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WASHINGTON, DC - FEBRUARY 15: U.S. President Donald Trump speaks on border security during a Rose Garden event at the White House February 15, 2019 in Washington, DC. President Trump is expected to declare a nationa... WASHINGTON, DC - FEBRUARY 15: U.S. President Donald Trump speaks on border security during a Rose Garden event at the White House February 15, 2019 in Washington, DC. President Trump is expected to declare a national emergency to free up federal funding to build a wall along the southern border. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images) MORE LESS
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February 20, 2019 10:10 a.m.

There’s one nugget in yesterday’s Times story which I think is being taken as – and perhaps was even written as – an example of Trump’s and Jared Kushner’s naïveté in thinking the Russia story had been put to rest with the firing of General Michael Flynn. Pretty clearly, though, it’s not an example of that at all. It’s a good illustration of something very different.

Here’s the passage …

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