Stories tagged: Russia
UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 22, 2017, 8:04 p.m.
Committee hears from founder of firm tied to Trump dossier
The co-founder of a Washington opposition research firm that produced a dossier of salacious allegations involving President Donald Trump met for hours with congressional investigators Tuesday in a closed-door appearance …
Tue., Aug. 22, 2017, 7:25 a.m.
Senate committee to hear from founder of firm tied to Trump dossier
The co-founder of a Washington opposition research firm that produced a dossier of salacious allegations involving President Donald Trump is set to speak behind closed doors to congressional investigators.
UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 21, 2017, 11:28 a.m.
Fire sweeps across Russian city, dozens of homes destroyed
Russian emergency officials say a massive blaze has swept through the southwestern Russian city of Rostov-on-Don, leaving scores of people injured and burning dozens of houses.
Fri., Aug. 18, 2017, 8:14 a.m.
Russia says its jets helping encircle IS-held town in Syria
Russian warplanes are supporting a Damascus government offensive against the Islamic State group in a town in central Syria, the military said Friday.
UPDATED: Sun., Aug. 13, 2017, 9:52 p.m.
U.S. debate on arming Ukraine puts pressure on Russia, Trump
Seeking leverage with Russia, the Trump administration has reopened consideration of long-rejected plans to give Ukraine lethal weapons, even if that would plunge the United States deeper into the former …
Sat., Aug. 12, 2017
Michael McFaul: Trump remains soft on Putin
It most certainly is not in our interest to reduce our staff at our embassy and consulates in Russia by 755 people.
UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 11, 2017, 10 a.m.
Resistance leaders play long game, dismiss impeachment talk
The resistance movement that flourished with Donald Trump’s ascendance to the White House isn’t necessarily itching to see his presidency undone by the investigation into Russia’s election meddling or even …
Thu., Aug. 10, 2017
Trump is plenty popular … in Russia
While it’s generous of Putin to put his bots to work for Trump, this White House is perfectly capable of importing Russian-style propaganda without help from Moscow.
UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 9, 2017, 8:32 p.m.
FBI agents search home of former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort
FBI agents have searched one of the homes of Paul Manafort, President Donald Trump’s former campaign chairman, Manafort’s spokesman said Wednesday.
UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 8, 2017, 2:28 p.m.
Congress is broken, and staff members know why
Members of Congress will return in September to a glut of complex and technically challenging tasks, including tax policy, the debt ceiling, and Russian meddling in the 2016 election.
Mon., Aug. 7, 2017, 8:33 a.m.
‘Fake news’? The Russia investigation is getting very, very real: analysis
President Donald Trump keeps calling the Russia investigation “fake news.” But with each passing week, the independent investigation into Trump’s campaign ties to Russia is getting more real, not less.
UPDATED: Sun., Aug. 6, 2017, 10:17 p.m.
U.S. to respond by Sept. 1 to Russia’s expulsion of diplomats
Russia’s top diplomat said Sunday his country was ready for more engagement with the United States on North Korea, Syria, Ukraine and other pressing matters, even as Moscow braced for …
UPDATED: Sun., Aug. 6, 2017, 10:09 p.m.
Welcome boost from China to global pressure on North Korea
A global pressure campaign on North Korea propelled by sharp new U.N. sanctions received a welcome boost Sunday from China, the North’s economic lifeline, as Beijing called on its neighbor …
UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 3, 2017, 10:15 p.m.
U.S. reportedly mulls sending antitank missiles to Ukraine
The U.S. government has reportedly sought to send Javelin antitank missiles to Ukraine. But it’s an idea two years too late for today’s battlefield, an expert on the conflict said.
UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 3, 2017, 6:50 p.m.
Flynn details tie to data firm, transition pay
President Donald Trump’s former national security adviser, Michael Flynn, is revealing a brief advisory role with a firm related to a controversial data analysis company that aided the Trump campaign, …
UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 3, 2017, 7:04 p.m.
