The Week in Trump is a collection of Trump news stories, editorials, memes and videos, with a focus on Russia, conflicts of interest, and mental instability.

Special Series:


This is a developing series looking in depth at the testimonies of Glenn Simpson (founder of Fusion GPS) before the House Intelligence Committee and Senate Judiciary Committee. The series will be supplemented by summaries of the Steele dossier, the talking points of Natalia Veselnitskaya, the opening statement to the Senate from William Browder, and the Nunes Memo.

Articles and Editorials of Interest:

July 2018

White House: Trump will consider letting Russia question investor, former ambassador
(Politico – 7/18/18)

Why an accused Russian agent visited an American university and South Dakota summer camp
(Washington Post – 7/18/18)

White House says Trump to discuss allowing Russia to question US citizens
(The Hill – 7/18/18)

Trump’s Road to American Martial Law
(New York Times – 7/18/18)

Watergate’s John Dean on Why Trump Will Survive the Russia Scandal
(Rolling Stone – 7/18/18)

California GOP Congressman Rohrabacher met with accused Russian agent Maria Butina in St. Petersburg
(East Bay Times – 7/18/18)

Russia State Media Declares: “Trump Is Ours!”
(Newsweek – 7/18/18)

Trump: ‘No,’ Russia is not targeting the United States
(CNBC – 7/18/18)

Trump, facing fury, says he misspoke with Putin
(CNN – 7/18/18)

Time for Republicans to Grow a Spine
(New York Times – 7/17/18)

I’m Bill Browder. Here’s the Biggest Mistake Putin Made When Trying to Get Access to Me Through Trump
(Time – 7/17/18)

TRANSCRIPT: Trump backtracks on Russia comments
(CNN – 7/17/18)

A President With No Shame and a Party With No Guts
(New York Times – 7/17/18)

Watch: Trump and Putin hold joint press conference in Helsinki
(CNBC – 7/16/18)

Trump Endorses Putin Proposal to Have Russian Operatives Work on Mueller Probe
(New York Magazine – 7/16/18)

Does Russia have Kompromat on Trump? Here’s Putin’s strange answer
(CNN – 7/16/18)

Trump faces bipartisan criticism over press conference with Putin
(Fox News – 7/16/18)

Affidavit: ‘key’ Republican ‘leaders’ had secure back channel to the Kremlin in October 2016
(Daily KOS – 7/16/18)

June 2018

It Can Happen Here
(New York Book Review – 6/28/18 Issue)

Coal Plants Keep Shutting Despite Trump’s Order to Rescue Them
(Bloomberg – 6/18/18)

Laura Bush pens scathing column on child separation as part of immigration policy
(CNN – 6/18/18)

Trump says he’s directing Pentagon to create a new ‘Space Force’
(Washington Post – 6/18/18)

Peter Strzok says he’s willing to testify before House Judiciary Committee
(CNN – 6/17/18)

Inspector General’s Final Report on Clinton Investigation
(Scribd – 6/?/18)

Judge sends Paul Manafort to jail, pending trial
(CNN – 6/15/18)

6 takeaways from the Justice watchdog report on the Clinton email investigation
(CNN – 6/14/18)

Trump Uses the Comey Report to Cover Up His Guilt in the Russia Scandal
(Mother Jones – 6/14/18)

North Korea state media airs unseen video from Trump-Kim summit
(CNN – 6/14/18)

Premature Congratulations: Donald Trump is playing a dangerous game with North Korea
(Weekly Standard – 6/13/18)

Trump’s Negotiating Style Is Pure Art of the Moron
(Daily Beast – 6/13/18)

Former Trump lawyer Michael Cohen likely to cooperate as his attorneys leave case, sources say
(ABC News – 6/13/18)

After meeting with North Korean dictator, Trump calls press America’s ‘biggest enemy’
(CNN – 6/13/18)

Republicans in Primaries Absorb Lesson: Cross Trump at Their Peril
(New York Times – 6/13/18)

Antarctica is losing ice twice as fast as anyone thought
(PBS News Hour – 6/13/18)

Kim Jong Un pulls off a magic trick
(Washington Post – 6/12/18)

Trump’s Singapore Summit Was a Bust—for the U.S.
(CNN – 6/12/18)

Foreign Policy Analysts Skeptical of North Korea Summit Results, Lack of Details
(Wall Street Journal – 6/12/18)

Erick Erickson: Obama would have been impeached for Kim summit
(The Hill – 6/12/18)

Web of elite Russians met with NRA execs during 2016 campaign
(McClatchy – 6/11/18)

Sessions: Victims of domestic abuse and gang violence generally won’t qualify for asylum
(Washington Post – 6/11/18)

The already iconic G7 photo is a Trump Rorschach test
(CNN – 6/11/18)

Trump’s improvisation faces decades of North Korean preparation
(CNN – 6/11/18)

