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Trump announces disgraced Republican tied to Giuliani henchman as campaign chair in key battleground

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This week, The Nevada Independent published a bombshell report on former Nevada Attorney General Adam Laxalt’s ties to indicted Rudy Giuliani associates Lev Parnas and Igor Fruman. On Tuesday, President Donald Trump’s re-election campaign announced that Laxalt would be one of his chairs in the key battleground state of Nevada.

“So far, Adam Laxalt has been Sgt. Schultz on his contacts with two Soviet-born men indicted earlier this month, one who gave him a $10,000 campaign donation,” The Nevada Independent reported. “But thanks to The Wall Street Journal, we now know more about Laxalt’s interactions with Lev Parnas and Igor Fruman. The newspaper has posted a video of Parnas’ Instagram account, and the nearly six-minute story has a section about the apparently illegal foreign money donations to then-gubernatorial contender Laxalt and his former aide, Wes Duncan, who was running for attorney general.”

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Laxalt was reportedly listed as “Candidate-1” in the federal indictment of Parnas and Fruman. Former Rep. Pete Sessions (R-TX) was also reportedly listed as “congressman-1” in the indictment.

“I slowed down the video to extract two photos of Laxalt – one at a fundraiser shaking hands with Vice-President Mike Pence and another getting cozy with Parnas and his partner. Fruman later donated $10,000 to Laxalt as part of what the indictment claims was a scheme to ‘green-light’ a pot dispensary,” The Independent reported.

“Laxalt may indeed have no memory of these two men who were trying to ingratiate themselves to him, hoping he would become governor so he would green-light their pot business,” The Nevada Independent explained. “Laxalt also may have no idea who Fruman was when he accepted $10,000 – candidates accept many, many donations, although you would think they would vet their max contributors, right? And didn’t Laxalt’s finely attuned prosecutor’s antenna get suspicious at all during this time?”

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One day after The Nevada Independent connected the dots, Trump 2020 press secretary Kayleigh McEnany announced Laxalt would be one of three co-chairs for Trump’s campaign in the battleground state.

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Trump pardoned Edward Gallagher for war crimes — but the Navy is still ousting him from the SEALs: report

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The acceptability of committing war crimes while in uniform is putting the U.S. Navy on a collision course with President Donald Trump's White House.

"The Navy SEAL at the center of a high-profile war crimes case has been ordered to appear before Navy leaders Wednesday morning, and is expected to be notified that the Navy intends to oust him from the elite commando force," The New York Times reported Tuesday, citing "two Navy officials."

"The move could put the SEAL commander, Rear Adm. Collin Green, in direct conflict with President Trump, who last week cleared the sailor, Chief Petty Officer Edward Gallagher, of any judicial punishment in the war crimes case. Military leaders opposed that action as well as Mr. Trump’s pardons of two soldiers involved in other murder cases," the newspaper reported.

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Sorry Devin Nunes: Impeachment TV ratings aren’t down — they’re up and ‘the best all year’

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The top Republican on the House Intelligence Committee misinformed viewers of the impeachment hearing with a falsehood while going out of his way to insult witnesses.

Rep. Devin Nunes (R-CA) attempted to downplay testimony from Ambassador Kurt Volker and former NSC official Tim Morrison.

"Well, Ambassador and Mr. Morrison, I have some bad news for you, TV ratings are way down," Nunes claimed.

"Way down," he repeated.

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Federal prosecutors will interview Ukraine gas company executive for probe into Rudy Giuliani

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The Associated Press reported Tuesday afternoon that federal prosecutors are going to interview an executive working with a Ukraine state-owned gas company as part of their investigation into Rudy Giuliani.

While Giuliani was working to stir up dirt on former Vice President Joe Biden, he was also working on scoring cash from a lucrative deal with the gas company Naftogaz.

The AP said that a lawyer for Andrew Favorov has revealed that his client is slated to meet with the U.S. Justice Department.

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