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Is that your final answer?!

Q: Did any Trump campaign member have contact with the Russians?

Pence: "Of course not."


The tale of the dictators daughter and her prince

Once upon a time, there was a dictator who had a daughter. The dictator, who came to power vowing to make his country great, enacted a series of repressive policies under the guise of nationalism. He persecuted the media and the opposition, used “war on terror” rhetoric to justify a clampdown on civil rights, maintained a close but complicated relationship with Russia, and built a kleptocracy that ensured the country’s riches lined his pockets.

The daughter seemed different – or at least, she wanted to be seen that way. She was an Ivy League-educated cosmopolitan socialite who married into a powerful business family before making her mark as a fashion designer and businesswoman. Like her father, she encouraged an avid personality cult; and like her father, she hid her own brutal practices under the pretext of a soft “feminism”, claiming to represent the ideal modern woman of her country.


The company you keep, fourth in the series

FBI investigated complaints that Bobby Knight groped women during visit to U.S. spy agency

1) https://www.democraticunderground.com/1172203296
2) https://www.democraticunderground.com/12103320
3) https://democraticunderground.com/1218252015

The FBI and the U.S. Army investigated complaints from four women that Hall of Fame basketball coach Bob Knight groped them or touched them inappropriately during a visit to a U.S. spy agency in 2015, an investigation that concluded a year later without charges, the Washington Post reported Friday.

One of the women, whose name the Post did not disclose, told the newspaper that Knight groped her on the buttocks shortly before he gave a speech to staffers at the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency at its headquarters in Springfield, Va. The woman also filed a discrimination complaint against the NGA and the Defense Department in which she claimed she was pressured to drop the matter, the Post reported.

An attorney representing Knight, James Voyles, acknowledged to the Post that FBI agents interviewed Knight at his home in Montana last year and said the investigation was dropped shortly thereafter.

"There is absolutely no credible evidence to support this in our opinion, these allegations," Voyles said, adding that the FBI agents "reported to their superiors that there was no basis for any further action, period."


Real Voter Fraud - Iowa woman charged with voting twice

for Trump pleads guilty

An Iowa woman charged with voting twice for Donald Trump last fall has pleaded guilty to election misconduct.

Court records show Terri Lynn Rote entered a plea on June 27 to the felony charge and a district court judge in Des Moines accepted the plea. Sentencing is set for Aug. 15.

Rote, who is 56 and lives in Des Moines, told police she turned in two absentee ballots before the November election because she believed Trump's unsubstantiated claims that the election was rigged and that her first ballot would be changed to a vote for Hillary Clinton.

She was arrested on Oct. 21 at a satellite voting station in Des Moines attempting to vote the second ballot.

Court documents show attorneys are recommending two years of probation and community service.


Trump Multitasking on Putin

"I know him. We got along great" but "I don't know him. Don't know how we'll get along"


Lawsuit targets The Daily Stormer

Taking trolls to court

The victim of a troll attack takes on the neo-Nazi who runs "the top hate site in America." The result might prompt trolls to think twice before they post.


A real estate agent and mother of two, Gersh became the target of a barrage of hate last year for trying to help Sherry Spencer sell a property in Whitefish, Montana, and use part of the proceeds as a donation for a human rights group. That caught the eye of neo-Nazis, who were convinced Gersh was pressuring Spencer to sell.

Why were neo-Nazis enraged by a proposed real estate transaction? Because Spencer is the mother of Richard Spencer, a leader of the "alt-right" movement of self-identified white nationalists. They believed Gersh was extorting Spencer.

The hate directed at Gersh came in all forms. She got angry phone calls, hateful texts, intimidating emails and racist social media posts. People she'd never met urged Gersh to kill herself. A chunk of the filth was even directed at her 12-year-old son via his Twitter and YouTube accounts.

Now Gersh is taking on the man who started it all. In a federal lawsuit filed in April, Gersh accuses Andrew Anglin, who publishes the neo-Nazi Daily Stormer website, of invading her privacy, intentionally inflicting emotional distress and violating Montana's Anti-Intimidation Act by organizing more than 700 instances of harassment since December 2016. The Southern Poverty Law Center, a civil rights group, is representing Gersh.


President Trump carries a weak hand into Putin meeting

I can't stop laughing


Florida will comply with part of Trump commission's voter data request

Source: Tampa Bay Times

Florida agreed Thursday to comply with a request from President Donald Trump's voter-fraud commission to provide extensive voter roll data — but only partially.

Florida Secretary of State Ken Detzner said the state will provide the data that are publicly available, but will not hand over any information on voters that is not public, including drivers' license numbers or Social Security information.

The Presidential Advisory Commission for Voter Integrity sent a letter on June 28 to state election officials asking them to hand over voter data by July 14. The commission requested a long list of information "if publicly available under the laws of your state," including voters' names, registration status, political party affiliation, voting history, partial Social Security numbers and other information.

Detzner replied in a letter to the commission Thursday.

Read more: http://www.tampabay.com/news/politics/stateroundup/florida-will-comply-with-part-of-trump-commissions-voter-data-request/2329603

Governor Rick Batboy Scott bows before his King

Betsy DeVos Heads to North Korea

to Reverse Its Progress in Math and Science

WASHINGTON (The Borowitz Report)—Education Secretary Betsy DeVos is being dispatched to Pyongyang in what the White House is calling a high-stakes mission to reverse North Korea’s years of progress in math and science.

DeVos, who is expected to arrive in Pyongyang later this week, plans to throw a monkey wrench in North Korea’s swiftly advancing nuclear program by replacing its current system of training scientists with a dizzying array of vouchers, sources said.

According to the White House, it is hoped that, after a few weeks in North Korea, DeVos will succeed in returning that nation’s nuclear program to pre-1970 levels.

At a press briefing announcing the mission, the White House deputy press secretary, Sarah Huckabee Sanders, called DeVos “our nation’s best bet to stop North Korea.”


Lost Court Records re Trump Tower's Undocumented Polish Workers Found By Lawyer

As President Donald Trump travels to Poland, lost court documents from a case Trump settled about the use of undocumented Polish workers have been discovered, according to the New York Daily News Wednesday.

During the 1980 demolition of the building where Trump Tower now sits on Fifth Avenue, Trump allegedly employed undocumented workers. A lawsuit was filed in 1983 where union members sued a union boss, Trump and his contractor for cheating the union by hiring undocumented immigrants called “The Polish Brigade,” according to Politifact.

The Polish employees were off the books, worked grueling hours, promised low pay and in many cases stiffed of any pay, Time reported last year. After a 1991 trial, a federal judge ruled that the Trump Organization and its construction partners had indeed conspired to keep money out of union coffers to the tune of at least $325,000 plus interest, which meant about $4 million was at stake, the New York Times reported in 1998. The case was appealed by both sides and ordered retried. The case was settled in 1999 by both sides and court documents were ordered sealed.

“It has been resolved on terms agreeable to both sides,” Wendy Sloan, the lawyer for the union side, told the New York Daily News at the time.

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