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Former director of national intelligence makes it clear that Trump would not have won without Russia's help

When Donald Trump produced the first list of names for his death list this week, he didn’t include that of former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper. But Clapper appears to be out to remedy this oversight by pointing out the fact that the Trump campaign didn’t just cooperate with Russia—it’s extremely unlikely Trump would have been elected without Russian support.

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Former US Attorney: Mueller will try to indict Trump if evidence proves he tried to ‘steal the presidency’

Former federal prosecutor Glenn Kirschner said he got “patriotic goosebumps” watching disgraced national security adviser Michael Flynn’s demeanor change under harsh rebukes from Judge Emmet Sullivan.

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The New DNC Nominating Rules Aren't a Win for Democracy or Revolution

On Saturday, the Democratic National Committee sanctioned its superdelegates—blocking 716 officeholders, state and local party officials, and other well-connected Democrats from casting a first-round ballot at 2020’s Democratic National Convention toward the 2,383 votes needed to nominate its next presidential candidate.

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White-Collar Criminals Got Off Scot-Free After the 2008 Financial Crisis - and That Helped Fuel President Trump's Rise

In the aftermath of the worst financial crisis since the Great Depression, bank officials at HSBC admitted to the Department of Justice that the bank violated the Bank Secrecy Act, the International Emergency Economic Powers Act and the Trading with the Enemy Act. This amounted to one of the largest and most destructive money laundering and anti-terror finance sanctions-busting in history. Fines were leveled, but no senior bankers went to jail. In another investigation, the DOJ implicated Deutsche Bank and UBS in a bid-rigging cartel that illegally manipulated LIBOR, the most important global benchmark interest rate. Professor Bill Black estimates that the “dollar amount of deals affected by the collusion range[s] from $300-550 trillion in deals manipulated at any given time.” It was a scandal that may have been history’s largest financial crime, yet the U.S. Department of Justice refused to prosecute any of the elite bank officers involved.

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This Republican with Ties to Trump Reportedly Paid Thousands of Dollars to Get Hillary Clinton's Hacked Emails

Peter Smith, a GOP operative, tried to obtain Hillary Clinton's emails from believed to be Russian hackers during the 2016 campaign, according to a Wall Street Journal report published in June 2017. This finding was especially significant because Smith appeared to have ties to Michael Flynn, an adviser to then-candidate Donald Trump who briefly became national security adviser.

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Trump Introduces New Absurd Lie at Campaign Rally: 'Russia Is Very Unhappy that Trump Won'

President Donald Trump introduced a new lie to his repertoire Thursday night at a campaign in Pennsylvania, even as he attacked the media for supposedly spreading lies about him.

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'I’m Speaking Out Because They Can’t': National Security Reporter Reveals the Very Real Danger of the GOP's Attacks on the Mueller Probe

National security reporter Marcy Wheeler made a startling revelation Tuesday on the Empty Wheel blog where she has covered the Russia investigation in meticulous detail.

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The Curious Campaign Role of Donald Trump’s Foundation

Nonprofit 101 is that a conventional charity cannot give money to a political campaign. But it’s possible the Donald J. Trump Foundation may have broken this cardinal rule not just once, but twice. And the fact that it happened twice could make a significant legal difference. The first time could be a simple clerical mistake. But when it happens again and the person running the charity is the political beneficiary, that’s a horse of a different color.

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Russia Had Ability to Change Voter Data in 2016 - This Is Not Reassuring for 2018

Hey, everyone, good news! Russia had the ability to alter voter registration data in several states in 2016 … but they didn’t use it! What a relief, right? 

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Cambridge Analytica Whistleblower Calls for Investigation of Robert Mercer

Whistleblower Christopher Wylie said on Tuesday that the billionaire behind President Trump’s digital operations should be investigated for using his company, Cambridge Analytica, to illegally funnel millions into preferred campaigns.

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It’s Not Cambridge Analytica We Need to Worry About, It’s Our Minds

The Cambridge Analytica furor, like the uproar over Russian penetration of Facebook that preceded it, has painted a bullseye on Mark Zuckerberg.

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