Tag Archives: 2016 elections

Lewandowski Book On Campaign Reveals Weird Habits, Obscene Tantrums, And Lots And Lots Of Fast Food

The Washington Post reports: Elton John blares so loudly on Donald Trump’s campaign plane that staffers can’t hear themselves think. Press secretary Hope Hicks uses a steamer to press Trump’s pants — while he is still wearing them. Trump screams at his top aides, who are subjected to ­expletive-filled tirades in which they get their “face ripped off.” And Trump’s …

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Trump Claims He Believes Putin’s Denials Of “Meddling” In US Election: You Can Only Ask Him So Many Times

The Guardian reports: Donald Trump has said he believes Vladimir Putin spoke genuinely when the Russian president denied meddling in last year’s US election. “He said he didn’t meddle. He said he didn’t meddle. I asked him again. You can only ask so many times. I just asked him again. He said he absolutely did not meddle in our election. …

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82% Of Trump Voters Would Do It Again

Politico reports: One year after the 2016 presidential election, the vast majority of Donald Trump voters have no regrets. According to a POLITICO/Morning Consult poll conducted on the eve of the first anniversary of Trump’s historic election, 82 percent of those who say they supported Trump last year would vote for him again if they had to do it over. …

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Trump Tweets Congratulations To His “Deplorables” For “MASSIVE Landslide Victory” On Anniversary Of Election

The Hill reports: President Trump congratulated his supporters on the Wednesday anniversary of his historic victory in the 2016 election, calling them “deplorables” in a nod to former Democratic opponent Hillary Clinton. The anniversary tweet came attached to a photo of the president with key White House aides aboard Air Force One on Trump’s 13-day trip through Asia, including White …

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Donna Brazile: I Never Said DNC Was “Rigged” And Those Who Want Me To Shut Up Can Go To Hell [VIDEO]

The Hill reports: Former Democratic National Committee (DNC) interim chairwoman Donna Brazile said she found “no evidence” that the 2016 Democratic presidential primary process was fixed, taking issue with the use of the word “rigged” by others. “I found no evidence, none, whatsoever,” Brazile told ABC’s “This Week.” “The only thing I found, which I said, I found the cancer, …

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Howard Dean Dismisses Claims Of “Rigged” Primaries: DNC’s Agreement Was Standard Operating Procedure

The Hill reports: Former Democratic National Committee (DNC) chair Howard Dean said Friday an agreement between Hillary Clinton and the DNC was “standard operating procedure.” Brazile said this week in an excerpt from her upcoming book that an agreement between Clinton and the DNC was “unethical” and harmed Sen. Bernie Sanders’s (I-Vt.) chances against Clinton in the Democratic primary. More …

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TWEETSTORM: Trump Demands Criminal Probe Into Donna Brazile’s Claim Of “Rigged” Democratic Primaries

CBS News reports: Donald Trump has seized upon former acting Democratic National Committee (DNC) Chair Donna Brazile’s assertion that the DNC rigged the primaries in favor of Hillary Clinton. In a new book, Brazile says that former Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton effectively took control of the DNC months before she won the nomination. The DNC issued a statement claiming …

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Former DNC Chair Donna Brazile Claims “Proof” That Hillary “Rigged” Nomination Against Bernie Sanders

The Daily Beast reports: Former interim Democratic National Committee Chairwoman Donna Brazile claims Hillary Clinton secretly took over the DNC before she had won the Democratic primary. In an excerpt from her new book published by Politico, Brazile said she promised Clinton’s opponent, Bernie Sanders, that she would get to the bottom of whether Clinton had “rigged the nomination process.” …

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DOJ May Charge Russian Officials For DNC Hacking

The Hill reports: Department of Justice investigators have identified at least 6 Russian government officials who took part in hacking the Democratic National Committee (DNC), The Wall Street Journal reported early Thursday. Prosecutors may file charges next year, according to the report, but the individuals likely won’t be indicted in the United States. The newspaper noted that the investigation into …

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House Democrats Release Russian Facebook Ads

Talking Points Memo reports: Democrats on the House Intelligence Committee posted Wednesday a selection of the Facebook ads purchased by Russia-linked accounts as the committee’s hearing on how Russia exploited social media during the 2016 election got under way. The committee Dems posted screenshots of the ads, as well as some of the the meta data associated with the ads, …

