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Democrat Eric Swalwell Warns Trump Won’t Leave Office Willingly: "Vote for Your Life"

Eric Swalwell has suggested Donald Trump has no intention of leaving office is he loses in November. The California congressman warned that Americans needed to vote in huge numbers. “He’s not leaving office,” Swalwell tweeted on Tuesday in a clear reference to the President. “And he thinks the same people who protected him as he … Continue reading "Democrat Eric Swalwell Warns Trump Won’t Leave Office Willingly: “Vote for Your Life”"

Warren Calls For DOJ Probe Amid Reports Attorney General Ordered Protesters Removed

“These attacks on peaceful American protesters steps from the White House were sickening and appalling," the Mass. senator said.

Washington Post Editorial Issues Dire Warning To Trump Aides 'Enabling His Incitement'

"Trump’s aides are helping him to push the country closer not to order but to anarchy," the newspaper's editorial board cautioned.

Defense Secy. Esper clarifies circumstances of Trump’s church photo-op, National Guard's actions

At a Pentagon briefing, Defense Secretary Mark Esper also told reporters he does not support invoking the Insurrection Act and denied reports that the National Guard fired tear gas at White House protesters this week.

In Los Angeles, the Ghosts of Rodney King and Watts Rise Again

Los Angeles has been one of America’s reference points for racial unrest. This time protesters are bringing their anger to the people they say need to hear it most: the white and wealthy.

Analysis | 2 new developments reinforce how problematic Trump’s church photo op was

A mainstay of Trump’s presidency is how often it forces nonpolitical officials around him to participate in and defend his provocations.

Defense Secretary Esper: I do not support invoking the Insurrection Act - CNN Video

Secretary of Defense Mark Esper speaks out about the death of George Floyd in police custody and says he does not support President Trump's plan to enact the Insurrection Act amid protests and unrests.

Defense secretary: Officers at scene of Floyd's death should be "held accountable for his murder"

Secretary of Defense Mark Esper called the killing of George Floyd a “horrible crime” and said the officers on the scene that day should be "held accountable for his murder."

Protesters feel joy after four former officers hit with new charges in George Floyd's death

After nine days of widespread protests, smiles and cheers emerged from those fed up with police killing unarmed black people.

Mother of Floyd's daughter: She wants to know how he died - CNN Video

As protests following George Floyd's death in police custody continued for an eighth night across America, Roxie Washington, the mother of his six-year-old daughter, sat down with CNN's Omar Jimenez in Minneapolis.

George W. Bush laments 'shocking failure' in treatment of black Americans

The 43rd president expressed support for protests that have taken place around the world, while denouncing looting and violence.

Alarm mixed with glee as world is glued to U.S. protest coverage

Protests for racial justice after George Floyd's death have spread to Europe and the southern hemisphere.

Trump threatens to get involved in NYC unrest

President Trump on Wednesday threatened to intervene in New York City if officials did not crack down on protests that have devolved into looting and vandalism in recent nights.

Chris Cuomo: 'Show me where it says that protests are supposed to be polite and peaceful'

CNN host Chris Cuomo suggested that protests over George Floyd's death don't have to be "peaceful" as demonstrations across the country have morphed into riots in some cases.

Pentagon distances itself from Trump on crowd control and laments 'murder' of George Floyd

Defense Secretary Mark Esper delivered a strong condemnation Wednesday of the “murder” of George Floyd by Minnesota police officers while attempting to distance the Pentagon from politics and President Trump’s call to use the military to quell nationwide protests.

Defense Secretary Mark Esper Breaks with Trump: "I Do Not Support Invoking the Insurrection Act"

The Secretary of Defense has publicly disagreed with the President about deploying troops to quell nationwide protests. Mark Esper said on Wednesday he doesn’t want to see the Insurrection Act invoked. Esper addressed the issue during a briefing at the Pentagon. “The option to use active duty forces in a law enforcement role should only … Continue reading "Defense Secretary Mark Esper Breaks with Trump: “I Do Not Support Invoking the Insurrection Act”"

Defense Secretary: 'I Do Not Support Invoking The Insurrection Act'

President Donald Trump has repeatedly threatened to use the law to deploy the military to police U.S. cities.

George Floyd Updates: Protesters Hail Charges Against Police But Seek Broader Change

Minnesota accused three more officers of breaking the law while detaining Floyd, satisfying one but not all of the demands of demonstrators who have been gathering nightly in many American cities.

House Democrats seek answers from Trump administration officials on handling of protests

The House Armed Services Committee wants Esper and Milley to testify while the Judiciary Committee chairman, rebuffed by Barr, is calling for a cut in the budget for his personal office.

Pentagon chief on shaky ground with White House after breaking with Trump over protest response

Secretary of Defense Mark Esper is on shaky ground with the White House after saying Wednesday that he does not support using active duty troops to quell the large-scale protests across the United States triggered by the death of George Floyd and those forces should only be used in a law enforcement role as a last resort.

Democrats rip Trump for 'abandoned' North Carolina Republican convention

Democrats are accusing President Trump of deserting North Carolina after a late-night tweet implying he was pulling the Republican convention from the crucial swing state.

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