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John Bolton ally suggests ‘leftists’ sent mail bombs to ‘deflect attention from the left’s mobs’

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An anti-Islam neoconservative conspiracy theorist closely linked to National Security Adviser John Bolton on Wednesday suggested that liberals had sent bombs to themselves to “deflect attention” away from so-called “mobs.”

In a tweet on Wednesday, Frank Gaffney reacted to the news that potentially explosive devices had been sent to the home of two former Democratic presidents, Bill Clinton and Barack Obama. A potential mail bomb had also targeted the home of liberal billionaire George Soros.

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Gaffney, a far-right foreign policy hawk who worked for President Ronald Reagan and Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX), argued that “leftists” may be responsible for the suspected bombs as a ruse to distract from what President Donald Trump has called liberal “mobs.”

“None of the leftists ostensibly targeted for pipe-bombs were actually at serious risk, since security details would be screening their mail,” Gaffney wrote. “So let’s determine not only who is responsible for these bombs, but whether they were trying to deflect attention from the Left’s mobs.”

Other Trump supporters have posited that Soros targeted himself to draw scrutiny away from a caravan of migrants fleeing violence in Central America. The conspiracy theorists believe that Soros is also responsible for financing the caravan.

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Like the assertions made by Gaffney, there is no evidence to back up the claims against Soros.


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CNBC’s Rick Santelli ripped as ‘psychopath’ for on-air ‘meltdown’ over COVID-19 restrictions

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CNBC's Andrew Ross Sorkin and Rick Santelli clashed over coronavirus restrictions, setting off another round of discussion on social media.

The conservative Santelli loudly insisted that bars and restaurants, which are shut down in many areas, were no more dangerous than large retailers, which have mostly been allowed to stay open, and Sorkin cut him off.

“Rick, just as a public-health and public-service announcement for the audience, the difference between a big-box retailer and a restaurant or, frankly, even a church, are so different it’s unbelievable,” Sorkin said, as Santelli kept interrupting. “Going into a big-box retailer, you’re wearing a mask.”

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Federal judge says Trump pardon of Michael Flynn may have been ‘too broad’: report

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A trial judge has raised the possibility that the federal judge overseeing the case of former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn could find that President Trump's pardon of Flynn may be "too broad," according to The National Law Journal.

The comments “came unexpectedly” during a Freedom of Information Act hearing about releasing documents from special counsel Robert Mueller's office, according to BuzzFeed reporter Jason Leopold.

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Here’s why Republicans who are calling for a Trump dictatorship should not be taken lightly — and aren’t going away

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The United States dodged an authoritarian bullet when former Vice President Joe Biden, a centrist Democrat, became president-elect, winning 306 electoral votes and defeating defeated President Donald Trump by more than 6 million in the popular vote. But when Republican Lin Wood, a pro-Trump attorney who has been fighting the election results in Georgia, implores Trump to impose martial law and elections officials are receiving death threats for acknowledging Biden as president-elect, it is painfully obvious that there is a strong appetite for fascism in parts of the United States. And journalist Sasha Abramsky, in an article published by The Nation on December 4, warns that Republicans who are openly calling for fascism should not be taken lightly.

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