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REVEALED: Kremlin spokesperson asked in 2016 about hacked DNC emails deferred the question to Trump Jr.

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On Wednesday, a journalist on Twitter unearthed a year-old article about the Democratic National Committee hacks that features a Kremlin spokesperson referring questions about the hacks to Donald Trump, Jr. — a referral that, in hindsight, appears very telling.

“Fallout from the hack also reverberated at the Kremlin, where a spokesman declined to comment on the hack except to refer reporters to comments by Trump’s son, Don Jr., calling the allegations part of a pattern of ‘lie after lie,'” a Washington Post article from July 25, 2016 reads.

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“‘Mr. Trump Jr. has already strongly responded’ to the Clinton campaign’s claims, the Russian spokesman said, according to the news agency Tass,” it continued.

“I tweeted this on July 26, 2016,” journalist Sarah Kendzior wrote of the excerpt above. “Found it odd that Kremlin spokesman referred inquiries about hacks to Donald Trump Jr. Now we know why!”

Kendzior’s unearthing came after a bombshell dinnertime article published in the Wall Street Journal that claims Russian officials were overheard discussing Trump’s run prior to his official filing in 2015.

It also came after CNN released a 2013 video of Trump Sr. having dinner with a number of Russian officials who allegedly worked to set up Trump Jr.’s meeting with a Russian lawyer said to have incriminating information about Hillary Clinton last summer.

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Never-before-seen tax docs show Trump’s businesses made themselves seem more profitable to lenders and less profitable to tax officials

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Documents obtained by ProPublica show stark differences in how Donald Trump’s businesses reported some expenses, profits and occupancy figures for two Manhattan buildings, giving a lender different figures than they provided to New York City tax authorities. The discrepancies made the buildings appear more profitable to the lender — and less profitable to the officials who set the buildings’ property tax.

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‘Make it a twofer’: Trump brutally mocked after claiming ‘rumor has it’ CNN’s president will resign ‘momentarily’

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President Donald Trump unleashed his second attack on the media over the course of less than 24 hours, this time attacking his top news target, CNN, as "a virtual fraud." The president also claimed "rumor has it" CNN's president, Jeff Zucker, "will be resigining momentarily?" (The typo is Mr. Trump's.)

Now that we have found out that @CNN is a virtual fraud, rumor has it that Jeff Zucker will be resigining momentarily?

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 15, 2019

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Trump and the end of the American myth of meritocracy

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