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Trump: ‘I never worked for Russia’ President rejects Lindsey Graham’s plan to reopen federal government

Jan 14, 2019...President Donald Trump on Monday denied working for the Russian government after a report detailing a FBI counterintelligence probe into whether he was working for Russia and against U.S. interests.

Adam Schiff hiring full-time team to investigate Trump’s Russia connections House Intelligence Committee chairman hiring more investigators to revive House Russia probe

Jan 15, 2019...House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff is sinking panel resources into a robust investigative staff to revive the probe into President Donald Trump's ties to Russia with roughly seven committee staffers directing their energy full-time.

Senate Hints It Doesn’t Oppose Sanctions Relief for Russian Linked to Putin, Manafort Oleg Deripaska will relinquish majority ownership stake in three companies in exchange for sanctions relief from U.S. Treasury

Dec 19, 2018...The top Republican and Democrat on the Senate Intelligence Committee signaled Wednesday that they do not oppose the Treasury Department’s decision to loosen sanctions on three companies owned by a Russian oligarch with links to Russian President Vladimir Putin and key players in Ukrainian politics, including former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort.

Trump Cancels Putin Meet Amid Ukrainian Ship Seizure, Cohen Pleading President cites Russia not returning ship and sailors

Nov 29, 2018...President Donald Trump announced he has canceled a planned meeting with Vladimir Putin at a G-20 summit in Argentina amid tensions over Russian-seized Ukrainian ships and new revelations about 2016 campaign contacts with Moscow.

Putin, Xi Set to Test ‘America First’ Trump at G-20 Coons says president should ‘end the tariffs’ during dinner with Chinese leader

Nov 29, 2018...Donald Trump takes his “America first” presidency to Argentina on Thursday for a high-stakes G-20 summit, but lawmakers and experts warn his go-it-alone approach could hamstring his own goals on China, Russia and North Korea.

3 Takeaways for Trump as Mueller Details Russia’s ‘Political Synergy’ Offer Special counsel adds intrigue to House Democrats’ expected investigations of 2016 campaign

Dec 8, 2018...President Donald Trump was watching television Friday evening when he reached for his phone after a subdued trip to Kansas City. Though federal court documents did not name him, he felt the need to declare his innocence.

Three Things to Watch When Trump, Putin Land in Paris Analysts: ‘Trump is operating from an assumption that he can bully our allies’

Nov 9, 2018...Three days after Republicans lost control of the House, President Donald Trump departed Friday for a diplomatic weekend in Paris that will put him face-to-face with Russian President Vladimir Putin as Democrats with their newfound House majority prepare to explore that relationship more deeply.

Graham, Menendez Introduce ‘Sanctions Bill From Hell’ Targeting Russia and Putin Bipartisan bill also would make it harder to leave NATO

Aug 2, 2018...A bipartisan Senate contingent has introduced what Republican Lindsey Graham has called the “sanctions bill from hell,” targeting Russia and President Vladimir Putin.

Senators Eye New Russia Sanctions as Trump Defends Putin Summit Corker on GOP unity with Trump: 'It feels like the dam is breaking'

Jul 17, 2018...As some senators discuss slapping new sanctions on Moscow, President Donald Trump is defending his widely panned summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin, tweeting he had a “great” meeting with NATO allies but an “even better” one with the Russian president.

Steven Mnuchin makes case to GOP to allow easing of sanctions on Russian companies Visited Senate Republican lunch ahead of votes on Schumer resolution

Jan 15, 2019...Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin is making the case to Senate Republicans that they should stop an effort to block sanctions relief against three Russian companies.