Colorado Sheriff Charged With Sexually Assaulting Disabled Woman Before Jailing Her

Colorado Sheriff Charged With Sexually Assaulting Disabled Woman Before Jailing Her


A Colorado sheriff has been arrested for allegedly sexually assaulting a disabled woman at his home before bringing her to jail.

Sedgwick County Sheriff Thomas Hanna

Sedgwick County Sheriff Thomas Hanna

Sedgwick County Sheriff Thomas Hanna, 43, is charged with felony sexual assault of an at-risk adult, felony sexual conduct with an inmate, and misdemeanor charges of official misconduct and soliciting prostitution.

The incident took place on August 10, as Hanna was supposed to be transporting the disabled woman to Logan County Jail. Instead, the elected sheriff allegedly brought her to his home, in his personal vehicle, and offered her $60 for sex.

The woman told investigators that the sheriff told her “I just want sex,” and ordered her to remove her clothing. He allegedly used his fingers to assault her while exposing himself. She claims that he also threatened to imprison her for the rest of her life if she reported the assault.

The victim says that she did not ask the sheriff for the money that he promised her, but he later placed $20 on her commissary account. Hanna claims that he did this because he “has a big heart” and wanted her to be able to call her brother.

According to the affidavit, the woman who has not been publicly named stated that she was “ashamed” of her disability and did not understand that she had been victimized. She is described as being unable to function on her own, and was in jail on harassment and domestic violence charges.

The investigation into Hanna’s actions came after Deputy Larry Neugebauer reported seeing Hanna place the woman in his personal truck — and later seeing that truck parked outside his home. Transporting a prisoner in a personal vehicle is a violation of the department’s policy.

“There was information given to me that I had to act on quickly and I did that and once I deemed it necessary I brought in the Colorado Bureau of Investigation and went from there and then made the decision that the 18th needed to take over so everything has happened rather quickly but I’ve done everything with as much transparency as possible,” District Attorney Brittny Lewton told the local CBS affiliate.

Hanna has declined taking a polygraph test, but claims that he had taken the woman to his home to discuss criminal activity in the area — which he says was a “poor decision.”

Hanna’s bond has been set at $250,000 and he faces anywhere from eight years to life in prison if he is convicted of the felony charges.

If he is released on bond, he will be required to wear a GPS device, remain at least 100 yards from Sedgwick County Courthouse, not contact his victim or any witnesses, and not contact anyone under the age of 18 — which includes his two foster children.

Hanna’s next court appearance is scheduled for September 16.

Cassandra Fairbanks is a DC-based writer and political commentator who has been published in a range of outlets including Sputnik News, Teen Vogue, TeleSUR, and Bipartisan Report.

How The Media Is Covering Up The Truth About Hillary’s Health

How The Media Is Covering Up The Truth About Hillary’s Health


Hillary Clinton hasn’t held a press conference in over 260 days, and while the mainstream media is looking the other way, they are also going out of their way to cover up another topic related to the Democratic nominee: her health.

The corporate media has tried to bury the story by acting like it’s none of our business. Perhaps knowing everything about Clinton’s health records isn’t our business, but why aren’t we allowed to ask questions?

The job of president is an incredibly stressful and demanding position, and many people are questioning whether Clinton could handle it—not because she is a woman—but because of her conduct on the campaign trail.

Dr. Drew Pinsky, who has become known as the celebrity addiction expert, was ridiculed by the media for saying that after examining Clinton’s medical records, he became “gravely concerned” over both Clinton’s health and the quality of healthcare she is receiving. While the mainstream media acted as though Dr. Drew was just pandering to a crazy conspiracy theory, Dr. Bob Lahita said he thinks Clinton’s history leaves room for concern and that all candidates should be more open about their medical records.

Then former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani came along and pointed out the media hypocrisy surrounding Clinton. Although he was interrupted by the Fox News talking head interviewing him, Giuliani’s call for Americans to go online and research Clinton’s health did not go unheard.

In fact, one New York Times columnist thought that Giuliani’s comment would garner so much attention that it deserved censorship by Google. Writing that Google should “fix this,” Tech columnist Farhad Manjoo said the search engine “shouldn’t give quarter to conspiracy theorists.” While Google did not respond directly to the tweet, if they were ever to give an honest response, they would say that Manjoo’s wish has already been granted, because Google has a history of censoring search results related to Hillary Clinton.

