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Sen. Ron Johnson says Russia denied him a visa to visit with other lawmakers Wisconsin Republican was scheduled to meet with Russian officials and American businesses in congressional trip next week

Aug 27, 2019...Sen. Ron Johnson was denied a visa to visit Russia next week as part of a bipartisan congressional delegation, he said in a statement Monday.

Trump says Mitch McConnell ‘knows less about Russia’ than Trump President keeps up digs against Elijah Cummings, Baltimore, Fed

Jul 30, 2019...President Donald Trump on Tuesday defended Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell over criticism the Kentucky Republican has drawn for blocking election security legislation and for the fourth day in a row attacked one of the chairman conducting White House oversight, Oversight and Reform Chairman Elijah E. Cummings.

Russia wanted Trump to win in 2016, Mueller testifies — challenging Barr AG has directed agents to investigate CIA’s conclusion that Putin wanted Trump to win

Jul 24, 2019...Russia perpetrated a sweeping influence campaign during the 2016 U.S. presidential elections and wanted President Donald Trump to prevail over Democrat Hillary Clinton, special counsel Robert S. Mueller III testified on Wednesday.

Election infrastructure bill remains stalled as Senate Intelligence panel releases first volume of Russia report Sen. James Lankford still wants to work on paper trail legislation

Jul 25, 2019...As the Senate Intelligence Committee was releasing the first volume of its comprehensive report into Russian election interference in 2016, a Republican senator was making clear that he still wants to get support for encouraging states to have paper audit trails and to boost the ability of election officials to get timely security clearances.

As Turkish leader courts Russia, U.S. prepares to cut ties House appropriators expected to soon approve provision in defense spending bill to remove Turkey from F-35 program.

May 31, 2019...Jilted by the United States, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Turkey’s president, has found a new friend, and possibly a new defense patron, in Washington’s longtime nemesis, Vladimir Putin.

Trump tries to walk back claim of ‘Russia helping me to get elected’ President promises ‘major statement’ about something ‘very dramatic’ on southern border

May 30, 2019...Donald Trump on Thursday was forced to backtrack from his own admission that Russia helped him win the 2016 election, and continued to try to discredit special counsel Robert S. Mueller III after he signaled the president broke federal laws.

Mueller departs with warning: Don’t forget Russia’s election meddling Congress has been divided over how to address weaknesses in U.S. election system

May 29, 2019...Special counsel Robert S. Mueller III, who stepped down from his position Wednesday, had a stark warning for Americans: pay attention to what Russia did to interfere in U.S. elections.

GOP Rep. says Russia has nuclear weapons in Venezuela but offers no evidence Rep. Mario Díaz-Balart made the comments in a Fox News segment with host Tucker Carlson

May 1, 2019...Rep. Mario Díaz-Balart asserted Tuesday that Russia might already have nuclear missiles stationed in Venezuela as that country’s political turmoil continues to churn in the wake of a disputed presidential election.

State Department official says Iran has been transferring missiles to terrorists Administration says transfers justify abandoning the Iran nuclear deal

Oct 16, 2019...The State Department on Wednesday revealed that Iran has been transferring ballistic missiles to regional partners that the United States views as terrorists.