The Net Neutrality Repeal Is Official. Here’s How That Could Affect You.
(New York Times – 6/11/18)

Here’s what was really happening in that photo of Trump at the G7
(CNN – 6/11/18)

Canada Responds After White House Says Trudeau ‘Stabbed Us In The Back’
(NPR – 6/10/18)

Trump criticizes Justin Trudeau, says US won’t endorse G7 statement
(CNN – 6/10/18)

Meet the guys who tape Trump’s papers back together
(Politico – 6/10/18)

Immigrant dies by suicide in Texas jail after being apprehended at border, U.S. authorities say
(NBC News – 6/10/18)

Trump pulls U.S. out of G-7 statement, accuses Trudeau of being ‘dishonest’
(NBC News – 6/9/18)

One stunning photograph captured the tensions between the US and other nations at the G7 summit
(Business Insider – 6/9/18)

Trump again calls for readmitting Russia to G7, blames Obama for Crimea’s annexation
(CNN – 6/9/18)

Donald Trump held a press conference at the G7 – here are the 38 wildest things he said
(CNN – 6/9/18)

Trump vexes allies as he calls for Russia to rejoin G-7
(Politico – 6/8/18)

Veteran of Senate Intel Committee charged with lying to investigators in leak investigation
(CNN – 6/8/18)

House Votes to Trim Unused Funding, a Gesture of Fiscal Restraint
(New York Times – 6/7/18)

Trump asks if Canada burnt down White House in call with PM
(BBC – 6/7/18)

Trump says Kim meeting will be about ‘attitude,’ not prep work
(Politico – 6/7/18)

The Trump-Trudeau argument about steel tariffs and the War of 1812, explained
(Vox – 6/7/18)

‘I Want to Hate …’
(New York Times – 6/6/18)

Kellyanne Conway appears to accidentally call Trump ‘commander of cheese’
(CNN – 6/6/18)

Did California Democrats sleep through election day?
(LA Times – 6/6/18)

Trump’s School Safety Commission Won’t Look at Guns, Betsy DeVos Says
(New York Times – 6/5/18)

Trump’s Damning Defense
(Slate – 6/5/18)

Trump tariffs: Mexico retaliates against US products
(BBC – 6/5/18)

Preet Bharara says Trump pardoning himself would be ‘almost self-executing impeachment’
(CNN – 6/3/18)

Trump’s legal team made a number of bombshell claims in a 20-page memo they sent to Mueller
(Business Insider – 6/2/18)

Brennan in op-ed: I won’t ‘bite my tongue’ on Trump criticism
(Politico – 6/1/18)

May 2018



The Trump effect: New study connects white American intolerance and support for authoritarianism
(NBC News – 5/27/18)

Key US allies ‘perplexed’ as Trump treats friends like enemies
(CNN – 5/26/18)

Nunes feels Russia probe blowback at home
(Politico – 5/25/18)

White House gift shop puts North Korea summit coin on clearance, website crashes
(Financial Review – 5/25/18)

Trump cancels Singapore nuclear summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un
(CNBC – 5/24/18)

Air Force Uncovered LSD Use Among Airmen Guarding Nuclear Missiles
(NPR – 5/24/18)

Trump Ignores Court Ruling that he Can’t Block Twitter Critics: “President Thinks He’s Above the Law”
(Newsweek – 5/24/18)

Russia quietly conducted the world’s longest surface-to-air missile test
(CNBC – 5/24/18)

FACT CHECK: No, Clapper Has Not ‘Admitted That There Was Spying’ On Trump Campaign
(NPR – 5/24/18)

Trump’s Lawyer and Chief of Staff Appear at Briefings on F.B.I.’s Russia Informant
(New York Times – 5/24/18)

Trump lawyer ‘paid by Ukraine’ to arrange White House talks
(BBC – 5/23/18)

Trump Intensifies Push On What He Calls Improper Snooping With ‘Spygate’ Brand
(NPR – 5/23/18)

The U.S. Has Made a Commemorative ‘Peace Talks’ Coin Ahead of the Trump-Kim Summit
(Time – 5/22/18)

The constitutional crisis is here
(Washington Post – 5/21/18)

‘Too inconvenient’: Trump goes rogue on phone security
(Politico – 5/21/18)

UK turns blind eye to dirty Russian money, say MPs
(BBC – 5/21/18)

The Coming Collapse
(TruthDig – 5/20/18)

Trump lawyer Giuliani: Special counsel Mueller’s office said it could wrap up obstruction part of Russia probe by September
(CNBC – 5/20/18)

Trump Demands Review Of Russia Investigation Surveillance Tactics
(NPR – 5/20/18)

Senate Democrats Call For Multi-Agency Probe Into Russia Sanctions Delay
(Daily Beast – 5/18/18)

North Korea expands threat to cancel Trump-Kim summit, saying it won’t be pushed to abandon its nukes
(Washington Post – 5/16/18)

