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Tuesday, July 17, 2018

VIDEO: Before Putin Meeting, Fox Gushed Over How “Strong” Trump Is

Reprinted with permission from Media Matters.

For the last year and a half, President Donald Trump has heaped praise on Russian President Vladimir Putin and taken steps to appease Russia, even as he has attacked U.S. allies. In the run-up to Trump’s July 16 meeting with Putin, which took place less than a week after the the Department of Justice announced the indictment of 12 Russian nationals who allegedly hacked Democratic computer networks, Fox News sycophantically insisted that Trump would be strong and tough on Putin, and would be willing “punch him in the face.”

That’s apparently not how the meeting went. During a post-meeting press conference, Trump once againrefused to admit that Russian interference took place, undermined the U.S.…

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Former CIA Chief ‘Shocked’ By Trump’s ‘Treasonous’ Conduct In Helsinki

Minutes after Trump shocked the world by slamming America’s investigation into Russia’s election crimes while standing right next to Russian dictator Vladimir Putin, former CIA chief John Brennan blasted Trump’s performance as “treasonous” and called out Republicans who stand by and do nothing.

“Donald Trump’s press conference performance in Helsinki rises to & exceeds the threshold of ‘high crimes & misdemeanors.’ It was nothing short of treasonous,” Brennan wrote on Twitter almost immediately following Trump’s remarks. “Not only were Trump’s comments imbecilic, he is wholly in the pocket of Putin. Republican Patriots: Where are you???”

Donald Trump’s press conference performance in Helsinki rises to & exceeds the threshold of “high crimes & misdemeanors.” It was nothing short of treasonous.…

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Russian NRA Member Charged With Spying To Infiltrate US Politics

Reprinted with permission from Shareblue.

On Monday, federal prosecutors charged Russian national Maria Butina, a lifetime member of the NRA, with being an unregistered agent of the Russian government and accused her spying for Moscow while she studied in the United States.

The move comes as questions continue to escalate about the NRA’s Russian connections during the 2016 campaign.

The indictment was also unsealed just hours after Trump stunned world observers during his joint press conference with Russian President Vladimir Putin. There, Trump accepted Putin’s word over the U.S. intelligence community and seemed to agree that Russia had nothing to do with attackingU.S.…

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