Tag: Charlottesville, Va, Violence (August, 2017)

Trump’s Art of Disavowing a Disavowal

WASHINGTON — President Trump on Friday demonstrated the limited influence of allies or advisers who try to steer him away from pre-election racial and cultural fights. He walked back his disavowal of a racially loaded chant at a campaign rally less than 24 hours after making it. Acquiescing to behind-the-scenes pressure from nervous Republican lawmakers […]

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Trump’s Aides, Not Eager to Defend His Tweets, Also Don’t Condemn Them

WASHINGTON — When President Trump defended neo-Nazi protesters in Charlottesville, Va., in 2017, one of his top aides took the rare step of publicly condemning what he said. Gary D. Cohn, who served as his top economic adviser at the time, said in an interview with The Financial Times that “this administration can and must […]

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James Fields Sentenced to Life in Prison for Death of Heather Heyer in Charlottesville

James Fields Jr., the white supremacist who murdered a woman two summers ago when he steered a Dodge Challenger into a crowd of peaceful demonstrators in Charlottesville, Va., was sentenced Friday to life in federal prison, The Associated Press reported. Lawyers for Mr. Fields, 22, had pleaded for mercy, citing his difficult childhood and mental […]

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F.B.I., Pushing to Stop Domestic Terrorists, Grapples With Limits on Its Power

EVERETT, Wash. — Dakota Reed’s mind brimmed with thoughts of mass murder. In November, he wrote on Facebook, “I am shooting for 30 Jews.” The next month, he uploaded a video of himself in his bedroom of his mother’s Seattle-area home proudly displaying new gun sights he had mounted on his AR-15-style semiautomatic rifle. White […]

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