🎧 “The Daily”: A Year in the Russia Investigation | New York Times

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We look at the major twists in the investigation over the past year and what to expect in 2019.

🎧 “The Daily”: ‘The Most Significant Campaign Contributions’ in U.S. History| New York Times

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We spoke with Neal Katyal, a lawyer who wrote the special counsel regulations, about the case against Michael Cohen and what it means for President Trump.

👓 Rod Rosenstein Expected to Leave Justice Dept. Once Attorney General Is Confirmed | The New York Times

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The deputy attorney general, Rod Rosenstein, has been a central figure in the Russia investigation by appointing the special counsel and overseeing the inquiry.

As long as he’s leaving of his own accord…

🎧 “The Daily”: Why Michael Cohen Lied to Congress | New York Times

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An admission by President Trump’s former lawyer about a proposed business deal in Russia sheds new light on where the special counsel investigation is headed.

How does this happen so late in the game?

👓 Trump's pardon power doesn't come up in Supreme Court argument that could affect Mueller probe | CNBC

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The case concerns the so-called "dual sovereignty" exception to the Constitution's Double Jeopardy clause.

👓 How Mueller Could Defend the Russia Investigation From Interference | The Atlantic

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The special counsel could find recourse in the courts if the new acting attorney general tries to chip away at his work.

👓 The Latest Drama in Trump’s Slow-Motion Saturday Night Massacre | The Atlantic

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The president seemed to jump the shark at a White House news conference, threatening Democrats and reporters—and then he fired Jeff Sessions.

👓 What Sessions’s Resignation Means for Robert Mueller | The Atlantic

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His temporary replacement, Matthew Whitaker, has expressed skepticism over the scope of the Russia investigation—which he’ll now oversee.

👓 Trump’s acting attorney general was part of firm US accused of vast scam | the Guardian

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Matthew Whitaker sat on advisory board of World Patent Marketing, which was ordered to pay $26m settlement in May

👓 What we know about Matthew Whitaker, man who replaces Jeff Sessions | ABC News

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Matthew Whitaker was appointed has been appointed acting U.S. Attorney General.

👓 Jeff Sessions out as attorney general | CNN

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President Donald Trump on Wednesday fired Attorney General Jeff Sessions. Matthew Whitaker will take over as acting attorney general.

🎧 The Daily: The Man Who Wrote Mueller’s Rules | New York Times

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The regulations for investigating a president were devised with checks and balances in mind. That’s why Congress may have the final say.

🎧 The Daily: Implicating the President | New York Times

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One former confidant entered a guilty plea. Another received a guilty verdict. Both events may have significant consequences for President Trump.

🎧 The Daily: Robert Mueller’s Unlikely Witness | New York Times

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Concerned that he was being set up to take the blame for possible acts of obstruction, the White House counsel started talking to investigators.

🎧 ‘The Daily’: The World Cup’s Mysterious Path to Russia | New York Times

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The 2018 World Cup is now underway in Russia. How it ended up there involves some names you might recognize: Comey, Mueller and Steele.