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‘Covering for Trump!’ Conspiracy nuts turn on Bill Barr after he says Jeffrey Epstein definitely killed himself

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Attorney General Bill Barr on Friday said that he had seen direct evidence that accused child sex trafficker Jeffrey Epstein took his own life — and conspiracy theorists at Reddit are not happy about it.

Barr told the Associated Press on Friday that Epstein’s suicide wasn’t the result of a nefarious plot, but rather what he described as a “perfect storm of screw-ups” that occurred at his detention facility over the summer.

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Although Reddit’s /r/conspiracy page in the past featured posts sympathetic to fellow conspiracy theorist President Donald Trump, Barr’s claims about Epstein’s death were too much for them to swallow.

One user at /r/conspiracy accused Barr of “obviously covering for Trump’s pedo ring,” while another user wondered “how can anyone defend Trump on this anymore,” while adding that the president is “obviously complicit.”

When one lone Trump supporter chimed in to say that the president had nothing to do with Barr’s decision, he was slammed by other /r/conspiracy posters.

“Trump hired Barr,” one user wrote in response. “Trump also hired the prosecutor that gave Epstein the sweetheart deal. Trump and Barr are legitimately as big a suspects in this as anyone.”

“You guys if it weren’t for politics would NEVER defend Trump,” wrote another. “If he was just the host of the apprentice or if he was still a Democrat you guys wouldn’t twist yourself into pretzels pretending it’s all a coincidence. You wouldn’t even think about it. But the fact that someone you like due to politics did something so evil causes cognitive dissonance so you try to make excuses for the guy.”

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75 years ago: When atomic scientist Leo Szilard tried to halt dropping bombs over Japan

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As this troubled summer rolls along, and the world begins to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the creation, and use, of the first atomic bombs, many special, or especially tragic, days will draw special attention.  They will include July 16 (first test of the weapon in New Mexico), August 6 (bomb dropped over Hiroshima) and August 9 (over Nagasaki).   Surely far fewer in the media and elsewhere will mark another key date:  July 3.

On July 3, 1945, the great atomic scientist Leo Szilard finished a letter/petition that would become the strongest (virtually the only) real attempt at halting President Truman's march to using the atomic bomb--still almost two weeks from its first test at Trinity--against Japanese cities.

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Former Trump administration official refers to a renowned Black scholar as ‘some criminal’

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President Donald Trump's former Attorney General Jeff Sessions referred to renowned Black Harvard scholar Henry Louis Gates Jr. as "some criminal" in an interview with The New York Times Magazine.

Sessions, one of Trump's earliest supporters who was later fired after years of attacks from the president, is currently attempting to reclaim his old Senate seat in Alabama. Sessions has desperately tried to tout his Trumpist credentials on the campaign trail, even as the president has waged a campaign aimed at sabotaging his primary bid.

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Miami-Dade cop relieved of duty after punching irate woman at Florida airport

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A bad situation turned worse, after a woman missed her flight at Miami International Airport. When police were called, things got even worse.

According to the Miami Herald, body-camera footage, which surfaced Wednesday evening, showed the officer hitting the woman yelling at him.

“You acting like you white when you really Black...what you want to do?” the woman without a mask says.

She then stepped very close to the officer, putting her face against his and that's when he struck her in the face.

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