Category Archives: FBI

Putin smiles as Washington ties itself in knots over Russia

Stephen Collinson of CNN – Emulating President Donald Trump’s own language, the architect of Russia’s election meddling operation said Mueller’s report showed claims of collusion were “nonsense,” appearing to be only too happy to add to the fog of controversy … Continue reading

Posted in 2020 election, Donald Trump, Elections, FBI, Putin, Robert Mueller, Russia

Officials Overruled After Rejecting Kushner’s Clearance

By Taegan Goddard of Political Wire – “Jared Kushner’s application for a top secret clearance was rejected by two career White House security specialists after an FBI background check raised concerns about potential foreign influence on him — but their … Continue reading

Posted in Controversial, FBI, Jared Kushner

When To Trust A Story That Uses Unnamed Sources

By Perry Bacon Jr. of FiveThirtyEight – The various investigations into the Trump administration and its alleged ties to Russia are hard to follow. The allegations are sometimes muddled, the probes are still ongoing, and all sides in the dispute … Continue reading

Posted in Crisis communication, Democracy, Donald Trump, Fake news, FBI, FiveThirtyEight, Geopolitical, government, Internet, Journalism, Politics, Putin, Robert Mueller, Russia, Social Media, Technology, Ukraine, United States, White House

Why the FBI might’ve thought Trump could be working for Russia

By Aaron Blake writing for The Fix in the Washington Post – The theory that President Trump is or has been a Russian asset is a popular one among his detractors. But for the first time, we’re learning that it’s … Continue reading

Posted in Donald Trump, FBI, Russia, Washington Post

F.B.I. Opened Inquiry Into Whether Trump Was Secretly Working on Behalf of Russia

By Adam Goldman, Michael S. Schmidt and Nicholas Fandos of the New York Times – In the days after President Trump fired James B. Comey as F.B.I. director, law enforcement officials became so concerned by the president’s behavior that they … Continue reading

Posted in Donald Trump, FBI, James Comey, Russia, United States