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Mueller’s team to question former RNC officials on Russia – Axios – Axios
Who the hell is @RVAwonk and how is she cracking the Kremlin’s code? – National Observer
Information agency Cambridge Analytica questioned over involvement in Trump election marketing campaign – Kaplan Herald
Trump’s Social Media Director Now Part of Senate’s Russia … – Newsweek
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Trump Taps Former Giuliani Partner As Preet Bharara Replacement – Clarkstown Daily Voice
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Significant evidence shows Russia interfered with US election on Trump’s behalf – Paris Post Intelligencer
The left’s delusional comparison of Trump administration to Iran’s regime is insulting and counterproductive – Yellowhammer News
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Justice Department reopens Hillary Clinton email investigation – Washington Examiner
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Report: Mueller Probe Looking At RNC’s 2016 Digital Operations – TPM
 


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Report: Mueller Probe Looking At RNC’s 2016 Digital Operations
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In public interviews, representatives from social media companies have played coy when asked the question and merely have confirmed that they were handing all the relevant data to congressional investigators. The tech companies in question have 
Mueller questioning RNC staffers about whether Jared Kushner’s campaign data operation guided Russian botsRaw Story
Mueller probe outgrows its ‘witch hunt’ phase – YahooYahoo
Trump Says Russia Inquiry Makes US ‘Look Very Bad’New York Times
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all 347 Investigation: Did Trump, Kushner and RNC Help Russia Use Big Data to Target US Voters?Newsweek
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Mueller’s team to question former RNC officials on Russia – Axios – Axios
 


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Who the hell is @RVAwonk and how is she cracking the Kremlin’s code? – National Observer
 


National Observer
Who the hell is @RVAwonk and how is she cracking the Kremlin’s code?
National Observer
Reportedly, Breitbart, Infowars and Cambridge Analytica are now being scrutinized by Mueller. This Flynn (plea deal) may open a lot of floodgates to that right-wing media ecosystem, and also to some of the data operations. One person we haven’t talked  

Information agency Cambridge Analytica questioned over involvement in Trump election marketing campaign – Kaplan Herald
 

Information agency Cambridge Analytica questioned over involvement in Trump election marketing campaign
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Members of the U.S. House Intelligence Committee on Thursday interviewed the head of a data analysis firm to determine whether election campaign team sought his help to find thousands of emails missing from private server, three sources familiar with and more »

Trump’s Social Media Director Now Part of Senate’s Russia … – Newsweek
 


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Donald Trumps social media guy Dan Scavino is in big trouble after all

Four weeks ago, Palmer Report pointed out that the Donald Trump administration had seemingly picked a new fall guy in the Trump-Russia scandal. Trump’s Social Media Director Dan Scavino was suddenly thrown into the fire in two different ways within a matter of days, suggesting he was the next to be sacrificed as Trump and his inner circle struggle to survive the scandal. Now it turns out Scavino is in big trouble after all, at least in the eyes of the Senate Judiciary Committee.Officially, Scavino’s job is simply to run Trump’s social media. He writes the generic promotional tweets that appear on Trump’s account, announcing events or plugging video clips. But it appears he may have been unofficially doing much more. Senator Dianne Feinstein, the ranking member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, now says that Scavino “may have corresponded with Russian nationals regarding Trump campaign social media efforts” according to a new Mother Jones report (link). So what does she know that we don’t?

That’s not yet entirely clear. But let’s take a look at the two strange instances in which Dan Scavino was pushed to the forefront in December. First there was the report that after Donald Trump Jr’s meeting with Russian government representatives, his pal Rob Goldstone who set up the meeting continued to communicate about it with Scavino (link). Why Scavino of all people? No one knew at the time.

Then came Kellyanne Conway’s assertion that after Donald Trump’s attorney supposedly wrote an incriminating tweet, it was Dan Scavino who worked with the attorney to get the tweet posted to Trump’s account. So according to Trump’s allies, Scavino was a point man for Trump-Russia communications, and he was working with Trump’s Russia attorneys. Is Scavino dirty, or is the Trump campaign trying to set him up as a scapegoat? The Senate appears to know the answer, and it’ll come out eventually.

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Lawyers for US President Donald Trump are seeking to stop the release of a book containing damaging allegations about his administration. Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House is due for release on Tuesday. It cites former top aide Steve Bannon  
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Trump Taps Former Giuliani Partner As Preet Bharara Replacement – Clarkstown Daily Voice
 


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Trump Taps Former Giuliani Partner As Preet Bharara Replacement
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President Donald Trump has nominated a former law partner of New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani to serve as United States Attorney Preet Bharara’s replacement in the Southern District of New York. If confirmed by the Senate in the next 120 days and more »

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President Donald Trump has nominated a former law partner of New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani to serve as United States Attorney Preet Bharara’s replacement in the Southern District of New York. If confirmed by the Senate in the next 120 days and more »

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Significant evidence shows Russia interfered with US election on Trump’s behalf – Paris Post Intelligencer
 

Significant evidence shows Russia interfered with US election on Trump’s behalf
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OK, I’m just a peace guy. I am not an Alex no-conspiracy-too-nutty-for-me Jones, like President Dopnald Trump is. In fact, when I edited The PeaceWorker for a few years, there were sincere attempts to have me fired for refusing to print the Dick  

