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First Read: Montana and Georgia Races Could Reveal Trump Effect

Thu, 05/18/2017 - 8:46am
First Read is your briefing from Meet the Press and the NBC Political Unit on the day's most important political stories and why they matter.
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'Special Counsel' Less Independent Now Than in Watergate Era

Wed, 05/17/2017 - 9:58pm
While some still use the term independent prosecutor, "special counsels" actually have less independence than in the past.
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Who Is Robert Mueller? Special Counsel Welcomed by Both Parties

Wed, 05/17/2017 - 8:11pm
Republicans and Democrats alike praised Robert Mueller's appointment as special counsel — rare bipartisan support for someone so prominent.
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Special Counsel Will Take Over FBI Russia Campaign Interference Investigation

Wed, 05/17/2017 - 7:48pm
Bowing to public and Congressional pressure, Deputy U.S. Attorney General Rod Rosenstein appointed former FBI Director Bob Mueller on Wednesday to be a special counsel overseeing the investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 campaign, Justice Department officials said.
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Obstruction of Justice: What It Is and Why Trump Should Care

Wed, 05/17/2017 - 7:42pm
Democrats and even some Republicans are warning that President Donald Trump may be in jeopardy if reports prove accurate that he allegedly interfered with an FBI investigation.
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From Impeach to Wait And See, Dems Dance Around the 'I-Word'

Wed, 05/17/2017 - 7:09pm
Mentions of the "I-word" picked up in the halls of Capitol Hill on Wednesday as members of both parties demanded more information about President Donald Trump's reported interference in the investigation into his administration's possible ties to Russia.
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From Impeach to Wait And See, Dems Dance Around the 'I-Word'

Wed, 05/17/2017 - 7:09pm
Mentions of the "I-word" picked up in the halls of Capitol Hill on Wednesday as members of both parties demanded more information about President Donald Trump's reported interference in the investigation into his administration's possible ties to Russia.
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Flynn, Manafort Are Key Figures In Russia Probe Mueller Will Lead

Wed, 05/17/2017 - 7:01pm
Multiple grand jury subpoenas and records requests have been issued in connection with the two men in the ongoing Russia investigation, officials say.
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Flynn, Manafort Are Key Figures In Russia Probe Mueller Will Lead

Wed, 05/17/2017 - 6:10pm
Multiple grand jury subpoenas and records requests have been issued in connection with the two men in the ongoing Russia investigation, officials say.
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Trump Considering Joe Lieberman for FBI Director: Spicer

Wed, 05/17/2017 - 3:44pm
President Donald Trump is considering former Sen. Joe Lieberman to lead the FBI, White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer told reporters Wednesday.
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Trump Considering Joe Lieberman for FBI Director: Spicer

Wed, 05/17/2017 - 3:44pm
President Donald Trump is considering former Sen. Joe Lieberman to lead the FBI, White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer told reporters Wednesday.
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Trump: No Politician in History Treated Worse Than Me

Wed, 05/17/2017 - 3:35pm
President Donald Trump hit back once again at his detractors, advising cadets at the U.S. Coast Guard Academy to never give up when facing adversity
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Trump: No Politician in History Treated Worse Than Me

Wed, 05/17/2017 - 3:35pm
President Donald Trump hit back once again at his detractors, advising cadets at the U.S. Coast Guard Academy to never give up when facing adversity
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Here's What One Endangered Republican Said About Trump

Wed, 05/17/2017 - 1:46pm
No one is more exposed than Rep. Carlos Curbelo (R-FL), who saw his congressional district vote for Hillary Clinton by 16 percentage points.
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Mnuchin's Former Bank Pays $89M to Settle Mortgage Claims

Wed, 05/17/2017 - 1:21pm
A bank once associated with U.S. Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin will pay $89 million to settle abuse claims tied to the mortgage lending crisis.
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Trump's Scandals Pummel Wall Street as Stocks Slide Lower

Wed, 05/17/2017 - 12:26pm
Stocks took a battering on Wednesday as investors seriously questioned the ability of the Trump administration to pass promised economic reform.
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Trump Gave Russians Secrets News Orgs Are Being Asked To Withhold

Wed, 05/17/2017 - 11:20am
Trump told them ISIS used stolen airport equipment to test a bomb that could be hidden in electronic devices, and said where the intel was gathered.
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Paul Ryan: 'We need the facts' on Russia Investigation

Wed, 05/17/2017 - 11:18am
Speaker Paul Ryan dismissed the need for more outside oversight of the investigations into the Trump administration's connections to Russia.
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LIVE BLOG: Comey Memo Has White House in Tailspin

Wed, 05/17/2017 - 10:34am
The week of stunning revelations in President Trump's White House continues as a reportedly unclassified memo from James Comey is exposed.
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LIVE BLOG: Majority Leader Told Republicans Putin 'Pays' Trump

Wed, 05/17/2017 - 10:34am
The week of stunning revelations in President Trump's White House continues as a reportedly unclassified memo from James Comey is exposed.
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