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Russian lawyer at heart of Trump Jr. meeting may have been in the US illegally: report

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As if the Donald Trump, Jr.-Russian lawyer meeting story couldn’t get any weirder, a closer look at the visa record of Natalia Veselnitskaya, the lawyer in question, reveals that she may have been in the U.S. illegally.

According to an investigation by The Daily Beast, Veselnitskaya was initially denied a visa in 2015, but later granted “parole” entry at the end of that year to conduct business in Manhattan — a visa-less form of temporary entry that allows people to travel to the U.S. for 10 days. That entry would have ended in early 2016, and it was not renewed.

The State Department refuses to confirm or deny whether or not Veselnitskaya even applied for a visa prior to her 2016 meeting in New York with Trump Jr., much less whether that hypothetical visa was granted. As with press most requests for immigration records, the department declined comment for privacy purposes.

According to court transcripts acquired by the Beast, Veselnitskaya came to the states at least once after her meeting with Trump Jr. during a New York trial in early 2017.

Read the entire in-depth investigation into Veselnitskaya’s time and work in the United States via The Daily Beast.

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‘Washington is no longer functional’: Brian Williams admits he’s sad to report that ‘our government is broken’

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MSNBC anchor Brian Williams on Tuesday reported that America's federal government is broken.

"This was day 908 of the Trump Administration and while there is no joy in it, one way of summing up today is this: Our government’s broken, our politics are broken, Washington is no longer functional, and the cracks in our society are deepening," Williams reported.

"Much of this day was taken up by the discussion of racist statements by the president. Then tonight came the news that had so many people thinking back to when we were different, the death just tonight of retired Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens at the age of 99," he said.

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Trump ignored being condemned by Congress and instead praised Republicans on Twitter for defending his racism

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President Donald Trump celebrated on Tuesday night despite the House of Representatives having voted earlier in the day to condemn his racist statements.

By a final vote of 240 to 187, Congress voted for a resolution saying, "Trump’s racist comments have legitimized fear and hatred of new Americans and people of color.”

The resolution said Congress “strongly condemns President Donald Trump’s racist comments that have legitimized and increased fear and hatred of new Americans and people of color by saying that our fellow Americans who are immigrants, and those who may look to the President like immigrants, should “go back” to other countries, by referring to immigrants and asylum seekers as “invaders,” and by saying that Members of Congress who are immigrants (or those of our colleagues who are wrongly assumed to be immigrants) do not belong in Congress or in the United States of America.”

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The tortured madness of Donald Trump: It’s clear the president is out of his mind

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Where’s Shakespeare when we need him? Only the Bard of Avon could do literary justice to the tortured madness of Donald Trump, who fluctuates between petulant self-pity and weird self-praise.

His brags are especially weird because they usually involve achievements he hasn’t made. It’s as though his saying something makes it true — even though everyone except his most naive devotees can clearly see that he’s either hallucinating or lying. In June, for example, at a rally launching his reelection campaign, he retrumpeted an old campaign promise to “drain the swamp,” assuring the adoring crowd that “that’s exactly what we’re doing right now.”

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