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After Capitol siege, majority of Americans say Trump should be removed from office before term ends: POLL | ABC News |

ABC News/Ipsos poll finds that majority fault Trump for rioting in D.C.

Ousting the current president before his term expires splits Americans along partisan lines, with 94% of Democrats and only 13% of Republicans supporting the move. A majority of independents -- 58% -- also back removing him.

The end of Trump's turbulent tenure has been marred by chaos. Earlier this week, throngs of pro-Trump loyalists, spurred by the outgoing president at his "Save America Rally ," besieged the U.S. Capitol complex -- overpowering police blockades, breaking windows and ransacking the halls and offices.

Leaked Terrorism Guide Shows FBI Still Classifying Black 'Extremists' as Domestic Terrorism Threat

by Oui on Sun Jan 10th, 2021 at 03:07:12 PM EST
The culture of racism of the FBI goes back to Edgar Hoover who was 100% convinced Martin Luther King was a Communist and a paid agent of the Soviet Union.

She believed in nothing; only her skepticism kept her from being an atheist. -- Jean-Paul Sartre
by ATinNM on Sun Jan 10th, 2021 at 04:01:28 PM EST
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Red Scare:FBI and the Origins of Anticommunism in the United States

This work breaks new ground by tracing the roots of the FBI's political surveillance to the involvement of the Bureau's predecessor, the Bureau of Investigation (BI), in the nation's first period of communist-hunting, the "Red Scare" after World War I. The book is based on the first systematic and comprehensive use of the early BI files from 1908 to 1922, which have only survived on difficult-to-read microfilms deposited in the National Archives, as well as numerous collections of personal papers. The FBI's political surveillance was not a result of popular hysteria, such as scholars used to claim, or a rational response to communist spying and the Cold War confrontation, such as a number of historians have recently argued. Instead, it was an integrated part of the attempt by the modern federal state, rooted in the Progressive Era , to regulate and control any organized opposition to the political, economic and social order, such as organized labor, radical movements and African-American protest. The detailed reconstruction of the BI's role in the Red Scare during 1919 and 1920 shows that the federal intelligence officials played a crucial role in initiating the anticommunist hysteria in the United States.

by Oui on Sun Jan 10th, 2021 at 07:04:49 PM EST
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