Democrats faulted Republicans on the House Intelligence Committee for cutting short their investigation of Russian meddling in the 2016 election. But the final report still had nuggets of new information.

Thomas Frank • 5 months ago

The new information came during interviews this week with House Democratic members. The contact Wylie revealed was “substantive and separate” from previously reported contacts between Julian Assange and Cambridge CEO Alexander Nix, the members of Congress told BuzzFeed News.

Thomas Frank • 5 months ago

In comments to BuzzFeed News, a senior official says he doesn't believe Rosenstein's job is in danger because of the Mueller probe.

Thomas Frank • 6 months ago

Alexander Nix answered "no" to a question about whether Cambridge Analytica had obtained bulk data from Facebook.

Thomas Frank • 6 months ago

The move left US attorneys flabbergasted since they had assumed the 13 Russians and three companies indicted by special counsel Robert Mueller wouldn't mount a legal defense.

Thomas Frank • 6 months ago

Roger Gabb, who supported Britain's withdrawal from the EU, stepped down quietly last month as a director of SCL, one day after Christopher Wylie testified before parliament. Why he resigned is unclear.

Thomas Frank • 6 months ago

In an August 2017 memo from Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein to special counsel Robert Mueller, Rosenstein says Mueller can investigate allegations Manafort colluded with Russia.

Thomas Frank • 6 months ago

Alex van der Zwaan pleaded guilty in February to lying to the FBI about his contacts in September and October 2016 with an alleged former Russian intelligence agent and Trump campaign adviser Rick Gates. He's to be sentenced Tuesday.

Thomas Frank • 6 months ago

The current narrative is that Gina Haspel, Trump's pick to lead the CIA, was just following her boss's orders. The record suggests she pushed for their destruction.

Thomas Frank • 6 months ago

In a letter to Gina Haspel, Trump's nominee to lead the CIA, McCain describes a Libyan woman whose abuse took place in 2004 "as several American intelligence officers watched." He asked, "do you believe actions like these were justified?"

Thomas Frank • 6 months ago

Four major news organizations have issued corrections in recent days. Still, Sen. Rand Paul on Sunday reiterated his opposition to her nomination.

Thomas Frank • 7 months ago

BuzzFeed News reached that conclusion after reviewing court documents. Late Thursday, ProPublica acknowledged that it had erred in reporting that she had been present for Abu Zubaydah's interrogation.

Thomas Frank • 7 months ago

The new sanctions appear to accept special counsel Robert Mueller's findings of how Russia sought to influence the 2016 election.

Thomas Frank • 7 months ago

A tax court case provides insight into Aras Agalarov's early business dealings before he became a billionaire linked to Vladimir Putin.

Thomas Frank • 7 months ago

Gina Haspel, whom Trump named to replace Mike Pompeo as CIA director, ran a black site in Thailand where two suspected terrorists were tortured during the Bush administration.

Thomas Frank • 7 months ago

Normally, details like those disclosed in the 37-page indictment would be classified, not released to the public.

Thomas Frank • 7 months ago

The former US attorney general also said he believes Trump could fire special counsel Robert Mueller.

Thomas Frank • 7 months ago

The Russian effort was spelled out in last week's indictment of 13 Russians for interfering in the election, prompting experts to again debate the impact of lower black turnout.

Thomas Frank • 7 months ago

The Russians indicted Friday had contacts with several members of the Trump election campaign, according to the indictment.

Thomas Frank • 8 months ago

A second "dossier" is circulating among Republicans in Washington that they say shows the Clintons' influence on the FBI's investigation. But the evidence of that is lacking.

Thomas Frank • 8 months ago