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It was reported previously on The Duran that MoveOn – a George Soros controlled NGO, is behind the organization of anti-Trump protests across the country. As the protests continue, however, Craigslist has become an important recruitment tool for some of these organizers, and here is what it reveals:

Fight the Trump Agenda! We’re hiring Full-Time Organizers 15/hr! – reads a Craigslist ad from Washington CAN in Seattle. Activists are promised Medical, Dental, Vision, 401(k), Paid Vacation, Paid Sick Days, Holidays, and Leave of Absence.

Washington CAN claims to be the state’s oldest and largest grassroots non-profit with over 35 years of organizational experience. It is unclear whether it has any direct ties to Soros’s MoveOn, but it certainly wouldn’t be a wild assumption to make under the circumstances.

In another instance, a Craigslist ad exposed paid Anti-Trump protesters being recruited for a staged event in Los Angeles. And this time the Soros link is quite clear and in the open. TruthFeed reports:

In this case, a Craigslist ad in Los Angeles shows that activists are wanted to block traffic in the heavy traffic intersection of Highlands and Hollywood.

Here’s an example of a Soros employee literally “posing” as a protester. Not all that “grass roots.”

Obviously, no one is disputing the fact that there are millions of people unhappy with the election results. Neither is there any doubt that thousands across the the country are protesting genuinely out of emotion and desire to express their discontent. What’s important is that these people realize that they are playing right into the hands of an establishment agenda that doesn’t have America’s best interests in mind.

The election is over and we have a clear winner. The losing side has conceded, admitting that the election was fair and calling for a peaceful transition of power. For all the smart folks out there this is a clear indication that it’s time to go home, back to school, back to work, back to your daily routine and stop trying to prolong the division and hate that has been eating away at this country for far too long.

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THOUGHTCRIMINAL2084
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THOUGHTCRIMINAL2084

President Trump must sign an extradition treaty with Vladamir Putin to turn over George Soros to the Russian Federation for his war crimes and subversion against the Russian Federation. Let the Russian deal with the Soros clan.

lolwut? (Deplorable Hoser)
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lolwut? (Deplorable Hoser)

Dude, there is not arrest warrant in Russia for Soros, that’s a myth created on a fake news site.

The LIEberal Media ☆ ᵀᴿᵁᴹᴾ
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The LIEberal Media ☆ ᵀᴿᵁᴹᴾ

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be that as it may, we can always motive Putin to do so..
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Dr Peter Lines
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Dr Peter Lines

Perhaps the anti-Trump “protesters” should be provided with brown shirts

Zeroed Out
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Zeroed Out

Or they should be told that they’re not allowed to exercise their 1st Amendment rights. Let’s get ’em!

Anagke
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Anagke

Nobody’s taking their rights of freedom of speech. The freedom of assembly on the other hand, has limitations and a permit is required for an assembly in public areas.

MadnessIsMadness
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MadnessIsMadness

Freedom of assembly should not require a permit, and I imagine that requiring a permit is unconstitutional. However, I’m going to go read the Constitution to see if I am correct on that, but fairly certain that I am.

disqus_WdlC4CTkUb
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disqus_WdlC4CTkUb

Destruction of public and private property is not one of the things they are allowed to do under the protection of the First Amendment.

Bergolts
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Bergolts

The old bastard is on his last legs .There’s a limit to Zionism.

Anagke
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Anagke

He has a son who’s also into the business.

Steffo Erikson
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Steffo Erikson

Seems like the Special Snowflakes cant take reality once more

Sele
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Sele

Isn´t it funny? They did this in the middle east and called it arab spring. Then they did this in Ukraina. And now they do it in their own country. Profits profits profits…

Rulke55
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Rulke55

Prove this is what happened in Ukraine without using a Russian source. Because all I saw were the people amassing because the police resorted to disgusting brutality.

Sele
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Sele

Just look who profits the most and you know who did it. Just look at Turkey, Erdogan did the coup himself and now he acts like god.

Rulke55
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Rulke55

Just because they benefitted does not mean it wasn’t a proper protest. The police in Ukraine went too far and for it people were hurt and injured or worse killed. This was before Russia even went in.

Anagke
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Anagke

What are you talking about? Those so called peaceful protesters were full of aggressive individuals. The Berkut were put on hold up until the last minute, and then it was already too late. Instead of being used to bring order, the Berkut were used as a living wall which was slowly retreating while being attacked by all kinds of rubble and Molotov’s. Naturally those poor guys made up a big part of the patients in hospitals at that time.

Rulke55
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Rulke55

I saw the clips and how the Berkut acted against peaceful demonstrators in Maiden Square. Most of these people had never even protested before, the Berkut showed they were pretty much hired thugs.

Terry Ross
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Terry Ross

The clips I saw of “peaceful protesters” had them armed with chains, clubs, molotov cocktails, trebuchets, crossbows and handguns.They were even driving earth moving equipment into the lines of unarmed police. There were many police set on fire and critically burned by these napalm -like firebombs. This is apart from later clips I saw where the opposition were armed with sniper rifles and firing from above at both protesters and police. BTW: Don’t bother with reply as its obvious you are trolling and I do not have the patience to argue the case for such a well documented assault on… Read more »

Rulke55
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Rulke55

The Berkut were not unarmed they were using clubs and such before the protesters were even armed.

