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Another Bundy militant arrested after threatening to ‘start shooting federal law enforcement’

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Another armed militant who participated in the occupation of a federal wildlife reserve in Oregon early this year has been taken into custody, the Oregonian reports.

Scott Willingham, 49, was arrested on Wednesday in the tiny town of Mount Vernon, just outside Malheur National Forrest. Willingham was arrested at a motel after threatening to “start shooting federal law enforcement officers” in the morning.

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At the time of his arrest, Willingham was armed with a semi-automatic rifle and 230 rounds of .308 ammunition, according to the Oregonian. He was charged with unlawful use of a weapon, which is a felony, and a misdemeanor count of disorderly conduct.

RELATED: GOP officials promised political aid to violent felon if he joined Bundy’s war against the feds

He is being held on $35,000 bail and was arraigned Thursday.

Willingham arrived at the wildlife refuge just days after it had been taken over by an armed militant group led by Ammon Bundy, the son of anti-government rancher Cliven Bundy. He had told the paper at the time that he worked on security detail and was being “groomed” for leadership.

Many high-profile figures involved in the occupation were arrested and charged, including Ammon Bundy. Cliven Bundy has also been arrested and charged on counts related to the stand-off at his Nevada ranch over his refusal to comply with federal grazing laws.

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DC police union buried in mockery after accidentally revealing their own incompetence in stopping crime

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On Friday, the Twitter account for the Washington, D.C. police union posted statistics on a recent upswing in crime rates in the area — trying to imply that police accountability reforms in the wake of the George Floyd killing are preventing officers from doing their jobs.

YoY Crime Stats in DC 6/3 - 7/3

Homicide ⬆️28%Armed Robbery ⬆️33%Shootings ⬆️41%Burglary ⬆️45%Stolen Auto ⬆️45%

This is what ‘knee-jerk’ policies look like in your neighborhood.

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WATCH: Trump advisor trashes Dr. Fauci — while pushing coronavirus conspiracy theories

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White House economic advisor Peter Navarro pushed several conspiracy theories about the COVID-19 pandemic as the administration attempts to deflect blame for America responding to coronavirus worse than any other developed country.

At one point in the interview, MSNBC's Ali Velshi had to ask, "What are you talking about?"

Navarro harshly criticized Dr. Tony Fauci, who is one of his colleagues in the administration.

And he tried to blame the "Chinese Communist Party" for the disease, saying "they spawned the virus, they hid virus, they sent hundreds of thousands of Chinese nationalists over here to seed and spread the virus before we knew."

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Ron DeSantis threw temper tantrum after Trump hired strategist he ‘exiled’ from Florida GOP: report

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On Friday, Politico reported that President Donald Trump has brought back longtime Florida Republican strategist Susie Wiles to try to save his electoral chances in the critical swing state — and that Gov. Ron DeSantis, who worked to cast her out of power in the Florida GOP, is enraged by the move.

"Trump’s decision to reinstate Susie Wiles to his campaign’s good inner circle follows months of behind-the-scenes efforts to bring her back after she was exiled at the demand of Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, who had her cast out of the president’s good graces in September," reported Gary Fineout and Marc Caputo, and it "comes as polls show Trump trailing Democrat Joe Biden in Trump's adopted home state. Trump won Florida four years ago by less than 113,000 votes and a loss in the battleground would likely doom his reelection effort."

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