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Trump says he’s open to investigation of DeJoy’s campaign fundraising

Louis DeJoy pressured employees to donate to Trump campaign

President Trump on Monday expressed openness for an investigation into Louis DeJoy, his postmaster general, who is facing scrutiny after former employees of his previous private company said they felt pressured to make donations to Republican candidates for which they were later reimbursed.

In a Labor Day news conference at the White House, when asked if he was open to a campaign finance investigation of DeJoy, Trump said, “Sure, sure, let the investigations go.” And he also said DeJoy should lose his job “if something can be proven that he did something wrong.”

The president was responding to questions about a recent Washington Post story, which found that during his decade as chief executive of New Breed Logistics, employees said they were urged by DeJoy and his top aides to contribute to GOP candidates and then were reimbursed through bonuses — a practice that would be unlawful.

TVNL Comment: Yeah, sure.  Just like he's been open to any probe into his or his cronies' corruption. Watch for documents and subpoenas to be refused. DeJoy will be whitewashed and kept in his post.

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Peter Strzok would like to clear a few things up

Peter Strzok his his say

"I’m sorry to bother you. But it turns out Trump just accused me of treason.”

Peter Strzok, who was still an FBI employee that day in January 2018 and couldn’t respond to the president’s attack, was appealing to his boss: “The bureau can’t let this stand,” he pleaded.

“I’m sorry, Pete,” came the response. “We’re not going to say anything.”

Nearly three years later, Strzok — who led the FBI’s Russia investigation, dubbed Crossfire Hurricane, until he was removed over several anti-Trump texts he’d sent during the election amid an affair with a colleague — is finally able to speak publicly and on his terms for the first time since he joined the FBI more than two decades ago.

Fascism Scholar Says U.S. Is 'Losing Its Democratic Status'

US losing democracy statusSince it was first popularized by Italian dictator Benito Mussolini in the 1920s, fascism, and accusations of it, have been a common theme in American political discourse.

Voices on the left warned of fascism in the form of Ronald Reagan and George W. Bush; conservatives have accused liberals of actually being the ones to embrace the far-right ideology.

Historians have noted similarities between Donald Trump and Mussolini since before the 2016 election. Some of the racial justice protesters this summer have said they are fighting fascism in the form of President Trump. And the presence of antifa — anti-fascist — protesters at some demonstrations has upped attention to the word.

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White House has talked to VA secretary about taking Pentagon job if Trump fires Esper

mark Esper to be replacedPresident Donald Trump has long been unhappy with Defense Secretary Mark Esper, and White House officials have talked to Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert Wilkie about taking the top Pentagon job should Trump decide to fire Esper, three senior administration officials said.

Two senior administration officials said Trump discussed the position directly with Wilkie at the White House last month. Two other senior administration officials said Wilkie had senior-level discussions with the White House about becoming Trump's next defense secretary.

The conversations included the idea of naming Wilkie — a Senate-confirmed member of Trump's Cabinet — the acting defense secretary if the president fires Esper, officials said.

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Fox News Reporter Snaps Back As Trump Demands Her Firing For Confirming War Dead Story

Jennifer Griffin of FOX news fights back

A Fox News reporter staunchly defended her work Saturday after President Donald Trump demanded she be fired for confirming parts of The Atlantic’s bombshell story revealing the president’s insults about military service members.

“I can tell you that my sources are unimpeachable,” Fox News’ national security correspondent Jennifer Griffin said on-air (in the video above). “I feel very confident with what we have reported at Fox.”

She didn’t confirm “every line” of the report, but did confirm “most of the descriptions and the quotes in that Atlantic article ... so I feel very confident in my reporting,” Griffin said. She also discovered as part of her reporting that Trump had once said that including “wounded guys” would not be a “good look” at a Fourth of July parade honoring the military, according to a source.

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Trump's ex-lawyer Cohen says president disparaged Black leaders and voters: report

Cohen: Trump disparaged Black leaders, othersMichael Cohen, U.S. President Donald Trump’s former personal lawyer, is alleging in a new book that Trump made disparaging remarks about Black world leaders including former South African President Nelson Mandela, as well as about U.S. minorities in general, the Washington Post reported on Saturday.

Cohen worked closely with Trump for years before turning against him, most publicly in testimony to Congress last year prior to Trump’s impeachment.

Now Cohen is serving a three-year sentence for, among other things, making false statements to Congress. In a book due to be published next week, Cohen alleges that Trump described Mandela as a poor leader, according to the Washington Post which reported it obtained a copy of the book.

At Least 4 Boats Sink During Disastrous Trump Parade in Texas

4 boats sink during Trump paradeA parade of boats near Austin, Texas meant to honor President Donald Trump ended in disarray Saturday afternoon as at least four watercraft sank and boaters continually rang local authorities in distress.

With temperatures at 90 degrees and helicopters buzzing overhead, the Lake Travis Trump Boat Parade, as the event was known on Facebook, began at noon. The Travis County Sheriff’s Office received its first call for help related to the event at 12:15, spokesperson Kristen Dark told The Daily Beast. The sheriff’s office responded to similar calls for the nearly two-hour duration of the demonstration, according to Dark.

“We’ve responded to multiple calls of boaters in distress, and some of the craft did sink,” Dark said.

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