Anagke
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Anagke

The protests may have started with peaceful individuals like some idealistic students, but soon they were full of scum and vandals. Yes, the Berkut were used in the beginning to stop those riots by force. But at that time the rioters were already out of hand and misbehaving themselves. The president and his security council thought that by using the Berkut a few times would be enough for the people to go home. And that was their biggest mistake: waiting and hoping everything would be over by itself. They should have pressed down and destroyed those riots from the start.… Read more »

Inquiring Mind
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Inquiring Mind

Funny, all I saw were banderite fascists shooting protester and police alike from the Hotel Ukraina.

Guy
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Guy

“Prove this is what happened in Ukraine without using a Russian source”
No sense arguing , if you don’t know who instigated the color revolution in the Ukraine .You need to do some research real bad.Start with Victoria Nuland and also you might want to browse this one

http://www.globalresearch.ca/25-recent-events-in-ukraine-the-u-s-wants-you-to-forget/5393572
Get back to me if you want more links unless you are not serious about finding out the real facts on the ground , that stated the civil war in the Ukraine.

Rulke55
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Rulke55

I am focused on the events in Maiden Square that is not mentioned there.

Rulke55
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Rulke55

Again the initial protest in Maiden Square was the students and when the Berkut grew violent this was before the sniper fire this was in the square. When the Berkut grew violent then people not protesting the Government choice joined. Even if the aftermath was a false flag as you claim, the manifesto made a promise, the people protested and the Berkut turned the protest into violence.

Guy
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Guy

Not going to go any further on this with you . You know that old saying ,you can lead a horse to water but you can’t make him drink .

Rulke55
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Rulke55

You are referring after the violence In Maiden Square started. The protests were over broken manifestos promise that had got him elected. Whatever happened next does not negate the fact the protests were perfectly in their right to occupy the Square and when Berkut began the violence which they did before it was forced to move then others joined who had not been interested in the election.

Rulke55
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Rulke55

So basically the elected leader should ignore manifestos protests which triggered the protest? Okay dokay.

polfilmblog
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Unclear!!!! You haven’t done the fucking journalism.

“It is unclear whether it has any direct ties to Soros’s MoveOn, but it certainly wouldn’t be a wild assumption to make under the circumstances.”

Get back to me when you uncover the nefarious plot.

Under the moon light
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Under the moon light

Soros leaks,wikileaks and project veritas nuff said

Inquiring Mind
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Inquiring Mind

LMAO…I’ll bet you weren’t saying that while Clinton and the MSM were hatching all their nefarious plots.

George Ward
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George Ward

It is hard to believe much on the internet now

Zeroed Out
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Zeroed Out

When are people going to realize that fake news is everywhere… no side is innocent… and this is a perfect example.

lolwut? (Deplorable Hoser)
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lolwut? (Deplorable Hoser)

Sorry kid, but these ads are indeed on Craigslist.
You can search for them yourself.

Zeroed Out
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Zeroed Out

First… I’m nowhere near being a kid. lol And second… so what if it’s on Craigslist? Have they been CONFIRMED as being real? Has anyone called the numbers and then become a part of it to expose them? I could make a CL ad right now calling for “Trump Supporters Who Want to Kick Out All the N****rs”… and attribute it to Rudy Guliani… but that doesn’t mean it’s real.

lolwut? (Deplorable Hoser)
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lolwut? (Deplorable Hoser)

Fine, go check MoveOn.org… they are recruiting there.

That is run by Soros himself

Zeroed Out
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Zeroed Out

Well, yeah… I’m fully aware of that… but that’s just for recruiting. Correct me if I’m wrong, but I don’t see anywhere that says people who sign up to protest are being paid to do so. I guess I could sign up and then asked to be paid… and see what they say. lol A lot of people were also recruited to stand up against the government when those ranchers were being threatened… and rightfully so… but that doesn’t mean they were being paid, either. It’s really weird to me how people always assume that people are being paid in… Read more »

Under the moon light
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Under the moon light

no offense but your either in denial or delusional! Soros Leaks,Project Veritas and Wikileaks all proof that they pay protestors to push their liberal agendas. Also their are businesses which actually go online and push certain agendas through comments. Stop drinking the koolaid.

Soros leaks show he paid millions to push voilent black lives matter. He has started voilent agendas all over the world. I gave you the sources now all you have to do is read.

john vieira
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john vieira

Do not waste your time. That is why things are as they are. There are people all over that NEVER had a life…believe that the ‘media’ does not lie, that people are honest and truthful…Hillary cannot lie, she was Sec. of State…The fact is, even if these are legitimate unpaid protestors, they are ‘still’ idiots and retards…because they are protesting against the “DEMOCRACY” they claim to espouse.

Wendy
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Wendy

How so? America isn’t a true democracy. If it was, Hillary would be our next president.

