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Buttigieg releases list of clients from 2007-2010 consulting work

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Pete Buttigieg on Tuesday released a list of the corporations he worked for while employed as a management consultant at McKinsey & Company, amid a growing demand for transparency.

For the first two and a half years after his education, Buttigieg took a job with the consulting firm in its Chicago office. The mayor of South Bend, Ind., released the client list one day after McKinsey announced it would release Buttigieg from a non-disclosure agreement due to the “the unique circumstances presented by a presidential campaign,” a spokesperson with the company told Fox News.

His work from 2007 to 2010 consisted of brief stints with different clients doing “mostly research and analysis,” Buttigieg said in a press release. His clients included Michigan Blue Cross Blue Shield, Canadian grocery store and retail chain Loblaw’s, Best Buy; the NRDC, EPA and Department of Energy together for an energy project; environmental nonprofit the Energy Foundation, the Department of Defense working on building the economies of Irag and Afghanistan, and the U.S. Postal Service.

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“Now, voters can see for themselves that my work amounted to mostly research and analysis. They can also see that I value both transparency and keeping my word. Neither of these qualities are something we see coming out of Washington, especially from this White House. It’s time for that to change,” Buttigieg said.

Democrats voiced frustrations at the lack of transparency given what some see as a controversial record from the company. In November, it was reported that McKinsey and Company was under a federal criminal investigation over the way it advises bankrupt companies. Prosecutors are looking into whether the company put profits over its clients’ best interests. McKinsey has also been named in cases against opioid distributors and has worked to help the Trump administration with implementing immigration policies.

In an interview with The Atlantic, Buttigieg said he valued his time working 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,” he said.

The client list could, if anything, come under fire for Buttigieg’s time with Blue Cross Blue Shield.

“When health insurers bring in consultants for things like ‘assessments’ and ‘cost cutting,’ those are code words for laying off workers, denying customers medical coverage and raising their rates,” Wendell Potter, a former insurance industry executive, told The New York Times.

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Buttigieg insisted that none of his work could have led to anyone’s insurance changing or being taken away. The health care firm work was one of his first assignments, which Buttigieg said rendered him far removed from any real decision making.

Blue Cross Blue Shield concurred.

“He was not involved as a leader on that team, but rather as part of the larger consultant group,” spokesperson Helen Stojic told Fox News.

Sen. Elizabeth Warren, running against Buttigieg for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination, called on Buttigieg to release a full client list from his time at McKinsey after he called on her to release a full list of corporate clients she represented. Warren disclosed a new round of clients Sunday night.

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Ironically, in 1999, Warren — while chairing a committee at Harvard Law looking to improve student experience — hired McKinsey for a contract worth almost $1 million, creating backlash among students at the time.

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Mississippi residents put makeshift Christmas tree into pothole in hopes of getting street fixed

MCCOMB, Miss. — People living in McComb, Mississippi, have added street work to their Christmas lists after they said the city left them with a gaping pothole, and now they’re using holiday cheer to bring some attention to it.

At the corner of North James Avenue and North Street, the pothole has been serving as the base for a makeshift Christmas tree. John Drummond said the tree — made of a metal rod sitting inside of a traffic cone — originally was supposed to be a deterrent for the cone, which had been knocked all over the neighborhood after city workers dug up the street and placed it over the pothole.

“For a couple of days, the cone stayed in the hole. Then, people starting knocking it all up and down everywhere,” Drummond said. “I saw a Christmas tree on TV and said, ‘imma put one of those out there in that cone and everybody can like it and not hit the pothole.’”

From there, the makeshift tree took on a life of its own. Neighbors in the Edgewood community would come and add silver, red and gold pine cone ornaments. Others added silver and gold garland to the metal tree. Cyrena Austin added lights for the ultimate festive feel.

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John Drummond checking on the makeshift Christmas tree he placed over a pothole on the street where he lives in McComb, Mississippi. He and neighbors said they decided to decorate the tree to get the attention of city officials. (Fox News/Charles Watson)

“The lights came on like the second day after John had it up,” Austin said. “All of sudden it’s like people got into it and that’s what we have now.”

Aside from wanting their street repaired, Austin said the tree became a way to ensure the pothole didn’t cause a holiday headache for drivers who could have run right over it. It’s not uncommon, according to AAA, which estimated Americans have shelled out anywhere between $250-$1,000 for damage caused by potholes—about $3 billion annually.

“The worst thing was, if two cars came by, somebody was going to hit the pothole,” Austin added. “We just hated seeing that people were going to damage their cars, possibly.”

