June 13th – 2017 Presidential Politics – Trump Administration Day #145

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  1. duchess01 says:

    WHAT’S HAPPENING – 06/13/2017

    https://www.whitehouse.gov/blog

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    • Donna in Oregon says:

      Request for Seth Rich is 36,000 signatures short, only 5 days left:
      Appoint a Special Prosecutor to investigate the murder of Seth Rich, the alleged Wikileaks email leaker

      However, the Dems are very dedicated. For “Immediately release Donald Trump’s full tax returns, with all information needed to verify emoluments clause compliance” Democrats got over a million signatures.

      Interesting how the murder of Seth Rich which would end the Wikileaks muh Russia probe can’t even get the 100,000 from us? Does Breitbart or Gateway Pundit or any of the Conservative websites even talk about it? No winning.

      https://petitions.whitehouse.gov/petition/appoint-special-prosecutor-investigate-murder-seth-rich-alleged-wikileaks-email-leaker

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      • Patriot/1 says:

        It’s really pathetic how unorganized we are…. I know we are the working class and have responsibilities unlike many on the left but, still, really sad.
        Does anyone know what the readership numbers are here at the Treehouse?

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      • Kaco says:

        I had signed a couple or so weeks ago.

        I think we should have a sister site to the CTH, a “take action” site so to speak. Things like, sign this petition, or contact this congress member with these talking/writing points, or like the other day, call these sponsors of that horrid play. Even -we’re all marching on the mall, be here this weekend.

        What do you think?

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        • Iron Lady says:

          I think it’s a terrific idea. Was hoping that perhaps we could have a daily “Action Thread” here. Our opponents are organized and we are not. Time to start working, thinking, planning ahead together. What do you think admins?

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          • Kaco says:

            Hi, Iron Lady,

            Yes, a separate daily Action thread would be great. Most days I feel like I’m sitting on my hands wishing we could do something.

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      • duchess01 says:

        There are articles about the Seth Rich ‘murder’ on Gateway Pundit – recent ones, too – from this search –

        http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/?s=Investigation+into+Seth+Rich+murder

        Spread the word about the petition – wherever you visit and/or post – yes, it is sad –

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  2. ALEX says:

    We just had a Senate hearing on Sessions being in the audience of a Trump speech at Mayflower Hotel the Russian ambassador also attended…

    Susan Rice unmasking anyone. Brennan,Clapper,Comey rolls in promoting all of this anyone…Leaking anyone….Great job republicans.

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  3. RunningOnEmpty says:

    Gillespie is winning the VA GOP primary for Governor by 0.4% with 85% reporting. But what’s disturbing is the Dems have 423,000 votes to only 300,000 GOP votes.

    https://www.nytimes.com/elections/results/virginia-primary-elections

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    • ALEX says:

      Not disturbing at all. There is a reason the party in power almost always loses seats.

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      • ALEX says:

        Loses seats the next election. The democrats have the exact same fight among themselves they had during primaries. The Bernie candidate lost today from what I read. Hopefully they stay home like presidential election come general election governor race..

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    • WeThePeople2016 says:

      People were told that Gillespie had the money/ads and that he was going to win. Also, he is not that popular in the state. The guy covering the VA race just said on our local radio said that a lot of GOP stayed home and didn’t vote! I believe that. If Gillespie is the winner, we are in for it, again.

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      • tazz2293 says:

        Who do we want to win?

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        • WeThePeople2016 says:

          Not Gillespie – he is RINO. It is really close right now – neck and neck. 43.5% Gillespie; 43% Stewart; 13.6% Wagner

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        • ALEX says:

          Stewart was the Trump guy. Gillespie is a RINO Bush type and will probably lose

          2393 precincts of 2561 (93.44%) reporting
          Candidate Votes Percent
          Edward W. “Ed” Gillespie Republican 146,521 43.42%
          Corey A. Stewart Republican 144,933 42.95%
          Frank W. Wagner
          Republican

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          • ALEX says:

            Lose to democrat. I live in Maryland and Gillespie will probably not get the turnout..Same old same old

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            • WeThePeople2016 says:

              The only thing that may boost Gillespie if he wins is that if Vogel is on the GOP ticket, she is a good campaigner. She had great ads in our area. Also, the GOP guy for AG is really good – Adams. If the three of them get together and go around the state, they can be quite effective. That is a big if, though.

