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Trump hates the infrastructure plan his own White House has crafted — so he’s turning to Democrats

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President Donald Trump has been promising to do something about the state of roads, bridges as well as water and sewage delivery, since his 2015 campaign launch. After two years, however, no meaningful legislation has passed and nothing was proposed to Congress.

Axios reported Sunday that Trump’s proposed 2020 budget calls for $200 billion in additional spending on infrastructure. That’s a far cry from the $2 trillion the president told Rep. Richard Neal (D-MA) he wanted to spend. While the president is known for inflating the size of his crowds, hands and assets, and now it seems he’s moved on to the size of his infrastructure package.

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Trump will meet Tuesday with Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY) and Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) to talk about his plans, but if history is any lesson, this meeting will be nothing more than a media circus. “Democrats know that left to his own devices; Trump would happily spend a ton of federal” dollars on building things, that likely include his wall, Axios said.

They revealed the dirty secret of the Trump White House is that the president actually hates the ideas his White House infrastructure package, senior White House officials told Axios. He’s spent the better part of the past months calling it “Gary’s plan” from economic advisor Gary Cohn. It would create a public-private partnership that uses only a small amount of taxpayer dollars to invest in projects.

Democrats have little interest in a public-private partnership, and Trump doesn’t either. Instead, they’d like to see “real” federal dollars invested in rebuilding the country the way the Federal-Aid Highway Act of 1944 did in its day. While it was a partnership between Congress and FDR, Trump sees Eisenhower as the “infrastructure president” because highway systems were named after him, one source in a 2017 meeting told Axios.

“But we’re going to do double, triple, quadruple, what Eisenhower did,” Trump reportedly said during the meeting.

Trump, who hasn’t had any experience in government, though he could come into the White House and begin his projects immediately. He didn’t seem to know that Congress controls the budget.

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“There was a genuine naïveté   about the prospect of Democrats and Republicans coming together to do something on a grand scale with infrastructure,” a former White House official told Axios. “It was one of those things where Trump said it was gonna be easy. He really thought so.”

For now, it’s merely an “ongoing discussion” between Trump and Democrats contrasting with Trump’s own government and his party. It’s unclear if Republicans will allow Trump to work with Democrats on their mutual pet project, however.

Read the full story at Axios.

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Law enforcement files discredit Brian Kemp’s accusation that Democrats tried to hack the Georgia election

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It was a stunning accusation: Two days before the 2018 election for Georgia governor, Republican Brian Kemp used his power as secretary of state to open an investigation into what he called a “failed hacking attempt” of voter registration systems involving the Democratic Party.

But newly released case files from the Georgia Bureau of Investigation reveal that there was no such hacking attempt.

The evidence from the closed investigation indicates that Kemp’s office mistook planned security tests and a warning about potential election security holes for malicious hacking.

Kemp then wrongly accused his political opponents just before Election Day — a high-profile salvo that drew national media attention in one of the most closely watched races of 2018.

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Brooklyn 88 Precinct ‘overrun’ — one night after Minneapolis police station was burned to the ground: report

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Protesters have overrun a police station in New York City, according to a CNN law enforcement analyst.

"NYPD source informs me 88 Pct in Brooklyn just been overrun," former FBI Agent James Gagliano reported Friday evening.

"Police Commissioner Shea has called a Level 3 mobilization. Requires all special units respond and four cars from every command in the city to location," he explained.

He said 84 Precinct and Brooklyn North are also "under siege."

https://twitter.com/JamesAGagliano/status/1266546781569142784

Brooklyn 88 precinct overrun pic.twitter.com/rCyV41XKmN

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WATCH: Prisoners at Chicago correctional facility bang on the walls in solidarity with protesters

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On Friday, as protests raged across the nation over the police killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis, Minnesota, Chicago protesters were joined by the inmates of a correctional facility, who audibly banked on the walls in solidarity.

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Not sure if you can hear...but the people locked inside the correctional center are banging on the walls like crazy. #chicagoprotest pic.twitter.com/e4bMxtiAh9

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