So Trump is off the golf course now, where he spent the morning working off some of the rage that fueled his bizarre weekend of garbled tweets. But not all of that anger was left on the green. You can see he came off the links still stewing about Russia, Russia, Russia. xObama was President up to, and beyond, the 2016 Election. So why didnÃ¢Â€Â™t he do something about Russian meddling?— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 19, 2018 About that. Let’s go back to September 2016, when President Obama went to congressional leadership asking for a "show of solidarity and bipartisan unity" in publicly condemning Russia for interference. Remember what happened? Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell refused to sign on. He blocked that condemnation of Russia. The White House wasn’t wil
Stefan Rousseau / AFP / Getty Images The British Embassy in Moscow used the services of a Russian catering company that was charged with conspiracy in connection with allegations of interfering in the 2016 US election as part of an indictment returned last Friday by special prosector Robert Mueller.BuzzFeed News understands that the St. Petersburg and Moscow–based company, Concord Catering, was a supplier to the UK’s diplomatic mission in the Russian capital until December 2013, just a few months before operations to interfere with the US political system allegedly began. After the contract with the catering company ended, the embassy launched a competitive tender, and Concord decided not to put itself forward for it.Still, the embassy’s logo remained on a lis...
MENLO PARK, Calif. (AP) — Facebook will soon rely on centuries-old technology to try to prevent foreign meddling in U.S. elections: the post office. Baffled in 2016 by Russian agents who bought ads to sway the U.S. presidential campaign, Facebook’s global politics and government outreach director, Katie Harbath, told a meeting of the National Association of Secretaries of State in Washington on Saturday that the company would send postcards to potential buyers of political ads to confirm they reside in the U.S. The recipient would then have to enter a code in Facebook to continue buying the ad. The method will first apply to ads that name candidates ahead of the midterm elections in November, said Facebook spokesman Andy Stone. The plan was unveiled a day after special counsel Robert Mue
The president seemed to embrace the idea that sowing discord in American politics had been Russia’s aim, after previously saying little to acknowledge a threat.
Mitch McConnell refused to do the right thing for his country when the Russians attacked us. Instead, he did what he always does; when asked by President Obama to take a unified stand against Russia, McConnell threatened President Obama. The post Russian Election Meddling Is All On Mitch McConnell, Not Barack Obama appeared first on Politicus USA.
MUNICH (AP) — President Donald Trump’s national security adviser has told an international audience that the evidence of Russian meddling in the 2016 American election is beyond dispute. H.R. McMaster was answering a question from a Russian delegate, shortly after Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov left the same stage at the Munich Security Conference on Saturday. Referring to the indictment of 13 Russians announced Friday, McMaster says “with the FBI indictment, the evidence is now incontrovertible” of Russia cyber-meddling. He also scoffed at any move to work with Russia on cybersecurity, saying “we would love to have a cyber dialogue when Russia is sincere about curtailing its sophisticated form of espionage.” Lavrov, just moments earlier, had dismissed the indictments as “jus
The Russian influence operation designed to tamper with the 2016 U.S. presidential election used a combination of old-school espionage tactics and 21st-century technologies that will not be easy to stop, even now that the methods have been exposed, experts said. The post Facebook faces big challenge to prevent future U.S. election meddling appeared first on Politicus USA.
Special Counsel Robert Mueller has just handed down a set of indictments, charging 13 Russian citizens and three Russian organizations with interference in the U.S. presidential election in efforts dating back to 2014. The indictment names the Internet Research Agency as one of the sources of the fake accounts meant to create divisions in American society. Read More
House Intelligence Committee chairman Rep. Devin Nunes (R-CA) has found a way to blame Obama for Russia’s election meddling conspiracy for Trump. In a statement provided to PoliticusUSA, Rep. Nunes said, “The Putin regime presents a pressing threat to American interests, including through Moscow’s long-running influence operations against the United States. The House Intelligence Committee […] The post Devin Nunes Is Blaming Obama For Russia’s Election Meddling For Trump appeared first on Politicus USA.
Amid news that Special Counsel Robert Mueller has indicted 13 Russian nationals on charges of conspiracy related to meddling in the 2016 presidential election, Fox News returned to a favorite strategy: blame Barack Obama. Former House Oversight Chairman Jason Chaffetz (R-UT), now a Fox News contributor, was asked about the indictments on Friday afternoon. He immediately downplayed the notion that this interference may have had any impact on Donald Trump’s victory in the incredibly close 2016 election and suggested that it was the fault of the previous president. “I think a lot of people were very concerned, even at a small level, that this was happening. [Current House Oversight Chairman] Devin Nunes [(R-CA)] has been talking about this for a couple of years. President Obama k