The Web company used by 8Chan, the hate site where recent El Paso shooter posted his white supremacist hate messages against immigrants before driving nine hours to the border town, announced it will no longer provide services to the racist site, effectively shutting down the 8Chan page.
A Nebraska Republican lawmaker called out the GOP—and Donald directly—for “enabling white supremacy.” “I of course am not suggesting that all Republicans are white supremacists nor am I saying that the average Republican is even racist,” wrote McCollister, who represents an Omaha-area district. “What I am saying though is that the Republican Party is COMPLICIT to obvious racist and immoral activity inside our party.”
President Obama made a rare public rebuke—ostensibly of racism in general, but his tweet was very pointed toward the Very Stable Genius—or at least thin-skinned Donald thought so, lashing out in reply that he is the “least racist person in the world.” Obama’s tweet simply asked Americans to “clearly and unequivocally” reject language from leaders that “feeds a climate of fear and hatred or normalizes racist sentiments.”
Former FBI deputy director Andrew McCabe filed a lawsuit against the Justice Department and the FBI, stating that he was fired just before his retirement as politically motivated punishment by Don John for being insufficiently loyal. McCabe stated that Donald “purposefully and intentionally” pushed the Justice Department to demote and terminate him as part of an “unconstitutional plan” to discredit and remove Justice Department and F.B.I. employees who were “deemed to be his partisan opponents.”
The House Judiciary Committee filed suit against Donald’s former counsel Don McGahn to force him to testify before Congress.
Republicans—even Mitch McConnell—are making noise about actually introducing legislation for sensible gun reform, in response—at last—to the majority of Americans who favor tighter regulation of weapons.
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