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Justice Department caves to Trump pressure and reopens investigation into Clinton’s emails

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Jeff Sessions’ Department of Justice is reopening the investigation into Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email server during her time as Secretary of State, said Betsy Woodruff at the The Daily Beast on Thursday.

Woodruff said that a Sessions ally informed her that the department is beginning “an effort to gather new details on how Clinton and her aides handled classified material.”

Clinton was cleared of criminal wrongdoing in a much-publicized investigation by the FBI under former Director James Comey. In July of 2016, Comey said that no charges would be brought against Clinton.

“Officials’ questions include how much classified information was sent over Clinton’s server; who put that information into an unclassified environment, and how; and which investigators knew about these matters and when. The Sessions ally also said officials have questions about immunity agreements that Clinton aides may have made,” wrote Woodruff.

Woodruff’s source said that part of the Justice Department’s decision is based on President Donald Trump’s ongoing obsession with the issue, which he continues to tweet about as he enters the second year of his presidency.

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Brian Fallon — former Clinton campaign spokesman — told Woodruff that the investigation is politically motivated and an effort to distract Americans from special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 election.

The new probe of Clinton, Fallon said, is “to give Trump and his allies something to talk about and point to, and something to give Fox News to devote segments to.”

Read the full report here.

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FLASHBACK: Jeffrey Epstein accuser revealed there are tapes of famous men with underage girls

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A 2015 report is resurfacing on Raw Story as the Jeffrey Epstein trial begins and Washington and New York men fear being outed.

It appears that a series of QAnon Facebook groups and pro-Trump groups were the ones responsible for posting the story.

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Fox News is so obsessed with Ocasio-Cortez they said her name three times as much as CNN or MSNBC

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It's clear that Fox News and other right-wing reporters are trying to create boogymen in Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. A new analysis by CNN media reporter Brian Stelter, revealed that the conservative network has said Ocasio-Cortez's name more than CNN and MSNBC combined.

"First, Ocasio-Cortez and her "Squad" mate Ilhan Omar have been talked about a lot more on Fox than on other cable news channels this year," Stelter wrote. "Second, the freshmen have been getting more attention on cable than seasoned leaders of the Democratic Party."

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Congress should ask Mueller these specific questions about Trump’s involvement with Russia: Conservative columnist

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Conservative Never-Trump columnist Jennifer Rubin outlined the essential questions that Democrats should ask special counsel Robert Mueller in an op-ed for the Washington Post.

"Rather than engage in the normal scattershot questioning punctuated by speechifying, the House Judiciary Committee should assign its able attorney Norman Eisen to conduct the questioning," proposed Rubin. "Members could then follow up with additional questions.'

One question she proposed asking: "Mr. Mueller, the attorney general said you did not find 'collusion.' However, you did not look for collusion. Please explain what you looked for and how that differs from [Attorney General William] Barr’s assertion that you essentially cleared President Trump of collusion?"

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