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Conservative Amanda Carpenter: ‘The RNC may be being used as a hush-money slush fund’

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Conservative commentator Amanda Carpenter said the Republican National Committee is being used as an ATM machine to cover up all of White House “hush-money payments.”

Former White House aide Omarosa Manigault Newman’s claimed that she was offered $15,000 to keep silent about what she experienced while working for President Donald Trump. In addition, the president’s bodyguard, Keith Schiller, will receive $15,000 a month for advising the RNC’s security for the 2020 convention.

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“I think there are very legitimate questions between pairing the prospect of a nondisclosure agreement with a very high paying job that may not require very much work,” Carpenter told CNN’s Anderson Cooper on Tuesday.

“That seems to me that the RNC may be being used as a hush money slush fund, and there should be questions about what Michael Cohen’s role was as deputy finance chair,” she said.

Carpenter continued: “It is absolutely appalling not only that the president would ask taxpayer-funded employees to sign nondisclosure agreements, but that anyone in the West Wing would sign them because they work for the United States of America, not as personal brand ambassadors for the president.”

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‘Hit her! Hit her!’ Indianapolis cops batter black protester with batons and pepper bullets

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Indianapolis police officers are under investigation for beating a black woman with batons and shooting her at close range with pepper balls during protests against police brutality.

In a widely circulated video clip, officers can be seen repeatedly battering the woman with batons and firing less-lethal weapons as she stands still Sunday afternoon at the corner of North Pennsylvania and East Washington streets, reported the Indianapolis Star.

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Cheerleader barred from the University of Tennessee after racist Snapchat post surfaces

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A prospective incoming freshman to the University of Tennessee and member of the cheer-leading team has been informed that she will no longer be allowed to attend the university, thank to racist comments she made on social media, WVLT reports.

"On Wednesday, following a racist video and photo surfacing on social media, Athletics made the decision not to allow a prospective student to join the Spirit Program. She will not be attending the university this fall," a tweet from the University read.

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France's sumptuous Palace of Versailles, built in the 17th century by the "Sun King" Louis XIV, throws its doors open to the public again on Saturday but with little certainty over when tourists will return as lockdown curbs are slowly eased.

Workers on Friday dusted the Hall of Mirrors and polished its gilded statues ahead of the reopening, which will see visitors required to wear face masks and follow a one-way route through the opulent 2,300-room complex.

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