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Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Poll: By 48 Percent To 28 Percent, Americans View Mueller As ‘Fair’

A new Marist poll published on Wednesday indicates that 48 percent of Americans believe the special counsel probe of Russian interference in the 2016 presidential campaign is being conducted fairly. At just below half that may appear to be weak approval — until it is contrasted with only 28 percent who consider Robert Mueller’s investigation unfair. Remaining undecided are 23 percent.

And 68 percent, or more than two-thirds, believe that Mueller should be allowed to complete his investigation.

Taken within the context of that same poll’s broader findings — which indicate a striking loss of public confidence in national institutions such as Congress, the two main political parties, and the media — the public perception of Mueller’s investigation doesn’t look bad at all.…

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Trump Justice: Sessions Revives Political Probe Of Clinton Foundation

At the urging of Republicans in Congress, the Trump Justice Department has reopened a blatantly political investigation of the Clinton Foundation. According to The Hill newspaper, Trump administration officials say that the investigation resumed “months ago,” and that prosecutors are again examining “pay to play” allegations that foundation donors received special treatment while Hillary Clinton served as secretary of state from 2009 to 2013.

The most specific accusation, leveled by right-wing media outlets and Congressional Republicans, concerns the sale of a Canadian mining concern called Uranium One to Rosatom, a firm controlled by Russian government.

Like various other specious claims about the foundation’s funding and activities, the Uranium One narrative originated in Clinton Cash — a 2015 book put together by author Peter Schweizer and Breitbart chairman Steve Bannon (with tax-exempt millions from the Mercer family) to target Hillary Clinton at the outset of her 2016 presidential campaign.…

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Bannon Denounces ‘Treasonous’ Trump Tower Meeting With Russians In New Book

In a new book, former White House strategist Steve Bannon denounces the Trump campaign’s 2016 meeting with a Kremlin-linked lawyer as “treasonous,” “unpatriotic,” and “bad shit “. The Breitbart executive also says revelations about “money laundering” will emerge from ongoing investigations of Russian interference in the presidential race. And he warns of the fate of the president’s eldest son: “They’re going to crack Don Junior like an egg on national TV.”

The Guardian extracted Bannon’s devastating remarks from Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House, by media critic and author Michael Wolff that the British newspaper obtained before publication.…

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