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Who Is Robert Mueller, Special Counsel Overseeing Russia Investigation?

May 18, 2017
Carrie Johnson, Miles Parks | NPR
Robert Mueller, who has been appointed to handle the investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 election, took the reins as FBI director a week before the attacks on Sept. 11, 2001.
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Washington Is Abuzz With Surround Sound of Scandal

May 18, 2017
Peter Baker | The New York Times
The notion that President Trump will actually be impeached seemed like liberal wishful thinking, but a new prosecutor represented a serious threat and Washington was abuzz on Wednesday with the surround sound of scandal.
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Trump claims to be victim of ‘witch hunt’ following appointment of special counsel in Russia case

May 18, 2017
Ashley Parker | The Washington Post
President Trump described himself as the victim of a “witch hunt” Thursday morning, a day after the Justice Department appointed a special counsel to investigate possible collusion between Trump associates and the Russian government to meddle in the 2016 presidential election.
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Voter turnout dipped in 2016, led by decline among blacks

May 12, 2017
Reid Wilson | The Hill
The percentage of eligible Americans who showed up to the polls in November dipped slightly to the lowest rate in sixteen years, led by a sharp drop-off in the number of black voters casting ballots.
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Clinton and Comey relive 2016 campaign, Pence serves as health care power broker

May 5, 2017
Six months after the presidential election, the FBI's role is still debated.
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Comey hearing: FBI chief defends 'right choice' on handling Clinton email probe

May 4, 2017
Manu Raju, Tom LoBianco | CNN
FBI Director James Comey strongly defended Wednesday his decision to alert Congress just days before the 2016 election about his agency's investigation into emails potentially related to Hillary Clinton's personal server.
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‘I would be your president’: Clinton blames Russia, FBI chief for 2016 election loss

May 3, 2017
Philip Rucker | The Washington Post
Hillary Clinton emerged from political hibernation Tuesday by declaring herself “part of the resistance” to Donald Trump’s presidency — and spreading blame for why it is not her sitting in the Oval Office.
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Trump stays mum on tax returns, despite mounting pressure

April 19, 2017
Margaret Brennan | CBS News
Defying 40 years of protocol, President Trump refuses to release his tax returns, citing an ongoing audit.
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As Trump Drifts Away From Populism, His Supporters Grow Watchful

April 18, 2017
Peter Baker | The New York Times
As he nears 100 days in the White House, President Trump has demonstrated that while he won office on a populist message, he has not consistently governed that way.
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