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FBI releases Carter Page’s surveillance records

The FBI on Saturday night released the surveillance records from the wiretap on Carter Page, a onetime Trump campaign aide whose surveillance by the FBI was at the center of a¬†declassified Republican memo¬†released in February by House Intelligence Committee Republicans. The documents released were once classified as top secret. The …

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Trump says he misspoke on Russia poll meddling

President Donald Trump said Tuesday he accepts the conclusion that Russia sought to influence the 2016 US election, attempting to quell a firestorm over his failure to challenge Vladimir Putin a day earlier. “I have felt very strongly that while Russia’s actions had no impact at all on the outcome …

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Russian woman charged with infiltrating US politics

A 29-year-old Russian woman has been arrested for conspiring to influence US politics by cultivating ties with political groups including the gun rights lobby the National Rifle Association (NRA). Mariia Butina was arrested in Washington on Saturday and appeared in court on Monday, the Justice Department said in a statement. …

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Feds have reassembled Michael Cohen’s shredded documents, discovered over 700 pages of encrypted messages

Federal prosecutors in Manhattan have reassembled 16 pages of shredded documents seized from President Trump‚Äôs personal attorney Michael Cohen and recovered 731 pages of encrypted text messages. Prosecutors provided the update Friday on material seized from Cohen‚Äôs law office and residences during an April 9 raid in a letter to …

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Qatari Investor: Michael Cohen Asked Me For $1 Million

On Tuesday night, the British tabloid¬†The¬†Daily Mail¬†reported that Michael Cohen had asked Ahmed al-Rumaihi, who runs a $100 Qatari sovereign wealth fund, to send him ‚Äúmillions‚ÄĚ of dollars, which he would then pass on ‚Äúto Trump family members.‚ÄĚ The tabloid attributed this claim to a ‚Äúsenior Kuwaiti government source‚ÄĚ ‚Äď …

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DHS official: Russians ‘successfully penetrated’ voter registration rolls in several states before 2016 election

Jeanette Manfra, head of cybersecurity at the Department of Homeland Security, said that several states‚Äô voter registration rolls were “successfully penetrated” by Russians ahead of the 2016 election. “We saw a targeting of 21 states and an exceptionally small number of them were actually successfully penetrated,‚ÄĚ Manfra¬†told NBC News, adding …

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Trump says Bannon ‚Äėnot only lost his job, he lost his mind‚Äô as president‚Äôs lawyers send cease-and-desist letter

President Trump on Wednesday castigated his former chief strategist Stephen K. Bannon as a self-aggrandizing political charlatan who has ‚Äúlost his mind,‚ÄĚ marking an abrupt and furious rupture with the onetime confidant that could have lasting political impact on the November midterms and beyond. The White House‚Äôs sharp public break …

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Hillary Clinton backer paid $500G to fund women accusing Trump of sexual misconduct before Election Day, report says

One of Hillary Clinton‚Äôs wealthy pals paid $500,000 in an unsuccessful effort to fund women willing to accuse President Trump of sexual misconduct before the 2016 election,¬†The New York Times reported¬†Sunday. Susie Tompkins Buell, the founder of Esprit Clothing and a major Clinton campaign donor for many years, gave the …

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‘Do you think they’ll get the president?’: Kushner is reportedly worried as the Russia investigation heats up

Jared Kushner,¬†President Donald Trump’s senior adviser and son-in-law,¬†is worried about the¬†widening scope of special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into¬†Russian interferencein the 2016 election,¬†Vanity Fair reported. As part of his investigation, Mueller is¬†looking into¬†whether members of the Trump campaign colluded with Moscow to tilt the election in his favor. Mueller’s office …

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Senate Judiciary panel: Kushner had contacts about WikiLeaks, Russian overtures he did not disclose

President Trump‚Äôs adviser and son-in-law Jared Kushner received and forwarded emails about WikiLeaks and a ‚ÄúRussian backdoor overture and dinner invite‚ÄĚ that he kept from Senate Judiciary Committee investigators, according to panel leaders demanding that he produce the missing records. Committee Chairman Charles E. Grassley (R-Iowa) and ranking member Dianne …

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Trump campaign adviser pleads guilty to misleading investigators about Russia contacts; Manafort indicted on conspiracy

George Papadopoulos, a foreign policy adviser to Donald Trump‘s presidential campaign, pleaded guilty this month to making false statements to FBI agents about his correspondence with Russian nationals and attempts to arrange a meeting between the campaign and Russian officials. Interested in Russia Investigation? Add Russia Investigation as an interest …

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Trump slams Facebook as lawmakers await ads amid Russia probe

U.S. President¬†Donald Trumpon Wednesday criticized¬†Facebook¬†Inc (FB.O) as ‚Äúanti-Trump‚ÄĚ and questioned its role during the 2016 presidential campaign, amid probes into alleged¬†Russian interference in the election and possible collusion by¬†Trump‚Äôs associates. His salvo came as the¬†social media¬†giant prepares to hand over 3,000 political ads to congressional investigators that it has said …

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Facebook will provide ads bought by Russian company to congressional committees investigating Trump ties

Responding to mounting pressure to reveal details about Russian-paid propaganda on its platform, Facebook said it would share more than 3,000 ads linked to Russia with congressional panels investigating foreign meddling in the 2016 election. The move announced Thursday is a reversal for Facebook, which previously only showed staffers on …

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Facebook says it sold $100,000 in ads to fake Russian accounts during presidential election

Facebook revealed Wednesday that fake accounts linked to a Russian company bought more than $100,000 worth of political ads during the¬†presidential election, adding a new dimension to the ongoing investigations into allegations of Russian¬†election interference. Most of the ads did not mention a specific presidential candidate or the election, but …

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In payback mode, US demands Russia close 3 facilities

Escalating a diplomatic tit-for-tat, the United States abruptly ordered Russia on Thursday to shutter its San Francisco consulate and close offices in Washington and New York, intensifying tensions between the former Cold War foes. Washington gave Moscow 48 hours to comply. The Trump administration described its action as retaliation for …

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Trump, former top spy trade verbal barbs

President Donald Trump traded verbal barbs Thursday with James Clapper, the former national intelligence chief, who has questioned Trump‚Äôs fitness to be in the Oval Office. ‚ÄúJames Clapper, who famously got caught lying to Congress, is now an authority on Donald Trump,‚ÄĚ Trump tweeted. ‚ÄúWill he show you his beautiful …

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The First Attempt to Impeach Donald Trump Just Got Underway

A California Democrat filed an article of impeachment against President Donald Trump Wednesday in a longshot bid to remove the president from office. Rep. Brad Sherman accuses Trump of obstructing investigations into Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election, in part by firing former FBI Director James Comey. Sherman acknowledges …

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