“Overwhelming Evidence”: GOP, Dems Call for Investigations Into Russian Election Interference

Lawmakers in Congress are strengthening their call for an official and public inquiry into Russian interference in the 2016 election. Yesterday, Democratic Reps. Eric Swalwell (D-California) and Elijah Cummings (D-Maryland) proposed the “Protecting Our Democracy Act,” legislation to create a 12-member bipartisan, independent commission to investigate Russian meddling. The commission would operate with an initial budget of … Continued

The Real Wikileaks Smoking Gun Points to Trump, not Clinton

An investigative report published in Newsweek reveals that a Russian news organization falsified information and is leaking phony “Hillary Clinton emails” in an attempt to undermine her presidential campaign. Despite widespread speculation that Wikileaks would deliver an “October surprise”––information that could effectively end Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign––its published documents offered no compelling new revelations about the … Continued

Major Shake Up Roils Trump Campaign

[DIGEST: CNN, New York Times] For the second time in two months––and with less than three months until Election Day–– Donald Trump’s campaign has undergone a major staff shakeup. Trump named Stephen Bannon, the executive chairman of conservative website Breitbart News, as his campaign’s chief executive. He also promoted Kellyanne Conway, a senior adviser and … Continued

Turkey Shoots Down Russian Warplane Near Border with Syria.

BBC News reports that Russia and Turkey are each offering differing accounts of exactly what it was that brought the plane down. Russia’s defense ministry claims the jet crashed after being hit by fire from the ground. Turkey, on the other hand, claims that Turkish F-16s took out the plane for violating Turkish airspace. Turkish … Continued

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