Stephon Clark’s Brother Arrested, Held On $1M Bail

He didn’t resist arrest.

Via Blue Lives Matter:

The older brother of Stephon Clark was arrested on a felony threat charge on Thursday afternoon.

Stevante Clark, 25, was arrested at about 12:10 pm on April 19th and charged with suspicion of threatening to cause death or serious injury, and calling 911 to annoy or harass, The Sacramento Bee reported.

Police booked Stevante Clark into the Sacramento County jail.

The Sacramento Bee said he was held at the facility which noted a $1 million bail, but also noted that his charges made him ineligible for bail.

KCRA reported that the Sacramento Police Department had requested that Stevante Clark not receive bail in consideration of the seriousness of his crime and public protection.

Sacramento Police Department Spokeswoman Linda Matthew confirmed that Stevante Clark had been arrested, but would not release any details of the circumstances of the arrest.

Family member Sonia Lewis, who was also a member of Black Lives Matter Sacramento, told The Sacramento Bee that she was in the process of notifying the rest of the family of Stevante Clark’s arrest.

Lewis said she did not know why Stevante Clark had been arrested, but that he had been suffering mental health issues recently.

She said she was concerned he had been arrested and taken to jail rather than taken for a mental health evaluation.

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Liberal Conspiracy Website Suggests Trump Is Ready To Resign

Moonbats icing down raw water and preparing tofu platters.

Via Down Trend:

The moonbat fever swamps are boiling over today after a whipsaw week of the James Comey media blitz, the long overdue release (and immediate leak to the media) of the Comey memos and today’s news that the DNC is suing Russia, WikiLeaks’ and the Trump administration over its fundraising woes.

And former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani was brought in as one of the president’s lawyers to deal with the Mueller investigation.

Giuliani’s presence has sparked a fury of speculation over why he is now counseling Trump and leave it to one of the nuttiest conspiracy sites out there to chime in as to what it is.

Trump is negotiating his exit strategy and could be resigning in the near future. Ok liberals, before you pee your pants in excitement, it was only the Palmer Report which is a far left blog that trafficks in wild gossip and Russian conspiracy theories and is right up their with nut queen Louise Mensch when it comes to selling shit to suckers, both of which are in abundant supply in Democrat circles.[…]

According to the Palmer Report “Is Rudy Giuliani negotiating Donald Trump’s resignation?”:

Since the bizarre news broke that Rudy Giuliani is joining Donald Trump’s criminal defense team, it’s been difficult to figure out what’s truly going on. We’ve established that Giuliani has recently figured out he’s in huge trouble, and that Trump doesn’t like that this news has gone public. Now that the dust is settling a bit, the part that stands out is Giuliani’s surreal claim that he’s going to be able to “negotiate an end” to the Robert Mueller investigation and that he’s going to be able to make it happen within “maybe a couple of weeks.”

Why on earth would Rudy Giuliani try to sell Donald Trump or the public on the idea that he can magically make all of Trump’s legal troubles go away within a week or two? One explanation is that Giuliani has completely lost what was left of his mind, and thinks he really can make this happen. Another explanation would be that Trump is so far gone, Giuliani was able to con him into believing such nonsense for unknown reasons. But there’s a third explanation, and it goes back to Giuliani’s use of the word “negotiate.”

The only way for Trump to try to quickly kill off the investigation would be to try to fire everyone involved, and hope those firings somehow stick. But this strategy would not be any sort of “negotiation” and it wouldn’t require Giuliani’s involvement. The only other possible way out for Trump would be if he’s talking about negotiating his way out of office, by offering to resign in exchange for some degree of criminal leniency.

As crazy as that might sound, it’s difficult to come up with a more plausible explanation for what’s going on here. Rudy Giuliani has convinced Donald Trump that he can quickly “negotiate an end” to Trump’s legal troubles. Trump’s only remaining bargaining chip in any negotiation is his resignation.

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Video: Explosion That Texas Officer Barely Escaped Was Caused By Illegal Alien

Remember this video? We posted it before. But now it turns out it was an illegal alien who caused it.

Via Fox News Insider:

An illegal immigrant was identified as the man who drove a car into a Texas home earlier this month, which led to it exploding.

