Rachel Dolezal, the former NAACP chapter leader who resigned after her parents revealed she’s not African-American, is facing a felony theft charge in Washington state after she allegedly made false statements to secure nearly $9,000 in food and childcare assistance.
The charges against Dolezal, who changed her name to Nkechi Diallo in October 2016, were first reported by KHQ-TV.
According to court documents, investigators with Washington state’s Department of Social and Health Services (DSHS) started looking into Dolezal’s finances in March 2017 after the publication of her autobiography, “In Full Color: Finding My Place in a Black and White World.”
DSHS investigator Kyle Bunge said Dolezal had claimed that “her only source of income was $300.00 per month in gifts from friends.” However, the department found that she had deposited nearly $84,000 in her bank account between August 2015 and September 2017 without reporting it.
According to the investigation, the money came from sales of Dolezal’s autobiography as well as “the sale of her art, soaps, and handmade dolls.”
Authorities say Dolezal illegally received $8,747 in food assistance and $100 in child care assistance from August 2015 through November 2017.
Former Vice President Joe Biden blasted Republicans in a speech Thursday for “fake nationalism,” among other things.
“This is not your father’s Republican Party,” Biden said at the New York State Democratic Convention.
“This is a different deal. They are not — they are not who we are. They are not who America is. But what they are doing is they’re sending a vision of America around the world that is distorted. That is damaging. That is hurting us with this phony populism, and this fake nationalism.” Biden has openly stated that he’s considering a presidential run in 2020.
Following President Trump’s decision to cancel a highly anticipated summit with North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un, an official from the rogue nation said they remain open to talks with the U.S.
“We express our willingness to sit down face-to-face with the U.S. and resolve issues anytime and in any format,” North Korean Vice Foreign Minister Kim Kye-gwan said on Friday, according to the outlet, citing the Korean Central News Agency (KCNA).
Trump’s move to call off the June 12 talks in Singapore highlights the tension between the two countries and further emphasizes the need to a meeting, the official reportedly explained. He added that Kim has been prepping for the summit.
“Despite all of this, the U.S.’ unilateral decision to scrap the talks causes us to reconsider whether all of the efforts and the path we have taken is really the right one or not,” the official said, according to Yonhap. “Our commitment to doing our best for the sake of peace and stability for the world and the Korean Peninsula remains unchanged, and we are open-minded in giving time and opportunity to the U.S.,” he said.
Word from the hermit kingdom came hours after Trump penned a letter to the dictator saying that talks right now would be “inappropriate” considering “the tremendous anger and open hostility displayed” in recent comments from North Korea. –Fox News
Meghan McCain was the only panelist on “The View” Thursday to say she supports the new NFL policy that requires players to stand for the national anthem.
The NFL will allow players to stay in the locker room if they do not want to stand for the “Star-Spangled Banner.”
“I completely disagree with everyone on this table,” McCain said. “I would never be OK with somebody not saluting the flag. Seventy-two percent of Americans, according to Reuters, said that they thought [Colin] Kaepernick’s behavior was unpatriotic, unpatriotic.”
Co-host Sunny Hostin interrupted her, but McCain pushed through: “Can I please finish what I’m saying? I’m still talking. I’m still talking. I’m still speaking.'”
An Oregon teenager is suing his school after administrators said he could not wear a pro-Trump border wall shirt in class.
Liberty High School senior Addison Barnes said he was asked to cover up his “Donald J. Trump Border Wall Construction Co.” shirt or go home earlier this year.
The shirt - which also features a 2016 Trump quote: “The wall just got 10 feet taller.” - was worn by Barnes in his “People and Politics” class on a day where immigration would be discussed.
Europe’s new privacy law took effect Friday, causing major U.S. news websites to suspend access across the region as data-protection regulators prepare to brandish their new enforcement powers.
Tronc Inc., TRNC -0.16% publisher of the Los Angeles Times, New York Daily News and other U.S. newspapers, was among those that blocked readers in the European Union from accessing sites, as they scrambled to comply with the sweeping regulation.
“We are engaged on the issue and committed to looking at options that support our full range of digital offerings to the EU market,” the company said in notices it displayed when users attempted to access its news sites from the EU on Friday morning.
Others U.S. regional newspapers owned by Lee Enterprises Inc., LEE +2.04% as well as bookmarking app Instapaper, owned by Pinterest. Inc., were also blocking access in the EU.
The EU’s General Data Protection Regulation foresees steep fines for companies that don’t comply with the new rules, aimed at giving Europe-based users more control over the data companies hold on them.
