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U.S. Grand Jury Indicts 13 Russians For Election-Related Fraud

(Washington, DC) — Thirteen Russian nationals are being indicted for election-related fraud in the 2016 presidential campaign. In a Justice Department news briefing today, Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein said the defendants waged “information warfare” in the U.S. Rosenstein stressed there is no allegation in the indictment that the charged conduct altered the outcome of the 2016 election. But the effort was definitely there. With damaging releases aimed to tarnish Hillary Clinton’s chances.

Rosenstein said Russians violated U.S. laws to interfere with the American political process.

He noted that the Russians recruited Americans to stage rallies but said the Americans were not aware of the Moscow connection.

A Politico article by Cristiano Lima says,  Special counsel Robert Mueller’s office on Friday unveiled an indictment against 13 Russian nationals and three foreign entities on charges relating to the 2016 election meddling.

The indictment, which includes conspiracy to defraud the United States and aggravated identity theft, depicts an elaborate web of initiatives aimed at influencing the presidential race.

Here is a look at some of the most startling findings from the Department of Justice announcement.trump-russia-interactiveRussians paid Trump rally-goers to simulate Clinton jailing

According to the document, the Russian nationals and their associates paid people attending pro-Donald Trump rallies in Florida to carry out numerous “tasks,” including asking one to construct a cage at an event and another to dress up as Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton behind bars.

“Defendants and their co-conspirators asked one U.S. person to build a cage on a flatbed truck and another U.S. person to wear a costume portraying Clinton in a prison uniform,” the indictment read.

Calls for Clinton to be jailed were persistent at Trump rallies throughout 2016, with crowds often breaking out into chants of “Lock her up!” In local reports from 2016 rallies in Florida, rally-goers can be seen staging Clinton displays with caged mannequins.

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Donald Trump Jr. Will Testify In Russia Collusion Probe Today

(SL) – It will happen behind closed doors but, DJ is set to testify before the Senate Judiciary Committee about a 2016 meeting he attended with a lawyer linked to the Kremlin today.

Donald Trum Jr. attended the meeting in an attempt to get dirt on Democratic Presidential Candidate Hillary Clinton.  USA Today reports,  his testimony was confirmed Wednesday by congressional aides who were not authorized to speak publicly, is part of the panel’s investigation of the 2016 presidential race and possible collusion between the Trump campaign and Russian officials.

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Trump Jr. discusses the expansion of Trump Hotels on June, 2017, in NY.

The president’s son attended a June 2016 meeting with Russian lawyer Natalia Veselnitskaya at Trump Tower along with Paul Manafort, who was Trump’s campaign manager at the time, and Jared Kushner, who is Trump’s son-in-law.

Trump Jr. released emails in July of this year that showed he actively sought damaging information about Clinton from the meeting even after he was told it would come from the Russian government. Trump Jr. has described the meeting as a waste of time, saying it did not yield any useful information for his father’s campaign.

The Judiciary Committee and the Senate and House Intelligence committees are all conducting Russia probes. Special counsel Robert Mueller is leading a separate investigation.

Senate Judiciary Committee staff and some senators will question Trump Jr. in Thursday’s closed session.

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Russian Spies Have 72 Hours To Leave Country As President Obama Retaliates Against Russia For Election Tampering

(SL) – White House reps are keeping mm on the what else President Obama plans to do after Congress ruled that Russia did in fact tamper with the United State’s Presidential Election. The only person who isn’t buying it, of course, is Donald Trump who believes we she just….’get on with our lives.’

The Daily Mail reports, President Obama launched a Cold War strike on the Kremlin and its spies on Thursday, accusing them of hacking the presidential election on orders from Vladimir Putin.

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He ordered 35 Russian intelligence operatives to leave the country as part of sanctions ordered for what he said where the country’s attempts to ‘interfere with democratic governance’ and harassment of U.S. diplomatic officials in Russia.

And he launched a scathing attack on Putin’s Kremlin in an official announcement of sanctions over allegations of hacking in the run-up to the presidential elections.Obama all but named the Russian strongman in his statement – saying hacking was ‘ordered at the highest level’.

