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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
On his birthday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will dedicate Sardar Sarovar Dam to the nation at Kevadia in Gujarat tomorrow. Majority of the work related to Narmada project was completed during the years that our party was in power.
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.
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.
The Bengals are the first team since the 1929 Eagles to open a season with two home games and fail to score a touchdown. Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton is brought down by Houston Texans inside linebacker Benardrick McKinney.
The State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World , 2017 - says that malnutrition is threatening millions across the globe. Houngbo, IFAD President; Anthony Lake, UNICEF Executive Director, and Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, WHO Director-General.
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.
Sung Hyun Park rides Evian luck as Katherine Kirk starts well
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.
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.
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).
Leishman stretches lead at BMW Championship
The hole-in-one came moments after Day, who won the event by six shots in 2015, produced a chip-in eagle at the par-5 14th. Day made a hole-in-one at the par-three 17th and Fowler carded a pair of eagles to stay in contention on 13 under.