Julian Borger

Flynn Has Pleaded Guilty but Signs Are Mueller's Inquiry Has Bigger Fish to Fry

Almost everything about Michael Flynn’s guilty plea to perjury and his cooperation agreement with the special counsel investigation into Russian election interference suggests that it is part of a much bigger picture, legal experts said on Friday.

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Could This Sketchy Trump Associate Be the One to Bring His Presidency Crashing Down?

Felix Sater, a Moscow-born businessman now at the centre of the Trump-Russia affair, says he lives by a simple code: “Screw me once, shame on you; screw me twice, shame on me for letting it happen.”

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See If You Can Tell the Difference Between Donald Trump and North Korean Dictator Kim Jong-un

Donald Trump’s dire threats of conflagration aimed at Pyongyang are likely to add yet more unpredictability to an already dangerous nuclear standoff on the Korean peninsula.

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White House as Crime Scene: How Robert Mueller Is Closing In on Trump

The legal net around Donald Trump’s beleaguered presidency tightened dramatically this week with news that a grand jury has been established a few hundred yards from the White House, to pursue evidence of collusion with the Kremlin.

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Don't Look Now, but Investigators Are Exploring if Russia Colluded with Pro-Trump Sites During the Election

The spread of Russian-made fake news stories aimed at discrediting Hillary Clinton on social media is emerging as an important line of inquiry in multiple investigations into possible collusion between the Trump campaign and Moscow.

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The Legal Team That Mueller Picked to Help Him Tells Us a Lot About the Russia Investigation

Even before the special counsel’s inquiry has begun in earnest into links between the Trump campaign and Moscow, the team Robert Mueller is building provides clues about which way the investigation is heading.

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What James Comey Tells a Committee on Thursday Could Decide Whether Trump Survives His First Term

When James Comey, the former FBI director, stands before a Senate committee on Thursday to give evidence about the president who fired him, it will be one of the most dramatic moments in US political history.

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Donald Trump Makes a Stunning Admission About His Decision to Fire James Comey

Donald Trump has said he was thinking of “this Russia thing” when he decided James Comey’s fate – contradicting the White House rationale that he fired the FBI director for mishandling the Clinton email investigation.

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Trump Security Adviser Flynn Quits After Leaks Suggest He Tried to Cover Up Russia Talks

The US national security advisor, Michael Flynn, resigned late on Monday night amid a flow of intelligence leaks that he had secretly discussed sanctions with the Russian ambassador to Washington and then tried to cover up the conversations.

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Iran Nuclear Deal: World Powers Reach Historic Agreement to Lift Sanctions

Iran and six world powers have concluded an agreement that will lift sanctions onIran but place strict limits on its nuclear programme for more than a decade, in a historic compromise designed to stop the spread of atomic weapons and avert a major new conflict in the Middle East.

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Gaza Ceasefire Collapses After Two Hours - Israeli Shelling Resumes

The humanitarian truce in Gaza has collapsed after two hours with fierce fighting in the south of the enclave, the capture by Hamas of an Israeli soldier and a formal Israeli announcement that it would resume its military operation.

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Iran Seals Nuclear Deal With the West in Return for Sanctions Relief

Iran has struck a historic agreement with the US and five other world powers, accepting strict constraints on its nuclear programme for the first time in a decade in exchange for partial relief from sanctions.

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End of America's Nuclear Dispute With Iran May Be in Sight

Barack Obama and Hassan Rouhani held the first direct talks between American and Iranian leaders since the 1979 Islamic revolution, exchanging pleasantries in a 15-minute telephone call on Friday that raised the prospect of relief for Tehran from crippling economic sanctions.

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War Averted? U.S. Open to Russian Proposal for Syria to Hand Over Chemical Weapons

The White House gave a cautious welcome on Monday to a Russian proposal for Syria to hand over its chemical weapons, opening up the first real chance of a political settlement to the crisis since hundreds of civilians died in an attack on a Damascus suburb last month.

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Snowden's Latest Major Leak: The NSA’s Secret Campaign to Crack, Undermine Internet Security

US and British intelligence agencies have successfully cracked much of the online encryption relied upon by hundreds of millions of people to protect the privacy of their personal data, online transactions and emails, according to top-secret documents revealed by former contractor Edward Snowden.

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