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Investigating Russian Meddling

Multiple investigations are trying to uncover the extent of Russian intervention in the 2016 election.

Robert Mueller's Team Has Requested Documents From The DOJ

By Gabrielle Ware | November 20, 2017

Investigators reportedly asked the Justice Department for documents related to James Comey and Jeff Sessions.

Senators Say Kushner Isn't Being Forthcoming In Their Russia Probe

By Katherine Biek | November 17, 2017

The Senate Judiciary Committee says Jared Kushner hasn't provided all the requested documents about Russian interference in the 2016 election.

Trump Says He Believes Putin When He Says He Didn't Meddle In Election

By Lindsey Pulse | November 11, 2017

President Donald Trump says he asked Vladimir Putin about Russian interference in the 2016 president election while in Vietnam.

Michael Flynn Reportedly Investigated For Ties To Abduction Plot

By Matt Picht | November 10, 2017

Former national security adviser Michael Flynn allegedly plotted to abduct a Turkish cleric, according to a Wall Street Journal report.

Russian News Outlet RT America Will Register As A Foreign Agent

By Lindsey Pulse | November 10, 2017

The U.S. Justice Department reportedly gave RT America until Nov. 13 to register, or it could face consequences.

3 House Republicans Call Mueller Compromised, Demand Resignation

By Ethan Weston | November 3, 2017

Reps. Gaetz, Biggs and Gohmert think Mueller can't fairly conduct his Russia investigation because of events that happened while he was FBI director.

Here's What Kind Of Content Russian Interests Paid To Run On Facebook

By Jake Jones | November 1, 2017

Democrats on the House Intelligence Committee released a sample of the ads on their website.

New Details Show How Russia Used Social Media To Divide Americans

By Liz Wahl | November 1, 2017

More than 120 million Facebook users saw posts created and promoted by Russian-backed accounts.

For Civil Rights Groups, Facebook's Problems Go Beyond Russia

By Eugene Daniels | October 31, 2017

Nineteen groups teamed up to send a letter to the social media giant, demanding change.

Charges Detail How Paul Manafort Laundered Millions Of Dollars

By Liz Wahl | October 31, 2017

Trump's former campaign chairman is accused of hiding work he did for Ukraine's ousted pro-Russian president.

126 Million People May Have Seen Russian-Linked Content On Facebook

By Lindsey Pulse | October 31, 2017

Facebook, Twitter and Google are set to testify at a Senate subcommittee hearing to help find solutions to Russian disinformation.

Tony Podesta Leaves Lobbying Firm As Mueller Probe Heats Up

By Matt Picht | October 30, 2017

The Podesta Group is reportedly facing scrutiny from special counsel Robert Mueller over its lobbying activities.

Here Are Lawmakers' Early Reactions To The Manafort, Gates Indictments

By Ryan Biek | October 30, 2017

Capitol Hill seemed relatively quiet in its immediate response to Paul Manafort and Rick Gates turning themselves in to the FBI.

Paul Manafort Turns Himself In To The FBI

By Ryan Biek | October 30, 2017

Manafort, President Donald Trump's former campaign manager, has been a key figure in special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation.

The First Charges In Mueller's Russia Probe Are Reportedly Filed

By Lindsey Pulse | October 28, 2017

CNN reports anyone charged could be taken into custody as soon as Monday.

Assange Confirms Trump Campaign's Data Firm Approached WikiLeaks

By Jake Jones | October 25, 2017

The story connecting the data firm and WikiLeaks was first reported by The Daily Beast.

A Proposed Bill Would Change How Political Ads Are Regulated Online

By Ethan Weston | October 20, 2017

A bipartisan group of senators hope to bring rules for political ads on the internet up to the same standards as other media.

Russian Journalist Lives In Exile In The US After Colleague's Death

By Liz Wahl | October 19, 2017

Kseniya Kirillova fears death or prison awaits her if she returns home.

States Try To Secure Their Voting Systems Ahead Of 2018

By Jake Jones | October 15, 2017

Some states are bringing in federal help to secure voting systems ahead of 2018.

Reince Priebus Grilled In Mueller Investigation

By Matt Picht | October 13, 2017

Special Counsel Robert Mueller's team reportedly interviewed President Trump's former chief of staff Reince Priebus.

