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CIA: Intelligence assessment has not changed on Russian election interference – The Hill
Sorry, New York Times, Trump isn’t Hitler. Not even close – Fox News
Trump slams media for ignoring Hillary-Russia revelations – WND.com
Unity Is Overrated – National Review
5:41 PM 10/19/2017 Russias interference in the 2016 American presidential election and their outcome
John McCain declares nominee-blocking, subpoena-hurling war against Donald Trump
Donald Trump goes berserk, accuses the FBI of faking the Pee Pee Tape
US Senators Single Out Russia In Push Against Anonymous Online Political Ads – RadioFreeEurope/RadioLiberty
Conservatives warned Trump would destroy the GOP. What will happen to the nation? – Los Angeles Times
George W. Bush just laid a major smackdown on Trumpism – CNN
How Might Trump’s Asian Hosts Sketch His Personality Profile? – RealClearPolitics
Russian President Vladimir Putin says Trump’s foes have blocked his agenda – Chicago Tribune
Violent crime, opioids take center stage as US AG, Okla. AG speak to sheriffs – Red Dirt Report
CIA director distorts intelligence community’s findings on Russian interference – Washington Post
US Senator Sees No Early End to Russian Meddling Probe – Voice of America
3:50 PM 10/19/2017 Did Russia fake black activism on Facebook to sow division in the US? Russians Posing As Black Activists On Facebook Google News
Trump Won’t Criticize Russia’s Putin – The Missourian (blog)
Donald Trump And America’s Blood Sport Of Choice
Trump Today: President questions if FBI paid for dossier alleging Russia ties – MarketWatch
Hillary Clinton, Shadow President – Newsweek
Russia-sponsored troll networks still operating, targeting America – Miami Herald
CIA Director Wrongly Says US Found Russia Didn’t Affect Election Result – NBCNews.com
Trump suggests Comey prematurely exonerated Clinton but investigators say probe was largely complete
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Russia-sponsored troll networks still operating, targeting America – Sacramento Bee

Russia-sponsored troll networks still operating, targeting America
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Russian troll operating under the auspices of a fake organization called BlackmattersUS.com, sent a Facebook message seeking the organizing skills of a Charlotte activist, Conrad James, who headed a movement called Ultraviolet Life, RBC said. It 

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CIA: Intelligence assessment has not changed on Russian election interference – The Hill


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CIA: Intelligence assessment has not changed on Russian election interference
The Hill
In fact, the intelligence community’s January report concluding that Russia had sought to disrupt the 2016 presidential election and sway in the race in President Trump’s favor is clear in pointing out that no assessment was made regarding the plot’s 

Sorry, New York Times, Trump isn’t Hitler. Not even close – Fox News


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Sorry, New York Times, Trump isn’t Hitler. Not even close
Fox News
Millions more died fighting German forces to liberate Europe from Nazi authoritarianism. In smearing President Trump, left-wing ideologues are disgracing themselves and the newspapers who continue to publish them. Blow argues our president is next in 

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Trump slams media for ignoring Hillary-Russia revelations – WND.com


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Trump slams media for ignoring Hillary-Russia revelations
WND.com
Art Moore, co-author of the best-selling book “See Something, Say Nothing,” entered the media world as a PR assistant for the Seattle Mariners and a correspondent covering pro and college sports for Associated Press Radio. He reported for a Chicago

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Unity Is Overrated – National Review


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Unity Is Overrated
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Backed by the fortune of billionaire Robert Mercer, he is working on a purge, recruiting primary challengers to Republican senators, and in the process of doing so very well may hand a few seats over to the Democrats. That operation already has borne 

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5:41 PM 10/19/2017 Russias interference in the 2016 American presidential election and their outcome

Russias interference in the 2016 American presidential election and their outcome – GS “Russias interference in the 2016 American presidential election and their outcome” is the whole heart and the crust of the issue. It is unanswered at this time, and requires statistical studies, especially in the light of the social media involvement.  M.N.   5:45 … Continue reading“5:41 PM 10/19/2017 – Russias interference in the 2016 American presidential election and their outcome”

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John McCain declares nominee-blocking, subpoena-hurling war against Donald Trump

Two days after John McCain launched a war of words against “half baked” and “unpatriotic” Donald Trump, the Senator is now launching a war of actions against Trump as well. McCain has clearly lost all patience with Trump due to a number of increasingly egregious issues, and he’s now making concrete moves which could serve to bring the entire Trump administration to a grinding halt so he can rip it to pieces.

John McCain is outraged at a number of Donald Trump’s latest moves, including Trump’s refusal to address election cybersecurity concerns, and Trump’s deplorable treatment of the families of the four U.S. soldiers who were killed in Niger. But the primary focus of McCain’s anger is the military operation in Niger itself, for which Trump and his administration have provided no explanation. No one knows what our troops were doing there, or how or why they died. McCain is throwing down the gauntlet.

McCain told reporters today that he’ll be using everything from subpoenas to the blocking of Trump’s Department of Defense nominations in order to force the administration to cough up answers (link). This serves as a reminder of just how much individual power individual Senators have when it comes to standing in the way of White House business, and a reminder that McCain has the kind of political capital to get away with using it.

It turns out John McCain isn’t stopping with just the Niger scandal. He’s also preparing to block Donald Trump’s nominations across the board until the Trump administration finally implements the new sanctions against Russia that were signed into law two and a half months ago. But it becomes more clear just how far Trump has gone to try to cover up what really happened in Niger, the scandal is coming more front and center by the day.

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Donald Trump goes berserk, accuses the FBI of faking the Pee Pee Tape

Of all the things that Donald Trump fears will come out in the wash with his mounting scandals, his words and actions suggest that he fears the mythical “Pee Pee Tape” the most. So it’s notable that, even as his Russian collusion scandal threatens to envelop his entire senior staff, and his Niger scandal explodes by the hour, Trump is instead suddenly going berserk about the Pee Pee Tape and he’s making unhinged accusations about it.

This morning Trump tweeted “Workers of firm involved with the discredited and Fake Dossier take the 5th. Who paid for it, Russia, the FBI or the Dems (or all)?” This tweet contains several blatant lies. Not one word of former MI6 agent Christopher Steele’s Trump-Russia dossier has been discredited, and much of it has been verified. Workers for the firm in question did not take the Fifth Amendment, and have instead been cooperating with investigators all along. When rogue Congressman Devin Nunes tried to unilaterally issue an illegitimate subpoena as part of his own phony Trump-Russia investigation, the firm ignored him, as has everyone else who has been “subpoenaed” by the out-of-control Nunes.

But let’s look past all the lies Trump managed to pack into one tweet, and look at the fact that Trump is suddenly choosing to talk about it at all. He’s long been so scared of the dossier, and the Pee Pee Tape assertion it contains, that he reportedly once called up then-FBI Director James Comey just to insist that he hadn’t done anything with the Russian prostitutes. So why is Trump suddenly bringing it up now? Moreover, why is he suddenly so desperate to preemptively discredit it that he’s willing to randomly accuse the FBI of having faked it?

That’s the central question right now. Donald Trump clearly fears the Pee Pee Tape itself, or confirmation of its existence, is about to surface. It’s the only reason he’d risk reminding the American people of its existence, just so he can refute it in ridiculous fashion. Stay tuned. Contribute to Palmer Report

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US Senators Single Out Russia In Push Against Anonymous Online Political Ads – RadioFreeEurope/RadioLiberty


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US Senators Single Out Russia In Push Against Anonymous Online Political Ads
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The action comes on larger backdrop of allegations by U.S. intelligence agencies that Russia actively interfered in the U.S. presidential election in support of then-candidate Donald Trump, who went on to win the presidency. At least two congressional …
Congress’s New Bill Can’t Eliminate Russian Influence OnlineWIRED
Despite backlash over political ads, Facebook’s role in elections will only growLos Angeles Times
John McCain wants Google and Facebook to reveal who pays for political adsVox

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Conservatives warned Trump would destroy the GOP. What will happen to the nation? – Los Angeles Times


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Conservatives warned Trump would destroy the GOP. What will happen to the nation?
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When he resigned from the Republican Party during the 2016 campaign, Will said Trump’s nomination for president would herald the end of his former party. With Trump now serving as president, it appears the destruction of our nation as we knew it is a …

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George W. Bush just laid a major smackdown on Trumpism – CNN


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George W. Bush just laid a major smackdown on Trumpism
CNN
Bush’s speech calling out the uglier parts of Trumpism comes just days after John McCain — Bush’s main opponent in the 2000 GOP presidential primaries — delivered a similar rebuke, describing the dangers posed by the rise of “half-baked, spurious …
George W. Bush’s unmistakable takedown of Trumpism and TrumpWashington Post
Full text: George W. Bush speech on TrumpismPolitico
George W. Bush assails Trumpism without naming Trump, warns of rising ‘bigotry’ and trade protectionismCNBC
HuffPost –Daily Beast –Newser
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How Might Trump’s Asian Hosts Sketch His Personality Profile? – RealClearPolitics


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How Might Trump’s Asian Hosts Sketch His Personality Profile?
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WASHINGTON — As President Trump prepares to head to Asia next month for his most important overseas trip yet, foreign intelligence services are undoubtedly trying to assemble personality profiles to explain this unconventional, risk-taking 

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Russian President Vladimir Putin says Trump’s foes have blocked his agenda – Chicago Tribune


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Russian President Vladimir Putin says Trump’s foes have blocked his agenda
Chicago Tribune
President Vladimir Putin said Thursday that Russia remains open to cooperation with Washington even though President Donald Trump‘s political foes in the U.S. have tried to prevent him from fulfilling his campaign promises. Asked at a forum of foreign …

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Violent crime, opioids take center stage as US AG, Okla. AG speak to sheriffs – Red Dirt Report


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Violent crime, opioids take center stage as US AG, Okla. AG speak to sheriffs
Red Dirt Report
Sessions said that he and President Donald Trump will fight against the upward trend of violent crime and the rising opioid issues, but he did not speak specifically on Oklahoma’s criminal justice reforms or the two measures Oklahoma voters approved 

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CIA director distorts intelligence community’s findings on Russian interference – Washington Post


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CIA director distorts intelligence community’s findings on Russian interference
Washington Post 
A report compiled by the CIA and other agencies described that Russian operation as unprecedented in its scale and concluded that Moscow’s goals were to undermine public faith in the U.S. democratic process and help elect Donald Trump. But the report 

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… he worried Trump’s perceived focus on the issue transcends, unfortunately, the real concern here, which is Russian interference in our political process. Clapper could not be reached immediately for comment. Former CIA Deputy Director Michael 

US Senator Sees No Early End to Russian Meddling Probe – Voice of America


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US Senator Sees No Early End to Russian Meddling Probe
Voice of America
Senator Ben Cardin, a Democrat from Maryland, told VOA’s Serbian Service that investigators will not be deterred by President Donald Trump’s recent call for a resolution to inquiries into Russian influence on the election and whether his campaign 
How Russia and Trump Collusion Would Have Worked, From First Contact to Election DayNewsweek

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3:50 PM 10/19/2017 Did Russia fake black activism on Facebook to sow division in the US? Russians Posing As Black Activists On Facebook Google News

Russians Posing As Black Activists On Facebook Google News The Guardian–Oct 17, 2017 Russian trolls posing as Americans made payments to genuine … Did Russia fake black activism on Facebook to sow division in the US? Kremlin oligarch dubbed Putin’s ‘chef’ unmasked as the money … In-Depth–Daily Mail–Oct 17, 2017 Russians Posing as Black Activists on Facebook – Google Search Thursday … Continue reading“3:50 PM 10/19/2017 – Did Russia fake black activism on Facebook to sow division in the US? – Russians Posing As Black Activists On Facebook Google News”

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Trump Won’t Criticize Russia’s Putin – The Missourian (blog)

Trump Won’t Criticize Russia’s Putin
The Missourian (blog)
So Trump and Republicans have three problems. 1. They are calling not only the six leaders incompetent, but the U.N. Security Council and European Union which both unanimously endorsed the deal. 2. The U.S. obviously cannot unilaterally nullify the deal.

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Donald Trump And America’s Blood Sport Of Choice

Cross-posted from TomDispatch.com Gladiatorial contests were the sport of choice of the Roman Empire for more than 650

Trump Today: President questions if FBI paid for dossier alleging Russia ties – MarketWatch

Trump Today: President questions if FBI paid for dossier alleging Russia ties
MarketWatch
President Donald Trump questioned on Thursday if the Federal Bureau of Investigation was behind an intelligence dossier that alleged ties between Russia and his presidential campaign, gave the federal aid effort for Puerto Rico a 10, and met with 

Hillary Clinton, Shadow President – Newsweek


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Hillary Clinton, Shadow President
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If it is Clinton’s goal to troll the Trump administration and its abettors into a state of eternal anxiety, the plan is working magnificently. A year after the election, President Donald J. Trump talks about his electoral victory so much, you’d think 

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Russia-sponsored troll networks still operating, targeting America – Miami Herald

Russia-sponsored troll networks still operating, targeting America
Miami Herald
RBC said the St. Petersburg trolls shaped their content on social issues that meshed with Trump’s rhetoric, quoting them as calling it correlation rather than direct support for the Republican nominee. The messages often sought to … In Russia 

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CIA Director Wrongly Says US Found Russia Didn’t Affect Election Result – NBCNews.com


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CIA Director Wrongly Says US Found Russia Didn’t Affect Election Result
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WASHINGTON CIA Director Mike Pompeo incorrectly asserted Thursday that U.S. intelligence agencies concluded Russia’sinterference campaign did not affect the outcome of the 2016 presidential election. “We conducted an election that had integrity,” …
CIA Director: Russian Meddling ‘Did Not Affect Outcome Of ElectionThe Daily Caller

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Trump suggests Comey prematurely exonerated Clinton but investigators say probe was largely complete

Trump suggests Comey prematurely exonerated Clinton but investigators say probe was largely complete

President Trump suggested Wednesday that former FBI director James B. Comey had intended to spare Democrat Hillary Clinton from prosecution long before investigation was complete into her government email practices. In a pair of early-morning Twitter messages, Trump referred to a recently released FBI email that indicates a draft of a Comey statement about the []

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US Senators Single Out Russia In Push Against Anonymous Online …

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WASHINGTON — A bipartisan trio of U.S. senators has introduced legislation to regulate paid political ads that appear on Facebook, Google, …
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Russia-sponsored troll networks still operating, targeting America

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The number of networks of Russian-sponsored trolls spreading propaganda to the United States and Europe may number in the hundreds, …
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10 million people saw Russia sponsored Facebook ads in the US

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10 million people saw Russia sponsored Facebook ads in the US …. “troll farm” which has published pro-Kremlin propaganda in the past. … data through authentic peer groups and networks was inevitable,” the report read.
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Russian Twitter Campaign Seeks to Divide America

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network of Russia- affiliated Twitter accounts attempted to fan the flames of … to the Russian government-affiliated troll farm known as the Internet … Facebook and its Russia-sponsored ads have filled the news for weeks.
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Fake Russian Facebook Accounts Bought $100000 in Political Ads

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The report also found that hundreds of Russian “trolls,” or paid … and Russia is whether Russia-sponsored operators would have needed any …
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Russia-sponsored troll networks still operating, targeting America – Miami Herald

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RBC said the St. Petersburg trolls shaped their content on social issues that meshed withTrump’s rhetoric, quoting them as calling it “correlation rather than direct support” for the Republican nominee. The messages often sought to … In Russia 

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CIA director distorts intelligence community’s findings on Russian …

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How Russia’s election meddling could spell the end of an era for …

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One consequence of a bitterly contested presidential election came into clearer … evidence of Russianelection influence are turning their attention to how the … Facebook newsfeeds, Twitter timelines and Google search results. … vehemently rejected the notion of Russian interference – it suggests that at …
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Is the Supreme Court Deciding Whether to Nullify the 2016 Election?

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A petition challenging the 2016 U.S. presidential election results has long … of the 2016 presidential election due to purported Russian interference. … Does this mean the Court will discuss each petition distributed during their conference?
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Donald Trump just suggested the FBI, Democrats and Russia might …

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Its broad assertion that Russia waged a campaign to interfere in the election is now … CNN also reported earlier this year that US investigators have … Russian involvement in the 2016 election have also sat down with Steele to … takes to Twitter to say that the stories over his place of birth are the result of a …
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Putin Says Americans Should Not ‘Disrespect’ Trump, Because He’s …

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Putin, who U.S. officials have accused of swaying the 2016 U.S. … claims of Russian interference in last year’s U.S. elections, asserting that Trump … colluded with Russia to discredit and defeat Democratic presidential … President Donald Trump meets with Russian President Vladimir Putin during the their …
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Michael Hayden fears Russian meddling “narrative” is being lost

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Other nations, including the U.S., have attempted similar tactics but have … more important than the outcome of the investigation may be lost. … the inevitable Clinton presidency,” and later “moved theirefforts to move … While he is “certain” what the Russians did affected the 2016 election, he said therewas …
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Every Excuse Hillary Clinton Has Given for Her 2016 Election Loss

NewsweekOct 16, 2017
Hillary Clinton has blamed her election loss to Donald Trump on … that sexism kept her from shattering America’s ultimate glass ceiling. It’s the latest attempt by the former secretary of state and two-time presidential loser to recast her 2016 … to emphasize the urgency of Russia’s interference in the election.
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Don’t make Russian election hack great again

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Toward the end of the 1996 presidential campaign, Republican candidate Bob … of revelations about Russian interference in the 2016 in presidential election. … Russian actions were an attempt to influence an American election. Whether their efforts altered the outcome does not detract from the fact they …
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A Dizzying Week of Trump-Russia Revelations

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The possible outcomes of the Russia investigation have always been wildly divergent. … of the 2016 Presidential election in the minds of many Americans, as well … may ensnare officials for wrongdoing unrelated to Russian interference. … be in trouble for work he did before he joined the Trump campaign.
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German Election Mystery: Why No Russian Meddling?