That prompted an angry response from the Kremlin which promised an ‘appropriate’ retaliation – while its London embassy tweeted a picture mocking him as a ‘lame duck’. Donald Trump took four hours to react – and did not say if he had been briefed in advance.’It’s time for our country to move on to bigger and better things,’ he said in a statement.landscape-1450461032-putin-index ‘Nevertheless, in the interest of our country and its great people, I will meet with leaders of the intelligence community next week in order to be updated on the facts of this situation.’

The sanctions came after the Democratic Party and Hillary Clinton’s secrets were published, mostly by Wikileaks, in a series of releases before Hillary Clinton’s election defeat.

 These data theft and disclosure activities could only have been directed by the highest levels of the Russian government.
Obama accuses Putin of being behind hacking which led to the Democrats’ secrets being published

The White House says Russia hacked the emails, and Clinton has claimed Putin acted out because of a ‘personal beef.’

Wikileaks has denied Moscow was the source.

‘This is not in question. There’s no debate within the U.S. administration about the fact,’ a senior U.S. official said Thursday, ‘that Russia interfered in our democratic election. We’ve established that clearly to our satisfaction.

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CIA Concludes That Russia Intervened In The Elections To Help Trump Win

(SL) – I think most people already had a clue about this..because let’s just face it…..well no need…tired of saying it. But minus waking up the racists in America, we all know that Trump’s presidential run and win was void of anything Political or truly American. Hillary Clinton was he most qualified and the People’s choice. But when the electoral votes started running, the stop at 270 ended with Trump.

putin-clinton-or-trump-is-irrelevant-the-real-problem-is-u-s-e28098imperial-ambitions_-600x338.jpgAs the Daily Mail reports, The CIA found that Russia’s interference with the presidential elections went beyond an attempt to undermine American democracy as a whole – and actively favored Donald Trump’s chances, according to the Washington Post.

Those who provided WikiLeaks with emails from hacked Democratic accounts have been identified by intelligence authorities as members of a Russian campaign who worked towards the goal of seeing Trump elected, officials told the Post.

The shocking conclusion, made by a ‘consensus’ of intelligence agencies, was reported the same day President Barack Obama ordered a review of cyber attacks that targeted Democratic organizations and operatives during the 2016 elections.

But Trump’s transition team shot down the findings, issuing a statement that read: ‘These are the same people that said Saddam Hussein had weapons of mass destruction.’

Confidential emails from the Democratic National Committee and John Podesta, the campaign chairman for Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton, were steadily leaked on WikiLeaks in the months before the election, damaging Clinton’s White House effort.

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The US has previously tiptoed around Russia’s involvement in the elections, saying the goal was to undermine the American electoral system as a whole.

But the CIA presented the growing evidence during a secret meeting with a number of senators last week, with agents saying it had become ‘quite clear’ that the Russians were supporting a Trump victory, the Post reported.

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Trying To Shame Former Latina Miss Universe Backfires On Trump And Threat To Focus On Bill Clinton Infidelity Could Prove To Be Hypocritical

(SL) – He’s been touting a victory over Hillary Clinton in the first Presidential Debate, but the numbers prove to be different. In fact, after pretty much sticking with Hillary neck and neck, Trump is official behind Clinton and it doesn’t seem like he’ll be able to catch up after his reckless behavior has once again turned America and the GOP off.hillary-clinton-debate-w710-h473-2xDuring Monday night’s debate, Hillary Clinton was effective in exposing, once again, Donald’s insensitivity towards minorities and women. And instead of going ‘High’Clinton defended his comments about Alicia Machado by going ‘Low’…real low. Instead of backpedaling, Trump took to twitter in early morning hours to try and discredit Machado and discussed an alleged ‘sex tape’, encouraging his supporters to ‘check out her sex tape’.

Let’s be clear. There is no evidence of a sex tape. Trump is referring to racy footage from a reality show.  The temperamental and inexperienced Republican candidate also began speaking about former president Bill Clinton’s affairs as a campaign issue and is threatening to bring it up during the next debate.  But that might not be the best idea. Donald trump has been accused of not only cheating on but allegedly raping Ivana Trump when they were married. His history with women seems to be incredibly ‘janky’.ht_gma_alicia_machado1_mem_160928_31x13_1600And let’s not forget about all of the sniffling during the debate…what was that about??Florida senator Marco Rubio dodged a question about Trump’s debate performance by saying he was on a plane. Wisconsin’s Ron Johnson said he’s not a pundit and refused to comment.  And when asked about The Trump-Machado feud, Paul Ryan said: : ‘I was working out and working this morning. I didn’t watch.’alicia-machado-miss-universe-donald-trump-001-1474994935Meanwhile, Hillary continues to build off of Donald’s shortcomings releasing her won tweet at 3:20 in the morning.

