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Michael Flynn Jr. retweets anti-Semitic conspiracy theory about Jews controlling the media

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Michael Flynn Jr., a former Trump transition official and the son of disgraced former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn, retweeted a conspiracy theory being promoted by right-wing activist Laura Loomer claiming that Jews control the media.

Loomer, who is Jewish herself, got the ball rolling on Thursday when she asserted that “Jews do control the banks… and the media” on her Twitter account.

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When asked for proof of her claim, Loomer then rattled off a list of Jewish media CEOs — which Flynn Jr. subsequently re-tweeted.

Fox boss Rupert Murdoch does not identify as Jewish, despite Loomer’s assertion to the contrary, although conspiracy theorists have seized on the fact that his mother’s original surname was “Greene” to claim that he secretly harbors deep Jewish roots.

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Flynn Jr. later re-tweeted a controversial 2012 tweet from Murdoch himself that asked, “Why Is Jewish owned press so consistently anti- Israel in every crisis?”

Flynn Jr. has continued to be a lightning rod for controversy on social media, even after his father pleaded guilty earlier this year to lying to the FBI, while also agreeing to cooperate with special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation.

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Trump encourages China to take advantage of Jay Powell and Fed: They ‘don’t have a clue’

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President Donald Trump launched a new attack against his own Federal Reserve chairman in a pair of Monday morning tweets.

The president has been publicly pressuring Fed chairman Jerome Powell to lower interest rates in hopes of staving off a recession, but the Trump appointee has so far resisted his calls.

"Producer prices in China shrank most in 3 years due to China’s big devaluation of their currency, coupled with monetary stimulus," Trump tweeted. "Federal Reserve not watching? Will Fed ever get into the game? Dollar strongest EVER! Really bad for exports. No Inflation...Highest Interest Rates..."

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Internet pummels Trump for frantic demand to investigate Obama instead: ‘This is not the tweet of an innocent man’

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President Donald Trump jealously raged against Barack Obama's post-presidency business deals, which includes a production agreement with Netflix -- and other social media users ridiculed his apparent envy.

Trump questioned that deal and others in a pair of tweets complaining about an impeachment inquiry launched against him last week by the House Judiciary Committee, and he suggested Congress look at Obama's business since he left the White House.

....work that way. I have a better idea. Look at the Obama Book Deal, or the ridiculous Netflix deal. Then look at all the deals made by the Dems in Congress, the “Congressional Slush Fund,” and lastly the IG Reports. Take a look at them. Those investigations would be over FAST!

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Is the Trump administration squelching a whistleblower — and a major scandal?

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America's system of government has always worked on the honor system. With so few Senate-confirmed Cabinet and federal agency heads, and so many “acting” officials working in the Trump administration, people who are constantly forced to audition for permanent positions are now under tremendous pressure to protect a president hellbent on breaking every norm of good governance. Now a new possible political scandal could be brewing in the Trump administration that tests the loyalty of these “acting” officials — pitting their allegiance to the nation against their desire to impress their boss.

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