31 Oct '17, 8pm

This climate denier has a starring role in the Russia investigation.

This climate denier has a starring role in the Russia investigation. Sam Clovis — the man slated to become the USDA’s chief scientist — encouraged an advisor to the Trump campaign to meet with a Russian woman connected to Vladimir Putin. The Washington Post reports that in August of last year, Clovis encouraged a Trump foreign policy adviser, George Papadopoulos, to attend an off-the-record meeting with Russian officials. “I would encourage you … make the trip, if it is feasible,” Clovis wrote. Clovis was the campaign’s chief policy adviser and national co-chairman. He was responsible for recruiting Carter Page , another campaign advisor under scrutiny. Clovis is reportedly a “cooperative witness” in special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation of alleged collusion between the Trump campaign and the Russian government. As a talk-radio host, Clovis claimed that climate ch...

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