Category Archives: Russia

What The Latest Mueller Indictment Tells Us About Election Hacking

By Clare Malone of FiveThirtyEight While the Mueller investigation is primarily focused on whether members of the Trump campaign colluded with Russia, it has also tackled issues of Russian interference in our democracy at large. Russian tampering with election systems is … Continue reading

Posted in Cyber security, Donald Trump, Elections, Hacking, Robert Mueller, Russia

Key public opinion findings on Trump, Putin and the countries they lead

By Kristen Bialik of Pew Research Earlier this year, most Americans (68%) expressed an unfavorable opinion of Putin, but Russians had a relatively positive view of Trump. Just 16% of Americans saw Putin favorably, according to a survey conducted in … Continue reading

Posted in Donald Trump, Pew Research, polls, Putin, Russia, United States

After being told of Russia indictments, Trump still aspired to be friends with Putin

By Philip Rucker of the Washington Post Before he embarked on a week of transatlantic diplomacy, President Trump sat down with Deputy Attorney General Rod J. Rosenstein, who previewed for the boss an explosive development: The Justice Department would soon … Continue reading

Posted in Controversial, Donald Trump, Robert Mueller, Rod Rosenstein, Russia, United States

Mueller probe indicts 12 Russians with hacking of Democrats in 2016

by Devlin Barrett and Matt Zapotosky of the Washington Post A dozen Russian military intelligence officers were indicted Friday on charges they hacked Democrats’ computers, stole their data and published those files to disrupt the 2016 election — the clearest … Continue reading

Posted in Controversial, Democrats, Donald Trump, Hacking, Robert Mueller, Rod Rosenstein, Russia, United States

The Other Russia Collusion Scandal Is Breaking Wide Open

By Jonathan Chait of New York Magazine In 2016, Vladimir Putin reaped two of his greatest foreign policy triumphs in quick succession. The United Kingdom voted narrowly to exit the European Union, advancing a longstanding Russian goal of splitting Western … Continue reading

Posted in Brexit, Controversial, Donald Trump, Elections, New York Times, Russia, United Kingdom, United States