At the end of the day, what started with questions about the well being of the Democratic nominee has been blown out of proportion by a mainstream media that seems so intent on covering it up that it really makes you wonder: what are they trying to hide?


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Hillary Denies Health Rumors – But WikiLeaks Documents Say Otherwise

Hillary Denies Health Rumors – But WikiLeaks Documents Say Otherwise


Appearing on the talk show Jimmy Kimmel Live, Hillary laughed off the reports that she is sick and may have undisclosed medical issues.

WikiLeaks has released emails and a document showing Hillary’s health is no laughing matter.

WikiLeaks published an email exchange between Hillary and her top aide Jake Sullivan concerning the pharmaceutical drug Provigil,  which is used to treat
Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s among other medical conditions.

Sullivan noted in an email exchange with Hillary that, “Provigil is used for narcolepsy and treating patients with Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, and Multiple Sclerosis who have excessive sleepiness.”


Hillary may have had a doctor with her during her campaign, who has disappeared after her campaign stop in Las Vegas on August 4. When Hillary froze suddenly on the stage, she looked to be unsure of where she was, almost as if she was in a trance. After the alternative media began questioning who this man was he disappeared from the campaign trail.

The picture below shows the mystery man holding what may be a diazepam auto-injector.

This man is most likely not a Secret Service agent, and his identity has been speculated to be a neurologist named Oladotun Okunola.



This now nowhere-to-be-seen man was also seen helping Clinton up the stairs after a campaign event in South Carolina last February.


Several doctors including neurologist Dr. Daniel Kassicieh and Dr. Nicholas C. Bambakidis and law enforcement official John Cardillo have said Clinton is not healthy. During a debate, Hillary was allegedly taken back stage after she felt like she was going to pass out.

“For someone who has treated many post-concussion syndrome patients and that’s what I really believe she’s suffering from based on reading these reports and reading what’s happened,” Kassicieh said. “I think she has latent post-concussion syndrome, and I can understand that as a politician they would want to be covering that up.”
~Neurologist Dr. Daniel Kassicieh

Another well known doctor, Dr. Drew Pinsky has expressed his concerns for Hillary’s health saying he was “gravely concerned” about her over all health care. And of course, Clinton aide Huma Abedin famously said Hillary is “often confused.”

DR. DREW PINSKY: But the fact is she released her medical records some time ago, and if you listened to my show last week, I just called a friend of mine, Dr. Robert [name unclear], who’s an excellent internist-pulmonologist, and we just dispassionately sat and evaluated the medical record that she had released. And based on the information that she has provided and her doctors have provided, we were gravely concerned not just about her health, but her health care.


PINSKY: It’s hard for people to understand. Both of us concluded that if we were providing the care that she was receiving, we’d be ashamed to show up in a doctor’s lounge. We’d be laughed out. She’s receiving sort-of 1950-level care by our evaluation. So we took a look at her record, and here are the basic facts. She had two episodes of what’s called Deep-Venous Thrombosis. Common problem. Blood clots in the leg. She also has hypothyroidism, and she’d been treated for hypothyroidism with something called Armour Thyroid, which is very unconventional and something that we used to use back in the ’60s. And both he and I went, “Hmmm, that’s weird.” And by the way, wow, Armour Thyroid sometimes has some weird side effects.

Oh well. OK. So she goes on Coumadin. That’s weird, because Coumadin really isn’t even used anymore. Now we use Eliquis or Xarelto, things like this. Certainly the presidential candidate would get one of the newer anti-coagulates. Then she falls, hits her head, and as a complication of that has something called a Transverse Sinus Thrombosis. This is an exceedingly rare clot. I’ve only seen one of these in my career, which is a clot in the collecting system for the cerebral spinal fluid, and it essentially guarantees that somebody has something wrong with their coagulation system. Well, she’s had two clots, a Transverse Sinus Thrombosis.

