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This Day in History: Dec. 12

On this day, Dec. 12 …

2000: George W. Bush becomes president-elect as a divided U.S. Supreme Court reverses a state court decision for recounts in Florida’s contested election.

Also on this day:

  • 1787: Pennsylvania becomes the second state to ratify the U.S. Constitution.
  • 1913: Authorities in Florence, Italy, announce that the Mona Lisa, stolen from the Louvre Museum in Paris in 1911, has been recovered.
  • 1917: During World War I, a train carrying some 1,000 French troops from the Italian front derails while descending a steep hill in Modane; at least half of the soldiers are killed in France’s greatest rail disaster.
  • 1917: The Rev. Edward Flanagan finds Boys Town outside Omaha, Neb.
  • 1946: A United Nations committee votes to accept a six-block tract of Manhattan real estate offered as a gift by John D. Rockefeller Jr. to be the site of the U.N.’s headquarters.
  • 1977: “Saturday Night Fever,” starring John Travolta, premieres in New York City.
  • 1995: By three votes, the Senate kills a constitutional amendment giving Congress authority to outlaw flag burning and other forms of desecration against Old Glory.
  • 1997: Ilich Ramirez Sanchez, the international terrorist known as “Carlos the Jackal,” goes on trial in Paris on charges of killing two French investigators and a Lebanese national. (Ramirez would be convicted and is serving a life prison sentence.)
  • 2003: Rolling Stones frontman Mick Jagger is knighted by Britain.
  • 2003: Keiko, the killer whale made famous by the “Free Willy” movies, dies in the Norwegian fjord that he’d made his home.
  • 2013: The House votes to ease across-the-board federal spending cuts and head off future government shutdowns, acting after Speaker John Boehner unleashes a stinging attack on tea party-aligned conservative groups campaigning for the measure’s defeat. 
  • 2017: Democrat Doug Jones wins Alabama’s special Senate election over Republican Roy Moore, who had denied accusations of sexual misconduct with teenage girls that allegedly took place when he was in his 30s. It is the first Democratic Senate victory in Alabama in a quarter-century.
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Trump impeachment markup gets heated as top Dem Nadler says ‘we cannot rely on an election’

Good morning and welcome to Fox News First. Here’s what you need to know as you start your Thursday …

Impeachment markup begins as Dems invoke MLK, Nadler says ‘we cannot rely on an election’ to oust Trump
The House Judiciary Committee on Wednesday night began the first phase of a fiery “markup” process for the two articles of impeachment against President Trump it has settled on, barreling toward a final floor vote even as moderate Democrats in GOP-leaning districts have floated the idea of backing down in favor of a censure resolution.

Almost immediately, the evening proceedings broke out into heated disagreement. House Judiciary Chairman Jerry Nadler, D-N.Y., declared it would be unsafe to wait until after the 2020 election to remove Trump, and another Democrat claimed Trump’s actions were an “affront to the memory of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.” Meanwhile, the ranking Republican, Rep. Doug Collins of Georgia, slammed Democrats for attacking Ukraine’s leader because he had undercut their case against Trump.

The late-night markup session Wednesday consisted almost entirely of opening statements. The markup of the impeachment articles will resume in earnest at 9 a.m. ET Thursday. Click here for more on our top story. 

DOJ watchdog Horowitz rips FBI ‘failure’ in Russia probe, says nobody vindicated by report
Justice Department Inspector General Michael Horowitz in testimony Wednesday stressed that his newly released report on the FBI’s initial Trump-Russia investigation does not “vindicate” anyone as he cited “failure” by the entire “chain of command” in the probe.

Horowitz called out “basic and fundamental errors” during his testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee, led by its chairman, Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C. The tone of the testimony ran counter to much of the media coverage surrounding the report’s release that zeroed in on a core finding that investigators found no evidence of political bias and were indeed justified in launching the 2016 probe.

Horowitz reaffirmed that finding, touted by congressional Democrats eager to defend the probe, at Wednesday’s hearing. But his testimony as a whole was tough on the FBI’s actions — and clarified that his two-year review of the Russia probe’s origins and use of Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) warrants to surveil a Trump campaign aide did not close the book on the bias question either. Under questioning, Horowitz said he could not outright determine whether political bias was involved in the process of applying for a FISA warrant against former Trump adviser Carter Page. Click here for more.

