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Mollie Hemingway -> Joe Scarborough, Spying On Trump Wasn’t Done ‘By The Book
By Mollie Hemingway
Joe Scarborough would have you believe that these actions are completely typical and normal, that informants are placed against campaigns all the time. If that’s true, who else are they doing it against? Full article