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GOP’s Duncan Hunter gets called out as his fake ‘crossing the border’ stunt hilariously backfires

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Rep. Duncan Hunter (R-CA) pretended to cross the Mexico border, and in the process got called out by his Democratic challenger, Ammar Campa-Najjar.

Najjar said that if Hunter was crossing the border that it would be violating his parole.

“The congressman and his wife, who at times also served as his campaign treasurer, were indicted by a federal grand jury in August 2018 and pleaded not guilty to the charges at an arraignment days later. They were released on $15,000 bond. He will face trial later this year,” a report from Roll Call said. Adding that his bond “forbids him from traveling outside the continental United States.”

“It looks pretty tough to cross. Let me see if I can do it,” Hunter said in a video posted on Twitter, promoting his defense for a border wall.

“In another shot behind the vehicle barrier, Hunter says, ‘This is why we need a wall. This is why Trump is right. This is what we need to get rid of and expand upon to secure this country,'” the report said.

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Campa-Najjar said that he was pulling a political stunt, reported Times of San Diego.

“Either way, why isn’t he in the district during recess like everyone else?” she said.

“What [Hunter] crossed was a vehicle barrier,” Border Patrol spokesman Vincent Dulesky said. “That is approximately 75-100 feet from the border — the border is actually the river that’s west of that.”

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“Can Hunter’s spokesperson please show Hunter a map? He was the one who falsely advertised he was 15 meters from Mexico. He also needs to be shown the Colorado River, which is a secondary barrier he’d need to cross to actually get to Mexico,” Campa-Najjar said.


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‘Names are going to start coming out’: New report says more elites will be exposed in the Epstein case — and ‘DC is on edge’

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Will other powerful people — presumably men — get taken down as a result of the sex trafficking case against Jeffrey Epstein?

That’s the hope of many closer followers of the story, but it’s far from clear what, if any, fallout there will be. Epstein’s connections to Presidents Bill Clinton and Donald Trump have raised suspicions about potential evidence of their wrongdoing, such suspicions remain unproven. Alan Dershowitz has already faced accusations of being involved in Epstein’s crimes, though he denies the charge vigorously.

But a new report from Vanity Fair’s Gabriel Sherman says that “DC is on edge” over the Epstein case, and any elites who have run in his circles could be involved. Dozens of girls, if not more, are believed to be involved in his alleged sex trafficking, and lawyers for some of the women who have accused Epstein are strongly suggesting that other high-profile figures will be implicated.

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‘It’s so un-American’: Internet scorches Trump supporters for racist chants of ‘Send her back!’

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The ignoble highlight of President Donald Trump's rally in Greenville, North Carolina on Wednesday was when his fans doubled down on his racist attacks on four Democratic congresswomen of color and targeted Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN), chanting "Send her back! Send her back!"

Political commentators of all stripes were gobsmacked by the crowd's naked racism — and buried them in condemnation:

The crowd at Trump’s rally chanting “send her back” after the President viciously and dishonestly attacked Ilhan Omar is one of the most chilling and horrifying things I’ve ever seen in politics.

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Jeffrey Epstein wasn’t even a competent investor: report

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There can be no doubt that high-powered hedge fund manager Jeffrey Epstein would rather the public know him for his prominence and success as an investor than for the allegations of child sex trafficking, for which he has now been indicted and faces life in prison. And there has for years been mystique surrounding Epstein's business — his wealth fund is so exclusive that it reportedly requires a billion dollars up front from clients.

But according to the Dow Jones' periodical Barron's, Epstein may not even be good at that.

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