Trump Tower meeting with Russians ‘treasonous’, Bannon says in explosive book

January 15, 2018

Former White House strategist quoted in Fire and Fury, by Michael Wolff, as saying: Theyre going to crack Don Junior like an egg on national TV Donald Trump’s former chief strategist Steve Bannon has described the Trump Tower meeting between the president’s son and a group of Russians during the 2016 electoral campaign as “treasonous” and “unpatriotic”, according to an explosive new book visualized by the Guardian. Natalia Veselnitskaya at…

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Exclusive: Rex Tillerson, in Meeting With U.S. Diplomats, Says Russia Interfered in Election

December 30, 2017

Beleaguered Secretary of State Rex Tillerson acknowledged in a closed-door had met with U.S. officials on Tuesday that Russia” intervening in democratic processes here ,” something President Trump still describes as” fake report” intended to delegitimize his presidency. It’s a precarious position for Tillerson to take, even privately. Tillerson’s job is on thin ice, as rumors twirl that he will be swapped out for CIA Director Mike Pompeo. Within the…

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Thirty countries use ‘armies of opinion shapers’ to manipulate democracy report

November 26, 2017

Governments in Venezuela, the Philippines, Turkey and elsewhere use social media to affect elections, drive schedules and counter commentators, says report The governments of 30 countries around the globe are using legions of so called sentiment shapers to meddle in elections, improvement anti-democratic schedules and repress their citizens, a new report shows. Unlike widely reported Russian attempts to influence foreign elections, most of the offending countries use the internet to…

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Twitter Has Turned Over Zero New Russian Troll Accounts to Congress

November 24, 2017

Twitter has not supplied the House and Senate Russia investigations with any additional Kremlin-backed imposter reports and bots since at the least Nov. 1, The Daily Beast has confirmed. The lack of new revealing comes as evidence continued to mount that inauthentic Russian activity resumes apace on the microblogging platform. Twitter firstly determined 201 non-bot accounts tied to the St. Petersburg-based troll farm known as the Internet Research Association on…

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Trump Jr. Hinted at Review of Anti-Russia Law, Moscow Lawyer Says

November 22, 2017

A Russian lawyer who met with President Ziff Brother Investments LLC invested in Russia with Browder employing offshore entities, Veselnitskaya has said. Magnitsky died in a Moscow prison in 2009 after uncovering what he said was a tax fraud that diverted $230 million of Russian commonwealth funds into the pockets of a handful of civil servant. The 2012 U.S. statute named after him incensed the Kremlin, which then censored adoptions…

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Facebook says Russia did try to meddle in Brexit vote

November 22, 2017

BuzzFeed has obtained a statement from Facebook in which the tech monster acknowledges, for the first time, that some Russia-linked reports may have use its platform to try to interfere in the UK’s European Union referendum vote in June 2016. Which intends Russian agents weren’t just applying Facebook to meddle in the 2016 US presidential election, and in other recent elections in the West — such as those in France…

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Russia used hundreds of fake accounts to tweet about Brexit, data shows

November 20, 2017

Researchers have found that accounts run away from troll farm in St Petersburg tried to sow discord between Britons Concern about Russian force in British politics has intensified as it emerged that more than 400 fake Twitter accounts be deemed to be run from St Petersburg published posts about Brexit. Researchers at the University of Edinburgh identified 419 accounts operating from the Russian Internet Research Agency( IRA) attempting to influence…

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Theres a lot more there: Mueller ups the stakes in the Trump-Russia inquiry

November 19, 2017

Paul Manafort and Rick Gates were indicted on financial fees, but George Papadopoulos was the astonish as the Russia inquiry enclose the capital For a moment in court, the mask slipped. Paul Manafort glanced at his lawyer and smirked, like a TV mafia boss with reasons to be confident. It was the looking of a male who, after decades of study as a the Washington Post reported . Quick Guide…

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Mueller Raises Pressure on Trump With Papadopoulos-Russia Link

November 14, 2017

The first costs unsealed in Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s probe of the presidential election hint a sweeping investigation, but one focus is clear: He’s building a occurrence that Donald Trump’s campaign was in close touch with Russian officials who aimed to defeat Hillary Clinton. That hypothesis begins with a cooperating witness, George Papadopoulos, a 30 -year-old junior foreign-policy adviser to the Trump campaign who pleaded guilty to lying to the…

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Bernie Sanders warns of ‘international oligarchy’ after Paradise Papers leak

