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Trump-loving Oregon candidate attacks Parkland teens as ‘Jews’ and rants about ‘Muslim rats’

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A GOP statehouse candidate in Eugene, Oregon was found to have made anti-Semitic and Islamophobic remarks on social media — and told a reporter he did so because he wants to “preserve the Western cultural heritage.”

Eugene’s Register-Guard reported Tuesday that candidate Joshua Powell, who’s running for an open seat in Oregon House District 11, opined about the “Jew York Times” and the “Muslim rats” supposedly overtaking nearby Washington state.

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When contacted for comment, 33-year-old Powell claimed he’s not racist but is interested in “preserv[ing] the Western cultural heritage.”

“We’ve never had Muslims here in Oregon, ever, until now,” he said. “Jewish liberals are opening up the borders, and innocent bystanders are subjected to this aggressive agenda. And then they wonder why there’s anti-Semitism.”

Since filing his candidacy in February, Powell does not appear to have taken pains to remove his controversial public posts on Facebook. In February, after the mass shooting in Parkland, Florida led to gun control activism by its survivors, the candidate said they were nothing more than “Jews calling for gun control.”

“If the truth is anti-Semitic, so be it,” he wrote in an April 7 post. “If the majority of corruption is done by Jews, then they will suffer the consequences as anyone else would equally under the law.”

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“There’s nothing wrong with profiling people based on past patterns of behavior,” Powell told the Register-Guard. “You may find some groups of people are more likely to commit certain crimes than other people.”

A perusal of Powell’s Facebook profile reveals a number of posts critical of Israeli military action from both right and left-wing sources, along with posts that appear to be in support of President Donald Trump. His profile picture and listed education at “Anonymous University” suggest he is a fan of “Anonymous,” the 4chan-based hacker group.

 

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EU ambassador Sondland criticized Trump over Ukraine efforts: ‘Inviting a foreign government to interfere US election would be wrong’

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Gordon Sondland, the U.S. ambassador to the European Union, will tell Congress that he criticized President Donald Trump over his efforts to pressure Ukraine into investigating a political rival.

The Trump megadonor-turned-diplomat appeared Thursday before three House committees to discuss his role in a White House scheme to enlist a foreign government to dig up campaign dirt against Joe Biden as Ukraine awaited congressionally approved military aid.

According to his prepared statement, Sondland will tell lawmakers that Ukraine was expected to announce "anti-corruption" investigations against the former vice president and his son Hunter Biden as a "one of the pre-conditions for securing a White House meeting" for its president Volodymyr Zelensky.

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Giuliani’s Ukraine henchman once held a gun to man’s head and threatened to kill him if he told police: report

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Lev Parnas, one of Trump attorney Rudy Giuliani's henchmen who tried to help him pressure the Ukrainian government, has a long history of making death threats and associating with fraudsters, according to a new report from Politico.

According to Politico, a restraining order filed by a man who was once Parnas's landlord back in 2008 claimed that Parnas threatened to kill him after he asked him to vacate the apartment that he was renting.

"If you call the cops, they are not going to find you ever," Parnas told the man, according to the complaint.

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‘Increasingly likely’ Bolton will be hauled before House investigators over Trump’s Ukraine fiasco: report

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According to The Daily Beast, President Donald Trump's former National Security Adviser John Bolton is "increasingly likely" to be subpoenaed by Democratic investigators in the House as part of the impeachment proceedings into Trump's dealings with Ukraine.

Bolton, a longtime neoconservative war hawk, served in the role after Trump fired Gen. H. R. McMaster, but often clashed with the president on matters of national security and left the administration on bitter terms.

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