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Trump angry at Bolton for trying to push him ‘into a war’ as Venezuelan coup attempt fails: report

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President Donald Trump is growing increasingly frustrated at his national security adviser John Bolton over a failed coup to oust Venezuelan president Nicolás Maduro.

The president has joked in recent days that Bolton wants to push him “into a war,” according to a senior administration official, who added that Trump is genuinely dissatisfied with the national security adviser’s views on intervening in foreign affairs, reported the Washington Post.

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Trump has complained over the past week that Bolton and other aides underestimated Maduro, who he called a “tough cookie,” according to three senior administration officials.

The president was frustrated that Bolton led him to believe Maduro could be overthrown last week, when U.S.-backed opposition leader Juan Guaidó led mass street protests that turned deadly.

Maduro instead rejected an offer to leave the country, and two key government officials backed out of a plan to defect, and the Venezuelan leader mocked Trump and the “foolish” coup attempt backed by the U.S.

Venezuelan security forces on Wednesday arrested Edgar Zambrano, the vice president of the opposition-controlled congress.


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Bill Barr slammed by ex-FBI official for ignoring the right-wing ‘Boogaloo Bois’ infiltrating protests

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Attorney General Bill Barr was slammed by the former assistant director for counterintelligence at the Federal Bureau of Investigation on Saturday for misleading Americans about the source of violence at the protests over the killing of George Floyd while in police custody.

"There's evidence developing, Brian, that the organization we're seeing of the most violent protesters is coming from a couple of disturbing places," both, by the way, there's disparate in terms in being from the right or the left. here's what those who monitor these groups and sites are seeing.

"We're seeing a far-right group, one group for example known as the Boogaloo Bois, who on their private Facebook page and social media outlets are calling for violence, calling for people to show up," Frank Figliuzzi told MSNBC's Brian Williams.

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Trump is the ‘greatest troll in the history of the internet’ and Twitter needs to ‘pull the plug’: NYT columnist

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President Donald Trump would face an existential crisis if Twitter were to enforce it's own rules and hold him accountable -- and one New York Times columnist wants to see it happen.

"C’mon, @Jack. You can do it," Maureen Dowd wrote, referring to Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey with his username on the platform.

She urged Dorsey to "just pull the plug on him."

"You could answer the existential question of whether @realDonaldTrump even exists if he doesn’t exist on Twitter. I tweet, therefore I am. Dorsey meets Descartes," she explained. "All it would take is one sweet click to force the greatest troll in the history of the internet to meet his maker."

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Justice Roberts took ‘clear swipe’ at Kavanaugh in opinion siding with liberals in religion case: report

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On Friday night, the Supreme Court handed down a decision in South Bay United Pentecostal Church v. Newsom, holding that California Gov. Gavin Newsom's restrictions on church gatherings are not a violation of religious liberty. Chief Justice John Roberts crossed over to join with the liberals for a 5-4 split.

But the ruling was dramatic in a key way. As court watcher Mark Joseph Stern wrote for Slate, Justice Brett Kavanaugh "falsely accused the state of religious discrimination in an extremely misleading opinion that omits the most important facts of the case" in his dissent — and was so dishonest that Roberts went out of his way to rebuke him in the Court opinion.

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