1. Trump from Michael_Novakhov (197 sites): Politics: Trump condemns anti-Semitism, hate crimes at rally after synagogue shooting

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The remarks came after Trump in recent days defended past comments that there were “very fine people” who marched with self-proclaimed neo-Nazis and white supremacists at the 2017 “Unite the Right” rally in Charlottesville.

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1. Trump from Michael_Novakhov (197 sites): Palmer Report: Donald Trump launches berserk late night attack against Fox News analyst

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Now that Donald Trump has become more toxic than ever, not everyone at Fox News likes him anymore. Or perhaps we should say that because Trump isn’t as popular with Fox News’ conservative audience as he used to be, the Fox News personalities who have always thought Trump was garbage are now finally allowed to say it.



Whatever the reason behind it, Judge Andrew Napolitano has been increasingly using his Fox News airtime to expose Donald Trump’s scandals. This week Napolitano spelled out how Trump’s obstruction of justice antics were in fact criminal in nature. The segment was so influential, Rachel Maddow ended up airing portions of it on MSNBC. Suffice it to say that Napolitano has gotten under Trump’s skin, and sure enough, it prompted Trump to stage a berserk late night meltdown.



Late on Saturday night, Donald Trump tweeted this rabid gibberish: “Thank you to brilliant and highly respected attorney Alan Dershowitz for destroying the very dumb legal argument of “Judge” Andrew Napolitano. Ever since Andrew came to my office to ask that I appoint him to the U.S. Supreme Court, and I said NO, he has been very hostile! Also asked for pardon for his friend. A good “pal” of low ratings Shepard Smith.”


We’re not even sure where to start with this. There does appear to be at least a morsel of truth in there, as Politico reported in 2017 that Donald Trump had told Napolitano that he was on the short list for Supreme Court, though that clearly never went anywhere. But that doesn’t matter, as Napolitano’s current legal argument about Trump’s obstruction of justice felonies is rock solid. And the real upshot here is that, as Fox News increasingly turns against Trump, we’re seeing Trump attacking even more Fox News personalities. This can’t possibly end well for Trump, who needs Fox more than it needs him.



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1. Trump from Michael_Novakhov (197 sites): “Russia influence in Eastern Europe” – Google News: Polar powers: Russia’s bid for supremacy in the Arctic Ocean – Financial Times

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Polar powers: Russia’s bid for supremacy in the Arctic Ocean  Financial Times

Just days before a major Arctic conference this month in St Petersburg, where president Vladimir Putin was to host four regional leaders under the banner …

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1. Trump from Michael_Novakhov (197 sites): “trump and republican party” – Google News: Trump slams Jussie Smollett case as a ‘disgrace to our nation’ during Wisconsin rally – Fox News

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Trump slams Jussie Smollett case as a ‘disgrace to our nation’ during Wisconsin rally  Fox News

President Donald Trump derided actor Jussie Smollett as “third rate” during a Wisconsin rally on Saturday and called his legal trouble — in which he allegedly …

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“Mueller Report” – Google News: National View: Trump Derangement Syndrome resists even conclusions… – Duluth News Tribune

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National View: Trump Derangement Syndrome resists even conclusions…  Duluth News Tribune

Democrats and the mainstream media are the anti-vaxxers of the political world. Presented with a surefire cure for the Trump Derangement Syndrome, they …

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1. Trump from Michael_Novakhov (197 sites): “Donald Trump” – Google News: Donald Trump Calls Jussie Smollett ‘3rd Rate Actor,’ Says Case a ‘Disgrace’ – TMZ

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Donald Trump Calls Jussie Smollett ‘3rd Rate Actor,’ Says Case a ‘Disgrace’  TMZ

Donald Trump calls Jussie Smollett a third rate actor and says Chicago case was a national disgrace.

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“barr to investigate fbi” – Google News: Twitter Users Come Together to Mock Former FBI Director James Comey Over Mystifying #FiveJobsIveHadTweet – Newsweek

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Twitter Users Come Together to Mock Former FBI Director James Comey Over Mystifying #FiveJobsIveHadTweet  Newsweek

As many might have expected, It did not go well for the former FBI director.

