Politics

Russian President Vladimir Putin speaks in Moscow on Dec. 26. (Photo: Mikhail Svetlov/Getty Images)

U.S. spy agencies detail Russia’s role in boosting Trump

Russian President Vladimir Putin personally ordered a wide-ranging campaign to disrupt the American presidential election, seeking to “denigrate” Hillary Clinton and boost the chances of the Republican candidate, Donald Trump, according to an unusually detailed declassified report released by the U.S. intelligence community Friday. The Kremlin efforts involved cyberattacks, state funded propaganda, including by its RT TV network, and social media “trolls.” Russia’s military intelligence […]

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks to supporters as he takes the stage for a campaign event in Dallas, Monday, Sept. 14, 2015. (AP Photo/LM Otero)

US intelligence report concludes Russia ordered hacking campaign to improve Donald Trump’s election chance

The report warned of the possibility of similar campaign on US allies.  Intelligence officials concluded that Russian President Vladimir Putin ordered the hacks of the Democratic National Committee to help Donald Trump win the 2016 election, according to an declassified report. The report comes a day after intelligence chiefs – including National Intelligence director James […]

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Countering Trump, Bipartisan Voices Strongly Affirm Findings on Russian Hacking

WASHINGTON — A united front of top intelligence officials and senators from both parties on Thursday forcefully reaffirmed the conclusion that the Russian government used hacking and leaks to try to influence the presidential election, directly rebuffing President-elect Donald J. Trump’s repeated questioning of Russia’s role. They suggested that the doubts Mr. Trump has expressed […]

Obama’s last-minute moves

The problem with Obama’s last-minute moves

I love a good real estate analogy, so naturally I had to admire the way Erick Erickson, the conservative blogger, recently described the last-minute flurry of actions emanating from the Obama White House. “Obama and John Kerry,” Erickson tweeted, “are like tenants who trash a place as they are being evicted.” Except, in this case, […]