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Russia Investigation

  1. the national interest
    Trump Just Blurted Out the Real Reason He Hired Matt Whitaker“As far as I’m concerned this is an investigation that should have never been brought.”
  2. mitch mcconnell
    Mitch McConnell Blocks Bipartisan Bill to Safeguard Mueller ProbeJeff Flake threatened to block Trump’s pending judicial nominees in response.
  3. the national interest
    Forget Impeachment. Mueller’s Real Threat to Trump Is in 2020.Trump won’t be impeached, but he does face more legal peril than any president in history.
  4. investigations
    What Exactly Did Paul Manafort Do to Earn That $66 Million?He averted a trial, and with it, the chance for the public to learn more about the most suspicious parts of his long and shady résumé.
  5. the national interest
    Trump Denies Knowing Attorney General Matt Whitaker, Who He Met a Dozen TimesPresident still hasn’t come up with a plausible cover story for his obvious obstruction of justice.
  6. jeff sessions
    Attorney General Jeff Sessions Resigns at Trump’s RequestHis interim replacement, Matthew Whitaker, once mused that a new attorney general could foil the Mueller probe by defunding it.
  7. jeff sessions
    Attorney General Jeff Sessions Resigns at Trump’s RequestHis interim replacement, Matthew Whitaker, once mused that a new attorney general could foil the Mueller probe by defunding it.
  8. the national interest
    Donald Trump Jr. Expecting to Be Indicted by Mueller SoonTwo reports indicate a perjury charge is coming soon.
  9. russia investigation
    Mueller’s Gone Quiet, But Expect Some Post-Midterms SurprisesRoger Stone’s maneuvering, Michael Flynn’s plea deal, and a newly unsealed Watergate document provide clues about the special counsel’s next move.
  10. the national interest
    How Roger Stone Could Implicate Trump for Colluding With RussiaThe flamboyant former Trump confidant is under investigation for talking about his WikiLeaks back channel during the campaign.
  11. the national interest
    Trump Is Starting a Cold War with China to Distract From the Russia ScandalNew defense against the Russia scandal: “What about China?”
  12. russia investigation
    Trump to Finally Answer Mueller’s Questions, But There’s a CatchThe president’s answers will be submitted in writing.
  13. exclusive
    Obama Had a Secret Plan in Case Trump Rejected 2016 Election ResultsDisclosed exclusively to Intelligencer by two former aides, it involved ex-presidents and senior GOP figures.
  14. the national interest
    While Mueller Stays Quiet, Suspicious Trump–Russia Clues Keep Popping UpSeveral wild Trump–Russia stories have popped up while Mueller’s gone quiet and we were distracted with Kavanaugh.
  15. russia investigation
    Rick Gates Solicited Proposal for Online Disinformation Campaign to Help TrumpHe wanted to use fake social media personas to sway voters, among other things.
  16. rod rosenstein
    Rod Rosenstein Is (Reportedly) a World-Historic WimpThe deputy AG was reportedly prepared to resign — and jeopardize the Mueller probe — because he didn’t want Trump to attack him on Twitter.
  17. rod rosenstein
    Rod Rosenstein Didn’t Quit After AllAfter hours of feverish speculation, he remains embattled but employed.
  18. fox news
    Trump Ordered the Release of Sensitive Intelligence at Sean Hannity’s RequestTrump reveals that he ordered the release of unredacted FBI text messages – over his advisers objections -– because “the great Sean Hannity” said to.
  19. russia probe
    Trump Declassifies Russia Probe Documents in Latest Attempt to Undermine MuellerIn an unprecedented move, Trump ordered the release of some material from an ongoing probe over the objections of intelligence officials.
  20. russia investigation
    Report: Michael Cohen Is Talking With Mueller, TooIt’s become “common knowledge” among friends of Cohen that he’s talking to prosecutors in the special counsel’s office.
  21. paul manafort
    Paul Manafort to Cooperate With Special Counsel in Possible Blow to TrumpThe surprise agreement, which comes after months of Manafort stonewalling, may be very bad news for the president.
  22. russia probe
    Why the Mueller Probe’s Papadopoulos Bombshell FizzledThe ex–Trump aide’s plea deal raised hopes that he might be the key to more 2016 election mysteries, but prosecutors say he mainly hindered the probe.
  23. russia investigation
    Sessions Was ‘Enthusiastic’ About Trump-Putin Meeting, Says PapadopoulosPapadopoulos’s account indicates the attorney general may have perjured himself when he said he “pushed back” on the meeting pitch.
  24. russia investigation
    Trump Campaign Adviser George Papadopoulos Gets 14 Days in JailHe’s the first Trump campaign aide to be sentenced in the Mueller probe.