Otherwise, the tree has been a sight to see for people driving through McComb. Some passersby stopped to take photos so they could share it with friends and family through texts and social media.

“I just wanted to come out and take a picture to share with my brother in Nashville, Tennessee,” Watkins Wise said. “I think it’s pretty funny.”

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Presents underneath the makeshift Christmas tree in McComb, Mississippi. Residents placed the tree inside the pothole in the hopes of getting it fixed. (Fox News/Charles Watson)

CHRISTMAS TREE USED TO FILL POTHOLE IN ATLANTA NEIGHBORHOOD

Filling potholes with Christmas trees wasn’t unique to McComb. Last month, people in an Atlanta neighborhood filled a pothole on their street with a light-filled Christmas tree in hopes of galvanizing city officials to fix the issue. People in Jackson, Miss., did something similar in 2017 when a pothole opened up on their street.

Fox News reached out to the McComb mayor’s office to inquire about when the pothole would be fixed. The mayor’s office deferred to the city’s streets department, which did not respond.

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Drummond, who has visited the makeshift tree sitting in the pothole, said he hoped it would be on the city’s radar, at least. If not, he and his neighbors have been having fun with the tree anyway. He said maybe they’ll be doing something different for New Year’s.

“We’ll come up with something,” he said. “Maybe the city will come before then and we won’t have to deal with it.”

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Ahead of ‘Richard Jewell’ release, controversy swirls over Atlanta newspaper at center of Clint Eastwood film

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A local newspaper at the center of the new Clint Eastwood film “Richard Jewell” is sparking a national debate over the movie’s portrayal of one of its journalists.

The film, set for release Friday, was inspired by the real-life events surrounding Richard Jewell, a security guard who became a hero when finding a bomb at the 1996 Centennial Olympic Park but soon faced false accusations that he planted the device himself.

The film depicted the search for the identity of the culprit behind the bombing, including by real-life Atlanta Journal-Constitution (AJC) reporter Kathy Scruggs. However, the paper has sharply criticized the film for its portrayal of Scruggs. The movie suggested she slept with an FBI agent in order to get a scoop.

On Monday, AJC’s legal team sent a six-page letter to Warner Bros. and Eastwood threatening a defamation lawsuit for its depiction of Scruggs, who died in 2001, and demanding the filmmakers acknowledge the “dramatization.”

“We hereby demand that you immediately issue a statement publicly acknowledging that some events were imagined for dramatic purposes and artistic license and dramatization were used in the film’s portrayal of events and characters,” the letter stated. “We further demand that you add a prominent disclaimer to the film to that effect.”

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Warner Bros. slammed AJC’s “baseless” claims, accusing the paper of “trying to malign our filmmakers and cast.”

“The film is based on a wide range of highly credible source material. There is no disputing that Richard Jewell was an innocent man whose reputation and life were shredded by a miscarriage of justice. It is unfortunate and the ultimate irony that the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, having been a part of the rush to judgment of Richard Jewell, is now trying to malign our filmmakers and cast,” Warner Bros. told Fox News. “‘Richard Jewell’ focuses on the real victim, seeks to tell his story, confirm his innocence and restore his name. The AJC’s claims are baseless and we will vigorously defend against them.”

The controversy had people backing the paper as well as condemning the news outlet.

“Shocked that this sexist crap is coming from Clint Eastwood. Shocked!” Washington Post writer Laura Bassett reacted.

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Slate reporter Mark Joseph Stern even called for a boycott, urging others on Twitter, “Please do not pay to see movies that feature fictional female journalists who sleep with sources for a story. It’s an egregiously sexist, demeaning, insulting trope and at this stage I don’t see an appropriate response other than a flat-out boycott.”

On “The View,” liberal co-host Joy Behar offered a passionate defense of Scruggs, telling the filmmakers shouldn’t “turn on the woman even after she’s gone,” adding how she’s “not here to defend herself.”

“Did you ever see the movie, ‘All The President’s Men?’ That’s almost like a historical document at this point because you watch that movie and you see exactly what happened and how they got Nixon,” Behar elaborated. “This is also almost a historical document in a way of that situation and it’s outrageous when you think about it. And Clint Eastwood should be ashamed of himself.”

Sunny Hostin agreed, insisting that Scruggs, who was played by Olivia Wilde, was “smeared” in the film.

Others mocked AJC for taking such a stand against “Richard Jewell.”

