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‘Mueller is tracking an infectious’ disease: Ex FBI counterintelligence head explains Trump’s Russia investigation

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The former Assistant Director for Counterintelligence at the Federal Bureau of Investigation explained on MSNBC’s Deadline: White House that special counsel Robert Mueller is like an epidemiologist tracking the spread of an infection.

“Frank Figliuzzi, I love when you take me inside the investigator’s mind, inside these rooms,” said host Nicolle Wallace.

“Well, before we talk about crimes, let’s not forget how this special counsel inquiry started and what’s at the heart of it,” Figliuzzi replied. “It started as a Russian counterintelligence investigation. So, one of the questions that Mueller has to answer is not whether there are criminal violations, but rather how, when and why a foreign power may have compromised our president.”

“That question needs to be answered and it’s paramount,” he added.

The former head of counterintelligence suggested that Trump attorney Michael Cohen and former campaign chairman Paul Manafort are in Mueller’s cross-hairs.

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“It’s helpful to think of the Mueller team almost as epidemiologists tracking the origin of an infection,” he suggested. “Increasingly now, with this reporting, we are seeing that Cohen and certainly Manafort may be the vectors for the Russian infection.”

“Let me stop you on the infection analogy… I want to know is Donald Trump the host body?” Wallace asked.”Iin this analogy, is Donald Trump the one infected with conflicts of interest on the Russia side, would that be one of your theories?”

“So, this is the question,” Figliuzzi said. “I think we’re looking at a president who was tainted early on with Russian business — although he keeps denying he had any Russian business, doesn’t have any Russian friends and then I think his circle of friends propagated that virus and that infection.”

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“Again, the contact and coordination is hiding in plain sight,” Wallace concluded. “I think what we’re getting at is the motive and whether or not there was a conspiracy to impact the outcome of the election.”

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‘Degenerate’ and ‘morally bankrupt’: Politician blasted on his own Twitter account as press secretary quits

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The press secretary for a British politician used the MP's own Twitter account to rip his formal boss in an epic public resignation.

"Comms Team signing off... forever," began the thread, posted on the account of Independent MP Jared O'Mara of Sheffield Hallam.

"Jared, you are the most disgustingly morally bankrupt person I have ever had the displeasure of working with. You do not care about your constituents. You do not care about anyone but yourself," the thread continued.

"I cannot and will not defend you and your vile, inexcusable contempt for the people who voted you in. You selfish, degenerate prick," the MP's own account said.

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Ilhan Omar’s Republican challenger ‘100 percent’ backs conspiracy theory that Democrats are a sex trafficking ring

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Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) has become a top target for Republican hate, spurred on by President Donald Trump's demand that she and other Democratic women of color "go back" to other countries. But Danielle Stella, a Republican planning to challenge Omar for Congress in 2020, has taken it to a whole new level.

On Tuesday, Right Wing Watch reported that Stella has been active in the "QAnon" community on Twitter, responding to their posts and using the QAnon-affiliated hashtag #WWG1WGA ("When We Go One, We Go All"). When asked, a spokesperson for Stella said that she "stands 100 percent behind the principles of patriotism, unity/inclusiveness ... and love for country that Qanon promotes."

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A Bay Area deli business used one weird Facebook trick to drive customers away

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Siding with President Donald Trump on the question of racism is apparently not the best move for a small business in California.

"An East Bay deli owner is facing sharp criticism over a post he placed on his personal Facebook page that appears to be a show of support for the recent racist statements made by President Trump and his backers targeting Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., and three other congresswomen of color," the San Francisco Chronicle reports.

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