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The Hype That Failed: Justice Department Finds No Basis for ‘Unmasking’ Allegations

The Hype That Failed: Justice Department Finds No Basis for ‘Unmasking’ Allegations

Even Attorney General Bill Barr’s highly politicized Justice Department found no legal wrongdoing. Ever since Attorney General Bill Barr authorized Assistant U.S. Attorney John Durham to investigate President Trump’s bogus charge that the CIA and FBI improperly investigated candidate Trump, the right-wing media and spokesmen have hyped en ever evolving “scandal.” After Trump’s false claim...

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Celebrities Turbocharge the 5G Coronavirus Conspiracy Theory

Celebrities Turbocharge the 5G Coronavirus Conspiracy Theory

There are actually two different stories here. One is a real public health issue: the possible health hazards of 5G technology, which are not fully understood. Because we never have 5G transmissions running through our communities, we don’t know if there will be health consequences. The other is a much bigger false story linking 5G...

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The Republicans’ Ukraine Conspiracy Theory Explained

The Republicans’ Ukraine Conspiracy Theory Explained

Trump’s Ukraine story is a constellation of factoids that amount to a fantasy. Which isn’t to say it won’t be politically effective. One important reason Democrats must be better prepared to fend off Ukraine-related conspiracy mongering is that Attorney General Barr is preparing some kind of ginned-up report that will line up neatly with Republican...

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The Russian Connection to the Seth Rich Conspiracy Theories

The Russian Connection to the Seth Rich Conspiracy Theories

The conspiracy theory that DNC staffer Seth Rich was killed for political reasons in the summer of 2016 originated with a Russian intelligence service, according to Yahoo News, and was spread through alt-right media outlets and promoted by Roger Stone, Steve Bannon and Julian Assange, much to the dismay of prosecutors and Rich’s family. “To...

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