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Trump’s campaign has been stiffing local cops — and owes hundreds of thousand dollars in unpaid security bills

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President Donald Trump’s reelection campaign has been stiffing local police forces out of hundreds of thousands of dollars, a new report from The Center for Public Integrity reveals.

According to the report, ten city governments from across the country say they still haven’t received reimbursement from the Trump campaign for the costs they incurred when local police officers were used to provide security for Trump campaign events.

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Amy Brewer, the mayor of Lebanon, Ohio, tells the Center for Public Integrity that the Trump campaign is still on the hook for over $16,000 after the president held a campaign rally in her city last October.

“There’s a lot of benefit when a president comes here: economic benefits, more visibility for our community,” she explained. “But I would hope and believe the Trump campaign would pay its bills. It’s our taxpayer dollars.”

In total, the Center found that the Trump campaign has racked up $841,219 in unpaid police detail bills across the country — and some of the bills are three years old.

Richard Myers, a former police chief who serves as the executive director of the Major Cities Chiefs Association, tells the Center that these unpaid bills can do real harm to city governments.

“The fiscal impact on local governments, especially during campaign seasons in critical vote states or communities, can be significant,” he said. “When one considers how much money campaigns raise and spend, it does not seem unreasonable to expect some degree of reimbursement for such demands for service.”

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Read the whole report here.


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Former acting CIA director explains why Trump’s inaction on Russian bounty scandal will make things worse

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It was revealed nearly two weeks ago that the Russian government is paying a bounty to the Taliban for killing American soldiers.

Since then, President Donald Trump has denied that he and his administration didn't know anything about it. Then he claimed it was a hoax. Now it has become clear that the stories are not only true but that if Trump read his presidential daily briefing in 2019, he would have been aware of the problem.

Speaking to the House Thursday, Trump's former acting CIA director Michael Morell explained that things are being made far worse by the president's denial.

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Here are 7 hilarious videos about wearing COVID-19 masks to send people who won’t wear them

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While late-night shows are off for a Summer break, Americans are glued to TikTok and Twitter for their humor and every folks have delivered.

The latest trend is to mock fools who refuse to wear masks. While many people who refuse to wear a mask tuck their tails and sulk as they walk away, some take it to a whole new level of fury. Those precious souls are being mocked and shamed all around the world.

Here are seven videos that are hilarious or adorable that encourage wearing masks during the COVID-19 pandemic:

Wearing a mask is like wearing a lifejacket.https://twitter.com/mattbooshell/status/1280933495674732544

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Trump tells Fox News the ‘Black Lives Matter’ sign on Fifth Avenue is like he’s being ‘prosecuted’

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President Donald Trump appeared to reveal another quid pro quo during an interview with Fox News host Sean Hannity.

MSNBC's Lawrence O'Donnell pointed it out during an interview with Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA).

"I was very nice to Mayor de Blasio. I got him ventilators when he needed them... I got him the gowns. I got him the masks. I got him everything. Then he throws a big Black Lives Matter sign right down in the middle of Fifth Avenue. I was so good to him and to Gov. Cuomo, like nobody's ever been good. And then all you end up doing out of that place is getting prosecuted."

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