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Explainers November 30, 2017

Trump’s Business in Russia, and Russia’s Business in Trump

President Donald Trump has attempted to distance himself from allegations of collusion by asserting that he has no business interests in Russia. That’s not for lack of trying; Trump’s efforts to establish a hotel in Moscow go back at least to 1987, when, according to his book The Art of the Deal, he discussed the possibility with the Soviet ambassador Yuri Dubinin. But the questions regarding the Trump campaign’s collusion with the Russian government go beyond whether Trump has business in Russia. It is just as, if not more, important to understand the many ways that Russia has business in Donald Trump.

Explainers November 21, 2017

The Steele Dossier: An Assessment of Allegations

Throughout the Russia investigation, the “Steele Dossier” has continued to command attention. The transcript of Carter Page’s testimony before the House Intelligence Committee on November 2, 2017 has refocused that attention where it belongs: on the substance of the report. Since BuzzFeed published the Steele Dossier in January 2017, subsequent reporting has confirmed or substantiated many of Steele’s claims.

Explainers November 3, 2017

Money Laundering and the Russia Probes

The following aims to explain what money laundering is and why it is critical not only to the alleged financial crimes investigations touching on those in Trump’s orbit, but also to the broader meddling and collusion probes.

Explainers, Memos November 2, 2017

Memo: To Interested Parties on Russia Investigation

The Russia investigation has entered a new phase, which requires progressives to adopt a new approach. The recent indictments and plea agreement involving Trump campaign officials make clear that the investigation into Russia’s coordination with the Trump campaign is serious, further along than most perceived, and will be a major issue throughout 2018.

Explainers, Memos November 2, 2017

Memo to Interested Parties on Russia Investigation

The Russia investigation has entered a new phase, which requires progressives to adopt a new approach. The recent indictments and plea agreement involving Trump campaign officials make clear that the investigation into Russia’s coordination with the Trump campaign is serious, further along than most perceived, and will be a major issue throughout 2018.

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