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Explainers October 26, 2017

Everything You Need to Know about Natalia Veselnitskaya, Contextualized

Natalia Veselnitskaya is a Russian attorney whose experience over the years, including aggressive lobbying against the Magnitsky Act, has brought her into contact with high-ranking Russian government officials. She became a central part of the investigation into alleged collusion between the Trump campaign and the Kremlin after it was revealed that she attended the June 9, 2016, meeting with Donald Trump, Jr., Paul Manafort, and Jared Kushner at Trump Tower to reportedly share damaging information about Hillary Clinton.

Dispatch September 28, 2017

Suppressing the Vote with Facebook Ads

Thanks to a Politico article this week, we’ve now learned that both the Trump campaign and Russian troll agencies were concurrently using targeted Facebook advertisements to draw votes away from Hillary Clinton in the 2016 election.

Dispatch September 28, 2017

Oleg Deripaska Background

The Washington Post article highlighted Paul Manafort’s relationship with Russian billionaire Oleg Deripaska. The article brought to light new information about just how eager Manafort was to strengthen his (and Trump’s) ties with Russia. In light of this, let’s take a closer look at who exactly Oleg Deripaska is:

Dispatch September 8, 2017

Congress Must Secure Our Elections

In 2016, Russia hacked our election, revealing a dangerous vulnerability in America’s electoral security. Despite this unprecedented violation of America’s most sacred political institution, congressional Republican leaders have done nothing to secure our election system and prevent future attacks.

Reports August 2, 2017

Russiagate: The Depth of Collusion

It is now clear there was collusion between the Trump campaign and the Russian government during the 2016 elections. But to what end? This report lays out what we know about collusion and explores the depths to which it may have gone.

Reports June 14, 2017

Trump’s Conflicts of Interest in Russia

The tangle of President Donald Trump’s Russia connections is long and complicated, but the evidence all points in the same direction: Trump has been fundamentally corrupted by Russian money and influence. Consider the comments from Richard Dearlove, the former head of Britain’s Secret Intelligence Service, known as MI6: “What lingers for Trump may be what deals—on what terms—he did after the financial crisis of 2008 to borrow Russian money when others in the west apparently would not lend to him.”

Dispatch June 9, 2017

Incompetence? No, intent.

The latest excuse from Congressional Republicans for Trump after yesterday’s devastating Comey hearing? That the president is "new at government" and is “a political neophyte who is still learning the presidency.”

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