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On CNN Friday, elections analyst Harry Enten said that former President Donald Trump is likely to be "embarrassed" by the results out of Georgia in next week's primary.
"We're a few days from some big primaries including in Georgia, where the former President Donald Trump has worked hard, really hard, to defeat incumbent Republican Governor Brian Kemp," said anchor John Berman. "So how is that going for him, Harry?"
"He's about to probably get embarrassed, John," said Enten. "So, look, this is a new Fox News poll that was released on Wednesday night. You need 50 percent of the vote plus one to avoid a runoff. And look at where Brian Kemp is. He's at 60 percent. He's at 32 points ahead of David Perdue. Look at where we were in March, folks. Brian Kemp was at 50 percent. David Perdue 11 points back. In that two-month period, David Perdue has basically fallen to the ground... Brian Kemp, the very clear favorite ahead of that primary on Tuesday."
"And just to be clear, David Perdue is the candidate that Donald Trump very publicly endorsed; Brian Kemp, the candidate Donald Trump very publicly wants to defeat," said Berman. "There are other races on Tuesday you're watching also. There may be some — the possibility of tough results for Trump there as well."
"Yeah, I mean, one of these is in Alabama," said Enten. "Mo Brooks, remember Donald Trump endorsed him originally and then withdrew that endorsement and it was because he didn't want to get behind a loser. When he withdrew that endorsement in March, Brooks... was behind by ten. Look what happened in that two-month period. Without Trump support, Brooks has gone up. Now you have this possibility not only in Georgia, where you see David Perdue going down, you have this possibility in Alabama where Trump's old candidate does well without him. I think Tuesday could be one of those more embarrassing days for Donald Trump."
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In an interview with the Guardian's Ed Pilkington, a former FBI agent who spent years infiltrating and working undercover in extremist hate groups claimed his former employers are not paying enough attention to the rise of white nationalism -- and subsequent increase in domestic violence -- seriously enough.
Coming just a week after an 18-year-old New York man went on a murderous rampage at a Buffalo grocery store in a predominately Black neighborhood after reportedly publishing a racist manifesto online, former FBI agent Michael German insisted Americans can expect more domestic terrorism of that sort unless the FBI gets its act together.
As Pilkington wrote, German said the law enforcement agency is "underplaying" the threat of creeping white nationalism that specifically put neighborhoods like the one in Buffalo "fatally exposed."
“US law enforcement is failing, as it long has, to provide victimized communities like Buffalo’s with equal protection under the law. They are not actually investigating the crimes that occur,” said German, now with the Brennan Center at NYU School of Law.
Noting that recent studies have "pinpointed white supremacy as the greatest domestic terrorism threat in America today," Pilkington wrote, "German said that US law enforcement in general, and the FBI in particular, were lagging behind. Despite a clear mandate from Congress, the bureau has yet to produce statistics revealing the scale of white supremacist crimes."
According to German, "White supremacists kill far more Americans than anybody else the FBI designates as domestic terrorists, yet the bureau still doesn’t document the crimes and fatalities that occur. I think that’s a reflection of lack of concern for the victims of that violence.”
With the Guardian journalist claiming that "FBI agents are also overwhelmingly white and male, and the bureau has been infused with elements of white supremacist ideology stretching back decades." German concurred and said that is part of the problem.
“When I was going undercover in the 1990s I was warned about sympathy towards white supremacy among officers – that was raised as a hazard for my undercover operation," he admitted.
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Trump-loving Doug Mastriano aired 'poisonous' conspiracies in old thesis calling for military takeover of US society
Pennsylvania gubernatorial candidate Doug Mastriano wrote a master's thesis two decades ago warning of a left-wing “Hitlerian Putsch."
The Donald Trump-endorsed Republican candidate published the highly unusual thesis in 2001, when he was a major at the Air Force’s Air Command and Staff College, from the point of view of a colonel living in 2018 who has taken refuge in an "isolated cavern" following the collapse of the U.S. military and the deaths of millions of Americans under a left-wing leader by the United Nations and the European Union, reported the Washington Post.
“Domestically, life was bleak with a rampant drug culture, hedonism and a plethora of ‘alternate’ religions dominating the American youth,” wrote Mastriano, in the voice of his fictional colonel. “We were a people without vision or direction.”
Mastriano concluded the military must take action to "prevent the destruction of the republic," which he linked to “aberrant sexual conduct,” and the thesis foreshadows the right-wing conspiratorial worldview that fed his claims about Donald Trump's election defeat and the Jan. 6 insurrection.
“This thesis proves that Mastriano’s embrace of activity that undermines the U.S. Constitution is no recent corruption,” said Peter Feaver, a former senior White House official under George W. Bush. “It stems from poisonous views and misunderstandings that he has held for a very long time.”