Giuliani offers bizarre explanation for ‘misleading’ claims about Clinton | US news

Rudy Giuliani offered the FBI an extraordinary – and seemingly implausible – explanation for “misleading” remarks he made on television just a month before the 2016 election about a “surprise” that could derail the Hillary Clinton campaign. The former New York mayor, who serves as a personal lawyer to Donald Trump, faced justice department scrutiny […]

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Roger Stone wanted to ‘debrief’ Kushner on hacked emails, Trump campaign aide says | US news

Roger Stone wanted to contact Jared Kushner in order to “debrief” the president’s son-in-law about hacked emails that were damaging to Hillary Clinton during the 2016 presidential campaign, a former Trump campaign aide said in court on Tuesday. Rick Gates, Donald Trump’s deputy campaign chairman and a key cooperator in the special counsel’s Russia investigation, […]

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I saw Roger Stone as ‘access point’ to WikiLeaks in 2016, Bannon tells court | US news

Steve Bannon, the former White House chief strategist, believed that political operative Roger Stone was the “access point” to WikiLeaks during the 2016 presidential election, he told a federal court in Washington on Friday. The ex-chief executive of Donald Trump’s campaign testified for less than an hour at the trial of Stone, accused of witness […]

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Russian troll freed in Belarus after arrest for US election tampering | US news

Russian troll freed in Belarus after arrest for US election tampering | US news

A Russian national charged with attempting to meddle in the 2016 American presidential elections was briefly threatened with extradition to the United States after being arrested in Belarus, before she was was freed by local authorities. Anna Bogacheva was detained late on Monday evening by police at a hotel in Minsk, the capital of Belarus, […]

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Trump denies Hillary Clinton claim he sought foreign help for 2020 election | US news

Trump denies Hillary Clinton claim he sought foreign help for 2020 election | US news

Donald Trump on Friday denied an accusation from his political rival Hillary Clinton that he sought help from a foreign government to help his bid for re-election – a potential replay of Russia’s meddling in the 2016 presidential election. The White House was rocked this week by a whistleblower’s complaint that included a private conversation […]

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Trump says Russia helped elect him – then quickly backtracks | US news

Donald Trump has denied that Russia helped elect him president, less than an hour after he admitted Russia did help to elect him president. In a flurry of tweets lashing out at people and concepts including the special counsel Robert Mueller, “fake news media” and “this phony crime”, Trump, for the first time, said Russia […]

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Julian Assange and the story of WikiLeaks – podcast | Media

Julian Assange and WikiLeaks are responsible for the largest data breach in US military history. In 2010, they released about 470,000 classified military documents concerning US diplomacy and the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, then later that year, they released a further tranche of more than 250,000 classified US diplomatic cables. The breach shocked the […]

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Putin mocks Mueller report: ‘a mountain gave birth to a mouse’ | US news

Vladimir Putin has mocked the US special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into Donald Trump, saying “a mountain gave birth to a mouse” and the inquiry’s findings validated the Kremlin’s continuous denials of collusion with Trump’s presidential campaign. In his first comments since Mueller presented his report to the US attorney general last month, Putin said […]

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The Guardian view on the Mueller report: release it in full | Editorial | Opinion

Only Donald Trump could describe as “Total EXONERATION” the findings of a two-year investigation by special counsel Robert Mueller that says it “does not exonerate” the US president. Facts matter little to Mr Trump. He prefers to trade in conspiracy theories where evidence does not drive the wider public’s beliefs. We would have expected him […]

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The Guardian view on the Mueller report: release it in full | Editorial | Opinion

Only Donald Trump could describe as “Total EXONERATION” the findings of a two-year investigation by special counsel Robert Mueller that says it “does not exonerate” the US president. Facts matter little to Mr Trump. He prefers to trade in conspiracy theories where evidence does not drive the wider public’s beliefs. We would have expected him […]

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