David Ignatius of the Washington Post on Moscow and President-elect Donald Trump, then, questions for Attorney General nominee Republican Senator Jeff Sessions.
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- Marshall Wittman of the Hudson Institute
- Charlie Cook editor and publisher of the "Cook Political Report"
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