“Everyone around Trump” pushed him to take a strong stand against Putin over Russia’s interference in the 2016 U.S. elections. He ignored the advice.

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St. Paul police said David Martinez posted a topless photo of his wife after he was served with a restraining order.

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Putin did want Trump to defeat Hillary Clinton in the election.

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“Do you really believe that someone acting from the Russian territory could have influenced the United States?” Putin asked in a wide-ranging interview with Fox News Channel’s Chris Wallace.

Rep. Mark Meadows (R-N.C.) and Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) made the request of Inspector General Michael E. Horowitz on Monday.

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The two presidents omitted key facts while answering questions about Russia's interference in the 2016 U.S. election.

Some Republicans were quick to join Democrats in their criticism of Trump’s statements. “Shameful,” tweeted Sen. Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.).

The Russian president claimed he was not aware of Trump’s past visits to Moscow. But top officials in his government knew about a 2013 trip.

Concord Management and Consulting argued that the Mueller case should be thrown out.

The Office of Special Counsel's guidance for federal employees warns them against any communications promoting a political candidate, including displaying any items with Trump's 2016 campaign materials.

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“The damage inflicted by President Trump’s naivete, egotism, false equivalence, and sympathy for autocrats is difficult to calculate,” said Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.), one of several lawmakers sharply criticizing Trump on Monday.

Trump’s defense of Putin was the most striking example yet of his desire to embrace the Russian autocrat despite warnings he should be viewed as an adversary not a friend.

Even amid protests and Trump’s harsh criticism, May viewed the visit as the best one yet with the U.S. president.

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