According to Fox 4 in Dallas, Alejandro Enriquez-Castro was arrested for not having a license in the April 7 incident and was then transferred to ICE custody after being put on an immigration hold.

Dashboard camera footage from a police cruiser shows officer Travis Hiser walking up to Enriquez-Castro in the home’s front yard, after which the house violently explodes, hitting Hiser with shrapnel.

“I thought he might be trying to flee the scene,” Hiser said on “Fox & Friends.”

“As I got up there in the yard, I heard a real loud hissing sound. [I] thought it was maybe one of the tires going down, and then the house just exploded.”

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Army Chaplain Faces Same-Sex Discrimination Claim; Lawyer Says He Was Following Army Guidance

Mikey Weinstein makes another appearance.

Via Army Times:

An Army chaplain is fighting back against an investigator’s recommendation that he should be disciplined after refusing to facilitate a marriage retreat that includes same-sex couples.

Earlier this year, Army Maj. Scott Squires was serving as a chaplain at Fort Bragg, North Carolina. There, he told a soldier he was unable to conduct a marriage retreat that included the soldier and the soldier’s same-sex partner due to his church’s restrictions.

An Army investigator later concluded Squires discriminated against the service member.

But Squires was following the requirements of his chaplain endorsing agency, the North American Mission Board (NAMB) of the Southern Baptist Convention, according to Mike Berry, an attorney at First Liberty Institute, the religious liberties group representing Squires in his appeal.

First Liberty sent a letter to the Army urging it to reverse the investigator’s decision.

Chaplain Squires is a Southern Baptist chaplain, so he has to follow the teachings of the Southern Baptist Convention,” Berry said. “NAMB, just like many other endorsing organizations, prohibits their chaplains from facilitating or providing religious services that include same sex couples, such as a marriage retreat like this.”

Berry argued that Squires followed his Army training by providing an alternative for the soldier. Squires rescheduled the event and found another chaplain to provide the service.

Squires said he feared bringing the same-sex couple on the retreat would cause him to lose his chaplain endorsement.

The Army has training guidance — although not an official policy — telling chaplains to adhere to their endorsers’ religious tenets in order to keep their endorsement, while also finding alternative solutions for situations like this, Berry said.

However, the religious tenets of Squires’ church are the real problem in this situation, according to Mikey Weinstein, founder of the Military Religious Freedom Foundation, an advocacy group dedicated to upholding service members’ constitutional right of religious freedom.

He said the Southern Baptist Convention’s board should be reviewed as an approved endorsing agency in light of these beliefs. […]

“In this instance, Squires did exactly what Army regulations tell him to do, which is to reschedule the event,” Berry said. “In fact, the event was rescheduled at the detriment of other couples who could not attend the new event.”

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Video: Fresno State Professor’s Rants, Speaks Favorably Of Plane Hijacking, Calls Farmer Trump Supporters ‘F-ing Stupid’

Warning for graphic language and a human being with a truly ugly soul.

Via Fox News:

A video posted online this week includes profanity-laced clips from past interviews and speeches by embattled, Bush-bashing Fresno State professor Randa Jarrar, in which she says farmers who support President Donald Trump are “just f—ing stupid.”

The nearly 4-minute YouTube video, published Wednesday under the username Vigilante Goose, was emailed Friday to university officials — including university President Joseph Castro, the Fresno Bee reported.

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State Department: Abortion ‘Is Not A Human Right’

Via Washington Examiner:

Abortion “is not a human right” under international law, a U.S. diplomat emphasized Friday as he explained why the State Department human rights report doesn’t monitor “restrictions” on abortion around the world.

“We don’t report on it, because it’s not a human right,” Ambassador Michael Kozak told reporters at the State Department.

The State Department has taken criticism in recent months over the decision to remove the term “reproductive rights” from the annual report, one of the most widely-read documents produced by U.S. diplomats. The term first appeared in the human rights reports in 2010, but Kozak — who has held his current post since 2014 — said the decision to replace the term with “coerced family planning” sharpens the State Department’s focus on forced abortions, as required by law.

