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Trump delivers unhinged rant to Geraldo: Roger Stone prosecutors were ‘bad people’ who ‘got caught by me’

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President Donald Trump on Thursday gloated that all four attorneys involved in prosecuting Roger Stone all withdrew from the case just hours after he criticized their work on his Twitter account.

In an interview with Fox News’ Geraldo Rivera on Cleveland-based radio station WTAM, the president once again smeared the four prosecutors and said that they didn’t quit because they were morally opposed to Trump’s intervention in the Department of Justice’s sentencing guidelines.

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“I don’t think they quit for moral reasons,” the president said. “I think they got caught in the act by me!”

He then explained exactly what he “caught” the prosecutors doing.

“What am I going to do, let a man go to jail for nine years when murderers aren’t going to jail!” he fumed. “You have some of the most serious, horrible rapists and everything else, they don’t go to jail for nine years!”

Rivera then suggested that the prosecutors recommended between seven to nine years for Stone because they were trying to hurt him.

“They’re doing it because they’re bad people!” Trump replied.

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There’s no respite from Trump’s vindictiveness and foolishness

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As we know, even in the midst of a national emergency, Donald Trump could find time and bandwidth to continue his retribution campaign.

He dismissed Michael Atkinson, the inspector general for the intelligence agencies, for doing “a terrible job,” satisfying his own thirst for vengeance for anyone who actually adhered to law and practice over blind loyalty to Trump himself. Indeed, asked about it the next day, Trump underscored his action by saying, Atkinson “was no Trump supporter, that I can tell you.”

It was an act that we once would have labeled corruption, by Democrats and Republicans – that is using the office for personal purposes – if Congress and too many Americans had not since become inured by so many like instances.

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This is how Taiwan and South Korea bucked the global lockdown trend

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As the coronavirus pandemic sparks global lockdowns, life has continued comparatively unhindered in places like Taiwan, South Korea and Hong Kong after their governments and citizens took decisive early action against the unfolding crisis.

At first glance Taiwan looks like an ideal candidate for the coronavirus. The island of 23 million lies just 180 kilometres (110 miles) off mainland China.

Yet nearly 100 days in, Taiwan has just 376 confirmed cases and five fatalities while restaurants, bars, schools, universities and offices remain open.

The government of President Tsai Ing-wen, whose deputy is an epidemiologist, made tough decisions while the crisis was nascent to stave off the kind of pain now convulsing much of the rest of the world.

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Republican ex-lawmaker with coronavirus scolds Wisconsin GOP for forcing voters to risk their health

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On CNN Tuesday, former Rep. Charlie Dent (R-PA), who is himself dealing with a bout of COVID-19, chastised the Wisconsin GOP for doing everything in their power to block the state elections from being moved — and forcing many voters to stand in line and risk exposure to the virus to cast their ballot.

"I have to tell you, here in Pennsylvania we have a Democratic governor and Republican legislature," Dent told host Don Lemon. "They postponed the election here from April 28 until June 2. Without any controversy. Everybody agreed it was the right thing to do and they moved on. I'm surprised Wisconsin took this risk, knowing they don't have to."

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