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WASHINGTON | Charges undermine Assange denials about hacked email origins

WASHINGTON — At the beginning of 2017, one of Julian Assange‘s biggest media boosters traveled to the WikiLeaks founder’s refuge inside the Ecuadorean Embassy in London and asked him where he got the leaks that shook up the U.S. presidential election only months earlier. Fox News host Sean Hannity pointed straight to the purloined emails … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Charges undermine Assange denials about hacked email origins

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

WASHINGTON | The Latest: Indictment says Kremlin behind US election hacks

WASHINGTON — The Latest on the special counsel’s investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election (all times local): 9 p.m. A grand jury indictment alleges that the Russian government was behind a sweeping conspiracy to interfere in the 2016 U.S. election. It’s the first time Moscow has been directly implicated in meddling in the … Continue reading WASHINGTON | The Latest: Indictment says Kremlin behind US election hacks

WASHINGTON  | Was Russia listening? Democrat hack followed Trump speech

WASHINGTON  — Was Russia listening, after all? 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  | Was Russia listening? Democrat hack followed Trump speech

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

WASHINGTON | Panel calls intel assessment on Russia meddling ‘sound’

WASHINGTON (AP) — A Senate committee said Tuesday that U.S. intelligence agencies’ assessment of Russian activities during the 2016 presidential election was based on “sound” analysis not swayed by politics. The January 2017 intelligence assessment said Russian activities in the run-up to the presidential election represented a “significant escalation” in a long history of Russian … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Panel calls intel assessment on Russia meddling ‘sound’

WASHINGTON | GOP lawmakers floated for Trump’s Supreme Court opening

WASHINGTON  — As President Donald Trump considers his next Supreme Court pick, some Republicans in Congress want him to consider pulling from their ranks on Capitol Hill. GOP Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas suggests his conservative ally, Sen. Mike Lee of Utah, would be “the single best choice” Trump could make to fill the vacancy. … Continue reading WASHINGTON | GOP lawmakers floated for Trump’s Supreme Court opening

WASHINGTON | Rosenstein, Wray face angry House Republicans in hearing

WASHINGTON — Republicans accused top federal law enforcement officials Thursday of withholding important documents from them and demanded details about surveillance tactics during the Russia investigation in a contentious congressional hearing that capped days of mounting partisan complaints. The hearing was Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein’s first appearance before Congress since an internal Justice Department … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Rosenstein, Wray face angry House Republicans in hearing