Election 2016

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Clinton on TV as Trump News Broke: 'I Can't Believe This'

She talks to Rachel Maddow in real time, says she feels no satisfaction

(Newser) - Hillary Clinton booked an appearance on Rachel Maddow's MSNBC show Monday night to talk about her new Atlantic essay on the politicization of social issues. But just before the interview began, news broke that a grand jury in Georgia had returned indictments in its investigation of Donald Trump and...

Convicted Leaker Insists 'I Am Not a Traitor'

Reality Winner released US report on Russian election interference

(Newser) - A former intelligence contractor convicted of espionage has explained her thought process in leaking classified documents. "I am not a traitor. I am not a spy," Reality Winner told CBS' 60 Minutes in an interview that aired Sunday. Winner, a contractor for the National Security Agency, was arrested...

Man Sentenced for Shooting Woman in Fight About 2016 Election

John McVoy also shot one of his bandmates

(Newser) - A California man who injured a bandmate and killed the man's wife during an argument over the 2016 election will be in prison for the next eight presidential elections. John Kevin McVoy Jr., 40, was sentenced to 35 years to life Monday for the Jan 10, 2017, murder of...

FBI Raids DC, NYC Homes of Oligarch With Ties to Putin

Aluminum tycoon Oleg Deripaska has also done business with Paul Manafort

(Newser) - The FBI raided homes linked to Russian oligarch Oleg Deripaska Tuesday. The agency didn’t say why they carried out the raids or what they were looking for, saying through a spokesperson only that they were carrying out a "court-authorized law enforcement activity," at a mansion near Embassy...

Trump Wants Pulitzers Yanked After 'Politically Motivated Farce'

Ex-president claims 'NYT,' 'WaPo' reporting on Russian interference in 2016 election was 'shoddy'

(Newser) - Former President Trump is still fuming about the investigation into whether his campaign colluded with the Russians before the 2016 election, and now he wants repercussions for two newspapers that reported on it and jointly won the Pulitzer for national reporting in 2018. The former president released a statement Sunday...

Election Feature That 'Triggered' Dems Is Gone

America can say goodbye to 'the Needle'

(Newser) - The one thing most likely to conjure nightmares of the 2016 election night for opponents of President Trump is the Needle, the AP reports. A graphic on the New York Times ' website, the Needle measured in real time the probability of victory for Trump or Hillary Clinton as votes...

In Interview, Anthony Weiner Addresses Political Past, Future

Former NY congressman says he's bounced back from his 'worst moments'

(Newser) - At a rally in Arizona Monday, President Trump pushed a negative narrative about Hunter Biden, comparing allegations about contents supposedly found on Biden's laptop to the 2016 controversy involving former Rep. Anthony Weiner, who was caught sexting with a teen girl , as well as with emails on his laptop...

Senate Panel: Yes, Russia Interfered in 2016 Election

But it reaches no conclusion on whether the Trump campaign conspired with Kremlin

(Newser) - Russia launched an aggressive effort to interfere in the 2016 election on behalf of Donald Trump, and Trump associates who were in regular touch with Russians throughout the campaign were eager to benefit from the help, a Senate panel concluded Tuesday in the fifth and final report in its investigation,...

Lindsey Graham Wants to Subpoena Russia Probe Officials

Senator schedules vote that would allow him to subpoena more than 50 officials

(Newser) - Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Lindsey Graham is scheduling a vote that would allow him to subpoena more than 50 current and former officials who were involved in the Justice Department’s investigation of Russian involvement in the 2016 US presidential campaign, as President Trump and his allies have launched a...

Here's the Real Face Behind Trump's Victory
Here's the Real
Face Behind
Trump's Victory

Here's the Real Face Behind Trump's Victory

Brad Parscale's brash digital-media campaign helped Trump win in 2016

(Newser) - Know Brad Parscale? He's six-foot-eight with a big beard and a bigger reputation—as the digital-media guru who somehow made Donald Trump president. "I understood early that Facebook was how Donald Trump was going to win," he said a few years ago. "Facebook was the method—...

