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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…