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Wiretaps, hacks and spin in Donald Trump's America – The Listening Post (Lead)

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The Listening Post examines the virtually non-stop coverage in the US media of a news story that, upon closer examination, has very little in the way of hard evidence to back it up: that the Kremlin has somehow undermined American democracy, helping land Donald Trump the White House. This past week, FBI Director James Comey told a congressional committee that there is an active investigation into Russian collusion with Trump officials during the election campaign but that there is still no proof it actually happened. That dominated another news cycle or two, with all kinds of conjecture offered in the absence of facts. More from The Listening Post on: YouTube – http://aje.io/listeningpostYTFacebook – http://facebook.com/AJListeningPostTwitter – http://twitter.com/AJListeningPostWebsite – http://aljazeera.com/listeningpost

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Security News This Week: FedEx Offered Customers Five Bucks to Re-Install Flash

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As so many of them have been lately, it was a wild week in security. Monday, FBI Director James Comey confirmed that an ongoing investigation into the Trump campaign’s ties to Russia began last July. The GOP responded minutes later by charging hard against—leaks. That really set the tone! House Intelligence Committee chairman Devin Nunes added some misplaced intrigue by suggesting Trump or his associates had been caught up in surveillance, which isn’t what it sounds like. But speaking of election hacking, Google packaged together some critical tools to help safeguard the vote digitally around the world. The company’s also made strides in Android security, although half of all Android devices didn’t get a security update in 2016, so there …

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Trump’s Russia Problem Is Far from Marginal

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The A.P. reported that Paul Manafort, Trump’s former campaign manager, worked for a number of years with Oleg Deripaska, a Russian billionaire who has close ties to Vladimir Putin.CreditPHOTOGRAPH BY SAM HODGSON / THE NEW YORK TIMES / REDUX It’s getting difficult to keep up with the Russia/Trump story, but here’s some of what you need to know. On Wednesday night, CNN reported that the F.B.I. has information suggesting that “associates of President Donald Trump communicated with suspected Russian operatives to possibly coordinate the release of information damaging to Hillary Clinton’s campaign.” The information includes “human intelligence, travel, business and phone records and accounts of in-person meetings,” according to CNN, which, citing an unnamed source, also reported that “this is …

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Schumer: Judge Gorsuch Will Need 60 Senate Votes to Reach the Supreme Court

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While President Trump has his hands full lining up support from House Republicans for his overthrow of Obamacare, Senate Democrats have taken a clear stand against his nominee for the Supreme Court, Judge Neil Gorsuch, raising the stakes for his confirmation. On Thursday, after three days of listening to his “lack of candor” at the Senate Judiciary Committee hearings, Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer (D-NY) said his party plans to filibuster Gorsuch, which means that the conservative Colorado jurist will likely have to hurdle the 60-vote threshold to take his seat on the High Court. Right now Democrats are in the minority with only 48 Senators, leaving the Republicans with 52. “After careful deliberation, I have concluded that I cannot …

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White House: We're done negotiating on health care bill

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The FBI and Congress are investigating allegations that the Trump campaign colluded with Russia. While associates of the president continue to face questions, there remains no concrete evidence – and CBS News has learned that an infamous but unsubstantiated dossier on President Trump is under new scrutiny. Now, some House Democrats want Christopher Steele, the former British spy responsible for the report, to testify before the House Intelligence Committee. Jeff Pegues joins CBSN to discuss the details. Subscribe to the “CBSN” Channel HERE: http://bit.ly/1Re2MgSWatch “CBSN” live HERE: http://cbsn.ws/1PlLpZ7Follow “CBSN” on Instagram HERE: http://bit.ly/1PO0dkxLike “CBSN” on Facebook HERE: http://on.fb.me/1o3Deb4Follow “CBSN” on Twitter HERE: http://bit.ly/1V4qhIu Get the latest news and best in original reporting from CBS News delivered to your inbox. Subscribe …

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18-year-old with American-Israeli citizenship arrested in threats against Jewish centers

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An 18-year-old man with dual American-Israeli citizenship was arrested in Israel as a suspect in many of the bomb threats against Jewish centers. The teen has been in custody, but a gag order was lifted on the case Thursday. The arrest came after Israeli law enforcement worked with the FBI and other agencies. The teen lives in Israel. An Israeli National Police spokesman said the teen “is a main suspect behind the numerous amount of threats which were made to different Jewish communities and organizations around the world.” According to an official briefed on the case, the suspect is Jewish and the motive behind the threat is unclear. He was deemed insufficiently mentally stable to be drafted into the Israeli …

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Short Hills Mall defendant won't take witness stand

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NEWARK, New Jersey (WABC) — A woman allegedly targeted by the same suspects in a deadly carjacking at Short Hills Mall took the stand Thursday to talk about nearly becoming a victim. Prosecutors say pictures and videos show the suspects following the woman, who owned a Range Rover, just days before Dustin Friedland was killed. Prosecutors showed jurors video of the vehicle used by the suspects in the deadly carjacking driving around the Short Hills Mall three days before the shooting. They were actually following another Range Rover vehicle as the driver was leaving the shopping center. That driver testified in court that she was not aware that she was a potential target for a carjacking. Prosecutors say that defendant …

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Spying claim by intelligence chair renews fight over Russia probe

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WASHINGTON — The House intelligence committee chairman privately apologized to his Democratic colleagues on Thursday, yet publicly defended his decision to openly discuss and brief President Donald Trump on typically secret intercepts that he says swept up communications of the president’s transition team. GOP Rep. Devin Nunes’ decision to disclose the information before talking to committee members outraged Democrats and raised questions about the independence of the panel’s probe of Russian interference into the 2016 election and possible contacts between Trump associates and Russia. “It was a judgment call on my part,” Rep. Devin Nunes, R-Calif., told reporters Thursday morning. “Sometimes you make the right decision, sometimes you make wrong decision.” A congressional aide familiar with Nunes’ meeting said the …

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Israeli-American Arrested for Wave of JCC Threats

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An Israeli-American teenager was arrested in Israel on Thursday as the main suspect behind scores of threats to Jewish Community Centers across the United States, according to reports. A spokesman for the Israeli police confirmed the arrest in a Tweet Thursday morning but did not identify the suspect. He said the suspect is 19 years old and had allegedly made threats to “Jewish organizations, communities & JCC bomb threats in US.” The suspect reportedly holds dual American and Israeli citizenship. Authorities have not yet released a motive. Authorities in Israel collaborated with the FBI during the investigation, the spokesman said. American law enforcement agencies had been looking into the threats for months. The Anti-Defamation League said there had been 165 …

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FBI reportedly investigating bots that spammed Breitbart and Infowars stories

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19-year-old with American-Israeli citizenship arrested in threats against Jewish centers

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A 19-year-old with dual American-Israeli citizenship was arrested in Israel as a suspect in many of the bomb threats against Jewish centers. The teen has been in custody but a gag order was lifted on the case Thursday. The arrest came after Israeli law enforcement worked with FBI and other agencies. The teen lives in Israel. An Israeli police spokesman said the teen “is a main suspect behind the numerous amount of threats which were made to different Jewish communities and organizations around the world.” (Copyright ©2017 WABC-TV. All Rights Reserved.)

