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Trump cedes Syrian postwar planning to Putin

November 22, 2017
Michael Crowley | POLITICO
With rebel fighters largely routed and the Islamic State, also known as ISIS, driven from most of Syria’s territory, experts and U.S. officials say the real fight now is about a regional power struggle playing out in the country.
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Russia Investigation: Rob Goldstone ready to meet with Mueller

November 21, 2017
Andrea Mitchell | MSNBC
Ashley Parker of the Washington Post and NBC News’ Ken Dilanian discuss the ongoing investigation into Russia and ties to the Trump 2016 campaign.
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‘A long winter’: White House aides divided over scope, risks of Russia probe

November 20, 2017
Ashley Parker, Carol Leonnig | The Washington Post
Some in the West Wing avoid the mere mention of Russia or the investigation whenever possible. Others take solace in the reassurances of White House lawyer Ty Cobb that special counsel Robert S. Mueller III will be wrapping up the probe soon and the president and those close to him will be exonerated. And a few engage in grim gallows humor, privately joking about wiretaps.
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Grassley calls WikiLeaks exchanges with Donald Trump Jr. 'innocuous'

November 15, 2017
Manu Raju, Jeremy Herb | CNN
Asked about a public hearing for Trump Jr. — which Democrats on the panel are calling for in the wake of the disclosure of the WikiLeaks emails Monday — Grassley said it was a matter he still had to discuss with California Sen. Dianne Feinstein, the top Democrat on the committee.
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Trump Says Putin ‘Means It’ About Not Meddling

November 11, 2017
Julie Hirschfeld Davis | The New York Times
President Trump said on Saturday that he believed President Vladimir V. Putin was sincere in his denials of interference in the 2016 presidential elections, calling questions about Moscow’s meddling a politically motivated “hit job” that was hindering cooperation with Russia on life-or-death issues.
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President Trump meets with Putin, presses him on alleged election meddling

November 11, 2017
Kelly O'Donnell | NBC News
After the White House repeatedly said President Donald Trump would not meet with Vladimir Putin, Trump told reporters he had a few conversations with the Russian president and pressed Putin about alleged meddling in the 2016 election. NBC’s Kelly O’Donnell reports for TODAY from Da Nang, Vietnam.
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‘He said he didn’t meddle’: Trump talks with Putin about U.S. elections and Syria in brief interactions

November 11, 2017
Ashley Parker, David Nakamura | The Washington Post
President Trump said Saturday that Russian President Vladimir Putin again denied his nation tampered in the U.S. presidential election last year.
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Ex-Trump security chief testifies he rejected 2013 Russian offer of women for Trump in Moscow

November 10, 2017
Manu Raju | CNN
President Donald Trump's long-time confidant Keith Schiller privately testified that he rejected a Russian offer to send five women to then private-citizen Trump's hotel room during their 2013 trip to Moscow for the Miss Universe pageant, according to multiple sources from both political parties with direct knowledge of the testimony.
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