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              • ALEX says:

                Good to know. I live outside Annapolis and vote no matter what here, but thanks for that info…I didn’t know that…

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                • WeThePeople2016 says:

                  I have heard Adams, who is the GOP running for AG, on the radio being interviewed several times. He is outstanding. My hope is that the three of them get together and unite. The last Governor’s race was a disaster for the GOP and they did not unite, and that is why we have McAwful.

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          • CorwinAmber says:

            I wish I knew what to think – Cory is Chairman of the Board of Supervisors where I live and I’ve met him on many occasions…great guy, wears a mean kilt (he’s a Scot, y’know), wife is from Sweden (which is important since the Dems say he is anti-immigrant). I just wonder if he can win statewide against the current Dem Lt-Gov who is winning his primary. OTOH, Ed is certainly more GOPe than we like, but he did run a fabulous race two years ago against Mark Warner and nearly upset that pompous ass, so I will give him credit for running when no one else would. In any event, it is gonna be a nasty and expensive race that will mesmerize the media and bombard my poor TV set with more ads than I can handle. Suffice it to say, any GOP will be better than the current twit we have in office, Terry McAwful. Please pray for the Old Dominion.

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            • rgnsc says:

              I think you got it exactly right. who will be the stronger cand. in the election is a crucial point –and any Repub. is better than a Dem.

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            • blognificentbee says:

              I know exactly what to think, Gillespie is a the dictionary definition of the Uniparty, and has been a swamp dweller forever. Until Republicans stop caving and start voting for for those that support Trump, we are doomed. Trump can only fight so much if his own party’s electeds are GOPe. Sadly, my rant probably doesn’t matter this time, as VA is so blue these days.

              Don’t mean to pick on your comment, I understand it (excuse my rant). I am just going to have a lot of trouble voting for Gillespie, I held my nose and voted for Comstock based on the theory that “she will be better than a Democrat.” Well. actually she isn’t, she is against POTUS’ policies at every single turn. Unless we get behind grass roots candidates like Stewart, the elites will always be in control of our government.

              Yes, I will be praying for Old Dominion too.

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      • rgnsc says:

        real smart to not vote. the Dems. greatest asset will be stupid repub. voters.

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    • Chickficshun says:

      Some people dont come out for the primaries if they dont care who wins but they will come out for the general vote.

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      • Kaco says:

        It’s time to educate our populace that they’ll never get the platform they want if they don’t vote in the primaries!

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        • Deb says:

          It would be nice if voting in the primaries was easier for Independent voters. Many people simply do not want to be registered to any particular party, and so they do not vote in states that have that as a requirement.

          I know there are drawbacks to open primaries, but it seems to work well here in WI. Perhaps having more open primaries would help drain the swamp.

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          • CorwinAmber says:

            The problem is that primaries are not required by the Constitution as are elections. Primaries cost money and only organized political parties can afford them. OTOH, anyone can run in the November election, provided they can get enough signatures to be on a ballot…which is a tall order for most private citizens. What I love about the Donald was that he decided to pursue the nomination of an existing major party rather than indulge in some vainglorious Quixotic stab at a windmill as an independent (like Perot) which would have guaranteed us a President Hillary Clinton. And, for that, he will have my eternal gratitude and support.

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            • Kaco says:

              Yes, like it or not, more people are gun shy about voting an independent candidate that might lose to a worse choice as opposed to an independent voter registering for a primary to vote for the candidate they’d want in a major party.

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          • Kaco says:

            But it’s a useful strategy to get a preferable candidate. It’s good that VA’s 7th district were able to primary Eric Cantor.

