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Ex-Trump campaign official called ‘danger to the community’ over charges he raped 17 women and girls

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President Donald Trump’s former top campaign official in the state of Kentucky is behind bars facing a long list of sex abuse charges against women and minor girls, who he reportedly coerced into performing sex acts against their will by using “money, drugs, housing, threats to call the probation office, and violent acts.”

The Associated Press reported Sunday that former Judge Tim Nolan’s bond was set high at $750,000 by Judge Elizabeth Chandler, who looked at the extensive list of charges against Nolan and deemed him “a danger to the community.”

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Prosecutors allege that Nolan forced himself on 17 women and girls over the course of seven years. He is currently in the Campbell County Jail awaiting trial.

Nolan’s fall from Republican power player in the state to alleged sexual predator has taken many by surprise. At 70, Nolan has spent decades cultivating relationships, wheeling and dealing among the Republican elite in Louisville and beyond. He is “a fixture at Tea Party rallies and local government meetings,” and ran Trump’s 2016 campaign in the state.

The former judge is charged with human trafficking, rape, prostitution, witness tampering and unlawful transaction with a minor. He faces a total of 20 felonies counts and two misdemeanors. Kentucky Attorney General Andy Beshear’s office said that five of the 17 victims currently known to them are minors.

The sex trafficking charges against Nolan reportedly date to incidents that took place in August, 2016, when he was serving as the Trump campaign’s state chair, the AP said.

Earlier this year, Nolan posted a photo of the Ku Klux Klan on this Facebook wall, resulting in the loss of his position as state chair of the Kentucky Boxing and Wrestling Commission.

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If convicted of all charges, Nolan faces more than 100 years in prison.


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‘You don’t get to dictate terms’: Trump soundly mocked for demanding speedy resolution to impeachment

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President Donald Trump broke with his Republican defenders, who say impeachment is moving too fast, and demanded a quick resolution to the constitutional process.

House Democrats moved the impeachment process from the Intelligence Committee to the Judiciary Committee after nearly two weeks of testimony, and Trump called for a speedy end to the matter.

"The Do Nothing Democrats had a historically bad day yesterday in the House," Trump tweeted. "They have no Impeachment case and are demeaning our Country. But nothing matters to them, they have gone crazy."

"Therefore I say, if you are going to impeach me, do it now, fast, so we can have a fair trial in the Senate, and so that our Country can get back to business," he added. "We will have Schiff, the Bidens, Pelosi and many more testify, and will reveal, for the first time, how corrupt our system really is. I was elected to 'Clean the Swamp,' and that’s what I am doing!"

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InfoWars made up lies about Islamic community to help Alex Jones generate more traffic: former writer

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On Thursday, The New York Times reported that Josh Owens, a former staffer at the fringe conspiracy theory site InfoWars, admitted that his team knowingly promoted fake stories about Islamberg, a rural religious community founded by mostly Black Muslims from New York City on the border between New York and Pennsylvania.

According to Owens, InfoWars initially conducted interviews with people near the community, hoping that they would tell horror stories about a group of militants hellbent on enslaving America under Sharia law. Instead, locals described the people of Islamberg as "kind, generous neighbors." This wasn't a story Alex Jones would have been able to sell to his far-right conspiracy theorist audience — so, Owens said, his team decided to just lie.

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Rudy Giuliani and Ukrainian lawmaker met this week to discuss Joe Biden conspiracy theories

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A Ukrainian lawmaker says he met in recent days with Rudy Giuliani to discuss a conspiracy theory involving Joe Biden.

Andriy Derkach, a member of Ukraine's parliament, said Thursday in a Facebook post that he met with President Donald Trump's personal lawyer to discuss the creation of an interparliamentary group to fight corruption and investigate the alleged misuse of U.S. taxpayer money by Ukraine's government, reported Reuters.

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