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Seth Meyers tells us, in a tone of reasonable concern, that Donald Trump is watching cable news even more obsessively than usual — and demanding that Republican members of Congress appear more often on TV to defend him (a burden that few of them seem willing to shoulder). What obsesses the president, of course, is the Russia investigation. The latest rumor is that Trump has considered firing Robert Mueller, the special counsel in charge of that probe.

Dismissing Mueller would put Trump in extreme political peril, but the wise men of cable news such as Sean Hannity and Lou Dobbs are insisting that the Russia investigations be shut down immediately. As Meyers observes, that looks about as  guilty as screaming “Do you have a warrant?” when someone knocks with a pizza delivery.

Commenting on Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ Senate Intelligence Committee testimony on Tuesday, Meyers flashes back to his earlier appearance before the Judiciary Committee, when he wrongly told Senator Al Franken (D-MN) that he’d had no contact with Russian officials in 2016.  Meyers freezes the camera on Sessions’ face after that exchange —  a moment that is worth the click all by itself.

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Pro-Trump GETTR Becoming 'Safe Haven' For Terrorist Propaganda

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Just weeks after former President Trump's team quietly launched the alternative to "social media monopolies," GETTR is being used to promote terrorist propaganda from supporters of the Islamic State, a Politico analysis found.

The publication reports that the jihadi-related material circulating on the social platform includes "graphic videos of beheadings, viral memes that promote violence against the West and even memes of a militant executing Trump in an orange jumpsuit similar to those used in Guantanamo Bay."

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Reprinted with permission from Alternet

Although QAnon isn't a religious movement per se, the far-right conspiracy theorists have enjoyed some of their strongest support from white evangelicals — who share their adoration of former President Donald Trump. And polling research from The Economist and YouGov shows that among those who are religious, White evangelicals are the most QAnon-friendly.

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