The salacious “dossier” that describes ties between Donald J. Trump and the Russian government is back in the news. The Trump administration says new reporting that the Clinton campaign helped to pay for the report is evidence that the entire Russia inquiry is just politics. Also, we have a rare on-the-record conversation with President Trump’s top lawyer, Ty Cobb, about the investigation. Guests: Kenneth P. Vogel, a New York Times reporter based in Washington; Matt Apuzzo, who interviewed Mr. Cobb. For more information on today’s episode, visit nytimes.com/thedaily.