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    • Secret CIA Assessment Says Russia Was Trying to Help Trump Win White House

    • By: Adam Entous, Ellen Nakashima, Greg Miller
    • Narrated by: Jill Melancon
    • Length: 10 mins
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    The CIA has concluded in a secret assessment that Russia intervened in the 2016 election to help Donald Trump win the presidency, rather than just to undermine confidence in the U.S. electoral system, according to officials briefed on the matter.

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    • U.S. Readies ‘Plan B’ to Arm Syria Rebels

    • By: Adam Entous
    • Narrated by: Alexander Quincy
    • Length: 7 mins
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    "U.S. Readies ‘Plan B’ to Arm Syria Rebels" is from the April 12, 2016 World section of The Wall Street Journal. It was written by Adam Entous and narrated by Alexander Quincy.

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    • House Majority Leader to Colleagues in 2016: 'I Think Putin Pays' Trump

    • By: Adam Entous
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 10 mins
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    A month before Donald Trump clinched the Republican nomination, one of his closest allies in Congress — House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy — made a politically explosive assertion in a private conversation on Capitol Hill with his fellow GOP leaders: that Trump could be the beneficiary of payments from Russian President Vladimir Putin.

    "House Majority Leader to Colleagues in 2016: 'I Think Putin Pays' Trump" is from the May 17, 2017 National Security section of The Washington Post. It was written by Adam Entous and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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    • Blackwater Founder Held Secret Seychelles Meeting to Establish Trump-Putin Back Channel

    • By: Adam Entous, Greg Miller, Kevin Sieff, and others
    • Narrated by: Jenny Hoops
    • Length: 14 mins
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    Erik Prince met with a Russian close to the Kremlin in a meeting brokered by the United Arab Emirates.

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    • Emails in Clinton Probe Dealt With Planned Drone Strikes

    • By: Adam Entous, Devlin Barrett
    • Narrated by: Alexander Quincy
    • Length: 9 mins
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    "Emails in Clinton Probe Dealt With Planned Drone Strikes" is from the June 09, 2016 U.S. section of The Wall Street Journal. It was written by Adam Entous and Devlin Barrett and narrated by Alexander Quincy.

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    • Google Uncovers Russian-Bought Ads on YouTube, Gmail and Other Platforms

    • By: Elizabeth Dwoskin, Adam Entous, Craig Timberg
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 6 mins
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    Google for the first time has uncovered evidence that Russian operatives exploited the company’s platforms in an attempt to interfere in the 2016 election, according to people familiar with the company's investigation.

    "Google Uncovers Russian-Bought Ads on YouTube, Gmail and Other Platforms" is from the October 09, 2017 Technology section of The Washington Post. It was written by Elizabeth Dwoskin, Adam Entous and Craig Timberg and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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    • Obama’s White House Worked for Months on a Plan to Seize Raqqa. Trump’s Team Took a Brief Look and Decided Not to Pull the Trigger.

    • By: Adam Entous, Greg Jaffe, Missy Ryan
    • Narrated by: Jenny Hoops
    • Length: 11 mins
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    Obama hoped that his last-minute preparations would clear the way for Trump to authorize a swift assault on the Islamic State’s most important stronghold, where U.S. intelligence officials say militants are plotting attacks outside Syria.

    Instead of running with the plan, Trump’s national security team deemed it wholly insufficient and swiftly tossed it.

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    • Russian Threat Went Uncontested By U.S. as it Metastasized

    • By: Adam Entous, Ellen Nakashima, Greg Jaffe
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 22 mins
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    The events surrounding the FBI’s NorthernNight investigation follow a pattern that repeated for years as the Russian threat was building: U.S. intelligence and law enforcement agencies saw some warning signs of Russian meddling in Europe and later in the United States but never fully grasped the breadth of the Kremlin’s ambitions. Top U.S. policymakers didn’t appreciate the dangers, then scrambled to draw up options to fight back.

    "Russian Threat Went Uncontested By U.S. as it Metastasized" is from the December 25, 2017 National section of The Washington Post. It was written by Adam Entous, Ellen Nakashima and Greg Jaffe and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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    • Obama Tried to Give Zuckerberg a Wake-Up Call Over Fake News on Facebook

    • By: Adam Entous, Elizabeth Dwoskin, Craig Timberg
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 14 mins
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    Nine days after Facebook chief executive Mark Zuckerberg dismissed as “crazy” the idea that fake news on his company’s social network played a key role in the U.S. election, President Barack Obama pulled the youthful tech billionaire aside and delivered what he hoped would be a wake-up call.

    "Obama Tried to Give Zuckerberg a Wake-Up Call Over Fake News on Facebook" is from the September 25, 2017 Business section of The Washington Post. It was written by Adam Entous, Elizabeth Dwoskin and Craig Timberg and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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    • Sessions Met With Russian Envoy Twice Last Year, Encounters He Later Did Not Disclose

    • By: Adam Entous, Ellen Nakashima, Greg Miller
    • Narrated by: Jenny Hoops
    • Length: 10 mins
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    Then-Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.) spoke twice last year with Russia’s ambassador to the United States, Justice Department officials said, encounters he did not disclose when asked about possible contacts between members of President Trump’s campaign and representatives of Moscow during Sessions’s confirmation hearing to become attorney general.

