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Bill Barr’s DOJ investigating CIA to prove Trump conspiracy theory about Russia and 2016

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Attorney General William Barr. (Shane T. McCoy / US Marshals)

The Justice Department is investigating the CIA’s conclusions on Russian interference in the 2016 election, even as Attorney General William Barr claims the president’s tweets are troubling him.

President Donald Trump has long complained about the CIA assessment that Russia interfered in the election on his behalf, and Barr has appointed U.S. District Attorney John Durham to investigate whether that conclusion was part of a “deep state” conspiracy to discredit the president, reported the New York Times.

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Durham’s questions suggest he’s seeking evidence to prove a conspiracy theory that the CIA and its then-director John Brennan had a preconceived notion about Russia, and was nefariously preventing other agencies from seeing intelligence that undercut that conclusion.

Brennan disputed that view Thursday on MSNBC’s “Hardball.”

“Is there a criminal investigation now on analytic judgments and the activities of CIA in terms of trying to protect our national security?” Brennan said. “It clearly, I think, is another indication that Donald Trump is using the Department of Justice to go after his enemies any way he can.”


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Anti-Trump group shows the race war the president has encouraged for four years

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A new video shows the shocking reality that people of color have faced since President Donald Trump's supporters have unleashed their fury on the country.

A group of Bernie Sanders supporters who founded the Really American PAC spliced together the outbreak of racism that has been captured on video and how it relates to what Trump has also said publicly about Black Americans, Latinos and the Chinese.

Trump's recent attacks on China for the coronavirus has increased attacks on Asian Americans to the tune of 2,120 incidents of hate between March and June.

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Michael Cohen says behind closed doors Trump is probably panicking: ‘He’s lost, he’s confused, he’s dazed’

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Speaking to MSNBC on Monday about the recent bombshell report about President Donald Trump's taxes, his former lawyer, Michael Cohen, explained that behind closed doors, Trump is likely panicking.

Sunday night, Cohen recalled a conversation in his book in which Trump got a $10 million refund from the IRS, which Trump mocked as "so stupid."

MSNBC host Katy Tur asked Cohen if Trump is inflating and deflating properties' size to either get more in loans or pay less in taxes. Cohen said that he anticipates it's something that the New York attorney general and the Manhattan district attorney are looking into. Complaints have already been filed against the Trump Organization for it.

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‘I hope you burn’: Man throws a racist fit after encountering interracial family’s Black Lives Matter sign

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While doing yard work last weekend, Malia and Jeff Zirkle of Washington state were accosted by a passerby who yelled, “Black lives don’t matter” and “I hope you burn," the Herald Net reports.

The couple shared surveillance video of the incident, which then went viral. The couple also has a Black Lives Matter sign visibly displayed on their front lawn.

“Eventually I realized that this is something that happens, and there are a lot of people who think it doesn’t happen,” said Malia Zirkle, whose father, according to the Herald Net, is half Black.

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