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Friday, June 22, 2018

Suddenly, Roger Stone Recalls Meeting With Russians About Clinton in 2016

Reprinted with permission from Shareblue.

 

After denying to Congress that they’d ever met with Russians during the 2016 campaign, longtime Trump advisor Roger Stone and former Trump campaign aide Michael Caputo have admitted to the Washington Post that, oops, they actually did meet with a Russian national in May of 2016 — and that their “memories were refreshed” about this meeting because special counsel Robert Mueller has the text messages they sent each other about it.

With these new admissions from Stone and Caputo, the Post reports, there are now at least 11 Trump associates or campaign officials who have met with Russians.…

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Predictably, Right-Wing Media Misuse IG Report To Fabricate Attacks On Mueller

Reprinted with permission from MediaMatters.

 

Less than 24 hours after the Department of Justice’s (DOJ) inspector general (IG) released a long-awaited report on the department’s investigation into Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email server, President Donald Trump’s allies in the media are already using the report to call for special counsel Robert Mueller’s removal. The IG report clearly states that its investigation “found no evidence that the conclusions by department prosecutors were affected by bias or other improper considerations”; and yet, the president’s sycophants in right-wing media are spinning the report to claim that “anything that Mueller is doing” in his probe of the Trump campaign’s ties to Russia “is tainted” by the IG’s findings.…

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Fox News Judge Denounces Devin Nunes’ Assault On Rule Of Law

Reprinted with permission from Creators.

 

Amid all the happy hoopla over President Donald Trump’s trip to Singapore, where he began the process for what he hopes will be the normalization of relations between the United States and North Korea and the denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula, has come an effort by the House Intelligence Committee to interfere with the criminal investigation of the president.

The committee’s chairman, Devin Nunes, a Republican from California, and the Republican majority on the committee have demanded that the Department of Justice turn over documents pertaining to the origins of the investigation of President Trump by special counsel Robert Mueller.…

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