Russian interference

MOSCOW | Belarusian model who claimed Trump info arrested in Moscow

MOSCOW  —Jan 17, 2019—A Belarusian model who claimed last year that she had evidence of Russian interference in the election of Donald Trump as U.S. president was arrested immediately upon her arrival in Moscow on Thursday following deportation from Thailand. Moscow police said in a statement carried by Russian news agencies that Anastasia Vashukevich was … Continue reading MOSCOW | Belarusian model who claimed Trump info arrested in Moscow

MOSCOW | Moscow says it’s open to having a Putin-Trump summit

MOSCOW — A senior Russian diplomat says Moscow is open to having a summit between Russian President Vladimir Putin and U.S. President Donald Trump. Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov said in remarks carried Monday by the Interfax news agency that it’s important to have a meeting between the two world leaders. They were going to … Continue reading MOSCOW | Moscow says it’s open to having a Putin-Trump summit

MIAMI | Judge rules in favor of Buzzfeed in Trump dossier lawsuit

MIAMI — A federal judge has ruled in favor of Buzzfeed, which had been sued by a businessman for defamation over its publication of an unproven dossier on President Donald Trump’s purported activities involving Russia and allegations of Russian interference during the 2016 U.S. election. Judge Ursula Ungaro ruled Wednesday in Miami federal court that … Continue reading MIAMI | Judge rules in favor of Buzzfeed in Trump dossier lawsuit

WASHINGTON | Senate report: Russia social media influence efforts ongoing

WASHINGTON — A report compiled by private researchers and expected to be released Monday by the Senate intelligence committee says “active and ongoing” Russian interference operations still exist on social media platforms. It says the Russian operation discovered after the 2016 presidential election was much broader than once thought. The report was compiled with data … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Senate report: Russia social media influence efforts ongoing

WASHINGTON | Woman accused of being Russian agent expected to change plea

WASHINGTON— A woman accused of being a secret agent for the Russian government was expected to plead guilty Thursday, days after prosecutors signaled they had reached a deal. Maria Butina, 30, was to appear before a federal judge, who must sign off on any plea arrangement. The gun rights activist, who was arrested in July, … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Woman accused of being Russian agent expected to change plea

WASHINGTON | The Latest: Flynn requests probation, community service

WASHINGTON — The Latest on the investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. election (all times local): 9:10 p.m. President Donald Trump’s first national security adviser is asking for probation and community service in his false statements case stemming from the special counsel’s Russia investigation. Michael Flynn is making the request in court papers … Continue reading WASHINGTON | The Latest: Flynn requests probation, community service

WASHINGTON | In possible plea deal, accused Russian agent case ‘resolved’

WASHINGTON — A woman accused of being a secret agent for the Russian government has likely taken a plea deal, prosecutors indicated Monday in a court filing that said her case has been “resolved.” The information was included in a filing in the case against Maria Butina. Her lawyers and federal prosecutors have asked for … Continue reading WASHINGTON | In possible plea deal, accused Russian agent case ‘resolved’

WASHINGTON | Russia probe revival expected if Dems win House

WASHINGTON— House Democrats are expected to re-open the investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election if they win the majority in November. But they would have to be selective in what they investigate. California Rep. Adam Schiff, the top Democrat on the House intelligence panel, has said his party would have to “ruthlessly prioritize … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Russia probe revival expected if Dems win House