Washington (AFP) – President Donald Trump said Thursday that his former national security advisor Michael Flynn, who pleaded guilty in 2017 to lying about his Russia contacts, would be absolved by a Washington court, calling FBI investigators in his case “filthy cops.”Trump said fresh documents that surfaced in Flynn’s case showed he was mistreated and should be freed by a court currently weighing his sentence.”He’s in the process of being exonerated. If you look at those notes from yesterday, that was total exoneration,” said Trump.”These were dirty, filthy cops at the top of the FBI.””Now we…
‘Horrified’ Republicans beg Trump to stop bashing mail-in voting as Democrats take ‘astronomical’ early lead
Top Republican officials are "horrified" by the early returns of Democratic mail-in ballots.
Democratic voters are requesting and returning mail-in ballots at a far higher rate than Republican voters so far in key battleground states, which could make it impossible for the GOP to hold on to the White House and their Senate majority, reported the Washington Post.
“It’s astronomical,” said one Republican strategist who's working on Senate races. “You see these numbers in a state like North Carolina, and how can you not be concerned?”
Outrage over Trump ‘shoutout’ to far-right militia
US President Donald Trump drew outrage on Wednesday after he dodged an opportunity to condemn white supremacists, and instead dropped the name of a far-right militia group during the first presidential debate.
When asked if he was willing to reject racist and militia groups Trump deflected and said: "Proud Boys -- stand back and stand by."
"But I'll tell you what, I'll tell you what, somebody's got to do something about Antifa," he continued, referring to the far-left movement.
The Proud Boys, a far-right paramilitary group, then appeared to adopt the phrase, with one known social media account posting a logo that read "Stand Back, Stand By."
What’s the matter with the Universe? Scientists have the answer
A team of US astrophysicists has produced one of the most precise measurements ever made of the total amount of matter in the Universe, a longtime mystery of the cosmos.
The answer, published in The Astrophysical Journal on Monday, is that matter consists of 31.5 percent -- give or take 1.3 percent -- of the total amount of matter and energy that make up the Universe.
The remaining 68.5 percent is dark energy, a mysterious force that is causing the expansion of the Universe to accelerate over time, and was first inferred by observations of distant supernovae in the late 1990s.