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Trump unleashes bonkers tweets attacking Mueller for prosecuting Flynn: ‘They want to scare everybody’

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President Donald Trump on Thursday issued a strange tweet in which he insisted that special counsel Robert Mueller only gave former national security adviser Michael Flynn a “great deal” because he felt so bad about how poorly Flynn had been treated.

“They gave General Flynn a great deal because they were embarrassed by the way he was treated — the FBI said he didn’t lie and they overrode the FBI,” the president wrote. “They want to scare everybody into making up stories that are not true by catching them in the smallest of misstatements. Sad!”

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Trump then followed this tweet up by simply writing, “WITCH HUNT!”

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Despite Trump’s insistence that Flynn didn’t lie to the FBI, Flynn pleaded guilty to doing just that nearly one year ago. Additionally, Trump himself in a past tweet said that he “had to fire General Flynn because he lied to the Vice President and the FBI.”

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Special counsel Robert Mueller’s sentencing memo for Flynn also specified that the former national security adviser has “has assisted with several ongoing investigations,” which was a primary reason why it recommended no jail time for lying to the FBI.

Mueller specified that Flynn had met with investigators on 19 separate occasions and had delivered, among other things, information on “links or coordination between the Russian government and individuals associated with the Trump campaign.”

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‘You cannot expect anything but fascism’: Pedagogy theorist on how Trump ‘legitimated a culture of lying, cruelty and a collapse of social responsibility’

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The impeachment of Donald Trump appears to be a crisis without a history, at least a history that illuminates, not just comparisons with other presidential impeachments, but a history that provides historical lessons regarding its relationship to a previous age of tyranny that ushered in horrors associated with a fascist politics in the 1930s.  In the age of Trump, history is now used to divert and elude the most serious questions to be raised about the impeachment crisis. The legacy of earlier presidential impeachments, which include Andrew Johnson and Bill Clinton, provide a comparative historical context for analysis and criticism. And while Trump’s impeachment is often defined as a more serious constitutional crisis given his attempt to use the power of the presidency to advance his personal political agenda, it is a crisis that willfully ignores the conditions that gave rise to Trump’s presidency along with its recurring pattern of authoritarian behavior, policies, and practices.  One result is that the impeachment process with its abundance of political theater and insipid media coverage treats Trump’s crimes as the endpoint of an abuse of power and an illegal act, rather than as a political action that is symptomatic of a long legacy of conditions that have led to the United States’ slide into the abyss of authoritarianism.

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Virginia capitol staff will be forced to confront armed protesters because of official’s ‘bravado’: strategist

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Gov. Ralph Northam has declared a state of emergency after white supremacists threatened to come to the state capitol in Richmond, Virginia, with weapons to protest new gun laws. Northam gave a "mandatory" order for every staffer in the executive branch and General Assembly to telework for safety.

The problem, according to Virginia-based political strategist Ben Tribbett, elected officials are still planning to go to the Capitol to attend committee hearings, putting other Capitol staff in danger.

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Trump is trying Middle East Peace plan 2.0 after the first one flopped

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President Donald Trump is scheduled to submit his second Middle East peace plan after the first one senior son-in-law Jared Kushner came up with didn't go over very well.

"We will get this done," Trump claimed in May 2017.

“We'll start a process which hopefully will lead to peace,” Trump said. “Over the course of my lifetime, I've always heard that perhaps the toughest deal to make is the deal between the Israelis and the Palestinians. Let's see if we can prove them wrong, okay?”

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