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    • How Festering Anger at Comey Ended in Firing

    • By: Maggie Haberman, Glenn Thrush, Michael S. Schmidt, and others
    • Narrated by: Keith Sellon-Wright
    • Length: 10 mins
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    After President Donald Trump accused his predecessor in March of wiretapping him, James B. Comey, the FBI director, was flabbergasted. The president, Comey told associates, was “outside the realm of normal,” even “crazy."

    "How Festering Anger at Comey Ended in Firing" is from the May 10, 2017 U.S. section of The New York Times. It was written by Maggie Haberman, Glenn Thrush, Michael S. Schmidt and Peter Baker and narrated by Keith Sellon-Wright.

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    • Mueller Has Early Draft of Trump Letter Giving Reasons for Firing Comey

    • By: Michael S. Schmidt, Maggie Haberman
    • Narrated by: Barbara Benjamin-Creel
    • Length: 3 mins
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    Special Counsel Robert Mueller has obtained a letter that President Donald Trump and a top political aide drafted in the days before Trump fired the FBI director, James Comey, which explains the president’s rationale for why he planned to dismiss the director.

    "Mueller Has Early Draft of Trump Letter Giving Reasons for Firing Comey" is from the September 01, 2017 U.S. section of The New York Times. It was written by Michael S. Schmidt and Maggie Haberman and narrated by Barbara Benjamin-Creel.

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    • Bill O’Reilly Thrives at Fox News, Even as Harassment Settlements Add Up

    • By: Emily Steel, Michael S. Schmidt
    • Narrated by: Caroline Miller
    • Length: 17 mins
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    For nearly two decades, Bill O’Reilly has been Fox News’ top asset, building the No. 1 program in cable news for a network that has pulled in billions of dollars in revenues for its parent company, 21st Century Fox.

    Behind the scenes, the company has repeatedly stood by O’Reilly as he faced a series of allegations of sexual harassment or other inappropriate behavior.

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    • First Woman Named to Lead U.S. Combatant Command

    • By: Michael S. Schmidt
    • Narrated by: Barbara Benjamin-Creel
    • Length: 2 mins
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    "First Woman Named to Lead U.S. Combatant Command" is from the March 18 2016, U.S. section of The New York Times. It was written by Michael S. Schmid and narrated by Barbara Benjamin-Creel.

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    • Comey Told Sessions: Don't Leave Me Alone With Trump

    • By: Michael S. Schmidt, Matt Apuzzo
    • Narrated by: Kristi Burns
    • Length: 7 mins
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    The day after President Donald Trump asked James B. Comey, the FBI director, to end an investigation into his former national security adviser, Comey confronted Attorney General Jeff Sessions and said he did not want to be left alone again with the president, according to current and former law enforcement officials.

    "Comey Told Sessions: Don't Leave Me Alone With Trump" is from the June 06, 2017 U.S. section of The New York Times. It was written by Michael S. Schmidt and Matt Apuzzo and narrated by Kristi Burns.

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    • Comey Is Said to Have Become Unsettled by Interactions With Trump

    • By: Michael S. Schmidt
    • Narrated by: Barbara Benjamin-Creel
    • Length: 8 mins
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    President Donald Trump called the FBI director, James B. Comey, weeks after he took office and asked him when federal authorities were going to put out word that Trump was not personally under investigation, according to two people briefed on the call.

    "Comey Is Said to Have Become Unsettled by Interactions With Trump" is from the May 18, 2017 U.S. section of The New York Times. It was written by Michael S. Schmidt and narrated by Barbara Benjamin-Creel.

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    • Trying to Avoid Politics, Comey Shaped Election

    • By: Matt Apuzzo, Michael S. Schmidt, Adam Goldman, and others
    • Narrated by: Kristi Burns
    • Length: 15 mins
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    The day before he upended the 2016 election, James B. Comey, the director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, summoned agents and lawyers to his conference room. They had been debating all day, and it was time for a decision.

