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Ben Carson says next Holocaust ‘can happen’ in US because of gun control: ‘It’s not hyperbole at all’

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Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson insisted over the weekend that it was “not hyperbole at all” to compare gun safety legislation to the Holocaust.

During an interview on Face the Nation, host John Dickerson asked the candidate about statements he had made following a recent mass shooting in Oregon, in which he suggested that the Holocaust could have been prevented if more Jews were armed.

“What I’m talking about is the reason we have a Second Amendment in there,” Carson explained. “In case of an invasion by foreign power, the people will be able to aid the military. And also, if we have a time when we have the wrong people in office and they want to dominate the people, the people will be able to defend themselves.”

“It sounds like you are saying the kind government that would require that kind of resistance is a clear and present danger,” Dickerson noted. “Do you see it that way?”

“I didn’t say it was going on right now,” Carlson replied. “But I think the implication is quite clear that it is something that can happen.”

“This is the also the context in which you’ve said the people in Germany didn’t speak up when Nazism was on the rise,” Dickerson pointed out. “Do you think it’s that close here or do you think it’s just hyperbole to use Nazi analogies?”

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“It’s not hyperbole at all,” Carlson insisted. “Whether it’s on our doorstep or whether it’s 50 years away, it’s still a concern. And it’s something that we must guard against.”

“There are a lot of people in the media who will take anything you say and try to make it into hyperbole, and try to make it into controversy,” he added. “But the fact of the matter is, when you talk to average American citizens, they know exactly what I’m talking about.”

“But the extermination of an entire race, which was the Nazi goal, that’s a pretty big thing to compare our current situation to,” Dickerson observed.

“You do not want to get there,” Carlson concluded.

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Watch the video below from CBS’ Face the Nation, broadcast Oct. 11, 2015.

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If Trump really believed he was falsely accused ‘that is not a corrupt motive’ for removing the special counsel: Bill Barr

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Attorney General William Barr told Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) that if President Donald Trump really and truly thought he was being falsely accused of collaborating with Russia to steal the 2016 presidential election, that it was "not a corrupt motive" for firing Robert Mueller, a stunning statement from the nation's highest law enforcement officer.

"As a matter of law, I think the department's position would be that the president can direct the termination or the replacement of a special counsel," said Barr. "And as a matter of law, the obstruction statute does not reach that conduct."

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Trump ‘shirking his duty to protect the country’ by ignoring Russia election threat: Ex-CIA agent

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Ex-CIA agent Evan McMullin told CNN on Wednesday that President Donald Trump was "shirking his duty to protect the country" by ignoring the fact that Russia plans to attack the 2020 election.

"He's shirking his responsibility to protect the country," McMullin said. "We are in a new era of information warfare."

"Countries can be defeated without a shot being fired," he went on. "We just learned from the Mueller report that the president was aware that we were undergoing, as a country, an information warfare attack during 2016. He sought to benefit from it."

"A lot of times we say 'look, the president's ego is wounded' when we talk about how the Russians attacked us, and may have helped him get elected," McMullin continued. "But I actually think that we are a little naive to buy into that narrative. I think that is a fig leaf for the president. How can we ignore that this president barely won the electoral college?"

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White House made it clear they were ‘trying to hide’ evidence from Mueller: Omarosa

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Omarosa Manigault, former political aide to President Donald Trump, told MSNBC Wednesday that the while the White House never "directly" ordered her to destroy documents related to the Mueller report, they made it quite clear they were "trying to hide" evidence.

"He wants to run out the clock," Manigault said. "He thinks he can run down the clock and that people will stop being concerned about it. We should really not just focus about what he is telling people to do or say, but how he's asked people to destroy documents, to destroy e-mails, in my case two boxes of campaign-related materials that the White House still has in their possession, that they claim they don't have or don't know what happened to it."

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