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REVEALED: Russian Election Content On Facebook Was Seen By 126 Million, Many Times More Than Thought

The Washington Post reports: Facebook plans to tell lawmakers on Tuesday that 126 million of its users may have seen content produced and circulated by Russian operatives, many times more than what the company previously disclosed about the reach of the disinformation campaign during the 2016 presidential election, according to documents obtained by the Washington Post. Google on Monday acknowledged …

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Russian Troll Factory Made Fake Hillary Sex Tape

According to a worker at a Kremlin-backed troll factory, last year they put together a fake sex tape starring a black man and a Hillary lookalike. The tape was apparently never posted because the trolls decided that even the craziest far-right Americans wouldn’t believe it. The Daily Beast reports: Alan Baskaev worked for the troll factory, also known as the …

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Sen. Marco Rubio: I Didn’t Pay For The Trump-Russia Dossier, But I Would Have Used It If I Had [VIDEO]

The Daily Caller reports: Florida Sen. Marco Rubio denied Thursday that he was the anonymous Republican who paid Fusion GPS for opposition research on Donald Trump during the presidential primary race. Reporting has revealed that a GOP donor was paying Fusion GPS for opposition research before the firm ended up contracting with former British agent Christopher Steele and producing the …

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Twitter Bans Ads From Kremlin Media Outlets

Politico reports: Twitter said Thursday it’s dropping all ads from Kremlin-funded English-language media outlets RT and Sputnik, as the company prepares to face lawmakers next week over Russian use of social media to interfere with the 2016 election. “This decision was based on the retrospective work we’ve been doing around the 2016 U.S. election and the U.S. intelligence community’s conclusion …

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FEC Complaint Accuses DNC And Clinton Campaign Of Hiding Payments For Fusion GPS Trump-Russia Dossier

Courthouse News Service reports: A nonpartisan group of election law experts on Wednesday accused the Democratic National Committee and Hillary Clinton’s 2016 president campaign of violating federal financial disclosure laws to hide payments for a dossier that alleged connections between then-candidate Donald Trump and Russia. In a complaint filed with the Federal Election Commission, the Campaign Legal Center says the …

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Trump Staffers Promoted Russian Twitter Trolls

The Daily Beast reports: Some of the Trump campaign’s most prominent names and supporters, including Trump’s campaign manager, digital director, and son, pushed tweets from professional trolls paid by the Russian government in the heat of the 2016 election campaign. The Twitter account @Ten_GOP, which called itself the “Unofficial Twitter account of Tennessee Republicans,” was operated from the Kremlin-backed “Russian …

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Twitter Boots Popular Account Followed By Major Right Wing Figures Because (Shocker) It’s Run By Russians

I followed this account for months after seeing how many major right wingers were retweeting it. Eventually I was blocked but I never dreamed it was by Russians. Buzzfeed News reports: Twitter took 11 months to close a Russian troll account that claimed to speak for the Tennessee Republican Party even after that state’s real GOP notified the social media …

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Oligarch Kremlin Insider Bankrolled “Troll Factory”

CNN reports: Yevgeny Prigozhin is a Russian oligarch dubbed “chef” to President Vladimir Putin by the Russian press. In 2002, he served caviar and truffles to President George W. Bush during a summit in St. Petersburg. Before that, he renovated a boat that became the city’s most exclusive restaurant. But his business empire has expanded far beyond the kitchen. US …

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Russian Troll Factory Worker Reveals All Were Made To Watch House Of Cards To Learn About US Politics

Yahoo News reports: The Russians who worked for a notorious St. Petersburg “troll factory” that was part of Vladimir Putin’s campaign to influence the 2016 presidential election were required to watch the “House of Cards” television series to help them craft messages to “set up the Americans against their own government,” according to an interview broadcast Sunday (in Russian) with …

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Anti-Hillary YouTubers Were On Kremlin Payroll

The Daily Beast reports: According to the YouTube page for “Williams and Kalvin,” the Clintons are “serial killers who are going to rape the whole nation.” Donald Trump can’t be racist because he’s a “businessman.” Hillary Clinton’s campaign was “fund[ed] by the Muslim.” These are a sample of the videos put together by two black video bloggers calling themselves Williams …

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