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Putin Pays

GOP Majority Leader Told Colleagues In 2016: “Putin Pays” Trump

“There’s . . . there’s two people I think Putin pays: [California Republican Rep. Dana] Rohrabacher and Trump,” said House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy at a private meeting of Republican Congressional leaders last June. When his colleagues laughed, McCarthy added, “Swear to God.”

May 17, 2017
Putin, Russia, Hacking

Putin’s Hacking Strategy: Divide And Conquer

Russia’s actions against the U.S. during this election are actually nothing new, but rather the continuation of a long line of non-military aggressive conduct.

December 23, 2016
Russian cyber attacks

Senators Call For Probe Of Russian Cyber Attacks

Two senators, Republican Lindsey Graham of South Carolina and Democrat Jack Reed of Rhode Island, joined Schumer and McCain of Arizona in sending a letter to Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell requesting the panel.

December 18, 2016
Trump Falsehoods

Weeks Before Becoming President, Trump Is Once Again Spreading Falsehoods

Trump’s Russia tweet marked the second time in four days that he has falsely asserted that the Obama administration did not say anything in public about the Russian hacking until after the election.

December 16, 2016
Right-wing news, russia, Putin

How The Right-Wing Media Helped Trump Voters Warm Up To Putin

The right-wing media has spent years holding Putin up as a “better leader” than Obama, which set the stage for Republican opinions to shift in the autocrat’s favor, leading to a nearly 50-point swing in support from conservatives in just over two years.

December 15, 2016
Putin, Russian Election Hacks

Officials Believe Putin Supervised U.S. Election Hacks

“This began merely as an effort to show that American democracy is no more credible than Putin’s version is,” one of the officials said.

December 15, 2016
Kompromat, Putin, Trump

How Russian Hacking Harmed The Clinton Campaign

The Russians hacked into RNC computer systems, but did keep that data—unlike the release of damaging communications from the DNC and emails from Hillary Clinton’s campaign manager, John Podesta.

December 11, 2016
hack

It Doesn’t Take A Foreign Government To Hack Our Flimsy Election System

As Obama launches a probe into Russia’s possible role in hacking the 2016 election, voting experts warn that our systems are already vulnerable to amateur attacks.

December 10, 2016
Lindesy Graham

Lindsey Graham Calls For Senate Investigation Into Alleged Russian Hacks

Senior Democratic and Republican U.S. lawmakers want Washington to respond to Russia’s alleged interference in the U.S. election, despite Trump’s calls to improve relations.

November 16, 2016
Clinton, Comey,

FBI Probing Fake Documents Distributed To Damage Clinton Campaign

Two weeks ago Roger Stone, a Trump adviser and Republican operative, linked to a copy of the fake document on Twitter, writing, “If this is real: OMG!!”

November 3, 2016

Trump Adviser Roger Stone Teases Next Wikileaks Attack On Clinton

Roger Stone is claiming that Wikileaks will release documents on Wednesday intended to damage Hillary Clinton. Earlier this year, the group released documents that experts say were obtained from Russian intelligence groups who illegally hacked the Democratic National Committee.

October 3, 2016
Will Putin's Russia hack America's election?

Putin Says He Doesn’t Know Who Hacked DNC, But Russia Did Not: Bloomberg

“Does it even matter who hacked this data?” Putin said. “The important thing is the content that was given to the public.”

September 2, 2016
Pelosi

Nancy Pelosi Receives ‘Obscene And Sick’ Calls After Contact Info Hack

U.S. House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi said on Saturday she has been flooded with “obscene and sick” calls and text messages after a hacker linked to Russia posted personal contact information online for her and hundreds of other Democratic lawmakers and aides.

August 15, 2016
Democratic National Committee (DNC) Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz speaks at a rally, before the arrival of Democratic U.S. presidential candidate Hillary Clinton and her vice presidential running mate U.S. Senator Tim Kaine, in Miami, Florida, U.S. July 23, 2016. Picture taken July 23, 2016. REUTERS/Scott Audette

Congressional Leaders Briefed A Year Ago On Hacking Of Dems: Report

U.S. intelligence officials told top congressional leaders a year ago that Russian hackers were attacking the Democratic Party, three sources familiar with the matter said on Thursday, but the lawmakers were unable to tell the targets about the hacking because the information was so secret.

August 12, 2016
The headquarters of the Democratic National Committee is seen in Washington, U.S. June 14, 2016. REUTERS/Gary Cameron/Files

Democratic Campaign Group For Congress Confirms Computer Hack

A committee that raises money for Democratic candidates for the U.S. House of Representatives confirmed on Friday it had been hacked, a cyber intrusion that may be linked to Russian hackers, like an earlier one targeting another Democratic Party group.

July 29, 2016
Trump falsehoods

Trump Says Was Being ‘Sarcastic’ In Russia Hack Comments

The New York businessman on Wednesday invited Russia to dig up tens of thousands of “missing” emails from Clinton’s time at the U.S. State Department, prompting Democrats to accuse him of urging foreigners to spy on Americans.

July 28, 2016