Russia Law & Crime
Russia probes church shooting for 'extremist' links: Kremlin
FBI indictment lays bare sophistication of Russian plot
National security advisor: Evidence of Russian meddling in election 'incontrovertible'
California Man Pleads Guilty To ID Fraud Linked To Russian Election Interference
13 Russians, 3 groups indicted in Russia probe
13 Russians, 3 groups indicted in probe into election meddling
US grand jury indicts 13 Russian nationals in election meddling probe
Facebook Battles New Criticism After U.S. Indictment Against Russians
2018-02-20 00:00:03 Feb. 19, 2018 1:48 p.m. ET Facebook Inc. is contending with a new wave of criticism prompted by the U.S. indictment detailing how Russia manipulated social-media platforms—and by a Facebook executive’s attempts to address the issue. The indictment on Friday against Russian companies and individuals described how an organization called the Internet Research Agency systematically used Facebook, Twitter Inc., and the YouTube arm of Alphabet Inc   Read More ...
Russia probes church shooting for 'extremist' links: Kremlin
2018-02-19 20:03:24 MOSCOW (AFP) - Russia is investigating whether the gunman behind a deadly attack on an Orthodox church in the North Caucasus had extremist ties, the Kremlin said Monday after Islamic State claimed the shooting. "There is an investigation into whether the attacker was linked to extremist organisations," Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov told journalists a day after five women were shot dead near an Orthodox church in Kizlyar, a town in the Dagestan region   Read More ...
Russia-Trump inquiry: Ex-aide Rick Gates 'to plead guilty'
2018-02-19 18:34:23 A former aide to Donald Trump's presidential campaign is expected to plead guilty in a deal with the special counsel investigating ties to Russia. Rick Gates was charged with conspiracy to launder money in October, along with his colleague and former Trump adviser Paul Manafort. The LA Times and CBS News report that Mr Gates has now struck a plea deal with special counsel Robert Mueller   Read More ...
Russia: Dagestan church shooting could be terror attack - Investigative Committee
2018-02-19 18:31:01 to our channel! rupt.ly/subscribe The Russian Investigative Committee doesn't rule out the possibility that Sunday's deadly church shooting in Dagestan was a terror attack, spokesperson Svetlana Petrenko said in a statement from Moscow on Monday. "All possible versions are being worked out, including a terror attack," the spokesperson Svetlana Petrenko commented. Video ID: 20180219 027 Video on Demand: Contact: cd@ruptly.tv Twitter: Facebook:   Read More ...
Trump pulls up national security adviser over Russia probe remarks
2018-02-19 18:21:54 US President Donald Trump on Saturday publicly rebuked his national security adviser HR McMaster for omitting to say that while the FBI indictment of Russians was “incontrovertible” proof of Moscow’s meddling in the 2016 election, it did not impact the final outcome. Earlier in the day, McMaster, speaking at the Munich Security Conference, had said that “with the FBI indictment, the evidence (of Russia’s interference) is incontrovertible and available in the public domain”   Read More ...
Russians Spooked by Nukes-Against-Cyber-Attack Policy
2018-02-19 12:31:45 Moscow is showing understandable concern over the lowering of the threshold for employing nuclear weapons to include retaliation for cyber-attacks, a change announced on Feb. 2 in the U.S. Nuclear Posture Review (NPR). Explaining the shift in US doctrine on first-use, the NPR cites the efforts of potential adversaries “to design and use cyber weapons” and explains the change as a “hedge” against non-nuclear threats   Read More ...
ISIS claims responsibility for church shooting in Russia
2018-02-19 11:31:55 MOSCOW - The Islamic State group has claimed responsibility for a deadly attack on churchgoers in Russia's predominantly Muslim Dagestan region. At least five people were killed and four wounded when a gunman opened fire with a hunting rifles on people leaving a Sunday service at a Russian Orthodox church in the Dagestan city of Kizlyar. Authorities say the gunman was a local resident, and his wife has been detained for questioning   Read More ...
