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The Department of Justice has dropped all charges against President Trump's former national security adviser Michael Flynn.

The news sent shockwaves through Washington DC, a week after evidence released to Flynn's lawyers show FBI agents tried to trap Flynn into lying to them.

Flynn, a Democrat, had been director of the Defense Intelligence Agency under President Barack Obama but was terminated from his job.

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He then joined Trump's presidential campaign helping to shape Trump's foreign policy and introducing Trump at his campaign rallies.

Flynn pleaded guilty to lying to the FBI in 2017. He also agreed to cooperate with Special Counsel Robert Mueller's Russia collusion probe that found no wrongdoing by Trump's administration.

In January 2020, Flynn filed documents to withdraw his guilty plea. His sentencing was "indefinitely postponed" until a later date.

The retired Army Lt. General was an important figure in Trump's administration. He served under Trump for only one month before he was accused of accepting money from foreign governments without approval in 2016.

President Trump told reporters he had no prior knowledge of the DOJ's decision to drop all charges.

Earlier in the week, Trump said he would welcome Flynn back into his administration.

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Axl Rose became embroiled in a Twitter beef with U.S. Secretary of the Treasury Steve Mnuchin on Wednesday.

The Guns N' Roses frontman denounced the hedge fund multi-millionaire out of the blue on the social media site on Wednesday, May 6.

Axl may know Mnuchin from his previous gig in entertainment as a film producer,

"It’s official! Whatever anyone may have previously thought of Steve Mnuchin he's officially an a**hole," he tweeted.

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Mnuchin responded to Axl by asking, "What have you done for the country lately?", initially alongside a Liberian flag emoji, before deleting the tweet and reposting with the correct U.S. flag.

This provoked the 58-year-old rocker into a furious tirade about President Trump's response to the Covid-19 crisis.

"My bad I didn't get we're hoping 2 emulate Liberia's economic model but on the real unlike this admin I'm not responsible for 70k+ deaths n' unlike u I don't hold a fed gov position of responsibility 2 the American people n' go on TV tellin them 2 travel the US during a pandemic," Axl tweeted, referring to plans to "reopen" America by ending lockdowns designed to stop the spread of the coronavirus.

In 2018 Axl also clashed with Trump over the President's decision to play Guns N' Roses music at his rallies.

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Stacey Abrams escalated her pressure on Joe Biden after rumors swirled that he will pick failed presidential candidate Hillary Clinton as his running mate in July.

After losing the 2016 election to Donald Trump, Clinton has positioned herself to be president of the United States after all.

On Tuesday, Clinton enthusiastically endorsed Biden, whom many say has senile dementia.

According to Politico.com, Abrams "has been privately calling Democratic power brokers, asking them to tell Biden campaign officials that she should be vice president..."

In numerous interviews, Abrams, who unsuccessfully campaigned for Georgia governor, has said she "would be an excellent running mate" for Biden.

Unlike other candidates, Abrams, 46, has loudly campaigned for the VP job.

Some political insiders say Abrams' behavior appears "desperate." They say her actions are an unprecedented and shameless attempt to shoehorn her way into the White House.

According to Politico, "overt campaigning for the vice presidency has traditionally been frowned upon".

Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer, another candidate for VP, said "You don't run for that. That is a selection of the top of the ticket, and everyone else should be just busy doing their jobs."

Democratic strategists say Abrams lacks foreign policy experience, but Abrams has cited her "independent study" of international affairs as a qualification for the role of VP.

Her only political experience includes being minority leader of the Georgia House of Representatives.

Abrams stubbornly refuses to concede the governor's race to Gov. Brian Kemp after losing the race by 55,000 votes in 2018.

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The Mesa City Police Department has opened an investigation into the death of Gary Lenius, the Arizona man whose wife claims he died after drinking Chloroquine to ward off the coronavirus.

Lenius's wife, Wanda, claims she served him a cocktail of a soda beverage and fish tank cleaner in a bungled attempt to ward off the coronavirus after hearing President Trump praise the drug as a Covid-19 cure.

Lenius, 68, died on March 22. His wife told several media outlets that both she and her husband consumed the cocktail after hearing Trump praise Chloroquine as a Covid-19 cure during a press briefing in March.

But police are suspicious that Lenius's death might be a homicide.

"As this is an active investigation, I cannot go into any details at this time regarding the case," said Detective Teresa Galder, the homicide detective handling the case.

Initial reports suggested the couple listened to Trump, and then "mindlessly" dank fish tank cleaner containing Chloroquine.

But friends of the couple said Lenius would not knowingly drink fish tank cleaner. They described Lenius as an "intelligent, levelheaded retired engineer" who had a troubled marriage that included a previous assault charge against his wife. She was ultimately found not guilty of assaulting him.

