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‘I’ll drop your ass’: Video catches LAPD cop turned GOP congressman threatening protester

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A freshman Republican congressman was caught on video threatening to knock out a conservative protester during a demonstration outside his office last week.

A video featured Monday at SantaClarita.com showed Rep. Steve Knight (R-CA) threatening the man, who was part of an anti-immigration protest organized by the conservative group Save Our State.

“You told me you didn’t vote for amnesty and you did. I looked it up on the Internet,” the man said as he shook the congressman’s hand. “You lied to me.”

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“Mike, if you touch me again, I’ll drop your ass,” Knight replied after the man slapped him on the shoulder.

The man backed anyway, and protested that he had only shaken the congressman’s hand.

“One more time, Mike,” Knight, who was formerly an officer with the Los Angeles Police Department, shot back. “Understand, I never voted for amnesty.”

In a statement about the incident on the Save Our State discussion forum, the group called for Knight to apologize for his behavior.

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“When a Congressman tells a private Citizen that he’s ‘going to drop your ass’, while surrounded by his security agents that are most probably armed. That is not only abusive it also crosses a dangerous line. I think it’s fair to say that Steve Knight has some anger issues, and quite possibly a screw loose.”

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Fox & Friends host right-winger pushing white nationalist views: ‘Common sense is now a hate crime’

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A British writer popular with white nationalists appeared Thursday morning on "Fox & Friends" to argue that "common sense" ideas about identity had been turned into a "hate crime."

Anti-immigrant activist Douglas Murray -- author of "Neoconservatism: Why We Need It" and "The Strange Death of Europe: Immigration, Identity, Islam" -- spoke to Fox News host Ainsley Earhardt about his viral essay, "Vacuous liberal wokeness is now beyond parody."

"You say that 'liberal wokeness' turned beliefs that once seemed like into hate crimes," Earhardt said. "What used to be considered common sense that's now a hate crime, in your opinion?"

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Whistleblower forced to come forward because intel officials consider Trump a ‘security risk’: CNN’s Avlon

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Addressing a bombshell report from the Washington Post that President Donald Trump made a "promise" to an unidentified world leader that "prompted an official in the U.S. intelligence community to file a formal whistleblower complaint with the inspector general for the intelligence community," CNN's John Avlon said it was a sign intel officials regard the president as a "security risk."

Speaking with hosts John Berman and Alisyn Camerota, Avlon noted that the whistleblower is a Trump appointee which makes formal complaint all that much more alarming.

"A Trump appointee thinks this is of such concern that Congress needs to know," Berman began. "The question is: what was the promise, to whom, and what does it say about the president's notion of intelligence?"

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‘Where’s Graham?’ MSNBC’s Morning Joe challenges ‘Moscow Mitch’ to confront whistleblower complaint against Trump

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MSNBC's Joe Scarborough challenged Senate Republicans to get to the bottom of a highly unusual whistleblower complaint against President Donald Trump now that new details have emerged.

Former U.S. officials told the Washington Post that the whistleblower filed a report with the intelligence community's inspector general over a "promise" Trump made in a July 31 phone call to a foreign leader, and "Morning Joe" panelists grappled with the handling of the complaint by acting director of national intelligence Joseph Maguire.

"It looks to me as if the Trump administration is deliberately seeking to undo the rules that have bounded U.S. intelligence activities, basically since the Watergate and the intelligence scandals in the '70s," said Post columnist David Ignatius. "It's a big deal."

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