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Yale historian lays out 50 reasons to suspect Trump has been corrupted by Russia

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A Yale historian laid out 50 pieces of publicly available evidence that he believes shows President Donald Trump has been compromised by Russia and its president.

Timothy Snyder has been warning since before Trump’s election that his ties to Russia and his disregard for the law and political norms posed a danger to U.S. democracy, and he tweeted out some of the evidence from his new book The Road to Unfreedom laying out a case against the president.

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Attorney General William Barr is putting the finishing touches on his redacted version of special counsel Robert Mueller’s report, but Snyder said there’s ample evidence, dating back to at least 1984, that Trump has engaged in illegal and compromising activity with Russian mobsters and spies.

“It’s literally impossible to understand Trump without Russia,” Snyder told The Chronicle of Higher Education.

Snyder gathered evidence that Russian gangsters began laundering money through Trump Tower in the 1980s, and the future president visited Moscow in 1987, where he was almost certainly targeted by spies, after he was courted by Soviet diplomats.

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Trump started attracting Russian investors a decade ago, and he publicly sought a closer relationship to Vladimir Putin and conducted business in Moscow — which his attorney pleaded guilty to lying about — up through the 2016 campaign.

Barr claims that Mueller was unable to find evidence of criminal wrongdoing against the president, but Syder says Trump clearly benefitted from Russian efforts to tip the election to him, after cultivating ties to the former reality TV star for years.

“Russia obviously interfered in U.S. elections,” he said.


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‘White nationalists with never love you’: Hispanic Trump supporter goes down in flames during CNN debate

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CNN's Anderson Cooper struggled to control a segment about President Donald Trump's racism while interviewing a former member of Trump’s Hispanic Advisory Council.

Cooper interviewed Steve Cortes about the president's racists outburts at the four young women of color in Congress that are known collectively as "The Squad."

The host read the dictionary definition of a demagogue.

"A leader that makes use of popular prejudices and false claims and promises to gain power," Merrian-Webster published.

"Is Donald Trump a demagogue? Isn’t this exactly what he is doing here?" Cooper asked.

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Republicans in Congress are angry about Trump’s latest racist comments — but not because they’re racist

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There can be no denying that amid the firestorm from President Donald Trump tweeting that Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY), Rashida Tlaib (D-MI), Ilhan Omar (D-MN), and Ayanna Pressley (D-MA) should "go back where they came from," Republicans in Congress are upset.

However, as many of them make clear in conversation with reporters, the fact that these comments were racist is not the main reason they are angry at the president. Rather, they are frustrated that his comments are hogging the news cycle, which leaves them incapable of discussing their agenda — and of criticizing the agenda of the Democratic representatives he targeted.

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George Conway declares ‘Trump is a racist president’ in brutal Washington Post column

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Prominent Republican attorney George Conway blasted President Donald Trump in an op-ed published by The Washington Post on Monday evening.

Conway explained how he avoided thinking of Trump as a racist, despite the president's actions.

"No, I thought, President Trump was boorish, dim-witted, inarticulate, incoherent, narcissistic and insensitive. He’s a pathetic bully but an equal-opportunity bully — in his uniquely crass and crude manner, he’ll attack anyone he thinks is critical of him. No matter how much I found him ultimately unfit, I gave still him the benefit of the doubt about being a racist. No matter how much I came to dislike him, I didn’t want to think that the president of the United States is a racial bigot," he explained.

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