Google Reportedly Finds Political Ads In Its Network Linked To Russia

By Cristina Mutchler | October 9, 2017

Google is reportedly investigating Russian ad interference on some of its platforms during the 2016 election.

White House Is Putting Finishing Touches On Legal Defense Fund

By Eugene Daniels | October 3, 2017

It's for mid-level staffers who might get caught up in the Russia probes.

Another Social Media Giant Met With Lawmakers To Discuss Russia

By Austin Kim | September 28, 2017

Twitter is the latest social media platform to meet with lawmakers about Russia's influence in the 2016 election.

Homeland Security Confirms 21 States Targeted In 2016 Russia Hacks

By Grant Suneson | September 22, 2017

The Department of Homeland Security informed 21 states Russian hackers attempted to access their voting systems during the 2016 election.

Zuckerberg Announces Facebook's Plans To Combat Election Interference

By Casey Mendoza | September 21, 2017

The company will aid the U.S. government's investigations into Russian election interference.

Senate Probes 'Weaponized' Twitter Bots' Role In 2016 Election

By Eugene Daniels | September 21, 2017

The social media giant will be meeting with investigators on Sept. 27.

Senate Opens Previously Closed Russia Hearing With Trump's Lawyer

By Grant Suneson | September 19, 2017

President Trump's personal lawyer Michael Cohen was set to have a closed Senate hearing. But after he spoke to the press, it was opened to the public.

Michael Flynn's Family Is Taking Donations To Pay His Legal Fees

By Madeline McClain | September 18, 2017

Michael Flynn's family says he needs help footing legal defense bills that could reach $1 million.

CNN: Former Trump Adviser Paul Manafort Was Wiretapped By FBI

By Matt Picht | September 18, 2017

Former Trump associate Paul Manafort was reportedly put under surveillance following a probe into his business dealings in 2014.

Special Counsel Mueller Is Investigating Facebook Ads Linked To Russia

By Grant Suneson | September 16, 2017

Special counsel Robert Mueller is reportedly investigating Facebook ads bought by bogus Russian-linked accounts.

Ethics Office Lets Lobbyists Help Buy Lawyers For White House Staff

By Eugene Daniels | September 14, 2017

And it's setting off alarm bells for some in the ethics community.

Former Employee Says Sputnik Is Under FBI And DOJ Investigation

By Jake Jones | September 11, 2017

The media outlet was listed as a part of Russia's "multifaceted" influence campaign in the 2016 U.S. presidential election.

Best Buy Cuts Ties With Moscow-Based Kaspersky Lab

By Casey Mendoza | September 9, 2017

Kaspersky Lab has also been blacklisted by U.S. government agencies over its alleged ties to the Russian government.

Trump Jr. Tells Congress About His Russian Lawyer Meeting

By Matt Picht | September 7, 2017

President Trump's son testified before Congress about a meeting he had with a Russian lawyer.

Facebook Ties $100,000 Of Sketchy Political Ad Buys To Russia

By Matt Picht | September 6, 2017

Facebook says political ad buys from 470 fake accounts could be traced back to Russia.

Donald Trump Jr. Agrees To Interview Before Senate Judiciary Committee

By Jake Jones | August 30, 2017

The interview is part of the investigation into contacts between the Trump campaign and Russia.

Emails Reportedly Show Trump's Business Allies Reaching Out To Moscow

By Matt Picht | August 28, 2017

Emails turned over to Congress by the Trump Organization show negotiations for Trump Tower Moscow were underway during Trump's campaign for president.

Report: Emails Show Trump Volunteer Tried To Broker Russia Meeting

By Jake Jones | August 14, 2017

Those emails show at least six requests to set up a meeting between Trump's team and Russian officials, according to The Washington Post.

Former FBI Director James Comey Has A Multimillion-Dollar Book Deal

By Matt Picht | August 2, 2017

Former FBI Director James Comey has signed a multimillion-dollar deal for his first book, which will be about ethical leadership and his career.

Senate Confirms Christopher Wray As New FBI Director

By Casey Mendoza | August 1, 2017

Wray was voted in with overwhelming support from the Senate.

Nothing But The Truth: A Quick Primer On Testifying To Congress

By Eugene Daniels | August 1, 2017

There are legal ramifications to testifying — whether you take the oath or not.

