Sunday, March 5, 2017

Traitorgate: Trump Administration Final Collapse Nears

Mod: The Internet is now filled with stories about the coming collapse of the Donald J. Trump administration. Let's all share some of them together, shall we? After all, we haven't had a presidential impeachment event this wild since the glory days of Richard M. Nixon

A Tweet May Get Trump Impeached As President Declassified FISA Warrant On His Own People (PoliticusUSA link): Donald Trump shouldn’t have tweeted his morning missives to paranoia, as he has announced to the world that he is being spied on and the news won’t be good. While he was trying to cast aspersions on former President Obama, Trump managed to cut off his nose to spite his face because he focused attention on why the government would be spying on him.

A FISA warrant, or Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act warrant, is a judicial warrant that has to be applied for.

A FISA warrant must certify that the “target of the proposed surveillance is either a ‘foreign power’ or ‘the agent of a foreign power’ and, in the case of a U.S. citizen or resident alien, that the target may be involved in the commission of a crime.”

This is the warrant that was reportedly (and disputably) given to counter intelligence agents so they had ability to cover those in Donald Trump’s campaign who had ties to Russia.

House Intelligence Committee member Rep. Jim Himes (D-CT) explained that Trump might have declassified a warrant against his own people with his tweet. Rep. Himes said, “Talking about a particular warrant, the existence of a warrant is something you simply don’t do. So when I wake up this morning and find that the President is tweeting about it. Mind you, he is the ultimate declassification authority, and if he just declassified the existence of a FISA warrant on his people.”

Obama Just CRUSHED Trump’s Delusional Claim That He Ordered Trump Tower’s ‘Wires Tapped’ (AddictingInfo.com link): Real-life Saturday morning cartoon villain Donald Trump kicked off his day with a delusional rant about President Obama. In what appears to be a effort to shift focus away from the fact that his administration has more ties to Russia than a Moscow bondage club by leveling some rather interesting accusations at the right wing’s favored bogeyman.

“Terrible! Just found out that Obama had my “wires tapped” in Trump Tower just before the victory. Nothing found. This is McCarthyism!” Trump tweeted after reading that it’s totally true on white supremacist propaganda mill Breitbart. “Is it legal for a sitting President to be “wire tapping” a race for president prior to an election? Turned down by court earlier. A NEW LOW!”

“I’d bet a good lawyer could make a great case out of the fact that President Obama was tapping my phones in October, just prior to Election!” said Trump, adding that “this is Nixon/Watergate.” While he is correct that this will end for him very much like Watergate did for Nixon, it seems that he might not want to advertise that he was tapped. Congressman Ted Lieu of California pointed out via Twitter:


Shortly after, President Obama responded to Trump’s asinine claim via spokesman Kevin Lewis:

“A cardinal rule of the Obama Administration was that no White House official ever interfered with any independent investigation led by the Department of Justice. As part of that practice, neither President Obama nor any White House official ever ordered surveillance on any U.S. citizen. Any suggestion otherwise is simply false.”

Earlier Saturday, Obama’s former deputy national security adviser, Ben Rhodes pointed out that even if our last legitimate President wanted to he could not order wiretaps of citizens:


Trump is really worried about something. Whatever could it be?

The Trump-Russia scandals: a quick visual guide (Vox.com link): President Donald Trump’s Russia scandals are deeply intertwined.

As Vox’s Zack Beauchamp writes, there are three separate Trump-Russia scandals that together call into question the nature of Trump’s relationship with Russia: the resignation of former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn; the hacking of the DNC; and the as yet mostly unproven dossier. Now it seems there could be a fourth: The Washington Post reported Wednesday night that Attorney General Jeff Sessions met with Russia’s ambassador to the US twice, even though he has stated twice that he did not.

To explain how the players in these scandals are related, we made a web that highlights the important cross-connections in this Trump-Russia universe.


Here’s Why Trump’s Wiretaps Prove He’s Suspected Of Committing Treason (OccupyDemocrats.com link): Today, President Trump roundly shot himself in the foot by embarking on an impulsive tweetstorm that attempted to deflect attention off his administration and to give more credence to a ridiculous right-wing conspiracy that alleges a secret Obama-led “cabal” is behind all the leaks and organizing the protests against Trump.

