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Sat Mar 4, 2017, 11:39 PM Mar 2017

The NOAA budget cuts to the satellite data division

amount to 22% of their total funding, or $513 million. Just in case anyone missed the connection, these satellites provide valuable intelligence data on places like Russia in the course of their normal tasking.

The Department of Commerce, now headed by Wilbur Ross, another long-time trump associate who also has a spider-web of ties to Russia, (prominently, The Bank of Cyprus) is the federal agency in charge of administering the NOAA budget.

This is not just a coincidence.

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