Russian interference

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

WASHINGTON | Democrats eye revival of Russia probe if they 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 … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Democrats eye revival of Russia probe if they win House

WASHINGTON | Trump’s Russia attorney shifts to become White House counsel

WASHINGTON— The White House says the attorney representing President Donald Trump in the Russia investigation is shifting roles and taking on duties as counsel to the president. Press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders says Thursday that Emmet Flood will temporarily serve as White House counsel. That’s until another attorney, Pat Cipollone, officially comes on board in … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Trump’s Russia attorney shifts to become White House counsel

LYON, France | Jeff Sessions joins European talks on terrorism, migration

LYON, France — U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions has joined European security chiefs holding talks in France on fighting terrorism and controlling migration. Elite police forces are staging an anti-terrorism exercise Tuesday in the French city of Lyon as part of the meetings. The officials held talks Monday night on immigration, despite the starkly different … Continue reading LYON, France | Jeff Sessions joins European talks on terrorism, migration