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“If the U.S. no longer cares to stand with the targets of the Putin regime’s political wrath, our moral authority on human rights is only degraded further. The State Department owes the American people answers, and a commitment to stand with democracy and justice.”

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With the Russia investigation still gathering steam, the last thing anyone in the Trump administration should do now is create the impression they are cooperating with Russian President Vladimir Putin’s assaults on human rights.

Which is why the State Department’s sudden move against Putin critic Bill Browder — at the exact same time Russia is trying to mark him as an internationally wanted man — is so confounding.

Last week, Putin forced Interpol to issue a “red notice” for Browder, putting him on a global wanted list, despite the fact he has committed no crime. In theory, this is not a danger to Browder — Putin has tried on four previous occasions to flag him on Interpol, and every time Western democracies ignored it.

But this time, with no explanation, the State Department revoked Browder’s U.S. visa, restricting his freedom of movement at exactly the same time that Russia is hunting for him.

Such a move creates the impression that Trump administration officials are sympathetic to Putin’s crusade against a political foe.

Browder, a U.S.-born British financier whose former lawyer, Sergei Magnitsky, was tortured to death in a Russian prison after exposing the corruption of Putin’s inner circle, has been instrumental in pushing democratic nations to hold Russia to account for political murder. His activism has prompted four countries — the United States, the United Kingdom, Canada, and Estonia — to adopt “Magnitsky Acts.”

These laws, which block the Russian oligarchs who killed Magnitsky from using assets they looted from their country and stashed overseas, are the only significant consequence Putin has faced for his crimes. And Browder is at the top of the list of people he blames.

Sympathy for Russia is nothing new from Donald Trump. On the campaign trail, he frequently said he wished America would “get along” with Russia, despite the fact that even then the Russian cyberattacks on the U.S. election were widely known. More recently, Trump has refused to enforce new Russian sanctions that were passed nearly unanimously in Congress.

But the rescission of Browder’s visa looks particularly bad for Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, who at his confirmation hearing pledged he would support the Magnitsky Act. This move creates the impression that Tillerson was either lying or, to use Sen. Bob Corker’s memorable characterization, has been “castrated.”

If the U.S. no longer cares to stand with the targets of the Putin regime’s political wrath, our moral authority on human rights is only degraded further. The State Department owes the American people answers, and a commitment to stand with democracy and justice.

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A series of shootings Monday in a small lakeside Northern California community killed two people and injured two others, including a police officer, authorities said.
It’s unclear what prompted the shootings in Clearlake Oaks or whether the gunman knew any of the victims, Lake County Sheriff Brian Martin said.
Alan Ashmore, 61, of Clearlake Oaks, was arrested about 30 minutes after the first report of gunfire.
A California Highway Patrol officer was shot in his body armor while pursuing the gunman and was treated and released from a hospital. The other victim was expected to survive, Martin said.
“We don’t know whether the shootings were all targeted, if they were random or if they were a combination,” Martin said.
Two men died in separate shootings outside of homes, Martin said. The injured person also was struck at a residence.
More gunfire erupted at two gas stations, including one where the shooter allegedly exchanged fire with someone licensed to carry a concealed weapon. Neither was injured.
Pat Kelly, 52, of Clearlake Oaks said he was at a Chevron station near the post office when he saw a sport utility vehicle screech to a halt and a gunman jumped out and stormed the gas station store.
“Oh, there was eight to 10 or a dozen gunshots in rapid succession,” Kelly told the San Francisco Chronicle . “There was another guy parked behind me. He was hiding behind his gas pump, and I was hiding behind my gas pump.”
Kelly said he got back into his car, sped away and went to another gas station about a mile away, only to find the shooter was there.
“He was parked right there shooting that gas station up,” Kelly said.
After a pursuit and roadblock, the suspect was taken into custody. Investigators believe he started a fire in vegetation as he tried to flee, Martin said.
Authorities investigated a report that Ashmore had opened fire at a winery, but Martin said he wielded a gun without firing.
Martin initially reported that three people were injured including the CHP officer. But he later revised the count.
Clearlake Oaks is a small community on the shore of Clear Lake about 115 miles northeast of San Francisco.


