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Remember when Trump reduced sanctions against Deripaska's company, Rusal, w/ McConnell's support?

Is Braidy Industries of Kentucky getting in bed with Russian mobsters?


Kentucky might be going into business with the Russian mafia.


If all goes according to plan, by the middle of the year, we’ll be in business with Oleg Deripaska, a buddy of Vladimir Putin.

He could be sending $200 million — if you believe media reports — in what could very well be mobbed-up money to northeastern Kentucky to build a $1.7 billion aluminum plant on an old strip mine there.

The United States government, according to the New York Times, has long believed that Deripaska has deep ties to Russian organized crime — the Bratva — so much so it has limited his travel here and prohibited him from doing business in this country.


https://www.courier-journal.com/story/news/local/joseph-gerth/2019/04/22/braidy-industries-kentucky-lands-russian-investor-connected-to-mob/3508198002/

Geraldo Rivera is shilling for Sanders

https://twitter.com/GeraldoRivera/status/1118488532870471680

Old @BernieSanders made positive impression on #FoxNewsTownHall. He's ruffled & ancient, but feisty & strong in a fit old man way. He has strength w a motivated base-Has raised a ton of cash second only to @realDonaldTrump-Scared the hell out of @HillaryClinton & Won 23 primaries


https://twitter.com/GeraldoRivera/status/1118489315800244224

As Millennial Elites fall for fresh new faces like @PeteButtigieg their crushes will cool w scrutiny & in the face of formidable fund-raising by @SenSanders Watch now as he accumulates more centrists Democrats & raises a ton of money.




He's doing this because Fox and Trump think Trump can beat Sanders.

John F. Kennedy Jr. and George Magazine: A Story of Politics, Love and Loss, 20 Years Later

by Lisa DePaulo

I don't believe John ever fathomed that he would die at 38. He didn't buy into things like The Kennedy Curse. Stuff like that made him hurl. But 20 years later, I do think he would want to be memorialized by the cast of characters who knew the real John — and helped him create the magazine he loved. Meet George.


ELINORE CARMODY, PUBLISHER John and Michael's early way of putting it was they wanted George to be to politics what Rolling Stone was to music and what Sports Illustrated was to sports.


MATT SAAL, SENIOR EDITOR The word he used a lot was "demystify." He would always push that in stories. The story ideas he got the most excited for were those that would raise the curtain a little on the process of politics. I had been out in New Mexico and I met this guy who was working in a coffee shop there and he loved George magazine; he was working part time and going to the university out there. When I told John he loved it, he just loved that someone who was really far from centers of power and influence and privilege and all that was learning about politics. And that, to him, was what the magazine was about.

MICHAEL OATES PALMER, INTERN My first week on the job, he had a party at his loft for the staff. He invited the interns! Suddenly I'm having dinner at John Kennedy's house. It was like a buffet, super casual. Some of the staff climbed up to the roof to play Frisbee.


https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/features/john-f-kennedy-jr-george-magazine-stars-share-stories-project-1200375





At the House hearings on white nationalism just now, Ted Lieu

https://twitter.com/jbendery/status/1115657952470425600

Oh man. Rep. Ted Lieu now playing a tape of Candace Owens, who is sitting right there, saying it would have been fine if Hitler just wanted to make Germany great.




And... Owens responds: "It's pretty apparent that Mr. Lieu believes black people are stupid and will not pursue the full clip." 😳

Nadler interrupts with the gavel. "It is not proper to refer disparagingly to a member of the committee. The witness will not do that again.

Owens: "Sure. Even though I was called despicable."

Jared Kushner identified as senior White House official whose security clearance was denied

Jared Kushner identified as senior White House official whose security clearance was denied by career officials

By Tom Hamburger ,
Rachael Bade and
Ashley Parker


The senior White House official whose security clearance was denied last year because of concerns about foreign influence, private business interests and personal conduct is presidential son-in-law Jared Kushner, according to people familiar with documents and testimony provided to the House Oversight Committee.

Kushner was identified only as “Senior White House Official 1” in committee documents released this week describing the testimony of Tricia Newbold, a whistleblower in the White House’s personnel security office who said she and another career employee determined that Kushner had too many “significant disqualifying factors” to receive a clearance.

