1. Trump from Michael_Novakhov (197 sites): Palmer Report: This is pathetic even for Donald Trump

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A pathetic defense strategy emerged among Donald Trump’s most loyal supporters after Trump tweeted Sunday that four Congresswomen, all of who are U.S. citizens and all but one of who were born in America, should “go back” to the “countries” where “they originally came from.” The strategy involves arguing that Trump’s offensive statement is not racist because it supposedly doesn’t fit the word’s definition.




For example, Fox News’ Brit Hume tweeted Monday morning: “Trump’s ‘go back’ comments were nativist, xenophobic, counterfactul and politically stupid. But they simply do not meet the standard definition of racist, a word so recklessly flung around these days that its actual meaning is being lost.” He then tweeted a link to Merriam-Webster’s entry, which he identifies as “my standard definition of racism.” However, Hume instructs his followers only to “note definition 1,” conveniently brushing aside definitions 2 and 3 because they do not help his argument.




This dictionary strategy requires us to consider Trump’s words in a strictly intellectual manner. If his words fail to pass a definitional test (as interpreted by a Trump loyalist), then we are apparently required to avoid calling Trump a racist and repress any natural feelings such words elicit regardless of their label. Soon after Hume’s tweets, Merriam-Webster weighed in, noting a caveat included in the definition’s usage notes, which Hume ignored. The caveat warns against relying on a dictionary definition “for settling disputes,” such as when “discussing concepts like racism,” noting that “quoting from a dictionary is unlikely to either mollify or persuade the person with whom one is arguing.”



So, if people like Hume want to play the definitions game, where should they look? A good place would be the law. No defense attorney would argue that although a client’s actions constitute murder under the state criminal code, a jury must acquit because some dictionary definition appears to say otherwise. Senator Tim Kaine looked at the law and then proceeded to shut down this pathetic defense strategy. Kaine directed our attention to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission’s (EEOC) guidance on federal discrimination laws, which cites “go back to where you came from” as a prime example of “potentially unlawful conduct” that violates civil rights. In this case, Trump’s own government has told us all we need to know.



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Palmer Report: Donald Trump’s Jeffrey Epstein scandal is just a few days away from fully exploding

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Ever since his friend Jeffrey Epstein was arrested on charges of sex trafficking of minors, Donald Trump has been acting distressed. Over the past few days in particular, Trump’s behavior has erupted into full-on panic. What precisely does Trump have to worry about? You’d have to ask him, and he’s not talking. But in a few days we’re going to get some answers.




The U.S. Court of Appeals is about to release thousands of pages of Epstein-related documents. According to Vanity Fair, the court has said that the documents may reveal sexual abuse on the part of “numerous prominent American politicians, powerful business executives, foreign presidents, a well-known prime minister, and other world leaders.” This further cements the notion that Epstein wasn’t just a serial child rapist, he was acting as some kind of hub for other child rapists and sexual assaulters.




We have no way of knowing what names will be included in these documents, or what those people will be accused of. We have no idea if Donald Trump will be included, or in what capacity. Nor do we know if these documents will represent proof of anything, or mere documentation of allegations. But what we do know is that the Epstein scandal is about to get a whole lot bigger, and that it’s about to (predictably) expand beyond just Epstein.



This is crucial in that it puts us one step closer to justice for any and all victims involved in this scandal. When it comes to Donald Trump, let’s just say that his increasingly panicked behavior this week suggests that he had some involvement in the crimes or the coverup, and that he fears his role is about to be exposed. We’re just a few days away from getting a lot of answers.



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mikenov on Twitter: The biggest hole in prosecutors’ presentation appears to have been the lack of testimony from Flynn – Judge could throw out criminal case against Flynn’s lobbying partner channel3000.com/news/politics/…

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The biggest hole in prosecutors’ presentation appears to have been the lack of testimony from Flynn – Judge could throw out criminal case against Flynn’s lobbying partner

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Judge could throw out criminal case against Flynn’s lobbying partner

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(CNN) – Federal Judge Anthony Trenga is considering throwing out the conspiracy and foreign lobbying charge that Michael Flynn’s ex-lobbying partner faces because the evidence prosecutors have presented at trial this week has been “very, very circumstantial.”

“Much of it’s very speculative,” Trenga, a federal judge in the Eastern District of Virginia, said Thursday.

Trenga is not expected to decide Thursday, and has indicated he will let the defense present its case.

