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Trump continues meltdown over Russian involvement in election — by blaming the Democrats for hack

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Following his Friday briefing with intelligence officials describing how the Russians helped influence the November 2016 elections, Donald Trump took to Twitter to instead rail at the Democrats for allowing themselves to be hacked.

But the president-elect still avoided mention Russia.

Prior to meeting the with the officials, Trump was more concerned that some information contained in his briefing was released to the press, writing, “I am asking the chairs of the House and Senate committees to investigate top secret intelligence shared with NBC prior to me seeing it.”

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Friday night Trump popped up on Twitter again to blame the victims of the hacking — not the perpetrators.

“Gross negligence by the Democratic National Committee allowed hacking to take place.The Republican National Committee had strong defense!” he tweeted.

Faced with criticism over his continuing failure to address Russian involvement, Trump hammered out two early morning tweets on Saturday, attempting to make the case that there is no evidence voting machines were hacked, but still ducking evidence showing Russian President Vladimir Putin directed operatives to tilt the election in Trump’s favor.

“Intelligence stated very strongly there was absolutely no evidence that hacking affected the election results. Voting machines not touched!” he wrote, before quickly adding, “Only reason the hacking of the poorly defended DNC is discussed is that the loss by the Dems was so big that they are totally embarrassed!”

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Commenters were quick to point out that that the loss was not so big — with Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton beating him by over 3 million votes.

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‘Anyone who tried to impact outcome of election should spend life in jail’: Lewandowski

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On Tuesday, Donald Trump's former campaign manager, Corey Lewandowski, testified before the House Judiciary Committee. Lewandowski's appearance before Congress was significant because Donald Trump reportedly told him to tell Jeff Sessions to limit the scope of Mueller's Russia probe.

Lewandowski was defiant in his opening statement, slamming the investigation as biased and knocking Hillary Clinton. He also declared that any entity that tried to meddle in a U.S. election should be in prison.

He said that he handled as many as a thousand emails. "And unlike Hillary Clinton, I don't think I ever deleted any of those," Lewandowski said. "Many of them were either responded to with one-word answers or floated to other staff for additional follow-up. But throughout it all, and to the best of my recollection, I don't recall ever having any conversations with foreign entities, let alone any who were operating to manipulate the outcome of an election."

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American neo-Nazis now see 9/11 mastermind Osama Bin Laden as a role model: report

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A new report from Vice claims that white supremacist organizations are increasingly viewing Osama Bin Laden, the late mastermind of the 9/11 terrorist attacks, as a role model whose actions can influence the future of their movement.

The report finds that neo-Nazi group Atomwaffen Division has recently started using Bin Laden's image in its propaganda while also promoting Islamist extremists' willingness to commit mass murder in the name of their religion as something that should be inspiring to American white nationalists.

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REVEALED: The Saudis have also been pumping cash into Trump’s infamous Scotland golf resort

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It's not just the American military whose members have been spending cash at President Donald Trump's golf resort in Turnberry, Scotland.

Politico reports that "a group of Saudi royals stayed at the resort for about a week at the tail end of extended travel" and that they brought "a party of 25 people and more than a hundred pieces of luggage."

This is not the first time that Saudi officials have plugged money into Trump properties.

As Pulitzer Prize-winning Washington Post reporter David Fahrenthold has documented, members of the Saudi government have also helped prop up flagship Trump hotels in New York and Chicago since his election.

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