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  • Hillary Clinton Nov 26, 2019

    Someone Intentionally Started Fire at Comet Ping Pong, Fire Officials Say

    A D.C. restaurant that was once at the center of an online conspiracy theory dubbed “pizzagate” was intentionally set on fire, fire officials say.

  • Donald Trump Nov 7, 2019

    Prosecutors: Stone Lied Because ‘Truth Looked Bad' for Trump

    Prosecutors in the trial of Roger Stone told jurors Wednesday that the longtime Donald Trump confidant repeatedly lied to Congress “because the truth looked bad” for the president. The opening arguments in the case against Stone, a longtime Republican operative and provocateur, made clear that the president will be a central figure in the trial, even though the charges aren’t...

  • Donald Trump Nov 6, 2019

    Roger Stone Leaves Day 1 of Trial Early Over Food Poisoning

    The trial of Roger Stone, the flamboyant former confidant of President Donald Trump, kicked off Tuesday amid a host of medical issues involving both the defendant and a spectator. Shortly after jury selection began, the courtroom had to be cleared for more than a half hour when a man sitting in the back row moaned loudly and collapsed on the...

  • Donald Trump Jan 25, 2019

    Trump Confidant Roger Stone Arrested in Russia Probe

    Another confidant of President Donald Trump was arrested during the course of special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into possible Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election. Roger Stone was charged with witness tampering, obstruction and lying to authorities.

  • Donald Trump Nov 24, 2018

    Associate of Trump Confidant Says He's Mulling a Plea Deal

    A conservative writer and associate of Trump confidant Roger Stone said he is in plea talks with special counsel Robert Mueller’s team. Jerome Corsi told The Associated Press on Friday that he has been negotiating a potential plea but declined to comment further. He said on a YouTube show earlier this month that he expected to be charged with lying...

  • Donald Trump Nov 2, 2018

    Roger Stone Presents Himself as WikiLeaks Insider in Emails

    Newly released emails from the 2016 presidential campaign appear to show political operative Roger Stone presenting himself as a WikiLeaks insider to Steve Bannon, who was at the heart of then-candidate Donald Trump’s run for president. The emails, which were published Thursday by The New York Times, touch on a central question of special counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation: Did...

  • Donald Trump Aug 23, 2018

    Apparent DNC Voter Data Hack Attempt Was Unauthorized Test

    A Democratic National Committee official is now saying that what appeared to be a thwarted attempt to break into its massive voter database was actually an unauthorized test. Bob Lord, the DNC’s chief security officer, said late Wednesday in a statement that the test “mimicked several attributes of actual attacks on the Democratic party’s voter file” and that it was...

  • Donald Trump Aug 1, 2018

    Mueller Refers 3 DC Insiders in Foreign Lobbying Probe to NY Prosecutors: Sources

    The special counsel in the Russia probe has referred investigations into possible unlawful foreign lobbying to federal prosecutors in New York, according to two people familiar with the inquiry. The people said Wednesday that three Washington insiders — Tony Podesta, Gregory Craig and Vin Weber — were suspected of failing to register as foreign agents. They said the referrals were...

  • Department of Justice Jul 15, 2018

    Charges Undermine Assange Denials About Hacked Email Origins

    At the beginning of 2017, one of Julian Assange’s biggest media boosters traveled to the WikiLeaks founder’s refuge inside the Ecuadorean Embassy in London and asked him where he got the leaks that shook up the U.S. presidential election only months earlier. Fox News host Sean Hannity pointed straight to the purloined emails from the Democratic National Committee and Hillary...

  • Donald Trump Jul 14, 2018

    Was Russia Listening? Hack Followed Trump Speech

    In a July 27, 2016, speech, then-candidate Donald Trump called on Russian hackers to find emails from his Democratic opponent, Hillary Clinton, in the U.S. presidential campaign. “Russia, if you’re listening,” Trump said, “I hope you’re able to find the 30,000 emails that are missing.” Hours later, the Main Intelligence Directorate in Moscow appeared to heed the call — targeting...

