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    • How the ‘Bad Boys of Brexit’ Forged Ties with Russia and the Trump Campaign — and Came Under Investigators’ Scrutiny

    • By: Manuel Roig-Franzia, Rosalind S. Helderman, William Booth, and others
    • Narrated by: Jenny Hoops
    • Length: 19 mins
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    BRISTOL, England — On Aug. 19, 2016, Arron Banks, a wealthy British businessman, sat down at the palatial residence of the Russian ambassador to London for a lunch of wild halibut and Belevskaya pastila apple sweets accompanied by Russian white wine.

    "How the ‘Bad Boys of Brexit’ Forged Ties with Russia and the Trump Campaign — and Came Under Investigators’ Scrutiny" is from the June 28, 2018 Politics section of The Washington Post. It was written by Manuel Roig-Franzia, Rosalind S. Helderman, William Booth and Tom Hamburger and narrated by Jenny Hoops.

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    • Justice Officials Warned FBI That Comey's Decision to Update Congress Was Not Consistent with Department Policy

    • By: Sari Horwitz, Tom Hamburger, Ellen Nakashima, and others
    • Narrated by: Jill Melancon
    • Length: 11 mins
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    Senior Justice Department officials warned the FBI that Director James B. Comey's decision to notify Congress about renewing the investigation into Hillary Clinton's private email server was not consistent with long-standing practices of the department, according to officials familiar with the discussions.

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    • Intelligence Community Investigating Covert Russian Influence Operations in the United States

    • By: Dana Priest, Ellen Nakashima, Tom Hamburger
    • Narrated by: Jenny Hoops
    • Length: 10 mins
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    "Intelligence Community Investigating Covert Russian Influence Operations in the United States" is from the September 5, 2016 World section of The Washington Post. It was written by Dana Priest, Ellen Nakashima and Tom Hamburger and narrated by Jenny Hoops.

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    • Before Her Arrest as an Alleged Russian Agent, Maria Butina’s Proud Defense of Her Homeland Drew Notice at American University

    • By: Rosalind S. Helderman, Moriah Balingit, Shane Harris, and others
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 12 mins
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    On a campus full of ambitious students aiming to land influential U.S. government and policy jobs, Maria Butina cut an unusual profile.

    "Before Her Arrest as an Alleged Russian Agent, Maria Butina’s Proud Defense of Her Homeland Drew Notice at American University" is from the July 25, 2018 Politics section of The Washington Post. It was written by Rosalind S. Helderman, Moriah Balingit, Shane Harris and Tom Hamburger and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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    • Cohen Lawyer Lanny Davis Says His Client Doesn’t Want to Be ‘Dirtied’ by a Presidential Pardon

    • By: John Wagner, Tom Hamburger, Isaac Stanley-Becker
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 5 mins
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    Lanny Davis, a lawyer for President Trump’s former attorney and fixer, Michael Cohen, said Wednesday that Trump’s alleged direction of hush payments to two women amounts to impeachable offenses and that Cohen has no interest in being “dirtied” by a presidential pardon of his crimes.

    "Cohen Lawyer Lanny Davis Says His Client Doesn’t Want to Be ‘Dirtied’ by a Presidential Pardon" is from the August 22, 2018 Politics section of The Washington Post. It was written by John Wagner, Tom Hamburger,Isaac Stanley-Becker and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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    • ‘She Was like a Novelty’: How Alleged Russian Agent Maria Butina Gained Access to Elite Conservative Circles

    • By: Rosalind S. Helderman, Tom Hamburger, Shane Harris, and others
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 12 mins
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    For nearly five years, the young Russian political-science student was an unusual fixture at the most important events of the U.S. conservative movement.

    "‘She Was like a Novelty’: How Alleged Russian Agent Maria Butina Gained Access to Elite Conservative Circles" is from the July 17, 2018 Politics section of The Washington Post. It was written by Rosalind S. Helderman, Tom Hamburger, Shane Harris and Carol D. Leonnig and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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    • Roger Stone Claimed Contact with WikiLeaks Founder Julian Assange in 2016, According to Two Associates

    • By: Tom Hamburger, Josh Dawsey, Carol D. Leonnig, and others
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 8 mins
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    In the spring of 2016, longtime political operative Roger Stone had a phone conversation that would later seem prophetic, according to the person on the other end of the line.

