Monday, July 22, 2019
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Donald Trump thanks Putin for American diplomatic expulsions: ‘Now we have a smaller payroll’

From a pool report, Donald Trump's response to a reporter question about Russian leader Vladimir Putin's order that the United States cut the number of its diplomatic staff members by over 750, one of the most dramatic such moves against diplomatic...
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Heat continues to rise on Paul Manafort as investigators look outside the US

Investigators working with Special Counsel Robert Mueller have extended their search for information on former Trump campaign chair Paul Manafort beyond US borders...
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Trump and Manafort move from smokescreens to a scandal-powered trip under the bus

By an incredible coincidence, as FBI agents were digging through to Paul Manafort’s home, the former Trump campaign chairman, across the Potomac on the morning of July 26, Donald Trump was up and tweeting. After devoting a whole two tweets to...
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Raid on Paul Manafort’s house involved no-knock warrant, expectations of evidence being destroyed

Former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort agreed to testify, out of the public eye, before a group of congressional staffers on July 25. Whatever he said that day, it apparently didn’t satisfy Special Counsel Robert Mueller and investigators at the...
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FBI raids home of Trump campaign chair Paul Manafort

While multi-million loans from a secret source may buy a nice house, it doesn’t buy protection from this. Federal agents appeared at Paul Manafort’s home without advance warning in the predawn hours of July 26, the day after he met voluntarily...
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Donald Trump makes his money the old-fashioned way—he launders it

With everything that Donald Trump does, it’s tempting to think “distraction.” Is he really mad at Sessions? Is he mad at Priebus?  Why is he telling the Boy Scouts stories about sex yachts and what billionaires do in the South of France? Did Sean...
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Preet Bharara: Mueller seeking WH documents on Flynn more significant than grand jury

The big news of the week was that Robert Mueller convened a grand jury for his investigation into Trump campaign collusion with Russian to meddle in the election...
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U.S. Reportedly Intercepted Russian Agent Chatter that Manafort ASKED for their Help

From Slate : Buried in a long story on CNN Thursday recapping the current state of play in the Russia investigation was a reminder that former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort, who is ...
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White House Braces For “Apocalyptic S*itstorm” If Trump Fires Mueller For “Crossing Red Line.”

If you’re too young to remember, in 1973 there was a famous bumper sticker saying, “Impeach The Cox-shucker Now!” That was a witty allusion to the Saturday Night Massacre, wherein President Richard Nixon gave orders to fire special prosecutor Archibald...
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Hannity "going down" as Russian dupe, claims ex-CIA officer

This is very brief, and thinly sourced. I can say that John Schindler is very smart, and his tweets have proven very accurate before in regards to the Intelligence Community. It also appears as an update to my reclisted diary on Seth Abramson’s Grand...

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