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Leftzilla – Trump’s Plan to Pardon Several War Criminals Hurts the Military—and Threatens Its Moral Authority – Mother Jones

From Mother Jones – 
Two years ago in Mosul, Iraq, a group of Navy SEALs were administering medical aid to a young injured ISIS fighter. He was so young, they later said he was likely a teenager. Then Edward Gallagher, the senior member of SEAL Team 7 and a distinguished veteran of several combat deployments, approached them without warning and stabbed the injured fighter repeatedly in the neck and side. Gallagher’s crimes reportedly did not stop there. According to a confidential Navy report obtained by the New York Times, in the weeks before and after this incident, he also indiscriminately killed civilians, including an adolescent girl “in a flower-print hijab,” and pressured members of his unit to not rat him out. Gallagher was finally taken into custody last year in advance of his court martial—scheduled to begin on May 28—where he stands accused of a laundry list of war crimes. 
Now, thanks to President Donald Trump, he may emerge from the process with a presidential pardon, exonerated of his misdeeds and free of any consequences.  | go to source

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Leftzlla – Eric Swalwell Suggests That Trump Could Be Being Blackmailed By Putin – Politics USA

So far, of all the Dem Presidential candidates running right now, Eric Swalwell is, perhaps, the most zilla of them all.  This Oppo of the day headline was inspired by the same aforementioned Swalwell who posited the theory that Trump might very well be blackmailed by Putin.  It would be exciting if it were true, and it would also be exciting if it were totally imagined, but believed (I’m voting for this). Either Swalwell is a total mad lad, or Trump is a Putin purse, so to speak.  Here’s what he actually said, as shared by Politics USA –
Rep. Swalwell said on MSNBC’s The Beat with Ari Melber, “There’s evidence of collusion and coordination. It doesn’t go beyond a reasonable doubt but that doesn’t mean this is a good guy. We know the Russians helped him. He asked them to help him. What we don’t know yet is why won’t he show us his taxes, his finances. And look, if this guy is able to be blackmailed by a porn star, how do we know he won’t be blackmailed by Vladimir Putin?” | go to source

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Lefftzilla – Rachel Maddow Just Blew A Massive Hole In Trump’s Plot To Obstruct Congressional Investigations – Politics USA

Right up to the end I thought this was our Polzilla winner, but it wasn’t mean’t to be.  Our OPPO of the day comes to us from today’s first losers, the Leftzillas.  Maddow goes all in with what appears to be another devastating take down of the President, or something.

From  Politics USA – “In a continuation of the behavior laid out in Robert Mueller’s report, Donald Trump is now trying to obstruct congressional investigations by blocking current and former White House officials from testifying to Congress.  At the top of the administration’s list of people they absolutely don’t want to testify is Don McGahn, the former White House counsel who gave Mueller key information on Trump’s obstruction efforts.” | go to source

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Leftzilla – Militia patrolling U.S. border was allegedly training to kill Hillary Clinton, George Soros – Think Progress

Our top zilla of the day is Leftzilla, with a headline that darn near writes itself.  Today, news of the full political ‘activism’ of the border control militia guy arrested near the border by the FBI is a gift for the left from zilla heaven.

From Think Progress – According to the criminal complaint, the UCP had previous run-ins with the law — including one 2017 incident after the FBI received a tip that the group was engaged in “militia extremist activity” in Flora Vista, New Mexico.  Before the tip was received, Hopkins allegedly said the group was “training to assassinate George Soros, Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama.” He claimed it was because the three prominent Democrats supported Antifa, according to the complaint. | go to source

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Leftzilla – Mueller Finds Evidence That Fox News Is White House Produced Propaganda – Politics USA

This headline wins PG Gordy’s (that’s me) Polzilla Top Pol today because of the next-level layering of potential multiple assaults on multiple political opponents, including Fox News and, of course, Donald Trump.  The context is a part of the Mueller report that alleges that the Trump team was coordinating with Fox News to assure their interviews went as planned.

Politics USA decries:  If Mueller is correct, Fox News is literal state-run television  It is now clear why the Trump administration almost exclusively only deals with Fox News. If the White House has the ability to have parts of Fox interviews edited before they are broadcast, it would mean that Fox isn’t news at all. It is an administration run television station. Interview subjects don’t get to tell journalists what to remove.

And I will add…..LITERALLY! | go to source

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SCOTUS Takes on 3 Cases That Could Settle LGBTQ Employment Discrimination Law Disputes

The Supreme Court has agreed to hear three cases that all address issues of discrimination in the workplace versus freedom of association, 
From Think Progress….three cases the Supreme Court agreed to hear on Monday.  Altitude Express Inc. v. Zarda and Bostock v. Clayton County both ask whether existing federal law prohibits employment discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation. R.G. & G.R. Harris Funeral Homes v. EEOC asks the same question about anti-trans discrimination.  –  Think Progress | go to source

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Leftzilla – ‘It’s a disgrace’—Democrats blast the grossly inappropriate press conference from Bill Barr – Daily Kos

From the minute Donald Trump nominated Bill Barr as attorney general, there were questions about his impartiality….The press conference was even worse than anticipated. Needless to say, the reaction has been universal outrage over how inappropriate and biased Bill Barr has acted from the minute he took office, and especially today. Here is a look at how key Democrats are reacting to Barr’s press conference. | go to source

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Leftzilla – Buttigieg Supporters Drown Out Hecklers Screaming About Sodom And Gomorrah – Talking Points Memo

South Bend, Indiana Mayor Pete Buttigieg was heckled multiple times at a campaign event Tuesday night by anti-gay protesters yelling “remember Sodom and Gomorrah!”
His fans reacted by starting up a rousing cheer of “Pete, Pete, Pete!” drowning out their voices.
Buttigieg himself then addressed the hecklers. “You know, the good news is, the condition of my soul is in the hands of God, but the Iowa caucuses are up to you,” he quipped, pointing to his crowd. | go to source

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Mitch McConnell’s Russia Problem

Mitch McConnell Gets His Russia Payoff As Oligarch Invests $200 Million In Kentucky  – Politics USA
Russian aluminum giant United Co. Rusal plans to invest $200 million in a Kentucky rolling mill that would be the largest new aluminum plant built in the U.S. in nearly four decades.- Wall Street Journal | go to source

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Dem Mayor Launches Presidential Bid By Destroying MAGA

Apparently, according to Politics USA, an Indiana Mayor just destroyed the myth of Trump with a powerful rust belt appeal….
Pete Buttigieg Just Terrified Trump By Destroying The Myth Of MAGA – Politics USA
Mayor Pete Buttigieg wasted no time in destroying the myth behind Trump’s MAGA and making a real appeal to rural and Rust Belt communities.While kicking off his presidential campaign in South Bend, IN, Buttigieg said, “And that’s why I’m here today. To tell a different story than make America great again. Because there’s a myth being sold to industrial and rural communities, the myth that we can stop the clock and turn it back. It comes from people who think the only way to speak to communities like ours is through resentment and nostalgia…” | go to source

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Just Because Mueller is Done, Doesn’t Mean RussiaGate is Done – Leftzilla

Republicans may be celebrating the end of the Mueller investigation, but perhaps they shouldn’t celebrate too quickly.  The end of the Mueller probe might very well be the opening of the next chapter in the Russiagate saga.
Mueller Report Is Likely Just ‘End Of The Beginning’- Crooks and Liars
According to the MSM, Mr. Mueller’s investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 Goat Rodeo, our great national psychotic break from reality that has roiled our country, our politics and our culture over the past two years, is coming to an end. | go to source