Russia-Trump probe: Fallout continues over indictment
2018-02-19 09:43:12 As the political fallout continues over the indictment of a group of Russians accused of meddling in the 2016 presidential election, Donald Trump fired off several tweets rejecting accusations his campaign colluded with Moscow.   Read More ...
IS group claims deadly church attack in Russia's Dagestan
2018-02-19 03:01:53 Five women were shot dead in an apparent radical Islamist attack on an Orthodox church in the North Caucasus region of Dagestan on Sunday, as the Islamic State group claimed responsibility for the assault. An unidentified gunman fired at worshippers at the church in the town of Kizlyar in the mainly Muslim region, local press reports said. The regional internal affairs ministry said in a statement that the assailant used a hunting rifle, and that four women were killed on the spot, while the attacker was "eliminated"   Read More ...
Sources: Former Trump Aide Rick Gates Expected To Plead Guilty In Russia Probe
2018-02-19 00:32:26 WASHINGTON (CBSNewYork/CBS News/AP) — Rick Gates, a former Trump campaign adviser and associate of ex-campaign chairman Paul Manafort, is expected to plead guilty in a deal with special counsel Robert Mueller, sources familiar with the negotiations told CBS News Sunday. Gates, 45, was indicted by a federal grand jury in October on eight counts including fraud and money laundering as part of the special counsel’s probe into ties between the Trump campaign and the Russian government   Read More ...
Islamic State says responsible for attack on church in Russia
2018-02-18 22:07:21 CAIRO - Islamic State has claimed responsibility for a shooting in Russia's southern province of Dagestan that killed five people on Sunday, according to the militant group's news agency Amaq, although it did not provide immediate evidence for the claim. A man shot into a crowd of people leaving a church on Sunday, killing five and injuring at least five others, Russian news agencies reported, citing the local health ministry   Read More ...
'ALLAHU AKBAR': Gunman kills 4 at Russia church, shot dead by cops
2018-02-18 20:10:37 MOSCOW — Russian media are reporting that a gunman opened fire with a hunting rifle on churchgoers leaving a service in the Dagestan region, killing four people and wounding four others. Police then killed the assailant. The shooting took place Sunday evening in Kizlyar, a town of about 50,000 people on the border with Chechnya. State news agency Tass cited Mayor Alexander Shuvalov as saying four people were killed and four wounded   Read More ...
Trump criticizes national security advisor HR McMaster's comments about Russian meddling in the 2016 election
2018-02-18 12:11:24 President , in a late-night tweet, criticized remarks his national security advisor made earlier Saturday about Russian interference in the 2016 election. H.R. McMaster, who is also a lieutenant general in the U.S. Army, told a conference in Germany that there was "incontrovertible" evidence that Russia had meddled in the U.S. election. He was citing Friday's federal indictments, stemming from special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation, that said Russian operatives conducted a sophisticated internet campaign to sow chaos in the American political scene   Read More ...
Trump takes umbrage at his national security adviser's Russian interference comments
2018-02-18 09:07:27 Trump recites go-to list of alleged Democratic duplicity after McMaster takes aim at Russia Related Stories President Donald Trump could not let his national security adviser's comments earlier Saturday in front of an international security conference about Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election go unaddressed. Gen. H.R. McMaster told an audience at the Munich Security Conference that the evidence of Russian meddling in the 2016 American election was beyond dispute   Read More ...
The oil field carnage that Moscow doesn't want to talk about
2018-02-18 08:11:22 Moscow (CNN)There are growing indications that US airstrikes killed and injured dozens of Russian military contractors in northern Syria earlier this month. But in stark contrast to the death of a Russian pilot shot down by rebels in Syria In January, when the airman was hailed as a hero by the Defense Ministry, Moscow appears to wish this story would go away   Read More ...
