(Created on 31/01/2017)




  • Trump-Russia inquiry: Why attacks on Robert Mueller are mounting - 17 December 2017
    "In recent weeks, conservative commentators and politicians have begun arguing, with growing intensity, that Robert Mueller's investigation into possible ties between the Trump campaign and Russia is the result of an intentional effort by biased investigators to undermine the Trump presidency."










  • US Assures EU, Seeks ‘Common Ground with Russia' - Text + Audio + Pictures - 20 February 2017
    "Vice President Mike Pence met with European leaders in his first trip there since taking office.
    He told them that the US will “continue to hold Russia accountable,” while also searching for “new common ground with Russia.”

  • Notorious Mercenary Erik Prince Is Advising Trump From the Shadows - 17 January 2017
    "Erik Prince, America’s most notorious mercenary, is lurking in the shadows of the incoming Trump administration.
    A former senior U.S. official who has advised the Trump transition told The Intercept that Prince has been advising the team on matters related to intelligence and defense, including weighing in on candidates for the Defense and State departments..."

  • US Intelligence: Top Russian Officials Tried to Influence 2016 Election - Text + Audio + Pictures + Videos - 5 January 2017
    "U.S. intelligence leaders say high-level Russian officials were responsible for attacking American computers during the 2016 election.
    U.S. lawmakers are calling for an investigation into the hacking. President-elect Donald Trump questions U.S. intelligence on this matter."

  • GRIZZLY STEPPE – Russian Malicious Cyber Activity - 29 December 2016
    "This Joint Analysis Report (JAR) is the result of analytic efforts between the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). This document  provides technical details regarding the tools and infrastructure used by the Russian civilian and military intelligence Services (RIS)
    to compromise and exploit networks and endpoints associated with the U.S. election, as well as a range of U.S. Government, political, and private sector entities.
    The U.S. Government is referring to this malicious cyber activity by RIS as GRIZZLY STEPPE."



  • USA and Russia in election hacking tit-for-tat (1st January, 2017) - a lesson plan with AUDIO
    "A new crisis is looming between the USA and Russia over U.S. allegations that Russia hacked Hillary Clinton's emails during the U.S. election."

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White House overtaken by Russian onion domes
on new Time cover

- Article + Video
- 18 May 2017