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Schiff: Barr Is Lying About Election Threat From China

CNN reports: House Intelligence Chairman Adam Schiff on Sunday accused Attorney General William Barr of lying about intelligence related to foreign interference in the upcoming presidential election. In an interview with CNN’s Dana Bash on “State of the Union,” Schiff was asked about Barr’s claim from last week’s interview with CNN’s Wolf Blitzer that China is interfering with the election …

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Assange’s Extradition Battle Resumes In London Court

Reuters reports: Julian Assange resumed his battle in a London court on Monday to avoid extradition to the United States to face criminal charges over the activities of his WikiLeaks website, after months of delay due to the coronavirus lockdown. The U.S. authorities accuse Australian-born Assange, 49, of conspiring to hack government computers and of violating an espionage law in …

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Gender Reveal Party Blamed For California Wildfire

The BBC reports: Officials have blamed a gender reveal party for one of several wildfires raging in the US state of California. A “smoke-generating pyrotechnic device” at the event sparked the El Dorado fire, which has now spread over 7,000 acres. It is one of more than two dozen blazes across the state. California is currently experiencing a record heatwave, …

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NYT: Tillis Benefited From DeJoy’s Forced Donations

The New York Times reports: Postmaster General Louis DeJoy cultivated an environment at his former company that left employees feeling pressured to make donations to Republican candidates, and rewarded them with bonuses for doing so, according to former employees. A review of campaign finance records shows that over a dozen management-level employees at New Breed would routinely donate to the …

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Trump Campaign Mocks Biden’s Visit To Family Graves

The Independent reports: A Trump staffer has come under fire for mocking Joe Biden after the former vice president visited the graves of late family members in Delaware on Sunday. Francis Brennan, Mr Trump’s campaign director of strategic response, appeared to criticise Mr Biden, 77, for not speaking to the media while walking through the cemetery at Brandywine church in …

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DOJ: “Boogaloo Boys” Tried To Conspire With Hamas

The Raleigh News & Observer reports: Photos of members of an anti-government group carrying long guns, a pipe wrench, and an inert rocket launcher into a Subway restaurant in Raleigh went viral in May. Now, one of those people has been accused of trying to sell weapons to undercover federal agents. Benjamin Ryan Teeter, 22, from Hampstead, NC, and Michael …

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DHS Doc: White Supremacists Worst Domestic Threat

Politico reports: White supremacists present the gravest terror threat to the United States, according to a draft report from the Department of Homeland Security. Two later draft versions of the same document — all of which were reviewed by POLITICO — describe the threat from white supremacists in slightly different language. But all three drafts describe the threat from white …

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NBC: Trump May Fire Defense Sec. Mark Esper

NBC News reports: President Donald Trump has long been unhappy with Defense Secretary Mark Esper, and White House officials have talked to Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert Wilkie about taking the top Pentagon job should Trump decide to fire Esper, three senior administration officials said. Two senior administration officials said Trump discussed the position directly with Wilkie at the White House …

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CHATTER AWAY: Overnight Open Thread

Deadline reports: British citizens missing the movie-going can experience films like they’re English royalty, almost. The Sandringham Estate, which has been the private home of her royal majesty Queen Elizabeth and monarchs before her, has opened up to host drive-in movie events. Starting Sept. 25, the royal house will open up for a handful of drive-in showings of titles including …

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Five Stars: Amazon Takes Down Review Scammers

The Verge reports: Amazon’s top reviewers in the UK appear to have engaged in fraud, leaving thousands of five-star ratings in exchange for money or free products. The company took down 20,000 product reviews following an investigation by the Financial Times. Scams like these typically start on social networks and messaging apps such as Telegram, where companies can meet potential …

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