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    Top GOP leader: Senate to probe reports of Russia hacking
    Dec12

    Top GOP leader: Senate to probe reports of Russia hacking

    NEW YORK (AP) — The top Senate Republican said Monday that Congress will investigate a CIA assessment that Russia interfered in the November election on behalf of Donald Trump, an intelligence conclusion that the incoming commander in chief has called “ridiculous.” Majority Leader Mitch McConnell told reporters that an inquiry would be conducted...

    The Senate Will Investigate Russian Election Interference
    Dec12

    The Senate Will Investigate Russian Election Interference

    The Senate will investigate claims that Russia interfered in the election on behalf of Donald Trump—whether the president-elect likes it or not.Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on Monday gave his backing to bipartisan inquiries after the CIA reportedly concluded that not only did Russia meddle in the campaign, it did so with the goal of...

    Top GOP leader: Senate to probe reports of Russia hacking
    Dec12

    Top GOP leader: Senate to probe reports of Russia hacking

    NEW YORK — The top Senate Republican said Monday that Congress will investigate a CIA assessment that Russia interfered in the November election on behalf of Donald Trump, an intelligence conclusion that the incoming commander in chief has called “ridiculous.” Majority Leader Mitch McConnell told reporters that an inquiry would be...

    Ukraine Searches For Culprit After Cyberattacks On Finance Ministry, Treasury
    Dec12

    Ukraine Searches For Culprit After Cyberattacks On Finance Ministry, Treasury

    Ukrainian authorities are still looking for the culprits nearly a week after troublesome cyberattacks against official financial institutions that appeared to be designed to inflict maximum chaos on end-of-the-year payments. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Three Steps to Set the Tone on Russia
    Dec12

    Three Steps to Set the Tone on Russia

    Thomas E. Graham Security, Eurasia The next U.S. administration must see Russia in a global context. Editor’s Note: The following is part of a multi-part symposium commissioned by the National Interest and Carnegie Corporation of New York. We asked some of the world’s leading experts about the future of U.S.-Russia relations under...

    Could Massive Russian Oil Deal with Exxon Explain Why Putin Appears to Have Meddled in US Election?
    Dec12

    Could Massive Russian Oil Deal with Exxon Explain Why Putin Appears to Have Meddled in US Election?

    We continue our conversation about ExxonMobil CEO Rex Tillerson, whom Donald Trump is expected to nominate for secretary of state. Speaking on “Face the Nation” Sunday, Sen. John McCain said Tillerson should be given a fair hearing but reiterated his concerns about Tillerson’s ties with Putin. One of the enormous deals that...

    Mitch McConnell admits that “the Russians are not our friends,” but won’t discuss role in covering up their hacking
    Dec12

    Mitch McConnell admits that “the Russians are not our friends,” but won’t discuss role in covering up their hacking

    In this Nov. 9, 2016, photo, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky. speaks during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington. (Credit: AP) Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Kentucky, held a press conference on Monday morning to address allegations that he helped squash intelligence reports on alleged Russian hacking in the...

    Albanians are Reliable Allies
    Dec12

    Albanians are Reliable Allies

    Brussels – Greater security cooperation with Albania and Kosovo would augment Europe’s existing security architecture, and advance US strategic interests. Albanians are staunchly pro-American. They crave closer security, cultural, and commercial cooperation with the US. Albania and Kosovo would welcome the expansion of US military...

    Some Senate GOPers Skeptical Of Exxon CEO Tillerson’s Ties To Russia
    Dec12

    Some Senate GOPers Skeptical Of Exxon CEO Tillerson’s Ties To Russia

    Following reports that Donald Trump is expected to nominate Exxon Mobil CEO Rex Tillerson as secretary of state, some Republicans in the Senate indicated that they may oppose his confirmation due to his ties to Russian President Vladimir Putin. Tillerson’s connections to Russia dates back years. He struck a deal with Russian oil giant...

    Donald Trump’s rumored secretary of state pick, Rex Tillerson, has very close ties to Russia
    Dec12

    Donald Trump’s rumored secretary of state pick, Rex Tillerson, has very close ties to Russia

    (Credit: AP) Donald Trump’s rumored pick to be secretary of state, Rex Tillerson, doesn’t have any governing experience. But the head of Exxon has something else President-elect Donald Trump may be looking for: close ties to Russia. During his 41-year career at Exxon, Tillerson has developed close business ties to Vladimir Putin, even...