The left’s delusional comparison of Trump administration to Iran’s regime is insulting and counterproductive – Yellowhammer News
 


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The left’s delusional comparison of Trump administration to Iran’s regime is insulting and counterproductive
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Meanwhile, one CNN anchor fretted that Trump might put a finger on the scale against the Iranian regime. Members of the Obama administration took to Twitter to tell Trump to be quiet (Susan Rice, former national security adviser), chide Trumpfor 
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Mexican Cartel Leader Quietly Released from Prison Despite Murder, Cop Impersonation – Breitbart News
 


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Mexican Cartel Leader Quietly Released from Prison Despite Murder, Cop Impersonation
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MONTERREY, Nuevo León A top operator for organized crime has exposed flaws within the Mexican court system, given his ability to maintain power despite convictions that should carry a prison sentence. In his most recent run-in with the law, Nuevo 

Trump Administration Eyes The Whole Pie In New Offshore Drilling Plan

The president looks to open Arctic, Atlantic and Pacific oceans in his push for an America-First Offshore Energy Strategy.
Top House Conservatives Just Called on Attorney General Jeff Sessions to Resign – Independent Journal Review
 


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Top House Conservatives Just Called on Attorney General Jeff Sessions to Resign
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Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH) and Rep. Mark Meadows (R-NC) are calling out Attorney General Jeff Sessions. Both Jordan and Meadows aren’t pleased with Sessions at the U.S. Department of Justice. They are so concerned with how Sessions has performed as and more »

Justice Department reopens Hillary Clinton email investigation – Washington Examiner
 


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Four Days Into 2018 And The Resistance Is Surging

Trans people are enlisting in the military. Trump’s voter fraud commission is dead. And Steve Bannon has instigated an alt-right civil war. Happy New Year.
Trump promised he’d hire “only the best people.” How’d that work out? (Kaufman) – The News Journal
 

Trump promised he’d hire “only the best people.” How’d that work out? (Kaufman)
The News Journal
Goodbyes too to Health Secretary Tom Price, who resigned in September trying to explain government charges of $400,000 for personal charter flights. And Sebastian Gorka, a deputy assistant who left in August and, the press office announced, was no  

Kurdish party leader, jailed in Turkey, to step down – CT Post
 

Kurdish party leader, jailed in Turkey, to step down
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11 congress in a letter made public by his Peoples’ Democratic Party, or HDP, on Thursday. The popular politician was jailed along with close to a dozen other HDP lawmakers last year. Prosecutors are seeking a total of 142 years in prison for him on and more »

Late-night hosts on Trump and Bannon: ‘The rats are eating their young’

Comics, including Stephen Colbert and Jimmy Kimmel, discussed a new book reporting Steve Bannons attacks on Donald Trump Jr and Jared KushnerLate-night hosts on Wednesday discussed the revelations in a new tell-all book by the reporter Michael Wolff about the Trump campaign and administration.

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Iran unrest: it’s the economy, stupid, not a cry for freedom or foreign plotters | Simon Tisdall

World leaders trying to exploit the narrative around the protests ignore the real economic problems being faced by ordinary peopleThe street protests across Iran, which were reportedly petering out on Thursday, have been interpreted over the past week in various conflicting and dramatic ways to suit the policy agendas, prejudices and stereotypes of competing forces inside and outside the country.

But as a growing number of senior Iranian officials, including the president, Hassan Rouhani, now admit, the principal driving force behind the unrest is no mystery: its the economy, stupid, as James Carville used to say. The problem is less about the rule of the mullahs, more about the price of mutton.

Related: How Donald Trumps tweets help Irans supreme leader | Sanam Vakil

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Forget Treason. Money Laundering Is Serious.
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The family’s recent departure from its ill-fated Trump SoHo hotel project, and its partnership with career criminals like Felix Sater, are reminders of how problematic some of those deals will be in the context of Mueller’s investigation. While Trump and more »

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Forget Treason. Money Laundering Is Serious. – Bloomberg
 


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Forget Treason. Money Laundering Is Serious.
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The family’s recent departure from its ill-fated Trump SoHo hotel project, and its partnership with career criminals like Felix Sater, are reminders of how problematic some of those deals will be in the context of Mueller’s investigation. While Trump and more »

Trump on Bannon compliment: He changed his tune pretty quick
 

Trump on Bannon compliment: ‘He changed his tune pretty quick’

President Trump spoke publicly Thursday about his nasty feud with former senior aide Stephen K. Bannon, noting that the Breitbart News executive had praised him on a radio show a night earlier. He called me a ‘great man’ last night, Trump told reporters at the White House, ahead of a meeting with Republican senators on immigration. […]

Steve Bannon is going to be Robert Mueller’s greatest asset in the Trump-Russia investigation – The Independent
 


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Steve Bannon is going to be Robert Mueller’s greatest asset in the Trump-Russia investigation
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The investigators are looking deep into allegations of funds from Russian organised crime being used by the Trump organisation, focusing on individual suspects, and on specific projects. There is also, of course, the strand of the investigation looking and more »

The Times Rides to Mueller’s Rescue – Rasmussen Reports
 


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The Times Rides to Mueller’s Rescue
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What caused the FBI to open a counterintelligence investigation into the Trump campaign in July 2016, which evolved into the criminal investigation that is said today to imperil the Trump presidency? As James Comey’s FBI and Special Counsel Robert
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