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Trump Job Approval Ratings August

NBC/Wall Street Journal: 8/10 - 8/14-1000 Adults-43% approve/55% disapprove
Rasmussen: 8/13 - 8/15-1500 Likely Voters-46% approve/53% disapprove
FOX News: 8/11 - 8/13-1013 Registered Voters-43% approve/56% disapprove
Reuters: 8/12 - 8/13-980 Registered Voters-43% approve/53% disapprove
Economist: 8/10 - 8/13-1127 Registered Voters-44% approve/54% disapprove
Politico: 8/9 - 8/11-1993 Registered Voters-42% approve/54% disapprove
The Hill-8/5 - 8/6-1001 Registered Voters-45% approve/55% disapprove
HarrisX-8/13-8/16-3003 Registered Voters-46% approve/54% disapprove
YouGov-8/13-8/14-1000 Adults-43% approve/50% disapprove
Gallup-8/1-8/14-1,522 Adults-41% approve/54% disapprove
Ipsos: 8/12-8/13-1,116 Adults-42% approve/52% disapprove
https://www.realclearpolitics.com/epolls/other/president_trump_job_approval-6179.html
http://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/trump_administration/prez_track_aug19
https://projects.fivethirtyeight.com/trump-approval-ratings/?ex_cid=rrpromo


Trump loses a close friend and big donor

“Trump cuts off one of his closest friends”

Tom Barrack and Donald Trump have been friends and confidants for more than three decades — the two men are so close, for instance, that Barrack comforted Trump during the funeral of his father, Fred.

But the intimate relationship between the wealthy California investor and the president has fractured so badly that the two no longer speak, current and former White House officials say.

The key issue driving the two men apart: Barrack’s role as chairman of the president’s 2017 inauguration fund, which is under investigation by prosecutors.

Trump was “really upset” to read reports about Barrack’s role in allegedly making it easy for some foreigners and others to try to spend money to get access to Trump and his inner circle and whether some of the inauguration money was misspent, according to a senior administration official.

“The president was really surprised to read all about the inauguration and who was trying to buy access and how, because the president doesn’t get any of that money,” said the official.
(The inaugural committee spent more than $1.5 million at Trump’s hotel in Washington.)

Barrack and Trump have known each other since the late 1980s, when Barrack, now CEO and executive chairman of the real estate and private equity firm Colony Capital, helped sell him the Plaza Hotel in New York for almost $410 million, a property that creditors later seized after Trump couldn’t make the full debt payments. (Trump took out a full-page ad in New York Magazine in 1988 saying the deal was “not economic” and that “I can never justify the price I paid.”)
https://www.politico.com/story/2019/08/19/donald-trump-cuts-off-tom-barrack-1467191

FBI arrests another potential mass shooter and seizes his weapons

“Man who posted about committing mass shooting arrested”

Investigators find gun parts, tactical gear

A Norwalk, Connecticut man arrested after he posted online about his interest in committing a mass shooting has been banned from a local university.

The Federal Bureau of Investigation National Threat Operations Center received a tip that 22-year-old Brandon Wagshol was attempting to buy large capacity rifle magazines from out of state.

The Norwalk Police Department and FBI began a joint investigation. It was determined that Wagshol was buying rifle parts online in an attempt to build his own rifle. Police said he had also posted on Facebook showing his interested in committing a mass shooting. A search warrant was issued for Wagshol’s house where guns and ammunition were found.

Officers seized .40 caliber handgun, .22 caliber rifle, and .300 Blackout rounds of ammunition. Body armor with a titanium plate, camouflage shirt, pants and belt, a ballistic helmet, tactical gloves, and camouflage bag and computers were also found.

The guns were registered to Wagshol’s father who lives in the home, however, the firearms were accessible to Wagshol.

Wagshol is a Central Connecticut State University student but has been temporarily suspended while police investigate the incident. He is banned from campus at this time.

CCSU President Zulma Toro sent a letter to the CCSU community saying Wagshol attended classes and live in a residence hall last semester.

"Norwalk police contacted the CCSU Police Department soon after Mr. Wagshol’s arrest, and we placed him on interim suspension pending further investigation. He is banned from campus at this time," Toro said. Toro said the CCSU Threat Assessment Team has been meeting to ensure every precaution is being taken to ensure the campus remains safe. She said they don't anticipate any issues.

