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      Trump’s new Russia sanctions show his rift with Putin is widening
      Apr06

      Trump’s new Russia sanctions show his rift with Putin is widening

      Trump’s long-desired goal of improving ties with Russia is receding ever further into the distance. The Trump administration just announced an aggressive package of sanctions against Russian politicians, oligarchs, and companies on Friday, citing Moscow’s “malign activity around the globe.” The sweeping language justifying the...

      It looks like Paul Manafort’s “Hail Mary” case against Mueller is going down in flames
      Apr05

      It looks like Paul Manafort’s “Hail Mary” case against Mueller is going down in flames

      “I don’t really understand what is left of your case.” A judge on Wednesday voiced serious doubts about former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort’s lawsuit against special counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia probe. Manafort’s case is widely regarded as a Hail Mary move to avoid criminal charges. Mueller, who is leading the...

      Alexander van der Zwaan is going to jail for lying to Mueller’s Russia probe
      Apr03

      Alexander van der Zwaan is going to jail for lying to Mueller’s Russia probe

      A Dutch lawyer tied to Paul Manafort gets 30 days in jail and a fine of $20,000. Alexander van der Zwaan, a Dutch lawyer who pleaded guilty to lying to special counsel Robert Mueller’s team, was sentenced to 30 days in jail Tuesday morning. He’s the first person charged in Mueller’s investigation into the Trump campaign’s...

      Mueller just confirmed he was investigating Manafort for collusion with Russia
      Apr03

      Mueller just confirmed he was investigating Manafort for collusion with Russia

      He was authorized to probe whether Manafort worked with Russian government officials to interfere with the presidential election. Special counsel Robert Mueller was appointed last May to oversee the probe into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election. Since then, though, he’s charged former Trump campaign chair Paul Manafort...

      Trump’s Russia policy is an incoherent mess
      Apr02

      Trump’s Russia policy is an incoherent mess

      On Russia, it’s Trump versus the Trump administration. On March 20, 16 days after Russia operatives poisoned an ex-spy and his daughter near the homes in the UK, President Trump called Vladimir Putin. It wasn’t to tell the Russian strongman that he’d crossed a line, or to promise swift retribution if Moscow used a deadly nerve...

      The hacked emails at the center of Mueller’s Russia investigation, explained
      Apr02

      The hacked emails at the center of Mueller’s Russia investigation, explained

      The leaks that plagued the DNC, John Podesta, and others are crucial to the collusion probe. Were any Trump associates involved? There’s one positively enormous shoe that still hasn’t dropped in special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into Russian interference with the 2016 campaign: an indictment about all those hacked...

      Mueller just connected a top Trump campaign staffer to Russian intelligence
      Mar30

      Mueller just connected a top Trump campaign staffer to Russian intelligence

      During the campaign, Paul Manafort was talking to a man tied to Russian spying. Paul Manafort, the former chair of Donald Trump’s presidential campaign, had a long professional relationship with a man connected to Russian intelligence. And special counsel Robert Mueller says that man, Konstantin Kilimnik, was still working with Russian...

      Trump thinks Russia will help solve the problems it created in the first place
      Mar21

      Trump thinks Russia will help solve the problems it created in the first place

      Trump used Twitter to explain his baffling call with Russian President Vladimir Putin. It was more confusing than clarifying. President Trump just explained why he ignored the advice of his top advisers and congratulated Russian President Vladimir Putin on his rigged election win: He thinks Moscow can help solve big global problems, including the...

      Cambridge Analytica and its many scandals, explained
      Mar21

      Cambridge Analytica and its many scandals, explained

      The firm has close ties to Steve Bannon, worked for the Trump campaign — and is now in some hot water. Cambridge Analytica, a political consulting firm that did digital work for Donald Trump’s presidential campaign in 2016 and has close ties to Steve Bannon and GOP megadonor Robert Mercer, is in hot water after several recent reports have...

      Vladimir Putin wins Russia’s presidential election
      Mar18

      Vladimir Putin wins Russia’s presidential election

      It wasn’t exactly contested. According to state-run exit polls and early returns, Vladimir Putin has won another term as Russia’s president. He faced no genuine opposition during his presidential campaign, and used all of the tools of his government’s well-oiled propaganda machine to ensure he received a huge percentage of the...