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Russia Investigation

  1. 2020 elections
    Tuberville Ends Jeff Sessions’s Political Career in Alabama Primary RunoffThe former Auburn coach isn’t a cinch against Democratic senator Doug Jones, but he did dramatically reverse Sessions’s once dazzling success.
  2. obstruction of justice
    Trump Commutes Sentence of Roger Stone, Who Refused to Testify Against HimThe president has made sure that his loyal friend and longtime collaborator will not face justice after he was convicted of obstructing justice.
  3. the national interest
    Even the ‘Innocent’ Story of Trump’s Response to the Russian Bounty Is DamningThe best-case scenario is that Trump’s advisers are scared to tell him anything bad about Putin.
  4. the national interest
    Devin Nunes Loses Legal Battle With Twitter CowFake moos.
  5. the national interest
    New Transcript Shows Trump Adviser Michael Flynn Colluding With Russia in 2016Michael Flynn had good reason to lie to the FBI about his conversation with Russia’s ambassador.
  6. politics
    Trump Campaign Crooks: Where Are They Now?Checking in with Michael Cohen, Rick Gates, Michael Flynn, and Roger Stone on the day of Michael Cohen’s release to home confinement.
  7. 2020 elections
    Obamagate Could Be the Last Nail in the Coffin for Jeff SessionsA new poll shows him trailing by more than 20 points in the race for his old Alabama Senate seat. The GOP obsession with the “witch hunt” may be why.
  8. the national interest
    William Barr Wants to Lock Up Trump’s Deep State Enemies, But Not Joe BidenThe AG triangulates between Trump and Robert Mueller.
  9. the national interest
    Trump Now Rewriting History to Deny Russia Wanted Him to Win in 2016“You can speak to Putin or anybody else — nobody has been tougher on Russian than I have,” says Trump in self-refuting claim.
  10. the national interest
    Barr’s Scheme to Exonerate Trump Crony Michael Flynn Just Hit a Brick WallFederal judge Emmet Sullivan has stood up to an extraordinary Justice Department plot to let confessed liar Michael Flynn go free.
  11. the national interest
    ‘Obamagate’ Is Trump’s Name for the Crimes He’s Trying to Commit HimselfObama was very hesitant to weaponize law enforcement and intelligence. Trump, uh, isn’t.
  12. vision 2020
    Why Trump’s Obamagate Ploy Is Doomed to FailTrump’s base is already energized. So why is he focused on outlandish Obama conspiracy theories that probably mystify swing voters?
  13. justice department
    Fed Judge: Barr Summary of Mueller Report Calls Into Question His ‘Credibility’A district judge will review all Mueller report redactions after determining that Barr’s summary of the report was “distorted” and “misleading.”
  14. roger stone
    Roger Stone Sentenced to 40 Months in PrisonStone was convicted last November of lying to Congress, obstructing justice, and witness tampering.
  15. the national interest
    Trump Congratulates William Barr for Eliminating Justice Department IndependenceThe Roy Cohn–ization of federal law enforcement is complete.
  16. the national interest
    Trump Floats Pardon of Russia-Scandal Accomplice Roger StoneStone promises never to “roll on Donald Trump,” lies to protect him, and now payback is on its way.
  17. russia investigation
    Prosecutors Request 7 to 9 Year Prison Sentence for Trump Surrogate Roger StoneThe longtime Republican operative could serve up to nine years for lying to Congress and for witness tampering during the Mueller investigation.
  18. the national interest
    Tulsi Gabbard and the Return of the Anti-Anti-Trump LeftThe small cadre of leftists who see the Democrats as the main enemy oppose impeachment and might help Trump win reelection.
  19. the national interest
    Trump Believed Ukraine Conspiracy Because ‘Putin Told Me’Meanwhile, Trump is still listening to Ukraine theories from Russian-financed crooks.
  20. the national interest
    Vladimir Putin, Director of Influential Pro-Trump Super-PAC, Endorses ReelectionAn important but unsurprising statement by a key Trump supporter.
  21. impeachment
    No, Democrats Aren’t Plotting to Overturn Trump Victories Past or FutureIn claiming a “coup,” Republicans may be projecting their own unwillingness to acknowledge the popular will onto Democrats.
  22. russia investigation
    Inspector General Finds Russia Investigation Wasn’t an FBI Witch HuntYes, Michael Horowitz says mistakes were made in pursuing a wiretap on Carter Page, but no political bias in investigating the Trump campaign.
  23. politics
    Attorney General Bill Barr Still Trusts Trump Over DOJ on Russia InvestigationBarr reportedly disagrees with the DOJ inspector general’s anticipated findings that the FBI was right to investigate the Trump campaign.
  24. impeachment
    Washington’s Jam-packed December Will Cast a Long Shadow on 2020With impeachment proceedings, a big DoJ report on the Russia investigation, and a possible government shutdown in play, it could get crazy.