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“We’re not really expecting any Russian interference. … traditional news media sources and, unlike Americans, tend to be wary … “It would almost make more sense for the C.I.A. to leak fake news to make it seem like the Russians did it. … like the power grid, hospitals or servers that process election results.
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Don’t make Russian election hack great again

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Toward the end of the 1996 presidential campaign, Republican candidate Bob … of revelations about Russian interference in the 2016 in presidential election. … Russian actions were an attempt to influence an American election. Whether their efforts altered the outcome does not detract from the fact they …
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German Election Mystery: Why No Russian Meddling?

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“We’re not really expecting any Russian interference. … traditional news media sources and, unlike Americans, tend to be wary … “It would almost make more sense for the C.I.A. to leak fake news to make it seem like the Russians did it. … like the power grid, hospitals or servers that process election results.
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CIA Director Mike Pompeo declared Thursday that U.S. intelligence agencies determined that Russia’s interference in the 2016 American presidential election did not alter the outcome, a statement that distorted spy agency findings.

“The intelligence community’s assessment is that the Russian meddling that took place did not affect the outcome of the election,” Pompeo said at a security conference in Washington.

His comment suggested — falsely — that a report released by U.S. intelligence agencies in January had ruled out any impact that could be attributed to a covert Russian interference campaign that involved leaks of tens of thousands of stolen emails, the flooding of social media sites with false claims and the purchase of ads on Facebook.

A report compiled by the CIA and other agencies described that Russian operation as unprecedented in its scale and concluded that Moscow’s goals were to undermine public faith in the U.S. democratic process and help elect Donald Trump.

But the report reached no conclusions about whether that interference had altered the outcome — an issue that U.S. intelligence officials made clear was considered beyond the scope of their inquiry.

“We did not make an assessment of the impact that Russian activities had on the outcome of the 2016 election,” the report said. U.S. spy agencies are “charged with monitoring and assessing the intentions, capabilities, and actions of foreign actors,” the report said, but do “not analyze U.S. political processes or U.S. public opinion.”

[Senate Intelligence Committee leaders: Russia did interfere in 2016 elections]

Former U.S. intelligence officials voiced concern over Pompeo’s statement.

“This is another example of Pompeo politicizing intelligence,” a former senior U.S. intelligence official said. Pompeo “is the most political CIA director since Bill Casey” during the Reagan administration, the former official said. “This significantly undermines the intelligence community’s credibility.”

The former official and others spoke on the condition of anonymity, citing the subject’s sensitivity.

A CIA spokesman denied that Pompeo intended to mislead the public with his remarks. “The intelligence assessment with regard to Russian election meddling has not changed,” said the spokesman, Ryan Trapani, “and the director did not intend to suggest that it had.”

Pompeo’s comment came in response to a question about Russian meddling at the end of a lengthy public appearance at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies, a conservative think tank.

Pompeo also criticized former U.S. intelligence officials for their television appearances, implying that they have violated their oaths and potentially contributed to the leaks of sensitive information.

“There are an awful lot of former CIA talking heads on TV,” Pompeo said, adding that their obligation to remain quiet about their work “far extends beyond the day you turn in your badge.”

[At CIA, a watchful eye on Mike Pompeo, the president’s ardent ally]

His comment seemed to be aimed mainly at former senior intelligence officials in the Obama administration, including James R. Clapper Jr., the former director of National Intelligence, who said in a recent interview that Russia’s interference had “cast doubt” on Trump’s win.

“Our intelligence community assessment did, I think, serve to cast doubt on the legitimacy of his victory,” Clapper said in an interview on CNN last month. He added that he worried Trump’s perceived focus on the issue “transcends, unfortunately, the real concern here, which is Russian interference in our political process.”

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Clapper could not immediately be reached to comment.

Michael Morell, the former CIA deputy director who is employed by CBS News to comment on national security issues, responded to Pompeo with a post on Twitter. Pompeo’s caution against leaking is “wise,” Morell said. “But, to be clear, critiquing policy is not leaking.”

Pompeo’s mischaracterization of the intelligence report was the latest in a series of statements from the former Republican congressman that have seemed aimed at minimizing the significance of Russian interference in the 2016 election.

At a security forum in Aspen, Colo., earlier this year, Pompeo said that “it is true” that Russia interferedbut had also done so in the election “before that, and the one before that.” He continued that refrain Thursday, saying he had recently been reading accounts of Russian attempts to meddle in “the Nixon elections” in the late 1960s and early 1970s.

The intelligence report released in January, which was produced in part by Pompeo’s own agency, noted Russia’s “longstanding desire to undermine the U.S.-led liberal democratic order” but said the 2016 effort “demonstrated a significant escalation in directness, level of activity and scope of effort compared to previous operations.”

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President Donald Trump took to Twitter Thursday morning to suggest a potentially explosive dossier of allegations concerning his links to Russia may have been paid for by the FBI, Russia, the Democratic Party or a combination of the three. Trump’s tweeted speculation came a day after two officials with the intelligence firm that commissioned the dossier last year appeared before the House Intelligence Committee but invoked their constitutional privilege not to provide testimony.

Related: Here’s what the ‘golden shower’ dossier now being investigated by Mueller claims about Trump and Russia

“Workers of firm involved with the discredited and Fake Dossier take the 5th,” Trump tweeted. “Who paid for it, Russia, the FBI or the Dems (or all)?”

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The Washington-based firm Fusion GPS commissioned former British intelligence agent Christopher Steele to produce the dossier during the 2016 election campaign. It has refused to bow to pressure to disclose who paid for it. A lawyer for the firm, Josh Levy, wrote a letter to the House Intelligence Committee this week accusing Republican Chairman Devin Nunes of an “abuse of power” after he issued a subpoena to get the firm’s representatives to testify on Capitol Hill.

It has been widely reported that the dossier was initially financed by anti-Trump Republicans before Democrats picked up the check as the campaign moved toward the general election. Steele contacted the FBI with his findings and in October the two parties reached an agreement that he would continue his research with compensation from the bureau, according to a report from The Washington Post. That agreement never came to fruition, however.

President Donald Trump speaks during a meeting with members of the Senate Finance Committee and his economic team at the White House, on October 18. Trump took to Twitter Thursday morning to suggest a potentially explosive dossier of allegations concerning his links to Russia may have been paid for by the FBI, Russia or the Democratic Party or a combination of the three. Chris Kleponis-Pool/Getty Images

A summary of the dossier’s findings was provided to Trump and President Barack Obama ahead of January’s presidential inauguration. And, while Trump labeled the dossier “discredited” and “fake,” investigators looking into Russian interference in the 2016 election have been taking it increasingly seriously.

Earlier this month, it was reported that the investigation into the dossier had been taken up by the man leading the FBI’s Russia probe, Special Counsel Robert Mueller. The former FBI director’s team has also met with Steele, CNN has reported.

Some of the more salacious details of the dossier, including that Russia possesses a video of Trump getting Russian prostitutes to urinate on a bed in a Moscow hotel room was once occupied by President Barack Obama and wife Michelle, have not been verified. But some aspects of the so-called pee-tape dossier have been corroborated, according to the CNN report.

Suggesting that a federal intelligence service coordinated with a foreign power to produce a dossier about him is just Trump’s latest explosive and unsubstantiated accusation. Notably, he has also claimed that three million to five million people voted illegally in the 2016 election and that then-President Barack Obama wiretapped his residence at Trump Tower.

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Congress is spending millions on Russia investigations — but you’ll probably never know exactly how much – USA TODAY

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Conservatives warned Trump would destroy the GOP. What will happen to the nation? – Los Angeles Times
George W. Bush just laid a major smackdown on Trumpism – CNN
How Might Trump’s Asian Hosts Sketch His Personality Profile? – RealClearPolitics
Russian President Vladimir Putin says Trump’s foes have blocked his agenda – Chicago Tribune
Violent crime, opioids take center stage as US AG, Okla. AG speak to sheriffs – Red Dirt Report
CIA director distorts intelligence community’s findings on Russian interference – Washington Post
US Senator Sees No Early End to Russian Meddling Probe – Voice of America
3:50 PM 10/19/2017 Did Russia fake black activism on Facebook to sow division in the US? Russians Posing As Black Activists On Facebook Google News
Trump Won’t Criticize Russia’s Putin – The Missourian (blog)
Donald Trump And America’s Blood Sport Of Choice
Trump Today: President questions if FBI paid for dossier alleging Russia ties – MarketWatch
Hillary Clinton, Shadow President – Newsweek
Russia-sponsored troll networks still operating, targeting America – Miami Herald
CIA Director Wrongly Says US Found Russia Didn’t Affect Election Result – NBCNews.com
Trump suggests Comey prematurely exonerated Clinton but investigators say probe was largely complete
BREAKING NEWS 10/18/17 GOP CALLS GROW TO END TRUMP-RUSSIA INVESTIGATIONS IN CONGRESS THIS YEAR
Congress is spending millions on Russia investigations but you’ll probably never know exactly how much – USA TODAY
Trump suggests FBI may have ‘paid for’ dossier alleging Russia ties – Washington Post
Memo Undermines Russian Lawyer’s Account of Trump Tower … – Mother Jones
New Russian Nuclear Scandal Raises New Questions About Clinton Foundation – National Review
Donald Trump drops 92 spots of Forbes list of wealthiest Americans – The Australian
Russia tables turn, roping Clinton, Obama, Holder, not Trump – Washington Times
Actually, No, Bob Corker and John McCain Are Doing Nothing to Hold Trump Accountable – The Nation.
Is all of this anti-Trump stuff helping California? – American Thinker (blog)

 

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US Senators Single Out Russia In Push Against Anonymous Online Political Ads – RadioFreeEurope/RadioLiberty


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US Senators Single Out Russia In Push Against Anonymous Online Political Ads
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The action comes on larger backdrop of allegations by U.S. intelligence agencies that Russia actively interfered in the U.S. presidential election in support of then-candidate Donald Trump, who went on to win the presidency. At least two congressional …
Congress’s New Bill Can’t Eliminate Russian Influence OnlineWIRED
Despite backlash over political ads, Facebook’s role in elections will only growLos Angeles Times
John McCain wants Google and Facebook to reveal who pays for political adsVox

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Conservatives warned Trump would destroy the GOP. What will happen to the nation? – Los Angeles Times


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Conservatives warned Trump would destroy the GOP. What will happen to the nation?
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When he resigned from the Republican Party during the 2016 campaign, Will said Trump’s nomination for president would herald the end of his former party. With Trump now serving as president, it appears the destruction of our nation as we knew it is a …

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George W. Bush just laid a major smackdown on Trumpism – CNN


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George W. Bush just laid a major smackdown on Trumpism
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Bush’s speech calling out the uglier parts of Trumpism comes just days after John McCain — Bush’s main opponent in the 2000 GOP presidential primaries — delivered a similar rebuke, describing the dangers posed by the rise of “half-baked, spurious …
George W. Bush’s unmistakable takedown of Trumpism and TrumpWashington Post
Full text: George W. Bush speech on TrumpismPolitico
George W. Bush assails Trumpism without naming Trump, warns of rising ‘bigotry’ and trade protectionismCNBC
HuffPost –Daily Beast –Newser
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How Might Trump’s Asian Hosts Sketch His Personality Profile? – RealClearPolitics


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How Might Trump’s Asian Hosts Sketch His Personality Profile?
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WASHINGTON — As President Trump prepares to head to Asia next month for his most important overseas trip yet, foreign intelligence services are undoubtedly trying to assemble personality profiles to explain this unconventional, risk-taking 

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Russian President Vladimir Putin says Trump’s foes have blocked his agenda – Chicago Tribune


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Russian President Vladimir Putin says Trump’s foes have blocked his agenda
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President Vladimir Putin said Thursday that Russia remains open to cooperation with Washington even though President Donald Trump‘s political foes in the U.S. have tried to prevent him from fulfilling his campaign promises. Asked at a forum of foreign …

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Violent crime, opioids take center stage as US AG, Okla. AG speak to sheriffs – Red Dirt Report


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Violent crime, opioids take center stage as US AG, Okla. AG speak to sheriffs
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Sessions said that he and President Donald Trump will fight against the upward trend of violent crime and the rising opioid issues, but he did not speak specifically on Oklahoma’s criminal justice reforms or the two measures Oklahoma voters approved 

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CIA director distorts intelligence community’s findings on Russian interference – Washington Post


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CIA director distorts intelligence community’s findings on Russian interference
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A report compiled by the CIA and other agencies described that Russian operation as unprecedented in its scale and concluded that Moscow’s goals were to undermine public faith in the U.S. democratic process and help elect Donald Trump. But the report 

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… he worried Trump’s perceived focus on the issue transcends, unfortunately, the real concern here, which is Russian interference in our political process. Clapper could not be reached immediately for comment. Former CIA Deputy Director Michael 

US Senator Sees No Early End to Russian Meddling Probe – Voice of America


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US Senator Sees No Early End to Russian Meddling Probe
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Senator Ben Cardin, a Democrat from Maryland, told VOA’s Serbian Service that investigators will not be deterred by President Donald Trump’s recent call for a resolution to inquiries into Russian influence on the election and whether his campaign 
How Russia and Trump Collusion Would Have Worked, From First Contact to Election DayNewsweek

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Trump Won’t Criticize Russia’s Putin – The Missourian (blog)

Trump Won’t Criticize Russia’s Putin
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So Trump and Republicans have three problems. 1. They are calling not only the six leaders incompetent, but the U.N. Security Council and European Union which both unanimously endorsed the deal. 2. The U.S. obviously cannot unilaterally nullify the deal.

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Trump Today: President questions if FBI paid for dossier alleging Russia ties – MarketWatch

Trump Today: President questions if FBI paid for dossier alleging Russia ties
MarketWatch
President Donald Trump questioned on Thursday if the Federal Bureau of Investigation was behind an intelligence dossier that alleged ties between Russia and his presidential campaign, gave the federal aid effort for Puerto Rico a 10, and met with 

Hillary Clinton, Shadow President – Newsweek


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Hillary Clinton, Shadow President
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If it is Clinton’s goal to troll the Trump administration and its abettors into a state of eternal anxiety, the plan is working magnificently. A year after the election, President Donald J. Trump talks about his electoral victory so much, you’d think 

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Russia-sponsored troll networks still operating, targeting America – Miami Herald

Russia-sponsored troll networks still operating, targeting America
Miami Herald
RBC said the St. Petersburg trolls shaped their content on social issues that meshed with Trump’s rhetoric, quoting them as calling it correlation rather than direct support for the Republican nominee. The messages often sought to … In Russia 

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CIA Director Wrongly Says US Found Russia Didn’t Affect Election Result – NBCNews.com


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CIA Director Wrongly Says US Found Russia Didn’t Affect Election Result
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WASHINGTON CIA Director Mike Pompeo incorrectly asserted Thursday that U.S. intelligence agencies concluded Russia’sinterference campaign did not affect the outcome of the 2016 presidential election. “We conducted an election that had integrity,” …
CIA Director: Russian Meddling ‘Did Not Affect Outcome Of ElectionThe Daily Caller

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Trump suggests Comey prematurely exonerated Clinton but investigators say probe was largely complete

Trump suggests Comey prematurely exonerated Clinton but investigators say probe was largely complete

President Trump suggested Wednesday that former FBI director James B. Comey had intended to spare Democrat Hillary Clinton from prosecution long before investigation was complete into her government email practices. In a pair of early-morning Twitter messages, Trump referred to a recently released FBI email that indicates a draft of a Comey statement about the []

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Congress is spending millions on Russia investigations but you’ll probably never know exactly how much – USA TODAY


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Congress is spending millions on Russia investigations but you’ll probably never know exactly how much
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USA TODAY reported last month that the House intelligence committee paid to send two of its staff investigators to London in July to try to contact Christopher Steele, the former British spy who compiled a dossier on Donald Trump and his alleged ties

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Trump suggests FBI may have ‘paid for’ dossier alleging Russia ties – Washington Post


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Trump suggests FBI may have ‘paid for’ dossier alleging Russia ties
Washington Post
President Trump suggested Thursday that the FBI may have had a hand in creating an intelligence dossier that alleged tiesbetween Russia and Trump’s presidential campaign. Workers of firm involved with the discredited and Fake Dossier take the 5th.
Trump weighs in on ‘fake’ dossier on his alleged Russia tiesSFGate
Trump questions if Russia, FBI or Democrats paid for dossierPolitico

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Memo Undermines Russian Lawyer’s Account of Trump Tower … – Mother Jones


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New Russian Nuclear Scandal Raises New Questions About Clinton Foundation – National Review


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New Russian Nuclear Scandal Raises New Questions About Clinton Foundation
National Review
… evidence that Russian nuclear industry officials were engaged in bribery, kickbacks, extortion and money launderingdesigned to grow Vladimir Putin’s atomic energy business inside the United States, according to government documents and interviews 
Pay No Attention To That Other Russian ScandalFITSNews (blog)
Obama’s DOJ slow-walked probe despite national security concernsThe Hill
Report: FBI uncovered Russian bribes involving Clinton charity before Obama administration approved nuclear deal …WBKO
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Donald Trump drops 92 spots of Forbes list of wealthiest Americans – The Australian


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Donald Trump drops 92 spots of Forbes list of wealthiest Americans
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Forbes also said some of Mr Trump’s golf properties declined in value and that he spent $US66 million on the presidential campaign as well as $US25 million to settle a fraud lawsuit brought by former students in his defunct Trump University program for 

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Russia tables turn, roping Clinton, Obama, Holder, not Trump – Washington Times


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Russia tables turn, roping Clinton, Obama, Holder, not Trump
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… of American uranium, the FBI had gathered substantial evidence that Russian nuclear industry officials were engaged in bribery, kickbacks, extortion and money laundering designed to grow Vladimir Putin’s atomic energy business inside the United 

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Actually, No, Bob Corker and John McCain Are Doing Nothing to Hold Trump Accountable – The Nation.


