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Breitbart reveals owners: CEO Larry Solov, the Mercer family and Susie Breitbart. Back in November, Breitbart began the process to secure official Capitol Hill credentials. On Friday, the site's CEO, Larry Solov, appeared before the Standing Committee of the Senate Press Gallery and revealed, for what is believed to be the first time, who owns the right-wing nationalist site that has grown exponentially in influence over the past few years.

According to BuzzFeed's Steve Perlberg, who live-tweeted the meeting, Solov revealed that the owners are himself, founder Andrew Breitbart's widow, Susie Breitbart, and the Republican megadonor family the Mercers. Breitbart's family owns the largest stake. Within the rules of admission to the gallery, there is a clause that states the person and organization holding the pass "must not be engaged in any lobbying or paid advocacy, advertising, publicity or promotion work for any individual, political party, corporation, organization, or agency of the U.S. government. " Robert Mercer: the big data billionaire waging war on mainstream media | Politics. This article is the subject of a legal complaint on behalf of Cambridge Analytica LLC and SCL Elections Limited. Just over a week ago, Donald Trump gathered members of the world’s press before him and told them they were liars.

“The press, honestly, is out of control,” he said. “The public doesn’t believe you any more.” CNN was described as “very fake news… story after story is bad”. The BBC was “another beauty”. That night I did two things. Trump had spoken, and his audience had heard him. I click Google’s first suggested link. Another couple of clicks and I discover that it receives a large bulk of its funding – more than $10m in the past decade – from a single source, the hedge fund billionaire Robert Mercer. It’s money he’s made as a result of his career as a brilliant but reclusive computer scientist. One of its funds, Medallion, which manages only its employees’ money, is the most successful in the world – generating $55bn so far. A few weeks later, the Observer received a letter. Trump, Putin, and the New Cold War. 1. Soft Targets On April 12, 1982, Yuri Andropov, the chairman of the K.G.B., ordered foreign-intelligence operatives to carry out “active measures”—aktivniye meropriyatiya—against the reëlection campaign of President Ronald Reagan.

Unlike classic espionage, which involves the collection of foreign secrets, active measures aim at influencing events—at undermining a rival power with forgeries, front groups, and countless other techniques honed during the Cold War. The Soviet leadership considered Reagan an implacable militarist. Active measures were used by both sides throughout the Cold War.

Vladimir Putin, who is quick to accuse the West of hypocrisy, frequently points to this history. The U.S. officials who administer the system that Putin sees as such an existential danger to his own reject his rhetoric as “whataboutism,” a strategy of false moral equivalences. The 2016 Presidential campaign in the United States was of keen interest to Putin. 2. For nearly two decades, U.S. 3. 4. 5. Terrible! Just found out that Obama had my "wires tapped" in Trump Tower just before the victory. Nothing found. This is McCarthyism! Is it legal for a sitting President to be "wire tapping" a race for president prior to an election? Turned down by court earlier. A NEW LOW! I'd bet a good lawyer could make a great case out of the fact that President Obama was tapping my phones in October, just prior to Election! How low has President Obama gone to tapp my phones during the very sacred election process. This is Nixon/Watergate. Bad (or sick) guy!

Inside Trump’s fury: The president rages at leaks, setbacks and accusations. Such a bizarre passage, especially when you factor in that someone in the inner circle leaked it. WH spokeswoman: Trump doesn't accept Comey's denial of wiretapping claims. Trump's Wiretap Tweets Raise Risk of Impeachment - Bloomberg View. The sitting president has accused his predecessor of an act that could have gotten the past president impeached. That’s not your ordinary exercise of free speech. If the accusation were true, and President Barack Obama ordered a warrantless wiretap of Donald Trump during the campaign, the scandal would be of Watergate-level proportions. But if the allegation is not true and is unsupported by evidence, that too should be a scandal on a major scale. This is the kind of accusation that, taken as part of a broader course of conduct, could get the current president impeached.

We shouldn’t care that the allegation was made early on a Saturday morning on Twitter. How low has President Obama gone to tapp my phones during the very sacred election process. The basic premise of the First Amendment is that truth should defeat her opposite number. But this rather optimistic adage only accounts for speech and debate between citizens. The government’s special responsibility has two bases. A President’s Credibility - WSJ. ‘People Just Flat-Out Lie’ President Donald Trump called her “Hillary Clinton’s P.R. person” when she got a scoop he didn’t like last week. Controversial Fox News host Bill O’Reilly called her “unruly” when she shouted questions at Secretary of State Rex Tillerson. Story Continued Below Well, it turns out Andrea Mitchell, NBC News chief foreign affairs correspondent and host of MSNBC's "Andrea Mitchell Reports,” has some words for them, too. In a new interview for The Global Politico, our weekly podcast on world affairs in the Trump era, Mitchell says that after covering every president since Jimmy Carter, Trump is by far the most hostile to the press—and to the truth—she’s ever seen, with a White House staff using the briefing room as a daily disinformation machine and a president and secretary of state outright undermining the ability of reporters to do their job.

“It is totally sui generis. Oh, and another thing she’d like to get straight: She’s not, she insists, some pro-Clinton hack. Jan Böhmermann Is the Seth Meyers of Late Night German TV.

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