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#EndorseThis: Seth Meyers Takes A Closer Look At Nunes, Kushner, And The Kremlin

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#EndorseThis: Seth Meyers Takes A Closer Look At Nunes, Kushner, And The Kremlin

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With presidential aide and son-in-law Jared Kushner suddenly scheduled to testify about his meetings with various Russians — including a banker who looks suspiciously like an intelligent agent — Seth Meyers has noticed a pattern: At this point, it would be easier to list the Trump administration staffers who don’t have shady connections with the Kremlin than those who do. And the Late Night host even suspects the White House gardener.

A sense of impending doom seems to have driven Trump to tweet desperately about the Clintons’ supposed Russian connections, while insisting that his own scandal is just a “hoax.” But at long last, Meyers debunks the bogus “Clintons and Russian uranium” story that got so much undeserved traction thanks to Steve Bannon (and the New York Times) during the presidential campaign.

With sardonic flourish, Meyers recounts the latest tales of Devin Nunes playing Inspector Clouseau, jumping in and out of cars, skulking around the White House grounds, deceiving the members of the House Intelligence Committee that he chairs. Did he engage in all that silly skulduggery to uncover surveillance of foreign diplomats gossiping about where Trump had dinner?

It’s our very own dark comedy, unfolding every day.

 

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Joe Conason

A highly experienced journalist, author and editor, Joe Conason is the editor-in-chief of The National Memo, founded in July 2011. He was formerly the executive editor of the New York Observer, where he wrote a popular political column for many years. His columns are distributed by Creators Syndicate and his reporting and writing have appeared in many publications around the world, including the New York Times, the Washington Post, The New Yorker, The New Republic, The Nation, and Harpers.

Since November 2006, he has served as editor of The Investigative Fund, a nonprofit journalism center, where he has assigned and edited dozens of award-winning articles and broadcasts. He is also the author of two New York Times bestselling books, The Hunting of the President (St. Martins Press, 2000) and Big Lies: The Right-Wing Propaganda Machine and How It Distorts the Truth (St. Martins Press, 2003).

Currently he is working on a new book about former President Bill Clinton's life and work since leaving the White House in 2001. He is a frequent guest on radio and television, including MSNBC's Morning Joe, and lives in New York City with his wife and two children.

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  1. rednekokie March 29, 2017

    Nunes is Trumps “boy”. Nothing more or less.

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    1. BOC March 29, 2017

      So is ‘Post Nasal Drip,’ Paul Ryan.

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  4. dpaano April 3, 2017

    It just annoys the bejeezus out of me that my hard-earned taxpayer money goes to pay for offices for 45’s relatives!!! Instead of sending Kushner to Iran to talk to the big whigs there, why doesn’t he go himself? That’s HIS job, not his son-in-law’s job! Maybe if he got off his duff or got off the golf course long enough to go to Iran or Afghanistan to see what’s actually going on there, he’d come to his senses (probably not, but we could ALL hope). It’s just annoying that he fobs off his job to his cronies and does nothing of any consequence himself!! As far as I’m concerned, 45’s a lazy bas…..d and does NOTHING for this country!

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