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U.S. charges Russians with 2016 U.S. election tampering to boost Trump

Sat, 17 Feb 2018 18:25:38 -0500

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A Russian propaganda arm oversaw a criminal and espionage conspiracy to tamper in the 2016 U.S. presidential campaign to support Donald Trump and disparage Hillary Clinton, said an indictment released on Friday that revealed more details than previously known about Moscow's purported effort to interfere.(image)

Trump ex-aide Manafort accused of bank fraud in bail offer: document

Sat, 17 Feb 2018 18:35:20 -0500

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort has drawn a new accusation of bank fraud from U.S. Special Counsel Robert Mueller's office, according to court documents made public on Friday.(image)

Trump to meet House Speaker Ryan on Sunday in Florida: White House

Sat, 17 Feb 2018 16:41:48 -0500

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (Reuters) - President Donald Trump will meet Republican Speaker of the House of Representatives Paul Ryan at Trump's Florida resort on Sunday to discuss legislative priorities, White House spokeswoman Jessica Ditto said.(image)

Facebook plans to use U.S. mail to verify IDs of election ad buyers

Sat, 17 Feb 2018 16:14:34 -0500

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Facebook Inc will start using postcards sent by U.S. mail later this year to verify the identities and location of people who want to purchase U.S. election-related advertising on its site, a senior company executive said on Saturday.(image)

Russian indictments could set stage for more Mueller charges

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 18:40:39 -0500

(Reuters) - Special Counsel Robert Mueller's indictment of 13 Russian individuals and three organizations for allegedly interfering in the 2016 U.S. presidential election sets the stage for the prosecution of Americans who may have helped the Russian effort, some legal experts said.(image)

Confluence of crises crashes Trump's 'Infrastructure Week'

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 18:58:48 -0500

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - This was supposed to be “Infrastructure Week” for U.S. President Donald Trump, a time to unveil a long-promised plan to create jobs by revitalizing America's roads and bridges.(image)

White House's Kelly tightens security clearance procedures post-scandal

Sat, 17 Feb 2018 14:56:42 -0500

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - White House Chief of Staff John Kelly, under pressure to act, strengthened the process for security clearances for President Donald Trump's aides on Friday in response to a scandal involving a former official accused of domestic abuse by two ex-wives.(image)

U.S. veterans affairs official to retire after report on travel

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 20:16:16 -0500

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The chief of staff to U.S. Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin, named in a report that found "serious derelictions" in a visit to Europe by Shulkin, will retire, the Department of Veterans Affairs said on Friday.(image)

U.S. top court mulls whether to take up 'Dreamers' dispute

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 15:13:06 -0500

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court on Friday discussed in private how to handle President Donald Trump's appeal of a judge's decision blocking his plan to end protections for young illegal immigrants dubbed "Dreamers," and the nine justices could announce as early as Tuesday whether they will take up the case.(image)

Former U.S. presidential candidate Romney announces Utah Senate bid

Sat, 17 Feb 2018 09:40:38 -0500

PROVO, Utah (Reuters) - Former Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney, a frequent critic of President Donald Trump, announced on Friday he would run for a U.S. Senate seat in Utah, confirming months of speculation about a return to national politics.(image)