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Republican acknowledges the Senate Foreign Relations Committee is scheming to help Trump win

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Sen. Ron Johnson (R-WI). Image via screengrab.

In a moment of frankness, Sen. Ron Johnson (R-WI) confessed that his efforts to investigate former Vice President Joe Biden in the next seven weeks are purely political.

Taking a page out of the GOP’s Benghazi playbook, Johnson announced his investigation “is meant to be a retrospective look into Biden’s conduct as vice president,” noted Atlantic reporter Edward-Isaac Dovere. “But Johnson is saying that it’s about whether Biden would be a good president.”

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Dovere went on to note that this investigation wasn’t started at any point in the first three years of the Trump presidency. At no point was this a concern until after Biden won the South Carolina primary.

Johnson has also been outed for getting his intelligence from Andriy Derkach, a Ukrainian source who was sanctioned for involvement in election meddling.

In Johnson’s interview Tuesday with Wisconsin radio, he confessed again that his efforts were all for President Donald Trump

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“What our investigations are uncovering, I think, will reveal this is not somebody we should be electing president,” he claimed.

Dovere recalled what Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) said about the Benghazi investigation in 2015:

“Everybody thought Hillary Clinton was unbeatable, right? But we put together a Benghazi special committee, a select committee. What are her numbers today? Her numbers are dropping,” McCarthy said.

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When Trump attempted to bribe Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky to push the same conspiracy, he was impeached.


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Matt Gaetz accuses GOP’s Kelly Loeffler of bribing Trump with $50 million to push out her opponent

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On Thursday, The Daily Beast reported that Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL) is accusing Sen. Kelly Loeffler (R-GA) of offering President Donald Trump money for his re-election in return for helping her push opponent Rep. Doug Collins (R-GA) out of the race.

“This is what the Loeffler team went to the Trump team with,” said Gaetz at a campaign event for Collins. “They went and said, ‘Look, you guys gotta get Doug Collins out of this race’ ... She said, ‘I have $50 million for this project, and I can either spend my $50 million getting new voters and helping the Trump campaign, or I can spend that $50 million taking out Doug Collins.’”

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Foreign hackers cripple Texas county’s email system with a simple malware attack

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Last week, voters and election administrators who emailed Leanne Jackson, the clerk of rural Hamilton County in central Texas, received bureaucratic-looking replies. “Re: official precinct results,” one subject line read. The text supplied passwords for an attached file.

But Jackson didn’t send the messages. Instead, they came from Sri Lankan and Congolese email addresses, and they cleverly hid malicious software inside a Microsoft Word attachment. By the time Jackson learned about the forgery, it was too late. Hackers continued to fire off look-alike replies. Jackson’s three-person office, already grappling with the coronavirus pandemic, ground to a near standstill.

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Fox News built an ‘alternative reality’ to allow Trump to steal the election — and get away with it: Political scientist

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Fox News has laid the groundwork for President Donald Trump to steal the election -- and get away with it, according to a political scientist.

Rachel Bitecofer, an election analyst and senior adviser to the Lincoln Project, told MSNBC's "Morning Joe" that right-wing media had created an alternate reality that gave Trump's allies permission to believe he was saving democracy by stealing the election.

"Here's the thing you guys need to understand and America needs to understand," Bitecofer said. "I've been talking about this for a while, you can see this if you watch any of the congressional testimonies. In Republican world, it is they that are defending the institutional purity [and] Bill Barr is American hero, okay?"

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