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President Trump arrived for a news conference with Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos in the East Room of the White House on Thursday. (Photo by Andrew Harnik/AP). A current, senior White House adviser — not merely another former campaign aide or distant associate of President Trump — has been identified by federal investigators as a significant person of interest in a probe aimed at determining whether Trump's political team colluded with Russia to meddle in the 2016 election. Let that sink in. [ Russia probe reaches current White House official, people familiar with the case say ]. Among many things, the focus on someone close to the president means that the firewall protecting him fr... Full story

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