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States Rush to Make Voting Systems More Secure as New Threats Emerge

July 27, 2019
David Sanger, Reid J. Epstein, Michael Wines | The New York Times
Amid growing warnings about the security of American voting systems, many states are rushing to address vulnerabilities exposed by the 2016 election, even as intelligence officials worry they are fighting the last battle and are not sufficiently focused on a new generation of threats headed into 2020.

What did we learn from Robert Mueller's testimony?

July 26, 2019
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GOP blocks election security bills after Mueller hearings

July 26, 2019
Andrea Mitchell | NBC News
It is simply astounding that not only has the president led a government-wide attack against this invasion by the Russians and perhaps other players, we don't know what Iran and China and others are doing, but we know that Russia's set the model for this. They succeeded in interfering in the election. There's no confusion about that. That has been completely validated by all of the intelligence agencies.
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Why Trump’s view of accepting foreign opposition research is ‘textbook illegal’

June 14, 2019
Yamiche Alcindor | PBS NewsHour
President Trump has caused a new outcry by declaring that he would accept information about a political opponent provided by a foreign government. The admission comes after Robert Mueller warned of significant Russian interference in the 2016 presidential campaign.
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As security officials prepare for Russian attack on 2020 presidential race, Trump and aides play down threat

April 30, 2019
Josh Dawsey, Ellen Nakashima, Shane Harris | The Washington Post
U.S. national security officials have been preparing for Russian interference in the 2020 presidential race by tracking cyber threats, sharing intelligence about foreign disinformation efforts with social media companies and helping state election officials protect their systems against foreign manipulation. But these actions are strikingly at odds with statements from President Trump, who has rebuffed warnings from his senior aides about Russia and sought to play down that country’s potential to influence American politics.
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How Kushner sought advice from a ‘pro-Kremlin’ Russian

April 29, 2019
Natasha Bertrand | POLITICO
Jared Kushner needed help. It was March 2016 and Kushner’s father-in-law, Donald Trump, was steamrolling to the Republican presidential nomination. But the businessman-candidate was taking heat for his campaign’s lack of foreign policy expertise, something Kushner was trying to remedy. That’s when he found a Russian willing to assist.

The end of the special counsel’s investigation, but the start of a political war

April 19, 2019
After the release of Mueller’s report this week, the panelists discussed what the report reveals, the questions it raises, and the impact it may have on the Trump presidency.
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February 20, 2019
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