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PBC News & Comment: Fusion GPS Offers Its Spin on Russiagate

Wayward journalists who founded FusionGPS offer carefully crafted version of its role in 2016 campaign, including Steele dossier, hammering Republicans….--at deadline, Paul Manafort has filed challenge to his Mueller indictment, claiming (accurately) it’s unrelated to Russian election meddling claims

--in NY Times op-ed, FusionGPS co-founders Glenn Simpson and Peter Fritsch demand release of transcripts of their testimony, and spin their version of events, with notable omissions

--in reaction to deadly quotes in new book, Trump channels St. Peter with massive false denials of the savior of his campaign

--Trump’s New Year tweetstorm pissed of various people around the nation and the world, and many were triggered by what he watched on Fox “News”

--Trump goes dick-to-dick with “Little Rocket Man” in nuke button claims

--North Korea reopens hotline to South Korea

--Trump threatens Palestinians with cuts to refugee funding

--in Israel, Netanyahu expands apartheid policies to include threats of forcible deportation for black African residents of Israel

--Trump’s support of protests in Iran suggest that economic inequality isn’t the only driver

--Buzzfeed editor says “fake news” was first used by Hillary Clinton in post-election speech

--diversity of the Senate is unchanged as Smith and Jones are sworn in

--stuck on the tarmac, airline passenger tries to use emergency exit in Spain