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The latest 2018 election-hacking threat: 9-month wait for government help

January 2, 2018 9:47 pm

By TIM STARKS for Politico States rushing to guard their 2018 elections against hackers may be on a waiting list for up to nine months for the Department of Homeland Security’s most exhaustive security screening, according to government officials familiar…

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How Putin’s proxies helped funnel millions into GOP campaigns

December 17, 2017 4:53 am

Ruth May, Contributor As Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s team probes deeper into potential collusion between Trump officials and representatives of the Russian government, investigators are taking a closer look at political contributions made by U.S. citizens with close ties to…

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Doubting the intelligence, Trump pursues Putin and leaves a Russian threat unchecked

December 15, 2017 2:58 am

By Greg Miller, Greg Jaffe and Philip Rucker for The Washington Post In the final days before Donald Trump was sworn in as president, members of his inner circle pleaded with him to acknowledge publicly what U.S. intelligence agencies had…

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Jared Kushner, Not Michael Flynn, Could Be Russia Probe’s Next Big Target, Obama Ally Says

November 25, 2017 3:41 am

By Celeste Katz for Newsweek The Obama administration’s ethics czar says if a former top aide to President Donald Trump cooperates in the ongoing Russia probe, he could drop a dime on Trump’s son-in-law — and set off a chain…

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Twitter deleted data potentially crucial to Russia probes

October 13, 2017 4:44 pm

Social-media platform’s strict privacy policy led to deletions of Russian information of interest to investigators. Twitter has deleted tweets and other user data of potentially irreplaceable value to investigators probing Russia’s suspected manipulation of the social media platform during the…

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Russia Probe Now Investigating Cambridge Analytica, Trump’s ‘Psychographic’ Data Gurus

October 11, 2017 4:49 pm

They were once Steve Bannon’s favorite analytics shop. Now investigators want to know if the Kremlin had a thing for Cambridge Analytica, too. A data firm backed by some of Donald Trump’s closest allies is now facing scrutiny as part…

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Trump Still Hasn’t Gotten Around to Appointing Someone to Protect Our Elections From Cyberattacks

October 3, 2017 4:40 pm

The National Protection and Programs Directorate remains leaderless 10 months after Trump promised to get cybersecurity personnel in place. On January 6, after intelligence agencies briefed Donald Trump on cyberattacks against the United States during the election, he pledged to…

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Russian firm tied to pro-Kremlin propaganda advertised on Facebook during election

September 6, 2017 4:50 pm

Representatives of Facebook told congressional investigators Wednesday that the social network has discovered that it sold ads during the U.S. presidential campaign to a shadowy Russian company seeking to target voters, according to several people familiar with the company’s findings.…