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Britain’s Prime Minister Boris Johnson, left. Britain’s Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn, right. (AP Photo combo)

All eyes on UK’s ‘Brexit Election’
The United Kingdom’s 46 million voters are choosing 650 new lawmakers Thursday in elections for Parliament’s lower House of Commons. The national election will bring a new Parliament to power and may lead to a change at the top if British Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s Conservative Party does not fare well with voters.

On the last day of the campaign Wednesday, political leaders dashed around the U.K. trying to win over millions of undecided voters who will likely determine the outcome. Opinion polls suggested Johnson’s Conservatives had a lead over the main opposition Labour Party led by Jeremy Corbyn. But all the parties are nervous about the verdict of a volatile electorate fed up after years of Brexit wrangling.

Britain’s first December vote since 1923 has been dubbed the “Brexit Election.” It is being held more than two years early in hopes of breaking Britain’s political deadlock over the country’s stalled departure from the European Union. Johnson has focused relentlessly on Brexit throughout the campaign, endlessly repeating his slogan “Get Brexit done.” He says that if he wins a majority, he will get Parliament to ratify his “oven-ready” divorce deal with the EU and take Britain out of the bloc as scheduled on Jan. 31. – Reported by the Associated Press
  
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Buttigieg secret client list revealed! Why it’s a nothing-burger

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Wow, Pete Buttigieg is in big trouble now.

He once worked as a consultant to Best Buy. Who knows what nefarious plots they were cooking up amid the laptops and flat-screens?

Yes, the veil has finally been lifted on the mayor’s shadowy history as a corporate hack. After saying for weeks that he was bound by a nondisclosure agreement with the secretive McKinsey & Co., the Democratic presidential candidate finally got permission to release his client list.

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Besides Best Buy, he worked with Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan; Canadian grocery chain Loblaws; the Natural Resources Defense Council; the Postal Service; and the EPA, Energy Department and Pentagon.

Okay, the story was a lot sexier when we didn’t know who the companies and agencies were.

So why was this such a big deal?

For too many Democrats, there is something suspect about working for business. Were you doing anything shady? Did you advise companies to lay people off? Ever since the Dems used Mitt Romney’s time at Bain Capital as a club against him, political consultants have been on high alert for this sort of thing.

But what’s the alternative—people who have spent their entire lives in government, or in nonprofit groups? Wouldn’t a working knowledge of the business community be valuable experience for a president, even if the current one wasn’t a career real estate developer?

The Pete campaign gave the exclusive to the Atlantic, which took this stab at explaining the context:

“Buttigieg has intentionally tried to position himself as the next Barack Obama, another ‘young man with a funny name,’ as he put it in a big speech in Iowa last month. But this is among the points where they diverge. Obama took two years after college to work for a few thousand dollars a year as a community organizer in Chicago. Buttigieg came back from Oxford a Rhodes Scholar, and could have had almost any first job he wanted. He chose McKinsey, working out of a Chicago office a few miles from where Obama had been knocking on doors to fight for issues like tenants’ rights. To his critics, going to work at McKinsey at all says something about what the mayor values.”

And here’s the South Bend mayor’s response:

“Well, I chose to work in the private sector. Most Americans work in the private sector. And I think the experience I got there served me well. If you’re going to manage the largest economy in the world, it’s probably a good idea that you’ve had a little bit of professional experience looking at a balance sheet or knowing what an income statement is. I also walked away from the private sector early in my career to take on public service, and never looked back.”

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In other words, the Rhodes scholar says, I was only 23 or 24 at the time. I did my time, served in Afghanistan, and got into politics.

McKinsey is also controversial—it once recommended that ICE reduce food for migrants and medical care for detainees—and Buttigieg has had to distance himself.

“Since I’ve left, there are at least four cases that I can think of where someone at McKinsey has done something upsetting,” he said, adding that the company is “as amoral as the American business community in general.”

New York Times columnist Ross Douthat says Buttigieg follows in the footsteps of Bill Clinton and Barack Obama in embracing “wonkery, a vision of competence and expertise governing to some extent above ideology.”