“There are hundreds of thousands more @AmeriCorps applications than spots. Horrible! Let’s expand it from 75,000 annual members to 250,000.”

“Too many talented young people pass up on programs like @Peacecorps because of student loans. Let’s use GOOD JUDGMENT & lighten that burden.”

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The Vice President Debate is scheduled for Oct. 4th.

 

First Lady Michelle Obama Castigates Trump Without Ever Saying His Name

(SL) – “When they go low, we go high.” First Lady Michelle Obama took some quiet jabs at Donald Trump and pointed out the importance of placing nuclear codes and military control in the right hands. While she pointed out Hillary Clinton’s strengths, one couldn’t help but think that maybe one day there will be another Obama in the White House.

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Tell Him How You Really Feel: Hillary Unloads On Donald

Des Moines, Iowa (CNN) – Hillary Clinton said Donald Trump’s recent vulgar description of her electoral loss in 2008 was “not the first time he’s demonstrated a penchant for sexism.”

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Clinton said the GOP frontrunner thrives on controversy in her first direct response to Trump telling an audience that she got “schlonged” — a term derived from a vulgar Yiddish word for a man’s penis — when she lost to then-Sen. Barack Obama in the 2008 fight for the Democratic presidential nomination.

“I really deplore the tone of his campaign, the inflammatory rhetoric that he is using to divide people, and his going after groups of people with hateful, incendiary rhetoric,” Clinton said in an interview with the Des Moines Register’s Tony Leys on Tuesday in Fairfield, Iowa.

GTY_trump_wedding_clintons_jef_150806_16x9_992“Nothing really surprises me anymore. I don’t know that he has any boundaries at all. His bigotry, his bluster, his bullying have become his campaign. And he has to keep sort of upping the stakes and going even further.”

She added, “I don’t respond to him personally, because he thrives on that kind of exchange. I think he has to answer for what he says, and I assume that others will make the larger point about his language. It’s not the first time he’s demonstrated a penchant for sexism. Again, I’m not sure anybody’s surprised that he keeps pushing the envelope.”

Trump said Tuesday that the term ‘schlonged’ isn’t vulgar and that he was using it to say Clinton had been beaten badly in 2008.

On Wednesday, Trump tweeted in part, ” … Be careful Hillary as you play the war on women or women being degraded card.”

GTY_donald_trump_hillary_clinton_sk_150619_16x9_992Clinton made three public stops in Iowa on Tuesday, two for town halls in Keota and Fairfield and another for a volunteer event in Bettendorf.

While Trump’s comments were the talk of the political world throughout the day, Clinton declined to respond to them directly when asked. But when asked a emotional question about bullying by a 10-year-old girl, Clinton seemingly made reference to Trump.

“You are looking at somebody who has had a lot of terrible things said about me. Luckily I am old enough where it doesn’t particularly bother me,” Clinton said, adding that the country “shouldn’t let anybody bully his way into the presidency.”

Black Lives Matter Group Interrupts Hillary Clinton As She Speaks At CAU

(SL) – The Hillary Clinton for African Americans Event went down on Friday in Atlanta and of course Sytonnia LIVE was on location at CAU’s Epps Gymnasium which was full of Clinton supporters and non-supporters.

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Some of Atlanta’s most influential people took part in the rally. Mayor Kaseem Reed, Congressman John Lewis, Atlanta Hawks Owner Grant Hill and many more. But what started out as a peaceful gathering quickly turned into chaos.

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Grant Hill speaks on behalf of Hillary Clinton who was his mother’s roommate in college. (Photo Credit: Terrence Carter)

As Hillary As Hillary referenced our civil rights leaders and following their methods for change…the interruption came from the back.

Hillary stood firm as they got louder A few men moved in to try and encourage the group to leave quietly.