Trump Discloses Cohen Payment, Raising Questions About Previous Omission
(New York Times – 5/16/18)

Trump voters warn him not to fire Mueller: ‘People would be suspicious’
(Washington Post – 5/16/18)

Key senators: ‘no doubt’ Russia sought to interfere in U.S. election
(Reuters – 5/16/18)

Trump Picks Mitch McConnell’s Brother-In-Law, Gordon Hartogensis, To Lead Pension Agency
(Huffington Post – 5/16/18)

European Union Leader Lashes Out Against Trump on Iran Deal: ‘With Friends Like That Who Needs Enemies?’
(Yahoo News – 5/16/18)

Here’s Your Unclassified Briefing on Secret Government Code Names
(New York Times – 5/16/18)

Senate investigation concludes Russia interfered in election to help Donald Trump – breaking with conclusion of House probe
(The Independent – 5/16/18)

13 Inconvenient Truths About What Has Been Happening in Gaza
(TabletMag.com – 5/16/18)

Rebecca Solnit: The Coup Has Already Happened
(Literary Hub – 5/15/18)

Trump helps sanctioned Chinese phone maker after China delivers a big loan to a Trump project
(Vox – 5/15/18)

Just about everything is odd about Trump’s support of Chinese firm ZTE
(Washington Post – 5/15/18)

William Watson: Why we should worry that Trump wants more jobs in China
(Financial Post – 5/15/18)

U.S. jets intercept pair of Russian bombers off Alaskan coast
(Washington Post – 5/12/18)

CIA director nominee Haspel and the destruction of interrogation tapes: Contradictions and questions
(Washington Post – 5/11/18)

A sign in Maryland tells liberals to get their guns if they try to impeach Trump
(CNN – 5/10/18)

Neo-Nazi Arthur Jones wins Republican nomination for Illinois congressional seat
(CNBC – 5/9/18)

Novartis official: Michael Cohen was ‘promising access’ after Trump election
(NBC News – 5/9/18)

Novartis and AT&T Spoke to Mueller’s Office About Payments to Michael Cohen
(New York Times – 5/9/18)

Exclusive: Mueller’s team questions Russian oligarch about payments to Cohen
(CNN – 5/9/18)

Michael Cohen allegedly received $500,000 from Russian oligarch
(CNBC – 5/9/18)

The Michael Cohen Revelations are a Crash Course in Shady Corporate Entities
(The New Yorker – 5/9/18)

Following the Money in Trumpland Leads Ugly Places
(New York Magazine – 5/9/18)

Michael Cohen accuses Stormy Daniels’ lawyer of publishing information about the wrong Michael Cohen
(CNN – 5/9/18)

Iran to negotiate with Europeans, Russia and China about remaining in nuclear deal
(Washington Post – 5/8/18)

Trump Vandalizes the Iran Deal
(New York Times – 5/8/18)

Trump pulls United States out of Iran nuclear deal, calling the pact ‘an embarrassment’
(Washington Post – 5/8/18)

At FDA, TVs now turned to Fox News and can’t be switched
(CBS News – 5/8/18)

White House Leans Into Mueller Attacks Betting On Favorable Landscape With Supporters
(NPR – 5/7/18)

Inside Melania Trump’s complicated White House life: Separate schedule, different priorities
(Washington Post – 5/6/18)

Giuliani: It is possible Michael Cohen paid off other women for Trump
(Washington Post – 5/6/18)

Trump friend Tom Barrack was interviewed by special counsel team in December
(CNN – 5/5/18)

Revealed: Trump team hired spy firm for ‘dirty ops’ on Iran arms deal
(The Guardian – 5/5/18)

In NRA speech, Trump promises to protect gun rights — and endorses Texas politicians
(Texas Tribune – 5/4/18)

Analysts: Giuliani’s media blitz gives investigators new leads, new evidence
(Washington Post – 5/3/18)

Trump Says Payment to Stormy Daniels Did Not Violate Campaign Laws
(New York Times – 5/3/18)

Trump Says There’s No Evidence of Collusion. There Is So Much Evidence Already.
(New York Magazine – 5/1/18)

April 2018

The Questions Mueller Wants to Ask Trump About Obstruction, and What They Mean
(New York Times – 4/30/18)

The Bizarre Reaction to the WHCD Reveals We’re in Deeper Trouble Than We Thought
(Cosmopolitan – 4/30/18)

The Comet Memos
(Document Cloud – released 4/20/18)

Comey memos detail Trump’s comments on Russia, reservations about Flynn
(CNN – 4/19/18)

Inspector general recommends criminal investigation of Andrew McCabe
(NBC News – 4/19/18)

Giuliani says he is joining Trump’s legal team to ‘negotiate an end’ to Mueller probe
(Washington Post – 4/19/18)

Trump attorney Michael Cohen withdraws libel lawsuits over Russia dossier
(Washington Post – 4/19/18)