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Russia’s Favored Outlet Is an Online News Giant. YouTube Helped.

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As the presidential election heated up in the spring of 2016, RT consistently featured negative stories about Mrs. Clinton, according to United States intelligence officials. That included claims of corruptionat her family foundation and ties to Islamic extremism, frequent coverage of emails stolen by Russian operatives from Mrs. Clinton’s campaign chairman, and accusations that she was in poor physical and mental health.

“More than half of American adults say they watch YouTube, and younger viewers are moving to YouTube at staggering numbers,” said Senator Mark Warner, Democrat of Virginia and vice chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee, which is investigating Russia’s exploitation of social media platforms based in the United States. “YouTube is a target-rich environment for any disinformation campaign — Russian or otherwise — that represents a long-term, next-generation challenge.”

Much like the Russian-controlled pages on Facebook, RT’s YouTube videos comply with YouTube’s community guidelines, which cover things like nudity, copyright violations and promoting violence against a group based on race or religion. But not propaganda.

YouTube carries “a wide variety of news channels” that represent “an array of viewpoints across the political spectrum,” said a spokesman for the company, Chris Dale.

RT’s reach on YouTube — 2.2 million subscribers, just slightly behind CNN — stemmed from a long and mutually beneficial relationship between the news channel and the video site, according to current and former RT employees and technology industry analysts.

YouTube had the vast audience and global reach that RT needed as it set out to become a worldwide alternative news source with influence and viewers beyond Russia’s own borders. RT has YouTube channels in a number of foreign languages including Arabic, Spanish, German, French and Chinese.

“RT management did view YouTube as hugely important to spreading content,” said Liz Wahl, a former correspondent in the United States for RT who quit on the air in 2014 over concerns that the network was whitewashing the Russian annexation of Crimea. “Traditional television ratings weren’t important because the aim was to get the messaging out through various digital and social platforms.”

The Russian channel was among the first news organizations to recognize YouTube’s power and developed content intended to perform well on the platform. RT uploads videos frequently, sprinkling in buzzy viral videos of disasters — plane crashestsunamis, a meteor strike — to earn likes and longer watch times, which YouTube’s algorithm rewards with better placement among search results and recommendations.

The viral videos, which were often borrowed from other sources, help to build up RT’s subscribers, and they became part of the Kremlin’s audience for more political content.

“People come for the click-bait material,” said Bret Schafer, an official at the Alliance for Securing Democracy, a bipartisan initiative of the German Marshall Fund, the Washington-based public policy research group. “And they eventually land on videos that the Kremlin wants them to see.”

While much of RT’s traffic stems from nonpolitical videos, the channel’s political and foreign affairs content ranks highly in many YouTube searches. Searches on topics on which the Kremlin is typically eager to promote its point of view — American intervention in Syria, the Ukrainian civil war or the rise of Germany’s far-right AfD party — will often turn up an RT video as one of the top results.

YouTube also provided RT with the kind of perks it reserved for big publishers, including custom backgrounds for its channel in the early days and a “check mark” that designated RT as a verified news source. Until recently, RT was also among a select group of news organizations included in Google’s “preferred” news lineup, granting them access to guaranteed revenue from premium advertisers. Those advertisers, in effect, subsidized Russia’s international propaganda arm.

Google dropped RT from the preferred lineup last month. Andrea Faville, a Google spokeswoman, said the decision was unrelated to the congressional inquiry, and that RT had been dropped as part of a “standard algorithmic update.” But Google also noted that it was not placing any other limits on RT: The channel could still sell regular ads on its videos and the status downgrade only applied in the United States. Google later clarified that RT was downgraded in other markets, but it would not say which ones.

Kirill Karnovich-Valua, RT’s deputy editor in chief, said the organization had not been informed of Google’s decision and it was puzzled about why it was dropped despite being “one of the most watched YouTube channels in the world.”

“This speaks to the unprecedented political pressure increasingly applied to all RT partners and relationships in a concerted effort to push our channel out of the U.S. market entirely, and by any means possible,” Mr. Karnovich-Valua wrote in an email.

