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Sunday, November 19, 2017

Why The Uranium One ‘Scandal’ Is Still A Fraud

In mounting fear of special counsel Robert Mueller – who is now reported to be preparing indictments that will be unsealed before Thanksgiving – Republicans on Capitol Hill and in the White House, as well as their media echoes, are reviving the discredited “Russian uranium” accusations against the Clinton Foundation. The aim of this tale is to turn public attention away from the disturbing and well-documented connections between Donald Trump and the Kremlin by fabricating a conspiracy that enfolds the Clintons, the Obama administration, and perhaps even the FBI into allegations of collusion with the Russians.

The original charges against the Clinton Foundation, first promoted by a strange journalistic partnership between Steve Bannon and the New York Times, are old and stale.…

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Now We Know John Kelly

After all the sound and fury and infantile tweeting, what have we learned from the controversy over the president’s call to Sgt. La David Johnson’s widow? We still don’t know much about why he and his three fellow Green Berets died or what the U.S. mission may be in Niger. But we again discovered something about Donald Trump that should have been obvious for a long time: Getting too close to him will eventually ruin anybody’s reputation.

In this instance, the permanent damage was done to John Kelly, the retired Marine Corps general who serves as White House chief of staff.…

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Coulter: If DACA Champion Kamala Harris Runs, She’ll Win 2020 Nomination

Wondering who will emerge to challenge Trump in 2020? Many California Democrats expect Kamala Harris to run, with former Los Angeles mayor Antonio Villaraigosa predicting that before long the freshman senator will be “knocking on doors in Iowa.”

That scenario recalls the meteoric rise of a certain freshman senator from Illinois — and one prominent right-wing commentator says that if she runs, Harris will prevail (at least in the primary).

Speaking at a county Republican dinner in Florida, Ann Coulter made a firm prediction: “I say if Kamala Harris runs, she will be the Democratic nominee.”

Given Harris’ role spearheading DACA, this isn’t a development that nativist Coulter — a bigot who considers Trump squishy — would welcome.…

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