“Oh you mean the only news outlet that never apologized to Richard Jewell and just waited him out in court until he died? That’s the one that should be making demands right now,” Washington Free Beacon’s F. Bill McMorris reacted.

“The press spending 10 days acting as if a journalist is the real victim in RICHARD JEWELL is like a free $30 million ad campaign for Warner Bros,” writer Sonny Bunch tweeted.

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Megan Fox, Brian Austin Green make rare joint red carpet appearance

Megan Fox and husband Brian Austin Green made a rare joint red carpet appearance for a charity event on Monday night.

The duo attended PUBG Mobile’s #Fight4TheAmazon event in Hollywood. The evening marked the couple’s first red carpet outing together in five years, according to Entertainment Tonight.

Fox, 33, wore a light pink dress with a deep V and lace adornments, while Green, 46, opted for a simple dark grey suit and blue shirt.

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The actors, who wed in 2010, share three sons: 7-year-old Noah, 5-year-old Bodhi and Journey, 3.

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Megan Fox and Brian Austin Green at the PUBG Mobile’s #FIGHT4THEAMAZON Event. (Photo by Rodin Eckenroth/Getty Images)

The couple’s last joint appearance was in 2014 at Ferrari’s “60th Anniversary in the USA” gala, Entertainment Tonight reported.

In 2015, Fox filed for divorce from Green but announced in May 2016 that they had reconciled and were expecting their third child. Fox officially filed to dismiss the divorce in April of this year.

Fox spoke with People Magazine at the event, discussing how she encourages her sons to be themselves.

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Megan Fox and Brian Austin Green attend Ferrari’s 60th Anniversary in the USA Gala at the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts on October 11, 2014 in Beverly Hills, Calif. (JB Lacroix/WireImage via Getty Images)

“It’s about releasing control, right? That’s all it is,” the “Transformers” star said. “It’s [about] allowing them to be who they are and relinquishing control because they were born to be who they are, and it’s my job to support that process, not to get involved and micromanage and mold them into what I think they should be.”

Fox also expressed that she feels she learns a great deal from her children.

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“It’s [about] being of that mindset of realizing that they come as the teachers to us,” she said. “We’re here to keep them alive, but we’re learning all the lessons from them.”

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Gutfeld on the articles of impeachment

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Accusations against President Trump in the Democratic drive to impeach him are so vague that they can mean anything – and nothing. Which is the point.

After all, when there’s no crime, you’ve to leave it to the imagination. And boy, is this “open to interpretation.” It’s like a Rorschach test for the blind. Which suits the media perfectly.

Remember how this process was reverse-engineered. It wasn’t “Here’s a crime, let’s impeach.” It was “Let’s impeach and hope we find the crime.”

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It’s the holiday reboot of “Let’s pass the bill to see what’s in it,” House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s last big hit.

What a flop. It was worse than “Angry Birds 2.”

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Yet, we still had to carry the farce, despite the clowns who joked about Barron Trump and played dishonestly edited clips of President Trump. While the press tortured viewers by pretending it mattered, one question remained: Why didn’t Republicans just bolt?

After all, we all knew it was just a stupid skit designed to make Democrats feel good, since they’re immune to feeling stupid. The rest of us are left with what cops call “the mess.”

When thieves break into a house and find zilch, the only thing left to do is trash the place. Hence the amorphous abuse of power in one article of impeachment, which anyone can now use on the Democrats. And they should.

I mean, when you move forward with a three-year witch trial, knowing the only support will be partisan and therefore doomed to fail, while boasting that you’ll keep doing it forever – isn’t that abuse of power? It’s certainly an abuse of America’s patience, institutions, trust and cohesion.

Which makes it another media-assisted hoax.

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“Collusion,” Covington Catholic, Brett Kavanaugh. Now this.

If you want to find the lie, just look where the media points the cameras.

Adapted from Greg Gutfeld’s monologue on “The Five” on Dec. 10, 2019.

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Concierge convicted of murdering Boston doctors in penthouse

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Bampumim Teixeira, 33, was convicted on two counts of first-degree murder Tuesday in the case of Dr. Lina Bolanos and her fiance, Dr. Richard Field. The two Boston anesthesiologists were found lying dead in their penthouse apartment in handcuffs, with their throats slit, in May 2017.

Teixeria initially claimed he was in the building because he was having an affair with Bolanos. He said Field came home and snapped into a jealous rage before killing Bolanos, after discovering the two had been cheating behind his back. Teixeria then killed Field in self-defense, he claimed.

