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May 19, 2017

Trump Extorted Insurers to Make Them Support Health-Care Bill

http://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/2017/05/trump-extorted-insurers-to-support-health-care-bill.html

Noam Levey reports an example of this already happening. The thrust of Levey’s story is focused on the belief by insurers that uncertainty fostered by the Trump administration is killing health-care exchanges. Deep in the piece, Levey describes a Trump staffer threatening to withhold cost-sharing-reduction payments, called CSR, which are a vital part of making individual insurance profitable.
“At one recent meeting, Seema Verma, whom Trump picked to oversee the federal Medicare and Medicaid programs, stunned insurance industry officials by suggesting a bargain: The administration would fund the CSRs if insurers supported the House Republican bill to repeal the Affordable Care Act,” reports Levey.


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https://twitter.com/jonathanchait/status/865327757609357317

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Dirty corrupt bastard Trump is killing Obamacare behind the scenes with threats to the insurance industry. Isn't this abuse of power that can be added to the impeachment. I am so angry about this
May 19, 2017

US spies heard Russian intelligence agent vowing to target Clinton

http://thehill.com/homenews/news/334041-us-spies-heard-russian-intel-vowing-to-hit-clinton-report
BY MARK HENSCH - 05/18/17 11:15 AM EDT

U.S. spies reportedly heard a Russian military intelligence officer bragging about his organization planning to target Hillary Clinton in May 2016.

The officer told a colleague that GRU would cause havoc in America’s presidential election, Time reported Thursday.

The officer reportedly described the intelligence agency’s effort as retribution for what Russian President Vladimir Putin considered Clinton’s influence campaign against him while serving as secretary of State.

Senior U.S. intelligence officials told Time that American spies transcribed the conversation and sent it to headquarters for analysis.

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May 16, 2017

Rachel Maddow Monday May 15th Show - 9 investigations for Dumpty/campaign/advisors

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? marks are the ones not yet confirmed by agency

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