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Trump now denies knowing Putin — but he fawned over him as ‘just so nice’ in a 2014 interview

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Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump in recent days has denied ever meeting Russian President Vladimir Putin — despite the fact that he’s publicly bragged about meeting Putin in the past.

And now a 2014 Fox News interview flagged by @RobPulseNews shows Trump positively fawning over Putin’s leadership while praising his invasion of Ukraine as “so smart.”

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“So smart, when you see the riots in [Ukraine] because they’re hurting the Russians, okay, we’re going to take it over,” he said. “He’s really going step by step by step, and you have to give him a lot of credit.”

But that’s not all: Trump then boasted about how wonderful Putin was during Trump’s recent trip to Moscow, where he was overseeing a Miss Universe pageant.

“We just left Moscow, he could not have been nicer,” Trump gushed. “He was so nice, and so everything. But you have to give him credit.”

Check out the full video of Trump swooning over Putin below.

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The Arab uprisings were weakened by online fakes

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The Arab uprisings a decade ago were supercharged by online calls to join the protests -- but the internet was soon flooded with misinformation, weakening the region's cyber-activists.

When Tunisian dictator Zine El Abidine Ben Ali fled the country in January 2011, rumours and uncertainty created "panic and hysteria", said ex-activist and entrepreneur Houeida Anouar.

"January 14 was a horrible night, so traumatic," she said. "We heard gunfire, and a neighbour shouted 'hide yourselves, they're raping women'."

As pro-regime media pumped out misinformation, the flood of bogus news also spread to the internet, a space activists had long seen as a refuge from censorship and propaganda.

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Dr. Fauci warns of post-Thanksgiving COVID-19 surge in US

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The United States is the worst-affected country, with 266,074 Covid-19 deaths, and President Donald Trump's administration has issued conflicting messages on mask-wearing, travel and the danger posed by the virus.

"There almost certainly is going to be an uptick because of what has happened with the travel," Fauci told CNN's "State of the Union."

Travel surrounding Thursday's Thanksgiving holiday made this the busiest week in US airports since the pandemic began.

"We may see a surge upon a surge" in two or three weeks, Fauci added. "We don't want to frighten people, but that's the reality."

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Sidney Powell’s new election lawsuit cites election experts she won’t even name: legal expert

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President Donald Trump's former election lawyer, Sidney Powell, has filed her lawsuit in Georgia suing Gov. Brian Kemp (R-GA) for what she says is a fraudulent election.

But lawyer Mike Dunford explained that it doesn't exactly work that way. Reading through Powell's court document "Emergency Motion for Declaratory, Emergency, and Permanent Injunctive Relief and Memorandum in Support Thereof."

"If you want emergency relief it is very helpful to be as clear and concise as humanly possible," he explained. "Pointing the court back to your 100+ page complaint with its 29 exhibits isn't how that is best done. To put it very mildly."

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