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Navy suspends security clearance of right-wing conspiracist and Trump-lover Jack Posobiec: report

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One of the right-wing activists responsible for pushing the Seth Rich murder conspiracy theory is a Naval intelligence officer — and his Twitter habits have gotten him in hot water.

According to NBC News, prominent right-wing Twitter activist Jack Posobiec, a Naval reserve intelligence lieutenant junior, got his security clearance suspended.

NBC’s source declined to provide a reason for the suspension, but the report did note that between March 2014 and March 2017, Posobiec worked in Washington, D.C.’s Naval Maritime Intelligence Center — and during that time, spread theories about Rich and the so-called “Pizzagate” conspiracy. He also leaked emails from French president Emmanuel Macron’s campaign.

On Tuesday, President Donald Trump retweeted a Posobiec tweet pitting violence in Chicago against the deadly violence that occurred at Saturday’s “Unite the Right” rally in Charlottesville, Virginia.

“Meanwhile: 39 shootings in Chicago this weekend, 9 deaths,” Posobiec’s Trump-retweeted post read. “No national media outrage. Why is that?”

Raw Story reached out to the Navy, who declined to provide a statement on Posobiec’s suspension. They did, however, provide information about Posobiec’s Naval career, which includes a number of awards and his current assignment to the Strategic Command Intelligence at Dekalb in D.C. Prior to his first assignment in Washington, Posobiec worked at Guantanamo Bay from September 2012 to July 2013.

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Lock him up? Democrats are pushing prosecution for Trump — but those calls alarm some law enforcement vets

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President Donald Trump -- whose rallies are still punctuated with "lock her up" chants" -- may face turnabout from his Democratic rivals.

Some Democratic candidates are openly threatening Trump with prosecution once he's out of office, and those taunts are alarming to some law enforcement veterans, reported Politico.

“Presidents aren’t supposed to suggest there be investigations or prosecutions of particular people, let alone their political rivals,” said Matt Axelrod, a former Justice Department senior official under Obama. “President Trump has flagrantly and repeatedly violated that norm, but that doesn’t mean the norm has been obliterated.”

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WATCH: Alabama GOP official berates reporter about Sodom and Gomorrah after she questions his anti-LGBT rant

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Republican Mobile County Treasurer Phil Benson defiantly told a reporter from a local news station to read the biblical story of Sodom and Gomorrah when she came to ask him about his recent anti-LGBT rant that he posted on Facebook.

The controversy surrounding Benson started when he reacted angrily to a story about a bakery getting sued for refusing to serve an LGBT wedding.

"Freaking queers have gotten too much sympathy," Benson wrote on Facebook in response to the story.

Local news station NBC 15 sent out reporter Andrea Ramey to question him about his remarks, and he tried to insist that she read Chapter 19 of Genesis, which details the destruction of the cities of Sodom and Gomorrah over their tolerance of homosexuality.

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Charitable giving drops after GOP tax ‘cut’: report

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On Tuesday, the Washington Post reported that charitable giving dropped 1.7 percent last year, adjusted for inflation, even as the economy surged.

The likely culprit? The GOP tax law, according to a report from Giving USA.

Although corporate donations rose 2.9 percent and foundation gifts rose 4.7 percent in the previous year, charitable donations from individuals — which is where the bulk of actual charity takes place — dropped 3.4 percent, the first time this has happened since the financial crisis.

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