Hillary Clinton accuses Trump associates of helping Russia influence the 2016 election

REUTERS/Brendan McDermid Hillary Clinton has made crystal clear who she blames for Russian interference in the 2016 US election. Clinton, in an interview with USA Today published Monday night, said she believes associates of then-candidate Donald Trump had an “understanding” that Russian President Vladimir Putin wanted her to lose and wanted Trump to win. “There […]

2 more Trump associates lawyer up as Mueller’s investigation escalates

Associated Press/Alex Brandon President Donald Trump’s former chief of staff and current White House counsel have hired a lawyer following reports that special counsel Robert Mueller wants to interview them as part of his investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election. Reince Priebus, Trump’s former chief of staff, and Don McGahn, the White House counsel, […]

NZ spy agency op against Kim Dotcom’s associates ‘unlawful’ – High Court docs

Newly-released New Zealand High Court documents reveal that the Kiwi agency’s spying on foreigners in the FBI-led Megaupload investigation was found to be unlawful. Kim Dotcom team’s lawyers argue the illegal spying makes the entire extradition case void. Lawyers for the Megaupload executives, including Megaupload founder Dotcom, on Friday called for extradition proceeding against their […]

A trio of key Trump associates have taken a big step forward in the Russia investigation

Trump associates Roger Stone, Paul Manafort, and Carter Page all sent letters to the House Intelligence Committee on Friday volunteering to be interviewed as part of the committee’s investigation into Russia’s interference in the 2016 election. While Stone, Manafort, and Page — Trump’s former campaign adviser, chairman, and foreign policy adviser, respectively — all have […]

Trump dodges when asked whether associates had contact with Russia, calls bombshell report ‘a joke’

REUTERS/Carlos Barria President Donald Trump slammed The New York Times during a press conference on Thursday, claiming its story on contacts between his aides and Russian officials had been “discredited.” The Times reported earlier this week that intercepted phone calls showed that members of Trump’s campaign had multiple communications with senior Russian intelligence officials before […]