Inquiring Mind
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Inquiring Mind

So how much did the Ukrainian protesters get? Was there a signup bonus for trained snipers?

Under the moon light
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Under the moon light

Soros leaks,wiki leaks and project veritas is all the proof you need. But yes, people actually have called numbers on some of the ads and it has been valid numbers for paid protesting.

Wendy
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Wendy

… as reported where? On the fake news sites?

Inquiring Mind
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Inquiring Mind

Oh, so all of a sudden you demand to see proof of accusations? How cute.

L. Crass, Deplorable
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L. Crass, Deplorable

The ads are real, liar.

Zeroed Out
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Zeroed Out

The ads are real, yes. What is fake… or unproven… is the validity of their content. If I made an ad saying that I would pay for racism by Trump supporters, that would be real, too. You want to call me a liar… sure… that’s mature. But first, read my other responses… and then prove to me that their CONTENT is real and factual. Has anyone tested the numbers and asked for those persons? Has anyone pretended to want one of the “jobs” and then gotten a paycheck to expose them? Thank about it, man… not only are they offering… Read more »

Under the moon light
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Under the moon light

If you can proof all the ads are fake than go ahead otherwise go back to your brainwashed lonely place.

john vieira
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john vieira

Do not take the bait, leave the nitwits to ponder the finer points…as I said two posts above it is inconsequential….

Wendy
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Wendy

Can your prove any of them are legitimate? If not, perhaps you’re brainwashed.

art
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art

so they paying these protesters ? from a company recruiting on GRIEG LIST ?
so where are these people cashing these checks ?
so police can trace all these actions to this “COMPANY” to pay for the DAMAGES ?
and the city can get REIMBURSED for the OVERTIME PAY of the POLICING
so do can the Property owners sue this “COMPANY” and get some restitution,RIGHT !

John Davis
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John Davis

WAKE UP! SEARCH! I’m seeing these ads everywhere! They are getting away with it because we need to keep exposing them!!!!!!

Julie Lovesmacaws
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Julie Lovesmacaws

Whats really bad, is that hillary should be stepping up and putting a stop to it, if she loved her country and the people in it, she would, for the good of the country and safety of many innocent lives, which isnt her agenda. We all know she doesnt do the right thing, so THATS out the window. She is basking in the hatred these people are showing toward Trump and Trump voters, again, for her own gratification. If all of this would, WHICH IT WONT suceed, these people would all pay the price with her corruption and lies ….business… Read more »

Dennis
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Dennis

If you think Killiary gives a shit about anything but saving her ass from prison you are delussional. I’m sure she would rather burn this place to the ground and kill everyone that didn’t support her along the way.

J.Austin
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J.Austin

That actually sounds more like what Trump is doing now.

sonicmoon
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sonicmoon

she and obama love the alinsky way – protest, incite, agitate, ridicule, thwart, coerce…

TEEJAYZ
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TEEJAYZ

But it’s not happening baby.
Choose the truth, huh?

J.Austin
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J.Austin

Hillary is NOT in any kind of government office that would allow her to “be stepping up and putting a stop to it”. What do suggest she do? She’s a private citizen. Trump couldn’t lead himself out of a paper bag, and he sure can’t lead the country. He’s in over his head and does NOTHING but tweet temper tantrums and lies. If anyone is in it for their “own gratification” its Donald John- Porn-again- Trump. He doesn’t care one iota about anyone but himself and for all you know “the Lord” may be using him to call out those… Read more »

Julie Lovesmacaws
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Julie Lovesmacaws

Message craigslist and ask them to stop allowing these ads. It is fine to protest when you dont agree, that is our right, but there are innocent people, who are getting jumped and hurt for their opinion of who they want as president. What right does the other party’s voters have to commit these acts just because someone didnt vote the same way? These are hate crimes in their very definition, and thats NOT okay.

Guy
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Guy

The way I see it adds like this are incitement and should be looked into by the authorities.
Spoiled brats !

Gio Con
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Gio Con

Let’s stop calling them “anti-Trump” protests and let’s call them what they are: Anti-Democracy Protests.

john vieira
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john vieira

Right on!!!

Eclectic Vibrations
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Eclectic Vibrations

I love you! That was the first thing to come to my mind.

Christian West
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Christian West

Yeah, a sick byatch that’s chaining herself to cars. That’s what you need. Join the Mormons or the Watchtower Witnesses… lots of attrative females there, loser.

Rationalist
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Rationalist

actually they are anti-American protests because they are doing this at the behest of a known communist – Soros…

Wendy
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Wendy

Explain how the protests are anti-democracy.

John Davis
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John Davis

Hopefully these CHILDREN finally grow up!

Catherine Ryan
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Catherine Ryan

Anti-democracy, what tripe. What about unions & strikes, they anti-democracy also?They are entitled to protest about whatever they want but if they were protesting about something you agreed with no doubt it would cease being anti-democratic.

