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Flynn lawyer claims DOJ withholding critical files amid sentencing dispute

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Michael Flynn’s attorney claimed in court filings Friday that the Justice Department is withholding critical documents necessary for the defense of her client, as the former national security adviser’s legal team wrangles with prosecutors over a sentencing date.

Those filings revealed that Flynn’s cooperation with the government is now complete, though a date for his long-delayed sentencing has yet to be agreed upon. Flynn attorney Sidney Powell, whom he retained earlier this summer after firing his old legal team, said her client has “cooperated extensively” with the government as part of the Russia investigation and another probe related to lobbying for the Turkish government.

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“This cost Mr. Flynn more than 100 hours of his time and hundreds of thousands of dollars in additional legal fees,” Powell wrote. “He even waived the attorney-client privilege and the protection of the work-product doctrine to enhance his cooperative effort.”

Flynn pleaded guilty to providing false statements to the FBI during his January 2017 interview about his contacts with the former Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak, as part of former Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation. After months of delays, the government said in Friday’s joint status report that the case is ready for sentencing, requesting a sentencing hearing between late October and mid-November.

But Powell argued that the case is still “not ready for sentencing,” citing her position as “new counsel” and their timeline of receiving necessary files and documents. Powell requested an additional 90 days before the next status report.

Powell further claimed in the filing that the government “continues to deny our request for security clearances,” requesting the “intervention” of the court after hitting a “dead end.”

Flynn’s legal team had sought security clearances in order to review classified material pertaining to him, including transcripts and recordings of the phone calls that “supposedly underpin the charges against Mr. Flynn.”

In June, a federal judge ruled that the Justice Department did not have to publicly file a transcript of a phone call between Flynn and Kislyak, after previously directing prosecutors to release details of the December 2016 phone call in which Flynn discussed sanctions with the Russian ambassador. Powell pressed anew on Friday for access to the documents.

“The Inspector General of the Department of Justice has completed one or more relevant reports that include classified sections, and he is completing additional reports that reportedly will include a large classified section—a significant portion of which will almost certainly relate to Mr. Flynn,” Powell wrote. “We must have access to that information to represent our client consistently with his constitutional rights and our ethical obligations.”

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Powell also argued that the FBI has yet to share the original draft of Flynn’s FBI interview summary, from Jan. 24, 2017.

Powell’s filing refers to an investigation being led by Justice Department Inspector General Michael Horowitz related to abuses of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA).

The government, though, argued that they are “not aware” of any classified information that would require a disclosure to them.

Mueller’s office, last year, recommended a lenient sentence for Flynn, with the possibility of no prison time, stating that he had provided “substantial” help to federal investigators about “several ongoing investigations.”

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Now representing the government in the Flynn case is former Mueller deputy Brandon Van Grack; U.S. Attorney for the District of Columbia Jessie Liu; and Assistant U.S. Attorneys Deborah Curtis and Jocelyn Balantine.

Fox News’ Bill Mears and Gregg Re contributed to this report. 

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U.S. service member becomes 15th to be killed in Afghanistan this year

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A U.S. service member was killed in Afghanistan on Thursday, officials said, bringing the total number of combat deaths there this year to 15 – and making this the deadliest year since the Pentagon announced the end of combat operations in 2014.

The 2019 death toll in Afghanistan has already surpassed the 13 troops killed there last year.

The service member killed Thursday was not immediately identified, in keeping with U.S. Department of Defense policy withholding the names until 24 hours after notification of next of kin.

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The death is also the third in about a week after two Special Forces soldiers died in the country’s Faryab province on Aug. 21.

The Trump administration has set a Sept. 1 deadline on U.S.-led peace talks with the Taliban.

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Dale Earnhardt Jr. shares harrowing new details of family’s plane crash

Dale Earnhardt Jr. opened up in a new interview about the injuries he sustained in a harrowing plane crash alongside his wife Amy and baby daughter on Aug. 15.

The race car driver said he’s feeling thankful to have mostly recovered “very quickly” while he’s “looking forward” to getting behind the NASCAR wheel to compete again – in his first race since the accident – at Darlington Speedway Saturday.

The 44-year-old NASCAR star shared new details about the terrifying accident that occurred two weeks ago in Elizabethton, Tenn., during an appearance Thursday on the SiriusXM NASCAR Radio show “Beyond Racing.”

“I had some bad bruising on my back, but I went and got some excellent advice and care and treatment for that, and I’ve been doing a lot at home to bring the swelling down and get rid of a lot of the blood,” Earnhardt told show hosts Kelley Earnhardt Miller – who is his sister – and Danielle Trotta, People reported.

