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Congratulations To Federal Inmate 06290-177 Jared Kushner...and Anthony Weiner’s new divorce lawyer!By Eliot Nelson , Jeffrey Young imageBloomberg via Getty Images 
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Like what you read below? Sign up for HUFFPOST HILL and get a cheeky dose of political news every evening! The criminal investigation into Russia’s links to the Trump campaign includes a senior White House official and we don’t know if we’ll ever fully be able to process such a betrayal from Trump’s Coca-Cola delivery guy. The president reportedly said firing James Comey eased a lot of his pressure, because the only thing this controversy was missing was language typically reserved for Maalox commercials. And Trump’s news cycle is so bad a Democratic congressman from not too long ago is being added to the sex offenders registry and no one seems to really care. This is HUFFPOST HILL for Friday, May 19th, 2017:INVESTIGATORS LOOKING AT POSSIBLE COVER-UP - “Ms. Conway, did you just eat that document?” “Mnphphphph!” Matthew Schofield and Lesley Clark: “Investigators into Russian meddling in the U.S. presidential elections are now also probing whether White House officials have engaged in a cover-up, according to members of Congress who were briefed Friday by Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein. That avenue of investigation was added in recent weeks after assertions by former FBI Director James Comey that President Donald Trump had tried to dissuade him from pressing an investigation into the actions of Trump’s first national security adviser, retired Army Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn, members of Congress said, though it was not clear whom that part of the probe might target…. Cover-ups have traditionally been a major part of investigations that have threatened previous administrations. Articles of impeachment levied against Richard Nixon and Bill Clinton included allegations of obstruction of justice, as they were suspected of trying to hide other wrongdoing.” [McClatchy]RUSSIA PROBE FOCUSING ON CURRENT WHITE HOUSE OFFICIAL - Barron, how could you? Devlin Barrett and Matt Zapotosky: “The law enforcement investigation into possible coordination between Russia and the Trump campaign has identified a current White House official as a significant person of interest, showing that the probe is reaching into the highest levels of government, according to people familiar with the matter. The senior White House adviser under scrutiny by investigators is someone close to the president, according to these people, who would not further identify the official. The revelation comes as the investigation also appears to be entering a more overtly active phase, with investigators shifting from work that has remained largely hidden from the public to conducting interviews and using a grand jury to issue subpoenas. The intensity of the probe is expected to accelerate in the coming weeks, the people said.” [WaPo]