Stories tagged: Election
THURSDAY, JAN. 19, 2017, 8:24 A.M.
Lawmaker fires aide behind fake news site
A Maryland lawmaker has fired a legislative aide who was behind a fake news site that accused Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton of election-rigging.
MONDAY, JAN. 16, 2017, 2:09 P.M.
Big-money names behind inaugural start to come out despite Trump’s secrecy plan
Donald Trump is trying to keep the names of the people and companies donating millions of dollars to his inauguration festivities this week a secret – a break from his …
SUNDAY, JAN. 15, 2017
Kathleen Parker: Questions about election go beyond partisan politics
The inspector general’s investigation into Comey’s conduct, as well as Congress’ investigation into Russia’s apparent interference in the election, are urgent, overdue and probably useless.
SATURDAY, JAN. 14, 2017, 6:10 A.M.
How bad is cybersecurity czar Giuliani at cybersecurity? His company website is a mess
President-elect Donald Trump tapped Rudy Giuliani as his “go to” guy this week on cybersecurity, but it turns out that Giuliani’s New York firm could use a little better security …
FRIDAY, JAN. 13, 2017, 4:22 P.M.
Top Trump aide Flynn in frequent contact with Russia’s ambassador
President-elect Donald Trump’s national security adviser and Russia’s ambassador to the U.S. have been in frequent contact in recent weeks, including on the day the Obama administration hit Moscow with …
FRIDAY, JAN. 13, 2017, 11:51 A.M.
U.S. attorney in Baltimore is Trump’s pick to be deputy attorney general
Rod Rosenstein, the U.S. attorney in Baltimore and currently the longest-serving U.S. attorney, is the incoming Trump administration’s pick to become the next deputy attorney general – the second-highest position …
FRIDAY, JAN. 13, 2017, 11:41 A.M.
Democrats press FBI to investigate Trump-Russia ties
House Democrats emerged from a briefing about Russian interference in the 2016 election demanding that the FBI investigate what links may have existed between the Kremlin and President-elect Donald Trump’s …
FRIDAY, JAN. 13, 2017, 9:25 A.M.
Commanding general of D.C. National Guard to be removed from post as Trump takes office
The head of the D.C. National Guard, Maj. Gen. Errol R. Schwartz, said Friday that he has been ordered removed from his command effective Jan. 20, 12:01 p.m., just as …
UPDATED: THURSDAY, JAN. 12, 2017, 12:32 P.M.
Secret police file: Trump was sure of presidential win – in 1996
Nearly 30 years ago, Donald Trump was confident he would win the U.S. presidential election – as an independent in 1996, according to recently uncovered files from Czechoslovakia’s Communist-era secret …
THURSDAY, JAN. 12, 2017, 11:03 A.M.
Holder to lead Democratic effort to redraw district lines
Former Attorney General Eric Holder is formally announcing a new effort aimed at challenging the partisan gerrymandering that’s left Democrats struggling to win local and state offices.
THURSDAY, JAN. 12, 2017, 10:36 A.M.
Trump’s CIA nominee Pompeo agrees that Russia behind election hacks
Donald Trump’s pick to run the CIA on Thursday sided with intelligence officials who have determined the Kremlin was behind election cyberattacks, and he took a tough stand against Russia, …
UPDATED: WEDNESDAY, JAN. 11, 2017, 4:12 P.M.
Newly leaked dossier on Trump circulated in DC for months
It was a bombshell story, emerging on the eve of Donald Trump’s first news conference as president-elect: U.S. intelligence officials had presented Trump with unsubstantiated claims that Russia had amassed …
WEDNESDAY, JAN. 11, 2017, 1:50 P.M.
Wary of Russian cyber threat, France plans to bolster its army of ‘digital soldiers’
Bracing for the new cyber front in warfare, French Defense Ministry Jean Yves Le Drian said France is ramping up its defenses and doubling its ranks of “digital soldiers.” In …
WEDNESDAY, JAN. 11, 2017, 11:52 A.M.
Trump acknowledges Russian involvement in meddling in U.S. elections
President-elect Donald Trump acknowledged for the first time Wednesday that he believes Russian operatives hacked the Democratic Party during the election, but he continued to dispute intelligence reports that Moscow …
UPDATED: WEDNESDAY, JAN. 11, 2017, 10:01 A.M.