Trump’s tweets essentially both confirmed and declassified the existence of a FISA Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act – warrant for electronic surveillance into the Trump campaign team for their secret communications with agents of the Russian government.

This corroborates the suspected existence of a FISA warrant first published by former British member of Parliament Louise Mensch via HeatStreet and later reported by the Guardian.

Since Trump was so astonishingly greedy that he put his campaign headquarters in Trump Tower so he could pay himself from his campaign war chest, the warrant would have been for Trump Towers.

To receive a court-ordered FISA surveillance warrant, there must be probable cause that the target of a FISA wiretap is an agent of a foreign government, as noted by the conservative National Review Online:


An agent of a foreign power is defined, as per 50 U.S. Code § 1801, as anyone who does the following:

A) knowingly engages in clandestine intelligence gathering activities for or on behalf of a foreign power, which activities involve or may involve a violation of the criminal statutes of the United States;

B) pursuant to the direction of an intelligence service or network of a foreign power, knowingly engages in any other clandestine intelligence activities for or on behalf of such foreign power, which activities involve or are about to involve a violation of the criminal statutes of the United States;

C) knowingly engages in sabotage or international terrorism, or activities that are in preparation therefor, for or on behalf of a foreign power;

D) knowingly enters the United States under a false or fraudulent identity for or on behalf of a foreign power or, while in the United States, knowingly assumes a false or fraudulent identity for or on behalf of a foreign power;

E) knowingly aids or abets any person in the conduct of activities described in subparagraph (A), (B), or (C) or knowingly conspires with any person to engage in activities described in subparagraph (A), (B), or (C).

Now, as of this moment, it’s not clear who in the Trump campaign the alleged wiretap was targeting – most likely Gen. Michael Flynn – but if it’s true, it’s clear evidence that someone in the Trump camp was operating as an agent of the Russian Federation.

Which means that more than ever we must appoint a special prosecutor and find out what evidence our intelligence services may have presented to that judge – and punish those involved accordingly.

All of the above activities described in the FISA wiretap requirements certainly sound a lot like treason, but it’s unclear whether or not this is actually treason in the legal definition since the language is frustratingly vague:

Whoever, owing allegiance to the United States, levies war against them or adheres to their enemies, giving them aid and comfort within the United States or elsewhere, is guilty of treason and shall suffer death, or shall be imprisoned not less than five years and fined under this title but not less than $10,000; and shall be incapable of holding any office under the United States.

But all of this just makes the need for a special prosecutor to lead the investigation into the Trump, his team and their alleged collusion with Russian agents all the more urgent.

How far up does this go? What did Trump know and when did he know it? If he was aware that members of his campaign team were operating as foreign agents, then he himself is guilty of aiding and abetting.

We need to know who was considered a foreign agent and what evidence convinced the courts to grant the wiretap was.


Six Russian Diplomats Have Mysteriously Died Since The Election (OccupyDemocrats.com link): In the chaos that is President Donald Trump’s administration’s close ties to the Russian government, six Russian diplomats have turned up dead, unexpectedly, and all from suspicious circumstances.

The Russian government and dictator Vladimir Putin are notorious for killing his own diplomats and spies if it is feared they could reveal critical information about the Kremlin’s actions around the world.

Peter Polshikov of the Latin American department of the Russian foreign ministry was shot dead in his Moscow apartment.

Russia’s Ambassador to the United Nations, Vitaly Churkin, died in New York this past week. His death was originally ruled a heart attack, however, the medical examiner is further investigating his death. Unsubstantiated rumors allege there was poison discovered in his kidneys.

Russia’s Ambassador to India, Alexander Kadakin, died after a “brief illness” in January.

The Russian Consul in Athens, Greece, Andrei Malanin, was found dead in his apartment in the same month. Officials there have launched an investigation into his death.

On Election Day, Russian diplomat Sergei Krivov died at the Russian Consulate in New York. Reports originally claimed he died of a “fall” but Russian officials later changed the cause of death to a heart attack. Three months later, officials decided to open an investigation into his death.