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  4. http://www.politico.com/story/2017/05/14/congress-stock-trading-conflict-of-interest-rules-238033

    A Washington Post editorial called Price “a walking, talking example of the ways in which congressional ethics requirements are too lax.” Sen. Chris Murphy demanded: “Tell me how it can possibly be OK that you were championing positions on health care issues that have the effect of increasing your personal wealth?” Sen. Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) asked him, “Doesn’t this show bad judgment?”

    But what many saw as a scandal, others saw as an opportunity. On the very day that Wyden was decrying Price’s bad judgment, Rep. Doug Lamborn, Republican of Colorado, bought shares of the same tiny Australian company, Innate Immunotherapeutics. Within two days three more members also bought in — Republicans Billy Long of Missouri, Mike Conaway of Texas and John Culberson of Texas. Conaway added more shares the following week.

    These brazen decisions to gobble up shares of a little-known firm at the very moment when such trading was being decried as an abuse of power reflects Congress’ anything-goes culture around stock investments. In the pursuit of wealth, even obvious conflicts of interest are routinely ignored by members who feast on daily trades. Long, for instance, serves on a committee overseeing Obamacare, and Conaway is a deputy House whip.
    at link…..con’t

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  5. Pam says:

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  10. http://www.breitbart.com/big-hollywood/2017/06/13/dolce-gabbana-launch-campaign-mocking-critics-demanding-they-stop-dressing-melania-trump/

    After collaborating with Melania on a number of high fashion looks for her first trip abroad with President Trump, as Big Hollywood chronicled, Dolce & Gabbana are proudly blasting their critics by launching their own “#Boycott Dolce & Gabbana” campaign.

    In a fashion film for the new line of “#Boycott” t-shirts by Stefano Gabbana and Domenico Dolce, Italian models can be seen waving protest flags while donning the shirts, which showcase a large, red heart.

    During one segment of the film, Gabbana, the Italian fashion house’s most prominent supporter of Melania, is seen being interviewed by the press.

    The new Dolce & Gabbana merchandise and fashion film comes after Stefano openly blasted his critics on Instagram following a barrage of attacks on the designers intended to get them to stop dressing the First Lady.

    In one Instagram post showing Melania wearing custom-made Dolce & Gabbana to visit the Vatican in Italy, Gabbana hinted at the upcoming #Boycott campaign, writing “THANK YOU ❤ Haters!!!! Remember #boycottdolcegabbana please…”

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  13. ALEX says:

    Looks like Wagner was classic splitter in republican primary….That’s tons of votes…

    Governor Results by Locality
    2393 precincts of 2561 (93.44%) reporting
    Candidate Votes Percent
    Edward W. “Ed” Gillespie
    Republican 146,521 43.42%
    Corey A. Stewart
    Republican 144,933 42.95%
    Frank W. Wagner
    Republican 46,006 13.63%

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    • ALEX says:

      This happens over and over and we get RINO

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      • WeThePeople2016 says:

        Congressman Whitman just said on the radio that if Gillespie wins, the GOP HAS to unite this time around. He said that Stewart has to immediately endorse Gillespie. He said that need to campaign together and have the same campaign speeches.

        Also, he said that don’t be concerned about the Dem turnout being larger. Perillo was the Bernie version who lost to Northram. Whitman said how many of them will now stay home in November. He said when the GOP is united, they have a strong turnout!

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        • RunningOnEmpty says:

          Sorry, but isn’t it Gillespie the one who needs to get behind Trump. If he doesn’t I hope he loses.

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        • blognificentbee says:

          I will only vote for Gillespie if he publicly states that he is in favor of POTUS’ policies and respects our President. I am so sick of GOP (like my VA Rep Comstock) bashing POTUS. Why did I hold my nose and vote for her?? She is no better than a Dem

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      • Deb says:

        And usually the RINO loses. That’s how we ended up with Senator Tammy Baldwin here in WI. SMDH.

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  14. WeThePeople2016 says:

    They just called it for Jill Vogel (GOP) for Lt. Governor in VA.

