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Candidate accused: Trump loyalist Duncan Hunter may show a criminal indictment isn’t the end of the campaign road

Candidate accused: Trump loyalist Duncan Hunter may show a criminal indictment isn’t the end of the campaign roadCalifornia Republican Duncan Hunter takes a page from the Trump playbook to try to distract voters from the federal charges against him.



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Corruption indictment of US Rep. Duncan Hunter at a glance

Corruption indictment of US Rep. Duncan Hunter at a glanceSAN DIEGO (AP) — U.S. Rep. Duncan Hunter and his wife Margaret used more than $ 250,000 in campaign funds for personal expenses including groceries, fast food meals and golf trips and lied about it in campaign filings, prosecutors said Tuesday. Here are details of some of the payments described in the 48-page indictment filed in federal court:



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Rep. Chris Collins Suspends Re-Election Campaign Following Indictment

Rep. Chris Collins Suspends Re-Election Campaign Following IndictmentRep. Chris Collins (R-N.Y.) announced Saturday he would not run for re-



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Ex-Trump Campaign Manager Paul Manafort Jailed After New Mueller Indictment

Ex-Trump Campaign Manager Paul Manafort Jailed After New Mueller IndictmentWASHINGTON ― Paul Manafort, President Donald Trump's former campaign manager,



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Indictment: Missing Florida man was killed by wife, friend

Indictment: Missing Florida man was killed by wife, friendTALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — A Florida man reported missing 17 years ago didn't suffer a duck-hunting mishap, and he wasn't eaten by alligators.



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Waterslide That Decapitated 10-Year-Old Boy Was a 'Deadly Weapon,' Indictment Says

Waterslide That Decapitated 10-Year-Old Boy Was a 'Deadly Weapon,' Indictment Says(KANSAS CITY, Mo.) — A Kansas waterslide hyped as the world's highest was a "deadly weapon" that had already injured more than a dozen people…



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Ex-workers at Russian 'troll factory' trust US indictment

Ex-workers at Russian 'troll factory' trust US indictmentST. PETERSBURG, Russia (AP) — While Russian officials scoff at a U.S. indictment charging 13 Russians with meddling in the 2016 U.S. presidential election, several people who worked at the same St. Petersburg "troll factory" say they think the criminal charges are well-founded.



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Trump Says Russians ‘Laughing’ Over Election Interference Indictment

Trump Says Russians ‘Laughing’ Over Election Interference IndictmentThe president was critical of the Russia investigation on Twitter this weekend, writing that if Russia’s goal was to create discord, then the investigation and partisan divide show they succeeded.



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The 9 craziest things from latest Mueller indictment against Russian trolls

The 9 craziest things from latest Mueller indictment against Russian trollsAnother bombshell dropped on Friday afternoon when the special counsel investigating led by Robert Mueller announced indictments against Russian troll group Internet Research Agency and a dozen other individuals for "operations to interfere with the U.S. political system, including the 2016 U.S. presidential election." SEE ALSO: An ad industry group nominated Russia's election hack for all the awards The indictment offers more concrete proof of Russian interference in that election, something that President Trump and members of his administration have been greatly skeptical about despite the mounting evidence.  Trump tweeted Friday after the indictments were announced, once again claiming there was no collusion with the Russians.  Russia started their anti-US campaign in 2014, long before I announced that I would run for President. The results of the election were not impacted. The Trump campaign did nothing wrong – no collusion! — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 16, 2018 While the the indictment's main charges include conspiracy to defraud the United States, conspiracy to commit wire fraud, and identity theft, what's particularly shocking are the lengths the conspirators went to, allegedly, to achieve their ends which, according to the indictment, included "supporting the campaign of then-candidate Donald J. Trump" and "disparaging Hillary Clinton." We already know they managed to use social media under false names to reach voters in the U.S., spread false information, organized rallies, and bought ads on these platforms. But that wasn't all. Here, then, are some of the craziest revelations that caught our attention. 1. They were really well organized These weren't 400-pound hackers in their basement as Trump infamously suggested during one of the presidential debates with Clinton. This was a hella-organized group of hundreds of people that had their own SEO and IT departments.  2. They stole identities of Americans to lend authenticity to their efforts. This is next level stuff to make everything seem American-made. 3. They were obsessed with portraying Hillary as an inmate They really felt the Trump chant, "Lock her up." 4. They gave that Clinton impersonator more work They really, really had it out for Hillary and they knew how to stoke that anger. 5. They manipulated other real Americans to do weird stuff The organization used a social media account to convince a real, flesh-and-blood American to stand in front of the White House holding a sign that wished a happy birthday to Yevgeniy Prigozhin, a Russian National who led Concord, a Russian consulting firm with government contacts that funded the interference.  And then… 6. They reached out to local officials working for the Trump campaign It's amazing what you can do with fake email addresses.  7. They set up opposing rallies These trolls weren't done after the election, as evidenced by how they set up opposing rallies in New York over a week after the votes were counted. 8. They were great at targeting swing states These guys weren't just lobbing metaphorical grenades on Twitter; they did their research and knew what states to help target to swing the election. 9. They backed Bernie They didn't totally hate Democrats, just Hillary Clinton. 
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Russian Indictment Sends Message on Future Interference Attempts

Russian Indictment Sends Message on Future Interference AttemptsMichael McFaul, former U.S. ambassador to Russia, talks with Rachel Maddow about how Robert Mueller's indictment of 13 Russians is a credit to U.S. intelligence and establishes the illegality of such cyber campaigns.



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