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Jack Kingston lands in Russia as hacking claims dominate news coverage

6:00 am Dec. 15, 2016

Russia’s alleged hacking of the U.S. election system has caused quite a bit of Washington hand-wringing in recent days, but that hasn’t stopped one former Georgia congressman from heading to Moscow.

NPR reports that ex-Savannah U.S. Rep. Jack Kingston, who served as a top Donald Trump surrogate during the election, was in Russia earlier this week to brief American businesspeople there about what they could expect from the incoming Trump

The Georgians who have a shot at Donald Trump’s Cabinet

6:00 am Nov. 10, 2016

Several Georgians could be catapulted into Washington’s most exclusive circles next year thanks to President-elect Donald Trump.

It’s common for a politician’s earliest and loudest backers to land top positions in their administrations. Here are some of Trump’s most prominent Peach State acolytes who have a reasonable shot at landing Cabinet posts:

The most likely is Newt Gingrich. The onetime House speaker and Marietta congressman has been a close adviser to Trump and one

Unshackled from elected office, Jack Kingston goes hardcore on Twitter

2:30 pm Oct. 17, 2016

Former U.S. Rep. Jack Kingston has been spending a lot of time on television lately.

As an adviser to Donald Trump, the longtime Savannah congressman has become one of the campaign’s go-to surrogates for cable news.

And it seems that Trump’s pugnacious social media style has rubbed off on Kingston, whose own Twitter presence has grown substantially sassier or more combative as of late, depending on who you ask.

Now free from the political constraints that come