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Texas GOP lawmaker Crenshaw singled out for leading ugly racist attacks on Rep. Omar

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Appearing on MSNBC, regular commentator Zerlina Maxwell singled out Rep. Dan Crenshaw (R-TX) as the culprit that has led the latest racist attack on fellow lawmaker Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) by promoting a heavily doctored video of a speech she gave to CAIR that gained traction when President Donald Trump tweeted it.

Speaking with host Alex Witt, Maxwell said that Omar’s life is being put in danger, and laid a majority of the blame on Crenshaw for his ugly attacks on the Muslim lawmaker.

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“I understand you need to be careful with your words,” Maxwell began. “I don’t know if it’s because she [Omar] and I are the same age but I have a deep empathy with her as a fellow black woman who sometimes may misspeak or say things that are not as articulate as I would like them to be.”

She then tore into the Texas Republican.

“We need to be fair in our critiques instead of like Dan Crenshaw, who legitimately took her way out of context and puts his hands up and acts like he doesn’t know why this happened and everybody is attacking her when he actually ginned up this hate against her,” she accused.

‘The idea people are so naive they couldn’t expect she would get an increase in death threats when they’re taking her words out of context on purpose in order to generate more death threats, I think that’s where we need to put more scrutiny on those folks and their words,” she added. “So I would say, Alex, we should look at what Dan Crenshaw said and analyze his words and hopefully he will be more careful and what he’s saying in the future.”

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EU ambassador Sondland criticized Trump over Ukraine efforts: ‘Inviting a foreign government to interfere US election would be wrong’

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Gordon Sondland, the U.S. ambassador to the European Union, will tell Congress that he criticized President Donald Trump over his efforts to pressure Ukraine into investigating a political rival.

The Trump megadonor-turned-diplomat appeared Thursday before three House committees to discuss his role in a White House scheme to enlist a foreign government to dig up campaign dirt against Joe Biden as Ukraine awaited congressionally approved military aid.

According to his prepared statement, Sondland will tell lawmakers that Ukraine was expected to announce "anti-corruption" investigations against the former vice president and his son Hunter Biden as a "one of the pre-conditions for securing a White House meeting" for its president Volodymyr Zelensky.

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Giuliani’s Ukraine henchman once held a gun to man’s head and threatened to kill him if he told police: report

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Lev Parnas, one of Trump attorney Rudy Giuliani's henchmen who tried to help him pressure the Ukrainian government, has a long history of making death threats and associating with fraudsters, according to a new report from Politico.

According to Politico, a restraining order filed by a man who was once Parnas's landlord back in 2008 claimed that Parnas threatened to kill him after he asked him to vacate the apartment that he was renting.

"If you call the cops, they are not going to find you ever," Parnas told the man, according to the complaint.

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‘Increasingly likely’ Bolton will be hauled before House investigators over Trump’s Ukraine fiasco: report

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According to The Daily Beast, President Donald Trump's former National Security Adviser John Bolton is "increasingly likely" to be subpoenaed by Democratic investigators in the House as part of the impeachment proceedings into Trump's dealings with Ukraine.

Bolton, a longtime neoconservative war hawk, served in the role after Trump fired Gen. H. R. McMaster, but often clashed with the president on matters of national security and left the administration on bitter terms.

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