U.S. President Donald Trump’s former aide Paul Manafort sentenced to three and half years in jail

President Donald Trump’s former campaign chairman Paul Manafort was sentenced to about 3-and-half more years in prison and was hit with a fresh set of criminal charges in New York on Wednesday, drawing sympathy from a president who declined to say whether he would issue a pardon. Manafort is due to spend a total of… Read More U.S. President Donald Trump’s former aide Paul Manafort sentenced to three and half years in jail

Russian company files lawsuit against Facebook over shutdown of account

A Russian company whose accountant was charged by federal prosecutors for attempting to meddle in U.S. elections sued Facebook Inc on Tuesday, claiming it is a legitimate news outlet and its Facebook account should be restored. The Federal Agency of News LLC, known as FAN, and its sole shareholder, Evgeniy Zubarev, filed the lawsuit in… Read More Russian company files lawsuit against Facebook over shutdown of account

Facebook shuts down 115 accounts linked to election meddlers 

Facebook Inc blocked about 115 user accounts after U.S. authorities tipped it off to suspicious behavior that may be linked to a foreign entity, the company said in a blog post on Monday, hours before U.S. voters head to the polls. The social network said it needed to do further analysis to decide if the… Read More Facebook shuts down 115 accounts linked to election meddlers 

Twitter suspends two accounts linked to indicted Russian intelligence officers 

Social networking site Twitter Inc on Saturday suspended two accounts linked to 12 Russian spies indicted by Special Counsel Robert Mueller for interfering in the 2016 U.S. presidential election. On Friday, a federal grand jury charged the 12 Russian intelligence officers with hacking Democratic computer networks in 2016 in the most detailed U.S. accusation yet… Read More Twitter suspends two accounts linked to indicted Russian intelligence officers 

U.S. charges Russian intelligence officers for alleged meddling in 2016 presidential elections

A federal grand jury on Friday charged 12 Russian intelligence officers with hacking Democratic computer networks in 2016, in the most detailed U.S. accusation yet that Moscow meddled in the presidential election to help Republican Donald Trump. The indictment, which alleges a wide-ranging conspiracy involving sophisticated hacking and staged releases of documents, raises the stakes… Read More U.S. charges Russian intelligence officers for alleged meddling in 2016 presidential elections

U.S. indicts Russians for meddling in 2016 presidential elections

A Russian propaganda arm oversaw a criminal and espionage conspiracy to tamper in the 2016 U.S. presidential campaign to support Donald Trump and disparage Hillary Clinton, said an indictment released on Friday that revealed more details than previously known about Moscow’s purported effort to interfere. The office of U.S. Special Counsel Robert Mueller charged 13… Read More U.S. indicts Russians for meddling in 2016 presidential elections

Former U.S. national security adviser Michael Flynn pleads guilty to lying to FBI about Russian contacts

Former U.S. national security adviser Michael Flynn pleaded guilty on Friday to lying to the FBI about contacts with Russia and agreed to cooperate with prosecutors delving deeper into the actions of President Donald Trump’s inner circle before he took office in January. Flynn became the first member of Trump’s administration to plead guilty to… Read More Former U.S. national security adviser Michael Flynn pleads guilty to lying to FBI about Russian contacts