Ex-KGB chief Oleg Erovinkin, who helped draft the explosive TrumpGolden Showers” dossier, was found dead in the back of his car December 26.

One common trend is that each death is labeled as a “brief illness” or a “heart attack” but in almost all cases, investigators felt it necessary to look into these deaths further.

Each death is wrapped in suspicion and the timing of each, corresponding to the ever escalating ties between the Trump administration and the Kremlin, is every conspiracy theorists dream. Only this time, the mainstream media is recognizing the same patterns and suspicions.

This is all relevant because the trails from the Trump camp all lead back to Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak.

Attorney General Jeff Sessions was just forced to recuse himself from the investigation into the Trump team’s alleged collusion with Russia because he failed to disclose two meetings with the Kislyak in his confirmation hearing;

Trump’s son-in-law Jared Kushner was just exposed for having smuggled Kislyak into Trump towers for a secret meeting with Gen. Michael Flynn.

Somebody had better get Kislyak into the witness protection program before he suddenly has a “heart attack.”

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51 comments:

  1. In the past few moths this blog has shifted from local to national politics. In doing so a lot of mud has been churned up in the reader comments. Trump and the shock talk that follows him brings good ratings.

    But despite the few trolls here desperately claiming otherwise, this has never been a 'left v. right', or a 'dem v. repub', or a Clinton v. trump' debate. It's always been about the treasonous cabal of thugs that have propped Trump to attain power.

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    1. 6 Ways to Fight Brain Rot in the Trump Era
      http://www.alternet.org/news-amp-politics/6-ways-fight-trump-brain-rot-debilitating-america#overlay-context=

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  2. FACEBOOK, TRUMP NEWS, U.S. NEWS
    Tapper nails Trump for claim ‘we must do a lot more with less’ while costing taxpayers $3M at Mar-a-Lago

    SARAH K. BURRIS
    03 MAR 2017 AT 17:02 ET
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    Every time President Donald Trump spends the weekend at his Mar-a-Lago club in Palm Beach, it costs taxpayers $3 million. Yet, just days ago, Trump told Americans that spending must be cut.

    “Unfortunately, the budget we’re essentially inheriting is a mess. The finances of our country are a mess,” Trump told reporters at the start of a meeting with Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and Office of Management and Budget director Mick Mulvaney. “We must do a lot more with less.”

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  3. Here’s a list of all the Putin critics who wound up murdered
    http://www.news.com.au/lifestyle/real-life/news-life/heres-a-list-of-all-the-putin-critics-who-wound-up-murdered/news-story/4e2952b107b0c7159887e303062c9694

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  4. BARACK OBAMA TO SUE DONALD TRUMP FOR LIBEL

    Wouldn't that be nice headline to see on CNN this morning?

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    1. Different from Melania suing that reporter for $250 million because it would impact her future sales of fashion an fragrances.

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  5. Another Russian...# 8...just died. --- Alex Oronov, organizer of Russia-Ukraine blackmail plan sent to Donald Trump, dies suspiciously. Yet another key figure in the Trump-Russia scandal has suddenly dropped dead. A meeting was organized between Donald Trump’s attorney Michael Cohen, Russian mafia figure Felix Sater, and Ukrainian traitor Andrii Artemenko. They crafted a Kremlin-backed plan which involved Trump using Russian blackmail to oust the president of the Ukraine. That plan was delivered to Michael Flynn’s just before he resigned. The meeting was organized by Alex Oronov – and now he’s dead.

    Alex Oronov was the father in law of Michael Cohen’s brother, making them extended family.
    Oronov did business in the Ukraine and was connected to Artemenko. It was Artemenko who angrily announced today in an extended Russian-language rant on his Facebook page that Oronov has died. And while he doesn’t say specifically how Oronov died, he directly blames the New York Times article which first exposed the secret plan for causing his death. In other words, he’s vaguely suggesting that Oronov was murdered (perhaps by Vladimir Putin and the Kremlin) as a result of having been publicly exposed.

