Mueller has obtained a search warrant to investigate "inauthentic" Facebook accounts that are believed to have been operated by Russian-sponsored "troll farms" in and around the former Soviet Union.
Facebook did not give the same information to Congress because it didn't want to disrupt Mueller's investigation or violate US privacy laws, according to the report. Mark Warner, D-Va., who's on the Senate Intelligence Committee, suggested the committee may call Facebook, Twitter and other social media companies in for more information.
Former federal prosecutor Renato Mariotti also focused on the warrant in a series of tweets, arguing that its presence meant that Mueller was "close to charging specific foreign people with a crime", and that if Trump associates were part of the planning behind it, they could face serious charges as well.
The disclosure, first reported by the Wall Street Journal, may give Mueller's office a fuller picture of who was behind the ad buys and how the ads may have influenced voter sentiment during the 2016 election. "To justify forcing FB to give up the info".
Google, which said last week it had seen no evidence of a Russian ad campaign on its platforms during last year's USA election, earlier this year offered to defend election organizers and civic groups against cyber attacks free of charge.
"This is big news", said former Federal Bureau of Investigation counterintelligence agent Asha Rangappa, "and potentially bad news for the Russian election interference 'deniers'".
The implications for Trump campaign staffers are not good, given that the targeted ads bought by foreign interests were geographically targeted to very specific regions where polling showed Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton was vulnerable. The ads were targeted at American Facebook users and covered issues like gun rights and immigration.
"We continue to work with the appropriate investigative authorities", Facebook said in a statement to CNN.
Thomas to help with security on the island. "God forbid, something happens in NY , we'll have them on the first aircraft back". Cuomo surveyed damage from the air before touring a damaged apartment building and meeting with Virgin Islands Gov.
Striker Aguero now has five goals in three games and has moved to within two goals of becoming City's all-time record goal scorer. Aguero was in uncompromising form in front of goal once again, and he has now scored nine goals in six games against the Hornets.
Only the August 26 PPV that was headlined by Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor is expected to outsell Saturday's PPV this year. Alvarez , whose only loss was at the hands of Floyd Mayweather Jr., is coming off a lopsided win over Julio Cesar Chavez Jr.
Because of the plea, jurors on Friday were examining only whether she was legally responsible because of mental illness. They noted Weier didn't clearly tell anyone she was afraid of Slender Man until after the stabbing.
A report about the incident was made on September 13 after which a case was registered by the police and the woman was arrested . He alleged that the vehicle was being driven in a zig-zag manner and Kalra refused to give them way.
Harry was also the star of an upcoming film called Lucky , out September 29, for which he was already getting rave reviews. In 2011, he told an interviewer for documentary Harry Dean Stanton: Crossing Mulholland: "I could have been a writer".
Roy Hodgson admitted Crystal Palace need to mould themselves into a better team following their 1-0 home defeat to Southampton . The ambitions here are realistic and there is an enormous potential for growth and I hope we can achieve our goals'.
White House aides said the administration would withdraw from the Paris accord using the process laid out in the agreement. The Paris Agreement is not legally binding, and there is no enforcement mechanism. "Not what we need", he said .
All that can really be said at this point is stay tuned, because this year's rollercoaster in Minnesota is just getting started. The Vikings gave Sloter $20,000 per week to get him on the practice squad after the Broncos released him.
The outages range from the coast to far inland cities such as Charlotte and Asheville in North Carolina and Greenville in SC . In Hollywood , the Rehabilitation Center said the hurricane had knocked out a transformer that powered the air conditioning.
Mourinho: It was easy to let Rooney leave
But I am young and learning and that is going to be good for me. "I thought about it all throughout the summer and a bit longer". Everton have lost more Premier League games versus Man Utd than against any other side in the competition (33).
California Governor Agrees To Immigrant Protections
But Republicans warned their colleagues that the legislation was unsafe and unnecessary, making it harder to deport criminals. But they'll be barred from transferring immigrants to federal authorities if their rap sheet includes only minor offenses.
MI teacher assaults student for not standing during pledge
He says the next day, a teacher yelled at him for sitting during the ritual, ClickOnDetroit reports . "It's his choice to sit". Stone's father, Brian Chaney, said at a board meeting it's his son's own decision to sit and he has the right to do so.