Annals of the Trump Administration

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The Russia Connection

On the Back-Channel That Wasn’t and U.S. National Security Interests

 From a national security as well as public interest perspective, the issue is not so much that the White House wanted to establish a back-channel: it’s who they wanted to establish the channel with (Russia), and how they wanted to the channel to operate (using Russian facilities and secure communications.)

The Russia Connection

The Rules of Congressional Investigations and Trump’s Growing Russia Problem

Amidst talk about the multitude of congressional investigations into the Russia Connection, an overview on Congress derives investigative authority, how it procedurally sets up committees and vests them with investigative authority, and the major investigative tools and enforcement mechanisms at its disposal.

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