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1. Trump from Michael_Novakhov (197 sites): “Russia influence in Eastern Europe” – Google News: Ukraine: The end of the show or the beginning of the next chapter? – Modern Diplomacy

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Ukraine: The end of the show or the beginning of the next chapter?  Modern Diplomacy

The outcome of the presidential elections in Ukraine has triggered lively comments by Western experts. Nearly all publications have described the victory of …

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1. Trump from Michael_Novakhov (197 sites): “trump under federal investigation” – Google News: Mayor says synagogue shooting in California that left 1 dead and 3 wounded was a ‘hate crime’ – CNN

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Mayor says synagogue shooting in California that left 1 dead and 3 wounded was a ‘hate crime’  CNN

A 19-year-old man was in custody after a shooting at a California synagogue on the last day of Passover left at least one person dead and several others …

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1. Trump from Michael_Novakhov (197 sites): “trump as danger to National Security” – Google News: OPINION: Information, not invasion, will win war on terror – Toronto Sun

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OPINION: Information, not invasion, will win war on terror  Toronto Sun

BY AHMED SAHIIn February, President Trump addressed the “Global Coalition to Defeat ISIS,” where he triumphantly proclaimed: “Over the past two years, we …

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Rep. Biggs on Strzok-Page texts: ‘In any other country we would call it a coup’ | CLG News  Citizens for Legitimate Government

Rep. Biggs on Strzok-Page texts: ‘In any other country we would call it a coup’ | 26 April 2019 | Rep. Andy Biggs, R-Ariz., said Friday that texts between former …

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1. Trump from Michael_Novakhov (197 sites): Palmer Report: The real reason the Republicans are suddenly starting to admit Russia rigged Florida for Trump in the 2016 election

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If you’ve been paying attention for the past two and a half years, or if you’ve been awake and conscious during that time, you’re well aware that Russian government hackers took steps to alter the vote totals in Donald Trump’s favor in key swing states in the 2016 election. The only people not willing to acknowledge this are Trump and the Republicans – yet suddenly, the leading Republicans in Florida are acknowledging it.

You don’t have to take our word for it that Russia rigged key swing states in Trump’s favor in 2016. The Republican-controlled Senate Intelligence Committee quietly released a bipartisan report in May of 2018 which acknowledged that Russian government hackers penetrated the voter registration databases of these swing states, and were in a position to delete voter registration data. This essentially exposed how Russia managed to alter the outcome: by strategically deleting the voter registrations of people who were most likely to vote for Hillary Clinton.

This crucial Senate report got very little media attention at the time, even though it’s the closest we’ve gotten to a smoking gun when it comes to Russia having rigged the election so that Donald Trump “won” instead of Hillary Clinton. Marco Rubio, a Republican Senator from Florida, is on that committee, so he knows full well what really happened. Finally, a year later, he’s suddenly talking about it.

Mario Rubio admitted in an interview yesterday that Russian hackers were “in a position” to change voter roll data in Florida during the 2016 election. In fairness to Rubio, he has stated multiple times in the past that America should be worried about Russian election interference in general, citing the rationale that for all he knows, next time some other foreign country could try to meddle in the election for the other side. But it’s nonetheless eye popping that Rubio is suddenly putting a focus on the fact that Russian hackers broke in and gained the ability to alter the outcome of the 2016 election.


At first blush, one might suspect that Marco Rubio – who has long had presidential ambitions of his own – has taken a look at the inevitable impeachment of Donald Trump and is now trying to position himself as the 2020 Republican nominee for president. One efficient way to do that would be to help expose that Trump didn’t actually win in 2016. But the kicker is that Rubio isn’t the only prominent Florida Republican who suddenly cares about this issue.



While the 2016 election saw statistically suspicious results in numerous key swing states, the 2018 election was different in that these kinds of suspicious results were largely limited to Florida. In fact Republican Governor Ron DeSantis and Republican Senator Rick Scott both won in Florida in 2018 in bizarre upsets that stood in sharp conflict with the overall voting and polling accuracy trends that played out across the rest of the nation.



Yet suddenly, DeSantis and Scott – two politicians who appear to have directly benefited in 2018 from Russia’s ongoing pro GOP election hacking efforts – are expressing earnest concern about how Russia hacked Florida. These are the last two Republicans, other than Donald Trump, who would want anyone focusing on Russian election interference. So what are they up to?


