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Former FBI agent on the Mueller team says Trump was ‘badly compromised’ in 2016

Former FBI agent Peter Strzok — who was removed from former Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation in July 2017 because of texts critical of President Donald Trump and fired by the FBI in 2018 — is still under fire from Trump’s sycophants. They will insist that his new book, “Compromised: Counterintelligence and the Threat of Donald J. Trump,” has no validity.  But it won't keep him quiet.

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Journalist recounts the moment in the 2016 campaign where Trump took a 'dark turn'

In a new book excerpt published by Vanity Fair, ABC reporter Jonathan Karl recounts a moment from December 2015 in which he began to believe Donald Trump's presidential campaign started taking a "dark turn."

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DOJ moves to drop charges against 2 Russian shell companies indicted during Mueller’s investigation

A year has passed since former special counsel Robert Mueller delivered his final report for the Russia investigation, but Mueller’s indictment of two shell companies accused of promoting Russian interference in the United States’ 2016 presidential election remained. On Monday, March 16, however, the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) moved to drop the federal charges the companies have been facing.

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'Bitter and vexed' Trump exploded after aides rejected his ‘insane’ 7-minute birther disavowal in 2016: book

President Donald Trump reportedly flew into a rage during the 2016 campaign after his lengthy and rambling statement on birtherism was edited down to something more concise and coherent.

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'The only one I didn't want her to pick': Recording of Trump private dinner shows he feared Bernie Sanders on 2016 ticket

A nearly 90-minute audio recording of a private dinner that took place with numerous individuals and President Donald Trump in 2018 was made public Saturday evening by the legal team of Lev Parnas, a close associate of the president's personal attorney Rudy Giuliani, in which the president can be heard saying "take her out" in reference to former U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine Marie Yovanovitch—a key witness in the impeachment trial now in the U.S. Senate.

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Disturbing new report zeroes in on mysteries still surrounding Russia's 2016 election hacking — and why we're still at risk

A new report from Politico on Thursday highlighted the persistent and troubling concerns about the security of U.S. elections, diving deep into some of the still unresolved mysteries about Russia's efforts to hack the 2016 election.

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National security expert: DOJ IG report vindicated reason for FBI’s 2016 Trump campaign investigation — but ‘sloppy’ use of FISA warrants must be ‘audited’

On Wednesday, U.S. Department of Justice Inspector General Michael Horowitz was questioned by both Republican and Democratic senators when he appeared before the Senate Judiciary Committee and discussed his recent report on the FBI’s 2016 investigation of Russian interference in the presidential election and possible Russian ties to the Trump campaign. Benjamin Wittes, editor-in-chief of the Lawfare website and a frequent guest on MSNBC, discussed Horowitz’ findings when he appeared on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” on Thursday morning — and he stressed that there are two main takeaways from Horowitz’ testimony: (1) the FBI’s investigation itself was perfectly legitimate, but (2) there were some civil liberties issues when the use of FISA warrants during the investigation.

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‘The truth is finally out’: Former FBI Director Comey cheers arrival of IG report on 2016 Russia probe

Throughout his presidency, Donald Trump has railed against the FBI’s investigation of Russian interference in the 2016 election — describing it as a “deep state” conspiracy against his campaign. But on Monday, December 9, the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) released a report by DOJ Inspector General Michael Horowitz on that investigation — and former FBI Director James Comey, in a December 9 op-ed for the Washington Post, applauds Horowitz’ report as proof that the FBI acted honorably and ethically in 2016.

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'We need to get a shredder': New book finds evidence National Enquirer destroyed secret dirt on Trump

Author and journalist Ronan Farrow detailed evidence that the National Enquirer shredded documents related to dirt on President Donald Trump in his new book, "Catch and Kill,"  according to a Politico report on Monday.

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Trump once called him 'my African American.' Now he says the president has a 'white superiority complex'

In one of the countless stunning moments on the 2016 campaign trail, Donald Trump made headlines at a June rally when he pointed to a member of the audience and called him out as "my African American."

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