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Al-Qaida cleric Anwar al-Awlaki, and a second American, Samir Khan, were killed by a joint CIA-U.S. military air strike on their convoy in Yemen early Friday. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton spoke at the Clinton Presidential Library in Little Rock, AR:

“There was a momentous event today when we learned of the death of Anwar al-Awlaki,” leader of the “most dangerous affiliate of Al-Qaida,” responsible for several terrorist acts and attempts in the U.S. and for “spreading an ideology of hate and violence.”

“He can no longer threaten America, our allies and peace-loving people around the world. … But our continued vigilance is required. We will ratchet up the pressure and maintain a comprehensive strategy to deny Al-Qaida or its affiliates safe haven anywhere in the world.”

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WFormer President Trump, right, and former Attorney General William Barr

Reprinted with permission from Press Run

Stunning new abuse-of-power revelations remind us of the Trump administration's complete disregard for democratic principles. We now know that over a span of years it took extraordinary legal measures, including gag orders and secret tribunals, in pursuit of email records from reporters at CNN and the Washington Post. Team Trump also unleashed the courts on Democratic members of Congress and their families trying to obtain private phone records, as well as secretly targeting a key White House attorney, who possibly fell under suspicion for not being sufficiently loyal to Trump.

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