Tag Archives: Moscow

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

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

16May/17

Ukraine imposes sanctions on Russian web firms, citing cyber threat

KIEV, UKRAINE (MAY 16, 2017) (REUTERS) – Ukraine imposed sanctions on Russia’s largest internet group Yandex and other popular online firms on Tuesday (May 16), saying it wanted to guard against cyber attacks, and the Kremlin threatened retaliation. Continue reading

16May/17

Senators react to reports Trump shared classified info with Russia

U.S. senators react to reports that President Donald Turmp disclosed highly classified information to the Russian foreign minister during their meeting last week. 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.”

11May/17

Acting FBI director refutes White House claims on Comey

Testifying before the Senate Intelligence Committee, acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe says ousted FBI Director James Comey enjoyed ‘broad support’ among the agency, rejecting White House claims those in the FBI lost faith in him. Continue reading

09May/17

Russia shows off military might at Red Square parade

MOSCOW, RUSSIA (MAY 9, 2017) (CHANNEL ONE) – Russia showcased its modernised war machine in a traditional grand parade on Moscow’s Red Square on Tuesday (May 9).
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08May/17

White House shifts blame to Obama over Flynn

White House spokesman Sean Spicer confirms then-President Barack Obama made his concerns known about Michael Flynn to then President-elect Donald Trump, but says Obama could have acted on Flynn while still in office. Continue reading