NeoBlaise
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NeoBlaise

I prefer felons guilty of sedition and George Soros a racketeer. Let’s arrest, prosecute, and imprison them for a very long time, and see if they’re willing to work for $15/hr. to act like idiots in the future. And as for Soros, for all his effort, he can serve 30 years in the slammer and forfeit all of his ill-gotten gains. Aside from dying in prison, if he ever managed to get out of prison alive, he would be totally incapable of further acts of sedition in the future. Problems solved.

Julie
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Julie

He looks dead already, but the evil force is with him.

Cornelis Brouwer
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Cornelis Brouwer

He is dead. But nobody told him yet

J.Austin
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J.Austin

Trump is Anti-Democracy. One by one he’s stripping Americans of their rights to free speech, a free press, and freedom of assembly that are guaranteed in the 1st Amendment of the Constitution- you know, the thing that he swore to “preserve, protect and defend” when he took the oath of office. I really pity you fools for being so gullible that you’ve fallen for his line. He’s been playing from the Hitler handbook since before the election and you are simply too blind or too proud to admit you’ve been played. Trump and his band of merry idiots are nothing… Read more »

Geoff
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Geoff

Interesting. I live many miles from an urban area at this point in my life. While I’ve never like Trump, and I couldn’t tolerate him when I lived in NYC, I’m sick to death of the Clintons, their form of criminality seems far more nefarious and destructive than Trumps at this point. How does the destruction of the urban community with a few outrageous Trump towers pushing out poor folks compare with the crimes and outright fabrications of the Clinton family.The future is unknown with regard to how far Trump will go, I think he stands a pretty good chance… Read more »

geoff29
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geoff29

Interesting. I live many miles from an urban area at this point in my life. While I’ve never been able to stomach Trump, and I couldn’t tolerate him when I lived in NYC, or his personna on tv, I’m sick to death of the Clintons, their form of criminality seems far more nefarious and destructive than Trumps at this point. How does the destruction of the urban community with a few outrageous Trump towers pushing out poor folks compare with the crimes and outright fabrications of the Clinton family.The future is unknown with regard to how far Trump will go,… Read more »

Julie Keller
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Julie Keller

Soros promised when he came to the USA that he would bankrupt and destroy it. He is using the same tactics he used in Europe and has been one of the biggest influences in the Clinton campaign. His money is dirty money. He is behind the SEIU Union, the largest in the world to control workers, owns Progressive Insurance Co and many others. This man is pure EVIL. He sold his own people out to the Nazis for money! If there are ties to him through Moveon.org. he should be arrested for inciting a riot. Craigs List is also culpable… Read more »

john vieira
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john vieira

Sometimes I wonder where common sense and partner grass roots logic disappeared to. Maybe Soros did or Soros did not. Who cares. It is like the deflection Hillary used vis a vis WikiLeaks…Putin did it. And everyone ended up posting about ‘who dunnit’ instead of paying attention to the materiel itself. In this case, even if these ‘protesters’ got out of bed on their own, made their way to an assemblage…or whatever…they are only PROVING to the WORLD that they are rank idiots and one would have to question their mental capabilities, including the same mental capabilities of those that… Read more »

Robert Bruce
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Robert Bruce

so you strap yourself to a car door, to protest a group of men reported that grab pussy…..your judgement call…

Bob
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Bob

Yeh prob the same scum that they would have used to protest the rigged elections if Trump lost.

Hvd
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Hvd

they need to lock these people up.taking money for violence isnt legal.when these idiot collage kids realize they just threw their life away i wont feel sorry for any of them at all.

yes i mean they stopped going to school. this will go on their record if they get arrested.they dont know the consequences of what they are doing if they get arrested.

rosewood11
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rosewood11

I hope one of the first acts of President Trump is to freeze the funds of George Soros, and arrest him, his son and all involved with them for treason and sedition. And after were done with him, we’ll send him over to Mr. Putin!!!

Kathy Gurley
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Kathy Gurley

THESE ARE SOROS PROTESTERS. THEY ARE ADVERTISED FOR ON CRAIGSLIST FOR $15.00 PER HOUR. SOME DUMB COLLEGE KIDS DON’T REALIZE AND ARE GOING ALONG FOR THE EXCITEMENT. SOROS IS A INTERNATIONAL CRIMINAL, WANTED DEAD OR ALIVE. HE IS TRYING TO DESTROY AMERICA. THESE ARE NOT ANTI-TRUMP PROTESTERS BECAUSE THEY DIDN’T VOTE. THESE ARE SOROS PROTESTS AND SOROS PROTESTERS CALL THEM SOROS PROTESTERS NOT ANTI-TRUMP BECAUSE MOST OF THESE PEOPLE DID NOT VOTE THEREFORE HAVE NO RIGHT TO PROTEST SOMETHING THEY HAD NO INVOLVEMENT.

Christian Christian
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Christian Christian

The Craigslist ad offering money is not for protesters but canvassers and activists.
The Craigslist ad encouraging people to protest does not offer money.
The complaint of payment is pretty hypocritical though, considering that The Tea Party protests have all had paid participants.

Therese
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Therese

It means they’ve been vetted.

