Ahead of the meeting, staffers provided President Trump with some 100 pages of briefing materials aimed at laying out a tough posture toward Russian President Vladmir Putin, but Trump ignored most of it, according to one person familiar with the discussions.
The meeting highlighted the global ascendance of the Russian president’s ruthless approach to politics and to facts — the posture that any truth can be an illusion, that any journalist or public servant is likely pursuing an ulterior motive.
Republican Reps. Mark Meadows (N.C.) and Jim Jordan (Ohio) requested the probe of Deputy Attorney General Rod J. Rosenstein, according to a letter obtained by The Post. Rosenstein has denied making any threats.
The case, which is not part of the special counsel probe into Russian interference in the 2016 election, lays out the strongest allegations to date of American involvement in Russia’s influence operations.
Since the technique was used to find the suspected Golden State Killer in April, genetic genealogy has led to a flurry of breakthroughs in the coldest of cases, showing its potential to be a transformative tool for police.
The Massachusetts senator is honing her pitch in a reelection campaign that could be a tuneup for a presidential run. But is her brand of pugilistic populism what Democratic voters want in their next presidential candidate?