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CNN’s Phil Mudd breaks down on live TV after Florida high school shooting: ‘A child of God is dead’

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Former CIA intelligence analyst Phil Mudd on Wednesday broke down Wednesday during a live TV broadcast following the deadly mass shooting at a Florida high school.

Mudd was reacting to the shooting, relating it to an experience he had on the field as a CIA agent.

“I talked to a terrorist who almost died because he wanted to blow up a weapon, a car bomb, and he was sent to blow it up by ISIS and al-Qaeda,” Mudd said. “And they didn’t tell him he was going to blow up the car bomb. When he detonated, the car caught fire, it didn’t blow up. and I talked to him after he lost a lot of his skin, his hands, his feet.”

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“A child of God is dead,” Mudd said.

“Can not we acknowledge in this country that we can’t, we can’t,” he continued, as he started to sob.

“I can’t do it,” Mudd said.

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‘People’s lives will be lost’: Psychiatrist warns ‘sociopath’ Trump is ‘getting worse’ — and failing in coronavirus response

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President Donald Trump's psychological problems are getting worse and could be consequential as America faces a potential COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic.

MSNBC's Lawrence O'Donnell on Thursday interviewed Dr. Lance Dodes, a former assistant clinical professor of psychiatry at Harvard Medical School.

"As you pointed out, Lawrence, this man is about himself. He really is not about the country, he's not about public health," Dr. Dodes said of Trump.

"Although he has already severely damaged the country by being a psychopath or sociopath -- in many ways, he's damaged democracy -- I think people's lives will be lost now," he warned. "Individual lives will be lost because of the way he's mishandling the coronavirus issue."

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‘Something really rotten’: Here’s the evidence of extensive voter suppression in Georgia’s notorious 2018 election

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As the 2020 presidential campaign cycle grinds on, there’s renewed concern about the 21st century’s newest form of warfare: cyber-sabotage of government systems, including elections and online disinformation intended to incite unrest. But as Suppressed: The Fight to Vote, a documentary from Brave New Films, makes clear, partisan voter suppression tactics with 20th-century roots remain and can thwart multitudes of voters from changing their state’s political leaders.

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The real story behind Trump’s new lawsuit against the New York Times

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Wednesday was an ominous day for freedom of the press in this country, and I want to tell you why.

You may have heard or seen that President Trump filed a libel suit against the New York Times. Perhaps you weren’t surprised: the president is known to frequently disparage the Times even as he reads it obsessively. Borrowing a page from what I’ve referred to before as a Mount Rushmore of totalitarians, Robespierre, Hitler, Stalin and Mao, Trump loves to call the press the “enemy of the people.”

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