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What happens if Mueller’s axed: an interview with Tim Weiner.

Already this week, President Trump has gone after his own attorney general, Jeff Sessions, on Twitter, and continued his attack on Robert Mueller’s …

Timeline: Trump and associates denied Russia involvement at least 20 times

On 9 June 2016, three of Donald Trump’s closest advisers met a Russian lawyer after one of them, Donald Trump Jr, was told the Russian could provide “information that would incriminate Hillary [Clinton]”.<p>Donald Trump Jr posts emails from Russia offering material on Clinton: 'I love it'<p>Read more<p>Over …

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Donald Trump’s fishy behavior on Russia is bigger than possible email collusion

He keeps pushing a Moscow-friendly policy that almost nobody supports<p>On June 18, 2013, when he was already well-known in political circles for his birther attacks on then-President Barack Obama, Donald Trump made an exciting announcement.<p>“The Miss Universe Pageant will be broadcast live from …

Trump supporters know Trump lies. They just don’t care.

A new study explains the psychological power — and hard limits — of fact-checking journalism.<p>During the campaign — and into his presidency — Donald Trump repeatedly exaggerated and distorted crime statistics. “Decades of progress made in bringing down crime are now being reversed,” he asserted in …

An Updated Idiot’s Guide to the Trump/Russia Controversy

There are legitimate questions here, but they’re not the ones the media are obsessed with.<p>As the highly anticipated meeting of Donald Trump and …

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Trump Tweeted Nine Times To Deleted Russian Twitter Accounts And No One Is Talking About It

Trump’s long record of tweet-before-think action has gotten him into some hot water in the past, but somehow a few weird pre-POTUS tweets from …

The Making of a Russian Spy: A Roadmap for the FBI to Resolve Russia Gate

James Comey’s testimony has established that either President Donald Trump or the former FBI Director is lying, given the clear discrepancies in …

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Trump, Russia and a Shadowy Business Partnership

An insider describes the Bayrock Group, its links to the Trump family and its mysterious access to funds. It isn't pretty.<p>The special counsel’s investigation of the White House has come more sharply into focus.<p>Robert Mueller is examining whether President Donald Trump obstructed justice when he …

Donald Trump’s secret isn’t that he lies. It’s that he crowds out the truth.

Trump isn’t trying to win the argument. He’s trying to dominate it.<p>Donald Trump understands, better than any politician I’ve ever seen, that the question isn’t whether you’re winning the argument — it’s whether you’re dominating and driving the coverage of the argument. And that is his strategy in …

The case that President Trump committed the crime of obstruction of justice, explained

It’s not open and shut, but a constitutional scholar says the evidence is mounting.<p>Special counsel Robert Mueller is now investigating whether President Donald Trump has committed obstruction of justice, the Washington Post reports. This news should shock precisely no one: Mueller’s mandate …

How Trump and His Allies Have Run With Russian Propaganda

The concept is straight from the Soviet playbook: Plant false information and use it to influence the attitudes of another country’s people and …

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How the Trump-Russia Data Machine Games Google to Fool Americans

A year ago I was part of a digital marketing team at a tech company. We were maybe the fifth largest company in our particular industry, which was …

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The 21st Century Public Square: Protecting Online Comments from Manipulation and Disruption

Americans are angry, with our governance and with each other. The political divide seems a great chasm. Citizens with divergent political views …

Trump-Russia probe: Special counsel to take over grand jury investigation into Michael Flynn's Turkey links

Robert Mueller, the special counsel investigating possible ties between the Donald Trump election campaign and Russia, is expanding his probe to …

Hacker, Banker, Soldier, Spy: A Guide to the Key Players in the Trump-Russia Scandal

Noma BarKeeping track of the relentless news on the widening Trump-Russia investigation—from revelations about the president's inner circle to the …

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Occam's Razor and 'the worst case' in Trump's Russia scandal align

TPM's Josh Marshall shares how <i>Occam's Razor</i> is coming into play, and the worst case scenario of corruption and scandal is quickly becoming the most …

The Trump administration’s new argument: Collusion is cool.

Throughout the investigation of Russia’s role in the 2016 election, President Trump and his allies have insisted that he’s innocent of the most …

Trump ‘gaining weight’ and ‘emotionally withdrawing’ as Russia probe swamps White House: report

Donald Trump is “emotionally withdrawing” and gaining weight as the FBI investigation into possible collusion between his campaign and the Russian …

Trump Is Already Guilty of Aiding Putin's Attack on America

The Trump-Russia scandal is the subject of multiple investigations that may or may not unearth new revelations, but this much is already certain: …

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Physicists Are Probing The Centre of Our Galaxy to Find The Missing Fifth Force of Nature

"If true, it's revolutionary."<p>Our current understanding of the Universe states that it's governed by four fundamental forces: gravity, …

A Timeline: Russia and President Trump

To keep everything in one location, here’s an updated summary (so far)<p><b>1979:</b> Roger Stone is introduced to Donald Trump by notorious attorney Roy Cohn. <i>[Added March 27, 2017]</i>• <b><br>1980:</b> Roger Stone founds a lobbying practice with Paul Manafort; Trump becomes one of Stone’s first clients. In the 1980s, Trump …

Does Vladimir Putin really own Donald Trump? It’s more likely than you think

<b>(Reuters/Maxim Shipenkov/Christopher Aluka Berry/Photo montage by Salon)</b><p>Kompromat is the name of the Russian game — and to win the White House, Trump may have unwittingly been played<p>Cody Cain<p>May 28, 2017 12:30pm (UTC)<p>Imagine the moment when Vladimir Putin first learned that his Russian hackers had …

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