Prosecutors refuted this theory and accused Teixeria of using his knowledge as a former concierge in the building, to track the couple’s movements and gain entry into their apartment.

Jurors sided with the prosecution and delivered a prompt guilty verdict, the day after they had begun deliberations. The jury also found Teixeria guilty of home invasion, armed robbery and kidnapping, according to The Boston Globe.

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Field had arrived home an hour and a half after his fiancee and sent a text message to a friend saying there was a “gunman in the house,” but was unable to call for help in time.

After police arrived, they opened fire on Teixeria, who was wounded in the hand, leg and abdomen before being taken into custody. When he was interviewed the next day, Teixeria claimed he was involved in a two-month-long affair with Bolanos, and alleged that she was being physically abused by Field.

Local reports said Teixeira told police he was wearing gloves because he was cold, and that he had about $850 to $900 in cash on him because he was homeless and staying at a shelter.

On Thursday, medical examiner Dr. Richard Atkinson testified that the blood of the victims was found on several pieces of evidence and said Field was stabbed on the right side of his neck, while Bolanos had 24 sharp-force injuries on her neck and jugular vein.

Teixeria also had two bizarre outbursts in court on Tuesday, which caused him to be physically removed. He first threatened the prosector’s wife before he was escorted out. Then, upon his return, he shouted out a second time about the death of his victim. “Want to know his last words?” he yelled, referring to Dr. Field.

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“Teixeira yelled, ‘want to know his last words?’ apparently referring to the slaying of Dr Field,” reporter Shelly Murphy tweeted. “A dozen officers hauled him away. The doctor’s family is sobbing. Recess now, we are waiting for jury to arrive with verdict.”

Teixeria is reportedly scheduled to be sentenced on Friday in Suffolk Superior Court.

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Philip McKeon, ‘Alice’ child star, dead at 55

Philip McKeon, best known for playing Tommy Hyatt on “Alice,” has died. He was 55.

The actor died in Texas on Tuesday after a long battle with illness, McKeon’s spokesman Jeff Ballard told People magazine.

“We are all beyond heartbroken and devastated over Phil’s passing,” said Ballard in a statement to the outlet. “His wonderful sense of humor, kindness and loyalty will be remembered by all who crossed his path in life.”

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McKeon starred in “Alice” from 1976 to 1985 alongside Linda Lavin. The show won eight Golden Globes, and was based on Martin Scorsese‘s “Alice Doesn’t Live Here Anymore.”

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“Alice” cast from left to right: Polly Holliday as Flo, Vic Tayback as Mel, Philip McKeon Tommy, Linda Lavin as Alice and Beth Howland as Vera Louise. (Photo by CBS via Getty Images)

McKeon is survived by his sister Nancy McKeon, who starred in “The Facts of Life.”

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After “Alice” ended, McKeon went on to star in a handful of other projects. His last on-screen appearance was 1994’s “Ghoulies IV.” He also directed a film and produced several others, including “Teresa’s Tattoo,” which starred his sister.

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Philip McKeon attends Chiller Theatre Expo Spring 2018 at Hilton Parsippany on April 28, 2018 in Parsippany, New Jersey. (Photo by Bobby Bank/Getty Images)

McKeon later worked in the news industry and hosted a radio show in Wimberly, Texas, close to his family.

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Fox News reached out to McKeon’s reps.

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Pelosi, progressive caucus clash over drug pricing legislation

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House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., is facing intraparty opposition ahead of a vote on drug pricing legislation that progressives have complained doesn’t go far enough in regulating costs for Americans.

The Congressional Progressive Caucus (CPC) — along with progressive Sens. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., and Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass. — pushed for more aggressive cost control.

According to Politico, CPC co-chairs Pramila Jayapal, D-Wa., and Mark Pocan, D-Wis., have privately said they had enough votes to reject the bill.

DR. MATTHEW STRYKER: WHO PROFITS FROM DRUG PRICE DECREASES?

While the bill likely won’t gain traction in the GOP-led Senate, it could serve as an opportunity for Democrats to advance a drug pricing plan as the administration advocated its own.

The Democrats’ legislation would focus on allowing Medicare to negotiate lower prices on the most expensive drugs. The Congressional Budget Office estimated the plan would save the agency $345 billion over a decade.

But according to the White House, it would block 100 drugs from reaching the market by threatening a 95 percent excise tax on sales of drugs that don’t abide by Health and Human Services’ pricing. Pelosi’s plan would presumably have a more wide-reaching impact in that it would make negotiated drug prices available to everyone — not just those with Medicare.

