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Democratic senator points to Trump Jr as next ‘potential target’ for Mueller

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On Thursday, Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) said that the mystery behind Donald Trump Jr. phone calls only “deepened” after an investigation confirmed that the phone call was not made to President Donald Trump, but to business associates.

“I was in the room when Donald Trump Jr. appeared. He could not recall whom he called. The communication between father and son here has yet to be fully explained,” Blumenthal told CNN host Wolf Blitzer.

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After the indictment of Trump’s longtime confidant Roger Stone, Blitzer asked who he thinks would be indicated next in Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation.

“I think speculation here is inappropriate. Perhaps members of the president’s family, or other members of his campaign team,” Blumenthal said.

“Do you know of others who may have lied to your committee?” Blitzer said.

“I believe that there are serious questions about Donald Trump Jr. appearance before our committee,” Blumenthal said.

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“Are you suggesting Donald Trump Jr. lied to your committee under oath and potentially he could be charged?” Blitzer said.

“I’m suggesting there are serious questions. He needs to come back. He ought to be subpoenaed to come back. I asked to subpoena him. I think there’s a possibility,” he said.

“Do you think Robert Mueller and his team are thinking and considering indicting Donald Trump Jr?

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“I would not be at all surprised if there is a consideration. He is a potential target. He may have lied before our committee,” Blumenthal said.

He added, “I’m not suggesting that he is on the verge or that he will, in fact, ever indict Donald Trump Jr. But those responses that he gave to our committee certainly raise questions about his credibility.”

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The DOJ is suing Omarosa over the same law Brett Kavanaugh is accused of violating: Ex-White House ethics chief

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On Monday, former Office of Government Ethics Director Walter Shaub noted a massive double standard at the Justice Department, pointing out that government attorneys are suing Omarosa Manigault Newman for financial disclosure violations — while giving a free pass to Brett Kavanaugh, who is accused of even more serious financial disclosure violations.

In fact, noted Shaub, not only is the DOJ not pursuing that allegation, Attorney General Bill Barr is giving the DOJ employees who helped fast-track Kavanaugh through Supreme Court confirmation hearings a prestigious award, usually reserved for prosecutors who take down terrorists and mob bosses:

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Here’s what George Carlin taught us about media propaganda by omission

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In the old George Carlin joke, the TV sportscaster announces: “Here’s a partial score from the West Coast – Los Angeles 6.”

For a brilliant comedian like Carlin—who skewered corporate powerclass structure and political/media propaganda—that’s one of his more innocuous jokes. But it’s sharply relevant today as corporate TV news outlets serve up a series of partial scores. Call it “propaganda by omission.”

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Plastic by-products were found in an alarming 97-100% of blood and urine samples from 2,500 children tested between 2014 and 2017, according to a new study by the German Environment Ministry and the Robert Koch Institute.

Der Spiegel, the German weekly magazine, published the findings Saturday, which were part of a federal study focused on "human biomonitoring" of 3 to 17-year-olds. Traces from 11 out of 15 plastic ingredients were found in the test samples.

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