First 100 days
Roger Stone, an off-and-on adviser to President Donald Trump for decades, has acknowledged that he had contact on Twitter with Guccifer 2.0, the mysterious online figure believed to be a front for Russian intelligence officials. It is the first time that someone associated with Trump has confirmed any type of contact with Guccifer 2.0, who claimed to be a Romanian hacker and took credit for the hacking of the Democratic National Committee. But Stone insisted in an interview that the contact had been brief and involved nothing more than the exchange of a few direct messages, well after the DNC was hacked.
The Senate Judiciary Committee has received more than 7,000 pages of documents connected to Neil Gorsuch from the George W. Bush Presidential Library — adding to the pile of paperwork obtained by the committee that may shed more light on the Supreme Court nominee's background before his hearing begins later this month. The committee's chairman, Chuck Grassley of Iowa, and California Sen. Dianne Feinstein, its top Democrat, wrote to the Bush library last month asking for documents involving Gorsuch.
Some Democrats who agreed a week ago to the terms of a House Intelligence Committee investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election now are warning that they may pull their support for the inquiry if it becomes mired in party-line politics. They are bracing for fights over subpoenaing witnesses and documents — including, possibly, Trump's tax returns — since Republicans have balked at an outside, independent inquiry into what intelligence officials say was an unprecedented intrusion into a U.S. election.