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Thursday, October 18, 2018

Mueller Probing Dead GOP Donor Who Sought Clinton Emails

Reprinted with permission from AlterNet.

Michael Flynn, President Donald Trump’s disgraced former national security adviser and campaign aide, was even more deeply connected to a nefarious plot to uncover Hillary Clinton’s emails — perhaps even from Russia sources — during the 2016 campaign, according to a new report from the Wall Street Journal.

This newest revelation follows upon previous bombshell reporting from the Journal, which uncovered the machinations of GOP operative Peter Smith. Smith, who is believed to have killed himself in May 2017, engaged in an extensive search for Hillary Clinton’s emails, the Journal previously reported.

BuzzFeed has reported that Smith reached out to dark web hackers, including people he believed were Russians, and potentially paid them to obtain the emails.…

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Court Decision Shows Mueller Probe Still Expanding

Reprinted with permission from AlterNet.

 

While recent reports that two of special counsel Robert Mueller’s prosecutors have left his team after its recent successes led some to suspect that the Russia investigation is winding down, a new court decision reveals that there’s still much about the investigation that the public doesn’t know.

In response to a petition from several media outlets to obtain the search warrants used to gather evidence against former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort, a D.C. district court decided that many of the documents cannot be released because, in part, they relate to “non-public information concerning the government’s ongoing criminal investigation.”

The decision also says that some of the documents include “private information of non-parties” and “financial information” that should not be publicly disclosed.…

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New Book: McConnell Actively Concealed Russian Incursion In 2016 Election

Reprinted with permission from Shareblue.

A new book reveals further details of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s (R-KY) attempts to undermine the CIA as it raised alarms about Russian attempts to help Trump in the 2016 election.

Russia directly interfered in the 2016 election to influence the outcome. The Russian regime, at the direction of leader Vladimir Putin, sought to help Trump’s campaign and deny Hillary Clinton the presidency.

And the Trump campaign, at its highest levels, met with Russian operatives as it sought dirt on Clinton.

With his book “The Apprentice,” Washington Post reporter Greg Miller reveals details of a showdown between McConnell and then-CIA director John Brennan.…

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