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Less than 24 hours after Mueller warns that foreign election interference is imminent, McConnell blocks $775 million in election security funding

Yesterday, Special Counsel Robert Mueller, appearing before the House Intelligence Committee, warned the American people that, if they aren’t stopped, members of the Russian intelligence service, working on behalf of Vladimir Putin, will surely attempt to influence the outcome of our next election, just as they did in 2016. Warning that, “(they’re still) doing it […]

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Can we at least agree on this much?

I know we don’t agree on much, but I’d like to think that most of us can at least agree on the following two points. 1. Leaving aside to what extent it helped Donald Trump, or whether or not members of the Trump campaign encouraged its happening, I’d like to think that we can all […]

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Carole Cadwalladr on how Facebook broke democracy

Today, in front of an audience at the Time 100 Summit in New York City, Donald Trump advisor Jared Kushner downplayed Russian interference in the 2016 campaign as “a couple of Facebook ads.” The truth, of course, as we just had confirmed by the Mueller report, is that the Russian disinformation campaign was significant, aggressive […]

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Six Takeaways from the Mueller Report

I hate to start out yet another post talking about Attorney General William Barr, but, as I’m sitting here, making my way through Robert Mueller’s incredibly dense 448-page report, I find myself with renewed appreciation for just how absurd the conceit behind Barr’s 4-page summary was. The notion that anyone could adequately sum up this […]

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While we were all yelling about Trump’s fucking wall, it was established that Paul Manafort funneled internal Trump campaign polling data to the Russians, likely to assist in their anti-Clinton disinformation campaign

I know I should probably be talking about Trump’s ridiculous speech from the Oval Office last night, and how, surrounded by the deplorable misfits that remain his administration, he moved effortlessly from talking about his boundless love for all people to reciting a list of Americans beheaded and beaten to death by hammer-wielding Mexicans, and […]

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