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KKK ‘imperial wizard’ who shot at Charlottesville counter-protesters denied bail after claiming ‘self-defense’

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Richard Wilson Preston, a Ku Klux Klan “imperial wizard” who was caught on video shooting at counter-protesters at the “Unite the Right” rally in Charlottesville in August, has been denied bail.

Charlottesville’s Daily Progress newspaper revealed on Thursday that during a hearing that same day, Preston argued that he acted in self-defense from counter-protesters. Nevertheless, the judge presiding over his case denied him bond because he poses a danger to the community

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As Richmond, Virginia’s WTVR reports, the Baltimore-based Klan leader was arrested and charged with firing a weapon within 1,000 feet of a school after an ACLU video of the violence at the rally showed the klan leader firing his pistol and shouting a slur at counter-protesters.

You can watch the video of Preston firing at the counter-protesters at the August 12 rally below, via the ACLU of Virginia.

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Trump-loving conspiracy nuts tout drinking bleach as a ‘miracle’ cure for coronavirus

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A group of fringe Trump supporters has started promoting what the Food and Drug Administration describes as a "dangerous bleach" as a miracle cure for the coronavirus.

The Daily Beast's Will Sommer reports that Jordan Sather, a prominent proponent of the so-called "QAnon" conspiracy theory, recently told his followers to stock up on a liquid called the "Miracle Mineral Solution" that he claims will cure them if they become infected with the deadly virus that has spread from China to the United States.

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GOP senators weren’t blindsided by Bolton — but their impeachment coverup got interrupted: columnist

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John Bolton's explosive claims about President Donald Trump's quid pro quo scheme against Ukraine weren't surprising to anyone paying attention during the impeachment inquiry.

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"It’s deeply revealing about the true nature of the GOP coverup," wrote the Post's Greg Sargent.

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‘They’re crushing us’: GOP House leaders in panic over Democratic fundraising

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On Tuesday, Politico's Jake Sherman reported that House GOP leadership expressed serious alarm about their prospects for reclaiming the majority in a closed-door strategy meeting at the Capitol Hill Club, citing disastrous fundraising numbers at the National Republican Congressional Committee (NRCC).

"They're kicking our ass," said House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA), who noted that the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC) has outraised them by $40 million, and several individual Democratic House challengers are outraising GOP incumbents — not only dimming their hopes of taking back the House, but raising the possibility they could lose even more seats.

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