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UPDATED: Manafort’s Secret Rendezvous with Wikileaks Revealed

What was Manafort’s role in educating the American public about Hillary Clinton’s conniving ways?

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[UPDATE:  As of 12:45pm Tuesday, Wikileaks has officially contradicted the timeline of events revealed in story released by The Guardian].

During the 2016 presidential election, an incredible and novel occurrence involving hacked emails took place that will forever shape our national political scene.

That incident was the disclosure of vast troves of stolen emails from within the Hillary Clinton campaign, and their subsequent publishing by the folks at Wikileaks.

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This was a disaster for the Clinton campaign, who were exposed in the leak as a crooked and conniving organization that would stop at nothing to win the White House.  Beyond the blatant conversations about the financial kidnapping of the DNC and the purposeful and immoral ousting of Bernie Sanders, there were even terrifying coded phrases within the messages that belied something even darker  – motifs that Clinton and her campaign staff refused to even cite in what they believed to be private emails.  Those phrases have yet to be full understood.

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But, as with most situations, the ends justified the means.  Sure, it was upsetting for Hillary Clinton to have all of her secrets exposed, but this made for a far more educated electorate and, in essence, a more fair result in the election.

Now, as Robert Mueller looks to wrap up his investigation into “Russian collusion”, the Wikileaks story is surfacing again…this time in regard to convicted Trump campaign staffer Paul Manafort.

Donald Trump’s former campaign manager Paul Manafort held secret talks with Julian Assange inside the Ecuadorian embassy in London, and visited around the time he joined Trump’s campaign, the Guardian has been told.

Sources have said Manafort went to see Assange in 2013, 2015 and in spring 2016 – during the period when he was made a key figure in Trump’s push for the White House.

It is unclear why Manafort wanted to see Assange and what was discussed. But the last meeting is likely to come under scrutiny and could interest Robert Mueller, the special prosecutor who is investigating alleged collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia.

A well-placed source has told the Guardian that Manafort went to see Assange around March 2016. Months later WikiLeaks released a stash of Democratic emails stolen by Russian intelligence officers.

Manafort denies the accusations wholly.

Robert Mueller appears to be working under the assumption that the Wikileaks action was taken either with the help of, or at the behest of the Russians.

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Virginia Democrats Take A Step Back From Gun Control Plan After Receiving Major Backlash From Gun Owners

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Democrats in the state of Virginia have discovered that a great many folks who make up their constituency are supporters of the Second Amendment right to bear arms after they received massive backlash from gun owners after unveiling their gun control plan. Now, in light of the all the criticism, Democrats in the state have decided to take a step back from the proposal. Check out the details from TheBlaze: Democrats will assume control of the Virginia General Assembly next year, and lawmakers quickly began submitting gun control bills that previously had little-to-no chance of passage. Gun-rights advocates statewide responded by forming “sanctuary” counties in which enforcement of new gun control laws would be de-emphasized or neglected altogether. Monday, Democratic Gov. Ralph Northam and incoming Senate Majority Leader Dick Saslaw said they were adding a “grandfather clause” into the proposed assault weapon ban, which would allow gun owners to keep weapons under the policy that were already legally owned — as long as they register them. “I’m not going to lock up a large part of Virginia,” Saslaw told the Virginia Mercury, acknowledging that a grandfather clause would “make sense.” Gun-rights activists in Virginia are not letting their guard down after what seems like a victory, being well aware of the fact that the left will keep pushing for further restrictions on the Second Amendment. Philip Van Cleave, president of the Virginia Citizens Defense League said, “We’ve been down this compromise road and their version of a compromise is they never give up anything. We are expected to give up something every time and we’re not doing it anymore. I think gun owners are tired of this and they’re gonna stand up and fight this stuff.”

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President Trump Set To Create New Executive Order To Protect Jews On College Campuses

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President Trump has decided to take action against the rampant anti-Semitism that is rising up on college campuses across the country by signing an executive order designed to protect Jews on college campuses. The order will redefine Jews as more than a religious class, making them a nationality or ethnic group according to a new report that has been published by the Washington Post. Here are more details from TheBlaze: The updated classification will have a significant impact, allowing the government to consider anti-Semitic discrimination a violation of the Civil Rights Act. Specifically, Title VI of the Civil Rights Act prohibits discrimination based on race, ethnicity, and national origin. “There’s been a lot of unclarity surrounding the application of Title VI to Jewishness, basically, because of a question of about whether Jewishness is primarily a religion — in which case Title VI would not apply to anti-Semitic discrimination — or whether it’s a race or national origin. This EO will clarify that Title VI applies to anti-Semitism,” an administration official told reporters Tuesday, according to the Post. The New York Times reported that Trump decided to take action because Congress has long stalled bipartisan legislation meant to combat the problem. “Today’s executive order will have a real, positive impact in protecting Jewish college students from anti-Semitism,” Republican Jewish Coalition national chairman Norm Coleman told the Washington Free Beacon. The Post went on to report that the executive order mandates that the Department of Education use the definition of anti-Semitism created by the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance. That particular definition includes a bit that calls out folks who consider the existence of a State of Israel to be a racist endeavor, something that critics of the executive order have said will stifle the free speech of Palestinian activists who might desire…

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