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Responding To The New York Times Article Saying The Republicans Could Primary Trump

Republicans Make Moves for 2020 as Trump Doubts Grow

New York Times ^ | August 5, 2017 | JONATHAN MARTIN and ALEXANDER BURNS
Posted on ‎8‎/‎6‎/‎2017‎ ‎2‎:‎20‎:‎43‎ ‎AM

Senators Tom Cotton and Ben Sasse have already been to Iowa this year, Gov. John Kasich is eyeing a return visit to New Hampshire, and Mike Pence’s schedule is so full of political events that Republicans joke that he is acting more like a second-term vice president hoping to clear the field than a No. 2 sworn in a little over six months ago.

President Trump’s first term is ostensibly just warming up, but luminaries in his own party have begun what amounts to a shadow campaign for 2020 — as if the current occupant of 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue weren’t involved.

The would-be candidates are cultivating some of the party’s most prominent donors, courting conservative interest groups and carefully enhancing their profiles. Mr. Trump has given no indication that he will decline to seek a second term.

But the sheer disarray sur…

Accused Russian Hacker Yevgeniy Nikulin Claims The FBI Offered Him Cash, An Apartment, An U.S. Citizenship If He Confessed To Hacking Hillary's Emails On The Orders Of Donald Trump

Accused Russian Hacker Yevgeniy Nikulin, a 29 year old Russian citizen currently held in the Czech Republic and wanted on extradition by both Russia and the United States in connection with separate hacking incidents, claims that the United Sates FBI visited him and offered him cash, an apartment, and U.S. citizenship if he confessed to hacking Hillary's emails on the orders of then candidate Donald Trump.

(Note: When it says Hillary's emails, it's hard to know exactly if he is referring to the DNC, Podesta, or both.  His letter says Hillary's emails, and Newsweek interpreted that as Podesta, and The Guardian interpreted it as the DNC.  He would have to be asked what he was referring to.)

Nikulin, who describes himself as an used car salesman, is currently wanted by Russia for (per Newsweek):

"Nikulin is accused by Russia of hacking into and stealing from online WebMoney accounts. The Moscow-based online money transfer system claims 31 million users around the worl…

Blatant Media Bias from The WaPo & CNN in Reporting Comey's Memos Had Classified Information

I now bring  you two blatant examples of media bias regarding the news that just came out about James Comey's personal memos containing classified information.  The first comes from the Washington Post and the second comes from CNN.  We all know the media loves covering anonymously sourced stories if they are negative towards the President.  CNN, The Washington Post, The New York Times, and NBC News recycle each others' anonymously sourced stories all the time, even though they sometimes turn out to be false.  However, this shows the disparity in how they cover an anonymously sourced story if it is negative towards the President vs. if it is positive.

First, the backstory:

The Hill reported that 4 out of 7 of James Comey's infamous memos which he wrote documenting his conversations with President Trump contain classified information.  This is big news because James Comey said these were not government documents or classified but were rather personal documents of his recol…