Morgan Freeman apologized Thursday for sexual misconduct with multiple women. However, certain instances in which Freeman displayed creepy, unsettling behavior with women have been caught on tape and were released Thursday.
A producer for WGN in Chicago named Tyra Martin had an extremely uncomfortable experience with Freeman. She had interviewed him many times and alleged that he constantly made comments that were sexually charged.
One encounter with Freeman left her feeling uneasy after Freeman had allegedly asked her not to pull her skirt down as she was getting up from the interview, but it remains unclear whether this encounter was recorded on-camera.
There was, however, an instance between Martin and Freeman that was caught on tape. Martin asks Freeman if he is enjoying the life of a bachelor, to which he responds, “I’m enjoying bachelor life immensely, because I get to look at you and drool.”
Another instance was caught on-camera in which Freeman was staring at the HLN guest Chloe Melas’ leg area and said bluntly, “Boy do I wish I was there,” while in the middle of a discussion about pregnancy. She was six months pregnant at the time.
At least eight women accused Freeman of sexual misconduct.
Elizabeth Rodriguez, mother of a child slain by MS-13. tells president he was right in calling the gang members “animals.” She says they took her daughter’s dreams away. Says no parent should have to go through the ordeal of a murdered child, like she did.
The crackdown is part of President Trump's initiative to defeat the Mara Salvatrucha, a brutally violent international gang from El Salvador; Bryan Llenas reports. Bret Baier.
We told you yesterday about acting ICE Director Thomas Homan’s exchange with Rep. Nanette Barragán, who accused him and his agency of being “anti-immigrant.” Homan reminded her that his agency enforces the laws Congress passes. If that wasn’t enough triggering for liberals, today, during a meeting with President Trump, Homan told the president that his much talked about word to describe MS-13 members might not have gone far enough: "I think you're being kind," Acting ICE Director Homan tells President Trump at MS-13 roundtable. "Animals kill for survival. MS-13 kills for sport."
Justice editor for ThinkProgress, Ian Millhiser, wasn’t happy at all: -- Ian Millhiser: “The United States will always carry a mark of shame because we gave this man a badge and a gun and put him in charge of others with badges and guns.” -- Mark that down as another defense of MS-13. Another leftist defending MS-13 just to cheap shot someone praising Trump. Yikes. Unsurprisingly, the Left’s defense of MS-13 over Trump calling them “animals” hasn’t exactly helped reel in public support.
Hillary Clinton: "If you believe that standing up for evidence and reason and respecting the rule of law is critical to our democracy, you've got to vote for Democrats."
President Trump: “You have to stand proudly for the National Anthem. You shouldn’t be playing, you shouldn’t be there. Maybe they shouldn’t be in the country…the NFL owners did the right thing.”
"You have to stand proudly for the National Anthem. You shouldn't be playing, you shouldn't be there. Maybe they shouldn't be in the country…the NFL owners did the right thing" -President
CUOMO: “I have something for you along these lines. You gave us a good segue there, Madam Leader. I want to bring in Mary Pat Linnan —“
PELOSI: “Hi, Mary.”
CUOMO: “— retired, lives in Maryland. Mary Pat, what is your question? Beautiful scarf you have on tonight.”
LINNAN: “Thank you. It’s from Ethiopia.”
LINNAN: “Leader Pelosi, quorum.us tells us that more than half of the senators running for re-election this year are over 65 years old. If they win, their term of service will be six years. Their constituents are about 20 years younger. Isn’t it time for some members to return to private service and to encourage younger folks to run for office, so they have —“ (Applause) [crosstalk]
PELOSI: “Should I take that personally?” (Laughter)
CUOMO: “You’re not in the Senate. So you’re good.”
