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‘Extremely unusual’: At least 14 Trump associates interacted with Russians during the campaign and transition

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The Washington Post on Sunday published a stunning analysis on the interactions between members of Donald Trump’s presidential campaign and Russia citizens, including those who offered to help is nomination and bolster his real estate business.

“Repeatedly, Russian nationals suggested Trump should hold a peacemaking sit-down with Vladi­mir Putin — and offered to broker such a summit,” the Post reports.

Michael McFaul, a former ambassador to Russia, called the interactions “extremely unusual.”

“Both the number of contacts and the nature of the contacts are extraordinary,” McFaul said.

The communications reveal a “sustained effort by the Russian government to interfere with the U.S. presidential election,” according to prosecutors who are working on special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation. Those interactions were likewise verified by a top Kremlin official in 2016, who told the Interfax news agency that “a whole array of [Trump associates] supported contacts with Russian representatives.”

Read the full report at the Washington Post.

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‘Everyone ultimately prefers their own race’: Morrissey claims he’s not racist because everybody else is

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Former Smiths singer Morrissey explained in an interview that he couldn't possibly be a racist because everyone else is racist.

Morrissey came out for the anti-Islam political party in England, and has run into problems about his political claims ever since. As noted by Consequence of Sound, "it doesn’t help that he says thing like Halal certifiers support ISIS, of course."

He made the comments as part of an interview with his own nephew Sam Etsy Rayner, for Moz’s website.

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‘He should be hospitalized’: Internet stunned after Trump goes off on completely incoherent Mt Rushmore rant

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President Donald Trump was asked on Tuesday whether his face should appear on Mount Rushmore along with other major American presidents.

“If I answer that question yes, I will end up with such bad publicity,” Trump told The Hill, before pivoting to an incoherent rant about fireworks.

The president's rambling shocked many people on Twitter:

Apart from Trump’s apparent inability to string together coherent English sentences on the fly, note also the sheer ignorance and apathy toward the idea that there might be legitimate reasons why fireworks are not detonated around the Black Hills. https://t.co/jja2XD19Mw

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Trump: Immigrants didn’t want to come to America before I was president because ‘Obama wasn’t a cheerleader’

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President Donald Trump's strange rant about fireworks at Mt. Rushmore wasn't the only head-scratching exchange that occurred during his recent interview with reporters from The Hill.

During another part of the interview, Trump was asked about Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's (D-NY) criticism of the internment camps he's been using to house immigrant children.

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