“[Abortion is] an issue of great policy debate, you can have a good discussion, but there’s no internationally-recognized standard as to what’s the right treatment,” he said. “But, the other, yes — it is internationally-recognized that somebody shouldn’t coerce you to have an abortion or force you to be sterilized.”

He emphasized that, by dropping the term “reproductive rights,” the State Department is returning to the language required by U.S. law.

“We’ve really gotten at it by flipping back to the original U.S. statutory language,” he said. “It’s in places like China where in order to enforce their — now — two-child policy that there are reports of coerced abortion and involuntary sterilization [or] in North Korea, where the government also coerces [or] forces abortion — although sometimes that’s for political punishment rather than family planning.”

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Democratic Lawmaker Donated to Event Where Farrakhan Denounced Jews

This was the same crazy guy who claimed that Jews controlled the weather.

Via Free Beacon:

D.C. City Councilman Trayon White Sr. (D.) donated to an event in Chicago where National of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan again denounced Jews.

White donated $500 from his constituent services account to the Chicago event known as “Saviours’ Day,” the Washington Post reports. Campaign finance law dictates that the constituent services account’s privately-raised funds must be used on D.C. residents.

White denied knowing about the payment. However, the account’s treasurer, Darryl Ross, said otherwise.

“He said to me, ‘I want you to make a payment to the Nation of Islam for Saviours’ Day,’” Ross told the Post. “So I went on the website to get the information I needed in order to make the payment.”

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Acclaimed Columnist Placed On Leave After Paper Opens Probe Into ‘Fabricated Details’ About Boston Marathon Terrorist Attack

Don’t let facts get in the way of a story.

Via Daily Mail:

The Boston Globe has placed columnist Kevin Cullen on paid leave as an examination of his work is conducted.

The newspaper said Friday it’s asking a third party to conduct the probe but didn’t detail what prompted it.

‘We take seriously any credible assertion about the integrity of our journalism. We are conducting a review, and if the record needs to be corrected in any way, we will do so forthrightly,’ Jane Bowman, a spokeswoman for the Boston Globe, said in an initial statement to WBZ-TV on Friday.

Bowman added: ‘The integrity of each of our journalists is fundamental to our organization. In light of questions that have publicly surfaced, Kevin Cullen has been placed on paid administrative leave while a thorough examination, involving a third party with expertise, is done of his work. We will be transparent with the results of the review.’

The Globe was awarded a 2014 Pulitzer Prize for its coverage of the Boston Marathon bombings the year before. Cullen was a finalist for commentary.

Boston sports radio station WEEI has pointed to what it describes as inconsistencies in Cullen’s coverage.

It notes a column in which Cullen wrote about how horrifying it was ‘to watch as first responders frantically pulled metal barriers’ to get to the injured.

In his initial article about the bombing, Cullen described the scene in detail, writing: ‘It was alternately poignant and horrifying to watch as first responders frantically pulled metal barriers and the flags of so many different countries down into Boylston Street in a desperate rush to get to the dead and the injured on the sidewalk.’

‘Those flags looked like victims, splayed on Boylston Street as the acrid smoke hung in the air.’

But in a subsequent interview with the BBC, Cullen said he was one mile from the finish line when the bombs went off.

Cullen also allegedly fabricated details about the Richard family, whose eight-year-old son was killed in the terror attack, reporting that the boy’s father, Bill Richard, ran the race that day.

They said one of the dead was an 8-year-old boy from Dorchester who had gone out to hug his dad after he crossed the finish line. The dad walked on; the boy went back to the sidewalk to join his mom and his little sister. And then the bomb went off. The boy was killed. His sister’s leg was blown off. His mother was badly injured. That’s just one ­family, one story.’

According to WEEI, Bill Richard did not run the Marathon in 2013.

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Even CNN Calls DNC Lawsuit Against Trump Campaign A ‘100 Percent Stunt’

It’s so dumb.

Via Free Beacon:

CNN political reporter Gloria Borger called the Democratic National Committee lawsuit Friday against the Donald Trump campaign, the Russian government, and WikiLeaks a “100 percent stunt.”

“They want to get in the act, obviously they want to keep the story moving,” Borger said. “This is nothing new, everyone has been, every Democrat has been charging that the Trump campaign was in collusion with Wikileaks, et cetera.”

