Trump’s own FBI Director just threw him under the bus in Senate intelligence briefing

White House Staff Secretary Rob Porter resigned last week amidst allegations that he physically assaulted two former wives. Porter was the person tasked with controlling the president’s schedule and the flow of papers to the Resolute desk. Colbie Holderness, a senior analyst for the federal government, was married to Porter for five years. She alleges repeated physical and emotional abuse at his hands. The accusations come on the tail of a similar story from Porter’s second wife Jennifer Willoughby. Porter is accused of punching, kicking, and choking the women. “I was his first wife and it wasn’t until there was a second wife and then a long-time girlfriend reaching out to…
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Federal Judge Reinstates Obama-Era Rules, Tells Trump To Sit Down

A federal judge has just ordered President Trump to reinstate Obama-era rules designed to fix the environment concerning methane gas emissions. The move is seen as a major blow to Trump’s powers and the oil and gas industry as a whole, who will now have to ‘scramble’ to make sure they are in compliance. The court also said the Trump administration acted unlawfully when implementing the order. According to the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California, Trump’s Interior Department ‘misused a provision of the Administrative Procedure Act when it stalled key provisions of a rule aimed at reducing methane venting and flaring on public and tribal lands.’ An estimated…
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(BREAKING) Former Trump campaign chair sentenced to 20 years for human trafficking(WATCH)

https://video.sekindo.com/uploads/video/users/converted/24271/video1511883863/vid5a80321fc561e480467327.mp4   A prominent Tea Party leader and former Trump campaign official in Kentucky pleaded guilty to human trafficking crimes on Friday, and will spend up to 20 years in prison. Tim Nolan, 71, a former district judge who served as co-chair for the Trump campaign in his community, used drugs and threats of arrest and eviction in order to force women and underage girls into performing sex acts, Judge Kathleen Lape read in court. Of his 22 victims, eight were juveniles. According to Lape, Nolan gave his victims heroin and painkillers, and threatened another woman — who lived on his property in Campbell County — with eviction unless she engaged in sex…
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GOP congressman brought a neo-Nazi to Trump’s State of the Union

A Republican congressman invited an internet troll and well-known member of the white supremacist Alt-Right to President Donald Trump’s State of the Union address on Tuesday as his guest. Republican Matt Gaetz of Florida — a recent guest on Alex Jones’ conspiracy theory showInfowars — said he invited Chuck Johnson to the address when he “showed up at my office” on Tuesday, the Daily Beast reported on Wednesday. A founder of several far right-wing websites, Johnson now runs a crowdfunding site that raised thousands of dollars for Andrew Anglin’s — the publisher of neo-Nazi website The Daily Stormer — legal fees in a  lawsuit brought by the ACLU. Johnson has also expressed neo-Nazi beliefs, including that…
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Republicans just got terrible news about over a million Florida voters

Florida could be poised to score a major win for democracy come this November. Kira Lerner of ThinkProgress reports that a petition for a proposed state constitutional amendment has reached 766,200 signatures, enough to appear on the ballot this fall. If passed, the Voting Restoration Amendment would — as its name suggests — restore voting rights to most Floridians convicted of nonviolent crimes, who have served their prison time, and subsequent parole and probation. Those convicted of violent or sexual crimes will still be unable to vote. Sheena Meade, the Organizing Director for the Florida Rights Restoration Coalition — the group that spearheaded the petition efforts — told ThinkProgress that certification of the amendment is a big win for…
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