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Aaron Blake

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Recent articles by Aaron:

Michael Avenatti’s spectacular fall from (brief) grace

The guy who helped implicate the president in a felony has had nothing but problems since. → Read More

Legal experts question William Barr’s rationale for exonerating Trump

Robert Mueller didn't exonerate Trump when it comes to obstruction, but the Trump-appointed attorney general did. And some experts say his rationale doesn't hold up. → Read More

4 key takeaways from the Mueller report summary

Key excerpts from what Attorney General William P. Barr released Sunday. → Read More

Mueller’s report and Barr’s summary: What questions do you have? The Post will answer them.

The Fix's Aaron Blake answers your questions about Attorney General William Barr's just-delivered principal conclusions from Robert Mueller's investigations. → Read More

‘No collusion,’ after all?

Robert Mueller's investigation ended Friday without any charges of collusion or conspiracy with Russia. Here's what that means. → Read More

What Barr’s promise to share the Mueller report’s ‘principal conclusions’ could mean

What does the phrase mean? → Read More

Barr’s letter about the Mueller report, annotated

We break down the Attorney General's letter to congressional leaders. → Read More

The Mueller report is coming. Here's how Trump's Attorney General Barr could handle the release.

Here are the options at hand for Attorney General William Barr, once he receives the report. → Read More

The Conways are merely the latest episode of Trump-inspired — and -directed — family drama

From the Conways to the Bushes to the Romneys to the McCabes, Trump has been willing to go where most politicians wouldn't. → Read More

Johnny Isakson delivers the indictment of Trump’s McCain-bashing that Lindsey Graham wouldn’t

"The country deserves better, the McCain family deserves better, I don’t care if he’s president of United States." → Read More

Trump just nixed a major argument against releasing the Mueller report

The president said for the first time today that he doesn't mind if the report is made public. That should make it easier to release. → Read More

Blake: The ridiculousness of Devin Nunes suing Twitter accounts

There is a Twitter account called "Devin Nunes' cow" that has tweeted nasty things about Rep. Devin Nunes, R-Calif. Evidently, the account is not actually run by a cow belonging to Nunes. Nunes is now suing his purported cow. → Read More

The ridiculousness of Devin Nunes suing ‘Devin Nunes’ cow’ — and what it really signals

Whatever the merits of the larger lawsuit, its use of clear parody accounts strains credulity. → Read More

Trump on his campaign: No collusion. Trump on Democrats: Yes collusion — lots and lots of collusion.

At a news conference Tuesday, Trump complained that "we use the word 'collusion' very loosely all the time." But he's one of the worst offenders. → Read More

Trump is losing so much in court that allies are getting tired of it

A new analysis shows the Trump administration has lost a stunning number of cases in federal courts, and many of the losses have come via basic mistakes and by GOP-appointed judges. → Read More

Beto O’Rourke’s huge $6.1 million one-day haul, in context

The total is more than any other Democratic presidential hopeful — and that's not the only way in which it's exceptional. → Read More

In Sunday tweetstorm, Trump elevates a series of conspiracy theories — and theorists

The cast of characters being promoted by the president is quite something. → Read More

Lindsey Graham’s remarkably tepid defense of John McCain after Trump’s attacks

After the president implicated McCain in an alleged pre-election plot to take him down, Graham offered the softest of rebukes. → Read More

Trump suggests, for the first time, there should be ‘no Mueller report’

He did so despite the House voting 420 to 0 for its release and Donald Trump Jr. saying Mueller should “put it all out there.” → Read More

The House voted 420 to 0 to release the Mueller report. So why is Lindsey Graham blocking the bill?

Graham has convincing political reasons to let the Senate vote on this, and now. → Read More