    "Roger Stone Claimed Contact with WikiLeaks Founder Julian Assange in 2016, According to Two Associates" is from the March 13, 2018 Politics section of The Washington Post. It was written by Tom Hamburger, Josh Dawsey, Carol D. Leonnig, Shane Harris and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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    • Former President Carter Joins Mondale for a Washington Reunion, Reminiscing About a Partnership That Emphasized Human Rights and Diplomacy

    • By: Tom Hamburger
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 4 mins
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    "Former President Carter Joins Mondale for a Washington Reunion, Reminiscing About a Partnership That Emphasized Human Rights and Diplomacy" is from the October 22, 2015 Politics and Power section of The Washington Post. It was written by Tom Hamburger and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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    • Amid Russia Scrutiny, Trump Associates Received Informal Ukraine Policy Proposal

    • By: Tom Hamburger, Rosalind S. Helderman
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 6 mins
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    President Trump’s personal lawyer and a former business associate met privately in New York City last month with a member of the Ukrainian parliament to discuss a peace plan for that country that could give Russia long-term control over territory it seized in 2014 and lead to the lifting of sanctions against Moscow.

    "Amid Russia Scrutiny, Trump Associates Received Informal Ukraine Policy Proposal" is from the February 19, 2017 Politics section of The Washington Post. It was written by Tom Hamburger and Rosalind S. Helderman and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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    • 'Anyone . . . With a Pulse': How a Russia-Friendly Adviser Found His Way Into the Trump Campaign

    • By: Tom Hamburger, Rosalind S. Helderman
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 12 mins
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    As Donald Trump surged in the Republican primary polls in the early months of 2016, his outsider campaign faced growing pressure to show that the former reality-TV star and noted provocateur was forming a coherent and credible world view.

    "Anyone . . . With a Pulse': How a Russia-Friendly Adviser Found His Way Into the Trump Campaign" is from the May 25, 2017 Politics section of The Washington Post. It was written by Tom Hamburger and Rosalind S. Helderman and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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    • Cambridge University Perch Gave FBI Source Access to Top Intelligence Figures — and a Cover as He Reached out to Trump Associates

    • By: Tom Hamburger, Robert Costa, Ellen Nakashima
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 14 mins
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    Before Stefan A. Halper emerged at the center of a political storm over the FBI’s Russia investigation, he was a familiar face among the Gothic buildings and on the twisting river paths at the University of Cambridge, where he was known as a foreign policy expert with a network of intelligence sources cultivated over decades.

    "Cambridge University Perch Gave FBI Source Access to Top Intelligence Figures — and a Cover as He Reached out to Trump Associates" is from the June 05, 2018 Politics section of The Washington Post. It was written by Tom Hamburger, Robert Costa and Ellen Nakashima and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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    • White House Says Conway Has Been ‘Counseled’ After Touting Ivanka Trump’s Products

    • By: Drew Harwell, Tom Hamburger, Rosalind S. Helderman
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 4 mins
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    Legal experts said Conway had broken a key ethics law banning federal employees from using their public office to endorse products. White House press secretary Sean Spicer said Thursday that Conway “has been counseled,” but offered no other comment.

    "White House Says Conway Has Been ‘Counseled’ After Touting Ivanka Trump’s Products" is from the February 09, 2017 Politics section of The Washington Post. It was written by Drew Harwell, Tom Hamburger and Rosalind S. Helderman and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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    • Former Mafia-Linked Figure Describes Association with Trump

    • By: Rosalind S. Helderman, Tom Hamburger
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 11 mins
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    "Former Mafia-Linked Figure Describes Association with Trump" is from the May 17, 2016 Politics section of The Washington Post. It was written by Rosalind S. Helderman and Tom Hamburger and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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    • Inside 'Bill Clinton Inc.': Hacked Memo Reveals Intersection of Charity and Personal Income

    • By: Rosalind S. Helderman, Tom Hamburger
    • Narrated by: Jenny Hoops
    • Length: 11 mins
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    When top Bill Clinton aide Douglas Band wrote the memo, he was a central player at the Clinton Foundation and president of his own corporate consulting firm. Over the course of 13 pages, he made a case that his multiple roles had served the interests of the Clinton family and its charity.

