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Legal experts trash Bill Barr’s ‘despicable’ threat to strip communities of police protection for disrespecting cops

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This week, during a meeting with police officers and prosecutors, Attorney General William Barr suggested that “communities” that choose to protest police brutality and racial bias incidents by law enforcement could “lose the police protection they need” — a remark that sounded strongly like a threat to criminal justice and civil rights activists, and the towns they live in.

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Barr’s remarks were roundly condemned by multiple legal experts, including several former federal prosecutors, on Wednesday, who noted that in addition to playing politics with public safety and threatening freedom of speech and assembly, Barr may not actually have the authority to follow through on such a threat:

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Trump ‘facing a rapid decline’ as he wallows in ‘rage and denial’ over election loss: report

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President Donald Trump's mental health since losing the 2020 presidential election was the focus of a new analysis by New York Times chief White House correspondent Peter Baker that was published online Saturday.

"Over the past week, President Trump posted or reposted more than 130 messages on Twitter lashing out at the results of an election he lost. He mentioned the coronavirus pandemic now reaching its darkest hours four times — and even then just to assert that he was right about the outbreak and the experts were wrong," Baker reported under the headline, "Trump’s Final Days of Rage and Denial."

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Will we ever know how much money Trump and his family squeezed out of his presidency?

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Welcome to another edition of What Fresh Hell?, Raw Story’s roundup of news items that might have become controversies under another regime, but got buried – or were at least under-appreciated – due to the daily firehose of political pratfalls, unhinged tweet storms and other sundry embarrassments coming out of the current White House.

Four years ago, a victorious Donald Trump insisted that he had only lost the popular vote due to widespread fraud while raising tens of millions of dollars for his inauguration. Now, as his baseless, often goofy lawsuits get laughed out of courtroom after courtroom, a defeated Trump and his allies are raising tens of millions of dollars from his easily-enraged MAGA base to "stop the steal." And the lion's share of the $207 million Trump has raised since the election hasn't been spent on his legal campaign, but will instead fund his new political slush fund, among other things.

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Critics pile on #DesperateDonald for last second demand Georgia’s governor override the will of the voters

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Reaction to Donald Trump's reported call on Saturday morning to Gov. Brian Kemp (R-GA) asking him to force the state's Republican-majority legislature to overturn the election so Trump can rake in Georgia's 16 Electoral College votes ranged from accusations of sedition to ridicule with the president dubbed "#DesperateDonald."

According to the Washington Post, "Hours before he was scheduled to hold a rally in Georgia on behalf of the state’s two GOP senators, Trump pressed Kemp to call a special session of the state legislature to get lawmakers to override the results and appoint electors that would back him, according to a person familiar with the conversation.”

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