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Mueller’s Latest Plea Deal Puts Pressure on Paul Manafort

February 20, 2018 Alex Van Der Zwaan, a former attorney at an international law firm, pleaded guilty to lying to federal agents about the last time he communicated with Paul Manafort’s longtime business partner, Rick Gates. Van Der Zwaan is the latest figure swept up in Robert Mueller’s expansive probe of Russian interference...

Mueller’s Indictment Puts Details Behind Claims of Russian Interference

February 16, 2018 Special Counsel Robert Mueller indicted 13 Russian nationals on Friday connected to Russia’s Internet Research Agency—a Kremlin-backed outfit whose employees posed as Americans and spread disinformation online in an attempt to influence the 2016 election. The indictment details highly specific allegations—including names, dates, and the text of private messages—that appear...

Mueller’s Indictment Reveals Details of Russian Election Interference

February 16, 2018 Special Counsel Robert Mueller indicted 13 Russian nationals on Friday connected to Russia’s Internet Research Agency—a Kremlin-backed outfit whose employees posed as Americans and spread disinformation online in an attempt to influence the 2016 election. The indictment details highly specific allegations—including names, dates, and the text of private messages—that appear...

The President's Power to Hide Secret Details About the Russia Investigation

February 15, 2018 President Trump has been receiving classified information about the Russia investigation from the House Intelligence Committee as he reviews and declassifies evidence being used in a probe that could implicate him and his campaign team, raising concerns about a potential conflict of interest. In their attempts to either chide or...

Devin Nunes's Next Target: The State Department

February 6, 2018 Devin Nunes has a new target: Jonathan Winer, the Obama State Department’s special envoy to Libya, and longtime Senate aide to John Kerry. Winer received a memorandum from political activist Cody Shearer and passed it along to Christopher Steele, the former British intelligence official who had compiled his own dossier...