Washington Post: President Trump Dictated Son's Misleading Statement

By Jake Jones | August 1, 2017

The Post's sources say the president personally overruled plans to be transparent about Donald Trump Jr.'s meeting with a Russian lawyer.

White House Says Trump Will Sign Bill Curbing His Power Over Sanctions

By Grant Suneson | July 29, 2017

President Donald Trump will sign a bill that sanctions North Korea, Russia and Iran and nixes his power to end those penalties.

Rep. Devin Nunes Reignites Obama Administration Unmasking Allegations

By Grant Suneson | July 28, 2017

Rep. Devin Nunes alleged that Obama administration officials may have wanted information on Trump's campaign staff to be leaked improperly.

Congress Sends Sanctions Package To The President's Desk

By Matt Picht | July 27, 2017

Congress passed a new package of economic sanctions on three countries with restrictions to prevent the White House from undoing them.

Despite His Testimony, Sessions Reportedly Talked Politics With Russia

By Grant Suneson | July 21, 2017

The Washington Post reported that U.S. officials intercepted Russian communications that refute Jeff Sessions' Senate testimony.

Trump Says Jeff Sessions' Recusal From Russia Probe 'Unfair' To Him

By Grant Suneson | July 20, 2017

In a New York Times interview, President Trump criticized Attorney General Jeff Sessions' response to the probe into Russia's election meddling.

White House Says Trump Had Second, Off-The-Record Meeting With Putin

By Grant Suneson | July 18, 2017

The White House confirmed a report that President Trump held a previously undisclosed meeting with Vladimir Putin at the G-20 summit.

Loretta Lynch Didn't OK Russian Lawyer's Visas — These Agencies Did

By Grant Suneson | July 15, 2017

President Trump said Loretta Lynch granted a visa to the Russian lawyer who met with his son. The Department of Homeland Security says that's untrue.

The Russian Sanctions That Led To Trump Jr.'s Kremlin-Tied Meeting

July 11, 2017

For years, Russia's government has tried to lift U.S. sanctions that the Magnitsky Act created.

Conflicting Stories On If Kremlin Was Involved In Trump Jr.'s Meeting

By Katherine Biek | July 11, 2017

Anonymous sources told The New York Times the Russian government wanted to help the Trump campaign by providing information on Hillary Clinton.

Sen. Warner Wants Trump Jr.'s Account Of Meeting With Russian Lawyer

By Lauren Stephenson | July 10, 2017

Sen. Mark Warner, the top Democrat on the Senate's intelligence committee, said the panel "intends to ask" Trump Jr. why he took the meeting.

Donald Trump Jr. Changes His Story About Meeting With Russian Lawyer

By Katherine Biek | July 10, 2017

Trump Jr. originally said he only talked about Russian adoptions with a lawyer connected to the Kremlin.

US And Russia Disagree On What Happened In Trump-Putin Meeting

By Grant Suneson | July 7, 2017

The U.S. and Russia gave conflicting accounts of what happened in the meeting between Presidents Trump and Putin at the G-20 summit.

Trump: 'Nobody Really Knows' If Russia Was Only Meddler In US Election

By Lindsey Pulse | July 6, 2017

President Donald Trump said he thinks other people and countries could be involved.

Senate Intel Committee Says It'll See Comey Memos

By Lauren Stephenson | June 29, 2017

The committee's leaders say they will get a chance to see the the former FBI director's memos on his conversations with President Trump.

This Democrat Wants To Take Politics Out Of The Trump-Russia Probes

By Eugene Daniels | June 27, 2017

"Russia will come at us again, and it may not be Democrats are the victims next time," warns Rep. Eric Swalwell.

Is Russia's US Ambassador Stepping Down? Russia Won't Say

By Matt Picht | June 26, 2017

Russia's longtime ambassador to the U.S. might be stepping down from the role, but the country's foreign ministry won't confirm anything yet.

Officials Confirm Some Russian Hacking Allegations As New Ones Come In

By Grant Suneson | June 22, 2017

Officials confirmed Russia targeted 21 states' election information. A day later, a new report said they may have been more successful than we knew.

