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VILNIUS, LITHUANIA - NOVEMBER 23:  A mural depicts U.S. President-elect Donald Trump (R) blowing marijuana smoke into the mouth of Russian President Vladimir Putin on the wall of a bar-b-que restaurant on November 23, 2016 in Vilnius, Lithuania. Many people in the three Baltic nations of Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia are concerned that Russia, because Trump has expressed both admiration for Putin and doubt over defending NATO member states, will be emboldened to intervene militarily in the Baltics.  (Photo by Sean Gallup/Getty Images)

Key Figure Behind ‘Trump Dossier’ Stonewalled Senate Investigators

Glenn Simpson invoked his First Amendment rights to protect sources for salacious claims of collusion.

Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman General Joseph Dunford speaks at the Newsmaker Luncheon in Washington, DC, June 19, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / JIM WATSON        (Photo credit should read JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images)

Watch: Here’s What Senior U.S. Officials Say About Russian Election Interference

Top intelligence and administration officials answer questions about the 2016 presidential election.

NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 18:  Donald Trump Jr. arrives at Trump Tower on January 18, 2017 in New York City. President-elect Donald Trump is to be sworn in as the 45th President of the United States on January 20.  (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)

Could Trump Jr., Kushner, or Manafort Be Charged Under the Espionage Act?

If the meeting at Trump Tower feels to you like treason, that's probably because it may actually be espionage.

WASHINGTON, DC - FEBRUARY 09:  U.S. President Donald Trump meets with members of the airline industry at the White House February 9, 2017 in Washington, DC. Trump held a listening session with the group to advance issues relative to the airline industry. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

Trump Appears to Confirm He Is Under Investigation, Attacks DOJ

A Friday morning tweetstorm has Washington scratching its head.

Former FBI Director James Comey leaves after testifying before the US Senate Select Committee on Intelligence hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, June 8, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / SAUL LOEB        (Photo credit should read SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)

Comey: Trump told ‘Lies, Plain and Simple’

The former FBI chief goes on the attack in his first public account of his firing, accusing the president of pressuring him to drop Flynn probe.

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Lebanon, USA

One Beiruti photographer went looking for America’s heart in 24 towns named for his homeland. This is his journey.

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U.S. Probes Into Trump’s Russia Links, Kremlin Meddling Gain Two Heavyweights

The Senate investigation gains a former NSA lawyer. The FBI probe gets a veteran prosecutor.

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Spy Chief Nominee Backs Probe Of Russia’s Election Meddling

In confirmation hearing, Dan Coates said Kremlin interference needs to be addressed.

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If Trump Tries to Make a Deal With Putin, He’s Already Lost

The international order is based on values, institutions, and moral leadership — not transactional politics.

FORT WORTH, TX - FEBRUARY 26:  Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks at a rally at the Fort Worth Convention Center on February 26, 2016 in Fort Worth, Texas. Trump is campaigning in Texas, days ahead of the Super Tuesday primary.  (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)

U.S. Spies to Trump: Putin Ordered Hacking to Boost Your Chances

The President-elect still refuses to believe Moscow tipped the scales, despite growing evidence of a multi-faceted campaign.

Director of National Intelligence James Clapper (L) and National Security Agency Director Adm. Michael Rogers (C) testify before the Senate Armed Services Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, January 5, 2017. / AFP / JIM WATSON        (Photo credit should read JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images)

Intel Chief Fires Back at Trump in Feud Over Russian Election Meddling

James Clapper answers the president-elect, reiterating Russia’s interference in the election.

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My Favorite Story This Year

FP’s reporters, writers, and editors share some of the most important, personal, and challenging stories they worked on in 2016.

Chairman of the Republican National Committee (RNC) Reince Priebus (R) shakes hands with Republican presidential elect Donald Trump (C) as Republican candidate for Vice President  Mike Pence looks on during election night at the New York Hilton Midtown in New York on November 9, 2016.  / AFP / JIM WATSON        (Photo credit should read JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images)

Who Will Really Be the Next President of the United States?

As the Trump administration organizational chart comes into focus, the big question is whether the most powerful man in the world will be Mike Pence or Reince Priebus. Or Steve Bannon?

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The Best Things of 2016

Leonardo DiCaprio finally won an Oscar. Beyonce’s ‘Lemonade’ was released. But what else happened this past year that calls for celebrating?

395293 02: A man walks past a large American flag hanging in the window of a Banana Republic store October 3, 2001 in New York City. The American flag has rapidly appeared in storefronts nationwide following the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)

Hangover Wednesday: What if Clinton wins in a squeaker and some people in the country refuse to recognize the results?

A credible scenario today exists in which, the day after 58th quadrennial U.S. presidential election on November 8, 2016, the wheels start to come off the United States of America.

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