Tag Archives: Russian interference in the 2016 United States elections

24Jul/17

Kushner: ‘All of my actions were proper’

After speaking to lawmakers on Captiol Hill about his contacts with Russia, President Trump’s son-in-law Jared Kushner makes a statement from the White House saying, “All of my actions were proper.”. Continue reading

10Jul/17

Trump backtracks on U.S.-Russia cyber unit

U.S. President Donald Trump backtracks on his push for a cyber security unit with Russia only hours after promoting it following his talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin. Grace Lee reports. Continue reading

Leading Republican calls Trump-Putin cyber unit close to ‘dumbest idea’ ever

INTERNET (JULY 09, 2017) (SOCIAL MEDIA WEBSITE) – U.S. President Donald Trump said on Sunday (July 9) he and Russia’s president had discussed forming a cyber security unit, an idea harshly criticized by Republicans who said Moscow could not be trusted after its alleged meddling in the 2016 U.S. election. Continue reading

09Jul/17

Trump says he talked joint cybersecurity unit with Putin

U.S. President Donald Trump said on Twitter on Sunday that he discussed forming a cyber security unit to guard against election hacking with Russian President Vladimir Putin. Continue reading

08Jul/17

Trump meeting ‘big political win for Putin’ – analyst

HAMBURG, GERMANY (JULY 7, 2017) (RESTRICTED POOL) – U.S. President Donald Trump pressed Vladimir Putin at their first meeting for the Russian president on Friday (July 7) about Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election, U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said. Continue reading

15Jun/17

Trump blasts report on possible obstruction of justice probe

SHOWS: INTERNET (JUNE 15, 2017) (SOCIAL MEDIA) – U.S. President Donald Trump lashed out on Twitter early on Thursday (June 15) after a report that he was under investigation for possible obstruction of justice by the special counsel probing alleged Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. presidential election and possible collusion with the Trump campaign. Continue reading

17May/17
FBI Director James Comey

Trump asked Comey to shut down Flynn probe: source

President Donald Trump asked then-FBI Director James Comey to shut down an investigation into ties between former White House national security adviser Michael Flynn and Russia, an associate of Comey, who has seen the memo, said on Tuesday. Chris Dignam reports. Continue reading

16May/17

Senators react to reports Trump shared classified info with Russia

U.S. senators react to reports that President Donald Turmp disclosed highly classified information to the Russian foreign minister during their meeting last week. Continue reading

12May/17

Trump’s firing of Comey uniting Republicans and Democrats – analyst

WASHINGTON, D.C., UNITED STATES (MAY 11, 2017) (NBC NEWS) – U.S. President Donald Trump’s decision to fire FBI Director James Comey is bringing Republicans and Democrats together and will not thwart an investigation into possible collusion between Trump’s election campaign and Russia, a political analyst told Reuters on Friday (May 12).
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11May/17

Trump says ‘his decision’ to fire FBI chief, calls him ‘showboat’ – NBC interview

WASHINGTON DC, UNITED STATES (MAY 11, 2017) (NBC NEWS) – President Donald Trump on Thursday (May 11) called James Comey, the FBI chief he fired, a “showboat” and “grandstander” and said in a NBC-TV interview he would have dismissed him even if officials at the Justice Department had not recommended it.

“He’s a showboat. He’s a grandstander. The FBI has been in turmoil,” Trump told NBC in his first interview since his abrupt firing on Tuesday of Comey, who was leading an investigation into possible Russian meddling in the 2016 U.S. presidential election and possible collusion between Trump campaign officials and Moscow.

“I was going to fire Comey. My decision,” Trump said. “I was going to fire regardless of recommendation.”