Friday, May 20, 2016

Trump Delegate Indicted on Weapons and Child Porn Charges

As Bernie Sanders continues his ego driven campaign, we are again being offered a look at the type of people supporting Donald Trump and his fascist agenda.  In addition to white supremacy groups and ignorance embracing Christofascists, it turns out that one of Trump's Maryland delegates has been indicted on federal weapons charges and for child pornography.  Yet, Sanders seems intent on helping to put Trump and his ugly agenda in the White House.  Mother Jones looks at this latest expose of the ugly underbelly of the Trump army of supporters.  Here are story highlights:

A Maryland delegate selected by Donald Trump's presidential campaign for the Republican National Convention was indicted on Wednesday on federal weapons and child pornography charges.
The federal indictment alleges that Caleb Andrew Bailey, 30, of Waldorf, Maryland, illegally mailed a cache of ammunition and explosives through the US Postal Service and illegally possessed a machine gun and child pornography. The indictment also further alleges that Bailey "attempted to use and did use a minor to engage in sexually explicit conduct to produce child pornography."
Joe Cluster, the executive director for the Maryland Republican Party, confirmed to Mother Jones that Bailey was approved by the Trump campaign as a delegate to the GOP convention from Maryland's 5th Congressional District. Bailey could not immediately be reached for comment.
Questions remain as to how the Trump campaign has vetted its delegates for the GOP national convention. Earlier this month, Mother Jones reported that the Trump campaign approved a white nationalist leader as one of its delegates from California. That prompted the delegate, William Johnson, to resign. The Trump campaign blamed Johnson's inclusion on a "database error."

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