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  17. ALEX says:

    Sessions mentioned leaks today and said not twenty minutes after Comey classified briefing the spin on Sessions Mayflower visit started last Thursday…

    A thought occurred to me. This nasty women Kamala Harris was in that meeting and I would bet she is a BIGLY leaker since day one of all this Muh Russia…Democrats are sleazy…

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  19. Pam says:

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    • Sedanka says:

      We came close. We need to do better. We’re looking at yet another round, in 2018, of big Republican wins who are mostly RINOs, NeverTrumpers and donor-owned frauds.

      It’s very hard for most people, even good people who are on the right side of the fence, to go “full deplorable” and primary all the establishment candidates. Most voters are not well informed or fully awake.

      President Trump won because he knew how to reach and convince people. Most Trump-supporting candidates unfortunately do not have his communication skills or his fame or his money.

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      • blognificentbee says:

        This primary was a perfect example of a original deplorable running against a RINO swamp dweller. Such a bummer…hope this does not foreshadow the mid-terms.

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    • Regina says:

      from Daily Caller:
      Acting Border Patrol Chief Carla Provost testified in a congressional appropriations hearing Tuesday that border wall construction will likely begin in March or April 2018.

      The Trump administration’s budget request for Fiscal Year 2018 includes $1.6 billion to go towards border wall construction. This funds 60 miles of new border walling, and would replace 14 miles of existing fencing.

      Provost told the House Committee on Appropriations that a priority for the Border Patrol is fixing insufficient fencing in San Diego that has been used by “transnational criminal organizations.” The federal government is currently in the prototype stage of building the southern border wall President Trump ordered to be constructed.

      The four to eight prototypes will be constructed in the San Diego area, and Provost said the current timeframe for this to take place is sometime in “late summer.” She went on to say that if Customs and Border Protection receives the $1.6 billion it has requested, the goal is to start constructing border walls in the Rio Grande valley in March or April 2018.

      The acting Border Patrol chief said that this area has been exploited by “bad actors,” and is “lacking infrastructure” to stop this. Provost also testified that border walling is not necessary along all 1,900 miles as natural barriers, such as the Big Bend National Park, exist.

      The Trump administration has yet to build the border wall on which the president campaigned on constructing, and some immigration hawks such as conservative commentator Ann Coulter and Iowa Rep. Steve King aren’t pleased.

      King told The Daily Caller recently that he is trying to get more funding for border wall construction in the Fiscal Year 2018 budget.

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      • RunningOnEmpty says:

        60 miles is laughable. Guess Trump is not serious about the wall after all.

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        • Regina says:

          yeah, guess you’re right…he’s never serious about Anything he says
          maybe they can drop the entire wall out of the sky at one time!!! Would That make you happy??

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        • lawrencepaul1 says:

          So if I am reading you correctly, You think that Donald Trump never intended building a wall along the Southern border but is going to build only 60 miles.
          So in other words you think that candied Trump was lying to us to get elected?
          Hmmm, who should we take seriously? President Trump or some poster on a blog who constantly spews negative rumors. That’s a tough one.

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  22. Kathy says:

    TREEPERS … It’s lookin’ good so far (the poll continues until Saturday).

    Which conservative blog should receive the 5th Annual Paul Revere Award http://politicalclownparade.blogspot.com/2017/06/poll-is-now-open-begin-voting-for-fifth.html

    Results as of 10:00 pm Tuesday 6/13/2017:

    972 votes — The Last Refuge (first place)
    519 votes — Knuckledraggin’ (second place)

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  23. Regina says:

    “When did you become a Pollyanna, Judge?” Agree –

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  24. https://apnews.com/8b0c27142c7c4bebaf781459a0fb4577/Firefighters-battling-massive-blaze-in-London-high-rise?

    LONDON (AP) — Firefighters are battling a massive fire in an apartment high-rise in London.

    One side of the building appeared to be in flames. Forty fire engines and 200 firefighters had been called to the scene early Wednesday morning.

    The building is the Grenfell Tower in west London.

    The Metropolitan Police said two people were being treated at the scene for smoke inhalation and cordons were in place.

    George Clarke, the presenter of “Amazing Spaces,” told Radio 5 Live he was covered in ash even though he was 100 meters (yards) from the scene.

