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The man Trump Jr called while setting up infamous Russia meeting was involved in Trump Tower Moscow project

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Multiple reports that broke Thursday night indicated that the blocked phone numbers that Donald Trump Jr. called while setting up the infamous Trump Tower meeting with Russian operatives in 2016 were not to Donald Trump himself.

However, Trump Jr. might not be totally out of the woods just yet because one of blocked numbers reportedly belonged to a man named Howard Lorber, a longtime family friend who for years had been trying to help make the Trump Tower Moscow project a reality.

As Washington Post columnist Josh Rogin wrote all the way back in August 2016, Lorber is “businessman with extensive investments in Russia who tried to get a Trump Tower built in Moscow.”

Trump named Lorber an economic adviser to his campaign in the summer of 2016, after Trump Jr., Jared Kushner, and former campaign chairman Paul Manafort met with Russian operatives who promised them dirt on Democratic rival Hillary Clinton.

And as Rogin documented more than two years ago, Lorber was far from the only Trump campaign member with ties to Russia.

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“Campaign chairman Paul Manafort was a paid adviser to Russia’s client Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych for more than a decade,” he wrote. “Foreign policy adviser Carter Page is a consultant for Russian state-owned energy firm Gazprom.”

Former Trump “fixer” Michael Cohen had also worked on trying to nail down a Trump Tower Moscow project during the 2016 election despite the fact that Trump at the time insisted that he had no business dealings in the country.

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FLASHBACK: Jeffrey Epstein accuser revealed there are tapes of famous men with underage girls

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A 2015 report is resurfacing on Raw Story as the Jeffrey Epstein trial begins and Washington and New York men fear being outed.

It appears that a series of QAnon Facebook groups and pro-Trump groups were the ones responsible for posting the story.

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Fox News is so obsessed with Ocasio-Cortez they said her name three times as much as CNN or MSNBC

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It's clear that Fox News and other right-wing reporters are trying to create boogymen in Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. A new analysis by CNN media reporter Brian Stelter, revealed that the conservative network has said Ocasio-Cortez's name more than CNN and MSNBC combined.

"First, Ocasio-Cortez and her "Squad" mate Ilhan Omar have been talked about a lot more on Fox than on other cable news channels this year," Stelter wrote. "Second, the freshmen have been getting more attention on cable than seasoned leaders of the Democratic Party."

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Congress should ask Mueller these specific questions about Trump’s involvement with Russia: Conservative columnist

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Conservative Never-Trump columnist Jennifer Rubin outlined the essential questions that Democrats should ask special counsel Robert Mueller in an op-ed for the Washington Post.

"Rather than engage in the normal scattershot questioning punctuated by speechifying, the House Judiciary Committee should assign its able attorney Norman Eisen to conduct the questioning," proposed Rubin. "Members could then follow up with additional questions.'

One question she proposed asking: "Mr. Mueller, the attorney general said you did not find 'collusion.' However, you did not look for collusion. Please explain what you looked for and how that differs from [Attorney General William] Barr’s assertion that you essentially cleared President Trump of collusion?"

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