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Politics Sep 10Russian, Ukrainian lawmaker accused of U.S. election interference
The criminal charges accuse the Russian national of stealing American identities to open fraudulent banking accounts and promote messaging aimed at undermining confidence in the political system.
Politics Sep 01Barr tightens rules on surveillance of political candidates
The Justice Department is imposing new restrictions on how it conducts any secret national security surveillance of candidates for federal offices or their staff.
Politics Aug 26U.S. officials say no signs of foreign targeting of mail-in vote
The remarks from officials at multiple federal agencies amount to a repudiation of claims by President Donald Trump and other administration officials that the expected surge in mail-in ballots due to the coronavirus pandemic leaves November's presidential election especially vulnerable…
Politics Aug 18Senate panel finds Russia interfered in the 2016 U.S. election
The report purposely does not come to a final conclusion, as the other reports did, about whether there is enough evidence that Trump’s campaign coordinated or colluded with Russia to sway the election, leaving its findings open to partisan interpretation.
Politics Aug 17Trump retweets purported audio of Biden call with Ukraine
The conversation is one of multiple recordings that were leaked as part of what U.S. intelligence officials describe as a Russian effort to denigrate the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee ahead of November's election.
Politics Aug 17Former CIA officer charged with giving China classified info
A former CIA officer and contract linguist for the FBI has been charged with spying for China, including by disclosing secret tradecraft and information on sources to intelligence officers.
Politics Aug 14Former FBI lawyer to plead guilty in Trump-Russia probe review
The case against Kevin Clinesmith is likely to be cheered by President Donald Trump and his supporters who've alleged wrongdoing in the FBI's investigation into whether Trump's campaign coordinated with Russia. A watchdog report accused Clinesmith of altering an email…
Politics Aug 13U.S. seizes digital currency accounts used by militant groups
The Justice Department has seized millions of dollars from cryptocurrency accounts used by militant organizations based abroad, including the Islamic State group and al-Qaida. Officials are describing it as the largest-ever seizure of digital currency funds related to terrorism.
Politics Aug 13Warning on Russia adds questions about Senate’s Biden probe
The stark warning that Russia is working to denigrate Joe Biden adds to questions about the probe by Sen. Ron Johnson's Senate committee and whether it is mimicking, even indirectly, Russian efforts and amplifying its propaganda.
Politics Aug 11GOP ramps up effort to monitor voting after restrictions eased
The Republican Party heads into its first presidential contest this November free from decades-old legal constraints on the use of volunteers to monitor the polls on Election Day.