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    • U.S. Intelligence Officials Say Russian Hacks ‘Prioritized’ Democrats

    • By: Greg Miller, Adam Entous
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 7 mins
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    The CIA assessment that Russia waged a cyber-campaign to help elect Donald Trump is based in part on intelligence suggesting that Moscow’s hacking efforts were disproportionately aimed at targets tied to the Democratic Party and its nominee, Hillary Clinton, U.S. officials said.

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    • FBI Obtained FISA Warrant to Monitor Trump Adviser Carter Page

    • By: Ellen Nakashima, Devlin Barrett, Adam Entous
    • Narrated by: Jenny Hoops
    • Length: 12 mins
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    The FBI obtained a secret court order last summer to monitor the communications of an adviser to presidential candidate Donald Trump, part of an investigation into possible links between Russia and the campaign, law enforcement and other U.S. officials said.

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    • FBI Backs CIA View That Russia Intervened to Help Trump Win Election

    • By: Adam Entous, Ellen Nakashima
    • Narrated by: Jill Melancon
    • Length: 3 mins
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    FBI Director James B. Comey and Director of National Intelligence James R. Clapper Jr. are in agreement with a CIA assessment that Russia intervened in the 2016 election in part to help Donald Trump win the presidency, according to U.S. officials.

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    • Obama Directs Pentagon to Target Al-Qaeda Affiliate in Syria, One of the Most Formidable Forces Fighting Assad

    • By: Adam Entous
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 9 mins
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    President Obama has ordered the Pentagon to find and kill the leaders of an al-Qaeda-linked group in Syria that the administration had largely ignored until now and that has been at the vanguard of the fight against the Syrian government, U.S. officials said.

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    • Plans to Send Heavier Weapons to CIA-Backed Rebels in Syria Stall amid White House Skepticism

    • By: Greg Miller, Adam Entous
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 11 mins
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    As rebel-held sections of Aleppo crumbled under Russian bombing this month, the Obama administration was secretly weighing plans to rush more firepower to CIA-backed units in ­Syria.

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    • How the U.S. Tracked and Killed the Leader of the Taliban

    • By: Adam Entous, Jessica Donati
    • Narrated by: Alexander Quincy
    • Length: 5 mins
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    "How the U.S. Tracked and Killed the Leader of the Taliban" is from the May 24, 2016 World section of The Wall Street Journal. It was written by Adam Entous and Jessica Donati and narrated by Alexander Quincy.

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    • Senior Islamic State Leader Killed

    • By: Damian Paletta, Adam Entous, Ben Kesling
    • Narrated by: Paul Ryden
    • Length: 6 mins
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    "Senior Islamic State Leader Killed" is from the March 25, 2016, World section of The Wall Street Journal. It was written by Damian Paletta,Adam Entous and Ben Kesling and narrated by Paul Ryden.

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    • Manafort Offered to Give Russian Billionaire 'Private Briefings' on 2016 Campaign

    • By: Tom Hamburger, Rosalind S. Helderman, Carol D. Leonnig, and others
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 9 mins
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    Less than two weeks before Donald Trump accepted the Republican presidential nomination, his campaign chairman offered to provide briefings on the race to a Russian billionaire closely aligned with the Kremlin, according to people familiar with the discussions.

    "Manafort Offered to Give Russian Billionaire 'Private Briefings' on 2016 Campaign" is from the September 20, 2017 Politics section of The Washington Post. It was written by Tom Hamburger, Rosalind S. Helderman, Carol D. Leonnig and Adam Entous and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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    • Special Counsel Is Investigating Trump for Possible Obstruction of Justice, Officials Say

    • By: Devlin Barrett, Adam Entous, Ellen Nakashima, and others
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 7 mins
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    The special counsel overseeing the investigation into Russia’s role in the 2016 election is interviewing senior intelligence officials as part of a widening probe that now includes an examination of whether President Trump attempted to obstruct justice, officials said.

    "Special Counsel Is Investigating Trump for Possible Obstruction of Justice, Officials Say" is from the June 14, 2017 National Security section of The Washington Post. It was written by Devlin Barrett, Adam Entous, Ellen Nakashima and Sari Horwitz and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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    • U.S. Believes Russia Bombed Syrian Aid Convoy

    • By: Adam Entous, Thomas Grove, Felicia Schwartz
    • Narrated by: Alexander Quincy
    • Length: 5 mins
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    "U.S. Believes Russia Bombed Syrian Aid Convoy" is from the September 20, 2016 World section of The Wall Street Journal. It was written by Adam Entous, Thomas Grove and Felicia Schwartz and narrated by Alexander Quincy.

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