Former FBI hostage negotiator Chris Voss noted on Wednesday that a militant leader who was killed by law enforcement probably intended to create a “suicide by cop” situation.
Fox News host Jenna Lee noted during an interview with Voss that some of the militants occupying the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge had claimed that Robert “LaVoy” Finicum had his hands up when he was shot on Tuesday. But other witnesses had contradicted those reports.
“We’ve known for a long time in law enforcement that suicide by cop, one of the primary earmarks of that is provoking a deliberate confrontation with police,” Voss explained. “If you intentionally go some place the police have told you not to go, you are provoking that confrontation. And it’s very clear that’s what they did here.”
“They were trying to spread this protest, this unlawful activity, to another area,” he observed. “Law enforcement very clearly told them not to go… and that is a well-known marker of suicide by cop.”
Voss recalled that Finicum had expressed thoughts of suicide and had said that he would “prefer to die” than go to jail.
“And those are the beginnings of an articulated vision that he expected to die,” he continued. “More than likely, he said some other things to family members that would foreshadow that he expected this provocation to go through. And actually, he probably wouldn’t have had it any other way.”
In a video recorded a day before Finicum was killed, the militant leader opined that the government agents “do not intend on losing here.”
“And we do not intend to give it back to them,” he said.
According to The Oregonian, witnesses said that Finicum was “charging” at officers when he was killed.
Watch the video below from Fox News, broadcast Jan. 27, 2016.
Michael Moore predicts Mick Mulvaney will get into Heaven after confessing Trump’s quid pro quo
Academy Award-winning filmmaker Michael Moore predicted acting White House Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney will ascend to Heaven in the afterlife during a Friday interview on MSNBC's "The Beat" with Ari Melber.
The host played a clip of Mulvaney admitting Trump's quid pro quo while seeking foreign election assistance from Ukraine.
"This man obviously is going to be admitted into Heaven," Moore said. "You know, he told the truth."
"If there was a movie version of this, somebody stuck him with a needle just before he walked out onto the stage there, a truth serum needle, and he just went on and on saying, 'Yeah, that’s what we do. Yeah, of course.' Essentially admitting there is a quid pro quo. In fact, there are many quid pro quos."
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MSNBC's Chuck Todd interviewed Brett McGurk, the former special presidential envoy for the Global Coalition to Counter ISIL.
"The truth of the matter is when President Trump announced to the world last December that we were leaving Syria and he arbitrarily cut our force reportedly in half, which is already a small force, we lost all of our leverage and influence," McGurk argued. "And he really threw it out the window on this call on October 6th."
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Like prominent GOP attorney George Conway, Hitchcock believes Trump suffers from Narcissistic Personality Disorder (NPD).
"There are nine diagnostic criteria of NPD in the DSM-5, and a diagnosis is valid if only five are present. Narcissists have a grandiose sense of self-importance, i.e. they exaggerate their achievements and talents; they are preoccupied with fantasies of unlimited success, power or brilliance; they believe that they are special, unique and should associate only with other high-status or special people; they require excessive admiration; they feel a sense of entitlement; they exploit others for their own gain; they lack empathy; they are envious of others or believe that others envy them; they are arrogant or haughty," Hitchcock wrote.