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Driving Vice President-elect Kamala Harris by an undetected bomb. Refusing extra resources for a presidential candidate. Admitting an agent on a White House detail assaulted her supervisor. 

Long before the attempted assassination of former President Donald Trump Saturday night focused a harsh light on the Secret Service, the presidential security agency was already facing difficult questions about its capability, training, recruitment and emphasis on diversity.

Secret Service agents reportedly were circulating a petition raising questions about their management a few weeks ago.

Those questions are now certain to receive intense new attention after video footage showed a gunman was able to scale a building less than 200 yards from Trump, get to a shooting perch with a rifle and fire several rounds before being neutralized by a Secret Service sniper team at the event Saturday night in Butler, Pennsylvania.

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Jimmy Dore: "There used to be 50 giant media companies, so there used to be more truth that could get out. But now because of Bill Clinton and the Telecommunications act in 1996 we went from 50 giant media companies down to 6, meaning that every TV show, every newspaper, every magazine, every radio show, it all comes from one of the 6 companies and that's why journalism sucks so much right now. Journalist used to come from blue collar backgrounds like me, but now they know they all have to work for one of the six billionaire owned companies and so the billionaires hand picked those people from Ivy League schools now and they're all going to be class loyal...
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The Republican National Convention (RNC) will take place next week two blocks away from the spot in Milwaukee where President Teddy Roosevelt survived an assassination attempt in 1912.

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Despite corporate messaging, economic indicators point to an economy in shambles. What’s the truth about our current economic climate? If you have that strange feeling like the full story about the U.S. economy isn’t being told, you’re not the only one. You might even be feeling like things are much worse than the Administration keeps touting through the corporate media. In fact, in this piece we’re going to explore several examples that illustrate just how the American public is being sold one version of the economic story, while being left in the dark about the rest of the story.
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A febrile nation was pitched into new turmoil on Saturday.

The cause was an apparent assassination attempt against former President Trump.

The scene, at a rally in Butler, Pa., echoed around the world in an instant. It will be replayed for days, weeks and years to come. 

The images came in chaotic succession. First the sound of shots and Trump bundled to the ground by protective agents. Then, the former president rising with a clenched fist and blood around his right ear. Trump walked — apparently under his own power but with the knot of agents still tight around him — to waiting vehicles and was ferried away. 

The difference of just an inch or two might have protected Trump from a far worse tragedy.

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Former President Donald Trump was apparently shot at a Pennsylvania rally Saturday, and some on the left took the occasion to spread conspiracy theories that the shooting was a hoax.

Trump was speaking at a lectern in front of his supporters in Butler, Pennsylvania, when shots rang out. He grabbed at his ear before being engulfed by members of the Secret Service. The former president then stood up and raised his fist to the crowd. Blood was clearly dripping from his ear.

'All orchestrated by Trump.'

While many offered thoughts and prayers for the president, others in social media posts claimed that the shooting was a hoax.

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A defiant President Joe Biden insisted to his donors on Monday that he is “done talking about the debate” and implored the party to ignore any further distractions and direct its attention back to Donald Trump.

“We need to move forward. Look, we have roughly 40 days til the convention, 120 days til the election. We can’t waste any more time being distracted,” Biden said in a private call with donors Monday, according to a recording obtained by POLITICO.

“I have one job, and that’s to beat Donald Trump. I’m absolutely certain I’m the best person to be able to do that. So, we’re done talking about the debate, it’s time to put Trump in a bullseye,” Biden said.

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The controversial tech magnate has increasingly used the X social media platform to promote conservative views.

Tesla and X social media platform CEO Elon Musk endorsed Donald Trump’s bid for reelection, taking the opportunity to also criticize the former president’s Secret Service detail after an apparent assassination attempt at a campaign rally in Pennsylvania.

“I fully endorse President Trump and hope for his rapid recovery,” the tech magnate said Saturday, posting a video of the politician defiantly pumping his fist into the air before being helped off stage by security. Trump suffered a minor injury after a bullet appeared to graze the right side of his face and hit his ear.

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The attempted assassination of Donald Trump may lead to further clashes between the Dems and the GOP, ex-US Army psychological warfare officer and State Department counterterrorism analyst Scott Bennett told Sputnik, raising suspicions about the Secret Service's conduct.

Former President Donald Trump was injured in a shooting at a Pennsylvania rally on July 13 just days before accepting the Republican nomination.

"The Secret Service were remarkably — if not suspiciously — slow in their protecting of the [former] President [Trump], similar to how they were slow in protecting President John F Kennedy when he was shot in Texas," former US Army psychological warfare officer and State Department counterterrorism analyst Scott Bennett told Sputnik.

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An eyewitness saw the man who shot at Donald Trump crawling on a nearby roof. Questions about how the man managed to get so close during the rally in Pennsylvania are already being asked.

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Former FBI Assistant Director Chris Swecker breaks down the FBI's likely steps after identifying former President Trump's attempted assassin. 

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Ronald Reagan was the last president to be shot in an assassination attempt before Donald Trump was hit at a rally in Pennsylvania on Saturday.

When leaving the Hilton Hotel in Washington, D.C. on March 30, 1981, Reagan was shot at several times and wounded when one bullet ricocheted off a vehicle and struck him under the left armpit.

Then-President Reagan spent 12 days at George Washington University Hospital before returning to the White House.

Trump, while not currently the U.S. president, is the first to be shot in an assassination attempt since that day in 1981.

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Republicans in Congress have launched an investigation into the 'security failures' that led to a horrific assassination attempt on former President Donald Trump.

