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The 11 must-read moments from Trump campaign adviser Carter Page’s Russia testimony

The House Intelligence Committee on Monday released a transcript of its interview with Carter Page, a former campaign adviser for President Donald Trump, that reveals a man scrambling to stay on track. Page’s testimony supports claims that he alerted other Trump staffers of his trip to Moscow during the election, confirmed some of the information in the infamous Steele dossier, and verified that he met with agents from the Federal Bureau of Investigation on several occasions. Page did not have a lawyer present with him during the […]

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Huge list of Russia’s 2016 election hacking targets revealed

BTW Russia’s hacking efforts ahead of the 2016 election went well beyond Hillary Clinton’s campaign and the Democratic National Committee, according to a trove of documents obtained by the Associated Press. The list provides detailed evidence of how close those seeking to hack U.S. political figures, defense contractors, and other interests were to the Russian government. The scheme stretched back for years and hackers tried to break into nearly 5,000 Gmail accounts across the globe, AP reports. “It’s a wish list of who you’d want to target […]

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Hillary Clinton accuses Julian Assange of being a ‘tool’ for Russia

Hillary Clinton called WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange a “tool of Russian intelligence” during an interview on Monday. Speaking with Australian Broadcasting Corp., Clinton said Assange was a “nihilistic opportunist who does the bidding of a dictator,” referring to Russian President Vladimir Putin, according to the Associated Press. WikiLeaks famously published politically damaging information contained in hacked emails from the Democratic National Committee (DNC) and Clinton’s 2016 campaign chairman, John Podesta, ahead of the 2016 election. “He’s a tool of Russian intelligence, and if he’s such a martyr of […]

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Facebook says 126 million could have seen Russian-backed posts

BTW Facebook estimates that during the 2016 presidential election, 126 million of its users were exposed to content generated from a Russian government-linked “troll farm,” CNN reported Monday.   In a written testimony obtained by CNN, Facebook said 29 million people were directly served content from the Internet Research Agency (IRA)—the Russian government-linked source. After sharing, “approximately 126 million people,” or more than half of the U.S. voting population, could have seen the content in their News Feeds. Facebook doesn’t know how many people actually saw one […]

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