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Sarah Huckabee Sanders just launched a delusional attack on James Comey from her official government account

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On Monday, former FBI director James Comey finally lost his patience with House Republicans, who had hauled him in for closed-door testimony in a partisan stunt last week. “So another day of Hillary Clinton emails and the Steele Dossier,” Comey complained to reporters. “This while the President of the United States is lying about the FBI, attacking the FBI and attacking the rule of law in this country. How does that make any sense at all?”

This comment evidently did not sit well with White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders, who took to Twitter to attack Comey with a Gish Gallop of nonsense:

There are a lot of things to unpack there, from the fact that Comey’s “fake Hillary Clinton investigation” is probably the reason Sanders has a job at the White House, to the fact that there is no evidence Comey ever leaked classified information, to the fact that the idea Comey’s investigators abused the FISA process to go after the Trump campaign has been repeatedly debunked. This is an absolutely insane thing to tweet from an official government account.

President Donald Trump fired Comey in May 2017. Reportedly, he demanding “loyalty” from him prior to doing so, and subsequently boasted to Russian ambassador Sergey Kislyak that firing that “nut job” took “pressure” off him regarding his ties to Russia. These actions, far from exposing Comey as a “fraud,” raised questions about whether the president was committing obstruction of justice, and prompted the appointment of special counsel Robert Mueller to take over the Russia investigation.

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But far from realizing the legal risks of going after the former FBI director, Trump has gone scorched earth. He has called Comey a “untruthful slimeball,” said that “Leakin’ James Comey” must have “set a record” for lying, and even asked his Justice Department to appoint a second special counsel to prosecute Comey.

It is not surprising that Sanders would follow the lead of her boss. But Trump and his whole administration could live to regret letting Comey live rent-free inside their heads.

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Florida cop runs down joy-riding black teen on bicycle — then officers shock him with a Taser

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Florida police chased down a joy-riding black teenager, struck the bicycle he was riding and then violently arrested him after he fled in terror.

Jaydon Stubbs and four friends were riding July 17 on their way to Hollywood Beach when an officer spotted the teens in an area where there had been a string of recent burglaries, reported WPLG-TV.

The officer saw the boys popping wheelies and ignoring traffic laws, so she tried to stop them for questioning -- but they split up and rode away from her.

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Here’s how Boris Johnson is already shaping up to be Britain’s Trump

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On Tuesday, Boris Johnson, former British Foreign Secretary and leader of the Conservative Party, secured the votes in Parliament to become the next Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.

It is an outcome that was long considered likely — and it creates parallels with the 2016 election of President Donald Trump in the United States, as there are a great many similarities between the politics and styles of these two men, notes NPR.

First, and most obviously, both men are brusque right-wing populists who have made controlling immigration their core issue on the political stage — in Trump's case it is building the wall, while in Johnson's case it is implementing Brexit.

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Substitute teacher found guilty of accidentally shooting first-grader when his knife fired his gun

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A former substitute teacher was convicted on misdemeanor charges after a knife in his pocket accidentally fired a gun inside a first-grade classroom in Alabama.

Henry Rex Weaver was convicted Monday of possession of a firearm in a prohibited place, reckless endangerment, and third-degree assault, reported AL.com.

One student was struck by a fragment from the bullet in the March 22 incident at Blountsville Elementary School.

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