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WASHINGTON | Kavanaugh: Once questioned Watergate tapes decision

WASHINGTON  — Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh suggested several years ago that the unanimous high court ruling in 1974 that forced President Richard Nixon to turn over the Watergate tapes, leading to the end of his presidency, may have been wrongly decided. Kavanaugh was taking part in a roundtable discussion with other lawyers when he … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Kavanaugh: Once questioned Watergate tapes decision

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  | AP FACT CHECK: Trump almost alone in view of Russia meddling

WASHINGTON  — President Donald Trump said he sees no reason why Russia would have interfered in the 2016 election. Minutes earlier, on the same platform, Russian President Vladimir Putin offered a reason, even while denying Moscow ever meddled: He wanted Trump to win. A sampling of their statements Monday: TRUMP on his intelligence officials: “They … Continue reading WASHINGTON  | AP FACT CHECK: Trump almost alone in view of Russia meddling

WASHINGTON | Trump faults Obama for US response to Russian hacking

WASHINGTON— President Donald Trump on Saturday tried to blame the Obama administration for not responding aggressively enough to Russian hacking of Democratic targets in the 2016 U.S. election — cyberattacks underpinning the indictment of 12 Russian military intelligence officers. Trump’s first response to special counsel Robert Mueller‘s initial charges against Russian government officials for interfering … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Trump faults Obama for US response to Russian hacking

WASHINGTON  | Indictment ties Russian government to election hacking

WASHINGTON — Twelve Russian military intelligence officers hacked into the Clinton presidential campaign and the Democratic Party and released tens of thousands of private communications in a sweeping conspiracy by the Kremlin to meddle in the 2016 U.S. election, according to an indictment announced days before President Donald Trump’s summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin. … Continue reading WASHINGTON  | Indictment ties Russian government to election hacking

WASHINGTON  | Shouting, insults as FBI agent faces angry Republicans

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

WASHINGTON | Hearing on Russia probe devolves into shouting match

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