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The Early Edition: May 30, 2017

Before the start of business, Just Security provides a curated summary of up-to-the-minute developments at home and abroad. Here’s today’s news.

TRUMP-RUSSIA INVESTIGATION

Discussions about having potentially “derogatory” information about President Trump and some of his top aides during the 2016 presidential race among Russian officials were intercepted by U.S.…   continue »

The Early Edition: May 26, 2017

Before the start of business, Just Security provides a curated summary of up-to-the-minute developments at home and abroad. Here’s today’s news.

TRUMP-RUSSIA INVESTIGATION

President Trump’s adviser and son-in-law Jared Kushner is now the focus of investigators probing Trump-Russia collusion, in particular a series of meetings held by Kushner in December with the Russian ambassador and a banker from Moscow, Matt Zapotosky, Sari Horwitz, Devlin Barrett and Adam Entous report at the Washington Post.…   continue »

The Early Edition: May 25, 2017

Before the start of business, Just Security provides a curated summary of up-to-the-minute developments at home and abroad. Here’s today’s news.

TRUMP-RUSSIA INVESTIGATION

Intelligence showing senior Russian officials discussing how to exert influence over President Trump using his advisers was collected by U.S.  continue »

The Early Edition: May 24, 2017

Before the start of business, Just Security provides a curated summary of up-to-the-minute developments at home and abroad. Here’s today’s news.

TRUMP-RUSSIA INVESTIGATION

U.S. intelligence officials discovered contacts between Donald Trump’s campaign and Russia last year, sparking concerns that Moscow could attempt to foster Trump’s associates, former C.I.A.…   continue »

The Early Edition: May 23, 2017

Before the start of business, Just Security provides a curated summary of up-to-the-minute developments at home and abroad. Here’s today’s news.

TRUMP-RUSSIA INVESTIGATION

President Trump asked the director of national intelligence Daniel Coats and the director of the N.S.A. Adm. Michael Rogers to push back against an F.B.I.  continue »

The Early Edition: May 22, 2017

Before the start of business, Just Security provides a curated summary of up-to-the-minute developments at home and abroad. Here’s today’s news.

TRUMP VISITS SAUDI ARABIA

President Trump signaled a return to a U.S. policy built on alliances with Arab autocrats regardless of their human rights records or policies in using the headline address of his first foreign trip to state his commitment to Sunni Arab countries, calling on them to isolate Iran which he said had “fueled the fires of sectarian conflict and terror,” Ben Hubbard and Thomas Erdbrink write at the New York Times.…   continue »

The Early Edition: May 19, 2017

Before the start of business, Just Security provides a curated summary of up-to-the-minute developments at home and abroad. Here’s today’s news.

TRUMP-RUSSIA INVESTIGATION

The F.B.I.’s investigation into Trump-Russia collusion is no longer a strictly counterintelligence investigation but is also a criminal one, and President Trump intended to fire the agency’s former director James Comey before Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein sent him a memo that was later relied on by the White House as justification for the dismissal, Rosenstein told the Senate yesterday, lawmakers said.…   continue »

The Early Edition: May 18, 2017

Before the start of business, Just Security provides a curated summary of up-to-the-minute developments at home and abroad. Here’s today’s news.

TRUMP-RUSSIA INVESTIGATION

Michael Flynn and other Trump campaign advisers were in contact with Russian officials and others with ties to the Kremlin in at least 18 calls and emails during the last seven months of the presidential race, according to current and former U.S.…   continue »

The Early Edition: May 17, 2017

Before the start of business, Just Security provides a curated summary of up-to-the-minute developments at home and abroad. Here’s today’s news.

TRUMP DISCLOSES CLASSIFIED INFORMATION TO RUSSIA

Israeli intelligence provided the classified information Trump shared with the Russians last week, according to U.S.…   continue »

The Early Edition: May 16, 2017

Before the start of business, Just Security provides a curated summary of up-to-the-minute developments at home and abroad. Here’s today’s news.

TRUMP DISCLOSES CLASSIFIED INFORMATION TO RUSSIA

The President disclosed highly classified information to Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and the Russian ambassador during a White House meeting last week endangering an important source of intelligence on the Islamic State, former and current U.S.…   continue »