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According to a report from Vice's Tess Owen, the romance between Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) and followers of notorious Holocaust-denier Nick Fuentes is irreparably on the rocks after she put some distance between herself and him following his dinner with Donald Trump.
While the former president has been circumspect in attacking the young far-right anti-semitic demagogue, the equally controversial Taylor Greene fired off a tweet stating, "Of course I denounce Nick Fuentes and his racists anti-semitic ideology. I can’t comprehend why the media is obsessed with him."
That, in turn, led Fuentes to lash back out at her, and his followers have since piled on the one-time darling of the Christian nationalist movement.
As Vice's Owen reported, Fuentes told his supporters, "She’s just weak. She goes and says something edgy to get attention, and then when the pressure comes, she buckles. You know, she’s gonna be a MAGA-mom and QAnon and all that, and then the second Kevin McCarthy reprimands her and she loses her committee, she goes and apologizes.”
Noting that Fuentes has taken to referring to her as "Large Marge" in his diatribes, Owen writes that she has become a central topic among the "groypers" tied to Fuentes' extremist movement.
According to fringe conservative Laura Loomer, "MTG is no longer an ally to America First. She may have claimed to be so that she could climb the political ladder, but she has shown she is all talk and zero action, unless of course the action is selling t-shirts and wine glasses.”
Holocaust denier Vince James added, "You are their slave Marjorie, a slave to the Democrats and the Media that you constantly talk about. By that statement [disavowing Fuentes] it just got to show you're living according to the rules of their game, that they've completely rigged against us."
"Here’s my take: grifters are gonna grift, and it’s just sad that we have to go through that kind of betrayal,” far-right podcaster Dalton Clodfelter proclaimed.
According to Owen, Taylor Greene isn't taking the backlash against her lying down, calling Fuentes "immature" and then adding, "What has he ever done in his life? He knows nothing more than anyone else.”
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Special counsel subpoenas officials from three states while looking for communications with Trump in the leadup to Jan. 6
Special counsel Jack Smith has subpoenaed officials from the states of Arizona, Michigan, and Wisconsin, for any communications the officials may have had with Trump or his allies, The Washington Post reports.
The three states were the focus of Trump's efforts to overturn the 2020 election results.
"The requests for records arrived in Dane County, Wis.; Maricopa County, Ariz.; and Wayne County, Mich., late last week, and in Milwaukee on Monday, officials said," The Post's report states. "They are among the first known subpoenas issued by Smith, who was named last month by Attorney General Merrick Garland to oversee the Jan. 6 Capitol attack case as well as the criminal probe of Trump’s possible mishandling of classified documents at his Florida home."
As The Post points out, the subpoenas signal that Smith is advancing the DOJ's investigation into the events that led up to the Capitol riot on Jan. 6, 2021.
“I’m happy to participate in this process,” Milwaukee clerk George Christenson told The Post, adding that he is not aware of any communications with his office that have not already been made public.
Dane County Clerk Scott McDonell received a similar subpoena.
“I am not aware of any significant communications that have not already been made public,” McDonell said.
Read the full report over at The Washington Post.
Former Officer Michael Fanone said that he was heckled by members of the Washington D.C. Metro Police special operations division who were at the Jan. 6 Gold Medal Award ceremony on Tuesday for officers and their families who defended the Capitol.
Former counterintelligence officer for the FBI, Frank Figliuzzi, was furious hearing the report.
"This is the real disgrace," he said during an appearance on MSNBC. "The issue is the culture that still continues at the Police Department in the District of Columbia. These were true heroes honored for fighting for democracy. If the special operations division don't understand what a hero is, don't understand what it means to fight for democracy, they need to find another job. They can start with the donut shop that they hang out at every single morning. And they can apply for jobs there."
He said that the chief of police should announce an internal affairs investigation into the actions to get to the bottom of who the hecklers were and then fire the officers.
"Because it's unacceptable and it gets to a larger issue of continuing culture in law enforcement that starts at the top," he said. "As the chief can't figure it out, the chief can get another job."
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