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Potential Clash Over Secrets Looms Between Justice Dept. and C.I.A. 24 May 7:52pm Updated Potential Clash Over Secrets Looms Between Justice Dept. and C.I.A.
The attorney general’s ability to declassify intelligence could put at risk a C.I.A. informant close to President Vladimir V. Putin of Russia.
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24 May 6:04pm Updated Trump gives significant authority to William Barr in Russia investigation review
President Donald Trump ordered all intelligence agencies late Thursday evening to assist Attorney General William Barr in his review of surveillance issues surrounding Trump's 2016 presidential campaign, delegating significant authority to Barr to declassify intelligence documents as the attorney general sees fit.
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Barr Got More Power to Review the Russia Inquiry. Here’s What We Know About Its Origins. 24 May 4:21pm Barr Got More Power to Review the Russia Inquiry. Here’s What We Know About Its Origins.
The attorney general has the power to declassify intelligence agencies’ secrets as he examines the investigation into Russia’s election interference and ties to Trump associates.
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Barr’s Newfound Power Could Prompt Clash Between Justice Dept. and C.I.A. 24 May 1:03pm Updated Barr’s Newfound Power Could Prompt Clash Between Justice Dept. and C.I.A.
The attorney general’s ability to declassify intelligence could put at risk a C.I.A. informant close to President Vladimir V. Putin of Russia.
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23 May 10:55pm Updated Trump orders intel agencies to assist Barr with review of Russia probe
President Donald Trump ordered all intelligence agencies late Thursday evening to assist Attorney General William Barr in his review of surveillance issues surrounding Trump's 2016 presidential campaign, delegating significant authority to Barr to declassify intelligence documents as the attorney general sees fit.
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23 May 9:28pm Read: President orders intelligence agencies to cooperate with AG on Russia review
President Donald Trump ordered all intelligence agencies late Thursday evening to assist Attorney General William Barr in his review of surveillance issues surrounding Trump's 2016 presidential campaign, delegating significant authority to Barr to declassify intelligence documents as the attorney general sees fit.
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23 May 12:41am Updated Trump spreads false claims about Mueller as Democrats start tightening the screws
President Donald Trump spread at least four false claims Wednesday about the conclusions and costs of the Russia investigation, while pushing back against Democratic leaders who are trying to pick up where special counsel Robert Mueller left off.
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Barr Again Casts Doubt on Russia Inquiry’s Origins, Aligning With Trump’s Attacks 17 May 10:04pm Updated Barr Again Casts Doubt on Russia Inquiry’s Origins, Aligning With Trump’s Attacks
Mr. Barr said his review of the investigation has turned up “inadequate” answers. But some former officials expressed concern he was deliberately undercutting it.
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17 May 12:55pm Updated William Barr better have the receipts on the Russia probe
Attorney General William Barr isn't shy about making big claims when it comes to the FBI's counterintelligence probe into Russian interference in the 2016 election.
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17 May 10:45am Washington Post: Officials identify small Florida county as one of two breached by Russia in 2016
A small county in the Florida panhandle was one of the two counties in the state whose voter registration database was hacked by Russia during the 2016 election, according to The Washington Post.
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17 May 9:48am Barr says review of Russia investigation origins could lead to FBI rule changes
Attorney General William Barr said his review into the origins of the Russia investigation could result in rule changes for the FBI's counterintelligence investigations of political campaigns.
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Trump’s Tariffs, Once Seen as Leverage, May Be Here to Stay 15 May 4:28am Updated Trump’s Tariffs, Once Seen as Leverage, May Be Here to Stay
The president’s latest trade measures have left the United States with the highest tariff rate among the most developed countries, outranking Canada, Germany, Russia and even China.
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Scrutiny of Russia Investigation Is Said to Be a Review, Not a Criminal Inquiry 14 May 6:01pm Scrutiny of Russia Investigation Is Said to Be a Review, Not a Criminal Inquiry
The federal prosecutor assigned to the review, John H. Durham, has no subpoena power and cannot compel witnesses to testify.
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14 May 12:13pm Updated CIA, FBI, Director of National Intelligence working with Attorney General Barr to review Russia probe origins
Attorney General William Barr is working closely with the CIA to review the origins of the Russia investigation and surveillance issues surrounding Donald Trump's presidential campaign, according to a source familiar with the matter, broadening an effort that the President has long demanded to involve all major national security agencies.
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14 May 10:41am Pompeo seeks improved relations with Russia ahead of Putin meeting
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo voiced the Trump administration's desire for improved relations with Russia ahead of high-level meetings in the country, including with Russian President Vladimir Putin.
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13 May 10:05pm Updated Top federal prosecutor in Connecticut to review origins of Russia probe
The top federal prosecutor in Connecticut is assisting Attorney General Bill Barr in his review of the genesis of the 2016 Russia investigation, according to a source familiar with the review.
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Barr Assigns U.S. Attorney in Connecticut to Review Origins of Russia Inquiry 13 May 9:03pm Updated Barr Assigns U.S. Attorney in Connecticut to Review Origins of Russia Inquiry
The prosecutor has conducted other sensitive investigations into conduct by national security officials, including accusations of C.I.A. detainee abuse.
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10 May 6:15pm Updated Pompeo to meet with Putin in Russia
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will meet with Russian President Vladimir Putin next week as the Trump administration sends mixed messages about the state of relations with Moscow.
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10 May 4:47pm Former top FBI lawyer James Baker defends origins of the Russia investigation
The top lawyer at the FBI when the Russia investigation was started said Friday that the probe was opened for "lawful, legitimate reasons," and pushed back on conspiracies that President Donald Trump has spread about the origins of the investigation.
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9 May 8:08pm Updated Comey to speak at CNN town hall two years after Trump fired him
Former FBI Director James Comey will appear at a CNN town hall Thursday night -- two years after being fired by President Donald Trump and in the midst of a constitutional battle over the report on the Russia investigation that he helped launch.
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Donald Trump Jr. Is Subpoenaed to Testify to Senate Panel on Russia Contacts 8 May 9:11pm Updated Donald Trump Jr. Is Subpoenaed to Testify to Senate Panel on Russia Contacts
Mr. Trump is the first of the president’s children to be subpoenaed in the congressional investigations into Russia’s 2016 election interference.
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8 May 7:48pm Schiff subpoenas Barr for counterintelligence information from Russia probe
House Intelligence Chairman Adam Schiff issued a subpoena Wednesday to the Justice Department for "counterintelligence and foreign intelligence" from special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation.
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8 May 7:21pm Pompeo touts US action on Russian poisonings despite failure to implement new sanctions
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Wednesday touted the US response to Russia's chemical attack in the United Kingdom, despite the fact that the United States has yet to impose a second round of sanctions for the attack.
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7 May 1:56pm Senators Question F.B.I. Director About Spying Accusation
During a Senate hearing, the F.B.I. director, Christopher A. Wray, defended the bureau against an accusation by the attorney general that agents spied on the Trump campaign during its Russia inquiry.
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7 May 7:35am Updated Hundreds of former Justice officials assert Trump would be facing felony charges if he were not President
Hundreds of former Justice Department officials said in an open letter released Monday that President Donald Trump would be facing multiple felony charges stemming from the Russia investigation if he were not President.
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United States Rattles Arctic Talks With a Sharp Warning to China and Russia 7 May 12:21am Updated United States Rattles Arctic Talks With a Sharp Warning to China and Russia
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, speaking in Finland at a meeting of the Arctic Council, warned both countries against “aggressive” actions in the region.