If progressives shoot down the legislation, it would likely feed the White House’s narrative that progressives are thwarting the will of the leadership. “Is anyone surprised their socialist 2020 candidates want to drive their party even further left?” Republican National Committee (RNC) spokesman Michael Joyce told Fox News.

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On Monday, Pelosi reportedly called the potential insurrection a “bad idea.” She’s currently leading her caucus in what appears to be a united front in impeaching President Trump. A progressive revolt could disrupt that unified image as Democrats head into the 2020 primary season. Leading candidates have promised bold reform like “Medicare-for-all,” a prospect that could look even less likely if House Democrats are unable to compromise on drug pricing.

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., an icon of the House’s progressive wing, will likely oppose the legislation. “They stripped out everything that looked like progress,” spokesperson Corbin Trent said, according to The Intercept. Jayapal, in particular, has pushed for cost controls that would block price hikes beyond the rate of inflation.

Ocasio-Cortez previously clashed with leadership over a bipartisan bill funding immigration enforcement agencies during the migrant crisis. Pelosi has also indicated that the New York congresswoman wouldn’t get leadership’s support while pushing her signature Green New Deal. She’s also said she’s “not a big fan of Medicare-for-all,” a policy favored by Jayapal, Warren, Sanders and Ocasio-Cortez.

Pelosi’s office has described the bill — titled the “Lower Drug Costs Now Act” — as “bold action to level the playing field for American patients and taxpayers.”

But according to the right-leaning Competitive Enterprise Institute (CEI), the plan would result in shortages and hurt new research and development.

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“Exorbitant healthcare costs are a direct product of decades of increasing government interference in the marketplace,” CEI research fellow Patrick Hedger said in a statement to Fox News. “Ratcheting-up this interference, particularly with simplistic price controls, has predictable and undesirable results.”

On Monday, House Republicans introduced an alternative for drug pricing — the “Lower Costs, More Cures Act” — that would limit annual out-of-pocket costs for Medicare beneficiaries, among other things.

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Pelosi, progressive caucus clash over drug pricing legislation

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House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., is facing intraparty opposition ahead of a vote on drug pricing legislation that progressives have complained doesn’t go far enough in regulating costs for Americans.

The Congressional Progressive Caucus (CPC) — along with progressive Sens. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., and Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass. — pushed for more aggressive cost control.

According to Politico, CPC co-chairs Pramila Jayapal, D-Wa., and Mark Pocan, D-Wis., have privately said they had enough votes to reject the bill.

DR. MATTHEW STRYKER: WHO PROFITS FROM DRUG PRICE DECREASES?

While the bill likely won’t gain traction in the GOP-led Senate, it could serve as an opportunity for Democrats to advance a drug pricing plan as the administration advocated its own.

The Democrats’ legislation would focus on allowing Medicare to negotiate lower prices on the most expensive drugs. The Congressional Budget Office estimated the plan would save the agency $345 billion over a decade.

But according to the White House, it would block 100 drugs from reaching the market by threatening a 95 percent excise tax on sales of drugs that don’t abide by Health and Human Services’ pricing. Pelosi’s plan would presumably have a more wide-reaching impact in that it would make negotiated drug prices available to everyone — not just those with Medicare.

If progressives shoot down the legislation, it would likely feed the White House’s narrative that progressives are thwarting the will of the leadership. “Is anyone surprised their socialist 2020 candidates want to drive their party even further left?” Republican National Committee (RNC) spokesman Michael Joyce told Fox News.

TRUMP LOOKS TO CANADA TO HELP LOWER US PRESCRIPTION DRUG PRICES

On Monday, Pelosi reportedly called the potential insurrection a “bad idea.” She’s currently leading her caucus in what appears to be a united front in impeaching President Trump. A progressive revolt could disrupt that unified image as Democrats head into the 2020 primary season. Leading candidates have promised bold reform like “Medicare-for-all,” a prospect that could look even less likely if House Democrats are unable to compromise on drug pricing.

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., an icon of the House’s progressive wing, will likely oppose the legislation. “They stripped out everything that looked like progress,” spokesperson Corbin Trent said, according to The Intercept. Jayapal, in particular, has pushed for cost controls that would block price hikes beyond the rate of inflation.

Ocasio-Cortez previously clashed with leadership over a bipartisan bill funding immigration enforcement agencies during the migrant crisis. Pelosi has also indicated that the New York congresswoman wouldn’t get leadership’s support while pushing her signature Green New Deal. She’s also said she’s “not a big fan of Medicare-for-all,” a policy favored by Jayapal, Warren, Sanders and Ocasio-Cortez.

