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Paul Smith says he wanted "take a page from the Russian playbook" to influence a California congressional campaign. Deanne Fitzmaurice for NPR hide caption

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Inspired By Russia, He Bought Influence On Facebook

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Democrats Divided As They Try To Flip N.J. House Seat

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Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau (seen here with President Trump in October) on Thursday called the argument that U.S. steel import tariffs were necessary for national security reasons an "affront" to Canada. Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Secretary Of State Pompeo Meets With North Korean Official Kim Yong Chol

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Trump Administration Plans To Extend Steel And Aluminum Tariffs To Canada, Mexico And EU

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Michael Cohen, a personal lawyer for President Trump, leaves federal court in New York City in April. His legal troubles may test his loyalty to Trump, which has been built over years of protecting his boss in part by using legal threats. Seth Wenig/AP hide caption

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LISTEN: How Michael Cohen Protects Trump By Making Legal Threats

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Women wearing the niqab sit in the audience at the Danish Parliament in Copenhagen on Thursday, as a bill that bans face coverings in public passes by a majority vote. Mads Claus Rasmussen/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Lawyer Michael Avenatti is everywhere, pursuing his case against President Trump and his longtime attorney Michael Cohen. Avenatti says he has more ammunition he has yet to fire. Associated Press hide caption

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Who Is Stormy Daniels Lawyer Michael Avenatti — And Who Is Helping Him?

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Conservative filmmaker and author Dinesh D'Souza speaks during the final day of the 2014 Republican Leadership Conference on May 31 of that year in New Orleans. Earlier that month, he had pleaded guilty to campaign finance fraud. Justin Sullivan/Getty Images hide caption

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White House Announces Tariffs On Steel And Aluminum From Key Allies

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Coils of steel wire sit stacked in the shipping area of the Grupo Acerero SA steel processing facility in San Luis Potosi, Mexico, in March. Mexican steel will be subject to a 25 percent tariff. Mauricio Palos/Bloomberg via Getty Images hide caption

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Michael Avenatti: A Profile Of The Media-Savvy Attorney

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