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ICE Deports Decorated Iraq War Combat Vet Who Suffered a Brain Injury

“At some point, he was the American hero. But then he became a guy from El Salvador. At what point did he lose his label?” He served five years – two tours – in Iraq. He is a decorated Marine Corps combat veteran. He has a large tattoo of the Statue of Liberty spread across the left side of his body, and another tattoo memorializing his service to the U.S. Marines, according to The Orange County Register. He was honorably discharged in 2004, one year after suffering a brain injury. And...
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Ex-Acting AG Matt Whitaker Blasted as ‘An Embarrassment’: Former Prosecutor Says ‘The Guy’s an Idiot’

Former federal prosecutor Cynthia Alksne blasted for acting Attorney General Matt Whitaker during a Wednesday appearance on MSNBC. Anchor Chris Matthews played a clip of Whitaker telling Fox News that abuse of power is not a crime. The statement was viewed as an acknowledgment that Trump had abused power. “Abuse of power isn’t a crime?” Matthews asked. “Tell that to Dick Nixon!” he shouted. “When the president goes on the air and calls people human scum and they tell people they aren’t allowed to testify and there’s all this pressure...
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Democratic House Chairman Formally Requests Sergeant at Arms to ‘Take Action’ Against Republicans Who Stormed SCIF

The Chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee has formally requested the Sergeant at Arms to “take action” against the 30 or so Republican members of Congress who illegally stormed a secure room where a Defense Department official was about to deliver testimony in an impeachment inquiry deposition. Calling it “an urgent security matter” Chairman Bennie Thompson (D-MS) describes the storming of the House Sensitive Compartmented Information Facility (SCIF) in the Capitol basement as an “unprecedented” and “blatant breach of security.” “I am requesting you take action with respect to Members involved...
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Judge Gives State Dept. 30 Days to Release Communications Between Pompeo and Giuliani on Ukraine

A federal judge has ordered the U.S. State Dept. to release Ukraine-related communications between Secretary Mike Pompeo and the president’s personal attorney, Rudy Giuliani within 30 days. A watchdog group, American Oversight, sued for the records, CNN reports. Judge Christopher Cooper “said that he could not think of a third party exemption that would prevent the release of correspondence between Giuliani and top State Department officials regarding Ukraine,” meaning executive privilege appears to not be relevant. “If Mike Pompeo wants to fight so hard to keep out of the hands of chairman Schiff,...
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Gay couple claim they were beaten in vicious and unprovoked attack by men claiming to be police

A gay couple in North Carolina say they were assaulted by a group of men who claimed to be police offers on October 20. Kenny Coppedge and his boyfriend Jordan Frye were beaten in a vicious and unprovoked attack in Charlotte, North Carolina. Coppedge told local news that they were walking along Yancey Road in South End when a group walked up behind them. “A woman came up to me and put her arm around me and was just talking to me like we were fine,” Coppedge said. Moments later,...
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The leader of a homophobic hate group helped ring the New York Stock Exchange bell

The head of an anti-LGBT+ hate group has helped ring the New York Stock Exchange bell to celebrate the listings of two “biblically responsible” funds. Mat Staver of Liberty Counsel was helping to celebrate funds that don’t invest in companies that “support non-scriptural lifestyles” or “anti-family entertainment”. “It was an incredible honour to participate in opening the New York Stock Exchange. The exchange is the financial capital of the world. Art Ally’s vision that began 25-years ago to honour God with our money is an encouraging example for us to...
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Trump Knew and ‘Backed’ House Republicans’ Storming SCIF: Report

President Donald Trump knew beforehand and “backed” the 30 or so Republicans led by extremist Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL) who Wednesday afternoon stormed the secure room where Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense Laura Cooper was about to deliver testimony as part of the House impeachment inquiry. “Trump had advance knowledge and supported a protest by Republicans who told him they planned to barge into a secure hearing room on Capitol Hill where Democrats are holding impeachment testimonies, according to four people familiar with the matter,” Bloomberg News reports. “Trump on...
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National Security Expert Appalled by Rep. Gaetz Storming House SCIF: ‘I Cannot Emphasize Enough How Serious This Is’

A national security expert and former congressional staffer broke down the seriousness of a breach by Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL) and other Republican lawmakers into a secure area beneath the Capitol. A group of GOP congress members carrying prohibited cell phones stormed a Sensitive Compartmented Information Facility (SCIF) in the Capitol basement, where Laura Cooper, a Pentagon official with jurisdiction over Ukraine policy, was scheduled to testify as part of the House impeachment inquiry. “Aside from disrupting the testimony of a DoD official shedding light on the President’s attempts to...
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