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Senate report details Trump campaign's 2016 Russia connections

August 19, 2020
Nancy Cordes | CBS News
The Senate Intelligence Committee has released it's long-awaited report on the connections between the Trump campaign and Russian operatives in 2016. It finds that President Trump may have misled special counsel Robert Mueller.
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Trump’s 2016 campaign chair was a ‘grave counterintelligence threat,’ had repeated contact with Russian intelligence, Senate panel finds

August 18, 2020
Karoun Demirjian, Ellen Nakashima | The Washington Post
President Trump’s 2016 campaign chairman posed a “grave counterintelligence threat” due to his interaction with people close to the Kremlin, according to a bipartisan Senate report released Tuesday that found extensive contacts between key campaign advisers and officials affiliated with Moscow’s government and intelligence services.
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Barr says he won’t wait until after election to reveal Durham’s findings. Democrats fear a campaign-altering surprise.

July 30, 2020
Karoun Demirjian, Matt Zapotosky | The Washington Post
Attorney General William P. Barr reiterated this week that he will not wait until after November’s election to release whatever U.S. Attorney John Durham finds in his examination of the FBI’s 2016 investigation into President Trump’s campaign, raising fears among Democrats that Barr and Durham could upend the presidential race with a late revelation.
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Problems with FBI surveillance extended far beyond probe of Trump campaign, Justice Dept. inspector general says

March 31, 2020
Devlin Barrett, Ellen Nakashima | The Washington Post
The Justice Department inspector general revealed Tuesday that he found errors in every FBI application to a secret surveillance court his office examined as part of an ongoing review — suggesting the problems exposed in the bureau’s probe of President Trump’s 2016 campaign extend far beyond that case alone.
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House Democrats can get secret Mueller information, appeals court rules

March 11, 2020
Pete Williams | NBC News
A federal appeals court ruled Tuesday that House Democrats are entitled to get materials gathered by a grand jury during former special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation of the Trump campaign and Russian election meddling in 2016.
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Michigan Was Once Bernie’s Resurrection. Now It Could Be His Burial.

March 10, 2020
Tim Alberta | POLITICO
Sanders’ team has long trumpeted his Michigan triumph as evidence of his ability to assemble a unique coalition and defeat the Democratic establishment. But a closer look at that contest, taken in the context of this year’s primary results, suggests that Sanders’ own weaknesses are about to be exposed.
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Trump associate Roger Stone sentenced to 3 years, 4 months in prison for lying to Congress

February 21, 2020
Pete Williams, Daniel Barnes | NBC News
Longtime Republican campaign adviser Roger Stone, a friend of President Donald Trump's, was sentenced to three years, four months in federal prison Thursday for obstructing a congressional investigation of Russia's 2016 presidential election meddling.
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Obama team’s response to Russian election interference fell short, Senate report says

February 7, 2020
Karoun Demirjian, Devlin Barrett | The Washington Post
A bipartisan report released Thursday by the Senate Intelligence Committee says that the Obama administration mounted an insufficient response to Russia’s election interference in 2016, but that its failures were “understandable” because the government lacked information and had limited policy options at the time.
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