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Swamp? What Swamp?

Million-dollar payments to his lawyer demonstrate that 16 months into the Trump presidency, the ethical bog candidate Trump promised to drain is larger and deeper than ever.

Trump Allies Threaten to Impeach Rosenstein

As the president's allies rattle their sabers, Common Cause and allied groups are pushing senators to pass legislation protecting the investigation into Russian interference in our elections.

Bipartisan Group of Senators Pushing New Bill to Protect Mueller Probe

There are encouraging signs that congressional leaders finally are getting serious about protecting the special counsel and his work.

As Trump Threatens Mueller Firing, Activists Sound An Alarm

More than 300,000 people are ready to take to the streets for peaceful protests if President Trump fires Special Counsel Robert Mueller or acts to shut down his investigation of Russian meddling in the 2016 election.

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