What’s wrong with her coagulation system? Has that been evaluated? And oh, by the way, Armour Thyroid associated rarely with hyper-coagulability. So the very medicine the doctors are using may be causing this problem, and they’re using an old-fashioned medicine to treat it. What is going on with her health care? It’s bizarre. I got to tell you. Maybe they have reasons, but at a distance, it looks bizarre. There ought to be some sort of standard for people that are going to lead the country or are going to making these important decisions. Again, Hillary may be fine with all of this. I mean, it’s dangerous and it’s concerning, but you can see—and by the way, there were two other things that gravely concerned us. When she hit her head, she had to wear these prism glasses when she came out.

INTERVIEWER: Right, right.

PINSKY: That is brain damage, and it’s affecting her balance. Now clearly, it hasn’t affected her cognition, but tell us a little more about that. That’s profound. And then number two, when they screened her for heart disease, again, they did an old-fashioned screen. It just seems like she’s getting care from somebody that she met in Arkansas when she was a kid, and you’ve got to wonder. You’ve got to wonder. It’s not so much that her health is a grave concern. It’s that the care she’s getting could make it a concern.  ~Dr. Drew.

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Too Little, Too Late: Bush/Obama In Louisiana

Too Little, Too Late: Bush/Obama In Louisiana


Because they are from different political parties, Barack Obama and George W. Bush are supposed to be complete opposites, right? Not quite.

Remember when Hurricane Katrina hit Louisiana in 2005? Over 1,200 people died and property damage was totaled at an estimated $108 Billion. Then-President Bush was heavily criticized for his lack of response, as he stayed on vacation while thousands of Americans endured unthinkable conditions.

So when massive flooding killed 13 people and damaged over 60,000 homes in Louisiana last week, and Obama responded by staying on vacation at Martha’s Vineyard, it reminded a lot of people of Bush’s response. A response that Obama criticized when he was a senator in Illinois.

“Indeed, if there is any bright light that has come out of this disaster, it’s the degree to which ordinary Americans have responded with speed and determination, even as their government has responded with what I consider to be unconscionable ineptitude,” Obama said in 2005.

Now, after receiving criticism for his initial response, and after Donald Trump took the time to visit Louisiana, Obama announced that he intends to visit this week.

However, this situation is just the beginning of the many similarities between Obama and his predecessor. Obama may have criticized Bush when he was campaigning to take his place, but that didn’t stop him from following in the footsteps of Bush’s policies.

Let’s take a look at three times where Obama criticized Bush, and then went on to do the SAME thing once elected:


1. The National Debt – When President Bush was elected in 2001, the national debt was at over $5 Trillion, and by the time he left office in 2009, it was at over $10 trillion. When Obama was campaigning in 2008, he went as far as to call the Bush administration’s spending “unpatriotic.”

“Number 43 added $4 trillion by his lonesome so that we now have over $9 trillion of debt that we are going to have to pay back. $30,000 for every man, woman and child,” Obama said in 2008. “That’s irresponsible. That’s unpatriotic.”

But what did Obama do when HE was the president? He outdid Bush by adding more to the national debt in a shorter time span than any other president with $4 trillion in just four years.

As Obama’s own 8-year term comes to a close, the country’s national debt currently stands at over $19 trillion.


2. Mass Surveillance – It seems almost comical to think of Obama rallying against mass surveillance now, but when he was campaigning against Bush, he was more than happy to point out the importance of constitutionally protected civil liberties.

“This administration acts like violating civil liberties is the way to enhance our security,” Obama said in 2007. “It is not. There are no shortcuts to protecting America.”

Yet since his election, Obama has done nothing to ensure that those civil liberties stay in tact. Instead, Bush’s Patriot Act was replaced with Obama’s USA Freedom Act, and the whistleblower responsible for revealing that the U.S. government is wiretapping innocent Americans, is wanted on Espionage charges.


3. Foreign Policy – Let’s face it, if we were going to talk about all of the ways Obama changed his tune on foreign policy after he was elected, we would be here all day. Drone strikes, Guantanamo Bay, torture, troops in the Middle East, the list goes on. But one of the biggest places where Obama criticized Bush in 2007 was by accusing him of pushing a war in the Middle East that the American people did not want.

“There are going to be some significant institutional issues in terms of ‘how do we constrain a president who is pursing what the vast majority of—not only the American, but also experts and military observers—consider to be a wrong-headed policy,’” Obama said in 2007.

