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One of Putin’s fiercest critics explains how Russia propaganda has changed to accommodate Trump

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Renowned chess grandmaster and chairman of the Human Rights Foundation Garry Kasparov noted a peculiar change in Russia since the election of President Donald Trump, during a Monday interview with MSNBC’s Kasie Hunt.

“President Trump’s official demand of the Justice Department has reignited the debate on that department’s independence,” Hunt introduced, while reading a tweet from Kasparov.

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“What I see is Donald Trump keeps trying to divert an investigation into the minor details, because at the end of the day we have to find out more about contact between his campaign and Russians,” the former world champion observed. “We know these meetings took place, we know that many of Trump’s associates lied about them and if you have a bunch of people working for Trump who first denied the meeting took place and then lied about them…it’s very suspicious.”

“There is something quite unusual that has been happening in Russia over the last eight months,” Kasparov noted. “For many years, America bashing was a core of Putin domestic propaganda — 24/7 bashing America, criticizing America, calling America all the names and trying to defy America and America’s interests worldwide.”

“But today we could see the same pattern with one notable exception, the President of the United States is not mentioned,” he explained. “Any Trump name appears on Russian state news, it’s more like being sympathetic with his inability to confront the deep state.”

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“So, I guess it is quite an unusual pattern,” Kasparov continued. “On the other side, we could see Donald Trump, who not shy from criticizing anything, not saying one negative word about Vladimir Putin.”

Kasparov, who was the youngest ever undisputed World Chess Champion, explained why Trump was an inviting target for Russian intelligence operatives looking for kompromat, the Russian term for compromising material that could be used for blackmail.

“I guess that factors like money, women, gambling — they were definitely the top priorities, and it sounds quite familiar,” Kasparov noted. “So we can definitely point out one person who could be connected to all three of them.”

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LISTEN: Charlamagne Tha God clashes with ‘delusional’ Rush Limbaugh in debate over George Floyd’s killing and white privilege

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During an interview with Rush Limbaugh this Monday, Charlamagne Tha God called out the conservative radio host for his white privilege and asked him why he's choosing to speak out on George Floyd's killing while there have been countless examples of police violence against black people.

“I know that you’re going to disagree with me on this — to me this is not America,” Limbaugh said, adding that he thinks the U.S. is the greatest country in the world.

But according to Charlamagne, America is only great for some people.

“I think it’s easy for you to say because you’re a white male and that comes with a different level of privilege,” Charlamagne said. “And I do think America does work but it works for the people it was designed to work for. It doesn’t work for everyone else the way it works for you.”

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GOP governor blasts Trump for delivering ‘bitterness, combativeness, and self-interest’ amid nationwide unrest

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Republican Gov. Charlie Baker (R-MA) blasted President Donald Trump after the president had a call with governors and mayors Monday.

The president blasted the leaders as "weak" for refusing to strike back at protesters, jail them for a decade and deploy the National Guard to shoot at them.

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Legal expert admits he was wrong to argue Trump wasn’t the worst president in history

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Fordham Law School Prof. Jed Shugerman confessed on Twitter that he was wrong, President Donald Trump really is the worst president in American history.

He explained that in the past he's tried to explain that previous presidents like Millard Fillmore, Franklin Pierce, James Buchanan and Andrew Jackson were the worst American presidents given what they did to persist the Civil War, the genocide of Native Americans and other acts. They were "openly siding [with] white supremacy and causing a civil war," which he said he thought was "far worse than anything Trump could do."

https://twitter.com/jedshug/status/938449020233580544

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