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Friday, March 22, 2019

House Panel To Grill Felix Sater, Overseer Of Trump Moscow Project

Prepare for fireworks.

The House Intelligence Committee  will hold a public interview next Wednesday with Felix Sater, a Russian-born Trump business associate and convicted felon who served as the point man for the shady Trump Tower Moscow project that is now at the center of a probe into nefarious Russian interference in the 2016 election.

Sater worked with Trump’s former personal lawyer Michael Cohen to try and secure the rights to the Moscow tower project as Trump ran for president. And emails show that Sater suggested working with Russian President Vladimir Putin’s people to both get Trump elected and the project approved.…

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Report: Kushner Uses Private Email, WhatsApp For White House Business

Rep. Elijah Cummings, chairman of the House Oversight Committee, is expressing concerns over senior White House aide Jared Kushner’s use of the encrypted messaging service WhatsApp and his personal e-mail account for official government business.

Cummings has revealed that Kushner’s use of WhatsApp was discussed during a December 19 meeting that the Maryland Democrat attended along with Rep. Trey Gowdy and Abbe Lowell, who is Kushner’s attorney. And Cummings voiced his concerns over Kushner’s use of WhatsApp for government matters in a March 21 letter to White House Counsel Pat A. Cipollone.

Cummings also indicated that he was unsure whether or not Kushner had used WhatsApp to transmit classified government information.…

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#EndorseThis: Is The Mueller Report Really About To Drop?

Is the Mueller investigation maybe, possibly, definitely — or definitely not — nearing a conclusion? Like every other patriotic American, Stephen Colbert awaits the “Mueller Report” in a state of near-manic anxiety.

And like every news organization, he is parsing all of the paltry clues emanating from the Office of Special Counsel. The difference is, he’s funny.

We think the investigation will be going on for a while more, but you can try to read the tea leaves too.

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