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can you defraud us without taking part in the hacking
Can you defraud US without taking part in the hacking?
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we now know the answer to this question to color the mueller report before public and congress can see
We now know the answer to this question: to color the Mueller report before public and congress can see.
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barr is now defending the president on any evidence of obstruction saying trump faced an unprecedented situati
Barr is now defending the president on any evidence of obstruction saying “Trump faced an unprecedented situation” and was “frustrated and angered by his sincere belief” he was being unfairly accused.
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this is key barr just declared that the legal definition of conspiracy would require that trump aides had to p
This is key: Barr just declared that the *legal* definition of conspiracy would require that Trump aides had to participate in the hacking of materials, not just dissemination. That is a high bar.
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barr leads with mueller did not establish that members of the trump campaign conspired with russia and the ag
Barr leads with Mueller “did not establish that members of the Trump campaign conspired” with Russia - and the AG has now repeated that assessment four times.
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this is washington at its most craven
This is Washington at its most craven. https://t.co/DIMAAzPK3V
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based on the topics barr will discuss 1 whether executive privilege was invoked 2 doj interactions with the wh
Based on the topics Barr will discuss:

1) whether executive privilege was invoked;
2) DOJ interactions with the WH
3) the redaction process.

This press conference is not about Mueller, it’s about Barr and Barr defending Barr. https://t.co/cD1VIcZIP8
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question why hold a press conference to answer questions on a report that will only be seen after the press co
Question: why hold a press conference to answer questions on a report that will only be seen after the press conference?
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nyt doj officials in recent days have had numerous conversations with white house lawyers about the conclusion
NYT: “DOJ officials in recent days have had numerous conversations with White House lawyers about the conclusions made by Mr. Mueller..The talks have aided the president’s legal team as it prepares a rebuttal to the report” https://t.co/LJf6KuDNOO via ⁦@nytimes⁩
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yes i said chicken fil a instead of on the air today my southern mom would have literally filleted me for that
Yes, I said “Chicken-fil-A” instead of @ChickfilA on the air today. My southern mom would have literally filleted me for that. I throw myself on the mercy of the jury.
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15 year olds bailey holt and preston cope the two teens killed in the it was the 11th school shooting of 2018
15-year olds Bailey Holt and Preston Cope, the two teens killed in the #KentuckySchoolShooting. It was the 11th school shooting of 2018. There are 7 days left in January.
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remember ag sessions who recused himself from russia investigation has fired the leader of that investigation
Remember AG Sessions, who recused himself from Russia investigation, has fired the leader of that investigation, Director Comey
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those florida races getting extremely tight scott 501 nelson 499 desantis 496 gillum 491 both currently within
Those Florida races getting extremely tight:

Scott: 50.1%
Nelson: 49.9%

DeSantis: 49.6%
Gillum: 49.1%

Both currently within 0.5% margin to spark automatic recount.
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six months ago today jamal khashoggi was brutally murdered inside the saudi consulate in istanbul while his fi
Six months ago today, Jamal Khashoggi was brutally murdered inside the Saudi consulate in Istanbul while his fiancee waited outside. Today, his body is still missing & the WH has missed a legal-mandated deadline to determine responsibility. We will continue to cover this story.
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today president trump handed two substantial victories to russia withdrawing us troops from syria and lifting
Today, President Trump handed two substantial victories to Russia: withdrawing US troops from Syria and lifting sanctions on two Russian firms run by friends of Putin. Russia has clearly gained. Question for the WH: what has the US gained?
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five months ago jamal khashoggi entered the saudi consulate in istanbul for marriage papers amp was murdered b
Five months ago, Jamal Khashoggi entered the Saudi consulate in Istanbul for marriage papers & was murdered by Saudi agents. His body has still not been found & WH has still not delivered mandated report to Congress on who was responsible. We continue to cover this story.
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breaking acting ag whitaker financial disclosure forms reveal more than 1 million in payments from dark money
Breaking: Acting AG Whitaker financial disclosure forms reveal more than $1 million in payments from dark money group. Whitaker corrected his financial forms five times since being appointed earlier this month, according to the forms, CNN reporting.
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breaking whistleblower has told house investigators senior wh officials overruled concerns about 25 people who
Breaking: Whistleblower has told House investigators senior WH officials overruled concerns about *25* people whose security clearances were initially denied over fears about foreign influence & potential conflicts-of-interest – warning of grave implications to national security
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the president made an important visit to us troops in iraq today why did he claim falsely he raised military p
The President made an important visit to US troops in Iraq today. Why did he claim falsely he raised military pay for the first time in 10 years (it’s gone up every year for three decades but 1983) & by 10% (it went up less than 3%)? Troops know the truth. Who’s he speaking to?
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four months and two days ago jamal khashoggi walked into the saudi consulate in istanbul to pick up marriage p
Four months and two days ago, Jamal Khashoggi walked into the Saudi consulate in Istanbul to pick up marriage papers while his fiancee waited outside. He was murdered, dismembered and his body disposed of by Saudi agents. We continue to cover this story.
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