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Dale Earnhardt Jr., wife Amy and their baby daughter Isla were hospitalized and treated for minor injuries after their plane crashed at lizabethton Municipal Airport in Elizabethton, Tenn. on Aug. 15.  (AP)

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“It was just really swollen and bad, but all that’s actually gotten better very quickly. So I think I’m going to be OK,” he said. “Once you get in a car, you won’t even think about [any injuries.]”

“And you’re in the middle of the action, you don’t even think about those things. You’re just concentrating so hard on driving the car, you don’t even remember that stuff,” he mused.

In a larger sense, Earnhardt said that his competing in the NASCAR Xfinity Series’ Sport Clips Haircuts VFW 200 at Darlington Speedway in South Carolina on Saturday will be great for his “mental processing” in moving forward from the traumatic plane crash.

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“I’m looking forward to it. I think maybe getting in the race car and driving and going through all of that experience – the practice and qualifying – will be great for my mental processing and all that,” he revealed. “I think that’s the hurdle that’s going to be the toughest, just getting past it mentally, getting my confidence back up to get back in an airplane and all those things.”

Pushing through lower back pains related to the crash, Earnhardt has previously revealed he’s ready for the big event.

The 44-year-old driver retired from full-time racing in 2017 due to health concerns caused by a series of concussions, but still competes in a few races every year.

The Darlington Labor Day weekend event has a throwback theme, with all of the cars featuring retro paint jobs from NASCAR’s past.

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Earnhardt’s Hellmann’s-sponsored Chevrolet Camaro will be blue and yellow to honor the first car that his father, Dale Sr., drove in his very first NASCAR Cup race in 1975.

Fox News’ Gary Gastelu contributed to this report.

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Kate Beckinsale poses in ‘knickers and tights’ in ‘Jolt’ dressing room pic

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British bombshell Kate Beckinsale took to Instagram this week with a selfie that appears to be from the dressing room for her upcoming film “Jolt.”

In the photo, the “Van Hesling” actress, 46, dons a black bra and a pair of fishnet tights over her low-rise underwear. Her “glam squad” is busy at work as Beckinsale offers a big smile for the camera.

“Sometimes I wear @chase_aston’s knickers and tights and it gives us all a fillip,” she captioned the post, appearing to refer to makeup artist Chase Aston.

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The image, which had more than 240,000 likes as of early Friday afternoon, was quick to garner comments from admiring fans.

“You are absolutely gorgeous,” said one person.

“Seriously heavenly,” commented a second.

“The most beautiful woman to ever grace the screen,” said a third.

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This isn’t the first time Beckinsale has shown off her blonde bob, either. In July, the actress took to Instagram with a candid selfie that showed off the short hairdo.

Previously, a brunette Beckinsale showed off her fit physique and small waist on the photo-sharing platform.

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New Mexico preparing to seize land at Epstein ranch, officials tell Fox News

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New Mexico officials are in the process of canceling state land leases for the Zorro Ranch owned by accused sex trafficker Jeffrey Epstein, the state’s land commissioner told Fox News on Friday.

The ranch, which is nearly 10,000 acres, is a mix of private and state-owned lands. New Mexico Attorney General Hector Balderas found Epstein, who killed himself while in federal custody awaiting trial on sex crimes charges, improperly leased the land from the state. A cancellation on that sale is in the works, Fox News has learned.

Taking back parcels of state-owned land could make it easier to search the estate – which is one of the only Epstein properties that have not yet been raided by authorities. Some of Epstein’s accusers have said they were assaulted at the ranch.

“Our desire to cancel these leases is because we don’t want to conduct business with Epstein or his companies,” a statement from the New Mexico State Land Office said. “The existence of these leases wouldn’t prevent law enforcement agency from raiding the house.”

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Ex-Clinton aide on Puerto Rico: Trump doesn’t think non-white people are as important

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Joe Lockhart, the former White House press secretary for President Clinton, argued that President Trump harbors racial bias by allegedly showing greater concern for Florida than Puerto Rico in the face of a massive hurricane.

“There’s no doubt that the president doesn’t view Puerto Rico as part of the United States. He doesn’t view people who didn’t vote for him as important. And he doesn’t view people who aren’t white as important as everyone else. That’s just — it’s that simple,” Lockhart told CNN’s “New Day” on Friday.

Lockhart’s comments came as Trump faced criticism for his response to Hurricane Dorian approaching the United States.

