pentagon to test new missile as US pulls out of nuclear treaty
The US military is set to test a new non-nuclear mobile-launched cruise missile developed specifically to challenge Russia in Europe, according to a senior US defense official.
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30 Jul 2019, 9:52pm Updated Federal judge dismisses DNC hacking lawsuit against Trump campaign
A federal judge Tuesday dismissed the Democratic National Committee's lawsuit against Russia, the Trump campaign and a number of individuals including Jared Kushner and Donald Trump Jr., saying the claims are either "moot" or "without merit."
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Democrats’ Lawsuit Alleging Trump-Russia Conspiracy Is Dismissed 30 Jul 2019, 8:49pm Updated Democrats’ Lawsuit Alleging Trump-Russia Conspiracy Is Dismissed
A federal judge found that Russia was immune from liability in an American court.
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30 Jul 2019, 12:13pm Donald Trump made 78 false claims last week
President Donald Trump made 78 false claims last week, including 24 related to special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation and Russia. That compares to 61 false claims the week before and 29 the week before that.
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29 Jul 2019, 4:29pm Lawmakers call on Trump to implement required Russia sanctions
The top Democrat and Republican on the House Foreign Affairs Committee on Monday called on President Donald Trump to impose congressionally mandated sanctions on Russia for its poisoning of an ex-spy in the United Kingdom in March 2018.
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29 Jul 2019, 2:43am On Politics: Trump’s Intelligence Director to Step Down
President Trump and the director, Dan Coats, were often at odds over Russia, North Korea and the president’s own attacks on the intelligence community.
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Russia Targeted Elections Systems in All 50 States, Report Finds 25 Jul 2019, 11:30pm Updated Russia Targeted Elections Systems in All 50 States, Report Finds
A Senate panel documented an effort largely undetected by state and federal officials at the time. But its report was so heavily redacted that key lessons for 2020 were blacked out.
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25 Jul 2019, 7:15pm Updated Senate report warns of ongoing election threat as Republicans block security bills
The Senate Intelligence Committee on Thursday released a wide-ranging report that detailed Russia's attempts to hack US election infrastructure during the 2016 election, urging states and the federal government to do more to prevent election cyberattacks in the future.
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Trump Got Onstage With a Fake Presidential Seal. Here’s What We Know. 25 Jul 2019, 1:55pm Trump Got Onstage With a Fake Presidential Seal. Here’s What We Know.
Officials scrambled to figure out how a presidential seal evoking Russia’s national emblem and alluding to golf appeared at a conservative conference this week.
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The Blockbuster That Wasn’t: Mueller Disappoints the Democrats 24 Jul 2019, 10:09pm Updated The Blockbuster That Wasn’t: Mueller Disappoints the Democrats
Robert S. Mueller III’s testimony to Congress about the Russia investigation failed to provide the dramatic moment that President Trump’s critics wanted.
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Joseph Mifsud, Key to Russia Inquiry, Gets Moment in the Spotlight 24 Jul 2019, 8:39pm Updated Joseph Mifsud, Key to Russia Inquiry, Gets Moment in the Spotlight
He told the Trump campaign that Russia had dirt on Hillary Clinton. But Republicans suggested he might have been working for Western intelligence agencies.
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24 Jul 2019, 12:05am On Politics: Mueller Time
Robert S. Mueller III, the special counsel who investigated whether the Trump campaign coordinated with Russia, will testify before Congress on Wednesday.
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19 Jul 2019, 8:58pm Updated Key Mueller witness George Nader hit with underage sex trafficking, child porn charges
George Aref Nader, who was a key witness in special counsel Robert Mueller's Russia investigation, faces new charges of transporting a minor "with intent to engage in criminal sexual activity" and child pornography.
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House Passes Intelligence Bill That Would Expand Secrecy Around Operatives 17 Jul 2019, 7:07pm Updated House Passes Intelligence Bill That Would Expand Secrecy Around Operatives
The measure also calls for intelligence agencies to conduct new reviews of influence operations by foreign adversaries, including Russia.
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Roger Stone Is Barred From Social Media After Posts Attacking Russia Inquiry 17 Jul 2019, 8:48am Updated Roger Stone Is Barred From Social Media After Posts Attacking Russia Inquiry
Mr. Stone, a longtime informal adviser to President Trump, had long complained about the Russia investigation online even after a judge ordered him to keep quiet.
