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Russia Investigation

  1. russia investigation
    Michael Cohen Questioning Trump’s Fitness for Office: ReportWith former personal fixers like these, who needs enemies?
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. 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.
  11. White House: Trump Isn’t a Traitor, Just an Egotistical Idiot“His brain can’t process that collusion and cyberattacks are two different things.”
  12. 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.
  13. 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.
  14. 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.
  15. 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.
  16. Trump Says He Hadn’t Thought of Asking Putin to Extradite HackersBut maybe he’ll bring it up, now that you mention …
  17. What to Watch For at the Trump-Putin SummitIn the worst-case scenario, Trump could endorse Russian aggression that undermines the Western alliance.
  18. 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.
  19. 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.
  20. 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.
  21. 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.”
  22. 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.
  23. 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.
  24. 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.
  25. 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.
  26. 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.
  27. 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.’ ”
  28. the national interest
    The Other Russia Collusion Scandal Is Breaking Wide OpenPutin appears to have funneled millions to support the Brexit vote, just like Trump’s election. His British partner’s cover story is falling apart.
  29. Trump’s Latest and Most Insane New Theory For Shutting Down Mueller ProbeTrump wants you to read this case by right-wing legal cranks for why Mueller should stop investigating him even if he turns up lots of crimes.
  30. the national interest
    Britain Has a Russia Collusion Scandal Now. It Looks Exactly Like Trump’s.Lies, secret meetings with Russians, covert financing, social-media bots. Putin did the same thing in Brexit as he did with Trump.
  31. the national interest
    What Roger Stone’s Latest Russia Lie Reveals About the ScandalThe Trump adviser said he never met any Russians, and now says he forgot about this Russian offering dirt on Clinton.
  32. russia investigation
    Roger Stone Admits Meeting With Russian Who Promised Damaging Clinton Info11 Trump associates have now acknowledged interacting with Russian nationals during the campaign or transition.
  33. the national interest
    Mitch McConnell Turns Against Robert MuellerOminous music plays.
  34. the national interest
    How Trump Could Get Scott Pruitt to Fire Robert MuellerDeep in a New York Times story on palace intrigue lies a key revelation of a potential republic-shaking plot.
  35. russia investigation
    Top Brexit Backer Passed Trump Transition Team Info to RussiansA trove of leaked emails have exposed the extensive Russian ties of two top Brexit supporters in the U.K. who later threw their weight behind Trump.
  36. Mueller Hits Manafort With New Charges, This Time for Obstruction of JusticePresident Trump’s former campaign chairman is accused of witness tampering while on house arrest for other charges.
  37. the national interest
    Trump Is Fulfilling Russia’s Dream of Splitting the Western AlliancePresident Trump’s trade war has enraged America’s allies and delighted Vladimir Putin.
  38. Sam Nunberg on What Happens When Mueller Wants to Dig Through Your PhoneThe former Trump campaign aide says the special counsel asked him about his encrypted communications, and even made him hand over old BlackBerrys.
  39. A Russian Weightlifter May Land Ivanka Trump in the Russia ProbeBuzzFeed reports that Ivanka Trump connected Michael Cohen to a weightlifter offering to arrange a meeting between Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin.
  40. Report: Trump and Sessions Can’t Bring Themselves to Utter the Other’s NameThe president and his attorney general are not dealing with tension over the Russia investigation like adults.
  41. Risk of Being Mueller’s Boss Scares Off Top Justice Department CandidatesThe number-three position at the Justice Department will remain vacant for now, as no one wants to wind up overseeing the Russia probe.
  42. the national interest
    Trump’s Latest FBI Conspiracy Theory Is His Craziest YetThe president is relying on right-wing bloggers that even the crazy right thinks are crazy.
  43. If Mueller Is Ever Going to Flip Manafort, Now Seems Like the TimeFederal prosecutors accused Manafort of witness tampering, which could land him in jail as he awaits trial, just as Trump cast doubt on a pardon.
  44. the national interest
    Why Congress Wouldn’t Impeach Trump for Shooting James Comey“If he shot James Comey, he’d be impeached the next day,” Giuliani said. But would he?
  45. Trump Says He Has the Right to Pardon HimselfIt’s a possibility that only an innocent man would be contemplating.
  46. Giuliani’s Three Most Guilty-Sounding Statements From Sunday MorningAmong other things, he said that President Trump could pardon himself if he feels like it.
  47. the national interest
    The Constitutional Crisis Is Already UnderwayWe are about to find out whether we are a nation of laws, or a nation where justice is whatever Trump says it is.
  48. Trump’s Lawyers: Obstruction of Justice Is Legal If You’re PresidentAccording to a leaked letter, the president’s legal team is gearing up for a constitutional fight over Trump’s presidential powers.
  49. foreign policy
    Report: White House Planning Trump-Putin SummitThe last time they met, Trump was clearly impressed with Putin’s “very strong” denials regarding the Mueller investigation.
  50. the national interest
    Trump Is Probing the Constitution for Weaknesses, and Finding ThemThe president discovering seemingly innocuous power to impose tariffs and hand out pardons has potential for abuse.
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