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CNN’s John Berman argued that Trump didn’t make it a priority to stay in the United States when the storm was headed toward Puerto Rico. He canceled his visit to Poland, however, where he was scheduled to commemorate the 80th anniversary of World War II, so that he could monitor the hurricane from the U.S.

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Lockhart praised Trump’s decision to stay in the U.S., saying that it was the “right thing” for him to do.

The former Clinton aide attracted attention in July when he called Trump supporters “racist.”

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“Anyone who supports a racist or a racist strategy is a racist themselves. 2020 is a moment or reckoning for America,” he tweeted.

“Vote for @realDonaldTrump and you are a racist. Don’t hide it like a coward. Wear that racist badge proudly and see how it feels.”

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On the same CNN show, political commentator Errol Louis appeared to support Trump’s decision to stay in the U.S. He also pointed out that Florida was a critical state in Trump’s reelection bid.

“Going to Poland for a commemoration of the start of World War II is not nearly as important as making sure that his citizens are safe and his political reelection prospects are also safe,” he said.

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Former CIA officer calls James Comey’s handling of Trump investigation ‘horrifying’

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Former CIA officer Bryan Dean Wright said Friday that James Comey needs to be taken to task for his handling of the President Trump investigation.

“We had an individual that the inspector general report has now said an FBI director [James Comey] leaked information to force a public action; that is, the appointment of a special counsel,” Wright, a Democrat, told “Fox & Friends.”

“Not because the facts demanded it,” Wright continued. “But because he and his own partisan drive desired it. Now that’s horrifying. Not only was that horrifying for Donald Trump (but for) any other president that could’ve been elected in 2016.”

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A scathing inspector general report released Thursday said that fired FBI Director Comey violated bureau policies by drafting, leaking and retaining memos documenting private discussions with President Trump.

The Justice Department’s official watchdog concluded that the memos Comey kept were, in fact, “official FBI records,” and said Comey set a “dangerous example” with his actions.

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“The profound concern that I have as an American, forget Democrat or Republican, but especially as an agency officer, we have 35,000 employees in the FBI, tens of thousands of CIA officers, who have access to some of the most profound powers and knowledge in this country,” Wright said.

While the findings of the probe were forwarded to the DOJ, the department has declined prosecution, as Fox News reported earlier this month.

Wright said that he “fears” for the U.S. because of the “precedent” that someone can break the law and face no consequences for it.

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“What’s the consequence for their behavior? There is none; they get a book deal,” Wright said.

Fox News’ Brooke Singman contributed to this report.

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Texas high school offering ‘Adulting 101’ to teach students ‘how to survive’

Growing up is hard to do – but a school in Texas is aiming to make it a little easier for its students.

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Round Rock Independent School District’s Cedar Ridge High School is helping set their students up for life with a new class called “Adulting 101.”

The Round Rock school is offering the basic life skills course to all grades, which will aim to teach students how to cook healthy food, write a resume, interview for a job and manage money, among other important lessons.

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“We’re teaching them basic skills on how to survive,” said chef Ralph Chavez, who teaches the students cooking skills, to KVUE. “It’s not really high-end culinary stuff, but just when they graduate they’ll know how they’re going to feed themselves.”

The course is reportedly still evolving, and one teacher at the school is hopeful it will add basic automotive skills to the curriculum soon.

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WaPo media critic questions if Lawrence O’Donnell is ‘fit’ to host MSNBC show

Washington Post media critic Erik Wemple slammed MSNBC’s Lawrence O’Donnell Thursday for presenting “uncorroborated, wish-fulfillment garbage” to viewers and questioned if the far-left pundit is “fit” to continue hosting his show after a now-infamous retraction.

O’Donnell bypassed NBC’s standards when he claimed Tuesday night that President Trump possibly had loans cosigned by Russian oligarchs. O’Donnell has since apologized and retracted the singled-sourced, unverified report after Trump’s legal team sent a fiery letter threatening legal action. However, Wemple pondered if “such a fellow fit to host an MSNBC program” after the “catastrophe.”

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O’Donnell repeatedly attempted to cushion his report by saying “if true,” which Wemple wrote could stick to him for the duration of his broadcasting career.

“He invoked it over and over on his Tuesday night program in reference to Donald Trump’s dealings with Deutsche Bank,” Wemple wrote. “O’Donnell’s actions are clearly reckless in layman’s terms.”

