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  1. russia investigation
    Mueller Disputes BuzzFeed Report That Trump Ordered Cohen to Perjure HimselfIn a rare public statement, the special counsel claims that BuzzFeed’s report on ”documents and testimony obtained by this office” is wrong.
  2. the national interest
    Trump Didn’t Have Secret Contact With Russia — It Was Done in Plain SightHis private meetings with Putin are an apt metaphor for their entire bizarre relationship.
  3. the national interest
    Trump Ordered Michael Cohen to Perjure Himself. It’s Even Worse Than It Sounds.Five reasons why the BuzzFeed bombshell contains deadly fallout.
  4. world view
    With Mattis Gone, Trump Is Already Sowing More Global ChaosIn just a few weeks, we’ve seen a serious uptick in odd U.S. foreign policy moves and anonymous leaking, and that isn’t good for anyone except Putin.
  5. russia investigation
    Trump Reportedly Told Cohen to Lie to Congress About Trump Tower MoscowSources say Trump signed off on a plan to visit Vladimir Putin in Russia during the 2016 campaign, but told Cohen not to share that with Congress.
  6. the national interest
    Trump Lawyer No Longer Denying Campaign Colluded With RussiaRIP, “No collusion.”
  7. the national interest
    William Barr’s Secret Pro-Trump Memo Keeps Getting More SuspiciousTurns out the nominee for attorney general did discuss his memo with Trump before being appointed. What else is he hiding?
  8. foreign policy
    President Trump Reportedly Wanted the U.S. to Leave NATO in 2018A new report says Trump privately expressed his desire to ditch the historic defense pact — which just happens to be something Russia wants too.
  9. the national interest
    Robert Mueller Is Investigating President Trump as a Russian AssetWhat it means that the FBI needs to find out if the president is “working on behalf of Russia against American interests.”
  10. russia investigation
    FBI Investigated Trump to Determine if He Was Working for Russia While in OfficeAfter the ouster of James Comey, the FBI was so concerned that it opened an investigation into whether Trump was working on behalf of the Kremlin.
  11. the national interest
    Republican Senator Gives Hilariously Incriminating Defense of ManafortKnown Russian agent “was someone Paul Manafort had known for a very long time and trusted,” insists Senator James Lankford. Well, okay then!
  12. russia investigation
    After Somehow Failing to Get Fired, Rod Rosenstein Is Expected to QuitOnce William Barr is confirmed as attorney general, the deputy AG who hired Mueller and infuriated Trump is expected to leave the DOJ.
  13. the national interest
    Donald Trump Was Never VettedWe are only now discovering that Trump is a secretive figure who has escaped basic scrutiny.
  14. the national interest
    Report: Michael Cohen Visited Prague and Trump-Russia Collusion Is on the TableAn explosive new story says Michael Cohen did visit Prague, at the time he allegedly met Russian agents to collude for Trump.
  15. the national interest
    Trump Is Building a Team of Lackeys to Go to War With MuellerAs General Mattis raises questions about Trump’s fitness for office, the president is shutting down the government and locking in his base.
  16. the national interest
    Now We Know Trump Picked William Barr to Shut Down Mueller’s InvestigationThe attorney general nominee wrote a long, secret memo attacking Mueller earlier this year, and submitted it to the administration.
  17. russia investigation
    CNN: Trump Signed a Letter of Intent to Build Trump Tower MoscowOn Sunday, Rudy Giuliani said “no one signed” the letter.
  18. the national interest
    Michael Flynn’s Judge Destroys Trump’s Conspiracy TheoryLock him up.
  19. russia investigation
    Russian Election-Hack Strategy Included an Anti-Masturbation Hotline“You can’t hold hands with God when you are masturbating.”
  20. voter suppression
    What Russia Learned About Black Voters From AmericaA new report on Russian interference in the 2016 election shows that Putin’s meddlers used tactics not unfamiliar to modern-day Republicans.
  21. the national interest
    Giuliani Almost Admits Trump Colluded and Committed a CrimeRudy gives an extremely revealing answer to George Stephanopoulos.
