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Thursday, November 23, 2017
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Trump Obstruction Of Justice Investigation Deepens

President Donald Trump may have convinced himself that the investigation into his campaign’s alleged links to Russia is winding down, but evidence suggests quite the opposite—and that it is inching ever closer to his door. Specifically, Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s probe into possible obstruction of justice is ratcheting up, according to reports.

November 21, 2017

Investigative Report: Instagram’s Political Propaganda Spread To Multi-Millions Of Facebook Users In 2016

Maybe you saw it, too. On Thursday, I read a post from Facebook executives touting their determination to reel in the propaganda monster their platform had enabled in 2016’s election. “We are committed to protecting legitimate political discussion within our community,” Facebook said…

November 21, 2017
Trump holds a campaign rally in Cleveland, Ohio

Mueller Has Subpoenaed Documents Relating To Russia From The Trump Campaign: Report

The Wall Street Journal reports that a source has confirmed investigators under special counsel Robert Mueller subpoenaed the 2016 campaign of then-candidate Donald Trump for documents containing Russia-related keywords.

November 17, 2017

Trump Fans Want Hillary Impeached. From What?

It has been a year since the 2016 presidential election and it seems some Americans are still a little confused about the result. Newsflash: Hillary Clinton is not president, therefore she cannot be impeached. But don’t let that stop you from trying, folks.

November 16, 2017

Was Hannity Picked Up On Wiretaps Of Julian Assange?

Sean Hannity either broke a massive bombshell implicating the Trump administration in ongoing, illegal spying on journalists on his Fox News show last night, or he casually pushed yet another baseless conspiracy theory to his audience of 3 million viewers.

November 16, 2017

Go Ahead, Republicans. Investigate Hillary. Again.

Whenever the legal walls start closing in on Donald Trump, the president releases a bad rabbit on the political field, a creature invisible to all but the haters of Hillary Clinton. The most recent example is his attorney general’s call to “evaluate certain issues” regarding the sale of a majority stake in Uranium One and the Clinton Foundation.

November 16, 2017
Sessions, Department Of Justice

Sessions Is Considering Appointing A Second Special Counsel To Investigate Clinton Allegations

Attorney General Jeff Sessions is considering appointing a second special counsel to investigate a raft of allegations connected to Hillary Clinton, a move that would fulfill long-standing demands from President Donald Trump and the Republican base.

November 15, 2017

Is Fox News Running The Trump Justice Department?

“I don’t want to be Chicken Little, but, you know what, this is what happens in authoritarian countries like Turkey and Russia, that when a party takes power, they start criminally investigating their opponents,” CNN legal analyst Jeffrey Toobin warned this morning.

November 15, 2017

Federal Judge Calls Indicted Trump Campaign Official Paul Manafort ‘Significant’ Flight Risk

A federal judge said Monday that President Donald Trump’s former campaign chairman and another senior campaign aide posed “significant flight risks” a week after they were indicted on charges of fraud, money laundering and conspiracy that emerged from the special counsel investigation.

November 8, 2017

Russian Propagandists Took A Page Out Of America’s Racist Political Playbook

By now, it’s common knowledge that Russian companies bought more than 3,000 ads on Facebook, along with countless posts across other platforms. Many, though certainly not all, of those ads featured racist and anti-immigrant messages. It’s impossible to quantify the impact those messages had on vote tallies.

November 5, 2017
Hillary Clinton

In New Book, Brazile Charges DNC Favored Hillary

In her new book, the former interim Democratic National Committee chairwoman makes a bold — if not previously suspected — allegation: Before she took over the organization in the summer of 2016, leaders within the party showed considerable favoritism toward Hillary Clinton during the primary election.

November 3, 2017
al franken

Franken Rips Facebook Exec Over Russian Ad Buys

Sen. Al Franken (D-MN) asked Facebook vice president and general counsel Colin Stretch how it was possible not to notice Russia’s political advertising purchases made with a foreign currency. “How did Facebook, which prides itself in connecting data points, somehow not make the connection that electoral ads paid for in rubles were coming from Russia?” Franken asked Stretch.

November 2, 2017

6 Aspects Of Mueller’s Probe That Will Shake Trump’s White House

Despite denials by the White House and dismissive right-wing media coverage, special counsel Robert Mueller’s opening salvo—the indictments and a guilty plea—has stunned Washington for its aggressiveness, legal positioning and comprehensive strategy that suggests the Trump campaign and White House’s problems will only deepen.