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Washington Post media critic Erik Wemple isn’t sure if MSNBC’s Lawrence O’Donnell is “fit” to host a cable news program.

The potentially career-defining moment occurred on Tuesday night when O’Donnell and fellow ultra-liberal MSNBC host Rachel Maddow were discussing how Trump was “able to obtain loans when no one else would loan him any money” when he tossed out the unverified speculation.

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“I may have some information, in this next hour, which would add a great deal to their understanding of that, if true, and I’ll be discussing it here,” O’Donnell said. “I stress ‘if true,’ because this is a single source who has told me that Deutsche Bank obtained tax returns… this single source close to Deutsche Bank has told me that Donald Trump’s loan documents there show that he has cosigners. That’s how he was able to obtain those loans and that the cosigners are Russian oligarchs.”

Wemple wrote that with “repeated ‘if true’ caveats, O’Donnell was mocking the core idea of journalism,” which the media critic explains as “the verification of stray tips and rumors.”

O’Donnell has been ridiculed by media watchdogs on both sides of the political aisle and the MSNBC host admitted airing information that “wasn’t ready for reporting,” breaking NBC News regulations in the process.

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NBC News has not responded to multiple requests for comment. O’Donnell hosted his program as scheduled on Thursday night despite backlash.

“The catastrophe appears to flow from one man’s conclusion that having Russian oligarchs on Trump loan documents is a story that’s too good to check,” Wemple wrote. “Is such a fellow fit to host an MSNBC program?”

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Tomi Lahren on Pete Davidson’s viral rant ripping into student audience: ‘He makes a good point’

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Fox Nation host Tomi Lahren came to the defense of SNL star Pete Davidson Friday after a now-viral rant showed him ripping into college students during a recent show at the University of Central Florida (UCF).

Lahren explained that while she usually disagrees with much of what Davidson stands for, “he made a good point” rebuking the students for having their cellphones out, despite the “clear no cellphone rule.”

“Listen, I don’t approve of his word choices,” said Lahren, “and he may have overreacted a little bit — but he makes a good point and a point those in my generation need to hear, whether it sounds nice or not,” she said in her Fox Nation daily commentary “First Thoughts.”

During his performance at UCF’s Pegasus Palooza Comedy Knight, the Saturday Night Live comedian halted his stand-up routine and went off on a profanity-filled rant against millennials, berating students who were filming the show.

“If you film everything but not enjoy the show for (expletive) an hour, then like, I don’t gotta be here for that,” he said. “You can just give them their money back because I don’t give a (expletive).”

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Davidson continued, throwing shade at the school that was hosting him.

“So like, whenever somebody else comes to your (expletive) town and wants to perform and is exhausted and flies all the way to the middle of (expletive) nowhere to do jokes for you, you little privileged (expletives), don’t (expletive) ruin the show for people who actually want to be here,” he said.

Some in the audience began to laugh and broke out into applause — but Davidson had more to say on the matter.

“Don’t clap, that’s the problem. That’s what’s (expletive) up about our generation,” he said. “That’s why we’re embarrassing.”

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He continued on his rant, using insulting and derogatory terms, but eventually calmed down.

“Where’s the next generation? … Don’t you want your parents to be proud of you? … Now we’ll continue. I just wanted to scare you. Just grow up.”

Lahren said Davidson is “far from her favorite person,” but she agreed with his overall message, and blamed the “coddling” of her generation for the students’ inability to properly abide by the rules.

“The sign said no cell phones but these students ignored it because quite frankly, they feel they are entitled to do whatever the heck they want with no consequences. How did we get here? Well, simple. My generation has been coddled with safe spaces, trigger warnings, and bubble wrap for most of our lives,” said Lahren.

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“My generation has been told red pens are bad for self-esteem, Everyone deserves a trophy, regardless of merit, Conservative speakers coming to campus warrant tantrums and even riots And cry-ins and safe spaces are necessary to remedy election upsets,” she continued.

Lahren urged for millenials and Gen Z’ers to “grow up” and said Davidson “hit the nail on the head.”

“It’s embarrassing. We, as a generation, are embarrassing,” she said. “Why does it seem like most millennials and Gen Z’ers would rather post selfies than earn a living?” the Fox Nation host asked, urging students to “change the narrative.”

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“If this isn’t who we are and we are misrepresented as a generation, let’s wake up and change the narrative. Yes, I said ‘wake up’ not ‘get woke.’ Y’all are plenty ‘woke’ you need to open your eyes to more than victimhood, entitlement and complaining. I am a millennial and I know we are better than this.”

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