Neo-Confederates reach out to their ‘Russian friends’ in new project

In late 2014, before Russian hackers had stolen emails from Hillary Clinton or accused Russian agents had met with Republican higher-ups, a small conference gathered in Moscow’s Izmailovo Alfa Hotel. Organized by a group called the Anti-Globalization Movement of Russia (AGMR), the one-day conference was,…

RELEASE: The U.S. Should Seize Diplomatic Initiative in Syria, CAP Report Says

Washington, D.C. – President Donald Trump claims to have discussed Syria with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Helsinki, but the lack of transparency about the talks between the two leaders adds to the confusion about President Trump’s Syria policy. The Trump administration risks U.S. security…

Senators detail how Russian hackers targeted American military families

While much of the focus on Russian interference efforts over the past week has centered on the latest revelations about hacking and infiltration of the National Rifle Association (NRA), a letter written by a pair of senators highlights a different, potentially far darker strain of…

Civilians flee Russian airstrikes in Syria, but it barely got a mention from Trump in Helsinki

As the bizarre spectacle of President Donald Trump’s press conference with Russian leader Vladimir Putin unfolded on Monday, the key reason many thought the two might have met essentially became a footnote: Syria. Russia, with help from Iran, has been militarily dominating in Syria, backing…

How right-wing media reacted to Putin and Trump’s joint press conference

President Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin held a joint press conference Monday following their diplomatic summit in Helsinki, Finland, and Trump’s performance shocked the world. Trump displayed his loyalty to Putin and disregard for his own top intelligence officials’ concerns about Russian meddling in…

Beneath the bluster, Russia remains isolated after Helsinki

For many, Monday’s summit between U.S. President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin was an unmitigated victory for Moscow. A photo op, a nominal end to Russian isolation, and, most importantly, a breathtaking moment of Trump coming to Russia’s defense against widespread conclusions that…

Trump endorses Putin’s plan to allow Kremlin to interrogate U.S. officials who work with Mueller

Before President Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin took questions during their news conference Monday in Helsinki, Trump alluded to an “interesting idea” Putin shared with him about how the two countries might respond to Russia’s attack on American democracy — an attack that helped…

Mueller Indicts 12 Russían Intelligence Officers For Hacking DNC

Special counsel Robert Mueller has obtained a new indictment charging 12 Russian intelligence officers with hacking Democrats to interfere in the 2016 presidential election, and with stealing information of about 500,000 American voters, the Justice Department announced Friday. The indictment lodged by a federal grand…

STATEMENT: Trump Left No Doubt He Is Part of Conspiracy Against U.S., CAP’s Neera Tanden Says

Washington, D.C. — After President Donald Trump’s summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin, Neera Tanden, president and CEO of the Center for American Progress released the following statement: Today, the president left no doubt that he is part of the ongoing conspiracy against the United…