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Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Rudy Caught Lying About Trump’s Attempt To Shut Down Flynn Probe

Reprinted with permission from Shareblue.

 

Rudy Giuliani tried to defend Trump on TV this weekend — but only succeeded in getting caught lying during a live interview on Sunday’s edition of CNN’s “State of the Union.”

Giuliani told host Jake Tapper that “there was no conversation about Michael Flynn” between Trump and former FBI director James Comey.

This was a dramatic departure from what Giuliani and Trump’s legal team have argued for months — and Tapper had the video to prove it.

“But Mr. Mayor, you told ABC News last month that [Trump] told Comey, quote, ‘Can you give him a break?’” Tapper pointed out.…

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On Secret Tape, Nunes Admits Scheming To Undermine Special Counsel

Reprinted with permission from AlterNet.

 

In a newly released recording of Rep. Devin Nunes at a recent GOP fundraiser, the California Republican made explicit what many have long suspected regarding his actions toward special counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia probe: He views his main task not as getting to the truth or fighting for justice but as protecting President Donald Trump.

The audio was first released Wednesday night on MSNBC’s “The Rachel Maddow Show.” Maddow said it was provided to her by the progressive group Fuse Washington, which bought a ticket to the fundraising event.

Speaking on the topic of the probe, Nunes said in the recording: “If Sessions won’t un-recuse and Mueller won’t clear the president, we’re the only ones — which is really the danger.…

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Is ‘Q’ The Greatest Hoax Of All Time?

This article originally appeared on Creators.

 

The political movement swirling around President Donald Trump — formerly known as the Republican Party — displays certain unique features but is really just the latest noxious excrescence of the American right. Like so many of its predecessors, the Trump movement is built on fear. And like every movement motivated by paranoia, its followers are mentally vulnerable to the most idiotic conspiracy theories.

Not surprisingly, since everything about Trump is always the “biggest” and the “best,” his fans are flocking to a truly enormous and enormously deluded conspiracy known as QAnon, or simply, “Q.”

Insofar as any sane reporter can determine, Q is an entity that delivers anonymous messages via internet chat boards (the same virtual locations that generally attract obsessive right-wing types who carry out harassment campaigns from their mothers’ basements).…

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