Report: Tech Company In Steele Dossier May Have Been Used To Support DNC Hack

The report by a former top FBI cybersecurity official was filed in federal court by BuzzFeed News in its defense against a lawsuit over the publication of the dossier.

Ken Bensinger • 7 days ago

These Secret Files Show How The Trump Moscow Talks Unfolded While Trump Heaped Praise On Putin

Ahead of Michael Cohen’s testimony, read the original paper trail behind the campaign to build Europe’s tallest tower in Moscow — and how it played out alongside Donald Trump’s presidential campaign.

Azeen Ghorayshi • One month ago

A Lobbyist At The Trump Tower Meeting Received Half A Million Dollars In Suspicious Payments

A bank flagged transactions, including large cash deposits, made before and after Rinat Akhmetshin attended the 2016 Trump Tower meeting.

Emma Loop • One month ago

President Trump Directed His Attorney Michael Cohen To Lie To Congress About The Moscow Tower Project

Trump received 10 personal updates from Michael Cohen and encouraged a planned meeting with Vladimir Putin. Update: The office of the special counsel is disputing BuzzFeed News’ report.

Jason Leopold • 2 months ago

Russian Agents Sought Secret US Treasury Records On Clinton Backers During 2016 Campaign

Whistleblowers said the Americans were exchanging messages with unsecure Gmail accounts set up by their Russian counterparts as the US election heated up.

Anthony Cormier • 3 months ago

The Trump Organization Planned To Give Vladimir Putin The $50 Million Penthouse In Trump Tower Moscow

During the presidential campaign, Michael Cohen discussed the matter with a representative of Putin’s press secretary, according to two US sources.

Anthony Cormier • 3 months ago

The Planners Of The Trump Tower Meeting Moved Millions, And Mueller Is Now Investigating

Documents show suspicious transfers began six days before the controversial meeting.

Anthony Cormier • 6 months ago

A Series Of Suspicious Money Transfers Followed The Trump Tower Meeting

Investigators are focused on two bursts of banking activity — one shortly after the June 2016 meeting, the other immediately after the presidential election.

Anthony Cormier • 6 months ago

Here's Why The FBI And Mueller Are Investigating "Suspicious" Transactions By Russian Diplomats

The former Russian ambassador received a salary payment twice as large as past years, and bankers blocked a $150,000 withdrawal.

Jason Leopold • 6 months ago

GOP Operative Made "Suspicious" Cash Withdrawals During Pursuit Of Clinton Emails

Peter W. Smith withdrew $4,900 in cash the day after he finalized a plan to work with “dark web” hackers.

Jason Leopold • 7 months ago

Here Is The Money Trail From The Russian "Agent" And Her Republican Partner

Federal investigators say some of the money went to Maria Butina’s campaign to help Russia infiltrate American politics.

Jason Leopold • 7 months ago

Here Are The Documents Recovered From Michael Cohen’s Shredder

“NEVER MET: Donald Trump, George Lucas, Harrison Ford, Steven Spielberg, Michael Jackson, The Jackson’s family, Sony.”

Jason Leopold • 8 months ago

Ivanka Trump Was In Contact With A Russian Who Offered A Trump-Putin Meeting

Her contact, a Russian Olympic weightlifter, said a meeting between Trump and Putin could expedite a Trump tower in Moscow.

Anthony Cormier • 9 months ago

Trump Moscow: The Definitive Story Of How Trump’s Team Worked The Russian Deal During The Campaign

On the day of the third Republican presidential debate, Trump personally signed the letter of intent.

Anthony Cormier • 10 months ago

A Former Russian Spy Worked On A Trump Moscow Deal During The Presidential Campaign

While Trump was running for president, his business team was trying to develop a Trump tower in Moscow — with the help of a former Russian military intelligence officer. But in a twist, that former officer also provided intelligence to the US.

Jason Leopold • 11 months ago

Robert Mueller Is Asking About This Little-Known Chapter Of Michael Cohen’s New York Life

The raid on President Trump’s personal lawyer may have involved a surprising period in Cohen’s life. The special counsel has been asking questions about it and the controversial businesspeople who were his partners at the time.

Anthony Cormier • 11 months ago

Senate Investigators Spent 7 Hours Interviewing A Former Trump Business Associate Who Tried To Get Him A Deal With Moscow

Felix Sater is one of the most mysterious figures in the Trump-Russia investigation and has spoken previously to special counsel Robert Mueller and the House Intelligence Committee.

Emma Loop • 11 months ago

The US Death Of Putin’s Media Czar Was Murder, Trump Dossier Author Christopher Steele Tells The FBI

The author of the famous Trump dossier provided a secret report to the FBI asserting that RT founder Mikhail Lesin was bludgeoned to death by thugs hired by an oligarch close to Putin. Three other sources independently told the FBI the same basic story, contradicting the government’s finding that Lesin’s death was accidental.

Jason Leopold • 12 months ago

How A Player In The Trump-Russia Scandal Led A Double Life As An American Spy

Felix Sater has been cast as a Russian mafioso, a career criminal, and a key business associate of President Donald Trump's — but he spent more than two decades as an intelligence asset who helped the US government track terrorists and mobsters. “Greed is my go-to weapon.”

Anthony Cormier • One year ago

Manafort Under Scrutiny For $40 Million In “Suspicious” Transactions

As the special counsel investigated President Donald Trump’s former campaign manager Paul Manafort, authorities obtained details on “suspicious” banking activity that was first unearthed in 2014 and 2015. Those records were part of an FBI operation to track international kleptocracy that ultimately failed, but which Robert Mueller’s team resurrected.

Jason Leopold • One year ago