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The Daily 202: Why Trump flippantly accusing Democrats of ‘treason’ is not a laughing matter

A president loosely accusing the opposition party of treason represents a greater danger to the long-term health of the American system than a 4.6 percent drop in the Dow Jones Industrial Average. President Donald Trump said Monday that it was “un-American” and “treasonous” when some congressional Democrats did not applaud during last week’s State of the Union address as he touted the low rates of black and Hispanic unemployment. “Even on positive news like that, really positive news like that, they were like death and un-American,” Trump said at a manufacturing plant outside Cincinnati. “Somebody said ‘treasonous.

Source: The Daily 202: Why Trump flippantly accusing Democrats of ‘treason’ is not a laughing matter

Russian trolls used Tumblr to undermine Clinton as far back as 2015 — but the company is staying mum

While Facebook and Twitter are being marched into Congressional hearings and investigators are demanding data and records, Tumblr is getting off scot-free. An expose from BuzzFeed revealed Russian trolls were given free range at Tumblr with hundreds of thousands of interactions on anti–Hillary Clinton, pro–Bernie Sanders memes, stories and pieces of content. The company, however, hasn’t said a word, they haven’t produced documents and they haven’t been hauled into testify before the Congressional committees. Columbia…

Source: Russian trolls used Tumblr to undermine Clinton as far back as 2015 — but the company is staying mum

Trump claims memo ‘totally vindicates’ him in Russia probe

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump on Saturday claimed complete vindication from a congressional memo that alleges the FBI abused its surveillance powers during the investigation into his campaign’s possible Russia ties. But the memo also includes revelations that might complicate efforts by Trump and his allies to undermine special counsel Robert Mueller’s inquiry. The four-page document released Friday contends that the FBI, when it applied for a surveillance warrant on a onetime Trump campaign associate, relied excessively on an ex-British spy whose opposition research was funded by Democrats.

Source: Trump claims memo ‘totally vindicates’ him in Russia probe

Is the Paris Accord Unfair to America?

According to the three most plausible principles of fairness that can be applied to climate change – equal shares, need, and historical responsibility – Donald Trump’s claim that the Paris climate agreement is unfair to the US does not withstand scrutiny. In fact, the opposite is the case: the US got off very lightly.

Source: Is the Paris Accord Unfair to America?

In a word, yes. But if established procedures to change laws hold, it would be extremely difficult, requiring Supreme Court action or a change in the Constitution.

Source: Can Libel Laws Be Changed Under Trump?

President Donald Trump’s former national security adviser did not properly disclose payments from Russia and may have broken the law, House Oversight Chairman Jason Chaffetz and ranking Democrat Elijah Cummings said Tuesday after reviewing Michael Flynn’s application for a security clearance.

Source: House oversight: Michael Flynn might have broken law – CNNPolitics.com