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Thursday, August 16, 2018

Hackers Targeted Democratic Opponent Of Putin’s Favorite Congressman

Reprinted with permission from AlterNet.

A new report from Rolling Stone reveals that Dr. Hans Kierstead, a former candidate in the race for California’s 48th Congressional District, was targeted repeatedly by cyberattacks — in a district that is home to the most infamously pro-Putin Congressman in America.

Currently, it is unknown who is behind the attacks. But FBI officials in California and Washington, D.C. are reportedly investigating, and according to Rolling Stone, the campaign is now going public about the incidents:

Kyle Quinn-Quesada, who was Keirstead’s campaign manager, tells Rolling Stone that the campaign is now going public about the attacks for the sake of voter awareness.



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Trump Revokes Former CIA Chief’s Security Clearance — To Protect Himself

Reprinted with permission from AlterNet.

 

When the White House announced that it has revoked the security clearance of former CIA Director John Brennan — and is considering doing so for a list of former officials who have been critical of President Donald Trump — press secretary Sarah Sanders struggled to give a clear and decisive reason for the unprecedented move.

But in an interview with the Wall Street Journal, Trump himself made it clear why he is targeting these people: It’s all about the Russia investigation.

“I call it the rigged witch hunt, [it] is a sham,” Trump told the paper “And these people led it!”

He continued: “So I think it’s something that had to be done.”

Of course, if there were any actual wrongdoing in the execution of the Russia investigation, the government could take serious legal action against those people.…

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#EndorseThis: Trevor Noah Blasts President Trump’s Alien Sex Rockets

Trevor Noah has been relatively quiet lately (at least through the #EndorseThis lens) which is healthy for the Daily Show comedian. The minor controversy over his World Cup comments (which wound-up getting France’s government involved) needed time and space in order to be forgotten.

Space. Hmm, that’s a word we’ve been hearing a lot from Presidential podiums. To most comedians, President Trump’s “Space Force” is a lousy idea that should be lampooned, even lamented. But to Trevor it’s a thing of beauty…in a Kung Fury kind of way. The comic has always interpreted 45 more culturally than politically, even putting him in “Donny’s World” skits straight out of 1986.…

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