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4 May 4:12pm Updated Papadopoulos doubts FBI was behind woman probing for Trump-Russia intelligence
Former Trump campaign adviser George Papadopoulos expressed doubt Saturday that the woman he met in London in September 2016 -- who reportedly posed as an academic's assistant to try to seduce him and determine whether the Trump campaign had ties to Russia -- was an FBI agent.
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4 May 12:59pm Trump laments Russia investigation overshadowing call with Putin that included Russia investigation discussion
President Donald Trump on Saturday accused media coverage of the Russia investigation of overshadowing the "tremendous potential" of his call with Russian President Vladimir Putin -- a shift from his own description of a call spent lamenting special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation but not warning Putin against continued Russian meddling in the 2020 election.
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3 May 3:17pm Trump says he and Putin discussed a three-way nuclear deal that includes China
US President Donald Trump on Friday said that he spoke with Russian President Vladimir Putin about a potential nuclear deal with Russia and China.
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3 May 8:17am Florida Reps. demand briefing on Russian election hacking detailed in Mueller report
Two members of Congress who represent Florida are demanding a classified briefing from the Justice Department for the state's congressional delegation regarding the claim that Russia successfully hacked into at least one Florida county network before the 2016 election.
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F.B.I. Sent Investigator Posing as Assistant to Meet With Trump Aide in 2016 2 May 7:24pm Updated F.B.I. Sent Investigator Posing as Assistant to Meet With Trump Aide in 2016
The use of the investigator in an operation aimed at a campaign shows the alarm in the F.B.I. as officials uncovered the scope of Russia’s 2016 election interference.
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2 May 9:49am The new Washington brawl: Barr versus Mueller
With the Russia investigation over, there's a new conflict consuming Washington: Attorney General William Barr versus special counsel Robert Mueller.
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Mueller Objected to Barr’s Description of Russia Investigation’s Findings on Trump 1 May 10:51am Updated Mueller Objected to Barr’s Description of Russia Investigation’s Findings on Trump
The special counsel laid out his objections in a letter to the attorney general in March.
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Mueller Objected to Barr’s Description of Russia Investigation’s Findings 30 Apr 7:50pm Mueller Objected to Barr’s Description of Russia Investigation’s Findings
The special counsel laid out his objections in a letter to the attorney general in March.
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30 Apr 10:42am Updated The Point: Is Rod Rosenstein the hero of the Russia probe? Or the villain?
Rod Rosenstein's announcement Monday night that he will leave his post as deputy attorney general on May 11 was no big surprise. But it does offer up a chance to look back over the past two years at his absolutely central role in the probe into Russian interference in the 2016 election -- and figure out whether Rosenstein was a force for good or ill when it comes to not only that investigation but his larger role within the Justice Department.
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F.B.I. Warns of Russian Interference in 2020 Race and Boosts Counterintelligence Operations 27 Apr 2:39pm Updated F.B.I. Warns of Russian Interference in 2020 Race and Boosts Counterintelligence Operations
Russia’s malign influence campaign during the 2018 elections was a rehearsal for the presidential campaign, the F.B.I. director warned.
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27 Apr 6:59am Updated Alleged Russian agent Maria Butina sentenced to 18 months in prison on conspiracy charge
A federal judge sentenced Russia national Maria Butina to 18 months in prison on Friday, after she pleaded guilty to trying to infiltrate conservative political circles and promote Russian interests before and after the 2016 presidential election.
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Rosenstein Assails Obama Administration, Comey and Journalists in Defending Handling of Russia Inquiry 26 Apr 9:08pm Updated Rosenstein Assails Obama Administration, Comey and Journalists in Defending Handling of Russia Inquiry
The deputy attorney general defended his handling of the Mueller report, cast doubt on Comey’s testimony and used Trump to exemplify the rule of law.
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News Analysis: As Trump Angers Allies, Rival Powers Cultivate Diplomatic Ties 26 Apr 5:46pm Updated News Analysis: As Trump Angers Allies, Rival Powers Cultivate Diplomatic Ties
The U.S. has strained relations with allies and partners over policy on weaker nations like Iran and Cuba, and that hinders strategy on China and Russia.
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26 Apr 11:45am Updated Russian national Maria Butina sentenced to 18 months in prison on conspiracy charge
A federal judge sentenced Russia national Maria Butina to 18 months in prison on Friday, after she pleaded guilty to trying to infiltrate conservative political circles and promote Russian interests before and after the 2016 presidential election.
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26 Apr 7:30am Updated Rosenstein unloads on critics, defends handling of Russia investigation
Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein defended his handling of the Russia investigation Thursday evening, recalling how he had promised to "do it right" during his Senate confirmation hearing and "take it to the appropriate conclusion," while taking pointed swipes at what he called "mercenary critics," politicians and the news media.
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26 Apr 7:24am Updated Trump admin aiming for major nuclear deal with Russia and China
President Donald Trump has his eyes on a new foreign policy prize: a grand nuclear deal with Russia and China, that he sees as a potential signature foreign policy achievement. However, some arms control experts are concerned the effort could backfire.
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22 Apr 10:42pm Updated Gillibrand vows not to use hacked materials from foreign adversaries; challenges other candidates to sign pledge
Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand is vowing not to use stolen, hacked materials from foreign adversaries in her presidential campaign and is calling on other 2020 contenders to do the same, making clear where she stands on using the kind of information that was central to Robert Mueller's Russia investigation.
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22 Apr 5:47pm Updated House panel serves subpoena to former White House counsel Don McGahn
The House Judiciary Committee is serving former White House counsel Don McGahn with a subpoena as part of its investigation into obstruction of justice, a move to bring in a key player with direct knowledge about President Donald Trump's efforts to undermine the Russia probe, according to a source familiar with the discussion.
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22 Apr 5:37pm READ: House subpoena issued to former White House counsel Don McGahn
The House Judiciary Committee has served former White House counsel Don McGahn with a subpoena as part of its investigation into obstruction of justice, a move to bring in a key player with direct knowledge about President Donald Trump's efforts to undermine the Russia probe.
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Prodded by Putin, Russians Sought Back Channels to Trump Through the Business World 21 Apr 8:17pm Prodded by Putin, Russians Sought Back Channels to Trump Through the Business World
The Mueller report shows how Russia’s efforts to connect with the Trump team spun into high gear after the election as the Kremlin dispatched oligarchs and bankers to find inroads.
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19 Apr 9:57pm Updated Maria Butina asks to be released from jail and sent back to Russia in new filing
Maria Butina has asked a federal judge to release her from prison and send her home to Russia after she spent nine months in jail since her arrest for acting as a foreign agent of the Russian government.
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19 Apr 8:17pm Updated The Mueller Report Has Finally Arrived. Ask Us About Our Coverage.
We’ve spent nearly three years covering the Mueller investigation and the Trump-Russia ties. What would you like to know about the back story?
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19 Apr 1:41am Updated On Politics: Complete Coverage of the Mueller Report
The full report from The Times on the release of the special counsel’s findings on the Trump campaign and Russia’s election interference.
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Mueller Left Open the Door to Charging Trump After He Leaves Office 18 Apr 8:11pm Updated Mueller Left Open the Door to Charging Trump After He Leaves Office
The special counsel’s report laid out a series of actions President Trump took that show a leader intent on controlling the Russia investigation.
