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Mueller has ‘prosecutorial parachute’ to continue investigations if Trump pulls a Saturday Night Massacre: report



On Wednesday, Frank Figliuzzi, former assistant director for Counterintelligence at the Federal Bureau of Investigation told MSNBC’s Katy Tur that special counsel Robert Muller has a ‘prosecutorial parachute’ set in place.

“Let’s talk about the intersection between Robert Mueller, Jeff Sessions, and Don McGahn,” Tur said. “Mr.McGahn was unsuccessful and the president erupted in anger in front of numerous White House officials.”

Figliuzzi said that President Donald Trump has not been held accountable for his actions.

“So we’re looking increasingly now at an unchecked president and no one left to even try to balance his actions out,” Figliuzzi said. “If that happens, the domino effect may start. So he’s talking increasingly about getting rid of Sessions. And we’re hearing prominent Republican senators kind of giving the blessing for that.”

Figliuzzi warned that firing Sessions will not fix Trump’s problems.


“The danger signal to me is we’re hearing people say, well, as long as he picks an attorney general who lets Mueller finish. Letting Mueller finish is only half the equation,” he said.

“How do you properly deal with Mueller’s and his potential request to subpoena the president for an interview and his potential request to indict a sitting president. If a new attorney general is there and he’s a lackey for this president, look out,” he added.

“I think there are plans being put in place. What I call prosecutorial parachute with maybe sealed cases tied up in those for certain state, U.S. state district attorney’s offices and various U.S. attorneys around the states. The clock is ticking.”


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



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 offers to guarantee bail for rapper A$AP Rocky



US President Donald Trump offered Saturday to guarantee the bail of rapper ASAP Rocky, detained in Sweden on suspicion of assault following a street brawl.

Trump tweeted that he had spoken with Prime Minister Stefan Lofven, who he said gave assurances that the singer would 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," Trump wrote.

There is no system of bail in Sweden.

Trump said he and Lofven had agreed to speak again over the next 48 hours.

Fans, fellow artists and US Congress members have campaigned for the 30-year-old artist, whose real name is Rakim Mayers, to be freed since his arrest on July 3 following the fight on June 30.

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The best Civil War movie ever made finally gets its due



On Sunday and on July 24, Turner Classic Movies and Fathom Events are presenting big-screen showings in theaters nationwide of “Glory,” in honor of the 30-year anniversary of its release. The greatest movie ever made about the American Civil War, “Glory” was the first and, with the exception of Steven Spielberg’s “Lincoln,” the only film that eschewed romanticism to reveal what the war was really about.

The story is told through the eyes of one of the first regiments of African American soldiers. Almost from the time the first shots were fired at Fort Sumter, S.C., the issue of black soldiers in the Union army was hotly debated. On Jan. 1, 1863, as the country faced the third year of the Civil War, Abraham Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation, rapidly accelerating the process of putting black men into federal blue.

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