  22. russia investigation
    Michael Cohen Might Not Actually Go to PrisonThere are still ways Cohen could wriggle out of his three-year sentence — and even if he can’t, prison might feel like an upstate Jewish boys’ camp.
  23. the national interest
    Trump Had Nothing to Do With His Own Inauguration, White House SaysTrump’s not the kind of person who would pay attention to the massive sums being raised and spent off his name.
  24. campaign finance law
    Trump’s 7 Mutually Contradictory Arguments for His Own InnocenceThe president trots out the old “Schrödinger’s lawyer” defense, “breaking the law is not a crime,” and much, much more.
  25. russia investigation
    Michael Flynn to Judge: Don’t Lock Me UpFlynn’s lawyers say he deserves leniency, in part because he wasn’t warned that lying to the FBI is a crime.
  26. the national interest
    Everybody Says Mueller Is Almost Done. What If He Isn’t?What we know from Mueller is still a small fraction of the publicly available facts about Trump’s long relationship with Russia.
  27. roundup
    How Screwed Is Trump? Collected Commentary on the Cohen and Manafort MemosThe president thinks he’s been cleared, but pundits and experts who actually understand the Cohen and Manafort sentencing memos beg to differ.
  28. vision 2020
    Trump 2020 Shaping Up to Be a Campaign to Stay Out of PrisonIf the presidency shields Donald Trump from a pending indictment, what wouldn’t he do to hold onto it?
  29. the national interest
    The Department of Justice Calls Donald Trump a FelonTrump’s lawyer was a criminal, he is providing evidence on Trump and Russia.
  30. the national interest
    Giuliani: The Dog Ate My Counter-Report to MuellerGiuliani promised a devastating response to Mueller. A timeline of his “progress.”
  31. the national interest
    Mueller Reports Michael Flynn Is Singing Like a CanaryThe special counsel reports that Michael Flynn has given up a lot of useful information on his former Trump colleagues.
  32. the national interest
    Trump’s Crooked Attorney General Stonewalled Probe Into His Crooked FirmThe acting attorney general has experience obstructing justice.
  33. the national interest
    Trump Lied About His Very Legal and Very Cool Russia Deals for No ReasonIt’s possible some of his other claims are also false.
  34. russia investigation
    What Does Trump Tower Moscow Mean to the Mueller Investigation?A history of Donald Trump’s real estate white whale.
  35. the national circus
    Mueller’s Steady Stream of Russia Revelations Is Driving Trump CrazyAs we learn more about the ties between his campaign and Russia, Trump is giving new meaning to the concept of protesting one’s innocence too much.
  36. the national interest
    Michael Cohen Admits Lying on Trump’s Behalf About Russia DealsTrump, 2016: “I have nothing to do with Russia.” Not exactly.
  37. trump tweets
    Note to Trump: The Mueller Probe Costs Roughly $0.00 — Not $40 MillionTrump accuses Mueller of “wasting more than $40,000,000 (is that possible?).” (No, Mr. President, it is not.)
  38. the national interest
    If Trump Didn’t Collude, Why Does He Keep Obstructing Justice?The theory that Trump is simply upset about his election’s legitimacy being questioned is looking worse and worse.
  39. the national interest
    Report: Trump Associate Roger Stone Colluded With Email HackersMore denials about contact with WikiLeaks fall apart.
  40. the national interest
    Trump Does Not Understand What ‘Special Counsel’ MeansIt’s not that Robert Mueller is considered a special person. He is tasked with investigating a specific set of crimes.
  41. the national interest
    A Former FBI Lawyer Is Dropping Big Hints About Trump Obstructing JusticeThe collusion has more mystery, but the obstruction is more blatant.
  42. 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.”
  43. mitch mcconnell
    Mitch McConnell Blocks Bipartisan Bill to Safeguard Mueller ProbeJeff Flake threatened to block Trump’s pending judicial nominees in response.
  44. 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.
  45. 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.
  46. 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.
  47. 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.
  48. 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.
  49. the national interest
    Donald Trump Jr. Expecting to Be Indicted by Mueller SoonTwo reports indicate a perjury charge is coming soon.
  50. 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.
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