Tag Archives: Russia

Trump Again Attacks Sessions Over Russia Probe

CNBC reports: President Donald Trump slammed the attorney general on Wednesday, calling on his more than 48 million Twitter followers to “ask Jeff Session” why the Obama administration is not the focus of the special counsel’s Russia probe. Trump has used his Twitter account to attack Sessions before, particularly since Sessions recused himself from investigating matters relating to the 2016 …

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White House Ridicules Press: You Guys Are Confused, Trump Never Said That Russia Didn’t Meddle [VIDEO]

Mediaite reports: White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders insisted to reporters today that President Trump has accepted that Russia meddled in the election. The first question of the press briefing, from NBC News’ Kristen Welker, concerned whether President Trump finally accepts that Russia meddled and influenced the 2016 election. “One of the places where you guys seem to get …

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Mueller Charges Lawyer For Lying In Russia Probe

Bloomberg reports: An attorney who worked for a prominent law firm was charged with making false statements to federal authorities as part of Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s probe of Russian collusion in the 2016 presidential election. Alex Van Der Zwaan was charged Feb. 16 in federal court in Washington with lying to investigators about conversations related to a report he …

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Trump Quotes State TV In Lying Tweetstorm

The Wrap reports: President Donald Trump was watching “Fox & Friends” on Tuesday, tweeting out his gratitude to the Fox News morning show over a segment focusing on President Obama’s handling of the Russia threat. Trump added an attack on Obama, pulled word for word from the “Fox & Friends” line up. The tweets came after show co-hosts Steve Doocy, …

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Russian Bot Army Pounces On Gun Control Debate

The New York Times reports: One hour after news broke about the school shooting in Florida last week, Twitter accounts suspected of having links to Russia released hundreds of posts taking up the gun control debate.  “This is pretty typical for them, to hop on breaking news like this,” said Jonathon Morgan, chief executive of New Knowledge, a company that …

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French Fascist Marion Le Pen To Speak At CPAC

Jaws dropped on Twitter this afternoon when CPAC published the full agenda for this week’s convention, revealing that French fascist Marion Le Pen will speak from the main stage immediately after Mike Pence. Marion, you may recall, is the even worse niece of National Front leader Marine Le Pen and in 2012 at age 22 became the youngest person ever …

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Trump Again Attacks Obama On Russian Meddling

The Associated Press reports: President Donald Trump is again attacking his predecessor on Twitter, asking why he didn’t do more to prevent Russian election meddling. Trump raised similar questions over the weekend, after an indictment from special counsel Robert Mueller charged 13 Russians with a plot to interfere in the U.S. presidential election. President Barack Obama in late 2016 defended …

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Fox Host Calls For Retaliatory Cyber Attack On Russian Elections: They Don’t Fear Us And That Has To Change

“They’ve already proven — last week in testimony with all our intelligence chiefs out there, they said there’s already indications they’re messing with 2018 midterm elections. Whether it’s fake news through social media, through using these bots, whatever it is. Nobody knows more than about cyber technology than us. They have an election coming up. Why don’t we get involved …

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Trump Spends Weekend Watching Cable News And Fuming That Media “Won’t Let Go” Of Russia Probe

The Associated Press reports: President Donald Trump spent the holiday weekend hunkered down at his Florida estate, watching cable television news, grousing to club members and advisers and fuming over the investigation of Russian election meddling. In a marathon series of furious tweets from Mar-a-Lago, Trump vented about Russia, raging at the FBI for what he perceived to be a …

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Rep. Adam Schiff Mocks Trump’s Claim Of Vindication: He Claims This Anytime Someone Sneezes [VIDEO]

Politico reports: Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) jabbed President Donald Trump on Sunday for citing the indictment by special counsel Robert Mueller’s team in their probe on Russian election meddling as proof his campaign had not colluded with foreign operatives. During an interview on CNN’s “State of the Union,” the Democratic lawmaker was asked whether he felt the indictment by Mueller …

