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Thu Jun 15, 2017, 07:26 PM

1. Your cheat sheet for all the investigations into Russia and Trump


This post, originally published in March, has been updated with the latest news.

President Trump fired FBI Director James B. Comey last week for, by his own admission, the fact that Comey was investigating the Trump campaign’s ties to Russia.

Now Trump is facing a litany of investigations — most seriously, a special counsel appointed by the Justice Department who will have wide berth to investigate whether Russia meddled in the U.S. election and whether any Trump associates helped the foreign power. Justice’s announcement of an independent prosecutor comes a day after we learned Comey said Trump asked him to drop the FBI’s probe into Trump’s ally, former national security adviser Michael Flynn.

Here’s your cheat sheet into all the investigations going on — and others that could be opened. We included pros and cons of each type of investigation, with our baseline being a fair and accurate one.

1. A special counsel on Russia

2. The FBI investigation

3. Various congressional committees

4. A special, Russia-only congressional committee

5. An independent commission on Russia

Article goes into each one here: https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/the-fix/wp/2017/03/01/your-cheat-sheet-to-the-four-potential-investigations-of-russia-and-president-trump/?utm_term=.00ac14ea6637

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