US election

Obama administration “sort of choked” in its effort to punish Putin

"It is the hardest thing about my entire time in government to defend," the former senior Obama administration official told the Post, according to CNN. "I feel like we sort of choked." The Post report details how the CIA's assessment that Putin

Sessions to face questions on Russia, Comey in high-stakes Senate hearing

Sessions' testimony before the Senate Intelligence Committee, scheduled to start at 2:30 p.m. (1830 GMT), has the potential for high drama as the Russia probe continues to dominate U.S. politics, sidelining President Donald Trump's domestic agenda, according to Reuters. The former Republican

Former FBI director Comey ‘asked not to be left alone with Trump’

It is one of a slew of allegations relating to Donald Trump and an investigation into alleged Russian involvement in the 2016 US election, according to the BBC. It comes ahead of the former FBI chief's testimony to the Senate on Thursday. "I

Reuters: Putin-linked think tank drew up plan to sway 2016 U.S. election

They described two confidential documents from the think tank as providing the framework and rationale for what U.S. intelligence agencies have concluded was an intensive effort by Russia to interfere with the Nov. 8 election. U.S. intelligence officials acquired the documents, which

Fired Trump aide Michael Flynn wants immunity to testify on Russia allegations

Robert Kelner says his client "has a story to tell", but needs to guard against "unfair prosecution", Joinfo.com reports with reference to the BBC. Congress is investigating the allegations, with one senator warning of Kremlin "propaganda on steroids". Mr Flynn was sacked

Russia ‘tried to hijack US election’, says US senator

As the Senate Intelligence Committee hearing opened, its Republican chairman also warned: "We are all targets of a sophisticated and capable adversary", Joinfo.com reports with reference to the BBC. US intelligence agencies believe Russia tried to help Donald Trump win in November

There’s a Russian storm over Trump’s struggling presidency

The intrigue now threatening to swamp Washington politics deepened on Monday when Trump's son-in-law and trusted adviser, Jared Kushner, offered to testify to senators about meetings with senior Kremlin officials -- including the head of a bank closely linked to President

Trump asks US Congress to probe if Obama ordered wiretap

The White House asked the U.S. Congress on Sunday to examine whether the Obama administration abused its investigative authority during the 2016 campaign, as part of an ongoing congressional probe into Russia's influence on the election, Joinfo.comreports with reference to Reuters. The

A Russian newspaper editor explains how Putin made Trump his puppet – Vox

Mikhail Fishman is the editor-in-chief of the Moscow Times, an English-language weekly newspaper published in Moscow. The paper is critical of Vladimir Putin; indeed, it was targeted twice in 2015 by Russian hackers and has been attacked repeatedly by pro-Kremlin pundits. Fishman, a

U.S. inquiries into Russian election hacking include three FBI probes

The U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation is pursuing at least three separate probes relating to alleged Russian hacking of the U.S. presidential elections, according to five current and former government officials with direct knowledge of the situation, according to Reuters. The FBI's