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Marines investigating member over racist and pro-Nazi posts — including swastika made of explosives

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The U.S. Marine Corps is investigating an active-duty service member over pro-Nazi and racist posts he allegedly made.

Stars & Stripes reported Tuesday that the corps acknowledged an investigation into Mason Edward Mead, a lance corporal stationed in Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii after Twitter users linked him to posts he allegedly made under the handle @Jacobite_Edward.

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In a statement, the Okinawa-based III Marine Expeditionary Force said the corps “is aware of derogatory online comments attributed to a Marine” and that the Naval Criminal Investigative Service “is thoroughly investigating this situation and the command will address any misconduct at the appropriate judicial or administrative level.”

News of the investigation into Mead comes less than a week after Christopher Hasson, a Coast Guard lieutenant, was arrested after allegedly making a hit list of liberal targets.

As the Marine Corps Times noted, many of the posts made by the account contained Nazi propaganda images as well as racist comments.

The @Jacobite_Edward account was linked to Mead by Ed Beck, a Marine Corps veteran, earlier in the week.

Beck noted that one of the account’s racist posts was centered on Japanese people — and shows a photo of a uniformed service member in Japan.

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The Marine Corps Times added that “tweets and photos on social media referenced Mead’s unit and some photos showed parts of his name tapes on military gear and his camouflage utilities.”

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Beck noted on Tuesday that he appears to not have been the only person that reported Mead.

“Important to note I’m not the only person who helped report this Marine,” the veteran tweeted. “Many active service members, vets, and concerned civilians were involved with this.”

He then referenced a November 2018 tweet from Mead’s since-deleted account in which the @Jacobite_Edward user claimed he’d been reported multiple times.

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As Beck noted later Tuesday on Twitter, the reports likely came from an old account allegedly belonging to Mead in which he made death threats against leftist leaders.

Raw Story reached out to the III Marine Expeditionary Force for comment about whether Mead had been reported in the past or if any prior disciplinary action had been taken against him.

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‘Swear in Pence’: Bush ethics czar says Sondland testimony is ‘game over’ for Trump as president

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It is time for Republicans to dump President Donald Trump and swear-in Vice President Mike Pence, a top former Republican White House official declared on Wednesday.

Richard Painter, the former chief White House ethics lawyer in the George W. Bush administration, came to his conclusion after the blockbuster opening statement of Ambassador Gordon Sondland was released.

Sondland implicated Trump, Rudy Giuliani and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo in a "quid pro quo" with Ukraine.

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‘Going to need a bigger police wagon’: Viewers stunned as Gordon Sondland exposes Trump’s ‘criminal syndicate’ on live TV

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Gordon Sondland walked into the history books Wednesday morning by delivering damning testimony explicitly implicating President Donald Trump in the Ukraine extortion scheme.

The EU ambassador flipped on the president and other top Trump administration officials -- including Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Secretary of Energy Rick Perry -- during a devastating opening statement that showed the scheme flowed directly from the White House.

The testimony seemed to catch Republican lawmakers off guard, and shocked and inspired social media users.

It seems like Sondland left out a few interesting details in his initial testimony!

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Conservative Rick Wilson astonished as Gordon Sondland tosses Trump and his crew ‘under the bus wholesale’

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On Wednesday, as E.U. Ambassador Gordon Sondland delivered his public testimony implicating President Donald Trump and several of his high-ranking officials in an explicit bribery scheme against Ukraine, former Republican strategist Rick Wilson tweeted his astonished reaction in real time, saying that he was throwing everyone "under the bus wholesale":

Sweet mother of God. Sondland is shoveling them under the bus wholesale.

— Rick Wilson (@TheRickWilson) November 20, 2019

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