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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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Thanks to Rand Paul, Russian Media Are Naming the Alleged Ukraine Whistleblower

Shortly after Sen. Paul tweeted out an article that speculated in considerable detail about the identity of the whistleblower—with a photograph, a name, and details about the purported political history of a CIA professional—Russian state media followed suit. As if on cue, the Kremlin-controlled heavy hitters—TASS, RT, Rossiya-1—disseminated the same information. But unlike Rand Paul,...