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LAST WEEK TONIGHT

“Trump Secretly Tried Lifting Sanctions On Russia Immediately After Taking Office”


POLITICUS USA

The White House rushed to lift sanctions that the Obama administration imposed on Russia for interfering in the 2016 election.

CARTOON


“Trump Plans To Lift Sanctions On Russia By Returning Their American-Based Intelligence Compounds”


POLITICUS USA

Regardless of the motivations behind the latest Trump move, it’s clear the Russians are getting exactly what they had hoped for by helping this president win the White House in 2016.

“Conservative groups are pressuring advertisers to drop Rachel Maddow’s program”


SALON

A conservative watchdog group says Rachel Maddow peddles conspiracy theories and wants advertisers to dump her show

“Trump May Lift Sanctions On Russia Just As Collusion Investigation Kicks Into High Gear”


POLITICUS USA

Russian President President Vladimir Putin holds up a glass during a toast at a luncheon hosted by United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, Monday, Sept. 28, 2015, at United Nations headquarters. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

“Trump told aides firing Flynn was a mistake”


POLITICO

The president has grown obsessed with defending the tough-talking 58-year-old general, repeatedly telling aides and associates in private that Flynn was a ‘good man.’

“Comey recounted inappropriate pressure from Trump: NYT”


MSNBC

Michael Schmidt, reporter for The New York Times, talks with Rachel Maddow about his reporting on new details of the Trump administration putting inappropriate pressure on James Comey over investigations into the Trump campaign’s ties to Russia.

CARTOON


CNN BREAKING NEWS . . .


Former acting Attorney General Sally Yates said that she alerted the White House earlier this year that former Trump national security adviser Michael Flynn could be “essentially blackmailed by the Russians.”

“We believed that Gen. Flynn was compromised with respect to the Russians,” Yates told a Senate judiciary subcommittee in a high-profile hearing on Russian meddling in the US election.

Yates told the panel that she had a meeting with White House Counsel Donald McGahn on January 26 to tell him that she had information that statements by Vice President Mike Pence, based on his conversations with Flynn, were false. She was joined in the meeting by a senior career official in the Justice Department.

“We weren’t the only ones that knew all of this, that the Russians also knew about what General Flynn had done and the Russians also knew that General Flynn had misled the vice president and others,” Yates said, relating the contents of her conversation with McGahn.

Yates was speaking at a hearing led by Sen. Lindsey Graham, who opened with an implicit rebuke of President Trump and his alternative explanations for the interference in the election.

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