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A pro-Trump group works the refs with a new ad on the Russian probe

The ad attacks special counsel Robert S. Mueller III and generally swipes at the investigation into the “Trump campaign’s possible cooperation with Russian interference in the 2016 election.” Nut-job conservative talker Tomi Lahren is featured in the ad, called “Witch … Continue reading

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Morning Headlines

New York Times: In NATO speech, Trump is vague about mutual defense pledge CNN Politics: FBI Russia investigation looking at Kushner role Washington Post: Republican wins Montana election one night after being charged with assault NBC News: Joe Lieberman: FBI appointment … Continue reading

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Did you hear the one about how the Russians duped the FBI into body-slamming Hillary Clinton? (video)

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Trump and the cost of taking on the FBI

Much has been made of the loyalty of Trump’s base as he bumbles and stumbles through the first months of his presidency. All things, however, have their limits. On Friday, a new Reuters/IPSOS tracking poll showed Trump with a job … Continue reading

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Morning Headlines

New York Times: Sense of crisis deepens as Trump defends F.B.I. firing CNN Politics: Senate intelligence committee subpoenas Michael Flynn The Hill: FBI firing leaves Russia probe in uncertainty Politico: GOP scrambles to shield agenda from Comey fallout NBC News: … Continue reading

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Two comments and a political funeral (maybe)

It’s difficult to know where the Trump/Russia connection will lead, how much of it is circumstantial as opposed to what might be provable in court. It certainly smell bad. This is the lead of a new CNN report, which is … Continue reading

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Hanging Together (Like-Minded Pundits)

Jonathan Chiat: 7 charts explain the horrors of Trumpcare Nate Silver: The GOP healthcare bill is unpopular even in Republican districts Steve Benen: Trumps former campaign chair worked to ‘benefit’ Putin’s government Eugene Robinson: Does the FBI’s trail lead to … Continue reading

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FBI says nothing new in Abedin emails

This will make your day: The F.B.I. informed Congress on Sunday that it has not changed its conclusions about Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email server as secretary of state, removing a dark cloud that has been hanging over … Continue reading

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The truth is out there, Director Comey. Care to enlighten us?

Senior justice department officials told FBI Director James Comey that his announcement on Friday was not consistent with department policy. According to a report in the Washington Post “those officials warned Comey that his announcement was a break with policy and tradition.” … Continue reading

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Hillary Clinton’s statement on the Comey letter and some useful information

Some facts on the new e-mail developments, with props to Steve Benen: The FBI has not reopened its investigation into Clinton’s e-mail service because that investigation was never closed. Republicans would like us to believe the FBI found something new, … Continue reading

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Quote of the Day

“In connection with an unrelated case, the FBI has learned of the existence of emails that appear to be pertinent to the investigation. I am writing to inform you that the investigative team briefed me on this yesterday, and I … Continue reading

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