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Pro-Russia Czech President To Meet With Putin In Sochi – RadioFreeEurope/RadioLiberty
After Sutherland Springs, Congress takes steps to improve mental health care for veterans – Houston Chronicle
Donald Trump Jr., Jared Kushner face new scrutiny in Russia investigation – ABC News
An American Journalist Is Facing A Felony Trial This Week — In The United States
Confirmed: Robert Mueller has far more Trump-Russia evidence than previously known
Insider: Donald Trumps staff panicking as Robert Mueller chews through them like Pac-Man
Clinton Believes Russian Disinformation, GOP Voter Suppression ‘Likely’ Cost Her Wisconsin
Serbian PM insists Russian ties are no obstacle to EU membership – Financial Times
AP News in Brief at 12:04 am EST – Washington Post
Has Trump spoiled online dating for millennials? – Washington Examiner
Trump Tears Into Jeff Flake On Twitter After Senator Says GOP Is ‘Toast’
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Pro-Russia Czech President To Meet With Putin In Sochi – RadioFreeEurope/RadioLiberty
 


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Pro-Russia Czech President To Meet With Putin In Sochi
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In 2016, he blasted the United States for its illegitimate involvement in Syria’s civil war, while praising Russia’s antiterror campaign in the Middle East country. … He is expected to seek reelection in the presidential election scheduled for  

After Sutherland Springs, Congress takes steps to improve mental health care for veterans – Houston Chronicle
 


Houston Chronicle
After Sutherland Springs, Congress takes steps to improve mental health care for veterans
Houston Chronicle
Just days after the horrific killings at a small church in Texas, Congress quietly began taking steps to assure more ex-soldiers get mental health treatment as they transition into civilian life, even if they get a less-than-honorable discharge.and more »

Mueller may be close to wrapping up a significant part of the Russia investigation – Business Insider
 


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Mueller may be close to wrapping up a significant part of the Russia investigation
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Hicks was present during several moments leading up to Trump’s decision to fire FBI director James ComeyComey’s firing makes up the basis of an obstruction-of-justice case Mueller is building against Trump, and experts say that if Mueller is ready to …
Special Counsel sends wide-ranging request for documents to Justice DepartmentABC Newsall 6 news articles »

Special Counsel sends wide-ranging request for documents to Justice Department – ABC News
 

Special Counsel sends wide-ranging request for documents to Justice Department
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Trump, however, has openly expressed disdain for the federal probe, and since his days on the campaign trail he has questioned the U.S. intelligence community’s unanimous conclusion that Russia tried to meddle in last year’s presidential election.and more »

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Donald Trump Jr., Jared Kushner face new scrutiny in Russia investigation
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Next to the growing investigation into Russian meddling in the trump campaign. As the president’s son-in-law faces new questions about wikileaks. David Wright is at the white house tonight with the latest. Reporter: Tonight, the president’s son and son 
British publicist who arranged Donald Trump Jr’s meeting with Russian lawyer breaks silence on collusion claimsThe Independent
Rob Goldstone comes clean over Donald Trump and dirt on Hillary ClintonThe Timesall 17 news articles »

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Donald Trump Jr., Jared Kushner face new scrutiny in Russia investigation – ABC News
 


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Donald Trump Jr., Jared Kushner face new scrutiny in Russia investigation
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Next to the growing investigation into Russian meddling in the trump campaign. As the president’s son-in-law faces new questions about wikileaks. David Wright is at the white house tonight with the latest. Reporter: Tonight, the president’s son and son 
British publicist who arranged Donald Trump Jr’s meeting with Russian lawyer breaks silence on collusion claimsThe Independent
Rob Goldstone comes clean over Donald Trump and dirt on Hillary ClintonThe Timesall 17 news articles »

An American Journalist Is Facing A Felony Trial This Week — In The United States

A photojournalist facing a criminal trial on several felony charges sounds like something that would happen in another country. So this article is written in the style that would be used if it did.
Confirmed: Robert Mueller knows about even more Trump-Russia meetings than the public does

