• Bannon and Cambridge Analytica planned suppression of black voters, whistleblower tells Senate

    3 monthes ago - By Tech Crunch

    Appearing before the Senate Judiciary committee today as part of the ongoing investigation of Cambridge Analytica and various forms of meddling in the 2016 elections, former employee and whistleblower Christopher Wylie said that the company and its then-VP Steve Bannon were pursuing voter suppression tactics aimed at black Americans.
    Although Wylie insisted that he himself did not take part in these programs, he testified to their existence.
    “One of the things that provoked me to leave was discussions about ‘voter disengagement' and the idea of targeting African Americans,” he said. “I...
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  • The Trump Tower Meeting Documents: What You Need to Know

    3 monthes ago - By Fortune

    A meeting two years ago between members of Donald Trump's inner circle and a Kremlin-linked Russian lawyer has been the focus of multiple investigations into Russian meddling in the 2016 election.
    Transcripts of Senate Judiciary Committee interviews with some of the participants released on Wednesday are shedding new light on the June 2016 sit-down, which took place at Trump Tower in the heat of the presidential campaign.
    The meeting was attended by Donald Trump Jr., who agreed to attend the meeting after organizers dangled the promise of damaging information on his father's opponent...
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  • Scaramucci reached out to publicist who set up Trump Tower meeting with Kremlin-connected lawyer

    Scaramucci reached out to publicist who set up Trump Tower meeting with Kremlin-connected lawyer

    3 monthes ago - By Business Insider

    Just a few days after Anthony Scaramucci was named White House communications director, he reached out to a music publicist who helped set up a June 2016 Trump Tower meeting with a Kremlin-connected lawyer.
    "If we remain consistent and united I don't envisage any issues we can't ride out," Scaramucci wrote.
    Scaramucci says the email did not concern Goldstone's involvement in the controversial meeting.
    Just a few days after Anthony Scaramucci was named White House communications director, he reached out to Rob Goldstone, a music publicist who set up a June 2016 Trump Tower meeting with a...
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  • The FBI's Trump-Russia investigation had a secret codename based on a Rolling Stones song

    The FBI's Trump-Russia investigation had a secret codename based on a Rolling Stones song

    3 monthes ago - By Business Insider

    The FBI was pursuing a secret investigation into Russian election interference and President Donald Trump's campaign 100 days before Election Day, according to a New York Times report.
    The investigation was nicknamed "Crossfire Hurricane."
    Information gathered reportedly contributed compelling evidence in favor of the controversial surveillance of Carter Page.
    The New York Times reported FBI agents started a secret investigation into Russian election interference and President Donald Trump's 2016 campaign called "Crossfire Hurricane" just 100 days before Election Day.
    The investigation...
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  • What the cryptic notes Paul Manafort took on his iPhone during the Trump Tower meeting could mean

    3 monthes ago - By Business Insider

    Mysterious notes written by former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort were released by the Senate Intelligence Committee on Wednesday.
    Manafort had jotted the notes down on his iPhone during a controversial June 2016 Trump Tower meeting with a Russian lawyer.
    The notes were released as part of a 1,800-page document dump comprised of transcripts from interviews between Congressional investigators and Donald Trump, Jr. and others present at the meeting.
    The Senate Judiciary Committee on Wednesday released a page of mysterious notes that former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort jotted...
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  • Senate intel panel breaks with Trump and House Republicans, concludes Russia meddled in the 2016 election to help Trump and hurt Clinton

    3 monthes ago - By Chron

    Alexei Nikolsky/Sputnik, Kremlin Pool Photo via AP
    The Senate Intelligence Committee leaders said Wednesday that they agreed with the US intelligence community's assessment that Russia interfered in the 2016 election to help President Donald Trump.
    "The Russian effort was extensive, sophisticated, and ordered by President Putin himself for the purpose of helping Donald Trump and hurting Hillary Clinton," Sen. Mark Warner, the committee's vice chairman, said.
    The findings depart from the House Intelligence Committee's report last month, which implied that Russia's goal was more to sow...
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