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Suspected Charleston terrorist backed apartheid states — including the Confederacy

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Authorities have captured Dylann Storm Roof, the suspected terrorist in an attack on a black South Carolina church.

Federal authorities confirmed the 21-year-old was wanted in the Wednesday night shooting that left nine worshipers dead after a prayer service at Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston.

The Eastover, South Carolina, man was arrested in late February in Columbia after security guards reported him dressed in all black and acting strangely at the Columbiana Mall.

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Officers said they found several strips of Suboxone, which is used to treat addiction to heroin and painkillers, on Roof after he consented to a search.

He was banned from the mall, but he was arrested April 26 for trespassing after returning there.

Roof was apprehended about 11 a.m. Thursday after a motorist spotted his black Hyundai Elantra, which displays a “Confederate States of America” license plate on the front bumper, while driving near Shelby, North Carolina.

Dylann Roof in front of his car (Facebook)

Dylann Roof in front of his car (Facebook)

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An uncle said Roof received a gun from his father for a birthday present in April.

“The more I look at him, the more I’m convinced that’s him,” his uncle, 56-year-old Carson Cowles, told Reuters.

Roof’s Facebook profile reveals little about him, but he is wearing a jacket with patches flags from the white rule-eras of South Africa and Rhodesia, which is now Zimbabwe.

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He is friends with 89 people on the social network, about a third of whom are black.

A high school friend told The Daily Beast that he recalled Roof as a heavy drug user.

“He used drugs heavily a lot,” said classmate John Mullins. “It obviously harder than marijuana. He was like a pill popper, from what I understood. Like Xanax, and stuff like that.”

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The classmate said Roof’s racism seemed unremarkable to him before he allegedly gunned down nine black people inside their church.

“I never heard him say anything, but just he had that kind of Southern pride, I guess some would say — strong conservative beliefs,” he said. “He made a lot of racist jokes, but you don’t really take them seriously like that. You don’t really think of it like that.”

A survivor said the gunman stood up and announced that he was there to shoot black people.

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“I have to do it,” the terrorist said, according to a survivor. “You rape our women and you’re taking over our country — and you have to go.”


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Dem lawmaker encourages acting-DNI to ignore White House and deliver the whistleblower report directly to Congress

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Appearing on CNN on Friday morning to discuss an alarming whistleblower report on Donald Trump's actions that the president's administration is withholding from Congress, Rep. Eric Swalwell (D-CA) encouraged the acting Director of National Intelligence to hand the report over and ignore the administration.

Speaking with CNN host Jim Sciutto, Swalwell made a direct appeal to acting-DNI head Joseph Maguire.

"This is an opportunity for Republicans and Democrats to unite and say, we don't want this in our democracy," Swalwell explained. "You know, that's why I wrote the Protecting Our Democracy Act, to, you know, have a bipartisan commission look at this."

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‘Time for a new special counsel’: Ex-DOJ inspector general calls for formal probe of Trump-Ukraine calls

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A veteran law enforcement official called for a new special counsel investigation of President Donald Trump's communications with the Ukrainian president.

An intelligence official filed a whistleblower complaint against the president, and speculation has begun to focus the report concerns Trump's efforts to pressure Ukraine to dig up dirt on Joe Biden in exchange for U.S. aid -- and former Justice Department official Michael Bromwich called for a formal probe.

"Time for a new Special Counsel," Bromwich tweeted.

Bromwich -- inspector general for the Department of Justice from 1994-1999, former assistant U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York and associate counsel in the Office of Independent Counsel for Iran-Contra -- was responding to a summation of the allegations against Trump.

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Defiant Trump tells reporters ‘it doesn’t matter what I discussed’ with Ukrainian PM — then smears Joe Biden

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A defiant President Donald Trump said on Friday that whatever he told Ukraine's prime minister about seeking dirt on former Vice President Joe Biden wasn't important.

As reported by CNN's Jim Acosta, the president told reporters in the Oval Office that "it doesn’t matter what I discussed" recently with Ukrainian Prime Minister Oleksiy Honcharuk, and then pivoted to attacking Biden.

"Someone ought to look into Joe Biden," the president said.

In Oval, Trump tells reporters when asked about Ukraine and whistleblower “it doesn’t matter what i discussed” and adds “someone ought to look into Joe Biden” (per WH pool).

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