EXCLUSIVE: John Bolton repeatedly warned his staff to avoid Rudy Giuliani, because of Rudy's suspected ties to pro-Russian disinformation operations.
One ex-WH official "recalled a series of discussions in early 2019 that Russia was working on a scheme to leak 'forged' or 'fake' emails in the weeks leading up to the 2020 election. Officials viewed Giuliani as a possible target for such a leak." thedailybeast.com/john-bolton-wa…
"National Security Council officials were also warned not to share their work with [former aide to Rep. Devin Nunes Kash] Patel...Sources said NSC officials grew concerned about Patel having a direct line to Trump and his involvement with Ukraine matters." thedailybeast.com/john-bolton-wa…

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11 Sep
NEW: Rudy Giuliani & his allies are now backing away fast from their partner Andiry Derkach, now that he's been declared an "active Russian agent" by the Trump administration. thedailybeast.com/rudy-and-his-u…
“I never liked Derkach, never knew much about his background,” Derkach's ally in the Biden smear operations, former Ukrainian diplomat Andriy Telizhenko, told The Daily Beast.
“Haven’t talk[ed] to him in months,” said Rudy, who claimed he received no warnings about the famously Kremlin-friendly Derkach.
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28 Aug
There were 673 murders in New York in 2000, the last year of Rudy Giuliani's reign.

There were 319 murders in New York last year.
This year, there's been a jump -- 235 murders in the first seven months. That's still way down from the Rudy era.
Also, Rudy is the genius who put the NYC emergency management center ... in the World Trade Center, after it had already been bombed once.
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24 Aug
EXCLUSIVE: Jared Kushner’s private channel with Putin’s money man revealed
There's a ton of news in this @ErinBanco joint, starting with the fact that Jared Kushner facilitated a shipment of Russian ventilators to NYC at the height of the pandemic there. The ventilators later caught fire, and were sent away. thedailybeast.com/jared-kushners…
There's also personal vindication for @ErinBanco here. For months, Russia Direct Investment Fund CEO Kirill Dmitriev gaslit her. He claimed her was reporting was wrong—he had nothing to do with Putin. Turns out Putin *personally dispatched* Dmitriev to make inroads w Team Trump.
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17 Jul
EXCLUSIVE: Black staffers at Fox News confront their bosses: "They created a white supremacist cell inside the top cable network in America." thedailybeast.com/fox-news-staff…
Lots of news in here, including that Fox Corporation CEO Lachlan Murdoch *personally approved* Tucker Carlson's on-air non-apology for his racist writer. thedailybeast.com/fox-news-staff… cc: @oliverdarcy
When Carlson screamed that about a BLM “mob,” Fox PR claimed he was talking about “inner city politicians.”

“Bull. Shit. They have the script written that gives them an out,” one Fox staffer told me. “But what the viewers hear is the white supremacist crap.”
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29 Jun
EXCLUSIVE: CNN's Van Jones helped craft the Trump administration's weak, weak police reform bill. Then he went on TV to praise it. thedailybeast.com/cnns-van-jones…
Van Jones' work earned him the praise of Jared Kushner, who told @TheLloydGrove that “in a tough situation Van has shown me that he’s got true character. He’s focused on the right things.” thedailybeast.com/cnns-van-jones…
And @KimKardashian told The Beast that “Van has encouraged my passion on prison reform and he’s one of the first people I call for advice. I will forever be inspired by Van’s selfless work.” thedailybeast.com/cnns-van-jones…
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15 Jun
EXCLUSIVE: The president’s niece Mary Trump is set to publish a tell-all this summer—and to reveal that she was a primary source for The New York Times’ investigation into Trump’s taxes. thedailybeast.com/mary-trump-don…
The bad blood between Trump and his niece dates back 20 years, to when Trump cut off financial and medical support for her brother’s ill child. “My aunt and uncles should be ashamed of themselves,” Mary Trump said in 2000. “I'm sure they are not.” thedailybeast.com/mary-trump-don…
The most explosive portions of the book may have to do with Fred Trump Jr., who died at 42 from a heart attack due to complications from his alcoholism. The book is set to allege that Donald contributed to Fred Jr.'s death and neglected him at critical stages of his addiction.
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