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Donald Trump is claiming, for the moment, that he is on exceptionally good terms with congressional Republicans even with some of the Republicans that his once-and-future chief strategist Steve Bannon has targeted for political extinction. Indeed 

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Is all of this anti-Trump stuff helping California? – American Thinker (blog)


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California opposes anything that Trump proposes, or as simple as that. That’s not a political movement but rather immaturepeople who live in another universe! As my friend asked: is any of this good for California? My guess is no. At least, that’s 

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Trump Suggests ‘Pee Tape’ Dossier Was Financed Jointly by Russia, the FBI

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President Donald Trump took to Twitter Thursday morning to suggest a potentially explosive dossier of allegations concerning his links to Russia may have been paid for by the FBI, Russia, the Democratic Party or a combination of the three. Trump’s tweeted speculation came a day after two officials with the intelligence firm that commissioned the dossier last year appeared before the House Intelligence Committee but invoked their constitutional privilege not to provide testimony.

Related: Here’s what the ‘golden shower’ dossier now being investigated by Mueller claims about Trump and Russia

“Workers of firm involved with the discredited and Fake Dossier take the 5th,” Trump tweeted. “Who paid for it, Russia, the FBI or the Dems (or all)?”

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The Washington-based firm Fusion GPS commissioned former British intelligence agent Christopher Steele to produce the dossier during the 2016 election campaign. It has refused to bow to pressure to disclose who paid for it. A lawyer for the firm, Josh Levy, wrote a letter to the House Intelligence Committee this week accusing Republican Chairman Devin Nunes of an “abuse of power” after he issued a subpoena to get the firm’s representatives to testify on Capitol Hill.

It has been widely reported that the dossier was initially financed by anti-Trump Republicans before Democrats picked up the check as the campaign moved toward the general election. Steele contacted the FBI with his findings and in October the two parties reached an agreement that he would continue his research with compensation from the bureau, according to a report from The Washington Post. That agreement never came to fruition, however.

President Donald Trump speaks during a meeting with members of the Senate Finance Committee and his economic team at the White House, on October 18. Trump took to Twitter Thursday morning to suggest a potentially explosive dossier of allegations concerning his links to Russia may have been paid for by the FBI, Russia or the Democratic Party or a combination of the three. Chris Kleponis-Pool/Getty Images

A summary of the dossier’s findings was provided to Trump and President Barack Obama ahead of January’s presidential inauguration. And, while Trump labeled the dossier “discredited” and “fake,” investigators looking into Russian interference in the 2016 election have been taking it increasingly seriously.

Earlier this month, it was reported that the investigation into the dossier had been taken up by the man leading the FBI’s Russia probe, Special Counsel Robert Mueller. The former FBI director’s team has also met with Steele, CNN has reported.

Some of the more salacious details of the dossier, including that Russia possesses a video of Trump getting Russian prostitutes to urinate on a bed in a Moscow hotel room was once occupied by President Barack Obama and wife Michelle, have not been verified. But some aspects of the so-called pee-tape dossier have been corroborated, according to the CNN report.

Suggesting that a federal intelligence service coordinated with a foreign power to produce a dossier about him is just Trump’s latest explosive and unsubstantiated accusation. Notably, he has also claimed that three million to five million people voted illegally in the 2016 election and that then-President Barack Obama wiretapped his residence at Trump Tower.

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Congress is spending millions on Russia investigations — but you’ll probably never know exactly how much – USA TODAY

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Actually, No, Bob Corker and John McCain Are Doing Nothing to Hold Trump Accountable – The Nation.

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Donald Trump is claiming, for the moment, that he is on exceptionally good terms with congressional Republicans — even with some of the Republicans that his once-and-future chief strategist Steve Bannon has targeted for political extinction. Indeed and more »

WH Denies Trump Joked About Killing Gays, But New Yorker Stands by Story – Advocate.com

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The email also stated that in the process of fact-checking the profile, The New Yorker’s staff spoke to more than 60 people to confirm Trump’s statement, including senior White House officials, a senior staffer in the vice president’s office, Rep 
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The Danger of President PenceThe New Yorker
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Trump Campaign Spending on Legal Fees Surges as Russia Inquiries Widen – New York Times

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Trump Campaign Spending on Legal Fees Surges as Russia Inquiries Widen
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The report underscores the degree to which Mr. Trump’s team has been consumed byinvestigations being pursued by congressional committees and the special counsel, Robert S. Mueller III, into Russian meddling in the presidential election, and …
Trump campaign legal bills topped $1 million last quarterMyAJC
Trump’s Campaign Paid His Son’s Russia-Probe Law Firm $238,000 …Bloomberg
Trump campaign spends more than $1 million on legal fees in last quarterUSA TODAY
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House Intelligence Committee will subpoena Trump pal Roger Stone if he doesn’t identify his go-between with … – Daily Mail

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The House Intelligence Committee will subpoena Trump friend Roger Stone if he refuses to identify an intermediary who shared information with him about Wikileaks founder Julian Assange. Rep. Mike Conway, the Republican leading the committee’s Russia …
Roger Stone attorney says he complied with request for Assange contactkvor
Clinton impeachment leader Bob Barr helping Roger Stone dodge congressional subpoena for Wikileaks sourceRaw Story
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WASHINGTON (AP) – As congressional investigations into Russian interference in the 2016 elections wear on in the Capitol, some lawmakers are starting to wonder when – and how – the probes will end. After months of clandestine interviews and a few  

Anthony Weiner scandals: From politics to sexting cases – Fox News

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Anthony Weiner scandals: From politics to sexting cases
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In the video announcement, Weiner, Abedin and their son appear to be a happy family, putting the scandal behind them. “Look, I’ve made … Abedin, at the time, was one of Hillary Clinton’s top campaign aides for the 2016 presidential election. August and more »

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Donald Trump promotes criticism of Hillary Clinton for role in Russian uranium deal while attacking ‘fake’ media – The Independent

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Donald Trump promotes criticism of Hillary Clinton for role in Russian uranium deal while attacking ‘fake’ media
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Donald Trump has called criticism over Hillary Clinton’s role in a uranium deal with Russia “the biggest story that Fake Media doesn’t want to follow”. As the controversy over the president’s handling of grieving military families grows, he lashed out and more »

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Trump and Putin’s Strong Connection: Lies
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The Trump White House is unmoored
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President Trump’s most faithful supporters like to believe he’s always a step ahead of the media and the political establishment — that he’s playing three-dimensional chess while we’re stuck on checkers. Where we see utter discord, they see carefully …
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Russia Is Using Marxist Strategies, and So Is Trump – Bloomberg

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The Early Edition: October 19, 2017 

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Before the start of business, Just Security provides a curated summary of up-to-the-minute developments at home and abroad. Here’s today’s news.

SYRIA

The U.S.-backed Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (S.D.F.) have cleared 98 percent of the Islamic State’s de facto capital of Raqqa, the spokesperson for the U.S.-led coalition Col. Ryan Dillon tweetedtoday.

The impending defeat of the Islamic State group in Raqqa will open a new phase in the Syrian conflict, White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said yesterday, blaming Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s regime for hindering previous efforts to liberate the city. Sarah El Deeb reports at the AP.

The U.N. seeks access to Raqqa and is ready to increase assistance following the defeat of Islamic State militants, a U.N. official in the Syrian capital of Damascus said yesterday, adding that aid groups were struggling to support the thousands of civilians in camps for the displaced near Raqqa. The BBCreports.

The S.D.F. will redeploy fighters to the frontlines of the eastern Deir al-Zour province, a spokesperson for the S.D.F. said yesterday, adding that victory in Raqqa would have a “positive impact” on the offensive against the Islamic State fighters. Tom Perry and Lisa Barrington report at Reuters.

A senior Syrian army commander has been killed in the near the eastern city of Deir al-Zour in an operation against Islamic State militants, Brig. Gen Issam Zahreddine led government offences in the Homs province and maintained a government presence in Deir al-Zour despite the almost three year long siege on his forces. The AP reports.

The U.N. must “ensure accountability” for the April 4 chemical weapons attack on the rebel-held town of Khan Sheikhoun, the U.S. ambassador to the U.N. Nikki Haley said yesterday, urging the Security Council to quickly vote on renewing the Joint Investigative Mechanism which is investigating the incident that killed more than 90 people. Edith M. Lederer reports at the AP.

The al-Qaeda-linked Tahrir al-Sham alliance released a video yesterday purporting to show its leader Abu Mohamad al-Golani, two weeks after the Russian military said it had critically injured Golani. Reuters reports.

The Islamic State group’s loss of territory has undermined its ability to raise revenue and collect money from civilians in its self-styled caliphate; it is likely that the group will now adopt insurgent tactics instead of pursuing state-building ambitions. Maria Abi-Habib explains at the Wall Street Journal.

The Islamic State group is set to establish itself as a guerilla force following the heavy territorial losses it has suffered in Syria and Iraq, many counterterrorism officials have said; the group still has many fighters, sympathizers and the ability to inspire attacks abroad. Margaret Coker, Eric Schmitt and Rukmini Callimachi explain that the terrorist group is far from defeated at the New York Times.

The defeat of the Islamic State group in Raqqa ushers in a period of uncertainty, the plethora of parties on the battlefield in Syria and Iraq trying to gain influence now that their common enemy faces impending downfall. Sarah El Deeb and Zeina Karam set out the various parties and alliances and their conflicting interests at the AP.

Tahrir al-Sham is set to benefit from the downfall of the Islamic State, the alliance, also known as the Levant Liberation Committee, dominates Syria’s northern Idlib province and has allowed some Islamic State fighters who have fled to the province to join their group. Bassem Mroue and Qassim Abdul-Zahra explain at the AP.

The U.S. lacks a strategy for the next phase of the war in Syria, the Financial Times editorial board sets out the potential future dangers.

U.S.-led airstrikes continue. U.S. and coalition forces carried out two airstrikes against Islamic State targets in Syria on October 17. Separately, partner forces conducted five strikes against targets in Iraq. [Central Command]

TRUMP-RUSSIA

Attorney General Jeff Sessions defended his role in the firing of former F.B.I. director James Comey in testimony to the Senate Judiciary Committee yesterday which focused on Russian interference in U.S. politics, saying that he did not think “the significance of the error the Mr. Comey made on the Clinton matter” had been “fully understood,” referring to Comey’s 2016 comments that the was not recommending charges against presidential candidate Hillary Clinton and her private email use. Aruna Viswanatha and Del Quentin Wilber report at the Wall Street Journal.

Sessions pointedly changed his previous account of his contacts with former Russian ambassador Sergey Kislyak in 2016, stating that he did “not recall” whether certain areas were discussed in the meeting. Sessions also said that he “did not have a continuing exchange of information” with the Russians, a shift from his previous claim that he had no contacts with them. Julian Borger reports at the Guardian.

Special counsel Robert Mueller has not interviewed Sessions in relation to the Russia investigation, the Attorney General said yesterday, at the hearing Sessions also refused to address questions about his private conversations with Trump on the Russia investigations, the firing of Comey and other key issues. Josh Gerstein and Elana Schor report at POLITICO.

Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.) questioned Sessions on his comments during his confirmation hearing, pointing out his shifting testimony, to which Sessions responded that he had “conducted no improper discussions with Russians at any time regarding a campaign or any other item facing this country.” Lydia Wheeler reports at the Hill.

Former Trump campaign manager Corey Lewandowski was interviewed by the Senate Intelligence Committee yesterday, according to a source familiar with the matter, Lewandowski was privy to campaign officials’ efforts to set up a meeting between Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin and maintained close ties to the Trump campaign after his departure. Karoun Demirjian reports at the Washington Post.

Officials from opposition research firm Fusion GPS met with the House Intelligence Committee yesterday in response to a subpoena issued by Rep. Devin Nunes (R-Calif.), but refused to testify before the panel. Focus has been on the firm as it commissioned a controversial dossier about Trump’s connections to Russia compiled by former British Intelligence officer Christopher Steele. Kyle Cheney and Josh Gerstein report at POLITICO.

Google has privately briefed the House and Senate Intelligence Committees ahead of two Nov. 1 hearings into Russian interference in the U.S. election and the online disinformation campaigns. Mary Clare Jalonick reports at the AP.

Facebook general counsel Colin Stretch will testify before the House and Senate Intelligence Committees at the Nov. 1 hearings, Jonathan Allen reports at NBC News.

Democratic senators are preparing today to unveil new legislation targeted at political ads on social media, subjecting them to transparency and disclosure laws. Ali Breland reports at the Hill.

An account purporting to speak for Tennessee Republicans was a fake Twitter account set up by Russian operatives, according to two people familiar with the matter, the success of the account demonstrating the reach of the Russian disinformation campaign. Craig Timberg, Elizabeth Dwoskin and Adam Entous reveal at the Washington Post.

Prominent Trump campaign officials and supporters amplified the tweets by the fake Tennessee Republicans account, Betsy Woodruff, Ben Collins, Kevin Poulsen and Spencer Ackerman report at The Daily Beast.

IRAQ

Thousands of Iraqi Kurds have fled northern Iraq following the Iraqi government forces’ seizure of a host of territory from Kurdish Peshmerga forces, the Iraqi forces have taken control of the disputed Kirkuk region, demonstrating the changing political map in Iraq and the potential for new conflict between ethnic groups. Isabel Coles and Ali A. Nabhan report at the Wall Street Journal.

“We have not yet closed the gates [with Iraq], but this could happen at any time,” Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan said Tuesday in response to the Iraqi Kurdistan independence referendum. Hande Firat reports at The Hürriyet Daily News.

A united Iraq is “best for our stability” and “best for the stability of the region and the world,” the Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi writes at the New York Times, noting the successes of the Iraqi people in the fight against the Islamic State, castigating the Iraqi Kurdistan independence referendum and urging unity.

This week’s battle for the Iraqi disputed city of Kirkuk put the U.S. and Iran on the same side and against the U.S.’ Kurdish allies. David Zucchino and Eric Schmitt explain the strange dynamics and the U.S. approach to the Kurdish independence referendum at the New York Times.

AFGHANISTAN

A Taliban attack on an Afghan army base yesterday killed 43 soldiers, and the fight ended with a U.S. airstrike, according to N.A.T.O. officials. Antonio Olivo reports at the Washington Post.

The latest attack marks a week of bloodshed in Afghanistan, including a suicide bombing in the city of Gardez on Tuesday that killed at least 41 and the killing of at least 30 on the same day in Ghazni province. The BBC reports.

New fencing and guard posts along the Afghanistan-Pakistan border would help to reduce militant attacks in both countries, Pakistan’s military said yesterday, however the Afghan government has objected the fence and does not recognize the frontier as an international border. Munir Ahmed reports at the AP.

IRAN

“I don’t want to waste time on answering the rants and whoppers of the brute U.S. president,” Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said yesterday, responding to Trump’s decision not to certify Iran’s compliance with the 2015 nuclear agreement. The BBC reports.

Europe’s opposition to Trump’s decision was “good, but not enough,” Khamenei added, saying that they “must stand up against the U.S. measures … including the sanctions they anticipate to emerge from Congress.” Frederik Pleitgen, Tamara Qiblawi and Shirzad Bozorgmehr report at CNN.

“Where’s the outrage?” the U.S. ambassador to the U.N. Nikki Haley asked the Security Council yesterday, saying that member states should not judge Iran “by the narrow confines of the nuclear deal” as this “misses the true nature of the threat.” Michelle Nichols reports at Reuters.

Trump has provided Europe with a “moment of truth on Iran,” Europeans too readily embraced Iran and the business opportunities provided by the 2015 Iran nuclear deal and they should now work with Washington to craft a better approach. The Wall Street Journal editorial board writes.

NORTH KOREA

A nuclear powered U.S. aircraft carrier patrolled waters off the Korean Peninsula today in a show of power in the face of the North Korean threat, Tim Kelly reports at Reuters.

Trump administration officials are debating whether the president should visit the demilitarized zone (D.M.Z.) between North and South Korea, with some saying his presence could further increase tensions and others expressing concern about his personal safety. David Nakamura reports at the Washington Post.

European leaders will deliver a statement today calling on North Korea to “abandon its nuclear and ballistic missile programs in a complete, verifiable and irreversible manner,” Reuters reports.

TRUMP ADMINISTRATION FOREIGN POLICY

The U.S. is a reliable partner to India and shares its “values and vision for global stability, peace and prosperity,” Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said in a speech yesterday ahead of a planned trip to Asia, also chastising China for, “at times, undermining the international, rules-based order.” Felicia Schwartz reports at the Wall Street Journal.

The Trump administration seeks to deepen ties between the U.S. and India, Tillerson also said, his remarks comparing the U.S. relationship with India versus its relationship with China marking a significant and pointed criticism of Beijing. Gardiner Harris reports at the New York Times.

China “contributes to and defends the rules-based world order,” the Chinese embassy in Washington said in a statement, responding to Tillerson’s comments. The BBC reports.

The U.S. would hold Myanmar’s military leaders accountable for its actions against the Rohingya Muslim minority, Tilllerson said yesterday, but stopped short of saying whether the U.S. would take any measures against the military leaders. David Brunnstrom and Jonathan Landay report at Reuters.

ISRAEL-PALESTINE

The Islamist militant Hamas group must explicitly commit to nonviolence if it is to play any role in the Palestinian government, and it must recognize the state of Israel, the U.S. Mideast envoy Jason Greenblatt said today, reflecting demands made by Israel. The AP reports.

The Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu can enjoy the support of Trump, however some in Israel have expressed concerns about the future should the Israeli government be perceived as being too close to Trump. Aron Heller provides an analysis at the AP.

GUANTÁNAMO

Guantánamo Bay prison guards seized court-approved, non-networked laptop computers and hard drives issued to the accused Sept. 11 attack plotters yesterday, raising questions about respect for client-attorney privilege. Carol Rosenberg reports at the Miami Herald.

The chief war crimes prosecutor at Guantánamo has postponed his retirement for at least another two years, a Pentagon spokesperson said yesterday. Carol Rosenberg reports at the Miami Herald.

OTHER DEVELOPMENTS

Chad was included in Trump’s latest travel ban because it ran out of passport paper, U.S. officials have said, the AP reports.

Lawyers for Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl filed a brief on Tuesday arguing that Trump’s comments about the sergeant – who walked off his base in Afghanistan in 2009 – cast “impermissible shadow” over upcoming sentencing proceedings. Rebecca Kheel reports at the Hill.

Sen. Jeanne Shaheen (D-N.H.) has expressed “deep concerns” about reports that Hewlett Packard Enterprise complied with a Russian request to review its cybersecurity software in a letter to Defense Secretary Jim Mattis, urging the Pentagon to disclose any “specific risk” to U.S. military systems. Morgan Chlafant reports at the Hill.

The key points made by Chinese President Xi Jinping in his speech to the 19th Community Party Congress, including his comments on China’s place in the world and its foreign policy aims, are set out by Chris Buckley and Keith Bradsher at the New York Times.

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8:02 AM 10/19/2017 – Trump News Review: Elections 2016 Investigation – Google News: From Facebook to Pokémon Go: How Russia meddled in the 2016 election – The Daily Dot

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Lawsuit says Trump’s ownership of hotels violates the constitution 

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Case filed in New York concerns interpretation of ‘emoluments clause’ in regards to president’s hotels patronized by foreign government officials

A federal judge on Wednesday pressed government lawyers to explain why Donald Trump’s ownership of hotels patronized by foreign government officials did not violate the constitution, a key question that could shed light on Trump’s finances if a civil lawsuit heard in New York is allowed to proceed.

At issue in the case brought by the left-leaning public policy group Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (Crew) is the interpretation of the so-called foreign “emoluments clause” of the constitution, a provision meant to prohibit bribery of federal officials by foreign governments.

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Former Facebook employees regret working for company as Russia election probe continues: ‘What have I done?’ – The Independent

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Former Facebook employees regret working for company as Russia election probe continues: ‘What have I done?’
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Less than a month before Facebook executives appear in front of US intelligence officials to explain the role their platform played in Russian meddling at the 2016 US election, former employees have come forward and expressed regret at having worked at …
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Trump questions who paid for dossier: ‘Russia, the FBI or the Dems (or all)?’ – The Hill

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Trump questions who paid for dossier: ‘Russia, the FBI or the Dems (or all)?’
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President Trump on Thursday questioned who paid for a controversial and unverified dossier about his alleged connections to Russia. “Workers of firm involved with the discredited and Fake Dossier take the 5th. Who paid for it, Russia, the FBI or the 
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President Donald Trump, left, sitting next to Senate Finance Committee Chairman Sen. Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, right, speaks during a meeting of the committee and members of the President’s economic team in the Cabinet Room of the White House in …
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Trump Says ‘Fake Media’ Doesn’t Want to Cover Obama/Clinton Uranium Deal With Russia – CNSNews.com

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The deal went through, despite an ongoing FBI probe into bribery, extortion, and money laundering on the part of officials who were working for the Russian company that was making the uranium purchase. And to top it off, the Clinton Foundation  

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Over a third of active US military personnel are racial minorities

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Trump has offended two bereaved military families. That could be linked to his record for attacking minorities – or it may be because the military is so non-white

When Donald Trump was asked on Monday why he hadn’t commented on the deaths of four US soldiers in Niger on 4 October, the president said he would make some calls to the bereaved families.

The next day, Trump telephoned Myeshia Johnson, the widow of one of the soldiers. Johnson was on her way to the airport with Democratic representative Frederica Wilson to meet her husband’s body when she received the call. Both women claim that Trump told Johnson that her husband “must have known what he signed up for”.

Related: Trump digs in over call to soldier’s widow: ‘I didn’t say what the congresswoman said’

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How Russia and Trump Collusion Would Have Worked, From First Contact to Election Day – Newsweek

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How Russia and Trump Collusion Would Have Worked, From First Contact to Election Day
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To get further insight, Newsweek spoke with a handful of former intelligence and law enforcement officials to map out how collusion could have worked, based on Russia’s long history of sophisticated intelligence and influence operations. … foreign and more »

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(CNN) President Donald Trump’s chronic inability to turn the other cheek to a perceived slight has landed the White House with a crisis on multiple fronts over his handling of the ISIS ambush in Niger that killed four US troops. White House seeks to 
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Russia may have used Messenger to influence US elections – Facebook – Rappler

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Russia may have used Messenger to influence US elections – Facebook
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Marcus also said that along with federal investigators, they are still trying to determine the full extent to which Russian agents used online platforms and their various tools to influence the US elections. At this point, while Facebook says they are and more »

Iran’s Ayatollah says Trump is ‘foul-mouthed’ and ‘pretends to be an idiot’ – CNN

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Last week President Trump said Iran was violating the nuclear accord and has threatened to withdraw the US from the deal of which several countries, including Russia, China, and the EU, are all also party to. So far, the other participants have said and more »

3:47 AM 10/19/2017 – Fake Melania Trump? Some think Melania is being impersonated by a Secret Service agent who looks like her 

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Posts on G+ from mikenova (1 sites) Public RSS-Feed of Mike Nova. Created with the PIXELMECHANICS ‘GPlusRSS-Webtool’ at http://gplusrss.com: Current News | Reviews of media reports | Selected reading lists | Video and Audio News | News Topics…   Current News | Reviews of media reports | Selected reading lists | Video and Audio News … Continue reading “4:00 AM 10/19/2017 – ALL POSTS ON G+”

Gold Star Dad Wants To Learn How To Use Twitter Just To Call Donald Trump A ‘Damn Liar’

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Another military family rebukes the president.

Senators Demand Online Ad Disclosures as Tech Lobby Mobilizes – New York Times

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Citing United States intelligence findings that Russia was behind the hacking and dissemination of damaging emails from the Democratic National Committee in 2016, Mr. Elias said, “TheRussians were willing to break the law to help Donald Trump. I doubt …and more »

How Russia Meddled in the 2016 Election

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Is there any internet platform Russia didn’t use in its plot to disrupt the 2016 election?

That’s the question beginning to emerge as the sprawling federal investigations into Russia’s propaganda campaigns reveal new details into Moscow’s disruptive efforts. The short answer: Probably not.

With all the moving parts and new reports bombarding us each week, it’s time to add a bit of clarity to this chaotic mess. Below, we’ve compiled a running list of the platforms Russian agents apparently used in its efforts and how they used them.

It’s important to note that simply because Russia reportedly used these platforms, that does not mean their efforts successfully swayed any votes. They might have, of course, but we’ll never know with certainty what effect Russia’s disruption efforts had—just that they existed.

1. Facebook

Besides being rampant with fake news ahead of the election, the social media giant announced in September that it had sold $100,000 worth of ads to accounts connected to a notorious Russian “troll farm” that was seeking to target younger voters.

The first ads were sold in the summer of 2015 and mostly focused on divisive issues such as gun rights, immigration, LGBTQ rights, and racial discrimination. Roughly 3,000 ads—connected to 470 inauthentic accounts that were likely “affiliated with one another and likely operated out of Russia”—were found by Facebook and determined to most likely be connected to the Internet Research Agency, a Russian firm known to push pro-Russia propaganda, according to an investigation by Russian news outlet RBC.

Since then the revelation in September, Facebook has been at the center of the ongoing probe into Russian interference in the 2016 election, and a representative for the company is scheduled to speak before the Senate Intelligence Committee on Nov. 1. The House Intelligence Committee has also requested the company testify in its hearing on the same day.

2. Google

In early October, Google said it had discovered evidence that Russian operatives purchased between $60,000 to $100,000 in ads across its various platforms, including search, Gmail, and YouTube, according to the Washington Post and New York Times.

Sources told the Post that the entities who purchased the ads through Google’s advertising platforms were likely not the same as those who purchased ads through Facebook. According to the Times, the bulk of the ads appeared alongside search results.

Google has also been asked to testify to testify before the Senate and House intelligence committees. The company has not yet said if it plans to do so.

3. Twitter

Twitter has long struggled to rein in bots and other fake accounts on its platform, hundreds of which the company says are linked to Russian operatives.

Researchers have uncovered Russian-linked accounts promoting stories that push anti-American, anti-Hillary Clinton, and anti-leftist narratives, the New York Times reports. The aforementioned RBC investigation uncovered hundreds of accounts linked to Russian operatives, which the publication says were likely part of the Internet Research Agency’s alleged disinformation campaign. One of the suspected accounts, @TEN_GOP, amassed over 130,000 followers while posing as an account operating on behalf of the Tennessee Republican Party before Twitter shut it down, according to BuzzFeed News.

Like Facebook, Twitter will send staff members to testify before congressional committees on Nov. 1. The company has reportedly already turned over 201 accounts it believes are linked to Russia’s influence campaigns to Senate investigators, according to the Associated Press.

4. Pokémon Go

Not even the seemingly innocuous augmented reality game was safe from Russian influence. CNN reported in October that the game was used by a Russia-linked group posing as part of the Black Lives Matter movement using a campaign called “Don’t Shoot Us.”

The group used the game to encourage people to find and train Pokémon near areas where alleged incidents of police brutality occurred and give the creatures names of victims of such incidents. A contest was held by “Don’t Shoot Us” offering people Amazon gift cards if they won. It’s unclear if the ploy worked or if the group gave out any gift cards.

5. WikiLeaks

Although WikiLeaks denies any collusion with Russia, the U.S. intelligence community believesRussian operatives leaked emails stolen from the Democratic National Committee and Clinton’s 2016 campaign chairman, John Podesta, which the transparency organization published at the height of the 2016 election cycle.

Julian Assange, WikiLeaks founder, has repeatedly pushed back against accusations that its publication of DNC and Podesta emails were intentional efforts to sway the election against Clinton on Russia’s behalf. Regardless, the emails are believed to have benefited Russia—and the theory that WikiLeaks is in the bag for the Kremlin remains alive and well. In fact, Clinton herself accused Assange of being a “tool for Russian intelligence” during a recent interview.

6. Outbrain

The content distribution network Outbrain is investigating ads possibly purchased by Russian operatives on its network, BuzzFeed News reports. Unlike Facebook, Google, and Twitter, Outbrain has not yet said whether any Russian-linked ads were found on its platform.

Outbrain appears on countless sites across the web, including major destinations like <a href=”http://CNN.com” rel=”nofollow”>CNN.com</a> and others, including, at one point, the Daily Dot. Outbrain boasts that it reaches 557 million readers a month. The company said in a statement that it is “currently conducting a thorough investigation specific to election tampering.”

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Tomi Lahren Says Trump Groping The Flag Is #RelationshipGoals. Twitter Disagrees.

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“This is sarcasm right?”

Democracy Can Plant the Seeds of Its Own Destruction – New York Times

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Trump is the most prominent of the right-wing populist politicians continuing to gain strength both here and in Europe (despite some electoral setbacks), but because the viewpoint he represents is now so widespread, he is in one sense personally 

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Trump Weighs in on ‘Fake’ Dossier on His Alleged Russia Ties – U.S. News & World Report
Trump Says ‘Fake Media’ Doesn’t Want to Cover Obama/Clinton Uranium Deal With Russia – CNSNews.com
Over a third of active US military personnel are racial minorities
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Trump reacts and a crisis is born – CNN
Russia may have used Messenger to influence US elections Facebook – Rappler
Iran’s Ayatollah says Trump is ‘foul-mouthed’ and ‘pretends to be an idiot’ – CNN

Congress is spending millions on Russia investigations — but you’ll probably never know exactly how much – USA TODAY

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Congress is spending millions on Russia investigations — but you’ll probably never know exactly how much
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USA TODAY reported last month that the House intelligence committee paid to send two of its staff investigators to London in July to try to contact Christopher Steele, the former British spy who compiled a dossier on Donald Trump and his alleged ties 

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Actually, No, Bob Corker and John McCain Are Doing Nothing to Hold Trump Accountable – The Nation.

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Actually, No, Bob Corker and John McCain Are Doing Nothing to Hold Trump Accountable
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Donald Trump is claiming, for the moment, that he is on exceptionally good terms with congressional Republicans — even with some of the Republicans that his once-and-future chief strategist Steve Bannon has targeted for political extinction. Indeed 

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The email also stated that in the process of fact-checking the profile, The New Yorker’s staff spoke to more than 60 people to confirm Trump’s statement, including senior White House officials, a senior staffer in the vice president’s office, Rep 
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Trump Campaign Spending on Legal Fees Surges as Russia Inquiries Widen
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The report underscores the degree to which Mr. Trump’s team has been consumed byinvestigations being pursued by congressional committees and the special counsel, Robert S. Mueller III, into Russian meddling in the presidential election, and …
Trump campaign legal bills topped $1 million last quarterMyAJC
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The House Intelligence Committee will subpoena Trump friend Roger Stone if he refuses to identify an intermediary who shared information with him about Wikileaks founder Julian Assange. Rep. Mike Conway, the Republican leading the committee’s Russia …
Roger Stone attorney says he complied with request for Assange contactkvor
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WASHINGTON (AP) – As congressional investigations into Russian interference in the 2016 elections wear on in the Capitol, some lawmakers are starting to wonder when – and how – the probes will end. After months of clandestine interviews and a few 

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In the video announcement, Weiner, Abedin and their son appear to be a happy family, putting the scandal behind them. “Look, I’ve made … Abedin, at the time, was one of Hillary Clinton’s top campaign aides for the 2016 presidential election. August 

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Donald Trump has called criticism over Hillary Clinton’s role in a uranium deal with Russia “the biggest story that Fake Media doesn’t want to follow”. As the controversy over the president’s handling of grieving military families grows, he lashed out 

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Also the author of a 2012 biography of Putin, The Man Without a Face, Gessen of late has been a frequent critic of the authoritarian tendencies of President Donald Trump. She spoke with Mother Jones about the similarities she sees between Trump and 

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President Trump’s most faithful supporters like to believe he’s always a step ahead of the media and the political establishment — that he’s playing three-dimensional chess while we’re stuck on checkers. Where we see utter discord, they see carefully …
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Thursday’s Morning Email: How Trump Turned A Call For A Fallen Soldier Into Another Gold Star Firestorm

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Russia Is Using Marxist Strategies, and So Is Trump – Bloomberg

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During the 2016 campaign, Russians did something very much like that, not to produce a revolution, but to deepen and intensify social divisions (and to help elect Donald Trump). Mimicking American voices, they used Facebook to energize and inflame a …

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The Early Edition: October 19, 2017 

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Before the start of business, Just Security provides a curated summary of up-to-the-minute developments at home and abroad. Here’s today’s news.

SYRIA

The U.S.-backed Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (S.D.F.) have cleared 98 percent of the Islamic State’s de facto capital of Raqqa, the spokesperson for the U.S.-led coalition Col. Ryan Dillon tweetedtoday.

The impending defeat of the Islamic State group in Raqqa will open a new phase in the Syrian conflict, White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said yesterday, blaming Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s regime for hindering previous efforts to liberate the city. Sarah El Deeb reports at the AP.

The U.N. seeks access to Raqqa and is ready to increase assistance following the defeat of Islamic State militants, a U.N. official in the Syrian capital of Damascus said yesterday, adding that aid groups were struggling to support the thousands of civilians in camps for the displaced near Raqqa. The BBCreports.

The S.D.F. will redeploy fighters to the frontlines of the eastern Deir al-Zour province, a spokesperson for the S.D.F. said yesterday, adding that victory in Raqqa would have a “positive impact” on the offensive against the Islamic State fighters. Tom Perry and Lisa Barrington report at Reuters.

A senior Syrian army commander has been killed in the near the eastern city of Deir al-Zour in an operation against Islamic State militants, Brig. Gen Issam Zahreddine led government offences in the Homs province and maintained a government presence in Deir al-Zour despite the almost three year long siege on his forces. The AP reports.

The U.N. must “ensure accountability” for the April 4 chemical weapons attack on the rebel-held town of Khan Sheikhoun, the U.S. ambassador to the U.N. Nikki Haley said yesterday, urging the Security Council to quickly vote on renewing the Joint Investigative Mechanism which is investigating the incident that killed more than 90 people. Edith M. Lederer reports at the AP.

The al-Qaeda-linked Tahrir al-Sham alliance released a video yesterday purporting to show its leader Abu Mohamad al-Golani, two weeks after the Russian military said it had critically injured Golani. Reuters reports.

The Islamic State group’s loss of territory has undermined its ability to raise revenue and collect money from civilians in its self-styled caliphate; it is likely that the group will now adopt insurgent tactics instead of pursuing state-building ambitions. Maria Abi-Habib explains at the Wall Street Journal.

The Islamic State group is set to establish itself as a guerilla force following the heavy territorial losses it has suffered in Syria and Iraq, many counterterrorism officials have said; the group still has many fighters, sympathizers and the ability to inspire attacks abroad. Margaret Coker, Eric Schmitt and Rukmini Callimachi explain that the terrorist group is far from defeated at the New York Times.

The defeat of the Islamic State group in Raqqa ushers in a period of uncertainty, the plethora of parties on the battlefield in Syria and Iraq trying to gain influence now that their common enemy faces impending downfall. Sarah El Deeb and Zeina Karam set out the various parties and alliances and their conflicting interests at the AP.

