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It would be ‘naive’ to think Trump is beholden only to the Russians: House Intel member

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In an interview with Axios, House Select Intelligence Committee member Rep. Eric Swalwell (D-CA) said his committee will be looking into more than Russian involvement with President Donald Trump’s 2016 campaign and business dealings that preceded it.

With the Washington Post reporting last year that ,”Trump’s company spent more than $400 million in cash on new properties — including 14 transactions paid for in full, without borrowing from banks — during a buying binge that defied real estate industry practices and Trump’s own history as the self-described ‘King of Debt,'” Swalwell said the newly empowered Democrats want to know more about Trump’s finances.

“We are going to take an MRI to any Russian financing that the Trump Organization and the president may have had,” Swalwell said in an interview last Wednesday night after the committee broke for the evening.

According to the California Democrat, his committee is not going to limit the scope of their inquiry to the Russians and will follow wherever the money takes them.

“But we are not going to be so naive to assume that he’s faithful to the Russians. There may have been other countries who have tried to financially influence him,” Swalwell admitted without going into details.

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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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