Joe Biden, by contrast, is running “as a non-wonk, an anti-technocrat, the guy who’ll shout ‘malarkey!’ when the clever McKinsey guy shows up with the white paper and says you need to overhaul a popular program because there’s a more efficient way.”

So that’s what the election is about! (Biden, by the way, is back to a double-digit lead over everyone in the new Quinnipiac poll, with 29 percent, and Buttigieg at 9.)

I had similar thoughts after a Washington Post report on Elizabeth Warren, who has been hitting Buttigieg on his McKinsey work. Warren made a couple of million bucks as a corporate lawyer in the 1990s on behalf of such clients as Dow Chemical. In one case, the Post obtained a memo by the then-Harvard law professor as she was “representing a large development company that was trying to avoid having to clean up a toxic waste site.”

Unpleasant, but so what? Everyone knows lawyers are hired guns who will make arguments for almost any client.

The paper says it offered “a rare glimpse of Warren in action during her past work as a corporate consultant — one whose arguments were at times out of step with the liberal presidential campaign she is running today.”

And that’s the rub. Warren positions herself as a moral crusader against big corporations, giant banks and Wall Street, and it’s a little harder to square that narrative with her work back when she was a Republican.

But all this strikes me as something of a purity test. Some Democrats may vote against Buttigieg because of his youth, his relative inexperience or doubts that he can beat Donald Trump. But his lucrative two-year stint doing spreadsheets and Power Points seems besides the point.

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Baltimore defendant throws metal water pitcher, strikes judge in head after receiving life term: reports

A judge in Baltimore required medical treatment Wednesday after a defendant she had just sentenced to life in prison grabbed a metal water pitcher and threw it, striking the judge in her forehead, according to reports.

Chief Baltimore Circuit Judge Wanda Keyes Heard didn’t lose consciousness but required unspecified medical attention, the Baltimore Sun reported. Details on her medical condition were not available.

The defendant, Travis Burroughs, 36, had just received a sentence of life behind bars, with all but 70 years suspended, following his conviction in November on sodomy and false imprisonment charges, according to the Sun.

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He was immediately taken to be additionally charged with assault in connection with the pitcher incident, authorities said.

“We are the enforcement arm of the court, and we will not allow anyone to assault or intimidate any of the judiciary officers here,” Maj. Sabrina Tapp-Harper, a spokeswoman for the Baltimore Sheriff’s Office, told the Sun. “We take this matter tremendously seriously. We will protect this court house and all of the individuals herein.”

Burroughs had been convicted and sentenced last year on second-degree rape, assault and false imprisonment, the newspaper reported.

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Travis Burroughs, 36, was sentenced Wednesday to life behind bars, with all but 70 years suspended, following his conviction in November on sodomy and false imprisonment charges, authorities say.

The attorney representing Burroughs could not be reached for comment, the Sun reported.

Tapp-Harper said a sheriff’s deputy and a corrections officer were in the courtroom at the time of the incident and quickly subdued the defendant. She added that the sheriff’s office would be reviewing the case to determine what changes, if any, would be needed in its security procedures to prevent a similar incident from happening in the future.

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“After every incident, we always critique the matter to see what we can do better,” she told the Sun.

Burroughs is expected to return to court in January in connection with allegations that he assaulted a corrections employee last May, Baltimore’s WBAL-TV reported.

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‘Survivor’ contestant Dan Spilo kicked off show for ‘off-camera’ incident

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A contestant from CBS’ long-running reality show “Survivor” was booted off without explanation Wednesday night — less than a month after he was accused of air on inappropriately touching two female contestants.

Host Jeff Probst, at the conclusion of the night’s episode, informed the remaining contestants that fellow player Dan Spilo, a TV producer and talent manager, was removed from the show, PEOPLE reported.

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After the show, a message appeared on the screen for viewers, reading: “Dan was removed from the game after a report of another incident, which happened off-camera and did not involve a player,” the report said.

The development follows last month’s controversial episode, where contestants Kellee Kim and Missy Byrd accused Spilo of inappropriately touching them.

The two women said Spilo failed to heed warnings to stop.

The accusations led the show’s producers to get involved, speaking to the cast and issuing a warning to Spilo.

