Tag: Russia

Treasury Department Hits Ukranian and Russian Individuals With Sanctions

The Treasury Department has sanctions individuals from Russia and Ukraine for election interference. According to The Hill: One of the individuals added to the list was Andrii Derkach, a Ukrainian member of parliament, who was cited by William Evanina, the director of the National Counterintelligence and Security Center, last month for spreading disinformation to “undermine”

DHS Chief Chad Wolf Slams Inaccurate ABC Report

Department of Homeland Security Acting Secretary Chad Wolf responded harshly to an “inaccurate” ABC report. According to The Daily Wire: Acting Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Chad Wolf responded Wednesday to an ABC News report that claimed that the department withheld information that Russia was seeking to damage Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden by

White House Responds to Poisoning of Putin Critic

The White House has responded to the poisoning of Putin critic Alexei Navalny. According to The Hill: The White House on Wednesday condemned the poisoning of a prominent critic of Russian President Vladimir Putin with the use of a chemical agent. A spokesman for the National Security Council called the findings that nerve agent Novichok was used against

Senate GOP Come to Trump’s Defense on Russian Bounties

Senate Republicans are defending President Trump’s response to Russian bounties as Democrat’s work to churn up another scandal. According to The Hill: Senate Republicans are defending President Trump’s handling of intelligence claiming that Russia’s military intelligence units offered bounties to Taliban militants to kill U.S. troops, arguing the evidence of bounties has not received sufficient verification.

Trump Defends Plan to Invite Russia to G-7

President Trump plans to invite Russia to the G-7 for the first time since they were kicked out in 2014. The G-7 will be held in the United States this year. According to The Hill: President Trump on Wednesday defended his plans to invite Russia to the Group of Seven (G-7) summit this year despite its

Acting DNI Declassifies Russia Probe Files as he Prepares to Exit

Acting Director of National Intelligence Richard Grenell has declassified files related to the Russia probe as he prepares to exit. It will be up to incoming DNI John Ratcliffe on whether or not to release them. According to Fox News: Richard Grenell has declassified a new batch of Russia probe documents on his way out as acting

US Withdrawing From Open Skies Tready Over Russian Violations

The United States, led by the Trump administration will withdraw from the Open Skies Treaty. The treaty includes Russia and 34 other countries. The US cited multiple violations as Russia for the reason but there are rumblings this was done to clear the way as the US ramps up its defenses against China. According to

Trump Admin Hits Russian Oil Company With Venezuelan Sanctions

The Trump administration has imposed Venezuelan sanctions on a Russian oil company that worked closely with the company. According to The Hill: The Trump administration Tuesday announced sanctions on a subsidiary of Russian oil giant Rosneft for trading Venezuelan oil and gas. Senior administration officials warned the sanctions against Rosneft Trading SA and its vice

Trump Admin Prepares Rule to Keep Tech out of our Enemies’ Hands

The Trump administration is preparing to issue a new rule that will keep sensitive technology out of the hands of our enemies, especially the Chinese. According to The Hill: The Trump administration is preparing a set of rules that will limit sensitive technology exports to China and other U.S. rivals, Reuters reported Tuesday. The Commerce Department is