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‘Putin’s favorite congressman’ cheers DNC hacks: ‘What’s important is only whether truth was revealed’

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Rep. Dana Rohrabacher (R-CA) — once derided by a former opponent as “Putin’s favorite congressman” — applauded the work of Russian hackers from the House floor.

Rohrbacher, chairman of the House subcommittee on Europe and Eurasia, reacted angrily Friday afternoon after Reps. Ted Lieu (D-CA) and Ruben Gallego (R-AZ) read aloud Donald Trump Jr.’s emails setting up a campaign meeting with a Russian attorney to discuss damaging information against Hillary Clinton.

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The 70-year-old former Cold Warrior-turned-champion of Russian president Vladimir Putin said he was glad emails stolen from the Democratic National Committee and Clinton campaign chairman John Podesta were stolen and dumped online during the 2016 campaign.

“A lot of question about this whole Russia issue, whether Russia or somebody else hacked into the system and released those emails,” Rohrbacher said. “I think it’s important if truth was revealed. If someone is releasing false information, the public should be upset, but should not be upset if they are being given a chance to see more information that is accurate information on this issue.”

Rohrbacher, who was identified along with Trump by House majority whip Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) as taking payments from Putin, strongly defended the president’s son for seeking information about Clinton — even if it was obtained by Russian intelligence operations.

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“I would hope the American people — I trust the American people are smart enough to see a diversionary tactic using sinister words over and over again to describe something that is perfectly legal, and talking to anybody to get more information to help you make your decisions — that’s a good thing and not a bad thing,” Rohrbacher said.


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Here’s why a new rule could result in Trump losing his diploma from Wharton

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In 2019, a college admissions scandal rocked the country. Thus far it has resulted in 53 people being charged with cheating the system, paying for people to take standardized tests and paying their way into schools. Over the 7-year investigation, the FBI uncovered everyone from celebrities to wealthy families for conspiracy to commit felony mail fraud and honest services mail fraud.

In response to the scandal, the University of Pennsylvania announced that would revoke the degree of any graduate found to have given false information in an admission application, cheated on an exam or tempered with their records, The Daily Pennsylvanian reported.

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Gov. Ron DeSantis still won’t reveal true COID-19 data — so things are probably much worse

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Florida reached 213,000 coronavirus cases on Tuesday, as Gov. Ron DeSantis continues to encourage the state to reopen at all costs.

According to CNN's Randi Kaye, the numbers spell "trouble" for the state as it's GOP leaders are opting for a simplistic approach to reopening.

Just in the last 24 hours, they have had more than 1,600 people hospitalized for COVID," she cited. "In the last two weeks, the hospitalization haves gone up 90 percent. The ICU bed demand has gone up 86 percent, and the ventilator usage has gone up 127 percent. The governor is saying he's sending 100 nurses and 47 beds to Jackson Health because they need it so much. But at last check, we've noted that about 56 hospitals around the state have run out of ICU beds, which means they have no space for anyone who needs an ICU bed. This is really critical for Miami-Dade because they make up the 24 percent of the cases throughout the state, so they really need those hospital beds."

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Joe Shapiro — the man who took Trump’s SATs for him

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The University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School is being thrust into the spotlight after it was alleged that President Donald Trump was admitted after his sister did his homework for him and a friend named Joe Shapiro took his SATs.

In a new tell-all book by the president's niece, Mary Trump, it was revealed that the Penn grad wasn't quite the "genius" he has claimed to be. He announced he was "first in his class at Wharton," though he never was admitted to the prestigious MBA program at the school and he was never listed on the dean's list the year he graduated, the Penn student newspaper reported in 2017.

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