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Rudy Giuliani now in bed with Russia ‘fake news’ spreading blogger to dig up more Ukraine ‘dirt’

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President Donald Trump’s lawyer Rudy Giuliani came under scrutiny this week for jetting off to Ukraine to push anti-impeachment conspiracy theories, following Fox News’ decision to kick him off the air.

But his exercise may be even stranger than initially reported. According to The Daily Beast, Giuliani’s Ukraine trip, and the content he generates from it, is intended to air on the show of Chanel Rion, a conspiracy theorist and anti-feminist children’s book author who works for One America News, the pro-Trump network that was created to compete with Fox News.

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The series is reportedly scheduled to begin airing on December 7 and 8, with the tagline: “REVEALED: UKRAINIAN WITNESSES DESTROY SCHIFF’S CASE EXCLUSIVE WITH RUDY GIULIANI: PARTS 1 AND 2.”

Rion has previously made a number of wild and baseless claims, including the Russian conspiracy theory that DNC staffer Seth Rich was assassinated by the Democratic Party, and that FBI lawyer Lisa Page had an affair with former Deputy Director Andrew McCabe. She has also referenced “spirit cooking” — a far-right conspiracy theory, based on a completely innocuous line in one of Hillary Clinton campaign chairman John Podesta’s emails, that top Democratic officials are engaging in Satanic human sacrifice rituals and cannibalism.

In addition to all of this, Rion is a political cartoonist who has promoted bizarre far-right paranoia in her feature, “Left Edge.” One of her cartoons featured former Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid visiting “Planet Zoombo” in a UFO. Another depicted the Oscar statue as pretending to be a transgender woman named “Oscareena” so it could get “the keys to the little girls’ peek-a-boo room.”

Giuliani, it seems, is being forced to dive deeper and deeper down the rabbit hole to find anyone willing to partner with him in his schemes to protect Trump.

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Trump’s most unhinged supporters paying $5 a pop to use special emojis on YouTube

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The pro-Trump cable network One America News is cashing in on QAnon conspiracy theorists on its YouTube channel.

OAN viewers can pay $4.95 a month to become "members" of the right-wing channel, which then allows them to use customized emojis to signal their recognition of the conspiracy theory's lore, reported The Daily Beast.

"It’s not clear how many people have signed up for the OAN YouTube membership, when OAN started offering the emojis, or how many of those sign-ups were driven by the opportunity to use QAnon emojis," writes The Beast's Will Sommer. "But the creation of the emojis reflects a decision to monetize, not expel, the conspiracy believers. If QAnon fans are going to spam QAnon in the OAN comments, it seems the network has decided they might as well get some money out of it."

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Former federal prosecutor explains how AG Barr could help Trump steal the election — and take the US to ‘a very dark place’

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Between the coronavirus pandemic, civil unrest in major U.S. cities, huge anti-racism protests, bitter political divisions, a heated Supreme Court battle and President Donald Trump’s ruthless voter suppression efforts, the United States’ 2020 presidential election is turning out to be even more chaotic than the elections of 2000 and 1968. Trump has a devoted loyalist in U.S. Attorney General William Barr, and former federal prosecutor Barbara McQuade discusses the effect he could have on the 2020 election in a disturbing op-ed published in the Washington Post on September 22.

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You’d think Mitch McConnell would use RBG’s open seat to drive election turnout — but he has a different goal in mind

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President Trump repeatedly says that he's accomplished more than any president in history. I've never heard anyone ask him to lay out specifically what he means by that. He can try to take credit for signing big tax cuts for the wealthy, but that was passed by the Republican Congress with little input from him. It's true that his executive branch agencies have overturned many environmental rules and other regulations, but he hasn't been involved and clearly doesn't know the details.Trump's corruption has given his consigliere, Attorney General Bill Barr, the opportunity to further his own "powerful executive" theory. His craven pandering to white supremacists and the evangelical right has kept the base bonded tightly to the Republican Party. But beyond that his list of accomplishments is nil. He has literally done nothing but run his mouth and turn the U.S. into an object of fear and pity around the world
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