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Let’s recall what exactly Paul Manafort and Rudy Giuliani were doing in Ukraine

Though Russia’s full-scale invasion of Ukraine is just days old, Russia has been working for years to influence and undermine the independence of its smaller neighbor - as it happens, two prominent Americans have played a role in that effort.... Read more»

Bannon associates plead not guilty to border wall charity scam

Pleading not guilty Monday at a virtual arraignment, three leaders of the embattled charity We Build the Wall followed the lead of fellow defendant Steve Bannon, the former White House chief strategist.... Read more»

Trump's new spy chief used to work for a foreign politician the U.S. accused of corruption

Richard Grenell did not disclose payments for advocacy work on behalf of a Moldovan politician whom the U.S. later accused of corruption. His own office’s policy says that could leave him vulnerable to blackmail.... Read more»

Analysis

Trump's Ukraine plotting has been happening in plain sight. So why didn't we see it?

Try for a moment to imagine the world as it was a week ago. Before we knew that Trump put the squeeze on another country to investigate his political opponent, or that aid may have been held up in the plotting. Except, we did know each of those things.... Read more»

Democrats file conspiracy lawsuit against Trump, Russia, Wikileaks

The Democratic National Committee filed a lawsuit against Donald Trump's campaign, Russia, Wikileaks, and advisors such as Paul Manafort, Jared Kushner, Roger Stone and others, alleging a conspiracy to interfere with the 2016 election. Read the complete document:... Read more»

Mueller charges 13 Russians in election probe

Bringing the first indictment directly related to Russian election meddling in the 2016 U.S. presidential election, Special Counsel Robert Mueller charged 13 Russian individuals and three organizations with illegally plotting to sow political discord and sway the election for then-candidate Donald Trump.... Read more»

FactCheck: Surrogates deny Melania Trump plagiarized Michelle Obama

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie says there is “no way that Melania Trump was plagiarizing Michelle Obama’s speech.” Paul Manafort, Donald Trump’s campaign manager, called the allegation “absurd.” But the language is mostly identical in these passages, and for Manafort, in particular, to deny the obvious is — to use his word — “absurd.”... Read more»