A source told The Washington Free Beacon that Wanda "would constantly berate Gary in public... Everyone was embarrassed for him, but he outwardly did not seem to care much."

The source added that Wanda often called her husband "doofus" and other derogatory insults in public.

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According to the Georgia Poison Control Center, two men drank household cleaning products to combat the coronavirus. It isn't clear if the men were infected with the virus.

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports both men have a history of psychiatric problems and are expected to recover.

The poison center's director, Gaylord Lopez, said it isn't clear if the men drank disinfectant after President Trump famously wondered aloud if disinfectant can be used internally to fight the virus.

Trump made the remarks in jest during a White House press briefing last Thursday. The President later said he "can't imagine why" there are increasing reports of people drinking disinfectants.

The AJC reported that at least two other people in Georgia were treated for consuming household cleaners to combat the virus prior to Trump's remarks.

Tap water contains just enough chlorine to kill microbes in municipal city water, making it safe for public consumption. Chlorine is the main ingredient in bleach.

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Fox News has "cut ties" with pro-Trump conservative comediennes Diamond & Silk, according to the Daily Beast blog. The duo recently appeared on Fox's streaming network, Fox Nation.

The news comes after Diamond & Silk were locked out of their Twitter account for telling people to go outside to become immune to Covid-19.
 

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The pair recently rankled liberals by appearing to question whether Covid-19 was part of an elaborate hoax to undermine President Trump.

"What I need to know is how many people have passed away in New York, and what I need to know is: Who has the bodies?" Diamond said during a March 30th livestream. "I need for somebody that does investigative work to call the morgues, to call the funeral homes. Something's not right here. Something is off here."

Diamond added: "Is this being deliberately spread? Look, I'm not being a conspiracy theorist, this is real, but I'm asking my own questions. What the hell is going on?"

One unnamed source told the Daily Beast that it is unlikely Diamond & Silk will appear on Fox News in the near future.

The duo became right-wing darlings when they professed their admiration for President Trump and took on anyone who criticized him on their popular YouTube channel.

But they have faced scorn, contempt and disdain from those on the left who oppose their political views and their loyalty to Trump.

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Stacey Abrams says America "can't survive another four years with Donald Trump" in the White House.

The failed gubernatorial candidate disparaged President Trump during an appearance on CNN's "State of the Union" on Sunday.

"Vice President [Joe] Biden has done this job," Abrams said. "He knows what he needs to do to win and what he needs to do to help our country recover from four years of incompetence and chaos."

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Abrams went on to say she believes Biden will make the right choice in picking a woman of color -- specifically her.

She said Biden choosing a woman of color for VP would promote "trust" with the Black community. "Women of color are the strongest part of the Democratic Party."

But Black people are wary of Biden's racist past and reports that he suffers from senile dementia.

"I want to make one thing very clear," said Abrams, "Joe Biden enjoys the trust of communities of color, and he will take no one for granted. I believe he will make the right choice based on what he understands and what his team recommends that he do."

She added, "Vice President Biden understands how critical this election is. With four decades of experience, he also knows the tricks Republicans will use to block change. We can't survive another four years with Donald Trump, and that's why my organization, Fair Fight 2020, is working nationally in 18 states to ensure that we have a president who actually believes in and trusts the American people."

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According to OAN News, Rev. Al Sharpton is expected to endorse Abrams for VP later this week.

Sharpton believes Biden needs help "connecting" with Black voters. He cites Abrams' ability to drive voter turnout as her greatest strength.

"I've said openly that there are Black women that can be on that ticket..." said Sharpton. "I'm excited about Stacey Abrams, who I think brings a lot to this country."

The hashtag #DropOutBiden trended on Twitter over the weekend, driven by the #MeToo movement and progressives who believe Biden's accuser Tara Reade was sexually assaulted by Biden in 1993.

CNN quietly deleted a 1993 episode of Larry King Live from Google's play store that featured Reade's mother calling in to the show to say her daughter had "problems" working for a "prominent senator".

The woman said her daughter did not want her to go to the press out of respect for the unnamed senator.

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Dr. Deborah Birx is tired of answering questions about President Trump's "disinfectant" remarks.

During an appearance on CNN's "State of the Union" on Sunday, Dr. Birx seemed annoyed with host Jake Tapper for obsessing over sarcastic statements made by Trump last week.

Trump commented on using UV light and "disinfectant" internally to treat Covid-19. The President later said he was being sarcastic.

Not satisfied with her answers, Tapper pressed Dr. Birx to criticize Trump's remarks.

"I understand that you're taking a generous approach to this when it comes to President Trump musing aloud. But this is potentially dangerous," Tapper said.

