Report: FBI has info suggesting coordination between Trump associates and Russia

  • A new report claims the FBI may have found evidence of Donald Trump associates’ ties to Russia. 
  • According to CNN, the FBI has information suggesting associates of Trump possibly coordinated with suspected Russian operatives during the election to release damaging information about Clinton’s campaign.
  • Officials reportedly told CNN that the information was not conclusive and that the investigation is still ongoing, but that it included “human intelligence, travel, business and phone records and accounts of in-person meetings.”
  • One official CNN talked to said that it appeared people connected with the campaign “were giving the thumbs up to release information when it was ready,” though other sources apparently said such a determination was premature. Read more (3/22/17 9:30 PM)

Vladimir Putin ordered attempt to influence US election, declassified report says

  • Russian President Vladimir Putin personally directed an attempt to harm Hillary Clinton’s chances of winning the 2016 U.S. presidential election, according to an intelligence report declassified and made public Friday.
  • The report, “Assessing Russian Activities and Intentions in Recent US Elections,” noted that Moscow has for years attempted to meddle in American politics, but 2016 operations “demonstrated a significant escalation in directness, level of activity and scope of effort.” Read more
  • Afterward, Trump said in a statement that cyberattacks had no impact on the integrity of his victory. Read more