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Russian hackers claim to have compromising information on Trump

WASHINGTON  – Classified documents presented last week to President-elect Donald Trump included allegations that Russian operatives claim to have compromising information about him, The allegations were in a two-page synopsis appended to a report presented by U.S. intelligence officials to Trump and President Barack Obama on Russian interference in the 2016 election, CNN said, citing multiple U.S. officials with direct ...

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Fox News Settled Sexual Harassment Allegations Against Bill O’Reilly, Documents Show

In the weeks after Roger Ailes was ousted as the chairman of Fox News in July amid a sexual harassment scandal, company executives secretly struck an agreement with a longtime broadcast personality who had come forward with similar accusations about the network’s top host, Bill O’Reilly. The employee, Juliet Huddy, had said that Mr. O’Reilly pursued a sexual relationship with ...

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Intelligence chiefs briefed Trump and Obama on unconfirmed claims Russia has compromising information on president-elect

The Post’s Rosalind S. Helderman explains the questions around the unconfirmed claims Russia has compromising information on Trump. A classified report delivered to President Obama and President-elect Donald Trump last week included a section summarizing allegations that Russian intelligence services have compromising material and information on Trump’s personal life and finances, U.S. officials said. The officials said that U.S. intelligence ...

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Kremlin says it has no compromising dossier on Trump

© AP Photo/Seth Wenig Kremlin press secretary Dmitry Peskov talks to a reporter in New York, Nov. 10, 2016. The Kremlin said on Wednesday it was “total nonsense” that Russian officials had assembled a file of compromising information on U.S. President-elect Donald Trump. Two U.S. officials said on Tuesday evening that the heads of four U.S. intelligence agencies had last ...

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Trump Says Focus on Russian Hacking Is a ‘Political Witch Hunt’

WASHINGTON — President-elect Donald J. Trump said in an interview Friday morning that the storm surrounding Russian hacking during the presidential campaign is a political witch hunt being carried out by his adversaries, who he said were embarrassed by their loss to him in the election last year. Mr. Trump spoke to The New York Times by telephone three hours ...

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IS claims New Year’s attack on Istanbul nightclub

Click to expand Replay Video     ISTANBUL (AP) — The Islamic State group on Monday claimed responsibility for the New Year’s attack at a popular Istanbul nightclub that killed 39 people and wounded scores of others. The IS-linked Aamaq News Agency said the attack was carried by a “heroic soldier of the caliphate who attacked the most famous nightclub ...

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Trump questions quest for cybersecurity: ‘No computer is safe’

President-elect Donald Trump has repeatedly questioned whether critical computer networks can ever be protected from intruders, alarming cybersecurity experts who say his comments could upend more than a decade of national cybersecurity policy and put both government and private data at risk. Asked late Saturday about Russian hacking allegations and his cybersecurity plans, Trump told reporters that “no computer is ...

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Four Cabinet nominations that could blow up in Donald Trump’s face

With a 52-to-48 Senate majority next month, Republicans will have power in numbers. But a handful of independent-minded GOP senators could arguably have even more power. Just three Republicans could derail some of Donald Trump’s critical Cabinet-level nominations, which need to be approved by a 51-vote majority of the U.S. Senate. (After Senate Democrats got rid of the filibuster in 2013 for ...

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Obama vs Trump: Dispute erupts over who would have won

please one ads click HONOLULU (AP) — In an alternate universe in which President Barack Obama ran for a third term against Donald Trump, who would have won? No surprise: The president and the president-elect disagree. A fresh dispute erupted Monday between Obama and his successor, spurred by Obama’s hypothetical musings that had he run again, he would have been ...

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Wielding Claims of ‘Fake News,’ Conservatives Take Aim at Mainstream Media

WASHINGTON — The C.I.A., the F.B.I. and the White House may all agree that Russia was behind the hacking that interfered with the election. But that was of no import to the website Breitbart News, which dismissed reports on the intelligence assessment as “left-wing fake news.” Rush Limbaugh has diagnosed a more fundamental problem. “The fake news is the everyday ...

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