“We are thankful for our partnership with the FBI and fantastic teamwork that quickly brought this investigation from a tip to an arrest” said Chief Thomas Kulhawik. “I applaud the excellent work of our officers and the FBI agents that assisted and remind people, if they see something, say something.”

Wagshol was arrested on four counts of illegal possession of large capacity magazines. He was held on a $250,000 bond and will appear in court on Friday.
https://www.local10.com/news/man-who-posted-about-committing-mass-shooting-arrested

White nationalist has his semi-automatics seized by the FBI

No more guns for you-ooo! Arresting a violent white nationalist a day keeps fascism at bay.


“Ohio white nationalist, anti-Semite arrested for threatening to shoot up Jewish community center, police say”
An Ohio man has been arrested for making threats toward a local Jewish community center in New Middletown.
James Reardon Jr., 20, has been charged with telecommunications harassment and aggravated menacing and is being held in the Mahoning County Jail on $250,000 bond with a court hearing planned for Monday morning.

On Friday, the FBI Violent Crimes Task Force raided Reardon’s house and seized a cache of weapons and ammunition, including dozens of round of ammo, multiple semi-automatic weapons, a gas mask and bulletproof armor.

"Grateful for the work of the FBI, local law enforcement and our community partners in the Youngstown Jewish community. We will continue to employ all our resources to stop the spread of white nationalism and violent extremism," the Anti-Defamation League in Cleveland tweeted.

Police initially became aware of Reardon on July 11 when he posted a video on Instagram of a man shooting a semi-automatic rifle with sirens and screams in the background. He tagged the Jewish Community Center of Youngstown in the post.

"That kicked off an intense investigation, a very rapidly evolving investigation, because of the way the world is," New Middletown Police Chief Vince D’Egidio told Youngstown ABC affiliate WYTV.
https://abcnews.go.com/US/ohio-white-nationalist-anti-semite-arrested-threatening-shoot/story?id=65040200
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I personally want to thank FBI Director Christopher Wray for all the effort he is putting in to thwarting the violent tendencies of the far right even though he is a Trump appointee. Well done, sir.





Trump thinks he won a Michigan Man of the Year Award

The problem is, there is no such award.

“Trump thinks he won Michigan's 'man of the year' award, but a former congressman says it was actually just a framed copy of the Gettysburg Address”

President Donald Trump has repeatedly claimed he was honored with a Michigan 'man of the year' award, most recently at his New Hampshire campaign rally Thursday night.
On Friday, former GOP congressman Dave Trott told Michigan Live and CNN that Trump was likely mistaking a framed copy of the Gettysburg Address he was presented with by Trott in 2013 for a 'man of the year' award.
Trott invited Trump to be the keynote speaker of the 2013 Oakland County Republican Party's Lincoln Day Dinner in Michigan, and presented him with a tie, a statuette of Abraham Lincoln, and the framed copy of the address.
At a 2017 roundtable discussion in Ypsilanti, Michigan, with auto executives, Trump said Trott presented him with the Michigan 'man of the year' award, and Trott didn't correct him then, because he thought it would be embarrassing for the president.

Michigan Live reporter Malachi Barrett tweeted out a few photos on Friday taken by the publication that night in 2013, showing Trump being presented with the framed copy of the address, along with the statuette and tie. There was no 'man of the year' award presented that night, and Trott said Trump delivered a "rambling speech touching every topic under the sun."
https://www.businessinsider.com/trump-michigan-man-of-the-year-award-actually-gettysburg-address-2019-8

Proud Boys chicken out

“The Proud Boys contacted us or contacted the units on the ground saying that they wanted to leave and so we facilitated for them to leave the area," said Multnomah County Sheriff’s Office Sgt. Brandon White. "It wasn’t planned. It wasn’t orchestrated. We had a request that they would like to leave the area and so we facilitated.”

Joe Biggs, a former InfoWars staffer and the organizer of Saturday’s right-wing demonstration, was asked by The Oregonian/OregonLive what message the effort got across:

“Go look at President Trump’s Twitter,” he said. “He talked about Portland, said he’s watching antifa. That’s all we wanted. We wanted national attention, and we got it. Mission success.”
https://www.oregonlive.com/portland/2019/08/portland-protests-antifa-right-wing-groups-set-to-face-off-downtown-live-updates.html

FBI & The Senate Going After the Far-Right

“Ex-FBI official names right-wing extremism one of the biggest security challenges for 2020”

A former FBI intelligence officer said Thursday that combating right-wing extremism and white nationalism poses a serious challenge for security officials going into 2020.

