President Trump, who has been under fire for not aggressively confronting Russian President Vladimir Putin over election interference, said Russia is no longer targeting the United States. Last week, the director of national intelligence said that Russia and other countries are continuing to target American businesses, the government and other institutions and that "the warning lights are blinking red."
As President Trump pulled back on a statement from his news conference with Vladimir Putin, his unscripted aside and what appeared to be handwritten notes were reminiscent of other signals that he has inserted into apologies to remind his followers that he will never be the kind of politician who is managed by staffers.
Maria Butina, who was indicted this week, befriended leaders of the National Rifle Association and the Conservative Political Action Conference, and sidled up to Republican presidential candidates. But by August 2016, the FBI was watching, officials said.
The steep penalty, which centers on how Google bundles its apps on Android smartphones and tablets, marks the second time in as many years that the European Union has found that the company wields its power in a way that harms competition and consumers.