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FBI evidence suggests Trump associates and Russians may have coordinated to sink Clinton

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CNN just dropped a bombshell report about President Donald Trump’s potential ties to Russia: The FBI has information that indicates associates of President Donald Trump communicated with suspected Russian operatives to possibly coordinate the release of information damaging to Hillary Clinton’s campaign, US officials told CNN. There are a lot of unanswered questions in this. Who were the Trump associates and Russian officials? How exactly did these different people communicate and possibly coordinate? Is CNN’s report even reliable, given that it cites anonymous US officials? But the report, if true, is big. According to CNN, the FBI is still reviewing the info, which “includes human intelligence, travel, business and phone records and accounts of in-person meetings.” Some US officials warned …

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Trump transition officials may have been part of legal surveillance, intel chair says

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WASHINGTON — Communications of Donald Trump’s transition officials – possibly including the incoming president himself – may have been scooped up in legal surveillance but then improperly distributed throughout the intelligence community, the chairman of the House intelligence committee said Wednesday. In an extraordinary set of statements to reporters, Republican Rep. Devin Nunes said the intercepted communications do not appear to be related to the ongoing FBI investigation into Trump associates’ contacts with Russia or any criminal warrants. Nunes, who served on Trump’s transition team, said he believes the intelligence collections were done legally but that identities of Trump officials and the content of their communications may have been inappropriately disseminated in intelligence reports. “What I’ve read bothers me, and …

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When Is A Deal Just A Deal? When Trump Sells A Property, It's Not Always Clear

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Enlarge this image A view of the Trump Park Avenue building in New York. President Trump’s properties have been attracting a large and generous circle of buyers, from wealthy Russians to a Chinese businesswoman, and many questions are being raised about the ethics of these deals. Frank Franklin II/AP hide caption toggle caption Frank Franklin II/AP Angela Chen makes money hawking her ties to important people, running a consulting firm that helps companies connect with Asia’s power players. So it inevitably attracted notice when Chen spent nearly $16 million recently to buy a four-bedroom Park Avenue penthouse owned by President Trump himself. The February deal, which was first reported by Mother Jones, underscores one of the problems posed by Trump’s …

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NYPD beefs up security in wake of suspected London terror attack

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NEW YORK CITY (WABC) — The NYPD is ramping up security at several high-profile British targets in New York City, including the British Consulate and United Nations Mission, in the wake of a suspected terror attack in London. On Wednesday, Britain’s Parliament was on lockdown after a a vehicle apparently hit pedestrians on Westminster Bridge before an assailant stabbed a police officer and was subsequently shot. London police are treating the incident “as a terrorist incident until we know otherwise.” PHOTOS : Scene in London at Parliament The response in New York City was described as routine following such an attack and not the result of any specific, credible threat to any potential target, according to the NYPD’s chief spokesman …

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New York police securing certain British sites after violence at Parliament in London

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New York is currently increasing security at several high-profile British targets in New York, including the British Consulate and United Nations Mission. On Wednesday, Britain’s Parliament was on lockdown after an assailant stabbed an officer, then was shot by police, officials said. London police are treating the incident at Britain’s Parliament “as a terrorist incident until we know otherwise.” There are also reports of a vehicle hitting pedestrians on nearby Westminster Bridge. Witnesses said a vehicle struck several people, and photos showed a car plowed into railings. PHOTOS : Scene in London at ParliamentThe response in New York was routine in response to the Parliament incident, and not the result of any specific, credible threat to any potential target in …

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AP: Trump's former campaign chair Paul Manafort had plan to benefit Putin government

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WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump’s former campaign chairman, Paul Manafort, secretly worked for a Russian billionaire to advance the interests of Russian President Vladimir Putin a decade ago and proposed an ambitious political strategy to undermine anti-Russian opposition across former Soviet republics, The Associated Press has learned. The work appears to contradict assertions by the Trump administration and Manafort himself that he never worked for Russian interests. Manafort proposed in a confidential strategy plan as early as June 2005 that he would influence politics, business dealings and news coverage inside the United States, Europe and the former Soviet republics to benefit the Putin government, even as U.S.-Russia relations under Republican President George W. Bush grew worse. Manafort pitched the plans …

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Former Trump Campaign Head Manafort Was Paid Millions By A Putin Ally, AP Says

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Enlarge this image Former Donald Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort, seen here last June, was paid millions of dollars to advance a pro-Russian agenda, the AP reports. Drew Angerer/Getty Images hide caption toggle caption Drew Angerer/Getty Images A Russian billionaire paid former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort millions of dollars to boost the interests of Russian President Vladimir Putin, the Associated Press reports. The new allegations arise months after Manafort resigned from the Trump campaign amid concerns over his work for a pro-Russian political party in Ukraine. “According to documents that we’ve reviewed, Paul Manafort secretly worked for a Russian oligarch who wanted him to promote Russian interests,” the AP’s Chad Day tells NPR’s Rachel Martin. “And in particular, he …

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AP Exclusive: Manafort had plan to benefit Putin government

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President Donald Trump’s former campaign chairman, Paul Manafort, secretly worked for a Russian billionaire to advance the interests of Russian President Vladimir Putin a decade ago and proposed an ambitious political strategy to undermine anti-Russian opposition across former Soviet republics, The Associated Press has learned. The work appears to contradict assertions by the Trump administration and Manafort himself that he never worked for Russian interests. Manafort proposed in a confidential strategy plan as early as June 2005 that he would influence politics, business dealings and news coverage inside the United States, Europe and the former Soviet republics to benefit the Putin government, even as U.S.-Russia relations under Republican President George W. Bush grew worse. Manafort pitched the plans to Russian …

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What does the FBI probe mean for White House's agenda?

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Republican lawmakers are downplaying the news that the FBI is investigating possible ties between the Trump campaign and Russia, but the news of an FBI investigation could present new challenges to the administration’s agenda. Michael Graham, creative director of MediaDC, and Washington Post correspondent Anne Gearan join “Red & Blue” to discuss. Subscribe to the “CBSN” Channel HERE: http://bit.ly/1Re2MgSWatch “CBSN” live HERE: http://cbsn.ws/1PlLpZ7Follow “CBSN” on Instagram HERE: http://bit.ly/1PO0dkxLike “CBSN” on Facebook HERE: http://on.fb.me/1o3Deb4Follow “CBSN” on Twitter HERE: http://bit.ly/1V4qhIu Get the latest news and best in original reporting from CBS News delivered to your inbox. Subscribe to newsletters HERE: http://cbsn.ws/1RqHw7T Get your news on the go! Download CBS News mobile apps HERE: http://cbsn.ws/1Xb1WC8 Get new episodes of shows you love across …

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White House distances itself from former members of President Trump's team amid FBI probe