Mueller using grand jury in Russia probe, AP source says
Special Counsel Robert Mueller is using a grand jury in Washington as part of an investigation into potential coordination between the Trump campaign and Russia, according to a person familiar …
Thu., Aug. 3, 2017, 1:06 p.m.
Trump blames Congress for ‘all-time’ low relationship with Russia; lawmakers push back
President Donald Trump on Thursday lashed out at Congress for the country’s deteriorating relationship with Russia, which he characterized in a morning tweet as “at an all-time & very dangerous …
UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 3, 2017, 7:28 p.m.
Truce goes into effect in another Syria ‘safe zone’
Russia’s Defense Ministry announced a cease-fire for a third safe zone in war-torn Syria on Thursday, paving the way for the delivery of sorely needed humanitarian relief to rebel-held areas …
Thu., Aug. 3, 2017, 10:59 a.m.
Top intelligence official on National Security Council is out
Ezra Cohen-Watnick, the 31-year-old hired by retired Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn to serve as the senior director for intelligence programs at the National Security Council, was fired on Wednesday afternoon, …
Thu., Aug. 3, 2017, 9:13 a.m.
Trump’s top aide Kelly reportedly told Jeff Sessions his job is safe
New White House chief of staff John Kelly called Jeff Sessions on Saturday to tell him his post as attorney general was safe, despite the fact Kelly and Sessions’ boss, …
UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 3, 2017, 8:48 p.m.
Senators move to protect special counsel in Russia probe
Two members of the Senate Judiciary Committee are moving to protect Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s job, putting forth new legislation that aims to ensure the integrity of current and future …
Thu., Aug. 3, 2017, 5:53 a.m.
U.S. elections are an easier target for Russian hackers than once thought
When Chris Grayson pointed his Web browser in the direction of Georgia’s elections system earlier this year, what he found there shocked him.
UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 2, 2017, 9:54 p.m.
Trump blasts Russia sanctions bill – but still signs it
Dealt a striking congressional rebuke, Donald Trump grudgingly signed what he called a “seriously flawed” package of sanctions against Russia on Wednesday, bowing for the moment to resistance from both …
UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 1, 2017, 9:58 p.m.
Senate confirms Christopher Wray, Trump’s choice for FBI
The Senate on Tuesday confirmed Christopher Wray to lead the FBI, replacing James Comey, who was abruptly fired by President Donald Trump amid the investigation into Russia meddling in last …
UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 1, 2017, 10:11 p.m.
Trump helped craft son’s statement on Russia meeting, White House acknowledges
In a reversal, the White House acknowledged President Donald Trump offered what it said was fatherly advice to his eldest son about a statement explaining a June 2016 meeting with …
UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 1, 2017, 11:35 a.m.
Shooting at Moscow courthouse leaves 3 dead, 4 wounded
Five defendants at a Moscow courthouse attacked their guards in a bungled escape attempt, leading to a shootout that killed three people and wounded four others, officials said Tuesday.
UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 1, 2017, 10:17 p.m.
Kushner to interns: Trump team too disorganized to collude with Russia
Donald Trump’s election team could not have colluded with Russia because they were barely talking to each other, according to Jared Kushner, the president’s son-in-law and top White House adviser.
UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 1, 2017, 6:51 p.m.
Pence pledges support for Georgia, condemns Russian moves
U.S. Vice President Mike Pence pledged support Tuesday for the former Soviet republic of Georgia, his second stop on a European trip backing nations that feel threatened by Russian aggression.
UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 1, 2017, 10:01 a.m.
Trump worked with Fox News on DNC staffer death story, lawsuit claims
President Donald Trump collaborated with Fox News to concoct a story claiming a Democratic National Committee staffer was killed in retaliation for furnishing information damaging to Hillary Clinton to WikiLeaks, …
UPDATED: Mon., July 31, 2017, 10:44 p.m.
Trump dictated son’s misleading statement on meeting with Russian lawyer
On the sidelines of the Group of 20 summit in Germany this month, President Donald Trump’s advisers discussed how to respond to a new revelation