Last month, RT said the Justice Department had demanded that a private company affiliated with RT America register as a “foreign agent” — a term that dates back to a law originally enacted in 1938 to deter Nazi propaganda. On Thursday, after the deadline set by American officials had passed, an RT spokeswoman said that the news organization was “doing everything possible for RT to avoid having to register.” Registration could impose voluminous disclosure requirements on RT, a particular burden for a media organization producing frequent content.

Russia’s president, Vladimir V. Putin, responded in more forceful terms: Should the United States impose restrictions on Russian media, Mr. Putin said last week, Russian would act “symmetrically and quite swiftly.”

RT’s use of other technology platforms is also under investigation. Last month, officials at Twitter told a Senate Intelligence Committee that three RT accounts targeting an American audience — with a combined following of roughly six million users — had spent $274,100 to promote tweets in 2016.

But none of RT’s social media activities or its presence in cable and satellite TV lineups has delivered the impact of its YouTube channel. RT launched its YouTube page in March 2007, roughly four months after Google paid $1.65 billion for the fledgling video site. At the time, YouTube was better known for pirated content and videos of cute animals than news programming, but RT caught on quickly.

The Russian channel recruited talent from within the burgeoning world of YouTube-born media stars, people who had already shown a knack for creating viral or popular video content.

One RT contributor, the British blogger Graham Phillips, built a large following on YouTube with videos from Ukraine’s civil war, many of them critical of Ukraine’s central government. RT often featured Mr. Phillips and at one point employed him as a part-time freelancer before he was arrested and deported by Ukrainian authorities. His personal YouTube channel has earned more than 60 million views.

Another RT contributor, Lori Harfenist, began her career on public-access television in New York City, and eventually moved her self-produced show, “The Resident,” to YouTube. Ms. Harfenist was one of the platform’s first revenue-sharing partners, according to a biography on Ms. Harfenist’s personal website.

Ms. Harfenist was eventually recruited by RT, which began featuring her on segments with titles like “America is a Hypocrite.” During the presidential campaign, RT’s Twitter account promoted a video from her that claimed the existence of an anti-Semitic conspiracy involving Hillary Clinton, Google and the Illuminati. (She later claimed the segment was meant as satire.) Ms. Harfenist did not respond to emails and Facebook messages seeking comment.

Today, RT ranks among the top news channels on YouTube for views, subscribers and “engagement” such as comments or likes. The most-watched clips on RT are not political or anti-establishment videos, they are snackable content. A clip of a homeless man with a gifted voice for radio is the most popular video on RT, viewed 40 million times since it was uploaded six years ago.

Mr. Karnovich-Valua said RT’s primary aim is to provide an alternative point of view on current events so its audience can get a full picture of world events. “Where relevant, RT does present a Russian perspective on current events, but we don’t promote the Russian point of view, we explain it alongside with presenting others,” he said.

Some lawmakers, including Mr. Warner, have called for tighter regulation and disclosure requirements for political advertising on social media platforms. Yet RT’s embrace of YouTube shows how difficult it could be to limit foreign influence.

“It’s not a secret. It’s not rocket science, but they’re just doing it much better,” said Christoph Burseg, who runs VeeScore.com, an analytics and strategic consultancy that tracks YouTube use. “Unless YouTube decides to manually step in, they will continue to be very present. RT isn’t doing anything wrong, they’re just riding the algorithms.”

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Political insider: Donald Trump and several others to be indicted in Trump-Russia probe 

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At this point we all instinctively know that the indictment phase of Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into Donald Trump’s Russia scandal is not too far off. We have further confirmation of this because Mueller’s team has informed one of the players in the scandal that he’s going to be indicted. At this point the big questions are how those indictments will come down, and who will get hit with them first.

One take on the indictment cycle comes from Jon Cooper, the chairman of the Democratic Coalition. Here’s his take: “My prediction is that Paul Manafort, Michael Flynn, Jared Kushner, Donald Trump Jr, and Donald Trump will ALL be indicted in Mueller’s probe” (link). The first two names on the list don’t come as a shock to anyone. Manafort has been told he’s going to be indicted, and there’s a grand jury out on Flynn. The other three names would send shockwaves, for different reasons.