That episode, numerous contestants tried to vote off Spilo, but instead Kim got the boot.

Spilo, that episode, had apologized for making anyone uncomfortable, according to PEOPLE.

“I work in an industry in which the #MeToo movement was formed and allowed — thank God — to blossom and become powerful and strong,” he said.

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“My personal feeling is if anyone ever felt for a second uncomfortable about anything I’ve ever done, I’m horrified about that and I’m terribly sorry.”

A rep for Spilo and CBS declined to comment when reached by PEOPLE.

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Maine mother charged with daughter’s murder detailed abuse in police recordings

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BELFAST, MAINE (AP) – Maine state prosecutors played police recordings of a mother admitting to severely beating her 10-year-old daughter during a murder trial in the child’s death.

Jurors in Belfast on Tuesday heard Sharon Carrillo admit in a police interview to abusing her daughter, Marissa Kennedy, who was found beaten to death at a home in 2018 in Stockton Springs, The Portland Press Herald reported.

Sharon Carrillo faces 25 years to life in prison on a charge of depraved indifference murder. The girl’s stepfather, Julio Carrillo, was sentenced to 55 years in prison after pleading guilty to murder in the same case.

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In the recordings, Sharon Carrillo is heard telling detectives that Marissa’s punishments grew more severe because she continued to act out. She said she would strike her daughter with a belt repeatedly, and her husband hit Marissa with a mop handle so hard that it broke.

The couple didn’t seek medical help until Marissa’s nose and mouth started bleeding, Sharon Carrillo said. The mother also described how she and her husband planned to say Marissa had harmed herself while she was alone in the basement the night before she died.

On the recording, Sharon Carrillo sometimes appears calm and sometimes can be heard sobbing.

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“She didn’t deserve to get beaten to death,” Sharon Carrillo said at one point.

The defense contends Sharon Carrillo gave a false confession because both she and her daughter were victims of abuse at the hands of Julio Carrillo. Her lawyers claim Julio Carrillo was solely responsible for the girl’s death.

But prosecutors say she is just as guilty as her estranged husband.

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The state medical examiner’s office concluded the girl was a victim of battered child syndrome.

Before the trial began, Sharon Carrillo’s attorney sought to have her declared incompetent, but the judge ruled her competent enough to stand trial.

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New York City college student found with fatal stab wounds in Manhattan park

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A Barnard College student was discovered brutally stabbed after a robbery gone horribly awry inside a park in upper Manhattan on Wednesday, sources said.

Tessa Majors, 18, was found by a school security guard inside Morningside Park near West 116th Street and Morningside Drive at around 5:30 p.m., according to police sources.

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Sources said that the woman was beaten and stabbed by a group 3 or 4 men at the bottom of the stairs on a landing.

“We mourn this devastating murder of an extraordinary young woman and member of our community,” Barnard president Sian Leah Beilock said in a statement Wednesday night. “Tessa was just beginning her journey at Barnard and in life.”

A trail of blood was found in the park as Majors apparently tried to make her way back up the stairs towards Morningside Ave after the brutal encounter, sources said.

Preliminary information suggested that Majors was stabbed several times in face, neck, and under her arm after she put up a fight when the men tried to rob her, sources added.

Majors was taken to Mount Sinai St. Luke’s Hospital, where she died.

A security guard post was nearby but sources said that the guard was on patrol at the time of the stabbing.

The school president, Beilock, called the incident “an unthinkable tragedy that has shaken us to our core.”

She added: “Please know that we are all grieving together and I am thinking of you as we process this awful news as a community.”

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Peter Gotti is about to meet his maker, his lawyer claims

Peter Gotti is at death’s door, according to his lawyer.

The claim came as attorneys for the former Gambino boss continue their efforts to get the 80-year-old client sprung from prison early on compassionate release.

“We are truly afraid he is dying now, he feels he is,” James Craven wrote in court papers Tuesday. “As his lawyer, I am afraid this will all become moot soon if nothing is done.”

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Peter Gotti, left, is seen after he and 17 other Gambino family mobsters were arrested and transported to a federal court for arraignment, June 4, 2002.

