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Senate Panel: “There is no doubt that Russia undertook an unprecedented effort to interfere with our 2016 elections.”

While most expected the Senate committee to yield different results  than the House Committee did, the degree to which this report raises alarm is surprising. It doesn’t say “maybe” it happened. The Senate committee clearly states Russian meddling did happen. It’s impossible to calculate the impacts of that meddling. However, it’s also impossible to suggest that Russian influence didn’t factor into seating Donald Trump in the White House.  The words “Illegitimate President” seem less inflammatory when the House Intelligence Committee and the Intelligence Community publicly acknowledge significant and sophisticated meddling by a foreign government. 

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Awaken a Sleeping Giant: Trump Has Set a Fire in Jerusalem He Can’t Control

So for today, while Ivanka and husband are posing for the cameras and doing a media tour, trigger-happy Isreali soldiers are pushing peace further and further off the table. Isis and other groups will take a different approach than the peaceful protestors to defeat the Israelis and the U.S. by default. There will be no shortage of “martyrs”. There never is.

There are lots of ways to start a war. You can, in fact, start a war at a fancy ribbon-cutting ceremony. You can only push people so far before fighting back is a matter of survival. In the occupied territories, survival on a daily basis is very uncertain. 

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What is a Suspicious Activity Report, (SAR) and Why Should You Care?

The Treasury Department has opened an investigation into whether bank records belonging to President Trump’s private lawyer were illegally leaked to the lawyer for porn actress Stormy Daniels. I’m sure the bank itself is also investigating. However, the running and most likely theory is Michael Avenatti got ahold of the Suspicious Activity Reports somehow. Chances are high there’s more in those documents than what we currently know.

Suspicious Activity Reports are usually not made public for a reason – because they are a “suspicion”. The Department of the Treasury takes a stand that it wants to avoid damaging a reputation before a proper investigation verifies the allegations. We don’t know the exact status of those Suspicious Activity Reports. However, we do know that Mueller has already questioned most if not all of the people who paid Cohen money that was deposited in that account. So, it might not be a stretch to think the Department of Treasury alerted the Special Council about what they found.

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We Couldn’t Say it Better Than the Liberal Redneck Trae Crowder on Bailing from the Iran Deal

This is one of those “This is not a drill” moments in world politics. The ramifications of this move could play out for generations to come. While Iran’s adult leaders are trying to smooth the waters by saying the deal will go on without the U.S., it’s not much of a deal without us. For hell’s sake, even Putin doesn’t agree with Trump’s decision. 

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