    "Trying to Avoid Politics, Comey Shaped Election" is from the April 22, 2017 U.S. section of The New York Times. It was written by Matt Apuzzo, Michael S. Schmidt, Adam Goldman and Eric Lichtblau and narrated by Kristi Burns.

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    • Obama Administration Rushed to Preserve Intelligence of Russian Election Hacking

    • By: Matthew Rosenberg, Adam Goldman, Michael S. Schmidt
    • Narrated by: Kristi Burns
    • Length: 6 mins
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    In the Obama administration’s last days, some White House officials scrambled to spread information about Russian efforts to undermine the presidential election — and about possible contacts between associates of President-elect Donald Trump and Russians — across the government. Former U.S. officials say they had two aims: to ensure that such meddling is not duplicated in future U.S. or European elections, and to leave a clear trail of intelligence for government investigators.

    "Obama Administration Rushed to Preserve Intelligence of Russian Election Hacking" is from the March 01, 2017 U.S. section of The New York Times. It was written by Matthew Rosenberg, Adam Goldman and Michael S. Schmidt and narrated by Kristi Burns.

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    • Leaked Documents Detail Offshore Accounts

    • By: Michael S. Schmidt, Steven Lee Meyers
    • Narrated by: Caroline Miller
    • Length: 5 mins
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    "Leaked Documents Detail Offshore Accounts" is from the April 4, 2016 World section of The New York Times. It was written by Michael S. Schmidt and Steven Lee Myers and narrated by Caroline Miller.

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    • In a Private Dinner, Trump Demanded Loyalty. Comey Demurred.

    • By: Michael S. Schmidt
    • Narrated by: Barbara Benjamin-Creel
    • Length: 5 mins
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    Only seven days after Donald Trump was sworn in as president, James Comey has told associates, the FBI director was summoned to the White House for a one-on-one dinner with the new commander in chief.

    "In a Private Dinner, Trump Demanded Loyalty. Comey Demurred." is from the May 12, 2017 U.S. section of The New York Times. It was written by Michael S. Schmidt and narrated by Barbara Benjamin-Creel.

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    • Criticized by Candidates, Comey Faces Tense Days Ahead After Election

    • By: Matt Apuzzo, Michael S. Schmidt
    • Narrated by: Barbara Benjamin-Creel
    • Length: 8 mins
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    "Criticized by Candidates, Comey Faces Tense Days Ahead After Election" is from the November 05, 2016 US section of The New York Times. It was written by Matt Apuzzo and Michael S. Schmidt and narrated by Barbara Benjamin-Creel.

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    • Comey Expected to Testify Before Senate, but Trump Could Try to Block Him

    • By: Matt Apuzzo, Michael S. Schmidt
    • Narrated by: Kristi Burns
    • Length: 6 mins
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    Senators expect the former FBI director, James B. Comey, to testify next week about his conversations with President Donald Trump, congressional officials said on Wednesday, setting up a test of the White House’s willingness to cooperate with investigations into Trump’s associates.

    "Comey Expected to Testify Before Senate, but Trump Could Try to Block Him" is from the June 01, 2017 U.S. section of The New York Times. It was written by Matt Apuzzo and Michael S. Schmidt and narrated by Kristi Burns.

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    • Trump Is Said to Reject Comey Assertion That Wiretapping Claim Is False

    • By: Michael S. Schmidt
    • Narrated by: Keith Sellon-Wright
    • Length: 2 mins
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    President Donald Trump does not accept the contention of the FBI director, James Comey, that Trump falsely claimed that President Barack Obama had him wiretapped, a White House spokeswoman said Monday.

    "Trump Is Said to Reject Comey Assertion That Wiretapping Claim Is False" is from the March 06, 2017 U.S. section of The New York Times. It was written by Michael S. Schmidt and narrated by Keith Sellon-Wright.

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    • FBI’s Email Disclosure Broke a Pattern Followed Even This Summer

    • By: Matt Apuzzo, Michael S. Schmidt, Adam Goldman, and others
    • Narrated by: Caroline Miller
    • Length: 7 mins
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    "FBI’s Email Disclosure Broke a Pattern Followed Even This Summer" is from the November 1, 2016 United States section of The New York Times. It was written by Matt Apuzzo, Michael S. Schmidt, Adam Goldman and William K. Rashbaum and narrated by Caroline Miller.