"I mean, poison control centers got calls from people, and they had to issue statements saying, do not internally use disinfectants. As a doctor, doesn’t that bother you that you have to even spend any time discussing this?"

"Well, I think it bothers me that this is still in the news cycle," said Dr. Birx, who insisted that there are more important things to discuss such as protecting each other and herd immunity.

"I worry that we don't get the information to the American people that they need, when we continue to bring up something that was from Thursday night," said Dr. Birx.

"So, I think I have answered that question. I think the president made it clear that physicians had to study this. I think I have made it clear that this was a musing, as you — as you described. But I want us to move on to be able to get information to the American people that can help them protect each other and also help them understand how devastating this virus is to different age groups and different symptoms and different comorbidities."

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Lysol cautioned customers not to inject its household cleaning products that are proven to kill the coronavirus.

The parent company of Lysol disinfectant warned customers Friday that its products should not be used internally to kill the Covid-19 virus.

The Lysol label lists the bacteria and viruses it kills, including the human coronavirus.

The warning comes after President Donald Trump noted a recent study that shows the effects of bleach and isopropyl alcohol on the virus and he wondered if doctors could somehow inject it into people safely.

The virus "does a tremendous number on the lungs, so it would be interesting to check that," Trump said during Thursday's White House coronavirus press briefing.

Trump's remarks prompted the maker of Lysol to issue the warning to combat "recent speculation."

"As a global leader in health and hygiene products, we must be clear that under no circumstance should our disinfectant products be administered into the human body," read the statement.

Trump, who is not medically trained, deferred to medical doctors to define how the disinfectant would be used to kill the virus. At no time did the President imply doctors should inject their patients with household cleaners.

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Yesterday, the mainstream media reported, inaccurately, that President Donald Trump suggested injecting people with common household disinfectant such as bleach and isopropyl alcohol to kill the COVID-19 virus.

The reports are false, according to Breitbart.com, who say the President's words were taken out of context by members of the leftwing news media who are determined to make a mockery of him.

Trump suggested using disinfectant and ultraviolet light to kill the virus during Thursday's White House coronavirus press briefing. He referred to one recent study that shows the virus is killed in minutes when exposed to UV light such as sunlight.

According to Breitbart.com, when Trump said "inject," he meant to use a process -- which he left up to medical doctors to define.

At no time did Trump actually propose injecting patients with disinfectant; he deferred to "medical doctors" to figure out how to apply Dr. Bryant's research.

Trump later clarified that "It wouldn't be through injection," and that he was talking about "cleaning, sterilization of an area," and about applying the disinfectant to "a stationary object."

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Trump also suggested somehow using UV light internally to kill the virus.

Ultraviolet light is used to sterilize surgical instruments and to sanitize face masks so they can be reworn by nurses and doctors during a face mask shortage.

Some cities use UV light to sanitize entire buses. Amazon.com sells UV lights to kill bacteria and viruses on cell phones. And UV light is used to disinfect money before putting it back into circulation.

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President Trump reassured fitness buffs that gyms will reopen soon. "Gyms can open as long as they maintain social distancing guidelines, but bars should remain shuttered," Trump said during his daily coronavirus press briefing on Thursday.

Trump issued new guidelines on Thursday to all 50 governors to help states reopen by May 1.

He told governors via telephone that reopening individual states was their decision on when and how it will happen. But he urged the governors to reopen their states soon to get the economy jumpstarted.

"You are going to call your own shots," Trump said. "You are all capable people, I think in all cases, very capable people. And you're going to be calling your shots."

Trump cited business leaders who warn the economy will collapse if the country is not reopened soon.

"We're starting our life again," Trump said.

The new guidelines aren't mandatory, but Trump warned governors to take the guidelines seriously.

Some governors - particularly Democrats - are resistant to reopening their states. They plan to keep their residents on some form of forced home detainment - at least until the November elections.

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A website launched by the Internal Revenue Service crashed as millions of eligible taxpayers logged in to track their $1,200 stimulus payments.

Millions of taxpayers flooded the tracker Get My Payment to check on the status of their stimulus payments - only to see a message saying: "Payment Status Not Available."

Frustrated taxpayers took to Twitter.com to vent their frustrations at the IRS and President Trump.

"I cried and cried," wrote one despondent taxpayer. "I've been out of work and out of money for weeks already. I don't understand. I should qualify too."

Another Twitter user slammed the IRS website as "a joke."

More than 80 million eligible taxpayers should have received their stimulus payments today, April 15.

Many are furious after they learned President Trump ordered his name to be printed on the checks -- delaying the delivery of their checks by days.

