Russian spies hacked Burisma, queen gives blessing to Harry & Meghan and LSU wins it all: The Morning Rundown
LSU beat Clemson to win the College Football Playoff national championship and cap off their stunning season.
LSU Tigers defensive end Glen Logan (97) celebrates after the LSU Tigers defeated the Clemson Tigers in the College Football Playoff national championship game in New Orleans on Monday. Derick E. Hingle / Reuters
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The Ukrainian natural gas company that prompted President Donald Trump to seek investigations from Ukraine's president over its hiring of former Vice President Joe Biden's son was hacked by Russian spies, security experts said in a report released Monday.
"The Russians were trying to steal user names," and "from that perspective they were successful," Area 1 co-founder Oren Falkowitz, a former employee of the National Security Agency and U.S. Cyber Command, said Monday night. "What they intend to do from there is unknown," he said.
Meantime, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi accused Trump of a cover-up on Monday after he lashed out at Democrats in tweets calling his impending Senate impeachment trial a "witch-hunt."
Pelosi said she is preparing for the House to transmit the articles of impeachment, which would allow the Senate trial to begin in the next few weeks.
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Queen Elizabeth II gave a reluctant blessing Monday to Prince Harry and Meghan's decision to "live a more independent life" in both Canada and the U.K., but said she "would have preferred" that they remain "full-time working Members of the Royal Family."
"My family and I are entirely supportive of Harry and Meghan’s desire to create a new life as a young family," the queen said in a statement.
Nine years after "Fukushima" became synonymous with nuclear disaster, the area will help kick off the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo by hosting the opening ceremony's torch relay near its devastated power plant.