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Mueller likely has secret NSA travel data to bust Manafort — and other Trump campaign officials: ex-analyst

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Special counsel Robert Mueller almost certainly learned about top Trump campaign officials meeting up with Russians overseas using the same tools the Kremlin used to wage cyber warfare against the U.S. during the 2016 campaign.

An accidentally unredacted court filing shows former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort gave polling data to a Ukrainian associate with Russian military intelligence ties, and Mueller most likely gained that information through a program run by the National Security Agency, according to former NSA analyst John Schindler.

The court filing shows Mueller has evidence that Manafort traveled to Madrid to meet with longtime associate Konstantin Kilimnik, and that he gave polling data to the alleged Russian agent and discussed a Ukraine peace plan.

Mueller has seized Manafort’s electronic communication records, and Schindler says the special counsel learned about his early 2017 trip to Madrid through the travel tracking program revealed by former NSA contractor Edward Snowden.

“Mueller really does know everything,” one former intelligence senior official told Schindler. “The (intelligence community) gave the Special Counsel everything we had that might be of relevance to their investigation, most of it came from NSA.”

Travel tracking allows the NSA and its Five Eyes partners to learn the identity of anyone traveling by air, and when, anywhere in the world, and those intelligence services can also peek into wi-fi and mobile phones in flight, according to documents stolen by Snowden.

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That also means that Mueller already knows whether Michael Cohen traveled to Prague in summer 2016 to meet with Kremlin agents while working as Trump’s attorney, Schindler said.

Schindler noted with some irony that Snowden’s documents were dumped online by WikiLeaks, which U.S. intelligence says the Kremlin used to promote active measures against Hillary Clinton to help Trump win the election.

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BUSTED: Trump’s DOJ intervened to keep Paul Manafort from being imprisoned at Rikers Island

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President Donald Trump's Department of Justice intervened to keep his former campaign chairman out of jail, The New York Times reported Monday.

Manafort had been expected to be moved to the Rikers Island jail complex.

"But last week, Manhattan prosecutors were surprised to receive a letter from the second-highest law enforcement official in the country inquiring about Mr. Manafort’s case. The letter, from Jeffrey A. Rosen, Attorney General William P. Barr’s new top deputy, indicated that he was monitoring where Mr. Manafort would be held in New York," the newspaper reported.

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Republican gun activist arrested for felony after flashing gun at cop while driving 90 mph through construction zone

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One of Colorado's leading gun activists is free on bail after being charged for flashing a gun at a federal agent, the Colorado Springs Gazette reported Monday.

"Kanda Calef, a former Republican candidate, political activist and a hard-line gun rights supporter, faces a felony menacing charge after allegedly brandishing a pistol at a U.S. marshal in Interstate 25's Gap construction zone," the newspaper reported. "Calef, now free on $2,500 bail, is due in Douglas County’s 18th Judicial District on Wednesday, where she is expected to enter a plea to the charge."

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QAnon authors in a fight over doing an audiobook — because they think their followers can’t read

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On Monday, The Daily Beast reported that the authors of a popular book for believers in the QAnon conspiracy theory are in a bitter fight over whether or not to release an audiobook version.

QAnon: An Invitation to The Great Awakening came out last year and peaked near the top of the Amazon bestseller list in March. One of the book's co-authors, Dustin Nemos, is publicly attacking another co-author, who goes by the name of "JoeM," for his "petty and hostile and paranoid" refusal to help produce an audiobook, and notes that it is necessary because a disproportionate number of QAnon believers are elderly, have bad eyesight, and may not be able to read the book as text. JoeM, for his part, has accused Nemos of being a "grifter" who is trying to make a buck off of true believers.

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