Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin have long had a symbiotic relationship. For Trump, who is not respected by most world leaders, Putin’s compliments and support are welcomed. For Putin, there mere presence of Trump in the White House helps lower America’s power and standing around the world.
Senator Ron Johnson (R-Wis.), in an op-ed for Fox News, claimed Democrats “ignore reality” when they focus on Russian interference in American elections.
“Ever since the Democratic National Committee server was hacked during the 2016 election campaign, ‘Russian disinformation and interference’ has been the shiny object that Democrats and the mainstream media have used to bamboozle the American people,” Johnson writes. “Because Russia is believed to have exposed the contents of the DNC server, Americans were supposed to focus on the existential threat that ‘Russian election interference’ posed to America — and ignore the anti-Catholic emails and other vile content written by top Democratic operatives and exposed in the incident.”
Donald Trump is not a very big fan of briefings. He is not briefed anywhere near as much as his predecessors. The memos to Trump also have to be broken down in ways that he can more easily understand them.
50 former national intelligence officials have warned that a report from The New York Post alleging nefarious business dealings on the part of Hunter Biden could be the signs of a Russian disinformation campaign to influence the November 3 election outcome.
Trump's Director of National Intelligence released a bogus claim from Russia that Hillary Clinton tried to frame Trump.
Criticism of William Barr has rumbled on this week and the latest voice to join the chorus of condemnation was Claire McCaskill, the former senator from Missouri.
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) withheld intelligence warning of Russian disinformation attacks attacking Democrat Joe Biden to promote “allegations about the poor mental health.” ABC News broke the story, which came to light after its reporters obtained internal emails and a draft of the document.
James Clapper has warned Russia will interfere in the 2020 election because of how successful it was in 2016. He suggested the country may be interfering already.
The former Director of National Intelligence argued on Monday that Russia would involve itself in the 2020 presidential election during an appearance on CNN.
Donald Trump publicly berated his former National Security Advisor Michael Flynn because of a missed call from Vladimir Putin, according to former senior figure in the British government.
Nick Timothy, a senior adviser to former British Prime Minister Theresa May, claimed in an interview that the President had a meltdown in front of May and others because of a missed call with the Russian president.
Susan Rice believes Russia will interfere in the 2020 presidential election and suggested the country may be doing so already. This would be consistent with the findings of the intelligence community.
The former National Security Advisor told a Washington Post virtual event that Russia remained a threat to American democracy following its interference in 2016.
President Donald Trump attacked Christopher Wray, the director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), during an interview he gave earlier this morning on Fox Business.
“We know that the FBI lied to the Senate in February of 2018. Christopher Wray was running the FBI. Mr. President, is Christopher Wray hiding all of this stuff and protecting the FBI? Should he step down?” Fox Business anchor Maria Bartiromo asked.
President Donald Trump lashed out at former acting Attorney General Sally Yates in a tweet earlier this morning, accusing her of participating in “the greatest political crime of the Century.”
Mary Trump thinks the President is drawn to Vladimir Putin because the Russian leader is like his father. Donald Trump’s niece suggested he was primed to seek out people like Putin.
Mary Trump spoke to MSNBC’s Joy Reid on Wednesday about her uncle’s relationship with strongmen like the Russian president. She drew parallels to her grandfather, Fred Trump Sr.
Donald Trump has not discussed reports of Russian bounties on U.S. troops in Afghanistan. The President admitted he hadn’t confronted Vladimir Putin about the issue.
The President gave an interview to Axios on HBO on Tuesday where he downplayed the intelligence on Russian bounties paid to the Talbian. He also confirmed he hadn’t mentioned them to his Russian counterpart.
Nancy Pelosi has responded with derision to Donald Trump’s claims that Russian bounties on U.S. soldiers are a hoax. The President has repeatedly asserted that the story isn’t true.
The Speaker of the House spoke to the press on Thursday before a meeting of congressional leaders known as the Gang of Eight. She dismissed Trump’s claims of a media hoax.
President Donald Trump took to his Twitter account to insist reports that he ignored intelligence briefings about a Russian military agency putting a bounty on the heads of American troops are “fake news.”
Fox News’ Ainsley Earhardt defended President Donald Trump amid reports that a Russian military agency put a bounty on the heads of American troops and that he ignored it. Earhardt excused the president, saying not all presidents “read all of their briefings.”
Pentagon officials tried desperately to get President Donald Trump to do something about Russian bounties on U.S. soldiers. That’s according to The Washington Post‘s David Ignatius.
Ignatius spoke to MSNBC’s Morning Joe program on Monday. He said the Pentagon had tried to get the President to act but he had failed to do so,
Trump found out that Putin put a bounty on US troops in Afghanistan months ago and he responded by doing nothing to punish Russia.
John Bolton says Vladimir Putin isn’t worried about Donald Trump because he can “play him”. The former National Security Advisor has made a series of serious accusations.
Bolton spoke to ABC’s Martha Raddatz in an interview to air this Sunday. He told her the Russian president isn’t “worried” about President Trump.