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Hannity also hired Jay Sekulow — Trump’s top lawyer in the Russia probe: report

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In late May of 2017, a radio station in Oklahoma received a cease and desist from two lawyers representing Fox News personality Sean Hannity: Jay Sekulow and Victoria Toensing. The former is best-known as President Donald Trump’s lawyer for the Russia probe, and the latter is married to attorney Joseph diGenova, who along with her husband was announced as two additions to the president’s legal team last month only to be taken off of it after conflicts of interest were revealed.

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The Atlantic revealed the identities of the two lawyers in the aftermath of the courtroom revelations that Hannity was the mysterious third client of Trump’s longtime personal attorney Michael Cohen — a relationship the Fox News host described as “informal” to viewers Monday night.

Sekulow and Toensing sent the letter to Tulsa’s KFAQ after conservative activist Debbie Schlussel alleged on the station’s Pat Campbell show that Hannity had acted in a “creepy” manner with her and invited her to his hotel room. When reached for comment by the Atlantic, Toensing, who along with her husband has appeared as a guest on Hannity’s show, admitted that she had “at that time” represented the Fox News host, but would not say whether she still does.

“I’ve just learned in the press that anybody who is Sean Hannity’s lawyer is going to be blasted so I think this phone call is over,” she told the Atlantic. “I’m wondering what attorney-client privilege means to anybody. I don’t say who my clients are, sometimes I do, and many times, most of the time, I do not.”

“I don’t have time for these silly questions,” Hannity told the Atlantic via text when reached for comment. He also reportedly included links to posts on the conservative NewsBusters and Daily Caller websites “about ethical misconduct in the mainstream media.”

As the report notes, the cease and desist was sent before Sekulow joined the president’s legal team.

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Cars set on fire blocks from White House as DC protests turn violent

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The Washington, D.C. protests turned violent as the city approached the 11 p.m. curfew the mayor instituted Sunday afternoon.

The policy of D.C. police is that when they are attacked, they advance forward. So, when fireworks were fired, the line of officers began pushing the protesters back further from the White House. Behind the line of police officers also stand a line of National Guard troops that President Donald Trump has demanded stand watch in the city.

Lights that normally shine on the White House have also been turned off, reporters revealed.

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Cincinnati sheriff deputies replace American flag at the Justice Center with ‘thin-blue-line’ flag

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Cincinnati police were filmed replacing the American flag that hangs over the Justice Center in Ohio's third-largest city. They then replaced it with the thin-blue-line flag, that was created to advocate for law-enforcement during Black Lives Matter Protests.

During the Charlottesville, Virginia riots, right-wing and white supremacist activists carried the thin-blue-line flag along with the Confederate flag to speak out against Black Lives Matter.

While the flag may have been created in support of law enforcement, it has been adopted by white supremacists and taken on a darker meaning.

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WATCH: DC protesters turn over ‘agitator’ to police — then the agitators try to start a fight with cops

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Protesters in Washington, D.C. were captured on video handing over an agitator to police, while other agitators in paintball tactical gear appeared to try and start fights with police.

Former FBI assistant director of counterintelligence, Frank Figliuzzi, revealed that his former colleagues and law enforcement he knows recognize that far-right agitators are attempting to start significant conflicts between police and protesters.

"There is a minimal presence of Antifa, but a far more disturbing presence of right-wing race-based hate groups, such as the Boogaloo Boys who think there will be a race-based civil war coming," he said on MSNBC.

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