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Vietnam vet arrested after walking into Army recruiting office with gun to ‘keep them on their toes’

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A Georgia man was arrested after visiting a local Army recruitment office while carrying a hand gun, saying he wanted to keep the recruiters “on their toes” in case of another attack like the one in Chattanooga, the Rockdale News reported.

Harry Tracey, 72, was taken into custody outside of the Conyers Army recruitment office on charges of carrying a weapon into a federal government office.

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According to police, Tracey went into the office last week and began asking a recruiter odd questions which the recruiter found alarming after Tracey displayed a handgun tucked into his waistband.

“He asked if he felt safe, if he was armed and if he could protect himself against an attack like the one that happened in Chattanooga,” CPD Officer Marshall Thompson wrote in the report. “He told me the subject (Tracey) did not like his answer.”

Police were summoned after Tracey left and he was taken into custody outside a nearby store.

According to police, Tracey said he was a Vietnam war era vet and that he was trying to keep recruiters “on their toes,” while also stating he would not have wanted to serve with the recruiter he spoke with.

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Neighbors of Tracey said they were unsurprised by his actions, with one neighbor saying he liked to brag and was often “boastful.”

Tracey is just one of a group of citizens — including one man who accidentally fired his AK-47 outside of a recruiters station in Ohio — who have become obsessed with possible shootings at recruitment centers after the tragic shooting in Chattanooga that took five lives.

The military has repeatedly asked that armed citizens to stay away from the recruitment centers.

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Tracey was being held on $7,000 bond.

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New York Times contributing columnist Wajahat Ali predicted that more Republicans would likely flee President Donald Trump in the coming weeks.

Already, Trump's own officials, appointees, and staff are lining up to testify to the House committees, despite Trump saying they will not cooperate with any investigations.

"I believe smart rats jump a sinking orange ship, and if you don't believe me, you haven't paid attention to the last week," Ali told CNN's Don Lemon. In the past week, several of Trump's appointees have lined up to give a deposition or testify. Even outgoing Energy Secretary Rick Perry revealed in a Wall Street Journal interview, that Rudy Giuliani was to be the point person on all things related to Ukraine.

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President Donald Trump is conducting foreign policy like a 1980s television character, according to conservative Washington Post columnist Max Boot.

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"I mean there's a lot of really lame Republican talking points out there, Don," Boot said to CNN host Don Lemon. "But to suggest, as Rep. Liz Cheney and others have done that somehow Trump's inexplicable decision to give the Turks the green light to invade Syria — that was somehow the fault of Nancy Pelosi because of the impeachment process? What?"

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Ex-counterintel official explains how lobbying laws could bring down Rudy Giuliani

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On Wednesday's edition of CNN's "Cuomo Prime Time," former Justice Department counterintelligence official David Laufman explained to Chris Cuomo how President Donald Trump's attorney Rudy Giuliani could go down for violations of the Foreign Agents Registration Act (FARA).

"Why does this matter, this area of the law?" asked Cuomo.

"This was a statute enacted in the 1930s in response to pro-Nazi German elements of the United States, engaged in subversive propaganda activities so that the U.S. people or lawmakers when confronted with content, whether lobbying or an op-ed, can make an informed assessment based on who the real party is behind it," explained Laufman. "If it's a foreign party, the American people should be able to take that into account and assigning whatever weight they want."

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