All along, it’s appeared that Special Counsel Robert Mueller knows far more about Donald Trump’s Russia scandal than Congress, the media, or the public knows. Although Mueller keeps his cards close to the vest, his actions periodically suggest that he’s several steps ahead of the game. Now comes confirmation that Mueller knows about a whole new set of Trump-Russia meetings that are not yet public.Buried all the way down in the fifteenth paragraph of a new Washington Post article, you’ll find this key revelation: “Witnesses questioned by Muellers team warn that investigators are asking about other foreign contacts and meetings that have not yet become public, and to expect a series of new revelations.” (link). In other words, this week the media managed to expose Donald Trump Jr’s contacts with WikiLeaks and Jared Kushner’s contacts with a suspected Russian mobster, and yet those are stillfar from the last of the Trump-Russia contacts that Mueller already knows about.

So just what are we looking at here? The WaPo article hints that many of the secret meetings involved Donald Trump’s former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn, who is reportedly on the verge of being arrested on a variety of charges which may include conspiracy to commit kidnapping (Flynn denies the charges). So even as the media has been recently exposing Trump-Russia meetings involving members of Donald Trump’s family, Robert Mueller is focused on Trump-Russia meetings of an entirely different nature.

Another remarkable part of the WaPo article in question is the revelation that Donald Trump and his attorney Ty Cobb are both insisting Robert Mueller’s investigation will be completed soon, and that Trump will be exonerated. That’s nothing short of delusional. Mueller is just getting started, and has only arrested three of the dozens of Trump-Russia players he’s targeting. Moreover, Mueller’s entire gameplan is based around getting these targets to flip on Trump himself. Trump isn’t just a target of the investigation; he’s the target.

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Confirmed: Robert Mueller has far more Trump-Russia evidence than previously known

Confirmed: Robert Mueller has far more Trump-Russia evidence than previously knownConfirmed: Robert Mueller has far more Trump-Russia evidence than previously known

Robert Mueller is WAY out ahead of the rest of us
Insider: Donald Trumps staff panicking as Robert Mueller chews through them like Pac-Man

Special Counsel Robert Mueller has finally managed to breach Donald Trump’s inner circle. It was revealed last week that he interviewed White House senior adviser Stephen Miller about his role in the Trump-Russia scandal. Now it turns out Mueller is aggressively working his way through Trump’s top people as we speak, and it’s clearly making them nervous. In fact one insider says they’re panicking as Mueller kicks into high gear.A Trump White House insider claims that Mueller is chewing through Trump’s senior staff “like Pac-Man” and that they’re all panicked about how deep the investigation is running, summing it up by saying that “its going to be a long winter,” according to a new Washington Post report (link). That same article points to Hope Hicks and Don McGahn as being Mueller’s next two targets, which offers some hints about what Mueller is specifically pursuing.

Hope Hicks is essentially the gatekeeper for Donald Trump himself, filtering his emails and deciding what to loop him in on. This week it was revealed that Hicks was aware of Donald Trump Jr’s ongoing coordination with WikiLeaks, which means almost for certain that Donald Trump knew. Hicks will have to decide whether to admit to Mueller that Trump knew, or commit obstruction of justice by refusing to truthfully answer the question. White House counsel Don McGahn nixed a letter that Trump and Miller wrote justifying the firing of FBI Director James Comey. McGahn will have to decide whether to risk incriminating Trump, or risk incriminating himself. He does not share attorney-client privilege with Trump.

It’s important to keep in mind that Robert Mueller has consistently been several steps ahead of the media and the public when it comes to these matters. For instance it was widely reported by the media that Mueller’s first White House senior staff target would be Hope Hicks. Then it was later revealed that Mueller had already interviewed Stephen Miller instead. The “Pac-Man” reference strongly suggests that Mueller has already interviewed far more of Trump’s inner circle than is publicly known.

