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Using Air Quotes, White House Walks Back ‘Wiretap’ Talk

March 14, 2017
Julie Hirschfeld Davis | The New York Times
Two senior White House officials suggested on Monday that President Trump’s unsubstantiated claim that President Barack Obama had tapped his telephone was not meant to be taken literally.
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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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