Pittsburgh police are preparing riot gear for ‘large scale protest’ if Trump fires Mueller
(Washington post – 4/19/18)

CIA Director Pompeo met with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un over Easter weekend
(Washington Post – 4/18/18)

Sex worker who claims dirt on Russian oligarch appears in court
(CBS News – 4/17/18)

As GOP balks, McConnell shuts down bill to protect Mueller
(Washington Post – 4/17/18)

Sean Hannity’s idea of ‘attorney-client privilege’ was right out of ‘Breaking Bad’
(Washington Post – 4/17/18)

Sandy Hook Parents Sue Conspiracy Theorist Alex Jones Over Claim Shooting Was ‘Fake’
(NPR – 4/17/18)

WH response to Russia sanctions confusion: Blame Nikki Haley
(CNN – 4/17/18)

Judge Says Trump and Cohen Can’t Yet Review Materials Seized by FBI
(New York Times – 4/16/18)

Sean Hannity Is Named as Client of Michael Cohen, Trump’s Lawyer
(New York Times – 4/16/18)

Federal judge weighs special master to review seized Trump-Cohen records
(Washington Post – 4/16/18)

Trump puts the brakes on new Russian sanctions, reversing Haley’s announcement
(Washington Post – 4/16/18)

Michael Cohen and the End Stage of the Trump Presidency
(The New Yorker – 4/14/18)

President Trump proclaims ‘Mission Accomplished!’ after U.S.-led missile strike on Syria
(New York Daily News – 4/14/18)

From One Attack in Syria, a World of Potential Risks
(New York Times – 4/14/18)

Some Said They’d Flee Trump’s America. These People Actually Did.
(New York Times – 4/14/18)

Sources: Mueller has evidence Cohen was in Prague in 2016, confirming part of dossier
(McClatchy Washington Bureau – 4/13/18)

Trump Lawyer Seeks to Block Files From F.B.I. Until Search Can Be Done ‘Scrupulously’
(New York Times – 4/13/18)

Why the Scooter Libby Case – and Trump’s Pardon – Really, Really Matter
(Mother Jones – 4/13/18)

Trump issues pardon to ‘Scooter’ Libby, former chief of staff to Vice President Cheney
(Washington Post – 4/13/18)

Trump Lawyer Michael Cohen Negotiated $1.6 Million Settlement for Top Republican Fundraiser
(Wall Street Journal – 4/13/18)

Trump Calls Comey ‘Untruthful Slime Ball’ as Book Details Released
(New York Times – 4/13/18)

Congress gets DOJ inspector general’s critical report on FBI’s McCabe
(Politico – 4/13/18)

The RNC’s new Lyin’ Comey website, explained
(Vox – 4/12/18)

Why the GOP’s Campaign Against ‘Lyin’ Comey’ Makes No Sense
(New York Magazine – 4/12/18)

Trump, Mueller teams prepare to move forward without presidential interview
(NBC News – 4/12/18)

Trump Tax Plan: 80% of Economic Gains Will End Up Going to Foreigners, CBO Says
(Newsweek – 4/12/18)

Trump to pardon ex-Cheney aide Scooter Libby: report
(The Hill – 4/12/18)

Trump Reverses Course and Proposes Rejoining Trans-Pacific Partnership
(New York Times – 4/12/18)

Facebook-quitting advice from a professional internet quitter
(The Verge – 4/1218)

$30,000 rumor? Tabloid paid for, spiked, salacious Trump tip
(Washington Post – 4/12/18)

Comey sat down with Stephanopoulos for 5-hour interview
(Politico – 4/11/18)

Raid on Trump’s Lawyer Sought Records on ‘Access Hollywood’ Tape
(New York Times – 4/11/18)

Senate panel moves to take up bill protecting Mueller
(The Hill – 4/11/18)

Paul Ryan Upends Republican Hopes and Plans for Midterm Elections
(New York Times – 4/11/18)

The Ship Is Sinking. The Rats Are Scrambling.
(Esquire – 4/11/18)

Why Not Mike Pence?
(New York Times – 4/11/18)

Trump’s Tax Cuts Didn’t Benefit U.S. Workers, Made Rich Companies Richer, Analysis Finds
(Newsweek – 4/10/18)

Facebook Data Collected by Quiz App Included Private Messages
(New York Times – 4/10/18)

Awkwardness ensues as top Democratic senator asks Mark Zuckerberg if he’ll reveal what hotel he stayed at last night
(Business Insider – 4/10/18)

Here’s How To Check If Your Facebook Data Was Shared With Cambridge Analytica
(Buzzfeed – 4/10/18)

Raid on Trump’s Lawyer Sought Records of Payments to Women
(New York Times – 4/10/18)

F.B.I. Raids Office of Trump’s Longtime Lawyer Michael Cohen
(New York Times – 4/9/18)

Trump attorney Cohen is being investigated for possible bank fraud, campaign finance violations
(Washington Post – 4/9/18)

