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Monday, December 11, 2017

Why They’re Still Chasing ‘Crooked Hillary’

One prominent figure neither taken into custody nor charged with conspiring against United States this week was Hillary Clinton—or “Crooked Hillary,” if you follow President Trump’s frenzied tweetstorms.

This was a big disappointment to the embattled chief executive. The impending arrest of his Russia-friendly campaign manager Paul Manafort drove Trump up the wall. “There is so much GUILT by Democrats/Clinton,” he tweeted “and now the facts are pouring out. DO SOMETHING!”

Never mind that the only reason for hiring so compromised a figure as Manafort to begin with appeared to be his Moscow connections. White House Press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders contended that the “real Russia scandal” was that the “Clinton campaign paid for the fake Russia dossier, then lied about it & covered it up.” In fact, Mother Jones’ October 2016 news story revealing the dossier’s existence stated that Democrats sponsored it.…

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Weinstein Scandal: Silence Always Enables The Abuser

Reprinted with permission from MediaMatters.

Last Thursday, New York Times reporters Jodi Kantor and Megan Twohey published a gut-wrenchingly detailed and thorough article revealing decades of sexual harassment reports made against prominent film producer and serial sexual predator Harvey Weinstein.

The report led to resignations of Weinstein Company board members and legal advisers, a bizarre and public non-apology from Weinstein, Weinstein’s firing from the company that bears his name, and statements from more women in the film industry who say they’ve experienced harassment or assault by Weinstein and other powerful men in Hollywood. A subsequently published report from NBC’s Ronan Farrow in The New Yorkerdetailed horrific new reports of rape and sexual assault committed by Weinstein, spanning decades and from multiple women, corroborated by many others who’ve encountered the producer.…

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