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GOP plans release of House interviews in Russia probe

Sep. 17, 2018 12:13 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House intelligence committee chairman says he plans to release the transcripts of dozens of private interviews conducted during its investigation into Russian election-meddling and would push the director of national intelligence to declassify others. "I think full transparency is in...

GOP push to release House interviews in Russia investigation

Sep. 16, 2018 6:17 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House intelligence committee chairman said Sunday he plans to release the transcripts of dozens of private interviews conducted during its investigation into Russian election-meddling and would push the director of national intelligence to declassify others. "I think full transparency...

Ex-Trump adviser Papadopoulos says he'd testify in Senate

Sep. 13, 2018 8:42 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — George Papadopoulos, the former Trump campaign adviser who triggered the Russia investigation, is willing to testify before the Senate intelligence committee, said his lawyer, Thomas Breen. Now that the criminal case is resolved, Breen said, "we'll make him available upon a proper...

The Latest: Florence now a Category 2 storm, still dangerous

Sep. 12, 2018 11:17 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The Latest on Hurricane Florence (all times local): 11:00 p.m. Hurricane Florence has been downgraded to a Category 2 storm but it is still considered an extremely dangerous and life-threatening storm. As of 11 p.m., the storm was centered 280 miles (455 kilometers) east southeast of...

Papadopoulos says he'd testify in Senate

Sep. 12, 2018 11:17 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — George Papadopoulos, the former Trump campaign adviser who triggered the Russia investigation, is willing to testify before the Senate intelligence committee, Thomas Breen, his lawyer, said Wednesday. Now that the criminal case is resolved, Breen said, "we'll make him available upon a...

Facebook, Twitter pledge to defend against foreign intrusion

Sep. 5, 2018 6:44 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Facebook and Twitter executives assured Congress on Wednesday that they are aggressively working to root out foreign attempts to sow discord in America, and they pledged to better protect their social networks against manipulation during the 2018 midterm elections and beyond. Facebook's...

The Latest: Twitter CEO says 'shadow ban' not impartial

Sep. 5, 2018 3:43 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on executives from social media companies and their appearances before Congress (all times local): 3:30 p.m. Lawmakers are sparring over whether a now-reversed change to auto-suggestions on Twitter unfairly hurt Democrats or Republicans more. Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey isn't...

Twitter, Facebook set to defend polices ahead of midterms

Sep. 4, 2018 7:41 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Facebook and Twitter executives plan to defend their companies in two congressional hearings Wednesday, arguing they are aggressively trying to root out foreign actors who want to do the United States harm just weeks before the midterm elections. Twitter's CEO will also face angry...

Election security bill backers say delay helps Russia

Sep. 4, 2018 10:15 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Just two months before the midterm elections, bipartisan legislation to try to prevent foreign hacking into U.S. election systems is stalled in Congress as the White House and some Republicans worry it could exert too much federal control over the states. Supporters of the bill say the...

DC lobbyist admits to failing to file as a foreign agent

Aug. 31, 2018 5:02 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A business associate of a co-defendant of former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort pleaded guilty Friday to failing to register as a foreign agent for a Ukrainian political party and also admitted his role in a $50,000 donation scheme involving the presidential inauguration. W. Samuel...