Russia

5 fast facts about Alimzhan Tokhtakhounov, Russian mobster, Trump's VIP guest at pageant

Alimzhan Tokhtakhounov, a fugitive since April 2013, is an alleged Russian mafia boss accused of operating a criminal enterprise out of Trump Tower from 2011 to 2013. Here are five things you should know about the reputed mobster.Tokhtakhounov is wanted for allegedly fixing an Olympic competition....

Thursday, March 23, 2017 - 4:05am

Every time Trump's team had contact with Russia

Since before President Trump’s inauguration, the public has seen a steady stream of reports alleging contact between members of his inner circle and the Kremlin. To the intelligence community, it appears as if these campaign and cabinet members may have even colluded with the Russian government to...

Thursday, March 23, 2017 - 12:43am

Trump Tower was wiretapped — by FBI to eavesdrop on Russian mafia

It looks like President Donald Trump was right: Trump Tower was wiretapped.However, he and his presidential campaign were not the targets, nor was the wiretap ordered by his predecessor Barack Obama.Acting on a court-approved warrant, the FBI listened in on a Russian organized crime ring that...

Wednesday, March 22, 2017 - 9:47pm

Comey confirms FBI probing alleged Russian interference in US vote

FBI Director James Comey on Monday confirmed the agency was investigating possible Russian government efforts to interfere in the 2016 U.S. election including any links between President Donald Trump's campaign and Moscow.Comey told a congressional hearing on Russian activities that the probe "...

Monday, March 20, 2017 - 10:53am

Ex-Trump adviser paid $530K to lobby during election

President Donald Trump's first national security adviser — who was fired a month into the job for communications with a Russian official and misleading White House staff— has revealed he was acting as a foreign agenton behalf of Turkey ahead of Election Day.Michael Flynn was paid $530,000 for work...

Thursday, March 9, 2017 - 8:12am

Can Trump be impeached for his campaign's ties to Russia?

Nary 100 days into its administration, and revelations that PresidentDonald Trump's cabinet has had multiple contacts with Russian officials are abundant.On Feb. 9, just aday after Attorney General Jeff Sessions was confirmed for his new role in Washington, former national security advisor Michael...

Sunday, March 5, 2017 - 3:08pm

Donald Trump calls for investigation into Pelosi's and Schumer's ties to Russia

President Donald Trump demanded an investigation of House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi — after an investigation into Sen. Chuck Schumer is launched — for allegedly lying about her ties to Russia.“I hereby demand a second investigation, after Schumer, of Pelosi for her close ties to Russia, and...

Friday, March 3, 2017 - 4:47pm

Sessions recuses himself from Russian, campaign probes

Attorney General Jeff Sessions did not answer calls for his resignation Thursday, but said he would recuse himself from any investigations involving the 2016 presidential campaign, including dealings with Russia.Sessions called a news conference torespond to reports that he did not disclose two...

Thursday, March 2, 2017 - 4:23pm

AG Jeff Sessions to respond after accusations on Russian contact [LIVE STREAM]

Democrats are calling for the resignation of Attorney General Jeff Sessions, but President Donald Trump is standing by his man after accusations Sesssions misled Congress about meetings with Russian diplomats during his confirmation hearings.During his confirmation, Sessions did not mention two...

Thursday, March 2, 2017 - 3:47pm

42 members of Congress call on Sessions to resign or recuse himself

Dozens ofmembers of Congress are calling on Attorney General Jeff Sessions to resign or recuse himself from investigations after reports surfaced that the former Alabama senator had two meetings with a Russian official ahead of President Donald Trump's inauguration.Twenty Democrats have called for...

Thursday, March 2, 2017 - 12:32pm

Majority of Americans worried about going to war under President Trump: Poll

A new poll shows that a majority of Americans are worried about going into a major war during the next four years of Trump's presidency.The NBC News/SurveyMonkey poll found that36 percent are very worried about the country becoming engaged in amajor war in the next four years. Thirtypercent are...

Wednesday, February 22, 2017 - 10:34am

CIA analyst quits because of Trump

Calling President Donald Trump's actions in office "disturbing," a CIA analyst stepped down from his post last week. His resignation letter was published in full by the Washington Post Monday.Edward Price, who most recently served as the senior director on the National Security Counsel, worked...

Tuesday, February 21, 2017 - 9:30am

Trump is 'naive,' doesn't understand Putin: Russian report

A dossier ordered by the Kremlin on President Donald Trump has called him "naive," saying the billionaire businessman "doesn't understand fully" Russian President Vladimir Putin.The report on Trump's psychological makeupis being prepared for Putin ahead of his first meeting with Trump, the date of...

Monday, February 20, 2017 - 2:33pm

Flynn sets record for shortest tenure as national security adviser

In the 64 years since the national security adviser position has existed, one person holds the record for occupying it for the shortest amount of time: Michael Flynn.Flynn resigned late Monday night after admitting that he misled President Donald Trump’s administration on possibly illegal...

Tuesday, February 14, 2017 - 7:01pm

Is Russia giving Edward Snowden to Trump as a 'gift?'

Exiled NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden could be sent “from Russiawith love” as a “gift” to President Donald Trump, according to a report.NBC wrotethat "highly sensitive intelligence reports detailing Russian deliberations" suggest Russia is considering sending Snowden back to the United States to...

Saturday, February 11, 2017 - 6:54am

Doomsday Clock moves 30 seconds closer to midnight

UPDATE: The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists "has decided to move the minute hand of the Doomsday Clock 30 seconds closer to catastrophe. It is now two minutes and 30 seconds to midnight." You can read their full statement here.It’s three minutes to midnight. Is “doomsday” upon us?The Bulletin of...

Wednesday, January 25, 2017 - 6:16pm

LIVE: Donald Trump's first press conference in 6 months

Facing tough questions, President-elect Donald Trump makes his first appearance in front of the press Wednesday morning since before Election Day.Trump is facing mounting criticism over his cabinet nominations, who are undergoing Senate confirmation hearings over the next week, and a recently...

Wednesday, January 11, 2017 - 10:29am

Buzzfeed faces media backlash after publishing Trump-Russia claims

BuzzFeed News' decision to publish an "explosive" 35-page dossier alleging Russia's significant involvement in the U.S. election has led to significant backlash against the news organization.Comprised of a series of memos, the dossier that BuzzFeed released Tuesday night contains intelligence-...

Wednesday, January 11, 2017 - 8:49am

US sanctions Russia over election hacking

The Obama administration hit back at Russia Thursday in retaliation for hacking Democratic Party emails aimed at influencing the 2016 presidential election.In an executive order, President Barak Obamaejected 35 Russian intelligence operatives from the U.S. and imposed sanctions on five Russian...

Thursday, December 29, 2016 - 2:24pm

Hernandez lawyer suggests Russians hacked jailhouse calls

A lawyer for Aaron Hernandez suggested Tuesday that the Russians could be behind his client's leaked jailhouse phone calls in 2014."It could be a Russian hacker, with all respect, like WikiLeaks, who was able to backdoor into the system," George Leontire, Hernandez's lawyer, said during a pretrial...

Wednesday, December 21, 2016 - 12:42am