The biggest hole in prosecutors’ presentation appears to have been the lack of testimony from Flynn, who initially had agreed to help prosecutors and then was dropped as a witness earlier this month. If Trenga were to toss the charges against Flynn’s partner Bijan Kian, it would be an enormous boon to Flynn, who had admitted under oath to illegally filing a false foreign lobbying form — also an issue in this case — but has not yet been sentenced for his crime of lying to FBI agents in a 2017 interview.

The prosecution finished presenting its case Thursday afternoon, after calling its 15th witness. Prosecutors and the defense team then made impassioned arguments over the judge stepping in before a jury could hear the defense’s case.


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realDonaldTrump on Twitter: This should have been taken care of years ago, the Trump Administration is taking care of these thugs now! pic.twitter.com/ulqagIAtxI

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This should have been taken care of years ago, the Trump Administration is taking care of these thugs now!
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#Sing, #Epstein! #Loud, #Clear, and #DeepThroatly! – M.N. – 3:11 PM 7/18/2019

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Judge denies Jeffrey Epstein bail in child sex trafficking case

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A federal judge on Thursday denied bail to wealthy investor Jeffrey Epstein, citing the potential danger he poses to the public and the risk Epstein will flee to avoid prosecution for child sex trafficking charges.
The decision by Judge Richard Berman means that the 66-year-old Epstein will remain in jail pending trial in the case, where he faces up to 45 years in prison if convicted.
“I doubt any bail package could overcome dangerousness …. to community,” Berman said during a hearing in U.S. District Court in Manhattan, agreeing with the recommendation by prosecutors to keep Epstein locked up.
Berman said that risk was “the heart of this decision” to deny the financier release on bond.
He noted that two women who claim they were abused by Epstein gave “compelling testimony” at a court hearing Monday, where they had expressed “fear for their safety.”
The judge also called Epstein’s proposal for bail “irretrievably inadequate.”
Epstein, a former friend of Presidents Donald Trump and Bill Clinton, had asked Berman to release him on a bond as high as $100 million or more.
Epstein had also suggested strict bail conditions, which could include requiring him to remain in his New York City mansion, round-the-clock security monitoring and an electronic tracking device.
But Berman said that prosecutors had established that Epstein could be dangerous by “clear and convincing evidence,” and had shown by a “preponderance” of evidence that he could flee.
The judge noted Epstein’s “great wealth and his vast resources,” which include private planes and a residence in Paris.
And Berman said Epstein’s possession of a passport issued by Austria worried him.
That expired passport has Epstein’s photo but a different name on it, as well as stated residence in Saudi Arabia. It was used in the 1980s for travel, according to prosecutors.
In a letter Thursday, Epstein’s lawyers said he was given the passport by a friend at a time when “some Jewish-Americans were informally advised at the time to carry identification bearing a non-Jewish name when traveling internationally in case of hijacking.”
“He never used the document to travel internationally and never presented it to any immigration or customs authority. The passport stamps, predating his receipt of the document, do not reflect Mr. Epstein’s entries or exits,” the lawyers wrote.
Berman’s decision denying bail additionally noted that Epstein recently made payments to potential witnesses against him, that there have been allegations that Epstein failed to comply with requirements for registered sex offenders, and that agents of his intimidated witnesses in a prior investigation.
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And Berman cited other “items seized” from Epstein’s Manhattan mansion the day he was arrested beyond the suspicious passport, which included a trove of “sexually explicit photos,” $70,000 in cash and dozens of diamonds.
At least one of the women in the photos has been identified as someone who was underage at the time the pictures were taken, according to prosecutors.
Sigrid McCawley, a lawyer for some of Epstein’s alleged victims, said outside the courthouse that she was “thrilled with the judge’s decision.”
“Only by taking away Jeffrey Epstein’s freedom can we ensure the freedom of these victims,” McCawley said.
It’s “a wonderful day for the victims,” she added. “It was the right thing to do and I’m happy that he did it.”
U.S. financier Jeffrey Epstein appears in a photograph taken for the New York State Division of Criminal Justice Services’ sex offender registry March 28, 2017 and obtained by Reuters July 10, 2019. New York State Division of Criminal Justice Services/Handout via REUTERS.
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Prosecutors since Epstein’s arrest have wanted to keep him locked up without bail, calling him a serious flight risk, and a danger to the public.
They also have said that in recent months Epstein, who is worth as much as $500 million, had made payments to “co-conspirators who might provide information against him.”
Epstein was arrested July 6 at a New Jersey airport after a federal grand jury in Manhattan indicted him on a charge of sex trafficking, and conspiring to commit sex trafficking.
The indictment alleges that Epstein sexually abused dozens of underage girls at his Upper East Side, Manhattan, townhouse, and his Palm Beach, Florida, mansion from 2002 through 2005.
Berman on Thursday sheduled a conference for prosecutors and Epstein’s lawyers on July 31.
Last week, Trump’s Labor secretary, Alex Acosta, resigned after heavy criticism for cutting a deal with Epstein in 2007 —when Acosta was the top federal prosecutor in Miami — that allowed Epstein to escape federal criminal charges related to his alleged abuse of girls.
In exchange for that deal, Epstein agreed to plead guilty to prostitution-related charges filed by Florida state prosecutors, and to register as a sex offender.
He was jailed for 13 months in that case, but spent most of his time on work release. A lawyer for a number of Epstein’s accusers said this week that while on work release in his office, Epstein had sexual contact with at least one woman.
— Additional reporting by CNBC’s Sunny Kim
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Trump claims he disavows ‘send her back’ chant despite remaining silent and starting racist attacks – CNN

