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‘Became a hot war’: MSNBC panel connects the dots on how Kushner’s 666 building caused chaos in the Middle East

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MSNBC’s ‘All In’ with Chris Hayes explained how Jared Kushner’s Manhattan real estate almost caused war in the Middle East.

“It would be one thing if Jared Kushner used his position at the White House to benefit his family real estate business. that would be bad,” Hayes suggested. “A big deal scandal if true, but also, the kind of thing you’ve heard about before, maybe in state or local government.”

“Okay, but it would be another thing entirely if Jared Kushner actually shaped American foreign policy to punish countries for turning down deals with his business — at the expense of U.S. interests,” the host continued. “And that is exactly what special counsel Robert Mueller is trying to figure out, according to a new exclusive from NBC News.”

“Mueller’s team asked about efforts from the properties focusing on his discussions during the transition with individuals from Qatar and Turkey as well as Russia, China, and the United Arab Emirates. Kushner’s company has struggled to refinance its flagship property at 666 — I’m not making that up — 666 Fifth Ave in Manhattan for $1.4 billion in a year from now,” Hayes explained. “Last June, Saudi Arabia and the U.A.E. organized a blockade of Qatar, an important ally that hosts the largest U.S. military base in the Middle East, the hub of American air power in the region.”

“We know his family is looking for various sources of foreign money to inject into a cash-starved property. We also know Jared Kushner is running a lot of foreign policy,” he noted.”Ask the Qataris for money and two weeks later Qatar says no and then the full force of the U.S. government is slammed down on Qatar.”

“How involved was Kushner in that?” Hayes asked Ryan Grim, the DC bureau chief for The Intercept.

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He was extremely involved in the policy,” Grim replied. “Without Kushner, we might not have the blockade. And just so people know, this blockade is ongoing.”

“This cold war, very nearly became a hot war,” Grim added. “There are reports that the Emirates considered invading with a mercenary force, Qatar, as this all unfolded.”

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Prosecutors want hearing on revoking Roger Stone’s bail after he posted right-wing propaganda despite gag order

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Roger Stone may have violated his gag order with Instagram postings and federal prosecutors want a hearing for a judge to consider modifying the conditions of his release from jail pending trial.

"On or about June 18 and 19, 2019, the defendant posted to Instagram and Facebook, commenting about this case and inviting news organizations to cover the issue," prosecutors said in a filing the day after the most recent posting.

Stone is a longtime political advisor to Donald Trump.

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Prosecutors debunk right-wing conspiracy theory in new legal smackdown of Roger Stone

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Federal prosecutors debunked a conspiracy theory pushed by the far-right in a new legal brief filed on Thursday.

Longtine Donald Trump political advisor Roger Stone had argued federal investigators relied upon a report from the cyber research firm Crowdstrike to conclude that Russia had hacked the Democratic National Committee.

That contention, according to federal prosecutors, is "incorrect."

"While the prosecutors did not go into detail, they noted that the investigators gathered evidence of the Russians’ involvement independently, which led to the indictment last year of 12 Russian military officials in connection with the DNC hack," Politico reported.

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‘Call the mall cops!’ Roy Moore roasted after saying he’ll make ‘more personal contact with people’ in Senate run

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Roy Moore, the far-right politician who infamously lost an Alabama Senate race in 2017 after allegations emerged about him molesting teenage girls, announced on Thursday that he was going to once again run for office in 2020.

While touting his potential rematch with Sen. Doug Jones (D-AL), Moore was asked by a reporter what he will do differently this time around.

"I would like to make more personal contact with people," Moore responded.

Given that Moore's history of "personal contact" with underage women was what cost him the 2017 Senate race -- and even allegedly got him banned from a shopping mall that grew weary of his regular efforts to pick up teen girls -- Moore was quickly buried in ridicule on Twitter.

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