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Trump Unleashes Raging Tweetstorm On Russia

The Washington Examiner reports: President Trump said Sunday Russia accomplished its goal of creating “discord, disruption and chaos” in the United States and now Russians are “laughing their asses off” at the U.S. Trump spent the early part of Sunday morning tweeting thoughts about Russian meddling in the 2016 election, Rep. Adam Schiff’s criticisms of the Obama administration, and a …

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Trump Lies Again About “Fake News Media”

Trump, as always, is lying. Just one example from the New York Times: In 2014, Russians working for a shadowy firm called the Internet Research Agency started gathering American followers in online groups focused on issues like religion and immigration. Around mid-2015, the Russians began buying digital ads to spread their messages. A year later, they tapped their followers to …

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White House Spox: Democrats And The Media Have Created More Chaos Than The Russians [VIDEO]

The Hill reports: Journalists lashed out at a White House spokesman on Saturday after the aide to President Trump claimed that news media and Democrats have caused more “chaos” than Russia. White House deputy press secretary Hogan Gidley made the comments during an interview on Fox News while responding to special counsel Robert Mueller’s indictment of Russian nationals for meddling …

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Hannity Blames Obama For Russian Meddling [VIDEO]

Oh so predictable: “Where the hell was the Obama administration?” Hannity asked. “What did they do then to stop this?” Hannity pointed to a report from NBC News about how they “didn’t do more” to stop Russia because they thought Hillary Clinton was going to win the 2016 election. “So in other words, it sounds like the Obama administration––they were …

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Homocon Site Pushed Russian Troll Accounts

Media Matters reports: On February 16, the Justice Department and special counsel Robert Mueller issued an indictment against 13 Russian nationals, along with the Russian entity the Internet Research Agency (IRA), charging them with defrauding the United States and interfering in the 2016 presidential election campaign. The indictment notes, according to CNN, “The defendants allegedly posed as US persons, created …

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Trump Reacts To Mueller’s Indictments: No Collusion!

USA Today reports: President Trump declared that his presidential campaign “did nothing wrong” hours after special counsel Robert Mueller announced new federal indictments against Russian nationals for allegedly meddling in the 2016 election. Trump, who rarely acknowledges Russia’s election meddling, said their activities began in 2014 – “long before I announced that I would run for president. The results of …

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LIVE VIDEO: Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein Holds Press Conference On Mueller’s Indictments

CNET reports: The US Justice Department has filed charges against 13 Russian nationals and three Russian groups for interfering with the 2016 presidential election. In an indictment released on Friday (.pdf), the Justice Department called out the Internet Research Agency, a notorious group behind the Russian propaganda effort across social media. Employees for the agency created troll accounts and used …

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BREAKING: Robert Mueller Indicts 13 Russian Nationals, 3 Russian Entities For Interfering In 2016 Elections

CNBC reports: Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s office said Friday that a grand jury indicted 13 Russian nationals and three Russian entities for alleged interference in the 2016 presidential elections, during which they boosted the candidacy of Donald Trump. The indictment says that the defendants by early to mid-2016 were “supporting the presidential campaign of then-candidate Donald J. Trump … and …

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Rick Gates Close To Plea Deal With Mueller

CNN reports: Former Trump campaign adviser Rick Gates is finalizing a plea deal with special counsel Robert Mueller’s office, indicating he’s poised to cooperate in the investigation, according to sources familiar with the case. Gates has already spoken to Mueller’s team about his case and has been in plea negotiations for about a month. He’s had what criminal lawyers call …

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Senate Weighs Contempt Charge For Bannon Because He’ll Only Answer Questions Approved By White House

CNN reports: Steve Bannon told the House Intelligence Committee that he had been instructed by the White House to invoke executive privilege on behalf of President Donald Trump, declining to answer a wide array of key questions pertinent to the Russia investigation and prompting lawmakers to consider holding him in contempt. GOP Rep. Mike Conaway and Democratic Rep. Adam Schiff …

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