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WikiLeaks poised to release hacked Marcon documents as his poll numbers rise, mirroring US election

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The self-described “transparency site” WikiLeaks is poised to publish “a significant” number of documents relating to Emmanuel Macron, as reports show the French centrist politician pulling ahead in the polls against far-right National Front leader Marine Le Pen.

The timing mirrors document dumps carried out by WikiLeaks prior to the 2016 presidential election, which contained hacked emails from Hillary Clinton campaign associates. WikiLeaks continued to publish documents even as US officials said there was growing evidence the site was functioning as an arm of the Russian government.

“By October, it had become clear that the Russians were trying to help the Trump campaign,” one U.S. official told Reuters back in January. That source noted there was “a circuitous route” from Russia’s military intelligence agency to WikiLeaks in an attempt mask the source.

WikiLeaks founder has denied any connection to Russia, and Russia has denied any meddling in the U.S. election.

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In February, France’s directorate-general for external security warned Russia would try to influence the election. Likewise, France’s foreign affairs minister accused Russia of “unacceptable interference” in the country. In March, Putin denied French election meddling, even as he hosted Le Pen at the Kremlin in Moscow.

WikiLeaks said that they cannot validate the legitimacy of the leaks and tweeted that they had no part in hacking, rather they’re merely reporting the leaked information.

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Here is why Nancy Pelosi allowed a House impeachment vote

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Admitting that he isn't privy to insider knowledge from the Democratic leadership, Bloomberg columnist Jonathan Bernstein suggested that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi may be playing a much longer game on the possibility of impeachment hearings on Donald Trump than her detractors believe.

Wondering, "Is Nancy Pelosi closer to impeachment?' Bernstein writes, "Usually, when a regular bill or resolution has been introduced, it’s then referred to committee. If the majority party doesn’t want to consider the bill, it will die with no further action. Under House rules, however, any member can force an impeachment resolution onto the floor as pending business. That’s what [Rep. Al] Green (D-TX) did Wednesday."

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Trump falsely claims he stopped his supporters from chanting ‘Send her back!’

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On Wednesday night, President Donald Trump held a rally in Greenville, North Carolina, where he singled out Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN), accusing her and the other Democratic congresswomen known as "the Squad" of not loving America.

In response, the crowd began to shout "Send her back!"

Trump allowed the crowd to continue the chant for a full 12 seconds before continuing his speech.

The next day, amidst criticism that he was riling up his fans to dangerous levels, Trump claimed that he had indeed shut down the chant, in direct contradiction to the video. New York Times journalist Peter Baker reported Trump's claim on Twitter.

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Hope Hicks may have lied under oath that she wasn’t present when Trump and Cohen discussed Stormy Daniels

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Newly unsealed documents in the campaign finance case where Michael Cohen pleaded guilty may provide evidence that Hope Hicks lied to Congress under oath.

According to the court documents, President Donald Trump, Hope Hicks and Cohen were all in communication about the hush-money payments to adult film star Stormy Daniels. Not only did Hicks discuss the payments with both men, she exchanged text messages and emails on the topic.

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