Lawmakers reject Trump claim that records confirm misconduct

U.S. President Donald Trump listens during a meeting with members of Congress at the White House this week. MUST CREDIT: Bloomberg photo by Yuri Gripas

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President Trump claimed Sunday that documents on the wiretapping of a campaign adviser show that intelligence agencies misled the courts. But lawmakers from both parties say that isn’t true.

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President Trump has again taken to Twitter to criticize the investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 election.

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The Helsinki meeting forced the collision of two conflicting impulses that have guided Republicans on Capitol Hill through the Russia episode — and even before President Trump was elected.

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Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador’s seven-page missive to President Trump, written in Spanish, details how he sees the US and Mexico working together to stem immigration.

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The former presidential candidate also addressed a number of other topics, including Russia.

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Frank Phillips

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Frank Phillips is the State House bureau chief. He has covered politics for decades for the Boston Globe.

Stephanie Ebbert

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Stephanie Ebbert has been a local news reporter for the Globe since 1997 with a focus on politics

Akilah Johnson

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Akilah Johnson has been a reporter with the Globe since 2010, covering neighborhoods, Boston’s mayor’s race, and the crosscurrents of race and ethnicity in the city.

Joshua Miller

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Joshua Miller covers politics for the Globe. A Massachusetts native and graduate of Bowdoin College, Miller worked in Washington, D.C., before joining the paper in 2013.

James Pindell

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James Pindell is a political reporter for the Boston Globe.

Evan Horowitz

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Evan Horowitz digs through data to find information that illuminates the policy issues facing Massachusetts and the US.