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We No Longer Have An Independent Justice Department

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May 21, 2018 12:23 p.m.

Late last week, right-wing media outed the FBI informant who in 2016 talked to Trump campaign officials as part of the bureau’s efforts to learn about the campaign’s ties with Russia. That’s likely to hurt the bureau’s ability to recruit sources, especially those with access to information about the right.

But if anything, the fallout from the news has been even more damaging.

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