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FBI monitored social media on Election Day after suspecting Russian disinformation campaign

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CNN has an explosive report that the FBI was watching in real time on social media (both Facebook and Twitter) as fake news stories flooded the sites.

The report reveals that the stories were largely attacks on Hillary Clinton that they observed in the months leading up to the election on viral news sites known for posting misleading or false stories, conspiracy theories and hoaxes. Sources say that the analysts and agents crowded together at a command center around large screens searching for security threats.

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“We were right on the edge of Constitutional legality,” one person briefed on the investigation told CNN. “We were monitoring news.”

Teams at the FBI, Homeland Security Department and the Office of the Director of National Intelligence all spoke on conference calls every three hours with those working in the White House Situation Room addressing the concerns.

They considered the work a kind of success because there was no disruption in people voting at the polls. However, an official in former President Barack Obama’s office disagreed saying that the US never responded to the Russian disinformation campaign and as such it was “a failure of imagination.”

“Are you kidding?” the official claimed was the response sent. While others in the White House celebrated, the official exclaimed, “What they did worked!”


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America hits five million COVID-19 cases: Johns Hopkins

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The United States has registered over five million cases in the coronavirus pandemic, Johns Hopkins University's real-time tally showed Sunday, as well as over 162,000 deaths as the country struggles to control the disease.

The US tally reached 5,000,603 cases on Sunday morning and 162,441 deaths -- both totals by far the highest of any country in the world.

Polls have showed a large majority of voters unhappy with President Donald Trump's handling of the crisis, ahead of the November election that could see him ousted from office.

"The United States just passed 5 million reported infections of COVID-19," his Democrat opponent Joe Biden tweeted Sunday.

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‘Babbling and incoherent’: Internet stunned by Kudlow’s trainwreck appearance on CNN

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While no one accused White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow of being drunk on the air this morning (well a few did), he definitely seemed unprepared to speak with "State of the Union" fill-in host Dana Bash, seemingly to unable to get his talking points and numbers straight when asked about Donald Trump's plan to supplement unemployment payments.

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Fox News host: Teachers practicing COVID safety are like ‘George Wallace standing in the school door’

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Fox News host Mark Levin on Sunday accused teachers who want COVID-19 safety measures of re-enacting Jim Crow-era segregation rules.

Levin made the remarks during a rant about President Donald Trump's executive action on COVID-19 financial relief.

"Democrat governors have shut down this economy from sea to shining sea," Levin opined. "And they like it both ways, the Democrats. They want to lock up everybody like we're lamb in cages and then they want to complain about the economic consequences."

"And then they say, this president, look what he's doing," he continued. "Let me tell you, payback is a bitch. You remember Obama with his phone and his pen. Well, apparently he left his phone and his pen and President Trump picked it up."

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