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Major Trump inaugural funder faces second federal probe as investigation continues to heat up

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The Trump inaugural continues to cause trouble for the administration, as a second federal probe has been opened against inaugural donor Imaad Zuberi, the Wall Street Journal reports.

Zuberi was a Democratic donor but supported Trump in 2016. His gifts to the President’s inaugural totaled $1 million and he attended multiple inaugural events.

Federal legal teams in New York and Los Angeles are looking into Zuberi’s links to Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Qatar and Turkey.

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The two probes differ, the WSJ notes. One looks at communications between the Trump inaugural committee and Zuberi. The other has to do with whether foreign money illegally funded the Trump inaugural.

The controversies over improper funding of Trump’s inaugural and other Trump campaign and administration activities continue to rack up, even as the President claims the Barr memo cleared him of any wrongdoing. A redacted version of the Mueller report is expected to be released tomorrow.


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Ex-cops indicted in fatal shooting of Black woman and ‘public torture’ of Black man in separate incidents

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Two former Mississippi police officers were indicted in the brutal beating of a Black motorist, and one of them was also charged in an unrelated fatal shooting.

Wade Robertson, 28, and Bryce Gilbert, 27, were charged with aggravated assault in the 2018 beating of James Barnett, and Robertson was also charged with manslaughter in the 2019 shooting death of Dominique Henry, reported The Laurel Leader-Call.

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Andrea Mitchell knocks Biden for virtual convention speech: ‘How much does that damage the campaign?’

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MSNBC host Andrea Mitchell suggested to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) on Wednesday that presumptive Democratic nominee Joe Biden could "damage" his campaign by holding a virtual convention speech.

Mitchell made the remark after President Donald Trump said that he was considering holding his convention speech at the White House.

"Joe Biden is not going to Milwaukee," Mitchell told Pelosi. "How much does this damage the campaign?"

Pelosi disagreed by insisting that Democrats will hold a "great convention."

Mitchell then asked about Trump's plan to hold his convention speech at the White House.

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Trump’s psychiatric disturbance could destroy democracy if he wins a second term: clinical psychologist

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I’m not being hyperbolic or melodramatic when I say that democracy itself is on the line on November 3. Donald Trump has been on a mission to subvert our democracy and to push it toward an autocracy. No president has ever disavowed democracy like Trump. No president has ever wanted to change our democratic way of life like Trump.

Trump has shown little interest or intent in following our Constitution. He is not abiding by the emoluments clause. He breaks norms and rules at will. He does not recognize that the three branches of government are co-equal. He operates as if the executive branch has total power. Our democracy is not based on the executive branch having absolute power. It requires that the three branches have separate powers in a check-and-balances system. Trump impugns democracy because it limits his power and requires him to be held accountable.

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