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The White House is distancing itself from some former members of President Trump’s team after Monday’s testimony from FBI Director James Comey about a counterintelligence investigation into possible collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia. CBS News justice and homeland security correspondent Jeff Pegues joins CBSN with the latest on the investigation. Subscribe to the “CBSN” Channel HERE: http://bit.ly/1Re2MgSWatch “CBSN” live HERE: http://cbsn.ws/1PlLpZ7Follow “CBSN” on Instagram HERE: http://bit.ly/1PO0dkxLike “CBSN” on Facebook HERE: http://on.fb.me/1o3Deb4Follow “CBSN” on Twitter HERE: http://bit.ly/1V4qhIu Get the latest news and best in original reporting from CBS News delivered to your inbox. Subscribe to newsletters HERE: http://cbsn.ws/1RqHw7T Get your news on the go! Download CBS News mobile apps HERE: http://cbsn.ws/1Xb1WC8 Get new episodes of shows you love across …

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The Heat: Trump under fire – FBI Investigation Pt 2

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Since taking office in January, U.S. President Trump has not been able to shake off one particular controversial issue – allegations that his presidential campaign had ties to Russia. Meanwhile the Trump Administration is pushing back saying there was no collusion or secret cooperation. Here’s the White House Press Secretary. To discuss what’s at stake with these new revelations and how the Trump administration is moving forward: Michael Daugherty, a cyber security expert and Donald Trump supporter. He’s also the author of “The Devil Inside the Beltway.” Alexander Nekrassov, a former Kremlin advisor and political analyst. Liling Tan, correspondent for CGTN and covers the United Nations. Alberto Avendano, the Washington Bureau Chief and White House correspondent at the National Association …

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The Heat: Trump under fire – FBI Investigation Pt 1

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Since taking office in January, U.S. President Trump has not been able to shake off one particular controversial issue – allegations that his presidential campaign had ties to Russia. Meanwhile the Trump Administration is pushing back saying there was no collusion or secret cooperation. Here’s the White House Press Secretary. To discuss what’s at stake with these new revelations and how the Trump administration is moving forward: Michael Daugherty, a cyber security expert and Donald Trump supporter. He’s also the author of “The Devil Inside the Beltway.” Alexander Nekrassov, a former Kremlin advisor and political analyst. Liling Tan, correspondent for CGTN and covers the United Nations. Alberto Avendano, the Washington Bureau Chief and White House correspondent at the National Association …

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President Trump warns GOP to back health care reform; Dems blast Comey

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WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump on Tuesday warned House Republicans they could lose their seats in next year’s midterm elections if they failed to back the GOP health care overhaul and fulfill a long-promised goal to undo Barack Obama’s Affordable Care Act. In a rare trip to the Capitol, the president met behind closed doors with rank-and-file Republicans, some wavering on the legislation two days before a climactic vote. Top House Republicans unveiled revisions to their bill Monday night in hopes of nailing down support. Trump’s message to Republicans: “If you don’t pass the bill there could be political costs,” said Rep. Walter Jones, R-N.C. The lawmaker said Trump said House GOP seats could be at risk if the bill …

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Atiba Madyun discusses wiretap investigation and Russia Trump collusion

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U.S. President Donald Trump accused his predecessor, Barack Obama of wire-tapping his building during general election. But the FBI shot down the accusation while also confirming that are investigating the relations between Trump and Russia during the election. For more on wiretapping investigation and Russia-Trump team collusion, CGTN’s Asieh Namdar spoke to Atiba Madyun, founder of The Madyun Group. Watch CGTN LIVE on your computer, tablet or mobilehttp://america.cgtn.com/livenews Subscribe to CGTN America on YouTube Follow CGTN America:Twitter: @cgtnamericaFacebook: @cgtnamericaGoogle+: CctvamericaTvnews »» Watch CGTN «« Washington, DC (and greater area)• MHz – Channel 3• COMCAST (Xfinity) – Channel 273• FIOS – Channel 277 New York City• Time Warner – Channel 134• FiOS (Verizon) – Channel 277 Los Angeles• Charter Cable – …

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How far will the FBI go in its investigation of possible Russian meddling in US election? – Inside S

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Critics of US President Donald Trump have for months been saying that he worked with Russia to get elected. Now, the head of the FBI says his agency is officially investigating that very claim. The White House insists the Trump campaign never co-ordinated with Russia. But there’s been evidence that members of his campaign met Russian politicians and then lied about it. So the accusations persist. Is politics at play? and how will this investigation affect President Donald Trump’s White House? Presenter: Hazem Sika Guests: Mark Jacobson – Former Adviser to former US Defense Secretary Ash Carter and a Specialist on American presidential transitions and national security. Glenn Carle – Veteran of the CIA and Former Deputy National Intelligence Officer …

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Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch stresses 'open mind' on rulings

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WASHINGTON — Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch batted away Democrats’ efforts Tuesday to get him to reveal his views on abortion, guns and other controversial issues, insisting he keeps “an open mind for the entire process” when he issues rulings. Gorsuch answered both friendly questions from majority Republicans and more probing questions from Democrats the same way, maintaining what he described as a rigid neutrality that is required of a judge. “My personal views, I tell you, Mr. Chairman, are over here. I leave those at home,” Gorsuch said in response to a question from Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley of Iowa. Questioned by Democratic Sen. Dianne Feinstein of California about the Supreme Court’s 2008 ruling affirming the right of …

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Trump's credibility takes a hit as FBI director disputes wiretap claim

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FBI Director James Comey says there is no evidence to support President Donald Trump’s tweet about a “wiretap” of Trump Tower during the 2016 election. CBS News political contributor Mark Leibovich joins CBSN to discuss. Subscribe to the “CBSN” Channel HERE: http://bit.ly/1Re2MgSWatch “CBSN” live HERE: http://cbsn.ws/1PlLpZ7Follow “CBSN” on Instagram HERE: http://bit.ly/1PO0dkxLike “CBSN” on Facebook HERE: http://on.fb.me/1o3Deb4Follow “CBSN” on Twitter HERE: http://bit.ly/1V4qhIu Get the latest news and best in original reporting from CBS News delivered to your inbox. Subscribe to newsletters HERE: http://cbsn.ws/1RqHw7T Get your news on the go! Download CBS News mobile apps HERE: http://cbsn.ws/1Xb1WC8 Get new episodes of shows you love across devices the next day, stream local news live, and watch full seasons of CBS fan favorites anytime, …

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James Comey under fire from Democrats after FBI probe revelation

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WASHINGTON — FBI Director James Comey’s testimony that the bureau has been quietly investigating possible links between associates of President Donald Trump and Russian officials since the summer enraged Democrats who already blamed him for rattling the 2016 campaign’s closing days. For the first time, Comey confirmed that the FBI had opened a probe into the Trump campaign in July, the same month he called an unusual news conference to announce the agency had finished its investigation into whether Hillary Clinton mishandled classified information – and three months before he scrambled the White House race a second time by announcing that the Clinton probe was continuing, just days before the election. The revelation drew the ire of Clinton supporters who …

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Gorsuch says he has not been asked to make promises on future rulings

