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Member of a powerful Trump-loving Arkansas political family just got hit with multiple federal indictments

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Republican State Senator Jeremy Hutchinson (Little Rock) has been indicted by federal prosecutors for stealing campaign funds and diverting them for his personal use.

According to the Democrat-Gazette, the charges were filed by the U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Arkansas on Friday.

Hutchinson, a member of the powerful Arkansas political family that includes his uncle, President Trump-supporting Gov. Asa Hutchinson (R), and his father, former U.S. Senator Tim Hutchinson (R), has been charged with eight counts of wire fraud and four counts of filing false tax returns.

According to Assistant Attorney General Brian Benczkowski, “Jeremy Hutchinson allegedly diverted contributions from his Arkansas State Senate campaigns to pay for an array of personal expenses.”

Benczkowski added, “The charges, in this case, demonstrate the commitment of the Department and our law enforcement partners to investigate and prosecute those involved in alleged campaign-related misconduct.”

Counts one through eight of the indictment allege Hutchinson committed wire fraud related to falsified state campaign finance reports along with soliciting campaign donors with intent to defraud. Counts nine through 12 charge Hutchinson with tax fraud for allegedly filing false tax returns from 2011 to 2014.

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“This indictment by the grand jury represents serious charges, and we look forward to preparing our case and presenting it to a jury of 12 people who we trust to do justice in this matter,” said U.S. Attorney Cody Hiland, adding the FBI and IRS were involved in the investigation.

The report states that the lawmaker — who has held his seat since 2000 — has been given a Sept. 18 court date.

 

 

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The right-wing scored more in years of Trump than eight years of George W. Bush: report

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President George W. Bush oversaw eight years that restricted rights, banned LGBTQ equality, appointed anti-choice judges and so much more. But under Donald Trump's presidency, social conservatives have managed to roll back any progress made by President Barack Obama's leadership.

A new Axios report listed out any anti-LGBTQ, anti-women and anti-poor policies.

“He campaigned saying that he would be a good friend to LGBT people,” James Esseks, director of the ACLU’s LGBT and HIV Project, told VOX. "Actions speak far louder than words. And what he's done has been a wreck."

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Israel’s Netanyahu just christened a building named after Trump — that doesn’t even exist

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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu spent his Father’s Day dedicating a new Trump Tower-type building that hasn't been built in a town that doesn't exist.

Standing in front of a large sign saying "Trump Heights," Netanyahu, who is being forced back into another election, announced the building before planning even began, Axios reported.

A great day on the Golan. PM Netanyahu and I had the honor to dedicate “Trump Heights” — first time Israel has dedicated a village in honor of a sitting president since Harry Truman (1949). Happy Birthday Mr. President!! @POTUS pic.twitter.com/fdYWzokFLK

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This graphic explains why Speaker Pelosi is resistant to impeachment

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House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) has told her caucus that they can do investigations into the president without impeachment. The difference, however, is that there are fewer legal benefits available to Congress in their oversight role than in impeachment.

Theoretically, it should enable Democrats to do the research they need, but the White House is taking the bold step to defy the oversight the Constitution outlines. The only option open to the Democrats has been to go to court with their case outlining how the White House is breaking the law. Thus far, they've won two lawsuits about their investigations, and they will likely gain more.

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