  • Donald Trump May 30, 2018

    Hillary Clinton Addresses Supporters After Stunning Loss to Donald Trump: ‘We Owe Him an Open Mind, Chance to Lead'

    Acknowledging biting disappointment and a painful loss, Hillary Clinton urged supporters Wednesday to accept the outcome of the presidential election and continue working together toward a better America.

  • Facebook Dec 8, 2017

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  • NBC Oct 30, 2017

    Podesta Group, Mercury Are Companies ‘A' and ‘B' in Indictment: Sources

    Two lobbying firms, the Podesta Group and Mercury Public Affairs, are the unnamed companies in the grand jury indictment of Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort and his deputy Rick Gates, three sources with knowledge of the investigation told NBC News. The indictment refers to “Company A” and “Company B” as the firms Manafort and Gates solicited in 2012 to lobby...

  • NBC Oct 23, 2017

    Mueller Now Investigating Democratic Lobbyist Tony Podesta: Sources

    Tony Podesta and the Podesta Group are now the subjects of a federal investigation being led by Special Counsel Robert Mueller, three sources with knowledge of the matter told NBC News. The probe of Podesta and his Democratic-leaning lobbying firm grew out of Mueller’s inquiry into the finances of former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort, according to the sources. As...

  • Donald Trump Sep 26, 2017

    No Coordination Between Trump Campaign, Russia, Trump Associate Roger Stone Tells House Committee

    Longtime Donald Trump associate Roger Stone said Tuesday he’s “aware of no evidence whatsoever” that Trump’s campaign coordinated with Russians during the 2016 election. Stone spoke to the House intelligence committee for more than three hours as part of the panel’s probe into Russian interference in the election. Afterward, he told reporters that the majority of lawmakers’ questions focused on...

  • Donald Trump Sep 19, 2017

    Clinton Won't Rule Out Questioning Trump's Legitimacy

    Hillary Clinton says she won’t rule out questioning President Donald Trump’s legitimacy depending on what official inquiries uncover about Russian interference in the 2016 presidential campaign. But the 2016 Democratic nominee said Monday during an NPR interview that she knows of no constitutional grounds to challenge the actual election results, regardless of what investigators find. Clinton told “Fresh Air” host...

  • NBC Jun 23, 2017

    Clinton Campaign Chairman Podesta to Answer Congressional Questions in Russia Probe

    John Podesta will answer questions next week in a closed session from the House Intelligence Committee, which is investigating the Russian meddling in last year’s election, NBC News reported. Podesta was Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign manager. The committee will likely focus on the emails from his Gmail account published by WikiLeaks during the closing months of the campaign. That time...

  • NBC Jan 10, 2017

    Trump Protests Reports of Russian Hacking

    President-elect Donald Trump protests an NBC News report that U.S. intelligence points to Vladimir Putin personally approving a Russian hack of a Hillary Clinton staffer.

  • DIRECTOR Dec 13, 2016

    Clinton Camp Calls Intelligence on Russian Election Hacking ‘Compelling'

    Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign has dropped its reluctance to challenge the election results because Russia “certainly succeeded in interfering” with the electoral process, a top campaign official told MSNBC on Monday night. “Hillary Clinton conceded the election, and that has not changed,” Jennifer Palmieri, the Clinton campaign’s top spokeswoman, told Rachel Maddow. Palmieri said calls to declassify U.S. intelligence on...

  • Facebook Dec 10, 2016

    Supporters Flock to D.C. Pizzeria Targeted by Fake News

    In the days since a conspiracy theorist showed up and fired an assault weapon inside Comet Ping Pong, supporters of the restaurant have turned out in droves to buy pizzas and leave homemade signs and flowers. More than 2,000 people said on Facebook that they’re going to this weekend’s “Stand With Comet” event to support the pizza place and other...

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