Trump outlines plan to shift assets, give up management of his company
Donald Trump plans to put all his business assets in a trust and hand control of his company to his two adult sons and a longtime business executive to allay …
WEDNESDAY, JAN. 11, 2017, 7:49 A.M.
Russia denies having compromising information about Trump
The Kremlin has not collected compromising information about U.S. President-elect Donald Trump, President Vladimir Putin’s spokesman declared Wednesday, deriding the report as a “complete fabrication and utter nonsense.”
SUNDAY, JAN. 8, 2017
Kathleen Parker: Russia connection deserving of suspicion
Noteworthy is that these same Obama doubters haven’t expressed any concern about Trump’s cavalier denial of Russia’s cyberattack on the U.S.
SATURDAY, JAN. 7, 2017, 9:35 A.M.
U.S. designates election infrastructure as ‘critical’
Citing increasingly sophisticated cyber bad actors and an election infrastructure that’s “vital to our national interests,” Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson announced Friday that he’s designating U.S. election systems critical …
FRIDAY, JAN. 6, 2017, 2:19 P.M.
U.S. intelligence agencies: Putin ordered intervention in presidential election
Russia carried out a comprehensive cybercampaign to upend the U.S. presidential election, an operation that was ordered by Russian President Vladimir Putin and “aspired to help” elect Donald Trump by …
FRIDAY, JAN. 6, 2017, 12:42 P.M.
After intelligence brief, Trump says hack had no impact on election
After a briefing from the nation’s top intelligence officials, President-elect Donald Trump said Friday he is confident Russians did not affect the outcome of the U.S. presidential election but he …
THURSDAY, JAN. 5, 2017, 10:21 P.M.
U.S. intercepts capture senior Russian officials celebrating Trump win
Senior officials in the Russian government celebrated Donald Trump’s victory over Hillary Clinton as a geopolitical win for Moscow, according to U.S. officials who said that American intelligence agencies intercepted …
THURSDAY, JAN. 5, 2017, 10:33 A.M.
Trump inauguration ceremony tickets to be available Monday
Tickets for the inauguration of President-elect Donald Trump will be distributed to the public starting Monday, the congressional committee that plans the swearing-in ceremony announced at a news conference Thursday.
THURSDAY, JAN. 5, 2017, 9:15 A.M.
U.S. official says Russia undoubtedly meddled in U.S. election
The nation’s top intelligence official said Thursday that Russia undoubtedly interfered in America’s 2016 presidential election but stopped short of using the explosive description “an act of war,” telling lawmakers …
TUESDAY, JAN. 3, 2017, 2:47 P.M.
Blue state lawmakers want to keep Trump off 2020 ballot unless he releases tax returns
Lawmakers in several deep blue states want to require presidential candidates to release their tax returns in order to appear on the ballot in those states, a sharp rebuke of …
TUESDAY, JAN. 3, 2017, 9:35 A.M.
Haiti certifies presidential victory of first-time candidate
An electoral tribunal in Haiti has certified the presidential election victory of first-time candidate Jovenel Moise.
UPDATED: THURSDAY, DEC. 29, 2016, 12:26 P.M.
Obama to Putin: Don’t mess with our elections; U.S.sanctions Russia, expels 35 diplomats
In a sweeping response to election hacking, President Barack Obama on Thursday sanctioned Russian intelligence services and their top officials, kicked out 35 Russian officials and shuttered two Russian-owned compounds …
THURSDAY, DEC. 29, 2016, 9:28 A.M.
U.S. senators: Russia should be sanctioned for election hacks
U.S. senators visiting eastern European allies to discuss security issues called for sanctions against Russia for interfering in the presidential election by hacking American political sites and email accounts. Their …
WEDNESDAY, DEC. 28, 2016, 1:02 P.M.
Obama options on Russian hacks range from covert to military
President Barack Obama has vowed that the U.S. will respond to Russian hacking undertaken during the U.S. presidential campaign. Yet the public may never hear about it.
WEDNESDAY, DEC. 28, 2016, 4:37 A.M.
Punishment of Russia for election interference is near, administration says
The Obama administration is close to announcing a series of measures to punish Russia for its interference in the 2016 presidential election, including economic sanctions and diplomatic censure, according to …
MONDAY, DEC. 26, 2016, 10:49 A.M.
President Obama says he would have beaten Donald Trump
President Barack Obama said in an interview released Monday that he would have beaten Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump “if I had run again,” delivering an implicit criticism of Hillary …