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‘Treason!’: In Crazed Early AM Rant Trump Falsely Claims He Was ‘Spied On’ – and Promises ‘Long Jail Sentences’

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Trump Quotes Poll That Also Shows ‘Mueller Is More Trusted Than the President and the Attorney General’

President Donald Trump launched an early morning rant on Friday, tweeting out a wide variety of claims and threats while again attacking former FBI Director Jim Comey, again falsely claiming his presidential campaign was “spied on,” and again calling that act “treason” while promising “long jail sentences” for the perpetrators.

Apparently quoting his favorite television show, “Fox & Friends,” Trump suggested there had been a battle between him and his former FBI Director, whom he fired. Trump claims he “won,” but his firing of Comey – which he said on national television was due to the Russia investigation – directly resulted in the appointment of Special Counsel Robert Mueller.

Trump also pointed to a Fox News poll that shows “A majority (58 percent) thinks it is at least somewhat likely the FBI broke the law when it first started investigating the Trump campaign.”

That same poll, as the right wing Newsmax, run by Trump BFF Chris Ruddy reports, shows “disdain for President Donald Trump and Attorney General William Barr.” Newsmax also says that poll finds “45% of voters describe Barr’s behavior as ‘covering up’ the report, while 33% say he is ‘being transparent.'”

The Fox News poll also found “Mueller is more trusted than the president and the attorney general.”

After his circus-like outbursts of tweets yelling “DRAIN THE SWAMP!” and “MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN!” Trump repeatedly yelled “TREASON!”

“My Campaign for President was conclusively spied on,” Trump lied. In fact, the DOJ inspector general investigated Trump’s claim and could find no evidence his campaign had, as he claimed, its “wires tapped.”

“Nothing like this has ever happened in American Politics,” Trump claimed, ignoring the existence of Watergate. “A really bad situation. TREASON means long jail sentences, and this was TREASON!”

There was no spying on Trump’s campaign, and even if there were, it would not be treason. Neither his campaign nor Trump are the federal government, despite his repeated claims to the contrary.

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THIS IS WHAT FASCISM LOOKS LIKE

‘Deranged Police State Fever Dream’: Internet Explodes Over Rudy Giuliani’s ‘Incredibly Fascist’ Video for 9/11

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Former New York City mayor, now President Donald Trump’s personal attorney Rudy Giuliani observed the anniversary of the 9/11 terror attacks by posting a chilling, creepy, and many are saying “fascist” video in the early morning, tweeting “GOD BLESS AMERICA!” in all-caps.

The highly-edited video opens with staged images of people protesting fascism, as a young child slowly sings “America the Beautiful.”

The camera closes in on a lone police officer starting at the protestors, who are exercising their First Amendment rights.

In an apparent flashback the officer seems to be remembering his life: a police badge is pinned on his shirt, a flag-draped coffin of a U.S. service member is carried past him, and a young boy sits in front of a television set watching footage reminiscent of fire fighters raising a flag in the aftermath of the 9/11 attacks.

He then flips down the clear shield on his helmet, and the camera shows him whipping out a club – just as the protestors jump the barricade.

The words “This We’ll Defend” flash on the screen.

The video is looped, repeating until the user stops it.

NBC News’ Ben Collins explains the video is “a ‘banned from the Super Bowl’ ad that skirted the rules and got conservative media attention.”

Response to the disturbing clip was astonishment, confusion, anger, and outrage – and with many decrying it as clear fascism.

Take a look:

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Conservative Operatives Allied With the Trump White House Are Acquiring ‘Dirt’ on Journalists and Their Families

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President Donald Trump’s war against the media has taken a next step. According to The New York Times, Trump’s allies have been compiling information on reporters at CNN, The Washington Post and The New York Times to strike back because the president believes they “aggressively investigated” him.

The information was revealed Sunday using information disclosed by associates of conservative Arthur Schwartz, who is spearheading the project. Schwartz is an adviser to Donald Trump Jr. and previously worked with Steve Bannon.

“If the @nytimes thinks this settles the matter we can expose a few of their other bigots,” Schwartz tweeted, responding to an apology from a Times reporter who tweeted something anti-Semitic long ago. “Lots more where this came from.”

Those familiar with the operation explained that there are decades worth of public posts these conservative operatives have gathered to go on the attack as the 2020 election goes into full force.

“It is not possible to independently assess the claims about the quantity or potential significance of the material the pro-Trump network has assembled. Some involved in the operation have histories of bluster and exaggeration. And those willing to describe its techniques and goals may be trying to intimidate journalists or their employers,” The Times explained.

This isn’t the first time the public is hearing about a war between conservatives and specific journalists. CNN reported in 2016 that Fox News had built a dossier on a reporter who was writing a book at Roger Ailes.

In leaked documents acquired by NBC 7 San Diego, a secret database was revealed showing Trump’s government is watching at least ten journalists and immigration advocates. The advocates had ties to groups like Border Angels and Pueblo Sin Fronteras, neither of which are extremist groups.

According to The Times, the information published so far has removed all of the contexts and presenting the comments in a misleading way. The goal is to harm the targets professionally.

Read the full report from The Times.

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Trump Chillingly Tells Students’ Group the Constitution Gives Him ‘The Right to Do Whatever I Want as President’

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Maybe the students attending Turning Point USA’s Teen Action Summit weren’t paying attention in whatever civics or history classes they recently took, but President Donald Trump on Tuesday went unchallenged when he told attendees the U.S. Constitution gives him unlimited power.

“Then I have an Article Two, where I have the right to do whatever I want as president,” Trump said.

Article Two, which defines the executive branch, including outlining impeachment, does not in any manner suggest the President has unlimited powers or the right to do whatever he wants.

Here’s President Trump making this chilling and fascistic claim in Washington, D.C. earlier today:

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