LeonardoDeecaprio
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LeonardoDeecaprio

I protested for the money. I voted for Trump. Hey free money? I was just sitting down on my phone watching these idiots. Thanks for the money! lol

Jason McKahan
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Jason McKahan

ads reveals that there are ads. nothing else. more likely posted by trump droids.

zachay
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zachay

Let’s call them exactly who they are: “RIOTERS” not protesters. All together now …

Vishwas Patil
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Vishwas Patil

In Kashmir (India) the protesters are paid about $ 9 a day to throw stones at police. In America its cheaper. Just exploit emotionally. Thousands can be fooled on the grounds of ‘racism’, ‘intolerance’ ….. So many emotional fools around.

Vishwas Patil
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Vishwas Patil

Surprising that Hillary Clinton is enjoying the show and tacitly supporting it by keeping quite. Very Very very honest! There is not word from her against the demonstrators.

David Hansen
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David Hansen

Donna& Rationalist. You are both right the protests are anti-American and anti-Democracy. We need to bring back the Constitution and the rule of law

Wendy
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Wendy

Explain how protests are anti-American and anti-democracy.

Robert Harbord Hamond
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Robert Harbord Hamond

Soros has been used by Clinton, demeaned, emasculated. Such is the way of the borderline. Her inept and crooked ways has lost him a substantial fortune. Her tripod rage, satiated by the destruction of another powerful man like Qaddafi. When will he wake up, if ever, when he is on the street, or in jail?

chris sparks
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chris sparks

george soros said his greatest disappointment is President Obama and he wished he had backed Hillary. They are all in bed togeather soros goal is search and destroy hillary is the horse he rode in on this election. poor george he is backing non performers and looser. poor george

chris sparks
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chris sparks

I was part of this team in 1969 veterans against the war movement. I worked with the Southern Educational Conference Fund. Two things became apparent when we were asked to burglarize armories at Fort Knox, works with the Muslim Brother Hood and Black Panthers to create racial unrest this is not about the war. I refused could not see any connection about our protest condemning a war of commerce. Guess who was sponsoring this movement weather underground soros and ayres. Sound familiar, don’t be fooled the goal then is the same as now and that is to turn the youth… Read more »

chris sparks
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chris sparks

I was part of this team in 1969 veterans against the war movement. I
worked the the Southern Educational Conference Fund. Two things became
apparent when we were asked to burglarize armories at Fort Knox, work
to create racial unrest. I refused could not see any connection about our protest
condemning a war of commerce. Guess who was sponsoring this movement
weather underground soros and ayres. Sound familiar, don’t be fooled the
goal then is the same as now and that is to turn the youth against it
society. Who showed up at rallies ayres who is a large democratic party funder soros.

TEEJAYZ
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TEEJAYZ

Wow. There’s NO credible evidence of this but that doesn’t matter, huh? MILLIONS are protesting on their own but someone is going to pay a few additional people? Remember that story about getting paid $3,500 to protest Trump rallies earlier in the year? The guy who wrote the FAKE POSTS claiming that just came clean in the Washington Post. He said he made it up not thinking anyone would be so stupid to believe it. Corey Lewendowski did, or wanted to, and lit the match. It then became fact in the Trump world. You people have jumped the freaking tracks.… Read more »

John Davis
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John Davis

Found this bull crap while looking for work. He’s not even the president yet and he’s already creating jobs!

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Keith
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Keith

Fact: this story is fake.

Bill Weber
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Bill Weber

You fools this is being all staged by our government to end the right to peacefully protest. Black Blok is a CIA funded program ,,Its world wide ,

TexanForever
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TexanForever

When these mindless $15-per-hour loons are asked by reporters what they object to and would like to change, the rent-a-protesters are always stumped for a coherent answer.

Roger 'Rio' Knull
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Roger 'Rio' Knull

What fierce titties she has.

Brendan
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Brendan

You people are gullible.
I could make a Craigs List ad, claiming that Trump is looking for prostitutes to pee on him.
That doesn’t make it real and it isn’t proof.

Steve Perry
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Steve Perry

Time for these people get behind our President – http://freedomnews.today/

J.Austin
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J.Austin

You’re links are as phony as you are! They lead NOWHERE.

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The neocons initially found a home with Democratic Senator Henry “Scoop” Jackson, but they moved on in the 1970s and 1980s to prosper under Ronald Reagan as well as under Democrat Bill Clinton. Their ability to shape policy peaked under George W. Bush, when they virtually ran the Pentagon and were heavily represented in both the national security apparatus and in the White House. They became adept at selling their mantra of “strong national defense” to whomever was buying, including to President Obama, even while simultaneously complaining about his administration’s “weakness.”

The neoconservatives lined up behind Hillary Clinton in 2016, appalled by Donald Trump’s condemnation of their centerpiece war in Iraq and even more so by his pledge to end the wars in Asia and nation-building projects while also improving relations with the Russians. They worked actively against the Republican candidate both before he was nominated and elected and did everything they could to stop him, including libeling him as a Russian agent.

