Russia and China are promoting US voting misinformation ahead of midterms, FBI warns

Washington CNN — Agents and organizations affiliated with the Russian and Chinese governments are promoting disinformation about the integrity of US elections that took place in the United States before the November midterms, senior FBI officials said Monday. The FBI assessment highlights how the explosion of election conspiracy theories in the United States has been … Read more

National Archives alerted lawyers for Trump about missing letters with North Korean leader in May 2021

CNN — The National Archives alerted lawyers for former President Donald Trump in May 2021 that Trump’s letters with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un – and two dozen boxes of documents – were missing, according to new correspondence released Monday by the National Archives. Archives. Gary Stern, general counsel for the National Archives and … Read more

US Rep. Ro Khanna slams Saudi Arabia as ‘third-rate power’ as OPEC considers slashing oil output

CNN Business — US Representative Ro Khanna is calling on the White House to retaliate against Saudi Arabia if OPEC and its allies cut oil production in a bid to drive up prices. “It’s beyond pale,” the California Democrat told CNN in a phone interview Monday. “They are actively defrauding the American people and destabilizing … Read more

New book audio: Trump falsely claimed he gave Kim letters to Archives in 2021

Washington CNN — Former President Donald Trump falsely claimed he gave the letters he exchanged with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un to the National Archives last year when he was interviewed by the New York Times reporter Maggie Haberman for her upcoming book, according to interview audio obtained by CNN. Trump also claimed in … Read more

Supreme Court to hear cases that could decide future of internet speech and social media

CNN — The Supreme Court will hear two pivotal cases later this quarter regarding online speech that could significantly shape the future of social media, the court announced Monday. A case, Gonzalez v. Google, is to determine whether tech platforms’ recommendation algorithms are protected from lawsuits under a legal shield commonly invoked by tech companies … Read more

Marco Rubio vows to oppose potential Hurricane Ian aid package if lawmakers ‘load it up with stuff that’s unrelated to the storm’

CNN — Republican Senator Marco Rubio of Florida said Sunday he would vote against any potential congressional disaster aid for Hurricane Ian victims if lawmakers “loaded him with things unrelated to the storm.” “Of course. I will fight against having pork in it. That’s key,” the senator told CNN’s Dana Bash on ‘State of the … Read more

Chinese Tech Billionaire Richard Liu Settles Sexual-Assault Case in Minnesota

MINNEAPOLIS — A legal battle that Chinese feminists had seen as pivotal to the country’s beleaguered #MeToo movement ended abruptly just before a jury was assigned to hear the case in a Minnesota courtroom. Richard Liu, billionaire founder of Chinese e-commerce giant Inc., settled a lawsuit brought against him by a former University of … Read more

Rick Scott says ‘It’s never, ever OK to be a racist’ when asked about Trump’s personal attack on Elaine Chao

CNN — Republican Senator Rick Scott of Florida said Sunday that “it’s never okay to be racist” when asked about former President Donald Trump’s personal attack on Elaine Chao, his former Secretary of State. Transport. Scott offered a measured response to Trump’s mockery of a notable Asian American in the GOP. Trump, in a Friday … Read more

America Loses a Judicial Giant

America has lost a great civil servant, a consistent and principled jurist. Judge Laurence Hirsch Silberman, who died Sunday at age 86, served for nearly four decades on the U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia, widely considered the second highest court in the nation. He served with six future Supreme Court … Read more

Opinion: The complex US-Pakistan relationship

Editor’s note: Peter Bergen is a CNN national security analyst, vice president of New America, and professor of practice at Arizona State University. Bergen is the author of “The Rise and Fall of Osama Bin Laden”. He has made more than a dozen reporting trips to Pakistan since 1983. The opinions expressed in this commentary … Read more