November 12, 2017

US senator warned that leak of documents exposing offshore tax havens testify rapid movement toward groupings of billionaires controlling the global economy Bernie Sanders has warned that the world is rapidly becoming an” international oligarchy” controlled by a tiny number of billionaires, highlighted by the revelations in the Paradise Papers. Paradise Papers opened the door on a” major trouble not just for the US but for governments throughout the world…

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Papadopoulos Claimed Trump Campaign Approved Russia Meeting

November 9, 2017

Former The email is cited in an FBI agent’s affidavit corroborating criminal charges against Papadopoulos, a young foreign policy volunteer on Trump’s campaign. But it’s not included in courtroom the documentation that detailed his secret guilty plea and his cooperation with Special Counsel Robert Mueller. Mueller Probe The evidence reaped during Papadopoulos’s three months of cooperation could further advance Mueller’s is looking into possible collusion by Trump’s aides. This latest…

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Bitcoin Can Now Buy You Citizenship in One of the Worlds Happiest Countries

November 1, 2017

Got some bitcoin burning a loophole in your digital purse? And paradise on the head? You could use it to buy two seconds passport. Vanuatu, a South Pacific archipelago of some 80 islands, will now let outsiders use the volatile cryptocurrency to apply for so-called investment citizenship. Forking over the equivalent of about $280,000, and your family of up to four can receive passports from what the New Economics Foundation,…

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Googles probe into Russian disinformation finds ad buys, report claims

October 31, 2017

Google has unveiled evidence that Russian spies exploited its platforms in an attempt to interfere in the 2016 U.S. election, according to the Washington Post. It says tens of thousands of dollars were spent on ads by Russian agents “whos” aiming to spread disinformation across Google’s products — to be incorporated video content platform YouTube but likewise via publicize links with Google search, Gmail, and the company’s DoubleClick ad network….

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Google, Facebook, Twitter Scramble to Hold Washington at Bay

October 31, 2017

Last month, Google summoned about 200 staff from around the world for the purposes of an annual policy meeting. One agenda item was different this time: How to deal with the sudden drumbeat of bawls in the U.S. to govern the company for being too big. The two-day retreat in Monterey, California, where employees from the $682 billion company plied Washington policy experts with questions about the pros and cons…

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Google shuts YouTube channel implicated in Kremlin political propaganda ops

October 28, 2017

A YouTube channel that had been implicated in Russia disinformation activities to target the U.S. 2016 election has been taken down by Google. Earlier this week The Daily Beast claimed the canal, run by two black video bloggers calling themselves Williams and Kalvin Johnson, comes within the framework of Russian disinformation activities — saying this had been confirmed to it by investigates examining how social media platforms had been are…

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How Russia used social media to divide Americans

October 24, 2017

Russian trolls and bots focused on controversial topics in an effort to stoke political separation on a tremendous scale and it hasnt stopped, experts say For the past year, the world has reeled over intensifying reports of how Facebook infiltration was far more widespread than Mark Zuckerberg claimed when Barack Obama pulled him aside at a conference held in Peru last-place November to inform the young titan he had a…

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The Trump-Russia dossier: why its findings grow more significant by the day

October 15, 2017

As US officers analyse potential collusion between Moscow and the Trump campaign, the serial of reports by the former UK intelligence official Christopher Steele are casting an ever darker shadow over the president Nine months after its first appearance, the define of intelligence reports known as the Steele dossier, one of the most explosive documentation in modern political record, is still hanging over Washington, casting a darknes over the Trump…

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US accuses Moscow of aiding warlord in battle for Libya oil ports

August 14, 2017

Pentagon says Russia has intervened to support opponents of the western-backed government A fierce battle for control of Libyas oil ports is raging this weekend as worried American officials claim that Russia is trying to do a Syria in the country, supporting the eastern strongman Khalifa Haftar in an attempt to control its main source of wealth. The fighting between Haftars forces and militias from western Libya is focused on…

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US seeks UN ban on North Korea exports of coal, iron, lead and seafood

August 5, 2017

United States aims to achieve vote on Saturday to impose sanctions on North koreans$ 3bn exportation industry following its missile experiments in July A US-drafted United Nation security council resolution aims to slash by a third North koreans$ 3bn annual exportation revenue by banning the countrys trade of coal, cast-iron, iron ore, lead-in, lead ore and seafood. A council diplomat, speaking on condition of obscurity, said there was a high…

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