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‘So what? That’s a cover’: Ex-CIA agent calls BS on Carter Page excuse he didn’t collude with Russia

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Former foreign policy advisor to President Donald Trump, Carter Page told CNN that he has been giving information to the CIA, FBI and other intelligence agencies for years about Russia. However, former CIA agent Phil Mudd called the statement nothing more than an excuse.

“So what? That’s cover for saying, ‘I didn’t do anything wrong with Russians,'” Mudd told Wolf Blitzer Friday. “The question here is not whether or not you talk to the agency or bureau. The question is: did you not only have conversations with the Russians? Did you do things to influence an election? Day by day, including this reporting today, it’s getting deeper and deeper.”

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Ret. Rear Adm. John Kerby explained that any person, whether they’re in the United States or in Moscow, they are likely being monitored by the U.S. government.

“When I talked to the KGB, and when I talk to anyone at the Russian embassy, my assumption is they will report anything I say,” Mudd continued. “And if I show a vulnerability — if I have an extra drink, spend an extra dollar, complain about my Visa bill, they will find it and exploit it.”

It was revealed Friday that Russia sought to infiltrate the Trump campaign and have Page monitor the person.

Watch the revealing conversation below:

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Louisiana judge admits to exchanging racist texts with cop boyfriend about courtroom employees

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Appearing on a local TV station on Sunday, a district court judge in Assumption Parrish in Louisiana owned up to racist comments she made about African-American employees in her courtroom that she texted to her then-police officer boyfriend.

According to WAFB, Judge Jessie LeBlanc initially denied using the N-word about a black sheriff’s deputy and a black law clerk in her district when texting with former chief deputy, Capt. Bruce Prejean, with whom she was involved while both were married.

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US Supreme Court agrees to decide if taxpayer funded religious adoption agencies can discriminate against LGBTQ people

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The U.S. Supreme Court has announced it will hear a case that could determine if taxpayer-funded religious organizations, including adoption and foster care agencies, can legally discriminate against LGBTQ people. Monday morning the conservative-majority court agreed to hear Fulton v. Philadelphia, which is being litigated by the far right wing Becket Fund for Religious Liberty.

Catholic Social Services is claiming it has a First Amendment right to discriminate against same-sex couples and LGBTQ people, – including refusing to allow them to adopt or foster children – while still accepting taxpayer funds.

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Julian Assange lawyer tells court: After pardon fell through, Trump administration resorted to ‘extortion’

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An attorney for WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange accused the Trump administration of extortion in a London court on Monday.

The WikiLeaks attorney appeared at Woolwich Crown Court along with U.S. prosecutors, who argued that Assange should be extradited the United States, where he faces 18 charges and up to 175 years in jail.

Attorneys for Assange previously told the court that former Congressman Dana Rohrabacher (R-CA) tried to broker a pardon deal between the White House and Assange if he would agree to say that Russia was not the source of hacked Democratic Party emails.

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