Forensic News Roundup

Forensic News Roundup: Trump team’s smear campaign fizzles out

October 26, 2020 9:31 am By

Trump’s hit job fizzles Emails and photos purportedly belonging to Hunter Biden were circulating in Ukraine last year at the same time that Rudy Giuliani was in the country searching for dirt on Joe Biden. Two people said they were approached with Hunter’s alleged emails, first in May 2019 and second in September […]

Forensic News Roundup: The 2016 playbook returns

October 20, 2020 9:12 am By

October surprise Trump and allies are pushing an unverified and highly suspicious narrative to smear Joe Biden by trying to tie him to his son Hunter Biden’s work in Ukraine. Last week, the New York Post published emails and photos allegedly from a laptop belonging to Hunter – but without […]

Forensic News Roundup: Unverified Russian intel spread by Fox News

October 15, 2020 6:32 am By

Fox News: Russian laundromat The Trump administration has been using conservative outlets like Fox News to launder unverified Russian intelligence intended to denigrate Democratic officials and candidates. In the latest instance last week, DNI John Ratcliffe declassified handwritten notes from 2016 by then-CIA Director John Brennan stating that he had briefed […]

Forensic News Roundup: Subversion of the election

September 28, 2020 9:49 am By

Trump’s plan to stay in power Last week, Trump refused to commit to a peaceful transfer of power should he lose the election. “Well, we’re going to have to see what happens…You know that I’ve been complaining very strongly about the ballots and the ballots are a disaster. Get rid […]

Forensic News Roundup: Mueller criminal referrals closed

September 21, 2020 8:54 am By

The Mueller probe Documents released by the DOJ related to investigations started by Mueller revealed that his team found evidence that a Trump Campaign vendor and pro-Trump PAC violated numerous laws. The cases were referred to other offices for potential charges, but none were ultimately brought (see the last page in […]

Forensic News Roundup: GOP source has been a Russian agent for a decade

September 14, 2020 9:59 am By

GOP source is a Russian agent The Treasury Department announced new sanctions against Andriy Derkach, a Ukrainian lawmaker, accusing him of being an “active Russian agent” who is part of Moscow’s interference in the 2020 campaign. Derkach has been actively promoting discredited anti-Biden materials for many months, including meeting with Trump’s lawyer […]

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