When Trump was elected, it, therefore, seemed that the reign of the neocons had ended, but chameleonlike, they have changed shape and are now ensconced both in some conservative as well as in an increasing number of progressive circles in Washington and in the media. Against all odds, they have even captured key posts in the White House itself with the naming of John Bolton as National Security Adviser and Mike Pompeo as Secretary of State. Bolton’s Chief of Staff is Fred Fleitz, a leading neocon and Islamophobe while last week Trump added Iran hawk Richard Goldberg to the National Security Council as director for countering Iranian weapons of mass destruction. Goldberg is an alumnus of the Foundation for Defense of Democracies, which is the leading neocon think tank calling incessantly for war with Iran.

Meanwhile, the neocon metamorphosis is nearly complete as many of the neocons, who started out as Democrats, have returned home, where they are being welcomed for their hardline foreign policy viewpoint. Glenn Greenwald reports that, based on polling of party supporters, the Democrats have gone full-Hillary and are now by far more hawkish than the Republicans, unwilling to leave either Syria or Afghanistan.

The neocon survival and rejuvenation is particularly astonishing in that they have been wrong about virtually everything, most notably the catastrophic Iraq War. They have never been held accountable for anything, though one should note that accountability is not a prominent American trait, at least since Vietnam. What is important is that neocon views have been perceived by the media and punditry as being part of the Establishment consensus, which provides them with access to programming all across the political spectrum. That is why neocon standard-bearers like Bill Kristol and Max Boot have been able to move effortlessly from Fox News to MSNBC where they are fêted by the likes of Rachel Maddow. They applauded the Iraq War when the Establishment was firmly behind it and are now trying to destroy Donald Trump’s presidency because America’s elite is behind that effort.

Indeed, the largely successful swing by the neocons from right to left has in some ways become more surreal, as an increasing number of progressive spokesmen and institutions have lined up behind their perpetual warfare banner. The ease with which the transformation took place reveals, interestingly, that the neocons have no real political constituency apart from voters who feel threatened and respond by supporting perpetual war, but they do share many common interests with the so-called liberal interventionists. Neocons see a global crisis for the United States defined in terms of power while the liberals see the struggle as a moral imperative, but the end result is the same: intervention by the United States. This fusion is clearly visible in Washington, where the Clintons’ Center for American Progress (CAP) is now working on position papers with the neoconservative American Enterprise Institute (AEI).

One of the most active groups attacking President Trump is “Republicans for the Rule of Law,” founded by Bill Kristol in January 2018, as a component of Defending Democracy Together(DDT), a 501(c)4 lobbying group that also incorporates projects called The Russia Tweets and Republicans Against Putin. Republicans Against Putin promotes the view that President Trump is not “stand[ing] up to [Vladimir] Putin” and calls for more aggressive investigation of the Russian role in the 2016 election.

DDT is a prime example of how the neoconservatives and traditional liberal interventionists have come together as it is in part funded by Pierre Omidyar, the billionaire co-founder of eBay who has provided DDT with $600,000 in two grants through his Democracy Fund Voice, also a 501(c)4. Omidyar is a political liberal who has given millions of dollars to progressive organizations and individuals since 1999. Indeed, he is regarded as a top funder of liberal causesin the United States and even globally together with Michael Bloomberg and George Soros. His Democracy Fund awarded $9 million in grants in 2015 alone.

Last week, the Omidyar-Kristol connection may have deepened with an announcement regarding the launch of the launch of a new webzine The Bulwark, which would clearly be at least somewhat intended to take the place of the recently deceased Weekly Standard. It is promoting itself as the center of the “Never Trump Resistance” and it is being assumed that at least some of the Omidyar money is behind it.

Iranian-born Omidyar’s relationship with Kristol is clearly based on the hatred that the two share regarding Donald Trump.

Omidyar has stated that Trump is a “dangerous authoritarian demagogue… endorsing Donald Trump immediately disqualifies you from any position of public trust.”

He has tweeted that Trump suffers from “failing mental capacity” and is both “corrupt and incapacitated.”

Omidyar is what he is – a hardcore social justice warrior who supports traditional big government and globalist liberal causes, most of which are antithetical to genuine conservatives. But what is interesting about the relationship with Kristol is that it also reveals what the neoconservatives are all about. Kristol and company have never been actual conservatives on social issues, a topic that they studiously avoid, and their foreign policy is based on two principles: creating a state of perpetual war based on fearmongering about foreign enemies while also providing unlimited support for Israel. Kristol hates Trump because he threatens the war agenda while Omidyar despises the president for traditional progressive reasons. That hatred is the tie that binds and it is why Bill Kristol, a man possessing no character and values whatsoever, is willing to take Pierre Omidyar’s money while Pierre is quite happy to provide it to destroy a common enemy, the President of the United States of America.

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In response to Pelosi’s disgusting act of censorship, Trump trolled the Speaker of the House in epic fashion by forcing the cancellation of a trip to Afghanistan, Brussels and Egypt by Nancy Pelosi and her massive entourage.

In a letter addressed to Pelosi, U.S. President Trump told House Speaker Nancy Pelosi…

“I am sorry to inform you that your trip to Brussels, Egypt, and Afghanistan has been postponed. We will reschedule this seven-day excursion when the Shutdown is over.”

