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Neo-Nazi Richard Spencer’s wife is a Russian propagandist with allegiance to Putin

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Richard Spencer, who has emerged as the face of the latest attempt to “intellectualize” white supremacy, is married to a Russian scholar who publishes pro-Kremlin propaganda.

Nina Kouprianova, who also writes under the name Nina Byzantina, publishes articles lionizing Vladimir Putin, criticizing western media and appears on the Kremlin-funded RT network to promote anti-Ukraine talking points.

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Spencer, the head of the innocuously named National Policy Institute, has also appeared on anti-American segments broadcast by RT, although the English-language network does not highlight his relationship to Kouprianova.

However, a profile posted on the Neo-Nazi Wermod & Wermod Publishing Group’s website shows the couple dining together with British psychology professor Richard Lynn, whose writings attempt to link ethnicity and race to intelligence.

The couple, who have a young daughter together, are currently separated, according to a recent Washington Post profile, which identifies Byzantina by her married name and does not detail her work.

“What I’m doing is hard,” he told the newspaper. “It can have a toll on a relationship.”

Kouprianova has also translated the work of Russian political scientist Aleksandr Dugin, who has been linked to nationalist and fascist groups in his home country, although she attacks Ukraine’s leadership as fascist in her writings and television appearances.

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Spencer, who took over as president of the white nationalist organization founded by conservative publisher William Regnery II, is credited with popularizing the term “alt-right” — a catch-all phrase describing white nationalists, neo-Nazis and other bigots who congregate at Breitbart News.

A recent viral video showed Spencer greeting Trump’s election win by shouting “hail victory” which translates in German to “sieg heil” — and drawing Nazi salutes from a crowd gathered in Washington, D.C.

He’s attempting to insert his beliefs and his organization into the political mainstream after the election of Donald Trump, although his stylish appearance is often described in more detail than his regressive views and international associations.

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“He wore a fitted gray suit and smelled of Cologne Russe, his preferred scent because it mimics a version once made for the Russian royal family,” wrote John Woodrow Cox in his recent Washington Post profile.

Spencer is more interested in Russian affairs than what its royal family once smelled like.

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“I think that Putin and Trump in a way offer an alternative to what’s going on at the moment,” Spencer said last year on RT. “They offer an alternative what you call neo-conservative or neoliberal foreign policy.”


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SNL imagines Alan Dershowitz and Mitt Romney in hell during impeachment trial sketch

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The skit began with Sen. Susan Collins (R-ME) meeting with Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY) about impeachment.

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But Dershowitz suffered a heart attack and met the devil in hell, where he was reunited with Epstein.

McConnell then showed up and thanked the devil for teaching him "that thing with Merrick Garland."

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CNN’s Don Lemon collapses on his desk in laugher as guests Rick Wilson and Wajahat Ali dunk on Trump

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CNN anchor Don Lemon was infected with a case of the giggles Saturday night while discussing Secretary of State Mike Pompeo.

Lemon was joined by two hilarious guests, New York Times contributing op-ed writer Wajahat Ali and Rick Wilson, the author of the bestselling 2018 book Everything Trump Touches Dies: A Republican Strategist Gets Real About the Worst President Ever and the new book Running Against the Devil: A Plot to Save America from Trump -- and Democrats from Themselves.

The three were discussing Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s interview with “All Things Considered” host Mary Louise Kelly, where he reportedly demanded she point to Ukraine on a blank map.

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Amy Klobuchar wins endorsement in first in the nation primary from the New Hampshire Union Leader newspaper

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Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) received a big endorsement on Saturday evening when her 2020 bid was endorsed by the New Hampshire Union Leader newspaper.

"If there is to be any realistic challenge to Trump in November, the Democratic nominee needs to have a proven and substantial record of accomplishment across party lines, an ability to unite rather than divide, and the strength and stamina to go toe-to-toe with the Tweeter-in-Chief," the newspaper wrote. "That would be U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar of Minnesota. She is sharp and witty, with a commanding understanding of both history and the inner workings of Capitol Hill."

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