Tahrir al-Sham is set to benefit from the downfall of the Islamic State, the alliance, also known as the Levant Liberation Committee, dominates Syria’s northern Idlib province and has allowed some Islamic State fighters who have fled to the province to join their group. Bassem Mroue and Qassim Abdul-Zahra explain at the AP.

The U.S. lacks a strategy for the next phase of the war in Syria, the Financial Times editorial board sets out the potential future dangers.

U.S.-led airstrikes continue. U.S. and coalition forces carried out two airstrikes against Islamic State targets in Syria on October 17. Separately, partner forces conducted five strikes against targets in Iraq. [Central Command]

TRUMP-RUSSIA

Attorney General Jeff Sessions defended his role in the firing of former F.B.I. director James Comey in testimony to the Senate Judiciary Committee yesterday which focused on Russian interference in U.S. politics, saying that he did not think “the significance of the error the Mr. Comey made on the Clinton matter” had been “fully understood,” referring to Comey’s 2016 comments that the was not recommending charges against presidential candidate Hillary Clinton and her private email use. Aruna Viswanatha and Del Quentin Wilber report at the Wall Street Journal.

Sessions pointedly changed his previous account of his contacts with former Russian ambassador Sergey Kislyak in 2016, stating that he did “not recall” whether certain areas were discussed in the meeting. Sessions also said that he “did not have a continuing exchange of information” with the Russians, a shift from his previous claim that he had no contacts with them. Julian Borger reports at the Guardian.

Special counsel Robert Mueller has not interviewed Sessions in relation to the Russia investigation, the Attorney General said yesterday, at the hearing Sessions also refused to address questions about his private conversations with Trump on the Russia investigations, the firing of Comey and other key issues. Josh Gerstein and Elana Schor report at POLITICO.

Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.) questioned Sessions on his comments during his confirmation hearing, pointing out his shifting testimony, to which Sessions responded that he had “conducted no improper discussions with Russians at any time regarding a campaign or any other item facing this country.” Lydia Wheeler reports at the Hill.

Former Trump campaign manager Corey Lewandowski was interviewed by the Senate Intelligence Committee yesterday, according to a source familiar with the matter, Lewandowski was privy to campaign officials’ efforts to set up a meeting between Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin and maintained close ties to the Trump campaign after his departure. Karoun Demirjian reports at the Washington Post.

Officials from opposition research firm Fusion GPS met with the House Intelligence Committee yesterday in response to a subpoena issued by Rep. Devin Nunes (R-Calif.), but refused to testify before the panel. Focus has been on the firm as it commissioned a controversial dossier about Trump’s connections to Russia compiled by former British Intelligence officer Christopher Steele. Kyle Cheney and Josh Gerstein report at POLITICO.

Google has privately briefed the House and Senate Intelligence Committees ahead of two Nov. 1 hearings into Russian interference in the U.S. election and the online disinformation campaigns. Mary Clare Jalonick reports at the AP.

Facebook general counsel Colin Stretch will testify before the House and Senate Intelligence Committees at the Nov. 1 hearings, Jonathan Allen reports at NBC News.

Democratic senators are preparing today to unveil new legislation targeted at political ads on social media, subjecting them to transparency and disclosure laws. Ali Breland reports at the Hill.

An account purporting to speak for Tennessee Republicans was a fake Twitter account set up by Russian operatives, according to two people familiar with the matter, the success of the account demonstrating the reach of the Russian disinformation campaign. Craig Timberg, Elizabeth Dwoskin and Adam Entous reveal at the Washington Post.

Prominent Trump campaign officials and supporters amplified the tweets by the fake Tennessee Republicans account, Betsy Woodruff, Ben Collins, Kevin Poulsen and Spencer Ackerman report at The Daily Beast.

IRAQ

Thousands of Iraqi Kurds have fled northern Iraq following the Iraqi government forces’ seizure of a host of territory from Kurdish Peshmerga forces, the Iraqi forces have taken control of the disputed Kirkuk region, demonstrating the changing political map in Iraq and the potential for new conflict between ethnic groups. Isabel Coles and Ali A. Nabhan report at the Wall Street Journal.

“We have not yet closed the gates [with Iraq], but this could happen at any time,” Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan said Tuesday in response to the Iraqi Kurdistan independence referendum. Hande Firat reports at The Hürriyet Daily News.

A united Iraq is “best for our stability” and “best for the stability of the region and the world,” the Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi writes at the New York Times, noting the successes of the Iraqi people in the fight against the Islamic State, castigating the Iraqi Kurdistan independence referendum and urging unity.

This week’s battle for the Iraqi disputed city of Kirkuk put the U.S. and Iran on the same side and against the U.S.’ Kurdish allies. David Zucchino and Eric Schmitt explain the strange dynamics and the U.S. approach to the Kurdish independence referendum at the New York Times.

AFGHANISTAN

A Taliban attack on an Afghan army base yesterday killed 43 soldiers, and the fight ended with a U.S. airstrike, according to N.A.T.O. officials. Antonio Olivo reports at the Washington Post.

The latest attack marks a week of bloodshed in Afghanistan, including a suicide bombing in the city of Gardez on Tuesday that killed at least 41 and the killing of at least 30 on the same day in Ghazni province. The BBC reports.

New fencing and guard posts along the Afghanistan-Pakistan border would help to reduce militant attacks in both countries, Pakistan’s military said yesterday, however the Afghan government has objected the fence and does not recognize the frontier as an international border. Munir Ahmed reports at the AP.

IRAN

“I don’t want to waste time on answering the rants and whoppers of the brute U.S. president,” Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said yesterday, responding to Trump’s decision not to certify Iran’s compliance with the 2015 nuclear agreement. The BBC reports.

Europe’s opposition to Trump’s decision was “good, but not enough,” Khamenei added, saying that they “must stand up against the U.S. measures … including the sanctions they anticipate to emerge from Congress.” Frederik Pleitgen, Tamara Qiblawi and Shirzad Bozorgmehr report at CNN.

“Where’s the outrage?” the U.S. ambassador to the U.N. Nikki Haley asked the Security Council yesterday, saying that member states should not judge Iran “by the narrow confines of the nuclear deal” as this “misses the true nature of the threat.” Michelle Nichols reports at Reuters.

Trump has provided Europe with a “moment of truth on Iran,” Europeans too readily embraced Iran and the business opportunities provided by the 2015 Iran nuclear deal and they should now work with Washington to craft a better approach. The Wall Street Journal editorial board writes.

NORTH KOREA

A nuclear powered U.S. aircraft carrier patrolled waters off the Korean Peninsula today in a show of power in the face of the North Korean threat, Tim Kelly reports at Reuters.

Trump administration officials are debating whether the president should visit the demilitarized zone (D.M.Z.) between North and South Korea, with some saying his presence could further increase tensions and others expressing concern about his personal safety. David Nakamura reports at the Washington Post.

European leaders will deliver a statement today calling on North Korea to “abandon its nuclear and ballistic missile programs in a complete, verifiable and irreversible manner,” Reuters reports.

TRUMP ADMINISTRATION FOREIGN POLICY

The U.S. is a reliable partner to India and shares its “values and vision for global stability, peace and prosperity,” Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said in a speech yesterday ahead of a planned trip to Asia, also chastising China for, “at times, undermining the international, rules-based order.” Felicia Schwartz reports at the Wall Street Journal.

The Trump administration seeks to deepen ties between the U.S. and India, Tillerson also said, his remarks comparing the U.S. relationship with India versus its relationship with China marking a significant and pointed criticism of Beijing. Gardiner Harris reports at the New York Times.

China “contributes to and defends the rules-based world order,” the Chinese embassy in Washington said in a statement, responding to Tillerson’s comments. The BBC reports.

The U.S. would hold Myanmar’s military leaders accountable for its actions against the Rohingya Muslim minority, Tilllerson said yesterday, but stopped short of saying whether the U.S. would take any measures against the military leaders. David Brunnstrom and Jonathan Landay report at Reuters.

ISRAEL-PALESTINE

The Islamist militant Hamas group must explicitly commit to nonviolence if it is to play any role in the Palestinian government, and it must recognize the state of Israel, the U.S. Mideast envoy Jason Greenblatt said today, reflecting demands made by Israel. The AP reports.

The Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu can enjoy the support of Trump, however some in Israel have expressed concerns about the future should the Israeli government be perceived as being too close to Trump. Aron Heller provides an analysis at the AP.

GUANTÁNAMO

Guantánamo Bay prison guards seized court-approved, non-networked laptop computers and hard drives issued to the accused Sept. 11 attack plotters yesterday, raising questions about respect for client-attorney privilege. Carol Rosenberg reports at the Miami Herald.

The chief war crimes prosecutor at Guantánamo has postponed his retirement for at least another two years, a Pentagon spokesperson said yesterday. Carol Rosenberg reports at the Miami Herald.

OTHER DEVELOPMENTS

Chad was included in Trump’s latest travel ban because it ran out of passport paper, U.S. officials have said, the AP reports.

Lawyers for Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl filed a brief on Tuesday arguing that Trump’s comments about the sergeant – who walked off his base in Afghanistan in 2009 – cast “impermissible shadow” over upcoming sentencing proceedings. Rebecca Kheel reports at the Hill.

Sen. Jeanne Shaheen (D-N.H.) has expressed “deep concerns” about reports that Hewlett Packard Enterprise complied with a Russian request to review its cybersecurity software in a letter to Defense Secretary Jim Mattis, urging the Pentagon to disclose any “specific risk” to U.S. military systems. Morgan Chlafant reports at the Hill.

The key points made by Chinese President Xi Jinping in his speech to the 19th Community Party Congress, including his comments on China’s place in the world and its foreign policy aims, are set out by Chris Buckley and Keith Bradsher at the New York Times.

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8:02 AM 10/19/2017 – Trump News Review: Elections 2016 Investigation – Google News: From Facebook to Pokémon Go: How Russia meddled in the 2016 election – The Daily Dot

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Lawsuit says Trump’s ownership of hotels violates the constitution 

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Case filed in New York concerns interpretation of ‘emoluments clause’ in regards to president’s hotels patronized by foreign government officials

A federal judge on Wednesday pressed government lawyers to explain why Donald Trump’s ownership of hotels patronized by foreign government officials did not violate the constitution, a key question that could shed light on Trump’s finances if a civil lawsuit heard in New York is allowed to proceed.

At issue in the case brought by the left-leaning public policy group Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (Crew) is the interpretation of the so-called foreign “emoluments clause” of the constitution, a provision meant to prohibit bribery of federal officials by foreign governments.

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Former Facebook employees regret working for company as Russia election probe continues: ‘What have I done?’ – The Independent

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Former Facebook employees regret working for company as Russia election probe continues: ‘What have I done?’
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Less than a month before Facebook executives appear in front of US intelligence officials to explain the role their platform played in Russian meddling at the 2016 US election, former employees have come forward and expressed regret at having worked at …
Social-Media Legislation Gains Traction After Months of Russia ProbesBloomberg
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Trump questions who paid for dossier: ‘Russia, the FBI or the Dems (or all)?’ – The Hill

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Trump questions who paid for dossier: ‘Russia, the FBI or the Dems (or all)?’
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President Trump on Thursday questioned who paid for a controversial and unverified dossier about his alleged connections to Russia. “Workers of firm involved with the discredited and Fake Dossier take the 5th. Who paid for it, Russia, the FBI or the 
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President Donald Trump, left, sitting next to Senate Finance Committee Chairman Sen. Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, right, speaks during a meeting of the committee and members of the President’s economic team in the Cabinet Room of the White House in …
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Trump Says ‘Fake Media’ Doesn’t Want to Cover Obama/Clinton Uranium Deal With Russia – CNSNews.com

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Trump Says ‘Fake Media’ Doesn’t Want to Cover Obama/Clinton Uranium Deal With Russia
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The deal went through, despite an ongoing FBI probe into bribery, extortion, and money laundering on the part of officials who were working for the Russian company that was making the uranium purchase. And to top it off, the Clinton Foundation 

Over a third of active US military personnel are racial minorities

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Trump has offended two bereaved military families. That could be linked to his record for attacking minorities – or it may be because the military is so non-white

When Donald Trump was asked on Monday why he hadn’t commented on the deaths of four US soldiers in Niger on 4 October, the president said he would make some calls to the bereaved families.

The next day, Trump telephoned Myeshia Johnson, the widow of one of the soldiers. Johnson was on her way to the airport with Democratic representative Frederica Wilson to meet her husband’s body when she received the call. Both women claim that Trump told Johnson that her husband “must have known what he signed up for”.

Related: Trump digs in over call to soldier’s widow: ‘I didn’t say what the congresswoman said’

Related: Data sketch: trans people 2.3 times more likely to serve in the US military

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How Russia and Trump Collusion Would Have Worked, From First Contact to Election Day – Newsweek

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How Russia and Trump Collusion Would Have Worked, From First Contact to Election Day
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To get further insight, Newsweek spoke with a handful of former intelligence and law enforcement officials to map out how collusion could have worked, based on Russia’s long history of sophisticated intelligence and influence operations. … foreign 

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(CNN) President Donald Trump’s chronic inability to turn the other cheek to a perceived slight has landed the White House with a crisis on multiple fronts over his handling of the ISIS ambush in Niger that killed four US troops. White House seeks to 
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Russia may have used Messenger to influence US elections – Facebook – Rappler

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Marcus also said that along with federal investigators, they are still trying to determine the full extent to which Russian agents used online platforms and their various tools to influence the US elections. At this point, while Facebook says they are 

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Iran’s Ayatollah says Trump is ‘foul-mouthed’ and ‘pretends to be an idiot’ – CNN

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Iran’s Ayatollah says Trump is ‘foul-mouthed’ and ‘pretends to be an idiot’
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Last week President Trump said Iran was violating the nuclear accord and has threatened to withdraw the US from the deal of which several countries, including Russia, China, and the EU, are all also party to. So far, the other participants have said 

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Gold Star Dad Wants To Learn How To Use Twitter Just To Call Donald Trump A ‘Damn Liar’

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Another military family rebukes the president.

Senators Demand Online Ad Disclosures as Tech Lobby Mobilizes – New York Times

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Citing United States intelligence findings that Russia was behind the hacking and dissemination of damaging emails from the Democratic National Committee in 2016, Mr. Elias said, “TheRussians were willing to break the law to help Donald Trump. I doubt …

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How Russia Meddled in the 2016 Election

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Is there any internet platform Russia didn’t use in its plot to disrupt the 2016 election?

That’s the question beginning to emerge as the sprawling federal investigations into Russia’s propaganda campaigns reveal new details into Moscow’s disruptive efforts. The short answer: Probably not.

With all the moving parts and new reports bombarding us each week, it’s time to add a bit of clarity to this chaotic mess. Below, we’ve compiled a running list of the platforms Russian agents apparently used in its efforts and how they used them.

It’s important to note that simply because Russia reportedly used these platforms, that does not mean their efforts successfully swayed any votes. They might have, of course, but we’ll never know with certainty what effect Russia’s disruption efforts had—just that they existed.

1. Facebook

Besides being rampant with fake news ahead of the election, the social media giant announced in September that it had sold $100,000 worth of ads to accounts connected to a notorious Russian “troll farm” that was seeking to target younger voters.

The first ads were sold in the summer of 2015 and mostly focused on divisive issues such as gun rights, immigration, LGBTQ rights, and racial discrimination. Roughly 3,000 ads—connected to 470 inauthentic accounts that were likely “affiliated with one another and likely operated out of Russia”—were found by Facebook and determined to most likely be connected to the Internet Research Agency, a Russian firm known to push pro-Russia propaganda, according to an investigation by Russian news outlet RBC.

Since then the revelation in September, Facebook has been at the center of the ongoing probe into Russian interference in the 2016 election, and a representative for the company is scheduled to speak before the Senate Intelligence Committee on Nov. 1. The House Intelligence Committee has also requested the company testify in its hearing on the same day.

2. Google

In early October, Google said it had discovered evidence that Russian operatives purchased between $60,000 to $100,000 in ads across its various platforms, including search, Gmail, and YouTube, according to the Washington Post and New York Times.

Sources told the Post that the entities who purchased the ads through Google’s advertising platforms were likely not the same as those who purchased ads through Facebook. According to the Times, the bulk of the ads appeared alongside search results.

Google has also been asked to testify to testify before the Senate and House intelligence committees. The company has not yet said if it plans to do so.

3. Twitter

Twitter has long struggled to rein in bots and other fake accounts on its platform, hundreds of which the company says are linked to Russian operatives.

Researchers have uncovered Russian-linked accounts promoting stories that push anti-American, anti-Hillary Clinton, and anti-leftist narratives, the New York Times reports. The aforementioned RBC investigation uncovered hundreds of accounts linked to Russian operatives, which the publication says were likely part of the Internet Research Agency’s alleged disinformation campaign. One of the suspected accounts, @TEN_GOP, amassed over 130,000 followers while posing as an account operating on behalf of the Tennessee Republican Party before Twitter shut it down, according to BuzzFeed News.

Like Facebook, Twitter will send staff members to testify before congressional committees on Nov. 1. The company has reportedly already turned over 201 accounts it believes are linked to Russia’s influence campaigns to Senate investigators, according to the Associated Press.

4. Pokémon Go

Not even the seemingly innocuous augmented reality game was safe from Russian influence. CNN reported in October that the game was used by a Russia-linked group posing as part of the Black Lives Matter movement using a campaign called “Don’t Shoot Us.”

The group used the game to encourage people to find and train Pokémon near areas where alleged incidents of police brutality occurred and give the creatures names of victims of such incidents. A contest was held by “Don’t Shoot Us” offering people Amazon gift cards if they won. It’s unclear if the ploy worked or if the group gave out any gift cards.

