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Written by SK Ashby

(Cartoonist - Tim Eagan)

In other news, Bloomberg reports that special prosecutor Robert Mueller's investigation is laser-focused on the use of social media to target and influence voters. I think they're on the right track. The big question is how did the Russians know which voters to target and did anyone from Trump's campaign help them do it?

Meanwhile, Buzzfeed reports that the Russian government had a plan for full normalization of relations under Trump.

In pushing its reset plan, Moscow seemed to underestimate the political blowback the Trump administration would face if it carried out a large-scale rapprochement amid high-profile investigations by the FBI and Congress into allegations of collusion with Russia.

That may be an understatement.

Finally, Politico reports that former national security adviser Michael Flynn actively lobbied for a for-profit nuclear power scheme while he was a member of the Trump transition team.

Flynn communicated during the transition with the backers of the for-profit plan, billed as a way of strengthening ties between the U.S. and Arab allies looking to develop nuclear power capability. Meanwhile, the Trump adviser expressed his support for the plan with people inside the transition — and discussed its merits with others beyond Trump Tower, according to sources within and close to the Trump team at that time.