Generally speaking, you only start to show “concern” about this kind of thing if you think it’s about to get a whole lot uglier, and you’re trying to get out ahead of it. If it’s about to come to light that someone cheated on your behalf, the best thing you can do is try to act like you’re really upset that someone cheated at all. That way you can then claim that you had no idea anyone was trying to meddle in your favor. This whole thing strongly suggests that we’re about to see another shoe drop in the Russian election rigging scandal, specifically with regard to what the Russians did in Florida in 2016 an 2018. Stay tuned.



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1. Trump from Michael_Novakhov (197 sites): “trump russian money” – Google News: President Trump holds a rally in Wisconsin: Live updates – CNN

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President Trump holds a rally in Wisconsin: Live updates  CNN

For the third year in a row, President Trump is skipping the annual White House Correspondents’ Association dinner. Instead, he’s holding a rally in Green Bay.

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1. Trump from Michael_Novakhov (197 sites): “Abedin” – Google News: Donald Trump Threatens His Political Opponents With Investigations During 45-Minute Rant On Sean Hannity Show – The Inquisitr News

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Donald Trump Threatens His Political Opponents With Investigations During 45-Minute Rant On Sean Hannity Show  The Inquisitr News

The president called Hannity mid-segment to rail against the Democrats. Donald Trump threatened his political opponents with dire consequences in a …

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1. Trump from Michael_Novakhov (197 sites): “crime and terror” – Google News: US synagogue shooting reportedly linked to Christchurch terror attack in pre-cursor post – Stuff.co.nz

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US synagogue shooting reportedly linked to Christchurch terror attack in pre-cursor post  Stuff.co.nz

The man in US police custody over the shooting at a synagogue near San Diego, allegedly made reference to the Christchurch terror attack in an online post …

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1. Trump from Michael_Novakhov (197 sites): “putin won US 2016 election” – Google News: Bipartisan issues: Fiery pants and slips of the tongue – El Dorado News-Times

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Bipartisan issues: Fiery pants and slips of the tongue  El Dorado News-Times

Often attributed to Mark Twain, among others, the phrase, “There are lies, damned lies and statistics,” is difficult to trace to its origins. The quote, however …

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1. Trump from Michael_Novakhov (197 sites): Palmer Report: Donald Trump’s own handlers admit he’s a “complete and utter disaster”

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Donald Trump’s online Twitter rants are an embarrassment for pretty much everyone involved. To his detractors, it’s more proof he’s unfit to govern. Even many of his supporters are quick to say they wish he didn’t tweet so often, and now we know his staff is wishing the same thing – particularly when it comes to the Mueller report. Now, they’re leaking their feelings to the press. According to one campaign official who spoke to Politico, when it comes to Donald Trump being a sore winner over the probe, it’s “a complete and utter disaster.”



Rather than talk about healthcare reform, or practical solutions for any issue the United States is facing, Donald Trump has decided to gloat hourly about his “total exoneration,” unwittingly making sure that the Russia probe stays ripe for ratings as a news story. He spent all of Easter weekend trying to cover his tracks.



A number of comparisons are being made between the Mueller report and the Starr report, but one reason the Starr report wasn’t so devastating for President Bill Clinton was because Clinton was eager to move on from the findings and work on policy again. Clinton also had a staff that was largely united behind him during the impeachment hearings. But over the last few years, it’s hard to argue the same is true of Donald Trump’s staff, with the revelation that Don McGahn, among others, flipped on him when interviewed by Robert Mueller. The longer this stays in the news, the higher likelihood of Donald Trump turning on a number of his own staff – as what they said to Mueller comes to light.


In Donald Trump’s mind, the media and his presidency are nearly inseparable. He’s furious that news networks won’t announce that he’s been exonerated. Perhaps in his mind they’re to blame for the lack of improvement in his approval ratings. After all, Trump has spent the last decade in a career entirely driven by ratings – and one thing he can understand are ratings that are not in his favor. As per a new ABC news poll, 58% of Americans think Donald Trump lied about the investigation and 47% think he obstructed justice. As long as Russia stays in the news cycle, those numbers aren’t likely to improve for him.



