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Alex Jones forgot key facts about his own kids — and blamed it on eating ‘a big bowl of chili’: lawyer

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Right-wing conspiracy theorist Alex Jones is in the middle of a major battle with his ex-wife Kelly Jones for sole custody of their three children, and Kelly Jones’ attorney on Tuesday said that Jones was so inattentive to his own children that he at one point forgot what grades they were in.

BuzzFeed reporter Charlie Warzel brings word that Bobby Newman, the attorney for Kelly Jones, informed a court on Tuesday that Alex Jones once couldn’t recall what grades his children were attending at school, and he blamed his faulty memory on the fact that he had just eaten a “big bowl of chili” for lunch.

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Austin Statesman reporter Jonathan Love, meanwhile, says that Newman is also alleging that Jones instructed his own children to monitor and record their mother’s behavior so he could use it as evidence against her in a custody battle.

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Additionally, Love says that Newman claims Jones has been “enmeshing children, especially son, into Infowars,” as well as “subjecting them to death threats.”

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Jones was apparently agitated by Newman’s opening remarks, as the judge in the case had to ask Jones to stop making faces during the trial.

 

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Trump spent 45 minutes talking with cast of right-wing play dramatizing ‘Deep State’ conspiracy theories: report

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The coronavirus emergency has given President Donald Trump one of the most daunting tests of his administration, with less than a year to go before he stands for re-election.

And yet in the midst of all the chaos, one thing the president found time to do on Thursday was meet with the cast of a bizarre right-wing play dramatizing the supposed "deep state" plot at the FBI to frame Trump in the Russia investigation.

According to The Daily Beast, Trump spent 45 minutes talking with the people behind "FBI Lovebirds: Undercovers," which focuses on the affair between FBI officials Peter Strzok and Lisa Page. The leading roles of Strzok and Page were played by Dean Cain, the former Superman actor, and Kristy Swanson, who played the starring role in the 1992 Buffy the Vampire Slayer movie.

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All US Navy ships in the Pacific near countries with coronavirus ordered to self-quarantine for 14 days

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CNN National Security reporter Ryan Browne tweeted Thursday that the U.S. Navy has ordered all of its vessels in the Pacific that have been near countries with COVID-19, also known as the coronavirus, "to remain at sea for at least 14 days before pulling into another port in order to monitor sailors for any symptoms of the virus."

Health experts have said that the two-week period should give enough time for infected people to become aware that they are sick.

The highly-contagious disease has spread very quickly in South Korea and California after public exposure. The first person verified with "community-spread" transmission was identified just outside of Sacramento, California.

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‘Most wicked to ever represent Cleveland’: Jim Jordan ripped by hometown paper for covering up sex scandal

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President Trump likes to call his enemies 'sleaze bags" and Ohio GOP Rep. Jim Jordan a "warrior," but according to Cleveland Plain Dealer columnist Brent Larkin, Trump has it backward.

While Jordan may not seem like the worse politician to ever come out of Ohio, the "crimes" he's committed "don't involve felonies," according to Larkin. "They are crimes against America, crimes involving total disregard for the principles of democracy, trampling the truth on behalf of a corrupt president who revels in his inhumanity."

Watching Jordan question witnesses during the House impeachment inquiry particularly incensed Larkin, who writes that it was like watching a man who "spent his childhood gleefully ripping wings off flies."

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