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Saturday, April 21, 2018

DNC Sues Trump Campaign, Wikileaks Over Russia Collusion Conspiracy

Reprinted with permission from Shareblue.com

While Trump continues to Tweet-rage that the investigation into his campaign’s collusion with Russia is a “witch hunt” and a “hoax,” the Democratic Party is fighting back in a big, multimillion dollar way.

On Friday, the Democratic National Committee filed a lawsuit against Trump’s campaign, Russia, and WikiLeaks for conspiring to fix the 2016 election “to hurt Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton and help Trump by hacking the computer networks of the Democratic Party and disseminating stolen material found there,” the Washington Post reports.

The suit doesn’t name Donald Trump personally, but it does target several top officials from his campaign, including Paul Manafort, his deputy Rick Gates, and foreign policy adviser George Papadopoulos, all of whom have been indicted as part of special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation.…

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McConnell Says Republicans Won’t Protect Mueller From Trump

Reprinted with permission from AlterNet.

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell dismissed calls on Tuesday for legislation to protect special counsel Robert Mueller, saying that he doesn’t think President Donald Trump will fire the lead investigator in charge of the Russia investigation.

“I don’t think he should fire Mueller, and I don’t think he’s going to, so this is a piece of legislation that is not necessary, in my judgment,” McConnell said on Fox News.

A growing number of Republican lawmakers have endorsed legislation to protect Mueller in recent days following the president’s fury over the federal raid on his attorney Michael Cohen. Neil Cavuto, the Fox News host who interviewed McConnell, pointed this fact out to the majority leader.…

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Blindsided By Moral Vanity, James Comey Still Doesn’t Get It

In the Bizarro World of the Trump administration, it’s only fitting that the president serve as publicity director for James Comey’s big book tour. (In the old Superman comics, Bizarro World was an upside-down reality where wickedness was virtue and vice versa.) Supposedly, Trump’s stomping around the White House and various golf courses red-faced with anger, emitting smoke from his ears.

So what else is new?

Meanwhile, Trump’s demands that the former FBI director be jailed for the crime of lese-majeste (defaming the emperor) have succeeded in making his book A Higher Loyalty: Truth, Lies, and Leadership Amazon’s #1 non-fiction best-seller.

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