Trump's national security adviser says Russian meddling 'incontrovertible'
2018-02-18 07:03:36 President Donald Trump's national security adviser said Saturday there was "incontrovertible" evidence of a Russian plot to disrupt the 2016 U.S. election, a blunt statement that shows how significantly the new criminal charges leveled by an American investigator have upended the political debate over his inquiry. The statement by H.R. McMaster at the Munich Security Conference stood in stark contrast to Trump's oft repeated claim that Russian interference in his election victory was a hoax   Read More ...
FBI indictment lays bare sophistication of Russian plot
2018-02-18 01:45:16 The elaborate detail in a 37-page indictment by the FBI of Russian individuals and organisations accused of a complex, long-running, well-funded operation to disrupt and distort America's election process has stunned Washington's political circles. The indictment brings home the reality - until now challenged and dismissed by US President Donald Trump as a hoax perpetuated by the Democratic Party - of the sophistication of the Russian establishment's attempts to erode the credibility of America's democratic system   Read More ...
Trump's national security adviser: Evidence that Russia meddled in US election 'incontrovertible'
2018-02-18 00:13:43 Top Russian and American officials exchanged barbs Saturday in Germany over the U.S. indictment of 13 Russians accused of an elaborate plot to disrupt the 2016 presidential election. H.R. McMaster, President Donald Trump's national security advisor, said at the Munich Security Conference that the federal indictments showed the U.S. was becoming "more and more adept at tracing the origins of this espionage and subversion   Read More ...
US national security adviser on Russian election meddling: 'evidence is incontrovertible'
2018-02-18 00:12:01 HR McMaster, US national security adviser, says the evidence of Russian meddling during the 2016 elections is 'incontrovertible'. McMaster's comments were made in response to a question on the topic of US-Russia dialogue on cyber security at the Munich security conference Senior Trump adviser says Russian election meddling 'beyond dispute'   Read More ...
McMaster: Evidence of Russian interference is incontrovertible - Dauer: 7 Minuten, 25 Sekunden
2018-02-18 00:05:56 National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster responds to the indictments of 13 Russian nationals for their roles in attempted meddling in the 2016 election, saying evidence of Russian interference is "incontrovertible."   Read More ...
Trump’s top security adviser says Russian meddling is ‘incontrovertible’
2018-02-17 23:03:25 National security adviser H.R. McMaster said Saturday that evidence of Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. election was “now really incontrovertible” after indictment of 13 Russian individuals and three companies. Speaking at an international security conference in Munich, Germany, McMaster lent credence to a widening scandal that President Donald Trump has routinely dismissed as a hoax. “The evidence is now really incontrovertible and available in the public domain,” McMaster said   Read More ...
FBI, under scrutiny over Russia and Clinton probes, faces new criticism for failure to act before Florida shooting
2018-02-17 21:01:11 The FBI — already facing congressional investigations over its handling of the Russia probe and other political matters — was hit this week with a new batch of inquiries from lawmakers about its failure to act on tips that might have prevented the massacre at a high school in Parkland, Fla. On Friday, the chairs of three powerful congressional committees that oversee the bureau sent letters demanding briefings on the FBI’s misstep, and others lambasted the bureau for its apparent failure   Read More ...
Trump's national security adviser says Russian meddling 'incontrovertible'
2018-02-17 20:05:09 President Donald Trump's national security adviser said Saturday there was "incontrovertible" evidence of a Russian plot to disrupt the 2016 U.S. election, a blunt statement that shows how significantly the new criminal charges leveled by an American investigator have upended the political debate over his inquiry. The statement by H.R. McMaster at the Munich Security Conference stood in stark contrast to Trump's oft repeated claim that Russian interference in his election victory was a hoax   Read More ...
Trump's top security adviser says Russian meddling 'incontrovertible'
2018-02-17 19:10:01 National security adviser HR McMaster said on Saturday that evidence of Russian interference in the 2016 US election was "now really incontrovertible" after indictment of 13 Russian individuals and three companies. Speaking at an international security conference in Munich, Germany, McMaster lent credence to a widening scandal that President Donald Trump has routinely dismissed as a hoax. "The evidence is now really incontrovertible and available in the public domain," McMaster said   Read More ...
