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Journalist Sarah Kendzior: Russian lawyer’s Kremlin confession will implicate more than Don Jr

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Author and expert on authoritarian regimes Sarah Kendzior analyzed the implications of the latest reports on Russian lawyer Natalia Veselnitskaya, who admitted to being an “informant” for the Kremlin.

“Is there any problem now for Donald Trump, Jr., in your view, if it turns out that the person he was having these discussions about derogatory information about turns out to be a criminal informant,” MSNBC anchor Joy Reid asked.

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“I mean yes, there should be a problem,” Kendzior replied. “There should’ve been a problem from the very beginning when he published his e-mails … we saw this laid out, we saw the illicit ties that they had denied a long time — documented.”

The latest reports could haunt President Trump and his administration beyond his eldest son. The meeting between Veselnitskaya and Trump, Jr. was also attended by son-in-law Jared Kushner and Paul Manfort, who at the timing was managing the Trump campaign.

“What’s important is to look at this in the broader scope of illicit connections between members of the Trump campaign and Trump administration and the Kremlin and oligarchs,” Kendzior suggested. “Trump, Jr. is only one part of this puzzle.”

“They are trying to say there is no collusion, but I think what we’re seeing here is the cover up,” she continued. “We have two layers of this problem, one is what they did in the illicit ties and the other is the constant lying that’s been going on for the last two years.”

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Spider-Man scales Manhattan Bridge — as NYPD corner protesters on the structure: report

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Protesters on the Manhattan Bridge in New York City were greeted by a fascinating sight as a person wearing a Spiderman costume climbed the structure.

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‘No idea’: Defense Secretary claims he didn’t know White House was going to forcibly disperse protesters

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On Tuesday, NBC News held an interview with Secretary of Defense Mark Esper, who denied advance knowledge of the White House's actions against peaceful protesters the day before.

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Fox News ‘wants to scare white people’ by pushing ‘a disinfo campaign from white nationalists’: report

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Fox News was blasted by one of the network's former reporters for running a disinformation campaign from "white nationalists" as cities across the country deal with crises of civil unrest.

On Tuesday, Fox News ran a story from a single government source alleging Antifi would be causing mayhem in the suburbs.

"Agitators behind the rioting that has paralyzed the country over the past week want to move into more suburban areas, a government intelligence source has told Fox News," Hollie McKay reported for the network. "Much of the worry stems from the notion that many in well-armed, suburban, and rural neighborhoods won't hesitate to exercise their Second Amendment rights and elevated anxieties could lead to heavy confrontation. 'Antifa knows this," said the source, who spoke on the condition of anonymity. "Local and state authorities have to get a grip on this because if it moves to the suburbs, more people will die.'"

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