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Were you appalled by Rod Blagojevich’s proclamation that he was a “political prisoner”? Following his Trump pardon, the former Illinois governor has gone around pretending he wasn’t convicted of bribery and extortion by a jury of his peers, but was instead somehow victimized by unscrupulous law enforcement.

Obviously, the crooked former Illinois governor is full of it – and Anderson Cooper is outraged.

The CNN anchor is having none of Blago’s nonsense and let him know quite forcefully the other night on air. Anderson blasts Blagojevich for whitewashing his own crimes while besmirching the honest prosecutors who nailed him – and then acidly mentions just how little Blago did as governor to right injustices within the Illinois penal system.

Polite preppy though he is, Anderson finally lets go with a pungent one-word response to this ex-felon’s brazen phoniness. Yes, he mad — and funny.

Police confront George Floyd protesters

Photo Credit: Geoff Livingston

With a deranged narcissist in the Oval Office and his lackey controlling the Department of Justice, there is no point in looking to the federal government to curb police violence. Instead, President Donald J. Trump will do everything in his power to encourage it. In the wake of protests over the murder of George Floyd, he has demanded that governors crack down on protestors: "You have to dominate. ... If you don't dominate, you're wasting your time," he told them.

Moreover, most local police authorities are under local control -- mayors, city councils, district attorneys, police chiefs, sheriffs. That's where the accountability for police misconduct begins.

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