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    Trump calls Putin sincere, ex-US intelligence heads ‘hacks’
    Nov12

    Trump calls Putin sincere, ex-US intelligence heads ‘hacks’

    By Jonathan Lemire and Jill Colvin | Associated Press HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — Days before returning home from a whirlwind trip to Asia, President Donald Trump was back on the defensive over Russian election meddling, saying he considers President Vladimir Putin’s denials sincere, dismissing former U.S. intelligence officials as “political...

    Gag order issued in Manafort-Gates Russia investigation
    Nov08

    Gag order issued in Manafort-Gates Russia investigation

    By Spencer S. Hsu | Washington Post WASHINGTON – The federal judge overseeing the criminal trial of former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort and business partner Rick Gates imposed a gag order Wednesday in the case ordering all parties, including potential witnesses, not to make statements that might prejudice jurors. U.S. District Judge Amy...

    Russian hackers had hundreds of targets, not just the DNC
    Nov02

    Russian hackers had hundreds of targets, not just the DNC

    By Raphael Satter, Jeff Down and Justin Myers | Associated Press WASHINGTON — It wasn’t just Hillary Clinton’s emails they went after. The hackers who disrupted the U.S. presidential election last year had ambitions that stretched across the globe, targeting the emails of Ukrainian officers, Russian opposition figures, U.S. defense...

    Poll finds strong support for Russia investigation
    Nov02

    Poll finds strong support for Russia investigation

    By Emily Guskin, Matt Zapotosky | Washington Post WASHINGTON – More than twice as many Americans approve as disapprove of special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation of possible coordination between Donald Trump’s 2016 campaign and the Russian government, a new Washington Post-ABC News poll finds, indicating that the conservative...

    Hit list exposes Russian hacking beyond US elections
    Nov02

    Hit list exposes Russian hacking beyond US elections

    By Raphael Satter, Jeff Donn and Justin Myers | Associated Press WASHINGTON — The hackers who upended the U.S. presidential election had ambitions well beyond Hillary Clinton’s campaign, targeting the emails of Ukrainian officers, Russian opposition figures, U.S. defense contractors and thousands of others of interest to the Kremlin,...

    Special counsel’s office deems Manafort a flight risk
    Nov01

    Special counsel’s office deems Manafort a flight risk

    By Spencer S. Hsu | Washington Post Onetime Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort keeps three U.S. passports with different identification numbers and submitted 10 passport applications in as many years, the office of Special Counsel Robert Mueller disclosed in a new court filing Tuesday arguing that Manafort poses a significant flight risk. The...

    Remember how Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner pushed for Trump to hire Paul Manafort?
    Oct30

    Remember how Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner pushed for Trump to hire Paul Manafort?

    For the past couple years, Ivanka Trump has claimed at various times that she has had no major role in her father’s presidential campaign and that she tries to stay out of politics now that she’s a senior White House advisor. Related Articles With Scaramucci debacle, Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner again prove they are lousy personnel...

    What do latest Trump dossier developments mean?
    Oct25

    What do latest Trump dossier developments mean?

    Aaron Blake | Washington Post The Washington Post broke the story Tuesday night that the Hillary Clinton campaign and the Democratic National Committee helped pay for that now-famous dossier of research on President Donald Trump. Related Articles Opposition leader urges boycott of Kenya election Eminem wins case against political party over ‘Lose...

    Trump’s company had more contact with Russia during campaign, according to documents turned over to investigators
    Oct02

    Trump’s company had more contact with Russia during campaign, according to documents turned over to investigators

    By Tom Hamburger,,Rosalind S. Helderman and Adam Entous | The Washington Post WASHINGTON – Associates of President Donald Trump and his company have turned over documents to federal investigators that reveal two previously unreported contacts from Russia during the 2016 campaign, according to people familiar with the matter. In one case,...

    Huntsman confirmed as ambassador to Russia
    Sep29

    Huntsman confirmed as ambassador to Russia

    By Karoun Demirjian | Washington Post WASHINGTON – The Senate confirmed Jon Huntsman as the next U.S. ambassador to Russia by voice vote Thursday, filling a critical diplomatic vacancy at a time of heightened tensions between Washington and Moscow. The former Utah governor, Republican presidential candidate and U.S. ambassador to Singapore and...

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