  25. the national interest
    Trump: I Have 100 Pictures of Mueller and Comey Hugging and KissingIn Russia, Trump kompromat you.
  26. Alabama Republicans Forsake Sessions for Trump, Who Looks Down on ThemNow Jeff Sessions’s old friends are abandoning him at the behest of a president who reportedly can’t stand southern accents or non-Ivy educations.
  27. Trump, Angered by Growing Legal Troubles, Finds Ways to Make Them Even WorseWith allies worried that he’s ill-equipped to handle new subpoenas, or even impeachment, Trump pushed out McGahn and resumed efforts to fire Sessions.
  28. Trump: White House Counsel Don McGahn Is Leaving in the FallThe favorite to replace him is Bill Clinton’s impeachment lawyer Emmet Flood.
  29. Trump Would Still Like to Fire Sessions, Can’t Find the Right TimeTrump has been advised not to fire Sessions before the midterms … or if Democrats win the House … or if Mueller hasn’t wrapped up his investigation.
  30. Jerry Falwell Jr. Urges Trump to Fire SessionsJeff Sessions was a long-time Christian-right stalwart and an early Trump endorser. But he’s violating a new litmus test: Don’t cross the boss.
  31. House Republicans Have a Secret List of Trump Scandals They’re Covering UpThe GOP’s closing argument for the midterms: look at all the corruption that will be uncovered if Democrats gain control!
  32. NRA Says FBI Is Treating Trump As Unfairly As Al Capone“They’re trying to Al Capone the president,” complains Dana Loesch.
  33. Trump, Obstructing Justice Again, Asked Lawyers About Manafort PardonTrump is just very compassionate, and willing to look guilty to help an old friend, who by the way he barely knows.
  34. Republican Senator Gives Trump Green Light to Fire SessionsLindsey Graham: “The president’s entitled to an attorney general he has faith in.” Which means a hack.
  35. Trump Wants to Ban Flipping Because He Is Almost Literally a Mob BossIt would be extremely difficult to prosecute any organized crime if it were not possible to trade lenient sentences in return for cooperation.
  36. Every Single House Republican Is Actively Covering Up Trump’s GuiltRepublican now says the party needs to control Congress to help “hold Trump accountable.” What?
  37. Report: Aides Plan to Distract Trump from Russia Probe With Rallies and Golf“The busier he is, the less likely he’s going to get in these moods and watch TV and get more and more angry.”
  38. The Media Keeps Giving Trump the Benefit of the Doubt on CollusionReporters keep digging up awful facts about the president, but interpreting those facts in the friendliest possible light.
  39. Lawyers’ Loud Steakhouse Chatter May Be Root of Trump’s McGahn ProblemMcGahn decided he had to protect himself after a reporter overheard Trump’s attorneys gossiping about him at a D.C. restaurant last fall.
  40. Michael Cohen Enlists Watergate’s John Dean to Signal He’s Still Willing to FlipWhy drop yet another hint? Cohen is reportedly being investigated for $20 million in bank fraud, and charges could be coming in the next two weeks.
  41. Trump Sides With Nixon in New Tirade Against Mueller and the MediaThe president sees Watergate as a failure of loyalty.
  42. Giuliani Goes Full Orwell: ‘Truth Is Not Truth’War is peace. Freedom is slavery. Trump is innocent.
  43. Has White House Counsel Don McGahn Flipped on Trump?McGahn reportedly began cooperating “extensively” with the Mueller investigation after fearing Trump would try to make him a fall guy.
  44. Mueller Wants Papadopoulos to Go to Jail, Says He Harmed Russia InvestigationProsecutors say the Trump campaign aide’s lies did significant damage to the Russia investigation in its critical early stages.
  45. Trump Is Making the Department of Justice Into His Own Private Goon SquadHis purge is creating a chilling effect on law enforcement.
  46. Trump Admits Revoking Brennan’s Security Clearance Was About the Mueller ProbeTrump said it’s “something that had to be done” about the “sham” investigation, & suggested he was testing waters for a broader move against Mueller.
  47. Trump Strips Security Clearance From Former CIA Director John BrennanPresident uses security clearances to discredit opponents for the first time.
  48. Embattled FBI Agent Peter Strzok Fired From Agency Over Anti-Trump TextsIn a troubling sign, the agency’s deputy director overruled a more lenient bureau recommendation.
  49. Trump’s ‘Perjury Trap’: Confessing to Obstruction of Justice or Lying About ItThe president’s lawyers don’t want their client to answer questions about his obvious crime.
  50. Manafort’s Lawyers Get Personal As Rick Gates’s Testimony Wraps UpProsecutors expect to rest their case against Paul Manafort on Friday.
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