The lede: “A senior official in the Russian cyberintelligence department that American officials say oversaw last year’s election hacking has been arrested in Moscow on charges of treason, a Russian newspaper reported Wednesday.”
The lede: “American law enforcement and intelligence agencies are examining intercepted communications and financial transactions as part of a broad investigation into possible links between Russian officials and associates of President-elect Donald J. Trump, including his former campaign chairman Paul Manafort, current and former senior American officials said.”
The lede: “Vladimir Putin has dismissed the dossier published last week about alleged links between Moscow and Donald Trump, describing the people who ordered it as “worse than prostitutes”.”
A word made up of the Russian words for “compromising” and “information,” Kompromat involves, in part, catching important people in compromising positions and then using that information to manipulate or destroy them.
A Russian journalist who has experience in dealing with President Vladimir Putin offers some advice to his American colleagues about to deal with U.S. president-elect Donald Trump.
Buzzfeed, the entertainment giant on the web, also does news. In this case, it created a massive shitstorm for U.S. president-elect Donald Trump, releasing an unverified intelligence document that includes allegations of rather salacious behaviour by Trump during a 2013 trip to Moscow.
The lede: “Classified documents presented last week to President Obama and President-elect Trump included allegations that Russian operatives claim to have compromising personal and financial information about Mr. Trump, multiple US officials with direct knowledge of the briefings tell CNN.”
The lede: “The Kremlin broke its silence over the U.S. intelligence report into hacking Monday, saying the allegations are ‘unfounded’ and ‘reminiscent of a witch hunt.’”
On Saturday, the day after U.S. intelligence agencies gave him a report accusing Russia of meddling in the U.S. presidential election, president-elect Donald Trump sent out a series of tweets on the theme of warmer relations with Russia.
The Russians are dumping on a report by U.S. intelligence agencies that alleges Russian involvement in trying to influence the U.S. presidential election in favour of Donald Trump.