5. WikiLeaks

Although WikiLeaks denies any collusion with Russia, the U.S. intelligence community believesRussian operatives leaked emails stolen from the Democratic National Committee and Clinton’s 2016 campaign chairman, John Podesta, which the transparency organization published at the height of the 2016 election cycle.

Julian Assange, WikiLeaks founder, has repeatedly pushed back against accusations that its publication of DNC and Podesta emails were intentional efforts to sway the election against Clinton on Russia’s behalf. Regardless, the emails are believed to have benefited Russia—and the theory that WikiLeaks is in the bag for the Kremlin remains alive and well. In fact, Clinton herself accused Assange of being a “tool for Russian intelligence” during a recent interview.

6. Outbrain

The content distribution network Outbrain is investigating ads possibly purchased by Russian operatives on its network, BuzzFeed News reports. Unlike Facebook, Google, and Twitter, Outbrain has not yet said whether any Russian-linked ads were found on its platform.

Outbrain appears on countless sites across the web, including major destinations like <a href=”http://CNN.com” rel=”nofollow”>CNN.com</a> and others, including, at one point, the Daily Dot. Outbrain boasts that it reaches 557 million readers a month. The company said in a statement that it is “currently conducting a thorough investigation specific to election tampering.”

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Tomi Lahren Says Trump Groping The Flag Is #RelationshipGoals. Twitter Disagrees.

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Democracy Can Plant the Seeds of Its Own Destruction – New York Times

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Democracy Can Plant the Seeds of Its Own Destruction
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Trump is the most prominent of the right-wing populist politicians continuing to gain strength both here and in Europe (despite some electoral setbacks), but because the viewpoint he represents is now so widespread, he is in one sense personally 

Vladimir Putin is positioning himself as the puppetmaster of the Middle East – The Independent

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… Vladimir Putin to rely on, rather than a Brezhnev. A vacillating Obama and a lunatic Trump, of course, do the impossible: they make Putin look like a Roosevelt or an Eisenhower – perhaps even the swashbuckling Theodore Roosevelt with his Rough Riders.

Homeland Security sees power grow under Trump – The Hill

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Homeland Security sees power grow under Trump
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The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has seen its influence and power expand under President Trump, whose efforts to bolster border security and crack down on illegal immigration have run through the youngest federal department. Homeland Security 

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Despite backlash over political ads, Facebook’s role in elections will only grow – Los Angeles Times

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They spread Russian propaganda and reportedly helped the Trump team suppress black supportfor Hillary Clinton and aided a conservative political action committee in targeting swing voters with scaremongering anti-refugee ads. Yet the backlash is …
Senators Demand Online Ad Disclosures as Tech Lobby MobilizesNew York Times

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Trump and Putin’s Strong Connection: Lies – Mother Jones

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Also the author of a 2012 biography of Putin, The Man Without a Face, Gessen of late has been a frequent critic of the authoritarian tendencies of President Donald Trump. She spoke with Mother Jones about the similarities she sees between Trump and 

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From Facebook to Pokémon Go: How Russia meddled in the 2016 election – The Daily Dot

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From Facebook to Pokémon Go: How Russia meddled in the 2016 election
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Is there any internet platform Russia didn’t use in its plot to disrupt the 2016 election? That’s the question beginning to emerge as the sprawling federal investigations into Russia’s propaganda campaigns reveal new details into Moscow’s disruptive 
Lawmakers Take Action Against Facebook Election PropagandaGizmodo
Russia Probes Spur Lawmakers on Election Security, Social MediaBloomberg

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9:47 PM 10/18/2017 – Russian internet trolls sought to co-opt unwitting American activists – ABC 

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Former CIA Director John Brennan says Russian hackers had American help in rigging the election 

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Russian government hackers and propagandists displayed a remarkable familiarity with the delicate intricacies of American politics and social issues during the course of the 2016 election – particularly when it came to their successful efforts to rig the swing states of Wisconsin and Michigan in Donald Trump’s favor. If you’ve come to believe the Russians couldn’t have pulled it off without American help, it turns out you’re in good company.

John Brennan, who was the Director of the CIA during the 2016 election, was interviewed by NBC News reporter Andrea Mitchell at a public function on Wednesday. Mitchell asked Brennan if he thought it was possible that Russia could have pulled off such a sophisticated and knowledgeable operation in these swing states. Brennan flatly stated “I find it implausible.” He didn’t specifically say it, but he didn’t need to: the obvious implication is that the Donald Trump campaign helped Russia to hack the election.

Although Brennan is recently retired, he was running the CIA during the election – thus making him the first high ranking government official to outright assert that Americans were helping the Russians to influence the outcome of the election. Brennan didn’t step down until January, meaning that he saw classified evidence on the way out the door that he still can’t talk about. Someone in his position wouldn’t be making these remarks at this time, unless he’s seen the evidence confirming it, and he now believes that evidence will become public.

John Brennan has been much more cautious with his words in the past when it’s come to discussing the topic of election collusion between the Donald Trump campaign and Russia. There’s a reason why he’s now making a much more damning assertion about it. Brennan now appears to believe that it’ll all come out in the end one way or the other.

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Fake Melania Trump? Some think Melania is being impersonated by a Secret Service agent who looks like her

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On a day that was filled with various other kinds of Trump administration chaos, it was Melania Trump who found her way to the top of Twitter’s trending topics list – and for a surreal reason. Donald Trump made a public appearance with a woman who was supposed to be Melania but didn’t quite look like her, and then he protested a little too much about it really being her. It set off a day’s worth of conspiracy theories, including one involving a Secret Service agent.

Here’s the photo that sparked a thousand questions about whether an imposter was pretending to be Melania Trump while standing next to Donald Trump:

On the one hand, upon close inspection, that does not look like Melania. The facial structure is off, the cheekbones are wrong, the hair appears to have been combed forward to obscure her facial features, and the absurdly oversized sunglasses are precisely what an imposter would wear. On the other hand, the most plausible explanation is that Melania was having a bad day and thus simply didn’t look like herself. It happens to everyone on occasion. Then again, this is precisely the kind of cartoonish amateur hour stunt that Trump and his band of idiots would come up with. So what gives?

One popular theory is based around the fact that Melania Trump rather bizarrely has a Secret Service agent assigned to her detail who just happens to look very similar to her (link). Some have suggested that the Trump administration may have purposely had this agent assigned to Melania’s detail so she could be used as an imposter whenever Melania didn’t want to make a public appearance. It’s phenomenally difficult to believe that a Secret Service agent would go along with this kind of scam. Of course this has led some to suggest that she may not even be a real agent, but rather an actress hired to pose as an agent so she’ll have an excuse to be close by, whenever she’s needed for imposter duty.

Of course these popular theories are all based on nothing more than one appearance in which Melania Trump didn’t look like herself. The most likely explanation is that this really was Melania, but she wore so much makeup, it made her face appear to have a different shape. Considering that Donald Trump is a violent sociopath who regularly assaults women and he’s spiraling out of control by the day, perhaps we should be worried about why Melania would try to hide her face with an unusual amount of makeup and oversized sunglasses.

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2:57 AM 10/19/2017 – Trump Investigations Review: Donald Trump Jr and Kellyanne Conway busted in organized Russian propaganda scheme 

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Trump Investigations – Google Search

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Trump Trashes Comey’s Credibility as Mueller’s Noose Tightens

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Trump’s tweets seem like a pre-emptive strike against Comey and the F.B.I. at a time when Mueller’s probe, and parallel investigations being …
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Russia’s ‘House Of Cards’ Lessons

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Russian trolls seeking to destabilize the 2016 election were made to binge watch ‘House of Cards’ to better understand American politics. Here’s what they learned from President Frank Underwood.

Russian Oligarch’s Libel Suit Over Manafort Report Is Dismissed – Bloomberg

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AP, citing interviews and business records, reported on March 22 that Manafort, a political consultant, had secretly worked for the oligarch, Oleg Deripaska, with a plan to “greatly benefit” the government of Russian President Vladimir Putin. Manafort 
Judge tosses libel lawsuit against AP by Russian oligarch tied to ManafortPolitico

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The secret life of Putin’s ‘chef’ who cooks up more than food – New York Post

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The secret life of Putin’s ‘chef’ who cooks up more than food
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United States investigators believe he was behind a “fake news” campaign that may have helped get Donald Trump into the oval office and that he financed Russia’s “troll factory.” CNN reports that Prigozhin’s company used social media to spread false 
‘Our task was to set Americans against their own government’: New details emerge about Russia’s trolling operationBusiness Insider
Russian Fake News ‘Troll Farm’ That Aided Donald Trump Was Financed By Putin’s Billionaire Chef: New ReportThe Inquisitr
Russian Journalists Just Published a Bombshell Investigation About a Kremlin-Linked “Troll Factory”Mother Jones
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Former Trump campaign chief Lewandowski huddles with Senate investigators – Washington Post

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Former Trump campaign chief Lewandowski huddles with Senate investigators
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Lewandowski is one of several Trump campaign officials whom the Senate Intelligence Committee has interviewed in recent months as part of its probe into Russian meddling in the 2016 U.S. presidential elections and allegations that the Trump campaign 
Senate presses ex-Trump aide’s son for documents in Russia probe: sourcePoliticusUSA

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Penn State social science researchers collaborate to study opioid epidemic – Penn State News

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Penn State social science researchers collaborate to study opioid epidemic
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Monnat found that these factors are often coupled with long, easy access to opioids and a desire to escape pain, stress, anxiety, shame and hopelessness. She collaborated with David L. Brown, professor of development sociology at Cornell University, on 

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Trump Tried To Look Compassionate. Instead, He Looked Like A Jerk.

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He reportedly told the wife of a fallen U.S. service member that her husband knew what he was signing up for.

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Tennessee GOP account – Google Search

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Russian Twitter account pretending to be Tennessee GOP fools …

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Russian operatives used a fake Twitter account that claimed to speak for Tennessee Republicans to convince American politicians, celebrities …
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Trump personally thanked fake Twitter account linked to Russia
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Was ‘Tennessee‘ Twitter Account Really Russian Propaganda?

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Trump’s Obsession With Comey

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Donald Trump is (still) obsessed with James Comey.

Proof of FBI Criminal Leaks and Trump Pardon of Sheriff Arpaio Threaten to Undermine Mueller’s Russia Probe – The New American (blog)

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Proof of FBI Criminal Leaks and Trump Pardon of Sheriff Arpaio Threaten to Undermine Mueller’s Russia Probe
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This ruling undermined Mueller’s attempt to argue that the president’s pardon power was limited in order to prevent President Trump from ending Mueller’s Russia “witch hunt” probe by pardoning key Special Counselor targets, including former Trump 

Russian Internet trolls sought to co-opt unwitting American activists – ABC News

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From their desks in St. Petersburg, Russian Internet trolls at a company with ties to RussianPresident Vladimir Putin sought to co-opt American civil rights activists and use them to stoke racial tensions and stir political unrest, authorities said.
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Michael Hayden fears Russian meddling “narrative” is being lost – CBS News

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Michael Hayden fears Russian meddling “narrative” is being lost
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Michael Hayden said that he’s troubled that the investigations of Russia’s meddling in the 2016 election appear to be playing out in a “political lane.” Hayden, speaking to the National … “There is a sustained campaign on the part of Putin’s Russian 

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Gold Star Father Says Trump Offered Him $25,000 And Never Followed Through

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Chris Baldridge’s 22-year-old son was gunned down in Afghanistan earlier this year.

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Trump-Russia ‘Golden Shower’ Dossier Firm Officials Refuse to Testify About Who Financed Salacious Report – Newsweek

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Trump-Russia ‘Golden Shower’ Dossier Firm Officials Refuse to Testify About Who Financed Salacious Report
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While a large portion of the allegations about Trump remain unverified, the dossier has become an increasing part of the investigation into Russia’s interference in the 2016 election. The investigation into the dossier, it was recently reported, has 
Fusion GPS officials take the Fifth in Trump dossier interview on Capitol HillFox News
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Salacious TrumpRussia Dossier Authors Refuse to Testify Before US CongressSputnik International
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Russian Internet trolls sought to co-opt unwitting American activists – KTIC

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Russian Internet trolls sought to co-opt unwitting American activists
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(ST. PETERSBURG, Russia) — From their desks in St. Petersburg, Russian Internet trolls at a company with ties to Russian President Vladimir Putin sought to co-opt American civil rights activists and use them to stoke racial tensions and stir political 
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5:20 PM 10/18/2017 – LeBron’s Footwear Makes A Powerful Statement 

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★★ 150 Minutes ★★ The best of Opera ( Carmen, Traviata, Così fan Tutte, Aida etc etc ) HD Wednesday October 18th, 2017 at 5:17 PM 1 Share Signed in as mikenova Share this story on NewsBlur Shared stories are on their way… LeBron’s Footwear Makes A Powerful Statement Wednesday October 18th, 2017 at 4:50 PM Donald Trump 1 Share … Continue reading “5:20 PM 10/18/2017 – LeBron’s Footwear Makes A Powerful Statement”

Murky Timeline is a Focus of Las Vegas Shooting Probe – snopes.com

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Murky Timeline is a Focus of Las Vegas Shooting Probe
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“There’s a lot of effort being put into unraveling this horrific act,” Wray told reporters after a ribbon-cutting for the FBI’s new Atlanta building. “We don’t know yet what the motive is, but that’s not for lack of trying, and if you know anything 

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5:31 PM 10/18/2017 – Saved Stories – Trump Investigations Report 

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Trump aides entangled in Russia election quagmire fighting back – Washington Times

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Trump aides entangled in Russia election quagmire fighting back
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The aim is to clear their names of any involvement in Russian election interference, as alleged by online bloggers, the press and Democrats. Michael Caputo, a Trump campaign communication adviser, has filed a complaint with the Office of Congressional …

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Facebook and Google reportedly helped set up anti-Muslim election ads (updated) – Engadget
Some of the fake Facebook accounts tied to Russia also used the Messenger app – Business Insider
New bill on election meddling aims to increase ad transparency from social media – The Hill
Senators target election meddling with new social media bill – CNBC
Twitter suspends fake Tennessee GOP account later linked to Russian ‘troll farm’ – WBIR-TV
Trump Investigations Report: 10:01 AM 10/19/2017 Trump Campaign Staffers Pushed Russian Propaganda Days Before the Election Daily Beast
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Congress is spending millions on Russia investigations but you’ll probably never know exactly how much – USA TODAY
Trump suggests FBI may have ‘paid for’ dossier alleging Russia ties – Washington Post
Memo Undermines Russian Lawyer’s Account of Trump Tower … – Mother Jones
New Russian Nuclear Scandal Raises New Questions About Clinton Foundation – National Review
Donald Trump drops 92 spots of Forbes list of wealthiest Americans – The Australian
Russia tables turn, roping Clinton, Obama, Holder, not Trump – Washington Times
Actually, No, Bob Corker and John McCain Are Doing Nothing to Hold Trump Accountable – The Nation.
Is all of this anti-Trump stuff helping California? – American Thinker (blog)
Trump’s Enablers Should Be Shamed Out of Public Life – Foreign Policy In Focus
WH Denies Trump Joked About Killing Gays, But New Yorker Stands by Story – Advocate.com
Trump campaign spends more than $1 million on legal fees in last quarter – USA TODAY
Trump Campaign Spending on Legal Fees Surges as Russia Inquiries Widen – New York Times
Firm behind Trump dossier refuses to comply with Russia probe subpoena – USA TODAY
Did Trump Obstruct Justice? You decide. Here’s The Key Timeline – Newsweek
Donating to Trump? Campaign is spending $1 of every $10 on legal fees – CNN

 

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Russians Posing as Black Activists on Facebook Is More Than Fake News – WIRED
 


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Russians Posing as Black Activists on Facebook Is More Than Fake News
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We live in times of resistance, and the growing authority of social media has directly impacted the shape of activism. … The pro-Kremlin Russian firm Internet Research Agency had fabricated hundreds of accounts and bought $100,000 in ads during a two and more »

Facebook and Google reportedly helped set up anti-Muslim election ads (updated) – Engadget
 


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Facebook and Google reportedly helped set up anti-Muslim election ads (updated) 
Engadget
It looks like Russia wasn’t the only one buying ads online to help sway the election last year. Facebook and Google worked closely with conservative non-profit Secure America Now and advertising firm Harris Media on ad campaigns targeting swing state …
Facebook and Google helped anti-refugee campaign in swing statesLivemint
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Some of the fake Facebook accounts tied to Russia also used the Messenger app – Business Insider
 


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Some of the fake Facebook accounts tied to Russia also used the Messenger app
Business Insider
… which allows businesses to place ads and chat directly with users to provide customer support. But the revelation raises more questions about the extent of Russian propaganda efforts using social media services during the 2016 US election. “The way 
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New bill on election meddling aims to increase ad transparency from social media – The Hill
 


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New bill on election meddling aims to increase ad transparency from social media
The Hill
Since Facebook revealed that a Kremlin-linked group purchased $100,000 worth of ads around the time of the 2016 election, Warner and Klobuchar have floated revised Federal Election Commission regulations that would force social mediacompanies like  
McCain signs on to Democrats’ Facebook ad disclosure billPolitico

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Senators target election meddling with new social media bill – CNBC


Senators target election meddling with new social media bill

Senators are pushing to curb election meddling on social media
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Russia attempted to influence the 2016 presidential election by buying and placing political ads on platforms such as Facebook, Twitter and Google,” the senators said in a statement. “The content and purchaser(s) of those onlineadvertisements are a …
New bill on election meddling aims to increase ad transparency from social mediaThe Hill
McCain signs on to Democrats’ Facebook ad disclosure billPolitico
GOP’s McCain Backs Disclosure of Political Ads on Social MediaBloomberg