“I am sure you would agree that postponing this public relations event is appropriate.”

According to a congressional aide, Pelosi and several other politicians were already on buses preparing to leave the U.S. Capitol when the U.S. President cancelled their trip.

Trump suggested that Pelosi fly commercial to Afghanistan and elsewhere should she wish.

The Duran’s Alex Christoforou and Editor-in-Chief Alexander Mercouris discuss how Nancy Pelosi is trying to censor Trump and prevent the U.S. President from delivering the State of the Union to the American people, in what is clearly another liberal left deplatforming ploy.

Instead of debating the issues about the wall and immigration with fact, logic, and policy positions, Pelosi (out of fear) is trying to silence Trump and squash debate and political discourse.

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Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) sent a letter to President Donald Trump on Wednesday asking him to postpone the State of the Union Address to a Joint Session of Congress scheduled for January 29.

Pelosi cited security concerns over the partial government shutdown.

Pelosi said both the U.S. Secret Service and the Department of Homeland Security have not been funded for 26 days now – with critical departments hamstrung by furloughs. Therefore, they would not be ready for the speech.

Pelosi posted her letter to Trump on Twitter, saying, “Today, I wrote to  recommending that we delay the State of the Union until after government re-opens, as the , the lead federal agency for  security, faces its 26th day without funding.” (Text version of letter below tweet.)

The Department of Homeland Security refuted the Speaker’s claims — The Secret Service is ready for the SOTU.

And on Thursday FOX News reported that Speaker Pelosi was using “all kinds of security” manpower for her pricey trip with Democrats to Belgium and Afghanistan.

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According to Zerohedge, in an almost unprecedented event – having rarely commented on stories related to the special counsel’s investigation – Robert S. Mueller III’s office put out a statement firmly disputing the reporting of the news site BuzzFeed reported that the president instructed his personal attorney to lie to Congress about his push for a Moscow real estate project

BuzzFeed’s description of specific statements to the Special Counsel’s Office, and characterization of documents and testimony obtained by this office, regarding Michael Cohen’s Congressional testimony are not accurate,” the special counsel’s office said.

As The Hill reports, BuzzFeed had released a statement earlier Friday defending the reporters behind the story and saying that it “stands by this story 100%,” and for his part, Cohen adviser Lanny Davis refused to confirm or deny the report during an interview with MSNBC on Friday afternoon.

President Trump retweeted a few social media reactions…

And then made his own views clear:

Meanwhile the real election collusion bombshell had nothing to do with Russia, Moscow hotels, or Michael Cohen, and everything to do with bullet proof evidence that DOJ official, Bruce Ohr, warned all the higher-ups at the FBI and DOJ (Comey, Rosenstein, McCabe, etc…) that the Steele dossier was connected to Hillary Clinton, and was extremely biased against Donald Trump.

The Duran’s Alex Christoforou and Editor-in-Chief Alexander Mercouris discuss how BuzzFeed pushed out a clear, fake propaganda story on Trump, Cohen, and more stupidity about Moscow hotel deals, as real reporter, John Solomon broke a massive story, with solid evidence and facts, that show the FBI and DOJ knew that the Steele dossier was a complete work of fiction, and knowingly hide that fact from FISA courts.

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Authored by John Solomon, via The Hill

When the annals of mistakes and abuses in the FBI’s Russia investigation are finally written, Bruce Ohr almost certainly will be the No. 1 witness, according to my sources.

The then-senior Department of Justice (DOJ) official briefed both senior FBI and DOJ officials in summer 2016 about Christopher Steele’s Russia dossier, explicitly cautioning that the British intelligence operative’s work was opposition research connected to Hillary Clinton’s campaign and might be biased.

Ohr’s briefings, in July and August 2016, included the deputy director of the FBI, a top lawyer for then-Attorney General Loretta Lynch and a Justice official who later would become the top deputy to special counsel Robert Mueller.

At the time, Ohr was the associate deputy attorney general. Yet his warnings about political bias were pointedly omitted weeks later from the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) warrant that the FBI obtainedfrom a federal court, granting it permission to spy on whether the Trump campaign was colluding with Russia to hijack the 2016 presidential election.

Ohr’s activities, chronicled in handwritten notes and congressional testimony I gleaned from sources, provide the most damning evidence to date that FBI and DOJ officials may have misled federal judges in October 2016 in their zeal to obtain the warrant targeting Trump adviser Carter Page just weeks before Election Day.

They also contradict a key argument that House Democrats have made in their formal intelligence conclusions about the Russia case.

Since it was disclosed last year that Steele’s dossier formed a central piece of evidence supporting the FISA warrant, Justice and FBI officials have been vague about exactly when they learned that Steele’s work was paid for by the law firm representing the Clinton campaign and the Democratic National Committee (DNC).

A redacted version of the FISA application released last year shows the FBI did not mention any connection to the DNC or Clinton. Rather, it referred to Steele as a reliable source in past criminal investigations who was hired by a person working for a U.S. law firm to conduct research on Trump and Russia.

