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Trump keeping closest White House advisers in the dark on how he will end the shutdown: ‘No one knows what he will do’

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According to a report in Politico, Donald Trump’s closest advisers in the White House are completely in the dark as to how the president will end the shutdown.

Citing four staffers in the White House who wished to remain anonymous, the report claims that no one knows if the president will go through with his threat to declare a national emergency or if he has some alternative plan to get the budget impasse over his wall solved.

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“No one knows what he will do, and the president has not decided yet, so it keeps everyone guessing,” explained one Republican close to the White House. “This could go on another week and he could declare an emergency, or this will go on until February.”

Trump reportedly has nothing on his schedule for Sunday that indicates any movement on his battle over funding his wall that has idled over 800,000 federal workers, as he has spent the weekend tweeting at Democrats that he is sitting in the White House alone and waiting.

Politico reports that Trump aide Stephen Miller is pushing hard for the national emergency declaration, but that some White House advisers and lawyers are urging caution.

According to the report, “Trump’s advisers were unsure of the political ramifications of diverting money from disaster relief projects in places like Puerto Rico, one option the administration has explored.”

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Three right-wing ‘boogaloo’ militants arrested on terrorism charges in Las Vegas: report

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On Wednesday, federal prosecutors announced that three far-right militants with ties to the "boogaloo" movement have been arrested on terrorism-related charges in Las Vegas, according to The Seattle Times.

"Federal prosecutors say the three white men with U.S. military experience are accused of conspiring to carry out a plan that began in April in conjunction with protests to reopen businesses closed because of the coronavirus and later sought to capitalize on protests over the death of a Minneapolis man in police custody," reported Michelle Price and Scott Sonner.

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‘Trump became what we feared’: New Lincoln Project ad accuses Trump of using the Bible as a prop to boost his polls

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A brutal new ad from the GOP group The Lincoln Project called "War Zone" is attacking President Donald Trump for becoming what Americans have feared he would.

He didn't come out of hiding this week to help calm the nation or to bring Americans together.

"He wasn't there to offer words of calm and comfort," the ad said. "Instead, he became what we all feared. Evoked the worst of our past. Threatened our governors and states. He ordered our own soldiers who fought in Iraq and Afghanistan to flood the streets, instructing them to turn against Americans. Used churches and the Holy Bible as political props. He didn't invoke the Lord to give us wisdom, but to boost his polls."

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James Mattis takes swipe at Trump: We have gone ‘three years without mature leadership’

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On Wednesday, The Atlantic reported that President Donald Trump's former Defense Secretary James Mattis has written a furious condemnation of the president, saying he is incapable of "mature leadership" and accusing him of deliberately trying to turn Americans against one another.

“I have watched this week’s unfolding events, angry and appalled,” wrote Mattis, according to the article. “The words ‘Equal Justice Under Law’ are carved in the pediment of the United States Supreme Court. This is precisely what protesters are rightly demanding. It is a wholesome and unifying demand — one that all of us should be able to get behind. We must not be distracted by a small number of lawbreakers. The protests are defined by tens of thousands of people of conscience who are insisting that we live up to our values — our values as people and our values as a nation ... We must reject and hold accountable those in office who would make a mockery of our Constitution.”

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