The Search of Trump Lawyer Michael Cohen’s Office: What We Can Infer Immediately
(PopeHat – 4/9/18)

The Failures of Anti-Trumpism
(David Brooks, Washington Post – 4/9/18)

The biggest Black Lives Matter page on Facebook is fake
(CNN – 4/9/18)

$1 Trillion Deficits To Return, National Debt To Rise, Projects CBO
(NPR – 4/9/18)

Why America’s return to $1 trillion deficits is a big problem for you
(Washington Post – 4/9/18)

Trump Tower fire is second 2018 blaze in sprinkler-free residential tower
(CBS News – 4/8/18)

Week 46: Mueller Rattles the Oligarchs – Treasury filed the sanctions, but the special counsel set the punishing tone.
(Politico – 4/7/18)

Escort Who Claims to Have Russian Secrets Faces New Charges in Thailand
(New York Times – 4/6/18)

Will We Stop Trump Before It’s Too Late?
(Madeleine Albright, New York Times – 4/6/18)

‘Concerned’ Evangelicals Plan To Meet With Trump As Sex Scandals Swirl
(NPR – 4/6/18)

Department Of Homeland Security Compiling Database Of Journalists And ‘Media Influencers’
(Forbes – 4/6/18)

The Conspiracy Theory That Says Trump Is a Genius
(New York Times – 4/10/18)

Markets Tumble Again as U.S.-China Trade Threat Looms
(New York Times – 4/6/18)

Treasury Designates Russian Oligarchs, Officials, and Entities in Response to Worldwide Malign Activity
(U.S. Department of Treasury – 4/6/18)

U.S. sanctions ensnare Russians with ties to Trump world
(Washington Post – 4/6/18)

A Whistleblower Alleges Corruption in Rick Perry’s Department of Energy
(The New Yorker – 4/5/18)

Scott Pruitt’s bizarre condo scandal and mounting ethics questions, explained
(Vox – 4/4/18)

Exclusive: Mueller’s team questioning Russian oligarchs
(CNN – 4/4/18)

Roger Stone predicted ‘devastating’ anti-Hillary leaks on same day he boasted of Assange dinner
(Raw Story – 4/4/18)

Trump instructs military to begin planning for withdrawal from Syria
(Washington Post – 4/4/18)

The escort claiming to have tapes proving Russian interference in the US election, explained
(Vox – 4/3/18)

From Thai Jail, Sex Coaches Say They Want to Trade U.S.-Russia Secrets for Safety
(New York Times – 4/2/18)

Jill McCabe: The president attacked my reputation. It’s time to set the record straight.
(Washington Post – 4/2/18)

Trade war escalates as China says it will impose tariffs on 128 U.S. exports, including pork and fruit
(Washington Post – 4/1/18)

501 Days in Swampland: A constant drip of self-dealing. And this is just what we know so far …
(New York Magazine – 4/1/18)

John Bolton, cyber warrior: Trump’s incoming adviser has said the U.S. should launch a ‘retaliatory cyber campaign against Russia’ and ‘use WikiLeaks for target practice.’
(Politico – 4/1/18)

March 2018

 FBI questions Ted Malloch, Trump campaign figure and Farage ally
(The Guardian – 3/30/18)

Poisoned ex-spy’s daughter “improving rapidly” in U.K. hospital
(CBS News – 3/29/18)

Spy poisoning: Highest amount of nerve agent was on door
(BBC – 3/28/18)

Trump attack unleashes oppo against Mueller
(Politico – 3/28/18)

Mueller team reveals Manafort business associate’s connection to Russian intel service
(The Hill – 3/28/18)

Kim Jong Un follows his father’s blueprint with a secret armored train journey to China
(Washington Post – 3/28/18)

Senators’ New Bipartisan Bill Protecting Robert Mueller
(MSNBC – 3/27/18)

Cambridge Analytica whistleblower reveals shocking claim his predecessor was poisoned
(Business Insider – 3/27/18)

Spy poisoning: Nato expels Russian diplomats
(BBC – 3/27/18)

Trump, Joining Allies, Expels 60 Russians Over Poisoning in U.K.
(New York Times – 3/26/18)

Blizzard of ethics complaints filed against Trump administration by Public Citizen
(NBC News – 3/26/18)

I downloaded 14 years of my Facebook data and here’s what happened
(CNN – 3/24/18)

Stormy Daniels Is Beating Donald Trump at His Own Game
(New York Magazine – 3/24/18)

The hawkish views of Bolton and Pompeo could mark a turning point for Trump
(Washington Post – 3/24/18)

The second-most dangerous American
(Washington Post – 3/23/18)

“The President May Be Able To Fire Mueller, But He Can’t Fire Me:” Stormy Daniels’s Attorney Relishes His Role As Trump’s Nemesis Du Jour
(Vanity Fair – 3/23/18)

Former Playboy model gives emotional account of alleged affair with Trump, apologizes to Melania
(Washington Post – 3/23/18)