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18 Apr 7:25pm Mueller discovered new ways Russia attempted to interfere in the 2016 election
While Washington debates how damaging the Mueller report is for President Donald Trump, there is no doubt about its verdict that Russia interfered in the 2016 presidential election in a "sweeping and systematic fashion."
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18 Apr 5:05pm Burr appeared to brief White House counsel on FBI investigation in 2017, report says
Senate Intelligence Chairman Richard Burr appeared to brief the White House counsel's office about the targets of the FBI's Russia investigation in March 2017, special counsel Robert Mueller's report says.
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When Will the Mueller Report Come Out? Why the Redactions? And More 18 Apr 6:37am When Will the Mueller Report Come Out? Why the Redactions? And More
The highly anticipated report will tell us a lot about Russia’s 2016 election interference, any contacts between Moscow and the Trump campaign and possible presidential obstruction.
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The Mueller Report Will Be Released on Thursday. Here’s a Guide. 18 Apr 6:10am Updated The Mueller Report Will Be Released on Thursday. Here’s a Guide.
The highly anticipated report will tell us a lot about Russia’s 2016 election interference, any contacts between Moscow and the Trump campaign and possible presidential obstruction.
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17 Apr 4:26pm Updated Who is Robert Mueller?
Robert Mueller came to the job of special counsel as a retired lawman who was no stranger to high-profile investigative roles. He leaves it a household name, whose reputation preceded him long before he was asked to lead the Russia investigation and whose every available word will be scrutinized after nearly two years of closely-held work.
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15 Apr 5:46pm Updated Justice Dept. expected to release redacted Mueller report Thursday
Attorney General Bill Barr is expected to release special counsel Robert Mueller's redacted report on the Russia investigation to Congress and the public on Thursday morning, Justice Department spokeswoman Kerri Kupec said.
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15 Apr 12:09pm Justice Dept. expected to release Mueller report Thursday
Attorney General Bill Barr is expected to release special counsel Robert Mueller's redacted report on the Russia investigation to Congress and the public on Thursday morning, Justice Department spokeswoman Kerri Kupec said.
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Lobbyist Gets Probation for Failing to Disclose Work for Pro-Russia Forces in Ukraine 13 Apr 12:14am Updated Lobbyist Gets Probation for Failing to Disclose Work for Pro-Russia Forces in Ukraine
Samuel Patten had pleaded guilty in a case that grew out of the Mueller investigation. He helped a Ukrainian billionaire illegally buy tickets to President Trump’s inauguration.
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12 Apr 3:21pm Barr has questions about the Russia investigation. Here are some answers.
Attorney General William Barr said this week that he has questions about the Russia investigation and has launched his own internal review to get some answers.
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Military Drills in Arctic Aim to Counter Russia, but the First Mission Is to Battle the Cold 12 Apr 2:10pm Updated Military Drills in Arctic Aim to Counter Russia, but the First Mission Is to Battle the Cold
Moscow is moving to claim Arctic territory as barriers between Russia and North America melt. Yet still bitter temperatures pose an immediate threat to NATO troops defending icy waterways.
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Comey Defends Trump Campaign Surveillance: ‘I Have Never Thought of That as Spying’ 11 Apr 9:55pm Updated Comey Defends Trump Campaign Surveillance: ‘I Have Never Thought of That as Spying’
Mr. Comey, who oversaw the inquiry into ties between President Trump’s associates and Russia, said he knew of no illegal surveillance directed at the campaign.
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After Arrest of Julian Assange, the Russian Mysteries Remain 11 Apr 7:57pm Updated After Arrest of Julian Assange, the Russian Mysteries Remain
An indictment charging Mr. Assange with conspiring to hack into a Pentagon computer does not mention WikiLeaks’ role in Russia’s interference in the 2016 campaign.
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Russia’s Military Mission Creep Advances to a New Front: Africa 1 Apr 7:22am Updated Russia’s Military Mission Creep Advances to a New Front: Africa
In an influence campaign that is worrying the Pentagon, Russia’s weapons sales, military training programs and security agreements are growing across Africa.
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29 Mar 4:59pm Justice Dept. asks judge to send Butina back to Russia after sentencing
The Justice Department has formally asked a federal judge to send Maria Butina back to Russia after she is sentenced, which is scheduled for late April.
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29 Mar 8:03am Trump Tells Grand Rapids Rally: ‘The Russian Hoax Is Finally Dead’
Speaking in Grand Rapids, the site of his final campaign rally before his upset win in 2016, the president called the inquiry into collusion with Russia “a sinister effort to undermine” the election.
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29 Mar 6:15am Republican fury aimed at Schiff, face of the Russia investigation
When Adam Schiff was poised to take over the House Intelligence Committee late last year, he spoke about his desire to restore comity to the panel after two years of infighting over the Russian investigation.
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29 Mar 12:00am Updated ‘The Russian Hoax Is Finally Dead,’ Trump Tells Michigan Rally
Speaking in Grand Rapids, the site of his final campaign rally before his upset win in 2016, the president called the inquiry into collusion with Russia “a sinister effort to undermine” the election.
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28 Mar 1:22pm Updated Trump Warns Russia to ‘Get Out’ of Venezuela
Russia, which landed two planes carrying military personnel in Caracas this week, has shown little sign of tamping down its involvement as the White House tries to oust President Nicolás Maduro.
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28 Mar 1:00pm Updated Jared Kushner interviewed by Senate Intelligence Committee
President Donald Trump's son-in-law Jared Kushner returned to the Senate Intelligence Committee for a closed door interview Thursday as part of the committee's Russia investigation.
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28 Mar 11:21am Maria Butina, in jail for over 8 months, will finally be sentenced in late April
Maria Butina, the Russian woman prosecuted for participating in a conspiracy for Russia to gain political influence in the US will be sentenced in late April, a federal judge said on Thursday.
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28 Mar 10:40am House intelligence Republicans call on Chairman Adam Schiff to resign
The nine Republicans on the House Intelligence Committee have signed a letter calling on House Intelligence Chairman Adam Schiff to resign as chairman, Rep. Mike Conaway, the Republican who led the panel's Russia investigation, said Thursday.
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Why Did Mueller Bypass a Call on Obstruction? What We Know and Don’t 27 Mar 10:18pm Updated Why Did Mueller Bypass a Call on Obstruction? What We Know and Don’t
It is still unclear why the special counsel’s office did not render a judgment on whether President Trump illegally obstructed the Russia inquiry.
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26 Mar 1:48pm Analysis: Mueller, health care will likely be a top issue in 2020
The biggest 2020 news this week is not the end of special counsel Robert Mueller's Russia investigation. It's that President Donald Trump's administration has asserted for the first time that the entire Affordable Care Act should be struck down.
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26 Mar 11:18am Updated Trump moves to weaponize Mueller findings
For more than two years, Donald Trump has wanted the investigation into allegations of collusion with Russia to go away. Now that it has, the President isn't prepared to let go.
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26 Mar 9:46am GOP House intel committee member says Schiff should step down
A Republican member of the House Intelligence Committee said Tuesday that the panel's Democratic leader must resign his chairmanship due to his rhetoric about the Mueller investigation, which officially concluded last week with no apparent smoking gun of collusion between Russia and the Trump campaign.
