Twenty-nine German police suspended for sharing pictures of Hitler in far-right group chat

Officials in North Rhine-Westphalia (NRW) said 29 officers have been suspended from duty for sharing pictures of Adolf Hitler as well as doctored depictions of refugees in gas chambers on mobile phones. They are also accused of using far-right chatrooms to share extreme content, including Swastikas and other symbols used by the Nazis.

NRW Interior Minister Herbert Reul has launched an investigation and branded the incident a “disgrace for NRW police”.

More than 200 police officers were involved in raids on 34 police stations and private homes.

The officers said they discovered more than 100 neo-Nazi images in WhatsApp groups.

Officers stumbled across the horrific messages after searching the mobile phone of a member of the force in connection with an unrelated incident.

At a press conference, Mr Reul said: “We are talking about the worst, most disgusting neo-Nazi, racist, anti-refugee agitation.

“I tell you, in my opinion, this is a disgrace for the NRW police.

“These people have thrown away the right to wear the uniform.

“There must be no pity, no misplaced sense of comradeship.”

All 29 officers were members of the NRW police and it is understood six female officers were involved.

Of the 29 officers suspended, 25 worked in the city of Essen.

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In a statement, they said: “Fighting the far-right is part of the police’s DNA.

“The fact there are officials who share far-right, xenophobic content in chat groups is unbearable.”



Donald Trump defends sharing controversial video of COVID-19 ‘cure’ after Tweet is deleted

The footage, shared on Monday evening, featured Stella Immanuel, a Houston doctor who has previously also urged people not to wear masks. The video was removed by Twitter as well as other social media sites citing misinformation guidelines.

Asked about the post on Tuesday, Mr Trump said: “She was very impressive.

“I don’t know which country she comes from, but she said that she’s had tremendous success with hundreds of patients and I thought her voice was an important voice.”

The controversial doctor is seen in the video surrounded by several other people on the steps of the Supreme Court.

In it she promotes the the use of anti-malarial drug hydroxychloroquine, which Mr Trump has previously come under fire for promoting.

Ms Immanuel said: “Nobody needs to get sick. This virus has a cure.”

But there is currently no known cure for COVID-19, the disease caused by coronavirus.

In other videos shared to her Fire Power Ministries church’s YouTube page, Ms Immanuel says fasting will cure “family witchcraft”, and that “spirit husbands” and “spirit wives” cause medical conditions like endometriosis and infertility.

After the hydroxychloroquine post was banned, Ms Immanuel tweeted that Facebook’s computers will start crashing until it was put back up.

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Speaking to reporters, he said: “Politically, it doesn’t seem to be too popular.

“You know why? Because I recommend it. When I recommend something they like to say ‘Don’t use it.’”

Dr Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases and a top White House advisor on the Coronavirus Task Force, has rejected Mr Trump’s claims that the drug can be used against coronavirus.

Speaking on ABC’s Good Morning America on Tuesday, Mr Fauci said: “The overwhelming, prevailing clinical trials that have looked at the efficacy of hydroxychloroquine have indicated that it is not effective in coronavirus disease.”

Mr Trump, in recent interviews, has accused Dr Fauci of being “a bit of an alarmist” and making “mistakes” in his COVID-19 work.

Asked if he can work while Mr Trump publicly launches such accusations against him, Dr Fauci said: “We’re in the middle of a crisis with regard to an epidemic, a pandemic. This is what I do.

”This is what I’ve been trained for my entire professional life and I’ll continue to do it.”

The Food and Drug Administration has warned against using the medication based on “reports of serious heart rhythm problems and other safety issues, including blood and lymph system disorders, kidney injuries, and liver problems and failure.”

The National Institutes of Health interrupted a clinical trial last month after considering the “drug was very unlikely to be beneficial to hospitalised patients with COVID-19.”



Donald Trump defends sharing controversial video of COVID-19 ‘cure’ after Tweet is deleted

The footage, shared on Monday evening, featured Stella Immanuel, a Houston doctor who has previously also urged people not to wear masks. The video was removed by Twitter as well as other social media sites citing misinformation guidelines.

Asked about the post on Tuesday, Mr Trump said: “She was very impressive.

“I don’t know which country she comes from, but she said that she’s had tremendous success with hundreds of patients and I thought her voice was an important voice.”

The controversial doctor is seen in the video surrounded by several other people on the steps of the Supreme Court.

In it she promotes the the use of anti-malarial drug hydroxychloroquine, which Mr Trump has previously come under fire for promoting.

Ms Immanuel said: “Nobody needs to get sick. This virus has a cure.”

But there is currently no known cure for COVID-19, the disease caused by coronavirus.

In other videos shared to her Fire Power Ministries church’s YouTube page, Ms Immanuel says fasting will cure “family witchcraft”, and that “spirit husbands” and “spirit wives” cause medical conditions like endometriosis and infertility.

After the hydroxychloroquine post was banned, Ms Immanuel tweeted that Facebook’s computers will start crashing until it was put back up.

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Speaking to reporters, he said: “Politically, it doesn’t seem to be too popular.

“You know why? Because I recommend it. When I recommend something they like to say ‘Don’t use it.’”

Dr Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases and a top White House advisor on the Coronavirus Task Force, has rejected Mr Trump’s claims that the drug can be used against coronavirus.

Speaking on ABC’s Good Morning America on Tuesday, Mr Fauci said: “The overwhelming, prevailing clinical trials that have looked at the efficacy of hydroxychloroquine have indicated that it is not effective in coronavirus disease.”

Mr Trump, in recent interviews, has accused Dr Fauci of being “a bit of an alarmist” and making “mistakes” in his COVID-19 work.

Asked if he can work while Mr Trump publicly launches such accusations against him, Dr Fauci said: “We’re in the middle of a crisis with regard to an epidemic, a pandemic. This is what I do.

”This is what I’ve been trained for my entire professional life and I’ll continue to do it.”

The Food and Drug Administration has warned against using the medication based on “reports of serious heart rhythm problems and other safety issues, including blood and lymph system disorders, kidney injuries, and liver problems and failure.”

The National Institutes of Health interrupted a clinical trial last month after considering the “drug was very unlikely to be beneficial to hospitalised patients with COVID-19.”



Piers Morgan confronts Donald Trump for sharing video of supporter shouting ‘white power’

On Sunday, the President shared a video of a man driving a golf cart plastered with Trump campaign posters where he is seen to shout “white power” in response to the protestor. 

The man then continues to drive off and is followed by other fellow Trump campaign supporters as they argued with protestors lining the street. 

In the tweet, which has now been removed, Mr Trump said: “Thank you to the great people of the villages. 

“The Radical Left Do Nothing Democrats will Faill in the Fall. 

“Corrupt Joe is shot. See you soon!!!”

In response, Piers questioned why the President shared the video. 

He said in response: “One of those ‘great people’ shouts ‘WHITE POWER!’

“Are you endorsing that, Mr President?”



Piers Morgan confronts Donald Trump for sharing video of supporter shouting ‘white power’

On Sunday, the President shared a video of a man driving a golf cart plastered with Trump campaign posters where he is seen to shout “white power” in response to the protestor. 

The man then continues to drive off and is followed by other fellow Trump campaign supporters as they argued with protestors lining the street. 

In the tweet, which has now been removed, Mr Trump said: “Thank you to the great people of the villages. 

“The Radical Left Do Nothing Democrats will Faill in the Fall. 

“Corrupt Joe is shot. See you soon!!!”

In response, Piers questioned why the President shared the video. 

He said in response: “One of those ‘great people’ shouts ‘WHITE POWER!’

“Are you endorsing that, Mr President?”