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WASHINGTON — Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch told senators Tuesday that he keeps “an open mind for the entire process” when he issues rulings, seeking to allay Democrats worried about his impartiality at the outset of a day of questioning. “I decide cases,” Gorsuch said, invoking former Justice Byron White. “It’s a pretty good philosophy for a judge.” Gorsuch faces hours of questioning from senators as frustrated Democrats are determined to press him on everything from abortion and guns to his independence from President Donald Trump. He said he has not been asked since his nomination to make promises about future rulings. “I don’t believe in litmus tests for judges,” he said. “No one in that process asked me for …

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Rep. Gowdy: Not only do I like Comey, he has an incredibly difficult job

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Published on Mar 21, 2017 Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-SC) on intel leaks, FBI Director James Comey’s testimony on Capitol Hill and President Trump’s claims Trump Tower was wiretapped by the Obama administration. Category License Standard YouTube License

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‘Suspect of trade relations makes no sense’ – Ron Paul Institute director on alleged Trump collusion

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For the first time, the FBI director James Comey has publicly confirmed there’s an investigation into claims that Russia meddled in last year’s U.S. presidential election and also suspected collusion between President Trump’s campaign and Moscow. The statement came as Comey and his NSA counterpart testified before Congress on Monday. READ MORE: https://on.rt.com/86c0 RT LIVE http://rt.com/on-air Subscribe to RT! http://www.youtube.com/subscription_c… Like us on Facebook http://www.facebook.com/RTnewsFollow us on Twitter http://twitter.com/RT_comFollow us on Instagram http://instagram.com/rtFollow us on Google+ http://plus.google.com/+RTListen to us on Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/rttv RT (Russia Today) is a global news network broadcasting from Moscow and Washington studios. RT is the first news channel to break the 1 billion YouTube views benchmark.

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FBI Russia investigation distracting Trump from agenda timeline?

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Published on Mar 21, 2017 The Sheridan Group’s Kevin Sheridan on President Trump’s agenda and the political fallout from the FBI’s probe into allegations of ties between Russia and the Trump administration. Category License Standard YouTube License

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A Cybersecurity Arsenal That’ll Help ‘Protect Your Election’

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The rise of cheap digital attacks like phishing and DDoS doesn’t just endanger businesses. It also endangers democratic elections around the world, in which a well-timed data breach or site outage can meaningfully impact—and potentially destabilize—the democratic process. That’s why Jigsaw and Google, both divisions of Alphabet, are launching a suite of cybersecurity tools today called “Protect Your Election.” They hope to provide a set of free cyber-defenses that can support the independent news outlets, election monitoring and audit groups, activists, and human rights organizations that help elections run smoothly. The innovation here isn’t the tools themselves, but packaging them in a way that makes them accessible to the people who need them most. “There’s a spike in the most …

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Inside the Hunt for Russia’s Most Notorious Hacker

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Craig’s first major break in the case came in September 2009. With the help of some industry experts, he identified a New York–based server that seemed to play some sort of role in the Zeus network. He obtained a search warrant, and an FBI forensics team copied the server’s data onto a hard drive, then overnighted it to Nebraska. When an engineer in Omaha examined the results, he sat in awe for a moment. The hard drive contained tens of thousands of lines of instant message chat logs in Russian and Ukrainian. Looking over at Craig, the engineer said: “You have their Jabber server.” This was the gang’s whole digital operation—a road map to the entire case. The cybersecurity firm …

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VIDEO: Retracing Trump-Russia allegations from 2016 campaign to FBI investigation

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Published on Mar 21, 2017 FBI Director James Comey confirmed today that the agency is investigating whether members of Trump’s campaign colluded with Russia to meddle in the U.S. presidential election. Category License Standard YouTube License

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FBI probing claims of Russian meddling in US election

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FBI Director James Comey has confirmed that the agency is investigating claims Russia interfered in last year’s US presidential election. At the same hearing, the FBI also said there was no evidence to back up President Donald Trump’s claims that he was wiretapped during the campaign. Al Jazeera’s James Bays reports from Washington, DC. – Subscribe to our channel: http://aje.io/AJSubscribe– Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/AJEnglish– Find us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/aljazeera– Check our website: http://www.aljazeera.com/

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FBI Probing Connections Between Russians And Trump Campaign

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CBS2’s Tony Aiello reports.

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James Comey testifies about the White House, Russian hacking and Trump's wiretapping claims

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Published on Mar 20, 2017 The FBI director broke tradition by confirming publicly for the first time that the agency’s investigating Russia’s attempt to influence the election. Category License Standard YouTube License

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FBI confirms investigation into ties between Trump campaign and Russia

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FBI Director James Comey said Monday that his agency is probing possible collusion between President Trump’s campaign and Russian officials. Comey also said the FBI hasn’t seen evidence supporting the Mr. Trump’s claims of wiretapping. CBS News security consultant Frank Cilluffo joins “Red & Blue” to discuss. Subscribe to the “CBSN” Channel HERE: http://bit.ly/1Re2MgSWatch “CBSN” live HERE: http://cbsn.ws/1PlLpZ7Follow “CBSN” on Instagram HERE: http://bit.ly/1PO0dkxLike “CBSN” on Facebook HERE: http://on.fb.me/1o3Deb4Follow “CBSN” on Twitter HERE: http://bit.ly/1V4qhIu Get the latest news and best in original reporting from CBS News delivered to your inbox. Subscribe to newsletters HERE: http://cbsn.ws/1RqHw7T Get your news on the go! Download CBS News mobile apps HERE: http://cbsn.ws/1Xb1WC8 Get new episodes of shows you love across devices the next day, stream …

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President Trump ignores Comey revelations at campaign-style rally in Kentucky

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President Trump traveled to Louisville, Ky., to deliver a speech touting the GOP’s Obamacare replacement plan. However, Mr. Trump made no mention of FBI Director Comey’s dismissal of the wiretapping allegations. Chief White House correspondent Major Garrett joins “Red & Blue” with more. Subscribe to the “CBSN” Channel HERE: http://bit.ly/1Re2MgSWatch “CBSN” live HERE: http://cbsn.ws/1PlLpZ7Follow “CBSN” on Instagram HERE: http://bit.ly/1PO0dkxLike “CBSN” on Facebook HERE: http://on.fb.me/1o3Deb4Follow “CBSN” on Twitter HERE: http://bit.ly/1V4qhIu Get the latest news and best in original reporting from CBS News delivered to your inbox. Subscribe to newsletters HERE: http://cbsn.ws/1RqHw7T Get your news on the go! Download CBS News mobile apps HERE: http://cbsn.ws/1Xb1WC8 Get new episodes of shows you love across devices the next day, stream local news live, and …

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Intelligence leaders face tough questions on Russian meddling, Trump's wiretap claims

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FBI director James Comey confirmed testimony in front of a House committee on Monday that his agency is likely investigating possible links between the Russian government and members of the Trump campaign. CBS News justice and homeland security correspondent Jeff Pegues joins CBSN with more on the scope of the investigation. Subscribe to the “CBSN” Channel HERE: http://bit.ly/1Re2MgSWatch “CBSN” live HERE: http://cbsn.ws/1PlLpZ7Follow “CBSN” on Instagram HERE: http://bit.ly/1PO0dkxLike “CBSN” on Facebook HERE: http://on.fb.me/1o3Deb4Follow “CBSN” on Twitter HERE: http://bit.ly/1V4qhIu Get the latest news and best in original reporting from CBS News delivered to your inbox. Subscribe to newsletters HERE: http://cbsn.ws/1RqHw7T Get your news on the go! Download CBS News mobile apps HERE: http://cbsn.ws/1Xb1WC8 Get new episodes of shows you love across devices …

