The dossier, whose contents remain unverified by the intelligence community, was included in a rare, high-level briefing — and now intelligence officials don’t even know if they can talk about it.
The intelligence community’s assessment that the Kremlin worked to elect Trump is “sound,” he told lawmakers.
Democratic Party officials say the public spat over their hacked servers was a miscommunication.
Officials told BuzzFeed News that hackers had been trying to infiltrate the DNC as recently as five days ago.
The report reasserts that US spy agencies have concluded Russia attempted to swing the election for Donald Trump, but stops short of providing any new details to skeptics.
The Democratic National Committee refused to give FBI investigators access to their hacked servers, according to an FBI statement, a conclusion the president-elect was quick to embrace.
The Democratic National Committee tells BuzzFeed News that the bureau “never requested access” to the servers the White House and intelligence community say were hacked by Russia.
The US announced earlier on Thursday that two sites — one in Maryland, one in New York — would be shuttered as a penalty for Russian hacking during the election.
At the start of his presidency, Donald Trump may have to crackdown on Russian spies and diplomats — a move at odds with his push to improve relations with the Kremlin.
The Obama administration’s failure to fully reckon with fallout from the Bush-era torture program is already being exploited by the program’s supporters — who will soon have an ally in the White House.
The leak that the CIA briefed Congress on the hacks, which took place weeks earlier than reported, has officials worried that further investigations will be tainted by politics.
A coroner found the detainee’s treatment in custody contributed to his death. Yet Gen. David Petraeus and other top officials blocked an autopsy that would have determined whether he had been abused by US troops.
James Mitchell, a military psychologist who engineered the now-defunct program, defended the severe interrogation practices that are favored by many Trump advisors.
The controversial general who’ll be advising Trump on national security, will have KT McFarland as his deputy, someone who advocates torture and profiling Muslims.
“This is beyond propaganda, that’s my understanding.”
Several wards in North and West Philadelphia saw turnout dip by 10% or more compared with 2012 levels — but even if Clinton had matched Obama’s vote count, she still would have lost Pennsylvania.
Retired Lt. Gen. Mike Flynn — who has issued broad condemnations of Islam and has ties to Russia — will be Trump’s right-hand man on national security issues.
To Trump or not to Trump?
“It’s really devastating to think about the possibility that all the work that we’ve done could be rolled back.”