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Mueller requested DOJ hand over documents related to Comey firing: report – The Hill
 


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Clinton Believes Russian Disinformation, GOP Voter Suppression ‘Likely’ Cost Her Wisconsin

There are “lots of questions” about the “legitimacy” of Trump’s victory, she says in an interview.
Insider: Donald Trumps staff panicking as Robert Mueller chews through them “like Pac-Man”

Insider: Donald Trumps staff panicking as Robert Mueller chews through them “like Pac-Man”Insider: Donald Trumps staff panicking as Robert Mueller chews through them “like Pac-Man”

Robert Mueller is far ahead of what was previously known
Serbian PM insists Russian ties are no obstacle to EU membership – Financial Times
 


Financial Times
Serbian PM insists Russian ties are no obstacle to EU membership
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European officials who are increasingly wary of Russia’s influence in the Balkans accuse Moscow of stoking unrest in the region and view Belgrade’s east-west balancing act warily. The US is also urging clarity from Belgrade on its strategic and more »

Donald Trumps ticking clock may expire after Thanksgiving

Since the start of Donald Trump’s illegitimate and toxically unpopular presidency, the public has asked the same question every day: why hasn’t he been ousted yet? The simple answer is that because his approval rating hasn’t yet dropped into the twenties, the Republican-controlled Congress doesn’t feel like it has to oust him. But the main reason they’ve been keeping him around may be about to expire.The Republican Congress is still trying to find a way to pass its tax scam legislation for the wealthy. But up to this point, every major piece of legislation it’s attempted has failed, partly due to Trump’s instability and unpopularity. The real reason the GOP wants Trump to remain in place: it’s been allowing the party to ram through the appointment of several conservative federal judges. However, according to Axios (link), that streak may be about to end after Thanksgiving.

In fact Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has been ramming through the confirmations of these judges as quickly as he can. Trump’s instability means that he could self destruct on his own at any minute and once he does, the focus will be on his demise and ouster, making Senate confirmations more difficult. But even if Trump doesn’t self destruct, the Republicans in Congress are increasingly uneasy about the idea of leaving him in power as they head into the midterms. They just got wiped out across the nation in the November 2017 elections, as a direct result of Trump’s unpopularity.

Once the Republican Congress finishes ramming through its judges after Thanksgiving, it’ll be in position to strategically throw Donald Trump overboard. Once he’s out the door, Trump’s crimes in the Russia scandal will no longer directly be the party’s problem. The GOP’s haste with confirmations, a process which now appears to be reaching its conclusion, suggests that it may be ready to oust Trump soon. Tick tock.

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Report: Mueller’s Russia Probe Seeks Justice Department Emails on Comey Firing – Daily Beast
 


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Report: Mueller’s Russia Probe Seeks Justice Department Emails on Comey Firing
Daily Beast
Investigators in special counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia election collusion probe have directed the Justice Department to hand over communications on former FBI Director James Comey’s firing, ABC News reports. Citing a source familiar with the matter
Mueller requested DOJ hand over documents related to Comey firing: reportThe Hill
Mueller Wants to Know More About the Justice Department’s Role in Comey’s FiringNew York Magazine
Mueller asks Justice Department to hand over documents about Comey’s firing: reportNew York Daily News
Business InsiderABC News The Independent
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Robert Mueller is going after the Department of Justice to take down Donald Trump

A few days ago, it was revealed that Special Counsel Robert Mueller subpoenaed the Donald Trump campaign a month ago. It served as a reminder that Mueller is always several steps ahead of the media and the public. It also demonstrates that Mueller is going directly after Trump himself, and not merely settling for taking down Trump’s underlings. Now another new development points to how Mueller plans to get to Trump.Mueller has requested a treasure trove of documents from the Department of Justice which relate to Trump’s firing of FBI Director James Comey, and Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ decision to recuse himself from the Trump-Russia investigation, according to an ABC News report (link). This means Mueller is targeting Trump for obstruction of justice. It also suggests that Mueller may be targeting Sessions for some criminal charge related to the reason he had to recuse himself.

The article in question makes no reference to subpoenas, which means that as of yet, the DOJ hasn’t said no to anything Mueller is requesting. Ironically, because Sessions has recused himself, Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein will make any decisions on what evidence to turn over, meaning Sessions can’t prevent incriminating evidence against himself from being turned over. Rosenstein can be counted on to cooperate with Mueller, as it was Rosenstein who appointed Mueller to begin with.

Although Robert Mueller can be counted on to pursue every possible criminal charge against Donald Trump, ranging from conspiracy against the United States to money laundering on down, proving obstruction of justice will likely be his quickest and most efficient path for establishing Trump’s criminal nature. Now we know that Mueller is going after the Department of Justice to not only prove Trump guilty of obstruction of justice, but likely to take down Jeff Sessions as well.