Pelosi’s office has described the bill — titled the “Lower Drug Costs Now Act” — as “bold action to level the playing field for American patients and taxpayers.”

But according to the right-leaning Competitive Enterprise Institute (CEI), the plan would result in shortages and hurt new research and development.

CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APP

“Exorbitant healthcare costs are a direct product of decades of increasing government interference in the marketplace,” CEI research fellow Patrick Hedger said in a statement to Fox News. “Ratcheting-up this interference, particularly with simplistic price controls, has predictable and undesirable results.”

On Monday, House Republicans introduced an alternative for drug pricing — the “Lower Costs, More Cures Act” — that would limit annual out-of-pocket costs for Medicare beneficiaries, among other things.

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Comey is ‘delusional’ if he thinks Horowitz FISA report vindicates him, lawyer says

Former FBI director James Comey was quick to claim vindication after the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) report findings were released Monday — but Republican attorney Joe diGenova found his claim of innocence “delusional.”

“I think the problem with Mr. Comey is he is delusional,” diGenova said Tuesday on Fox Nation’s “Witch Hunt.”

Comey claimed an apparent victory over the FBI’s handling of the Trump-Russia probe in 2016, saying criticism of the probe “was all lies” after Justice Department Inspector General (IG) Michael Horowitz said investigators found no intentional misconduct or political bias surrounding efforts to launch the 2016 investigation.

Comey, however, seemingly ignored the portion of Monday’s report where Horowitz faulted the bureau’s handling of surveillance warrants during his time as director.

“So it was all lies,” Comey tweeted, in an apparent reference to President Trump’s claims that the FBI wrongly investigated the president’s alleged ties to Russia. “No treason. No spying on the campaign. No tapping Trump’s wires. It was just good people trying to protect America.”

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Former FBI Director James Comey on Tuesday said “history has its eyes on us” and encouraged people to vote for Democrats in the upcoming midterm elections. (AP)

Fox News Legal Analyst Gregg Jarrett, host of the Fox Nation show, broke down the “many stunning takeaways” from the report, and he asked diGenova to weigh in on Comey’s claim.

“He has talked himself into believing — and he’s a very, very good actor — he tries to be convincing but in fact…[he had a] disgraceful downfall,” diGenova said. “He basically destroyed the integrity of the FBI not only with the Hillary Clinton investigation with the server, but he basically decided he was going to destroy an American presidential candidate and then a president — and he almost succeeded.”

“If Hillary would have won, we never would have known about any of this,” he added. “Trump has saved the country by winning.”

“I think the problem with Mr. Comey is he is delusional.”

— Joe diGenova

Also joining Tuesday’s episode was Rep. Tom McClintock, R-Calif., who echoed diGenova’s concerns with the FBI director.

“It’s very clear that he’s been at the very heart of this, and I think more and more is going to be coming out,” he said. “Even the Horowitz report mentions the failure of leadership from the top down.”

U.S. Attorney John Durham, who conducted a separate investigation into the origins of the 2016 probe, said he disagreed with Horowitz’s findings on the matter and believes more evidence will surface that could potentially point to Comey’s mishandling in the opening of the investigation.

“Based on the evidence collected to date, and while our investigation is ongoing, last month we advised the inspector general that we do not agree with some of the report’s conclusions as to predication and how the FBI case was opened,” Durham said in a statement.

COMEY CLAIMS VINDICATION AFTER HOROWITZ FISA REPORT

Acting FBI Director Christopher Wray appeared to come to Comey’s defense in an ABC interview, where he highlighted the IG report’s conclusion that there was no political bias or improper motive behind the FBI’s launching of the Russia probe, saying: “I think it’s important that the inspector general found that in this particular instance, the investigation was opened with appropriate predication and authorization.”

When asked if he had any evidence that the FBI unfairly targeted Trump’s campaign, Wray said, “I don’t,” and appeared to take offense at the notion that the FBI is part of a “deep state.”

Many, including President Trump, responded to Wray’s remarks, and diGenova echoed his frustration.

“Over the last 24 hours, one of the most disturbing events is Christopher Wray’s public statement [on] the current FBI director in which he basically is flipping pancakes. I mean the guy has no sense what an egregious offense this is to [the] FBI,” diGenova added.

To hear diGenova’s full remarks and for extended commentary from additional guests of the show, visit Fox Nation and watch the latest episode of “Witch Hunt” today.

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