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Former Trump adviser says he turned down Russian offer

by Lynde Langdon
Posted 6/18/18, 12:05 pm

Special counsel Robert Mueller is looking into a meeting between a former adviser to President Donald Trump and a man who wanted to sell disparaging information the Russians gathered on Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton during the 2016 campaign.

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Trump blasts FBI as ‘den of thieves’

by Leigh Jones
Posted 6/15/18, 12:00 pm

President Donald Trump on Friday blasted the conclusions in a Justice Department report claiming former FBI Director James Comey broke protocol but didn’t act with political bias in his handling of the investigation into Hillary Clinton’s email use. The report, released Thursday, included more text messages exchanged by two FBI agents investigating Clinton. Trump focused on the clear bias in those messages but directed most of his ire at the agency’s leadership. “The end result was wrong.

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Russians penalized for cyberattacks

by Lynde Langdon
Posted 6/11/18, 11:36 am

The U.S. Treasury Department on Monday sanctioned five Russian firms and three executives for cyberattacks and digital spying. Officials said the companies played a role in the NotPetya ransomware attack that targeted computers in Ukraine last year and spread worldwide. The Russians also tried to hack the U.S. energy grid and the global network infrastructure, including undersea cables that carry the bulk of the world’s telecommunications data, according to the Treasury Department.

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