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Mueller investigating Flynn business associate Bijan Kian as part of Russia probe: report

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Special counsel Robert Mueller is investigating Bijan Kian, a business associate of former national security adviser Michael Flynn over his role in Flynn Intel Group’s failure to disclose work on behalf of the Turkish government, NBC News reports.

According to NBC, Kian was a partner at Flynn’s former lobbying firm, and Mueller’s team is now questioning witnesses over his work lobbying for a foreign government. Flynn’s failure to disclose his lobbying work is reportedly one subject of the special counsel’s investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election and collusion with the Trump campaign.

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Muller is reportedly probing Kian’s role in Flynn’s contract with Inovo BV, which paid the Flynn Intel Group $530,000 and conducted work that “could be construed to have principally benefitted the Republic of Turkey,” according to Foreign Agents Registration Act paperwork.

Kian was also reportedly involved in a Sept. 20, 2016 meeting between Flynn and “Putin’s favorite Congressman” Dana Rohrabacher.


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Trump supporter complains about being socially toxic: ‘People unfriend you’

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Fox News anchor Jeanine Pirro on Saturday complained about being judged by the content of her character.

"People unfriend you!' Pirro complained. "They don't want you to be a -- they don't want to communicate with you."

"People I've had at my wedding don't talk -- my children's weddings actually, they don't talk to me anymore," she explained.

"It's not usually the right or the left, I mean, the intolerance is on the left," she argued.

The longtime Trump friend was harshly criticized for her complaints. Here's some of what people were saying:

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Trump disappointed conservative media isn’t praising him enough for letting Roger Stone walk: report

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President Donald Trump has been disappointed in right-wing media for not giving him more credit for pardoning longtime advisor Roger Stone.

"A senior administration official said there were serious divisions among Trump’s aides and allies over Stone’s case, with some cautioning that keeping him out of prison could be politically risky. Among those opposed was Attorney General William P. Barr, who called the prosecution 'righteous' in an interview Wednesday with ABC News, the official said, adding that those pushing Trump to show loyalty to Stone included Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-Fla.), who is close to the president," The Washington Post reported Saturday.

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Lincoln Project takes on the ‘Trump crime spree’ in new ad: ‘It’s a billion-dollar criminal enterprise’

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Disgruntled former top Republican strategists took on President Donald Trump's "law and order" message in a new 2020 video posted on Saturday.

The ad, by the Lincoln Project, recounts how many top former Trump officials have been convicted of felonies.

"It's not a campaign, it's a billion-dollar criminal enterprise," the narrator begins.

The ad noted the criminal convictions of Paul Manafort, Rick Gates, Mike Flynn, George Papadopoulos, Michael Cohen and Roger Stone.

"Nixon was bad, Trump is worse," the narrator declares.

"Trump is the most corrupt president in U.S. history. There's only one way to end the Trump crime spree -- throw him and his crooks out of office," the ad concludes.

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