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Libertarian Party presidential candidate Gary Johnson thinks that fleeing to other planets is the solution to man-made climate change on this planet — or so he suggested on ABC News’ This Week to host George Stephanopoulos on Sunday.

Asked about a comment he made in 2011, which seemed to dismiss the threat of climate change, Johnson said: “In billions of years, the sun is going to actually grow and encompass the Earth, right? So global warming is in our future.”

When pressed by the disbelieving ABC anchor, Johnson asked: “Can’t we have a little humor once in a while?”

He deflected any further discussion by changing the subject to space exploration. But his position on the threat of climate change was quite clear even before he went off on this tangent: Johnson opposes any government action to forestall global warming, which he acknowledges is “probably” caused by humans — and says we should “build more coal-fired power plants.”

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The baseless claim that the FBI may have planted evidence while carrying out a court-approved search of Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago residence on Monday has surged through right-wing media, as the former president’s allies continue their effort to turn their audiences against the probe and shield Trump from accountability.

The FBI searched the premises after obtaining a warrant from a federal magistrate judge and “removed a number of boxes of documents” as part of a federal investigation into whether Trump had illegally “taken a trove of material with him to his home at Mar-a-Lago when he left the White House that included sensitive documents – and then, in the Justice Department’s view, had failed to fully comply with requests that he return the disputed material,” the New York Times reported. Politico concluded after consulting with legal experts on the handling of classified documents that “it’s highly unlikely the DOJ would have pursued – and a judge would have granted – such a politically explosive search warrant without extraordinary evidence.”

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