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Sunday, April 22, 2018

How Trump Obediently Advances The Koch Brothers’ Agenda

Reprinted with permission from Shareblue.com

Billionaire conservatives Charles and David Koch were caught taking a victory lap to celebrate their own success in getting the Trump administration to deliver on their wildest dreams.

The Kochs have profited handsomely from businesses that are massive polluters. Their companies produce more climate pollution than even major oil companies like Chevron and Shell.

Previously their company was forced to pay $30 million in what was the largest civil fine for environmental pollution in U.S. history.

But thanks to Trump handing the Koch’s wide network free reign in the American government, the right-wing brothers will be able to pollute and profit at an increased rate.…

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DNC Sues Trump Campaign, Wikileaks Over Russia Collusion Conspiracy

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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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