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Trump completely silent on police killing of George Floyd as Biden demands federal probe

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“George Floyd deserved better and his family deserves justice. His life mattered, I’m grateful for the swift action in Minneapolis to fire the officers involved—they must be held responsible for their egregious actions,” said Biden.

While President Donald Trump has yet to say a single word about the Monday killing of George Floyd at the hands Minneapolis police officers, presumptive 2020 Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden in contrast has joined with those demanding a “thorough” federal investigation into the incident that has sparked large protests and nationwide calls for justice.

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“George Floyd deserved better and his family deserves justice. His life mattered,” Biden tweeted late Tuesday as demonstrators were tear-gassed by police in the streets of Minneapolis. “I’m grateful for the swift action in Minneapolis to fire the officers involved—they must be held responsible for their egregious actions. The FBI should conduct a thorough investigation.”

As of this writing, Trump had yet to comment on Floyd’s death though more than 24 hours had passed since video footage emerged Tuesday showing a Minneapolis police officer kneeling on the back of Floyd’s neck, disregarding the handcuffed man’s repeated pleas for his life. The Minneapolis Police Department claimed in a statement late Monday that Floyd died of an unspecified “medical incident.”

While ignoring Floyd’s killing, the president on Wednesday did find time to tweet about his “Obamagate” conspiracy theory and Twitter’s decision to fact-check his erroneous attack on vote-by-mail.

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Progressive radio host Benjamin Dixon also noted Trump’s apparent lack of concern for what happened to Floyd:

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Biden’s demand for a federal investigation into Floyd’s killing followed similar calls from civil rights groups and members of Congress.

John Gordon, executive director of the ACLU of Minnesota, said in a statement Tuesday that the “horrific video” of Floyd’s killing “underscores the immediate need for a thorough, fair, and transparent investigation” into his death.

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“The community needs a comprehensive review and the reform of police practices and policies,” said Gordon. “The officers involved—not just the perpetrator, but also those who stood by and did nothing—must be held accountable.”


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‘Trump may well face charges’ after Supreme Court gave prosecutors access to financial records: Legal experts

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President Donald Trump could potentially face charges after the Supreme Court dealt him a loss in Trump v. Vance .

The ruling gives Manhattan district attorney Cyrus Vance Jr. the go-ahead to subpoena Trump’s accounting firm as part of his investigation into possible tax crimes involving hush money payments to his mistresses, according to attorneys Norm Eisen and Bassetti in Just Security.

"Trump has significant state law criminal exposure in connection with his hush money payments (for which his fixer Michael Cohen has already gone to jail on federal charges) — and more," the pair wrote. "Trump cannot pardon himself for state law offenses on his way out the door. And the Justice Department’s position that a sitting president cannot be indicted does not bind New York state authorities."

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WATCH: Drunk CEO brags about his wealth as he spews racist slurs at California bartender

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During her shift this Tuesday night at a bar in Fresno, California, Rebecca Hernandez found herself on the receiving end of racist slurs from an intoxicated man. Since she was with only one other co-worker in the bar and feared for her safety, she took out her phone and started recording the incident on video.

“You’re a dark-haired dumbass, sand-n****r motherf*cker,” the man said to her.

“You’re going to be on the internet,” Hernandez told the man, who identified himself in the video as Jason Wood.

“No honey, I drive the internet," he responded.

Hernandez posted the video to Instagram, where it's garnered thousands of views.

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Prosecutor spills details about Bill Barr’s ‘unprecedented, unnecessary and unexplained’ efforts to oust him

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Geoffrey Berman, the man who until recently served as the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, told members of Congress on Thursday about Attorney General Bill Barr's "unprecedented, unnecessary and unexplained" efforts to oust him.

In testimony before the House Judiciary Committee, Berman explained how Barr contacted him and repeatedly pressed him to step down from his position at SDNY to take another high-profile position within the government.

Berman, however, told Barr that he wanted to stay at his current job until a replacement was nominated by President Donald Trump and confirmed by the United States Senate.

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