At first, the former secretary of state acknowledged them: “Yes they do and I’m gonna talk a lot about that in a minute,” she said.

She then tried ignoring the protesters, shouting her remarks over the chants.

“I have some issues to discuss and proposals to make if our friends will allow me to do it. They may actually find them to their liking,” Clinton said, while continuing to speak over the disruption, one of the loudest she had faced on the campaign trail.

At this point, mind you, they are standing in front of the mayor, Congressman Lewis, Usher etc. The Mayor looked to be in disbelief.

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His wife remained in her seat. Congressman Lewis tried to get the group to leave.

The crowd eventually started chanting..let her talk and Hil-la-ry. It was so bad the Mayor and Congressman Lewis went back on stage and stood firmly behind Hillary.

The secret service formed a strategic circle around the platform. Finally, the group was escorted out.

Once the chaos cleared, Hillary said and I quote….”I would like to thank Mayor Reed and Congressman John Lewis for having my back!” Lol I chuckled a little.

NO Pressure: Hillary Clinton Handles Benghazi Hearing Like A Boss Builds On Momentum

(CNN) – 11 Hours of questioning and not one sweat bead popped! For Hillary Clinton, Republicans have become the gift that keeps on giving. Mrs. Clinton owes much of her extraoHillary Clinton's Benghazi testimony in 3 minutesrdinary comeback to her own abilities, but surely she must be grateful to the GOP as well. Never in modern times has a political party done so much to rehabilitate the leading presidential candidate in the other party.

The gifts have come in rapid succession:

— The way Republicans have converted Donald Trump into GOP front-runner. For all for their misgivings about Clinton, Trump scares the bejesus out of millions of Americans. How long before we see sprouting of groups like “Republican Women for Hillary”?

— The assertion by two Republican House members — one the GOP majority leader — that the Benghazi hearings were rigged to discredit Clinton.

— The ouster of Speaker John Boehner by hard-right Republicans because he hasn’t been sufficiently tough enough, a clear signal of who is running the House. Ask Mitt Romney how damaging it was to him to be seen as a captive of the far right.

— And, of course, this week’s marathon grilling of Clinton by the Benghazi committee that fortified the widespread belief — some 70% of people on the eve of the testimony according to a CNN poll — that the hearings were a partisan witch hunt.

Marathon Benghazi hearing leaves Clinton largely unscathed

The hearings could be especially helpful to Clinton because they played out on prime-time television before a sizable audience — some 5.24 million between Fox, MSNBC and CNN — so that massive numbers of voters could judge for themselves. As it turned out, those prime-ime hours were the ones in which Republican members, tired and frustrated, did their worst badgering.

Grilling of Hillary Clinton misfired

Naturally enough, some conservatives relished the hearings. Editorial writers for the Wall Street Journal, for example, argued that instead of yielding nothing, the hearings showed that even as Clinton was telling the Egyptians that terrorists had planned and carried out Benghazi, the administration was still claiming a film had triggered a spontaneous attack.

They have a good point, just as do Republican members who complain about how slow the Obama administration has been in yielding documents. But these disputes are not the stuff of scandal. (And who has been telling the bigger lie: those who first misled us about the film — and soon corrected themselves — or those who continue to insist the Clinton hearing was impartial?)

What most Americans instinctively want are leaders who are respectful of each other, listen well aBenghazi hearing: The high-tech lynching of Hillary Clintonnd are open-minded. And for much of the post-World War II period, that was usually the norm (the McCarthy period was a great exception).

As Clinton pointed out in her opening statement, there have been numerous instances in recent years in which terrorists broke through our defenses and murdered Americans. Investigations always followed but never the kind of disrespectful treatment against a secretary of state as the nation saw this week. And never the impugning of the integrity of distinguished public servants like Ambassador Tom Pickering and Adm. Michael Mullen as we witnessed.

11 Benghazi hearing takeaways: 1 for each hour

Do you think the Benghazi committee would have conducted itself this way if the star witness had not been Hillary Clinton, the likely Democratic nominee? The question answers itself.

In this coming political year, the country needs a robust debate about our direction and plans for going forward. We are at a critical inflection point on many fronts. And we would be best-served if we could decide between two strong candidates representing two strong parties. But judging from recent events, we may not get there — the Republicans could give it away long before the vote.