NBC News Publishes Database of 200,000 Tweets Connected to Russian Fake Accounts

NBC News Publishes Database of 200,000 Tweets Connected to Russian Fake Accounts

NBC News has published a list of more than 200,000 tweets that Twitter has said emanated from Russian-linked accounts trying to spread disinformation during the 2016 U.S. presidential election.  The tweets contain inflammatory messaging and focus on divisive, partisan issues in an effort to sow disunity and discord in U.S. society. Twitter submitted a list of 3,814 account names it believes were connected to Russian disinformation campaigns to Congress, last year.  The company has since suspended those accounts.  But in…

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Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats: U.S. Under Attack from Cyber Sources

Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats: U.S. Under Attack from Cyber Sources

The Director of National Intelligence, testifying before the Senate Intelligence Committee today, said that the U.S. remains under Cyber attack and that the attacks are continuous.  “Frankly, the United States is under attack.  Under attack by entities that are using cyber to penetrate virtually every major action that takes place in the United States,” Dan Coats said. “Frankly, the United States is under attack,” Dan Coats says. “Some of these actors, including Russia, are likely to pursue even more aggressive cyber attacks with…

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Former Attorney General Holder Believes Mueller Could Bring an Obstruction of Justice Case Against President Trump

Former Attorney General Holder Believes Mueller Could Bring an Obstruction of Justice Case Against President Trump

Former Attorney General under President Obama Eric Holder believes special counsel Robert Mueller could pursue an obstruction of justice case against President Donald Trump if he so chose.  “Is there a technical case there now?” Holder said.  “I think so. Now.” There is an ongoing debate in legal circles as to whether a sitting president could be charged with such a crime.  Some say the law prohibits a charge.  Others believe he cannot be indicted at all. Holder disagrees, saying…

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