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John Travolta discussed America’s ‘Russophobic hysteria’ during paid Russia trip: Putin’s press secretary

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Actor John Travolta was lionized by “elite members of President Vladimir Putin’s court” during a recent trip to Russia, The Daily Beast reported Saturday.

“Cameras captured Travolta, the Kremlin’s ‘guest of honor’ on the red carpet, and paparazzi snapped him, his head shaved, his beard not, smiling along with Russian Presidential Spokesman Dmitry Peskov and ‘pop king’ Filipp Kirkorov, a long-time buddy of U.S. President Donald Trump and his progeny,” The Beast explained.

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Peskov spoke to reporters about dining with Travolta.

“We discussed the reasons behind the Russophobic hysteria heated up by the U.S. political circles, which nobody can explain,” Peskov said.

The actor was reportedly paid to burnish Russia’s image.

“Travolta follows a long line of Kremlin-paid Hollywood celebrities attending functions here,” The Beast noted. “The same ‘Federaciya’ foundation that famously paid Sharon Stone and Kevin Costner for singing ‘Blueberry Hill’ with former KGB chief Putin back in 2010 organized Travolta’s trip as well as American singer Michael Bolton’s visit to Moscow.”

“No matter how derided or mocked Travolta was back home after reports about his obsession with masseuses or for feuding with his Scientology friends, here in Moscow leading Kremlin officials were proud to be seen asking for his political advice,” The Beast added.

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Viewers astonished as Fiona Hill rips apart the falsehoods spread by ‘bloody nitwit’ Devin Nunes on live TV

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Fiona Hill knocked down conspiracy theories about Ukraine spread by Rep. Devin Nunes (R-CA) and other Republican lawmakers, and impeachment viewers were astonished by her thorough debunking.

The former National Security Council adviser testified that claims pinning blame on Ukraine for 2016 election interference absolves Russia and serves its president Vladimir Putin's interests, and undermines U.S. national security.

“The impact of the successful 2016 Russian campaign remains evident today,” Hill testified in her opening statement. “Our nation is being torn apart. Truth is questioned. Our highly professional and expert career Foreign Service is being undermined.”

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Gordon Sondland revealed something huge that hardly anyone noticed: CNN commentator

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During his testimony Wednesday, EU Ambassador Gordon Sondland told the world that the "quid pro quo" is exactly what President Donald Trump intended. Further, he told Americans that everyone was "in the loop" on the bribery effort to get Ukraine to open an investigation into former Vice President Joe Biden and his family. It was only once that promise was made and the whistleblower came forward that the Ukraine military assistance was released to Ukraine.

While those revelations dominated the news, CNN's Chris Cillizza wrote that there was one key piece of evidence that seemed to go unnoticed.

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Sondland told Trump to let rapper A$AP Rocky go to jail then ‘play the racism card’ to make himself look good: Diplomat

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At Thursday's impeachment hearing, diplomat David Holmes discussed the details of President Donald Trump's phone call with E.U. Ambassador Gordon Sondland about Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky. And in addition to confirming many details from other witnesses about the conversation, Holmes revealed the way Sondland urged Trump to play politics with the overseas arrest of rapper A$AP Rocky.

"The conversation then shifted to Ambassador Sondland's efforts on behalf of the president to assist a rapper who was jailed in Sweden," said Holmes. "I could only hear Ambassador Sondland's side of the conversation. Ambassador Sondland told the president that the rapper was 'kind of f'd' there and should have pled guilty. He recommended that the president, quote, 'Wait until after the sentencing, or it will only make it worse,' and he added that the president should 'let him get sentenced, play the racism card, give him a ticker tape when he comes home.' Ambassador Sondland further told the president that Sweden, quote, 'should have released him on your word, but you can tell the Kardashians you tried.'"

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