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Newly Appointed Women’s March Board Member Accused FBI of Recruiting for ISIS

Newly Appointed Women’s March Board Member Accused FBI of Recruiting for ISISThe Women's March announced the introduction of 16 new members to its board on Monday, one of whom once accused the FBI of recruiting for ISIS.Zahra Billoo, a civil-rights attorney who is also the director of the Council on American-Islamic Relations's San Francisco chapter, made the accusation in a 2015 tweet.> I'm more afraid of racist Zionists who support Apartheid Israel than of the mentally ill young people the FBI recruits to join ISIS. CVE> > — Zahra Billoo (@ZahraBilloo) February 18, 2015Billoo did not respond to a request for comment by the time of publication.The news comes as the Women's March announced the departure of former organizers Linda Sarsour, Tamika Mallory, and Bob Bland following allegations of anti-Semitism within the group's leadership.Mallory was condemned after appearing in rallies with Louis Farrakhan, the anti-Semitic leader of the Nation of Islam. According to a report in Tablet magazine, she also spread anti-Semitic conspiracy theories at the first organizers' meeting of the Women's March, claiming that Jews were leaders in the African slave trade. One of the group's original leaders, Carmen Perez, is staying on despite the fact that she too has been accused of blaming Jews for the slave trade.Sarsour, also a supporter of Farrakhan, is active in the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement, which advocates an economic boycott of Israel. She was recently hired by Bernie Sanders to work on his presidential campaign.



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Jussie Smollett case: Dan Webb appointed special prosecutor in 'Empire' actor's case

Jussie Smollett case: Dan Webb appointed special prosecutor in 'Empire' actor's caseA former U.S. Attorney has been appointed as a special prosecutor in the Jussie Smollett case.



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Mick Mulvaney: The self-proclaimed ‘right-wing nutjob’ appointed as Trump’s new chief of staff

Mick Mulvaney: The self-proclaimed ‘right-wing nutjob’ appointed as Trump’s new chief of staffDonald Trump has appointed a new acting chief of staff after a protracted and chaotic search to replace John Kelly. The US president turned to his budget director, Mick Mulvaney, to temporarily fill a position once seen as one of the most sought-after in the White House. It will be Mr Mulvaney’s third job in Mr Trump’s government.



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Manhattan DA fires back at Cuomo after special prosecutor appointed in Schneiderman probe

Manhattan DA fires back at Cuomo after special prosecutor appointed in Schneiderman probeGovernor Andrew Cuomo's decision to appoint a special prosecutor to handle the abuse case against former attorney general Eric Schneiderman is being criticized by some, including the Manhattan District Attorney.



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Trump: Mueller Should Never Have Been Appointed

Trump: Mueller Should Never Have Been AppointedDonald Trump got a head start on his weekend tweets Friday night when he –



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John Bolton Appointed As Trump's National Security Adviser

John Bolton Appointed As Trump's National Security AdviserPresident Donald Trump said Thursday that he will appoint John Bolton, former



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Former FBI Director Robert Mueller appointed special prosecutor to oversee investigation into Russia-Trump ties

Former FBI Director Robert Mueller appointed special prosecutor to oversee investigation into Russia-Trump tiesA former FBI Director has been appointed special prosecutor to take over the Justice Department’s investigation into possible Russian interference in the 2016 election. Robert Mueller will probe any potential ties Trump campaign officials may have had with Russians. Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein was charged with appointing the special prosecutor after Attorney General Jeff Sessions recused himself from the Russia probe because he had lied about meeting with Russian officials.



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