Gotti, who suffers from an enlarged prostate, gastric reflux and early-onset dementia, is 17 years into his 25-year sentence for racketeering.

Craven — who previously said even Stevie Wonder could see that Gotti has repented for his crimes — notes in his Tuesday court papers that death rates at Gotti’s North Carolina prison are “at an all time high.”

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“We pray Peter Gotti won’t be next on that list, but these cases are very sad and very real. Peter Gotti has a loving home to go to, with his daughter in Howard Beach, New York. He has served over 80% of his sentence and is dying. May he get there in time,” the motion reads.

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Lindsey Graham says ‘arrogant’ Comey did more damage to FBI than J. Edgar Hoover, wants Rosenstein to testify

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Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., slammed former FBI Director James Comey as “arrogant” in the wake of the release of a report by the Justice Department’s inspector general — and called on former Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein to testify on the matter before his panel.

“James Comey has done more damage to the FBI than anybody since J. Edgar Hoover,” Graham said Wednesday on “Hannity,” “and [Andrew] McCabe is in that category.”

Hoover — who served as the inaugural FBI director from President Calvin Coolidge’s administration through the early part of Richard Nixon’s — was accused of greatly abusing his power, creating enemies lists and harassing political dissenters. At the same time, Hoover was praised for expanding the crime-fighting concept of the FBI from the limits originally intended in 1924.

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“Mr. Rosenstein, get ready to testify,” Graham later added. After then-Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ recusal, Rosenstein took over the supervision of Robert Mueller’s special counsel probe of possible links between the Trump campaign and Russia.

In addition, Graham criticized current FBI Director Christopher Wray, saying he has not shown any urgency to clean up the FBI’s reputation and investigate what went wrong among bureau brass at the building that now bears Hoover’s name.

“Christopher Wray: If you’re watching television, you’ve got a mountain to climb,” Graham said. “You’ve got to come to the Judiciary Committee and prove to us that you’re going to change the culture of the FBI.”

Wray, who previously served as ex-New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie’s attorney during the George Washington “Bridgegate” scandal as well as in the George W. Bush Justice Department, was named FBI director by President Trump after Comey’s firing.

Host Sean Hannity agreed it was troubling that Wray was not reacting urgently enough to the report.

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Graham told Hannity that there are people at the FBI that must be fired and others imprisoned for their role in the FISA situation.

“The FBI and the Department of Justice took the law into their own hands,” he claimed. “They defrauded the FISA court. They trampled on the rights of Carter Page,” the South Carolina lawmaker said. “The day of reckoning is coming — it’s not here yet.”

“The reason they never briefed Donald Trump defensively about the threats coming from Russia was that they did not want to protect Trump, they wanted to destroy Trump,” he said.

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Lisa Page slams Trump after he suggests she got restraining order against Peter Strzok

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Former FBI lawyer Lisa Page slammed President Trump Wednesday after he suggested– without evidence– that she had to get a restraining order against ex-FBI investigator Peter Strzok.

“This is a lie,” Page tweeted in response to his claim. “Nothing like this ever happened. I wish we had a president who knew how to act like one. SAD!”

At a rally in Hershey, Pa., Tuesday evening, Trump spoke at length about Page and Strzok.

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“This poor guy, did I hear that he needed a restraining order after this whole thing to keep him away from Lisa?” he asked the cheering audience. “That’s what I heard. I don’t know if it’s true. The fake news will never report it, but it could be true.”

Page and Strzok are frequent targets of the president because of their anti-Trump texts while having an affair as FBI colleagues before Stzrok was released from the Mueller investigation and eventually fired from the FBI.

Their texts also brought scrutiny to their motives with communications like “we’ll stop it,” referring to Trump’s candidacy and writing that they have an “insurance policy” for the election.

On Tuesday, Page filed a lawsuit against the FBI and Justice Department for leaking her private texts, claiming it was a breach of the Federal Privacy Act.

Page broke her silence earlier this month, saying in an interview that Trump’s personal attacks are like “being punched in the gut.”

“My heart drops to my stomach when I realize he has tweeted about me again,” she said. “The president of the United States is calling me names to the entire world. He’s demeaning me and my career. It’s sickening.”

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It’s not clear where Trump got his information about the restraining order.

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