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Oregon Senator Ron Wyden says Trump deployed 'secret police' in Portland to provoke violence for campaign ads

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US Sen. Ron Wyden, a Democrat from Oregon, said Tuesday that President Trump's deployment of federal agents in Portland was intended "to create images of chaos for his own political gain - to air in campaign ads."
Last month, Wyden told Business Insider that "what is happening in my hometown won't stop at my hometown." President Trump then announced deployments in cities such as Chicago and Albuquerque.
Wyden also criticized the president for his focus on "anarchists."
The real threat to Americans, Wyden argued, is posed "by the president and his...
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Sen. Ron Wyden accused Trump of 'working the refs' by pulling the renomination of an FCC commissioner who had questioned the president's executive order targeting social media companies

Sen. Ron Wyden accused Trump of 'working the refs' by pulling the renomination of an FCC commissioner who had questioned the president's executive order targeting social media companies

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Democratic Senator Ron Wyden slammed Trump for withdrawing an FCC commissioner's renomination and accused him of "working the refs," in an interview with The Verge .
The White House abruptly pulled its nomination of MIchael O'Rielly to serve another term as FCC commissioner following his criticism of Trump's executive order taking aim at social media platforms.
Wyden co-authored Section 230, which granted legal protections to internet companies, helping pave the way for the modern internet and, more recently, drawing the ire of Trump and other...
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