Posted on Blog for 04/13/2019: Morning Edition

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1…………> Today’s White House tweets


Donald J. Trump

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2…………> Mississippi Burning: Cross Burning


The Department of Justice today announced that Louie Bernard Revette pleaded guilty to federal charges related to his commission of a crossburning on Oct. 24, 2017, in Seminary, Mississippi.

Specifically, Revette, 37, pleaded guilty to one count of interference with housing rights, a federal civil rights violation, and one count of using fire during the commission of a federal felony.

“The defendant’s racially motivated actions sought to threaten and intimidate the peaceful residents of this community,” said Assistant Attorney Eric Dreiband of the Civil Rights Division.

“The Department of Justice will not tolerate abhorrent and hateful acts of intimidation, and we will continue to prosecute anyone who commits a hate crime to the fullest extent of the law.”

In his plea, Revette admitted that he traveled to what he knew to be a predominantly African-American residential area of Seminary, Mississippi. Revette admitted that he left the area, later recruiting a co-conspirator to build a cross to burn near the home of a juvenile victim identified as M.H. Revette and the co-conspirator constructed the cross using materials from in and around Revette’s residence, placed the cross near M.H.’s home, and lit it on fire. Revette further admitted that he built and burned the cross to threaten, frighten, and intimidate M.H. and other African-American residents because of their race and color, and because those individuals lived in and occupied residences in that area of Seminary, Mississippi. Revette acknowledged that he knew burning crosses have historically been used to threaten, frighten, and intimidate African-Americans.

Revette faces a maximum total sentence of 20 years in prison and a $500,000 fine on the two charges.


3…………> Trump Tweeting: Pelosi Shivering


President Trump is under criticism for a tweeted video edited to suggest Minnesota Democrat Ilhan Omar that was dismissive of the significance of the September 11 attacks, when speaking about the erosion Muslim-Americans’ civic liberties since 9/11.

Democrat presidential wannabe’s accused President Trump of playing politics, and Nancy “Fancy” Pelosi said it was wrong for Mr. Trump “to fan the flames to make anyone less safe”

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said the President “shouldn’t use the painful images of 9/11 for a political attack” and implied the President could have compromised Ms. Omar’s safety.

Mr. Trump on Friday tweeted: “WE WILL NEVER FORGET!



4…………> Sweden’s Hound Dogs: After “Fox” Assange


Julian Assange may yet face rape charges in Sweden as the battle for extradition of the WikiLeaks founder heats up, after a lawyer for the injured party has requested the Swedish preliminary investigation concerning rape be resumed, and the Swedish Prosecutor said it would examine the case

Assange’s Swedish lawyer said the US’s extradition request would trump Sweden’s request, after he was arrested and dragged out of the Ecuadorian embassy in London , bringing an end to his seven-year stay after seeking asylum in 2012 to avoid extradition to Sweden over sexual assault charges leveled against him.



5…………> White House On Lockdown: A Burning Man


The White House was placed into lockdown after a man on a wheelchair scooter lit his outer jacket on fire on Pennsylvania Avenue, the man was transported to a local hospital with non-life-threatening injuries, and so far the Secret Service has not identified him.

Donald Trump was at the White House at the time, and video of the incident also showed multiple vehicles with flashing lights arriving on Pennsylvania Avenue.

President Donald Trump was at the White House at the time.


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