“If you want intelligence to be good on the current wave of domestic terrorism — what people call right-wing extremism, Neo-Nazi extremism — I don’t think people realize how tough that target is,” Philip Mudd, who is now a counterterrorism analyst, told Hill.TV in response to a question about how security officials should prepare for the future.

“It’s dispersed, that’s people in every state, but it’s also a civil liberties issue,” he added.

Mudd said the first step towards combating white nationalist-fueled violence is re-evaluating the nation's political rhetoric.

“Either side of the political spectrum, you cannot validate their anger,” he said in reference to members who identify as part of the Neo-Nazi movement.

“You can’t even get close to saying it’s appropriate to look at a foreigner in this country or an immigrant or an asylum seeker and say that person is less than you,” he added. “It’s not a political statement, it’s what I saw with Al-Qaeda.”

Mudd also said lawmakers need to take congressional action against homegrown hate groups like the Ku Klux Klan.

“That means laws that say, ‘hey, groups that committed acts of violence — how about the KKK, you want to go after them? They’ve committed acts of violence for political reasons — that’s terrorism,” he said. “The politicians have to provide cover.”

The mass shooting in El Paso, Texas has renewed calls to address the rise of domestic terror attacks. Federal authorities believe the suspected shooter, who killed 22 people, was motivated by hatred of Hispanics and immigrants.

Republican Senator Martha McSally (R-Ariz.) is now putting forward a bill that would effectively close a loophole to make domestic terrorism a separate federal crime.

McSally, an Air Force veteran, told Politico on Wednesday that her legislation is necessary due to a loophole that prevents federal prosecutors from specifically charging suspects with domestic terrorism.

“For too long we have allowed those who commit heinous acts of domestic terrorism to be charged with related crimes that don’t portray the full scope of their hateful actions,” she said.
https://thehill.com/hilltv/rising/457587-ex-fbi-official-names-right-wing-extremist-as-one-of-biggest-challenges-for-2020

New Hampshire wasnt that interested



Today in New Hampshire, Trump brought his usual talking points, attacking Democratic presidential candidates, whining about “fixed polls,” claiming that the economy will crash if he loses in 2020, and going off on multiple fact-free rambles.

At one point during the rally, Trump attacked a protester who interrupted his speech, saying, “That guy’s got a serious weight problem. Go home, start exercising.”

The president also took credit for a plant in Louisiana that was approved by the Obama administration in 2014.

Africans get homes in Maine

Maine finds homes for several hundred African asylum seekers
AUG. 15, 2019
ASSOCIATED PRESS
PORTLAND, Maine — A scramble has produced homes for virtually all of the hundreds of African asylum seekers whose arrival flooded shelters in Maine’s largest city.
A coalition of groups steered more than 200 of the new arrivals to homes ahead of Thursday’s deadline for closing a temporary emergency shelter set up at a basketball arena in Portland.

The arrival of the Angolans and Congolese from Texas showed it’s not just Central Americans making the journey to the U.S. through its southern border.

Unprecedented numbers of Africans who have fled their homelands also have traveled thousands of miles through Central America to the U.S.

Maine is home to thousands of African newcomers but the arrival of so many at the same time overwhelmed local shelters. There was a rush to find homes amid a housing shortage in southern Maine.
https://www.apnews.com/96d4fcd0b9e34802896699eaf752fd2b/gallery/0f3c4f4035f0449992f9203eda09b1dc

He is sorry he helped elect Trump

NOW he’s sorry?
Former Republican Representative Joe Walsh is calling for a primary challenger to take on President Donald Trump in 2020, as he is reckoning with his past controversial comments and apologizing for his role in helping elect an "unfit con man" to the presidency.

"If Republicans don't stand up right now and challenge this guy right now, he's bad for the party. He's bad for the country. We're going to get wiped out in 2020," Walsh said echoing his recent op-ed in the New York Times.

Walsh, now a conservative radio host, said he voted for Trump in 2016, but only because he wasn't Hillary Clinton. Where Trump lost him, Walsh said, was during his press conference with Vladimir Putin in Helsinki last year in which he sided with the Russian strongman over his own intelligence community's assessments of interference in the 2016 election.
https://www.cnn.com/2019/08/15/politics/joe-walsh-primary-challenge-trump-2020-cnntv/index.html
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