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Devin Nunes wants to bring Democrats and FBI officials to Congress for questioning as early as this week

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Rep. Devin Nunes (R-CA), the chairman of the House Intelligence Committee who claimed he was “recusing” himself from the Russia investigation only to go lone wolf earlier this year, is making more moves to pin the infamous “golden showers” dossier on Democrats.

According to The Washington Post‘s Robert Costa, Nunes “is ramping up efforts to bring FBI officials and Dems to Hill,” and Republicans briefed on the chairman’s moves learned that “invites and possible subpoenas coming this week.”

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Nunes appears to be launching his own Russia investigation that targets former Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton. Rep. Eric Swalwell (D-CA), another Californian member of the House Intelligence Committee, accused Nunes of “trying to undermine” investigations into Russia’s election interference and potential collusion between the Kremlin and President Donald Trump conducted by both houses of Congress, the FBI and special counsel Robert Mueller.

The intelligence committee chairman has long had it out for Fusion GPS, the research firm that published the “golden showers” dossier. The company’s lawyers allege that Nunes is trying to “destroy” their firm to punish them for publishing information that incriminates or defames Trump. Nunes personally issued subpoenas to Fusion without the input of Democrats on the committee, as members like Swalwell allege.

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Russian propaganda’s effect on 2016 election worse than previously understood: Federal prosecutors

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Prosecutors are updating the charges against Russians who blasted social media propaganda at American voters in the 2016 election.

John Demers, assistant attorney general of the Justice Department's national security division, and Jessie Liu, U.S. Attorney for the District of Columbia, intend to issue a superseding indictment against those foreign individuals who interfered in the election won by President Donald Trump.

The revised indictment won't add new defendants or charges but will instead allege that their propaganda campaign interfered more than previously understood with the Federal Election Commission's lawful functions.

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Duncan Hunter was too cheap to pay for daughter’s dance competition — so he used campaign cash: prosecutors

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Prosecutors this week unveiled a new set of allegations against Rep. Duncan Hunter (R-CA) that offer more detail into the sleazy ways he would misappropriate campaign funds for his personal use.

The San Diego Union-Tribune reports that prosecutors' latest filing against Hunter alleges that he used campaign funds to fund his trip to attend his daughter's Irish dance competition because he claimed he couldn't otherwise afford it.

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Trump official paid president’s campaign $744,000 for experts to pump up her ‘personal brand’: report

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In April, President Donald Trump's Medicare and Medicaid Administrator Seema Verma faced public backlash after a report detailed a $2.25 million contract she awarded to Republican consultants to bolster her own public image.

But the scandal may have been even worse than that. According to Politico, among the 40 outside contractors hired as part of this contract included "eight former White House, presidential transition and campaign officials for President Donald Trump" — who charged up to $380 per hour for "strategic communications" work and relied on the federal government's convoluted contractor system to conceal what they were doing.

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