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‘Putin’s favorite’ ex-congressman is lobbying Pence’s coronavirus task force on behalf of a medical company linked to Giuliani

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Former Rep. Dana Rohrabacher (R-CA) is now lobbying for a company promising a cure for coronavirus. According to The Daily Beast, the company is led by California businessman Tim Yale, who’s working with Rudy Giuliani on a documentary on Joe Biden and Ukraine.

“The company, Linear Therapies, is seeking to develop drugs that can both prevent people from getting the virus and cure them if they do,” the Beast’s Lachlan Markay reports. “And Rohrbacher’s role is pretty simple: use his political connections to pitch Vice President Mike Pence’s office, which is playing a leading role on the White House coronavirus task force.”

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Yale says he has since ditched the documentary to focus on a coronavirus cure because the virus “seems like a much more urgent task.”

Linear Therapies’ website claims it’s “using the breakthrough solubility technology to create new intellectual properties by formulating biologically active products into novel drugs with increased bioavailability” and “focusing on delivering a safe and immediate anti-pathogen specifically targeted at the COVID-19 pandemic.”

As the Daily Beast points out, a business getting a government contract in the midst of a global pandemic is unlikely unless one has the right connections, and that’s where Rohrabacher comes in.

“In disclosure forms, the former congressman described his work as ‘A cure for Covid-19 and other diseases,'” Markay reports. “Yale said Rohrabacher’s tenure on the House Science, Space and Technology Committee, as well as his particular ‘network of skills,’ made him a natural advocate for the company.”

Read the full report over at The Daily Beast.

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Trump ridiculed for plan to build a ‘National Garden of American Heroes’: ‘Surprised he didn’t include Zorro’

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At President Donald Trump's Independence Day Speech at Mount Rushmore, he pledged to sign an executive order establishing the "National Garden of American Heroes" in reaction to efforts to tear down monuments glorifying racist historical figures. Although many of the people proposed by the administration for the garden, like Abraham Lincoln and Martin Luther King, Jr., are fairly universally beloved, others, like former President Ronald Reagan, Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, and evangelical preacher Billy Graham, are sharply partisan choices.

The White House just sent out the text of the executive order. It creates a task force to recommend how and where to create this new garden. And it specifies the statues that should be in the park (including Antonin Scalia): pic.twitter.com/fGjFbr4JtQ

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WATCH: Maskless Kimberly Guilfoyle gives speech to Trump supporters the day before her positive COVID test was announced

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Donald Trump Jr.'s girlfriend, Trump campaign fundraiser Kimberly Guilfoyle, made headlines with the announcement she tested positive for COVID-19 with hours to go before President Donald Trump's speech at Mount Rushmore. The campaign was quick to note that this occurred before the president arrived in the state, that Guilfoyle and Trump Jr. would be backing out of attending the president's speech, and that they would not have any contact with him until further notice.

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Guilfoyle’s positive COVID-19 test a ‘set-back’ for troubled Trump campaign trying to brush off pandemic fears: report

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According to the Washington Post, the report that top Donald Trump 2020 campaign official, and girlfriend to Don Trump Jr., Kimberly Guilfoyle has tested positive for COVID-19 is not only a setback for the president's troubled campaign but also a stark reminder that the coronavirus is still spreading rapidly despite the president's denials.

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