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Russia Investigation

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. the national interest
    Is William Barr Going After Trump’s ‘Deep State’ Enemies?Trump’s hatchet man appears to be sharpening his ax.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. power
    Sam Patten’s Wild Life As a Cooperating WitnessMueller was listening to this guy?
  7. 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.
  8. 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.”
  9. 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.
  10. 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.
  11. 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.
  12. 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.
  13. 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.
  14. mueller time
    Mueller Contradicts Trump, Testifies That Report Did Not Totally Exonerate HimAsked if he exonerated Trump, Mueller’s one-word answer was “no.”
  15. 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.
  16. 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.
  17. 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.
  18. 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.
  19. 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.
  20. mueller time
    Will Robert Mueller Testify? Everything We KnowDemocrats want him to testify. Trump doesn’t. Who will win?
  21. 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.
  22. the national interest
    In Terrifying Interview, William Barr Goes Full MAGAAttorney general insists the only norms being shredded are by people investigating Trump.
  23. donald trump
    Trump Admits Russia Helped Him Get Elected, Walks It Back 20 Minutes LaterIt was the first time he’s publicly acknowledged Russia’s role in getting him elected.
  24. mueller time
    Robert Mueller’s Statement: Full Speech TranscriptRead Robert Mueller’s full statement on the Russia investigation.
  25. the national interest
    Mueller: Trump Is Not Not a CriminalThe special prosecutor all but calls William Barr a liar.
  26. mueller time
    Robert Mueller’s Statement: Everything We LearnedThe special counsel is leaving the Justice Department and he doesn’t want to talk to Congress.
  27. executive privilege
    Trump Directs White House Counsel Don McGahn to Skip Congressional TestimonyTrump’s claims of executive privilege are becoming so frequent that even House Republicans are getting frustrated by them.
  28. the national interest
    How Throwing Justin Amash Out of the GOP Might Make Trump Lose 2020A short-sighted attack on the first Republican to endorse impeachment.
  29. austria
    Austrian Government Actually Sees Consequences for a Russia ScandalThe political crisis in Austria shows what happens when a party is willing to reckon with Russian interference, even if it ends up losing power.
  30. russia investigation
    Flynn Told Special Counsel That Trump Team Tried to Interfere in Russia ProbeNew documents show that people connected to Trump and Congress contacted Flynn to try and stymie the Mueller investigation. There’s even a voicemail.
  31. russia investigation
    Donald Trump Jr. Agrees to ‘Limited’ Senate Testimony on Russia ProbeHe’s struck a deal to answer the Senate Intelligence Committee’s questions, ending the intra-party conflict over his subpoena.
  32. mueller time
    Everything You Need to Know About the Latest Probe Into the Russia ProbeU.S. Attorney John Durham has been tasked with investigating the investigators — just like the DOJ inspector general and U.S. Attorney John Huber.
  33. the national interest
    The Banal Complicity of Rod RosensteinThe departing deputy attorney general attacks Jim Comey as “partisan” and defends his service to Trump.
  34. the national interest
    Trump Is Pressuring Ukraine to Smear Clinton and BidenRudy Giuliani: “There’s nothing illegal about it. Somebody could say it’s improper.” Well, yes.
  35. russia investigation
    Senate Intelligence Committee Subpoenas Donald Trump Jr.If he appears, Trump Jr. will likely have to respond to inconsistencies between his 2017 Senate testimony and details described in the Mueller report.
  36. the national interest
    Putin Accomplice Mitch McConnell Says Case ClosedThe Senate Majority Leader again denies that Russia was trying to help Trump win.
  37. the national interest
    Trump Scared to Let Robert Mueller Testify, Despite ‘Exoneration’The president somehow doesn’t want the man who proved “no collusion” and “no obstruction” to say what he found.
  38. just asking questions
    Eric Swalwell on Running As the ‘Guns and Russia’ CandidateThe 2020 candidate on why Robert Mueller should testify, Twitter fights, and still having $100,000 in student debt.
  39. mueller time
    Bill Barr Refuses to Testify Before House Judiciary Committee on ThursdayThe attorney general cancelled his appearance before the House Judiciary after the committee voted to allow staff lawyers to question him for an hour.
  40. bill barr
    Watch Cory Booker Try Not to Laugh as Kamala Harris Questions William BarrAs Barr fumbled his answer to the former prosecutor, Booker had to take a moment to regroup.
  41. the national interest
    Barr: It’s Not Obstruction of Justice If the Obstruction WorksThe attorney general’s most insanely authoritarian argument.
  42. the national interest
    William Barr Keeps Lying About Mueller, and People Keep Trusting Him AnywayThe Attorney General says Robert Mueller admitted on the phone he didn’t really blame Barr like he wrote. Uh, sure.
  43. russia investigation
    Bill Barr Most Likely Didn’t Commit Perjury, But Still Misled CongressIt’s unlikely Attorney General Bill Barr is on the hook for perjury, but the case for his impeachment grows.
  44. russia investigation
    Read Attorney General Bill Barr’s Prepared Remarks Ahead of His Senate TestimonyOn Tuesday night, the attorney general released his opening statement regarding his controversial treatment of the Mueller report.
  45. the national interest
    Rod Rosenstein Embodies the Republican Surrender to TrumpThe departing deputy attorney general kept his job by giving in to a lawless president.
  46. mueller report
    Report: Barr May Bail on House Democrats’ Mueller Report HearingThe attorney general is threatening to skip Thursday’s much anticipated hearing. Democrats say they’ll subpoena him if he does.
  47. vision 2020
    The Biggest Threat to Our Democracy in 2020 Will Be Trump, Not RussiaDHS officials say Russia plans on “aggravating social and racial tensions” and “undermining trust” in democracy next year. Trump plans to do the same.
  48. impeachment
    Trump Proves Yet Again That He Doesn’t Understand the ConstitutionThe president tweeted that he’d ask the Supreme Court to save him from impeachment. That’s not how it works.
  49. the national interest
    With Mueller Gone, the Threat of a Lawless President Is Very AliveDonald Trump’s efforts to obstruct justice and defy the law are not as weak as you might believe.
  50. politics
    Trump Says He Has ‘No Reason’ to Cooperate With House DemocratsIgnoring House Democrats’ regulatory efforts is now Trump’s standard operating procedure.
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