The FBI claimed it was “unaware of any derogatory information” about Steele, that Steele was “never advised … as to the motivation behind the research” but that the FBI  “speculates” that those who hired Steele were “likely looking for information to discredit” Trump’s campaign.

Yet, in testimony last summer to congressional investigators, Ohr revealed the FBI and Justice lawyers had no need to speculate: He explicitly warned them in a series of contacts, beginning July 31, 2016, that Steele expressed biased against Trump and was working on a project connected to the Clinton campaign.

Ohr had firsthand knowledge about the motive and the client: He had just met with Steele on July 30, 2016, and Ohr’s wife, Nellie, worked for Fusion GPS, the same firm employing Steele.

“I certainly told the FBI that Fusion GPS was working with, doing opposition research on Donald Trump,” Ohr told congressional investigators, adding that he warned the FBI that Steele expressed bias during their conversations.

“I provided information to the FBI when I thought Christopher Steele was, as I said, desperate that Trump not be elected,” he added. “So, yes, of course I provided that to the FBI.”

When pressed why he would offer that information to the FBI, Ohr answered: “In case there might be any kind of bias or anything like that.” He added later, “So when I provided it to the FBI, I tried to be clear that this is source information, I don’t know how reliable it is. You’re going to have to check it out and be aware.”

Ohr went further, saying he disclosed to FBI agents that his wife and Steele were working for the same firm and that it was conducting the Trump-Russia research project at the behest of Trump’s Democratic rival, the Clinton campaign.

“These guys were hired by somebody relating to, who’s related to the Clinton campaign and be aware,” Ohr told Congress, explaining what he warned the bureau.

Perkins Coie, the law firm that represented both the DNC and the Clinton campaign during the 2016 election, belatedly admitted it paid Fusion GPS for Steele’s work on behalf of the candidate and party and disguised the payments as legal bills when, in fact, it was opposition research.

When asked if he knew of any connection between the Steele dossier and the DNC, Ohr responded that he believed the project was really connected to the Clinton campaign.

“I didn’t know they were employed by the DNC but I certainly said yes that they were working for, you know, they were somehow working, associated with the Clinton campaign,” he answered.

“I also told the FBI that my wife worked for Fusion GPS or was a contractor for GPS, Fusion GPS.”

Ohr divulged his first contact with the FBI was on July 31, 2016, when he reached out to then-Deputy Director Andrew McCabe and FBI attorney Lisa Page. He then was referred to the agents working Russia counterintelligence, including Peter Strzok, the now-fired agent who played a central role in starting the Trump collusion probe.

But Ohr’s contacts about the Steele dossier weren’t limited to the FBI. He said in August 2016 — nearly two months before the FISA warrant was issued — that he was asked to conduct a briefing for senior Justice officials.

Those he briefed included Andrew Weissmann, then the head of DOJ’s fraud section; Bruce Swartz, longtime head of DOJ’s international operations, and Zainab Ahmad, an accomplished terrorism prosecutor who, at the time, was assigned to work with Lynch as a senior counselor.

Ahmad and Weissmann would go on to work for Mueller, the special prosecutor overseeing the Russia probe.

Ohr’s extensive testimony also undercuts one argument that House Democrats sought to make last year.

When Republicans, in early 2018, first questioned Ohr’s connections to Steele, Democrats on the House Intelligence Committee sought to minimize the connection, insisting he only worked as an informer for the FBI after Steele was fired by the FBI in November 2016.

The memo from Rep. Adam Schiff’s (D-Calif.) team claimed that Ohr’s contacts with the FBI only began “weeks after the election and more than a month after the Court approved the initial FISA application.”

But Ohr’s testimony now debunks that claim, making clear he started talking to FBI and DOJ officials well before the FISA warrant or election had occurred.

And his detailed answers provide a damning rebuttal to the FBI’s portrayal of the Steele material.

In fact, the FBI did have derogatory information on Steele: Ohr explicitly told the FBI that Steele was desperate to defeat the man he was investigating and was biased.

And the FBI knew the motive of the client and did not have to speculate: Ohr told agents the Democratic nominee’s campaign was connected to the research designed to harm Trump’s election chances.

Such omissions are, by definition, an abuse of the FISA system.

Don’t take my word for it. Fired FBI Director James Comey acknowledged it himself when he testified last month that the FISA court relies on an honor system, in which the FBI is expected to divulge exculpatory evidence to the judges.

“We certainly consider it our obligation, because of our trust relationship with federal judges, to present evidence that would paint a materially different picture of what we’re presenting,” Comey testified on Dec. 7, 2018. “You want to present to the judge reviewing your application a complete picture of the evidence, both its flaws and its strengths.”

Comey claims he didn’t know about Ohr’s contacts with Steele, even though his top deputy, McCabe, got the first contact.

But none of that absolves his FBI, or the DOJ for that matter, from failing to divulge essential and exculpatory information from Ohr to the FISA court.

John Solomon is an award-winning investigative journalist whose work over the years has exposed U.S. and FBI intelligence failures before the Sept. 11 attacks, federal scientists’ misuse of foster children and veterans in drug experiments, and numerous cases of political corruption. He is The Hill’s executive vice president for video.

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