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Turkish businessman who testified before Mueller sued for racketeering

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A Turkish-American entrepreneur subpoenaed by special counsel Robert Mueller has been sued for racketeering.

Yalcin Ayasli, who founded the airline BoraJet, accused Sezgin Baran Korkmaz, who has ties to Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan, of taking over the now-defunct airline through violence and extortion, reported Courthouse News.

The lawsuit intersects with two cases under criminal investigations in the U.S. — a more than $500 million money laundering scheme in Utah and a Turkish influence campaign in Virginia that involves Michael Flynn.

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Ayasli’s lawsuit alleges that Korkmaz’s Istanbul-based company SBK Holdings used money laundered through a biofuel tax credit scheme to buy out BoraJet after driving down the prices as part of an intimidation campaign.

Brothers Isaiah and Jacob Kingston, who lead a polygamist Mormon sect, have been charged with scamming the U.S. Treasury out of tax credits and diverting up to $210 million into Turkey.

Ayasli alleges that Korkmaz used some of that money to scoop up his airline after driving the cost of the carrier into the ground through thuggish tactics.

Korkmaz claims the lawsuit, which accuses him of assault and threatening to rape and murder a woman who worked for Ayasli, was simply payback by angry BoraJet executives.

“I have done absolutely nothing wrong other than objecting against being embezzled,” he told Courthouse News.

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Korkmaz was called to testify last year before Mueller, but it’s not clear what he told investigators.

He has documented business dealings in Russia through SBK Holdings, but a 2014 preliminary agreement to build a bridge from Russia to Crimea eventually fell through.

Ayasli alleges in his lawsuit that Korkmaz used the subpoena to further intimidate him by giving the false impression that he was politically connected to Mueller and could exert political influence in the U.S., as well as Turkey.

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‘Why do we need camo in space’: Trump’s Space Force ridiculed for woodland camouflage uniforms

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On Friday, the United States Space Force released an image of their new uniforms on Twitter.

The image shows a Battle Dress Uniform (BDU) for a four-star general in a woodland camouflage pattern, with a matching camo nametape.

https://twitter.com/SpaceForceDoD/status/1218335200964464650

However, many people were confused as to why the Space Force would use uniforms designed to blend in on earth.

Here's some of what people were saying:

https://twitter.com/PostCultRev/status/1218351691021484032

Sorry for the question but why do we need camo in space?

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BUSTED: National Archives caught doctoring exhibit to remove criticism of President Trump from women

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The National Archives were caught editing an artifact from the Trump administration to remove criticism of the president, according to a bombshell new report in The Washington Post.

The newspaper reported on a "large color photograph" at the National Archives exhibit marking the centennial of women's suffrage.

"The 49-by-69-inch photograph is a powerful display. Viewed from one perspective, it shows the 2017 march. Viewed from another angle, it shifts to show a 1913 black-and-white image of a women’s suffrage march also on Pennsylvania Avenue. The display links momentous demonstrations for women’s rights more than a century apart on the same stretch of pavement. But a closer look reveals a different story," the newspaper noted.

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Dershowitz is running a ‘bizarro defense’ of Trump: Harvard Law colleague says ‘Alan is just completely wacko’

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Two of the most famous names associated with Harvard Law School had competing appearances on MSNBC on Friday.

It began when Alan Dershowitz, a professor emeritus, was interviewed MSNBC chief legal correspondent Ari Melber about his new role officially representing President Donald Trump during the Senate impeachment trial.

Dershowitz claimed that neither abuse of power nor obstruction of Congress count as "high crimes" under the constitution.

Professor Alan Dershowitz, who has also been associated with Harvard Law for five decades, was asked about Dershowitz's argument during an interview with Chris Hayes.

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