Presidential Elections

Firm behind Trump dossier declines to respond to House panel`s subpoena

Firm behind Trump dossier declines to respond to House panel`s subpoena

Published 16/10/2017

The U.S. political research firm that commissioned a dossier on Donald Trump while he was running for president said on Monday it would not comply with subpoenas issued by the U.S. House of Representatives Intelligence Committee. [more…]

Democrats rising? Early statehouse wins test new faces

Democrats rising? Early statehouse wins test new faces

Published 12/10/2017

Democrats desperate to rebuild after losing the White House last year have scored a string of election victories for statehouse seats, testing a new generation of candidates and activists eager to resist President Donald Trump's conservative agenda. [more…]

U.S. special counsel`s investigators met author of `Trump dossier`: source

U.S. special counsel`s investigators met author of `Trump dossier`: source

Published 06/10/2017

A former British spy who compiled a dossier with allegations that Russia helped Donald Trump in the 2016 U.S. presidential election has met with investigators working for the special counsel on the case, a source familiar with the contact said on Thursday. [more…]

Facebook says 10 million U.S. users saw Russia-linked ads

Facebook says 10 million U.S. users saw Russia-linked ads

Published 03/10/2017

Some 10 million people in the United States saw politically divisive ads on Facebook that the company said were purchased in Russia in the months before and after last year's U.S. presidential election, Facebook said on Monday. [more…]

Twitter suspends Russia-linked accounts, but U.S. senator says response inadequate

Twitter suspends Russia-linked accounts, but U.S. senator says response inadequate

Published 29/09/2017

Twitter (TWTR.N) said on Thursday it had suspended about 200 Russian-linked accounts as it probes online efforts to meddle with the 2016 U.S. election, but an influential Democratic senator slammed its steps as insufficient. [more…]

Russian broadcaster defends its Twitter ad purchases: RIA

Russian broadcaster defends its Twitter ad purchases: RIA

Published 29/09/2017

The editor-in-chief of Kremlin-backed media outlet RT said on Friday its purchase of advertisements on Twitter was standard commercial practice that was being falsely presented as Russian meddling in U.S. affairs, RIA news agency reported. [more…]

Trump hits back at Clinton, with a golf ball, on Twitter

Trump hits back at Clinton, with a golf ball, on Twitter

Published 17/09/2017

U.S. President Donald Trump on Sunday retweeted a doctored video of himself taking a golf swing and hitting former Democratic presidential rival Hillary Clinton, who then stumbles as she boards a plane. [more…]

Trump`s son met Russian lawyer for damaging information on Clinton

Trump`s son met Russian lawyer for damaging information on Clinton

Published 08/09/2017

President Donald Trump's eldest son told Senate investigators on Thursday that he had set up a June 2016 meeting with a Russian lawyer because she might have had damaging information about Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton. [more…]

U.S. may need new law to address Russian ad buys on Facebook: senator

U.S. may need new law to address Russian ad buys on Facebook: senator

Published 08/09/2017

U.S. legislation may be needed to require social media companies to disclose more about how their platforms are used for political advertising, a senior Democratic lawmaker said on Thursday, after new signs of Russian efforts to influence the 2016 election. [more…]

U.S. consumer watchdog chief Cordray tests Ohio`s election waters

U.S. consumer watchdog chief Cordray tests Ohio`s election waters

Published 04/09/2017

Democrat Richard Cordray delivered a campaign-style stump speech at a sprawling Labor Day celebration on Monday, but the U.S. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau chief stopped short of saying whether he intends to run for governor of Ohio. [more…]