The twisted way that data about you and your family is used to manipulate the way you feel about hot button topics gets exposed when a Cambridge Analytica whistleblower reveals all.
Plus Trump’s had a busy week, the high-note is quick, and the Overtime is packed!
- Everything they won't tell you about the poisoning of Sergei Skripal. Organized, simplified, cited. — It doesn't take a genius to realize that the motive to assassinate this 60-year-old just isn't there. Moreover, it doesn't take a genius to realize that this is the worst possible time to publicly assassinate somebody. Russia's image is in tarnishes. Russia really, really wants its latest oil pipeline to be completed unimpeded. They are hosting the World Cup in 3 months. They are still in a conflict in Syria. So why would they go about assassinating a nobody? What is the motivation here?
- What is Novichok, nerve agent at center of Russian ex-spy poisoning? - NBC News
- Moscow to London: Let us examine nerve agent used in spy poisoning — Lavrov said the British government was obliged to provide Moscow access to the substance because Britain and Russia were signatories to the Chemical Weapons Convention.
- Illegals Program - Wikipedia — Sergei Skripal was a colonel in Russia's Military Intelligence Service (GRU), who was convicted of high treason in 2006 and sentenced to 13 years in prison. According to the prosecution, he had spied for the United Kingdom's MI6 as a double agent. In 2018 Skripal and his daughter Yulia were poisoned with a nerve agent in Salisbury, England.[
- ProPublica's Gina Haspel Correction: CIA Nominee 'Did Not Oversee Waterboarding of Abu Zubaydah' : The Two-Way : NPR — ProPublica is retracting parts of its story that linked Gina Haspel, President Trump's choice to lead the CIA, with the waterboarding of Abu Zubaydah
- Russian Hackers Could Have Shut Down U.S. Power Plants, Experts Say : NPR — The U.S. says Russian hackers targeted American utility companies in a series of cyberattacks. Nothing was disrupted, but experts say the hackers could have shut down power plants at will.
- As Trump fumes over leak about his congratulatory call to Putin, word is 'there’s going to be a scalp over this' — "If this story is accurate, that means someone leaked the president's briefing papers," said a senior White House official not authorized to discuss the matter publicly. "Leaking such information is a fireable offense and likely illegal."
- FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe, fired by Jeff Sessions, led probe into Sessions - CBS News — Now-fired former FBI deputy director Andrew McCabe oversaw a federal criminal investigation into whether Attorney General Jeff Sessions lacked candor when testifying before Congress last year about his contacts with Russian officials, a source familiar with the investigation tells CBS News' Paula Reid. Sessions fired McCabe late Friday, at the recommendation of FBI officials.
- Austin bombings: Suspect Mark Conditt dead, sought other addresses — ATF Special Agent in Charge on Houston Field division Fred Milanowski said agents found homemade explosives and bomb components in one room of the house, but no completed devices.
- Texas serial bombing suspect dead after blowing himself up inside car - police — The man suspected of carrying out a series of bombings in Texas has died after blowing himself up in his car as police closed in on him.
- Trump Ignored Explicit, All-Caps Instructions to 'NOT CONGRATULATE' Putin: Report — But despite the all-caps notation reading “DO NOT CONGRATULATE,” Trump did so anyway, according to a report Tuesday by The Washington Post.
- Cambridge Analytica, Trump-Tied Political Firm, Offered to Entrap Politicians - The New York Times — “We have a long history of working behind the scenes,” Mr. Nix said.
- Poisoned Russian spy Sergei Skripal was close to consultant who was linked to the Trump dossier — The consultant, who The Telegraph is declining to identify, lived close to Col Skripal and is understood to have known him for some time.
- Poisoned Russian Spy Linked to Trump-Russia Dossier Author Christopher Steele Through Security Consultant — The former Russian double agent authorities believe was poisoned with a nerve agent in the U.K. reportedly has links to the former British intelligence officer who authored the infamous Donald Trump–Russia dossier that has overshadowed the U.S. president throughout his time in office.
- Turnout Seen High as Putin Seeks Mandate Amid Standoff With West - Bloomberg — The Central Election Commission said turnout across Russia was 59.6 percent at 7 p.m. in Moscow. The Tass news service reported that turnout was running ahead of 2012 levels, including by as much as six percentage points in Moscow.
- Inside the shady private equity firm run by Kerry and Biden’s kids | New York Post — “My frustration,” writes Peter Schweizer in his new book, “Secret Empires: How the American Political Class Hides Corruption and Enriches Family and Friends,” “is not that the solid reporting on Trump has been too tough, but that the reporting on the Obama administration has been way too soft or in some cases nonexistent.”
- Mueller Subpoenas Trump Organization, Demanding Documents About Russia - The New York Times — The special counsel, Robert S. Mueller III, has subpoenaed the Trump Organization in recent weeks to turn over documents, including some related to Russia, according to two people briefed on the matter.
- US gets tougher on Russia; new sanctions, accusations — The list of Russians being punished includes all 13 indicted last month by special counsel Robert Mueller, a tacit acknowledgement by the administration that at least some of Mueller’s Russia-related probe has merit.
- Seth Rich Family Lawsuit & Fox News | National Review — According to the complaint, Butowsky ingratiated himself with the Rich family, coaxed them into letting him hire a Fox contributor named Rod Wheeler to help them solve their son’s murder, and then proceeded to work closely with Zimmerman and Wheeler for a very different purpose — to attempt to debunk the Russian-hacking narrative.
- Legal Marijuana Is A Boon To The Economy, Finds Study — Researchers found that legalizing marijuana had a positive impact on the economy of Pueblo County, Colo. In a landmark report out of the Colorado State University-Pueblo's Institute of Cannabis Research, researchers found that a taxed and regulated cannabis industry contributed more than $58 million to the local economy, reports The Denver Post.
- Andrew McCabe was just offered a job by a congressman so he can get his full retirement. And it just might work. - The Washington Post — Rep. Mark Pocan (D-Wis.) announced Saturday afternoon that he has offered McCabe a job to work on election security in his office, “so that he can reach the needed length of service” to retire.
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