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Conservative pundit says Trump and Saudi Arabia may be behind blackmail of The Washington Post

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President Donald Trump and Saudi Arabia may have been behind the alleged blackmail scheme against The Washington Post and owner Jeff Bezos, a leading conservative suggested on Saturday.

Bill Kristol, the founder and former editor-in-chief of the now-defunct magazine The Weekly Standard, laid out his case on Twitter.

Kristol’s theory followed a threatening post made by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

“We warn against any attempt to link Khashoggi’s crime to our leadership,” the Kingdom warned.

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Intelligence agencies believe Saudi Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman directed the assassination of Washington Post journalist Jamal Khashoggi.

“Who’s attempted such a link? The Post,” Kristol noted.

“Who owns the Post? Bezos,” he continued.

“Who had the ability to hack Bezos and a connection to AMI? The Saudis,” he said.

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“Who’s conspired with both the Saudis and AMI and hates Bezos? Trump,” he concluded.

Kristol isn’t the only person suggesting the connection to Trump.

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Watergate figure John Dean also suggested a connection.

“Would anyone be surprised to find Donald Trump connected to this sleazy attack on Bezos, who’s action has opened a floodgate of related actions,” Dean tweeted.

Harvard Law constitutional scholar Laurence Tribe agreed.

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Israel’s Netanyahu just christened a building named after Trump — that doesn’t even exist

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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu spent his Father’s Day dedicating a new Trump Tower-type building that hasn't been built in a town that doesn't exist.

Standing in front of a large sign saying "Trump Heights," Netanyahu, who is being forced back into another election, announced the building before planning even began, Axios reported.

A great day on the Golan. PM Netanyahu and I had the honor to dedicate “Trump Heights” — first time Israel has dedicated a village in honor of a sitting president since Harry Truman (1949). Happy Birthday Mr. President!! @POTUS pic.twitter.com/fdYWzokFLK

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This graphic explains why Speaker Pelosi is resistant to impeachment

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Theoretically, it should enable Democrats to do the research they need, but the White House is taking the bold step to defy the oversight the Constitution outlines. The only option open to the Democrats has been to go to court with their case outlining how the White House is breaking the law. Thus far, they've won two lawsuits about their investigations, and they will likely gain more.

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Trump says if GOP paid for Steele dossier ‘there’d be hell to pay’ — Republicans paid for half of it

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President Donald Trump tweeted out once again that he doesn't know the difference between a man hired to do opposition research and an entire country intruding on an election to sway the result.

In a Sunday Twitter rant, Trump proclaimed that if Republicans had done something like that, "there'd be hell to pay."

......If Republicans ever did that to the Democrats, there would be all hell to pay. It would be a scandal like no other!

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 16, 2019

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