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Romney backs voting this year on Trump nominee to replace Ginsburg – The Washington Post

Romney backs voting this year on Trump nominee to replace Ginsburg - The Washington Post 1Sen. Mitt Romney (R-Utah) announced Tuesday that he believes President Trump should get to choose a replacement for Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg regardless of whether he wins in November. The move clears the way for a vote this year by the GOP-led Senate on a nominee that Trump is expected to name Saturday.

Source: Election 2020 live updates: Romney backs voting this year on Trump nominee to replace Ginsburg – The Washington Post

Mueller Deputy Andrew Weissmann on Why the Probe Failed – The Atlantic

Andrew Weissmann was one of Robert Mueller’s top deputies in the special counsel’s investigation of the 2016 election, and he’s about to publish the first insider account, called Where Law Ends: Inside the Mueller Investigation. The title comes from an adapted quote by the philosopher John Locke that’s inscribed on the façade of the Justice Department building in Washington, D.C.: “Wherever law ends, tyranny begins.”

Source: Mueller Deputy Andrew Weissmann on Why the Probe Failed – The Atlantic

A Deal on Drug Prices Undone by White House Insistence on ‘Trump Cards’ – The New York Times

A Deal on Drug Prices Undone by White House Insistence on ‘Trump Cards’ - The New York Times 2The White House and the pharmaceutical industry were nearing a major deal to lower drug prices. Then the administration demanded that $100 cash cards be sent to millions of seniors before the election — and the industry balked.

Source: A Deal on Drug Prices Undone by White House Insistence on ‘Trump Cards’ – The New York Times

Caputo put on leave after incendiary remarks – The Washington Post

Caputo put on leave after incendiary remarks - The Washington Post 3The health department’s top communications official is taking a medical leave, three days after urging President Trump’s supporters to prepare for an armed insurrection and accusing government scientists of “sedition,” the agency announced Wednesday.

Michael Caputo, assistant secretary for public affairs at the Department of Health and Human Services, leveled the accusations and promoted other conspiracy theories in a Facebook Live event on Sunday.HHS said in a statement released early afternoon that Caputo would be on leave for the next 60 days to “focus on his health and the well-being of his family.” That means he will be gone until after the Nov. 3 election.

The agency also said that Paul Alexander, a top aide to Caputo, would be leaving the agency permanently. Alexander came under scrutiny in recent weeks for his efforts to exert control over the messages coming from scientists and top health officials, including the content of weekly science reports from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, to make them conform to the president’s assertions that the virus is under control.

Source: Caputo put on leave after incendiary remarks – The Washington Post

Turning Point Action enlists teenagers in ‘troll farm’ spreading coordinated pro-Trump messaging – The Washington Post

Turning Point Action enlists teenagers in 'troll farm' spreading coordinated pro-Trump messaging - The Washington Post 4One tweet claimed coronavirus numbers were intentionally inflated, adding, “It’s hard to know what to believe.” Another warned, “Don’t trust Dr. Fauci.”

A Facebook comment argued that mail-in ballots “will lead to fraud for this election,” while an Instagram comment amplified the erroneous claim that 28 million ballots went missing in the past four elections.

The messages have been emanating in recent months from the accounts of young people in Arizona seemingly expressing their own views — standing up for President Trump in a battleground state and echoing talking points from his reelection campaign.

Far from representing a genuine social media groundswell, however, the posts are the product of a sprawling yet secretive campaign that experts say evades the guardrails put in place by social media companies to limit online disinformation of the sort used by Russia during the 2016 campaign.

Source: Turning Point Action enlists teenagers in ‘troll farm’ spreading coordinated pro-Trump messaging – The Washington Post

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