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Joy Ann Reid says ‘Antifa are just anti-fascists’ amidst criminal charges in Portland

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Joy Ann Reid responded Thursday to Rep. Louie Gohmert’s (R-TX) claims that Capitol Police were anticipating a huge showing of Antifa members on Jan 6th, saying ‘Antifa are just anti-fascists.” This comes days after Oregon’s Multnomah County District Attorney announced criminal charges against over two dozen Antifa members.

Gohmert claimed “that there was going to be an influx of Antifa,” Reid reported. She spoke in a sarcastic tone, letting it known that she didn’t believe Gohmert’s claims. “They claimed [Antifa members] were basically the devil,” Reid said. “They’re just anti-fascist. They don’t show up anywhere.”

Meanwhile, the Multnomah County District Attorney’s Office officially announced charges against Antifa rioters in Portland just Wednesday following several grand jury indictments. The criminal charges included felony riot and criminal mischief. One person was also arrested for attacking reporter Andy Ngô over Memorial Day weekend.

Reid as been with MSNBC since 2014.

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Federal Reserve Economist on hidden camera: ‘we don’t want Trump to be in the government’

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Hidden Camera captures Principal Economist at the Federal Reserve talking about Jerome Powell’s legacy as “somebody who held the line against like, Trump.” According to hidden camera footage of Aurel Hizmo, principal economist at the Federal Reserve, the U.S. agency could have fixed inflation a while ago but refused to do so for fear of hurting President Joe Biden’s re-election efforts.

Hizmo told an undercover reporter that the Fed stopped raising the rates to tackle inflation because it could cause a recession that would likely end Biden’s 2024 campaign.

The influential agency responsible for maintaining a stable monetary system appears to not just be establishing interest rates, but to be setting policies for desired social outcomes. “Under Powell, the Fed has changed to think about equity issues, like racial issues, think about wealth inequality as part of the mandate, as part of the things we are following. Think about climate change.” Aurel Hizmo, Principal Economist at the Federal Reserve, who prior to working at the Fed was an Assistant Professor helps write speeches for Federal Reserve Board Chair Jerome Powell for the Federal Open Market Committee.

Hizmo says “Trump is just a crazy person” and conservatives are “dumb” as he describes to OMG’s American Swiper Citizen Journalist a politicized Federal Reserve Board where Powell has promoted ESG issues like climate change and “wants to be remembered in history” “as a savior.” But shhh…don’t tell anyone because Hizmo says: “I’m just really worried that I’m saying stuff that’s classified…It’s all classified.”

 

 

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