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Accused Russian Agent Maria Butina's Story Reveals Pro-Putin Views In The U.S.

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President Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin met in Helsinki on July 16. The White House said last week that Trump had invited Putin to the U.S. in the fall but said Wednesday that the visit will be postponed. Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Former CIA Director John Brennan and other former top national security officials could lose their security clearance if the White House follows through on a threat made Monday. Claire Harbage/NPR hide caption

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Carter Page speaks with reporters in November 2017 following a day of questions from the House intelligence committee on Capitol Hill in Washington. J. Scott Applewhite/AP hide caption

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A member of the Russian protest-art group Pussy Riot is escorted by stewards during the Russia 2018 World Cup final match between France and Croatia. Mladen Antonov/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Opinion: An Act Of Bravery At The World Cup

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Hazmat suits hang next to the canal that leads from Balaklava Bay to the heart of the underground base. Lucian Kim/NPR hide caption

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Now A Museum, This USSR Submarine Base Was Built To Endure U.S. Nukes — And Retaliate

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President Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin answer questions during a joint news conference after their summit on July 16 in Helsinki. Chris McGrath/Getty Images hide caption

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Is Trump The Toughest Ever On Russia?

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A police officer at a cordon in Salisbury, England, in March near to where Russian former double agent Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia were found on a bench after they were attacked with a nerve agent. Jonathan Brady/AP hide caption

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President Trump's and Russian President Vladimir Putin's summit was a meeting between allies, with convergent interests and common goals, according to a Brookings Institution fellow. Yuri Kadobnov/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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President Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin shake hands at their summit in Helsinki, Finland, on Monday. Trump upset many in the U.S. intelligence community by refusing to endorse their finding that Russia interfered in the 2016 presidential election. Putin said he favored Trump in the election, but did not indicate whether he did anything to help him. Pablo Martinez Monsivais/AP hide caption

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Sen. John McCain called President Trump's news conference with Russian President Vladimir Putin "one of the most disgraceful performances by an American president in memory." Patrick Semansky/AP hide caption

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President Trump, left, and Russian President Vladimir Putin leave a press conference after their meeting Monday in Helsinki. Trump sided against his intelligence officials, who have said Russia interfered in the 2016 election. Pablo Martinez Monsivais/AP hide caption

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Russian matryoshka dolls depicting Russian President Vladimir Putin and U.S. President Trump are on sale in the Ruslania book store in Helsinki. Putin and Trump are scheduled to meet on Monday. Timo Jaakonaho/AP hide caption

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President Bill Clinton (left) and Russian President Boris Yeltsin overlook the fall splendor of the Hudson Valley from the grounds of Franklin Roosevelt's home in Hyde Park, N.Y., on Oct. 23, 1995. The pair had a close relationship throughout the 1990s, befitting a time of reduced tensions just after the Cold War had ended. Stephan Savoia/AP hide caption

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U.S.-Russia Summits, From Gravely Serious To Absurdly Comical

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Maryland Senate President Mike Miller (left) and House Speaker Michael Busch discuss an FBI briefing they received about Russian links to a company that maintains part of the state's voter registration platform during a news conference in Annapolis, Md. Brian Witte/AP hide caption

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Assistant Commissioner of Specialist Operations Neil Basu said police spoke on Wednesday with Charlie Rowley, who recently awoke from a 10-day coma caused by exposure to Novichok. Dan Kitwood/Getty Images hide caption

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Air Force One waits after landing in Bagotville, Canada, in June. At the G-7 meeting there, President Trump threw traditional U.S. allies into disarray over his trade and security policies. Lars Hagberg/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Stung By Trump At G-7, Allies Look For Better Outcome At NATO Summit

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Members of a U.S. congressional delegation meet with members of the Russian Federation Council in Moscow on Tuesday. Republican senators met with Russia's Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov on a rare visit to Moscow ahead of a summit between the countries' presidents Vladimir Putin and Donald Trump. Yuri Kadobnov/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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GOP Lawmakers Hope Russia Visit Sets Stage For 'New Day' Ahead Of Trump-Putin Summit

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GOP Congressmen Visit Moscow, Thaw Icy Relations Before Trump-Putin Talks

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