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It’s not just the Russians

Politics | Domestic political groups caught using social media subterfuge
by Harvest Prude
Posted 1/10/19, 04:28 pm

After reports that American Democratic operatives used a Russian-style online misinformation campaign against a Republican U.S. Senate candidate, voters should be alert but not necessarily alarmed about political deception on social media, according to political experts.

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Report: Rosenstein to resign from Justice Department

by Kiley Crossland
Posted 1/09/19, 11:49 am

Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein will leave his position if William Barr is confirmed by the Senate and becomes the next attorney general, multiple news outlets reported Wednesday, citing anonymous sources. Barr’s confirmation hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee is scheduled for next week, and he could be in the job by early February. Rosenstein reportedly plans to leave after that, though an end date has not been set.

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Manafort discloses more ties with Russia

by Harvest Prude
Posted 1/09/19, 11:41 am

WASHINGTON—Former Donald Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort shared polling data during the 2016 presidential campaign with an associate accused of having ties with Russian intelligence, according to a Tuesday court filing. Manafort’s lawyers accidentally disclosed the information by not properly redacting it from their paperwork. The filing revealed that Manafort shared the polling data with businessman Konstantin Kilimnik, who U.S.

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