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‘Putin has no further use for Trump’: CNN analyst explains why Trump Tower lawyer just admitted Kremlin connections

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Why did Kremlin-connected lawyer Natalia Veselnitskaya just admit that she’s a Russian informant?

A CNN panel discussed that today, with everyone agreeing that it was something Putin wanted her to do—and wondering aloud whether it’s just to sow more chaos, or if there is a greater strategy at play.

Brain Karem, said his sources are indicating that this may be the next phase in Putin’s efforts to undermine the United States by exposing his help of Trump and further delegitimizing him.

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“What this may signal is that Putin has no more use for Trump,” he said. “The timing was specifically made for after he was exhorted in Congress…

This may be further psy-ops, said panelist Ryan Lizza, who pointed out that Vladimir Putin has a long record of denying and later admitting his actions.

“This is part of a vast covert action campaign run out of the Kremlim,” said panelist Robert Baer. “They’re using these proxies, like this lawyer… the old model of using the KGB has been dropped… Putin is bragging about this.”

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‘As bad as it gets’: GOP consultants have a secret admission about Trump — and a have a word of warning to ‘Lincoln Project’ Republicans

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Fox News and AM talk radio are full of GOP strategists and consultants who are happy to go on the air and recite pro-Trump talking points, but it’s often the anonymous quotes in outlets outside the right-wing bubble that offer insights on what Republicans are really thinking about President Donald Trump’s reelection campaign. Never Trump conservative Tim Miller interviewed nine different GOP consultants for a Rolling Stone article published this week, and they candidly discussed Trump’s chances of winning a second term.

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CNN’s Anderson Cooper exposes Trump’s lies on COVID deaths: He ‘doesn’t want you to know the whole story’

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On CNN Tuesday, anchor Anderson Cooper laid into President Donald Trump for his false narratives about the coronavirus pandemic.

"New modeling from the University of Washington today forecasts 208,000 people in this country may be dead of COVID-19 by Election Day," said Cooper. "Which the president still does not seem to think is all that bad. Because he is still repeating the same falsehoods as ever about testing and mortality, which fell for a while, but is once again sadly, sickeningly, ticking up."

"We have more cases because we're doing more testing," said Trump in the clip. "We have more cases. If we did half the testing, we'd have far fewer cases but people don't view it that way. What they have to view, though, is if you look at the chart, and maybe Mike has it, but we looked at it before, if you look at the chart of deaths, deaths are way down. What we want to do is get our schools open. We want to get them open quickly, beautifully in the fall."

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‘The lifetime of lies and hideous behavior is finally catching up’: Trump ghostwriter Tony Schwartz

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Art of the Deal ghostwriter/co-author Tony Schwartz isn't surprised by the facts included in the book about President Donald Trump by his niece. In fact, it only confirms what Schwartz said he discovered about Trump since they met.

While Schwartz said that he met Fred Trump Sr. in the late stages of Alzheimer's, he said that he learned about the elder Trump from his son, who "often acknowledged to me that [Fred Trump] was rough and tough and abusive and difficult. He wouldn't have used the word abusive because he wouldn't have been comfortable saying that, but it was the impression that I certainly took away."

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