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Attorney General Jeff Sessions arrives to testify during a Senate Select Committee on Intelligence hearing on Tuesday. Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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President Trump's supporters have a history of manufacturing story lines to undermine opponents. Is that what's going on with floating the possibility of firing special counsel Robert Mueller? Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images hide caption

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Sens. Mark Warner, D-Va., and Richard Burr, R-N.C., lead the Senate Intelligence Committee, which is investigating Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election. Tasos Katopodis/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Attorney General Jeff Sessions and President Trump attend the 36th annual National Peace Officers Memorial Service on May 15 on Capitol Hill in Washington. Evan Vucci/AP hide caption

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Don McGahn, lawyer for Donald Trump and his campaign, leaves the Four Seasons Hotel after a meeting with Trump and Republican donors on June 9, 2016, in New York City. Drew Angerer/Getty Images hide caption

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'The Quiet Man': The Powerful Conservative White House Lawyer In The Middle Of It All

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From left, National Security Agency Director Adm. Mike Rogers, former FBI Director James Comey, former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper, ex-CIA Director John Brennan, and Defense Intelligence Agency Director Lt. Gen. Vincent Stewart participate in the Senate Intelligence Committee's hearing on worldwide threats last year. Alex Brandon/AP hide caption

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Michael Flynn (with his hand to his ear) sits next to Russian President Vladimir Putin at a dinner in Moscow on Dec. 10, 2015, celebrating the 10th anniversary of RT, an English-language TV channel funded by the Russian government. Mikhail Klimentyev/AP hide caption

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Michael Flynn's Contradictory Line On Russia

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Former acting U.S. Attorney General Sally Yates, who had warned the Trump administration about Michael Flynn's Russia ties, was fired by President Trump in late January over another controversy. Pete Marovich/Getty Images hide caption

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The House Intelligence Committee met behind closed doors in March on Capitol Hill. The committee is conducting one of several investigations of Russian attempts to interfere in the U.S. presidential election. Monday, former Obama administration officials are set to testify at a Senate Judiciary subcommittee hearing. Mark Wilson/Getty Images hide caption

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House Oversight Committee Chairman Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah (right), and ranking member Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Md., speak to reporters about Michael Flynn, President Trump's former national security adviser, on Tuesday in Washington, D.C. Win McNamee/Getty Images hide caption

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Then-Deputy Attorney General Sally Yates speaks during a news conference at the Department of Justice in Washington, D.C., in 2016. Yates is scheduled to appear before the Senate Judiciary Committee on May 8. Pete Marovich/Getty Images hide caption

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Rep. Mike Conaway, R-Texas, will take over the House Intelligence Committee's investigation into Russian attempts to influence the 2016 presidential election, at least temporarily. Bill Clark/CQ-Roll Call, Inc./Getty Images hide caption

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