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Donald Trump Calls Comments About Russia and Clinton Emails ‘Sarcastic’

July 29, 2016
Ashley Parker, Maggie Haberman | The New York Times
Facing a torrent of criticism over his comments seeming to condone the hacking of Hillary Clinton’s emails by Russian intelligence services, Donald J. Trump and his allies on Thursday sought to tamp down his remarks, with Mr. Trump saying he was simply being “sarcastic.”
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‘DNC Hacker’ Unmasked: He Really Works for Russia, Researchers Say

July 27, 2016
Nancy Youssef, Shane Harris | The Daily Beast
The hacker who claims to have stolen emails from the Democratic National Committee and provided them to WikiLeaks is actually an agent of the Russian government and part of an orchestrated attempt to influence U.S. media coverage surrounding the presidential election, a security research group concluded on Tuesday.
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As Democrats Gather, a Russian Subplot Raises Intrigue

July 25, 2016
David Sanger, Nicole Perlroth | The New York Times
An unusual question is capturing the attention of cyberspecialists, Russia experts and Democratic Party leaders in Philadelphia: Is Vladimir V. Putin trying to meddle in the American presidential election? Until Friday, that charge, with its eerie suggestion of a Kremlin conspiracy to aid Donald J. Trump, has been only whispered.
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Donald Trump Sets Conditions for Defending NATO Allies Against Attack

July 21, 2016
Maggie Haberman | The New York Times
Donald J. Trump, on the eve of accepting the Republican nomination for president, said Wednesday that if he were elected, he would not pressure Turkey or other authoritarian allies about conducting purges of their political adversaries or cracking down on civil liberties. The United States, he said, has to “fix our own mess” before trying to alter the behavior of other nations.
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Inside Russian hacking of Democrats’ opposition research on Trump

June 14, 2016
For nearly a year, Russian hackers have been penetrating Democratic National Committee computers and stealing, among other things, research compiled on presumptive Republican nominee Donald Trump. Gwen Ifill talks to Dmitri Alperovitch of CrowdStrike and Sasha Issenberg of Bloomberg Politics for more on the stunning sophistication of these breaches and the reasons behind them.
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Did Putin once again outfox Obama?

March 15, 2016
Michael Crowley, Nahal Toosi | POLITICO
Vladimir Putin’s announcement on Monday that Russia will begin pulling out of Syria appeared to take the White House by surprise, and revived concerns that the Russian leader is outmaneuvering Barack Obama.
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How Barack will juggle Bibi, Vlad and Hillary

December 30, 2015
Michael Crowley | POLITICO
Bibi Netanyahu is waiting him out. Vladimir Putin may try to test him. And Hillary Clinton is keeping a wary eye on him. As he enters the final year of his presidency, Barack Obama will find his foreign policy complicated in new ways by the clock ticking down to his last day in office.
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