PELOSI: “Let me — let me say this. Two things. First of all, what I said earlier about money in — if you reduce the role of money in politics and increase the level of civility in politics, you will have more women, more young people, more people of color to elected office. (Applause)
And — and nothing is more wholesome than that. The fact is that Congress has a seniority system, so people in different regions want to make sure that the people who represent them are in a senior position to help express their views, the — the concerns of their region. But I’ll take it personally and say that as a woman who came to Congress later because I raised my five children before I decided that — to accept the opportunity to run for Congress, so lots of times women are a bit older because they have been raising their children, now I’m happy because lots of young people, young women are running with young children, and we’re trying to make it as family-friendly as possible. But I don’t — for me, I don’t think age has that much to do with it. I think it’s about — and especially as a woman, I — you know I say I want women to know that whether they’re going from college to Congress — well, they can’t really do that, but 25 years old to Congress, or in my case, from the kitchen to Congress after my kids were grown, that whatever you’re bringing, it’s new and fresh and different because you’re a woman. And that is with all the respect in the world for our male colleagues, but the important thing is to have the mix at the table, at the table. So I think that, again, reduce — the whole — as I said to you earlier, the whole environment is changing. These young people are registering, kids, 17 years old who are not even quite old enough to vote but will be by the time of the election. The women march and now they’re running. And now they’re running. And so there’s a whole — people say to me, how are you going to use all that talent? I say, no, how are they going to use us? How are we going to incorporate their fresh enthusiasm? I’ve never seen mobilization like it. And everybody has to justify their existence to their constituents, and that’s the democratic way. But, again, don’t — some members come to Congress older and they’re newer. Some people have been there 20 years and they’re younger, but they just got a younger start. So, anyway, that is all to say, we want to take the talent, the experience, the values where they are, and we want to have the mix in all of it. But if you have a problem with somebody who’s older, run for office. Run for office. I say that again, run for office.”
Nancy Pelosi’s remarks before the media today were less than five minutes, but many may still have been left wondering what the heck she said.
The House Minority Leader was seen slurring words, garbling her speech and correcting herself as she had difficulty talking.
Calling for an additional $50 BILLION in new federal funding for government schools, Pelosi said, “It’s important to note, uh, that the investment that we will make in our teachers and the education of our children is the more important investment a country can make and families can make,” seemingly getting lost in her statement, “in— wanting that for their children,” she said.
Standing alongside Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, Pelosi had to look at her notes to read the names of teachers union leaders with her.
“We’re all honored to be here,” she said, suddenly looking down, “to be here with the president of the National, uh, Education Association Li— Lily Eskelsen Garcia, and the head of the pa— uh, American Federation of Teachers, Randi Weingarten.”
As so often government school defenders do, Pelosi caught herself nearly saying “teachers,” and instead saying “children.”
“And when tea— children are denied the tools they need…” she said.
“Yet instead of making smart, strong investments in our education system,” Pelosi said, “Republicans are fighting to slash— imagine this: slash teacher and school budgets,” slurring “slash.”
The would-be Speaker (if Democrats get their way) clearly didn’t read her remarks before delivering them, as she said, “…eliminating Title II— Title IIa.”
Later, she said the Democratic proposal’s intent is “raising teachers’ salaries— raging, raising teachers pay…”
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg met with members of the European Parliament today (May 22) in what was billed as a “meeting” but ended up being more of an awkward hearing, in which the executive took a public lashing but was also let off the hook from many tough, detailed questions.
In one particularly uncomfortable moment for Zuckerberg, Nigel Farage, the well-known euro-skeptic and far-right leader, said that without social media, Trump and Brexit wouldn’t have happened, since these causes were able to circumvent traditional media to get their message to the public. “Perhaps you’re horrified by this creation of yours and what it’s led to,” he said to the 34-year-old, who looked a bit flabbergasted.
At the very end of the hearing, when it had gone over its scheduled time, there were several strained minutes, during which Zuckerberg clearly wanted to stop talking in order to avoid answering some of the more uncomfortable questions. Since no one stopped him, he said he wanted to “be sensitive to time” and ignored questions that some of the more insistent politicians kept repeating, like whether Facebook would allow users to avoid targeted advertising. He said he’d give the other answers in writing, which only sparked more quibbling among the members.
Former United Kingom Independence Party leader and European Parliament member Nigel Farage told Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg that the online platform gave rise to "Brexit" and President Trump.
"Historically, of course, it's true that through Facebook and other forms of social media, there’s no way that Brexit or Trump or the Italian election could have ever possibly have happened," Farage told Zuckerberg at a hearing before the European Parliament on Tuesday. "It was social media that allowed people to get around the back of mainstream media
Farage also touted his own Facebook use, telling Zuckerberg he was his "best client in the room."
"I'm the largest user of Facebook in all of the EU institutions in terms of engagement, in terms of followers," he said.
Farage led the U.K. movement to leave the European Union in 2016 and has been a vocal supporter of Trump.
He made his remarks as Zuckerberg testified before the European Parliament about the Cambridge Analytica data scandal.