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26 Mar 2:38am Updated On Politics: With Mueller Inquiry Over, Trump Goes on the Offensive
President Trump and his allies vowed to pursue and even punish those responsible for the Russia investigation, which ended without implicating him.
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26 Mar 2:37am Updated Trump and Republicans Seek to Turn the Tables in Post-Mueller Washington
President Trump and his allies went on the offensive, vowing to pursue those responsible for the Russia investigation. President Trump called some of them “treasonous.”
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25 Mar 11:10pm On Politics: With Mueller Inquiry Over, Trump Goes on Offensive
President Trump and his allies vowed to pursue and even punish those responsible for the Russia investigation, which ended without implicating him.
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News Analysis: Mueller Report Puts Pressure on 2020 Candidates to Emphasize Issues 25 Mar 5:53pm Updated News Analysis: Mueller Report Puts Pressure on 2020 Candidates to Emphasize Issues
For Democrats, Robert S. Mueller III’s finding that the president did not collude with Russia will only enhance the emphasis on viability as they choose a candidate for 2020.
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25 Mar 4:37pm Updated Graham encouraged McCain to turn Trump-Russia dossier over to FBI
GOP Sen. Lindsey Graham said Monday that he told the late Sen. John McCain to turn over the dossier of Trump-Russia allegations to the FBI, pushing back against President Donald Trump's assertions that the Arizona Republican helped fan the flames of the Russia investigation.
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25 Mar 4:33pm Updated The 10 most pressing unanswered questions about the Mueller report -- and its aftermath
Robert Mueller's investigation into Russia's interference in the 2016 election is over.
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25 Mar 3:48pm The 9 most pressing unanswered questions about the Mueller report -- and its aftermath
Robert Mueller's investigation into Russia's interference in the 2016 election is over.
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25 Mar 2:45pm Trump Accuses Critics of ‘Treasonous Things’
In the aftermath of the special counsel’s conclusion that President Trump did not conspire with an effort by Russia to tilt the 2016 election, he claimed that his critics were guilty of “evil” and “treasonous” actions.
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Trump Blames ‘Treasonous’ Critics for Russia Inquiry 25 Mar 1:42pm Updated Trump Blames ‘Treasonous’ Critics for Russia Inquiry
The president went on the offensive a day after the Justice Department reported that the special counsel investigation concluded without finding conspiracy with Moscow.
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Mueller Finds No Trump-Russia Conspiracy, but Stops Short of Exonerating President on Obstruction 25 Mar 12:02pm Updated Mueller Finds No Trump-Russia Conspiracy, but Stops Short of Exonerating President on Obstruction
The attorney general released the main findings of the closely watched investigation into Russia’s election interference and whether Trump associates conspired.
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Trump to Meet Benjamin Netanyahu at the White House, Reinforcing Close Ties 25 Mar 11:03am Updated Trump to Meet Benjamin Netanyahu at the White House, Reinforcing Close Ties
President Trump is fresh off news that an inquiry did not find evidence of a conspiracy with Russia, while Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel faces indictment on charges of bribery and fraud.
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25 Mar 8:01am On Politics: The Mueller Report’s Findings
The special counsel investigation found that President Trump did not coordinate with Russia in the 2016 election.
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News Analysis: Mueller Report Offers Clarity for 2020 Candidates: Beat Trump at the Ballot Box 25 Mar 5:00am News Analysis: Mueller Report Offers Clarity for 2020 Candidates: Beat Trump at the Ballot Box
For Democrats, Robert S. Mueller III’s finding that the president did not collude with Russia will only enhance the emphasis on viability as they choose a candidate for 2020.
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Live Briefing: Trump Claims ‘Total Exoneration,’ but Report Is Mixed on Obstruction 24 Mar 11:08pm Updated Live Briefing: Trump Claims ‘Total Exoneration,’ but Report Is Mixed on Obstruction
A summary said the investigation had not found that the president conspired with Russia. The attorney general said he would not pursue an obstruction of justice case.
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News Analysis: A Cloud Over Trump’s Presidency Is Lifted 24 Mar 9:19pm Updated News Analysis: A Cloud Over Trump’s Presidency Is Lifted
The end of the special counsel’s investigation without findings of collusion with Russia fortified the president for the battles to come, including his campaign for re-election.
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24 Mar 8:38pm Updated Trump claims vindication after Mueller finds no evidence of collusion
Special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into whether President Donald Trump or his campaign colluded with Russia was an "an illegal takedown that failed," Trump said Sunday.
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24 Mar 6:23pm Updated Mueller did not find Trump or his campaign conspired with Russia, also did not exonerate him on obstruction
Attorney General William Barr is expected to provide Congress and the public Sunday with his summary of the main conclusions from special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation, according to a person familiar with the process.
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Live Briefing: Mueller Report Updates: Trump Declares Victory but Report Stops Short of Exonerating Him 24 Mar 6:02pm Updated Live Briefing: Mueller Report Updates: Trump Declares Victory but Report Stops Short of Exonerating Him
A summary said the investigation had not found that the president conspired with Russia. The attorney general said he would not pursue an obstruction case.
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Mueller Finds No Trump-Russia Conspiracy but Stops Short of Exonerating President on Obstruction 24 Mar 5:34pm Mueller Finds No Trump-Russia Conspiracy but Stops Short of Exonerating President on Obstruction
The attorney general released the main findings of the closely watched investigation into Russia’s election interference and whether Trump associates conspired.
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Mueller Finds No Trump-Russia Conspiracy but Stops Short of Exonerating President on Obstruction of Justice 24 Mar 5:14pm Updated Mueller Finds No Trump-Russia Conspiracy but Stops Short of Exonerating President on Obstruction of Justice
The attorney general released the main findings of the closely watched investigation into Russia’s election interference and whether Trump associates conspired.
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Live Briefing: Mueller Report Live Updates: No Trump-Russia Conspiracy, but No Exoneration on Obstruction 24 Mar 4:48pm Live Briefing: Mueller Report Live Updates: No Trump-Russia Conspiracy, but No Exoneration on Obstruction
The investigation found that neither President Trump nor any of his aides conspired with the Russian government, but offered a mixed assessment on whether Mr. Trump obstructed justice.
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Live Briefing: Mueller Report Live Updates: No Trump-Russia Conspiracy 24 Mar 4:38pm Updated Live Briefing: Mueller Report Live Updates: No Trump-Russia Conspiracy
The investigation found that neither President Trump nor any of his aides conspired with the Russian government, but offered a mixed assessment on whether Mr. Trump obstructed justice.
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Mueller Finds No Trump-Russia Conspiracy but Stops Shorts of Exonerating President on Obstruction of Justice 24 Mar 3:49pm Mueller Finds No Trump-Russia Conspiracy but Stops Shorts of Exonerating President on Obstruction of Justice
The attorney general released the main findings of the closely watched investigation into Russia’s election interference and whether Trump associates conspired.
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Barr to Deliver Mueller’s Key Findings to Lawmakers Today 24 Mar 3:07pm Barr to Deliver Mueller’s Key Findings to Lawmakers Today
The attorney general will release the main findings of the closely watched investigation into Russia’s election interference and whether Trump associates conspired.
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24 Mar 2:12pm Mueller report is just the start of a new Russia showdown
Robert Mueller's latest service to America is all but complete. But the reverberations from his yet-to-be-revealed report could amount to inestimable political and constitutional consequences.
