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It is understandable if Democrats don’t pay much attention to Fox News. After all, there is only so much (or so little) accurate information coming out of Trump Propaganda Central these days. But it’s heartening to know that not every Rupert Murdoch employee is on board with the entire right-wing narrative.

In today’s clip, Fox News anchor Chris Wallace disrupts a Sunday panel by confronting Trump crony Jason Miller on Robert Mueller. Miller speaks of the Russia probe in past tense, as if it has already failed its mission. “Jason,” Wallace interrupts, “we have no idea what (Mueller) is finding,”  When Miller says any discovery of Trump-Putin cahoots would have leaked already, the anchor charges the GOP bloodhound with hypocrisy. “I thought you condemned leaks,” he smiles. “Are leaks good or bad?”

Supporters say The Donald is on a hot streak, with enemies Comey and Clapper awash in criticism and relations between U.S. allies and North Korea starting to thaw. But when even Fox News can admit that the POTUS is in trouble, it’s clear Trump hasn’t squirmed out of Mueller’s clutches just yet.

Stream for a stunner.

Actor as Donald Trump in Russia Today video ad

Screenshot from RT's 'Trump is here to make RT Great Again'

Russia Today, the network known in this country as RT, has produced a new "deep fake" video that portrays Donald Trump in post-presidential mode as an anchor for the Kremlin outlet. Using snippets of Trump's own voice and an actor in an outlandish blond wig, the ad suggests broadly that the US president is indeed a wholly owned puppet of Vladimir Putin– as he has so often given us reason to suspect.

"They're very nice. I make a lot of money with them," says the actor in Trump's own voice. "They pay me millions and hundreds of millions."

But when American journalists described the video as "disturbing," RT retorted that their aim wasn't to mock Trump, but his critics and every American who objects to the Russian manipulations that helped bring him to power.

As an ad for RT the video is amusing, but the network's description of it is just another lie. Putin's propagandists are again trolling Trump and America, as they've done many times over the past few years –- and this should be taken as a warning of what they're doing as Election Day approaches.

The Lincoln Project aptly observed that the Russians "said the quiet part out loud" this time, (Which is a bad habit they share with Trump.)