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    Duncan Hunter Campaign Mailer Called Islamophobic

    Rep. Duncan Hunter sent a mailer that identified three Democrats as having anti-Semitic or terrorist ties. NBC 7's Bridget Naso explains. (Published Tuesday, July 16, 2019)

    The U.S. Marine Corps is demanding U.S. Rep. Duncan Hunter stop using its trademark logo and phrase in his campaign materials.

    The U.S. Marine Corps sent the congressman a cease-and-desist letter.

    The U.S. Marine emblem appears at the top corner of the campaign mailer with the slogan "No better friend. No worse enemy." Both are registered trademarks.

    As NBC 7 reported Tuesday, critics claim Hunter’s latest campaign mailer is Islamophobic. The envelope and literature target Democratic challenger, Ammar Campa Najjar and two members of the U.S. Congress. 

    'Two-Faced': Trump Hits Back at Trudeau After NATO Hot Mic Moment

    [NATL] 'Two-Faced': Trump Hits Back at Trudeau After NATO Hot Mic Moment
    President Donald Trump hit back at Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, calling him "two-faced" after Trudeau was overheard gossiping about Trump with a gaggle of other world leaders and a British royal princess.
     
    (Published Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2019)

    “It is personally disappointing to Congressman Hunter that he is now being told that he cannot use this motto or image that thousands of Marines like Congressman Hunter, who went to war under this banner, have used for tattoos, coins, and multiple other items of personal sentiment. It is as much a part of them as it is the Marine Corps,” a Hunter spokesperson told NBC 7.

    A military spokesperson said this in response to our request for a comment: "The Eagle, Globe, and Anchor is a trademark of the Marine Corps protected by Federal law...The seal and emblem should not be used in conjunction with any political activities. The Marine Corps has taken appropriate action to address the referenced mailers."

    The Republican congressman has been charged with 60 criminal counts including misusing campaign funds for years and filing false records. He is accused of using more than $250,000 in campaign contributions to pay for family trips to Italy and other locations, golf outings, dental work and more.

    ‘I’m Insulted’: Stanford Law Professor Pamela Karlan Calls Out Top GOP Lawmaker

    [NATL] ‘I’m Insulted’: Stanford Law Professor Pamela Karlan Calls Out Top GOP Lawmaker

    Stanford Law Professor Pamela Karlan said she was insulted by House Judiciary Committee Ranking Member Doug Collins, R-Ga., after he said in his opening statement that witnesses at Wednesday’s impeachment hearing may not have read and digested Rep. Adam Schiff’s, D-Calif, report or the Republican’s response to the report “in any real way” and the hearing was not about “the facts.”

    (Published Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2019)

    His wife, Margaret Hunter, has entered a guilty plea in the case.

    The congressman, who has said the federal charges are politically motivated, is scheduled to go to trial in September.