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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- Richard Falkenrath visiting fellow in foreign policy studies at the Brookings Institution and former director of policy and plans for the White House Office of Homeland Security
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