November 2, 2017
Clinton Emails

Why They’re Still Chasing ‘Crooked Hillary’

Every Crooked Hillary frenzy I’ve encountered since has followed the same pattern: correct the errors and fill in the blanks, and the scandal evaporates. Whether you’d want her to be your president or even your neighbor, Hillary Clinton is a cautious, intelligent politician who colors inside the lines—even if those lines are often drawn with legalistic exactitude.

November 1, 2017
Carter Page

Carter Page Says He’s “Probably” On Russia Emails With Guilty Trump Aide

Host Chris Hayes could hardly believe his ears as Carter Page, a controversial former campaign aide to President Donald Trump, admitted during an MSNBC interview that he’s “probably” on multiple email chains about Russia with George Papadopoulos, who pled guilty after lying to the FBI.

November 1, 2017

Trump Repeated Fox News Lies About Manafort Activity

In response to the news that President Donald Trump’s former campaign chairman Paul Manafort was indicted for, among other things, money laundering and acting as an unregistered agent of a foreign principal, Trump tweeted a Fox News talking point that Manafort’s alleged criminal activity occurred before he joined the campaign.

October 31, 2017

Papadopoulos Plea Suggests Other Charges May Be Coming

Former U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara said Monday that former Trump campaign aide George Papadopoulos’s guilty plea is just the beginning of charges from Robert Mueller’s investigation into possible Russian collusion with the campaign in the 2016 election.

October 31, 2017

After Manafort Indictment, Eric Trump Asks for Cash

Only an hour after former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort was indicted on conspiracy against the U.S., money laundering and other charges on Monday morning, President Donald Trump’s son sent out a campaign fundraising email asking for contributions.

October 31, 2017
clinton trump cnn

Trump Reportedly Wants The State Department To Rush Clinton’s Email Release To Distract From Russia Investigation

CNN’s Gloria Borger said that President Donald Trump has instructed the U.S. State Department to quickly release Hillary Clinton’s emails from the time she served as secretary of state. A backlog of Freedom of Information Act requests has reportedly slowed the process of releasing the emails to the public.

October 29, 2017
U.S. Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton speaks at Futuramic Tool & Engineering in Warren, Michigan August 11, 2016. REUTERS/Chris Keane

Clinton Uranium One Theory Doesn’t Make Any Sense

The controversy centers around a 2010 deal that allowed a Russian company to take over management of uranium mines in Wyoming and Utah, and it gained steam after The Hill reported on October 17 that the FBI had been investigating allegations that American trucking companies offered bribes to Russian nuclear officials tied to the deal.

October 28, 2017
The press/Donald Trump

Anti-Trump Research Funded By Conservative Site: Report

The Washington Free Beacon, a conservative website mostly funded by a Republican donor, was the first to hire firm Fusion GPS to conduct opposition research on then-GOP candidate Donald Trump and other Republican candidates, according to a report from The Washington Examiner that was later confirmed by the website on Friday evening.

October 28, 2017

Republicans Ignore Their Financing Of Trump Dossier

Trump has called the dossier “totally made-up stuff” and also slammed Steele as a “failed spy.” Steele is widely respected in intelligence circles and spent time working in Moscow under diplomatic over toward the end of the Cold War. The man leading the investigation into Russia’s interference in the 2016 election, Robert Mueller, would also appear to be taking the dossier’s findings seriously.

October 26, 2017
Russian President Vladimir Putin gestures as he arrives for a meeting with businessmen on the sidelines of the Russia-ASEAN summit in Sochi, Russia, May 20, 2016. Host photo agency via REUTERS/File Photo

Russia-Sponsored Troll Networks Still Operating, Targeting America

The number of networks of Russian-sponsored trolls spreading propaganda to the United States and Europe may number in the hundreds, including the one team drawing wide attention for blitzing American social media outlets last year with divisive information in a bid to tip voter sympathies to Donald Trump, according to an Obama administration Pentagon official.

October 20, 2017
Kellyanne Conway

Trump Campaign Staff Promoted Russian Trolling

Multiple members of Donald Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign, including Donald Trump Jr., campaign manager Kellyanne Conway and other staffers circulated tweets by professional trolls on the payroll of the Russian government, according to a startling new report from the Daily Beast.

October 20, 2017
Fake news is on the rise on Facebook

Is Facebook Blocking Access To Data For Reporters Seeking To Probe Russian Infiltration In 2016 Election?

The mystery is deepening over how much Facebook knows about Russian use of the social media platform to inject content and messaging intended to influence voters during the 2016 presidential election.

October 16, 2017