GOP leader in 2016 said ‘I think Putin pays’ Trump

A month before Donald Trump became the 2016 Republican presidential nominee, his ally House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy said privately among GOP peers on Capitol Hill that he believed Russian President Vladimir Putin makes payments to Trump.

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As Trump adviser, Flynn stopped a military plan Turkey opposed after being paid $500K as its agent

As Donald Trump's national security adviser, one of the first moves Michael Flynn made was aligned precisely with the wishes of Turkey. But Flynn had a secret. He'd been paid half a million dollars to represent the interests of the Turkish government. And team Trump knew.

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Trump team knew Flynn was under federal investigation when they made him national security adviser

Another hour, another bombshell in the accelerating pace of criminal and espionage inquiries into Donald Trump and his team.

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Robert Mueller, Ex-FBI Chief, appointed as special counsel in Trump-Russia investigation

The Justice Department has appointed former FBI Director Robert Mueller as special counsel overseeing the federal investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election, including questions about contact between Russian officials and Trump campaign associates.

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Nicholas Sand, creator of famous 'Orange Sunshine' LSD, has died at 75

Legendary chemists and psychonauts Nicholas Sand and Nick Scully created the legendary version of LSD known as “Orange Sunshine” that was so widely used in San Francisco in 1967. Sand died on April 24 at his home in the Northern California community of Lagunitas. He was 75.

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'Erdoğan's bodyguards' beat up protesters in D.C. while Turkish leader met Trump at White House

Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan met with U.S. President Donald Trump at the White House today.

While the two authoritarian heads of state chatted, Erdogan's thugs beat the crap out of Kurdish protesters nearby.

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Feds subpoena Manafort over $3.5M tax-free loan he received right after he abruptly left Trump campaign

Paul Manafort received a 3.5 million dollar tax-free and payback-free loan from someone yet unknown, right after he left Donald Trump's presidential campaign. Federal investigators have subpoenaed Manafort's records to find out more about this weird real estate loan transaction, and his finances in general.

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Two gay men in Indonesia sentenced to 85 lashes for having sex

A sharia court in Indonesia’s ultra-conservative Aceh province has sentenced two gay men to public caning.

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On eve of Erdogan-Trump White House visit, Turkey orders arrests of 85 energy and education staff in post-coup probe

Turkish strongman Recep Tayyip Erdogan is scheduled to meet with the classified-information-leaking U.S. President Donald Trump one day after this story breaks.

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Here are some of the things Trump once said about classified info and Hillary Clinton

Watch this expertly edited look back at the many times Donald Trump has been caught on video condemning Hillary Clinton's competence in handling classified information.

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New clues in WannaCry ransomware attack point to North Korea and Kim Jong Un

“The self-spreading ‘WannaCry’ internet worm, which ripped through 160,000 computers and crippled hospitals and other businesses, is now being linked to a North Korean cyber gang,” reports Kevin Poulsen at Daily Beast.

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Pro-Trump media denies confirmed reports President Trump leaked classified info to Russia

Donald Trump's white supremacist peanut gallery is scrambling to deny the reality of today's bombshell revelation the President shared highly classified information with Russian officials during a bizarrely timed White House visit the day after Trump fired FBI director James Comey.

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Trump 'revealed highly classified information' to Russians during White House visit after firing FBI's Comey

But Her Emails.

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Trump 'Crazy': President described by fired FBI director Comey as 'outside realm of normal'

When President Donald Trump accused outgoing President Barack Obama in March of 'wiretapping' him, James B. Comey, then the FBI director, was “flabbergasted,” reports the New York Times in a breakdown of Comey's thuggish dismissal that includes jawdropping detail. The president, Comey told his FBI associates, was “outside the realm of normal,” even “crazy.”

Those are the words he used, reports the Times.

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Comey was concerned over possible evidence of Russia collusion, then Trump fired him: WSJ

Fired FBI Director James Comey was concerned by potential evidence of collusion, reports the Wall Street Journal tonight. Comey got daily instead of weekly updates on Russia investigation three weeks ago, and had been providing updates to top members of the Senate Intelligence Committee. Trump didn't like any of this.

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He 'fumed.' Trump's unhinged anger drove decision to fire FBI's Comey, WaPo reports— citing 30+ sources

The intensifying attention surrounding an FBI investigation into President Donald Trump's Russia ties, led by then-FBI Director James B. Comey, angered Trump so intensely that he became obsessed with finding a way to fire Comey. Trump did exactly that just yesterday afternoon. Today, according to a deeply-sourced piece in the Washington Post, each time Comey appeared in public, “an ever-watchful President Trump grew increasingly agitated that the topic was the one that he was most desperate to avoid: Russia.”

We still don't know why Trump is so increasingly desperate to avoid the topic of his ties to Russia. However, all of this escalating defensiveness and shock points to a coverup of something criminal and grave. The lady doth protest too much.

No fewer than 30 credible sources spoke to the Post, and Trump is described as someone who 'fumes' with rage. Believable.

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U.S. voters think Trump is an "idiot," and now trust media more than him to tell truth: Quinnipiac poll

Not a good day in the polls for the beleaguered President. Everyone knows he's lying, and when asked, “What is the first word that comes to mind when you think of Donald Trump,” the top answer? “Idiot.”

A new Quinnipiac poll shows that American voters, “who gave President Donald Trump a slight approval bump after the missile strike in Syria, today give him a near-record negative 36 - 58 percent job approval rating.”

Also in this survey, the widest margin ever measured for this question in a Quinnipiac poll: 54-38% want the Democrats to take control of the House.

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