The Trump-Russia investigation began with a cloak-and-dagger meeting in London and a Rolling Stones reference, according to the New York Times. The investigation, known as “Crossfire Hurricane” after the Stones lyric, started as in investigation into four men: Michael T. Flynn, Paul Manafort, Carter Page and George Papadopoulos, after a tip by the Australian ambassador.
Stephanie Zable is a third-year law student at the University of Michigan Law School focusing on international law and a second-year master's degree candidate at Johns Hopkins SAIS concentrating in strategic studies. Prior to law school, she lived in China for four years and spent a year traveling through Europe and Asia. She graduated from Oberlin College with a degree in math and politics.
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President Trump’s lawyers are once again making waves. Bloomberg noted that Trump’s legal team members lack the requisite security clearances to negotiate with Robert Mueller. Former attorney John Dowd had been the only member of Trump’s personal legal team with a high-level security clearance, and since his departure no team members fit the bill.
The Senate confirmed Mike Pompeo as secretary of state, according to the Washington Post. The vote was 57–42. Pompeo narrowly received a favorable recommendation from the Committee on Foreign Relations earlier this week when Sen. Rand Paul (R.-Ky.) decided at the last minute to vote in favor.