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Mueller proved ‘Putin’s Little Helpers’ handed Trump the election — now Congress needs to take him down: Conservative commentator

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Special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation of Russian interference in the 2020 presidential election may be over. But, writes conservative commentator Rick Wilson for The Daily Beast, the fallout is just beginning.

“Americans now have confirmation for the history books of the most crucial in-kind donation to an American presidential campaign, ever,” Wilson writes. “We see in black-and-white the degree and depth of the Russian active measures, propaganda, and intelligence warfare efforts that were the secret sauce of Trump’s 2016 victory over Hillary Clinton. It wasn’t just MAGA or the Wall or celebrity bullshitting. An essential element of Trump’s victory was the work of Putin’s Little Helpers.”

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“And we have confirmation that at this critical moment, we had an attorney general who put Donald, not America, first,” Wilson continues. “In this White House bedlam, Trump has been saved [by] his own ineptitude — with a big assist from Bill Barr — by aides and allies just brave or afraid enough to ignore his criminal diktats.”

Mueller’s report may not have directly charged the president or members of his family with a crime, Wilson writes, but it is still politically disastrous for him.

Trump’s allies, Wilson, notes, “They had hoped to turn the Mueller Report against itself — ‘no puppet’ style — to argue it exposed prosecutorial excesses and a conspiracy against Trump,” but instead the report was levelheaded and professional to the point of being unassailable. On the other hand, the report all but invites Congress to take the baton on allegations Trump committed obstruction of justice, and take it they will.

“Congress now gets its bite of the apple, and the hidden secrets of Trump’s 2016 campaign and his reign of misrule will continue to come into the light,” Wilson says. “Mueller’s obstruction section practically screams for Congress to dig deeper, and exercise their right to hold the president accountable for his actions, including — most certainly — abuse of the powers of his office.”

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Wilson concludes by mocking Trump’s recent Game of Thrones meme mocking his political opponents for not securing criminal charges against him. “Never take a victory lap until you’re sure the race is over,” writes Wilson. “Trump hijacked the Game of Thrones font to tweet ‘Game Over,’ but it still looks more like Winter Is Coming.”


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Millions around the world joined #ClimateStrike — demanding bold climate action

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Masses of children skipped school Friday to join a global strike against climate change that teen activist Greta Thunberg said was "only the beginning" in the fight against environmental disaster.

Some four million people filled city streets around the world, organizers said, in what was billed as the biggest ever protest against the threat posed to the planet by rising temperatures.

Youngsters and adults alike chanted slogans and waved placards in demonstrations that started in Asia and the Pacific, spread across Africa, Europe and Latin America, before culminating in the United States where Thunberg rallied.

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Trump announces new sanctions on Iran — and deploys US troops to the Middle East

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The United States announced Friday that it was sending military reinforcements to the Gulf region following attacks on Saudi oil facilities that it attributes to Iran, just hours after President Donald Trump ordered new sanctions on Tehran.

Trump said the sanctions were the toughest-ever against another country, but indicated he did not plan a military strike, calling restraint a sign of strength.

The Treasury Department renewed action against Iran's central bank after US officials said Tehran carried out weekend attacks on rival Saudi Arabia's oil infrastructure, which triggered a spike in global crude prices.

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‘Do a lot of stupid sh*t as quickly as possible’: Ambassador Power breaks down ’The Trump Doctrine’

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The former ambassador to the United Nations explained "The Trump Doctrine" during a Friday evening interview with comedian Bill Maher on HBO's "Real Time."

Samantha Power, the author of the new book, The Education of an Idealist, was asked by Maher about the foreign policy mantra of the Obama administration.

"Obama's foreign policy doctrine was famously summarized as 'don't do stupid sh*t," Maher noted. "Trump's, of course, is 'Do stupid sh*t.'"

"Do stupid sh*t as quickly as possible," Power clarified.

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