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1. Trump from Michael_Novakhov (197 sites): “trump and intelligence community” – Google News: Deadly shooting at California synagogue – CNN

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Deadly shooting at California synagogue  CNN

What’s happening: There’s been a shooting at a San Diego-area synagogue on the last day of Passover. The town’s mayor is calling it a possible hate crime.

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1. Trump from Michael_Novakhov (197 sites): Palmer Report: The real reason NRA leaders are suddenly eating each other alive

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Yesterday, NRA CEO Wayne LaPierre publicly claimed that NRA President Oliver North and NRA leaders were attempting to force him out of the organization. This came even as North and others asserted that they’d caught LaPierre wasting excessive amounts of NRA money on things like clothing. Today, North announced that he won’t be seeking reelection, due to LaPierre. This kind of brinksmanship is surreal, but there’s good reason for it.



It’s not that Oliver North suddenly cares if Wayne LaPierre is dipping into the NRA’s till. North is a notorious criminal in his own right, and the NRA is one big con game aimed at dishonestly scaring people into buying more guns. No one who cares about ethics joins the leadership of a group like the NRA. But there are two huge storylines playing out right now with regard to the NRA’s fate.



This week we finally saw Russian spy Maria Butina sentenced to prison. This means that the bulk of her cooperation work with the government is complete, including whatever she gave up on the NRA’s financial ties to Russia, or the NRA’s crimes in general. This means the NRA has to worry that the FBI could crack down on it at any time. And even if corrupt Attorney General William Barr manages to stop that federal probe, NBC News reported yesterday that the New York Attorney General is preparing to investigate the NRA for being a phony nonprofit – and there’s nothing that Barr or Donald Trump can do to stand in the way of that probe.


It’s clear that someone or something is going down here. Maybe the entire NRA will be forced to go under. Perhaps all of its current leaders will end up being taken down. Or maybe just one NRA leader will end up taking the criminal rap for the organization’s antics. The likes of Oliver North and Wayne LaPierre each appear to believe that if they can expose the other guy’s crimes, it’ll be the other guy who takes the fall when the authorities move in. That’s not really how things work, of course, but these folks are desperate enough to try taking each other down as a last ditch effort to save themselves.



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The Trump Investigations Blog by Michael Novakhov – Review Of News And Opinions: U.S. President Donald Trump has signaled he is keen on pursuing allegations that Ukraine tried to hamper his presidential bid in 2016. – Trump drags Ukraine into his conspira

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Trump drags Ukraine into his conspiracy allegations | KyivPost – Ukraine’s Global Voice  Kyiv Post

WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. President Donald Trump has signaled he is keen on pursuing allegations that Ukraine tried to hamper his presidential bid in 2016.
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WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. President Donald Trump has signaled he is keen on pursuing allegations that Ukraine tried to hamper his presidential bid in 2016.
Speaking on his favorite Fox News Channel, which provides uncritical, partisan support for Trump, the president said “big” and “incredible” new allegations have emerged that Ukraine tried to influence the outcome of the 2016 election in favor of his rival, Democratic Party candidate Hillary Clinton. 
America has been an invaluable ally to Ukraine on the international stage since Russia invaded in 2014, providing much financial and military support.  But while the U.S. Congress, State, Defense and other government departments have worked closely with Kyiv, relations between Ukrainian authorities and the Trump White House have been cool.
Trump’s words could throw a pall on relations with Ukraine’s president-elect, Volodymyr Zelenskiy, before the country’s new leader even takes office.
Ukrainians became wary of Trump during the election campaign because he often praised Russian dictator Vladimir Putin and seemed to suggest that Moscow’s annexation of Crimea was justified. 
Trump was forced to fire his campaign manager Paul Manafort when it merged, in the summer of 2016, that he had worked for many years in a key role for Ukraine’s ousted Kremlin-backed President Viktor Yanukovych. 
Prominent Ukrainian journalist and member of parliament, Sergii Leshchenko, made public that Manafort had received millions of dollars in payments from the Yanukovych camp, which the American political operative stashed in offshore accounts and failed to declare to U.S. tax authorities.
Trump and some of his supporters called the revelations about Manafort a conspiracy by Ukrainian authorities to influence the election. They have sought to portray equivalency between Russia’s widespread and well-documented by U.S. intelligence agencies interference in the election with the Ukrainian information shedding light on Manafort’s connections to pro-Kremlin politicians and oligarchs.
A two-year investigation by U.S. Special Counsel Robert Mueller into possible collusion between Russia and the 2016 Trump campaign ended last month without enough evidence to indict anyone of criminal actions with Moscow.  
However, the 448-page report detailed much murky behavior, lying and plentiful contacts between Russian officials and Trump associates which have laid the ground for months more of investigations by Congressional committees and that in turn has triggered presidential fury with demands that those who initiated the investigation and provided information from Ukraine, should themselves be investigated.
Trump’s opponents say talk of a “Ukrainian conspiracy” is designed to deflect attention from the damning Mueller report.
Lutsenko fuels Trump’s ‘Ukrainian conspiracy’ case
The contentions by the Trump side that Ukrainian officials played an improper part in 2016  have been strengthened by statements from Ukraine’s Prosecutor General Yuriy Lutsenko that his office has opened investigations into such allegations. He and Barr apparently met in in the U.S. in February.
Speaking on Fox News on April 25, Trump said he wants the American public to be aware of the Ukrainian Prosecutor Generals’ office investigation. He said that U.S. Attorney General Bill Barr would decide on how to handle any probe into “Clinton-Ukraine” connections.
He said: “I would imagine (Barr} would want to see this..…. I would certainly defer to the attorney general, and we’ll see what he says about it. It sounds like big stuff, very interesting with Ukraine. I just spoke with the new president| a while ago, and congratulated him. … But that (Ukrainian revelations) sounds like big, big stuff, and I’m not surprised.”
The previous day Trump’s personal attorney Rudy Giuliani tweeted: “Keep your eye on Ukraine.”
As described in a Kyiv Post article last week, some of the allegations of “Ukrainian interference” home in on Ukrainian-American
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H.S. Roundup: New Bedford’s Will Greene earns rotation spot with first start  SouthCoastToday.com

Will Greene cemented his spot in the Whalers’ rotation and the offense got on base just enough to earn its second win of the season, 5-3, at home against Oliver …

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What the Mueller report tells us about Assange’s case  CNN

Looking at Assange’s indictment and the Mueller report together — both of which deal with incidents of hacking — one question springs to mind: Why was …

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U.S. President Donald Trump has signaled he is keen on pursuing allegations that Ukraine tried to hamper his presidential bid in 2016. – Trump drags Ukraine into his conspiracy allegations | KyivPost Saturday April 27th, 2019 at 7:48 PM

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Trump drags Ukraine into his conspiracy allegations | KyivPost – Ukraine’s Global Voice  Kyiv Post

WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. President Donald Trump has signaled he is keen on pursuing allegations that Ukraine tried to hamper his presidential bid in 2016.
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Trump drags Ukraine into his conspiracy allegations | KyivPost

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WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. President Donald Trump has signaled he is keen on pursuing allegations that Ukraine tried to hamper his presidential bid in 2016.
Speaking on his favorite Fox News Channel, which provides uncritical, partisan support for Trump, the president said “big” and “incredible” new allegations have emerged that Ukraine tried to influence the outcome of the 2016 election in favor of his rival, Democratic Party candidate Hillary Clinton. 
America has been an invaluable ally to Ukraine on the international stage since Russia invaded in 2014, providing much financial and military support.  But while the U.S. Congress, State, Defense and other government departments have worked closely with Kyiv, relations between Ukrainian authorities and the Trump White House have been cool.
Trump’s words could throw a pall on relations with Ukraine’s president-elect, Volodymyr Zelenskiy, before the country’s new leader even takes office.
Ukrainians became wary of Trump during the election campaign because he often praised Russian dictator Vladimir Putin and seemed to suggest that Moscow’s annexation of Crimea was justified. 
Trump was forced to fire his campaign manager Paul Manafort when it merged, in the summer of 2016, that he had worked for many years in a key role for Ukraine’s ousted Kremlin-backed President Viktor Yanukovych. 

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