John Bolton: Bush-era war hawk makes comeback
(BBC – 3/22/18)

Nobody Is Left to Save the World From Trump Now
(New York Magazine – 3/22/18)

EXCLUSIVE: ‘Lone DNC Hacker’ Guccifer 2.0 Slipped Up and Revealed He Was a Russian Intelligence Officer
(Daily Beast – 3/22/18)

My Cow Game Extracted Your Facebook Data: The Cambridge Analytica scandal is drawing attention to malicious data thieves and brokers. But every Facebook app—even the dumb, innocent ones—collected users’ personal data without even trying.
(The Atlantic – 3/22/18)

How to see all the apps tracking you on Facebook — and block them
(Business Insider – 3/20/18)

Trump Made White House Staff Sign NDAs in Futile Effort to Stop Leaks: Report
(New York Magazine – 3/19/18)

Trump said Mueller’s team has ‘13 hardened Democrats.’ Here are the facts.
(Washington Post – 3/18/18)

The ‘value divide’ between Democrats and Republicans is getting bigger and bigger
(Washington Post – 3/18/18)

Trump Assails Mueller, Drawing Rebukes From Republicans
(New York Times – 3/18/18)

(The Guardian – 3/18/18)

Jared Kushner’s Company Filed False NYC Paperwork About Its Buildings and Pushed Out Tenants, AP Report Alleges
(Newsweek – 3/18/18)


Trump’s lawyer calls on Justice Department to immediately end Russia probe
(Washington Post – 3/17/18)

How Trump Consultants Exploited the Facebook Data of Millions
(New York Times – 3/17/18)

The Felix Sater Interviews:

A voter profiling firm hired by Trump likely grabbed data for tens of millions of Facebook users
(Washington Post – 3/17/18)

The Trump Tariff Layoffs Begin
(Wall Street Journal – 3/16/18)

Read former FBI deputy director Andrew McCabe’s full statement after firing
(NBC News – 3/16/18)

Andrew McCabe, a Target of Trump’s F.B.I. Scorn, Is Fired Over Candor Questions
(New York Times – 3/16/18)

Russian Nikolai Glushkov’s Death In London Was A Murder, Police Say
(NPR – 3/16/18)

Trump’s CIA Has Set Up Teams To Kill Terrorists
(Buzzfeed – 3/16/18)

Meet The Activist Who Uncovered The Russian Troll Factory Named In The Mueller Probe
(NPR – 3/15/18)

Cyberattacks Put Russian Fingers on the Switch at Power Plants, U.S. Says
(New York Times – 3/15/18)

Russian Government Cyber Activity Targeting Energy and Other Critical Infrastructure Sectors
(United States Computer Emergency Readiness Team – 3/15/18)

Mueller Subpoenas Trump Organization, Demanding Documents About Russia
(New York Times – 3/15/18)

Trump ‘admitted making up figures to Justin Trudeau’
(BBC – 3/15/18)

Why Trump’s admission that he made stuff up to Justin Trudeau is particularly bad
(Washington Post – 3/15/19)

Trump administration hits Russian spies, trolls with sanctions over U.S. election interference, cyberattacks
(Washington Post – 3/15/18)

Senate passes rollback of banking rules enacted after financial crisis
(Washington Post – 3/14/18)

British Royal Family and government ministers will boycott World Cup in Russia after nerve agent attack on spy
(Mirror – 3/14/18)

Six ways Trump can help stop Russian meddling
(CNN – 3/14/18)

Stormy Daniels launches fundraiser to cover legal costs to break confidentiality agreement
(Washington Post – 3/14/18)

Britain expels 23 Russian diplomats over chemical attack on ex-spy
(Reuters – 3/13/18)

Roger Stone tried to meet with Assange, documentary producer says
(Politico – 3/13/18)

How to spot fake news in your social media feed
(NBC News – 3/13/18)

Who Is Gina Haspel? Trump Announces CIA Replacement For Pompeo After He Takes Over For Tillerson
(Newsweek – 3/13/18)

Mike Pompeo at State Would Enable Trump’s Worst Instincts
(The Atlantic – 11/30/17)

Trump ousts Tillerson, will replace him as secretary of state with CIA chief Pompeo
(Washington Post – 3/13/18)

ICE spokesman resigns, citing fabrications by agency chief, Sessions about Calif. immigrant arrests
(Washington Post – 3/13/18)

Former Soviet chemist shares details of the nerve agent Novichok
(CNN – 3/13/18)

The Nerve Agent Too Deadly to Use. Until Someone Did.
(New York Times – 3/13/18)

Britain gives Putin until midnight to explain nerve attack on former spy
(Reuters – 3/13/18)

Stormy Daniels Offers To Pay Back ‘Hush Money’ To Speak About Alleged Trump Affair
(NPR – 3/12/18)

