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Thursday, September 21, 2017

After Trump Pardon, Joe Arpaio Gives Interview To Publication That Denies The Holocaust

Reprinted with permission from MediaMatters.

Joe Arpaio, the racist Arizona sheriff who was recently pardoned by President Donald Trump, gave another interview to an anti-Semitic publication that has repeatedly pushed claims that the Holocaust is a “hoax.”

Trump pardoned Arpaio on August 25 after he was convicted of criminal contempt of court for deliberately violating a court order regarding his racial profiling of undocumented immigrants. As the Phoenix New Timeshas documented, Arpaio — who was voted out of office last November — had “fostered horrendous jail conditions, reckless police operations, and carried out personal vendettas against political rivals and members of the press.…

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Far Right Falsely Claims Manafort Wiretap Vindicates Trump

Reprinted with permission from MediaMatters.

Right-wing and fringe media are claiming yet again that President Donald Trump was correct when he accused former President Barack Obama of wiretapping in Trump Tower, now arguing that a legal wiretap targeted at former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort is proof of Trump’s claim. However, said wiretap was pursuant to a warrant and targeted at Manafort, not Trump. This is at least the fifth time in six months right-wing media has attempted to validate Trump’s lie.

 

CNN: “US investigators wiretapped former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort under secret court orders before and after the election.” The Obama administration “wiretapped former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort under secret court orders” initially as part of a 2014 investigation into “work done by a group of Washington consulting firms for Ukraine’s former ruling party,” CNN reported on September 18.…

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