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Dan Boylan

Dan Boylan was a former general assignment reporter at The Washington Times.

Articles by Dan Boylan

In North Carolina, "one of America's swingiest swing states," a longtime Republican consultant says the Russia controversy roiling Washington simply is not at the top of voters' minds. (Associated Press)

Russia story’s effect on midterm elections hard to gauge

With new revelations every week, the Russian election meddling story has made Washington dizzy for months, but pollsters in swing states are having a hard time seeing its impact beyond the Beltway — leaving forecasters of the midterm elections torn over the story's potential impact. Published July 17, 2017

Donna Brazile (Associated Press/File)

Donna Brazile, former DNC head, to release book on 2016 election hacks

Former Democratic National Committee Chairwoman Donna Brazile -- who used her relationship with CNN to feed Hillary Clinton debate questions -- announced she'll soon publish a book titled: "Hacks: The Inside Story of the Break-ins and Breakdowns that Put Donald Trump in the White House." Published July 12, 2017

In this April 17, 2017, file photo, Donald Trump Jr., the son of President Donald Trump, speaks to media during the annual White House Easter Egg Roll on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington. At the heart of Donald Trump Jr.’s unusual campaign-season meeting with a Russian lawyer was an obscure sanctions law that has infuriated the Kremlin. The Magnitsky Act, passed by Congress in 2012, was a U.S. response to the dubious death of a different Russian lawyer named Sergei Magnitsky. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)

Hill panel calls for Donald Trump Jr. to testify on Russia meeting

Bipartisan members of the Senate's lead probe into alleged Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election are clamoring for the testimony of President Donald Trump's eldest son into new revelations that he meet last year with a Kremlin-linked lawyer -- a meeting he has denounced as a "big yawn." Published July 10, 2017

Michael Flynn, who served the shortest term as national security adviser in White House history, has not been seen publicly in six months. (Associated Press/File)

Michael Flynn slips behind scenes of Russia meddling scandal

The Russian election meddling drama's mystery man -- former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn -- has not been seen publicly in nearly a half-year amid a swirl of investigations, media reports and speculation about his activities. Published July 9, 2017

Many of the leaks have dealt with confidential details of the Russia probe or with sensitive internal White House conversations or talks with world leaders. (Associated Press/File)

Donald Trump target of leaks at rate of one a day

President Trump has confronted "an unprecedented wave of potentially damaging leaks of information that threaten national security" since taking office, at the pace of a damaging leak a day, a congressional survey has found. Published July 6, 2017

The Democratic National Committee last year did not allow the FBI to physically inspect its machines, including servers. (Associated Press/File)

DNC email server most wanted evidence for Russia investigations

It is perhaps the key piece of forensic evidence in Russia's suspected efforts to sway the November presidential election, but federal investigators have yet to get their hands on the hacked computer server that handled email from the Democratic National Committee. Published July 5, 2017

Senate Judiciary Committee member Sheldon Whitehouse, Rhode Island Democrat, says he specifically wants answers about the leaks surrounding President Trump's former national security adviser, Michael Flynn, who resigned over contacts with Russia. (Associated Press/File)

Sheldon Whitehouse demands ‘unmasking’ answers to Senate

The Senate Judiciary Committee will take a hard look at the alleged "unmasking" of Trump campaign and transition officials by the Obama White House at a closed-door hearing Wednesday — pushing an underexplored aspect of the scandal over Russian meddling in the November presidential election. Published June 27, 2017

Anatoly Antonov, who has been tapped as the next Russian ambassador to the U.S., is an advocate for improving relations. (Associated Press)

Sergey Kislyak out, Anatoly Antonov in as Russian ambassador

Moscow's mercurial U.S. Ambassador Sergey Kislyak -- a central character in the Russian election meddling saga -- will soon leave Washington, but his replacement might prove problematic in his own way as the Trump administration tries to find a working relationship with Vladimir Putin's Kremlin. Published June 27, 2017

White House Senior Adviser Jared Kushner, and his wife Ivanka Trump, the daughter and assistant to President Donald Trump, depart after President Donald Trump and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi spoke in the Rose Garden at the White House, Monday, June 26, 2017, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

Jared Kushner adds Abbe Lowell to legal defense team amid Russia probe

Top White House adviser Jared Kushner, President Trump's son-in-law, has added another big name to his legal team in the Russian election hacking probe, hiring Abbe Lowell, the veteran Washington lawyer who has taken on some of the capital's most notable ethics cases, including those of former vice presidential nominee John Edwards and lobbyist Jack Abramoff. Published June 27, 2017

Hillary Clinton campaign chairman John Podesta said the FBI did not contact him about the hack into his personal email account until after WikiLeaks began publishing his emails by the thousands on Oct. 7, 2016. (Associated Press) ** FILE **

Congressional Russia probes to question John Podesta and election experts

Congressional investigations into alleged Russian meddling in the 2016 election will question Hillary Clinton's former presidential campaign chairman, John Podesta, next week -- in addition to experts on Kremlin interference in recent and future European elections. Published June 23, 2017

Jeh Johnson, who served as homeland security secretary from late 2013 through the end of the Obama administration, said he began to receive reports of attempted hacks of state elections systems in August, about the time the FBI issued a public warning. (Associated Press/File)

Jeh Johnson to testify on Vladimir Putin, election hacking

President Obama's claim that he confronted President Vladimir Putin and shut down Russian hacking efforts late in the 2016 election campaign will face sharp scrutiny when Jeh Johnson, Mr. Obama's homeland security chief, faces lawmakers on Capitol Hill on Wednesday. Published June 20, 2017

Special counsel Robert Mueller, who this year hired a staff of 16 lawyers with significant experience prosecuting such financial crimes, is focused on unraveling the Trump family's tangled financial and real estate empire in a bid to find any connections to "dark money" investments from Russian oligarchs and organized crime figures, a source said. (Associated Press/File)

Robert Mueller faces tough obstruction case against Donald Trump

Special counsel Robert Mueller could have a tough time making an obstruction of justice case stick against President Trump, according to legal analysts, who said he will have to overcome a number of "unique hurdles" — not the least of which is a decades-old Justice Department ruling that a sitting president can't be charged. Published June 15, 2017

Senators want to meet Jared Kushner, President Trump's son-in-law, to discuss contacts he allegedly had with Russian business interests tied to Vladimir Putin. (Associated Press)

Jared Kushner, Michael Flynn Russian connections to be examined by Congress

Congressional investigators are moving to a new phase in the multiple probes now exploring alleged Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election, with White House aide Jared Kushner and fired National Security Adviser Michael Flynn among those facing new scrutiny. Published June 14, 2017