2016 presidential election

WASHINGTON  | Prosecutors: Russian hackers exploit US cyber vulnerability

WASHINGTON  — Exactly seven months before the 2016 presidential election, Russian government hackers made it onto a Democratic committee’s network. One of their carefully crafted fraudulent emails had hit pay dirt, enticing an employee to click a link and enter her password. That breach of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee was the first significant step … Continue reading WASHINGTON  | Prosecutors: Russian hackers exploit US cyber vulnerability

WASHINGTON  | Prosecutors: Russian hackers leased servers in 2 states

WASHINGTON  — Exactly seven months before the 2016 presidential election, Russian government hackers made it onto a Democratic committee’s network. One of their carefully crafted fraudulent emails had hit pay dirt, enticing an employee to click a link and enter her password. That breach of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee was the first significant step … Continue reading WASHINGTON  | Prosecutors: Russian hackers leased servers in 2 states

WASHINGTON | Russian hackers used US online infrastructure against itself

WASHINGTON — Exactly seven months before the 2016 presidential election, Russian government hackers made it onto a Democratic committee’s network. One of their carefully crafted fraudulent emails had hit pay dirt, enticing an employee to click a link and enter her password. That breach of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee was the first significant step … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Russian hackers used US online infrastructure against itself

WASHINGTON | FBI agent clashes with GOP at hearing on Russia probe

WASHINGTON — An embattled FBI agent whose anti-Trump text messages exposed the Justice Department to claims of institutional bias vigorously defended himself Thursday at an extraordinary congressional hearing that devolved into shouting matches, finger-pointing and veiled references to personal transgressions. Peter Strzok testified publicly for the first time since being removed from special counsel Robert … Continue reading WASHINGTON | FBI agent clashes with GOP at hearing on Russia probe

LOS ANGELES | In new lawsuit, porn star says ex-lawyer was Trump’s puppet

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Porn actress Stormy Daniels says her ex-lawyer was a “puppet” for President Donald Trump and worked with the president’s attorney to get her to appear on Fox News and falsely deny having sex with Trump. The allegations are made in a lawsuit filed Wednesday in Los Angeles. Daniels is fighting to … Continue reading LOS ANGELES | In new lawsuit, porn star says ex-lawyer was Trump’s puppet

WASHINGTON | Trump: Mueller’s team is ‘meddling’ in midterm elections

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump is accusing special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigative team of “MEDDLING” in the upcoming midterm elections and blames Democrats for “Collusion.” Mueller is leading the probe into whether Russia interfered in the 2016 presidential election with help from Trump campaign aides. So far, four Trump associates have been charged in Mueller’s … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Trump: Mueller’s team is ‘meddling’ in midterm elections

WASHINGTON  | Dems alarmed when WH lawyer shows up at classified briefing

WASHINGTON — Republican and Democratic lawmakers have gotten classified briefings about the origins of the FBI investigation into Russia’s meddling in the 2016 presidential election, a highly unusual series of meetings prompted by partisan allegations that the bureau spied on Donald Trump’s campaign. Democrats emerged from the meetings saying they saw no evidence to support … Continue reading WASHINGTON  | Dems alarmed when WH lawyer shows up at classified briefing

WASHINGTON  | Congressional leaders get briefings on Russia probe

WASHINGTON  —Republican and Democratic lawmakers have gotten classified briefings about the origins of the FBI investigation into Russia’s meddling in the 2016 presidential election, a highly unusual series of meetings prompted by partisan allegations that the bureau spied on Donald Trump’s campaign. Democrats emerged from the meetings saying they saw no evidence to support Republican … Continue reading WASHINGTON  | Congressional leaders get briefings on Russia probe