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US government wiretapped former Trump campaign chairman

manafort wire tapped before and after campaignUS investigators wiretapped former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort under secret court orders before and after the election, sources tell CNN, an extraordinary step involving a high-ranking campaign official now at the center of the Russia meddling probe.

The government snooping continued into early this year, including a period when Manafort was known to talk to President Donald Trump.
Some of the intelligence collected includes communications that sparked concerns among investigators that Manafort had encouraged the Russians to help with the campaign, according to three sources familiar with the investigation. Two of these sources, however, cautioned that the evidence is not conclusive.
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With a Picked Lock and a Threatened Indictment, Mueller’s Inquiry Sets a Tone

Manafort threatened with indictment during raidPaul J. Manafort was in bed early one morning in July when federal agents bearing a search warrant picked the lock on his front door and raided his Virginia home.\

They took binders stuffed with documents and copied his computer files, looking for evidence that Mr. Manafort, President Trump’s former campaign chairman, set up secret offshore bank accounts. They even photographed the expensive suits in his closet.

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Ex-Fox News commentator alleges anchor raped her in new lawsuit

E-Fox News Commentator charges she was raped

Political commentator Scottie Nell Hughes filed a lawsuit against Fox News on Monday accusing the network of retaliating against her after she claimed she was raped by Fox Business anchor Charles Payne.

The New York Times reports that in the lawsuit, Hughes said Payne coerced her to have sex with him even though she has repeatedly refused him by saying “no” and “stop.”

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Protests In St. Louis Continue After A Weekend That Saw Dozens Of Arrests

Protests in St. Louis continueProtests in St. Louis over a former police officer's acquittal in the shooting death of a black man continued Monday after a weekend capped by the arrests of more than 80 people.

About a hundred people marched silently through downtown on Monday, breaking into chants of "If we don't get it, shut it down!" at City Hall, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch newspaper reports. And St. Louis Public Radio reports that several students walked out of at least two area high schools in protest.

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Donald Trump’s lawyers fail at basic lawyering: Privacy

Trump lawyer Ty Cobb

President Donald Trump may be focusing on how to wriggle out of the Russia scandal that threatens to envelop his administration, but in order to do that, his legal team will first need to get their proverbial house in order.

Exhibit A: The fact that Trump lawyers Ty Cobb and John Dowd were overheard by New York Times reporter Kenneth Vogel dishing over their frustrations with the administration’s legal strategy.

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Geneva: 500 euro notes found flushed down toilets

Euros flushed down toilets.

Swiss prosecutors are investigating why tens of thousands of euros were flushed down toilets in Geneva.

The €500 (£440; $600) notes were cut up and found in the toilets of a branch of the bank UBS and in three nearby restaurants.

Thousands of francs have reportedly been spent on plumbing repairs to unclog the surrounding pipes. The high-value euro notes are due to be withdrawn in 2018 over fears they facilitate illegal activities.

TVNL Comment:  This is a strange story that might be worth following.  We'll keep you posted.

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U.S. cracks down on debt collection of private student loans

Student loan crackdownThe U.S. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau said on Monday it had ordered National Collegiate Student Loan Trusts and their debt collector, Transworld Systems, Inc to pay at least $21.6 million in penalties and restitution for illegally filing debt collection lawsuits.

According to the agency, the companies allegedly sued borrowers without being able to prove the debt was owed or pursued collection on loans that were too old to sue over, and relied on false and misleading legal documents. The CFPB said the trusts had filed at least 486 lawsuits on debt where the statute of limitations for collections had expired.

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President Trump makes a plug for his tower during UN speech

Trump mentions his tower during UN speechWell then. President Trump kicked off his Monday speech before the United National general assembly with a plug for his nearby residential tower.

"I actually saw great potential across the street, to be honest with you, and it's only for the reason that the United Nations was here that that turned out to be such a successful project," Trump said, after an introduction from U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley.

The building in question is the Trump World Tower, a residential skyscraper in the United Nations Plaza. The building was completed in 2001 and was briefly the tallest all-residential tower in the world. Previous tenants have included Yankees baseball player Derek Jeter and presidential adviser Kellyanne Conway.

TVNL Comment:  You know,  you just can't make this up. You just can't.

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Facebook delivers Russian ad data to special counsel Robert Mueller

Facebook gives documents to Mueller

Facebook has given information about Russian advertising purchases on the social network to special counsel Robert Mueller, who is investigating Russia's influence on the 2016 presidential election.

Mueller's investigation into Russian influence — and possible connections to the Trump campaign — includes the propagation of fake information on social media. Two weeks ago, Facebook said an internal investigation found $100,000 in ad spending by fake accounts and pages, likely operated out of Russia, which aimed to affect political division during the election.

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