Category Archives: Russia

How Congressional Democrats Could Screw Up Their Trump Investigations

By Amelia Thomson-DeVeaux of FiveThirtyEight – An early public test of Democrats’ newfound power to investigate President Trump and his administration may take place tomorrow, February 8 — if acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker testifies before the House Judiciary Committee … Continue reading

Posted in Democrats, Donald Trump, Politics, Robert Mueller, Russia

America’s Electric Grid Has a Vulnerable Back Door—and Russia Walked Through It

By Rebecca Smith and Rob Barry of the Wall Street Journal – A Wall Street Journal reconstruction of the worst known hack into the nation’s power system reveals attacks on hundreds of small contractors. Continue reading (subscription required) …  

Posted in Controversial, Cyber security, Russia

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

Trump’s Lawyer Said There Were “No Plans” For Trump Tower Moscow. Well, Here Are the Plans.

By Azeen Ghorayshi  of BuzzFeed News Trump’s lawyer claims the Moscow tower was barely more than a notion. “There were no drafts. Nothing in the file.” Documents obtained by BuzzFeed News tell a different story. Hundreds of pages of business … Continue reading

Posted in Donald Trump, Russia

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