Facebook suspended the research firm last month for using the private data of about 50 million people it acquired without permission."Perhaps you’re horrified of this creation of yours and what it’s led to," he continued
RNC CHAIRWOMAN RONNA MCDANIEL: It’s a legitimate fear. Brad and I hear it all the time as we’re traveling the country. People are very concerned that conservative voices are going to be suppressed on social media. Of course, many of their users are conservatives and so Brad and I feel preemptively, we have to get out ahead of this, talk to Facebook, talk to Twitter, ask them for transparency, let us know what you’re going to do to make sure that every voice has a say on these social media platforms especially before this critical midterm.
BRAD PARSCALE: Well I mean, main thing about the letter is we’ve had so much incoming about Diamond and Silk being blocked, other conservative voices. Every day I receive thousands of messages saying, “I’m being shadow-banned.” And what we want to do in this letter is make sure that we understand what’s happening. We want to ask them for transparency. I think the public deserves that transparency and we need to know that conservative voices have a chance to get their message out. This is a big problem.
Today’s journalists routinely assert that it is “extreme,” “dangerous,” and possibly even criminal for the White House – or anyone else, for that matter – to criticize an investigation into the President. But twenty years ago, Independent Counsel Ken Starr was savaged by the same liberal media during his investigation of then-President Bill Clinton. At that time, Starr was harangued as a “partisan” and “inept prosecutor,” and a “peeping Tom.”
On Monday evening, MSNBC host Chris Matthews shared his take on the Trump administration’s attitude towards Mueller while hosting Hardball: “President Trump is indicating today that he’s willing to go to extreme new lengths to discredit the Russia probe.”
“It seems extremely dangerous that you have investigators investigating the investigation,” intoned a deeply concerned Don Lemon. The CNN Tonight host continued, “You have a President who appears to be, by anyone’s standards, trying to manipulate the process.”
Chris Cuomo was similarly incensed on Tuesday, providing the following synopsis on CNN’s New Day: “The logic is clear. Attack the people who are attacking you, even if it’s just in perception. Bring down their credibility, and that will reduce the impact of anything they find...”
During a segment on ABC’s This Week, CNN Contributor and former Ted Cruz staffer Amanda Carpenter mounted a particularly tone-deaf defense of the Special Counsel. “One of the problems here is that Donald Trump has a strong PR machine giving his side of the story out, and the Department of Justice and the investigators do not,” she claimed – as if the media are not themselves a massive anti-Trump PR machine.
The liberal media-wide closing of ranks around the Mueller investigation has ramped up in recent days, but it is nothing new in the age of Trump. In March, MSNBC White House Correspondent Peter Alexander suggested that a tweet in which the President had criticized Mueller somehow constituted a criminal act: “Does this effort to sort of undermine and discredit this investigation... does this only add to this obstruction of justice effort by Robert Mueller?”
Back in December of 2017, Lemon confessed on his show that he found conservative media criticism of Mueller “embarrassing,” and “shocking to watch.”
Journalists sang a very different tune when it was a Democratic President under scrutiny. Accusations of Ken Starr’s supposed partisan zeal and incompetence were commonplace throughout the investigation, and as the probe dragged on, the cacophony of dissenting voices only grew fiercer. MRC analysts combed the archives for the most egregious clips of pundits tearing into the Special Counsel, which can be viewed in the compilation video below.
Tom Fitton: Remember Comey or Clapper were saying they were spying, or something like that, but it was all done by the book. Which is kind of like what Susan Rice wrote a few weeks after that infamous Oval Office meeting with Barack Obama where they were talking about using that dossier and going after Trump with it… It was spying but it was all by the book. So everyone go back to sleep. That’s Comey’s way… Comey, Clapper, Brennan, and the rest of them face civil and criminal liability because of this. They’re going to have to account and there’s got to be a process for getting them to account.
Former Attorney General Eric Holder publicly urged his former employees at the Justice Department to defy President Trump’s request for transparency and public disclosures of information related to the unprecedented spy operation launched in 2016 against the Trump campaign.
Holder’s insistence that the DOJ and FBI “protect the institutions” rather than carry out their constitutional duties and protect the constitution, the document they actually swear to protect when entering their federal positions is telling and rather frightening.
If one ever searched for a “deep state” smoking gun it appears Holder has offered it up. Protect the “Institution” of the Justice Department at the expense of the US Constitution. Defy the President’s orders for the sake of the governmental apparatus.
James Clapper: Since I left government in my informed opinion that given the massive effort the Russians made and the number of citizens that they touched and the variety and multidimensional aspects of what they did to influence opinion and affect election and given the fact that it turned on less than 80,000 votes in three states, to me it exceeds logic and credulity that they didn’t affect the election. And it’s my belief that they actually turned it.
