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‘You ain’t nothing to me, n****r’: Black farmer threatened with lynching after dispute over a cow

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A black farmer, his Native-American wife and their children have become the targets of threats by racists in his community after his white neighbors complained that he stole a cow from them, reports KTVU.

Daniel Cummins and his wife, Ashley Hathaway have worked their farm in tiny Clearlake, Ca. since 2009 without incident, but a recent dispute with neighboring farmers over a who owned a recently born calf  escalated into harassment from the neighbor’s nephew and white supremacists vowing to “bury” his children.

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According to Cummins, he had agreed to sell the calf to his neighbors, Chris and Tina Rhodes,  but the final sale was never consummated. After Cummins got into a physical altercation with Chris Rhodes, the farmer posted pictures of his injuries and of Cummins at a pizza joint they own in the overwhelmingly white community, calling Cummins a cow thief.

The harassment started with Rhodes’ nephew Josh yelling racist epithets and threats over the fence at Cummins and his wife who recorded them.

“N****r, you ain’t nothing to me.  You’re a menace to society. A (expletive) parasite,” Josh can heard yelling. Later he wrote on Facebook, “Kick rocks, n****r.  It’s a small town… punk… U ain’t (expletive)… it far from squashed.”

The threats were not limited to coming from the Rhodes family.

“I think it got serious when I had people come to the gate, identify themselves as white supremacists and then tell me that my family was marked and they were going to bury my children,” explained Cummins.

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According to Tina Rhodes, Cummins is “a straight up cow thief. And cow thieves in Texas used to get hung.”

Pressed on her comments,  Rhodes backtracked saying: “Well, I didn’t want him hung, I just wanted our cow back.”

Concerns grew when a school administrator noticed unidentified people hanging around the school  Cummins’ 8-year-old daughter attends, with one person telling the girl she is “a whore” and calling his family — including 3-year-old son Zion — “parasites.”

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While a restraining order against Rhodes’ nephew has been granted, law enforcement has been slow to do anything to protect the family, saying it is hard to identify who is harassing them. Police admit they were unaware of the threats despite the fact they read into court records when the two parties went to court over the cow.

According to KTVU, things have settled down in the community after they spent weeks questioning neighbors and broadcasting about the dispute.

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‘I think he went crazy’: Trial lawyer reveals ‘no one can explain’ Rudy Giuliani

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Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani is already under criminal investigation by federal prosecutors. Yet, Giuliani maintains that he will prevail as the ultimate hero of the story.

In a Sunday panel discussion, two top legal minds, NYU Professor Melissa Murray and notorious trial lawyer Steve Sussman discussed the strange pivot made by the mayor.

"I think he went crazy," Sussman said of Giuliani's evolution over the years. "I know people used to respect him. He was America's Mayor. And I think -- my theory is that when men get to be over 75 or 75, they do crazy -- they're in fear of becoming irrelevant. His was he's not going to be on any more afternoon talk shows. He was not going to be important anymore. So, you're looking for a way: how can you become relevant? And he became, I say, -- Trump talks about a deep state. There is a shadow state. He was a shadow Secretary of State, Rudy. We have a shadow attorney general. We have a lot of -- maybe Rudy was a shadow attorney general."

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Trump team ‘is as incompetent, shambolic, paranoid, and given to conspiracy theories as it appears’: MSNBC panel

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In a Sunday evening panel discussion, MSNBC commentators explained that the White House appears to be just as chaotic and marred by chaos as the rumors say.

Many in the White House learned that the president's lawyer, Rudy Giuliani, was working overseas in Ukraine. Giuliani claimed that he's been producing a film that he couldn't get Fox News to run, as it will appear on the fringe network OAN.

"What Rudy Giuliani is doing is using Kremlin-manufactured propaganda as a defensive shield for the president," said CNBC's John Harwood. "Fiona Hill was unambiguous in her testimony to the intelligence committee. What Rudy Giuliani has been doing with these two indicted men who are linked to a Russian oligarch who is tied to Russian organized crime, is trying to manufacture a story that Ukraine, rather than Russia or in addition to Russia or differently from Russia, meddle in the campaign. That is false."

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Watch Devin Nunes freak out and eject reporters when asked about phone calls with Lev Parnas

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Rep. Devin Nunes (R-CA) lost it over the weekend when he was asked about his phone calls with Rudy Giuliani's associate Lev Parnas, who was recently indicted.

Nunes was at a Republican Party fundraiser in New York City when two Intercept reporters asked about the impeachment probe. Recent phone records subpoenaed by the House Intelligence Committee revealed that Nunes had multiple conversations with Giuliani and with Parnas.

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