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    • NATO Will Send Ships to Aegean Sea to Deter Human Trafficking

    • By: Michael S. Schmidt, Sewell Chan
    • Narrated by: Keith Sellon-Wright
    • Length: 5 mins
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    "NATO Will Send Ships to Aegean Sea to Deter Human Trafficking" is from the World section of The New York Times. It was written by Michael S. Schmidt and Sewell Chan and narrated by Keith Sellon-Wright.

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    • ‘Yeo-Person’? One Title Vexes Navy’s Push for Gender Neutrality

    • By: Michael S. Schmidt
    • Narrated by: Keith Sellon-Wright
    • Length: 5 mins
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    "‘Yeo-Person’? One Title Vexes Navy’s Push for Gender Neutrality" is from the April 04, 2016 Arts section of The New York Times. It was written by Michael S. Schmidt and narrated by Keith Sellon-Wright.

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    • Obstruction Inquiry Shows Trump’s Struggle to Keep Grip on Russia Investigation

    • By: Michael S. Schmidt
    • Narrated by: Mike DelGaudio
    • Length: 10 mins
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    President Donald Trump gave firm instructions in March to the White House’s top lawyer: stop the attorney general, Jeff Sessions, from recusing himself in the Justice Department’s investigation into whether Trump’s associates had helped a Russian campaign to disrupt the 2016 election.

    "Obstruction Inquiry Shows Trump’s Struggle to Keep Grip on Russia Investigation" is from the January 04, 2018 U.S. section of The New York Times. It was written by Michael S. Schmidt and narrated by Mike DelGaudio.

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    • Raid on Trump’s Lawyer Sought Records of Payments to Women

    • By: Michael D. Shear, Matt Apuzzo, Michael S. Schmidt, and others
    • Narrated by: Kristi Burns
    • Length: 6 mins
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    The FBI agents who raided the office of President Donald Trump’s personal lawyer Monday were looking for records about payments to two women who claim they had affairs with Trump, and information related to the publisher of The National Enquirer’s role in silencing one of the women, several people briefed on the investigation said.

    "Raid on Trump’s Lawyer Sought Records of Payments to Women" is from the April 10, 2018 U.S. section of The New York Times. It was written by Michael D. Shear, Matt Apuzzo, Michael S. Schmidt, Sharon Lafraniere and Maggie Haberman and narrated by Kristi Burns.

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    • Bannon Is Subpoenaed in Mueller’s Russia Investigation

    • By: Michael S. Schmidt
    • Narrated by: Keith Sellon-Wright
    • Length: 7 mins
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    Stephen Bannon, President Donald Trump’s former chief strategist, was subpoenaed last week by special counsel Robert Mueller to testify before a grand jury as part of the investigation into possible links between Trump’s associates and Russia, according to a person with direct knowledge of the matter.

    "Bannon Is Subpoenaed in Mueller’s Russia Investigation" is from the January 16, 2018 U.S. section of The New York Times. It was written by Michael S. Schmidt and narrated by Keith Sellon-Wright.

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    • Trump to Add Clinton Impeachment Lawyer Flood to Replace Cobb

    • By: Matt Apuzzo, Michael S. Schmidt
    • Narrated by: Keith Sellon-Wright
    • Length: 5 mins
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    President Donald Trump plans to hire Emmet T. Flood, the veteran Washington lawyer who represented Bill Clinton during his impeachment, to replace Ty Cobb, the White House lawyer who has taken the lead in dealing with the special counsel investigation, who is retiring, according to two people briefed on the matter.

    "Trump to Add Clinton Impeachment Lawyer Flood to Replace Cobb" is from the May 02, 2018 U.S. section of The New York Times. It was written by Matt Apuzzo, Michael S. Schmidt and narrated by Keith Sellon-Wright.

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