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Mueller’s Findings Will Remain Confidential at Least Another Day 23 Mar 7:27pm Updated Mueller’s Findings Will Remain Confidential at Least Another Day
Attorney General William P. Barr was determining what parts of the special counsel’s report to make public after a 22-month investigation into Russia’s effort to interfere in the 2016 election.
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23 Mar 11:10am Updated Mueller Delivers Report on Trump-Russia Investigation to Attorney General
Now the attorney general must decide how much of the report — one of the most highly anticipated documents in Washington in a generation — to make public.
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William Barr Hopes to Update Lawmakers on Mueller Report This Weekend 23 Mar 12:15am Updated William Barr Hopes to Update Lawmakers on Mueller Report This Weekend
The attorney general, William P. Barr, will determine how much of the special counsel’s Russia report will be shared with Congress or the public.
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Will the Mueller Report Be Made Public? Answers to 6 Key Questions 22 Mar 8:50pm Updated Will the Mueller Report Be Made Public? Answers to 6 Key Questions
Many hoped the special counsel report would provide answers about the Trump campaign and Russia. But they aren’t forthcoming yet.
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Barr Hopes to Update Lawmakers on Mueller Report This Weekend 22 Mar 7:15pm Barr Hopes to Update Lawmakers on Mueller Report This Weekend
The attorney general, William P. Barr, will determine how much of the special counsel’s Russia report will be shared with Congress or the public.
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Mueller Report Updates: Special Counsel Does Not Recommend New Charges 22 Mar 6:45pm Mueller Report Updates: Special Counsel Does Not Recommend New Charges
The attorney general, William P. Barr, will determine how much of the special counsel’s Russia report will be shared with Congress or the public.
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Russia, Trump and Mueller: The Major Moments in the Case 22 Mar 6:29pm Updated Russia, Trump and Mueller: The Major Moments in the Case
The sprawling Russia story, explained.
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Mueller Report Live Updates: No New Charges Will Be Recommended 22 Mar 6:24pm Updated Mueller Report Live Updates: No New Charges Will Be Recommended
The completion of the Russia report, which may not be made public, transfers power from the special counsel and his team of investigators to the attorney general.
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Live Updates: Demands to Release Mueller’s Report Begin 22 Mar 5:58pm Updated Live Updates: Demands to Release Mueller’s Report Begin
The completion of the Russia report, the most anticipated in Washington in decades, transfers power from the special counsel and his team of investigators to the attorney general.
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Mueller Delivers Report on Russia Investigation to Attorney General 22 Mar 5:30pm Updated Mueller Delivers Report on Russia Investigation to Attorney General
Now the attorney general must decide how much of the report — one of the most highly anticipated documents in Washington in a generation — to make public.
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21 Mar 1:28am Updated US Air Force deploys B-52 bombers to Europe in message to Russia
The US Air Force recently deployed six nuclear-capable B-52 bombers to Europe for "theater integration and flying training" exercises with regional allies and NATO partners -- a move viewed as sending a strong message to Russia, which is celebrating the five-year anniversary of its military annexation of Crimea.
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19 Mar 5:55pm Republican Devin Nunes sues Twitter, users over attacks
California Republican Rep. Devin Nunes is suing Twitter and three individual Twitter users, accusing them of defaming him in order to derail his re-election campaign and deter him from the Russia investigation.
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Trump Administration Proposes $86 Billion Spy Budget to Take On Russia and China 18 Mar 4:13pm Trump Administration Proposes $86 Billion Spy Budget to Take On Russia and China
The proposed budget, which contains a 6 percent increase, covers expenses as diverse as spy satellites, cyberweapons and the C.I.A.’s network of overseas spies and informants.
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16 Mar 7:01pm Updated Steele says he used unverified information to support details about web company in dossier
A newly released snippet of a deposition with the ex-British spy behind the Trump-Russia dossier describes some of the steps he took to verify information he collected for it in 2016, including pulling from a user-generated citizen journalism initiative operated by CNN, iReport, which no longer operates.
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16 Mar 8:01am Updated Unsealed documents shed new light on efforts to verify Trump-Russia dossier
Documents unsealed this week lend credence to a theory about Russian election meddling that was first put forward in the Trump-Russia dossier, however they do not corroborate the more explosive claims that the Trump campaign colluded with the Kremlin in the 2016 campaign.
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Rick Gates, Trump Campaign Aide, Is Still Cooperating With Prosecutors 15 Mar 2:59pm Updated Rick Gates, Trump Campaign Aide, Is Still Cooperating With Prosecutors
Prosecutors sought another delay in the sentencing of Mr. Gates, one of their key witnesses. The move gave little indication about the status of the Russia inquiry.
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15 Mar 12:17am Updated Controversial US ambassador to Germany receives threats
US Ambassador to Germany Richard Grenell has issued repeated threats to his host country -- he's warned them against pursuing a gas pipeline to Russia, using Chinese technology and business contracts with Iran.
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14 Mar 2:00pm Updated House Votes Overwhelmingly to Demand Public Release of Mueller Report
House Republicans joined Democrats to demand the public release of the special counsel Robert S. Mueller III’s report on his investigation of Russia and the president.
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13 Mar 8:35pm Russia sought to interfere with US election systems in 2018 midterms, US official says
Russia sought to interfere with US election systems during the 2018 midterm elections, a US official told CNN Wednesday.
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13 Mar 9:54am Updated Manafort sentencing highlights Russia probe looming over Trump
Paul Manafort's final date with his legal destiny on Wednesday -- barring a presidential pardon -- is sure to show why impeachment talk will not be quelled by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's fresh attempts to tamp it down.
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12 Mar 5:50pm US begins work on new missiles after pulling out of arms control treaty with Russia
The Pentagon is taking steps to develop new missiles, following the Trump administration's decision to suspend the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty, a 1987 arms-control agreement that the Trump administration has said it plans to exit due to Russian violations.
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Pompeo Accuses Cuba and Russia of Propping Up Venezuelan Ruler 11 Mar 10:33pm Updated Pompeo Accuses Cuba and Russia of Propping Up Venezuelan Ruler
The United States is casting Cuba and Russia as enablers to President Nicolás Maduro, and penalized a Moscow bank accused of helping his government evade American sanctions.
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11 Mar 4:18pm Whitaker to return to House Judiciary Committee on Wednesday
Former acting Attorney General Matt Whitaker is slated to return Wednesday to the House Judiciary Committee after Democrats demanded he provide more details about his conversations with President Donald Trump and White House officials involving the Russia investigation and other probes impacting the presidency.
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10 Mar 1:21pm Updated Why Judge T.S. Ellis gave Paul Manafort only 47 months in prison
Paul Manafort's criminal sentence just wasn't about the Russia investigation.
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8 Mar 7:51pm Updated Details of Russian obstruction paint bleak picture for American held in Moscow
As American security executive Paul Whelan enters his third month of detention in a Moscow prison with no end in sight, sources with knowledge of the situation paint a grim picture of Russia's interference in US efforts to assist him.
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Trump Falsely Claims That Manafort Judge Declared There Was ‘No Collusion’ With Russia 8 Mar 10:52am Trump Falsely Claims That Manafort Judge Declared There Was ‘No Collusion’ With Russia
What Judge T.S. Ellis III actually said was that Mr. Manafort was “not before this court for anything having to do with collusion with the Russian government to influence this election.”
