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Don't Expect Russia to Admit Election Interference, Rand Paul Says, Lamenting 'Partisan Hysteria'

August 15, 2018
Robert Costa | The Washington Post
Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) said on Tuesday that Russian officials refused to acknowledge interfering in the 2016 presidential campaign during his recent trip to Moscow and Saint Petersburg, which was encouraged by President Trump.
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In Paul Manafort trial, Rick Gates admits to stealing money, having affair

August 8, 2018
Pete Williams | NBC News
Tensions are rising at the trial of former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort, as the defense continues questioning its star witness, Manafort’s former protege Rick Gates. Gates admitted to stealing hundreds of thousands of dollars from his former boss, some of that money helping him carry an affair in London that he hid from his wife. The defense hopes to paint Gates as the real villain, responsible for the crimes that prosecutors charge Manafort with committing.
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Rick Gates says he lied for years at Manafort’s request and stole from him in the process

August 7, 2018
Devlin Barrett, Rachel Weiner, Matt Zapotosky, Ann E. Marimow | The Washington Post
Rick Gates — the star witness against President Trump’s former campaign chairman — admitted in federal court Monday that he committed a host of crimes with his former boss, and confessed to stealing from him and others.
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Giuliani preparing letter to Mueller expressing ‘real reluctance’ over obstruction questions

August 7, 2018
Robert Costa | The Washington Post
Rudolph W. Giuliani, President Trump’s lead attorney for the ongoing special counsel investigation, said Monday that Trump’s legal team is planning to send a letter to special counsel Robert S. Mueller III this week that will largely rebuff Mueller’s latest offer of a presidential interview that would include questions about possible obstruction of justice.
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Trump escalates old fights this week, starts new ones

August 4, 2018
Jeff Zeleny, Kaitlan Collins, Kevin Liptak, Sarah Westwood | CNN
At the end of a week in which President Donald Trump appeared more ready than ever to pick fights with his adversaries — both real and perceived — it was perhaps fitting to have the UFC's welterweight champion pass through the Oval Office.

The Trump administration clashes over the Russia Probe

August 3, 2018
The latest updates in the Russia probe.
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Russian threat ‘is real,’ Trump officials say, vowing to protect U.S. elections

August 3, 2018
Michael Shear, Michael Wines | The New York Times
Top national security officials vowed Thursday to defend American elections against what they called real threats from Russia only weeks after President Trump seemed to accept President Vladimir V. Putin’s denials of interference during a summit meeting in Finland.
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Senators: Trump ‘not paying attention’ to Russian threats in 2018

August 3, 2018
Manu Raju | CNN
Two leading senators are asserting that President Donald Trump has not focused on the clear threat the Kremlin poses in the 2018 elections, with one Republican on the Senate Intelligence Committee contending that Russian hackers may have already targeted most -- if not all -- sitting US senators.
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Senators: Trump ‘not paying attention’ to Russian threats in 2018

August 2, 2018
Manu Raju | CNN
Two leading senators are asserting that President Donald Trump has not focused on the clear threat the Kremlin poses in the 2018 elections, with one Republican on the Senate Intelligence Committee contending that Russian hackers may have already targeted most -- if not all -- sitting US senators.
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