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Sunday, December 9, 2018

Utah Senator: Trump Is Wrong On Khashoggi Killing

Reprinted with permission from AlterNet.

 

Republican Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT) on Sunday pushed back on Donald Trump’s assertion that the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) did not conclude that Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman was involved in the murder of Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi.

“I disagree with the president’s assessment,” Lee told “Meet the Press” host Chuck Todd. “It’s inconsistent with what I’ve seen.”

The Washington Post earlier this month reported that the CIA has concluded bin Salman was “directly involved” in Khashoggi’s assassination. Trump in recent weeks has downplayed that report, penning a bizarre statement last week that declared “maybe he did and maybe he didn’t!

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Neo-Nazi Leaflet Found In D.C. Home Of Brothers Linked To Pittsburgh Shooter

Reprinted with permission from ProPublica.

 

When federal agents searched the Washington, D.C., house of two brothers they had linked to the suspected Pittsburgh synagogue shooter, they found a troubling scene.

There were hollow-point bullets, “ballistic vests and helmets,” a “marijuana grow” operation and a Nazi flag. A noose dangled from a bunk bed, a small toy hung by its neck, and a flyer was found promoting the neo-Nazi organization known as Atomwaffen Division.

Prosecutors indicated that the contents of the house, detailed in a federal court filing submitted Thursday night, bolstered their fear that the brothers might well have been bent on violence.



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Cop-Killer In Trump Video Was Released By Sheriff Arpaio

Reprinted with permission from Shareblue.

 

Trump is blaming Democrats for the release of a cop killer, but it was actually his ally Sheriff Joe Arpaio who played a pivotal role in his release.

Trump tweeted a web video falsely alleging that convicted cop murderer Luis Bracamontes was allowed to commit his crimes because of Democrats. An undocumented immigrant, Bracamontes killed two police deputies in 2014.

But after he was arrested and deported in 1997, when Bill Clinton was president, Bracamontes was arrested in Phoenix in 1998 and then released “for reasons unknown” by Arpaio’s office.

Bracamontes was again arrested and deported in 2001, but he returned to the United States in 2002, when George W.…

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