The Daily Populous

Friday October 4th, 2019 evening edition

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According to a report from the Daily Beast, a witness who was taking part in a U.S. trial aimed at Russian corruption — and who fell from a window — reportedly had his name exposed in emails connected to alleged pro-Kremlin disinformation campaign operative Natalia Veselnitskaya.

Emails uncovered by the Beast point the finger directly at Veselnitskaya, who met with Donald Trump Jr. at Trump Tower in 2016.

The meeting became a major part of special counsel Robert Mueller’s report on Russian involvement in Donald Trump’s presidential campaign.

Nikolai Gorokhov was allegedly thrown from the window from his fourth-floor apartment in Moscow prior to appearing in a corruption trial in 2017.

The Russian lawyer remembers nothing about the incident, which left him with a fractured skull.

“Some of the emails suggest the breaking of an order put in place by a New York court to protect the identity of Gorokhov, a Russian witness who testified in a sealed deposition.

(Correction: A previous version of this story incorrectly reported that Nikolai Gorokhov had been killed by the fall. »

Email Leak Exposes Trump Tower Russian’s Dirty Lobbying Operations

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The Russian lawyer who took part in the infamous Trump Tower meeting with senior Trump campaign officials was part of a secretive campaign on American soil that—according to the emails—may also have involved contempt of court and the violation of lobbying laws.

And these were not inexperienced lawyers, several of them are former Department of Justice attorneys,” she told The Daily Beast.

It was supposedly to discuss the “adoption issue” that Veselnitskaya met in Trump Tower with Jared Kushner, Donald Trump Jr., and Paul Manafort, who was chairman of Trump’s presidential campaign at the time. »

Climate change activist Greta Thunberg targeted by online trolls

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What Thunberg is, is a teenager who launched a global movement of young people fighting to make adults take climate change seriously.

Climate scientists say such organized attacks are par for the course for anyone who dares to discuss the science.

They often are highly coordinated, using the same talking points, themes and language, said Michael Mann, a veteran climatology researcher at Pennsylvania State. »

Farmers get 'negligible' benefit from insecticide that may kill bees, researchers say

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The class of insecticide, called neonicotinoid, has come under fire in recent years after scientists discovered it might be killing honey bees, monarch butterflies, certain birds and aquatic life.

When compared to the added cost farmers paid for the insecticide, the payoff is slim, the study concluded.

The companies that produce the insecticide and the farmers who use it were quick to refute that verdict. »