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Another book is set to roil the White House right before the midterms – and this one takes aim at Jared Kushner

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Less than one month after the release of Bob Woodward’s new book Fear, a second Pulitzer Prize-winning Washington Post reporter is releasing a new book attacking President Donald Trump for the “crime of the century,” the Washington Examiner reported Wednesday.

Investigative journalist Greg Miller won a Pulitzer Prizes in 2018 and 2014, plus was a finalist in 2013. His new book The Apprentice: Trump, Russia and the Subversion of American Democracy is scheduled for release on October 2nd, only 35 days before the midterm elections.

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The Amazon pre-order page for the upcoming book describes “a foreign government, led by a brutal authoritarian leader, secretly interfering with the American presidential election to help elect the candidate of its choice” in what has been described as “the political crime of the century.”

The book promises “striking new information” about “the attempt by Jared Kushner, Trump’s son-in-law, to create a secret backchannel to Moscow using Russian diplomatic facilities.”

“Russian hijacking of Facebook and Twitter” and “the mysterious Trump Tower meeting” are also hyped.

“This book does not exist without the work of dozens of other reporters and editors,” Miller told The Post in August. “In fact, there are scenes in the book that go into that, where we turn the camera back on ourselves in the newsroom and talk about some of those stories and go as far as we can, while protecting the sources, about how those came together.”

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Miller estimated 80 percent of the book would be original reporting, following hundreds of interviews by people close to President Trump, special counsel Robert Mueller, Russian Federation President Vladimir Putin and former FBI director James Comey.

Additional reporting for the book was conducted by Post reporters Devlin Barrett, Karen DeYoung, Elizabeth Dwoskin, Tom Hamburger, Rosalind Helderman, Sari Horwitz, Greg Jaffe, Ellen Nakashima, Julie Tate, Craig Timberg, Anton Troianovski and Matt Zapotosky.

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Texas governor busted sending racist call-to-arms a day before El Paso attack: ‘take matters into our own hands’

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On Thursday, Gov. Greg Abbott (R-TX) tweeted out a message of unity and promised to work to reduce violence in his state, in the wake of the shooting in El Paso that left 22 dead and dozens more injured:

Today we had hearings responding to the tragic shooting in El Paso.

We focused on community healing, combating domestic terrorism, reducing hateful ideologies, & keeping guns out of hands of deranged killers while respecting 2nd Amendment rights.

We’ll keep TX safe.#txlege pic.twitter.com/ymct4aiSgK

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Facebook bans far-right website from pro-Trump advertising after they try to skirt transparency rules

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On Thursday, NBC News reported that Facebook has banned the Epoch Times from placing political advertisements, after the right-wing website tried to conceal its multimillion-dollar dark money streams and get around the social network's political advertising transparency rules in its propaganda supporting President Donald Trump.

The Epoch Times had tried to skirt rules by running ads under puppet names like "Honest Paper" and "Pure American Journalism," confusing users about who was really behind the ads.

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GOP leaders are pressuring Kansas Republican to resign from Congress immediately: report

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On Thursday, the Topeka Capital-Journal reported that Republicans in Kansas and Washington are pressuring Rep. Steve Watkins (R-KS) to step down after just eight months in office.

It is currently unclear why they are calling for his resignation.

Watkins has thus far given no indications he will leave office. His spokesman Jim Joice stated that he has no plans to resign, and disputed the idea that Republican officials are pressuring him to do so, but acknowledged there have been conversations around the topic.

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