Hillary Has More to Say About Bernie

Clinton says Sanders didn't unify the Democratic party after 2016 primary

(Newser) - Hillary Clinton is not done talking about Bernie Sanders. The 2016 Democratic presidential nominee said in a podcast interview that aired Friday that Sanders didn't try to unify the party after losing the primary to her four years ago and that he and his supporters contributed to her loss...

Trump's Midwest Support Hasn't Fallen 'One Inch': Moore

If today were Election Day, foe says, president would win again

(Newser) - Michael Moore isn't happy about it, but he says that if the presidential election were held now, Donald Trump would win again—the same way. The Michigan filmmaker said Trump would lose the popular vote but win the Electoral College, as he did in 2016, Fox News reports. The...

Taylor Swift's Political 'Awakening' Reaches a New Level

The singer/songwriter sits down with the 'Guardian'

(Newser) - When it comes to politics, Taylor Swift isn't in the best of moods. The 29-year-old singer/songwriter tells the Guardian about her latest thoughts on President Trump, abortion, and her own mental health—all of which have rung alarm bells for her. She describes the US political climate as "...

Clinton Fires Back After Trump Shares 2016 Election Theory

He blames Google for 2016 popular vote loss

(Newser) - Losing the popular vote in 2016 apparently still stings for President Trump, who repeated a claim Monday that undecided voters ended up choosing Hillary Clinton because of search engine bias. "Wow, Report Just Out! Google manipulated from 2.6 million to 16 million votes for Hillary Clinton in 2016...

Report: Russia Hack Infiltrated Election Systems in Every State

Senate Intelligence Committee report outlines a 'cascading intelligence failure,' per 'NYT'

(Newser) - On Wednesday, ex-special counsel Robert Mueller testified Russia was gearing up to again meddle in US elections. On Thursday, a bipartisan report released by the Senate Intelligence Committee further details just why Mueller's statement is so concerning. The standout point of the first volume of the panel's findings:...

Fla. Gov: Russians Hacked 2 Counties' Voting Systems

He says the FBI won't let him say which 2

(Newser) - Florida's governor says Russian hackers breached voter databases in two counties during the 2016 election—but he's not allowed to say which two. At a press conference Tuesday, Gov. Ron DeSantis said FBI and Homeland Security officials asked him to sign a nondisclosure agreement, Politico reports. He said...

Sanders Says God Wanted Trump to Be President

'That's why he's there'

(Newser) - President Trump is in the White House because that's where God wants him, according to Sarah Sanders. The White House press secretary told the Christian Broadcasting Network in an interview aired Wednesday that she believes the Trump presidency is part of God's plan. "I think God calls...

Millennials Least Likely to Share Fake News on Facebook
Seniors Cited
for Spread of Fake
News on Facebook

Seniors Cited for Spread of Fake News on Facebook

Users 65 and older share more fake articles than any other group: study

(Newser) - The worst spreaders of fake news across Facebook aren't the young'uns you'd expect to be glued to social media. Facebook users older than 65 share the most—almost seven times as many bogus articles as those ages 18 to 29, according to research by NYU and Princeton....

Trump Team Sought Israeli Firm's Help to Defeat 'Bear'

Mueller looks into Rick Gates' outreach to intel company Psy-Group to wage online attacks

(Newser) - Robert Mueller is looking into the Trump campaign's discussions with an Israeli intelligence firm to go after opponents in the 2016 election campaign, reports the New York Times . Specifically, campaign official Rick Gates asked a company called Psy-Group—made up mostly of former Israeli intelligence agents—for proposals on...

New Book: Yes, Russia Got Trump Elected
Another 'Incendiary' Book
on Trump Hits Shelves

Another 'Incendiary' Book on Trump Hits Shelves

This one argues that Russians did indeed turn the election

(Newser) - Another book on the Trump presidency is coming out, and it won't be received well at the White House. In fact, it "promises to be incendiary," writes Jane Mayer at the New Yorker . The title should explain why: Cyberwar: How Russian Hackers and Trolls Helped Elect a ...

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