Russia Is Giving The US The Cold Shoulder

By Jake Jones | June 22, 2017

Russian officials canceled a meeting with their U.S. counterparts that was intended to smooth relations.

Meet The DOJ Official Who Could Take Over The Trump Investigation

By Grant Suneson | June 16, 2017

Associate Attorney General Rachel Brand could oversee the Trump-Russia investigation if Rod Rosenstein recuses himself due to conflicts of interest.

Putin Says Russia Is Open To James Comey If He Faces 'Persecution'

By Grant Suneson | June 15, 2017

Vladimir Putin said James Comey could seek asylum in Russia in case he's persecuted for his role in the investigation of President Trump.

Report: President Trump Under Investigation For Obstruction Of Justice

By Jake Jones | June 14, 2017

Top intelligence officials have agreed to interviews with special counsel Robert Mueller.

The Known Extent Of Russia's Election Hacking Keeps Growing

By Grant Suneson | June 13, 2017

A Bloomberg report said Russia hacked voter information and election software in at least 39 states before the 2016 election.

Tom Cotton Grills Jeff Sessions On Spy Novels

By Matt Picht | June 13, 2017

Sen. Tom Cotton compared the questions surrounding Attorney General Jeff Sessions' involvement with Russia to a fanciful spy fiction plot.

Senators Accuse Sessions Of 'Stonewalling' On Russia Inquiry

By Grant Suneson | June 13, 2017

Jeff Sessions cited precedent when refusing to answer questions about the Russia inquiry, though the rule may not actually exist.

Trump Might Talk About Tapes, But The Secret Service Doesn't Have Any

By James Packard | June 12, 2017

The Wall Street Journal filed a Freedom of Information Act request for Trump's recorded conversations. But the Secret Service doesn't have any.

Jeff Sessions Wants To Clear The Air On His Conversations With Comey

By Jake Jones | June 11, 2017

In response to testimony from the former FBI director, the attorney general will testify in an open hearing before the Senate intelligence committee.

Was An Office Printer Behind Reality Winner's Arrest?

By Matt Picht | June 6, 2017

Leaked NSA documents included an almost-invisible code that might have led investigators to the leaker.

Leaked NSA Docs Accuse Russia Of Trying To Hack A Voting Software Firm

By Lauren Stephenson | June 5, 2017

A top-secret NSA report obtained by The Intercept details the spear-phishing campaign against the unnamed company.

President Trump Won't Try To Stop James Comey's Senate Testimony

By Lauren Stephenson | June 5, 2017

The White House said Monday the president won't invoke executive privilege to block the fired FBI director's scheduled Senate testimony.

With Dems Focused On Russia, One GOP Congressman Turns To 'Unmasking'

By Grant Suneson | June 3, 2017

Republican Rep. Devin Nunes is splitting the focus of the Russia investigation to include "unmasking."

Trump Reportedly Considers Ending Some Hacking Sanctions On Russia

By Grant Suneson | June 1, 2017

The White House is reportedly considering letting Russian agents back into a compound President Obama kicked them out of in 2016.

The FBI's Russia Probe Is Reaching Across The Pond

By Matt Picht | June 1, 2017

U.K. politician Nigel Farage is reportedly a "person of interest" in the FBI's probe of Russian meddling in the 2016 election.

Jeff Sessions Might Have Met With Russian Official A Third Time

By Katherine Biek | June 1, 2017

CNN reports investigators are focused on a possible meeting that might have taken place April 27, 2016.

Congress Subpoenas Trump And Obama Officials In Russia Inquiry

By Jake Jones | May 31, 2017

The subpoenas ask for documents, records and testimony as well as information about "unmasking."

Another Trump Associate Declined Congress' Request For Russia Info

By Jake Jones | May 30, 2017

President Donald Trump's personal attorney Michael Cohen denied a congressional request to turn over documents and to testify.

Sessions Was Told Not To Disclose Russia Meetings On Security Forms

By Katherine Biek | May 25, 2017

Attorney General Jeff Sessions was reportedly "instructed not to" disclose the meetings on his background check forms.

Trump Will Get A Private Lawyer To Handle Russia Investigations

By Matt Picht | May 23, 2017

President Trump has reportedly picked Marc Kasowitz to represent him during the investigations about Russia's electoral interference.

