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...
Special Counsel Robert Mueller released several documents Friday disputing the suggestion made by Michael Flynn's attorney's in their sentencing memo that Mr. Flynn was duped into lying in an interview with FBI agents. Among them, Mueller's reply to the defendant's sentencing memo; the FBI's 302 report from the Flynn FBI interview; and, FBI Director Andrew McCabe's notes on the interview.
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...
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...
Special Counsel Robert Mueller has asked a federal judge to spare Michael Flynn jail time in recognition of the "substantial assistance" President Donald Trump's former National Security Advisor provided the special counsel investigation. In a sentencing memo filed with a...
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...
It may be that Mr. Trump's contrarian instincts, lack of experienced advisors and a string of coincidences are the real Trump-Russia conspiracy.
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...
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...
The Trump-Russia Memos, Roughly Explained A collection of opposition research memos containing unverified allegations of collusion between Presidential-elect Donald Trump's team and Russia to interfere in the 2016 election set off a firestorm. Trump has vehemently denied the allegations and...
A controversial memo penned by Republicans on the House Intelligence Committee alleging  Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) abuses at the Department of Justice (DoJ) and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) has created quite a stir and more than...
The Guardian is reporting that President Trump's former campaign chairman, Paul Manafort, met with Wikileaks founder Julian Assange in the Ecuadorian embassy in London in the spring of 2016 around the same time Mr. Manafort joined Mr. Trump's campaign....
Three Things to Know A trove of stolen CIA documents released by Wikileaks this week included a catalogue of malware developed by other countries, including Russia, that Wikileaks claimed could facilitate "false flag" attacks that appear as though they were carried out by...
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...
CIA Director Michael Pompeo takes on Wikileaks.
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...
Former FBI Director James Comey testifies before Congress for the first time since being fired by President Trump. Here's what to expect.
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;...
Listening to the partisan debate over President Donald Trump's White House and Russia, one of two things must be be true. Either, as Trump supporters contend, the media and U.S. intelligence community are engaged in a politically motivated effort to...
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...
President Trump's personal attorney, Michael Cohen, spent years as Mr. Trump's fixer and staunchest defender. Now, Mr. Cohen, who once told an interviewer that he would gladly "take a bullet for Mr. Trump," has turned on him. It is...
Whether the Trump server‘s connection with a Russian bank was a fantastically unlikely coincidence or a smoking gun for so-called-collusion remains, for now at least, an open question. But, the odds are good that the Special Counsel Mueller already knows the answer.
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...
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...
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...
Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s indictment of 13 Russian individuals and three Russian entities Friday marked the first charges directly related to the Kremlin’s scheme to interfere in the U.S. political process. “The defendants allegedly conducted what they called information warfare...
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...
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...
Thursday, Attorney General Jeff Sessions recused himself from the ongoing investigation into supposed links between Trump campaign staffers and Russian intelligence officers and officials. The announcement came after the Washington Post reported that Sessions had met with Russian Ambassador Sergei...
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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