If Mueller goes so far as to indict Donald Trump’s son and son-in-law, he’ll be cutting straight into the belly of Trump’s presidency. Trump will face a no-win situation either way. If he begins trying to pardon his own family members, his presidency will instantly be finished in political terms – and it’s not even clear that such pardons would stand up in court. If he doesn’t pardon them, he’ll have to sit back as they’re carved up by the legal system, even as the media treats it as the scandal of the century. But that’s nothing compared to the final name on the list: Trump’s own.

It’s never been constitutionally established whether or not a sitting president can be indicted, because it’s never been tried (Richard Nixon was named as an unindicted co-conspirator as he was being shoved out the door). Several legal scholars have argued that Mueller can indict Trump, while some believe that he can try Trump directly in a court of law, rather than having to let Congress handle the indictment. Some of those same scholars believe Trump cannot legally pardon himself.

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John McCain protects key Trump-Russia witness, after Donald Trump tried to put him in danger 

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Senator John McCain is now making more clear by the day that he plans to use his remaining time in politics to dismantle Donald Trump, piece by corrupt piece. Now that Trump is trying to make an example out of a key Trump-Russia witness by putting him in danger, in an apparent attempt at scaring other witnesses out of testifying, McCain has quickly and successfully back to protect the witness in question.

Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin conspired to target Bill Browder, a British citizen who testified before Congress that Donald Trump Jr. and the Russian government were colluding during the election. Putin put out an international arrest warrant which falsely accused Browder of a murder which Putin’s own people had committed. Trump then immediately revoked Browder’s visa, blocking Browder from boarding a flight to the United States. This left Browder in limbo, and potentially vulnerable to Putin’s tendency to murder his political adversaries.

Bill Browder went public with the scandal yesterday when he tweeted about it. That led John McCain to pair up with Democratic Senator Ben Cardin today to release a joint statement demanding that Department of Homeland Security immediately work to fix Browder’s visa (link). The statement also spelled out that Browder clearly did not commit the murder in question, and that Putin’s own people were responsible for it instead. Now that a bipartisan Senate effort is playing out in public to expose Trump’s Browder scandal, making it impossible for Trump to keep this under the radar. Sure enough, three hours after the statement was released, DHS reversed itself and allowed Browder into the country.

This comes just days after John McCain and Ben Cardin also paired up to expose Donald Trump’s refusal to implement the Russian sanctions that were included in a bill he signed this summer. Somewhere in between, Cardin also made an effort to get Ivanka Trump’s security clearance revoked. As we pointed out at the time, it appears McCain’s fingerprints are on that move as well

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House panel plans to release Russian ads that ran on Facebook, committee leaders say
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The House Intelligence Committee will release Russia-linked Facebook ads run on its platform during the 2016 election, according to NBC News. Facebook has already released roughly 3,000ads linked to Russian operatives to congressional investigators.
House intel committee will release Russian-funded Facebook adsEngadget
Lawmakers Say They Plan to Release Facebook Ads Linked to RussiaNew York Times
House intel committee to release Russia-linked Facebook ads …CNN
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Donald Trump attacks Hillary Clinton and ‘fake news’ amid probe into Russian-bought Facebook ads
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Donald Trump has gone on yet another Twitter tirade, this time attacking Hillary Clinton andFacebook after claims Russian-bought Facebook adverts were used to support his presidential campaign. Downplaying the significance of the ads, which many …
Trump says Russian-bought Facebook ads were ‘tiny’ compared with American ‘fake news’Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Brad Parscale, Trump campaign digital director, to be interviewed by congressional panel TuesdayWashington Examiner
The Russia Investigations: Interference Impacted Real Life; Senators Propose New LawNPR
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Interestingly, Department of Justice investigation of these shenanigans was supervised by U.S. Attorney Rod Rosenstein who now serves as President Trump’s deputy attorney general, and then-Assistant FBI Director Andrew McCabe who is now deputy FBI …
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Turning Tables in Magnitsky Case, Russia Accuses a Nemesis of Murder

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The theory was first floated in a documentary broadcast on Russian state television last year, but widely brushed off as crude propaganda. It seemed aimed, as with many Russian disinformation campaigns, at muddying the waters around the issue without necessarily claiming to be credible.

