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Prosecutors: Russian hackers exploit US cyber vulnerability

Jul. 17, 2018 5:41 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Exactly seven months before the 2016 presidential election, Russian government hackers made it onto a Democratic committee's network. One of their carefully crafted fraudulent emails had hit pay dirt, enticing an employee to click a link and enter her password. That breach of the...

AP FACT CHECK: Trump isolated in view of Russia meddling

Jul. 17, 2018 5:30 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said he sees no reason why Russia would have interfered in the 2016 election. Minutes earlier, on the same platform, Russian President Vladimir Putin offered a reason, even while denying Moscow ever meddled: He wanted Trump to win. A sampling of their statements...

Analysis: Trump's summit performance widely panned

Jul. 17, 2018 5:15 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump's "America First" slogan morphed into "Me First" as the president unloaded on the U.S. intelligence community and Justice Department to portray himself as the victim of a conspiracy to deny him legitimacy. Trump also blamed American "foolishness and stupidity" for the poor...

Trump returns from summit with Putin to forceful criticism

Jul. 17, 2018 4:55 AM EDT

HELSINKI (AP) — In an extraordinary embrace of a longtime U.S. enemy, President Donald Trump openly questioned his own intelligence agencies' firm finding that Russia meddled in the 2016 U.S. election to his benefit, seeming to accept Russian President Vladimir Putin's insistence that Moscow's hands were...

US arrests, accuses woman of acting as Russian agent

Jul. 17, 2018 12:33 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A 29-year-old gun-rights activist served as a covert Russian agent while living in Washington, gathering intelligence on American officials and political organizations and working to establish back-channel lines of communications for the Kremlin, federal prosecutors charged Monday. The...

Republicans join Democrats in condemning Trump's remarks

Jul. 17, 2018 12:28 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — "Bizarre." ''Shameful." ''Disgraceful." That's the swift and sweeping condemnation directed at President Donald Trump on Monday after he sided with Russian President Vladimir Putin during a stunning appearance in Helsinki — and that's just from the Republicans. Lawmakers in both...

Russian hackers used US online infrastructure against itself

Jul. 16, 2018 10:51 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Exactly seven months before the 2016 presidential election, Russian government hackers made it onto a Democratic committee's network. One of their carefully crafted fraudulent emails had hit pay dirt, enticing an employee to click a link and enter her password. That breach of the...

Wave of condemnation hits Trump after summit with Putin

Jul. 16, 2018 10:32 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — "Bizarre." ''Shameful." ''Disgraceful." That's the swift and sweeping condemnation directed at President Donald Trump on Monday after he sided with Russian President Vladimir Putin during a stunning appearance in Helsinki — and that's just from the Republicans. Lawmakers in both...

Trump embraces longtime US foe Putin, doubting own intel

Jul. 16, 2018 10:28 PM EDT

HELSINKI (AP) — In an extraordinary embrace of a longtime U.S. enemy, President Donald Trump on Monday openly questioned his own intelligence agencies' firm finding that Russia meddled in the 2016 U.S. election to his benefit, seeming to accept Russian President Vladimir Putin's insistence that Moscow's...

Trump: Putin made 'incredible offer' in Russian hacking case

Jul. 16, 2018 6:14 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said Monday that Russian President Vladimir Putin privately made an "incredible offer" to help American investigators in their prosecution of 12 Russian intelligence officers accused of hacking crimes during the 2016 presidential election season. "He offered to have...