Sarah Posner is an investigative journalist and an expert on the intersection of religion and politics. A contributing writer to Religion Dispatches, her work has appeared at Al Jazeera America, The American Prospect, The Guardian, POLITICO Magazine, The Nation, Salon, and many other publications...
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This morning President Trump’s longtime personal attorney, Michael Cohen, was scheduled to be interviewed, behind closed doors, in a highly anticipated meeting with Senate Intelligence Committee investigators in the Russia investigation. The meeting, though, was cut short, after the Committee discovered that Cohen had shared the written statement he had prepared for investigators with the press, provoking the Committee to abruptly call off the interview.
Two of President Trump’s lawyers were lunching at Washington, D.C. steakhouse recently, talking loudly about the Russia investigation in full earshot of New York Times reporter Ken Vogel — and, presumably, other diners at the same restaurant. The explosive revelation that resulted from that indiscreet discussion is this: Trump’s special counsel, Ty Cobb, is unhappy that White House counsel Don McGahn is keeping some documents related to the Russia investigation in a safe.
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