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MSNBC’s Katy Tur on newest Flynn allegations: ‘Does this cross into treason?’

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After damning news surfaced on Friday regarding disgraced national security adviser Michael Flynn’s relationships with the Turkish and Russian governments, MSNBC national security correspondent Ken Dilanian said that Flynn only eludes treason charges on a technicality.

Flynn would reportedly have received $15 million from the Turkish government for the abduction and delivery of Muslim cleric Fethullah Gulen to the hands of Turkey’s dictatorial Erdogan regime.

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“These are some very serious allegations against the former national security adviser,” Dilanian told anchor Katy Tur. “To the extent that any of this bears out, it will put enormous pressure on him to cut a deal” with Mueller and possibly provide evidence regarding President Donald Trump’s relationship with Russia.

“Could this cross into treason, Ken?” Tur asked.

Dilanian explained that “treason has a very specific legal definition and I haven’t heard that at all,” but, “it certainly looks to a lot of legal analysts like quid pro quo bribery.”

He reminded Tur that these are only allegations, but, “This looks like an allegation of selling one’s office.”

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The ‘War on Christmas’ was started more than 500 years ago — by Christians

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If it feels like the “War on Christmas” is getting really old, it is. Almost 15 years have passed since Bill O’Reilly first opened December with a segment called, “Christmas Under Siege”—ten long years in which his cadences and refrains and echoing chorus have become as familiar to most Americans as Handel’s Messiah. More familiar, in fact.

Not that O’Reilly invented the idea. During the 1920’s, Henry Ford’s newspaper published a series of anti-Semitic articles titled, “The International Jew: The World’s Foremost Problem.” Among the complaints:

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Surprise! IG report finds anti-Clinton bias at the FBI

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The Justice Department inspector general's report debunked President Donald Trump’s repeated claims that the FBI’s Russia probe was launched out of anti-Trump bias by FBI leaders. Conversely, it did find anti-Hillary Clinton bias among FBI agents.

Trump claimed for years that the FBI investigation was opened because of anti-Trump bias by FBI leaders, citing text messages sent between former top FBI counterintelligence agent Peter Strzok and former FBI lawyer Lisa Page that criticized him during the 2016 campaign. Inspector General Michael Horowitz concluded that neither Strzok nor Page were in a position to start an investigation into Trump’s campaign and concluded that the FBI probe was justified, refuting claims that the probe was opened because of bias by the FBI’s top officials.

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Here are 5 huge lies Republicans are telling about the new report on the Russia probe

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Justice Department Inspector General Michael Horowitz's new report on the origins of Crossfire Hurricane, commonly called the Russia investigation, blew up many of the right wing's favorite talking points and conspiracy theories about the FBI. At the same time, it exposed real failures of procedures meant to protect American citizens against undue surveillance and exposed the need for serious law enforcement reforms.

But most Republicans seem unfazed that the report undercuts President Donald Trump's repeated accusations of "treason" and a "witch hunt," and they show no genuine interest in pushing policy to generally make law enforcement more responsible. Instead, they're trying to pin the blame on the Obama administration and bias against Trump, even though these claims actually distract from the genuine problems uncovered.

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