    He said he saw people waving flashlights from the top level of the building and saw rescuers “doing an incredible job” trying to get people out.

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  26. http://thetrumpsupporters.com/senator-lindsay-killed-in-protective-custody
    June 12, 2017

    The US Marshals are calling it a “freak macchiato accident,” the mainstream news is refusing to cover it and the left has already written it off as “oh what a shame he died before any justice was served.” New Jersey Senator Herman “Hal” Lindsey was pronounced dead less than an hour ago.

    The Senator was in an undisclosed location enjoying a warm summer day for all anyone knew, until his protection detail realized his afternoon nap was going a bit long. They discovered him dead in a hammock of “natural causes,” citing a heart attack most likely brought on by the stress of the situation as the culprit.

    Lindsay, who was scheduled to appear in several courthouses and in front of Congress to give testimony against the Clintons in a drug smuggling ring involving their foundation’s cargo ships. Lindsey was given immunity for what he knew, which will now be buried right along with him.

    Lindsay was scheduled to give his official deposition on the charges tomorrow, so his side of the story has yet to be legally and permissibly recorded.

    Trey Gowdy, who is furious that he won’t get the only witness he’s ever been able to list who had anything real on a Clinton, said he will make sure the murder of Senator Lindsay won’t go unpunished:
    “Hal was a good man who was taken from us far too soon. Sure he had his iundiscretions and he was a Democrat, but right now he’s what may take down Hillary Clinton, making him a hero to every true American today.”

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  27. sorry above is fake

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  28. LM says:

    I have had a thought about how to get together to President help Trump.

    Many of us are part of strong Christian Churches and most of them have prayer groups.

    We could start prayer groups which pray specifically for our country, our leadership, and our Christian brothers and sisters undergoing persecution across the globe. We can inform others of the truth as we come togethe to pray. Many of our prayer partners will then inform others and may decide to go even further and become politically active.

    We can establish protection about our president, inform our fellow believers (and I mean of everything…alll about the “religion or peace”, the lies and deceit of the Clintons and Obama, the threats to our religious freedom, and to the nation of Israel and our Jewish brothers and sisters.

    If we are infiltrated the bad guys will at least be exposed to the power and love of God. Who knows what might happen?

    This is a way to get the word out and mobilize the church in a meaningful way. We have got to start now working on the next election and we need all the help we can get.
    ❤️

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  29. yucki says:

    Viktor Orbán June 12 Brussels is a rider on a horse backwards

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  30. Just Scott says:

    Trump stayed out. He could have bumped Corey Stewart into a win. Calculation?
    Gillespie not best choice, but not terrible. There is hope.
    Clinton won over Bernie/Warren.
    R G & LG both close loss.

    Very tired. Local (FFX Co) observations:
    Young males exclusively R.
    Young females almost exclusively D.
    Significant number of mid-age D’s had now idea what a primary was, or who was running.
    Significant number of people had no idea what party they wanted a ballot for.
    Bulk of R’s voted before or after work.
    Bulk of D’s voted mid-day. Many took a very long time to fill two circles.
    Several R’s were vocal about voting “strategically” on D ballot. Suspect many more quietly.
    Many people (R&D) expressed dissatisfaction about political system.
    I kept my mouth firmly shut.
    Next, sleep for a week!

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    • blognificentbee says:

      Thanks for the download. I wore my “I voted” sticker all day today while running errands.. At least 20 people in 3 hours asked me what the voting day was for today, or some semblance of…oh it’s voting day?…wha??? Some were Trump voters, ugh! We need to organize more effectively and not depend on the local GOP for support.

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  31. Rejuvenated says:

    Here’s an interesting article concerning the lawsuit against the DNC- the attorneys asked for witness protection after several ominous incidents including the voice modulated phone call from Wasserman’s office. They also reference Seth Rich, Shawn Lucas and the more recent attorney death, Berantan Whisenant.

    http://disobedientmedia.com/2017/06/watch-attorneys-in-dnc-fraud-lawsuit-seek-courts-protection-cite-seth-rich/

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