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Trump claims he disavows ‘send her back’ chant despite remaining silent and starting racist attacks  CNN

Washington (CNN) President Donald Trump claimed Thursday to be unhappy that his rally crowd broke out into chants of “send her back” as he denigrated a …

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mikenov on Twitter: RT @washingtonpost: Opinion: “The Squad” hates Trump’s policies. That doesn’t mean they hate America. wapo.st/32xFb4y

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Opinion: “The Squad” hates Trump’s policies. That doesn’t mean they hate America. wapo.st/32xFb4y


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mikenov on Twitter: RT @thehill: Rep. @AOC: “The president put millions of Americans in danger last night. His rhetoric is endangering lots of people, this is…

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Rep. @AOC: “The president put millions of Americans in danger last night. His rhetoric is endangering lots of people, this is not just about threats to individual members of Congress, but it is about creating a volatile environment in this country through violent rhetoric.” pic.twitter.com/OZgcS8JGdu


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mikenov on Twitter: RT @politico: Reporter on ‘send her back’ chants: Why did they do it? Trump: You’d have to ask them R: Will you stop them if they try to d…

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Reporter on ‘send her back’ chants: Why did they do it?
Trump: You’d have to ask them

R: Will you stop them if they try to do it again?
T: Well, I didn’t like that they did it. And I started speaking very quickly. I could have stood back.. politi.co/2Z8N5Pu pic.twitter.com/HfQTL02rIQ


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mikenov on Twitter: RT @realDonaldTrump: Most of the MS-13 Gang members indicted & arrested in L.A. were illegal aliens, 19 of 22. They are said to have killed…

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Most of the MS-13 Gang members indicted & arrested in L.A. were illegal aliens, 19 of 22. They are said to have killed many people in the most brutal fashion. They should never have been allowed in our Country for so long, 10 years. We have arrested and deported thousands….


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mikenov on Twitter: RT @CNNPolitics: GOP Sen. Lindsey Graham: “They’re all American citizens entitled to their voice. And when they do provocative things they’…

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GOP Sen. Lindsey Graham: “They’re all American citizens entitled to their voice. And when they do provocative things they’re going to be met with provocation. So this is a two way street” pic.twitter.com/uFrL7aFNQB


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mikenov on Twitter: RT @politico: BREAKING: The House passed legislation to gradually raise the federal minimum wage to $15 per hour politico.com/story/2019/07/…

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BREAKING: The House passed legislation to gradually raise the federal minimum wage to $15 per hour
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mikenov on Twitter: RT @thehill: Question: “So you’ll tell your supporters never to say [“Send her back”] again?” President Trump: “I was not happy with it. I…

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Question: “So you’ll tell your supporters never to say [“Send her back”] again?”

President Trump: “I was not happy with it. I disagree with it. But again, I didn’t say — I didn’t say that, they did.” pic.twitter.com/wsJ2kNRO0r


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mikenov on Twitter: RT @realDonaldTrump: A lot of bad things are happening in Puerto Rico. The Governor is under siege, the Mayor of San Juan is a despicable a…

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A lot of bad things are happening in Puerto Rico. The Governor is under siege, the Mayor of San Juan is a despicable and incompetent person who I wouldn’t trust under any circumstance, and the United States Congress foolishly gave 92 Billion Dollars for hurricane relief, much….


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1. Trump from Michael_Novakhov (197 sites): “Sebastian Gorka” – Google News: What’s The Difference Between Ilhan Omar and Piers Morgan? – Human Events

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What’s The Difference Between Ilhan Omar and Piers Morgan?  Human Events

When over 110000 people signed a petition to deport Piers Morgan, no one called it “xenophobic”. Nor when the Democrats tried to deport Sebastian Gorka.

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