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Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Mercers Finance Viral Message To Promote Pompeo

Reprinted with permission from Lobelog.


President Donald Trump’s nominee to replace Secretary of State Rex Tillerson as the country’s top diplomat, CIA director Mike Pompeo, is expected to win a Senate confirmation vote later this week even if he can’t muster the votes to win approval from the Senate Foreign Relations Committee today. Pompeo’s anti-Muslim and anti-gay statements—coupled with his association with fringe anti-Muslim conspiracy theorists such as the Center for Security Policy’s Frank Gaffney and ACT! For America’s Brigitte Gabriel—raise serious concerns about his qualifications to represent the U.S. abroad.

But Pompeo appears to have the support, at least indirectly, of some of the president’s biggest financial allies, Robert and Rebekah Mercer and Sheldon Adelson.…

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Travel Records Belie What Trump Told Comey About Russia Trip

Reprinted with permission from AlterNet.

President Donald Trump appears to have misled former FBI Director James Comey about his trip to Moscow for the Miss Universe pageant in 2013, according to flight record obtained by Bloomberg. Though Trump reportedly told Comey that he didn’t stay overnight in the Russian city, per the director’s contemporaneous memos of their private meeting, the flight records and social media posts show that Trump stayed overnight in the city at a hotel.

This development is significant because it undermines Trump’s denials that the Russian government has blackmail material on him as mentioned in the Steele dossier, in the form of a video recording of him with prostitutes.…

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#EndorseThis: Planned Parenthood Boss Says Trump Worst POTUS For Women’s Issues Ever

Donald Trump has done plenty to offend women before and after taking the Oval Office. From his outdated “bro code” attitude, to the abuse of female reporters, and the dark whispers of rape and brutality, The Donald has allowed his worldview to seep into the governance of social programs like Planned Parenthood. But it gets worse – he’s not the only Trump in the White House.

In today’s clip, Cecile Richards of Planned Parenthood describes her heartbreaking final year directing the women’s health organization. Richards outs Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner for what was essentially a bribe-attempt in January of 2017.…

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