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.
The remarks made by the Iranian officials followed Trump blaming Iran for not fulfilling the deal's " spirit ". The other signatories of the Iran nuclear pact are Russia, China, the United Kingdom, France, and Germany.
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.
A friend of Muñoz says the film industry veteran drove out to photograph areas for season 4 scouting when he was last seen alive. His resume includes Mel Gibson's Apocalypto and Specter , the latest James Bond film that begins in the Mexico city of Zocalo.
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 .
That clock is set to run out before the end of this month, and the administration has not indicated yet what it will do next. Nick Timothy , former chief of staff to British Prime Minister Theresa May also branded the U.S. leader's tweet "unhelpful".
Park was strong on the front nine, but she seemed to get better as the round went on, playing her final nine holes at six-under. Jessica Korda of the United States and Women's British Open victor In-Kyung Kim were a further shot back on 4 under.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Teen In Slender Man Trial Ruled Mentally Ill
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.
Nike Unveils NBA Alternate 'Statement' Uniforms
The new uniforms will be worn for the first time on November 24, when the team takes on the Charlotte Hornets in Cleveland. These black jerseys will be available for $110 as a replica Swingman jersey or $200 as an Authentic jersey.
Man City must learn to deal with short turnaround, says Guardiola
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.