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Letter: Trump wants to abuse power by targeting political opponents – UNM Daily Lobo
 

Letter: Trump wants to abuse power by targeting political opponents
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The saddest thing is, because I am the president of the United States, I am not supposed to be involved with the Justice Department, Trump said. I’m not supposed to be involved with the FBI. I’m not supposed to be doing the kind of things I would 

Should The FBI Be Abolished? – American Spectator
 


American Spectator
Should The FBI Be Abolished?
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On top of all that, former FBI director Robert Mueller now Special Counsel is investigating Trump for collusion with Russia when the evidence is now revealing that the only party that colluded with the Russians to influence the 2016 campaign was and more »

AP News in Brief at 12:04 am EST – Washington Post
 

AP News in Brief at 12:04 am EST
Washington Post
Mixed signals sent on fate of tax bill’s health provision. WASHINGTON Two of President Donald Trump’s leading economic advisers sent mixed signals Sunday on the fate of a health care provision in the Senate version of a $1.5 trillion measure to and more »

Has Trump spoiled online dating for millennials? – Washington Examiner
 


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Has Trump spoiled online dating for millennials?
Washington Examiner
Some liberals have gone so far as to abandon the online dating scene altogether due to their Trump anxiety. Dawoon Kang, co-founder and COO of Coffee Meets Bagel, reported a decrease in activity and fewer sign-ups during the election, the inauguration, … 

Putin Trump – Google News: Dan Hannan: The Republicans’ astonishing, Orwellian change of heart on Putin – Washington Examiner
 


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Dan Hannan: The Republicans’ astonishing, Orwellian change of heart on Putin
Washington Examiner
Look at the acrobatics performed by many (not all) Trump supporters over Russian President Vladimir Putin. Until recently, suspicion of Russia’s strongman was common to almost every Republican. Social conservatives, free-marketeers, foreign policy  

 Putin Trump – Google News

Trump Tears Into Jeff Flake On Twitter After Senator Says GOP Is ‘Toast’

No, you’re toast, Trump tells “Jeff Flake(y).”
A year after Donald Trump’s election, we need more than hope – The Diamondback
 


The Diamondback
A year after Donald Trump’s election, we need more than hope
The Diamondback
My colleague Sarah Riback recently wrote a column about the importance of hope in the face of the Trump administration and how the country has transformed in the first year of his presidency. Although she made solid points about keeping a positive  

Rigged election: Steve Bannon and Paul Manafort knew which swing states Donald Trump would win

As the investigation into Donald Trump’s Russia scandal continues to take new turns, some older pieces of the puzzle have now become crucial in the proper context. New attention is being focused on Cambridge Analytica, the voter data analysis arm of the Trump campaign, which has been caught admitting in an email that it was seeking to conspire with Russian-controlled cyberterrorist Julian Assange. Before Steve Bannon took over the Trump campaign, he had been the head of the company in question.This casts a very old piece of information about Steve Bannon in a very new light. Just days after Donald Trump shockingly won the election, an entertainment outlet called The Hollywood Reporter revealed that one of its reporters had spoken with Steve Bannon several months before the election. At the time, Bannon asserted that Donald Trump was going to win the states of Florida, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Michigan (link). So is Bannon merely an uncanny guesser, or were these swing states rigged by Cambridge Analytica and Russia?

Steve Bannon did a terrible job of running the Donald Trump campaign when it came to these swing states. For instance he had Trump speaking in black churches in Michigan, which didn’t gain him a single new vote. Instead it seemed more like Bannon had sent Trump to Michigan near the end of the election simply for the sake of appearances, as if someone had told him Trump was going to magically win Michigan, and they should try to create a plausible explanation for it.

Furthermore, before the election, Paul Manafort also told Donald Trump to go to Michigan (see the 21st paragraph of this Bloomberg article). This was after Manafort had been forced to resign from the campaign due to his close financial ties to the Kremlin. Once again, it all raises the question of whether Trump’s dirtiest advisers were all psychics, or whether Russia rigged the vote totals in certain swing states such that that they knew for a fact which states he would win.

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