Trump’s National Security Chief Calls Russian Interference ‘Incontrovertible’
2018-02-17 19:05:04 MUNICH — Just hours after the Justice Department indicted 13 Russians in what it charged was a broad conspiracy to alter the 2016 election, President Trump’s national security adviser, Lt. Gen. H. R. McMaster, accused Moscow of engaging in a campaign of “disinformation, subversion and espionage” that he said Washington would continue to expose. The evidence of a Russian effort to interfere in the election “is now incontrovertible,” General McMaster said at the Munich Security Conference, an annual meeting of European and American diplomats and security experts, including several senior Russian officials   Read More ...
U.S., Russia trade jibes following FBI election-meddling indictment
2018-02-17 18:09:05 Russian foreign minister and U.S. national security adviser speak minutes apart at conference Related Stories Top Russian and American officials exchanged barbs Saturday in Germany over the U.S. indictment of 13 Russians accused of an elaborate plot to disrupt the 2016 presidential election. H.R. McMaster, U.S. President Donald Trump's national security adviser, said at the Munich Security Conference that the federal indictments showed the U   Read More ...
National security advisor: Evidence of Russian meddling in election 'incontrovertible'
2018-02-17 18:06:11 MUNICH -- Top Russian and American officials exchanged barbs Saturday in Germany over the U.S. indictment of 13 Russians accused of an elaborate plot to disrupt the 2016 presidential election. H.R. McMaster, U.S. President Donald Trump's national security adviser, said at the Munich Security Conference that the federal indictments showed the U.S. was becoming "more and more adept at tracing the origins of this espionage and subversion   Read More ...
The charges Mueller could have brought against the Russians but didn’t
2018-02-17 17:46:30 Thirteen Russian nationals were indicted by a federal grand jury on Friday, charged with conspiracy, fraud, identity theft and other crimes in connection with their alleged activity and involvement in the 2016 presidential campaign. For many, the lengthy and detailed indictment is conclusive proof of violation of federal law prohibiting contributions, expenditures, or activity by foreign nationals in any election in the U   Read More ...
Trump's top security advisor says Russian meddling 'incontrovertible'
2018-02-17 17:11:18 National Security Advisor H.R. McMaster said Saturday that evidence of Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. election was “now really incontrovertible” following FBI indictments of 13 Russian individuals and three companies. Speaking at an international security conference in Munich, Germany, McMaster lent credence to a widening scandal that President Trump has routinely dismissed as a hoax. "As you can see with the FBI indictment, the evidence is now really incontrovertible and available in the public domain," McMaster said, noting that the United States was becoming "more and more adept at tracing the origins of this espionage and subversion   Read More ...
Donald Trump's national security adviser says FBI indictments show Russian meddling in US election is undeniable
2018-02-17 14:08:14 Donald Trump’s national security adviser has said there is undeniable evidence of Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election. Speaking at the Munich Security Conference after 13 Russians were charged by the US Justice Department, HR McMaster said: “With the FBI indictment, the evidence is now incontrovertible.” His pronouncement came in answer to a question from a Russian delegate shortly after the country’s Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov had dismissed the indictments as ”just blabber” on the same stage   Read More ...
The Latest: Lavrov: US indictment against Russians 'blabber'
2018-02-17 13:41:21 MUNICH (AP) — The Latest on the Munich Security Conference (all times local): Russia's foreign minister says the U.S. indictment of a group of Russians accused of an elaborate plot to disrupt the 2016 presidential election is "just blabber." Asked about the indictments Saturday at the Munich Security Conference, Sergey Lavrov replied: "I have no response. You can publish anything, and we see those indictments multiplying, the statements multiplying   Read More ...
The Latest: Lavrov: US indictment against Russians 'blabber'
2018-02-17 13:36:17 MUNICH (AP) — The Latest on the Munich Security Conference (all times local): Russia's foreign minister says the U.S. indictment of a group of Russians accused of an elaborate plot to disrupt the 2016 presidential election is "just blabber." Asked about the indictments Saturday at the Munich Security Conference, Sergey Lavrov replied: "I have no response. You can publish anything, and we see those indictments multiplying, the statements multiplying   Read More ...
