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Minnesota man planned to go ‘Rambo on the IRS’ and start a ‘second American revolution’

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A Minnesota man on trial for possessing pipe bombs and attempting to start a revolution kept a copy of the “Anarchist Cookbook” and was writing his own manual for would-be armed rebels.

The Star Tribune reported Wednesday that before his trial began on Monday, prosecutors introduced evidence to support their claim that 41-year-old Eric James Reinbold was planning an armed rebellion. He was arrested last fall after family members found pipe bombs and a receipt with his name on it.

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Though a judge ruled that “only sections of Reinbold’s notebook ‘directly related’ to making, possessing or using bombs can be used as evidence,” the prosecution included his writings that claimed he wanted “start the 2nd American Revolution” and go “Rambo on the IRS.”

The Minnesotan’s digital footprint, the report noted, suggests he was in communication with white supremacists. Using the username “DoubleChinRooster,” Reinbold allegedly posted on the well-known neo-Nazi Stormfront forum in discussions about feminism and immigration, and was also active on survivalist forums where he reportedly shared anti-government views.

“How does one secede?” DoubleChinRooster wrote. “I would guess the 1st step is to expel the state patrols and then stick your finger up at the federal IRS.”

Reinbold turned himself in in 2015 after a long standoff with police following accusations from a mail carrier who claimed the man rammed his vehicle while his wife and children were inside. He “received a stayed adjudication, but was later charged with tampering with a witness for allegedly threatening the mail carrier who called 911,” the Star-Tribune noted.

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Red Lake County Sheriff Mitch Bernstein — the person who took the call on the pipe bombs — said people in the town where Reinbold lived have not been surprised at his anti-authoritarian views.


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‘Trump literally just confessed to the crime’: Pennsylvania Democrat

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Rep. Brendan Boyle (D-PA) believes President Donald Trump confessed to bribing or extorting Ukraine in an effort to dig up dirt on former Vice President Joe Biden.

The president told reporters Monday morning at the United Nations that he had withheld foreign aid from Ukraine as he discussed alleged corruption involving Biden, the Democratic presidential frontrunner.

"It's very important to talk about corruption," Trump. "If you don't talk about corruption, why would you give money to a country that you think is corrupt?...It's very important that on occasion you speak to somebody about corruption."

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Trump’s jumbled response to Ukraine scandal is a strong signal of what’s to come: columnist

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On Monday, President Donald Trump denied allegations that he extorted the president of Ukraine for information about Joe Biden. “It’s a ridiculous story,” Trump said during an appearance at the United Nations.

The controversy emerged after an anonymous whistleblower in the intelligence community logged a complaint with their agency about improper behavior by the president on a phone call with a foreign leader. “It’s a partisan whistleblower,” the president added.

Previously, the president's lawyer Rudy Giuliani had traveled to Ukraine to dig up dirt on Joe Biden. Critics worry that during a conversation with the president of Ukraine about rooting out corruption in his country, Trump suggested he offer information about Biden in exchange for funding.

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FBI arrests far-right extremist who talked about ‘bombing a major U.S. news network’: report

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The FBI has arrested a member of the United States Army who allegedly talked about plans to carry out acts of violence in the U.S.

According to ABC News' Mike Levine, the arrested man "allegedly discussed plans to bomb a major U.S. news network, discussed traveling to Ukraine to fight with violent far-right group, and allegedly distributed info online on how to build bombs."

Levine also reports that the arrested man also made mention of Democratic presidential candidate Beto O'Rourke, who made headlines during a recent primary debate by saying he wanted to confiscate AR-15s and AK-47s. It is not known at this time if the man made a direct threat to O'Rourke, however.

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