President Donald Trump cannot block users on his Twitter feed, a federal judge in New York City ruled Wednesday.
Judge Naomi Reice Buchwald said in her ruling that Trump is violating the U.S. Constitution by preventing certain Americans from viewing his tweets.
The social media platform, Buchwald said, is a "designated public forum" from which Trump cannot exclude individual plaintiffs.
The judge's ruling was in response to a lawsuit filed last July by the Knight First Amendment Institute at Columbia University, as well as seven other plaintiffs who said they had been blocked on Twitter by Trump.
The plaintiffs included a journalist who had tweeted at Trump that "Russian won" the presidential election for him, a surgeon and a Texas police officer.
The blocks on the social media platform prevented the plaintiffs from viewing or responding to the president's tweets when logged into their own Twitter accounts. Trump is an avid Twitter user and routinely makes news, often several times in a single day, with his posts.
The president has more than 52.2 million Twitter followers and has tweeted more than 37,600 times since signing up for Twitter in March 2009.
NFL owners have unanimously approved a new national anthem policy that requires players to stand if they are on the field during the performance but gives them the option to remain in the locker room if they prefer, it was announced Wednesday.
The new policy subjects teams to a fine if a player or any other team personnel do not show appropriate respect for the anthem. That includes any attempt to sit or kneel, as dozens of players have done during the past two seasons. Those teams will also have the option to fine any team personnel, including players, for the infraction.
"This season, all league and team personnel shall stand and show respect for the flag and the Anthem," NFL commissioner Roger Goodell said in a statement. "Personnel who choose not to stand for the Anthem may stay in the locker room until after the Anthem has been performed.
"We believe today's decision will keep our focus on the game and the extraordinary athletes who play it -- and on our fans who enjoy it."
A vote took place at the conclusion of the league's spring meetings and was approved by all 32 owners.
Wednesday will be declared Stormy Daniels Day in West Hollywood in honor of the Trump accuser's "courage" in "speaking truth," the city stated.
Daniels, described by the city as a leader in the #RESIST movement against the Trump administration, will be presented with a city proclamation declaring May 23, 2018 as Stormy Daniels Day. She will also be awarded the key to the city by West Hollywood Mayor John J. Duran.
“In these politically tumultuous times, Daniels has proven herself to be a profile in courage by speaking truth to power even under threats to her safety and extreme intimidation,” a city news release stated.
Daniels, whose legal name is Stephanie Clifford, has filed a lawsuit against the president’s personal attorney, Michael Cohen, over the legality of a 2016 hush agreement in which she was paid to keep quiet about an alleged affair with Trump.
The president has denied any sexual encounter between the two.
In April, a composite sketch was released of a man the adult film star said threatened her over the alleged affair. Trump responded to the sketch by calling it “a total con job” on Twitter.
Wednesday's ceremony will take place about 4 p.m. at Chi Chi La Rue’s erotic apparel shop at 8861 Santa Monica Boulevard.
After 30 minutes of back and forth in court - trying to convince him to move out on his own - State Supreme Court Justice Donald Greenwood ordered Michael Rotondo to be evicted from his parents' house in Camillus, N.Y. Rotondo's argument was that he was entitled to six months more time. Video by Douglass Dowty
Bloomberg: “The question is do you want to pander to those people?”
Bloomberg: “Taxes or life? Which do you want to do? Take your poison.”
Nanny-state-imposing left-wing billionaire Michael Bloomberg is now on video admitting how much he likes to raise taxes on poor people, calling such tax hikes a “good thing.” For years, Bloomberg has personally funded and promoted all sorts of regressive taxes and regulations in an attempt to push people around. He uses the coercive power of the government to force people to live their lives as he sees fit.
So here is Bloomberg on stage with another global mandarin, Christine Lagarde of the International Monetary Fund. He refers to low income individuals as “those people” and then takes a shot at coal miners and the U.S. military. He clearly reveals his arrogant, bullying worldview. The entire thing is bad, but we've bolded a few of the most obnoxious sentences [click here for video]:
Michael Bloomberg: “Some people say, well, taxes are regressive. But in this case, yes they are. That's the good thing about them because the problem is in people that don't have a lot of money. And so, higher taxes should have a bigger impact on their behavior and how they deal with themselves. So, I listen to people saying 'oh we don't want to tax the poor.’ Well, we want the poor to live longer so that they can get an education and enjoy life. And that's why you do want to do exactly what a lot of people say you don't want to do.