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Questions loom about Russian involvement in U.S. election

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FBI director James Comey confirmed the probe into Russian interference in the U.S. election, but said he couldn’t go into details on Monday. Former U.S. Secret Service member Larry Johnson joins CBSN to discuss what happens next. Subscribe to the “CBSN” Channel HERE: http://bit.ly/1Re2MgSWatch “CBSN” live HERE: http://cbsn.ws/1PlLpZ7Follow “CBSN” on Instagram HERE: http://bit.ly/1PO0dkxLike “CBSN” on Facebook HERE: http://on.fb.me/1o3Deb4Follow “CBSN” on Twitter HERE: http://bit.ly/1V4qhIu Get the latest news and best in original reporting from CBS News delivered to your inbox. Subscribe to newsletters HERE: http://cbsn.ws/1RqHw7T Get your news on the go! Download CBS News mobile apps HERE: http://cbsn.ws/1Xb1WC8 Get new episodes of shows you love across devices the next day, stream local news live, and watch full seasons of CBS fan …

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FBI investigating Russian hacking and Trump campaign

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FBI director James Comey testified before Congress on what has become a political firestorm. The focus: allegations of Russian hacking, during the 20-16 U.S. presidential campaign and whether President Obama ordered wiretaps at New York’s Trump Tower. National Security Agency Director Michael Rogers also testified. CGTN’s Jim Spellman tells us more on the hearing.

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FBI confirms probe into possible collusion between Trump campaign and Russia

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GOP strategist Ford O’ Connell, The Daily Caller News Foundation editor-in-chief Christopher Bedford and Rasmussen Reports politics analyst Amy Holmes discuss FBI Director James Comey’s testimony on Capitol Hill regarding Russia’s possible involvement in the U.S. election.

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Comey confirms Russia probe, but ‘no information’ supporting Trump wiretap claim

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FBI Director James Comey offered a rare admission in a hearing before the House Intelligence Committee, confirming an ongoing investigation into Russian interference during the 2016 election and any potential coordination with the Trump campaign. Comey also said there is no substantial evidence former President Obama ordered a wiretap against President Trump. Lisa Desjardins reports.

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FBI Director Comey Confirms Investigation Into Russian Interference in U.S. Election

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Speaking before congress March 20, FBI director James Comey confirmed an investigation into Russian interference in 2016 US election, and also said he has no information to support Trump’s claims that Obama wiretapped him

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FBI director fact-checks Trump's live Tweet

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President Trump’s tweet about the testimony came up during the second half of the House hearing on Russian attempts to meddle in the 2016 election. Learn more about this story at www.newsy.com/67918/ Find more videos like this at www.newsy.com Follow Newsy on Facebook: www.facebook.com/newsyvideosFollow Newsy on Twitter: www.twitter.com/newsyvideos

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Russia? Nah. The House GOP Goes After Leakers Instead

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On Monday, FBI Director James Comey led off a House Select Intelligence Committee hearing with a bombshell: His agency has been investigating potential ties between the Trump campaign and Russia. And has been since last summer. It was odd, then, that in their subsequent questioning, Republican representatives barely asked about Russia or Trump at all, but instead about the spate of media leaks that had previously brought those connections to light. In fairness, Russia garnered some attention. Democrat Adam Schiff of California used his opening statement to detail the connective fibers between the Trump campaign and Moscow. But throughout the hours-long hearing, the questioning ping-ponged across party lines. Democrats wanted to know about Russia. The GOP, meanwhile, missed the forest …

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Rep. Eric Swalwell weighs in on James Comey's testimony

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Democratic Rep. Eric Swalwell, who serves on the House Intelligence Committee, joins CBSN with his reaction to FBI Director James Comey’s testimony on Russian meddling during the presidential election. Subscribe to the “CBSN” Channel HERE: http://bit.ly/1Re2MgSWatch “CBSN” live HERE: http://cbsn.ws/1PlLpZ7Follow “CBSN” on Instagram HERE: http://bit.ly/1PO0dkxLike “CBSN” on Facebook HERE: http://on.fb.me/1o3Deb4Follow “CBSN” on Twitter HERE: http://bit.ly/1V4qhIu Get the latest news and best in original reporting from CBS News delivered to your inbox. Subscribe to newsletters HERE: http://cbsn.ws/1RqHw7T Get your news on the go! Download CBS News mobile apps HERE: http://cbsn.ws/1Xb1WC8 Get new episodes of shows you love across devices the next day, stream local news live, and watch full seasons of CBS fan favorites anytime, anywhere with CBS All Access. Try …

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Police: Brady's missing Super Bowl jerseys tracked to Mexico

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FILE – In this Feb. 5, 2017 file photo, New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady prepares to pass against the Atlanta Falcons during the first half of the NFL Super Bowl 51 football game in Houston. Tom Brady’s missing jersey from the Super Bowl has been found in the possession of a member of the international media. The NFL said in a statement Monday, March 20, 2017, that his jersey was found through the “cooperation of the NFL and New England Patriots’ security teams, the FBI and other law enforcement authorities.” (AP Photo/Eric Gay, File) (Credit: AP) (AP) — The mystery of Tom Brady’s missing Super Bowl jersey led police all the way to Mexico, and authorities were investigating a …

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Not Even the FBI Can Get Trump to Drop His Wiretap Claims

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The White House refuses to give up on its unfounded claims that President Obama wiretapped Trump Tower during the 2016 election, even as the country’s leading law enforcement and intelligence officials flatly stated that they have no evidence of such spying. Today, FBI director James Comey and NSA director Mike Rogers told the House Intelligence Committee that they’ve seen nothing to confirm the allegation President Trump made in a tweet March 4. Yet the White House stands by a story various Trump surrogates have repeated in the weeks since. “There’s a lot more questions that need to be asked about what was being done in terms of surveillance,” White House press secretary Sean Spicer said at a press briefing today. “Who was …

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The Trump Campaign Has Been Under Investigation Since July

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James Comey, the director of the F.B.I., and Mike Rogers, the head of the N.S.A., publicly revealed an ongoing investigation into possible ties between the Trump campaign and the Russian government.CreditPHOTOGRAPH BY MARK PETERSON FOR THE NEW YORKER. At 6:35 A.M. on Monday, a few hours before the House Intelligence Committee convened its first public hearing on Russian involvement in the U.S. election, President Donald J. Trump asserted once more that the issue was nothing more than an elaborate political distraction. “This story is FAKE NEWS and everyone knows it!” he tweeted, adding, a short time later, “The Democrats made up and pushed the Russian story as an excuse for running a terrible campaign. Big advantage in Electoral College & …

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Amid Massive Tainted-Meat Scandal, Brazil Assures Safety Of Its Food Exports