In the lawsuit, the DNC alleged the Trump campaign, the Russian government, and WikiLeaks conspired to interfere in the 2016 presidential election to elevate Trump.

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Prosecutors Decline To Pursue Miami Democratic Politician’s #Metoo Battery Claim

She was jumping on the bandwagon.

Via Miami Herald:

As the “Me Too” movement gained steam across the nation last fall, Miami Beach City Commissioner Kristen Rosen Gonzalez went public with her own harrowing tale: that a political ally, Rafael Velasquez, had pulled out his penis and tried to force her to touch it while the two sat alone in a car.

But according to a newly released memo from the Miami-Dade State Attorney’s Office, prosecutors have declined to charge Velasquez, saying there was not enough evidence to prove a crime took place.

If anything, investigators found evidence that conflicted with the commissioner’s account — although they also declined to pursue Velasquez’s counter-claim that the commissioner made the whole thing up and filed a false police report in order to promote her congressional campaign.

“This commissioner used these false allegations for political purposes, and the power of her office, to basically destroy my name and reputation in our community,” said Velasquez, who at the time was locked in a close race for the Miami Beach commission. “The only taxpayer-funded seat this criminal commissioner should occupy is a bench in state prison.”

Prosecutors said they informed Rosen Gonzalez and her attorney last month “that no criminal charges could be filed in this matter” because they “would not be able to meet [the] burden of proof to establish a crime had occurred beyond and to the exclusion of every reasonable doubt.” But in a statement to the Herald, Rosen Gonzalez claimed she was the one who told prosecutors she did not want the case to go on.[…]

Rosen Gonzalez’s allegations — dished to the media before she reported them to the police — killed Velasquez’s political aspirations and thrust her own congressional campaign into the middle of a discussion about the sex scandals dominating Florida’s politics in late 2017. They also drew out stories from two more women: publicist Frances Alban, who said the married 45-year-old father of two groped her, and Roxanna Ayers, who said Velasquez made inappropriate, “pervy” comments about her appearance.

Velasquez is a Democratic activist whose rocky political career includes an episode where he says he accidentally voted illegally, twice. Rosen Gonzalez, first elected to the Miami Beach City Commission in 2015, is running as a Democrat to replace Ileana Ros-Lehtinen in the U.S. House of Representatives.

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Home Invasion Victims Use AR–15 To Defend Themselves Against Five Armed Intruders

Via Daily Caller:

Three men were asleep inside their Glen St. Mary, Fla., mobile home when five young intruders claiming to be police broke down the front door at 4:00 a.m. on Tuesday, News 4 Jax reports.

The first intruder wore a mask and shouted, “Sheriff’s office!” from outside the trailer before breaking the front door down and shooting a single round.

Upon hearing the break-in, two of the three men staying in the mobile home — one armed with an AR–15 and another with a handgun — confronted the criminals with open fire in self-defense.

The armed victims shot about 30 rounds, killing the gunman who wore a mask — Corey Lauramore — and wounding two others — William Lauramore and an unidentified 16-year-old.

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Officer Blaine Gaskill Honored For Stopping Maryland School Shooting

Via Fox19:

For Sheriff’s Deputy Blaine Gaskill, the honors keep coming.

The Maryland school resource officer helped end a shooting at Great Mills High School last month. He learned Thursday that he was chosen for the National School Resource Officer Medal of Valor.

He accepted the honor from Gov. Larry Hogan.

It was Gaskill who ran to the sound of gunfire in the halls of Great Mills High School last month and encountered shooter Austin Rollins, who was pointing a gun to his head.

Gaskill ordered Rollins to drop his gun. He tried to calm the student.

Gaskill ultimately fired his weapon, striking Rollins’ gun just as the teen pulled his own trigger, killing himself.

At a statewide summit on school safety Thursday, Gaskill deflected credit.

“I know everybody says, ‘Hero, hero.’ But I wouldn’t call myself a hero,” Gaskill said. “Everybody at the school … teachers and staff and all them, they’re all the heroes in my book.”

In his first extensive public comments about the incident that launched him to national news, Gaskill said he had little time to think when the moment came to react.

