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Trump Foreign Policy Advisor Retweets Anti-Semitic Post

One of Donald Trump’s senior foreign policy advisors has apologized for sharing a blatantly anti-Semitic post on Twitter over the weekend.

Retired Lieutenant General Michael Flynn on Sunday responded to the claim made by Hillary Clinton campaign manager Robby Mook that Russian intelligence agencies were behind the Democratic National Committee hack that exposed tens of thousands of staffers’ emails.

“The corrupt Democratic machine will do and say anything to get #NeverHillary into power. This is a new low,” Flynn tweeted, sharing a link to a tweet from user Saint Bibiana who wrote “>Cnn implicated. ‘The USSR is to blame!’ … Not anymore, Jews. Not anymore.”

The user’s tweet linked to a CNN Politics clip of Mook’s comments.

Flynn, who spoke at the Republican National Convention last week, deleted the Tweet and issued an apology hours after posting it, saying it was “a mistake” and that he only meant to share the CNN video.

This is not the first time that the Trump campaign has had to answer for sharing anti-Semitic messages.


Trump campaign gutted GOP’s anti-Russia stance on Ukraine

The Trump campaign worked behind the scenes last week to make sure the new Republican platform won’t call for giving weapons to Ukraine to fight Russian and rebel forces, contradicting the view of almost all Republican foreign policy leaders in Washington.

Throughout the campaign, Trump has been dismissive of calls for supporting the Ukraine government as it fights an ongoing Russian-led intervention. Trump’s campaign chairman, Paul Manafort, worked as a lobbyist for the Russian-backed former Ukrainian president Viktor Yanukovych for more than a decade.

Still, Republican delegates at last week’s national security committee platform meeting in Cleveland were surprised when the Trump campaign orchestrated a set of events to make sure that the GOP would not pledge to give Ukraine the weapons it has been asking for from the United States.


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Report: Dem chairwoman Wasserman Schultz won't speak at convention

NOTE: I'm trying to dispel as much misinformation as I can.

The chairwoman of the Democratic National Committee will not speak at this week’s convention in Philadelphia, according to CNN.

The decision to keep Florida Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz from speaking — though CNN reports she will appear to gavel the convention's opening and close— follows a dump of emails by WIkileaks from top officials at the DNC that seem to show some top employees were conspiring to hurt the candidacy of Bernie Sanders, Hillary Clinton's main rival for the Democratic nomination during the primary campaign.

One email in particular showed a top aide asking if Sanders’ religion could be questioned in an attempt to hurt him with southern voters. Another showed Wasserman Schultz calling Sanders’ campaign manager “a damn liar.”

Sanders has long maintained that the DNC was favoring Clinton and has called on Wasserman Schultz to resign and on CNN Sunday he echoed that statement, calling the emails "outrageous" but unsurprising.


Here's the issue I have the media coverage of the emails.

This story first broke yesterday but was largely ignored because of the Kaine appointment. So, what did they do? Put the story in the 'Sunday Bin" and use it to fill up their day?

Brazile apologized to Sanders campaign in meeting: 'This stupidity needs to be addressed'

ebbie Wassermann Schultz announced her resignation as DNC chairwoman today, and it’s setting up the Democratic Convention in Philadelphia up for a rough start this week. DNC Vice Chair Donna Brazile totally called it this morning when she opined that heads would roll over the email troubles currently plaguing the Democrats.

Brazile is a regular contributer on CNN and ABC News, and shortly after Wassermann Schutlz’s resignation broke, her role at the week’s convention was established thanks to this tweet from the DNC’s communications director.

This also comes after the news that Wassermann Schutlz’s role at the convention would be greatly diminished.

Before all of this, however, Brazile appeared on Sunday’s This Week, and addressed how leaks of committee efforts to undermine Bernie Sanders have left him and his supporters infuriated.

“I went over yesterday to see the Sanders campaign I apologized,” Brazile said. “I think, the allegations, the e-mails, the insensitivity, the stupidity needs to be addressed.”

Brazile acknowledged that the DNC’s email leak is an ongoing matter that will likely have repercussions for the committee for the foreseeable future. Brazile didn’t seem to appreciate Clinton campaign manager Robby Mook‘s take on the day’s events, but she went on to say that more officials will probably have to pay up for letting the Democratic Party bleed.

“Will some people have to step down, be removed and resign? I’m sure at the end of the day, yes.”


Marcia Fudge to serve as Convention Chair

Rep. Marcia Fudge of Ohio will serve as convention chairwoman as ratified by the convention's Rules Committee on Saturday night. Wasserman Schultz was the temporary chair of the convention until the Rules Committee approved Fudge.

DNC Vice Chairwoman Donna Brazile will serve as interim chair through the election, it was announced Sunday. Brazile, who has been a CNN and ABC commentator, served in the party role on an interim basis in the spring of 2011.


1996 Convention: Dick Morris resigned after getting caught with a prostitute

We survived that and we'll survive the email flap.

One more importantl point about Donna

And it's important enough for a seperate thread. Donna Brazile voted at the DNC to disallow the Michigan and Florida primary results in 2008 that would have put Hillary over the top. So she is nobody's stooge.

Donna Brazile

Ran Al Gore's ground operation in 2000 and was, in my opinion, the one responsible for Gore's rightful victory.
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