  25. the national interest
    Trump Lackey Devin Nunes Sues Over Another News Story, Won’t Even Deny It’s TrueTrump’s top congressional defender continues his crazy lawsuit binge.
  26. steele dossier
    Fusion GPS Lights a Candle for the ‘Pee Tape’The co-founders of the intelligence firm that commissioned the infamous Steele Dossier discuss their lives as Trump targets.
  27. the national interest
    House Impeachment Might Include Charge That Trump Lied to MuellerMueller was surprisingly chill about presidential perjury, but House Democrats seem more concerned about it.
  28. politics
    Roger Stone’s Expletive-Filled, Godfather-Heavy Day in CourtHeavy swearing, a Bernie impression, multiple Godfather references — what more could jurors want from a case on the integrity of American elections?
  29. 2020 elections
    Will Trump Crush Jeff Sessions’s Senate Comeback?With Sessions ready to jump into the race for his old seat, his GOP rivals hope Trump punishes him for recusal in the Russia collusion investigation.
  30. impeachment season
    Trump’s New Impeachable Offenses Threaten Pelosi’s Narrow Focus on UkraineHow do you decide how to impeach a president who won’t stop committing high crimes and misdemeanors? That’s a tough question for House Democrats.
  31. the national interest
    Trump Is Being Impeached Because He Keeps Doing What Russia WantsTrump’s Ukraine scandal and his Syria fiasco both happen to benefit one country Trump really likes.
  32. the national interest
    Is William Barr Going After Trump’s ‘Deep State’ Enemies?Trump’s hatchet man appears to be sharpening his ax.
  33. scandals
    Trump Told Russian Officials He Didn’t Care About 2016 Election Meddling: ReportDuring his infamous 2017 Oval Office meeting with Lavrov and Kislyak, Trump reportedly said he was unconcerned about Moscow’s election interference.
  34. the national interest
    U.S. Intelligence Had to Pull Spy From Russia Because Trump Is a Security RiskIt’s kind of bad when the president is suspected of outing your own spy.
  35. power
    Sam Patten’s Wild Life As a Cooperating WitnessMueller was listening to this guy?
  36. trump administration
    Coats Finally Out, Trump Picks Rep. Ratcliffe to Be New DNIA Cabinet member who was willing to contradict the president is leaving, and a Trump loyalist who tried to discredit Mueller is set to replace him.
  37. the national interest
    Mueller Testifies Russia Had Blackmail on TrumpSchiff: “If the Russians had a tape recording, they could expose that, could they not?” Mueller: “Yes.”
  38. mueller time
    At Least Mueller Gave Us the ‘I Take Your Question’ MemeWe didn’t learn much new Wednesday, but we did get a new meme.
  39. mueller time
    Robert Mueller’s Testimony Before the House: LiveblogContinuous updates on the former special counsel’s long-awaited appearance before the House Judiciary and Intelligence Committees.
  40. mueller time
    Mueller Defuses His ‘Bombshell’ Exchange With Ted Lieu on Obstruction of JusticeSpeaking with Ted Lieu, Mueller appeared to say that he would have indicted Trump if he could have, a quote he clarified in the Intelligence hearing.
  41. mueller time
    A Glossary of References in Robert Mueller’s Congressional TestimonyAll the names and references you need to know, from Aaron Zebley to the OLC opinion.
  42. mueller time
    Conservatives Attack Mueller As ‘Doddering’ and ‘Semi-Senile’ in House TestimonyThe right wasn’t alone alone in noting Mueller’s shakiness, but they spun it into another reason to discredit the special counsel’s findings.
  43. mueller time
    Mueller Contradicts Trump, Testifies That Report Did Not Totally Exonerate HimAsked if he exonerated Trump, Mueller’s one-word answer was “no.”
  44. mueller time
    Will Mueller Tell Democrats What They Want to Hear?Tying up loose ends in the report is one thing; labeling the president a criminal is another.
  45. mueller time
    What to Expect From Robert Mueller’s House TestimonyWhat time the hearings begin, where to watch, and what to expect from the former special counsel known for his discretion.
  46. mueller time
    Republicans Prepare to Badger Mueller at First Public HearingLouie Gohmert, who will question the former counsel, called him an “anal opening.” Let’s hope he keeps it clean on July 17.
  47. mueller report
    Robert Mueller to Testify Before House Committees on July 17The House Judiciary and Intelligence committees issued subpoenas for the special counsel to testify publicly, despite his reluctance to do so.
  48. russia investigation
    FBI Notes State Russians Tried to Plan Trump-Putin Call Day After InaugurationAccording to FBI agent Peter Strzok, Michael Flynn told him that the Russian ambassador said Putin wanted to call Trump right after the inauguration.
  49. mueller time
    Will Robert Mueller Testify? Everything We KnowDemocrats want him to testify. Trump doesn’t. Who will win?
  50. russia investigation
    Mueller Witness George Nader Arrested on Child-Pornography ChargesAccording to an affidavit, 12 sexually explicit videos of minors were found on Nader’s phones when he entered the U.S. in January 2018.
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