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Facebook’s Sheryl Sandberg takes ‘full responsibility’ for anti-Semitic smears by Republican oppo firm — but won’t quit

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The social media advertising company Facebook dumped news at 5 p.m. eastern on the night before Thanksgiving.

Facebook was responding to the controversy over their hiring of a Republican opposition research firm to smear critics as anti-Antisemitic.

Facebook Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg took responsibility for the scandal — but did not announce her retirement.

Facebook head of communications and policy Elliot Schrage admitted that the corporate Goliath did hire Definers Public Affairs, an opposition research company founded and directed by Republicans.

“We hired Definers in 2017 as part of our efforts to diversify our DC advisors after the election,” Schrage wrote in a statement.

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Schrage also admitted the company asked Definers Public Affairs to do work against George Soros, but denied they asked them to “distribute or create fake news.”

Sandberg took ownership of the scandal, but did not resign.

“I want to be clear that I oversee our Comms team and take full responsibility for their work and the PR firms who work with us,” she wrote. “I truly believe we have a world class Comms team and I want to acknowledge the enormous pressure the team has faced over the past year.”

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Sandberg claimed, “it was never anyone’s intention to play into an anti-Semitic narrative against Mr. Soros or anyone else.”

Yet, Sandberg only apologized for the distraction.

“I know this has been a distraction at a time when you’re all working hard to close out the year — and I am sorry,” she wrote. “Thanksgiving seems like the right time to say a big thank you once again.”


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Trump is facing massive criticism for his attacks on young women of color in Congress

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US President Donald Trump came under fire from Democrats and even some members of his own Republican Party on Monday after launching an extraordinary xenophobic attack on four progressive Democratic congresswomen.

"All they do is complain," Trump told reporters at a White House event featuring products "Made in America."

"These are people that hate our country," he said of the four lawmakers. "If you're not happy here, you can leave."

Trump also accused the four first-term congresswomen -- who are of Hispanic, Arab, Somali and African American origin -- of having "love" for US "enemies like Al-Qaeda."

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Trump’s campaign is spending massively at his own businesses — and even more on lawyers

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President Donald Trump's 2020 re-election campaign filed their latest campaign finance reports on Monday.

Anna Massoglia, a researcher at the money in politics watchdog group Open Secrets, dissected the numbers and made two startling discoveries.

In the three months covered, from April through June, Trump's campaign and affiliated joint fundraising committees spent $326,094.24 at Trump businesses, including six figures at both Mar-a-Lago and Trump Hotel DC.

Trump's campaign also spent over $1.3 million on legal bills. He spent approximately $7 million on legal bills in 2018, Massoglia noted.

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Trump is ‘one pointy white hat shy of a Klan rally’: GOP strategist Rick Wilson ripped Trump as a ‘flagrant racist’ on MSNBC

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Republican strategy ripped President Donald Trump for being a "flagrant racist" during a Monday night appearance on MSNBC.

Lawrence O'Donnell interviewed Wilson about Trump's latest nativist attacks on young women of color in Congress.

"Rick Wilson, is this a campaign strategy? Is this Donald Trump and his campaign advisers thinking, well, our only hope is going for the voters we already have and energizing them and getting them to come and squeak out that electoral formula once again?" O'Donnell asked.

"Absolutely, Lawrence. As everyone else stated on the show, it’s been obvious for a long time from the long arc of his dad to redling to the Central Park Five to birtherism to this stuff today, this guy, he's racist adjacent in of the best day of his life," Wilson is explained.

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