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US spymaster warns of religious violence ahead of Indian elections

US spymaster warns of religious violence ahead of Indian elections

India could see a spike in religious violence in the run up to the general elections, a top US intelligence official has warned. He has…
Trump Revokes Security Clearance for Critic and Obama Official John Brennan

Trump Revokes Security Clearance for Critic and Obama Official John Brennan

President Donald Trump has revoked former CIA Director John Brennan’s security clearance, accusing him of “erratic conduct and behavior,” White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said.
Advocates Say Paper Ballots Are Safest

Advocates Say Paper Ballots Are Safest

They’re also the cheapest and fastest way to address vulnerable systems before the midterms.
Russia Is ‘Keyboard Click’ From Major Election Hack, Coats Warns

Russia Is ‘Keyboard Click’ From Major Election Hack, Coats Warns

Russian efforts to interfere in upcoming U.S. midterm elections have yet to reach the intensity of the Kremlin’s campaign to disrupt the 2016 presidential vote, but they’re only “a keyboard click
‘Crushing’ Russia Sanctions Sought in Bipartisan Senate Bill

‘Crushing’ Russia Sanctions Sought in Bipartisan Senate Bill

A bipartisan group of senators introduced legislation to impose new sanctions on Russia for interfering in U.S. elections, including penalties affecting Russian sovereign debt and energy projects, and
Trump Rejects Putin Offer on Vote in Disputed Ukraine Region

Trump Rejects Putin Offer on Vote in Disputed Ukraine Region

President Donald Trump rejected Russian leader Vladimir Putin’s offer to settle the conflict in eastern Ukraine with a referendum in the disputed region, the White House said Friday.
Trump Feeds Summit Uproar With Plans for Another Putin Meeting

Trump Feeds Summit Uproar With Plans for Another Putin Meeting

Donald Trump intensified the uproar over his meeting with Russian leader Vladimir Putin by extending an invitation for a second summit as worries about what the two leaders discussed in Helsinki this
U.S. Says It Will Alert Public to Foreign Influence Operations

U.S. Says It Will Alert Public to Foreign Influence Operations

The U.S. Justice Department is considering ways to alert the public to foreign efforts to influence Americans and U.S. elections as the threat from adversaries such as Russia “continues to grow,"
Trump Invites Putin to Washington After Senate Rebuke on McFaul

Trump Invites Putin to Washington After Senate Rebuke on McFaul

The Republican-led Senate signaled unease with President Donald Trump’s shifting policies toward Russia after his meeting with Vladimir Putin as the White House announced the U.S. president is seeking
Coats Says ‘I Don’t Know’ What Happened in Trump-Putin Meeting

Coats Says ‘I Don’t Know’ What Happened in Trump-Putin Meeting

Donald Trump’s top spy chief said “I don’t know what happened” during a one-on-one meeting between the president and Vladimir Putin in Helsinki, then appeared surprised to hear the Russian leader was
McConnell Orders Russia-Meddling Hearings Amid Uproar Over Trump

McConnell Orders Russia-Meddling Hearings Amid Uproar Over Trump

Senate Republican leaders blocked a resolution supporting U.S. intelligence agencies, even as Majority Leader Mitch McConnell ordered a review of additional sanctions against Russia in a sign of
Trump Struggles to Explain Putin Posture as Zigzag Worries Aides

Trump Struggles to Explain Putin Posture as Zigzag Worries Aides

The White House struggled for a second straight day on Wednesday to explain President Donald Trump’s posture on Russian election meddling, and some administration officials are concerned there may be
Graham Pushes New Russia Sanctions After Trump’s Putin Remarks

Graham Pushes New Russia Sanctions After Trump’s Putin Remarks

A senior Senate Republican said he’ll propose new sanctions on Russia that could only be waived if the administration certifies Moscow has ceased interfering in U.S. elections.
Trump's Mixed Messages on Russia Renew Doubts on What He Thinks

Trump's Mixed Messages on Russia Renew Doubts on What He Thinks

President Donald Trump said Wednesday that Russia isn’t currently targeting the U.S., diverging from a public statement his own intelligence director made two days earlier.
Trump Yields to Pressure in Delayed Retreat From Putin Remarks

Trump Yields to Pressure in Delayed Retreat From Putin Remarks

Donald Trump was still dug in, unwilling to back down a day after siding with Vladimir Putin over U.S. intelligence agencies in accepting the Russian leader’s denial of interfering in the 2016 U.S.
Trump Retreats and Says He Accepts U.S. Finding Russia Meddled

Trump Retreats and Says He Accepts U.S. Finding Russia Meddled

President Donald Trump said Tuesday he accepts the conclusion by U.S. intelligence agencies that Russia interfered in the U.S. presidential election, marking a rare retreat from comments just a day
McConnell Warns Russia Against Meddling, Floats New Sanctions

McConnell Warns Russia Against Meddling, Floats New Sanctions

Amid a bipartisan uproar over President Donald Trump’s praise of Vladimir Putin, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell warned Russia against meddling again in U.S. elections and said his chamber
Trump’s Refusal to Condemn Putin on Poll Meddling Sparks Outrage

Trump’s Refusal to Condemn Putin on Poll Meddling Sparks Outrage

Standing next to Vladimir Putin at a news conference on Monday in Helsinki, U.S. President Donald Trump offered a surprising analysis of his own government’s allegations that Russia meddled in the
U.S. Spy Chief Pushes Back on Trump Over Russia's Election Hack

U.S. Spy Chief Pushes Back on Trump Over Russia's Election Hack

U.S. Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats pushed back against President Donald Trump’s refusal at a summit with Russia’s president to accept the finding of American intelligence agencies that
Trump Calls Mueller Probe ‘Disaster’ While Standing Next to Putin

Trump Calls Mueller Probe ‘Disaster’ While Standing Next to Putin

President Donald Trump called Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s probe into Russian election meddling a “disaster” as he stood next to Vladimir Putin at a news conference in Helsinki on Monday.