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Trump-loving Ohio GOP lawmaker posts anti-Semitic meme to attack the media

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Rep. Steve Chabot (R-OH) got into hot water earlier this week when he tried to defend President Donald Trump by posting a meme swiped from a white supremacist website.

Cincinnati.com reports that Chabot posted a meme on his own homepage this week that featured a quote from top Trump strategist Steve Bannon’s earlier tirade against the news media in which he told the press corps to “keep its mouth shut.”

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While there was nothing inherently anti-Semitic in Bannon’s original quote, the meme itself deployed the anti-Semitic “echo” symbol to attack the media as part of a broader Jewish conspiracy.

“The (((media))) here is the opposition party,” the meme read in part. “They still don’t understand why Donald Trump is president of the United States. The (((elite media))) got it dead wrong.”

Chabot spokesman Brian Griffith tells Cincinnati.com that Chabot had originally found the image through a Google search, and he didn’t know it came from a white supremacist website. He also said that Chabot’s staff removed the meme as soon as they learned about its offensive nature.

“Rep. Chabot doesn’t have an anti-Semitic bone in his body, and anybody that has followed his record over the years knows that,” Griffith explained. “He’s been one of the staunchest defenders of Israel in Congress. This unfortunate error shouldn’t be detracting from that.”


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Chicago Mayor Lightfoot to Trump: ‘What I really want to say … begins with F and it ends with U’

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Law enforcement files discredit Brian Kemp’s accusation that Democrats tried to hack the Georgia election

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It was a stunning accusation: Two days before the 2018 election for Georgia governor, Republican Brian Kemp used his power as secretary of state to open an investigation into what he called a “failed hacking attempt” of voter registration systems involving the Democratic Party.

But newly released case files from the Georgia Bureau of Investigation reveal that there was no such hacking attempt.

The evidence from the closed investigation indicates that Kemp’s office mistook planned security tests and a warning about potential election security holes for malicious hacking.

Kemp then wrongly accused his political opponents just before Election Day — a high-profile salvo that drew national media attention in one of the most closely watched races of 2018.

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Brooklyn 88 Precinct ‘overrun’ — one night after Minneapolis police station was burned to the ground: report

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Protesters have overrun a police station in New York City, according to a CNN law enforcement analyst.

"NYPD source informs me 88 Pct in Brooklyn just been overrun," former FBI Agent James Gagliano reported Friday evening.

"Police Commissioner Shea has called a Level 3 mobilization. Requires all special units respond and four cars from every command in the city to location," he explained.

He said 84 Precinct and Brooklyn North are also "under siege."

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