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Trump calls senator investigating his son’s Russia contacts about ...ethanol

August 31, 2017
Philip Rucker, Karoun Demirjian | The Washington Post
President Trump called the head of the Senate Judiciary Committee to talk about one of his most important parochial issues — ethanol — shortly before the committee is slated to interview his son in its ongoing Russia probe.
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Trump Jr. will give private Senate interview

August 30, 2017
Manu Raju | CNN
Donald Trump Jr. has agreed to a private, transcribed interview with the Senate Judiciary Committee that is investigating his 2016 meeting with a Russian lawyer.
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Trump Associate Boasted That Moscow Business Deal ‘Will Get Donald Elected’

August 29, 2017
Maggie Haberman, Matt Apuzzo | The New York Times
A business associate of President Trump promised in 2015 to engineer a real estate deal with the aid of the president of Russia, Vladimir V. Putin, that he said would help Mr. Trump win the presidency.
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Trump’s business sought deal on a Trump Tower in Moscow while he ran for president

August 28, 2017
Carol Leonnig, Tom Hamburger, Rosalind Helderman | The Washington Post
While Donald Trump was running for president in late 2015 and early 2016, his company was pursuing a plan to develop a massive Trump Tower in Moscow, according to several people familiar with the proposal and new records reviewed by Trump Organization lawyers.
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Meet Hope Hicks, new White House communications director

December 6, 2016
Donald Trump ran an unconventional campaign, and the one person who was by his side everywhere he traveled was his 27-year-old press secretary Hope Hicks.
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Trump campaign emails show aide’s repeated efforts to set up Russia meetings

August 15, 2017
Carol Leonnig, Tom Hamburger, Rosalind Helderman | The Washington Post
Three days after Donald Trump named his campaign foreign policy team in March 2016, the youngest of the new advisers sent an email to seven campaign officials with the subject line: “Meeting with Russian Leadership - Including Putin.”
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Mueller turns up the heat with unusual search warrant in Russia probe

August 11, 2017
Carrie Johnson | NPR
Federal prosecutors have lots of ways to intensify pressure on the people they're investigating, from early morning FBI raids to leaning on relatives of those under government scrutiny.
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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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