FBI indictment lays bare Russian plot even as Trump claims exoneration
2018-02-17 06:00:17 WASHINGTON - The elaborate detail in a 37-page indictment by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) of Russian individuals and organisations accused of an elaborate, long-running, well-funded operation to disrupt and distort America's election process, has stunned Washington's political circles. The indictment brings home the reality - until now challenged and dismissed by US President Donald Trump as a hoax perpetuated by the Democratic Party - of the sophistication of the Russian establishment's attempts to erode the credibility of America's democratic system   Read More ...
Indicted Russians used PayPal and cryptocurrency exchange accounts
2018-02-17 00:17:53 Russians indicted in a federal grand jury for alleged interference in the 2016 presidential elections used false identification to maintain accounts at PayPal and online cryptocurrency exchanges, according to the indictment. Special counsel Robert Mueller released on Friday the indictment of 13 Russian nationals and three Russian entities for meddling in the 2016 presidential election, including efforts to boost then-candidate Donald Trump   Read More ...
Rosenstein: No allegation of American involvement or election impact – in this particular indictment
2018-02-17 00:17:50 When Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein spoke to the press Friday, he repeatedly made it clear that his comments were specific to the federal grand jury indictment the special counsel's office had just announced. Shortly before the news conference, the office of special counsel Robert Mueller said a federal grand jury had indicted 13 Russians and three Russian entities for their efforts to aid Donald Trump during the 2016 election   Read More ...
US grand jury indicts 13 Russian nationals for election meddling
2018-02-17 00:15:43 Washington: A US federal grand jury has indicted a notorious Russian troll farm, charging 13 Russian nationals and three Russian entities accused of interfering with US elections, US Special Counsel Robert Mueller's office has announced. A 37-page indictment described a sweeping, years-long, multimillion-dollar conspiracy by hundreds of Russians aimed at criticising Hillary Clinton and supporting Senator Bernie Sanders and Donald Trump   Read More ...
California Man Pleads Guilty To ID Fraud Linked To Russian Election Interference
2018-02-17 00:13:38 (CNN) — A California man pleaded guilty to identity fraud in a second case unsealed Friday by special counsel Robert Mueller in his investigation into Russian interference in the US presidential election. The guilty plea results in the first criminal conviction related to Mueller’s investigation into the Russian-backed ring of social media users aiming to interfere with the 2016 presidential election, prosecutors told a federal judge this month, according to unsealed court filing   Read More ...
Russians indicted for meddling in 2016 election
2018-02-17 00:12:16 There's been a major development in special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 election. According to court documents, 13 Russian nationals and three entities have been indicted. CBS News justice and homeland security correspondent Jeff Pegues joins CBSN to discuss the developments.   Read More ...
Californian man pleads guilty to identity fraud connected to Russian interference in presidential election
2018-02-17 00:11:26 (CNN)A California man pleaded guilty to identity fraud in a second case unsealed Friday by special counsel Robert Mueller in his investigation into Russian interference in the US presidential election. The guilty plea results in the first criminal conviction related to Mueller's investigation into the Russian-backed ring of social media users aiming to interfere with the 2016 presidential election, prosecutors told a federal judge this month, according to unsealed court filing   Read More ...
U.S. man indicted for identity fraud in Russia probe 'made a mistake' - lawyer
2018-02-16 22:47:41 WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A U.S. man indicted for identity fraud in Special Counsel Robert Mueller's probe into possible Russian meddling in the 2016 election "made a mistake" but "had absolutely no knowledge" about who was buying the information or their motivations, his lawyer said on Friday. Jeremy Lessem, a Los Angeles attorney representing Richard Pinedo Jr., said in a statement his client "sold bank information which allowed individuals to fraudulently verify and establish accounts with online financial institutions," but said he "had absolutely no knowledge of the identities and motivations of any of the purchasers of the information he provided   Read More ...