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Was Mueller raid on Manafort home an intimidation stunt?

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, August 9, 2017 at 11:30am 8/9/2017 at 11:30am
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I woke up to numerous alerts on my phone about an FBI raid on Paul Manafort’s home in connection to the investigation into possible Russian interference in our election. At first, it appeared that the raid happened this morning, but a deeper reading showed it occurred on July 26.

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Does Rod Rosenstein also need to recuse himself?

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, August 7, 2017 at 5:35pm 8/7/2017 at 5:35pm
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Jeff Sessions, in what so far is the defining event of the Trump administration, recused himself from involvement in the investigation of Russian meddling in the election because of a potential conflict.

That recusal set in motion a series of steps that eventually led to the appointment by Deputy Attorney General Rod...

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Mueller Impanels Grand Jury in Russia Investigation

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, August 3, 2017 at 7:00pm 8/3/2017 at 7:00pm
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Special Counsel Robert Mueller has launched a grand jury in Washington, D.C., for his investigation into alleged Russian influence into our presidential election. The Wall Street Journal reported:

The grand jury, which began its work in recent weeks, is a sign that Mr. Mueller’s inquiry is ramping up and that it will...

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Trump Signs Russia Sanctions Bill, Calls it ‘Significantly Flawed’

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, August 2, 2017 at 11:30am 8/2/2017 at 11:30am
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President Donald Trump has signed a bill that imposes sanctions on Russia for alleged interference in our presidential election and on Iran and North Korea for their missile programs. However, in a signing statement, Trump called the bill “significantly flawed.”

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Lindsey Graham: ‘Russians Were Behind Org That Tried to Get Dirt on Trump’

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, July 27, 2017 at 4:00pm 7/27/2017 at 4:00pm
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Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC) told Fox News and CNN that the Senate Judiciary Committee learned from Bill Browder, the CEO and co-founder of Hermitage Capital, that Fusion GPS, the firm behind the dossier that contained false information about President Donald Trump, also worked for the Russians. He said:

“What we learned today...

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There’s no good way out for Trump from Special Counsel quicksand

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, July 25, 2017 at 7:05pm 7/25/2017 at 7:05pm

I appeared this morning on the Sandy Rios in the Morning on American Family Radio. I’ve appeared on Sandy’s show before, and I appreciate that she gives me plenty of time. The segment is 30 minutes long.

We talked about several topics, all surrounding Special Counsel Robert Mueller, and Trump’s related frustration with...

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CNN’s Avlon: Trump “Trying to Back Channel the Saturday Night Massacre”

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, July 25, 2017 at 8:30am 7/25/2017 at 8:30am
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On CNN this morning, Daily Beast editor-in-chief and CNN analyst John Avlon said that President Trump is “trying to back channel the Saturday Night Massacre.” That was a reference to the episode during the Watergate investigation in which President Nixon ordered the firing of special prosecutor Archibald Cox, leading to the resignations...

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Former FBI Agent Watts: “I Believe” Kushner’s “Account of Things”

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, July 24, 2017 at 8:38am 7/24/2017 at 8:38am

Mika Brzezinski was doing her best on today’s Morning Joe to undermine the just-released statement by Jared Kushner on his dealings with the Russians. But when Mika tried to tee up former FBI agent Clint Watts to take a shot at the statement, she got what must have come as an...

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Fusion GPS Co-founder Behind Bogus Trump-Russia “Dossier” Taking the 5th

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, July 22, 2017 at 2:30pm 7/22/2017 at 2:30pm
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Glenn Simpson, co-founder of Fusion GPS, is taking the 5th and will not testify to his or his firm’s role in the compilation of the discredited Trump-Russia “Dossier.”

Meanwhile, Paul M...

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Deputy AG Rosenstein: Will wait to see if Mueller investigation “results” affected by conflicts

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, July 21, 2017 at 10:00am 7/21/2017 at 10:00am
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Asked by Fox News‘ Martha MacCallum whether he’s bothered by the fact that some of the lawyers hired by special counsel Robert Mueller made donations to Hillary Clinton’s campaign, Deputy AG Rod Rosenstein responded:

“At the Department of Justice, we judge by results, and so, my view about that is, we’ll see...

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Mueller found the man (Trump), now he’ll find the crime

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, July 20, 2017 at 11:49am 7/20/2017 at 11:49am
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The NY Times has published excerpts of its interview yesterday with Donald Trump.

While there were several newsworthy comments, most focus is on the criticism of Jeff Sessions recusing himself from the investigation and the resulting appointment of Special Counsel Robert Mueller. Sessions’ recusal is the most consequential event of the Trump...

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Media scoop of undisclosed Trump-Putin “meeting” at G20 falls apart

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, July 19, 2017 at 8:40am 7/19/2017 at 8:40am

The competition among major media to feed the Russia-mania news cycle beast leads to shoddy (at best) reporting.

We saw that yesterday, when the Washington Post ran a scoop about Trump having an “undisclosed hour-long meeting with Putin at G-20 Summit.”

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Scarborough: Sean Spicer sounds “like an old Soviet propagandist”

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, July 18, 2017 at 8:30am 7/18/2017 at 8:30am
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Give Joe Scarborough credit. Just when we were getting bored with all the Trump/Nazi analogies, Joe has come up with a new one. On today’s Morning Joe, Scarborough compared Trump press secretary Sean Spicer to an old Soviet spokesman and propagandist.

Scarborough’s beef was that Spicer had supposedly said that the meeting of...

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Media Russia-mania feeding frenzy will not cause permanent damage unless there is a “there there”

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, July 17, 2017 at 9:00pm 7/17/2017 at 9:00pm

The last post I wrote about the Donald Trump Jr. meeting was last Thursday, Trump Jr. and the Russian lawyer: “there’s something very unusual about this whole thing”.

Subsequent to that post, NBC News broke the story that there were additional people at the meeting than had been disclosed previously. Nonetheless, I think...

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Joy Reid asks AND ANSWERS own question to guest about Trump Jr. meeting

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, July 15, 2017 at 12:39pm 7/15/2017 at 12:39pm
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Joy Reid has done it again, shutting down on her MSNBC show this morning yet another conservative guest who tried to get in a word edgewise. This time it was former CIA analyst Fred Fleitz in the unenviable position of trying to make the case that the meeting between Trump campaign...

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Trump Jr. and the Russian lawyer: “there’s something very unusual about this whole thing”

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, July 13, 2017 at 10:15pm 7/13/2017 at 10:15pm
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If there’s anything I learned from studying about and in the Soviet Union during college, it was that things were never as they seemed.

There always seemed to be a manipulation and deception, whether for a specific purpose or just because they could. Kind of like the Clintons.

Which leads me to the...

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CNN’s Camerota Dismisses DNC/Ukraine Oppo Effort as “Red Herring”

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, July 13, 2017 at 10:00am 7/13/2017 at 10:00am
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Russia, Russia, Russia. We’re here to talk about Trump/Russia: get it? Don’t go distracting us with talk of the DNC working with Ukraine to dig up dirt on Trump!

This morning on CNN, Alisyn Camerota and John Berman co-hosted a segment with Jason Miller, a former Trump campaign aide, and Dem consultant...

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