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Trump-loving Republican candidate seeking to oust Ilhan Omar arrested for shoplifting 279 items

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In an ironic twist, Rep. Ilhan Omar’s (D-MN) Republican opponent lodged an unverified accusation that the freshman Democrat was a “criminal,” but now the GOP candidate is on the wrong side of the law.

The Guardian reported Thursday that Danielle Stella has been charged with felony theft. She allegedly shoplifted items worth more than $2,300 from 279 items from a Target and goods valued at $50 from a grocery store. She’s denying the allegations. She went through the self-checkout line

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The 31-year-old Republican is a devotee of the conspiracy theory group “QAnon,” which considers itself part of Trump’s army battling liberal pedophiles.

Just this week, Stella called Minneapolis “the crime capital of our country,” though she didn’t cite herself as an example. According to crime ranks, Minneapolis isn’t the top, in fact it’s not even in the top ten. Using a variety of crime stats, the city comes in at 20.

“Describing Minneapolis during the interview as America’s ‘crime capital,’ Stella falsely claimed that crime in the city had risen by 80 percent over the past year,” The Guardian reported. “According to Minneapolis police data, there has been a 10.7 percent uptick in serious crime year-on-year, following a 16.5 percent decline in 2018.”

“I am not guilty of these crimes. In this country, I am innocent until proven guilty and that is the law,” she said in a series of text messages to The Guardian. “If I was guilty of crimes, I would never run for public office, putting myself in the public eye under a microscope to be attacked by all political sides.”

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In 2009, court records reveal Stella pleaded guilty to driving while impaired from alcohol and fleeing a police officer. While it is a felony, the charges were lightened as part of a plea deal to a “gross misdemeanor.”

If she is convicted she could serve up to five years in prison and pay a $10,000 fine.

Read the full report at The Guardian.

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Trump claims Adam Schiff is faking the transcripts he’s putting out from Intelligence Committee depositions

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President Donald Trump tweeted out another conspiracy theory about Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) Monday as two more transcripts were released from those testifying in the House Intelligence Committee as it prepares for impeachment.

"Just like Schiff fabricated my phone call, he will fabricate the transcripts that he is making and releasing!" Trump tweeted.

https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/1194033162936102912

Trump also claimed that Shiff will not allow Trump any witnesses. The president's lawyers haven't explained to him that the House does not hold the trial for impeachment, it's the Senate that holds the trial. That's where witnesses will be presented and the White House can refute the claims. Schiff is having a hearing around the impeachment inquiry and investigation.

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Mulvaney held up missiles to Ukraine out of fear Russia would be angry: State Department official

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Among the many revelations in the transcript of Ukraine Special Adviser Catherine Croft's testimony to the House is the fact that acting White House Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney, who also oversees the Office of Management and Budget, put a hold on a shipment of Javelin missiles to Ukraine not just as part of an apparent scheme to force Ukrainian officials to dig up dirt on former Vice President Joe Biden, but also out of concern that Russia would be angry.

"In a briefing with Mr. Mulvaney, the question centered around the Russian reaction," said Croft in the transcript. When pressed, she added the fear was specifically "that Russia would react negatively to the provision of javelins to Ukraine."

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READ IT: Foreign service officer Christopher Anderson testimony to House Intelligence Committee on impeachment

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Foreign service officer Christopher Anderson served as the deputy to former U.S. envoy to Ukraine Kurt Volker. When he spoke to the House Intelligence Committee, he revealed what he witnessed when President Donald Trump made the July 25 call to Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky.

Anderson joined colleague Catherine Croft in testifying to the House and both of their testimonies were released Monday, just days ahead of the open hearings are scheduled to begin.

Anderson specifically revealed that Trump's anti-corruption defense was revealed to be false. You can read his testimony in the document embedded below:

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