Yet, here we are, nine years later, and we have a president who has consistently pushed foreign polices that have only led to endless war. Who is the president that has continued to arm Syrian rebels, even though there is proof that his programs have failed and the majority of the rebels go on to join ISIS? And who is the president who continues to seek the overthrow of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, despite the fact that overthrowing dictators in the past has only led to the rise of groups like ISIS? That would be Obama.

These examples are important, not just because they show the glaring similarities between a Republican and a Democratic, but also because they serve as a reminder of the way that first Bush, and now Obama put both our civil liberties and the future of our country in jeopardy.

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Reckless Hillary Clinton to Receive First Classified Briefing on Saturday

Reckless Hillary Clinton to Receive First Classified Briefing on Saturday


Hillary Clinton, who famously risked national security with her use of a private email server to send and receive classified documents, will receive her first classified intelligence briefing on Saturday.



Each major party nominee traditionally receives these briefings so that the potential president is up to date when they take office — but Clinton’s history at the State Department has left many on edge.

Republican nominee Donald Trump received his first briefing, prepared by the Director of National Intelligence James Clapper, last Wednesday in New York.

Top officials in both parties have called on the government to block the other candidate from gaining access to the briefings, but only Clinton has a history that would warrant such a move.

In July, House Speaker Paul Ryan called on Clapper to deny Clinton a briefing on the grounds that it would be in poor taste, as she has a history of “extremely careless” mishandling classified information.

“There is no legal requirement for you to provide Secretary Clinton with classified information,” Ryan wrote in his letter, “and it would send the wrong signal to all those charged with safeguarding our nation’s secrets if you choose to provide her access to this information despite the FBI’s findings.”

Unfortunately, Clapper denied Ryan’s request, asserting that both nominees will receive the briefings despite FBI Director James Comey’s findings.

“Nominees for president and vice president receive these briefings by virtue of their status as candidates, and do not require separate security clearances before the briefings,” Clapper wrote to Ryan. “Briefings for the candidates will be provided on an even-handed non-partisan basis.”

The briefings will be focused on ISIS, Russia, and ironically — cyber security and threats. Perhaps she can inform the intelligence officials that everything will be just fine as long as they remember to wipe their servers “like… with a cloth.”

Cassandra Fairbanks is a DC-based writer and political commentator who has been published in a range of outlets including Sputnik News, Teen Vogue, TeleSUR, and Bipartisan Report.

FBI Files Linking Hillary Clinton To “Suicide” Of Vince Foster Vanished From National Archives

FBI Files Linking Hillary Clinton To “Suicide” Of Vince Foster Vanished From National Archives


More troubles for Hillary Clinton, and this time it involves her long time friend and speculated love affair, dead Clinton counsel Vince Foster.

FBI documents linking Hillary to the botched “suicide” of Vince Foster have vanished from National Archives according to Ronald Kessler, a New York Times bestselling author.


Vince Foster’s suicide note was proven to be a forgery by several experts. Here is a copy of the note below.


A translation for those that can barely see this document it says.

I made mistakes from ignorance, inexperience and overwork
I did not knowingly violate any law or standard of conduct
No one in The White House, to my knowledge, violated any law or
standard of conduct, including any action in the travel office.
There was no intent to benefit any individual or specific group
The FBI lied in their report to the AG
The press is covering up the illegal benefits they received from
the travel staff
The GOP has lied and misrepresented its knowledge and role and
covered up a prior investigation
The Ushers Office plotted to have excessive costs incurred, taking
advantage of Kaki and HRC
The public will never believe the innocence of the Clintons and
their loyal staff
The WSJ editors lie without consequence
I was not meant for the job or the spotlight of public life in
Washington. Here ruining people is considered sport

This suicide note did a lot to clear the Clintons of any wrongdoing. However, no one writes a suicide note like this. In fact, the National Archives document below is hard evidence that Vince Foster was murdered.


The document states a “second wound to Foster’s neck.” Not only is this an impossibility – for someone to kill themselves twice with a pistol – but let’s connect the dots of Clinton associate Sandy Berger stealing documents from the National Archive. Were these documents concerning Hillary and Bill Clinton and the death of Vince Foster?


