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Bat-wielding racist caught screaming about ISIS in viral video outed as rich lawyer from influential family

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Just a week after video of a man threatening a non-Muslim man with a bat and calling him “ISIS” went viral, the bat-wielding Islamophobe’s identity has been revealed — and his dad is pissed.

As the Canadian Broadcasting Company reported, the man shown in the video (recorded by the subject of his ire) is named Mark Phillips, and he’s a personal injury lawyer in a Ontario, Canada.

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He’s also the great-grandson of Nathan Phillips, Toronto’s first Jewish mayor who was known as “the mayor of all the people” commemorated in Nathan Phillips Square outside of Toronto City Hall.

“His father is very upset,” the lawyer’s uncle, Jeff Phillips, said. “I’m not involved with him.”

Phillips, who works as a personal injury lawyer in Toronto and lives in London, Ontario, was charged with aggravated assault and three other counts of assault after cracking the ribs of Colombian-Canadian Sergio Estepa.

Check out video of Phillips’ mistaking a Latino family for Muslim and attacking them below.

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Democrats declare there’s enough evidence for a vote on impeaching Donald Trump: report

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On Thursday, according to CNN House Democrats are announcing that they have enough evidence to move forward with the final vote to impeach President Donald Trump.

Breaking: Dems say enough evidence to move forward on impeachment. Vote likely by mid-December. They will not wait for courts to force additional witnesses - @Phil_Mattingly reporting.

— Jim Sciutto (@jimsciutto) November 21, 2019

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Trump lawyer Rudy Giuliani accuses Mike Pompeo’s State Department of obstruction of justice

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Keeping track of the Republican defenses of President Donald Trump got a little more difficult on Thursday when his private attorney appeared to throw his Secretary of State under the bus.

Rudy Giuliani suggested Secretary of State Mike Pompeo may have committed obstruction by refusing visas to three Ukrainians the former New York City mayor wants to testify about conspiracy theories.

"The embassy in Ukraine refuses to give visas for three witnesses, two present prosecutors and the former Prosecutor General, who have direct evidence of major Dem corruption in Ukraine in 2016," Giuliani argued.

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GOP leader McCarthy swats aside Fiona Hill’s national security testimony debunking his Ukraine conspiracy theory

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On Thursday, during one of the final scheduled impeachment hearings this week, National Security Council official Fiona Hill demolished President Donald Trump's conspiracy theory that Ukraine, rather than Russia, meddled in the 2016 election, calling it a "fictional narrative" and noting that it originated with the Kremlin itself.

But in conversation with reporters, House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) flatly disbelieved Hill's testimony, and insisted he still held onto the theory.

House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy told me that he was not going to lose any GOP votes during impeachment.

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