At the end of a tense and controversial NATO summit in Brussels President Donald Trump held an informal news conference with international reporters and spoke about his upcoming summit meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin.
As the November elections draw near, and Russian interference in the 2016 elections is being confirmed, a member of the House Intelligence Committee, has told CBS News, “I am concerned that the Russians never left.”
Attorney Michael Avenatti has become a media celebrity over the past few months and now he claims that Russia is planting false media stories about him. In an interview with Betsy Woodruff from the Daily Beast Avenatti says that he believes he has proof that the Russian government is behind the attempts to discredit him and damage his reputation.
Special Counsel Robert Mueller does not give interviews or press conferences, and there are no leaks of information coming out of his office. When he communicates, it is by legal filings made in a court of law. And on Tuesday he claimed in such a filing that election meddling operations like those conducted by Russia during the 2016 presidential election are still occurring.
The Russian influence operation designed to tamper with the 2016 U.S. presidential election used a combination of old-school espionage tactics and 21st-century technologies that will not be easy to stop, even now that the methods have been exposed, experts said.