Before the FBI busted accused MAGAbomber Cesar Sayoc, several Fox News personalities suggested that bombs might be a false flag operation conducted by a Democratic operative to rally voters before the midterm elections.
Fox News host Laura Ingraham, among others, laughed about the “Mickey Mouse movie prop” bombs on Thursday night.
On Friday, CNN’s Anderson Cooper had Kirsten Powers on his show to talk about the MAGAbomber. Powers was disgusted by the way Fox, where she used to be a contributor, handled the situation.
“These are people who, at least when I worked there, were very respectable,” she said. “I just can’t imagine them in the past entertaining this sort of thing. Fox has always been conservative-leaning, but this is just completely bonkers. I can’t believe what I just saw.”
Powers said threats were not new to American politics, but that this sort of thing is unprecedented.
“I was a left-of-center person on Fox News, I got a lot of attacks,” she said. “I never dealt with this kind of stuff. So this isn’t even about conservatives, this is about people who support Donald Trump. The people who do it are people who support Donald Trump.”
Law enforcement files discredit Brian Kemp’s accusation that Democrats tried to hack the Georgia election
It was a stunning accusation: Two days before the 2018 election for Georgia governor, Republican Brian Kemp used his power as secretary of state to open an investigation into what he called a “failed hacking attempt” of voter registration systems involving the Democratic Party.
But newly released case files from the Georgia Bureau of Investigation reveal that there was no such hacking attempt.
The evidence from the closed investigation indicates that Kemp’s office mistook planned security tests and a warning about potential election security holes for malicious hacking.
Kemp then wrongly accused his political opponents just before Election Day — a high-profile salvo that drew national media attention in one of the most closely watched races of 2018.
Brooklyn 88 Precinct ‘overrun’ — one night after Minneapolis police station was burned to the ground: report
Protesters have overrun a police station in New York City, according to a CNN law enforcement analyst.
"NYPD source informs me 88 Pct in Brooklyn just been overrun," former FBI Agent James Gagliano reported Friday evening.
"Police Commissioner Shea has called a Level 3 mobilization. Requires all special units respond and four cars from every command in the city to location," he explained.
He said 84 Precinct and Brooklyn North are also "under siege."
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WATCH: Prisoners at Chicago correctional facility bang on the walls in solidarity with protesters
On Friday, as protests raged across the nation over the police killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis, Minnesota, Chicago protesters were joined by the inmates of a correctional facility, who audibly banked on the walls in solidarity.