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Ex-FBI Director Andrew McCabe: Trump is ‘person most responsible’ for Gretchen Whitmer kidnapping plot

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Former deputy FBI director Andrew McCabe (Photo: Screen capture)

Former FBI Director Andrew McCabe pointed the finger at President Donald Trump on Thursday for fostering a cultural climate which triggered six men to allegedly plot to kidnap Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer (D).

During a press conference on Thursday, federal prosecutors revealed that the militia members plotted against Whitmer because of the coronavirus-related restrictions she put on the state.

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Following the press conference, CNN’s Brianna Keilar noted that Trump had attacked Whitmer over her handling of the coronavirus pandemic.

In one tweet Trump wrote, “Liberate Michigan!”

McCabe said that Russia is amplifying Trump’s anti-democratic messages.

“We know back in 2016, one of the Russians’ objectives was to sow exactly this sort of sentiment: discord, chaos, distrust in each other and in our democratic process,” the former FBI director explained. “We also know from what our intelligence folks have told us in the last few weeks that they are continuing that same campaign.”

“But let’s not be mistaken here,” he continued. “The person most responsible for fomenting this sort of unrest, this sort of division, this sort of violence in this country right now is the president of the United States.”

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According to McCabe, “the Russians simply have to amplify the messages that President Trump is putting out on a daily basis.”

“It is exactly that sort of rhetoric that causes extremists to feel like now is the time to take action,” he added. “It serves as a sort of trigger for folks who are already violent, maybe unstable, pointed in that direction.”

Watch the video below from CNN.

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Moon may be richer in water than thought — and it could help propel humans farther from earth

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There may be far more water on the Moon than previously thought, according to two studies published Monday raising the tantalising prospect that astronauts on future space missions could find refreshment -- and maybe even fuel -- on the lunar surface.

The Moon was believed to be bone dry until around a decade ago when a series of findings suggested that our nearest celestial neighbour has traces of water trapped in the surface.

Two new studies published in Nature Astronomy on Monday suggest there could be much more water than previously thought, including ice stored in permanently shadowed "cold traps" at lunar polar regions.

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Asymptomatic coronaagvirus sufferers lose antibodies sooner: study

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Asymptomatic coronavirus sufferers appear to lose detectable antibodies sooner than people who have exhibited Covid-19 symptoms, according to one of the biggest studies of its kind in Britain published on Tuesday.

The findings by Imperial College London and market research firm Ipsos Mori also suggest the loss of antibodies was slower in 18–24 year-olds compared to those aged 75 and over.

Overall, samples from hundreds of thousands of people across England between mid-June and late September showed the prevalence of virus antibodies fell by more than a quarter.

The research, commissioned by the British government and published Tuesday by Imperial, indicates people's immune response to Covid-19 reduces over time following infection.

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Early voting to be hit by heavy rain and flooding as Hurricane Zeta barrels towards the Gulf Coast

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Hurricane Zeta is expected to make landfall near Louisiana's border with Mississippi on Wednesday evening as campaigns work to get supporters to the polls and convince any undecided voters to back their candidate.

"Hurricane conditions and life-threatening storm surge are possible along portions of the northern Gulf Coast on Wednesday, and Storm Surge and Hurricane Watches are in effect," the National Hurricane Center warned.

"Between Tuesday night and Thursday, heavy rainfall is expected from portions of the central Gulf Coast into the southern Appalachians and Mid-Atlantic states near and in advance of Zeta. This rainfall will lead to flash, urban, small stream, and minor river flooding," the center explained.

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