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Mike Flynn’s son Is subject of federal Russia probe

September 14, 2017
Carol Lee, Julia Ainsley, Ken Dilanian | NBC News
Michael G. Flynn, the son of President Donald Trump's former national security adviser, is a subject of the federal investigation into Russian meddling in the presidential election and possible collusion between Moscow and the Trump campaign, according to four current and former government officials.
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Rice told investigators why she unmasked Trump officials

September 14, 2017
Manu Raju | CNN
Former national security adviser Susan Rice privately told House investigators that she unmasked the identities of senior Trump officials to understand why the crown prince of the United Arab Emirates was in New York late last year.
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Feinstein vows there will be a public Donald Trump Jr. hearing 'come hell or high water'

September 12, 2017
Manu Raju, Tom LoBianco | CNN
Sen. Dianne Feinstein, the top Democrat on the Senate judiciary committee, said Monday she expects Donald Trump Jr. to return to the Senate at some point for a public hearing about his meeting last year with a Russian lawyer and others.
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Russian firm tied to pro-Kremlin propaganda advertised on Facebook during election

September 7, 2017
Carol Leonnig, Tom Hamburger, Rosalind Helderman | The Washington Post
Representatives of Facebook told congressional investigators Wednesday that the social network has discovered that it sold ads during the U.S. presidential campaign to a shadowy Russian company seeking to target voters, according to several people familiar with the company’s findings.
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Mueller Has Early Draft of Trump Letter Giving Reasons for Firing Comey

September 2, 2017
Maggie Haberman, Michael S. Schmidt | The New York Times
The special counsel, Robert S. Mueller III, has obtained a letter drafted by President Trump and a top political aide that offered an unvarnished view of Mr. Trump’s thinking in the days before the president fired the F.B.I. director, James B. Comey.
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U.S. retaliates against Russia, orders closure of consulate, annexes

September 1, 2017
Yeganeh Torbati | Reuters
The United States has told Russia to close its consulate in San Francisco and buildings in Washington and New York that house trade missions, the State Department said on Thursday, in retaliation for Moscow cutting the U.S. diplomatic presence in Russia.
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Trump calls senator investigating his son’s Russia contacts about ...ethanol

August 31, 2017
Philip Rucker, Karoun Demirjian | The Washington Post
President Trump called the head of the Senate Judiciary Committee to talk about one of his most important parochial issues — ethanol — shortly before the committee is slated to interview his son in its ongoing Russia probe.
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