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Leaks Aren't the Real Story, But They Shouldn't Be Ignored - Lawfare (blog)

This morning, CNN reported that. Russian government officials discussed having potentially "derogatory" information about then-presidential candidate Donald Trump and some of his top aides in conversations intercepted by US intelligence during the 2016 ...and more »

As Trump Weighs Shake-Up, He Faces Recruiting Challenge - New York Times

WASHINGTON — Back from overseas and confronting an unforgiving political environment, President Trump appears increasingly isolated inside the White House, according to advisers, venting frustration over the performance of his staff and openly talking ...and more »

Spicer offers cryptic explanation for Trump 'covfefe' tweet - The Hill

White House press secretary Sean Spicer on Wednesday offered a cryptic explanation for President Trump's incomplete, misspelled tweet that went viral overnight. “The president and a small group of people know exactly what he meant,” Spicer told reporters.and more »

Sean Spicer: White House is no longer taking questions on Trump and Russia - The Guardian

Press secretary says all questions about investigation will be referred to Trump's lawyer, as fired FBI director James Comey reported to testify soon. David Smith in Washington. @smithinamerica. Thu 1 Jun 2017 02.31 EDT First published on Wed 31 May ...and more »

Dubke resigns as White House communications director - Washington Post

Mike Dubke has resigned as White House communications director in the first of what could be a series of changes to President Trump's senior staff amid the growing Russia scandal. Dubke, who served in the post for three months, tendered his resignation ...and more »

Investigation Turns to Kushner's Motives in Meeting With a Putin Ally - New York Times

WASHINGTON — Jared Kushner, the president's son-in-law and senior adviser, was looking for a direct line to President Vladimir V. Putin of Russia — a search that in mid-December found him in a room with a Russian banker whose financial institution ...and more »

Why Jared Kushner's Russia maneuver is so troublesome - Chicago Tribune

Suppose that shortly after the 2008 election, Barack Obama's adviser Valerie Jarrett met with the Chinese ambassador and suggested using a secure link at his embassy to communicate with Beijing beyond the reach of U.S. intelligence agencies.and more »

Explainer: Was Jared Kushner's attempted 'back-channel' with Russia treasonous — or typical? - PBS NewsHour

WASHINGTON — Smart diplomacy or inappropriate — and possibly illegal? Jared Kushner's reported attempt to establish a “back-channel” line of communication between Russia and Donald Trump's presidential transition team is proving divisive, even if ...and more »

This White House statement on Trump's 'positive energy' reads like a parody - Washington Post

White House spokeswoman Hope Hicks issued a statement about President Trump on Monday that is so disconnected from reality that it reads like a parody — like something “Saturday Night Live” cooked up to mimic propaganda. Here it is: President Trump ...and more »