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‘Completely wrong’: Ex-Florida prosecutor calls out Acosta for lying about his role in cutting Epstein deal

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One of the principal arguments President Donald Trump’s Labor Secretary Alex Acosta made at his Wednesday press conference in defense of his plea deal with billionaire and accused pedophile Jeffrey Epstein was that state investigators and prosecutors bore the ultimate responsibility for the direction of the case.

But Barry Krischer, a former Palm Beach prosecutor, quickly issued a statement putting the lie to that claim, saying that a much more comprehensive federal indictment was available but dropped after secret negotiations between Acosta and Epstein’s attorney:

Acosta’s role in Epstein getting off easy for alleged child sex trafficking is facing sharp new scrutiny as federal authorities open a new prosecution effort.

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Panicky Kellyanne Conway was forced to explain to Trump why his Twitter attack on Dem lawmakers was racist: report

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According to a behind-the-scenes report in the Washington Post, senior adviser Kellyanne Conway had to frantically explain to Donald Trump that his tweets attacking four Democratic lawmakers -- all of whom are women of color -- were racist and that he needed to walk them back.

The report states that Trump made the tweets early last Sunday and then was greeted by Conway with bad news after he returned from playing golf.

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Tens of thousands march again in huge Hong Kong anti-government rally

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Hong Kong witnessed another huge anti-government march on Sunday with seemingly no end in sight to the turmoil engulfing the finance hub, sparked by years of rising anger over Beijing's rule.

The city has been plunged into its worst crisis in recent history by weeks of marches and sporadic violent confrontations between police and pockets of hardcore protesters.

The initial protests were lit by a now-suspended bill that would have allowed extraditions to mainland China.

But they have since evolved into a wider movement calling for democratic reforms, universal suffrage and a halt to sliding freedoms in the semi-autonomous territory.

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Racism, Inc.: How Donald Trump profits from xenophobia

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Several of the headlines emerging from the fallout of President Donald Trump’s recent racist behavior claim that fascism is coming to America. It’s perplexing to read them, because they seem to suggest that there is something new to the blatant and unapologetic racism and xenophobia of the Trump camp.  But there really is nothing new here.  No surprises whatsoever.  Just Trump and his team and his supporters doing exactly what they have been doing since before he announced his candidacy in June 2015.

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