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Kansas ‘Crusaders’ plotted to bomb Somali families in anti-Muslim attacks: prosecutors

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Three Kansas men being held by federal authorities allegedly plotted to blow up a Muslim mosque and an apartment building predominantly occupied by Somali refugees.

According to WRAL, one member of a Kansas militia group wore a wire while members of a splinter group of the Kansas Security Force that called itself “the Crusaders” discussed the proposed attacks on Muslims in their community.

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The three men were identified as Patrick Eugene Stein, Gavin Wright and Curtis Allen, with all three men facing charges of conspiracy to use a weapon of mass destruction and conspiracy against civil rights for the terrorist attack which was planned following the 2016 election.

According to the report, the men met in August of 2016 and planned the attack on a Garden City apartment complex and discussed how to create homemade bombs, while picking out various targets where Muslims congregated.

“Oh hell yes, you’ll have everybody in that whole complex in that prayer room, I guarantee you that,” Wright is quoted in a transcript as saying, adding that he also wanted to kill the landlord of the apartment complex, which would send  a message that “any of you people rent to these motherf*ckers we’re going to start knocking you all off.”

In a transcript Wright states that he hoped the attack would “wake people up” and inspire others to take similar action against Muslims, with Stein agreeing, “This is just a beginning.”

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According to Wright’s attorney, the accused man claims he didn’t think his fellow militia members actually intended to carry out the attack, saying he was new to the area and attempting to make friends. Prosecutors dispute the claim saying Wright created and tested the homemade bombs, when he wasn’t hosting group meetings at his business, G&G Mobile Home Center — where investigators later found explosives.


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The White House is now ‘furiously backpedaling’ after promoting gun background check legislation

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Will President Donald Trump support background checks on firearms sales? At this point, it’s not even clear if the White House has enough internal coherence to claim he even has any position at all on the matter.

News broke Wednesday morning, originally from the conservative Daily Caller reporter Amber Athey, that White House Legislative Affairs Director Eric Ueland, along with Attorney General Bill Barr, brought a proposal for expanded background checks modeled off the Manchin-Toomey bill to GOP lawmakers on Capitol Hill:

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Did Lindsey Graham and Donald Trump break up over Iran?

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It appears there is trouble in Warhawk paradise if Twitter is any indication.

A Twitter exchange between Sen. Lindsay Graham (R-SC) and President Donald Trump are battling over the recent drone strike of the Saudi oil fields. Trump, Graham and the Saudis are all blaming Iran, but Japan said that there is no evidence that it was Iran.

Aaron Blake at the Washington Post noted that Trump and Graham have long been together on foreign policy issues, but something changed when it comes to Iran.

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Accused child molester Roy Moore defends Brett Kavanaugh: ‘I too was the object of false allegations’

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Accused child molester Roy Moore on Wednesday came to the defense of Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh, who has been accused of sexual assault.

Moore's remarks came after The New York Times published accounts from a new book, which found that two of Kavanaugh's accusers were credible.

In a statement to the press, Moore defended Kavanaugh on Wednesday.

"I too was the subject of false allegations, but unlike Justice Kavanaugh and others who have suffered the ire of the left, I filed suit against my accusers and their conspirators," Moore said. "For over two years, I have not seen nor been able to question any of those who went on national television tol tell their false stories just 32 days before the election in December 2017, and ironically I have been sued for defamation for merely denying their false and malicious accusations."

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