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In attempt to sow fear, Russian trolls paid for self-defense classes for African Americans – CNNMoney
 


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In attempt to sow fear, Russian trolls paid for self-defense classes for African Americans
CNNMoney
A group linked to the Russian troll farm behind thousands of fake Facebook ads paid personal trainers in New York, Florida, and other parts of the United States to run self-defense classes for African Americans in an apparent attempt to stoke fear and and more »

 
‘Our task was to set Americans against their own government’: New details emerge about Russia’s trolling operationBusiness Insider
Russian troll factory paid US activists to help fund protests during …The Guardian
Newest Wrinkle In Russia Election Meddling: Troll Farm Reportedly Sent Employees To USBuzzFeed News
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Twitter suspends fake Tennessee GOP account later linked to Russian ‘troll farm’ – WBIR-TV
 


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Twitter suspends fake Tennessee GOP account later linked to Russian ‘troll farm’
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A Twitter account that the Tennessee Republican Party tried to get suspended by the social media company had ties toRussia, according to a new report in Russian media. A report released Tuesday by Russian business magazine RBC determined the … On 
Trump Campaign Staffers Pushed Russian Propaganda Days Before the ElectionDaily Beast
Twitter slow to nix Russia-linked account, says reportCNET
Russian Twitter account pretending to be Tennessee GOP fools celebrities, politiciansChicago Tribune
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Trump Investigations Report: 10:01 AM 10/19/2017 Trump Campaign Staffers Pushed Russian Propaganda Days Before the Election Daily Beast

Daily Beast Trump Campaign Staffers Pushed Russian Propaganda Days Before the Election Daily Beast Some of the Trump campaign’s most prominent names and supporters, including Trump’s campaign manager, digital director and son, pushed tweets from professional trolls paid by the Russian government in the heat of the 2016 election campaign. The Twitter … Twitter Was Warned Repeatedly About This … Continue reading“10:01 AM 10/19/2017 – Trump Campaign Staffers Pushed Russian Propaganda Days Before the Election – Daily Beast” Trump Investigations Report
Trump suggests Comey prematurely exonerated Clinton but investigators say probe was largely complete
 

Trump suggests Comey prematurely exonerated Clinton but investigators say probe was largely complete

President Trump suggested Wednesday that former FBI director James B. Comey had intended to spare Democrat Hillary Clinton from prosecution long before investigation was complete into her government email practices. In a pair of early-morning Twitter messages, Trump referred to a recently released FBI email that indicates a draft of a Comey statement about the []

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Congress is spending millions on Russia investigations but you’ll probably never know exactly how much – USA TODAY
 


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Congress is spending millions on Russia investigations but you’ll probably never know exactly how much
USA TODAY
USA TODAY reported last month that the House intelligence committee paid to send two of its staff investigators to London in July to try to contact Christopher Steele, the former British spy who compiled a dossier on Donald Trump and his alleged tiesand more »

Trump suggests FBI may have ‘paid for’ dossier alleging Russia ties – Washington Post
 


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Trump suggests FBI may have ‘paid for’ dossier alleging Russia ties
Washington Post
President Trump suggested Thursday that the FBI may have had a hand in creating an intelligence dossier that alleged tiesbetween Russia and Trump’s presidential campaign. Workers of firm involved with the discredited and Fake Dossier take the 5th.
Trump weighs in on ‘fake’ dossier on his alleged Russia tiesSFGate
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Memo Undermines Russian Lawyer’s Account of Trump Tower … – Mother Jones
 


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New Russian Nuclear Scandal Raises New Questions About Clinton Foundation – National Review
 


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New Russian Nuclear Scandal Raises New Questions About Clinton Foundation
National Review
… evidence that Russian nuclear industry officials were engaged in bribery, kickbacks, extortion and money launderingdesigned to grow Vladimir Putin’s atomic energy business inside the United States, according to government documents and interviews 
Pay No Attention To That Other Russian ScandalFITSNews (blog)
Obama’s DOJ slow-walked probe despite national security concernsThe Hill
Report: FBI uncovered Russian bribes involving Clinton charity before Obama administration approved nuclear deal …WBKO
Hot Air (blog)
all 16 news articles »
Donald Trump drops 92 spots of Forbes list of wealthiest Americans – The Australian
 


The Australian
Donald Trump drops 92 spots of Forbes list of wealthiest Americans
The Australian
Forbes also said some of Mr Trump’s golf properties declined in value and that he spent $US66 million on the presidential campaign as well as $US25 million to settle a fraud lawsuit brought by former students in his defunct Trump University program for and more »

Russia tables turn, roping Clinton, Obama, Holder, not Trump – Washington Times
 


Washington Times
Russia tables turn, roping Clinton, Obama, Holder, not Trump
Washington Times
… of American uranium, the FBI had gathered substantial evidence that Russian nuclear industry officials were engaged in bribery, kickbacks, extortion and money laundering designed to grow Vladimir Putin’s atomic energy business inside the United and more »

Actually, No, Bob Corker and John McCain Are Doing Nothing to Hold Trump Accountable – The Nation.
 


The Nation.
Actually, No, Bob Corker and John McCain Are Doing Nothing to Hold Trump Accountable
The Nation.
Donald Trump is claiming, for the moment, that he is on exceptionally good terms with congressional Republicans even with some of the Republicans that his once-and-future chief strategist Steve Bannon has targeted for political extinction. Indeed and more »

Is all of this anti-Trump stuff helping California? – American Thinker (blog)
 


American Thinker (blog)
Is all of this anti- Anti- Trump stuff helping California?
American Thinker (blog)
California opposes anything that Trump proposes, or as simple as that. That’s not a political movement but rather immaturepeople who live in another universe! As my friend asked: is any of this good for California? My guess is no. At least, that’s and more »

Trump’s Enablers Should Be Shamed Out of Public Life – Foreign Policy In Focus
 


Foreign Policy In Focus
Trump’s Enablers Should Be Shamed Out of Public Life
Foreign Policy In Focus
In the middle of September, Harvard University announced that it was inviting two controversial new fellows to the Institute ofPolitics at the Kennedy School: former Trump administration spokesman Sean Spicer and whistleblower Chelsea Manning. At the  

WH Denies Trump Joked About Killing Gays, But New Yorker Stands by Story – Advocate.com
 


Advocate.com
WH Denies Trump Joked About Killing Gays, But New Yorker Stands by By Story
Advocate.com
The email also stated that in the process of fact-checking the profile, The New Yorker’s staff journalists spoke to more than 60 people to confirm Trump’s statement, including senior White House officials, a senior staffer in member of the vice president’s office, Rep 
Understanding Mike Pence And His Relationship To Trump: ‘His Public Role Is Fawning’KCUR
The Danger of President PenceThe New Yorker
White House denies Trump joked about Pence being anti-gayPoliticoall 144 news articles »

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Trump campaign spends more than $1 million on legal fees in last quarter – USA TODAY
 


USA TODAY
Trump campaign spends more than $1 million on legal fees in last quarter
USA TODAY
Another $30,000 went to Williams & Jensen, which also has helped the younger Trump in the investigation. It’s legal for the president to tap donors’ money for legal expenses, provided they are related to the political campaign. Senate investigators 
Trump campaign’s legal spending tops $1 million during third quarterPolitico
Trump’s Campaign Paid His Son’s Russia-Probe Law Firm $238000Bloomberg
Trump re-election campaign raised $10 million in third quarter, spent $1.1 million on legal feesCNBC
BuzzFeed News– CNN The Daily Caller 
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CNN
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Trump Campaign Spending on Legal Fees Surges as Russia Inquiries Widen – New York Times
 


New York Times
Trump Campaign Spending on Legal Fees Surges as Russia Inquiries Widen
New York Times
The report underscores the degree to which Mr. Trump’s team has been consumed by investigations being pursued by congressional committees and the special counsel, Robert S. Mueller III, into Russian meddling in the presidential election, and …
Trump campaign legal bills topped $1 million last quarter MyAJC Washington Post
Trump’s Campaign Paid His Son’s Russia-Probe Law Firm $238,000 … $238000 Bloomberg
Trump campaign spends more than $1 million on legal fees in last quarterUSA TODAY
Politico– Vox Axios –Washington Examiner CNN
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Firm behind Trump dossier refuses to comply with Russia probe subpoena – USA TODAY
 


USA TODAY
Firm behind Trump dossier refuses to comply with Russia probe subpoena
USA TODAY
The dossier both its accuracy and its role in the FBI’s probe of Russian influence has become a subject of the three separate congressional Russia investigations. Read More: Trump campaign spends more than $1 million on legal fees in last quarter. 
WATCH: Fox News’ Shep Smith and Judge Napolitano rip apart Nunes’ ‘sideshow’ Trump dossier investigationRaw Storyall 34 news articles »

 and more »

Did Trump Obstruct Justice? You decide. Here’s The Key Timeline – Newsweek
 


Newsweek
Did Trump Obstruct Justice? You decide. Here’s The Key Timeline
Newsweek
Did President Donald Trump or other U.S. officials engage in an obstruction of justice with respect to the Russiainvestigation? There are three scenarios which raise that question. It’s important to keep each of them in mind as one thinks about  
Trump suggests Comey prematurely exonerated Clinton but investigators say probe was largely completeWashington Post
Trump Trashes Comey’s Credibility as Mueller’s Noose TightensVanity Fairall 152 news articles »

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Donating to Trump? Campaign is spending $1 of every $10 on legal fees – CNN
 


CNN
Donating to Trump? Campaign is spending $1 of every $10 on legal fees
CNN
Washington (CNN) President Donald Trump’s campaign donors — big and small — are increasingly helping to foot the legal expenses the President’s campaign and his son, Donald Trump Jr., are facing related to the investigations into allegations ofand more »


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10:59 AM 10/19/2017 – Saved Stories – Trump Investigations Report: GOP CALLS GROW TO END TRUMP-RUSSIA INVESTIGATIONS IN CONGRESS THIS YEAR |  Congress is spending millions on Russia investigations but you’ll probably never know exactly how much – USA TODAY |  Trump suggests FBI may have ‘paid for’ dossier alleging Russia ties – Washington Post

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Saved Stories – Trump Investigations Report

Saved Stories – Trump Investigations Report
BREAKING NEWS 10/18/17 GOP CALLS GROW TO END TRUMP-RUSSIA INVESTIGATIONS IN CONGRESS THIS YEAR | 
Congress is spending millions on Russia investigations but you’ll probably never know exactly how much – USA TODAY | 
Trump suggests FBI may have ‘paid for’ dossier alleging Russia ties – Washington Post
Memo Undermines Russian Lawyer’s Account of Trump Tower … – Mother Jones
New Russian Nuclear Scandal Raises New Questions About Clinton Foundation – National Review
Donald Trump drops 92 spots of Forbes list of wealthiest Americans – The Australian
Russia tables turn, roping Clinton, Obama, Holder, not Trump – Washington Times
Senator: Trump met with US attorney candidates for New York posts – CNN
Donald Trump told The Wall Street Journal in 1987 he sold ‘all’ his stocks before the crash – CNBC
Trump foreign policy creates an awkward union between Vladimir Putin and Europe – Washington Examiner
ISIS threaten to assassinate Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin in chilling propaganda clip featuring bullet-ridden … – The Sun
Hillary Clinton warns that Trump may start a nuclear war – Business Insider
UPDATE – Putin halts North Korea ties in line with UN demands – WSAZ-TV
Hillary Clinton brands Putin sexist as she claims Trump is his ‘puppet’ – Express.co.uk
Oppenheimer: Maduro and Putin must be celebrating Trump’s threat to revoke NBC’s license – Online Athens
Exclusive: Putin’s ‘chef,’ the man behind the troll factory – CNN
Kremlin comments on possible Putin-Trump meeting at APEC summit – TASS
TRUMP: Working for Putin – Coeur d’Alene Press
Donald Trump thanks Bill Clintons FEMA Director for praising his Puerto Rico response but it never happened
“*Donald Trump goes berserk after figuring out Reince Priebus and Sean Spicer flipped on him
“*Donald Trumps Day From Hell
Donald Trump Jr and Kellyanne Conway busted in organized Russian propaganda scheme
The real reason Donald Trump wouldnt acknowledge U.S. soldiers killed in Niger: it was a Russian military op
Fake Melania Trump? Some think Melania is being impersonated by a Secret Service agent who looks like her
Russia Used Pokemon Go ‘To Exploit Racial Tensions and Sow Discord’ in America: Report – U.S. News & World Report

 

Saved Stories – Trump Investigations Report
BREAKING NEWS 10/18/17 GOP CALLS GROW TO END TRUMP-RUSSIA INVESTIGATIONS IN CONGRESS THIS YEAR
 

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Congress is spending millions on Russia investigations but you’ll probably never know exactly how much – USA TODAY
 


USA TODAY
Congress is spending millions on Russia investigations but you’ll probably never know exactly how much
USA TODAY
USA TODAY reported last month that the House intelligence committee paid to send two of its staff investigators to London in July to try to contact Christopher Steele, the former British spy who compiled a dossier on Donald Trump and his alleged tiesand more »
Trump suggests FBI may have ‘paid for’ dossier alleging Russia ties – Washington Post
 


Washington Post
Trump suggests FBI may have ‘paid for’ dossier alleging Russia ties
Washington Post
President Trump suggested Thursday that the FBI may have had a hand in creating an intelligence dossier that alleged tiesbetween Russia and Trump’s presidential campaign. Workers of firm involved with the discredited and Fake Dossier take the 5th.
Trump weighs in on ‘fake’ dossier on his alleged Russia tiesSFGate
Trump questions if Russia, FBI or Democrats paid for dossierPoliticoall 22 news articles »
Memo Undermines Russian Lawyer’s Account of Trump Tower … – Mother Jones
 


Mother Jones
New Russian Nuclear Scandal Raises New Questions About Clinton Foundation – National Review
 


National Review
New Russian Nuclear Scandal Raises New Questions About Clinton Foundation
National Review
… evidence that Russian nuclear industry officials were engaged in bribery, kickbacks, extortion and money launderingdesigned to grow Vladimir Putin’s atomic energy business inside the United States, according to government documents and interviews 
Pay No Attention To That Other Russian ScandalFITSNews (blog)
Obama’s DOJ slow-walked probe despite national security concernsThe Hill
Report: FBI uncovered Russian bribes involving Clinton charity before Obama administration approved nuclear deal …WBKO
Hot Air (blog)
all 16 news articles »
Donald Trump drops 92 spots of Forbes list of wealthiest Americans – The Australian
 


The Australian
Donald Trump drops 92 spots of Forbes list of wealthiest Americans
The Australian
Forbes also said some of Mr Trump’s golf properties declined in value and that he spent $US66 million on the presidential campaign as well as $US25 million to settle a fraud lawsuit brought by former students in his defunct Trump University program for and more »
Russia tables turn, roping Clinton, Obama, Holder, not Trump – Washington Times
 


Washington Times
Russia tables turn, roping Clinton, Obama, Holder, not Trump
Washington Times
… of American uranium, the FBI had gathered substantial evidence that Russian nuclear industry officials were engaged in bribery, kickbacks, extortion and money laundering designed to grow Vladimir Putin’s atomic energy business inside the United and more »
Senator: Trump met with US attorney candidates for New York posts – CNN
 


CNN
Senator: Trump met with US attorney candidates for New York posts
CNN
“I understand that he’s personally interviewed the potential applicants for US attorney in Manhattan and Brooklyn and one in Washington, DC — which happen to be places where Donald Trump has property and assets and companies — and not interviewed …and more »
Donald Trump told The Wall Street Journal in 1987 he sold ‘all’ his stocks before the crash – CNBC
 


CNBC
Donald Trump told The Wall Street Journal in 1987 he sold ‘all’ his stocks before the crash
CNBC
“I sold all my stock over the last month,” Donald Trump told the Wall Street Journal a day after Black Monday 1987. The Dow Jones industrial average had just crashed 508 points. That was not the only time Trump has claimed to be quite the astute …and more »
Trump foreign policy creates an awkward union between Vladimir Putin and Europe – Washington Examiner
 


Washington Examiner
Trump foreign policy creates an awkward union between Vladimir Putin and Europe
Washington Examiner
President Trump’s attitudes toward Iran and Israel are putting Russian President Vladimir Putin in the unusual position of echoing European argument against American foreign policy. Trump’s effort to adopt a posture more aggressive toward Iran and … and more » 

 
Putin Wants to Run Russia Like a CorporationBloomberg
‘Oddly heartwarming’: Twitter reacts after Putin gets adorable puppy as gift from Turkmen presidentInternational Business Times UKall 23 news articles » 

ISIS threaten to assassinate Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin in chilling propaganda clip featuring bullet-ridden … – The Sun
 


The Sun
ISIS threaten to assassinate Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin in chilling propaganda clip featuring bullet-ridden…
The Sun
ISIS has threatened to assassinate Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin in a chilling new propaganda message. Images of the world super power leaders were riddled with bullets in a stark message to the world. The propaganda image shows a bullet-ridden …
Hillary Clinton warns that Trump may start a nuclear war – Business Insider
 


Business Insider
Hillary Clinton warns that Trump may start a nuclear war
Business Insider
“The Russians are not done; this is an ongoing threat,” she warned, adding that Russian President Vladimir Putin will continue to try and influence the outcome of elections in order to expand his power across the world. She accused Putin of sharing 
Russia demands North Korea BACK DOWN over nuke tensions amid fears of warDaily Starall 339 news articles »
UPDATE – Putin halts North Korea ties in line with UN demands – WSAZ-TV
 


