News Analysis: Mueller’s First Indictments Send a Message to Trump

The gravity of the threat may yet tempt the president to short-circuit the investigation by firing the special counsel or pardoning Paul Manafort or others.

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How the Russia Investigation Entangled a Manafort Protégé

Rick Gates’s rapid ascent into President Trump’s orbit as Paul Manafort’s partner, and his sudden ejection from it, underscore how the Russia inquiries have shaken the administration.

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