The question is do you want to pander to those people? Or do you want to get them to live longer? There's just no question. If you raise taxes on full sugary drinks, for example, they will drink less and there's just no question that full sugar drinks are one of the major contributors to obesity and obesity is one of the major contributors to heart disease and cancer and a variety of other things.
So, it's like saying, ‘I don't want to stop using coal because coal miners will go out of work, will lose their jobs.’ We have a lot of soldiers in the United States in the US Army, but we don't want to go start a war just to give them something to do and that's exactly what you're saying when you say 'well, let's keep coal killing people because we don't want coal miners to lose their jobs.' The truth of the matter is that there aren't very many coal miners left anyways and we can find other things for them to do. But the comparison is: a life or a job. Or, taxes or life? Which do you want to do? Take your poison.”
Christine Lagarde: “So its regressive, it is good. There are lots of tax experts in the room. And fiscal experts, and I’m very pleased that they hear you say that. And they all say that two things in life which are absolutely certain. One is death, the other one is tax. So you use one to defer the other one.”
Bloomberg: “That’s correct. That is exactly right. Well said.” [Applause]
A wealthy Democratic donor club plotting the future of the liberal movement hopes to be fighting for reparations by 2022, according to a document obtained by the Washington Free Beacon from the Democracy Alliance’s spring conference this week in Atlanta.
The desire was stated in the invitation for a Monday reception during the annual spring gathering, which was attended by top Democratic Party officials such as DNC chairman Tom Perez, former Virginia governor Terry McAuliffe, and Reps. Raul Grijalva (Ariz.) and Mark Pocan (Wis.).
The reception, “Way to Win: 2022 Victory Party,” was presented as a look forward at what’s possible if Democrats can be effective in coming elections.
“It’s 2022 and we are celebrating policy victories across the nation: Medicare for All and Free College, and next on the agenda is Reparations,” the group projected, according to an invitation to the event.
Newt Gingrich: People like Clapper and the former Director of the Central Intelligence Agency, all these guys thought they could get away with this… Now you are watching people who I think in every case are in danger of going to jail. If the system works and people are actually tested on, “Did you tell the truth under oath?” Clapper’s a perfect example.
Sam Clovis: I really believe that is what his task was to create an audit trail back to those emails from someone in the campaign or someone associated with the campaign so that they could build a stronger case of probable cause to continue to issue warrants and to further an investigation. I really felt after hearing all these other things and listening to the reports that I read that this truly was an effort to build something that did not exist. And I really think that is what his mission was.
Neil Cavuto: So you’re convinced there was more than one individual?
Michael Caputo: Absolutely, mostly because I was approached as well. But this time, what’s remarkable here to my approach is it happened in the first week of May in 2016. Very far off the timeline very far off the timeline that the Mueller investigation and others are trying to hold to when the investigation into the Trump campaign actually began.
Neil Cavuto: So when you say May of 2016 you have the discovery of somebody penetrating the campaign or what?
Michael Caputo: Actually I was approached by an intermediary who had been talking to a government official, a former government official who told him that they had Hillary Clinton related emails at that government organization.
Dershowitz faced off against CNN legal analyst Jeffrey Toobin regarding the FBI spying on the Trump campaign.
“I have to tell you, if this had happened to Hillary Clinton, the ACLU would be jumping up and down the way they did when I was on the board of the ACLU, when undercover agents were put into the anti-war movement, into Civil Rights movement,” Dershowitz said.
He added that “civil libertarians are generally a little bit suspicious when undercover agents go ‘just to ask questions.’ And I think we as civil libertarians ought to be suspicious of this. Allay our suspicions, and then we’ll be fine,.”
Toobin asserted that “this was a legitimate investigation” and Dershowitz shot him down saying that he does not actually know that.
“You have no evidence that it wasn’t,” Toobin said.
“Let’s find out,” Dershowitz fired back.
Dershowitz went on to remind CNN that when agents were sent in to spy on Martin Luther King Jr. they claimed that it was to protect him.
“They always say they’re doing it to protect the good people from the bad people,” Dershowitz said.
Remember back when Obama claimed that he wasn't meddling in the US election by illegally using the FBI despite on the candidate of the opposing party?
Now we know that that was a lie but here he is telling reporters in Germany that the United States does not spy on its citizens or listen to their phone calls by using the NSA. Which we now know was complete and utter BS!