Russia

National security officials held a last-minute press conference to warn about foreign interference in the 2020 election.
Russian President Vladimir Putin is a touchy subject for President Donald Trump, according to a former senior CIA official.
"He'll explode and the whole thing will get derailed, because he has this weird affinity for Putin," a former national security officer said.
More than 50 former intelligence officials who served under presidents from both parties say the recent Hunter Biden smear campaign is likely a Russian disinformation operation.
The charges do not directly involve allegations that the Russian government has attempted to interfere in the 2020 American presidential election.
The KGB could be trouble in Russia, though, if you're no longer useful to the Kremlin, quips a Twitter critic.
Trump ally Rudy Giuliani gave The New York Post emails allegedly belonging to Joe Biden's son, Hunter. But it's still unclear if they're real or if they were hacked.
The warning came last year that the Russians hoped to funnel misinformation to the president through his personal lawyer, per the Washington Post.
Organizers of the St. Petersburg Open said Querrey and his wife tested positive the day before play started. Officials call it a "serious breach of protocol."
Trump accepted Putin’s help in 2016, refused to tell him to stay out of the 2018 midterms, and extorted Ukraine based on Russian propaganda in 2019.