One of the busiest websites in the U.S. in 2016 regularly linked to Russia propaganda
(Washington Post – 11/10/17)

Former Trump aide speaks to Mueller, believes Russia probe is ‘not a witch hunt’
(ABC News – 3/10/18)

Michael Cohen used Trump company email in Stormy Daniels arrangements
(NBC News – 3/9/18)

The secret Seychelles meeting Robert Mueller is zeroing in on, explained
(Vox – 3/7/18)

Putin praises Trump, says U.S. political system eating itself
(Washington Post – 3/7/18)

BREAKING NEWS: Nerve agent WAS used to poison Russian spy and his daughter as it’s revealed police officer first on the scene is also fighting for his life
(Daily Mail UK – 3/7/18)

The bank deregulation bill in the Senate, explained
(Vox – 3/6/18)

Stormy Daniels sues Trump, says ‘hush agreement’ invalid because he never signed
(NBC News – 3/6/18)

Adviser to Emirates With Ties to Trump Aides Is Cooperating With Special Counsel
(New York Times – 3/6/18)

The long, terrifying history of Russian dissidents being poisoned abroad
(Washington Post – 3/6/18)

WSJ: Cohen complained about lack of reimbursement for porn star payment
(CNN – 3/5/18)

Former Russian spy critically ill in UK ‘after exposure to substance’
(The Guardian – 3/5/18)

Trump-Russia: Ex-aide refuses to co-operate with Mueller probe
(BBC – 3/5/18)

Christopher Steele: The Man Behind the Trump Dossier
(The New Yorker – 3/12/18 Issue)

 ‘Pure madness’: Dark days inside the White House as Trump shocks and rages
(Washington Post – 3/3/18)

(Reuters – 3/2/18)

Mueller is reportedly scrutinizing Trump’s efforts last July to force Jeff Sessions out of office
(Business Insider – 3/2/18)

Putin on U.S. election interference: ‘I couldn’t care less’
(NBC News – 3/1/18)

Trump ignored ‘bright line’ on discussing Russia with Hicks
(Politico – 3/1/18)

Exclusive: FBI counterintel investigating Ivanka Trump business deal
(CNN – 3/1/18)

2 Meetings With Jared Kushner, and $509 Million in Loans: DealBook Briefing
(New York Times – 3/1/18)

Is Jared Kushner using the White House as his own personal boardroom?
(Washington Post – 3/1/18)

Jared Kushner Flames Out
(New York Times – 3/1/18)

Putin threatens US arms race with new missiles declaration
(The Guardian – 3/1/18)

February 2018

Hope Hicks to Leave Post as White House Communications Director
(New York Times – 2/28/18)

Trump Calls Sessions’s Handling of Surveillance Abuse Allegations ‘Disgraceful’
(New York Times – 2/27/18)

Ben Carson’s HUD Spends $31,000 on Dining Set for His Office
(New York Times – 2/27/18)

Shocker: Democrats’ predictions about the GOP tax cut are coming true
(Washington Post – 2/27/18)

Republicans Don’t Want to Know if Trump Colluded with Russia
(Vanity Fair – 2/26/18)

Trump’s Miss Universe Gambit
(The New Yorker – 2/26/19)

2 Weeks After Trump Blocked It, Democrats’ Rebuttal of G.O.P. Memo Is Released
(New York Times – 2/24/18)

Inside the Manafort money machine: A decade of influence-peddling, lavish spending and alleged fraud
(Washington Post – 2/23/18)

FACT CHECK: Why Didn’t Obama Stop Russia’s Election Interference In 2016?
(NPR – 2/21/18)

Trump supporters, conservatives rage over Russian bot purge, #TwitterLockOut
(USA Today – 2/21/18)

Bernie blames Hillary for allowing Russian interference
(Politico – 2/21/18)

The Making of a No. 1 YouTube Conspiracy Video After the Parkland Tragedy
(New York Times – 2/21/18)

FACT CHECK: Why Didn’t Obama Stop Russia’s Election Interference In 2016?
(NPR – 2/21/18)

Exclusive: Mueller’s interest in Kushner grows to include foreign financing efforts
(CNN – 2/20/18)

Axios: Kelly, Secret Service agent scuffled with Chinese officials over nuclear ‘football’
(The Hill – 2/18/18)

Former Trump aide Rick Gates to plead guilty; agrees to testify against Manafort, sources say
(Los Angeles Times – 2/18/18)

Trump’s Evolution From Relief to Fury Over the Russia Indictment
(New York Times – 2/18/18)

Full Text of Mueller Indictment Against 13 Russian Nationals
(U.S. Department of Justice – 2/16/18) (BBC – 2/16/18)

Special counsel issues indictment against 13 Russian nationals over 2016 election interference
(CNN – 2/16/18)

Donald Trump, a Playboy Model, and a System for Concealing Infidelity
(The New Yorker – 2/16/18)

Mueller levels new claim of bank fraud against Manafort
(Politico – 2/16/18)

