Jeffrey Stein // 12/3/17 //
Michael Flynn, President Trump’s former national security adviser, pleaded guilty on Friday to lying to the F.B.I. about conversations with the Russian ambassador last December, becoming the first senior White House official to cut a cooperation deal in the special counsel’s wide-ranging inquiry into election interference (NYT).
Blackwater founder and Trump campaign supporter Erik Prince testified before the House Intelligence Committee, admitting that he met with a Kremlin-linked banker (WaPo).
FBI Director Christopher Wray assured the House Homeland Security Committee that the agency was working to prevent Russian interference in future elections (The Hill).
President Trump petitioned Republican lawmakers to help end the Russian election investigation (NYT).
The House Intelligence Committee subpoenaed a man believed believed to be the link between WikiLeaks and Roger Stone, an adviser to President Trump (NYT).
President Trump increasingly believes the Mueller investigation will wrap up by the end of the year (WP).
The Senate Judiciary Committee is relaxing a deadline for Jared Kushner to turn over documents related to its investigation of Russian interference in the 2016 election (Politico).
President Trump’s approach to the Kremlin differs significantly from what a different president of either political party would have (Politico).