Stories tagged: WikiLeaks
UPDATED: Fri., Dec. 8, 2017, 4:50 p.m.
CNN corrects report about Trump campaign and Wikileaks tip
CNN had to correct a story on Friday that suggested the Trump campaign had been tipped off early about Wikileaks documents damaging to Hillary Clinton when it later learned the …
UPDATED: Fri., Dec. 8, 2017, 3:10 p.m.
Court papers show Manafort drafting op-ed under house arrest
Paul Manafort, the former chairman of Donald Trump’s campaign, was heavily involved in the drafting of an opinion piece on Ukrainian politics even while under house arrest, according to documents …
UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 30, 2017, 1:09 p.m.
Democrat criticizes Sessions’ non-answer on talks with Trump
The top Democrat on the House intelligence committee says Attorney General Jeff Sessions would not directly answer in a closed-door interview Thursday whether President Donald Trump ever asked him to …
UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 14, 2017, 9:37 a.m.
Trump Jr.’s WikiLeaks exchange adds intrigue to Russia probe
President Donald Trump’s oldest son released a series of private Twitter exchanges between himself and WikiLeaks during and after the 2016 election, including pleas from the website to publicize its …
UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 10, 2017, 3:29 p.m.
Data firm CEO: Reached out to WikiLeaks about Clinton emails
The CEO of a data firm that worked for President Donald Trump’s campaign says he reached out to WikiLeaks during the campaign about obtaining emails related to Democrat Hillary Clinton.
UPDATED: Tue., May 23, 2017, 8:03 p.m.
Contacts between Russia, Trump campaign began last summer, ex-CIA chief says
Former CIA Director John Brennan said Tuesday he personally warned Russia last summer against interfering in the U.S. presidential campaign, telling the Russians that continued meddling would backfire and prevent …
UPDATED: Fri., May 19, 2017, 9:43 p.m.
Sweden drops rape investigation for WikiLeaks’ Assange; uncertainty ahead
Sweden’s top prosecutor on Friday dropped an investigation into a rape claim against WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange after almost seven years, saying that’s because there’s no possibility of arresting him …
Wed., May 17, 2017, 4:40 p.m.
House majority leader to colleagues in 2016: ‘I think Putin pays’ Trump
A month before Donald Trump clinched the Republican nomination, one of his closest allies in Congress – House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy – made a politically explosive assertion in a …
UPDATED: Wed., May 17, 2017, 7:48 p.m.
Chelsea Manning ‘looking forward to so much’ after release
Army Pvt. Chelsea Manning, spared by presidential clemency from the rest of a 35-year prison term for giving classified materials to anti-secrecy website WikiLeaks, stepped out of a military lockup …
Tue., May 16, 2017, 12:40 p.m.
Family of slain D.C. man says reports he fed WikiLeaks DNC info are untrue
The family of slain Democratic National Committee staffer Seth Rich refuted Fox News reports that he had leaked work e-mails to WikiLeaks before he was fatally shot last year in …
UPDATED: Wed., May 3, 2017, 11:44 a.m.
FBI chief says he had to tell Congress of Clinton email news
Under fire from Democrats, FBI Director James Comey insisted during repeated questions Wednesday he was consistent in disclosing information about an investigation into Hillary Clinton’s emails before Election Day while …
Sun., April 16, 2017
Jennifer Rubin: Pompeo issues reassuring defense of CIA
His forceful rebuttal should be sufficient for fair-minded Americans to conclude the conspiracy fear-mongering is patently absurd.
UPDATED: Fri., March 31, 2017, 10:24 p.m.
Julian Assange’s asylum is at stake when Ecuador votes Sunday
Julian Assange has defied the world’s most powerful government and intelligence agencies for years. Now his fate will be decided by humble banana workers and Quechua-speaking shopkeepers in the Andean …
Fri., March 24, 2017, 10:15 a.m.
Apple: Software flaws in latest WikiLeaks docs are all fixed
Apple says purported hacking techniques released by WikiLeaks this week have all been fixed in recent iPhones and Mac computers.
