NYT: U.S. Says Russia Directed Hacks to Influence Elections

NYT: U.S. Says Russia Directed Hacks to Influence Elections

By DAVID E. SANGER and CHARLIE SAVAGE OCT. 7, 2016 WASHINGTON — The Obama administration on Friday formally accused the Russian government of stealing and disclosing emails from the Democratic National Committee and a range of other institutions and prominent individuals, immediately raising the issue of whether President Obama would seek sanctions or other retaliation. CLICK IMAGE for direct link to story.  In […]

Politico: Lobbyist advised Trump campaign while promoting Russian pipeline

Politico: Lobbyist advised Trump campaign while promoting Russian pipeline

By BEN SCHRECKINGER and JULIA IOFFE 10/07/16  A Republican lobbyist was earning hundreds of thousands of dollars to promote one of Vladimir Putin’s top geopolitical priorities at the same time he was helping to shape Donald Trump’s first major foreign policy speech. In the first two quarters of 2016, the firm of former Reagan administration official Richard Burt received […]

DHS + DNI Joint Statement on Election Security

DHS + DNI Joint Statement on Election Security

Release Date: October 7, 2016 DHS Press Office Contact: 202-282-8010  The U.S. Intelligence Community (USIC) is confident that the Russian Government directed the recent compromises of e-mails from US persons and institutions, including from US political organizations. The recent disclosures of alleged hacked e-mails on sites like DCLeaks.com and WikiLeaks and by the Guccifer 2.0 online persona are […]

Daily Beast: Art of the Steal: This Is How Trump Lost $916M and Avoided Tax

Daily Beast: Art of the Steal: This Is How Trump Lost $916M and Avoided Tax

DAVID CAY JOHNSTON 10.03.16 8:41 AM ET The big New York Times scoop that Donald Trump used $916 million of tax losses to enjoy many income tax-free years raised a question the newspaper didn’t try to answer: How did Trump do it? Trump, the only major-party presidential nominee in four decades to keep all his tax returns secret, insists “there’s […]

WP: Fact Check: Trump bankruptcies

WP: Fact Check: Trump bankruptcies

By Michelle Lee September 26, 2016 CLICK HEADLINE for link to story “You’ve taken business bankruptcies six times.” –Hillary Clinton “On occasion – four times – we used certain laws that are there.” –Donald Trump CLICK HEADLINE for link to story THE FACT CHECKER | Clinton is correct. Trump’s companies have filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, […]

Yahoo News: U.S. intel officials probe ties between Trump adviser and Kremlin

Yahoo News: U.S. intel officials probe ties between Trump adviser and Kremlin

Michael Isikoff Chief Investigative Correspondent September 23, 2016 CLICK IMAGE for link to story. U.S. intelligence officials are seeking to determine whether an American businessman identified by Donald Trump as one of his foreign policy advisers has opened up private communications with senior Russian officials — including talks about the possible lifting of economic sanctions if the […]

CNN: Hacking the election? Feds step in as states fret cyber threats

CNN: Hacking the election? Feds step in as states fret cyber threats

By Marshall Cohen and Tom LoBianco, CNN Fri September 23, 2016 Washington (CNN)A series of high-profile breaches and warnings from national intelligence leaders has elections directors in critical battleground states seeking federal help against possible cyberattacks. Officials in Pennsylvania and Ohio tell CNN they are working closely with the Department of Homeland Security to protect their elections […]

Politico: The Mystery of Trump’s Man in Moscow

Politico: The Mystery of Trump’s Man in Moscow

By Julia Ioffe September 23rd, 2016  CLICK IMAGE for link to story. In March, in a bold “Oh yeah?” moment during an interview with the Washington Post’s editorial board, Donald Trump took the paper’s dare and revealed, then and there, his very short list of foreign policy advisers. There were just five, though he said, “I have quite […]

Business Insider: Donald Trump praised Vladimir Putin on the national stage again — here’s what it all means

Business Insider: Donald Trump praised Vladimir Putin on the national stage again — here’s what it all means

Allan Smith Sep. 10, 2016, 2:13 PM Donald Trump is again under fire for warm comments he directed at Russian President Vladimir Putin, this time calling him a stronger leader than US President Barack Obama at a national-security forum this week. “If he says great things about me, I’m going to say great things about him,” […]

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