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Lindsey Graham Has Slightly Paranoid Concern About the Gift Putin Gave Trump

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Lindsey Graham is probably just looking out for the nation’s best interest.

Or maybe he’s been watching a few too many James Bond movies.

On Twitter Monday, Graham expressed concern that a symbolic gift Putin presented to Trump at their highly-anticipated Helsinki meeting be scrutinized and “never allowed in the White House.”

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The gift was an official soccer ball from the World Cup, which just wrapped up in Russia, who hosted this year.

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Putin joked to Trump upon presenting him with the ball that “the ball is in your court,” a relatively lighthearted gesture considering their meeting have occurred on the heels of fresh DOJ indictments of Russian nationals for alledged campaign meddling as well as Trump’s comments to NATO nations last week that they were overly reliant on Russia for energy and the US for protection from Russia.

Graham, as he often does, joined slightly hysterical Democrats who expect Trump to whine to Putin about the ongoing drama of alleged Russian campaign meddling, which is really just a very thinly veiled way of telling Trump if he doesn’t wag his finger at Putin enough, it’s practically an admission that he’s Putin’s personal puppet in the US, which is pretty absurd considering the way Trump’s attitudes towards the Kremlin during his presidency thus far.

In a series of tweets lamenting that Trump failed to”hold Putin accountable” for campaign meddling during their meetings (what was he expecting, Trump would start WW3 from the podium?), Graham dropped his security tip:

I’m pretty sure the Secret Service most likely has a protocol for such things, Lindsey, but it’s certainly worth mentioning, I suppose!

One thing can be said about Trump: right or wrong, he definitely doesn’t like to do whatever the Democrats and the mainstream media want him to do, and when it comes to diplomacy, right or wrong, he always goes against the grain.

But if his record so far is any indication, when he met with Putin, he knew what he was doing.

And clearly he wasn’t worried about bugged soccer balls…

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Trump Weighs in on Cleveland Baseball Name Change…and It’s Not Pretty

The former President was NOT happy!

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Donald Trump, like a great many conservatives around the nation, isn’t all that thrilled with the way in which our national culture is changing.  Of course, this isn’t terribly surprising given that this is the nature of conserving, to allow things to remain the same or to work to bring the nation back to the way it was. So, almost predictably, Trump had plenty to say about the recent change announced by the Cleveland Indians baseball team. In a statement, Trump wrote that he is a “FORMER” baseball fan and said “a small group of people, with absolutely crazy ideas and policies, is forcing these changes to destroy our culture and heritage.” The name change came after years of protests from Native American groups and baseball fans. The former President had a far different opinion than many. Trump’s statement said he thought the name was an “honor.” However, the Lake Erie Native American Council released a statement supporting the team’s new name, WTOL reports. “We are pleased the Cleveland baseball team took a comprehensive approach to listen and learn and show it is possible to take steps toward change,” the statement read. The name change came just months after the Washington Redskins dropped their own mascot to temporarily become the “Washington Football Team”, just until a new moniker could be decided upon.

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Tests Show QAnon Shaman is ‘Mentally Ill’, According to His Own Lawyer

But is this all just a part of a broader legal strategy?

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From the moment that Jacob Chansley set foot on our television screens, we knew that we’d be talking about him for some time into the future. Chansley, known more commonly as the “QAnon Shaman”, was the iconic character who participated in the January 6th insurrection shirtless, with his face painted, and wearing a large fur headdress adorned with bison horns. Now, as Chansley faces charges in the storming of the Capitol, his lawyers are trying a rather tricky defense:  They’re claiming that the Shaman doesn’t possess full control over his faculties.  In an interview, defense lawyer Albert Watkins said that officials at the federal Bureau of Prisons, or BOP, have diagnosed his client Jacob Chansley with transient schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, depression and anxiety. The BOP’s findings, which have not yet been made public, suggest Chansley’s mental condition deteriorated due to the stress of being held in solitary confinement at a jail in Alexandria, Virginia, Watkins said. “As he spent more time in solitary confinement … the decline in his acuity was noticeable, even to an untrained eye,” Watkins said in an interview on Thursday. But is this all just legal maneuvering? Watkins said authorities will need to determine how Chansley can get access to the treatment he needs to “actively participate in his own defense.” Pleading guilty to a charge negates the need for a trial, but defendants still have to be declared mentally competent to do so. Watkins said the BOP’s evaluation of his client did not declare Chansley to be mentally incompetent, and he does not expect Chansley to be ordered to undergo what is known as competency restoration treatment. Watkins turned heads early on in his role at attorney for the Shaman, after making derogatory remarks about his own client’s mental health, using phrases that are deemed unprintable…

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