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Michael Flynn Was Paid to Represent Turkey’s Interests During Trump Campaign

March 11, 2017
Peter Baker, Matthew Rosenberg | The New York Times
he candidate he was advising last fall was running on a platform of America First. The client he was working for last fall was paying him more than $500,000 to put Turkey first.
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White House aides struggle to defend Trump wiretap claims

March 7, 2017
Ashley Parker, Jenna Johnson | The Washington Post
The White House on Monday attempted to defend President Trump’s unfounded claim that former President Barack Obama wiretapped Trump Tower.
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Trump, citing no evidence, accuses Obama of ‘Nixon/Watergate’ plot to wiretap Trump Tower

March 4, 2017
Philip Rucker, Ellen Nakashima, Robert Costa | The Washington Post
President Trump on Saturday angrily accused former president Barack Obama of orchestrating a “Nixon/Watergate” plot to tap the phones at his Trump Tower headquarters last fall in the run-up to the election.
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Sessions twice met with Russian ambassador in 2016 despite denial

March 2, 2017
Pierre Thomas, Adam Kelsey | ABC News
Attorney General Jeff Sessions met twice with Russia's ambassador to the United States during the 2016 presidential election season.
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Democratic Party Elections Reveal Growing Populist Energy

February 27, 2017
Reid J. Epstein, Janet Hook | The Wall Street Journal
The battle over electing new Democratic Party officials has revealed the growing populist energy within the party.
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DNC race tight as Democrats seek gains against Trump

February 23, 2017
Lisa Lerer, Bill Barrow | The Associated Press
Just days before Democratic activists pick a new party chair, the contest to head the Democratic National Committee remains fluid.
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Trump reveled in leaks that hurt Hillary Clinton. He now calls administration disclosures ‘un-American’.

February 15, 2017
Ashley Parker | The Washington Post
President Trump took to Twitter on Wednesday to rage against leakers in his administration who have doled out classified details to journalists like “candy.”
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