Tag: WikiLeaks

Assange to Testify on Being Recorded in Embassy in London

MADRID — This much has become clear in recent weeks: When Julian Assange, the WikiLeaks founder, was living in Ecuador’s embassy in London, someone was spying on him, recording his private conversations. The question is: Who ordered the surveillance? Mr. Assange — in jail in Britain and facing prosecution in the United States — is […]

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Sweden drops investigation into Julian Assange over rape allegation

Swedish authorities are ending their investigation into an allegation of rape against WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, the country’s deputy chief prosecutor has announced. US authorities have prepared charges to seek the arrest of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, US officials familiar with the matter tell CNN. Deputy director of public prosecution Eva-Marie Persson made the announcement at […]

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Donald Trump, Corruption Fighter?

Republican defenders of Donald Trump have argued that he withheld congressionally mandated military aid to Ukraine and a promised White House meeting because he wanted assurances that Ukraine’s new president, Volodymyr Zelensky, was serious about fighting corruption. Sworn testimony in the House impeachment inquiry on Friday obliterated that defense, revealing that Mr. Trump was interested […]

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Trump associate Roger Stone found guilty of lies that protected Trump

Longtime Trump associate Roger Stone was found guilty on Friday of lying to Congress and other charges in a case that has shed new light on President Donald Trump’s anticipation of the release of stolen Democratic emails in 2016 by WikiLeaks. Stone, a political operative, was found guilty of all seven counts brought by the Justice Department, […]

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Roger Stone Is Found Guilty in Trial That Revived Trump-Russia Saga

WASHINGTON — Roger J. Stone Jr., a former aide and longtime friend of President Trump, was found guilty on Friday of obstructing a congressional investigation into Russia’s interference in the 2016 election in what prosecutors said was an effort to protect Mr. Trump. Mr. Stone, 67, was charged with lying to the House Intelligence Committee, […]

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Roger Stone Lied to Protect Trump, Prosecutors Argue at Trial

WASHINGTON — Focusing squarely on his ties to President Trump, federal prosecutors argued Wednesday that Roger J. Stone Jr. blatantly obstructed a congressional investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election because the truth “would look really bad” for Mr. Trump. In closing arguments in Mr. Stone’s obstruction of justice trial, prosecutors argued that he […]

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Trump Predicted More Leaks Amid WikiLeaks Releases in 2016, Ex-Aide Testifies

WASHINGTON — Donald J. Trump told a top aide during the height of the 2016 campaign that “more information would be coming” — an apparent reference to upcoming releases by WikiLeaks of hacked Democratic emails, the aide, Rick Gates, said on Tuesday during testimony in the trial of Roger J. Stone Jr. The candidate made […]

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In the Roger Stone Trial, Trump Is Also in the Dock

Roger Stone, a longtime confidant of Donald Trump, is an inveterate liar and a self-proclaimed dirty trickster. Not even his legal team disputes this. In fact, as Mr. Stone went on trial this week in federal court in Washington on charges of lying to Congress and witness tampering, his lawyers have built a defense in […]

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The Lore of ‘The Godfather’ Resurfaces at Roger Stone’s Trial

As Roger J. Stone Jr. goes on trial in Washington, accused of obstructing investigations into a possible conspiracy to influence the 2016 election, one piece of evidence has nothing to do with Russia, Hillary Clinton’s emails, WikiLeaks or the Trump administration. It’s Mr. Stone’s mentions of a character from “The Godfather: Part II” who gives […]

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Roger Stone Lied to Protect Trump, Prosecutor Says

WASHINGTON — A federal prosecutor on Wednesday charged that Roger J. Stone Jr. lied repeatedly to a congressional committee about his efforts to contact WikiLeaks during the 2016 presidential election because “the truth looked bad for the Trump campaign and the truth looked bad for Donald Trump.” In his opening statement in Mr. Stone’s trial […]

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Trial of Roger Stone Will Revive Saga of Trump and Russian Interference

WASHINGTON — Just as a rapidly spreading impeachment investigation has riveted attention on whether President Trump tried to pressure a foreign ally to bolster his 2020 campaign, a criminal trial set to open in Washington is refocusing attention on the last presidential election, and Russia’s interference in it. The trial of Roger J. Stone Jr., […]

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Hillary Clinton Reads Her Emails at Venice Art Show

In a moment that combined political theater and performance art, Hillary Clinton was reunited with her emails at an exhibition in Italy this week. And she wants Republicans to know it. “Someone alert the House G.O.P.,” she wrote on Twitter on Thursday, captioning a picture of her seated with reams of paper that were part […]

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Mueller’s Skepticism of Trump’s Truthfulness Heightens Impeachment Debate

WASHINGTON — In late summer 2016, after WikiLeaks had published its first tranche of stolen Democratic emails, Donald J. Trump received a phone call while riding to La Guardia Airport and then told an aide that more damaging releases were coming. But Mr. Trump denied to the special counsel, Robert S. Mueller III, that he […]

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‘They’re Doing It as We Sit Here’

If you were searching for a metaphor for the withering ideal of American public service — the one that puts country before party, truth before “narrative” or “brand” — it’d be hard to do better than the painful spectacle of Robert Mueller trying, in his halting voice, to sound the alarm on Wednesday about Russian […]

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Roger Stone Is Barred From Social Media After Posts Attacking Russia Inquiry

WASHINGTON — A federal judge on Tuesday ordered President Trump’s former adviser Roger J. Stone Jr. off social media, declaring that he violated a gag order by using Instagram and other platforms to attack the special counsel’s investigation and officials tied to it. Mr. Stone, a self-described dirty trickster, is awaiting trial in November on […]

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Expansion of Secrecy Law for Intelligence Operatives Alarms Free Press Advocates

WASHINGTON — The C.I.A. is quietly pushing Congress to significantly expand the scope of a law that makes it a crime to disclose the identities of undercover intelligence agents, raising alarms among advocates of press freedoms. The agency has proposed extending a 1982 law, the Intelligence Identities Protection Act, which makes it a crime to […]

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4 Disturbing Details You May Have Missed in the Mueller Report

After two years of silence, Special Counsel Robert Mueller recently made his first public remarks — to complain, it seemed, that no one had read his report. “We chose those words carefully,” Mr. Mueller said, “and the work speaks for itself.” But at a dense 440-plus pages, if the report speaks for itself, it takes […]

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Why Are the Australian Police Rummaging Through Journalists’ Files?

It is typical of authoritarian governments that assail press freedoms to claim they are defending national security, since any effort by the news media to expose official misconduct can be construed as a revelation of state “secrets.” And it is typical of democratic governments to recognize that this role of the press is essential to […]

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