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‘Too many people afraid of being called racists’: Michele Bachmann says Muslim cop shot woman in ‘cultural’ rage

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Michele Bachmann suggested a Muslim police officer shot a yoga teacher in Minnesota because he was angry the woman was wearing pajamas in public.

The former Republican congresswoman spoke for about 45 minutes Tuesday night before a Republican gubernatorial forum in Waconia, where she praised President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence as “regular” guys who don’t mind being called racist, reported the Star Tribune.

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“These are two of the most normal, regular, everyday, average people — and one of them is a multimillionaire,” Bachmann told the crowd of about 100. “(Trump) has 1950s sensibilities, which is a great decade.”

Bachmann, who serves on a White House advisory board on faith issues, urged the GOP candidates in the room to focus on Minnesota’s changing demographics, which includes an influx of Somali Muslims and other immigrants.

“We are bringing in massive welfare dependency, and we are losing the most productive from our state,” Bachmann said.

She said Minnesota had gained a “reputation for terrorism,” bringing up a 2016 stabbing attack in St. Cloud mall, and called on elected officials to stop worrying about “political correctness.”

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“That’s what I see in Minnesota — too many people who are afraid of being called ‘racist,’ ‘bigots,’ ‘Islamophobe,’ ” Bachman said. “I’m not afraid of it.”

She suggested Minneapolis police officer Mohamed Noor, who is Muslim, shot and killed Justine Damond over the weekend for “cultural” reasons, according to the Star Tribune.

“We had a man, Muhamad Noor, who was an affirmative-action hire by the hijab-wearing mayor of Minneapolis, Betsy Hodges,” Bachmann said.

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The newspaper didn’t provide Bachmann’s full quote on Noor’s alleged cultural motivation, but the former GOP lawmaker told the right-wing WND earlier Tuesday that Noor may have snapped after suffering a “cultural seizure” at the sight of a woman wearing pajamas.

“The shooting makes no sense, and Noor comes from the mandated cover-up women culture,” Bachmann told WND. “That’s why I’m wondering if they’ll ask whether his cultural views led him to shoot her. That’s something, if true, I can’t imagine the progressives would allow to get out.”


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Trump refusing to pay for New Mexico security and barricades — while trying to change the state from blue to red

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President Donald Trump thinks he will win New Mexico. He's repeated the factoid multiple times, including to a group of oil and gas workers and executives Wednesday at a conference in Pittsburgh, PA. But he also made two significant mistakes to put that support in jeopardy.

First, the president indicated he was building his "wall" on the border of Colorado, which is north of New Mexico. It would mean that New Mexico was now part of Mexico.

Second, it was reported by the Albuquerque Journal that their city is yet another one Trump's campaign is refusing to pay for security costs.

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Intel Committee has ‘recent evidence’ Ukraine witnesses are working together to ‘coordinate’ their stories

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House investigators have "recent evidence" of witnesses working to coordinate their testimony before Congress, a Democratic congressman revealed on MSNBC on Wednesday.

Rep. Eric Swalwell (D-CA), who sits on the Intelligence and Judicial committees, was interviewed by MSNBC Chris Hayes.

"Final question, what is the timeline here?" Hayes asked. "There is some transparency argument that at some point this can’t be behind closed doors, the American people, all of us, Republicans, Democrats, citizens and journalists have to hear what’s happening."

"You’re absolutely right and there will be a public phase," Swalwell replied.

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Rudy Giuliani is looking for a lawyer — after saying he didn’t need one: report

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On Wednesday, CNN reported that President Donald Trump's lawyer Rudy Giuliani is looking for a defense attorney to represent him.

This report comes after Giuliani said last week that he would not seek legal representation unless he believed he needed it.

Giuliani is currently under criminal investigation for the scheme he apparently helped facilitate in the Ukraine, where Trump withheld military aid in the fight against Russia while demanding their leaders investigate former Vice President Joe Biden and the Democratic National Committee.

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