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Additionally, witness Patrick Knowlton stopped in Fort Marcy Park to urinate just hours before White House Deputy Counsel Vincent Foster’s body was found. Knowlton saw another car with Arkansas license plates in the parking lot, but not Foster’s – it was a different colored car. He also was alarmed by the menacing-looking occupant of that vehicle, who he says “was thuggish.”

However, Knowlton’s statement was completely misrepresented by the FBI. When he went public with his protests, strange things started happening around Knowlton. He experienced systematic harassment on the street – witnessed by two reporters. When he was called before Independent Counsel Kenneth Starr’s grand jury, he was pummeled by the prosecutor.

“What I know is true Vince Fosters Car was a Gray 89 Honda accord, The car I saw there was a Brown 83 Honda accord, and there story falls apart with me because guess what?

He was already dead at the time they said he drove to the park but it would be pretty impossible to drive to the park without your car there.” ~Patrick Knowlton

Knowlton was also a Grand Jury witness in the Whitewater case scandal that involved Bill and Hillary Clinton. Years later, it was revealed that Hillary Clinton concealed Whitewater documents at their home when they were found with her fingerprints. Hillary and Bill were involved in lucrative loan scams with the Rose Law Firm.

Here are the Rose Law Firm Documents:

Google, shilling for Hillary, has begun hiding the Clinton body count from autocomplete searches. At this point, with the mountain pilling up on them it’s increasingly easier to believe that a crime family has murdered their enemies for the past thirty years. With quotes like “It’s fun to watch fictional politicians get away with murder” from Bill Clinton, it’s a matter of a house of cards collapsing in on them both.

“But the thing about ‘Scandal’ and ‘House of Cards’ that makes it fun to watch is that I can’t imagine that either a President Spacey or the president’s chief of staff on ‘Scandal’ could really get away with murder I wish I’d known about that when I was in office,” the 42nd president added, before wondering aloud, “You know, think of all the opportunities I’ve missed … so little time … so many people had it coming. Crazy.”
  ~Bill Clinton

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BREAKING NEWS: American University In Kabul Is Under Attack, Hostage Situation, Hundreds Trapped Inside..

BREAKING NEWS: American University In Kabul Is Under Attack, Hostage Situation, Hundreds Trapped Inside..


Gunmen attack American University in Kabul, ‘hundreds’ Still trapped inside.

Russia Today Reporting .. 
Armed men have attacked the American University in the Afghan capital Kabul, officials have confirmed. Official’s say  Hundreds of people, including foreign staff, are stuck inside, as government forces have encircled the campus.

“Several gunmen attacked the American University in Kabul and there are reports of gunfire and explosions,” an interior ministry official told Reuters. They are inside the compound and there are foreign professors along with hundreds of students.”

Local network TOLOnews reported there was an initial explosion before the gunmen infiltrated the high-walled campus, located in a relatively secure and upmarket part of Kabul.

“Help we are stuck inside, tweeted Massoud Hossaini, an AP photographer. “These may be my last tweets.”

Twitter eyewitnesses said that some students were able to make it out in time, as soon as they heard the blast, while others were locked down in their classrooms and offices.

We’re dealing with a complex attack inside the American University. Special forces are en route,” a representative of Kabul’s rapid reaction force told local journalist Bilal Sarwary.


Photographs and video showed massed police forces stationed outside the gates.

Afghanistan’s 1TV news reported that there were “multiple” dead and wounded on campus. The channel also cited eyewitness reports claiming that some of the attackers may have entered Noor Hospital, located next door to the educational facility.

The American University of Afghanistan was established in 2006 with the help of US funds and remains the country’s leading private university. All classes are taught in English, and there are currently over 2,000 students enrolled.

Earlier this month, two professors, an American and an Australian citizen, were kidnapped from its campus.

UPDATE: 12:27 8/24/2016




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3 Things You Need To Know About Hillary Clinton’s Critical Health Crisis

3 Things You Need To Know About Hillary Clinton’s Critical Health Crisis


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Army Training Slide Lists Clinton as ‘Insider Threat’ Alongside Mass Shooters

Army Training Slide Lists Clinton as ‘Insider Threat’ Alongside Mass Shooters


A slide used during an Army training presentation lists Hillary Clinton as an “insider threat” alongside whistleblowers and mass shooters.

