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Russia Investigation

  1. the national interest
    Trump Is Making the Department of Justice Into His Own Private Goon SquadHis purge is creating a chilling effect on law enforcement.
  2. russia probe
    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.
  3. the national interest
    Trump Strips Security Clearance From Former CIA Director John BrennanPresident uses security clearances to discredit opponents for the first time.
  4. peter strzok
    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.
  5. the national interest
    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.
  6. Manafort’s Lawyers Get Personal As Rick Gates’s Testimony Wraps UpProsecutors expect to rest their case against Paul Manafort on Friday.
  7. Rick Gates Says on the Stand That He Committed Crimes With Paul ManafortWell, when you put it like that …
  8. the national interest
    Trump’s Lawyers Can’t Talk Him Out of Talking to MuellerPresident who is a pathological liar should probably not talk to the special counsel under oath, but he somehow still wants to.
  9. the law
    Paul Manafort’s First Trial Is a Sideshow. The Next One Won’t Be.The real action is already happening across the Potomac, where another Manafort trial is bound to be much more revealing.
  10. russia investigation
    Trump Acknowledges Son Sought Clinton Dirt From RussiansThe president says that meeting Russian officials to obtain damaging information about a political opponent is “done all the time.”
  11. politics
    Trump Believes Giuliani’s Claim That Mueller Has Nothing on Him: ReportRudy Giuliani’s PR blitz in defense of President Trump is apparently working — on President Trump.
  12. russia investigation
    Alleged Russian Agent’s Contacts Also Included Trump Campaign AideFormer Trump campaign national security director and transition team member J.D. Gordon met with Maria Butina right before the 2016 election.
  13. Rand Paul, Trump’s Ally on Russia, Is Taking a Trip to MoscowThe Kentucky senator has said his trip is meant to “prevent further, unnecessary escalation of tensions.”
  14. Trumpists Seem Ready to Erase Jeff Sessions From Movement HistoryThe cold war between the president and the attorney general is now extending to denials that Session ever contributed anything.
  15. White House: Trump isn’t Not Obstructing Justice, He’s ‘Fighting Back.’Tomato, tomahto. The White House also offered a novel defense for Trump’s apparent unfamiliarity with grocery shopping.
  16. the national interest
    Rudy: Trump Is Innocent Because He Did Not Personally Hack Democratic EmailsWatch the goalposts retreat over the horizon.
  17. the national interest
    Why Are So Many Leftists Skeptical of the Russia Investigation?What to think about Trump’s collusion with Russia has somehow caused a divide among progressives.
  18. the national interest
    Why Does Trump Keep Lying About His Dealings With Russia?President Trump has denied having known about the June 2016 meeting with a Russian. Michael Cohen can testify that he did know.
  19. Like Everyone Else, Mueller Is Obsessing Over Trump’s TweetsUnlike the rest of us, the special counsel is using Trump’s favorite mode of communication to build an obstruction of justice case.
  20. the national interest
    After Trump-Putin Summit, Freaked-out Republicans Are Supporting Mueller ProbeThe party’s appetite to help Trump fire Mueller has suddenly dissipated.
  21. Wealthy Trump Pals Paid Rick Gates for Access to His AdministrationElliott Broidy and Tom Barrack paid Gates, Paul Manafort’s number two, nearly $300,000 in 2017.
  22. Manafort’s Trial Delayed to July 31 So His Lawyers Can Better PrepareA federal judge will give Paul Manafort’s lawyers a six-day extension so they can review around 120,000 pages of documents ahead of his trial.
  23. russia investigation
    Newly Disclosed FISA Applications Disprove ‘Witch Hunt’ Claims From Trump, NunesNew documents show that the infamous Nunes memo fudged key facts about the start of the Russia investigation — though Trump is claiming the opposite.
  24. russia investigation
    Michael Cohen Questioning Trump’s Fitness for Office: ReportWith former personal fixers like these, who needs enemies?
  25. politics
    DNI Coats Swears He Meant No Disrespect to TrumpHe insists that his bewildered reaction to Trump’s White House invitation to Putin has been misunderstood.
  26. politics
    Trump Expected Pravda Questions at Putin Press ConferenceThe president reportedly wanted to know why a journalist was allowed to ask him a difficult question about Russia’s election interference.
  27. House Republicans Are Trying to Thwart Dem Russia ProbeHouse Intel chairman Devin Nunes is denying Democrats use of conference rooms, among other things, in hopes of crippling their Russia probe.
