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British backer of Brexit investigated over where his $10 million contribution came from

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A financier of the controversial Brexit movement that has torn the U.K. apart has been placed under investigation by the National Crime Agency looking at financial irregularities as well exactly where the money for the loan he made to the campaign came from.

According to The Daily Beast, Arron Banks has described himself as one of the “bad boys of Brexit” and is acknowledged as one of the biggest individual donors in British political history, funding pro-Brexit “Better For The Country,” whose public face was Nigel Farage.

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The report states that Banks reportedly provided the organization with £8 million ($10 million) in funds — but now there are questions over whether he was funneling the money from elsewhere.

According to the report, Banks “met Donald Trump in late 2016 with Farage — who has long been a controversial figure with business links to Russia. He is known to have been offered three Russian business deals during the Brexit campaign, including one which gave him the chance to make huge profits from a Russian gold company.”

In a statement, Britain’s Electoral Commission said it suspected the huge donation to the Leave.EU campaign came not from Banks — who met with Alexander Yakovenko, Vladimir Putin’s U.K. envoy, on at least four occasions — but “from impermissible sources.”

According to the report, the NCA has the technical ability to trace illicit cross-border money trails.

You can read more here and watch a BBC report about Banks’ relationship with Russia below:

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Louisiana Democrat re-elected governor — despite Trump’s rallies for the Republican candidate

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The Associated Press has called the Lousiana's governor's race for incumbent Democrat John Bel Edwards.

Edwards triumphed over Republican businessman Eddie Rispone, who called to concede.

The outcome is another major political loss for President Donald Trump, who had held multiple campaign rallies for Rispone.

During his most recent rally, Trump begged the crowd to give him a "big win" in the election.

Eddie Rispone has conceded the #lagov race to Gov. John Bel Edwards, giving the Democrat four more years in ruby red Louisiana despite Trump’s best efforts to flip the seat. Edwards camp says Rispone called minutes ago to concede. #lagov #lalege

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Press secretary says it is ‘dangerous for the country’ to question whether she is putting out honest info

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Press secretary Stephanie Grisham on Saturday argued it was "dangerous for the country" for anyone to challenge the veracity of her claims.

Grisham made her argument after President Donald Trump went to Walter Reed Hospital for an unannounced doctor's visit, resulting in a great deal of speculation.

Following the visit, Grisham claimed Trump was "healthy" and "without complaints" -- a claim many found unlikely as the president has spent a good deal of time as president airing his many grievances.

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Sondland used WhatsApp to communicate with Ukraine — and won’t turn over the messages: report

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Ambassador Gordon Sondland used WhatsApp to send encrypted messages to a top Ukranian official, The Washington Post reported Saturday.

The communication occurred with Andriy Yermak, a top aide to President Volodymr Zelensky, when Sondland was in Kyiv, the newspaper reported.

"Sondland was also texting back and forth on WhatsApp with Yermak throughout the trip, and had been communicating with other Ukrainian officials over the messaging app in the preceding and subsequent months, according to people familiar with his interactions," The Post reported.

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