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Vandals deface Maryland immigrant center with misspelled graffiti: ‘No illeagles here’

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Over the weekend, vandals defaced a Westminster, Maryland building that was considered as a possible shelter for undocumented immigrant children.

The Baltimore Sun reported that someone spray-painted the words “NO ILLEAGLES [sic] HERE NO UNDOCUMENTED DEMOCRATS” on the wall of a former Army Reserve Center.

Lt. Patrick McCrory — a spokesperson for the Westminster barracks of the Maryland State Police — told the Carroll County Times that the anti-immigrant vandalism took place late Saturday night or early Sunday morning.

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The center was targeted due to the Obama administration’s announcement last week that it was being considered as a facility to house immigrant children who have illegally crossed the U.S.-Mexico border in an effort to flee violence, economic collapse and instability in their home countries.

On Friday, said the Times, county commissioners held an emergency meeting aimed at halting the federal plan.

“Commissioners attending the meeting pledged not to provide any assistance to federal agencies if or when they moved the children to the facility,” wrote the Times’ Christian Alexandersen.

Over the weekend, the vandals struck.

“This is definitely a racial, religious, ethnic incident,” McCrory said, indicating that the state police will be pursuing the matter as a hate crime.

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“It’s going to be difficult if there’s no witnesses unless somebody speaks up or starts talking about it on Facebook or tells a friend,” said McCrory. “Usually, that’s how these people get caught…I wouldn’t be surprised if someone starts bragging about it.”

[image of spray paint can via Shutterstock.com]

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No one can figure out why John Kennedy compared government documents to ‘dropping acid’

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Sen. John Kennedy (R-LA) compared reading government documents to "dropping acid" while in the Senate Judiciary Committee hearing Wednesday and the internet can't figure out how he would know.

"I haven't read the entire report," Kennedy said of the inspector general report on the start of the Russia investigation. "I'm about 70 percent through but I'm going to get through. It's tedious and I don't mean that in a pejorative way, it's supposed to be tedious. About 15 percent of the way through it made me want to heave. After about 25 percent of the way through, I thought I'd dropped acid. It's so real."

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Ukrainians may flip on Trump and stop repeating his talking points: report

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Officials in Ukraine are growing increasingly frustrated with President Donald Trump continuing to prioritize Russia over the American ally, The Daily Beast reported Wednesday.

"People working closely with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky have been in contact with Trump administration officials over the past several weeks discussing the relationship between the two presidents, according to four people with knowledge of the talks. Based on those conversations, Ukrainian officials came to expect that Trump would make a statement of support before Zelensky met with Russian President Vladimir Putin in France for peace talks," The Beast explained. "But as Saturday and Sunday ticked by, there was only silence from the White House. Even as Ukrainian officials have publicly been loath to criticize Trump’s pressure campaign on their country, frustrations with Washington have quietly percolated. And last weekend, they were especially acute."

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Kamala Harris uses IG hearing to connect the dots between Bill Barr and Giuliani’s corrupt schemes

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Sen. Kamala Harris connected the dots between Rudy Giuliani and attempts to prevent the Department of Justice from prosecuting a Ukrainian billionaire.

Harris, who was San Francisco District Attorney and California Attorney General prior to joining the U.S. Senate, put her experience as a career prosecutor to use while questioning DOJ Inspector General Michael Horowitz before the Senate Judiciary Committee.

"So it was recently reported that the president's personal attorney, Rudy Giuliani, asked Ukrainians to help search for dirt [on] the political rivals of the president. In exchange for the help, Giuliani offered to help fix criminal cases against them at DOJ," Harris noted.

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