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GOP consultant Rick Wilson explains how Stzrok hearing blew up in Republican’s faces

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Peter Strzok was intended to be a punching bag for House Republicans, but instead he hit back writes ex-Republican Rick Wilson in a new column for the Daily Beast.

In the column, Wilson talks about what House Republicans were expecting from today’s hearings, which lasted longer than a full work day and featured no shortage of brutal takedowns from both Democrats and Republicans.

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“Donald Trump’s congressional enablers, sycophants, and political suck-ups wanted a punching bag, but Strzok instead delivered one of the rarest of moments: the full Joseph N. Welch,” Wilson wrote.

Welch was the army lawyer who turned the tables on Republican Senator Joseph McCarthy during his Red Scare hearings in 1954.

“Have you no sense of decency, sir? At long last, have you left no sense of decency?” Welch asked in a scene that has gone on to become part of our national lore.

Wilson went on to explain how things are different now, where the McCarthys of our era have their own facts.

“Because Trump supporters live in a hermetic media echo chamber, these hearings are part of a predictable, hokey Kabuki dance,” he wrote. “They’re a device for generating a new round of hyperbolic base-only stories that will follow the same dumb arc as all the rest.”

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But when the clips of Thursdays events are played, Wilson argues, it will not give them what they wanted—because Strozk hit back and got them all on the record.

“He left the Trumpists of the House staggered in their corner, cut and shaky, wondering where Stozok learned to hit back that hard,” he wrote.


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DC mayor has massive ‘Black Lives Matter’ mural painted on street leading to the White House

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According to a report from CNN, the mayor of Washington, D.C. has directed city workers to paint a massive "Black Lives Matter" mural on a street leading up to the White House early Friday morning.

Washington has been the site of more than a week's worth of protests in response to the death of George Floyd at the hands of Minneapolis police officers. St. John's Church, the site of President Trump's roundly criticized photo-op during a peaceful protest, sits along the expanse of road that now bears the BLM message," CNN reports.

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Vigilante mob traps multi-racial family in campground after accusing them of being ‘antifa’

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Police in Clallam County, Washington, are investigating an incident where a family of four was falsely accused of being members of antifa by people at a campsite they were staying at, the Peninsula Daily News reports.

The family, who is multi-racial, were trapped in the campground after someone cut down trees and placed them across the roadway, preventing their exit from the area.

After the family arrived at the campground, they went shopping for camping supplies and confronted “by seven or eight carloads of people in the grocery store parking lot,” according to Sgt. Ed Anderson of the Clallam County Sheriff’s Department.

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Trump accused by ex-Defense Secretary of putting US on ‘the trail toward a dictatorship’

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During an appearance on CNN on Friday morning, former Defense Secretary William Cohen - who also served in the U.S. Senate as a Republican -- denounced Donald Trump in no uncertain terms, saying his use of military personnel against anti-police brutality protesters is a sign he has set the country on the path to a dictatorship.

To emphasize his point, he later called Trump the "dictator-in-chief."

Speaking with host Jim Sciutto, Cohen didn't mince words after the CNN host noted that the president and his former attorney called the protesters "terrorists."

"What does it mean for you to hear a sitting president dismissing a whole range of protesters, who in fact were largely peaceful around the White House, dismissing a whole range of them as terrorists? What does that mean to you?" the CNN host asked.

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