Twitter imagines who else could have possibly been at Trump Jr.’s Russia meeting

July 17, 2017

Donald Trump Jr. delivers a speech for the opening of Trump International Tower and Hotel in Canada.Image: Jeff Vinnick/Getty Images The world is slowly piecing together more and more of the puzzle that is Donald Trump Jr. meeting with a Russian lawyer at Trump Tower on June 9, 2016. A cascade of revelations on Friday made it clear that the gathering wasn’t as intimate as first suggested. In fact, the…

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‘Time’ magazine’s epically candid cover shines spotlight on Donald Trump Jr.’s emails

July 15, 2017

Congrats, Donald Trump Jr. you’ve got yourself a Time Magazine cover, just like dad! The Trump family should know by now that magazine covers show no mercy, but juuuust in case it slipped their minds Time’s latest doozy will surely remind them. If you haven’t heard, Donald Trump Jr. recently found himself at the center of the ongoing Trump-Russia controversy when the New York Times obtained and published (not to…

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A possible U.S.-Russia ‘cyber security unit’ is met with lots of snark and scorn

July 11, 2017

"Wait, wait, I know! Let's create an impenetrable Cyber Security unit!"Image: BPA via Getty Images It’s Sunday morning, so you know where this is going. President Trump today fired off a series of tweets about his July 7 meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin their first face-to-face meeting since Trump took office. Trump said he “strongly pressed” Putin about Russia’s meddling in U.S. elections and that the Russian leader “vehemently…

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Senator on Russia Intervention Probe: ‘Never Seen So Much Smoke’

July 3, 2017

Given the numerous threads involved in investigating Russian intervention in the 2016 U.S. election and possible connections to President Donald Trump’s campaign, wrapping up the Senate’s probe by year-end is “aspirational,” a top Democratic senator said. “In terms of contacts and collusions, I’ve never seen so much smoke and so many possible threads,” Senator Mark Warner of Virginia told CNN in an interview that will air on Sunday. “If there…

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Microsoft’s mistakes show why Google needs to settle with the EU

July 1, 2017

Image: REX/Shutterstock The European Union (EU) hit Google this week with a huge fine for violating antitrust law in comparison shopping. Google is also currently under investigation by the EU for illegally tying the Android operating system with Google search, on monopolizing advertising, and a couple of other issuesin total five different antitrust investigations. Additionally, several countries, including India, Korea, Russia, and Brazil, are at various stages of investigations of…

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How the U.S. can defend its elections from cyberattacks

June 30, 2017

Mandatory Credit: Photo by MediaPunch/REX/Shutterstock (7426437h) Voting Polls Virginia US presidential election voting, Alexandria, Virginia, USA – 08 Nov 2016 Image: MediaPunch/REX/Shutterstock Amid the cybersecurity whirlwind that has been May and Junewhen the world got its first taste of what widespread ransomware attacks are capable of (WannaCry) and the continued wave of attacks that is still unfolding globally (Petya/NonPetya)the publics attention has yet again been pulled away from the news…

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Paul Manafort Retroactively Registers As A Foreign Agent For Ukraine Lobbying

June 28, 2017

Manaforts filing Tuesday with the Justice Department shows his firm was paid $17.1 million from 2012 to 2014 for lobbying work he did on behalf of a pro-Russian political party in Ukraine, according to the reports. Manafort, who ran Trumps campaign from March 2016 to August, worked on behalf of the European Centre for a Modern Ukraine, a front group for former Ukranian President Viktor Yanukovych. (Yanukovych fled to Russia…

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Artist cleverly inserts ‘The Simpsons’ characters into real life

June 16, 2017

Artist Francois Dourlen has been tipping his cap to The Simpsons on Instagram by inserting the show’s characters into non-animated situations. Marge smiling from a flower bush, Moe mixing a cocktail likely fancier than a Flaming Moe they’re all lurking in the real world and Dourlen wants to help you spot them. SEE ALSO: Ukraine tweeting a ‘Simpsons’ GIF at Russia is peak 2017 politics #thesimpsons #flowers #marge #spring #hollidays…

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Sessions Launches Team Trump’s Russia Counteroffensive

June 14, 2017

I kind of go my own way in the Senate, he told me last year as we stood waiting for our bags at a Reagan Airport carousel after returning home from a Donald Trump campaign event. I dont think there are many senators who want to associate with me. Even in the modern Republican Party, Sessions often was too much, a cranky uncle in the Deep South basement of race-based…

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Jeff Sessions And The Trump Team Really Don’t Want To Say ‘Executive Privilege’

June 14, 2017

I am protecting the right of the president to assert it if he chooses, Sessions told members of the intelligence committee, adding that there may be other privileges the White House could invoke in the future. Conversations with the president are inherently confidential, he said, and it would be improper for him to waive that confidentiality without clear approval from Trump. Executive privilege is a loosely defined concept meant to…

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Smirnoff uses vodka ad to epically troll President Trump

June 13, 2017

Smirnoff just served America a massive glass of IDGAF on the rocks. The vodka company’s icy-cold new ad campaign goes right after President Trump. Because we’ve now reached a point where even liquor companies can’t resist taking part in (or capitalizing on) the political resistance, Smirnoff decided to promote its America-made vodka while simultaneously trolling President Trump’s ties to Russia, using his very own words against him. SEE ALSO: James…

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It’s Simple: Either Trump Or Comey Is Lying. Who Is More Credible?

