US Politics in Trump era Public date: 03.10.2019 13:07:34

15 Dec 2017

How Trump’s skepticism of U.S. intelligence on Russia left an election threat unchecked

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 already concluded — that Russia’s interference in the 2016 election was real.
In the final days before Donald Trump was sworn in as president, members of his inner circle pleaded with him to...
21 Oct 2017

CIA director distorts intelligence community’s findings on Russian interference

CIA Director Mike Pompeo declared Thursday that U.S. intelligence agencies determined that Russia’s interference in the 2016 American presidential election did not alter the outcome, a statement that distorted spy agency findings. His comment suggested — falsely — that a report released by U.S. intelligence agencies in January had ruled out any impact that could be attributed to a covert Russian interference campaign that involved leaks of tens of thousands of stolen emails, the flooding of social media sites with false claims and the purchase of ads on Facebook.
CIA Director Mike Pompeo declared Thursday that U.S. intelligence agencies determined that Russia’s...
4 Aug 2017

Trump tried to pressure Mexican president on what to say about border wall, transcript reveals

President Trump made building a wall along the southern U.S. border and forcing Mexico to pay for it core pledges of his campaign. But in his first White House call with Mexico’s president, Trump described his vow to charge Mexico as a growing political problem, pressuring the Mexican leader to stop saying publicly that his government would never  pay.
President Trump made building a wall along the southern U.S. border and forcing Mexico to pay for it core pledges of his...
16 May 2017

Trump revealed highly classified information to Russian foreign minister and ambassador

The president was boasting of the “great intel” he receives when he discussed intelligence provided by a U.S. partner. “This is code-word information,” said a U.S. official familiar with the matter, using terminology that refers to one of the highest classification levels used by American spy agencies. Trump “revealed more information to the Russian ambassador than we have shared with our own allies.”
The president was boasting of the “great intel” he receives when he discussed intelligence provided by a U.S....
4 Apr 2017

Blackwater founder held secret Seychelles meeting to establish Trump-Putin back channel

Erik Prince met with a Russian close to the Kremlin in a meeting brokered by the United Arab Emirates. The meeting took place around Jan. 11 — nine days before Trump’s inauguration — in the Seychelles islands in the Indian Ocean, officials said. Though the full agenda remains unclear, the UAE agreed to broker the meeting in part to explore whether Russia could be persuaded to curtail its relationship with Iran, including in Syria, a Trump administration objective that would be likely to require major concessions to Moscow on U.S. sanctions.
Erik Prince met with a Russian close to the Kremlin in a meeting brokered by the United Arab Emirates. The meeting took...
10 Feb 2017

National security adviser Flynn discussed sanctions with Russian ambassador, despite denials, officials say

National security adviser Michael Flynn privately discussed U.S. sanctions against Russia with that country’s ambassador to the United States during the month before President Trump took office, contrary to public assertions by Trump officials, current and former U.S. officials said.
National security adviser Michael Flynn privately discussed U.S. sanctions against Russia with that country’s...

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