Lawmakers say a frightening lapse meant that a gunman was able to get so close to Trump and unleash a barrage of bullets that hit his ear and killed a member of the rally crowd.

The suspect opened fire on the former president from a roof 130 yards away from the stage where he was speaking to thousands of MAGA fans in Butler, Pennsylvania, on Saturday night.

Former Navy SEAL Rep. Ryank Zinke, R-Mont., who has experience in setting perimeters in combat zones, said the shooter being able to access a 'nearby roof' to take aim at Trump was an 'absolute failure of security.' 

Webmaster addition: This has a JFK feel to it!

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Donald Trump pumped his fist in the air with blood streaming across his face seconds after being shot in the ear by a gunman in stunning images seen across the world

The former president, 78, survived the horrifying assassination attempt when the bullet missed him by less than an inch on Saturday afternoon, at a rally in Butler, Pennsylvania

It came eight minutes after he took the stage at 6:03pm ET, where Trump began his remarks and pointed to a large graphic in the same direction where the shooter was perched atop an AGR International building. 

At the same moment, Trump supporters said they spotted the gunman - named as Thomas Matthew Crooks, 20 - 'bear-crawling' across the roof with a rifle, but claimed their warnings to Secret Service were ignored. 

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Bump to the top.

 

Webmaster addition: UPDATE: There seems to be confusion who the shooter was. This article names Mark Violets as the shooter!

UPDATE2: A close up photo of the dead shooter has been posted to social media. I am not going to post it here due to its graphic nature, but it looks more like Mark than Thomas.

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A House Republican lawmaker is alleging that Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas denied stronger Secret Service protection for former President Trump multiple times.

Rep. Mike Waltz, R-Fla., made the accusation hours after Trump was grazed by a bullet at his Saturday Pennsylvania rally.

"I have very reliable sources telling me there have been repeated requests for stronger secret service protection for President Trump. Denied by Secretary Mayorkas," Waltz wrote on X.

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A BBC radio presenter has sparked anger after saying that US President Joe Biden should have Donald Trump 'murdered'.

David Aaronovitch, who presents Radio 4's Briefing Room show, took to X/Twitter yesterday: 'If I was Biden I'd hurry up and have Trump murdered on the basis that he is a threat to America's security #SCOTUS'.

Critics claimed Mr Aaronovitch had broken the corporation's rules around employee impartiality. 

However, he stressed the post was 'satirical' before he deleted the tweet 90 minutes later blaming a 'far right pile on'.

It comes after the US Supreme Court ruled that former US presidents have broad immunity from prosecution, extending the delay in the Washington criminal case against Trump on charges he plotted to overturn his 2020 presidential election loss and all but ending prospects the former president could be tried before the November election.

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Reid Hoffman,venture capitalist and co-founder of LinkedIn, made a despicable joke Friday about Donald Trump that history will judge harshly.

In Sun Valley, Idaho, at the Allen & Co. conference – an invitation-only gathering called the “summer camp for billionaires” – Hoffman and estranged friend and Trump supporter Peter Thiel got into a disagreement about Trump that spurred Hoffman to make a dark comment.

Hoffman made his comment barely 24 hours before a Trump rally in Pennsylvania ended abruptly after what appeared to be a hail of gunshots and Trump being removed by Secret Service agents with what appeared to be blood on his face.

According to Puck News:

Peter Thiel sarcastically thanked Reid Hoffman for funding lawsuits against Trump because they had turned him into “a martyr,” increasing his chances of re-election.

From the stage, Hoffman shot back with his own sarcastic quip: “Yeah, I wish I had made him an actual martyr.”

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Saturday’s assassination attempt of former President Donald Trump came two weeks after Netflix’s Orange Is the New Black star Lea DeLaria begged President Joe Biden to “blow him up.”

Actress Lea DeLaria, who played Bing Boo on Netflix’s Orange is the New Black, literally and emphatically called on Biden to assassinate Trump in response to the Supreme Court ruling on presidential immunity.

DeLaria posted a video for her 1.1 million Instagram followers urging Biden to “blow him up.” The actress since appears to have deleted her post calling for the assassination of President Trump.

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Despite everyone with functioning brains witnessing that an apparent assassination attempt just occurred on former President Donald Trump’s life on video, CNN instead ran a headline making it seem like he tripped. Yes, you read that right.

 

“Secret Service Rushes Trump Off Stage After He Falls at Rally,” read CNN’s grotesque headline after video surfaced of gunshots going off and appearing to graze Trump’s right ear during a Pennsylvania campaign rally. CNN didn’t stop there but proceeded to run with that narrative and didn’t even mention the possibility of gun shots in the original article: “Secret Service agents rushed former President Donald Trump off the stage after he fell to the ground amid loud bangs at a rally in Butler, Pennsylvania.”

Sen. J.D. Vance (R-OH) wrote in a scathing rebuke of CNN’s coverage, “Absolute ghouls.”

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The BBC's Gary O'Donoghue was reporting at the rally in Pennsylvania when he was forced to take cover after shots were fired a few hundred metres from where the BBC team was standing.

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Russia is aware of the dangers coming from the “Kiev regime,” including its threats to assassinate President Vladimir Putin, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov has said.

The spokesman was approached for comment on assassination threats against the Russian leader that had been voiced by the head of Kiev’s Main Intelligence Directorate (GUR), Kirill Budanov, in a recent interview. Moscow is aware of the threats and takes measures accordingly, Peskov said.

“All the threats coming from the Kiev regime are obvious. Therefore, the security of the president is established at the proper level,” the spokesman told Russian media outlet Life on Saturday.

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