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FBI conducted predawn raid of former Trump campaign chairman Manafort’s home

August 9, 2017
Carol Leonnig, Tom Hamburger, Rosalind S. Helderman | FBI conducted predawn raid of former Trump campaign chairman Manafort’s home
FBI agents raided the Alexandria home of President Trump’s former campaign chairman late last month, using a search warrant to seize documents and other materials, according to people familiar with the special counsel investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 election.
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Special Counsel Mueller using grand jury in federal court in Washington as part of Russia investigation

August 4, 2017
Carol Leonnig, Sari Horwitz, Matt Zapotosky | The Washington Post
Special counsel Robert S. Mueller III began using a grand jury in federal court in Washington several weeks ago as part of his investigation of possible coordination between the Kremlin and the Trump campaign, according to two people familiar with the inquiry.
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Younger voters eclipse Baby Boomers for first time

August 1, 2017
Reid Wilson | The Hill
Millennials and members of Generation X accounted for a larger number of votes in the 2016 elections than did Baby Boomers and older generations, marking a generational shift that is likely to influence the way both Democrats and Republicans approach a changing electorate.
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Trump election panel hunts for voter fraud evidence

July 20, 2017
Alexis Simendinger | Real Clear Politics
A tweet by President Trump launched a nationwide search for something widely viewed as so fictional – a U.S. election swayed by fraudulently cast ballots – that the first meeting Wednesday of the president’s new voter fraud commission attracted mostly skepticism from experts not in the room.

White House in crisis mode after Donald Trump Jr.'s emails with Russian lawyer

July 14, 2017
Donald Trump Jr.'s email detailed a June 2016 meeting with a Russian attorney.
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Trump Jr. Was Told in Email of Russian Effort to Aid Campaign

July 11, 2017
Maggie Haberman, Matt Apuzzo, Jo Becker, Adam Goldman | The New York Times
Before arranging a meeting with a Kremlin-connected Russian lawyer he believed would offer him compromising information about Hillary Clinton, Donald Trump Jr. was informed in an email that the material was part of a Russian government effort to aid his father’s candidacy.
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Trump's Son Met With Russian Offering Information on Clinton

July 10, 2017
Jennifer Jacobs, Shannon Pettypiece, Mark Niquette | Bloomberg
President Donald Trump’s eldest son met last year with a Russian woman who offered to provide potentially damaging information on Hillary Clinton.
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Obama’s secret struggle to punish Russia for Putin’s election assault

June 23, 2017
Adam Entous, Greg Miller, Ellen Nakashima | The Washington Post
Over that five-month interval, the Obama administration secretly debated dozens of options for deterring or punishing Russia.
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