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Why Is Trump Hiding He Met Today With Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak?

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Let’s Hope the Secret Service Was Present

President Donald Trump’s schedule for Wednesday included a meeting with Sergey Lavrov, the Russian Foreign Minister. It did not note that accompanying Lavrov would be Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak (photo), the man at the center of much of the intelligence community’s investigation into Trump associates who have ties to Russia. U.S. Intelligence views Kislyak as “a top spy and recruiter of spies,” according to CNN.

Not only did Trump’s schedule not include Kislyak, but the official readout of the meeting between Trump and Lavrov did not mention Kislyak at all. CNN confirmed this development.

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To make matters worse, the meeting with Lavrov and Kislyak was closed to American media, but Russian media was allowed in to take photos, according to the White House pool report:

“The Lavrov meeting was closed to the press and the only visual account we have of it thus far is via handout photos from the Russian government. Those images show Trump also met with Russian ambassador Sergey Kislyak.”

TASS, the Russian news agency, is an official arm of the Russian government.

On MSNBC Andrea Mitchell just called this action “unprecedented.”

Another photo, this of Trump and Kislyak from the official Twitter feed of the Russian Embassy in the United States of America:

“The Russian-sourced pictures are the only public record of the meetings as of this writing, largely because members of the White House press pool — who are charged to report on the president’s whereabouts and what happens inside the White House — were not allowed into the meeting Wednesday morning,” CBS News reports. “No photos were taken by the White House press of the president’s meeting with Lavrov and with Russian Envoy Sergey Kislyak.”

One last, but very important note, via former Deputy Assistant to President Obama and National Security Advisor to Vice President Biden, Colin Kahl:

Yes, he’s questioning why Trump allowed members of the Russian government to bring cameras and other equipment into the Oval Office.

Let’s hope the Secret Service was present.

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Photos: Trump’s Postmaster General Removing Mailboxes in at Least 5 States Weeks Before Early Voting – Explanation Fails

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President Donald Trump’s newly-installed Postmaster General is working to reduce capacity across the United States, just weeks before early voting in the 2020 presidential election begins in some states. Americans are furious, after seeing many reports on massive reductions in mail sorting machines, and Trump’s refusal to fund the USPS – along with his admission he is doing so to make it impossible for people to vote by mail.

A local Portland, Oregon news reporter says the USPS admits it’s already removed 27 mailboxes from Eugene, Oregon, with more removals to come there. She says the Post Office claims “they’re only removing them from locations that have multiple mailboxes next to each other.”

Which does not explain this:

Or this:

NBC Montana reports it has “confirmed with the Montana State Association of the National Association of Letter Carriers the orders to remove 13 boxes in Missoula, 9 in Bozeman, 3 in Lewistown and 30 in Billings.”

NPR’s Lulu Miller show that not only are mailboxes being removed, some are just being sealed, rendering them useless:

One Oregon reporter offers this disturbing development.

Related: ‘This Is a RICO Case’: Top Obama Advisor Urges Dems to ‘Go to War for Our Country’ Over Trump USPS Attack

Meanwhile, Americans are taking to social media and posting photos of USPS mail boxes being removed and carted away. Take a look at some:

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‘I Haven’t Been Blunt’: Trump Defends Attacks on ‘Nasty’ Kamala Harris, Invokes Racist Slur Against Warren

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President Donald Trump refused to accept responsibility for calling sitting U.S. Senator Kamala Harris, the presumptive Democratic vice presidential nominee, a “Mad Woman,” “nasty,” “angry,” “radical,” and “condescending.”

Confronted with just a few of his attacks Friday afternoon in a press conference Trump pushed back against the reporter’s charges.

“I haven’t been blunt,” Trump insisted, falsely, as CNN’s fact checker noted:

Trump went on to claim, repeatedly, that Sen. Harris “treated Joe Biden worse than anybody else by far.”

“Nobody treated Biden so badly, as Kamala,” Trump claimed, stressing the pronunciation of her name as if to mock it.

He also attacked Senator Elizabeth Warren, invoking his racist slur for her, “Pocahontas.”

Watch:

 

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Obama Slams Trump Over USPS Attack in Rare Remarks: ‘More Concerned With Suppressing the Vote’

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In rare remarks about his successor former President Barack Obama slammed President Donald Trump, accusing him of being “more concerned with suppressing the vote than suppressing a virus.”

President Donald Trump has admitted he is blocking desperately needed funding to help the postal service survive in a direct attempt to stop Americans from voting by mail. The Postmaster General he installed has been removing mail boxes from several cities and removing high-volume mail sorting machines across the country, with a plan to reduce the number of sorters by nearly 700 machines.

Everyone depends on the USPS,” President Obama said via Twitter Friday. “Seniors for their Social Security, veterans for their prescriptions, small businesses trying to keep their doors open. They can’t be collateral damage for an administration more concerned with suppressing the vote than suppressing a virus.”

President Obama also accused President Trump of making “attempts to undermine the election.”

And he urged Americans to vote early: “do that now.”

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