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Here’s the ridiculous spin conservatives want you to believe about Scott Pruitt’s scandalous resignation

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As conservative darling and EPA administrator Scott Pruitt collapsed under the weight of his own mountain of corruption and scandals Thursday, conservative media figures were already working to spin the Cabinet member’s long-overdue resignation as some kind of nefarious liberal plot.

“Well funded and media coordinated #bootpruitt movement finally gets its scalp,” tweeted Mollie Hemmingway, an editor at The Federalist. “Would have taken hours, not months, in a typical GOP admin but now that it has had its success, expect it to be repeated with other Trump cabinet officials.”

Kimberley Strassel, the relentless defender of President Donald Trump at the Wall Street Journalwrote: “Lesson to other Trump officials from Pruitt resignation: Give the left/media/organized greens any molehill and they will turn it into K2. Most of the accusations were overwrought, but the barrage was overwhelming. Let’s hope an equally reformist successor denies them a repeat.”

Conservative radio host Hugh Hewitt agreed with Strassel.

“Scott Pruitt is a good friend and a very good man, caricatured by the left and MSM. I hope he sets to work on a memoir ASAP and deals out a tenth of what he took. He’s a man of great faith and perseverance so he probably won’t, but the attacks on his family were unconscionable,” he wrote.

The spin was preposterous. News agencies did what they’re supposed to do: uncover wrongdoing by people in power. When they investigated Pruitt, they found a lot — so much that he’s the subject of at least 12 different investigations.

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Trump and White House press secretary Sarah Sanders, who are typically vociferous critics of the media, never actually called the reports of his abuses and corruption “fake news.” Sanders repeatedly said that the White House was looking into the charges against Pruitt.

When even Trump and Sanders think the accusations against a Cabinet member are credible, we know it’s bad.

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Alabama is prosecuting a pregnant woman for manslaughter for being shot in the stomach — but not her shooter

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On Wednesday, AL.com reported that Marshae Jones, a 27-year-old woman from Birmingham, Alabama, was indicted on manslaughter charges.

Her crime? Allegedly instigating a fight that led to her being shot in the stomach and losing her pregnancy. The woman who actually shot her, on the other hand — 23-year-old Ebony Jemison — is walking free after a grand jury rejected the case against her.

Immediately after the shooting, which allegedly stemmed from a fight over the baby's father and took place outside a Dollar General in Pleasant Grove, in December, prosecutors announced their intention to charge Jones for having a miscarriage.

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Trump supporters shout down Hillary Clinton in Miami ahead of debate — even though she’s not there

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Supporters of President Donald Trump held a small rally outside of the Miami, Florida debate site, where they seemed to be confused about who was running in 2020.

According to NBC News reporter Allan Smith, the supporters had a megaphone where they were shouting "Lock her up!"

A few Trump supporters outside the debate hall in Miami chanting "lock her up" into a megaphone

— Allan Smith (@akarl_smith) June 26, 2019

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Soccer star slams Trump for attacking her teammate: He hates women he ‘cannot control or grope’

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On Wednesday, U.S. Women's Soccer champion Ali Krieger rebuked President Donald Trump for his attacks on her teammate Megan Rapinoe, saying that the president feels threatened by women that he "cannot control or grope":

In regards to the “President’s” tweet today, I know women who you cannot control or grope anger you, but I stand by @mPinoe & will sit this one out as well. I don’t support this administration nor their fight against LGBTQ+ citizens, immigrants & our most vulnerable.

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