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7 Mar 6:05am Most Democrats call for investigation instead of impeachment
Since President Donald Trump's first year in office, Democratic members of Congress have introduced articles of impeachment, claiming he obstructed justice when he fired FBI director James Comey during an investigation into Russia's interference with the 2016 presidential election.
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4 Mar 4:30pm House Democrats seek information on Trump and Putin communications
Three powerful House Democratic chairmen sent letters on Monday to the White House and the State Department requesting detailed information on communications between President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin, the latest effort by House Democrats to investigate the administration and its relationship to Russia.
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1 Mar 10:27am Chris Christie says Southern District of New York should concern Trump more than Mueller probe
Former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie argued that the Southern District of New York -- and not the special counsel's Russia investigation -- presents more of a "problem and a threat" to President Donald Trump.
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27 Feb 6:19pm Highlights of Michael Cohen’s Testimony Before Congress
Before the House Oversight and Reform Committee on Wednesday, President Trump’s former lawyer accused Mr. Trump of directing hush payments, lying about his business dealings in Russia and inflating his wealth.
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Cyber Command Operation Took Down Russian Troll Farm for Midterm Elections 27 Feb 12:24am Updated Cyber Command Operation Took Down Russian Troll Farm for Midterm Elections
Russia’s Internet Research Agency was taken off line on Election Day and in the days following to prevent the group from spreading propaganda.
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Aide to Roger Stone Must Testify in Russia Case, Appeals Court Rules 26 Feb 6:07pm Updated Aide to Roger Stone Must Testify in Russia Case, Appeals Court Rules
Ruling that Andrew Miller must comply with a subpoena, an appeals court upholds the legitimacy of Robert Mueller’s appointment as special counsel.
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Paul Manafort’s Lawyers Argue He Has Been Unfairly ‘Vilified’ Before Sentencing 25 Feb 11:47pm Paul Manafort’s Lawyers Argue He Has Been Unfairly ‘Vilified’ Before Sentencing
In a filing, defense lawyers suggested Mr. Manafort was facing the prospect of dying in prison only because he had been unfairly caught in the Russia inquiry’s spotlight.
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Russian Spy or Hustling Political Operative? The Enigmatic Figure at the Heart of Mueller’s Inquiry 23 Feb 11:34am Russian Spy or Hustling Political Operative? The Enigmatic Figure at the Heart of Mueller’s Inquiry
Konstantin V. Kilimnik is central to two of the most tantalizing elements in the special counsel’s investigation of possible collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia.
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21 Feb 6:14pm This man could shed light on Trump mystery, Senate witness says
Senate investigators want to question a Moscow-based American businessman with longstanding ties to President Donald Trump after witnesses told them he could shed light on the President's commercial and personal activities in Russia dating back to the 1990s, multiple sources have told CNN.
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21 Feb 8:15am Updated Senate investigators pursue Moscow-based former Trump associate
Senate investigators want to question a Moscow-based American businessman with longstanding ties to President Donald Trump after witnesses told them he could shed light on the President's commercial and personal activities in Russia dating back to the 1990s, multiple sources have told CNN.
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20 Feb 7:41pm Updated Justice Department preparing for Mueller report as early as next week
Attorney General Bill Barr is preparing to announce as early as next week the completion of Robert Mueller's Russia investigation, with plans to submit to Congress soon after a summary of Mueller's confidential report
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19 Feb 5:36pm The Point: 1 sentence that explains Donald Trump and the Russia investigation
The New York Times published a 4,536-word opus on President Donald Trump's two-year-long (and running!) attempt to thwart the multiple investigations into his 2016 presidential campaign and its ties to Russia.
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18 Feb 5:55pm Democratic lawmakers ask NRA for answers over 2015 Moscow trip and alleged Russian ties
A pair of House Democratic lawmakers is asking the National Rifle Association to answer questions related to potential ties to Russia, including on the gun rights organization's finances, a 2015 trip to Moscow attended by NRA backers and whether NRA officials communicated with Russian-linked individuals about attempts to interfere in the 2016 US presidential election.
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Rift Between Trump and Europe Is Now Open and Angry 17 Feb 2:42pm Updated Rift Between Trump and Europe Is Now Open and Angry
Europeans pushed back against the Trump administration’s unilateralism at the Munich Security Conference, signaling a shift that is likely to be exploited by Russia and China.
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McCabe Says Justice Officials Discussed Recruiting Cabinet Members to Push Trump Out of Office 14 Feb 1:49pm Updated McCabe Says Justice Officials Discussed Recruiting Cabinet Members to Push Trump Out of Office
The president’s actions prompted Andrew G. McCabe to order the team digging into Russia’s election interference to investigate whether Mr. Trump had obstructed justice by firing James B. Comey.
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14 Feb 1:07pm Updated McCabe says he ordered obstruction probe on Trump in order to preserve Russia investigations
Former acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe said he ordered an investigation into whether President Donald Trump obstructed justice as a way to preserve ongoing inquiries into Russian election meddling in case there was an effort to terminate them.
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14 Feb 7:24am Updated Manafort bombshell deepens mystery in Russia probe
Paul Manafort's latest legal debacle deepened the core intrigue underlying special counsel Robert Mueller's probe: Why have so many of President Donald Trump's associates been caught lying about contacts with Russians?
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13 Feb 6:49pm Updated William Barr gears up to take the reins on Mueller probe and pick a top deputy
William Barr has started discussions on how to handle two significant decisions awaiting him as attorney general: what to report to Congress about the special counsel's Russia investigation findings and who will be his deputy attorney general, according to people briefed on the discussions.
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11 Feb 8:38pm Updated New Pentagon report warns of Russian and Chinese laser threats to US satellites
A new Pentagon report on threats in space warns that China and Russia are both developing capabilities to threaten the US' pre-eminent position, including lasers that could target and destroy US satellites.
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11 Feb 6:01am Clinton, Nixon reports offer starkly different models for Mueller
As special counsel Robert Mueller prepares a final report on his investigation of Russia's interference in the 2016 election and possible Trump campaign complicity, two historic presidential inquiries offer distinct -- and clashing -- models.
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In Closed Hearing, a Clue About ‘the Heart’ of Mueller’s Russia Inquiry 10 Feb 6:18pm In Closed Hearing, a Clue About ‘the Heart’ of Mueller’s Russia Inquiry
Prosecutors for the special counsel suggested plans discussed by Trump associates to address Russia’s conflict with Ukraine and the resulting sanctions remained at the center of the investigation.
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Matthew Whitaker Hearing Updates: He Declines to Defend the Russia Inquiry 8 Feb 4:01pm Updated Matthew Whitaker Hearing Updates: He Declines to Defend the Russia Inquiry
The acting attorney general is appearing before the House Judiciary Committee. Democrats are asking about the Russia investigation and his oversight of it.
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Matthew Whitaker Says He Has Not Interfered With the Mueller Inquiry 8 Feb 12:31pm Updated Matthew Whitaker Says He Has Not Interfered With the Mueller Inquiry
The acting attorney general is appearing before the House Judiciary Committee. Democrats are asking about the Russia investigation and his oversight of it.
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Matthew Whitaker Testimony Updates: He Says He Has Not Interfered With the Mueller Inquiry 8 Feb 11:53am Updated Matthew Whitaker Testimony Updates: He Says He Has Not Interfered With the Mueller Inquiry
The acting attorney general is appearing before the House Judiciary Committee. Democrats are asking about the Russia investigation and his oversight of it.