    Talking Points Memo has more details on the death of Alex Oronov, who died two days ago. This makes him at least the fourth Trump-Russia conspirator to die during the scandal. In all, seven prominent Russian operatives have died since the scandal began. Palmer Report has been documenting a running list.

    Sergei Krivov died at the Russian consulate in New York on election day with his skull bashed in. Oleg Erovinkin, a former KGB agent who contributed intel to the Trump-Russia dossier, was found dead in the back of a car. Sergei Mikhailov, another Russian intel agent, was dragged out of a meeting with a bag on his head.

    http://www.palmerreport.com/opinion/alex-oronov-organizer-russia-ukraine-blackmail-plan-sent-donald-trump-dropped-dead/1785/

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  6. ANOTHER Russian With Ties To Trump Just Dropped Dead
    http://addictinginfo.org/2017/03/05/another-russian-with-ties-to-trump-just-dropped-dead/

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    1. How far will Putin go? The latest killing related to the Trump-Russia scandal was a US citizen, of either Ukrainian or Russian birth, Alex Oronov, a resident of Hollywood Florida.

      http://www.democraticunderground.com/?com=view_post&forum=1002&pid=8749052

      Most of the others were Russian (FSB officials) or Ukranians. We know he's tried to kill Russian emigres living in the US and successfully killed Alexander Litvenchenko (poisoned with Polonium-210) in London.

      I wonder how far Putin will go? Would he take out someone like Carter Page or Manafort? Those guys are some of the worst liars I've ever seen, and Page is now spilling the beans. If Putin did order the killing of Oronov, which Gary Kasperov thinks is business as usual for him, where will he stop? Perhaps Trump's inner circle has more to worry about than prosecution?

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  7. Mission Accomplished - Ben Sasse, (R) Nebraska: "...we are in the midst of a civilization-warping crisis of public trust.”

    Steve Bannon: My work here is done.

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  8. This is Executive over reach.
    The FBI, IRS, and AG under the Obama Administration are the swamp.
    These are Police State Tatics ordered by Obama.
    It makes sense that the FBI, the IRS, the Attorney Generals Office under Obama are being uncovered as "working" against the Conservative Party. All past histories of operations, leading up to the Presidential Election point to this.

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    1. Treason is now a conservative value? Kind of thought so.

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    2. Show evidence for any of your fake-news claims or STFU.

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    3. Trump's next stop. The Leavenworth White House.

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    4. 6:55 just got back from heel click class.

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    5. There is no true 'conservative' party. What we have is a Frankenstein patchwork of radical extremists manipulated by elite corporations.

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    6. What is "the conservative party? Are you even in the USA? Your knowledge of our system of representation is quite limited.

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    7. There is a conservative party, most of which are the nuts running the GOP these days. However, your point is taken. I think the Traitor Party would be more accurate.

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  9. I wish "deep state" would just roll out the golden showers video and get it over with. This steady drip drip drip (so to speak) of damning evidence isn't impressing the stupid idiots who are still glued to his large McDonald's fed ass. That said, the sight of the President of the United States being urinated on by prostitutes should get through to them.

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    1. Nothing will phase the "stupid idiots" they are blind. But the "Conservative Party"will be forced to take action.

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    2. There are two factions in America now. Patriots and Trump supporters. Conservatives that refuse to join the resistance to the Putin controlled Trump faction are enabling treason. Lock them up.

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  10. Article about a Wall Street Journal columnist who has questioned Trump's sanity.

    Conservative Columnist Asks CRUCIAL Question About Trump’s State Of Mind, And We NEED An Answer
    http://addictinginfo.org/2017/03/05/conservative-columnist-asks-crucial-question-about-trumps-state-of-mind-and-we-need-an-answer/

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  11. I saw some of the trump rallies yesterday. Even though attendance was sparse, it was Surprising how many people still swear blind allegience to him. Just like Nixon I guess

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    1. I don't think Trump has all that much organic support. Most of the votes he got last November were from people who wanted to vote against Hillary, not vote for him. My guess is the few people who turned out yesterday are the same Tea Party zombies that would turn out for a skunk spray if that was what their masters told them to do.

