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‘This will not end well’: Far-right extremism expert warns of Trump’s intensifying authoritarianism

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An expert on the far-right in America warned of President Donald Trump’s “genuinely dangerous levels” of authoritarianism on Saturday.

Author David Neiwert posted a long Twitter thread on the commander-in-chief’s “Social Dominance Orientation” — and warned it will not end well.

Neiwert is the author of the 2017 book Alt-America: The Rise of the Radical Right in the Age of Trump.

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Ukraine ambassador Taylor reveals quid pro quo evidence in Trump impeachment: ‘Most thorough account so far’

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The Ukraine ambassador testified that EU ambassador Gordon Sondland told home that foreign aid was being held up for political reasons.

Bill Taylor, the top U.S. diplomat in Ukraine, testified that Sondland revealed to him that military aid to the American ally was being held up by the White House to pressure the foreign country to publicly announce a corruption investigation.

That investigation was considered to be helpful to President Donald Trump's election, sources from both parties said of Taylor's testimony.

“Eyebrows frozen raised,” a source in the room said. "(It is the) most thorough account of everything so far."

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Lindsey Graham and Fox News general twice begged Trump to leave US troops in Syria to protect oil: report

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Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) and retired Gen. Jack Keane went to the White House to ask President Donald Trump to change his mind about giving Turkey the green light to invade Syria.

Keane, a Fox News analyst, showed the president on Oct. 8 a map of Syria, Turkey and Iraq and pointed out all the oil fields that the U.S. and its Kurdish allies had controlled, reported NBC News.

Two sources familiar with the discussion said Keane explained that oil would fall under Iranian control if Trump withdrew all U.S. troops stationed in northern Syria.

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Diplomat Bill Taylor’s long opening statement on Ukraine provoked ‘sighs and gasps’: report

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Veteran diplomat Bill Taylor, who told European Union ambassador Gordon Sondland that he thought it was "crazy" to withhold military aid to Ukraine to help a political campaign, testified before the House Intelligence Committee on Tuesday over the objections of the Trump State Department.

Even though details of the testimony have not yet been made public, one source tells Politico's Andrew Desiderio that Taylor's opening statement was a hefty 15 pages long and sparked "a lot of sighs and gasps."

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