Biden Administration Says Russian Intelligence Obtained Trump Campaign Data

A Treasury Department document shed more light on links between the campaign and Russian spies.

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U.S. Imposes Stiff Sanctions on Russia, Blaming It for Major Hacking Operation

Following years of wrist slaps under President Donald J. Trump, the new measures are designed to have a noticeable impact on the Russian economy.

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U.S. Imposes Stiff Sanctions on Russia, Blaming It for Major Hacking Operation

Following years of wrist slaps under President Donald J. Trump, the new measures are designed to have a noticeable impact on the Russian economy.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #cyberattacks-and-hackers, #embargoes-and-sanctions, #foreign-investments, #oil-petroleum-and-gasoline, #russia, #russian-interference-in-2016-us-elections-and-ties-to-trump-associates, #sovereign-wealth-funds, #trump-donald-j, #united-states, #united-states-international-relations

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Subpoenaing the Brookings Institution, Durham Focuses on Trump-Russia Dossier

The special counsel scrutinizing the Russia inquiry, a Trump-era leftover, appears to be retreading ground that an inspector general explored in 2019.

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Putin Authorized Russian Interference in 2020 Election, Report Says

The assessment was the intelligence community’s most comprehensive look at foreign efforts to interfere in the election.

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Preparing for Cyberstrike on Russia, U.S. Confronts Hacking by China

The proliferation of cyberattacks by rivals is presenting a challenge to the Biden administration as it seeks to deter intrusions on government and corporate systems.

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How Investigative Journalism Flourished in Hostile Russia

A new wave of news outlets has used conventional, and unconventional, methods to pierce the veil of Putin’s power.

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Justice Dept. Is Said to Be Examining Stone’s Possible Ties to Capitol Rioters

A full criminal investigation is far from certain, a person familiar with the inquiry said.

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Justice Dept. to Keep Special Counsel Investigating Russia Inquiry

John H. Durham will remain as special counsel even as the Biden administration requests a mass resignation of U.S. attorneys. The prosecutor investigating Hunter Biden’s taxes will also remain.

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How Alan Dershowitz Became a Force in Clemency Grants

The lawyer Alan M. Dershowitz, who represented the former president in his first impeachment trial, used his access for a wide array of clients as they sought pardons or commutations.

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Manafort Can’t Be Prosecuted After Trump Pardon, New York Court Rules

The Court of Appeals let stand a lower-court ruling that the Manhattan district attorney’s prosecution of Paul Manafort was barred by the double jeopardy rule.

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Michael Flynn Re-emerges Pushing QAnon, Stolen 2020 Election Lies

Recast by President Trump’s most ardent supporters as a MAGA martyr, Michael T. Flynn has embraced his role as the man who spent four years unjustly ensnared in the Russian investigation.

#conspiracy-theories, #flynn-michael-t, #martial-law, #presidential-election-of-2020, #qanon, #rumors-and-misinformation, #russian-interference-in-2016-us-elections-and-ties-to-trump-associates, #storming-of-the-us-capitol-jan-2021, #trump-donald-j

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Senate Intelligence Committee to Examine Antigovernment Extremists

Senator Mark Warner, the committee’s new chairman, said he hoped to lead a bipartisan investigation of the groups, their overseas ties and amplification of their message by foreign powers.

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Kevin Clinesmith, Ex-F.B.I. Lawyer, Is Sentenced to Probation

A judge rebuffed a request by prosecutors to impose a prison sentence on Kevin Clinesmith, who admitted doctoring an email used to help authorize a wiretap on a former Trump campaign aide.

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In Trump’s Pardons, Disdain for Accountability

President Donald J. Trump’s clemency actions underscored his animosity toward a justice system seeking to punish corruption and betrayals of public trust.

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Has Trump’s Reckoning Come Too Late?

Finally the world agrees that Trump is exactly the man his fiercest critics said he was. But has the reckoning come too late?

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After 2 Impeachments, Giuliani Vows to Continue His Fervor for Trump

White House officials are universally angry with Rudolph W. Giuliani and blame him for both of President Trump’s impeachments. But he remains one of few people still willing to join Mr. Trump in the foxhole.

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Biden to Restore Homeland Security and Cybersecurity Aides to Senior White House Posts

The two appointments illustrate how the president-elect appears determined to rebuild a White House national security team to focus on threats that critics say were ignored by President Trump.

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With Trump Presidency Winding Down, Push for Assange Pardon Ramps Up

Supporters of the WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange have enlisted a lobbyist with connections to the president and filed a clemency petition with the White House.

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Book Review: ‘Saving Justice,’ by James Comey

Comey’s “Saving Justice” is a revealing memoir that describes his feelings about Trump and his worries about the nation.

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Trump Is Said to Have Discussed Pardoning Himself

The discussions occurred in recent weeks, and it was not clear whether he has brought it up since he incited supporters to march on the Capitol, where some stormed the site.

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Biden to Tap More Former Obama Officials for Top National Security Jobs

The president-elect is turning to trusted former colleagues to manage complex negotiations with Iran and Russia.

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Trump Was Briefed on Uncorroborated Intelligence About Chinese Bounties

The unverified intelligence echoes a similar report, deemed credible by the C.I.A. but dismissed by the president, that Russian military agents had offered payments for attacks on Americans in Afghanistan.

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Barr Leaves a Legacy Defined by Trump

Though he sometimes departed from the president, the outgoing attorney general’s term was dominated by how he navigated the Russia investigation and other fraught issues.

