Trump’s wiretap claim source backs away; California incidents inspired by Trump rhetoric; Bannon and that racist French novel; and more.
Raw Story: Right-wing conspiracist radio host behind Trump’s wiretap claim says he can’t prove Obama ordered it.
AlterNet: Key Trump adviser Sebastian Gorka has disturbing ties to a number of anti-Semitic groups.
Salon: Trump’s rhetoric has been implicated in a flurry of ugly racial incidents in California over the past two years.
The Guardian (UK): Oklahoma Republicans asked Muslims if they beat their wives, group says.
Huffington Post: A stunningly racist, paranoid French novel is how Steve Bannon explains the world.
Seattle Times: Sikh man attacked in his suburban driveway, told to ‘go back to your own country,’ and shot.
Los Angeles Times: Thousands of immigrant detainees sue private prison firm over ‘forced’ labor.
The Independent (Baton Rouge, LA): This week in terrifying the Baptists while picking their pockets.
Times-Picayune (New Orleans): Lousiana anti-jihad seminar leader fires back at his critics, takes aim at SPLC.
The Hill: Mock ‘Muslim internment’ flyers, modeled after 1942 posters, posted around UC San Diego campus,
Right Wing Watch: Far-right pundit Linda Harvey compares ‘pro-gay’ schools to ‘the grooming a pedophile does before molesting a child.’
Media Matters: iHeartRadio’s ‘Talk Personality of the Year’ is right-wing radio host who mocks gun violence victims.
National Observer (Toronto): Canadian protesters accuse Shopify of profiting through connection to Breitbart.
Washington Post: ‘Sovereign citizen’ defiant in court hearing on charges of murdering girlfriend, police officer.
Spokesman-Review (Spokane, WA): With militias there to provide security, sheriff rips Obama at pro-Trump gathering.
BuzzFeed: A glossary of far-right terms and memes.