It seems the prosecutors have been assembling the case since last year, but their activities came to light just this month when a lawyer representing Mr. Magnitsky’s family gained access to the court docket containing the information presented as evidence by the prosecutors.

“This is going on because my role in their troubles just seems to be escalating,” Mr. Browder said in a telephone interview, alluding to the sanctions. A Russian court has already convicted Mr. Browder in absentia of fraud in a case he called retaliation for his lobbying against the government of President Vladimir V. Putin.

“Basically, I’m their worst nightmare,” Mr. Browder said. “And their previous attempts to rein me in and get me back to Russia haven’t worked. It went from tax evasion, to more tax evasion, to fraud and libel, and now it is working its way up to murder.”

The case gained new prominence this summer after it emerged that a lawyer supporting the Russian government’s position had met during last year’s presidential election with the senior leadership of the Trump campaign, including the chairman, Paul J. Manafort, and Mr. Trump’s son and son-in-law.

The new accusation is made all the more sinister for its absurd and at times cartoonish details.

Prosecutors contend that Mr. Browder had colluded with an agent of Britain’s foreign intelligence agency, MI6, “to cause the death of S. L. Magnitsky,” by persuading Russian prison doctors to withhold care.

The motive, according to what prosecutors said were intelligence intercepts, was to start a scandal, or “a significant news trigger to discredit the Russian Federation in the eyes of the international community.”

While they were about it, the prosecutors used the so-called intercepts, written in grammatically flawed English, to wrap into the plot two other Kremlin nemeses — Grigory A. Yavlinsky and Aleksei A. Navalny, prominent Russian opposition politicians. The supposed scheme was called Operation Quake.

The prosecutors say that Mr. Browder was assigned the code name Agent Solomon by Western intelligence, while Mr. Navalny was called Agent Freedom.

Referring to Agent Solomon, one filing recounts how he “was offered by proxies in the Russian Federal Penitentiary Service to arrange the termination of any medical services for Magnitsky.”

The measure that Mr. Browder campaigned for in the United States passed in 2012 as the Sergei Magnitsky Rule of Law and Accountability Act. It denied visas and blocked access to the American financial system for Russians deemed to have committed human rights abuses and avoided punishment at home, including those involved in the Magnitsky tax fraud case.

Mr. Putin, perceiving an intrusion into his country’s affairs, campaigned hard against the measure. When it passed, he retaliated by ending American adoptions of Russian children. The law became a prototype for the blacklisting of prominent Russians later applied in new sanctions laws during the Ukraine crisis.

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Congress is turning Russia investigations into a partisan mess

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Instead of dealing openly and honestly, and looking into how Russia attempted to interfere in the 2016 presidential campaign in order to get …
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The Russia Investigations: Interference Impacted Real Life; Senators …

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Last week in the Russia investigations: Reports are growing about Russian-linked interference beyond the Web and in real life, three senators …
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Hopes Dim for Congressional Russia Inquiries as Parties Clash

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Hopes Dim for Congressional Russia Inquiries as Parties Clash … “Congressional investigationsunfortunately are usually overtly political …
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Congress is spending millions on Russia investigations — but you’ll …

USA TODAYOct 18, 2017
WASHINGTON — Congress is spending millions of dollars on investigations of Russia’s interference in the 2016 presidential election, but it’s …
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Last week in the Russia investigations: Reports are growing about Russian-linked interference beyond the Web and in real life, three senators pitch a bill to tackle digital active measures and Big Tech says it’ll play ball in Capitol Hill’s big show on 
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Raleigh, N.C. (AP) — The fate of Bowe Bergdahl — the Army sergeant who pleaded guilty to endangering his comrades by leaving his post in Afghanistan in 2009 — now rests in the hands of a judge. A sentencing hearing for Bergdahl starts Monday at Fort …
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Bowe Bergdahl deal compromised US national security and President Obama should be held accountable – Fox News

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The admission is in; the sentence awaits us. Army Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl admitted deserting his Afghan post and endangering fellow troops. By all accounts this is the most serious betrayal of presidential authority in my life time. In 2014 President 