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  12. FBI Director James E. Comey needs to be fired.
    H. R. Clinton and B.H. Obama are tied into this.

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    1. Breitbart fart. Evidence or STFU.

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    2. It's good to have Clinton and Obama standing with America against Putin's puppet. Moscow Comey was in the tank for Trump during the election. He needs an adjoining Leavenworth cell next door to Trump.

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  13. Iran sucessfully tests S-300, a ballistic millile with a 125 mile range. A Russian made air defense system, now in place. Thank -you President Obama for your gift to the world and the real defender of Russia and Iran axis of evil.

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    1. This happened on Trump's watch. He was too busy tweeting about Arnold Schwarzenegger and The Apprentice to even notice. We need to send the men with the butterfly nets.

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    2. A 125 mile range? Maybe you should hide under the bed 9:28.

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    3. Can they hit Moscow? The GOP would be very upset.

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    4. Can't distract your way out of this troll. You are guilty of trump's sins

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  14. I agree with you 9:31. My husband says we have totally missed the point - Trump owns so much stock in Twitter, it will make him even richer. Husband also said we have achieved chaos, as some journalists believe is Russia's objective. Or maybe, we should say CHAOS, and call for Maxwell Smart. I just heard the writer or actor of "The Americans," the TV show about the Russian spies, who said when it started about 3 years ago, it was fun to revisit the old days, but now we're living it.

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  15. 9:31am. I suppose the renaming of the Bob Hope Airport, is because Mr. Hope was a conservative and this is happening on Trump's watch.

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    1. They changed the name of the airport because they thought having Hollywood on the sign would attract more passengers than a dead and largely forgotten comedian. Sorry for the reality based comment.

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    2. Who is Bob Hope? And why does he have an airport?

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    3. I think if you fly out of that airport you need to Hope your plane lands somewhere safely.

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  16. CHAOS, or Caliphate is what ISIS has been trying to achieve. Looks like the Progressive Party is delivering. There was a reason for President Obama not to use the word Muslim Jihaidist; he did not wish to insult those attempting to kill Infidel's.

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    1. Trump twitters while America burns.

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    2. You are a fanatical right wing terrorist.

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  17. It's all Hillary's doing. She's been scheming and plotting this for 30 years. Her blood lust after Vince Foster will never be sated! It's Hillary … Hillary … Can't you see?! It's so clear! She's trying to destroy us!

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    1. Getting rid of Trump will save America.

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  18. LOCK THEM UP

    Hundreds of U.S. Marines are under investigation for allegedly swapping photos online of naked women service members and veterans, according to reports.

    Those Marines are believed to have shared hundreds, and possibly thousands, of explicit pics on a private Facebook page since Jan. 30, the Center for Investigative Reporting revealed. The photos exposed more than two dozen women — including many on active duty — and listed their full names and ranks.

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    1. The rumor is they traced some views back to Mike Pence's AOL account.

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    2. It turned his hair white.

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  19. Send him back to the swamp:


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    ‘I’m not Nostradamus here’: Man behind Trump’s wiretap claim says he can’t prove Obama did it

    DAVID EDWARDS
    05 MAR 2017 AT 12:38 ET
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    Radio host Mark Levin, who sent President Donald Trump into a rage on Twitter after floating a conspiracy theory about wiretaps ordered by President Barack Obama, admitted on Sunday that he had no concrete proof that the former president was involved.

    On his radio show and in a column for Breitbart, Levin called for an investigation into Obama’s so-called “silent coup” against the new president. Without presenting any proof, Levin alleged that Obama personally ordered wiretaps of Trump associates.

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  20. The divide and conquer is working so well. Just look at you people falling right into the mold made for you. There is no stopping it now as no one wants to find and go by the truth. You people would not know the truth if you heard it as you only want to keep on believing what you think the truth is for your side. As we fall so does Russia rise. You disgusting sheep will cut your nose off to spite your faces.

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    1. So what is the truth?

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    2. "You people"?

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    3. 6:53 is posting nebulous nonsense.

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