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Gun advocates raising money to buy new firearm for Zimmerman

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A gun owner’s advocacy group in Ohio is raising money to buy a new gun for former neighborhood watch captain George Zimmerman in response to federal officials’ delaying the return of his old one following his acquittal on second-degree murder charges in the killing of Trayvon Martin.

WCPO-TV reported on Sunday that the Buckeye Firearms Association (BFA) began its campaign on Saturday in order to “fight attacks on the Second Amendment,” calling the recent decision by the Justice Department a renewal of hostilities on the part of U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder.

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“This is outrageous. Mr. Holder is this nation’s chief law enforcement officer. It is his job to uphold the laws, to support and defend our system of justice,” the group wrote in a statement on its website. “This move to prevent Mr. Zimmerman from claiming his property is an unacceptable abuse of power. And the threats of federal charges on civil rights grounds is little more than blatant pandering for political gain.”

The FBI ordered police in Sanford, Florida on Friday not to return Zimmerman’s handgun pending an investigation by the Department of Justice into whether to pursue a civil rights violation lawsuit against him.

“We will provide Mr. Zimmerman, who has no current source of income, with the funds he needs to replace his firearm, holster, and other gear,” the BFA said in its statement. “The rest will be set aside to fight similar injustices … [sic] and they happen all the time.”

Watch WCPO’s report, aired Sunday, here.

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[h/t Think Progress]

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The View’s audience boos Mick Mulvaney’s confession — and laughs when he denies video evidence

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The audience on "The View" reacted in anger and then mockery to White House acting chief of staff Mick Mulvaney's confession to Ukraine quid pro quo -- and then his denial of what he plainly said on video.

President Donald Trump's chief staffer admitted during a press briefing that the White House held up congressionally approved aid to Ukraine as leverage to get the foreign ally to investigate a debunked conspiracy theory.

"We do that all the time with foreign policy, and I have news for everybody," Mulvaney told reporters. "Get over it. There is going to be political influence in foreign policy."

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The View hosts shudder at creepy-crawly accounts of bedbugs at Trump’s club hosting G7

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President Donald Trump awarded a government contract to his struggling Florida resort to host next year's G7 summit, and "The View" co-hosts cringed at accounts of the club's bedbug infestation.

The White House insists the president won't make money off the deal, but whatever free advertising he's getting from the most likely unconstitutional venture is being undercut by reminders of a settlement Trump Organization reached with a guest who was bitten by bedbugs.

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GOP lawmaker hammers Trump for Ukraine server conspiracy theory: ‘Are we trying to exculpate Russia?’

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Rep. Francis Rooney (R-OK) on Friday signaled that he was taking House Democrats' impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump far more seriously than many of his Republican colleagues.

During an interview with CNN's Poppy Harlow, Rooney said he was very disturbed at the president's efforts to prove a debunked conspiracy theory about Ukraine purportedly being behind the hack of the Democratic National Committee in 2016, despite the fact that all evidence that has been uncovered points directly to Russia as the true culprit.

Harlow then asked him what he made about House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's (D-CA) comment that "all roads" in the Ukraine scandal lead back to Russian President Vladimir Putin.

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