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Bernie Sanders briefed by U.S. officials that Russia is trying to help his presidential campaign

February 22, 2020
Michael Scherer, Shane Harris, Ellen Nakashima, Sean Sullivan | The Washington Post
U.S. officials have told Sen. Bernie Sanders that Russia is attempting to help his presidential campaign as part of an effort to interfere with the Democratic contest, according to people familiar with the matter.
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Lawmakers Are Warned That Russia Is Meddling to Re-elect Trump

February 21, 2020
Maggie Haberman, Julian Barnes, Nicholas Fandos | The New York Times
Intelligence officials warned House lawmakers last week that Russia was interfering in the 2020 campaign to try to get President Trump re-elected, five people familiar with the matter said, a disclosure to Congress that angered Mr. Trump, who complained that Democrats would use it against him.
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Obama team’s response to Russian election interference fell short, Senate report says

February 7, 2020
Karoun Demirjian, Devlin Barrett | The Washington Post
A bipartisan report released Thursday by the Senate Intelligence Committee says that the Obama administration mounted an insufficient response to Russia’s election interference in 2016, but that its failures were “understandable” because the government lacked information and had limited policy options at the time.
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Russians hacked Ukrainian gas company at center of impeachment battle

January 14, 2020
Kristen Welker | NBC News
There are troubling indications that Russia may already be trying to interfere with the 2020 election, by hacking into the Ukrainian gas company at the center of President Trump’s impeachment.
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Pompeo Meets With Russia’s Foreign Minister at State Department

December 11, 2019
Vivian Salama, Courtney McBride | The Wall Street Journal
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo clashed Tuesday with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov over the fate of an American detained in Russia and over U.S. conclusions of Kremlin meddling in the 2016 U.S. election.
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The problems with Trump’s claims of Ukrainian election interference

December 7, 2019
Lisa Desjardins | The PBS NewsHour
One of President Trump’s lines of defense in the impeachment inquiry into his handling of Ukraine policy is the theory that Ukraine had intervened in the 2016 U.S. presidential election. Trump and his supporters have repeatedly claimed that Ukraine colluded against him.
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Phone logs in impeachment report renew concern about security of Trump communications

December 6, 2019
Josh Dawsey, Ellen Nakashima, Paul Sonne, Greg Miller | The Washington Post
President Trump has routinely communicated with his personal lawyer, Rudolph W. Giuliani, and other individuals speaking on cellphones vulnerable to monitoring by Russian and other foreign intelligence services, current and former U.S. officials said.
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House GOP disregards expert warnings that debunked Ukraine theory helps Russia

November 23, 2019
Manu Raju, Jeremy Herb, Zachary Cohen | CNN
Expert after expert in the House impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump testified about one key fact: That Ukraine had no role interfering in the 2016 elections to help Hillary Clinton. And one key witness sounded the alarm even louder.
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Trump told Russian officials in 2017 he wasn’t concerned about Moscow’s interference in U.S. election

September 28, 2019
Josh Dawsey, Ellen Nakashima, Shane Harris | The Washington Post
President Trump told two senior Russian officials in a 2017 Oval Office meeting that he was unconcerned about Moscow’s interference in the 2016 U.S. presidential election because the United States did the same in other countries, an assertion that prompted alarmed White House officials to limit access to the remarks to an unusually small number of people, according to three former officials with knowledge of the matter.
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