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Pam Geller lashes out at critics: You’re saying the ‘pretty girl caused her own rape’

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Mayor Douglas Athas of Garland, Texas said this week that anti-Muslim crusader Pam Geller and her group put the lives of law enforcement and citizens in danger by bringing a “draw Muhammad” cartoon contest to their city.

In an interview this week, Athas told BBC News that he did not know why Geller chose Garland for the event that inspired two Muslim men to open fire with assault-style rifles before being killed by police.

“Of course we’d been happy if they’d stayed in New York and had their activity there,” Athas said. “But they chose to come here. From all the reports I’ve gotten from our officers that were on the scene, most of the people there were not from Garland. They were not even from Texas.”

According to Geller, the mayor’s assessment of her event was akin to blaming a rape victim.

“How ridiculous,” she opined to the BBC. “I mean, that’s like saying the pretty girl was responsible for her own rape. The mayor is going after the defenders of free speech, and clearly giving a free pass to the savages who came with guns to kill innocent people because of a cartoon.”

On Tuesday, Athas pointed out that officials had done their jobs to protect Geller’s rights even though she had put the city in danger.

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“Certainly in hindsight, we as a community would be better off if she hadn’t [held the event here],” Athas said. “Her actions put my police officers, my citizens and others at risk. Her program invited an incendiary reaction. She picked my community, which does not support in any shape, passion or form, her ideology.”

He added: “But at the end of the day, we did our jobs. We protected her freedoms and her life.”

Watch the video below from the BBC.

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Fox & Friends attacks Mueller’s credibility: ‘I don’t think he knows the details of the report’

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The hosts of "Fox & Friends" questioned Robert Mueller's credibility after Congress set a date for the former special counsel to testify about his findings.

Mueller will testify July 17 to lay out evidence of alleged crimes by President Donald Trump and his campaign associates, and Fox News broadcasters suggested questions that could undercut his impartiality.

"How did it make you feel when president of the United States said that you're compromised, or how did it make you feel when the president of the United States kept attacking the process?" said co-host Brian Kilmeade. "What did you think about the rumors he was going to fire you? I'm not sure he is going to answer that either."

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‘Part of the stench’: CNN’s Anderson Cooper skewers Mike Pence

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While Presiden Donald Trump has been trying to drum up fears about a crisis driven by waves of immigrants trying to invade the United States, the real crisis is a humanitarian one that forced many asylum seekers from Central America to leave their homes in the first place. And that humanitarian crisis continues on American soil in the camps and detention centers where children and others are being held in horrendous conditions, as many recent reports have documented.

CNN"s Anderson Cooper reflected on the crisis and the administration's attempts to shift the blame to others on his show Tuesday night.

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MSNBC’s Morning Joe challenges ‘stubborn’ Robert Mueller to explain Trump’s corruption to ‘laymen’ — not lawyers

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MSNBC's Joe Scarborough challenged former special counsel Robert Mueller to state his case against President Donald Trump in plain language, rather than placing himself above the political fray by speaking legalese.

The "Morning Joe" host said tens of millions of Americans would tune into Mueller's scheduled July 17 congressional testimony, but Scarborough wants the special counsel to do a better job explaining the findings from his 22-month Russia investigation than he did in his first public statement last month.

"The only thing I will say there is it is his responsibility as a public servant to explain some of his reasoning and some of his conclusions to lay people across America whose tax dollars paid for him to work on this very important project over the course of a couple of years," Scarborough said.

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