  28. the national interest
    Trump Denies Russia Is Still Targeting U.S. ElectionsThe Trump administration warns Russia is an active threat to intervene in the elections. Trump says it isn’t.
  29. the national interest
    How Trump Turned the Right’s Biggest Russia Hawk Into a DoveWall Street Journal columnist Holman Jenkins used to compare Putin to Hitler. Now he credits Trump with wisely averting war.
  30. Timing of Mueller’s Russia Indictments Wasn’t Trolling – Trump Approved ItTrump’s allies, and Russia, said Mueller was just trying to derail the Putin summit. But the White House wanted the release to come before Helsinki.
  31. the national interest
    Trump Is Fighting the Entire Republican Party to Defend PutinIf loving Russia is wrong, Donald Trump doesn’t want to be right.
  32. GOP Senators: Trump’s Obvious Russia Lie Is Good Enough for UsCongress is getting back to business as usual one day after the president’s national embarrassment.
  33. Trump on Hannity: We Know There’s No Russia Collusion, Because Putin Said SoTrump suggested we should take Putin’s word on the Mueller probe, and lamented that Manafort is being unfairly targeted, just like gangster Al Capone.
  34. White House: Trump Isn’t a Traitor, Just an Egotistical Idiot“His brain can’t process that collusion and cyberattacks are two different things.”
  35. Daily Intelligencer Politics Chat: Fiasco in FinlandFour Daily Intelligencer staffers try to make sense of President Trump’s strange press conference with Putin in Helsinki, Finland.
  36. Russian Gun-Rights Activist Charged As Covert Kremlin AgentMariia Butina allegedly tried to infiltrate an American gun-rights group (the NRA) with the aim of influencing Republican foreign policy on Russia.
  37. Trump Endorses Putin Proposal to Have Russian Operatives Work on Mueller ProbeAt his summit with Putin, Trump said that Mueller’s team should partner with the Kremlin to investigate Russian interference in the 2016 election.
  38. the national interest
    Trump Betrays His Country for Russia in Plain SightAt the summit in Finland, President Trump and Vladimir Putin engaged in collusion in front of the entire world.
  39. Trump Says He Hadn’t Thought of Asking Putin to Extradite HackersBut maybe he’ll bring it up, now that you mention …
  40. What to Watch For at the Trump-Putin SummitIn the worst-case scenario, Trump could endorse Russian aggression that undermines the Western alliance.
  41. Trump: Why Didn’t Obama Stop Hacking I Egged On?Given what we learned in Friday’s indictment from Robert Mueller, this is a more loaded question than ever.
  42. the national interest
    Mueller’s New Indictment Points to Collusion With RussiaThe Department of Justice charges only Russians, but signs of their Republican partners are plain.
  43. the national interest
    Trump Is Training His Base to Hate NATO and Like PutinHeading into the NATO summit, Trump is making an agreement with his allies impossible, and ramping up pro-Putin talk.
  44. the national interest
    Glenn Greenwald Tells Russians Liberals Are Blaming Them As Excuse for ClintonGreenwald in Moscow: “Excuses were needed … and that’s why there became this obsession with the Russian government.”
  45. Giuliani: Trump Won’t Sit Down for Mueller Interview Without a FightLawyers for the president want to make things difficult for the special counsel as they wage a war of public opinion.
  46. Manafort Kept in Solitary 23 Hours a Day to ‘Guarantee His Safety,’ Lawyer SaysTrump’s former campaign manager is seeking pretrial release, despite the witness-tampering charges that landed him in jail.
  47. Michael Cohen Deletes Trump From Twitter Bio, Fueling Flip RumorsDonald Trump’s former “fixer” once called himself “Personal Attorney to President Donald J. Trump” on Twitter. No more.
  48. the national interest
    Why Hasn’t Trump Fired Scott Pruitt? Because Pruitt Can Fire Robert Mueller.The EPA administrator pitches President Trump on a sinister plan to quash the Russia investigation.
  49. the national interest
    5 Reasons Michael Cohen Apparently Flipping Is Extremely Bad News for TrumpThe Trump fixer has access to wide criminal exposure for the president.
  50. russia investigation
    Trump: Russia Must Be Proud of Meddling“If Russia is, in fact, looking to sow discord or chaos, they’ve got to be saying, ‘This is the greatest thing we’ve ever done.’ ”
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