Russia

Jared Kushner releases 11-page statement on Russia contacts

President Donald Trump’s son-in-law and top adviser Jaren Kushner is set to testify before the Senate this week in the latest news on the investigation into ties between the Trump campaign and Russian operative who attempted to influence the 2016 presidential election. In preparation for the...

Monday, July 24, 2017 - 5:12pm

President Trump looks into pardoning himself, his family and aides

President Trump is looking into ways to pardon himself, his family and his associates, as his team is trying to discredit the Russian investigation headed by special counsel Robert Mueller, the Washington Post reported yesterday. As the probe into Russian meddling into the 2016 election and...

Friday, July 21, 2017 - 12:11pm

World leaders weirded out by Trump's secret dinner meeting with Putin

Reaction to the revelation that President Trump held a second, undisclosed meeting with Russian president Vladimir Putin at the G20 summit has not been great. There is the "undisclosed" matter. There is the fact that it was attended only by Trump, Putin and Putin's translator, meaning...

Wednesday, July 19, 2017 - 2:31pm

The Foreman Forecast: Russia fever!

While defending what many skeptics consider his indefensible decision to meet with a Russian lawyer a bit more than a year ago, Donald Trump Jr. offered this interesting thought – it was a different time. “There was no Russia fever back then. That was at the beginning of the campaign,...

Monday, July 17, 2017 - 5:02am

DOJ provides court-ordered disclosure on Jeff Sessions' Russia contacts a day late

The Justice Department has reportedly missed a court-ordered deadline to release parts of Jeff Sessions’ form to obtain security clearances dealing with contacts with Russian officials. In response to a lawsuit by a Washington-based watchdog group, a federal judge said on June 12 the...

Thursday, July 13, 2017 - 3:13pm

There's a Trump on the cover of Time Magazine, for real this time

There’s a Trump on the cover of Time magazine, but it’s probably not one you’ll see hanging on the walls of Mar-a-Lago. Featuring a close-up of Donald Trump Jr’s face with the words “Red Handed” emblazoned across the front, the magazine relishes in the absurdity...

Thursday, July 13, 2017 - 12:26pm

Donald Trump Jr emails basically a confession of crime, experts say

Donald Trump Jr's emails released on Tuesday offer fairly clear evidence that the president's son broke campaign-finance law, according to legal experts. It is illegal to solicit or accept campaign contributions from foreign nationals. Campaign contributions are defined as “anything...

Tuesday, July 11, 2017 - 4:38pm

James Comey memos might have leaked classified info after all, Trump gloats on Twitter

More than half of the memos fired FBI Director James Comey wrote about his conversations with President Donald Trump contained classified information and were government documents, a new report says. Comey penned seven memos describing nine Russia-related talks with President Trump — four of...

Monday, July 10, 2017 - 1:24pm

Trump’s America: The Twitter equivalent of a shrug

Why stop with Vladimir Putin’s election hack? Aren’t there any other messes Donald Trump can “move forward” from? You bet there are. He can “move forward” from the nukes in North Korea, “move forward” from the complexities of healthcare and, while he...

Monday, July 10, 2017 - 5:06am

Most damning evidence yet of Trump campaign collusion with Russian hackerspoints to Michael Flynn

A new report tying President Donald Trump’s embattled ex-National Security Adviser Michael Flynn to Russians who hacked Hillary Clinton’s emails provides the strongest suggestion yet that collusion could have occurred by the Trump campaign to influence the 2016 presidential election....

Friday, June 30, 2017 - 10:34am

Russia recalls Sergey Kislyak, foreign diplomat at center of Trump campaign probe

Russia is recalling U.S. ambassador Sergey Kislyak, the diplomat at the center of the FBI probe into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election and possible collusion by the Trump campaign. Though his exact end date has not been announced, Kislyak’s departure comes as Department...

Monday, June 26, 2017 - 5:18pm

Election hacking went much deeper than thought: Voter data manipulated and stolen

Suggesting that the investigation into Russian hacking of U.S. voting systems has only just begun, officials said on Wednesday that the extent of the hacking was much deeper than originally reported: Russian hackers were able to obtain and change voter information – and steal tens of...

Thursday, June 22, 2017 - 5:18pm

FBI official won't say that President Trump is not a Russian agent

Donald Trump's unprecedented actions as president are stacking up daily, but this is a truly new one: A top FBI official will not say whether the president is an "unwitting agent" who aided Russia during the 2016 presidential campaign.   Bill Priestap, the assistant director of...

Thursday, June 22, 2017 - 5:10pm

Lordy, there might actually be tapes of James Comey, Donald Trump conversations

After President Donald Trump posted a cryptic tweet about tapes of his conversations with fired FBI Director James Comey, the words on everyone’s lips at the White House lately are, “Where are the tapes?” It’s a question journalists can’t seem to get an answer to and...

Monday, June 19, 2017 - 7:02pm

President Trump not under investigation in Russia probe, lawyer says

President Donald Trump's personal lawyer said on Sunday that Trump is not under investigation for obstruction of justice in the probe into alleged Russian meddling in the 2016 U.S. presidential race, adding that the president has not received any notification that he is being investigated. Jay...

Sunday, June 18, 2017 - 12:18pm

All of Trump's lies about his Russia ties

President Trump makes so many false statements on a daily basis that it seems impossible to process them all. He lied about the president's birthplace. He lied about widespread voter fraud. He literally lied about the weather. The total count of Trump lies is now close to 300. Yet the Toronto...

Friday, June 16, 2017 - 2:01pm

Putin trolls James Comey by offering him asylum in Russia

Displaying his trademark rollicking sense of humor, Russian President Vladimir Putin offered former FBI Director James Comey asylum in Russia on Wednesday, in case he is prosecuted for helping release contents of his memo to the media.  During a televised Q&A on the Kremlin-controlled TV...

Thursday, June 15, 2017 - 9:07pm

Russia hacked 39 states during election cycle: Report

Russian hacking into the U.S. election system during the 2016 presidential campaign affected 39 states — almost twice as many as originally reported, according to a Bloomberg News report. In the summer and fall of 2016, the hackers accessed state voting systems and tried to delete or...

Wednesday, June 14, 2017 - 12:30pm

Sessions dodges Trump questions, angering Democrats

Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Tuesday denounced as a "detestable lie" the idea he colluded with Russians meddling in the 2016 election, and he clashed with Democratic lawmakers over his refusal to detail his conversations with President Donald Trump. Sessions, a senior...

Wednesday, June 14, 2017 - 8:21am

Ex-US attorney says 'absolutely evidence' to begin obstruction case against Trump

Former U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara said there is “absolutely evidence to begin a case” for obstruction of justice against President Donald Trump and his firing of ex-FBI Director James Comey. Bharara, who was fired from his post as a U.S. attorney for the Southern District of New York...

Sunday, June 11, 2017 - 3:53pm