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President Donald Trump speaks on the phone with Russian President Vladimir Putin in the Oval Office on Saturday. It was one of five calls with foreign leaders Trump had scheduled for the day. Drew Angerer/Getty Images hide caption

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Journalist: Russia's Interference Is An 'Assault On The Western Liberal Order'

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Thomas Graham, a former U.S. diplomat and the managing director of Kissinger Associates, Inc., says the focus when dealing with the Kremlin should be on "opening diplomatic channels and reducing the risk of unwanted confrontation." Alexander Zemlianichenko/AP hide caption

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National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden speaks via video link during the Athens Democracy Forum, organized by The New York Times, at the National Library in Athens on Sept. 16, 2016. Snowden is in exile in Moscow; Russia has extended his residence permit. Kostas Baltas/InTime Sports via AP hide caption

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Russian President Vladimir Putin, shown during a joint news conference with his Moldovan counterpart following their meeting Tuesday in Moscow, said President-elect Donald Trump won a "convincing victory." Sergei Ilnitsky/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Civil rights leader and Rep. John Lewis, D-Ga., delivers remarks in front of a freedom bell during the "Let Freedom Ring" commemoration event in 2013. Pool/Getty Images hide caption

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Journalists gather outside the London headquarters of Orbis Business Intelligence, the company co-owned by former British intelligence officer Christopher Steele, on Thursday. Leon Neal/Getty Images hide caption

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Russian President Vladimir Putin is shown at the Kremlin in Moscow during the recording of his recent New Year's message. Putin's spokesman said Wednesday that the Russian government does not gather compromising material, or kompromat, on political rivals, despite a well-documented history of such behavior. Mikhail Klimentyev/AP hide caption

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A Russian Word Americans Need To Know: 'Kompromat'

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