Their decision was overruled by Carl Kline, the political appointee who then headed the office, according to Newbold’s interview with committee staff.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/jared-kushner-identified-as-senior-white-house-official-whose-security-clearance-was-denied-by-career-officials/2019/04/03/fefa8dbe-5623-11e9-814f-e2f46684196e_story.html?utm_term=.a90219db36d6

Fox News to host town hall with Bernie Sanders


Fox News' Bret Baier and Martha MacCallum will host a town hall with Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders on April 15 in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, with a focus on the economy and jobs.

Why it matters: Earlier this year, the Democratic National Committee barred Fox News from hosting any of its primary debates, after a New Yorker investigation shed light on the extent of the network's ties to the Trump administration. Sanders and Hillary Clinton appeared together in one Fox News town hall during the 2016 election.








https://www.axios.com/2020-presidential-election-bernie-sanders-fox-news-town-hall-382d3b77-452b-4c5e-8073-672863350433.html

Napolitano is saying the Mueller report is 700 pages long. Reporters trying to get it confirmed

https://twitter.com/nycsouthpaw/status/1110992456584179712

I tried to see if I could confirm both the 700 page estimate of the length of the Mueller report and the 2 million page estimate of the volume of raw evidence that Judge Napolitano repeatedly offers in his comments here.

"We'll decline to comment, thanks," Peter Carr says.



Appearing on Fox Business Network’s Cavuto Coast to Coast Wednesday, Napolitano attempted to explain exactly where Schiff was coming from by getting inside his “head.”

“We saw on Sunday a four-page summary of a 700-page report,” the Fox analyst said. “The 700-page report is a summary of two million pages of documents, of raw evidence.

He continued: “In the 700-page summary of the two million pages of raw evidence, there is undoubtedly some evidence of a conspiracy and some evidence of obstruction of justice, just not enough evidence—I’m thinking the way I believe Congressman Schiff is thinking—according to Attorney General Barr, not enough evidence to prove it beyond a reasonable doubt, which is the standard.”

Napolitano went on to note that if “there were no evidence of conspiracy and no evidence of obstruction, the attorney general would have told us so,” adding that Barr didn’t, so “there is something there” that Democrats and Trump opponents want to see. And they’ll have a “field day” with it.

https://www.thedailybeast.com/foxs-judge-napolitano-on-conspiracy-in-mueller-report-there-is-something-there?via=twitter_page



MSNBC has confirmed that the report is several hundred pages long. They had a chryon up a short time ago.

The Anti-Vaxx Movement Is More Organized and Powerful Than Ever (Thanks to Robert F. Kennedy Jr)

Experts say the anti-vaccine or vaccine choice groups, as they commonly refer to themselves, are becoming larger, better organized and funded in part because their prolific use of social media, as well as the rise of a group founded by Robert F. Kennedy Jr. which has helped to coordinate their efforts to push back on new laws.

“Social media has given it a national presence. It’s no longer just a collection of different states, it’s now gone across the country,” said Dr. Peter Hotez, a vaccine researcher and pediatrician. “Right now you might call it a media empire—you have almost 500 anti-vaccine websites.”


The campaign has not just been online or in the statehouses, either. On Feb. 22, 2019, Kennedy’s group, Children’s Health Defense, posted a call to action on its site to get activists to show up on Capitol Hill for a set of vaccine-related hearings.“We absolutely must have representation at these hearings,” the post said. “It’s crucial that we have as many parents and advocates as possible in attendance at both.”

The call to action was co-signed by over 50 like-minded, mostly state-based groups. Activists who attended the Feb. 27 hearing on the recent measles outbreaks could be heard jeering loudly when both Dr. Nancy Messonnier, the director of the National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute for Allergy and Infectious Diseases at the National Institutes of Health, stated the measles vaccine was safe and rarely caused complications like brain swelling.

https://www.thedailybeast.com/the-anti-vaxxer-movement-is-getting-more-organized-and-powerful-than-ever-before

Pompeo's being grilled on C-Span 3 right now

https://twitter.com/atrupar/status/1110979333236117505

Pompeo smugly tells @RepSusanWild he decided to exclude non-religious press from a recent briefing call just because he felt like it



He's a pompous s.o.b.

Barr won't be sending the actual report , he's writing another summary according to NYT.

https://twitter.com/brianbeutler/status/1110720599826018304


This says Barr isn't even going to send a redacted version of the full Mueller report. He's going to write a summary of the Mueller report, and send that instead. We don't even know how long the Mueller report is.









Mueller's report has got to be bad. Why go to such lengths if it isn't? Unless the NYT just used bad wording.



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