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No Questions About U.S. Wars in Defense Chief’s Confirmation Hearing 16 Jul 2019, 5:38pm No Questions About U.S. Wars in Defense Chief’s Confirmation Hearing
Mark T. Esper spent the hourslong hearing in front of the Senate Armed Services Committee mostly discussing military challenges from Iran, China and Russia.
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Trump Sends Negotiators to Geneva for Nuclear Talks With Russians and Also Seeks to Limit Chinese Warheads 16 Jul 2019, 12:01pm Updated Trump Sends Negotiators to Geneva for Nuclear Talks With Russians and Also Seeks to Limit Chinese Warheads
President Trump has discussed his idea with President Vladimir V. Putin of Russia, and has indicated interest in a three-way accord with China to cap nuclear arsenals.
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American Commandos Gear Up for New Shadow War With Russia 12 Jul 2019, 5:00am Updated American Commandos Gear Up for New Shadow War With Russia
Even as President Trump courts Russia, Special Operations forces are teaming up with partners on Europe’s eastern flank to counter a mix of subterfuge, cyberattacks and disinformation.
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Justice Dept. Watchdog Is Preparing to Deliver Verdict on the Russia Investigation 9 Jul 2019, 6:49pm Updated Justice Dept. Watchdog Is Preparing to Deliver Verdict on the Russia Investigation
Investigators for the inspector general recently interviewed Christopher Steele, the former British spy, as they try to determine whether the F.B.I. misstepped in the inquiry.
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Barr Says House Subpoenaed Mueller to Create ‘Public Spectacle’ 8 Jul 2019, 7:59pm Barr Says House Subpoenaed Mueller to Create ‘Public Spectacle’
The attorney general also said his review of the Russia investigation indicated so far that he needed to tighten Justice Department rules on investigating candidates for office.
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NATO Considers Missile Defense Upgrade, Risking Further Tensions With Russia 5 Jul 2019, 8:15am Updated NATO Considers Missile Defense Upgrade, Risking Further Tensions With Russia
Some alliance officials think the move is needed to counter Russia’s new cruise missiles, but it could be “a point of no return with the Russians,” one expert said.
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2 Jul 2019, 1:33pm Updated The Point: 15 times Donald Trump praised authoritarian rulers
During his recent trip to the G20 summit in Japan, President Donald Trump met with Russian President Vladimir Putin. In a photo op before the meeting, Trump said this to Putin in reference to the assembled press: "Get rid of them. Fake news is a great term, isn't it? You don't have this problem in Russia but we do." Responded Putin: "We also have. It's the same."
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Russia Sanctions Froze His Fortune. Can the 4th Amendment Unlock It? 1 Jul 2019, 3:58pm Updated Russia Sanctions Froze His Fortune. Can the 4th Amendment Unlock It?
A Manhattan investor and Trump donor with business ties to the heirs of Prince can’t get access to his money. A lawsuit says it amounts to an unreasonable seizure of property.
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Trump and Putin Share Joke About Election Meddling, Sparking New Furor 28 Jun 2019, 11:32pm Updated Trump and Putin Share Joke About Election Meddling, Sparking New Furor
At the leaders’ first formal meeting in a year, President Trump again made clear that he does not take Russia’s electoral interference as seriously as others do.
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Trump Tells Putin (With a Grin) Not to Meddle in Elections 28 Jun 2019, 12:06pm Updated Trump Tells Putin (With a Grin) Not to Meddle in Elections
At the leaders’ first formal meeting in a year, President Trump again made clear that he does not take Russia’s electoral interference as seriously as others do.
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28 Jun 2019, 5:52am Updated Theresa May: Salisbury poisoning suspects must face justice
The PM says Russia must stop its "destabilising activities", ahead of talks with President Putin.
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26 Jun 2019, 8:05pm Fact check: Trump falsely accuses Mueller of crimes
President Donald Trump on Wednesday accused special counsel Robert Mueller of breaking the law, primarily by alleging without evidence that Mueller illegally destroyed text messages sent by former FBI officials Peter Strzok and Lisa Page. The two former officials worked on the Russia investigation and have been publicly disgraced by their anti-Trump text messages and their extramarital affair.
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26 Jun 2019, 2:57pm Updated 7 key questions Congress needs to ask Robert Mueller
The news broke late Tuesday night: Special counsel Robert Mueller agreed to come to Congress and testify on July 17 about his nearly two-year long investigation into Russia's attempts to interfere in the 2016 election and any possible collusion between the Trump campaign and the Russians.
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