US 2016 Elections

Russia tried to use Trump advisers to infiltrate campaign

The new information adds to the emerging picture of how the Russians tried to influence the 2016 election, not only through email hacks and propaganda but also by trying to infiltrate the Trump orbit. The intelligence led to an investigation into the coordination of Trump's campaign associates and the Russians.

These officials made clear they don't know whether Page was aware the Russians may have been using him. Because of the way Russian spy services operate, Page could have unknowingly talked with Russian agents.

Trump gets his bump while Hillary loses ground

As Mitt Romney locked up the Republican nomination after 14 weeks of contests, he saw his ratings rise as Republican rallied behind their standard bearer, giving him a 4-point bounce and bringing the race against President Obama into a tie.

Obama slams 'anti-intellectual' Trump campaign, saying 'ignorance is not a virtue'

Mr Obama did not specifically name the brash New York real estate developer during his remarks at a Rutgers University graduation ceremony in New Jersey, but it was clear he was referring to the candidate who is running on a slogan of "Make America Great Again!"

The President told students not to pine for an American golden age of years past, saying, "the good old days were not all that good", as he pointed out problems with racial discrimination, poverty and lack of equality for women.