Mr. Greenwald is accused of being part of a “criminal investigation” that hacked into the cellphones of prosecutors and public officials.
Julia DavisFederal prosecutors in Brazil on Tuesday charged Glenn Greenwald with cybercrimes for his role in the spreading of cellphone messages that have embarrassed prosecutors and tarnished the image of an anti-corruption task force.
While lamenting Soleimani's liquidation, Russian experts see the Kremlin as the big winner as tensions rise between the U.S. and Iran—both geopolitically and financially.
Julia DavisRussians Think Soleimani Was Great, and Trump’s a Big Loser
While lamenting Soleimani's liquidation, Russian experts see the Kremlin as the big winner as tensions rise between the US & Iran—both geopolitically & financially.
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Sources say senior officials who would normally be consulted were left out of the loop.
Julia Davis“The DoD was not all in agreement that killing the second most popular person in Iran at an international airport in Iraq was a good idea.” Senior officials who would normally be consulted were left out of the loop.
“For Donald Trump, the annihilation of an Iranian General presents a decent opportunity for a domestic PR campaign,” one Kremlin columnist said.
Julia DavisRussia Blames Trump’s Iran Strike on Impeachment:
“For Trump, the annihilation of an Iranian General presents a decent opportunity for a domestic PR campaign, which is quite timely in the context of the upcoming elections.”
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Margaret Brennan claimed Ivanka was a "vocal" opponent of family separation. The opposite is true.
Julia DavisIvanka Trump did a rare non-Fox News interview with CBS for Sunday’s edition of Face the Nation. But given the way it obscured key facts, host Margaret Brennan’s approach to interviewing the president’s elder daughter would’ve fit right in on Fox & Friends
Runet will be a net service specific to Russia, cutting citizens off from the wider internet.
Julia DavisRussia 'successfully tests' its unplugged internet: the initiative involves restricting the points at which Russia's version of the net connects to its global counterpart, giving the government more control over what its citizens can access.
41% of Germans surveyed said Trump was the biggest threat to world peace.
Julia DavisSurvey: Germans say Trump is more dangerous than Putin, Kim or Xi.
Why it matters: The results show the degree to which trust in U.S. leadership has eroded under Trump, even among countries like Germany that are traditionally viewed as close allies.
The Pentagon said that potential inaccuracies in at-home DNA kits pose more risk to military members than regular consumers.
Julia Davis“...there is increased concern in the scientific community that outside parties are exploiting the use of genetic materials for questionable purposes, including mass surveillance & the ability to track individuals without their authorization or awareness”
U.S. prosecutors said in court on Tuesday that Lev Parnas, an associate of U.S. ...
Julia DavisU.S. prosecutors said in court on Tuesday that Lev Parnas, an associate of U.S. President Donald Trump's personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani, received a $1 million payment from a lawyer for Ukrainian oligarch Dmytro Firtash.
Naftogaz, Ukraine’s state-owned oil and gas company, wants to overturn a deal struck this summer with the firm by financial backer Michael Bleyzer.
Julia DavisUkraine’s State-Owned Energy Company Suing Firm Linked to Rick Perry:
In June, the Ukrainian government awarded the rights to develop a massive complex of oil and gas fields in the country to a firm co-owned by one of Perry’s key financial backers.
The lawyer’s work defending President Trump in the Russia inquiry and pressing Ukraine to investigate a rival was absent from the annual financial disclosure, despite reporting requirements.
Julia DavisTrump is receiving free legal services from Giuliani, one of America’s highest-paid lawyers. Trump failed to mention it on the annual financial disclosure, which requires that the value and source of gifts — including free legal work — be publicly listed.
Are Trump's Republican defenders Russian assets—or just useful idiots? Veteran intelligence officials weigh in.
Julia DavisPoliticians who parrot Russian propaganda fall into three categories:
▪️the Cynical (they know better but peddle the lies anyway)
▪️Useful Idiots (easily manipulated)
▪️the Compromised (Russian assets who do Moscow’s bidding because they were recruited)