Trump Again Questions Russian Hacking

Russian Hacking

Editor: Vladimir Bajic | Tactical Investor

Russian Hacking

Attorney General William Barr has said that within the next week, he will release a redacted version of Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s report on Russian interference in the 2016 election.

After nearly two years of probes, interviews, indictments and hype, Mueller wrapped up his investigation last month. Barr initially released a short summary of the report that said Mueller found no evidence of collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia but stopped short of exonerating Trump of obstruction of justice. That summary left Democrats and other critics with many questions, particularly when members of the special counsel’s team said that their report was more damaging to President Donald Trump than Barr made it seem.

Over the course of their 22-month investigation, Mueller and his team brought charges against 34 people and three companies, including several key members of Trump’s inner circle and a host of Russian nationals. Still, there is, even more, the public does not yet know.

As Congress and the public once again wait for more information, there are a lot of expectations weighing on the outcome of what Mueller’s full report will reveal.

Here are answers to some of the most-searched questions about Mueller’s investigation into Russian interference and Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign. Full Story

Russian Hacking: How serious was it

“Are you now or have you ever worked for Russia, Mr President?” Pirro asked, citing a New York Times article from over the weekend disclosed that the FBI in May 2017 had opened a counterintelligence inquiry into whether Trump was secretly working for Russia. She delivered the question dismissively, with a chuckle, but she asked it—and received a remarkable answer.

“I think it’s the most insulting thing I’ve ever been asked,” Trump groused. “I think it’s the most insulting article I’ve ever had written. And if you read the article, you’d see that they found absolutely nothing.”

The president then talked for some time, but he never actually denied working for the Russians, and “They found absolutely nothing” doesn’t sound like what you say when there’s nothing to find. On Monday, Trump was asked the question again during a press gaggle, and this time he denied it, while again protesting the question.

“I never worked for Russia,” he said. Full Story

US intelligence agencies have concluded Moscow tried to sway the presidential election in favour of Mr Trump.

It is alleged that Russian hackers stole information linked to the campaign of his rival Hillary Clinton and passed it to Wikileaks so it could be released to undermine her.

President Trump sacked Mr Comey on 9 May, citing his reason as “this Russia thing”, in a move that shocked Washington and fuelled claims of a cover-up.

Mr Mueller has not given any details of his investigation but US media have reported he is investigating Mr Trump for possible obstruction of justice, both in the firing of Mr Comey and whether Mr Trump tried to end an inquiry into sacked national security adviser Michael Flynn.

Mr Flynn resigned in February after failing to reveal the extent of his contacts with Sergei Kislyak, the Russian ambassador to Washington. In December, he pleaded guilty to making false statements to the FBI about his meetings with Mr Kislyak. Full Story

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