2016 U.S. election

HELSINKI  | Trump returns from summit with Putin to forceful criticism

HELSINKI  — In an extraordinary embrace of a longtime U.S. enemy, President Donald Trump openly questioned his own intelligence agencies’ firm finding that Russia meddled in the 2016 U.S. election to his benefit, seeming to accept Russian President Vladimir Putin’s insistence that Moscow’s hands were clean. The reaction back home was immediate and visceral, among … Continue reading HELSINKI  | Trump returns from summit with Putin to forceful criticism

WASHINGTON  | Russia hack of Democrat followed Trump speech

WASHINGTON  — Was it just a coincidence? In a July 27, 2016, speech, then-candidate Donald Trump called on Russian hackers to find emails from his Democratic opponent, Hillary Clinton, in the U.S. presidential campaign. “Russia, if you’re listening,” Trump said, “I hope you’re able to find the 30,000 emails that are missing.” Hours later, the … Continue reading WASHINGTON  | Russia hack of Democrat followed Trump speech

White House issues threat over leaked Trump briefing papers

WASHINGTON/March 21, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — The tempest over President Donald Trump’s congratulatory phone call to Vladimir Putin quickly grew into an uproar over White House leaks, sparking an internal investigation and speculation over who might be the next person Trump forces out of the West Wing. The White House, which has suffered frequent leaks — … Continue reading White House issues threat over leaked Trump briefing papers