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The Early Edition: July 21, 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

Ways to limit or weaken special counsel Robert Mueller’s Trump-Russia investigation are being explored by some of President Trump’s lawyers after Trump asked his advisers about his powers to pardon aides, family members and even himself in connection with the investigation, with Carol D.…   continue »

The Early Edition: July 20, 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

Donald Trump Jr., White House senior adviser Jared Kushner and former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort are expected to speak with Senate committees next week as part of their ongoing investigation into Trump-Russia collusion, with Kushner down for a private interview with the Senate Intelligence Committee Monday and Trump Jr.…   continue »

The Early Edition: July 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.

SECRET TRUMP-PUTIN MEETING

President Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin met for a second time on the sidelines of the G20 summit in Hamburg earlier this month, a meeting that was previously undisclosed and which took place on the same day that the two leaders met for two hours, Rebecca Ballhaus reporting at the Wall Street Journal that the White House only disclosed the subsequent meeting after it was reported by the president of political risk advisory group Eurasia Group Ian Bremmer who discussed it in the company’s newsletter and discussed it in a television interview yesterday.…   continue »

The Early Edition: July 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.

IRAN

Iran is complying with the nuclear deal, the Trump administration certified to Congress last night, following reports from international monitors and other signatories to the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (J.C.P.O.A.) that Iran is meeting the terms of the agreement.…   continue »

The Early Edition: July 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-RUSSIA INVESTIGATION

The Secret Service would have put a stop to it if there had been anything nefarious about the meeting between Donald Trump Jr., President Trump’s son-in-law Jared Kushner, his then-campaign manager Paul Manafort and Russian lawyer Natalia Veselnitskaya and Russian lobbyist and possible former Soviet intelligence agent last year, President Trump’s lawyer Jay Sekulow said yesterday, a claim a Secret Service spokesperson subsequently cast doubt on by pointing out that Trump Jr.…   continue »

The Early Edition: July 14, 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

A former Soviet counterintelligence official suspected of current ties to Russian intelligence was also present at the meeting between Donald Trump Jr., White House adviser Jared Kushner and Kremlin-linked lawyer Natalia Veselnitskaya last June, NBC News’ Steve Kopack reports via Twitter.…   continue »

The Early Edition: July 13, 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 does not fault his son for meeting with Russian lawyer Natalia Veselnitskaya in June 2016, a meeting “many people would have held” and of which he was unaware until a few days ago, he told Reuters’ Steve Holland yesterday.…   continue »

The Early Edition: July 12, 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.

DONALD TRUMP JR.-RUSSIAN LAWYER MEETING: NEWS

Donald Trump Jr. and senior campaign aides attended a meeting with a “Russian government lawyer” last June to discuss potentially incriminating information about rival Hillary Clinton they were told was being offered by the Russian government in its effort to support Donald Trump’s candidacy, emails his son published on Twitter yesterday seemed to confirm, evidence that the Trump campaign took up Russian offers of help in last year’s election that contradicts repeated statements by members of Trump’s campaign that they were not aware of Russian interference in the election, write Paul Sonne and Rebecca Ballhaus at the Wall Street Journal.…   continue »

The Early Edition: July 11, 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

An email informing Donald Trump Jr. that the material he would receive if he met with a Russian Lawyer in June 2016 was part of a Russian government effort to assist his father’s candidacy was sent to him before he arranged the meeting by publicists and former British reporter Rob Goldstone, according to three people with knowledge of the email.…   continue »

The Early Edition: July 10, 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

Trump’s eldest son Donald Trump Jr. met with a Russian lawyer supportive of Russian President Putin after she offered to give him information that “individuals connected to Russia” were helping Trump rival Hillary Clinton, Trump Jr., White House senior adviser Jared Kushner and former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort attending the meeting in June 2016 in the hope of gaining information that would be helpful to now-President Trump’s campaign, Jo Becker, Matt Apuzzo and Adam Goldman report at the New York Times.…   continue »