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Racist Trump supporter sentenced to federal prison for threatening to kill Democrat Maxine Waters

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Chief United States District Court Judge Glenn T. Suddaby sentenced a supporter of President Donald Trump to 46 months in prison after a jury convicted the man of threatening to kill Rep. Maxine Waters (D-CA) and former President Barack Obama.

“The jury unanimously found that Taubert targeted former President Obama and Representative Waters because of their race,” U.S. Attorney Grant C Jaquith said following the hearing.

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“Racist threats to kill present and former public officials are not protected free speech, but serious crimes against both the victims and the rule of law that is the cornerstone of our republic,” he continued. “As the trial verdict and sentence in this case illustrate, those who spew such vile, violent hatred will be held accountable.”

Taubert blamed criticism of Trump and social media for his violent threats, according to Syracuse.com.

“Probably the worst thing for me is social media,” he said. “I should stay off of it.”

“When I hear all these people knocking the president, it upsets me,” he admitted.

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Racism was also a factor, according to the Department of Justice.

“In addition to returning guilty verdicts on all three counts charged in the indictment, the trial jury made specific findings that Taubert selected his victims because of their actual or perceived race, color, or ethnicity, which provided for an enhancement under the U.S. Sentencing Guidelines based upon hate-crime motivation,” the DOJ noted.

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‘You lost’: Internet mocks Trump for cheering on ‘great vote’ — that Republicans lost

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Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA), who sits on the House Intelligence Committee accidentally mistook a satirical article with a fake transcript of President Donald Trump's call with Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelensky on July 25. While Schiff apologized for the error, Trump has called for his immediate impeachment.

Impeachment is outlined in the U.S. Constitution and the section of the founding document gives examples of what they meant by "high crimes and misdemeanors." It does not cite accidentally reading the wrong transcript aloud. Members of Congress cannot be impeached and censure is a toothless resolution that is meaningless.

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Facebook reveals how Russia is already trying to manipulate the 2020 presidential election

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On Monday, in a series of announcements by Facebook, the company revealed it had shut down four new foreign interference operations originating from Russia and Iran. According to their announcement, one appears to be linked to the Russian troll agency, the Internet Research Agency (IRA), and was targeting the U.S. 2020 presidential election.

The company removed 50 Instagram accounts and one account on Facebook that originated in Russia and focused primarily on the United States.

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Republicans’ laughable effort to attack Adam Schiff lands with a thud

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Republicans' effort to castigate California Democrat Rep. Adam Schiff, the chair of the House Intelligence Committee spearheading the impeachment inquiry, met a quick and sudden defeat on Monday in a vote of 218-185.

Spurred on by President Donald Trump's attacks on the chairman, GOP House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy led an effort to censure Schiff on the House floor. On what grounds? It's almost too absurd to make up: lying.

The party of Donald Trump — who lied more times in the hours before the censure vote than Schiff even stands accused of — actually claimed that it's the California lawmaker who should be called out for dishonesty.

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