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Trump confirms he’s under investigation

June 16, 2017
Vivian Salama | Trump confirms he’s under investigation
President Donald Trump confirmed Friday he was under investigation and appeared to take aim at a senior Justice Department official, in a tweet that seemed to encapsulate his frustration with the ongoing focus on Russia’s involvement in the 2016 election.
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Vice President Mike Pence hires outside counsel in Russia probe

June 16, 2017
Jeff Zeleny, Elizabeth Landers | CNN
Vice President Mike Pence has hired his own lawyer to represent him in the special counsel investigation and congressional inquiries into Russia's role in the 2016 election.
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Trump Transition Team Orders Former Aides to Preserve Russia-Related Materials

June 16, 2017
Julie Hirschfeld Davis, Adam Goldman, Matthew Rosenberg | The New York Times
Members of President Trump’s transition team were ordered on Thursday to preserve documents and other materials related to the investigation of Russian interference in the presidential election, according to a memo obtained by The New York Times.
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President Trump is under investigation by special counsel Robert Mueller: Report

June 15, 2017
Eamon Javers | CNBC
The Washington Post is reporting President Trump is being investigated by special counsel Robert Mueller for possible obstruction of justice.
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Senate overwhelmingly votes to curtail Trump’s power to ease Russia sanctions

June 15, 2017
Anne Gearan, Karoun Demirjian | The Washington Post
The Senate voted overwhelmingly Wednesday to allow Congress to block any efforts by the president to scale back sanctions against Russia, and to strengthen those sanctions in retaliation for Moscow’s alleged interference in the 2016 election and its actions in Syria.
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Trump Stews, Staff Steps In, and Mueller Is Safe for Now

June 14, 2017
Julie Hirschfeld Davis, Maggie Haberman, Glenn Thrush | The New York Times
For now, the staff has prevailed. “While the president has every right to” fire Mr. Mueller, “he has no intention to do so,” the White House spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders told reporters late Tuesday.
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Attorney General Jeff Sessions Testifies Before Senate Intel Committee

June 14, 2017
Carrie Johnson, Ari Shapiro | NPR
During his Senate Intelligence Committee hearing, Attorney General Jeff Sessions said he did not engage in improper conversations with Russian officials while he was campaigning for President Trump.
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