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Senators push sanctions to send Putin message on election interference

“WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A pair of prominent Republican U.S. senators said on Sunday that the United States needs to prepare new sanctions against Russia to discourage interference in upcoming elections” writes Midwest Communications Inc for 95kqds.com. “If our bill passes and the director of national intelligence says they interfered in 2018, these very tough sanctions will hit them. Source: 95kqds.com Share This:

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Rubio and Graham call for stronger Russian sanctions if the Kremlin commits election interference again

“Senator Marco Rubio wants a vote on a bill called DETER that would impose new sanctions if US intelligence officials determine Russia meddled in U.S. elections” writes Pete Schroeder for businessinsider.com. Under pressure from Congress, which last year passed a tough sanctions law targeting Russia, the US Treasury in April imposed sanctions on Russian officials and oligarchs for election meddling and “malign” activities.”If our bill passes and the director of national intelligence says they interfered in 2018, these very tough sanctions will hit them. Source: businessinsider.com Share This:

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Trump denies wrongdoing, says lawyer’s tape ‘perhaps illegal’

“Moscow denies U.S. allegations that it interfered in the election and Trump denies any campaign ties to Russian officials” writes Midwest Communications Inc for 95kqds.com. Before the election, the Trump campaign denied any knowledge of payment to McDougal, but the taped conversation could undermine those denials.”Even more inconceivable that a lawyer would tape a client – totally unheard of & perhaps illegal.The existence of the audio recording was first reported by the New York Times, which said Trump and Cohen discussed a potential payment to McDougal. Source: 95kqds.com Share This:

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The Trouble With Brennan & Clapper’s Political War vs. Trump

“The political war being waged against President Trump is both despicable and effective” reports realclearpolitics.com. The central campaign in this political war has been to pit Trump against the intelligence community.This political war is far from over.The indictments gave lie to the assertion that the Justice Department and the intelligence community are not political. Source: realclearpolitics.com Share This:

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The entire Republican Party is becoming a Russian asset

“The truth is that the entire GOP is well on its way to becoming a Russian asset” writes Paul Waldman for washingtonpost.com. First he performed a pathetic ritual of subservience before Vladimir Putin, standing beside the Russian leader — after a private meeting between the two, which no aides were permitted to attend — and dismissing the copious evidence of a Russian attack on the 2016 election in deference to Putin’s word. Source: washingtonpost.com Share This:

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Microsoft stops a Russian attempt at hacking 2018 midterm elections

“Less than a week after the United States government charged 12 Russian officers for hacking in the 2016 presidential election, Microsoft is accusing the same Russian intelligence agency of using a phishing scheme to hack at least three additional candidates in the 2018 midterm election” writes Mark Coppock for digitaltrends.com. Similar to the discovery of Russian-linked hacking on the 2018 elections, Microsoft’s security team found that spoofed domains were used in the 2016 election hacks. Source: digitaltrends.com Share This:

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WhatsApp to bring fake news verification model ahead of 2019 elections in India

“WhatsApp and the Election Commission of India are coming together to tackle the problem of misinformation and fake news ahead of the 2019 General Elections in India” reports firstpost.com. To verify the authenticity of the news or messages, it will use the same model as that was used during the elections in Mexico by WhatsApp.According to a BBC report, this election was flooded by bots, trolls, and fake accounts to sway the electoral vote. Source: firstpost.com Share This:

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