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Sheriff Joe Arpaio claims Obama administration timed his federal indictment to destroy re-election bid

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Embattled Sheriff Joe Arpaio has accused President Barack Obama’s Justice Department of timing his federal indictment on criminal contempt on the day early voting began to kill his chances of being re-elected, reports the Phoenix New Times.

On Tuesday, U.S. District Judge Susan Bolton signed an order charging the controversial sheriff with federal contempt of court, setting his trial for Dec. 6 in U.S. District Court in Phoenix.

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The federal judge was acting on a proposed order that was initially submitted to her by prosecutors October 17.

In a campaign commercial released on Tuesday, Arpaio questioned the timing of the charges and said they were tied to the start of early voting in Arizona

Speaking of the Obama Administration, Arpaio called the indictment “garbage.”

“They’ve been after me from day one. Now they’re filing contempt-of-court charges, against me, the day early voting started. This is all politics. Hillary gets a free pass, but they’re comin’ after me? What a bunch of garbage!”

According to a recent poll by the Arizona Republic on Oct. 20, the longtime Maricopa County sheriff is 15 points behind his challenger, Democrat Paul Penzone.

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Watch Arapio’s video below:


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England pubs reopen on US Independence Day — after first nationwide closure since 1665’s Great Plague

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The streets of Soho filled with merry drinkers in London on Saturday and the pubs of Manchester were packed as England's hospitality sector returned from a three-month coronavirus hiatus.

"It feels amazing," said Leo Richard Bill, a soldier, after getting through the door of one of London's buzziest restaurants on the Thames River's popular south bank.

"It’s been what, like three months since... me and everyone else haven’t been able to get outside and have a good time. So yeah, it feels good to get amongst it," he said.

Parts of London and other cities, deserted during lockdown, sprang to life as people dressed up and came out for "Super Saturday" -- the day England's hospitality sector reopened for the first time since March.

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Trump’s angry words and Coronavirus surge darken Independence Day weekend in America

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The United States marked an unusually somber Independence Day on Saturday, with President Donald Trump bashing domestic opponents and China -- but praising the country's coronavirus response, despite a record surge in cases.

Across the country, virus fears dampened or nixed Main Street parades, backyard barbecues and family reunions on a day when Americans typically celebrate their 1776 declaration of independence from Britain.

Instead of adopting a unifying tone, Trump -- facing a tough re-election and eager to mobilize his political base -- railed against protesters demanding racial justice after unarmed African American George Floyd was killed by a white police officer.

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‘Spoiler’ Kanye West mocked for running for president against his pal Trump: ‘2020 never fails to disappoint’

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President Donald Trump appears to have lost the support of one of his most well-known Black supporters as Kanye West announced on Saturday that he is running for president.

“We must now realize the promise of America by trusting God, unifying our vision and building our future. I am running for president of the United States,” West posted on Twitter, with the hashtag #2020VISION.

The musician was mocked for his presidential bid, here's some of what people were saying:

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