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Enlarge this image Brazilians are prolific meat-eaters, so they are struggling with allegations that health officials accepted bribes to allow subpar meat on the market. Victor Moriyama/Bloomberg/Getty Images hide caption toggle caption Victor Moriyama/Bloomberg/Getty Images Brazil has long been awash with corruption scandals, but the latest to erupt is about an issue that is particularly close to the nation’s heart and stomach — and its wallet. Few people are more prolific meat-eaters than the Brazilians, and few are more passionate about the merits of the barbecue, or churrasco. They grill with gusto at almost any opportunity — on the beach, the sidewalk, at soccer games and even at protest rallies, where the whiff of sizzling sausage competes with the eye-watering …

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FBI investigating Russian ties to Trump campaign

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FBI Director James Comey says the FBI is looking into any ties between President Trump’s campaign staff and Russia, something Trump has refuted. Learn more about this story at www.newsy.com/67908/ Find more videos like this at www.newsy.com Follow Newsy on Facebook: www.facebook.com/newsyvideosFollow Newsy on Twitter: www.twitter.com/newsyvideos

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FBI Director Confirms Russia-Trump Campaign Probe, Refutes Obama Wiretap Claim

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FBI Director James Comey on Monday acknowledged an investigation into possible links between President Donald Trump’s election campaign and the Russian government amid a larger probe into Russian interference while also quashing claims that his predecessor directed surveillance at Trump or Trump Tower in Manhattan. Appearing before members of the House Intelligence Committee, Comey said it’s atypical for the agency to comment on ongoing investigations aside for “unusual circumstances where it is in the public interest, it may be appropriate to do so…this is one of those circumstances.” Comey, who had drawn the ire of some Democrats for his comments about Hillary Clinton during the presidential election, said the FBI is investigating the Russian government’s alleged efforts to interfere in …

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Comey confirms FBI investigating Russian efforts to influence 2016 election

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WASHINGTON, D.C. — FBI Director James Comey confirmed Monday that the bureau is investigating possible links and coordination between Russia and associates of President Donald Trump as part of a broader probe of Russian interference in last year’s presidential election. The extraordinary revelation, and the first public confirmation of an investigation that began last summer, came at the outset of Comey’s opening statement in a congressional hearing examining Russian meddling and possible connections between Moscow and Trump’s campaign. He acknowledged that the FBI does not ordinarily discuss ongoing investigations, but said he’d been authorized to do so given the extreme public interest in this case. “This work is very complex, and there is no way for me to give you …

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FBI Director Comey: No evidence to support Trump’s tweets on wiretapping

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Published on Mar 20, 2017 FBI Director James Comey says at a House Intelligence Committee hearing that he has no information that supports claims by President Donald Trump that he was wiretapped by former President Barack Obama. Category License Standard YouTube License

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'FBI investigates Russian govt's efforts to interfere in 2016 election' – Bureau chief James Comey

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FBI Director James Comey has confirmed that the bureau is investigating possible Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election, including alleged links between Moscow and Donald Trump’s campaign. Testifying before the House Select Committee on Intelligence, Comey said the probe is part of the FBI’s counter-intelligence mission, and ‘includes investigating the nature of any links between individuals associated with the Trump campaign and the Russian government and whether there was any coordination between the campaign and Russia’s efforts.’ He declined to elaborate, citing an ‘open ongoing investigation’ which is ‘classified.’ READ MORE: https://on.rt.com/86c0 RT LIVE http://rt.com/on-air Subscribe to RT! http://www.youtube.com/subscription_c… Like us on Facebook http://www.facebook.com/RTnewsFollow us on Twitter http://twitter.com/RT_comFollow us on Instagram http://instagram.com/rtFollow us on Google+ http://plus.google.com/+RTListen to us on …

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FBI director says no information support's Trump's wiretap claims

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Published on Mar 20, 2017 FBI Director James Comey disputed President Trump’s allegations that the Obama administration wiretapped his campaign last year. Category License Standard YouTube License

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The FBI Began Investigating Trump’s Potential Russia Ties Last Summer

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Since the day he was elected, President Trump’s administration has been dogged by suspicions that his campaign staff colluded with the Russian government to tip the election in his favor—particularly through the intrusion into the Democratic National Committee and the Clinton campaign by Kremlin hackers. Now, nine months since the earliest of those intrusions came to light, the FBI has confirmed that since July, it’s been investigating possible connections between Trump’s campaign and the Russian government. In a hearing of the House of Representatives’ Select Intelligence Committee Monday into possible Russian interference in the election, FBI Director Comey stated for the first time that the agency he leads is investigating Russia-Trump ties. “I’ve been authorized by the Department of Justice …

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Comey says FBI investigating Russia interference

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FBI Director James Comey delivers opening remarks during a hearing with the House Intelligence Committee. Comey says the FBI is investigating Russia’s potential involvement in the 2016 election. Subscribe to the “CBSN” Channel HERE: http://bit.ly/1Re2MgSWatch “CBSN” live HERE: http://cbsn.ws/1PlLpZ7Follow “CBSN” on Instagram HERE: http://bit.ly/1PO0dkxLike “CBSN” on Facebook HERE: http://on.fb.me/1o3Deb4Follow “CBSN” on Twitter HERE: http://bit.ly/1V4qhIu Get the latest news and best in original reporting from CBS News delivered to your inbox. Subscribe to newsletters HERE: http://cbsn.ws/1RqHw7T Get your news on the go! Download CBS News mobile apps HERE: http://cbsn.ws/1Xb1WC8 Get new episodes of shows you love across devices the next day, stream local news live, and watch full seasons of CBS fan favorites anytime, anywhere with CBS All Access. Try it …

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FBI confirms investigation into possible Russian ties to Trump campaign

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Comey confirms FBI is investigating Russian efforts to influence 2016 election

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WASHINGTON, D.C. — FBI Director James Comey confirmed Monday that the bureau is investigating possible links and coordination between Russia and associates of President Donald Trump as part of a broader probe of Russian interference in last year’s presidential election. The extraordinary revelation came at the outset of Comey’s opening statement in a congressional hearing examining Russian meddling and possible connections between Moscow and Trump’s campaign. He acknowledged that the FBI does not ordinarily discuss ongoing investigations, but said he’d been authorized to do so given the extreme public interest in this case. “This work is very complex, and there is no way for me to give you a timetable for when it will be done,” Comey told the House …

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No wiretap of Trump Tower, GOP intelligence committee says

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WASHINGTON — There was no wiretap of Trump Tower, the chairman of the House Intelligence Committee said Monday, contradicting an assertion from President Donald Trump. But he said that other forms of surveillance of Trump and his associates have not been ruled out. The comments from Rep. Devin Nunes, a California Republican, came at the outset of a congressional hearing that will explore allegations of Russian hacking in last year’s presidential election and whether there were any connections between Moscow and Trump’s campaign. FBI Director James Comey and National Security Agency Director Michael Rogers are to testify. Trump, who recently accused President Barack Obama of wiretapping his New York skyscraper during the campaign, took to Twitter before the hearing began, …

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What Congress wants to know about the FBI's investigation of Russian intelligence

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CBS News justice and homeland security correspondent Jeff Pegues previews the hearing on Capitol Hill today where the House Intelligence Committee will hear from FBI Director James Comey on Russia’s hacking capabilities and possible influence on the 2016 campaign.

