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“Who could have ever guessed that Rudy Giuliani would have two henchmen named Lev and Igor?”

Perusing the mugshots of Lev Parnas and Igor Fruman –the two mutts arrested as they tried to board a one-way flight to Germany — Jimmy Kimmel can’t help but notice how innocent they (don’t) look. According to the late-night comic these alleged crooks, charged by federal authorities with making massive illegal campaign contributions, exemplify the true nature of Trump’s entourage.

Instead of “the best people,” as the president often boasts, he is surrounded by a menagerie of creeps. With the likes of Parnas and Fruman brought in by Giuliani, says Kimmel, Trump world resembles “a Russian nesting doll of the worst people.”

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It is impossible to justify the violence, looting, arson and vandalism that took place in Minneapolis and other cities after the death of George Floyd at the hands of police. Smashing windows, torching buildings and plundering stores do nothing to improve police behavior or help the African American community. They amount to useless destruction.

Impossible to justify, yes. Impossible to understand? Not at all. Police have participated in a quiet riot against black people for generations.

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