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‘It’s a game to them’: Sources close to White House say ‘staffers do much of their lying for sport’

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Sources close to the White House revealed to Politico that President Donald Trump’s aides have been competing to see who can tell the biggest lies to the media.

In a report for Politico Magazine, Ben Schreckinger and Hadas Gold explain that Trump is waging a “fake war on fake news.”

“Rather than a historically toxic relationship, [members of the White House press corps] described a historic gap between the public perception and the private reality,” the report noted.

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According to Politico, White House chief strategist Steve Bannon and White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer have both been privately cultivating relationships with the media while attacking the same outlets in public.

But the White House’s habit of constantly lying about inconsequential details like the size of Trump’s inauguration crowd continues to perplex reporters.

White House staffers do much of the lying for amusement, Politico explained.

Bannon, it is worth noting, is a devoted reader of the “neoreactionary” internet philosopher Curtis Yarvin, an advocate of the strategic benefits of spreading misinformation. But two people close to the administration say that White House staffers do much of their lying for sport, rather than to further any larger agenda.

“They all lie,” said a conservative journalist with close ties to the West Wing, who described an informal contest to smuggle the biggest whoppers into print. “It’s a game to them.”

A member of the White House communications team confirmed the situation to one conservative activist who spoke to Politico.

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“They’ll print what they want anyways, so we may as well have fun,” the activist said.


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Indicted Giuliani associate helped Nunes arrange meetings during his overseas trips to discredit the Russia investigation

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On Thursday, The Daily Beast reported that Lev Parnas, the Rudy Giuliani associate currently under federal indictment for campaign finance violations, helped Rep. Devin Nunes (R-CA) arrange meetings in Europe as part of his efforts to discredit the investigation of Russian contacts within President Donald Trump's campaign.

According to congressional records, Nunes, in his capacity as then-House Intelligence Chairman, visited Europe from November 30 to December 3, of last year, during which he was accompanied by three staffers — Derek Harvey, Scott Glabe, and George Pappas — at a taxpayer expense of over $63,000.

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Rick Wilson mocks GOP as impeachment witnesses ‘obliterate’ their talking points: ‘Dumber than a sack of hair’

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On Wednesday, as the House wrapped up another day of bombshell impeachment testimony from multiple foreign service officers, former GOP strategist and Never Trump conservative Rick Wilson mocked President Donald Trump and his Republican allies, pointing out that all of their major talking points to defend the president's conduct in Ukraine have been "obliterated":

1/ Hey committee Republicans! Have you noticed every single line of defense that you've mounted this week for the president has been utterly fucking obliterated?

Is this clear to you yet?

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Pro-Trump fundraisers subpoenaed by Manhattan federal prosecutors investigating Giuliani henchmen

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On Wednesday, The New York Times reported that federal prosecutors with the Southern District of New York have issued subpoenas for a number of people financing President Donald Trump's re-election effort, as well as independent pro-Trump groups, as part of their investigation of indicted Rudy Giuliani associates Lev Parnas and Igor Fruman.

Among those subpoenaed are Brian Ballard, a Trump campaign donor, and two people who helped fundraise for the super PAC America First Action, all of whom allegedly worked with Parnas and Fruman as they helped Giuliani run the Ukraine scheme.

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