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Meet Hope Hicks, interim 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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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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