President Trump has not yet approved a draft strategy that would expand “extreme circumstances” for nuclear retaliation to include a crippling cyberattack.
The strategy the president plans to outline Monday is at odds with his often-warm relations with the leaders of China and Russia.
Local officials are debating whether to name a stretch of road after Boris Y. Nemtsov, a democratic activist gunned down near the Kremlin.
In the document, the special counsel cited an op-ed article drafted by Paul Manafort and his Russia-linked associate to shape public opinion about consulting work in Ukraine.
A conservative operative told a campaign aide he could arrange a back-channel meeting between Donald J. Trump and President Vladimir V. Putin of Russia through his pro-gun connections.
President Trump came out in defense of Mr. Moore, the Republican Senate candidate from Alabama. But when it’s not in his political interests, the benefit of the doubt might shift.