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Former intel director Clapper on Flynn: ‘This is not a coffee boy, this is not a hoax, this is real’

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Former National Intelligence Director James Clapper said on Friday that former national security adviser Mike Flynn’s guilty plea to lying to the FBI is terrible news for President Donald Trump and his administration.

Calling it a “tragedy” that an officer with so many years of service behind him would commit crimes against his country, Clapper said, “I think the overarching implication for me — the first thing that came to mind — is that at least right now the rule of law does prevail in this country.”

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“Obviously, huge implications for the White House, this is not a good day,” Clapper continued. “This is not a coffee boy. This is not a hoax. This is not fake. This is real.”

He was referring to previous attempts by the Trump administration to brush off admissions by staffers like Carter Page and George Papadopoulos. Papadopoulos was the first member of Trump’s campaign and transition to plead guilty in special counsel Robert Mueller’s probe of Russia’s interference in the 2016 election.

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‘They just fired on us’: Horrifying videos of cops ‘using journalists for target practice’ in Minneapolis

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Journalists covering the protests in Minneapolis reported on being targeted by police on Saturday.

Multiple reports -- including live coverage on CNN -- showed police firing rubber bullets at journalists.

It’s open season on the media for the cops in Minneapolis. Evil. https://t.co/ZR3Nnf9ofH

— Nick Stellini (@StelliniTweets) May 31, 2020

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About 75% of Trump’s proposed coronavirus capital gains tax cut would go to the top 1% of earners

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Roughly three-quarters of the benefits from the capital gains tax cut floated by President Donald Trump as part of the administration's coronavirus relief plan would go to the top 1% of earners, according to the Tax Policy Center.

Trump has repeatedly floated a cut to capital gains taxes, which are taxes paid by investors on profits made when an asset, like stock or real estate, is sold. The capital gains tax rate is already 35% lower than the top income tax rate, and only about 6% of households in the bottom 80% of earners claim any capital gains, meaning the overwhelming majority of benefits would flow to the wealthy.

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By undoing Obama’s nursing home regulations, Trump opened the door for the deaths we’re seeing

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Years before the nation's nursing homes experienced a heavy COVID-19 death toll, the Trump administration rolled back the federal rules and regulations put in place by the Obama administration aimed at improving infection control in these kinds of facilities.

In an October 2016 edition of the Federal Register, the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services published rules and regulations requiring long term care facilities "to develop an Infection Prevention and Control Program that includes an Antibiotic Stewardship Program and designate at least one Infection Preventionist"

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