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George Conway endorses call by Harvard law expert to impeach Donald Trump: ‘The time has come’

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Ramping up his ongoing battle with Donald Trump, who doubles as his wife’s boss, conservative lawyer George Conway on Sunday shared an op-ed by Harvard law professor Laurence Tribe urging Congress to impeach the president in light of special counsel Robert Mueller’s report.

Conway, whose wife Kellyanne Conway is a counselor to the president, retweeted Tribe’s article in USA Today that argued impeachment “is now a point of principle and duty.”

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In the op-ed, Tribe explains that, contrary to Attorney General William Barr’s summary, the Mueller report “doesn’t come close to exonerating the president of wrongdoing.” Noting a section in the Mueller report that reminds the general public Congress is able to apply law “to all persons — including the President,” Tribe notes Mueller’s refusal to indict the Trump “does not mean that the president has not committed a crime.”

Tribe writes:

Indeed, Mueller’s refusal to reach a judgment is based partly on principles of fairness to the president: while people accused of a crime usually have the opportunity to give their story at trial, in this case, when no charges can be brought, the accused has no opportunity to clear his name.  Mueller pointedly notes that the sitting president’s immunity, however, would not preclude prosecution “once the President’s term is over or he is otherwise removed from office” — that is, impeached.

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The Harvard law professor likewise acknowledges he’s “written previously about the dangers of impeachment talk,” but argues “with the arrival of Mueller’s damning report, however, the time has now come.”

You can read Tribe’s full op-ed at USA Today.


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Woman allegedly involved in Central Park scandal placed on leave from job: ‘We do not condone racism’

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Video circulated on social media on Memorial Day of a woman in Central Park claiming she was calling 911 to falsely claim an "African-American man" was threatening her life.

It reportedly started after he filmed her walking her dog without a leash.

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Internet sleuths worked to identify the woman. During the day on Monday, rumors of her identity spread online.

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Scientists fight online coronavirus misinformation war

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With cat photos and sometimes scathing irony, Mathieu Rebeaud, a Swiss-based researcher in biochemistry, has nearly tripled his Twitter following since the coronavirus pandemic began.

With 14,000 followers, he posts almost daily, giving explanations on the latest scientific research and, in particular, aims to fight misinformation that spreads as fast as the virus itself.

He is among a growing number of doctors, academics and institutions who in recent weeks have adapted and amplified their scientific messaging in hopes of countering what has been termed an infodemic -- a deluge of information, including widespread false claims, which experts say can pose a serious threat to public health.

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Ted Cruz doesn’t want people shamed with body bags for going to beach: ‘Please stop the hate’

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In early May, Florida attorney Daniel Uhlfelder made news by dressing up as the Grim Reaper in an attempt to scare people from crowding beaches during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Days later, he escalated by laying out body bags on the steps of the Florida capitol building in Tallahassee.

He escalated further on Saturday by announcing he would be handing out body bags to Florida beachgoers and started a fundraiser with the funds going to two progressive Political Action Committees.

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The effort caught the eye of Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX).

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