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Bundy defendants are suing the federal government — and you’ll never believe who their lawyer is

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Attorney Larry Klayman and President Barack Obama

The Bundy family engaged in a standoff with the Bureau of Land Management after a battle over unpaid grazing fees totaling $1 million. Two men were found guilty on felony charges while four others were acquitted. President Donald Trump later pardoned two men at the center of the standoff. Now acquitted Rick Lovelien and Steven Stewart are suing the government for $60 million.

Lawyer Larry Klayman filed a complaint alleging “that the prosecutors, without any evidence, falsely entrapped, charged and then maliciously prosecuted Lovelien and Stewart for obstruction of justice, along with several other demonstrably false charges.”

Klayman is the same attorney that has sued former President Bill Clinton and Secretary Hillary Clinton a total of 18 times through Judicial Watch. He also sued to prevent President Barack Obama from being on the Florida ballot in 2012 because he was “not a natural born citizen.”

He’s been barred from appearing before at least two judges. He has been reprimanded by the Florida Bar Association and publicly censured by the Washington, D.C. Bar.

Klayman says that his clients were “left to rot in jail” for two years before their trial.

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“During this time, the plaintiffs allegedly suffered great emotional distress, physical harm, and financial damage. The complaint also seeks punitive damages,” he wrote on his blog.

The complaint was filed in D.C. federal court.

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Black Georgia lawmaker accuses white man of demanding she ‘go back where she came from’ in supermarket diatribe

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On Friday evening, Erica Thomas, and African-American Democratic lawmaker in the Georgia House of Representatives, was shopping at a Publix supermarket in Mableton when a white customer came up to her and shouted at her, telling her to "go back where you came from" — words echoing President Donald Trump's recent racist attacks on four Democratic congresswomen of color.

Thomas' crime? She had too many items for the express checkout line.

Today I was verbally assaulted in the grocery store by a white man who told me I was a lazy SOB and to go back to where I came from bc I had to many items in the express lane. My husband wasn’t there to defend me because he is on Active Duty serving the country I came from USA!

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Trump mocked for tweeting he’ll ‘personally vouch’ for rapper A$AP Rocky’s bail: ‘Now name three of his songs’

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Twitter users were both baffled and amused on Saturday morning after Donald Trump tweeted that he would "personally vouch" for the bail needed to release American rapper A$AP Rocky from a Swedish jail.

After receiving a phone call from celebrity Kim Kardashian about the plight of the hip-hop star overseas, the president -- in the middle of a racism scandal himself -- appears to have taken up the cause in an effort to calm racism charges.

Not everyone on Twitter was buying it.

See below:

Just had a very good call with @SwedishPM Stefan Löfven who assured me that American citizen A$AP Rocky will be treated fairly. Likewise, I assured him that A$AP was not a flight risk and offered to personally vouch for his bail, or an alternative....

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Trump echoes another president who stoked fear rather than face the tech-based economic change he failed to stem

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It is amazing how similar America in 2019 is to America in the 1920’s, a decade that began almost a hundred years ago. It is as if America is reliving its own history, trapped in a prison of deja vu, purposely not wanting to remember the disaster that unfolded as the 1920s ended.

The parallels are striking, the anti-immigration frenzy, race-baiting, trade wars, over-heated stock markets, corruption, and technological changes that produced hip urban centers contrasting with rural alienation and bitterness. Like today, the 1920s was a period of spectacular wealth and an ever-increasing income gap.

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