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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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Longtime Trump attorney hires lawyer in Russia probe

June 17, 2017
Gloria Borger, Jeremy Diamond | CNN
President Donald Trump's longtime attorney and adviser Michael Cohen has hired a lawyer to represent him in the investigations into Russian meddling in the 2016 election, Cohen told CNN on Friday.
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Trump confirms he’s under investigation

June 16, 2017
Vivian Salama | Trump confirms he’s under investigation
President Donald Trump confirmed Friday he was under investigation and appeared to take aim at a senior Justice Department official, in a tweet that seemed to encapsulate his frustration with the ongoing focus on Russia’s involvement in the 2016 election.
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Clinton’s misplaced criticism of the DNC as a cause of her defeat

June 2, 2017
Dan Balz | The Washington Post
Of all the reasons Hillary Clinton thinks she lost the 2016 election to President Trump, the least among them was the state of the Democratic National Committee.
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Who Is Robert Mueller, Special Counsel Overseeing Russia Investigation?

May 18, 2017
Carrie Johnson, Miles Parks | NPR
Robert Mueller, who has been appointed to handle the investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 election, took the reins as FBI director a week before the attacks on Sept. 11, 2001.
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Washington Is Abuzz With Surround Sound of Scandal

May 18, 2017
Peter Baker | The New York Times
The notion that President Trump will actually be impeached seemed like liberal wishful thinking, but a new prosecutor represented a serious threat and Washington was abuzz on Wednesday with the surround sound of scandal.
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Trump claims to be victim of ‘witch hunt’ following appointment of special counsel in Russia case

May 18, 2017
Ashley Parker | The Washington Post
President Trump described himself as the victim of a “witch hunt” Thursday morning, a day after the Justice Department appointed a special counsel to investigate possible collusion between Trump associates and the Russian government to meddle in the 2016 presidential election.
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Voter turnout dipped in 2016, led by decline among blacks

May 12, 2017
Reid Wilson | The Hill
The percentage of eligible Americans who showed up to the polls in November dipped slightly to the lowest rate in sixteen years, led by a sharp drop-off in the number of black voters casting ballots.
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Clinton and Comey relive 2016 campaign, Pence serves as health care power broker

May 5, 2017
Six months after the presidential election, the FBI's role is still debated.
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