• The DOJ has charged a Russian woman working for a close Putin ally with conspiring to interfere in the 2018 midterms

    30 days ago - By Business Insider

    The Department of Justice announced on Friday that it has charged a Russian woman with conspiring to interfere in the 2018 US midterms.
    The woman, Elena Khusyaynova, is accused of playing a central financial role in a social media influence operation known as "Project Lakhta" that prosecutors say "continues to this day."
    The project is allegedly bankrolled by the Russian businessman Yevgeniy Prigozhin and two companies he controls.
    Prigozhin is a close associate of Russian President Vladimir Putin, and he and his companies were charged earlier this year along with 13 other Russian...
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  • The Latest: Russian woman charged with US election-meddling

    The Latest: Russian woman charged with US election-meddling

    30 days ago - By Chron

    WASHINGTON - The Latest on U.S. election security :
    2:30 p.m.
    A Russian woman has been charged with interfering in American elections, including next month's midterms, through a vast social media effort aimed at trying to sway American public opinion.
    It's believed to be the first federal case alleging Russian interference in this year's election.
    The Justice Department disclosed the criminal complaint soon after U.S. intelligence agencies said in a joint statement that they were concerned about efforts by Russia, China and Iran to influence U.S. voters and policy.
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