Tag Archives: Foreign electoral intervention

04Aug/17

Mueller convenes Washington grand jury in Russia probe – Wall Street Journal

WASHINGTON, D.C., UNITED STATES (FILE – JUNE 20, 2017) (NBC) – Special counsel Robert Mueller has convened a grand jury in Washington to investigate allegations of Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. election, the Wall Street Journal reported on Thursday (August 3), citing two unnamed people familiar with the matter. Continue reading

27Jul/17

Graham: Any effort to remove Mueller could be ‘beginning of end’ of Trump

WASHINGTON, D.C., UNITED STATES (UNRESTRICTED POOL) — Republican U.S. Senator Lindsay Graham, speaking to reporters on Capitol Hill on Thursday (July 27), slammed any effort by U.S. President Donald Trump to get rid of Attorney General Jeff Sessions or Special Counsel Robert Mueller. Continue reading

10Jul/17

Trump’s son defends meeting with Kremlin-linked lawyer during campaign

INTERNET (JULY 10, 2017) (SOCIAL MEDIA WEBSITE) – President Donald Trump’s son, Donald Trump Jr., defended his meeting with a Kremlin-linked lawyer on Monday (July 10), one day after a New York Times report said he had agreed to meet with her during the 2016 election campaign after being promised damaging information about Hillary Clinton, citing three advisers to the White House. Continue reading

10Jul/17

Trump backtracks on U.S.-Russia cyber unit

U.S. President Donald Trump backtracks on his push for a cyber security unit with Russia only hours after promoting it following his talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin. Grace Lee reports. Continue reading

09Jul/17

Leading Republican calls Trump-Putin cyber unit close to ‘dumbest idea’ ever

INTERNET (JULY 09, 2017) (SOCIAL MEDIA WEBSITE) – U.S. President Donald Trump said on Sunday (July 9) he and Russia’s president had discussed forming a cyber security unit, an idea harshly criticized by Republicans who said Moscow could not be trusted after its alleged meddling in the 2016 U.S. election. Continue reading

09Jul/17

Trump says he talked joint cybersecurity unit with Putin

U.S. President Donald Trump said on Twitter on Sunday that he discussed forming a cyber security unit to guard against election hacking with Russian President Vladimir Putin. Continue reading

08Jul/17

Trump meeting ‘big political win for Putin’ – analyst

HAMBURG, GERMANY (JULY 7, 2017) (RESTRICTED POOL) – U.S. President Donald Trump pressed Vladimir Putin at their first meeting for the Russian president on Friday (July 7) about Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election, U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said. Continue reading

15Jun/17

Trump blasts report on possible obstruction of justice probe

SHOWS: INTERNET (JUNE 15, 2017) (SOCIAL MEDIA) – U.S. President Donald Trump lashed out on Twitter early on Thursday (June 15) after a report that he was under investigation for possible obstruction of justice by the special counsel probing alleged Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. presidential election and possible collusion with the Trump campaign. Continue reading

11May/17

Trump says ‘his decision’ to fire FBI chief, calls him ‘showboat’ – NBC interview

WASHINGTON DC, UNITED STATES (MAY 11, 2017) (NBC NEWS) – President Donald Trump on Thursday (May 11) called James Comey, the FBI chief he fired, a “showboat” and “grandstander” and said in a NBC-TV interview he would have dismissed him even if officials at the Justice Department had not recommended it.

“He’s a showboat. He’s a grandstander. The FBI has been in turmoil,” Trump told NBC in his first interview since his abrupt firing on Tuesday of Comey, who was leading an investigation into possible Russian meddling in the 2016 U.S. presidential election and possible collusion between Trump campaign officials and Moscow.

“I was going to fire Comey. My decision,” Trump said. “I was going to fire regardless of recommendation.”

30Apr/17

Trump says China could have hacked Democratic emails

U.S. President Donald Trump says China may have hacked the emails of Democratic officials to meddle with the 2016 presidential election, countering the view of U.S. intelligence officials who have said Moscow orchestrated the hacks.
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