Thu., March 23, 2017, 1:14 p.m.
WikiLeaks says CIA hacks on Apple devices can persist
New documents from WikiLeaks point to an apparent CIA program to hack Apple’s iPhones and Mac computers using techniques that couldn’t be disabled by resetting devices to factory conditions.
UPDATED: Mon., March 20, 2017, 9:30 p.m.
FBI director confirms investigation of possible collusion between Trump campaign and Russia
FBI Director James Comey confirmed for the first time Monday that the agency is investigating possible collusion between the Trump campaign and Russian authorities during the 2016 election campaign.
Mon., March 20, 2017, 7:22 a.m.
Trump says Dems ‘made up’ allegations of Russia interference
President Donald Trump on Monday accused Democrats of making up allegations about his campaign associates’ contact with Russia during the presidential election, and said Congress and
Sat., March 11, 2017
Krauthammer: Conspiracy chasing poses real danger
Self-created crisis can leave us distracted, spent and unprepared when the real thing hits.
Fri., March 10, 2017, 8:57 a.m.
What the CIA WikiLeaks dump tells us: Encryption works
NEW YORK – If the tech industry is drawing one lesson from the latest WikiLeaks disclosures, it’s that data-scrambling encryption works, and the industry should use more of it.
UPDATED: Thu., March 9, 2017, 12:49 p.m.
WikiLeaks to help shield tech firms from CIA’s hacking tools
WASHINGTON – WikiLeaks will work with technology companies to help defend them against the CIA’s hacking tools, founder Julian Assange said Thursday. The move sets up a potential conflict between …
UPDATED: Wed., March 8, 2017, 7:45 a.m.
WikiLeaks CIA files: Are they real and are they a risk?
Some questions and answers about the latest WikiLeaks dump and its fallout:
Tue., March 7, 2017, 3:44 p.m.
Why the CIA is using your TVs, smartphones and cars for spying
The latest revelations about U.S. government’s powerful hacking tools potentially takes surveillance right into the homes and hip pockets of billions of users worldwide, showing how a remarkable variety of …
UPDATED: Tue., March 7, 2017, 5:35 p.m.
WikiLeaks reveals CIA trove alleging wide-scale hacking
WikiLeaks published thousands of documents Tuesday described as secret files about CIA hacking tools the government employs to break into users’ computers, mobile phones and even smart TVs from companies …
Sat., Feb. 18, 2017, 8:12 a.m.
Ecuador election could decide Assange’s continued asylum
Whether WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange can stay at the Ecuadorean embassy in London could depend on the winner of Sunday’s presidential election in the South American country. Ruling party candidate …
UPDATED: Mon., Jan. 23, 2017, 12:27 p.m.
WikiLeaks blasts Trump’s decision to not release taxes, possibly ending a new alliance
In the span of a few years, WikiLeaks, the hacking organization responsible for some of the biggest leaks of classified information in recent history, enjoyed a surge in popularity among …
Sat., Jan. 21, 2017
Charles Krauthammer: Obama reveals himself with final acts
This is Obama being Obama. He leaves office as he came in: a man of the left, but possessing the intelligence and discipline to suppress his more radical instincts. As …
Fri., Jan. 20, 2017
Amy Goodman: The long ordeal of Chelsea Manning
Chelsea Manning has now served seven years of her sentence, experiencing extraordinary hardship as a person seeking gender-reassignment treatment while imprisoned by the U.S. military.
Fri., Jan. 6, 2017, 1:55 p.m.
WikiLeaks proposes tracking verified Twitter users’ homes, families and finances
WikiLeaks wants to start building a list of verified Twitter users that will include highly sensitive and personal information about their families, their finances and their housing situations.
Thu., 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 …
Wed., Jan. 4, 2017, 7:08 p.m.
Trump renews attack on case for Russian hacking
Despite Donald Trump’s repeated calls for Americans to “move on” from Russia’s provocative cyberattacks during the 2016 presidential election, it won’t be so easy – partly because the president-elect refuses …