“My training kicked in and I did what I had to do, I guess,” Gaskill said. “Nobody ever wants it to happen, but unfortunately it did, so I’m glad I was there at the time.”

Gaskill said he knows his actions fueled a debate about guns and school safety and how to react.

He said Thursday that he’s a believer in the school resource officer.

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Trump: North Korea Has Agreed To Stop Nuclear Missile Tests, Close A Major Nuclear Weapons Testing Site

Major coup. Better lockdown how to verify it’s actually closed. How different from weak-kneed Obama is this?

Via Daily Caller:

President Donald Trump, referencing a North Korean state media report, tweeted Friday evening North Korea has agreed to suspend all nuclear weapons testing and close its testing site.

“North Korea has agreed to suspend all Nuclear Tests and close up a major test site,” Trump tweeted Friday. “This is very good news for North Korea and the World — big progress! Look forward to our Summit.”

“The nuclear test and the intercontinental ballistic missile test will be discontinued,” the Korean Central News Agency reported Friday, delivering a clear message from North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. “North Korea’s nuclear test center will be discarded in order to ensure the transparency of the suspension of the nuclear test.”

North Korea is closing the Punggye-ri Nuclear Test Site, where North Korea has tested a total of six nuclear weapons, including a thermonuclear bomb, the country is apparently announcing to the world.

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Student Wounded In Ocala High School Shooting, SRO Apprehends Suspect Within 3 Minutes

The SRO didn’t shelter in place.

Via Fox News:

A suspect was in custody following a shooting at a Florida high school Friday that injured one student, police said.

The Marion County Sheriff’s Office said the incident occurred at Forest High School in Ocala. Authorities said the suspected shooter, identified as 19-year-old Sky Bouche, was not a current student at the school. The suspect went inside the school and allegedly shot a 17-year-old male student in what was believed to be an intentional act. It was not immediately clear if the two knew each other.

The student was allegedly shot in the ankle, taken to a local hospital for treatment and is expected to fully recover. The identity of the victim were not immediately released.

Law enforcement said the shooting was called in to authorities at 8:39 a.m. and the gunman was in custody by 8:42 a.m. EST.

Authorities credited the school’s resource officer for quickly stepping in after hearing a “large, loud banging sound.” The resource officer “immediately responded” and “recognized what we had at that time.”

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The Way The Secret Service Honored Barbara Bush Will Make All Americans Proud

Via Daily Caller:

America lost a legend this week.

First Lady Barbara Bush passed away at the age of 92. The wife of George H.W. Bush and mother of George W. Bush left a legacy of service, philanthropy and raw honesty in the public arena. She was beloved for those traits, especially by those who knew her closest.

When hundreds lined up to pay respects to the Bush family Friday at St. Martin’s Episcopal Church in Houston, the love for Barbara Bush by the American people was on display.

The former first lady’s casket was lying in repose at the front of the beautiful church. George H.W. Baus was wheeled to the front of the church to pay his respects to his late wife. The two were married for 73 years. He then greeted well wishers in the church. But long before the crowds arrived, and long after the crowds leave, the Secret Service remained guarding the late first lady.

According to a local reporter, some of the service members had been with Bush for decades and were “refusing” to leave her side.

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Asylum Seekers From Migrant ‘Caravan’ Begin To Reach US Border

Most were stopped in Mexico because of the attention including that from Trump. But a few are still coming through.

Via Daily Caller:

About 50 of the people traveling north through Mexico in a much publicized migrant “caravan” have arrived at the southwest border and have begun to apply for asylum, according to groups assisting them.

The migrants, who are mostly from Central American countries, arrived in the Mexican border city of Tijuana on Wednesday. A number of them have already crossed into the U.S. to petition for asylum, activists said.

“Since yesterday, some began to cross into the United States to turn themselves in from Tijuana and request asylum,” said Jose Maria Garcia, director of Juventud 2000, according to Reuters. “We understand more of (the migrants) will do the same.”

The caravan, which at one point numbered as many as 1,500 migrants, began its northward journey late March. Though it is an annual event, this year’s march gained prominence thanks to reports from U.S. media outlets describing the ways in which Mexican authorities were helping the migrants reach the U.S. border.

