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Army ignores Trump and chooses not to investigate Alexander Vindman: report

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The Army has no plans to investigate the former National Security Council staffer who testified in the House impeachment inquiry against President Trump, POLITICO reports.

Army Secretary Ryan McCarthy made the announcement in the wake President Donald Trump’s comments where he said he imagined the military would “take a look at” whether Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman should face disciplinary action for the “horrible things” he said during his testimony.

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In a move that many saw as retribution meted out by Trump, Vindman was fired from his position last week after Trump’s acquittal in the Senate.

Read the full report over at POLITICO.


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LAPD Academy gun store manager busted for stealing guns — and selling them to cops: report

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On Thursday, the Los Angeles Times reported that the manager of a gun store at the Los Angeles Police Academy has been arrested, and faces allegations that he stole guns from the store to sell them to police officers on the side.

"Archi Duenas, 33, was booked on suspicion of felony grand theft on March 20 after nearly 40 firearms disappeared from the gun store, according to two law enforcement officials familiar with the investigation," wrote Richard Winton and Cindy Chang. "A dozen of the weapons have not been found, while the others were relinquished to detectives by the purchasers, sources said."

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‘You just proved their point’: Trump attacks editorial claiming he only cares about ratings – by bragging about ratings

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President Donald Trump attacked a Wall Street Journal editorial Thursday saying that the daily briefings with the president are a complete waste of time.

"A friend of ours who voted for President Trump sent us a note recently saying that she had stopped watching the daily White House briefings of the coronavirus task force. Why? Because they have become less about defeating the virus and more about the many feuds of Donald J. Trump," the Journal wrote Thursday.

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‘Extremely alarming’: Coronavirus stimulus law allows the Federal Reserve to hold secret meetings on corporate bailouts

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"That provision's a body blow to transparency when we need it most."

A brief and obscure provision buried in the nearly 900-page coronavirus stimulus package passed by Congress last month authorizes the Federal Reserve to skirt longstanding transparency and accountability requirements as it doles out trillions of dollars in taxpayer money to large corporations.

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