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    • Feud Over Trump Dossier Intensifies With Release of Interview Transcript

    • By: Devlin Barrett, Tom Hamburger
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 5 mins
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    The political battle over the FBI and its investigation of Russian meddling in the 2016 election intensified Tuesday with the release of an interview with the head of the firm behind a dossier of allegations against then-candidate Donald Trump.

    "Feud Over Trump Dossier Intensifies With Release of Interview Transcript" is from the January 10, 2018 Politics section of The Washington Post. It was written by Devlin Barrett and Tom Hamburger and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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    • Who Is ‘Source D’? The Man Said to Be Behind the Trump-Russia Dossier’s Most Salacious Claim.

    • By: Rosalind S. Helderman, Tom Hamburger
    • Narrated by: Barbara Benjamin-Creel
    • Length: 17 mins
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    The story of Sergei Millian illustrates the challenge confronting the FBI as it seeks to separate fact from fiction.

    "Who Is ‘Source D’? The Man Said to Be Behind the Trump-Russia Dossier’s Most Salacious Claim." is from the March 29, 2017 Politics section of The Washington Post. It was written by Rosalind S. Helderman and Tom Hamburger and narrated by Jenny Hoops.

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    • FBI Once Planned to Pay Former British Spy Who Authored Controversial Trump Dossier

    • By: Tom Hamburger, Rosalind S. Helderman
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 6 mins
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    The former British spy who authored a controversial dossier on behalf of Donald Trump’s political opponents alleging ties between Trump and Russia reached an agreement with the FBI a few weeks before the election for the bureau to pay him to continue his work, according to several people familiar with the arrangement.

    "FBI Once Planned to Pay Former British Spy Who Authored Controversial Trump Dossier" is from the February 28, 2017 Politics section of The Washington Post. It was written by Tom Hamburger and Rosalind S. Helderman  and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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    • Trump Team Seeks to Control, Block Mueller's Russia Investigation

    • By: Carol D. Leonnig, Ashley Parker, Rosalind S. Helderman, and others
    • Narrated by: Caroline Miller
    • Length: 10 mins
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    Some of President Trump’s lawyers are exploring ways to limit or undercut special counsel Robert S. Mueller III’s Russia investigation, building a case against what they allege are his conflicts of interest and discussing the president’s authority to grant pardons, according to people familiar with the effort.

    "Trump Team Seeks to Control, Block Mueller's Russia Investigation" is from the July 21, 2017 Politics section of The Washington Post. It was written by Carol D. Leonnig, Ashley Parker, Rosalind S. Helderman and Tom Hamburger and narrated by Caroline Miller.

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    • Guns and Religion: How American Conservatives Grew Closer to Putin's Russia

    • By: Rosalind S. Helderman, Tom Hamburger
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 13 mins
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    On issues including gun rights, terrorism and same-sex marriage, many leading advocates on the right who grew frustrated with their country’s leftward tilt under President Barack Obama have forged ties with well-connected Russians and come to see that country’s authoritarian leader, Vladimir Putin, as a potential ally.

    "Guns and Religion: How American Conservatives Grew Closer to Putin's Russia" is from the April 30, 2017 Politics section of The Washington Post. It was written by Rosalind S. Helderman and Tom Hamburger and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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    • Flynn Episode ‘Darkens the Cloud’ of Russia That Hangs Over Trump Administration

    • By: Rosalind S. Helderman, Tom Hamburger
    • Narrated by: Jenny Hoops
    • Length: 10 mins
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    Once again, Donald Trump is embroiled in controversy related to Russia.

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