Indictment: Social media firms got played by Russian agents

Facebook - Twitter - Google execs - 31 Oct 2017

The election-interference indictment brought by Robert Mueller, the US special counsel, underscores how thoroughly social-media companies like Facebook and Twitter were played by Russian propagandists. And it’s not clear if the companies have taken sufficient action to prevent something similar from happening again.

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One year later: For Trump, the 2016 election is ever-present

Donald Trump -South Korean National Assembly - 8 Nov 2017

Donald Trump handily won the election a year ago Wednesday. Ask him and he’ll tell you about it. Ten months into his presidency, Trump is still focused – some say fixated – on the election that catapulted him to power. Egged on by longtime friends and cable news, he repeatedly attacks his vanquished opponent, Democrat Hillary Clinton. In public and in private, he still boasts of the size of his victory.

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Bush Sr. voted for Clinton, called Trump a ‘blowhard’

Bush Sr. voted for Clinton, called Trump a 'blowhard'

Former US president George H.W. Bush voted for Hillary Clinton in the 2016 election and called Donald Trump a “blowhard” who was driven by “a certain ego.”

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Trump says American public ‘deserves’ Clinton investigation

Trump says American public ‘deserves’ Clinton investigation

President Donald Trump said Friday the American public “deserves” a federal investigation of Hillary Clinton and the Democratic National Committee over a joint fundraising agreement they signed in August 2015.

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