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REVEALED: Ex-Trump adviser Carter Page floated ‘spy swap’ two days before Putin suggested it at summit

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Carter Page, a former adviser to then-candidate Donald Trump’s 2016 campaign, called for a “spy swap” between the U.S. and Russia two days before President Vladimir Putin suggested it.

At a summit with Trump on July 16, Putin said that he would allow American investigators to interview 12 Russians accused of hacking the Democratic National Committee if the U.S. government would turn over anti-Putin activist Bill Browder, a British citizen, and other Americans who supported Hillary Clinton.

Browder has been a thorn in Putin’s side since he helped pass the Magnitsky Act, which levies sanctions against Russia and other countries that violate human rights.

Two days before Putin had suggested the trade, Page called for a similar “spy swap.”

“Is any swap possible now?” he asked, arguing that Russia could trade the 12 accused hackers for U.S. “[i]ntel assets who damaged democracy by injecting @DNC / DOJ Dodgy Dossier lies that led to illegal hacking.”

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“Or at least an info swap?” he added.

During the 2016 campaign, Page became a target of U.S. investigators due to his connections to Russia. He was also named in the infamous Steele dossier, which alleged contacts between the Trump campaign and the Russian government.

Clinton, the former Democratic nominee, has said it is “deeply troubling” that the Trump administration has not objected to allowing the Kremlin to interview Browder and other Americans.

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Florida cop runs down joy-riding black teen on bicycle — then officers shock him with a Taser

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Florida police chased down a joy-riding black teenager, struck the bicycle he was riding and then violently arrested him after he fled in terror.

Jaydon Stubbs and four friends were riding July 17 on their way to Hollywood Beach when an officer spotted the teens in an area where there had been a string of recent burglaries, reported WPLG-TV.

The officer saw the boys popping wheelies and ignoring traffic laws, so she tried to stop them for questioning -- but they split up and rode away from her.

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Here’s how Boris Johnson is already shaping up to be Britain’s Trump

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It is an outcome that was long considered likely — and it creates parallels with the 2016 election of President Donald Trump in the United States, as there are a great many similarities between the politics and styles of these two men, notes NPR.

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Henry Rex Weaver was convicted Monday of possession of a firearm in a prohibited place, reckless endangerment, and third-degree assault, reported AL.com.

One student was struck by a fragment from the bullet in the March 22 incident at Blountsville Elementary School.

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