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Trump-loving Kentucky Republican shoots a TV in campaign rant against ‘illegals’ and black opponent

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A Kentucky Republican loaded a shotgun and blasted a television in a new campaign ad attacking undocumented migrants and his black opponent for state attorney general.

State Sen. Wil Schroder (R-Wilder) is locked in a heated GOP primary battle against Daniel Cameron, a Sen. Mitch McConnell protégé who’s backed by the conservative “dark money” group that pushed Brett Kavanaugh’s Supreme Court nomination.

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The Judicial Crisis Network reports spending $350,000 to promote Cameron in the May 21 primary, according to the Lexington Herald-Leader, and the 501(c)(4) group is paying for a heavy rotation of TV ads boasting his work with McConnell and promising to “defend the Trump agenda.”

Cameron reported he has raised $286,921, while Schroder reported $135,311.

Schroder, a Northern Kentucky attorney and state senator since 2015, complained that the out-of-state activist group filed open records requests for police reports from his current and previous homes, apparently hoping to dig up embarrassing information against him.

“As far as I can determine, it’s unprecedented for an outside group to come into a Republican primary in a down-ticket race on the state ballot and try to do something like this,” Schroder told the Herald-Leader. “I think they’re desperate. I think they’re doing anything they can do in order to discredit this campaign. You have to ask yourself who’s behind this and why?”

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Schroder responded with an ad of his own, showing a darkened photo of Cameron, who is black, as he loads a firearm and takes aim at a television showing his opponent’s “shameful negative campaign” — and blasts out the screen with the shotgun.

“The truth (is) I’ll work with President Trump to build the wall and build it now,” Schroder informs viewers, “to keep illegals, drugs and crime out of Kentucky.”

The former prosecutor and staunch abortion opponent then touts his experience as a “crimefighter,” “Christian” and “conservative Trump Republican.”

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People close to Giuliani are advising him to hire a criminal lawyer: CNN reporter

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After two business associates of Rudy Giuliani were arrested, it was revealed federal investigators were looking into the finances of Giuliani to see the degree to which he was involved financially with Lev Parnas and Igor Fruman. Now, those close to Giuliani are urging him to hire a criminal attorney to handle possible charges.

"Rudy Giuliani is parting ways with the personal attorney representing him so far in matters related to the impeachment inquiry," tweeted CNN's Shimon Prokupecz. "Giuliani confirmed to CNN Tuesday that his current attorney, Jon Sale, is ending his representation of the former New York City mayor shortly."

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Trump trade adviser busted for making up ‘whimsical pen name’ to quote himself in his books for years

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A senior economic and trade advisor to President Donald Trump has been busted for making up a person he can quote in his books and to justify his policies.

A shocking expose in The Chronicle of Higher Education revealed that Peter Navarro invented the name "Ron Vara," an anagram for Navarro, to justify his own opinions in his books.

The so-called Ron Vara has strong opinions, fortune-cookie-style quotes and an elaborate back story as "a military veteran and Harvard-trained economist who made seven figures in the stock market by investing in companies that do well during international crises," the report said.

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Trump’s ‘diplomacy of narcissism’ is the most damaging attack on US credibility in history: career diplomat

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In an op-ed for Foreign Affairs this Monday, former career Foreign Service officer and president of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, William J. Burns, argues that President Trump has headed the biggest attack on US diplomacy that he's seen in his entire career.

"The contemptible mistreatment of Marie Yovanovitch—the ambassador to Ukraine who was dismissed for getting in the way of the president’s scheme to solicit foreign interference in U.S. elections—is just the latest example of President Donald Trump’s dangerous brand of diplomatic malpractice," Burns writes. "His is a diplomacy of narcissism, bent on advancing private interests at the expense of our national interests."

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