Sunday, January 21, 2018
Last May, the appointment of Robert Mueller as Special Counsel to lead the Russia investigation was applauded by both Republicans and Democrats. Mueller is a Republican known for professionalism, lack of partisanship and integrity. He was seen as the...
Russia's interference during the 2016 elections was not a fluke. Rather it reflects ongoing efforts which date back more than a century. The U.S. government's response - or lack thereof - to Russian disinformation campaigns reflects a remarkable lack...
As Special Counsel Robert Mueller's investigation has heated up, the President's allies see evidence of a partisan witch hunt. Anti-Trump text messages sent by Peter Strzok, an FBI agent dismissed from Mueller's team; connections between some of the attorneys...
When Robert Mueller was first named as Special Counsel, both Republicans and Democrats praised the choice. Mueller, a Republican, a Marine Corps combat veteran and former FBI Director is widely regarded as a straight-shooter whose principal concern would be...
President Donald Trump may very well have not been involved in any collusion with Russia. To date, there’s no hard evidence that he was. Yet, at nearly every turn, he’s chosen the option that looks the most suspicious. President Trump's...
The Russian lawyer at the center of the Trump Tower meeting in June 2016, has told the Senate Judiciary Committee that Donald Trump Jr. asked her for evidence of illegal donations to the Clinton Foundation, according to a NBC...
John Dowd, an attorney for President Donald Trump told Axios’ Mike Allen Monday that the "President cannot obstruct justice because he is the chief law enforcement officer under and has every right to express his view of any...
Reprinted from "Russian Social Media Disruption Report" by Tim Boucher at timboucher.ca. If you’ve participated at all in comments online over the past year, the certainty is near 100% that you’ve seen other people called or have been called yourself,...
Editor’s Note: This story has been updated to reflect ABC News’ correction of their reporting, cited in this article, that Flynn was prepared to testify that Trump ordered him to contact Russia during the campaign. It was in fact shortly...
Recently, Special Counsel Robert Mueller made the first indictments in his probe of Russia’s meddling in the 2016 election. Three Trump campaign staffers are facing charges, not all of which are directly related to Russia’s meddling in the 2016...
Among the most persistent objections for the attribution to Russia of the 2016 hacking of the DNC is the DNC’s refused to grant access to their physical server to the FBI. President Donald Trump raised the issue as recently...
Updated 8/14/17 to include responses from Forensicator and additional information. The question of Russia's culpability in the 2016 hacking of the DNC is a settled matter in the view of the U.S. intelligence community and most cybersecurity experts. But, for...
The investigation being led by Special Counsel Robert Mueller has reportedly turned to President Trump's business dealings with Russia according to a new Bloomberg News story. We've long taken the view at Roughly Explained that this is where the...
In testimony punctuated by flashes of anger, Attorney General Jeff Sessions called charges that he colluded in Russia's effort to influence the 2016 election "an appalling and detestable lie." The hearing revealed little new about the core issue of...
Former FBI Director James Comey's testimony before the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence Thursday was riveting, but in the long run, not as damning as the White House may have feared. In his first public remarks since being sacked...
It may be that Mr. Trump's contrarian instincts, lack of experienced advisors and a string of coincidences are the real Trump-Russia conspiracy.
Former FBI Director James Comey testifies before Congress for the first time since being fired by President Trump. Here's what to expect.
  President Trump’s decision not to invoke executive privilege and, thus, allow former FBI Director James B. Comey to testify before the Senate Intelligence Committee was moot before it was even announced. Executive privilege never applied to the memorandums Comey wrote...
News reports circulated last week that Jared C. Kushner, the son-in-law turned advisor to President Trump, is now a person of interest in the FBI investigation into allegations of Russian interference in the 2016 elections. According to the reports, the FBI’s specific interest...
Originally published on Quora.com. Every modern President has met with Russian officials. Presidents Obama and Bush have both met with the very same Russian official Trump did, Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov — and they met with others as well. The fact...
In the four months since his inauguration, Washington Republicans have clung tightly to the glimmers of promise from President Trump. The early policy fumble of the immigration ban, the air ball on Obamacare, and his countless ill-advised tweet-storms could still be...
Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosentein took an important step to stabilize the spiraling series of crises that have enveloped the Trump Administration Wednesday when he named former FBI Director Robert Mueller as special counsel to investigate potential collusion between...
A memorandum for the file written by fired FBI Director James B. Comey revealed this week is raising charges of obstruction of justice and excited talk of impeachment among Trump critics. The memo, first reported by The New York...
The Washington Post reported Monday that in a meeting last week with Russian ambassador Sergei Lavrov, President Donald Trump described details of intelligence the U.S. had obtained from a foreign partner about the potential use of laptop bombs by...
In the week since President Donald Trump stunned official Washington by firing FBI Director James Comey, why he did it and what it means continues to dominate the conversation. Reactions have been sharply divided, mostly along partisan lines. Trump's...
Since the first signs emerged of Russian’s hack into the presidential elections, some within the intelligence community have speculated that the operations had two objectives: First to issue a not-very-subtle warning to CIA and NSA of Russia’s cyberwarfare capabilities;...
CIA Director Michael Pompeo takes on Wikileaks.
Bloomberg National security columnist Eli Lake reported on Monday that former National Security Advisor to President Barack Obama Susan Rice requested that names of Trump associates mentioned in intercepted communications between foreigners, and in some cases communications between Russian...
KEY POINTS Nunes says he has seen intelligence reports that identify Trump team members, suggesting that they could have been surveilled. As far as we know, Trump associates were not the intended target. Rather, the information was apparently collected incidentally in surveillance of...
By focusing its attention on potential connections between President Trump’s campaign and the Russian government, the media is missing a bigger story: Trump’s business ties to Russians. While there have been some articles that document the latter, those have...

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