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Jared Kushner ‘needs to be out now’: Authoritarianism expert says Trump’s son-in-law ‘is a danger to national security’

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Authoritarianism expert Sarah Kendzior on Friday warned it was “concerning” that Jared Kushner remains a senior White House advisor.

“And for the millionth time: Jared Kushner is a danger to national security and needs to be out now,” Kendzior tweeted.

“That no one has indicted or ousted Kushner when there’s an easy case (his security form lies being the tip of an enormous iceberg) is concerning,” she noted.

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Indeed, Kendzior warned in April of 2017 that President Trump was setting up a “dynastic kleptocracy” for his daughter Ivanka Trump and her husband.

“While novel to the US, the Trump family dynamic may be familiar for citizens of authoritarian kleptocracies,” Kendzior explained. “Adult children of authoritarians are useful in three ways: first, they tend to be trustworthy confidants in regimes rife with paranoia, as corrupt authoritarian states usually are. Second, they are excellent vessels for laundering money, creating enough distance that assets stolen from the state are harder to track. Third, they tend to have a warmer public profile which offsets the brutality of the dictator by distracting the population with pictures of their happy families or glamorous lifestyle.”

The authoritarianism expert has been steadily beating the drums to warn the public of the threat she believes Kushner represents.

“Also — I cannot stress this enough — Kushner needs to be out of the White House,” Kendzior tweeted on July 24th. “I do not care if I’m a broken record.”

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“Kushner should be out of the WH. He never should have gotten in there. He’s a major nat sec threat to the US,” Kendzior tweeted on July 12th. “I’ve said this a million times and I’m going to keep saying it, because it’s that severe.”

She has also argued the point on TV.


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House Judiciary Committee considering vote to hold Corey Lewandowski in contempt of Congress: report

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On Thursday, the Washington Post reported that the House Judiciary Committee is considering a vote to hold President Donald Trump's former campaign manager Corey Lewandowski in contempt of Congress, after a lengthy hearing on Wednesday in which Lewandowski aggressively attacked members of the committee and admitted that he routinely lies to media outlets.

This development comes after House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) told members of her caucus that she supports holding Lewandowski in contempt.

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Georgia substitute teacher fired for allegedly putting students on racist list of ‘angels’ and ‘devils’

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On Thursday, the Daily Mail reported that a substitute teacher at Awtrey Middle School in Cobb County, Georgia has been fired after children complained that he was branding "black children as devils and white children as angels."

Students took pictures of the note and sent it to their parents, causing outrage.

"A substitute teacher was fired after school administration was made aware that the substitute composed two lists, one titled 'angels' and the other titled 'devils,'" said one school administrator. "The names of black and white students appeared in both columns."

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Public school employee pawned school-issued gun because he needed gas money: report

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A Florida man's need for gas money has landed him in jail.

"A former Pinellas County school guardian was arrested Wednesday and charged with five counts of false verification of ownership for pawning a handgun and other items issued to him by the Sheriff’s Office," the Tampa Bay Times reported Thursday.

It allegedly occurred multiple times.

"Detectives started looking into Erick Russell, 37, after he was arrested Sept. 5 on charges of domestic battery and false imprisonment," the newspaper reported. "They discovered Russell had pawned his sheriff’s-issued Glock 17 9 mm firearm and two magazines on three occasions during a one-month period from July 2 to Aug. 1."

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