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Pompeo Meets With Russia’s Foreign Minister at State Department

December 11, 2019
Vivian Salama, Courtney McBride | The Wall Street Journal
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo clashed Tuesday with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov over the fate of an American detained in Russia and over U.S. conclusions of Kremlin meddling in the 2016 U.S. election.
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The problems with Trump’s claims of Ukrainian election interference

December 7, 2019
Lisa Desjardins | The PBS NewsHour
One of President Trump’s lines of defense in the impeachment inquiry into his handling of Ukraine policy is the theory that Ukraine had intervened in the 2016 U.S. presidential election. Trump and his supporters have repeatedly claimed that Ukraine colluded against him.
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Phone logs in impeachment report renew concern about security of Trump communications

December 6, 2019
Josh Dawsey, Ellen Nakashima, Paul Sonne, Greg Miller | The Washington Post
President Trump has routinely communicated with his personal lawyer, Rudolph W. Giuliani, and other individuals speaking on cellphones vulnerable to monitoring by Russian and other foreign intelligence services, current and former U.S. officials said.
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House GOP disregards expert warnings that debunked Ukraine theory helps Russia

November 23, 2019
Manu Raju, Jeremy Herb, Zachary Cohen | CNN
Expert after expert in the House impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump testified about one key fact: That Ukraine had no role interfering in the 2016 elections to help Hillary Clinton. And one key witness sounded the alarm even louder.
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Trump told Russian officials in 2017 he wasn’t concerned about Moscow’s interference in U.S. election

September 28, 2019
Josh Dawsey, Ellen Nakashima, Shane Harris | The Washington Post
President Trump told two senior Russian officials in a 2017 Oval Office meeting that he was unconcerned about Moscow’s interference in the 2016 U.S. presidential election because the United States did the same in other countries, an assertion that prompted alarmed White House officials to limit access to the remarks to an unusually small number of people, according to three former officials with knowledge of the matter.
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The FEC Won't Be Able to Reform Super PACs Before 2020: ‘That's Kind of Crazy’

September 6, 2019
Morgan Baskin | VICE News
Federal Election Commission Chairwoman Ellen Weintraub knows the agency could have done more to prevent the Russian interference in the 2016 election — but ideological differences in the agency made it impossible to get anything done. Things are about to get worse at the nation’s only federal campaign watchdog before they get better.
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Pence critical of Russia — days after Trump advocates inclusion at next G-7 summit

September 3, 2019
Robert Costa | The Washington Post
Vice President Pence spoke out against Russia on Monday during his European trip, criticizing President Vladi­mir Putin’s government for election interference and pledging support for Poland as it seeks to bolster its military amid Russian aggression in the region.
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President Trump renews call to let Russia back in G7

August 22, 2019
Andrea Mitchell, Susan Page, Michael Crowley, Eugene Robinson | MSNBC
President Trump is now calling for Russia to be allowed back into the G7 summit.
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States Rush to Make Voting Systems More Secure as New Threats Emerge

July 27, 2019
David Sanger, Reid J. Epstein, Michael Wines | The New York Times
Amid growing warnings about the security of American voting systems, many states are rushing to address vulnerabilities exposed by the 2016 election, even as intelligence officials worry they are fighting the last battle and are not sufficiently focused on a new generation of threats headed into 2020.
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