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Matthew Whitaker Testifies Before House Panel: Live Updates 8 Feb 11:21am Updated Matthew Whitaker Testifies Before House Panel: Live Updates
The acting attorney general is appearing before the House Judiciary Committee. Democrats are asking about the Russia investigation and his oversight of it.
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After Heated Exchange, Matthew Whitaker Says He Will Testify Friday Before the House 8 Feb 10:44am Updated After Heated Exchange, Matthew Whitaker Says He Will Testify Friday Before the House
Democrats want to ask the acting attorney general about the Russia investigation and whether President Trump fired Jeff Sessions to undermine it.
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Matthew Whitaker Says He Won’t Testify Until House Panel Removes Subpoena Threat 7 Feb 3:05pm Matthew Whitaker Says He Won’t Testify Until House Panel Removes Subpoena Threat
Democrats want to ask the acting attorney general about the special counsel’s Russia investigation and whether President Trump fired Jeff Sessions to interfere with the inquiry.
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Matthew Whitaker Says He Won’t Testify Until Subpoena Threat Is Removed by House Panel 7 Feb 2:55pm Matthew Whitaker Says He Won’t Testify Until Subpoena Threat Is Removed by House Panel
Democrats want to ask the acting attorney general about the special counsel’s Russia investigation and whether President Trump fired his attorney general to interfere in the inquiry.
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Matthew Whitaker Says He Will Not Testify Until Subpoena Threat Is Removed by House Panel 7 Feb 2:25pm Updated Matthew Whitaker Says He Will Not Testify Until Subpoena Threat Is Removed by House Panel
Democrats want to ask the acting attorney general about the special counsel’s Russia investigation and whether President Trump fired his attorney general to interfere in the inquiry.
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7 Feb 7:01am Updated As Mueller probe winds down, House Trump investigation powers up
All along, the White House had hoped that President Donald Trump's torment over Russia would end with Robert Mueller's final report.
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6 Feb 10:05pm Waters wants to bring in Mnuchin to grill him on Russia sanctions
House Financial Services Chair Maxine Waters says her committee is in talks with Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin to bring him in to testify on the lifting of Russia sanctions on companies connected to Russian oligarch Oleg Deripaska.
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House Expands Russia Inquiry as Pelosi Declares Democrats Will Not Be Cowed 6 Feb 6:14pm Updated House Expands Russia Inquiry as Pelosi Declares Democrats Will Not Be Cowed
Speaker Nancy Pelosi called President Trump’s demand that the House drop its investigations “an all-out threat,” but defiantly said Democrats would not be cowed.
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6 Feb 12:27pm Updated House Intel votes to send transcripts to Mueller
The House Intelligence Committee on Wednesday voted to send more than four dozen unredacted transcripts from its Russia investigation interviews to special counsel Robert Mueller.
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5 Feb 10:14pm Updated U.S. Military Commander Warns That Islamic State May Quickly Regroup
Gen. Joseph L. Votel was another voice in a national security establishment out of alignment with President Trump on a range of issues, including Afghanistan, Russia and Syria.
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U.S. Suspends Nuclear Arms Control Treaty With Russia 1 Feb 8:01pm Updated U.S. Suspends Nuclear Arms Control Treaty With Russia
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo acknowledged a risk of a new arms race after the suspension of a 1987 treaty banning the deployment of intermediate-range missiles.
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1 Feb 6:39pm Updated US exit from missile treaty heightens fears of a dangerous arms race
The US decision to suspend participation in a nuclear arms treaty long violated by Russia has triggered a wave of concern and fed into a decision to keep the iconic Doomsday Clock as close to the symbolic point of annihilation as it has been since the height of the Cold War.
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1 Feb 5:24pm Updated US is suspending nuclear arms treaty with Russia
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced Friday that the US is withdrawing from the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty, a key pact with Russia that has been a centerpiece of European security since the Cold War.
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1 Feb 11:50am Here are all the treaties and agreements Trump has abandoned
President Donald Trump's decision to begin the process of withdrawing the United States from the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty will end an arms control agreement with Russia that has been a centerpiece of European security since the Cold War.
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1 Feb 11:02am Updated Pompeo announces suspension of nuclear arms treaty with Russia
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced Friday that the US is withdrawing from the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty, a key pact with Russia that has been a centerpiece of European security since the Cold War.
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1 Feb 9:15am Adelsons give $500,000 to pro-Trump legal fund that helps aides caught up in Russia probe
Casino magnate Sheldon Adelson and his wife Miriam Adelson contributed $500,000 to the outside legal fund that's helping foot the bill for current and former Trump administration and campaign aides embroiled in the Russia investigation, according to a recent filing with the Internal Revenue Service.
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1 Feb 6:32am Updated Pompeo expected to announce US suspension of INF treaty on Friday
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is expected to announce Friday that the US will suspend participation in an arms control treaty with Russia that has been a centerpiece of European security since the Cold War, the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty, according to two US officials and multiple diplomatic sources familiar with the matter.
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5 Takeaways From The Times’s Interview With President Trump 1 Feb 6:23am Updated 5 Takeaways From The Times’s Interview With President Trump
The president addressed the Russia investigation, Roger Stone, the border wall, his dispute with the intelligence agencies and his competition in 2020.
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1 Feb 5:50am Updated ABC: Emails and photos appear to contradict NRA claims distancing group from 2015 Russia trip
Emails and photos showing that members of the National Rifle Association organized a trip to Moscow in 2015 appear to contradict claims made by the group to distance itself from the trip, ABC reported Wednesday.
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U.S. to Suspend Nuclear Arms Control Treaty With Russia 1 Feb 5:00am U.S. to Suspend Nuclear Arms Control Treaty With Russia
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is expected to announce that a treaty banning the deployment of intermediate-range missiles is dead. It is unclear whether an arms race follows.
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Senate Evidence Clarifies Mystery Call Around Trump Tower Meeting 31 Jan 10:33pm Updated Senate Evidence Clarifies Mystery Call Around Trump Tower Meeting
Phone records show that Donald Trump Jr. spoke to family friends — the head of Nascar and an investor with ties to Russia — around a 2016 meeting with Russians promising dirt on Hillary Clinton.
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30 Jan 5:00pm Treasury official pleads not guilty to charges of leaking sensitive financial reports to the press
A senior Treasury Department official pleaded not guilty in Manhattan federal court Wednesday to charges that she disclosed sensitive financial transaction reports pertaining to multiple entities tied to President Donald Trump and Russia.
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28 Jan 8:37pm Updated Mueller Investigation Nearing Its End, Acting Attorney General Says
The unexpected announcement was the first public confirmation about the state of the Russia investigation since the special counsel took over in May 2017.
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Trump Thought Firing Flynn Would End ‘Russia Thing,’ Chris Christie Writes in Book 27 Jan 9:16pm Updated Trump Thought Firing Flynn Would End ‘Russia Thing,’ Chris Christie Writes in Book
The former New Jersey governor’s memoir paints President Trump as highly effective as a candidate — but someone who since has been ill-served by many advisers, including some members of his family.
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25 Jan 11:03am Updated House Democrats zero in on Deutsche Bank
House Democrats gearing up for fresh investigations into President Donald Trump's businesses and money laundering involving Russia are setting their sights on the German lender Deutsche Bank.
