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CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A West Virginia woman has been sentenced to more than 11 years in federal prison for planning to offer top-secret information from the National Security Agency to the Russian government. Elizabeth Jo Shirley pleaded guilty last year to one count each of willful retention of national defense information and international parental… Read More
ASHLAND, Ky. (AP) — An aluminum company planning to build a massive mill in Appalachia has changed its name from Braidy Industries to Unity Aluminum. A release from the company Thursday says the new name “signifies the company’s steadfast commitment to its customers, innovative technologies and local community in Ashland.” Company leaders say Unity is… Read More
William Evanina, who leads the National Counterintelligence and Security Center, also said Iran is trying to undermine the November election.
The president dismisses the allegation as politically motivated. The Senate Intelligence Committee is scheduled to receive a briefing on the matter Wednesday.
A controversial economic development project in Ashland, Kentucky, hit a snag last week as aluminum company Braidy Industries ousted CEO and board chairman Craig Bouchard. In a statement, Braidy Industries’ interim CEO said he appreciated Bouchard’s hard work for the company. Bouchard says the firing was improper and is refusing to step down. The dueling… Read More
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Gov. Matt Bevin’s administration has again been ordered to release records about Braidy Industries, which is partly owned by the state and plans to build an aluminum mill in Kentucky. The Lexington Herald-Leader reports Franklin County Circuit Judge Phillip Shepherd said in a ruling released Tuesday that he reviewed documents submitted by the… Read More
Emails and interviews detail the extent to which the National Rifle Association helped two of Moscow’s agents ahead of the election, Senate Finance Committee Democrats say.
The Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty was signed in 1987 by President Ronald Reagan and Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev. The U.S. has long accused Russia of refusing to comply with its terms.
ASHLAND, Ky. (AP) — Braidy Industries says hundreds of Kentuckians have become shareholders as the company lines up financing for a $1.7 billion aluminum mill in eastern Kentucky. The company says it recently completed the “crowdfunding” portion of its common stock offering, which was capped at just over $1 million worth of shares. Braidy CEO… Read More
Former special counsel Robert Mueller didn’t want to appear, but lawmakers insisted that he tell his story in public to the House judiciary and intelligence committees.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Braidy Industries says it has about four months to raise $300 million in equity capital for a proposed aluminum mill in Kentucky or risk losing a large investment. The Courier Journal reports Braidy provided the details in a U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission filing this week about its agreement with United Co. Rusal…. Read More
A group of Congressional leaders asked the Trump administration to review a Russian company’s investment in a new Kentucky aluminum mill. The request comes from eight prominent Democratic lawmakers with leadership roles in committees with oversight, banking and national security responsibilities, including Ohio Sen.Sherrod Brown and House Intelligence Committee Chair Rep. Adam Schiff. The lawmakers… Read More
Congress so far hasn’t used the special counsel report to draft new laws aimed at protecting elections from foreign interference. One key senator worries about missing the moment.
A large whiteboard in an Ashland, Kentucky, unemployment office is covered with a list of companies that are currently hiring. Senior career counselor Melissa Sloas said that just a few years ago, that board was a lot emptier. This corner of eastern Kentucky has long struggled to make up for losses in mining and manufacturing…. Read More
Russian aluminum company Rusal announced Monday it plans to invest in a new Kentucky aluminum mill to be built near Ashland in eastern Kentucky. The $200 million investment in Braidy Industries is Rusal’s first U.S. project since the Trump administration lifted U.S. sanctions placed against the company. Rusal had been sanctioned by the U.S. government because its major controller, Russian… Read More
The attorney general says work is going well in redacting the special counsel’s report about the Russian interference in the 2016 election — and DOJ has at least one other report coming too.
Democrats had asked for a copy of the full 400 page report by next week, but William Barr says it will take a bit longer.
Election officials have been planning and preparing for 2020 based on what they know happened leading up to 2016. The question now is what more they may learn from the special counsel.
The U.S. said last week it would stop abiding by the Cold War treaty banning intermediate-range nuclear missiles. “Our response will be symmetrical,” Russian President Vladimir Putin said.
“When an agreement is so brazenly disregarded and our security is so openly threatened, we must respond,” Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said.
Federal prosecutors in New York have charged Natalia Veselnitskaya with obstruction of justice. The indictment suggests she has close ties to the Russian government.
WASHINGTON (AP) – A new court filing says former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort lied about sharing polling data on the 2016 presidential race with Konstantin Kilimnik, an associate accused of having ties to Russian intelligence. The information is in a redacted court filing Tuesday from Manafort’s lawyers. The Associated Press was able to view… Read More
Russia’s Federal Security Service says it arrested Paul Whelan last week. Family members say he was visiting Moscow to attend a wedding, not to steal secrets.
After months of trying to get the president to be questioned about Russia in person, Robert Mueller’s office has agreed to accept at least some written answers, according to The New York Times.
The bank and tax fraud case against former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort is the first prosecution by special counsel Robert Mueller’s office to go to trial.