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Update: Trump Pulled From Briefing After Shooting Occurs Just Outside The White House

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President Donald Trump was abruptly pulled out of Monday’s press briefing by a secret service officer after a shooting occurred just outside the White House. At no point in time was the President under threat but the Secret Service reacted out of an abundance of caution until the perimeter around the White House was secured, stated White House officials.

The President returned 10 minutes later and reported that a shooter had been neutralized outside the White House gates — the shooter is the only one reported to be injured in the incident.

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The rare abrupt appearance by the Secret Service resembled former White House Chief of Staff Andy Card whispering to the President about 9/11. Trump was taken to the Oval Office reportedly and briefed on the matter. He asked when he could return to the press and once cleared, Trump walked back in and conducted the rest of the briefing.

More information about the shooter, their condition, and the motive is unknown.

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Information emerges on ‘conspiracy-minded former Democratic campaign staffer’ who lit himself on fire outside Trump trial

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As the jury selection for former President Donald Trump’s hush-money trial was being finalized, Max Azzarello set himself on fire Friday afternoon outside the Manhattan courthouse. The event was caught on video by multiple media outlets, and police officers can be seen in the videos dousing Azzarello’s body with a fire extinguisher.

National Review reports on the bizarre occurrence:

Azzarello appears to be a conspiracy-minded former Democratic campaign staffer and operations manager who threw pamphlets into the air before self-immolating that directed bystanders to his Substack blog, “The Ponzi Papers.” Azzarello writes on his Substack of a supposed “totalitarian con” and identifies himself as the man who set himself on fire outside of the Trump courthouse.

Azzarello warns of what he believes to be cryptocurrency ponzi scheme being manipulated by economic elites, most notably tech billionaire Peter Thiel. He claims the government is a “secret kleptocracy” full of financial criminals and highlights The Simpsons as a tool supposedly used by elites to brainwash the American people.

His LinkedIn page features a picture of himself with former president Bill Clinton, a subject of his conspiracy theories, and lists his various marketing and operations positions in politics and tech.

 

 

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