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lare Foran Clare Foran is an associate editor at The Atlantic. Her writing has appeared in The Atlantic Cities, Philadelphia City Paper and NPR's science and technology blog, All Tech Considered. Clare is originally from Buffalo, N.Y., and graduated from the University of Pennsylvania with a B.A. in History.
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Democrats Warn Against White House Interference in Russia Inquiry

December 1, 2017 Top Democrats reacted to the news on Friday that former National-Security Adviser Michael Flynn had pled guilty to lying to the FBI by warning that President Trump or his allies may try to curtail ongoing investigations into Russia’s attempt to influence the 2016 presidential election, and insisting that those investigations...

Comey: 'I Was Fired Because of the Russia Investigation'

June 8, 2017 Why exactly did President Trump fire James Comey as FBI Director? Comey believes it had something to do with the federal investigation into potential links between Trump campaign associates and the Russian government as part of an ongoing probe of Russian involvement in the presidential election. During a Senate Intelligence...

Intel Chiefs Dodge Questions on Alleged Trump Interference in Russia Investigation

June 7, 2017 In a series of at times tense exchanges on Wednesday, top U.S. intelligence officials repeatedly declined or evaded questions from lawmakers on the Senate Intelligence Committee about their interactions with President Trump and whether the administration ever directed them to intervene in the ongoing federal Russia investigations. Instead, senior administration...

Trump Reportedly Tried to Enlist Intel Chiefs to Defend Against Russia Inquiry

May 23, 2017 President Donald Trump reportedly tried, unsuccessfully, to enlist Admiral Michael Rogers, the director of the National Security Agency, and Daniel Coats, the director of national intelligence, to publicly refute the possibility of collusion after former FBI Director James Comey announced in March that the bureau is investigating potential links between...

House Oversight Chairman to Step Down at End of June

May 18, 2017 Jason Chaffetz, the Republican chairman of the House Oversight Committee, announced on Thursday his plans to resign from Congress at the end of June. In a letter to his constituents, the Utah congressman wrote that he had never planned to stay in Congress for “a lifetime career,” and “knew from...

The House Demands to See the Comey Memos

May 17, 2017 On Tuesday evening, congressional lawmakers were forced to respond to the second immediately controversial story involving the president to surface in roughly 24 hours. The New York Times reported that President Trump asked former FBI Director James Comey to halt a federal investigation into ousted National-Security Adviser Michael Flynn, citing...

GOP Lawmakers Call for Inside Information on Trump Disclosure

May 16, 2017 Some congressional Republicans are calling for greater transparency from the Trump administration, including classified briefings, to explain exactly what happened during a recent meeting between the president and Russian officials. On Monday, The Washington Post reported that “Trump revealed highly classified information to the Russian foreign minister and ambassador in...

Democrats Call for an Independent Investigation Into the Election After Trump Fires FBI Director

May 10, 2017 Democrats are calling for an independent investigation into alleged Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election following the news that President Trump had fired FBI Director James Comey. The White House announced Comey’s dismissal on Tuesday evening. So far, reaction in Congress to Comey’s removal has split along partisan lines....

Can Trump Fix Government by Running It Like a Business?

April 2, 2017 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Donald Trump is taking steps to make the government more like the private sector. Past administrations have tried similar exercises in reform with mixed results, however, and it might be harder for a White House with relatively little governing experience to make improvements to the sprawling federal bureaucracy. On the...

Can Trump Fix Government by Running It Like a Business?

March 29, 2017 Donald Trump is taking steps to make the government more like the private sector. Past administrations have tried similar exercises in reform with mixed results, however, and it might be harder for a White House with relatively little governing experience to make improvements to the sprawling federal bureaucracy. On the...