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Alastair Crooke – Deep State vs. Donald Trump

Russian President Vladimir Putin has said it often: the door to co-operation (with the U.S.) “lies ajar.” He has said it repeatedly: that it was not Moscow in the first place that had withered – and then severed – the lines of communication with Washington. And Mr. Putin has been consistent in periodically easing the path to “Moscow” for President …

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Rajan Menon – Tomgram: Rajan Menon, The Iranian Connection in the Age of Trump

[Note for TomDispatch Readers: There will be no post for Martin Luther King Jr. Day. The next TD post will be Tuesday, January 17th. Tom] Tell me if this sounds familiar: the leadership of a distant nation has its own ideas about whom you should vote for, or who should rule your country, and acts decisively on them, affecting an …

Greg Palast – The No-BS Inside Guide to the Presidential Vote Recount

There’s been so much complete nonsense since I first broke the news that the Green Party would file for a recount of the presidential vote, I am compelled to write a short guide to flush out the BS and get to just the facts, ma’am. Nope, They’re Not Hunting for Russian Hackers To begin with, the main work of the …