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For a Defeated President, Pardons as an Expression of Grievance

President Trump’s grants of clemency to convicted liars, corrupt congressmen and child-killing war criminals are a way to lash out at a system that he believes has treated him and his friends unfairly.

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Trump Gives Clemency to More Allies, Including Manafort, Stone and Charles Kushner

It was the second wave of pardons and commutations by the president in two days, showing his willingness to use his power aggressively on behalf of loyalists.

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Trump Pardons Two Russia Inquiry Figures and Blackwater Guards

The pre-Christmas wave of 20 pardons and commutations are not likely to be the last before Mr. Trump leaves office on Jan. 20.

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Trump Contradicts Pompeo Over Russia’s Role in Hack

Hours after the secretary of state acknowledged that Moscow was behind the vast cybersecurity breach, the president suggested it might have been China and downplayed the severity of the attack.

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Pompeo Says Russia Was Behind Cyberattack on U.S.

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is the first member of the Trump administration to publicly link the Kremlin to the hacking of dozens of government and private systems.

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Barr Says C.I.A. ‘Stayed in Its Lane’ in Examining Russian Election Interference

In an interview with a Wall Street Journal columnist, the attorney general defended his legacy and criticized the special counsel’s investigation.

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Biden to Face a Confrontational Russia in a World Changed From His Time in Office

The president-elect will have to assure American national security in ways that will require pushing back on the Kremlin at times and, at others, seeking Russian cooperation.

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William Barr Is Out as Attorney General

Mr. Barr was one of the most powerful members of President Trump’s cabinet and faced widespread criticism over his willingness to advance Mr. Trump’s political agenda.

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Trump Castigates Barr for Not Publicly Disclosing Hunter Biden Investigation

The critical tweets echoed the president’s attacks on Jeff Sessions, his first attorney general.

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Citing Trump’s Pardon, Judge Dismisses Case Against Michael Flynn

A federal judge portrayed the Justice Department’s prior attempt to drop the case as unlikely to have met legal standards as legitimate.

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Barr Is Said to Be Weighing Whether to Leave Before Trump’s Term Ends

The attorney general’s future came into doubt after he acknowledged that the Justice Department had not found evidence of widespread voter fraud in the president’s election loss.

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Barr Makes Durham a Special Counsel in a Bid to Entrench Scrutiny of the Russia Inquiry

The move would leave the investigation into the Trump-Russia inquiry open when the Biden administration takes over.

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Our Democracy’s Near-Death Experience

Now is no time for complacency. The next Congress must shore up our institutions.

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Giuliani Is Said to Have Discussed a Pardon With Trump

Their talks occurred as the president’s lawyer continued to loudly promote baseless claims of widespread election fraud that cost Mr. Trump the election.

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Citing Pardon, Justice Dept. Asks Judge to ‘Immediately’ Dismiss Flynn Case

Prosecutors also revealed in a court filing that President Trump’s pardon of Michael Flynn was written broadly to end the former aide’s legal jeopardy.

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White House Weighs Pardon Blitz Before Trump’s Exit

Political allies and associates are starting to press for clemency as the president also considers extending his criminal justice overhaul by commuting lengthy sentences for other offenders.

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Trump Pardons Michael Flynn

The president’s former national security adviser twice pleaded guilty to lying to investigators about his conversations with Russia’s ambassador.

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Should Trump Be Prosecuted?

Being president should mean you are more accountable, not less, to the rule of law.

#justice-department, #manafort-paul-j, #new-york-state, #russian-interference-in-2016-us-elections-and-ties-to-trump-associates, #special-prosecutors-independent-counsel, #trump-donald-j, #united-states

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Giuliani Is Said to Seek $20,000 a Day Payment for Trump Legal Work

Last week, the president put the former New York mayor in charge of the court challenges to his loss in the election. Since then they have suffered nothing but setbacks.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #giuliani-rudolph-w, #presidential-election-of-2020, #russian-interference-in-2016-us-elections-and-ties-to-trump-associates, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government, #voter-fraud-election-fraud

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Can America Restore the Rule of Law Without Prosecuting Trump?

Donald Trump’s potential criminal liability is the key to understanding his presidency. When he leaves office, it will present the country with a historic dilemma.

#crime-and-criminals, #russian-interference-in-2016-us-elections-and-ties-to-trump-associates, #trump-ukraine-whistle-blower-complaint-and-impeachment-inquiry, #trump-donald-j

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Christopher Krebs Hasn’t Been Fired, Yet

Mr. Krebs’s government agency contradicted President Trump’s false claims that the election was rigged. At this point, Mr. Krebs, a former Microsoft executive, still has a job.

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Trump Stacks the Pentagon and Intel Agencies With Loyalists. To What End?

So far, there is no evidence the appointees harbor a secret agenda or arrived with an action plan. But their sudden appearance amounts to a purge of the Pentagon’s top civilian hierarchy without recent precedent.

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Who Are the Senior Officials at the Pentagon and the N.S.A?

The arrival of the new officials has prompted concerns. Their backgrounds offer insights into their policies.

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An Intramural Republican Fight Breaks Out Over the C.I.A. Director’s Fate

Frustration about Gina Haspel among some of President Trump’s allies stretches back to the impeachment inquiry, officials said.

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U.S. Tried a More Aggressive Cyberstrategy, and the Feared Attacks Never Came

The 2020 election was the biggest test yet of a new approach of pre-emptive action against adversaries trying to hack election infrastructure or wage disinformation campaigns.

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The End of ‘America First’: How Biden Says He Will Re-engage With the World

Those who have known President-elect Joseph R. Biden Jr. for decades say they expect him to move carefully, providing reassurance with a few big symbolic acts.

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