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Broward County Deputies Schedule No-Confidence Vote For Sheriff Scott Israel

Finally!

Via Daily Caller:

The Broward Sheriff’s Office Deputies Association has scheduled a no-confidence vote for Sheriff Scott Israel over his behavior during the lead-up to and aftermath of the Parkland school shooting, union president Deputy Jeff Bell announced Friday.

The union is accusing Israel of “many instances of suspected malfeasance, misfeasance, failure to maintain fiduciary responsibility by the sheriff, failure to properly investigate possible criminal conduct by members of his senior command staff and the lack of leadership that has crushed morale throughout the agency.”

Israel’s stock skyrocketed in the initial aftermath of the shooting, highlighted by his appearance at CNN’s town hall with students and family from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, yet as more information became public about his department’s response, a clear pattern of at-the-least negligence on his part became clear.

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California School District Says Parents Can’t Pull Kids Out Of New LGBT Sex Ed Class

Wait, what? So the county is specifically violating the law to make sure everyone is indoctrinated?

Via Daily Caller:

A California school district says that parents can’t opt out of a new sex education course that will deal with abortion, homosexuality and transgender issues.

California passed a law called the California Healthy Youth Act in 2015 to promote “healthy attitudes” about “gender [and] sexual orientation.” The law is meant to teach students about the “effectiveness and safety of all FDA-approved contraceptive methods” and allow for “objective discussion” about “parenting, adoption, and abortion.”

The law also gives parents the ability to opt-out of this education and said that the “pupil” shall not be punished academically in any way if they don’t participate.

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David Hogg Claims ‘National Walkout’ Today ‘For Columbine,’ But Columbine Told Him No

He planned the walkout, then found out Columbine wasn’t on board with it. Then went ahead with it anyway. That’s called being a jerk and using other peoples’ deaths for your own political purposes. And Columbine didn’t want to have anything to do with it. And many schools and students didn’t walkout.

Via 9News:

Columbine High School leaders are respectfully pushing back against another nationwide school walkout scheduled for this Friday, April 20: the date of the Columbine shooting.

They’re reminding students in Colorado and across the country that the Columbine community has turned the 20th day of April into a day of service, not protest.

The school confirms that a letter shared on social media, written by Columbine High School Principal Scott Christy, is legitimate. In the letter, Christy wrote:

“This year April 20 is garnering more attention that usual in the national and statewide media. We wanted to reach out to students, school leaders and school communities to share what our tradition has been and invite you to join us. We know another walkout has been promoted by various groups, however, in Jeffco the month of April has long been a time to respectfully remember our loss, and also support the efforts to make our communities a better place. Please consider planning service projects, an activity that will somehow build up your school, or perhaps pre-Day Without Hate event on April 20, as opposed to a walkout. The Columbine survivors and Columbine community has supported our efforts as a way to hope and remember, and we encourage you to as well.”

The National School Walkout has been heavily promoted by the Parkland shooting survivors. Monday morning, Marjory Stoneman Douglas student David Hogg tweeted, and then deleted, an apology to Columbine.

The tweet said:

“I’m sorry for my miscommunication yesterday I said that we should all walk out of wherever you are on 4/20 that was a mistake on my end and is no longer the case. This is what the Columbine community would like to see on 4/20. #DayOfService”

Hogg now says they want people to walk out everywhere else, while Columbine does volunteer service.

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Good Luck With That: McCabe Plans To File Lawsuits For Defamation, Wrongful Termination

Yeah, that’ll work. Andy’s move is even dumber than the DNC’s move earlier today. He’s not actually going to sue. It’s just a pre-emptive move by his legal team to make him look better and ward off criticism.

Via NY Post:

Ex-FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe plans to file lawsuits for defamation, wrongful termination and other claims, his lawyer said Friday.

Attorney Michael Bromwich said McCabe’s legal team was still working out when they plan to file the suits, and that they “want these to be solid. We’ll file when we’re ready,” Axios reported.

Bromwich accused McCabe’s opponents, including President Trump, of “continuing slander,” although he did not specify whom the suits would target.

“We’ve never seen anything like this before. It does damage not only to Andy McCabe individually but also to the FBI as an institution,” he said.

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