The Nunes memo is a declassified memo alleging abuses of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) by the FBI to obtain a warrant authorizing surveillance against Carter Page, a former foreign policy advisor to President Donald Trump. The four-page memo was...
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;...
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...
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...
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...
Follow Taylor Griffin on Twitter Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced late Friday that he was firing FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe, a frequent target of attacks from President Donald Trump. Mr. Sessions said that he dismissed Mr. McCabe, a career FBI...
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...
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...
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...
Special Counsel Robert Mueller filed a sentencing memo in Federal court Tuesday, December 4, 2017 requesting that Michael Flynn receive no prison time in recognition of the "significant assistance" he has provided prosecutors. You can read the sentencing memo...
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...
Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein reportedly told President Donald Trump that he’s not the “target” of Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia probe or the investigation into Trump Attorney Michael Cohen being overseen by the US Attorney for the Southern...
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...
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...
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...
Speculation that the Kremlin possesses compromising information on President Donald Trump has dogged him since he entered office. The possibility that a foreign adversary might be blackmailing an American President is unnerving. Russian President Vladimir Putin's evasive response, when...
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...
President Trump's lawyers said Tuesday that they had submitted Mr. Trump's written answers to questions from Special Counsel Robert Mueller. The agreement to allow Mr. Trump to provide written answers to a limited set of questions comes after months of...
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.
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...
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,...
NOTE: An earlier version of this story stated that a FISA warrant was received by the FBI. There is conflicting reporting on this point. The story has been updated to more accurately reflect this uncertainty. In a series of tweets Saturday...
It’s been a significant week in Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation. On Monday, prosecutors filed a court document saying that President Donald Trump's former campaign chairman, Paul Manafort, breached his plea deal by repeatedly lying to prosecutors. On...
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...
  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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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....

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