Senate report says Putin ordered 2016 Democratic hack.
Coming up on five minute news. From Russia context grave threat Senate says. U S Postmaster General Pauses Service, cuts after, out crime. And Death Valley's one hundred thirty degrees maybe world heat recold. It's Wednesday August nineteen. I'm Anthony Davis. Trump campaign's interactions with Russian intelligence services during the two thousand sixteen presidential election posed a grave counter intelligence threat. A Senate panel concluded on Tuesday as it detailed how associates of Donald Trump had regular contact with Russians, and expected to benefit from the Kremlin's help the panels almost one thousand page report the fifth and final one from the Republican led Senate Intelligence Committee on the Russia investigation describes in detail. How Russia launched an aggressive wide ranging effort to interfere in the election on trump's behalf it says, trump associates were eager to exploit the Kremlin's aid particularly by maximizing the impact of the disclosure of democratic emails that were hacked by Russian military intelligence offices. The findings mark the culmination of bipartisan probe that produced what the committee called the most comprehensive description to date of Russia's activities and the threat they posed. The investigation spanned more than three years as the panels leaders said they wanted to be as thorough as possible in documenting the unprecedented attack on US elections. The findings echo to a large degree, those of special counsel Robert Mueller's Russia investigation with the reports unflinching characterization of furtive interactions between trump associates and Russian operatives contradicting the Republican. Presidents. that the F. B., I. had no basis to investigate whether his campaign was conspiring with Russia. Trump has called the Russia investigations a hoax while Mullah's was a criminal probe. The Senate's investigation was a counterintelligence effort with the aim of ensuring that such interference wouldn't happen. Again, the also found no reliable evidence for trump's longstanding supposition that Ukraine had interfered in the election but did trace some of the earliest messaging of that theory to kill him nick. It said Russian government proxies were consistently spreading lapping false narratives which sought to discredit investigations into Russian interference in the 2016 US elections. The committee said that messaging campaign lasted to at least January twenty twenty. Off to the house at impeach trump for pressuring Ukraine officials to investigate the family of Joe Biden who is now trying to the general election opponent. US Postmaster General. Louis Joy is suspending all mail service changes until the November election bowing to an outcry by Democrats and the public that the moves appeared to be an attempt to boost donald trump's reelection chances. The reversal follows complaints that the cuts could slow the handling of mail in ballots which could account for as many as half of all votes cast in November's election as the pandemic raises fears of crowds. Trump has repeatedly and without evidence claimed that an increase in mail in ballots would lead to a surge in fraud though Americans have long voted by mail. I'm suspending these initiatives until after the election is concluded, joy said in a statement adding that the changes are to avoid even the appearance of any impact on election mail. To, joy a major political donor and ally of trump assumed the job in June. His face pressure from multiple tiers of government with the Democratic controlled House of Representatives planning rest. Saturday session to possibl blocking cuts and several states preparing lawsuits to block the maneuvers. The president kept up his attack on male voting on Tuesday speculating delayed results could mean that the November third election would need to be held a second time multiple Democrats and union officials welcomed the news but they said they were holding out for proof that joy would take the actions he promised House Speaker. Nancy Pelosi said, she would go ahead with plans to pass a bill that would prevent the post office from reducing service levels below what they were in January. The Democratic Speaker described joys decision as a necessary but insufficient first step in ending the president's election sabotage campaign with the trump administration openly trying to undermine mail in voting this fall some election officials around the country a hoping to bypass the postal service by installing ballots. DROPBOX is in libraries, community centers, and other public places. California sizzled to a triple digit temperature. So hot that meteorologists need to verify it as a planet wide hi mark. Death Valley recorded a scorching one hundred and thirty degrees on Sunday, which if the senses and other conditions check out would be the hottest earth has been in more than eighty nine years and the third warmest ever measured the temperature measured the aptly named Furnace Creek during a blistering heatwave with the hottest temperature recorded on earth in August. That's one hundred. Thirty is only below the disputed all time record of one, hundred, thirty, four degrees at nearly the same spot in nineteen thirteen and a one hundred and thirty one degree mark in Tunisia, in nineteen thirty one. But both were in July. Traditionally, the planet's hottest month scientists say the overall context of more extreme weather and higher temperatures shows global warming at work. You. 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