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Barr says Russia probe was started ‘without basis’

Attorney General William Barr believes the Russia investigation that shadowed President Donald Trump for nearly two years was started without any basis and was intended to “sabotage the presidency.”

Russian woman charged with U.S. election interference

The U.S. accused a Russian woman Friday of conspiring in a sweeping effort to sway American public opinion through social media in the first federal case alleging foreign interference in the 2018 midterm elections.

Facebook, Twitter pledge to defend against foreign intrusion

Facebook and Twitter executives assured Congress on Wednesday that they are aggressively working to root out foreign attempts to sow discord in America, and they pledged to better protect their social networks against manipulation during the 2018 midterm elections and beyond.

White House asserts ‘vast’ effort to protect elections

Responding to wide-ranging criticism that it lacked a clear national strategy to protect U.S. elections, the Trump administration put on a show of force Thursday and said the president had directed a “vast, governmentwide effort” to safeguard a cornerstone of American democracy.

Report: Trump lawyers’ letter to Mueller challenges subpoena

President Donald Trump’s lawyers composed a secret 20-page letter to special counsel Robert Mueller to assert that he cannot be forced to testify while arguing that he could not have committed obstruction because he has absolute authority over all federal investigations.

Oregon seeks to protect state election system from Russia

The state office in charge of Oregon’s elections was granted funding from the Legislature for an internet security position to protect against Russian government interference and hacking by others, officials said Tuesday.

Trump adviser: Russian meddling ‘incontrovertible’

President Donald Trump’s national security adviser said Saturday there was “incontrovertible” evidence of a Russian plot to disrupt the 2016 U.S. election, a blunt statement that shows how significantly the new criminal charges leveled by an American investigator have upended the political debate over his inquiry.

Putin: Russian doping scandals could be U.S. election meddling

President Vladimir Putin is suggesting that a recent flurry of Russian sports doping allegations could be an American attempt to interfere in next year’s Russian presidential election. On Thursday, four Russian cross-country skiers were found guilty of doping at the 2014 Sochi Olympics. Putin says “in response to our alleged interference in their elections, they want to create problems during the election of the president of Russia.”