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Trump aide Stephen Miller called US Attorney at home to tell him how to defend Muslim ban: report

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Hours after President Donald Trump signed a late-Friday executive order harshly restricting travel from Muslim-majority countries and halting refugees from entering the U.S.,  Trump aide Stephen Miller called a U.S. Attorney with instructions on how he expected him to defend the order.

The New York Daily News reports the Trump adviser took preemptive action by calling the the U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District,  Robert Capers, at his home right after the president signed the immigration order that was later struck down in federal court.

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According to the report, Miller — who has no law degree — called the home of U.S. Robert Capers to dictate defense instructions before a emergency federal court hearing scheduled for Saturday morning.

A federal law enforcement official with knowledge of the call said Department of Justice attorneys had to cancel weekend plans as they were called back to their Brooklyn office to figure out exactly what they were defending and who was being affected by it.

An Eastern District spokesperson declined to comment on any contact between Capers and Miller or what was said.

U.S. Attorney Capers turned over the case to his civil division chief Susan Riley who was forced to defend it, but ultimately admitted to a judge she had no idea what it entailed.

“This has unfolded with such speed that we haven’t had an opportunity to address the issues, the important legal issues,” Riley confessed to the judge.

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Riley also admitted that she had no idea how many people who were being held and exactly who the order would effect.

The judge ultimately stayed Trump’s order, as did another federal judge that same evening.

The Trump administration is currently working on a revised order that they hope will withstand court scrutiny.

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‘I’m entitled’: Kayleigh McEnany defends her 11 mail-in votes while calling it ‘fraud’ for the masses

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White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany on Thursday faced questions from Fox News about why she had voted by mail 11 times even though President Donald Trump has called absentee ballots a "scam."

McEnany was asked about her voting history after the Tampa Bay Times reported that she had used mail-in voting nearly a dozen times in recent years.

"So why is it OK for you to do it?" Fox News host Ed Henry asked McEnany. "I understand you are traveling, you're in a different city. But how can you really be assured that your votes were counted accurately but when other people do it, it's fraud."

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‘They want their civil war’: Far-right ‘boogaloo’ militants have embedded themselves in the George Floyd protests in Minneapolis

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Young, white men dressed in Hawaiian-style print shirts and body armor, and carrying high-powered rifles have been a notable feature at state capitols, lending an edgy and even sometimes insurrectionary tone to gatherings of conservatives angered by restrictions on businesses and church gatherings during the coronavirus pandemic.

Just as many states are reopening their economies — and taking the wind out of the conservative protests — the boogaloo movement found a new galvanizing cause: the protests in Minneapolis against the police killing of George Floyd.

A new iteration of the militia movement, boogaloo was born out of internet forums for gun enthusiasts that repurposed the 1984 movie Breakin’ 2: Electric Boogaloo as a code for a second civil war, and then modified it into phrases like “big luau” to create an insular community for those in on the joke, with Hawaiian-style shirts functioning as an in-real-life identifier. Boogaloo gained currency as an internet meme over the summer of 2019, when it was adopted by white supremacists in the accelerationist tendency. In January, the movement made the leap from the internet to the streets when a group boogaloo-ers showed up at the Second Amendment rally in Richmond, Va.

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WATCH: Man holds black DoorDash driver at gunpoint for delivering food to an Arizona apartment complex

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A man in Mesa, Arizona, is facing assault and weapons charges after he allegedly held a delivery driver at gunpoint this Sunday, 12News reports.

Police say Valentino Tejeda pulled a gun on 24-year-old Dimitri Mills in the parking lot of Tejeda's apartment complex, and when Mills and his girlfriend tried to explain they were making a food delivery to a neighbor, Tejeda still insisted that Mills, who is black, was somehow a threat.

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