US Election 2016

US Election 2016

'CIA knew of Russian effort to back Trump'

The CIA had evidence that Russia was interfering in the 2016 US election to boost Donald Trump earlier than previously thought, the New York Times reports.

Trump says Pence will lead voter fraud panel

President Donald Trump says that he would put Vice President Mike Pence in charge of a commission to probe what he believes was voter fraud in last November's election.

Trump vows 'new vetting' to weed out Islamic radicals

US President Donald Trump signs a sweeping new executive order to suspend refugee arrivals and impose tough new controls on travelers from seven Muslim countries. In addition, Trump specifically bars Syrian refugees from the United States indefinitely.

Obama-era veteran picked to lead Democratic Party

Democrats choose Tom Perez, a former Barack Obama cabinet member, as their new leader, tapping an establishment candidate to lead the fight against US President Donald Trump and claw back the ground lost to Republicans in Congress.

'Trump’s cabinet the worst'

Any time a new administration comes into office, there are complaints about the new president’s cabinet picks. But it seems the 45th President of the US, Donald Trump has actually assembled the worst Cabinet in American history, Washington Post argues.

Trump's shocking rise to the presidency

Less than 17 months -- that's how long it takes Donald J Trump to reach the White House, besting rivals who had been chasing that dream for years.

Trump win boosted sales of dystopian classic: Atwood

Canada's best-known writer Margaret Atwood says it was largely worries about women's issues after the US election that made her book "The Handmaid's Tale" the latest dystopian novel to shoot back up bestseller lists.

Flynn had 5 calls with Russian envoy on day of sanctions

Michael Flynn, President-elect Donald Trump's choice for national security adviser, held five phone calls with Russia's ambassador to Washington on the day the United States retaliated for Moscow's interference in the US presidential election, three sources familiar with the matter say.

US lawmakers pressure Comey on Trump wiretap claim

A key Republican lawmaker says he does not believe the Obama administration wiretapped Trump Tower during the 2016 election campaign, adding to pressure on FBI Director James Comey to provide evidence supporting or debunking Republican President Donald Trump's claim.

FBI investigated over pre-election decisions on Clinton email

The US Justice Department says it would probe a Federal Bureau of Investigation decision to announce an inquiry into Hillary Clinton's emails shortly before the November presidential election, a move she has blamed as a factor in her defeat.

Protests will aim to disrupt Trump inauguration

Thousands of demonstrators are expected to turn out in Washington for protests aiming to "shut down" the inauguration of Donald Trump as the next US president, organisers say.

Trump says hacking had 'no effect' on his election

Donald Trump asserts that hacking by foreign powers did not sway the US election, after being briefed on an intelligence report that blamed on Russia's Vladimir Putin for a cyber campaign to keep Hillary Clinton out of the White House.

US spy chief 'resolute' on Russia cyber attack

The top US intelligence official says he is "even more resolute" in his belief that Russia staged cyber attacks on Democrats during the 2016 election campaign, rebuking persistent skepticism from Republican President-elect Donald Trump about whether Moscow is involved.

US set to announce response to Russian hacking

The Obama administration plans to announce a series of retaliatory measures against Russia for hacking into US political institutions and individuals and leaking information in an effort to help President-elect Donald Trump and other Republican candidates, two US officials say.

Obama confident he could have won the White House again

President Barack Obama says he could have been reelected for a third term and that the nation still largely embraces his political vision despite last month's election of Donald Trump to succeed him.

US govt loses to Russia's disinformation campaign

The US government spent more than a decade preparing responses to malicious hacking by a foreign power but had no clear strategy when Russia launched a disinformation campaign over the internet during the US election campaign, current and former White House cyber security advisers say.

Trump, Bill Clinton trade insults in unusual exchange

Donald Trump pounces on a reported comment from Bill Clinton, the former president and husband of his Democratic rival in the November 8 election, in an unusual exchange between future and former US presidents.

Clinton lawyer blasts FBI

The FBI acted inappropriately when it announced the revival of its investigation into Hillary Clinton's private email setup days before the November 8 presidential election, Clinton's lawyer says, citing search warrant documents made public.