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Tom Brady's missing Super Bowl jersey located in Mexico

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HOUSTON, Texas — New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady will soon get back his missing Super Bowl jersey.The NFL confirms that Brady’s jersey has been recovered, found with a credentialed member of the international media, according to a statement.Houston Police Chief Art Acevedo tweeted about the recovery of the jersey, saying detectives traced it to Mexico with the help of FBI and Mexican authorities. Proud @houstonpolice Major Offenders Divison traced Brady Jersey to Mexico & it has been recovered with help of FBI & Mexican authorities. — Chief Art Acevedo (@ArtAcevedo) March 20, 2017 Brady couldn’t find his jersey in the Patriots’ celebratory locker room after a 34-28 overtime victory over the Atlanta Falcons at Houston’s NRG Stadium on Feb. …

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Obama used NSA & FBI to spy on Trump – veteran CIA officer

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The mighty CIA has fallen victim to a major breach, with WikiLeaks revealing the true scope of the Agency’s ability for cyber-espionage. Its tools seem to be aimed at ordinary citizens – your phone, your car, your TV, even your fridge can become an instrument of surveillance in the hands of the CIA. How does the CIA use these tools, and why do they need them in the first place? And as WikiLeaks promises even more revelations, how is all of this going to shape the already tense relationship between new president and the intelligence community? A man who has spent over two decades in the CIA’s clandestine service – Gary Berntsen is on SophieCo. Follow @SophieCo_RT FULL TRANSCRIPT: https://www.rt.com/shows/sophieco/381… …

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FBI Director James Comey to testify at House hearing on Russia

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WASHINGTON — A congressional inquiry into Russian interference in the presidential election that has so far unfolded behind closed doors moves into the open with a public hearing featuring FBI Director James Comey. A hearing Monday before the House Intelligence Committee, one of several congressional panels probing allegations of Russian meddling, could allow for the greatest public accounting to date of investigations that have shadowed the Trump administration in its first two months. Comey, whose agents have been investigating, has been invited to testify along with Michael Rogers, the director of the National Security Agency. Rep. Devin Nunes, the California Republican who chairs the committee, told The Associated Press that there would be plenty of time for questions and answers. …

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Trump administration faces critical week ahead

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The Trump administration has a critical week ahead. Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch will testify in his confirmation hearing, FBI Director James Comey will testify on Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election, and the GOP health care bill faces a big vote. CBSN political contributor Alex Conant joins CBSN with more. Subscribe to the “CBSN” Channel HERE: http://bit.ly/1Re2MgSWatch “CBSN” live HERE: http://cbsn.ws/1PlLpZ7Follow “CBSN” on Instagram HERE: http://bit.ly/1PO0dkxLike “CBSN” on Facebook HERE: http://on.fb.me/1o3Deb4Follow “CBSN” on Twitter HERE: http://bit.ly/1V4qhIu Get the latest news and best in original reporting from CBS News delivered to your inbox. Subscribe to newsletters HERE: http://cbsn.ws/1RqHw7T Get your news on the go! Download CBS News mobile apps HERE: http://cbsn.ws/1Xb1WC8 Get new episodes of shows you love across …

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FBI Director James Comey to testify before Congress

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Published on Mar 19, 2017 Comey is to go before the House Intelligence Committee to answer questions about alleged ties between Russia and Trump campaign associates and Trump’s unsubstantiated claim of wiretapping at Trump Tower. Category License Standard YouTube License

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Phishing Scams Even Fool Tech Nerds—Here’s How to Avoid Them

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You know not to click on links in sketchy emails. Everybody knows that. And yet, people fall for these phishing attacks all the time. Case in point: The FBI suspects a phishing email is how the Russian hackers who were indicted this week got into Yahoo. Ditto for the breach of the Democratic National Committee, and the Sony Pictures hack. In fact, there’s currently a Gmail phishing scam going around that even super savvy techies are falling for. Phishing scams work by tricking you into clicking on a link or attachment that either infects your machine with malware or takes you to a page that looks totally legit, but isn’t and is designed to steal your private information. According to …

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Trump in Mar-a-Lago before critical week in Washington

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President Trump is in Mar-a-Lago, his private club in Palm Beach, Florida, before a big week in Washington, D.C. CBS News correspondent Errol Barnett spoke to CBSN about the looming vote on the GOP health care proposal as well as FBI Director James Comey’s upcoming appearance on Capitol Hill, where he’s likely to face questions over the president’s wiretapping claims. Subscribe to the “CBSN” Channel HERE: http://bit.ly/1Re2MgSWatch “CBSN” live HERE: http://cbsn.ws/1PlLpZ7Follow “CBSN” on Instagram HERE: http://bit.ly/1PO0dkxLike “CBSN” on Facebook HERE: http://on.fb.me/1o3Deb4Follow “CBSN” on Twitter HERE: http://bit.ly/1V4qhIu Get the latest news and best in original reporting from CBS News delivered to your inbox. Subscribe to newsletters HERE: http://cbsn.ws/1RqHw7T Get your news on the go! Download CBS News mobile apps HERE: http://cbsn.ws/1Xb1WC8 …

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FBI director to testify on Russia, wiretapping

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Michael O’Hanlon, a senior fellow at the Brookings Institution, joins CBSN with details on FBI Director James Comey’s upcoming testimony at a hearing on Russian interference in the presidential election. O’Hanlon also discusses how the Trump administration is dealing with the threat of North Korea. Subscribe to the “CBSN” Channel HERE: http://bit.ly/1Re2MgSWatch “CBSN” live HERE: http://cbsn.ws/1PlLpZ7Follow “CBSN” on Instagram HERE: http://bit.ly/1PO0dkxLike “CBSN” on Facebook HERE: http://on.fb.me/1o3Deb4Follow “CBSN” on Twitter HERE: http://bit.ly/1V4qhIu Get the latest news and best in original reporting from CBS News delivered to your inbox. Subscribe to newsletters HERE: http://cbsn.ws/1RqHw7T Get your news on the go! Download CBS News mobile apps HERE: http://cbsn.ws/1Xb1WC8 Get new episodes of shows you love across devices the next day, stream local news …

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Security News This Week: A Funny Thing Happens When the US Accuses the UK of Spying

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Nothing much of interest happened in the world of cybersecurity this week. Kidding! But wouldn’t that be nice? If we were living in a simpler time when innocent victims weren’t hit by a new, weird hack every day, and international cyberespionage wasn’t undermining everything from governments to businesses to Twitter accounts? You could just argue about who won The Bachelor and move on with your life. Unfortunately, this is 2017, so naturally this week’s hacks were actually completely ridiculous. First of all, the United States indicted two official Russian spies for hacking Yahoo back in 2014. Presidential advisor Kellyanne Conway confused a lot of people when she said their microwaves are spying on them (don’t worry: they aren’t…yet). A new …

