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Washington Republican won’t seek reelection after investigation says he ‘engaged in domestic terrorism’

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Republican state Rep. Matt Shea announced that he will not seek reelection after an investigation said that he “engaged in domestic terrorism.”

According to The Seattle Times, the Washington official didn’t file to run again for his office, though he did file to run as a Republican precinct committee officer.

Shea participated in a trio of standoffs against the government, which was investigated by a House commission. That report was then forwarded to the FBI and the U.S. Attorney’s Office, saying Shea assisted “in the planning and preparation” of the 2016 armed takeover at the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge in Eastern Oregon. He was part of an armed occupation at the refuge with militia leader Ammon Bundy, who was part of the 2014 standoff at the Bundy Ranch. The Bundys refused to pay for grazing rights after allowing their cattle to graze on federal lands without paying for it.

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Shea says he’s part of a “Marxist smear campaign” and “a coup.” He also has a history of conspiracy theories from private messages that were revealed last year.

“Just a few days ago, state officials said they billed Shea for more than $4,700 in damages after the lawmaker apparently poured olive oil on the steps of the Capitol in the waning days of the legislative session as part of a counter-demonstration of a permitted event held by Satanists,” said the Times.

Read the full report at The Seattle Times.


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Eric Trump predicts his dad will win re-election: ‘The polls are looking great — you see it every day’

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One of President Donald Trump's children appeared on Fox News on Thursday to predict that his father would win re-election in November.

"Well listen, I think, um, I think we're looking really good," Eric Trump told Sean Hannity.

"The polls are looking great -- you see it every single day," Trump claimed. "The enthusiasm is tremendous."

"We're going to win," he predicted. "My father is going to win this election."

The prediction was offered the same day that NBC News released their first battleground map, showing Joe Biden on pace to win 334 Electoral College votes, Trump set to win 125 Electoral Votes, with 79 too close to call.

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Susan Rice divested herself of Netflix stock options — could it be a sign she is Biden’s VP pick?

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Former National Security Advisor Susan Rice exercised her Netflix stock options on Tuesday.

Rice, who was appointed to the streaming video company's board of directors in 2018, filed paperwork with the Securities and Exchange Commission showing that she sold about $300,000 in the transactions.

The financial move occurred as former Vice President is close to announcing his choice of running mate, Rice is considered a leading contender for the position.

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The Lincoln Project trolls Trump with new video on America’s rising COVID-19 death toll

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President Donald Trump's bungled response to the coronavirus pandemic is increasingly becoming a major campaign issue in the 2020 election.

On Tuesday, Trump taunted his detractors by reposting a video imagining him running for re-election for over 100 years, in violation of the constitution as currently written.

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— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 4, 2020

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