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House Intel Committee votes to release Nunes memo on FBI

January 30, 2018
Manu Raju, Jeremy Herb | CNN
The House Intelligence Committee voted along party lines Monday to publicly release a classified memo written by Republicans alleging FBI abuses in the agency's surveillance, an aggressive move that could feed a GOP push to undercut special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation and ratchets up a battle with the Justice Department.
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How a classified four-page Russia memo triggered a political firestorm

January 30, 2018
Robert Costa, Matt Zapotosky, Karoun Demirjian, Ellen Nakashima | The Washington Post
Early this month, FBI Director Christopher A. Wray and Deputy Attorney General Rod J. Rosenstein trekked to Capitol Hill in a last-ditch effort to avoid giving Republican lawmakers access to intelligence they considered so sensitive that it could not leave their control.
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The great disorientation machine

January 30, 2018
Jonathan Swan, Mike Allen | Axios
The coming release of a secret House memo, hotly sought by conservatives, will intensify the great muddying of the Russia investigation in the public's mind.
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Trump Says He Is Willing to Speak Under Oath to Mueller

January 25, 2018
Julie Hirschfeld Davis, Maggie Haberman | The New York Times
President Trump said on Wednesday that he was willing and eager to be interviewed by Robert S. Mueller III, the special counsel investigating Russia’s interference in the 2016 presidential campaign, insisting that he has done nothing wrong.
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The backstory on Trump's FBI director threatening to resign

January 24, 2018
Jonathan Swan | Axios
President Trump said Tuesday that FBI Director Christopher Wray did not threaten to resign — "he didn't even a little bit" — following our report last night that Wray threatened to resign if Attorney General Jeff Sessions kept pressuring him to move Deputy FBI Director Andrew McCabe, and others, out of their jobs.
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Mueller seeks to question Trump about Flynn and Comey departures

January 24, 2018
Carol Leonnig, Josh Dawsey, Sari Horwitz | The Washington Post
Special counsel Robert S. Mueller III is seeking to question President Trump in the coming weeks about his decisions to oust national security adviser Michael Flynn and FBI Director James B. Comey, according to two people familiar with his plans.
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Tensions swell between Sessions and FBI over senior personnel from Comey era

January 23, 2018
Philip Rucker, Devlin Barrett | The Washington Post
FBI Director Christopher A. Wray has been resisting pressure from Attorney General Jeff Sessions to replace the bureau’s deputy director, Andrew McCabe, a frequent target of criticism from President Trump, according to people familiar with the matter.
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Latest developments in the Russia Probe

January 21, 2018
Carol Leonnig of the Washington Post and Mark Mazetti of the New York Times discuss details of the Russia probe one year into the Trump presidency.
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Bannon's Hill appearance reveals White House effort to restrict testimony

January 18, 2018
Manu Raju, Sara Murray, Gloria Borger, Jeremy Herb, Evan Perez | CNN
The White House is working behind the scenes to limit the testimony to congressional investigations into Russian meddling in the 2016 election, according to multiple sources.
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