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GOP senator under fire for racist comments accepts $2,700 donation from notorious white supremacist

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A Republican senator already under fire for apparently racist remarks accepted a donation this week from an out-of-state white supremacist.

Aerospace entrepreneur Peter Zieve — who gave $1 million to President Donald Trump’s campaign — donated the maximum $2,700 on Nov. 14 to U.S. Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith (R-MS), reported the Jackson Free Press.

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Hyde-Smith, who was appointed in March to finish the term for retiring Thad Cochran, faces Democrat Mike Espy, who is black, in a Nov. 27 runoff election.

The GOP senator faced widespread criticism for making a joke about attending a “public hanging,” which was seen as a reference to lynching, and then made another crack about making it “more difficult” for “liberal people” to vote.

The Free Press asked Hyde-Smith’s communications director, Melissa Scallan, to comment on Zieve’s donation, but she asked to speak with the campaign’s finance department and had not responded nearly 18 hours later.

Zieve, who was sued by the state of Washington in 2011 for refusing to hire Muslims at his company, Electroimpact, and made numerous comments against immigrants and non-white people, explained his donation to the newspaper.

“I believe she’s a Republican,” Zieve said.

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The reporter asked whether Hyde-Smith’s racist remarks prompted his donation, and he denied knowledge of the comments and quickly hung up the phone.

“I don’t know anything about that,” he said. “Sorry, I can’t help you — bye.”

The progressive newsletter Popular Info first reported Zieve’s donation, which came three days after blogger Lamar White published the video on the Bayou Brief.

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Zieve, whose company is a major supplier to Boeing and Airbus and employs about 800 people worldwide, in 2015 offered members of his nearly all-white staff a $1,000 marriage bonus and a $1,000 “procreation bonus.”

“When (our sons and daughters) choose to not repopulate and allow our wonderful country to be backfilled with rubbish from the desperate and criminal populations of the third world, I find that to be disgusting and I find those persons to make these decisions to be repulsive and I don’t like them around me,” Zieve wrote in an email

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Zieve has also made references to the “14 words” slogan promoted by white nationalists and regularly makes comments about genocide against Muslims.


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READ IT: House Judiciary Committee releases report defining Trump impeachable offenses

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On Saturday, the House Judiciary Committee released a report outlining the impeachable acts committed by President Donald Trump.

"Our President holds the ultimate public trust," said the report, titled "Constitutional Grounds for Presidential Impeachment," in its introduction. "A President faithful only to himself—who will sell out democracy and national security for his own personal advantage—is a danger to every American. Indeed, he threatens America itself."

The report clarifies the procedures for impeachment, analyzes whether president can be "impeached for abuse of executive powers," and "whether it is preferable to await the next election when a President has sought to corrupt that very same election."

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Trump hammered by ex-intel officials for sucking up to the Saudis after Florida naval base shooting

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Not long after the shooter was identified as a second lieutenant in the Saudi Arabian military, the president tweeted out words of sympathy from the Saudi king after a phonecall, writing, "The King said that the Saudi people are greatly angered by the barbaric actions of the shooter, and that this person in no way shape or form represents the feelings of the Saudi people who love the American people."

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Former right-wing presidential candidate scamming Americans with toxic bleach cure for cancer

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Former diplomat and Reagan adviser Alan Keyes is a well-known gadfly who has run multiple times for president and for Senate, most famously against future President Barack Obama in 2004.

But lately, according to The Daily Beast, he has been involved in a different pursuit: the promotion of a dangerous pseudoscience scam known as the "Miracle Mineral Solution," or MMS.

The substance, which is actually just the powerful bleach chlorine dioxide, is supposedly a cure for everything from viral infections to infertility, and there was even a cultlike church known as the Genesis II Church of Health and Healing, that promoted it as a gift from God. MMS has particularly taken root in developing countries like Uganda, but it also has a following in the United States, and many autistic children have been forced to drink it. Versions of this scam have even been promoted on Amazon.

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