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How ‘Collusion’ Happened: Six Sources

Felix Sater, a felon with ties to Russian organized crime, business associate of Donald Trump and longtime friend of Trump lawyer Michael Cohen, promised in 2015 to engineer a business deal in Russia -- a Trump Tower in Moscow -- with the help of Russian President Vladimir Putin -- that he said would help Trump... Continue Reading →

Who Broke Congress?

Congress, especially the US House, has always been an institution engendering discontent from reformist members frustrated at the slow pace of change. They come to Congress with an agenda, to get things done. Longtime congressional staffer John Lawrence argues persuasively that some of the reforms of the 1970s had unintended consequences and led to the... Continue Reading →

Obama Advisor on Hillary’s Achilles Heel

“I couldn’t shake the feeling that I should have seen it coming, because when you distilled it, stripped out the racism and misogyny, we’d run against Hillary eight years ago with the same message Trump had used: She’s part of a corrupt establishment that can’t be trusted to bring change.” -- Ben Rhodes, advisor to... Continue Reading →

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