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Family of USS Roosevelt sailor thinks dismissed captain was ‘probably ignored’ and ‘had no other choice’ with his letter

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Al Robertson’s son is serving in the U.S. Navy and is abord the USS Theodore Roosevelt amid the coronavirus outbreak. He was grateful that Capt. Brett Crozier sounded the alarm about the cases taking down so many sailors on board the aircraft carrier.

Capt. Crozier was dismissed from command after superiors claimed he didn’t follow the chain of command by sending his desperate plea for help for his crew. Despite an otherwise unblemished record, President Donald Trump said he had to go.

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Speaking to MSNBC Sunday, Robertson doesn’t believe what the Navy’s excuses are.

“The Navy said he violated the chain of command, the memo went out to too many people. What do you say to that?” asked host Katy Tur.

“I find that hard to believe,” Robertson said. “He’s a captain in the United States Navy. He’s in command of an aircraft carrier. The way I am looking at it, he was probably ignored and felt no other choice but to go outside of the chain of command to make light to the situation.”

The Robertson’s son has tested negative and is port in Guam with the carrier.

See the interview below:

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Ex-cops indicted in fatal shooting of Black woman and ‘public torture’ of Black man in separate incidents

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Two former Mississippi police officers were indicted in the brutal beating of a Black motorist, and one of them was also charged in an unrelated fatal shooting.

Wade Robertson, 28, and Bryce Gilbert, 27, were charged with aggravated assault in the 2018 beating of James Barnett, and Robertson was also charged with manslaughter in the 2019 shooting death of Dominique Henry, reported The Laurel Leader-Call.

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Andrea Mitchell knocks Biden for virtual convention speech: ‘How much does that damage the campaign?’

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MSNBC host Andrea Mitchell suggested to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) on Wednesday that presumptive Democratic nominee Joe Biden could "damage" his campaign by holding a virtual convention speech.

Mitchell made the remark after President Donald Trump said that he was considering holding his convention speech at the White House.

"Joe Biden is not going to Milwaukee," Mitchell told Pelosi. "How much does this damage the campaign?"

Pelosi disagreed by insisting that Democrats will hold a "great convention."

Mitchell then asked about Trump's plan to hold his convention speech at the White House.

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Trump’s psychiatric disturbance could destroy democracy if he wins a second term: clinical psychologist

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I’m not being hyperbolic or melodramatic when I say that democracy itself is on the line on November 3. Donald Trump has been on a mission to subvert our democracy and to push it toward an autocracy. No president has ever disavowed democracy like Trump. No president has ever wanted to change our democratic way of life like Trump.

Trump has shown little interest or intent in following our Constitution. He is not abiding by the emoluments clause. He breaks norms and rules at will. He does not recognize that the three branches of government are co-equal. He operates as if the executive branch has total power. Our democracy is not based on the executive branch having absolute power. It requires that the three branches have separate powers in a check-and-balances system. Trump impugns democracy because it limits his power and requires him to be held accountable.

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