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Sally Yates’s Rebellion Ends with a Whimper

Former Acting Attorney General Sally Yates has had a whirlwind year as the left’s newest darling. She became an instant political celebrity when she refused to defend President Donald Trump’s executive order on immigration and travel from terror-prone countries — the so-called “travel ban.”

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What If Michael Flynn Did Not Actually Lie to the FBI?

Political commentators have been at a loss to explain why former National Security Advisor Michael Flynn, who surely knew that he might have been under surveillance, would have lied to the FBI about the contents of his conversations with the Russian ambassador last December.

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Blue State Blues: President Trump’s Lawyers Are Violating His Sixth Amendment Rights

Trump would be enjoying better legal representation if he simply walked down to the local courthouse and hired a no-name defense lawyer hawking his services — a street-fighter who would find every way to protect his client, who would have no conflicts and no qualms about sticking it to the prosecution, who had no reputation to lose and would therefore put victory ahead of everything else.

FILE - In this June 13, 2012, file photo then-FBI Director Robert Mueller listens as he testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington. Mueller took office as FBI director in 2001 expecting to dig into drug cases, white-collar misdeeds and violent crime. A week later was Sept. 11. Overnight, his mission changed and Mueller spent the next 12 years wrestling the agency into a battle-hardened terrorism-fighting force. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)

After First Indictments, Still No Evidence of Trump Collusion with Russia

Special Counsel Robert Mueller unveiled the first charges in his investigation into alleged Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election on Monday. But after two indictments and a guilty plea, there is still no evidence of any collusion between the Trump campaign and the Russian government, as Democrats and their media allies have hoped for months.

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The Week the Russia Conspiracy Theory Fell Apart

The Russia conspiracy theory so beloved by the media and the Democratic Party fell apart this week — though it was easy to miss, amidst the chaos at the White House and the collapse of Congress’s effort to repeal Obamacare.

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Adam Schiff Crosses a Line in Scrutiny of Trump-Putin Meeting

Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA), the ranking member of the House Intelligence Committee, crossed the line from scrutiny of alleged Russian interference in the 2016 election into scrutiny of President Donald Trump’s foreign policy on Wednesday, when he appeared on CNN to blast Trump for a supposed “second meeting” with Russian President Vladimir Putin at the G-20 summit in Hamburg last week.

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Donald Trump: Vladimir Putin Wanted Hillary Clinton to Win

President Donald Trump said Wednesday that Russian President Vladimir Putin wanted Hillary Clinton to win the 2016 presidential elections, contrary to claims by his critics and opponents. Trump made his comments during an interview by Pat Robertson of the Christian Broadcasting Network

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Donald Trump Jr. Releases ‘Russia Email’ Chain

Donald Trump, Jr. released the chain of emails Tuesday morning that was apparently referred to in reports by the New York Times in which a publicist offered to set up a meeting between Trump, Jr. and a Russian lawyer who offered to provide damaging information on Hillary Clinton.