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The Daily BeastAug 14, 2020
Marge Simpson Fires Back at Trump Adviser Jenna Ellis for Kamala Dig
On Thursday afternoon, The Simpsons producer James L. Brooks tweeted, "I wouldn't be surprised if Marge Simpson shared her reaction to Jenna's shot."

He was referring to a tweet from the Trump campaign's senior legal adviser Jenna Ellis that blew up the day before during Joe Biden's first official campaign event with running mate Kamala Harris. 

Ellis, who has also pushed the latest birther conspiracy theory about the vice presidential candidate, tweeted during Harris' speech, "Kamala sounds like Marge Simpson." Twitter piled on, but the iconic cartoon mom is likely to get the last word.

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Fox PoliticsAug 14, 2020
Kevin Clinesmith to plead guilty in Durham probe: Read the charging document
U.S. Attorney John Durham on Friday announced a false statement charge against FBI lawyer Kevin Clinesmith, in the first criminal case arising from the review of the investigation into links between Russia and the 2016 Trump campaign. 

The Daily BeastAug 14, 2020
Ex-FBI Lawyer Plans to Plead Guilty to Falsifying Doc in Russia Probe
Chip SomodevillaA former FBI lawyer plans to plead guilty to falsifying a key document that was part of the initial investigation into Russian interference into the 2016 election, several news outlets reported on Friday.

Kevin Clinesmith, a 38-year-old lawyer assigned to the FBI probe into foreign election interference, is expected to plead guilty to altering an email from the CIA that investigators used to seek a wiretap on former Donald Trump campaign adviser Carter Page in 2017.

Investigators relied on that document to seek extended court permission for the secret wiretap on Page, who had previously provided information to the U.S. spy agency. According to the Associated Press, Clinesmith, who left the Russia investigation in February 2018, will be charged with one count of making a false statement in D.C. federal court.

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Washington Post PoliticsAug 14, 2020
Biden campaign sends scathing statement in response to Trump stoking false conspiracy theory
The president amplified a false birther conspiracy by declining to refute it; a lawyer for his campaign brought attention to the matter in a tweet.

Drudge ReportAug 13, 2020
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Democracy NowAug 13, 2020
The Case Against Trump Is "Open and Shut": Kamala Harris Slams President's Handling of Pandemic
As Kamala Harris, the first woman of color on a major presidential ticket, hits the campaign trail with Joe Biden for the first time, we play an extended excerpt of her address, in which she blasts President Trump's handling of the economy, immigration, racial justice and the coronavirus pandemic. "The case against Donald Trump and Mike Pence is open and shut," Harris says. "Just look where they've gotten us: more than 16 million out of work; millions of kids who cannot go back to school; a crisis of poverty, of homelessness, afflicting Black, Brown and Indigenous people the most."

Department of Homeland Security NewsJul 24, 2020
Acting Secretary Wolf Establishes China Working Group to Address Intensifying Threat
WASHINGTON— Acting Secretary of Homeland Security Chad F. Wolf recently hosted the inaugural meeting of the Department's China Working Group. The Group's purpose is to holistically articulate, prioritize, and coordinate the Department's response to evolving threats to the Homeland posed by the Chinese Communist Party (CCP).

"The Chinese threat is intensifying at an alarming rate through CCP's malign activity in the trade, cybersecurity, immigration, and intellectual property domains," said Acting Secretary Wolf.  "Consistent with President Trump's leadership and direction, DHS is at the forefront of combating these threats to the Homeland and our way of life. The Department's role in curbing China's malign activity has never been more important nor timely.  DHS's newly-established China Working Group will prioritize, coordinate, and articulate decisive near- and long-term actions commensurate with the threat we face."

The Working Group will cement the Department's already critical role of working on the frontlines to protect the Homeland from CCP's systematic campaign to undermine our economic prosperity, national security, and fundamental freedoms. Recent Department actions have included

Working with industry and State, Local, Tribal, and Territorial governments to combat CCP disinformation campaigns or broader efforts to distort our country's public discourse and undermine confidence in our democratic processes.Targeting illicit Chinese manufacturers who have exploited the pandemic—which originated in China and spread through CCP malfeasance—by producing and disseminating fraudulent or prohibited COVID-19 PPE and medical supplies to the United States. This has resulted in the seizure of over 1,000,000 FDA-prohibited COVID-19 test-kits and 750,000 counte

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