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GUILTY: Trio of Charlottesville organizers busted for riot

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A trio of alt-right leaders who participated in the “Unite the Right Rally” in Charlottesville, Virginia this past August were found guilty on Friday of misdemeanor charges, the Daily Beast reports.

Nathan Benjamin Damigo, Evan McLaren, and John Paul Struys were all tried and convicted on charges of failing to disperse after an unlawful assembly was declared by police, according to the Beast.

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Their lawyer Elmer Woodard—who is also defending weeping white supremacist Christopher Cantwell against multiple felony charges—told Judge Robert Downer the trio did not willfully ignore police orders because the orders were not given legally.

Judge Downer disagreed. He sentenced McLaren to $100 fine, as he ruled the defendant’s defiance was an act of civil disobedience. Damigo and Struys were given a $200 fine’

Through Woodward, the trio have already filed an appeal, the Beast notes.


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Lev Parnas has Trump ‘unnerved’: ex-FBI official says the president doesn’t know what he ‘has up his sleeve’

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President Donald Trump is "very nervous" about what Lev Parnas may have on him, a former top FBI official suggested on MSNBC on Friday.

Former FBI Assistant Director for Counterintelligence was interviewed by MSNBC's Peter Alexander.

The host played clips of Trump denying any relationship with Parnas.

"Well, I don't know him, I don't know Lev Parnas, other than I guess I had pictures taken -- which I do with thousands of people," Trump argued. "I don't know him at all, don't know what he's about, don't where he comes from. I can tell you this -- I don't know him. I don't believe I've ever spoken to him. I don't believe I've ever spoken to him."

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Trump is now feuding with Iran’s Supreme Leader on Twitter: ‘Make Iran Great Again!’

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President Donald Trump is now replying directly to Iran Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei on Twitter.

I Friday, Khamenei tweeted a screenshot of a Trump tweet, with a message of his own.

"The villainous US govt repeatedly says that they are standing by the Iranian ppl. They lie. If you are standing by the Iranian ppl, it is only to stab them in the heart with your venomous daggers," Khamenei posted.

"Of course, you have so far failed to do so, & you will certainly continue to fail," he added.

https://twitter.com/khamenei_ir/status/1218141834842660864

Trump retweeted the message, adding his own argument.

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Trump raises tensions in Virginia as local authorities fear Richmond gun rally could be the next Charlottesville

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President Donald Trump appeared to pour gasoline on a political fire in Virginia only days before a far-right protest that many are worried could result in violence.

Gun activists have been threatening civil war if the commonwealth's legislature enacts new gun safety legislation.

Right-wing militias sought to organize an armed action at the capitol, but Gov. Ralph Northam declared a state of emergency to prevent firearms on the grounds.

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