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It’s ‘near-certain’ Saudi crown prince hacked Jared Kushner’s phone and ‘had secret access’ for years: reporter

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The House of Saud crown prince was implicated in the hacking of Washington Post owner and Amazon founder Jeff Bezos’s cell phone in a bombshell new report in The Guardian.

“The Amazon billionaire Jeff Bezos had his mobile phone “hacked” in 2018 after receiving a WhatsApp message that had apparently been sent from the personal account of the crown prince of Saudi Arabia, sources have told the Guardian. The encrypted message from the number used by Mohammed bin Salman is believed to have included a malicious file that infiltrated the phone of the world’s richest man, according to the results of a digital forensic analysis,” The Guardian reported.

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Justin Sink, a White House correspondent for Bloomberg News, noted the implications of the report.

“This invites the obvious question of if MBS has ever sent certain senior members of the White House video messages via WhatsApp,” Sink noted.

Ryan Grim, the DC bureau chief for The Intercept, took the reasoning a step further.

“As we previously reported, Kushner chatted regularly with MBS on WhatsApp. It is near-certain that MBS pulled this same hack on Kushner and Saudi [Arabia] has therefore had secret access to his phone for years,” Grim noted.

“Trump forced his security clearance through,” Grim added.

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Grim linked to a 2018 story headlined, “Saudi Crown Prince boasted that Jared Kushner was ‘in his pocket.’”


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Washington Redskins in internal talks to change the team name: report

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On Friday, the Washington Redskins football team released a statement announcing that they are undertaking an internal review of the team name.

"This process allows the team to take into account not only the proud tradition and history of the franchise but also input from our alumni, the organization, sponsors, the National Football League and the local community it is proud to represent on and off the field," said team owner Dan Snyder.

Potentially big news: The #Redskins have been having internal discussions about their team name and now will conduct a formal, thorough review. Full statement, including quotes from owner Dan Snyder, on a possible name change: pic.twitter.com/49mpesZGs9

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Right now Trump is at his Virginia golf club – and it’s his 365th day at one of his properties since becoming president

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Friday, July 3, 2020.

9:52 AM ET.

"The President’s motorcade arrived at Trump National Golf Club, in Sterling, VA," the White House press pool reports.

To greet him were "a woman near the entrance holding a 'Trump is a Traitor' sign and separately a man giving the motorcade a thumbs up."

While today is a federal holiday to observe Independence Day, many Americans are working, and many Americans – 11% as of Thursday's report – would like to be but are unemployed.

Today marks the President's 365th day at a Trump-owned property since he was sworn in on January 20, 2017. It's also his 273rd day at one of his golf resorts, according to CNN's Jim Sciutto.

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‘Your dad can’t read’: Internet quickly throws Trump Jr’s attack on Biden’s mental fitness back in his face

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On Friday, Donald Trump Jr. posted yet another ageist slight on former Vice President Joe Biden's mental fitness — a line of attack the Trump campaign has used on again and off again by citing examples of Biden trying to mask his childhood stutter.

Breaking news🚨🚨🚨: Biden releases his cognitive test. pic.twitter.com/YrKGO7xI0u

— Donald Trump Jr. (@DonaldJTrumpJr) July 3, 2020

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