June 9, 2017

Comey laid out his version of events before the Senate Intelligence Committee on Thursday,detailing comments the president had made to him about the FBIs investigation into links between Russia and the Trump campaign and its probe of Trumps former national security adviser, Michael Flynn. Comeys account suggests that the president attempted to interfere with the bureaus investigations,pressed the then-FBI director to pledge Trump his loyalty and asked him to get…

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Let’s Be Honest, Donald Trump Will Survive James Comey’s Testimony

June 8, 2017

When former FBI Director James Comey appears before Congress on Thursday, he will reveal painful truths about the pressures President Donald Trump put on him. He will add explosive chapters to the ongoing saga of Russias interference in the 2016 election. He may very well end up raising questions about Trumps temperament. But one thing hes unlikely to do, even the presidents critics concede, is expedite Trumps demise. Watergate did…

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New NSA hacking report is basically a ‘House of Cards’ episode

June 6, 2017

Russian hacking in the U.S. election isn't just a TV plot point.Image: ambar del moral/mashable New top secret National Security Agency (NSA) documents reportedly surfaced Monday, and they brought with them the alarming suggestion that Russian military intelligence officials attempted to hack into the U.S. voting system ahead of the November election. The report, which was dated May 5 and obtained by The Intercept, details how hackers from the GRU,…

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Putin: ‘We Don’t Care Who’s The Head Of The United States’

June 5, 2017

Putin, in an interview on NBCs new program Sunday Night, with Megyn Kelly, fired back at assertions that Russia had meddled in the election, at times getting noticeably agitated with the line of questioning. At one point, he told Kelly Russia didnt care who the American president was as the main political direction does not change, regardless of whos in charge. I havent seen, even once, any direct proof of…

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Hot music video will make you want to dance and ignore rampant corruption in the Russian government

May 31, 2017

Kleptocracy is lit AF. Political opposition? Lame, according to Russian pop singer Alisa Voxwho, according to a source who talked to Russian news site Meduza, was paid $35,000 by the Kremlin for her new music video. SEE ALSO: France dislikes Trump even more than Putin, so that’s reassuring The song is called “Baby Boy,” and it’s all about the joys of not protesting. Here’s a sample of the lyrics, as…

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Trump is back from Europe and ready to scare us all on Twitter again

May 30, 2017

Image: christopher gordon/us navy/Getty Images Even though he was busy destroying postwar alliances and praising autocrats, it was nice to have President Trump away from the United States for a week, especially away from Twitter. Well, that time has ended. President Trump is back from Europe and back on his phone, with some of his most disturbing (yet properly spelled!) allegations yet. SEE ALSO: President Trump left TripAdvisor reviews for…

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Report: Russian Billionaire Linked To Manafort Seeks Immunity To Testify

May 27, 2017

Lawmakers have so far turned down the demands of aluminum billionaire Oleg Deripaska, lest an immunity deal compromise criminal investigations into whether the Trump campaign colluded with Russia to influence the election,according to the Times. Manafort is said to be a key figure in the FBIs investigation. Manafort was forced out as campaign chairmanshortly after the Republican National Convention last year, when AP revealed he had helped a Ukrainian political…

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10 apps Donald Trump needs way more than Twitter

May 26, 2017

Image: vicky leta/mashable Donald Trump’s using his iPhone wrong. The President reportedly (finally!) has an iPhone. And yet, he’s only installed a single, solitary app on it: Twitter. Of course. SEE ALSO: Twitter has all the answers for Trump’s ‘orb of doom’ photo No matter what side of the political aisle you fall on, most of us can probably agree that more access to Twitter isn’t exactly something Trump needs,…

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Jared Kushner Reportedly Draws Interest Of FBI In Russia Investigation

May 26, 2017

The FBI is looking at Jared Kushner, President Donald Trumps son-in-law and an influential White House adviser, as part of its investigation into Russias influence in the 2016 election, The Washington Post and NBC News reported Thursday evening. Kushner met with Kislyak in December and Sergey Gorkov, the head of Vnesheconombank, a state-owned bank, after Trump was elected, at Kislyaks request. U.S. intelligence officials have already concluded that Russia interfered…

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Trump Should Be ‘Scared’ Of Comey Testimony, Says Former FBI Director’s Friend

May 25, 2017

President Donald Trump should be concerned when former FBI Director James Comey testifies before Congress later this month. That, at least, is the view from a self-described confidant of Comeys, Benjamin Wittes. Wittes spoke to CNNs Anderson Cooper on Tuesday night, telling the anchor, I thoughtit was interesting and very telling that he [Comey]declined any opportunity to tell his story in private. He clearly wants to do it in a…

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Parents Of Slain DNC Staffer Call Conspiracy Theories ‘Unspeakably Cruel’

May 24, 2017

Writing in The Washington Post,Mary and Joel Rich describe the nightmare that has become their lives. Each day, instead of receiving news from police about a break in their sons unsolved slaying, they are bombarded with phone calls from reporters asking about the lies or conspiracies being spread about him, they wrote. Mary and Joel Rich say their son’s murder has been “turned into a political football.” We have seen…

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Trump Reportedly Asked Intel Chiefs To Publicly Deny Russia Ties

May 23, 2017

According to the report, Trump asked Director of National Intelligence Daniel Coats and National Security Agency Director Michael Rogers to publicly deny that there is any evidence of connections between Trumps team and Russia. Those requests reportedly came in late March, after then-FBI Director James Comey confirmedthat his bureau was looking into the Trump campaigns ties to Russia. The Post also said that White House officials sought to influence Comey…

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Why Trump Allies Want To Talk Impeachment And Dem Leadership Doesn’t

May 23, 2017

WASHINGTON With President Donald Trumps approval rating sinking and congressional Republicans pushing a deeply unpopular agenda, Democrats have a real chance to take back the House. But that opportunity is being complicated by one word that is coming up with increasing regularity on the midterm campaign trail: impeachment. In focus groups in swing districts and in Georgia-06 (where a special election is being held this June) where we do think…

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