Exclusive: A top Trump campaign adviser close to plea deal with Mueller
(CNN – 2/15/18)

Priebus on White House chaos: ‘Take everything you’ve heard and multiply it by 50’
(Politico – 2/15/18)

“Who Needs a Controversy Over the Inauguration?”: Reince Priebus Opes Up About His Six Months of Magical Thinking
(Vanity Fair – 2/14/18)

Trump’s Biggest Potential Conflict Of Interest Is Hiding In Plain Sight
(Forbes – 2/13/18)

Stormy Daniels’ Explosive Full Interview on Donald Trump Affair: “I Can Describe His Junk Perfectly” (EXCLUSIVE)
(InTouch – 2/14/18)

He Predicted The 2016 Fake News Crisis. Now He’s Worried About An Information Apocalypse.
(Buzzfeed – 2/11/18)

Bob Mueller’s Investigation is Larger – and Farther Along – Than You Think
(Wired – 2/5/18)

January 2018

MSNBC analyst to Dem rep: Has Nunes been compromised by the Russians?
(The Hill – 1/30/18)

Is Money-Laundering the Real Trump Kompromat?
(The Atlantic – 1/19/18)

Investigators Are Scrutinizing Newly Uncovered Payments By The Russian Embassy
(Buzzfeed – 1/18/18)

Trump attacks protections for immigrants from ‘shithole’ countries
(Washington Post – 1/11/18)

Trump Renews Pledge to ‘Take a Strong Look’ at Libel Laws
(New York Times – 1/10/18) 

Democrats go it alone on Russia probe after partisan breakdowns
(Washington Post – 1/10/18)

Trump lawyer Cohen sues Fusion GPS, BuzzFeed over Steele dossier
(Politico – 1/9/18)

Senate Judiciary Committee Testimony by Fusion GPS Founder Glenn Simpson
(Assets DocumentCloud – 1/9/18)

Fusion GPS Founder’s Senate Judiciary Testimony Released
(NPR – 1/9/18)

Former GOP rep: Trump’s mental health ‘a grave conversation’
(The Hill – 1/8/18)

Republicans who blasted Trump are still standing by him. Here’s why.
(NBC News – 1/8/18)

Making China Great Again
(The New Yorker – 1/8/18 Issue)

Trump Administration Set for Broad Engagement with Russia in Early 2018
(Buzzfeed – 1/7/18)

Trump reportedly starts his days later because he wants more ‘executive time’ to watch TV and tweet
(Business Insider – 1/7/18)

Trump, Defending His Mental Fitness, Says He’s a ‘Very Stable Genius’
(New York Times – 1/6/18)

The psychiatrist who briefed Congress on Trump’s mental state: this is “an emergency”
(Vox – 1/5/18)

Why do US evangelicals support Trump’s Jerusalem policy?
(BBC – 1/5/18)

Obstruction Inquiry Shows Trump’s Struggle to Keep Grip on Russia Investigation
(New York Times – 1/4/18)

‘Yesterday morning, he was key. Today, I’m not sure’: Bannon’s allies start to abandon him
(Washington Post – 1/4/18)

Is Something Neurologically Wrong With Donald Trump?
(The Atlantic – 1/3/18)

Trump Tower meeting with Russians ‘treasonous’, Bannon says in explosive book
(The Guardian – 1/3/18)

Donald Trump Didn’t Want to Be President
(New York Magazine – 1/3/18)

Donald Trump’s Year of Living Dangerously
(Politico – 1/2/18)

December, 2017 and earlier

Incoherent, authoritarian, uninformed: Trump’s New York Times interview is a scary read
(Vox – 12/29/17)

Excerpts From Trump’s Interview With The Times
(New York Times – 12/28/17)

Dear F*cking Lunatic: An open letter to Donald Trump
(Daily KOS – 12/29/17)

This Should Freak Everyone Out: The Arctic Will Never Be Frozen Again

(Mother Jones – 12/26/17)

(Washington Post – 12/21/17)

The Darkest Day of the Year
(Democracy Now – 12/21/17)

Donald Trump’s Holiday Gift to America: A Fundamental Crisis
(Mother Jones – 12/20/17)

The Storm Is the New Pizzagate — Only Worse
(New York Magazine – 12/19/18)

Internal FCC Report Shows Republican Net Neutrality Narrative Is False
(Motherboard – 12/18/17)

Increasingly a Necessity: A 15-Point Guide to Surviving Authoritarianism
(Moyers and Company – 12/15/17)

The Uncanny, Frightening Ways That Trump’s America Mirrors Hitler’s Germany
(Alternet – 12/11/17)

The Hidden History of Trump’s First Trip to Moscow
(Politico – 11/19/17)

Putin’s Media Czar was Murdered Just Before Meeting Feds
(Buzzfeed – 7/28/17)

Why My Student Voted for Trump
(Moyers & Company – 1/23/17)

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