• Discussions are underway to bring Putin to Washington, and it could come close to Election Day

    3 monthes ago - By Business Insider

    The White House on Thursday said discussions are underway to have Russian President Vladimir Putin visit Washington this fall.
    The announcement comes several days after President Donald Trump's controversial meeting with Putin in Finland.
    Trump has faced bipartisan backlash over how he handled the meeting.
    On the heels of President Donald Trump's controversial meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Finland, the White House on Thursday said discussions are "underway" to have the Russian leader visit Washington, DC, in the fall.
    "In Helsinki, agreed to ongoing working level...
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  • The Senate delivered a rare, unified rebuke of Trump on Russia

    The Senate delivered a rare, unified rebuke of Trump on Russia

    3 monthes ago - By Business Insider

    The Senate on Thursday voted unanimously (98-0) in favor of a resolution expressing Congress's opposition to the US government allowing Russia to question US officials.
    It came after Trump signaled he might be open allowing Russia to interrogate nearly a dozen Americans, including former US ambassador to Russia Michael McFaul.
    The resolution passed Thursday was proposed by Democratic Sens. Chuck Schumer, the minority leader, as well as Bob Menendez, Dick Durbin, and Brian Schatz.
    The Senate on Thursday voted unanimously in a 98-0 vote in favor of a resolution expressing Congress's...
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  • “Don't count Russia out,” experts warn on election hacking amid relative calm

    “Don't count Russia out,” experts warn on election hacking amid relative calm

    3 monthes ago - By Fast Company

    Despite reports from Homeland Security and intelligence officials that election hacking on the scale of 2016 has yet to be seen, experts caution Russia could still strike between now and Election Day.
    As the 2018 midterm election season heats up across the country, U.S. government officials say they've yet to see digital attacks by Russia on the scale of the 2016 presidential election-but cybersecurity experts warn that it's too early to tell, noting that it's still early in the election cycle.
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  • Trump is getting slammed from the left and right for considering Putin's request to turn over a former US ambassador for questioning

    Trump is getting slammed from the left and right for considering Putin's request to turn over a former US ambassador for questioning

    3 monthes ago - By Business Insider

    President Donald Trump is facing a growing chorus of criticism for considering Russian President Vladimir Putin's request for a former US ambassador to be turned over for questioning.
    White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders on Wednesday did not deny that the Trump administration is considering such an exchange, which prompted swift outrage.
    Hillary Clinton, Jeb Bush, and others have slammed the Trump administration for entertaining the notion of turning over Americans to Russia.
    President Donald Trump is facing a growing chorus of criticism for considering Russian President...
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  • Homeland Security chief Nielsen said she believes Russia interfered in the US election, but questioned whether it really tried to help Trump

    Homeland Security chief Nielsen said she believes Russia interfered in the US election, but questioned whether it really tried to help Trump

    3 monthes ago - By Business Insider

    Homeland Security chief Kirstjen Nielsen on Thursday said she believed Russia interfered in the 2016 US election but questioned whether it really did so to help President Donald Trump.
    The US intelligence community explicitly concluded that Russian President Vladimir Putin directed the election meddling to bolster Trump's chances of winning.
    The Trump administration's position on Russian meddling has been inconsistent, especially over the past week.
    Homeland Security chief Kirstjen Nielsen on Thursday said she agreed with the US intelligence community's assessment that Russia interfered in...
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