US Politics in Trump era Public date: 19.09.2019 21:40:40

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31 Aug 2018

Michael Cohen, CNN, Trump-Russia: the controversy, explained

Late last month, in the midst of a federal investigation into Cohen, sources close to the former Trump lawyer made a bombshell claim to CNN. They said that, according to Cohen, Donald Trump himself knew in advance about his son Don Jr.’s secret meeting with a Russian delegation during the 2016 campaign. These anonymous sources added that Cohen would be happy to tell special counsel Robert Mueller all about this. And other media outlets, such as the Washington Post, soon heard similar things from a source close to Cohen.
Late last month, in the midst of a federal investigation into Cohen, sources close to the former Trump lawyer made a...

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31 Oct 2017

Paul Manafort’s central role in the Trump-Russia investigation, explained

Trump’s former campaign chair, Paul Manafort, is facing charges in Mueller’s investigation. But though Manafort’s history of pro-Russia consulting work and experience with international skullduggery have long made him a prime suspect for potential collusion, Monday’s indictment does not actually have anything to do with the question of Russian interference in the 2016 campaign.Instead, it largely relates to matters predating Manafort’s involvement in Trump’s campaign. It’s about whether Manafort and Gates appropriately disclosed about a decade of foreign work, and whether they were was involved in illegal money laundering.
Trump’s former campaign chair, Paul Manafort, is facing charges in Mueller’s investigation. But though Manafort’s...

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28 Aug 2017

Robert Mueller is looking into Michael Flynn’s potential ties to Russian hackers

Back in June, a tantalizing set of reports from Shane Harris of the Wall Street Journal  gave us one indication that collusion may have occurred, or was at least attempted, between supporters of Donald Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign and Russian hackers who targeted Democrats’ emails.
Back in June, a tantalizing set of reports from Shane Harris of the Wall Street Journal  gave us one indication...

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1 Jul 2017

A new report raises some big questions about Michael Flynn and Russian hackers

A tantalizing new report from Shane Harris of the Wall Street Journal  gives the strongest indication yet that collusion may have occurred — or was at least attempted — between supporters of Donald Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign and Russian hackers who targeted Democrats’  emails. And it raises serious questions about whether fired  National Security Adviser Michael Flynn was involved in these efforts to contact hackers.
A tantalizing new report from Shane Harris of the Wall Street Journal  gives the strongest indication yet...

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29 Mar 2017

The controversy over Sally Yates’s planned testimony before Congress, explained

The House Intelligence Committee’s investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election is embroiled in yet another controversy. A new report from the Washington Post’s Devlin Barrett and Adam Entous says that Trump administration officials wouldn’t approve former acting  Attorney General Sally Yates’s planned testimony before the committee on certain topics, claiming they were “likely covered by the presidential communications privilege.”
The House Intelligence Committee’s investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election is embroiled in yet...

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17 Feb 2017

The 5 biggest disagreements Republicans have on Obamacare

Deep uncertainty and serious divisions within the Republican coalition about the way forward on Obamacare have surfaced in the new Congress, and they’ve put the future of repeal and replace in doubt. It’s become evident that there is little GOP unity on how much a replacement plan should cost, how to pay for it, whether the Medicaid expansion should be rolled back, or how to fix the individual  markets. 
Deep uncertainty and serious divisions within the Republican coalition about the way forward on Obamacare have...
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