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Don Jr and other Trump campaign officials were offered secret link to WikiLeaks hacks: report

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New emails provided to congressional investigators is potentially shining new light upon WikiLeaks’ efforts to aid the Trump campaign in 2016.

CNN is reporting that “candidate Donald Trump, his son Donald Trump Jr. and others in the Trump Organization received an email in September 2016 offering a decryption key and website address for hacked WikiLeaks documents.”

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Investigators are still trying to determine whether the website was a legit offer or merely a hoax. Additionally, they still have not confirmed the identity of the email’s sender, who identified himself as someone named “Mike Erickson.”

When asked about this email by congressional investigators this week, Trump Jr. said he had no recollection of receiving it, while also insisting that no action was ever taken to reply to the email.

If the decryption key and website were legitimate, it would mark the second known instance of WikiLeaks reaching out directly to the Trump campaign to offer help in defeating Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton.

Last month, a series of secret messages between Trump Jr. and WikiLeaks’ official Twitter account revealed that the site had asked the president’s eldest son to promote newly leaked documents from John Podesta’s email account last fall. Additionally, WikiLeaks encouraged Trump Jr. to convince his father to not concede the election in the event that he lost to Clinton.

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Michael Avenatti says he has El Chapo’s former jail cell — which the drug dealer described as ‘torture’: report

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Attorney Michael Avenatti, the colorful attorney who came to prominence representing Stormy Daniels against Donald Trump, is unhappy with his jail conditions.

On Monday, his attorney wrote to the federal judge overseeing his trial to complain about the jail conditions Avenatti is experiencing during pre-trial detention.

Scott Srebnick, Avenatti's attorney, wrote to Judge Paul Gardephe to complain about the "notorious 10-South" section of the Metropolitan Correctional Center, where he is being held in the Special Housing Unit.

"He is in a cell reportedly once occupied by El Chapo, on a floor that houses individuals charged with terrorism offenses," Avenatti's attorney wrote.

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It is Greta Thunberg vs Donald Trump at climate-focused Davos gathering of economic elites: report

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The starkly opposed visions of US President Donald Trump and Swedish teen activist Greta Thunberg on climate change will clash in Davos on Tuesday as the World Economic Forum tries to face up to the perils of global warming on its 50th meeting.

The four-day gathering of the world's top political and business leaders in the Swiss Alps gets under way seeking to meet head-on the dangers to both the environment and economy from the heating of the planet.

Trump, who has repeatedly expressed scepticism about climate change, is set to give the first keynote address of Davos 2020 on Tuesday morning, on the same day as his impeachment trial opens at the Senate in Washington.

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‘Which Senator up this year most deserves to lose?’: Preet Bharara flooded with replies to provocative question

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Former United States Attorney Preet Bharara asked his 1.2 million Twitter followers a provocative question on the eve of President Donald Trump's impeachment trial.

With worries that Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) is presiding over a sham trial, many analysts have suggested that the Senate itself will be on trial.

"Which Senator up this year most deserves to lose?" Bharara, who was fired by Trump, asked.

There are a number of potentially vulnerable Republicans facing voters in 2020, including McConnell himself, Sen. Joni Ernst (R-IA), Sen. Susan Collins (R-ME), Sen. Martha McSally (R-AZ), Sen. Cory Gardner (R-CO), Sen. Thom Tillis (R-NC), Sen. John Cornyn (R-TX), Sen. Steve Daines (R-MT) and Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC).

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