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BREAKING: Trump Refuses to Denounce White Supremacism But Condemns Hatred, Bigotry and Violence ‘On Many Sides’

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Refuses to Denounce White Supremacism

A seemingly beleaguered and uncomfortable President Donald Trump Saturday afternoon refused to denounce white supremacism, white nationalism, neo-Nazism, Neo-Confederism, or the so-called “alt-right” in the aftermath of a white supremacist rally earlier today that left one dead.

“We condemn in the strongest possible terms this egregious display of hatred, bigotry and violence on many sides,” the president said at a press event minutes. Minutes earlier the Mayor of Charlottesville announced one person had been killed by a car that rammed into a group of counter-protestors in the aftermath of a white supremacist rally in the Virginia college town. Thousands of white supremacists traveled to “reclaim our country” at a “Unite the Right” rally.

Reporters gave the President the opportunity to condemn white nationalism, but he ignored them.

In a stunning display, Trump refused to even answer a question about “white nationalists” from a reporter:

Trump also called for a “healing procedure.”

“I love all of the people of our country,” Trump said, stressing the word “all.”

After signing a bill Trump walked off, ignoring the questions of reporters about white supremacism and if today’s killing was terrorism.

Trump actually rattled off some of the “accomplishments” he believes he’s achieved during the middle of his remarks, rather that mention white supremacism.

“We want to get this situation straightened out in Charlottesville,” Trump said, adding  “we want to see what we’re doing wrong as a country.”

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Trump Finally Weighs in on White Supremacist Hate Rally, Says Nothing About White Supremacists

FLOTUS Melania Trump Denounces Violence in Charlottesville While POTUS Trump Says Nothing

Breaking: Charlottesville Police Shut Down White Supremacist Hate Rally

Watch: ‘Unite the Right’ White Supremacists Right Now Are Chanting ‘F*ck You F*ggots’

WATCH: Hundreds of Torch-Bearing White Supremacists Chanting Nazi Slogans March on UVA

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Justice Clarence Thomas Believes Media Criticism of Decisions ‘Jeopardizes Any Faith’ in the Supreme Court

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Justice Clarence Thomas complained about the harsh criticism the Supreme Court has received since allowing a controversial anti-abortion law to go into effect in Texas.

Thomas delivered the 2021 Tocqueville Lecture at the University of Notre Dame on Thursday, where he complained about media criticism, The Washington Post reported.

“I think the media makes it sound as though you are just always going right to your personal preference. So if they think you are anti-abortion or something personally, they think that’s the way you always will come out. They think you’re for this or for that. They think you become like a politician,” Thomas said.

“That’s a problem. You’re going to jeopardize any faith in the legal institutions,” he said.

A second Post report on the speech noted Thomas’ remarks on the ongoing mistrust of the court.

“The court was thought to be the least dangerous branch and we may have become the most dangerous,” Thomas said. “And I think that’s problematic.”

The newspaper noted the lecture was interrupted by protesters who yelled, “I still believe Anita Hill.”

 

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‘Genius’ Madison Cawthorn Mocked for Claiming the Constitution Prohibits Airlines From Requiring Vaccinations

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U.S. Rep. Madison Cawthorn is once again being mocked, this time for yet again not understanding the very basics of American democracy.

On Thursday the Republican from North Carolina claimed it is “illegal” and unconstitutional for airlines to require passengers to be vaccinated, because “you actually have a constitutionally protected right to free, unrestricted travel within the United States.”

That last part has a tiny shred of truth to it. Just not in the way Congressman Cawthorn thinks.

(Those inteested in the legal mechanics should examine this and this.)

Anyone could take a minute to come up with arguments why his claim is false, including that anyone driving a car is required to have a driver’s license and insurance, and wear a seat belt.

The freshman Congressman was quickly mocked:

 

 

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29 Months Later Bill Barr’s Super Secret Russia Special Counsel Files His Second Indictment – for Alleged Lying

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In April of 2019 then-Attorney General Bill Barr ordered the U.S. Attorney for the District of Connecticut to open and lead an investigation into Russia – not into how Russia has been attacking the United States via cyber warfare, undermining Americans’ trust in American institutions, and using social media to do it, but into whether or not the Federal Bureau of Investigation had been warranted in opening an investigation into Russia’s interference in the 2016 election, including its investigation of Donald Trump.

On Thursday, 29 months after Barr first appointed John Durham (photo, right) to lead that super-secret investigation, 11 months after Barr secretly turned Durham into a special counsel to ensure the investigation would continue past his and Trump’s tenure, and after spending untold millions of taxpayer dollars, the Dept. of Justice has announced Durham has obtained a second indictment.

“A prominent cybersecurity lawyer was indicted on a charge of lying to the F.B.I. five years ago during a meeting about Donald J. Trump and Russia, the Justice Department announced on Thursday,” The New York Times reports.

The lawyer, Michael Sussmann, “of the law firm Perkins Coie, which has deep ties to the Democratic Party — is accused of making a false statement about his client at the meeting.”

Mr. Sussmann’s defense lawyers have denied the accusation, saying that he did not make a false statement, that the evidence he did is weak and that who he was representing was not a material fact in any case. They have vowed to fight any charge in court.

At issue is who was Sussman working for when he “relayed concerns by cybersecurity researchers who believed that unusual internet data might be evidence of a covert communications channel between computer servers associated with the Trump Organization and with Alfa Bank, a Kremlin-linked Russian financial institution.”

Apparently not at issue is if the Trump Organization or campaign had a secret communications channel to a Kremlin-linked organization.

Frequent viewers of MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow are likely familiar with her reporting on Alfa Bank, including this segment from October 2018:

Durham has not obtained any indictment against anyone in Russia, any Russian operatives, any Trump Organization or campaign official, or anyone who may have been involved in Russia’s attack on the United States.

The only other indictment Durham has obtained from his two-plus year investigation? The Times in 2019 reported on a “low-level” FBI lawyer, Kevin Clinesmith, who “altered an email that officials used to prepare to seek court approval to renew the wiretap,” on Carter Page, a Trump campaign advisor.

One expert calls the indictment “weak.”

 

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