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5 Times the Trump Administration Has Been Tougher Than Trump on Russia 21 Jan 6:01pm 5 Times the Trump Administration Has Been Tougher Than Trump on Russia
President Trump likes to say he has been tougher on Russia than his predecessors. But he has frequently contradicted his own administration’s anti-Russian positions.
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Giuliani Clarifies Comments About Timing of Trump Tower Negotiations in Russia 21 Jan 5:28pm Giuliani Clarifies Comments About Timing of Trump Tower Negotiations in Russia
The president’s personal lawyer, Rudolph W. Giuliani, said his own widely reported statements about when talks about the skyscraper project might have ended were only “hypothetical.”
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News Analysis: U.S. Policy on Russia? Trump and His Team Might Give Different Answers 20 Jan 8:13pm News Analysis: U.S. Policy on Russia? Trump and His Team Might Give Different Answers
President Trump says that he has done more to counter Russian aggression than other recent presidents. But, officials say, Mr. Trump has gone along with such actions reluctantly or under pressure.
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18 Jan 2:43pm Updated The Point: This may be the smoking gun in the Russia investigation
For much of the past 20 months, President Donald Trump and his administration have insisted that, for all of the smoke surrounding his 2016 campaign, there was no fire. A lot of people in Trump's orbit engaging in conversations and relationships with Russian officials, but no evidence of collusion and certainly nothing that linked Donald Trump to any wrongdoing.
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136 House Republicans Join Democrats in Vote Against Russia Sanctions Relief 18 Jan 7:40am Updated 136 House Republicans Join Democrats in Vote Against Russia Sanctions Relief
The vote to enforce sanctions on an oligarch’s companies was an overwhelming show of disapproval of Trump administration policy, but it was mostly symbolic because a similar Senate measure had failed.
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17 Jan 8:18pm Trump Vows to Reinvent Missile Defenses, but Offers Incremental Plans
A new Pentagon document largely addresses destroying small numbers of missiles launched by regional powers, rather than overwhelming strikes from Russia or China.
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17 Jan 4:15pm Rudy Giuliani Backpedals on Remarks on Collusion and Trump Aides
The president’s personal lawyer had left open the possibility in a television interview that campaign aides took part in Russia’s election interference.
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17 Jan 1:49pm Updated Giuliani Backpedals on Statement About Trump Aides and Collusion
The president’s personal lawyer had left open the possibility in a television interview that campaign aides took part in Russia’s election interference.
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17 Jan 1:37pm Updated House Republicans join Democrats to rebuke Trump on Russia moves
The House issued a symbolic rebuke Thursday to the Trump administration on Russia, overwhelmingly passing a resolution against lifting sanctions on companies tied to oligarch Oleg Deripaska, a Kremlin ally.
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Democrats Fall Short in Effort to Rebuke Administration on Russia Sanctions 16 Jan 8:57pm Updated Democrats Fall Short in Effort to Rebuke Administration on Russia Sanctions
A measure that would have forced President Trump to leave sanctions in place on a Russian oligarch’s companies fell three votes short in the Senate.
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16 Jan 1:08pm William Barr, attorney general nominee, backs away from prior comments pushing Clinton Foundation investigation
Attorney General nominee Bill Barr reaffirmed Tuesday that, if confirmed, he would allow special counsel Robert Mueller to finish the Russia investigation, but Barr's testimony surrounding a prior eyebrow-raising claim that more should be done to investigate the Clinton Foundation, and his related correspondence with a reporter on that issue, has caught the attention of his critics and raises fresh questions on how he'd handle the issue if confirmed.
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15 Jan 6:19pm Updated Senate Republicans break with Trump on Russia sanctions
In a rebuke to the Trump administration on Russia, Senate Democrats and at least 10 Republicans voted to advance a measure Tuesday that would stop the Treasury Department from relaxing sanctions on three Russian companies with ties to oligarch Oleg Deripaska, a Kremlin ally.
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15 Jan 6:00am Senate Democrats force vote on Trump plan to ease Russia sanctions
Senate Republican leaders are facing serious concerns from rank-and-file members about a Democratic bill that would reverse the Trump administration's plan to ease sanctions on three companies with ties to Russian oligarch Oleg Deripaska, a close Kremlin ally.
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Trump Discussed Pulling U.S. From NATO, Aides Say Amid New Concerns Over Russia 14 Jan 11:00pm Trump Discussed Pulling U.S. From NATO, Aides Say Amid New Concerns Over Russia
The president’s repeatedly stated desire in private to withdraw from the alliance has raised concerns among officials who fear he may revisit the threat.
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14 Jan 5:58pm Updated Trump lashes out everywhere amid Russia scrutiny
President Donald Trump said definitively on Monday he never worked for Russia after offering a non-denial when questioned over the weekend about an FBI investigation into whether he was working with Moscow.
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14 Jan 9:12am Updated Cruz: People outside DC are not concerned with Russia investigation
There is a broad disconnect between Washington and the rest of the country over interest in the Russia investigation led by special counsel Robert Mueller, Texas GOP Sen. Ted Cruz said Sunday.
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Trump’s Efforts to Hide Details of Putin Talks May Set Up Fight With Congress 13 Jan 7:10pm Trump’s Efforts to Hide Details of Putin Talks May Set Up Fight With Congress
Disclosures about the F.B.I. investigation into the president and his efforts to keep meetings with Russia’s leader secret could intensify scrutiny of the president.
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Trump Tweets Lengthy Attack on F.B.I. Over Inquiry Into Possible Aid to Russia 12 Jan 11:27pm Updated Trump Tweets Lengthy Attack on F.B.I. Over Inquiry Into Possible Aid to Russia
President Trump cast James B. Comey and other former top F.B.I. officials as corrupt and politically motivated, saying they had opened the counterintelligence investigation for “no reason.”
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Trump Laces Into F.B.I. Over Inquiry Into Whether He Aided Russia 12 Jan 4:06pm Updated Trump Laces Into F.B.I. Over Inquiry Into Whether He Aided Russia
President Trump cast James B. Comey and other former top F.B.I. officials as corrupt and politically motivated, saying they had opened the counterintelligence investigation for “no reason.”
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F.B.I. Opened Inquiry Into Whether Trump Was Secretly Working on Behalf of Russia 12 Jan 3:49pm Updated F.B.I. Opened Inquiry Into Whether Trump Was Secretly Working on Behalf of Russia
The investigation, whose fate is unclear, led counterintelligence investigators to consider an explosive question: whether the president’s actions constituted a possible threat to national security.
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11 Jan 5:41am Updated As Robert Mueller writes his report, a potential battle brews over obstruction of justice
As special counsel Robert Mueller wraps up his Russia probe, investigators have focused on conflicting public statements by President Donald Trump and his team that could be seen as an effort to influence witnesses and obstruct justice, according to people familiar with the investigation.
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Prosecutors Examining Ukrainians Who Flocked to Trump Inaugural 10 Jan 7:29pm Prosecutors Examining Ukrainians Who Flocked to Trump Inaugural
The Ukrainians were in Washington pushing plans that, in some cases, would have steered the incoming administration to lift tough sanctions on Russia.
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10 Jan 5:15pm Updated The Point: This is the week the game changed in the Russia investigation
Over the last 96 hours, we've learned that not only was campaign chairman Paul Manafort sharing polling with a Russian official linked to the country's intelligence service during the course of the 2016 campaign, but also that special counsel Robert Mueller's office spoke with Trump pollster Tony Fabrizio.
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