WSAZ-TV
UPDATE – Putin halts North Korea ties in line with UN demands
WSAZ-TV
The White House said that in South Korea, Trump will meet with President Moon Jae-in and “call on the international community to join together in maximizing pressure on North Korea.” In Japan, Trump will meet with Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and 
Vladimir Putin urges rivalry with US should not develop into warExpress.co.uk
Russia Imposing New Sanctions on North KoreaThe Epoch Timesall 34 news articles »
Hillary Clinton brands Putin sexist as she claims Trump is his ‘puppet’ – Express.co.uk
 


Express.co.uk
Hillary Clinton brands Putin sexist as she claims Trump is his ‘puppet’
Express.co.uk
The one-time presidential hopeful, revealed her clashes with the Russian President when she was Secretary of State as well as exactly what happened when she telephoned Donald Trump to congratulate him on his election win. Speaking at the London’s …
Clinton on Putin: ‘Keep an eye on him, because he’s not done’CNN
Donald Trump’s Twitter use is a risk to global security, Hillary Clinton saysThe Guardian all 338 

 
Clinton calls Assange ‘a tool of Russian intelligence’Politico
NEWS.com.auThe Hill
all 331 news articles »

Oppenheimer: Maduro and Putin must be celebrating Trump’s threat to revoke NBC’s license – Online Athens
 


Online Athens
Oppenheimer: Maduro and Putin must be celebrating Trump’s threat to revoke NBC’s license
Online Athens
Late Venezuelan populist demagogue Hugo Chavez must have cheered in his grave when President Donald Trump made a veiled threat to pull NBC off the air for spreading news he dislikes. That’s exactly what Chavez did, and what most Third World …and more »
Exclusive: Putin’s ‘chef,’ the man behind the troll factory – CNN
 


CNN
Exclusive: Putin’s ‘chef,’ the man behind the troll factory
CNN
(CNN) Yevgeny Prigozhin is a Russian oligarch dubbed “chef” to President Vladimir Putin by the Russian press. In 2002, he served caviar and truffles to President George W. Bush during a summit in St. Petersburg. Before that, he renovated a boat that …
Putin-tied Russian oligarch bankrolled ‘troll factory’ to spread fake news during 2016 election: reportRaw Storyall 15 news articles »
Kremlin comments on possible Putin-Trump meeting at APEC summit – TASS
 

Kremlin comments on possible Putin-Trump meeting at APEC summit
TASS
MOSCOW, October 18. /TASS/. Possible meetings between Russian President Vladimir Putin and other leaders, including US President Donald Trump, at the impending Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) summit in Vietnam have not been …and more »
TRUMP: Working for Putin – Coeur d’Alene Press
 

TRUMP: Working for Putin
Coeur d’Alene Press
We have come a long way, but President Trump is circumventing these rights. Example: He uses the term fake news, as does Russian president Vladimir Putin, attempting to undermine the credibility of the press, jeopardizing the rights of our citizens 
Donald Trump thanks Bill Clintons FEMA Director for praising his Puerto Rico response but it never happened

Donald Trump thanks Bill Clintons FEMA Director for praising his Puerto Rico response but it never happenedDonald Trump thanks Bill Clintons FEMA Director for praising his Puerto Rico response but it never happened

What is this clown even talking about?
“*Donald Trump goes berserk after figuring out Reince Priebus and Sean Spicer flipped on him

“*Donald Trump goes berserk after figuring out Reince Priebus and Sean Spicer flipped on himDonald Trump goes berserk after figuring out Reince Priebus and Sean Spicer flipped on him

Trump finally figures out he’s been sold out by the guys he sold out
“*Donald Trumps Day From Hell

“*Donald Trumps Day From HellDonald Trumps Day From Hell

Everything went wrong for Trump today that could go wrong
Donald Trump Jr and Kellyanne Conway busted in organized Russian propaganda scheme

Donald Trump Jr and Kellyanne Conway busted in organized Russian propaganda schemeDonald Trump Jr and Kellyanne Conway busted in organized Russian propaganda scheme

Kellyanne and Junior are in serious, serious trouble
The real reason Donald Trump wouldnt acknowledge U.S. soldiers killed in Niger: it was a Russian military op

The real reason Donald Trump wouldnt acknowledge U.S. soldiers killed in Niger: it was a Russian military opThe real reason Donald Trump wouldnt acknowledge U.S. soldiers killed in Niger: it was a Russian military op

Donald Trump lent the U.S. military to Putin for a deadly op in Niger. Now he’s trying to cover it up.
Fake Melania Trump? Some think Melania is being impersonated by a Secret Service agent who looks like her

Fake Melania Trump? Some think Melania is being impersonated by a Secret Service agent who looks like herFake Melania Trump? Some think Melania is being impersonated by a Secret Service agent who looks like her

There may be an even more sinister explanation here than an imposter
Russia Used Pokemon Go ‘To Exploit Racial Tensions and Sow Discord’ in America: Report – U.S. News & World Report
 


U.S. News & World Report
Russia Used Pokemon Go ‘To Exploit Racial Tensions and Sow Discord’ in America: Report
U.S. News & World Report
A Russian-linked account reportedly used popular game Pokemon Go to drive racial tensions in the United States in the run-up to the divisive 2016 presidential election. CNN reports that an investigation into Russian-linked social media accounts and more »

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Saved Stories – Trump Investigations Report

Saved Stories – Trump Investigations Report
Trump suggests FBI may have ‘paid for’ dossier alleging Russia ties – Washington Post
Memo Undermines Russian Lawyer’s Account of Trump Tower … – Mother Jones
New Russian Nuclear Scandal Raises New Questions About Clinton Foundation – National Review
Donald Trump drops 92 spots of Forbes list of wealthiest Americans – The Australian
Russia tables turn, roping Clinton, Obama, Holder, not Trump – Washington Times
Senator: Trump met with US attorney candidates for New York posts – CNN
Donald Trump told The Wall Street Journal in 1987 he sold ‘all’ his stocks before the crash – CNBC
Trump foreign policy creates an awkward union between Vladimir Putin and Europe – Washington Examiner
ISIS threaten to assassinate Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin in chilling propaganda clip featuring bullet-ridden … – The Sun
Hillary Clinton warns that Trump may start a nuclear war – Business Insider
UPDATE – Putin halts North Korea ties in line with UN demands – WSAZ-TV
Hillary Clinton brands Putin sexist as she claims Trump is his ‘puppet’ – Express.co.uk
Oppenheimer: Maduro and Putin must be celebrating Trump’s threat to revoke NBC’s license – Online Athens
Exclusive: Putin’s ‘chef,’ the man behind the troll factory – CNN
Kremlin comments on possible Putin-Trump meeting at APEC summit – TASS
TRUMP: Working for Putin – Coeur d’Alene Press
Donald Trump thanks Bill Clintons FEMA Director for praising his Puerto Rico response but it never happened
“*Donald Trump goes berserk after figuring out Reince Priebus and Sean Spicer flipped on him
“*Donald Trumps Day From Hell
Donald Trump Jr and Kellyanne Conway busted in organized Russian propaganda scheme
The real reason Donald Trump wouldnt acknowledge U.S. soldiers killed in Niger: it was a Russian military op
Fake Melania Trump? Some think Melania is being impersonated by a Secret Service agent who looks like her
Russia Used Pokemon Go ‘To Exploit Racial Tensions and Sow Discord’ in America: Report – U.S. News & World Report
Why are Russian media outlets hyping the Mueller investigation? – Midland Daily News
Rep. Blackburn draws fire for bill that undercut DEA – Columbia Daily Herald

 

Saved Stories – Trump Investigations Report
Trump suggests FBI may have ‘paid for’ dossier alleging Russia ties – Washington Post


Washington Post
Trump suggests FBI may have ‘paid for’ dossier alleging Russia ties
Washington Post
President Trump suggested Thursday that the FBI may have had a hand in creating an intelligence dossier that alleged tiesbetween Russia and Trump’s presidential campaign. Workers of firm involved with the discredited and Fake Dossier take the 5th.
Trump weighs in on ‘fake’ dossier on his alleged Russia tiesSFGate
Trump questions if Russia, FBI or Democrats paid for dossierPolitico

all 22 news articles »

Memo Undermines Russian Lawyer’s Account of Trump Tower … – Mother Jones


Mother Jones
New Russian Nuclear Scandal Raises New Questions About Clinton Foundation – National Review


National Review
New Russian Nuclear Scandal Raises New Questions About Clinton Foundation
National Review
… evidence that Russian nuclear industry officials were engaged in bribery, kickbacks, extortion and money launderingdesigned to grow Vladimir Putin’s atomic energy business inside the United States, according to government documents and interviews 
Pay No Attention To That Other Russian ScandalFITSNews (blog)
Obama’s DOJ slow-walked probe despite national security concernsThe Hill
Report: FBI uncovered Russian bribes involving Clinton charity before Obama administration approved nuclear deal …WBKO
Hot Air (blog)
all 16 news articles »
Donald Trump drops 92 spots of Forbes list of wealthiest Americans – The Australian


The Australian
Donald Trump drops 92 spots of Forbes list of wealthiest Americans
The Australian
Forbes also said some of Mr Trump’s golf properties declined in value and that he spent $US66 million on the presidential campaign as well as $US25 million to settle a fraud lawsuit brought by former students in his defunct Trump University program for 

and more »

Russia tables turn, roping Clinton, Obama, Holder, not Trump – Washington Times


Washington Times
Russia tables turn, roping Clinton, Obama, Holder, not Trump
Washington Times
… of American uranium, the FBI had gathered substantial evidence that Russian nuclear industry officials were engaged in bribery, kickbacks, extortion and money laundering designed to grow Vladimir Putin’s atomic energy business inside the United 

and more »

Senator: Trump met with US attorney candidates for New York posts – CNN


CNN
Senator: Trump met with US attorney candidates for New York posts
CNN
“I understand that he’s personally interviewed the potential applicants for US attorney in Manhattan and Brooklyn and one in Washington, DC — which happen to be places where Donald Trump has property and assets and companies — and not interviewed …

and more »

Donald Trump told The Wall Street Journal in 1987 he sold ‘all’ his stocks before the crash – CNBC


CNBC
Donald Trump told The Wall Street Journal in 1987 he sold ‘all’ his stocks before the crash
CNBC
“I sold all my stock over the last month,” Donald Trump told the Wall Street Journal a day after Black Monday 1987. The Dow Jones industrial average had just crashed 508 points. That was not the only time Trump has claimed to be quite the astute …

and more »

Trump foreign policy creates an awkward union between Vladimir Putin and Europe – Washington Examiner


Washington Examiner
Trump foreign policy creates an awkward union between Vladimir Putin and Europe
Washington Examiner
President Trump’s attitudes toward Iran and Israel are putting Russian President Vladimir Putin in the unusual position of echoing European argument against American foreign policy. Trump’s effort to adopt a posture more aggressive toward Iran and … 

and more » 
Putin Wants to Run Russia Like a CorporationBloomberg
‘Oddly heartwarming’: Twitter reacts after Putin gets adorable puppy as gift from Turkmen presidentInternational Business Times UK

all 23 news articles »

ISIS threaten to assassinate Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin in chilling propaganda clip featuring bullet-ridden … – The Sun


The Sun
ISIS threaten to assassinate Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin in chilling propaganda clip featuring bullet-ridden…
The Sun
ISIS has threatened to assassinate Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin in a chilling new propaganda message. Images of the world super power leaders were riddled with bullets in a stark message to the world. The propaganda image shows a bullet-ridden …

Hillary Clinton warns that Trump may start a nuclear war – Business Insider


Business Insider
Hillary Clinton warns that Trump may start a nuclear war
Business Insider
“The Russians are not done; this is an ongoing threat,” she warned, adding that Russian President Vladimir Putin will continue to try and influence the outcome of elections in order to expand his power across the world. She accused Putin of sharing 
Russia demands North Korea BACK DOWN over nuke tensions amid fears of warDaily Star

all 339 news articles »

UPDATE – Putin halts North Korea ties in line with UN demands – WSAZ-TV


WSAZ-TV
UPDATE – Putin halts North Korea ties in line with UN demands
WSAZ-TV
The White House said that in South Korea, Trump will meet with President Moon Jae-in and “call on the international community to join together in maximizing pressure on North Korea.” In Japan, Trump will meet with Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and 
Vladimir Putin urges rivalry with US should not develop into warExpress.co.uk
Russia Imposing New Sanctions on North KoreaThe Epoch Times

all 34 news articles »

Hillary Clinton brands Putin sexist as she claims Trump is his ‘puppet’ – Express.co.uk


Express.co.uk
Hillary Clinton brands Putin sexist as she claims Trump is his ‘puppet’
Express.co.uk
The one-time presidential hopeful, revealed her clashes with the Russian President when she was Secretary of State as well as exactly what happened when she telephoned Donald Trump to congratulate him on his election win. Speaking at the London’s …
Clinton on Putin: ‘Keep an eye on him, because he’s not done’CNN
Donald Trump’s Twitter use is a risk to global security, Hillary Clinton saysThe Guardian 

all 338 
Clinton calls Assange ‘a tool of Russian intelligence’Politico
NEWS.com.auThe Hill
all 331 news articles »

Oppenheimer: Maduro and Putin must be celebrating Trump’s threat to revoke NBC’s license – Online Athens


Online Athens
Oppenheimer: Maduro and Putin must be celebrating Trump’s threat to revoke NBC’s license
Online Athens
Late Venezuelan populist demagogue Hugo Chavez must have cheered in his grave when President Donald Trump made a veiled threat to pull NBC off the air for spreading news he dislikes. That’s exactly what Chavez did, and what most Third World …

and more »

Exclusive: Putin’s ‘chef,’ the man behind the troll factory – CNN


CNN
Exclusive: Putin’s ‘chef,’ the man behind the troll factory
CNN
(CNN) Yevgeny Prigozhin is a Russian oligarch dubbed “chef” to President Vladimir Putin by the Russian press. In 2002, he served caviar and truffles to President George W. Bush during a summit in St. Petersburg. Before that, he renovated a boat that …
Putin-tied Russian oligarch bankrolled ‘troll factory’ to spread fake news during 2016 election: reportRaw Story

all 15 news articles »

Kremlin comments on possible Putin-Trump meeting at APEC summit – TASS

Kremlin comments on possible Putin-Trump meeting at APEC summit
TASS
MOSCOW, October 18. /TASS/. Possible meetings between Russian President Vladimir Putin and other leaders, including US President Donald Trump, at the impending Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) summit in Vietnam have not been …

and more »

TRUMP: Working for Putin – Coeur d’Alene Press

TRUMP: Working for Putin
Coeur d’Alene Press
We have come a long way, but President Trump is circumventing these rights. Example: He uses the term fake news, as does Russian president Vladimir Putin, attempting to undermine the credibility of the press, jeopardizing the rights of our citizens 

Donald Trump thanks Bill Clintons FEMA Director for praising his Puerto Rico response but it never happened

Donald Trump thanks Bill Clintons FEMA Director for praising his Puerto Rico response but it never happened

Donald Trump thanks Bill Clintons FEMA Director for praising his Puerto Rico response but it never happened

What is this clown even talking about?

“*Donald Trump goes berserk after figuring out Reince Priebus and Sean Spicer flipped on him

“*Donald Trump goes berserk after figuring out Reince Priebus and Sean Spicer flipped on him

Donald Trump goes berserk after figuring out Reince Priebus and Sean Spicer flipped on him

Trump finally figures out he’s been sold out by the guys he sold out

“*Donald Trumps Day From Hell

“*Donald Trumps Day From Hell

Donald Trumps Day From Hell

Everything went wrong for Trump today that could go wrong

Donald Trump Jr and Kellyanne Conway busted in organized Russian propaganda scheme

Donald Trump Jr and Kellyanne Conway busted in organized Russian propaganda scheme

Donald Trump Jr and Kellyanne Conway busted in organized Russian propaganda scheme

Kellyanne and Junior are in serious, serious trouble

The real reason Donald Trump wouldnt acknowledge U.S. soldiers killed in Niger: it was a Russian military op

The real reason Donald Trump wouldnt acknowledge U.S. soldiers killed in Niger: it was a Russian military op

The real reason Donald Trump wouldnt acknowledge U.S. soldiers killed in Niger: it was a Russian military op

Donald Trump lent the U.S. military to Putin for a deadly op in Niger. Now he’s trying to cover it up.

Fake Melania Trump? Some think Melania is being impersonated by a Secret Service agent who looks like her

Fake Melania Trump? Some think Melania is being impersonated by a Secret Service agent who looks like her

Fake Melania Trump? Some think Melania is being impersonated by a Secret Service agent who looks like her

There may be an even more sinister explanation here than an imposter

Russia Used Pokemon Go ‘To Exploit Racial Tensions and Sow Discord’ in America: Report – U.S. News & World Report


U.S. News & World Report
Russia Used Pokemon Go ‘To Exploit Racial Tensions and Sow Discord’ in America: Report
U.S. News & World Report
A Russian-linked account reportedly used popular game Pokemon Go to drive racial tensions in the United States in the run-up to the divisive 2016 presidential election. CNN reports that an investigation into Russian-linked social media accounts 

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Why are Russian media outlets hyping the Mueller investigation? – Midland Daily News

Why are Russian media outlets hyping the Mueller investigation?
Midland Daily News
Cybersecurity sleuths claim Russia used Pokemon Go to inflame racial tensions and accuse Twitter of deleting crucial data detailing Russian efforts to sow discord during the 2016 presidential election. Russia, Russia Everywhere, read The New York

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Rep. Blackburn draws fire for bill that undercut DEA – Columbia Daily Herald


Columbia Daily Herald
Rep. Blackburn draws fire for bill that undercut DEA
Columbia Daily Herald
WASHINGTON Rep. Marsha Blackburn, R-Tenn., is running for Senate in a state that has been hit hard by the opioid crisis. Now, she is fielding attacks for supporting a bill that weakened law enforcement’s ability to curb the flow of pain pills to the 

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