Russia

  • Trump: Putin is ‘insulted’ by and denies meddling accusation

    HANOI, Vietnam (AP) – President Donald Trump said Russia’s Vladimir Putin once again vehemently denied interfering in the 2016 U.S. elections during their discussions on the sidelines of an economic summit Saturday. Trump declined to say whether he believed Putin, but made clear he’s not interested in dwelling on the...
  • Trump’s longtime bodyguard testified that Russia offered women to Trump while he was in Moscow

    • President Donald Trump’s longtime bodyguard and confidante, Keith Schiller, reportedly testified before Congress that a Russian offered to “send five women” to Trump’s hotel room in Moscow while he was visiting ahead of the 2013 Miss Universe pageant. • Schiller said he rejected the offer and laughed about...
  • Facebook to train U.S. businesses on ads after Russia scandal!!

    Facebook Inc Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg is kicking off an effort to get U.S. small businesses to spend more on advertising as the image of the social media network’s ads have taken a hit for their role in alleged Russian attempts to sway U.S. voters. Zuckerberg is traveling on...
  • Trump plans to meet with Putin during Asia trip

    President Trump said shortly before landing in Japan Sunday that he expects to meet with Russian President Vladimir Putin during his 12-day Asia Trip. Trump told a gaggle of reporters during his flight to Japan that the two are expecting to meet to discuss North Korea. “I think it’s...
  • A source talking with special counsel now says “It’s every man for himself”

    Less than a week after two top former Trump campaign officials were indicted and another adviser to the campaign had already pleaded guilty to lying to the FBI, the pressure on others under scrutiny appears to be growing.  One source whose actions during the 2016 election are being examined by the special counsel’s office...
  • Federal Prosecutors warned Paul Manafort of his indictment back in August

    Federal prosecutors notified Paul Manafort in August that he would be indicted as part of an investigation into ties between Russia and the Trump campaign, according to court documents filed Thursday. Manafort, President Trump’s former campaign chairman, pleaded not guilty Monday to charges including tax fraud and money laundering. Richard Gates, Manafort’s...
  • Video: Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook CEO: ‘I’m dead serious’

    Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg pledged he’s “dead serious” about cracking down on nefarious activity on the giant social network after the Russia campaign to sow political discord and manipulate the 2016 presidential campaign. He also warned investors that efforts to secure Facebook will significantly cut into profits. “We’re bringing the...
  • Social media companies put under pressure during Russia hearing

    Top lawyers for Google, Facebook and Twitter admitted to senators Wednesday that efforts to combat Russian activity on their platforms during the election were insufficient and said that they still don’t have a full picture of the Russian online influence effort. In one of two hearings on Russia’s campaign...
  • Social media giants stop short of endorsing bill to prevent Russia’s election meddling

    WASHINGTON – Social media giants Facebook, Twitter and Google stopped short Tuesday of endorsing a bipartisan bill that would require them to disclose who is paying for political ads that appear on their online platforms. Instead, the companies, testifying before the Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on Crime and Terrorism, highlighted...