Politics: Trump can’t stop talking about the Russia probe — even if continuing might hurt him

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Perspective
Trump can’t stop talking about the Russia probe — even if continuing might hurt him
The president has treated the investigation as a public relations battle rather than a legal threat.
Embassies court Ivanka Trump to build a relationship with her father’s administration
Ivanka Trump, in turn, has used foreign nations’ interest to help soften her father’s rough edges amid uncertainty over his foreign policy.
 
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Behind closed doors, Al Franken, Kirsten Gillibrand blast Rosenstein for withholding information
The deputy attorney general’s meeting with senators grew especially heated when he faced questions from two frustrated liberal Democrats, according to multiple people familiar with the meeting.
 
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Perspective
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Trump needs private attorney to navigate complex probe, his ex-lawyer says
Trump’s tweets may negate effort to claim executive privilege, legal analysts say.
 
Justice Dept. to review possible ethics conflicts involving Mueller’s former law firm
Experts say the special counsel will probably be granted a waiver from rules limiting federal officials’ work on matters involving past employers.
 
Salvadoran mom of 2 with minor driving conviction detained by ICE in Fairfax
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Analysis
On Capitol Hill, the race is on to get the first crack at Comey
Congressional committee leaders have no plans to take a back seat to the independent investigation.
 
Trump denies telling Comey to back off Flynn investigation
President Trump faced questions on the role of a special prosecutor to take over the Russia investigation.
 
Chaffetz will leave Congress June 30; Gowdy favored as next House Oversight chairman
The exiting Republican has requested documents and testimony concerning President Trump’s alleged interference in an FBI investigation.
 
Trump: Joe Lieberman is top contender for new FBI director
“We’re very close to [choosing] an FBI director,” Trump told reporters.
 
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Analysis
New polling shows a sharp increase in skepticism about Trump’s relationship to Russia
Surveys conducted before and after news about his revealing classified information showed a shift.
 
Democrats predict a Trump sellout on NAFTA
Trade, the issue that Trump used to cleave reliably Democratic voters away from Hillary Clinton last year, could be a weakness for his administration.
 
Paul Ryan says House’s work will continue despite Trump controversies
Speaker sought to project an aura of calm as a growing sense of scandal engulfs the White House.
 
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