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FBI arrests alleged attacker who tweeted seizure-inducing strobe at Kurt Eichenwald

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The best voice-interface lessons from SXSW 2017

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The sheer scale of SXSW can be overwhelming for those looking for guidance on the next big thing. I went to Austin with one mission in mind: to zero in on conversational interfaces. 2017 has huge potential for widespread adoption of conversational interfaces. It follows promising work by early adopters such as Activision, Burberry, and H&M, which proved the early promise of the humble chatbot. Meanwhile, voice assistants like Alexa and Google Assistant are shaping the connected home, providing us with fluid, intuitive access to services and products. But there’s more still to come as the field develops. I believe every business should equip itself with a chat strategy to guide how its audience speaks and engages with it. It …

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At SXSW, Tech Reckons With the Problems It Helped Create

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Hangovers are a fixture of South by Southwest. Free branded booze abounds, turning late nights into too-early mornings filled with product demos and repetitive panels. But determined marketers and wide-eyed founders pitch on through the pain, in the unbridled belief they might just be SXSW’s next breakout star. Or at the very least, its next Meerkat. But this year, the conference itself feels a lot like a hangover. It’s as if the coastal elites who attend each year finally woke up with a serious case of the Sunday scaries, realizing that the many apps, platforms, and doodads SXSW has launched and glorified over the years haven’t really made the world a better place. In fact, they’ve often come with wildly …

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Trump budget slashes agencies to focus on wall, defense

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WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump unveiled a $1.15 trillion budget on Thursday, a far-reaching overhaul of federal government spending that slashes many domestic programs to finance a significant increase in the military and make a down payment on a U.S.-Mexico border wall. Trump’s proposal seeks to upend Washington with cuts to long-promised campaign targets like foreign aid and the Environmental Protection Agency as well as strong congressional favorites such as medical research, help for homeless veterans and community development grants. “A budget that puts America first must make the safety of our people its number one priority – because without safety, there can be no prosperity,” Trump said in a message accompanying his proposed budget that was titled “America First: …

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Yahoo breach indictments may shed light on other hacks

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Acting Assistant Attorney General Mary McCord, center, accompanied by U.S. Attorney for the Northern District Brian Stretch, left, and FBI Executive Director Paul Abbate, speaks during a news conference at the Justice Department in Washington, Wednesday, March 15, 2017. The Justice Department announced charges against four defendants, including two officers of Russian security services, for a mega data breach at Yahoo. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh) (Credit: AP) (AP) — U.S. authorities may now be in a better position to figure out if Russian hackers and Russian spies swayed last year’s presidential elections. A scheme uncovered during a federal investigation into a huge Yahoo security breach may have opened a window into other hacks potentially instigated by foreign governments, according to computer …

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FBI accuses Russia of stealing information from millions of Americans

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The FBI filed criminal charges against two Russian intelligence agents and two hackers.

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Probe of Yahoo Security Breach Explained

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An FBI special agent in charge said that even though the U.S. doesn’t have an extradition treaty with Russia, he hopes that two Russian intelligence agents facing charges for the 2014 Yahoo security breach will someday be tried in the U.S. (March 15) Subscribe for more Breaking News: http://smarturl.it/AssociatedPressGet updates and more Breaking News here: http://smarturl.it/APBreakingNews The Associated Press is the essential global news network, delivering fast, unbiased news from every corner of the world to all media platforms and formats.AP’s commitment to independent, comprehensive journalism has deep roots. Founded in 1846, AP has covered all the major news events of the past 165 years, providing high-quality, informed reporting of everything from wars and elections to championship games and royal …

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Sen.: FBI to Give Lawmakers Classified Briefing

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Sen. Lindsey Graham says the FBI has promised members of the Senate Judiciary Committee a classified briefing soon to discuss whether there was any surveillance warrant issued for associates of Donald Trump during the 2016 presidential campaign. (March 15) Subscribe for more Breaking News: http://smarturl.it/AssociatedPressGet updates and more Breaking News here: http://smarturl.it/APBreakingNews Find the 45th President of the United States Donald Trump’s latest press conferences, announcements, speeches and highlights here: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list… The Associated Press is the essential global news network, delivering fast, unbiased news from every corner of the world to all media platforms and formats.AP’s commitment to independent, comprehensive journalism has deep roots. Founded in 1846, AP has covered all the major news events of the past 165 years, …

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U.S. Indicts 2 Russian Security Officials Over Yahoo Hack

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The Justice Department has announced charges against four people, including two Russian security officials, over cybercrimes linked to a massive hack of millions of Yahoo user accounts. Two of the defendants — Dmitry Dokuchaev and his superior Igor Sushchin — are officers of the Russian Federal Security Service, or FSB. According to court documents, they hired two criminal hackers, Alexsey Belan and Karim Baratov, to access information that has intelligence value. Belan also allegedly used the information obtained for his personal financial gain. “The criminal conduct at issue, carried out and otherwise facilitated by officers from an FSB unit that serves as the FBI’s point of contact in Moscow on cybercrime matters, is beyond the pale,” Acting Assistant Attorney General …

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Advocates call for paper ballots in Georgia amid FBI review

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ATLANTA – (AP) — A group of technology experts said Tuesday that Georgia’s top elections officials should stop using electronic voting machines as the FBI reviews a suspected data breach. Secretary of State Brian Kemp and Kennesaw State University this month confirmed a federal investigation focused on the school’s Center for Election Systems. The center tests and certifies Georgia’s voting machines and electronic polling books used to check in voters at polling locations. Employees also format ballots for every election held in the state. The center isn’t part of Kemp’s office or connected to its networks, including Georgia’s database of registered voters maintained by the secretary of state’s office. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution first reported the investigation into the suspected cyberattack. …

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The FBI’s SXSW talk was criminally bland

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Convicted CIA Leaker John Kiriakou’s Got Some Opinions About WikiLeaks and Trump

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John Kiriakou knows a lot about leaking classified information. He went to prison for it. A former CIA agent who said too much about the Bush-era torture program, he’s also the first CIA leaker to go to jail for his trouble. Kiriakou served just under two years in federal prison, though before the Department of Justice offered a plea deal, it seemed more likely he’d serve as many as 45. History has frowned on the “enhanced interrogation techniques” Kiriakou helped expose, but he’s still a controversial guy. Leakers usually are. They operate in gray areas. Kiriakou isn’t a cheering squad for loose-lipped aides and intelligence agents everywhere, but does see whistleblowing as essential. He’s critical of the way the CIA …

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Now-fired Preet Bharara boasts of ‘absolute independence’

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A defiant Manhattan federal prosecutor who says “absolute independence” was his touchstone for over seven years as he battled public corruption announced he was fired Saturday after he refused to resign. Preet Bharara, 48, revealed his firing on his personal Twitter account. Several hours later, it was learned President Donald Trump had reached out through a secretary on his staff to Bharara on Thursday but the two men never spoke. The attempted contact — described by a person told about the conversations who requested anonymity — continued the unusual dynamic between Trump and the high profile prosecutor that stretched to Nov. 30, when Bharara emerged from a Trump Tower meeting with Trump to say the then-president-elect had asked him to …