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Donald Trump attacks Hillary Clinton and ‘fake news’ amid probe into Russian-bought Facebook ads
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Donald Trump has gone on yet another Twitter tirade, this time attacking Hillary Clinton andFacebook after claims Russian-bought Facebook adverts were used to support his presidential campaign. Downplaying the significance of the ads, which many …
Trump says Russian-bought Facebook ads were ‘tiny’ compared with American ‘fake news’Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Brad Parscale, Trump campaign digital director, to be interviewed by congressional panel TuesdayWashington Examiner
The Russia Investigations: Interference Impacted Real Life; Senators Propose New LawNPR
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Trump rails against Russia investigation and Russian Facebook ads …

Business InsiderOct 21, 2017
Facebook has turned over the more than 3,000 Russian-bought ads to Congress. An investigation conducted by the Russia news outlet RBC …
The Strange World of Russian ‘Trolls’
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Did Russia’s Facebook Ads Actually Swing the Election?

New York MagazineOct 20, 2017
Part of the problem with assessing the effect of Russian ads is that Facebook itself sends mixed messages. According to the company, 10 …
Facebook Won’t Be Sent To The Gulag Over Russian Ads
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How to quit Facebook (if the time suck, Russian ads or political noise …

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Maybe you’re unnerved by all the Russia stuff. I was an avid Facebook user for more than a decade. But due to a combination of the reasons …
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Trump says Russian-bought Facebook ads were ‘tiny’ compared …

Chicago TribuneOct 21, 2017
President Donald Trump on Saturday downplayed the significance of Russian-bought Facebook ads, which leading lawmakers investigating …
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Donald Trump attacks Hillary Clinton and ‘fake news’ amid probe …

The IndependentOct 21, 2017
… Clinton and ‘fake news’ amid probe into Russian-bought Facebook ads … and Facebook after claims Russian-bought Facebook adverts were …
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10:31 AM 10/23/2017 – FBI News Review: Did Russia’s Facebook Ads Actually Swing the Election? FBI should not have an http://fbinewsreview.org/2017/10/23/1031-am-10232017-fbi-news-review/ … 

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8:55 AM 10/23/2017 – TRUMP-RUSSIA INVESTIGATION: Bipartisan politics stands in the way of an effective…

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8:55 AM 10/23/2017 – TRUMP-RUSSIA INVESTIGATION: Bipartisan politics stands in the way of an effective investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election

8:24 AM 10/23/2017 – Christopher Wray: New FBI Director Touts Importance of Partnerships With Local …

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8:43 AM 10/23/2017 – Hopes Dim for Congressional Russia Inquiries as Parties Clash – NYT | The Early…

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FBI, Did Russia’s Facebook Ads Actually Swing the Election? FBI should not have any problems answering this question trumpinvestigations.org/blog/2017/10/2… 

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President Trump is Correct About ‘Tiny Amount’ of Money Spent on …

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… worth of Facebook ads used by Russia to try and swing the election … claimed that the mainstream America media actually helped Trump.
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Tech giants face Congress as showdown over Russia election …

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Tech giants face Congress as showdown over Russia election meddling looms … bought by fake American accounts and focused on swing states. … “Keep hearing about “tiny” amount of money spent on Facebook ads … dollars more on Presidential Election than I did,” the president wrote in another tweet.
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Russia-Linked Facebook Ads Reportedly Aimed for Swing States

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Russia-Linked Facebook Ads Reportedly Aimed for Swing States … U.S. election was specifically targeting swing states, according to a new report. … Facebook ads thought to emanate from Russia didnot target swing states.
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Despite backlash over political adsFacebook’s role in elections will …

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Political ads on Facebook have fueled controversy. They spread Russian propaganda and reportedly helped the Trump team suppress black support for Hillary … political action committee in targeting swing voters with scaremongering anti-refugee ads. … Facebook did not reply to requests for comment.
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Did Russia’s Facebook Ads Actually Swing the Election?

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With pressure on Facebook mounting in anticipation of general counsel Colin Stretch’s testimony in front of the House and Senate Intelligence …
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