Tag: RUSSIAN HACKING

12 Russian Agents Indicted in Mueller Investigation [VIDEO]

The special counsel investigating Russian interference in the 2016 election issued an indictment of 12 Russian intelligence officers on Friday in the hacking of the Democratic National Committee and the Clinton presidential campaign. The indictment came only three days before President Trump was planning to meet with President Vladimir V. Putin of Russia in Helsinki,…

Special Counsel Subpoenas Another Roger Stone aide in Russia Probe

Looks like Roger Stone’s time in the barrel is quickly coming. U.S. Special Counsel Robert Mueller has subpoenaed a key assistant of long-time Donald Trump adviser Roger Stone, two people with knowledge of the matter said, the latest sign that Mueller’s investigation into alleged Russian meddling in the 2016 election is increasingly focusing on Stone.…

“Steele Dossier” Firm Testified 10 hours to Senate Committee

Glenn Simpson, whose firm compiled an infamous and salacious dossier about President Donald Trump’s ties to Russia, told Senate investigators Tuesday that he “stands by” its findings. The private investigator and former reporter spent more than 10 hours being questioned by the Senate Judiciary Committee after Chairman Chuck Grassley withdrew a subpoena when Simpson agreed…

Russian Lawyer Who Met Trump Jr.: I’m Ready to Testify Before Congress

Natalia Veselnitskaya, the Russian lawyer who met with Donald Trump Jr. following his father’s Republican presidential nomination, said she is ready to testify before Congress in order to calm the “mass hysteria” surrounding the meeting. Trump Jr. agreed to meet with Veselnitskaya because he believed she had damaging information about then-presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, according…

Trump, Putin Had Second Undisclosed Meeting At G20 Summit

President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin had a second undisclosed meeting at the G-20 Summit in Hamburg, Germany, earlier this month, the White House confirmed Tuesday. The conversation reportedly occurred at the dinner for heads of state, hours after the two leaders’ formal bilateral meeting. It reportedly lasted for an hour and Putin’s…

Eighth Person in Trump Jr. Meeting Identified as Ike Kaveladze

The eighth person at a June 2016 meeting between Donald Trump Jr. and a Russian lawyer has been identified. Ike Kavaladze’s attendance was confirmed by his lawyer Scott Balber, who also represents Emin and Aras Agalarov, the Russian billionaires who hosted Trump’s Miss Universe pageant in 2013. “Balber said Kaveladze works as a vice president…

Secret Service Denies Vetting Trump Jr. Russia Meeting

On Sunday, one of President Trump’s lawyers, Jay Sekulow, tried to bring the Secret Service into the meeting Donald Trump Jr. and other Trump campaign officials had last June with a Kremlin-linked lawyer offering negative information on Hillary Clinton. “Well, I wonder why the Secret Service, if this was nefarious, why the Secret Service allowed…

Sources: Trump Lawyers Knew of Russia Emails Back in June

Michael Isikoff reports: President Trump’s legal team was informed more than three weeks ago about the email chain showing that his son Donald Jr. met with a Kremlin-connected lawyer last June, two sources familiar with the handling of the matter told Yahoo News. Trump told Reuters in an interview on Wednesday that he learned just…

Jared Kushner Failed to Disclose 108 Meetings w/ Foreigners

President Trump’s son-in-law Jared Kushner has amended a government disclosure document to belatedly reveal contacts with more than 100 foreigners. Kushner has been providing ‘updates’ to his SF-86 national security form, after it was revealed he did not disclose any foreign contacts on his initial form. His attorney has said he is providing ‘updates’ after…

Trump Says Trump Jr.’s Meeting With Russian Lawyer Was News To Him

In an interview with Reuters, President Trump said he was not aware of his eldest son Donald Trump Jr.’s meeting with a Russian lawyer in 2016 until a few days ago. The meeting took place in his son’s office one floor beneath his in Trump Tower, and was attended by Trump’s campaign chairman at the…

Trump Accuses Comey Of Leaking Classified Info To Media: ‘So Illegal!’

President Donald Trump on Monday accused former FBI Director James Comey of illegally leaking classified information to the media, going on the defensive amid reports that during the 2016 campaign his son Donald Trump Jr. met with a Kremlin-connected lawyer who promised him damaging information on Hillary Clinton. Trump claimed Comey “leaked CLASSIFIED INFORMATION to…

Kellyanne Conway Defends Donald Trump Jr.’s Meeting With Russian Lawyer

Kellyanne Conway on Monday tried to explain why Donald Trump Jr. hadn’t disclosed his confab with a Russian lawyer sooner — and why the pretense of learning damning info on Hillary Clinton wasn’t collusion in the slightest. “No information was received that was meaningful or helpful, and no action was taken,” the top Trump adviser…

Trump Backtracks On Idea Of Forming A ‘Cyber Security Unit’ With Putin

After tweeting on Sunday morning about “forming an impenetrable Cyber Security unit” with Russian President Vladimir Putin, President Trump on Sunday night declared that just because he “discussed a Cyber Security unit doesn’t mean I think it can happen.” Following his morning tweet, Trump was mocked by Democrats and Republicans alike, including Sen. Lindsey Graham…

DHS: Russia Targeted Election Systems In 21 States

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 counting…

Russian Hackers ‘Breached’ 39 States’ Election Rolls

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, detectives…

Trump Asked FBI Director Comey to End Flynn Investigation

Comey Memo Says Trump Asked Him to End Flynn Investigation WATCH THE LIVE BREAKING NEWS STREAM HERE According to the New York Times: President Trump asked the F.B.I. director, James B. Comey, to shut down the federal investigation into Mr. Trump’s former national security adviser, Michael T. Flynn, in an Oval Office meeting in February,…

RUSSIAN TAMPERING: COMEY TRIED TO REVEAL MONTHS BEFORE ELECTION

Newsweek reports: Read more at newsweek FBI Director James Comey attempted to go public as early as the summer of 2016 with information on Russia’s campaign to influence the U.S. presidential election, but Obama administration officials blocked him from doing so, two sources with knowledge of the matter tell Newsweek. Well before the Department of…

Intel Committee’s Devin Nunes Tries to Rescue Trump & Blows Himself Up

Intel Committee’s partisan hack Devin Nunes tries to rescue Trump, and may have made the deepening scandal worse House Intelligence chair rushes to White House with supposed bombshell that definitely doesn’t help Team Trump. Here is his press conference he held after he inappropriately ran to Trump to tell him of what he learnt and…