Russia Probe Mounts: 3 Intelligence Directors Testify Before Congress

By Jake Jones | May 23, 2017

Former CIA Director John Brennan confirmed Trump associates had ties to Russia, while National Intelligence Director Dan Coats declined to comment.

Trump Reportedly Asked Intel Chiefs To Deny Evidence In Russia Probe

By Ethan Weston | May 22, 2017

One official told The Washington Post the president wanted to "muddy the waters" about the Russian investigation.

Michael Flynn Pleads The Fifth Over Russia Investigation

By Briana Koeneman | May 22, 2017

Former national security adviser Michael Flynn has refused to cooperate with a subpoena from the Senate Intelligence Committee.

Special Counsel Overseeing Russia Probe Could Face Ethics Challenge

By Jake Jones | May 20, 2017

Before becoming special counsel, Robert Mueller worked for a law firm that represents several Trump affiliates.

Comey Agrees To Testify Before Senate Intelligence Committee

By Lauren Stephenson | May 19, 2017

After days of dominating the news cycle, the fired FBI director will soon break his silence.

Trump Reportedly Told Russians Firing Comey Abated Pressure From Probe

By Lauren Stephenson | May 19, 2017

President Trump may have left on his multi-country trip Friday, but that didn't stop new reports on the Russia investigation back home.

Deputy AG Says He Talked About Comey Firing Before Trump Took Office

By James Packard | May 19, 2017

Rod Rosenstein says he talked to then-Sen. Jeff Sessions about firing James Comey last winter.

Meet Robert Mueller, The Special Counsel Appointed In The Russia Probe

By Briana Koeneman | May 18, 2017

Mueller was a decorated Marine officer and a federal prosecutor before he was tapped as FBI director in 2001.

Trump Team Reportedly Knew Early On That Flynn Was Under Investigation

By Lindsey Pulse | May 18, 2017

The New York Times reports that Michael Flynn told the team's chief lawyer about the federal investigation before the inauguration.

Justice Department Appoints Special Counsel For Russia Probe

By Lauren Stephenson | May 17, 2017

Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein's announcement follows more calls for a special counsel after FBI Director James Comey's firing.

Multiple Congressional Committees Want Comey's FBI Memos And Testimony

By Lauren Stephenson | May 17, 2017

Both House and Senate committees want the FBI to hand over any records related to the fired FBI director's conversations with President Trump.

Putin Says He'll Send Congress Records Of That Controversial Meeting

By Lindsey Pulse | May 17, 2017

Capitol Hill doesn't seem sold on the offer.

Did The President Obstruct Justice?

By Lindsey Pulse | May 17, 2017

The head of the House Oversight Committee says he's ready to issue a subpoena for Comey's memo.

Here's How Members Of Congress Responded To The Comey Memo Story

By Jake Jones | May 16, 2017

More than one suggested calling for a subpoena on Comey's alleged notes of conversations between him and Trump.

President Trump Reportedly Asked Comey To 'Let Go' Flynn Investigation

By Jake Jones | May 16, 2017

Comey took notes after his meetings with Trump to create a paper trail.

Trump Disclosing Classified Information Isn't Illegal — Here's Why

By Lindsey Pulse | May 16, 2017

As president, Donald Trump can declassify almost anything.

Washington Post: Trump Gave Russians Classified Info

By Jake Jones | May 15, 2017

The intelligence was gathered by a "U.S. partner" and concerned a recent ISIS plot involving laptops on airplanes.

Why Was James Comey Fired? President Trump Contradicts His Team

By Eugene Daniels | May 12, 2017

The timeline has changed quite a bit since the FBI director was fired.

Trump's Tax Returns Show No Russian Income, 'With A Few Exceptions'

By Briana Koeneman | May 12, 2017

President Trump's attorneys say the only income he's received from Russian sources in the past 10 years came from three different places.

The White House Can't Keep Its Story Straight On Comey's Firing

By Grant Suneson | May 11, 2017

President Trump said FBI Director James Comey was fired because of the Clinton email investigation but later contradicted himself.

The Best Way To Investigate A Political Scandal? We Asked An Expert.

By Eugene Daniels | May 11, 2017

Basically three different types of investigations can happen outside the purview of the Executive Branch.

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