Army Training Slide

Army Training Slide

The image is a training slide regarding insider threats and the handling of classified information and featured photos of General David Petraeus, Chelsea Manning, Edward Snowden, Navy Yard shooter Aaron Alexis, and Fort Hood Shooter Nidal Malik.

The slide is titled, “Who is the threat? Insiders,” and listed Hasan, Manning, Snowden, and Alexis together under a bullet point. The next bullet point was titled, “Careless or disgruntled employees” and featured Petraeus and Clinton.

It was posted to a Facebook page called “U.S. Army W.T.F! Moments,” on Sunday, and the Army verified its authenticity to the Washington Examiner. They noted that the slide was developed 18 months ago and was used to teach best practices for maintaining operational security, but stated that it is no longer in use.

“As is common with Army training requirements, the local unit was given latitude to develop their own training products to accomplish the overall training objective. This particular presentation had not been reviewed or approved by the unit’s leadership, and does not reflect the position of the Army,” Maj. Thomas Campbell, a U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command spokesman told the Examiner.

Clinton’s judgement and character has long been in question since it was revealed that she was using an unsecure private server for classified communications during her tenure at the State Department — putting national security at risk and avoiding open records laws.

On Monday, it was revealed that the FBI has found an additional 14,900 email messages that Clinton never turned over to the government. She had previously claimed that she had turned over all of her work related electronic communications.

As the scandals continue to add up, whether this slide was a joke or not, it doesn’t appear that everyone in the Army is prepared to trust or respect Clinton if she becomes their new Commander in Chief, rightfully.

Cassandra Fairbanks is a DC-based writer and political commentator who has been published in a range of outlets including Sputnik News, Teen Vogue, TeleSUR, and Bipartisan Report.

Paris Tourism Chief Demands Relief Plan After Industry Loses $850 Million Since ISIS Attacks

Paris Tourism Chief Demands Relief Plan After Industry Loses $850 Million Since ISIS Attacks


Officials have announced that the city of Paris has lost over $850 million in tourism revenue since the coordinated attacks by Daesh that left 130 people dead last November.

Paris Vigil

Paris Vigil

Last Fall’s attacks were carried out by eight suicide bombers and gunmen who waged war on bars, restaurants and the Bataclan theatre where the band the Eagles of Death Metal were performing. France has continued to suffer at the hand of extremists including an attack in Nice which claimed the lives of 84 people. In July, another attack left a priest dead at a church in Saint-Etienne-du-Rouvray, Normandy.

“It’s time to realise that the tourism sector is going through an industrial disaster. This is no longer the time for communication campaigns but to set up a relief plan,” Frederic Valletoux, the head of the Paris region tourist board said in a statement on Tuesday.

Valletoux also cited protests and floods as contributing factors, but the continuing attacks by extremists appear to be at the forefront of the slump.

In the statement, Valletoux explained that the first half of the year saw the sharpest decline in visitors since 2010. Tourism from Japan, Russia and Italy saw the biggest drop, with their numbers falling by 46%, 35% and 28%, respectively. Visitors from America and China have also shown a decline.

“Hotels are already laying off staff though they’re not saying it. This industry is on its knees and it needs relief measures now. Hoteliers need the weapons to fight back,” Georges Panayotis, head of hotel research firm MKG group, told Reuters.

According to a report from the committee, attendance at the Grand Palais has fallen by over 40% and the Notre Dame cathedral, the Arc de Triomphe and Versailles all lost an average of 20% of their usual tourist numbers.

“The Nice attack derailed our hopes of a recovery. It’s a dramatic situation and there will be job cuts in the sector if things do not get better by the end of the year,” Christian Navet, head of the UMIH-Paris-Ile-de-France hotel federation told Reuters.

The tourism industry provides approximately 7% of the nation’s GDP, with roughly 500,000 working in the industry.

Cassandra Fairbanks is a DC-based writer and political commentator who has been published in a range of outlets including Sputnik News, Teen Vogue, TeleSUR, and Bipartisan Report.

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