Robert Hyde, a Trump-loving Republican congressional hopeful from Connecticut who was implicated in text messages with former Rudy Giuliani henchman Lev Parnas, posted a bizarre conspiratorial rant on Friday in which he claimed to have been set up by Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA).
In a video posted on his own Twitter account, Hyde accused Schiff of trying to “f*ck with me” by having a man pretending to be a Ukrainian operative contact him about surveilling and possibly either kidnapping or assassinating former American ambassador to Ukraine Marie Yovanovitch.
“Come on, Adam Schiff, who was providing me that intel of me in Ukraine spying on Marie Yovanovitch?!” he shouted at the camera. “You’re a scumbag, Adam Schiff, and the world knows it!”
In text messages between Hyde and Parnas released this week, the Republican congressional hopeful claimed that he was tracking Yovanovitch through her computer and phone. Hyde also suggested that unspecified “security forces” could deal with Yovanovitch “if you want her out.”
Watch the video below.
— HYDE for U.S. Congress (@rfhyde1) January 17, 2020
‘Don’t listen to them’: Insurance industry front group to run ads attacking Medicare for All during Democratic debate
"We are winning, so the industry is attacking Medicare for All to protect their profits and help the politicians defending those profits."
The Partnership for America's Health Care Future, an insurance industry front group formed in 2018 to combat Medicare for All, announced Wednesday that it will run television and social media ads against healthcare reform during the Democratic presidential debate in Las Vegas.
Paul Krugman debunks Trump’s bogus claims about the ‘Obama economy’
President Donald Trump has repeatedly insisted that his policies alone are responsible for the economic recovery in the United States, claiming that he inherited a broken economy from his Democratic predecessor, President Barack Obama. But Trump’s claims are wildly misleading, and economist/New York Times columnist Paul Krugman debunked some of them this week in a Twitter thread.
Krugman tweeted, “So, I see that Trump is bad-mouthing the Obama economy. Two points. First, there was absolutely no break in economic trends after the 2016 election.”
The 66-year-old Krugman posted a chart showing GDP (gross domestic product) from 2010 (when Obama was serving his first term) to 2020 (three years into Trump’s presidency). GDP, the chart shows, gradually improved during Obama’s eight-year presidency.
Right-wing extremists using Facebook to recruit for ‘boogaloo’ attacks on liberals and cops: report
A right-wing extremist movement is recruiting on social media to target liberals and law enforcement in a violent uprising called the "boogaloo."
The loosely organized movement is trolling for members on mainstream platforms such as Facebook, Instagram, Reddit and Twitter, in addition to 4chan and other fringe sites, to promote a second Civil War, reported NBC News.
“When you have people talking about and planning sedition and violence against minorities, police, and public officials, we need to take their words seriously,” said Paul Goldenberg, of the Homeland Security Advisory Council.