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THE VIEW FROM THE TOP OF PUTIN’S ENEMIES LIST

The author, at a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing, on July 27, 2017

I WASN’T WATCHING THE TRUMP-PUTIN PRESS CONFERENCE in Helsinki on July 16. But when my phone started flashing with messages, I knew something was going on. I soon learned that Russian President Vladimir Putin had mentioned me by name. No one asked; he just brought me up out of the blue.

Putin offered to allow American investigators to interview the 12 Russian intelligence agents who were recently indicted by special counsel Robert Mueller in exchange for allowing Russians

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