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cheap moncler outlet “We will use ‘Spygate’ only in a direct quote or attributed to Trump,” said AP spokeswoman Lauren Easton, echoing a policy others have set. cheap moncler outlet

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moncler outlet online Infowars host Alex Jones, who has promoted various conspiracy theories, claimed on Wednesday that he, not Trump, coined the phrase last year. moncler outlet online

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