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President Trump meets with Putin, presses him on alleged election meddling

November 11, 2017
Kelly O'Donnell | NBC News
After the White House repeatedly said President Donald Trump would not meet with Vladimir Putin, Trump told reporters he had a few conversations with the Russian president and pressed Putin about alleged meddling in the 2016 election. NBC’s Kelly O’Donnell reports for TODAY from Da Nang, Vietnam.
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‘He said he didn’t meddle’: Trump talks with Putin about U.S. elections and Syria in brief interactions

November 11, 2017
Ashley Parker, David Nakamura | The Washington Post
President Trump said Saturday that Russian President Vladimir Putin again denied his nation tampered in the U.S. presidential election last year.
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Ex-Trump security chief testifies he rejected 2013 Russian offer of women for Trump in Moscow

November 10, 2017
Manu Raju | CNN
President Donald Trump's long-time confidant Keith Schiller privately testified that he rejected a Russian offer to send five women to then private-citizen Trump's hotel room during their 2013 trip to Moscow for the Miss Universe pageant, according to multiple sources from both political parties with direct knowledge of the testimony.
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Key Trump ally Schiller denies dossier claims in House testimony

November 8, 2017
Manu Raju, Jeremy Herb, Marshall Cohen | CNN
Keith Schiller, one of President Donald Trump's closest confidants and longtime associates, denied on Tuesday to congressional Russia investigators the salacious claims about Trump's 2013 trip to Moscow that appeared in the opposition research Russia dossier about Trump, sources familiar with the matter told CNN.
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Brazile says she found ‘no evidence’ that Democratic primaries were rigged for Clinton

November 6, 2017
Philip Rucker | The Washington Post
Former Democratic National Committee interim chair Donna Brazile said Sunday that despite a joint fundraising agreement between the DNC and Hillary Clinton's campaign, there was “no evidence” that the 2016 presidential primaries were rigged, while her successor, Tom Perez, said the DNC is working to earn back the trust of voters.
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Sessions under renewed scrutiny on Capitol Hill

November 3, 2017
Manu Raju | CNN
Attorney General Jeff Sessions is once again under scrutiny on Capitol Hill regarding his candor about Russia and the Trump campaign amid revelations that he rejected a suggestion to convene a meeting between Russian President Vladimir Putin and Donald Trump last year.
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Mueller's charges complicate the Hill's Russia inquiries

November 2, 2017
Manu Raju, Jeremy Herb | CNN
The charges against three former Trump campaign aides this week provided a jolt to congressional Russia investigators who now know special counsel Robert Mueller is moving quickly — and his moves will shut down potential lanes of inquiry for them and likely eliminate the chances of lawmakers to question those aides.
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In Call With Times Reporter, Trump Projects Air of Calm Over Charges

November 2, 2017
Peter Baker, Maggie Haberman | The New York Times
President Trump projected an air of calm on Wednesday after charges against his former campaign chief and a foreign policy aide roiled Washington, insisting to The New York Times that he was not “angry at anybody” and that investigations into his campaign’s links to Russia had not come near him personally.
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Trump didn't dismiss idea when foreign policy adviser suggested setting up Putin meeting

November 1, 2017
Manu Raju, Jim Acosta | CNN
Candidate Donald Trump did not dismiss the idea of arranging a meeting with Russia's president when it was suggested in a meeting with his campaign foreign policy advisers last year, according to a person in the room.
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