Jun 30, 2020
Did Trump Blow Off Some Sketchy Intel? Or Commit Treason?
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This weekend was "like a slurry" of all the worst aspects of Donald Trump: Treason, racism, incompetence, and a ban on his fanboys' one-time Reddit HQ.
Rick Wilson and Molly Jong-Fast have some thoughts on these matters in Episode 21 of The New Abnormal. “It's not just treason. It's historic treason,” Rick says about the revelation that the Russians offered bounties on U.S. soldiers—and Trump kissed up to the Kremlin anyway.
“This is a guy who was already going down into the dustbin of history. And now there's going to be a line at his grave where they're going to have to throw cat litter down. Because people are gonna piss on it for all time,” he adds.
Plus! Democratic Rep. Connor Lamb talks up his favorite Republican and what it’s really like to be a “moderate” and a Marine in a grossly bipartisan Congress. Then, Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison gets real about police unions.
“I'm reluctant to even call it a police union because a union is an honorable, wonderful institution,” he says. “These institutions are not like that at all. The teacher's union does not deliberately harm the kids. Nurses don't hurt the patients. UAW doesn't break the cars.”
He also explains what the call to defund the police really means and why no action has been taken in Breonna Taylor’s case: “Some action should have been taken by now.”
To top things off, Molly dishes on White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany: “At least with Sean Spicer, you did feel he possessed a human soul. Whereas with Kaylee, it's just this sort of terrifying, blonde sea of obfuscation.”
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Police Search St. Louis Mansion of Couple Who Pointed Guns at Protesters: Reports
The police arrived on Friday evening with a search warrant and seized the rifle wielded by Mark McCloskey during the June 28 incident, the KMOV news channel in St. Louis said.
McCloskey and his wife, Patricia McCloskey, are both personal injury lawyers, and have said they were frightened for their lives when demonstrators protesting against police violence marched by their mansion on their way to the home of St. Louis Mayor Lyda Krewson.
Videos show the couple, who are white, shouting at Black and white protesters to keep off their property over several minutes while some in the crowd record the scene on their cellphones, or shout out that the protesters have no interest in causing the couple harm. Patricia McCloskey pointed a handgun at the crowd.
The McCloskeys, a lawyer representing them and the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department did not respond to requests for comment.
Soon after the incident, Kimberly Gardner, the city's chief prosecutor, said she was alarmed by the videos and that her office was investigating a possible infringement of people's right to peacefully protest, saying in a statement that "intimidation or threat of deadly force will not be tolerated."
The couple have said they were within their rights to defend their property.
The McCloskeys have repeatedly filed lawsuits or threatened to do so in order to defend their property rights, according to an investigation published by the St. Louis Post-Dispatch on Saturday.
In 2013, Mark McCloskey destroyed bee hives just outside his mansion's wall that were placed there by a neighboring synagogue in order to provide honey for Rosh Hashanah celebrations, the newspaper reported. McCloskey left a note saying he would sue the congregation if they did not remove all trace of the hives.
(Reporting by Jonathan Allen in New York; Editing by Daniel Wallis)
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