Nearly 17 million Americans filed for unemployment benefits as of April 15. The unemployment rate has reached its highest point since 1940.

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President Trump vows Americans in some states will return to work by May 1. He wants a detailed plan on reopening the country on his desk within days so he can issue suggestions for some states to reopen by May 1.

"The plans to reopen the country are close to being finalized," Trump reassured Americans on Tuesday.

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Eugenist Bill Gates is furious with U.S. President Donald Trump for cutting $500 million in funding to the World Health Organization (WHO).

In a tweet on Tuesday, the Microsoft co-founder slammed Trump's decision to cut WHO funding, saying "Halting funding for the World Health Organization during a world health crisis is as dangerous as it sounds. Their work is slowing the spread of Covid-19 and if that work is stopped no other organization can replace them."

Trump announced Tuesday he was halting $500 million in funding after criticizing The WHO's handling of the coronavirus pandemic.

Trump said the WHO failed investigate early signs of the virus' ability to spread from one human to another and failed to call out China for its lack of transparency.

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Bill and his wife Melinda Gates pledged $100 million to develop a coronavirus vaccine. Gates stepped down from the Microsoft board to focus his efforts on developing the vaccine.

Of that pledge, $20 million went to the Atlanta-based CDC and the WHO.

In an interview with CNN, Melinda Gates said COVID-19 is going to "be horrible in the developing world." She added there will be "bodies in the streets of Africa" if the vaccine isn't distributed globally.

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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) have come up with a plan to reopen parts of America.

The CDC and FEMA have created a public health strategy to reopen parts of the country that were locked down in response to the coronavirus that causes COVID-19.

COVID-19 causes mild symptoms or no symptoms in most healthy adults. The virus causes acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) and potentially fatal pneumonia among the elderly, particularly those with chronic illnesses such as respiratory and heart problems, obesity, and smokers.

According to The Washington Post, the federal agencies plan to get Americans back to work by giving guidance to states on how to ease restrictions by removing draconian measures such as stay-at-home orders and wearing face masks in public.

The guidance is part of a larger White House effort to get Americans out of their homes and back to work by May 1.

President Trump wants a detailed plan on reopening the country on his desk within days so he can issue suggestions for some states to reopen by May 1.

"The plans to reopen the country are close to being finalized," Trump reassured Americans on Tuesday.

The plan involves reopening some states in three steps beginning on May 1. Then, through May 15, ramping up the manufacturing of tests and PPE equipment and increasing emergency funding to states. Then reopening schools for children who, as a group, are least affected by the virus.

Some Americans may have to give up their health and location data to return to work.

Tech giants Apple and Google are developing software to track COVID-19 infected people via their cell phones.

And the plan calls for a workforce of 670 support communities to do contact tracing of people who came in contact with the infected.

President Trump said he will speak with all 50 governors "very shortly" and would begin authorizing individual governors to implement "a very powerful reopening plan" at a specific time and date for each state.

Trump hinted he will not take "no" for an answer from governors.

He added: "We will hold the governors accountable. But again, we're going to be working with them to make sure it works very well."

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Former President Barack Obama finally endorsed his former VP Joe Biden for President on Tuesday. Obama endorsed Biden in a social media video.

In the caption, Obama wrote: "I'm proud to endorse my friend Joe Biden for President of the United States."

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But just months earlier, Obama tried to discourage the feeble-minded Biden from running. Biden reportedly suffers from senile dementia, and Obama didn't like Biden's chances against the mentally tougher President Donald Trump.

The 77-year-old has difficulty recalling short-term memory and is often tripped up by his own words.

Biden has been in poor mental and physical health for years.

In 1988, Biden suffered two aneurysms in his brain. In February 1988, Biden underwent lifesaving surgery to repair an intracranial aneurysm that had began hemorrhaging.

While recuperating from the surgery, he underwent another brain surgery to repair a second aneurysm.
 

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If there’s one thing we’ve learned as a country from moments of great crisis, it’s that the American spirit of looking out for one another can’t be restricted to our homes, or our workplaces, or our neighborhoods, or our houses of worship. It also has to be reflected in our national government. The kind of leadership that’s guided by knowledge and experience; honesty and humility; empathy and grace – that kind of leadership doesn’t just belong in our state capitols and mayors offices. It belongs in the White House. That’s why I’m so proud to endorse @JoeBiden for President of the United States. Choosing Joe to be my Vice President was one of the best decisions I ever made. He’s got the character and the experience to guide us through one of our darkest times and heal us through a long recovery. And I’ve got a lot more to say about why Joe should be President in the video. I hope you give it a watch. Then I hope you’ll join us at JoeBiden.com and make a plan for how you’re going to get involved.

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