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Ex-cop on Fox calls for surveillance of US Muslims: ‘Let’s stop worrying about people’s rights’

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A Fox News contributor dismissed constitutional concerns and called for more surveillance of Muslim houses of worship.

Bo Dietl, a former New York City police detective, appeared Monday night on Sean Hannity’s programs to back Donald Trump’s call to monitor or even shut down U.S. mosques to fight Islamic State militants, reported Media Matters.

Hannity argued that federal investigators and intelligence officials had warned President Barack Obama that Syrian refugees would “infiltrate” American mosques and radicalize other Muslims.

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“They want to kill us,” Hannity said.

Dietl agreed, saying the U.S. should adopt some version of New York City’s secret — and legally questionable — Demographics Unit that conducted surveillance on Muslims and mosques for six years.

Police sent plainclothes detectives into Muslim neighborhoods following the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks to track individuals and build case files on them — although that evidence never resulted in an arrest.

Assistant Chief Thomas Galati admitted in 2012 that the investigative unit never developed a single lead that “commenced an investigation.”

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But that’s not how Dietl remembers things.

“We broke so many, so many plots by eavesdropping on these radical Mosques,” said Dietl, who last worked as a police officer in 1985. “We’ve got to do it again — and let’s stop worrying about people’s rights.”

A lawsuit filed by Muslim communities in New Jersey has been revived after a federal appeals court found New York City police may have intentionally discriminated against them and targeted their religious identity as a “permissible proxy for criminality.”

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Eric Trump bashes the children of politicians profiting off their family name to enrich themselves: ‘It is sickening’

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President Donald Trump third child blasted children of politicians profiting from their relationship during a Saturday night appearance on Fox News with Jeanine Pirro.

"So where does Joe Biden get off been so pompous and above it all?" Pirro asked.

"If I was doing the same thing that that family was doing I’d be in jail," Eric Trump said.

"Why is it that every family in politics enriches themselves?" he asked. "It is sickening."

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Trump ‘has done nothing wrong’: Lindsey Graham does not think ethnic cleansing is an impeachable offense

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Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) slammed President Donald Trump for allowing Turkey's ethnic cleansing of the Kurds in Syria, but then defended the president against impeachment during a Saturday night appearance on Fox News.

Graham told Fox News personality Jeanine Pirro that he worried that 15,000 ISIS fighters could escape, allowing the terrorist caliphate to reconstitute.

The South Carolina Republican declared that America "will not tolerate" ethnic cleansing.

But then he was asked about impeachment.

"Impeachment is a bunch of bull," Graham declared. "It is BS."

"The president has done nothing wrong," Graham argued.

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Trump is ‘feeling threatened and running scared’ to cancel G-7 at Doral: ‘Art of the Deal’ co-author

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President Donald Trump announced late on Saturday evening that he was reversing his administration's decision to hold the G-7 Summit at his Trump National Doral Miami golf club.

Trump had received harsh criticism for the selection violating the constitution’s domestic and foreign emolument clauses.

Tony Schwartz, who co-wrote The Art of the Deal with Trump, said the announcement was a sign Trump is feeling threatened.

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