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Aaron Blake

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Recent:
  • Washington Post
  • The Denver Post
Past:
  • Standard-Examiner

Recent articles by Aaron:

The confusion of Rudy Giuliani

Giuliani is no stranger to controversy and strange legal tactics. But even by his standards, this weekend was something. → Read More

In feud with Pelosi, Trump yet again flouts security protocols

The speaker's office said Trump's letter revealed her congressional delegation's trip to Afghanistan, making it unsafe for her to travel. → Read More

BuzzFeed’s Michael Cohen story, if true, looks to be the most damning to date for Trump

Predicting President Donald Trump's imminent demise has made fools of people since the moment he launched his presidential campaign. But the latest blockbuster story about the Russia investigation is different. → Read More

BuzzFeed’s Michael Cohen story, if true, looks to be the most damning to date for Trump

Many things in the Russia investigation operate in a gray area of prosecutorial discretion; Trump telling Cohen to lie to Congress would be cut-and-dried. → Read More

Is this the end of the public ‘Mueller report’?

Attorney general nominee William Barr indicated Tuesday he can't release the report directly to the public. But why? → Read More

Rudy Giuliani just contradicted nearly all the Trump team’s past collusion denials

Giuliani told CNN: "I never said there was no collusion between the campaign or between people in the campaign. . . . I said the president of the United States." This is not what the Trump team said previously. → Read More

The most cringeworthy tweets by @womenforcohen, which Michael Cohen creates to make himself a ‘sex symbol’

The Wall Street Journal reports Cohen paid for the creation of the account, which regularly praised his looks. → Read More

Pelosi’s bold letter about postponing Trump’s State of the Union, annotated

The full letter, with highlights and analysis. → Read More

Christie: Trump is surrounded by ‘amateurs, grifters, weaklings’ and ‘felons’ — but it’s not really his fault

In his new book, Christie reportedly blames Trump's problems on those around Trump — as if Trump has no power over them. → Read More

The Democrats’ capitulation to William Barr

Democrats on the Judiciary Committee seem to be looking right past red flags. → Read More

3 key early moments from William Barr’s confirmation hearing

Barr's views on the Mueller probe -- and what he would do with it as attorney general -- were front-and-center. → Read More

Barr confirms he shared his Mueller memo with lots of people around Trump

Democrats allege he was auditioning for the job and should recuse himself from oversight of the Russia investigation. → Read More

William Barr tries to clean up his Clinton comments — but stumbles into a new Mueller problem

Barr suggests he wasn't actually calling for full-fledged probes of the Clintons, but a newly released email shows he clearly suggested those would be more substantiated than the Russian collusion probe. → Read More

William Barr’s statement pledging Mueller ‘transparency,’ annotated

Barr, who has written a memo criticizing the Mueller probe, has issued an opening statement for Tuesday's confirmation hearings that clearly seeks to allay concerns about that. But what does it really say? → Read More

Trump’s and Pompeo’s weird non-denials about Trump working for Russia

Trump still hasn't technically denied working for Russia — and Pompeo's narrow denial is noteworthy, too. → Read More

Trump seeks to resurrect a long-dormant phrase: ‘illegal alien’

He’s used it on at least 35 occasions in the past six months, despite rarely using it before then. → Read More

Why the FBI might’ve thought Trump could be working for Russia

We just learned the FBI investigated this briefly after James B. Comey's firing -- and before special counsel Robert Mueller took over. The question is, why? → Read More

John Bolton and the muddled Syria withdrawal mess

There is just so much confusion here, completely of the administration’s own making. → Read More

Despite dozens of fact checks, Kirstjen Nielsen again misstates terrorist-at-the-border data

In an appearance on Sean Hannity's show on Wednesday night, Nielsen agreed there were terrorists crossing the border, which has been debunked into the ground. → Read More

Michael Cohen will testify publicly soon. Here are 5 big questions he might shed light on.

Cohen is set to testify to the House Oversight Committee on Feb. 7. → Read More