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Andrew McCarthy: There was collusion – but not involving Trump

Westlake Legal Group AP19113661448120-e1556046380224 Andrew McCarthy: There was collusion – but not involving Trump National Review fox-news/politics/the-clintons fox-news/person/donald-trump fox-news/opinion fox-news/news-events/russia-investigation fnc/opinion fnc f11e5c0f-55af-5810-b3c9-84d85cae196b article Andrew McCarthy

Editor’s note: Andrew C. McCarthy’s new book is “Ball of Collusion: The Plot to Rig an Election and Destroy a Presidency.” This is the first in a series of excerpts.

There really was a collusion plot. It really did target our election system. It absolutely sought to usurp our capacity for self-determination. It was just not the collusion you’ve been told about for nearly three years. It was not “Donald Trump’s collusion with Russia.”

Here is the real collusion scheme: In 2016, the incumbent Democratic administration of President Barack Obama put the awesome powers of the United States government’s law-enforcement and intelligence apparatus in the service of the Hillary Rodham Clinton presidential campaign, the Democratic Party, and the progressive Beltway establishment.

This scheme had two parts: Plan A, the objective; and Plan B, a fail-safe strategy in case Plan A imploded — which all the smartest people were supremely confident would never, ever happen … which is why you could bet the ranch that it would.

Plan A was to get Clinton elected president of the United States. This required exonerating her, at least ostensibly, from well-founded allegations of her felonious and politically disqualifying actions.

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Plan B was the insurance policy: an investigation that Donald Trump, in the highly unlikely event he was elected, would be powerless to shut down. An investigation that would simultaneously monitor and taint him. An investigation that internalized Clinton-campaign-generated opposition research, limning Trump and his campaign as complicit in Russian espionage.

An investigation that would hunt for a crime under the guise of counterintelligence, build an impeachment case under the guise of hunting for a crime, and seek to make Trump  not reelectable under the guise of building an impeachment case.

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Upon becoming President Obama’s secretary of state, Hillary Clinton improperly set up a private, non-secure system for email communications. It featured her own personal server, stored in her home and, later, maintained by a private contractor.

Secretary Clinton used this private email system for all of her official State Department communications, notwithstanding that doing so (a) violated government regulations (which, as the department head, she was responsible for enforcing); (b) violated governmental record-keeping and record-production obligations imposed by federal law; and (c) made it inevitable — due to the nature of her responsibilities — that streams of classified information would flow through and be stored in the non-secure system.

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Tanzania politician says he wants to launch database of married men to crack down on cheating

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The governor of Tanzania’s largest city wants to create a database that tracks married men in the East African region in order to crack down on infidelity and “humiliating” women, he said this week.

Women have been complaining that men are deceiving them by making false promises of marriage, Dar es Salaam regional commissioner Paul Makonda said at a news conference on Monday.

“Our main aim is to relieve pain from these women who are suffering from these cheaters — As a governor, I am not happy to lead women who are sad and heartbroken,” Makonda said, according to The Daily Telegraph.

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“If possible, we will set up a database in the regional commissioner’s office in each region that every man who promises a woman marriage, this should be registered in the database which will allow women to check to see whether the person asking is married,” he explained.

The government-run public database would include all married men’s’ names and photos, but other details of such a database — including its legality — remain unclear.

“I have received a lot of complaints from young women. Many women from Dar es Salaam region have been deceived many times, and they have had enough,” Makonda said, according to The Independent. “These charming men have been promising to marry them, then ditch the women after using them. This is something that is humiliating.”

TANZANIA LEADER VOWS LARGE-SCALE ARRESTS OF LGBT PEOPLE

“These cunning men have left many women nursing heartbreaks and emotional bruises,” Makonda added. “You’ll find a young man successfully wooing a woman, making her leave every other thing that she does and follows you, hoping that the man will marry her only to realize he is just using her.”

This would not be the first time Makonda has made a controversial suggestion. Last year he called for citizens to start reporting gay people in Tanzania, where same-sex relationships are illegal.

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He said a team of police and other authorities would target gay people, The Guardian reported at the time — but the national government distanced itself from Makonda’s proposal.

“The government of the United Republic of Tanzania would like to clarify that these are [Makonda’s] personal views and not the position of the government,” the foreign affairs ministry had said at the time.

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North Korea launches two more short-range missiles, US official says

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North Korea fired two more short-range ballistic missiles for the sixth time in three weeks, a U.S. official told Fox News late Thursday.

South Korea‘s Joint Chiefs of Staff said earlier that projectiles were twice launched from an area on the North’s eastern coast, but did not say what the weapons were, how many were launched or how far they flew.

The latest launches extend the rogue nation’s streak of weapons tests, which are believed to be aimed at pressuring Washington and Seoul over slow nuclear diplomacy.

The weapons the North has tested in recent weeks included a new rocket artillery system and what security analysts say are two new short-range mobile ballistic missile systems that would potentially expand the North’s ability to strike targets throughout South Korea, including U.S. bases there.

Experts say President Trump’s downplaying of the North’s launches allowed Pyongyang more room to intensify its testing activity while it seeks to build leverage ahead of a possible resumption of negotiations, which could happen sometime after the end of joint military drills by the U.S. and South Korea later this month.

The North has ignored South Korean calls for dialogue recently and is seen as dialing up the pressure on Seoul to coax major concessions from Washington on its behalf.

The South Korean Joint Chiefs of Staff alerted reporters to the launches hours after the North issued a statement berating South Korea, saying it’s “senseless” for Seoul to hope for a resumption of inter-Korean dialogue while it continues its military exercises with the United States.

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The statement by the North’s Committee for the Peaceful Reunification of the Country came a day after Moon said in a speech that the momentum for dialogue remains alive despite the series of “worrying actions taken by North Korea recently.”

The North had recently said it plans to talk only with Washington and not Seoul, and that inter-Korean dialogue won’t resume unless South offers a “plausible excuse” on why it keeps hosting military drills with the United States.

Fox News’ Lucas Tomlinson and The Associated Press contributed to this report. 

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Tanzania politician says he wants to launch database of married men to crack down on cheating

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The governor of Tanzania’s largest city wants to create a database that tracks married men in the East African region in order to crack down on infidelity and “humiliating” women, he said this week.

Women have been complaining that men are deceiving them by making false promises of marriage, Dar es Salaam regional commissioner Paul Makonda said at a news conference on Monday.

“Our main aim is to relieve pain from these women who are suffering from these cheaters — As a governor, I am not happy to lead women who are sad and heartbroken,” Makonda said, according to The Daily Telegraph.

SOUTH AFRICAN EDUCATION OFFICIALS APOLOGIZES AFTER BACKLASH OVER ‘SEXY READING’ TWEETS

“If possible, we will set up a database in the regional commissioner’s office in each region that every man who promises a woman marriage, this should be registered in the database which will allow women to check to see whether the person asking is married,” he explained.

The government-run public database would include all married men’s’ names and photos, but other details of such a database — including its legality — remain unclear.

“I have received a lot of complaints from young women. Many women from Dar es Salaam region have been deceived many times, and they have had enough,” Makonda said, according to The Independent. “These charming men have been promising to marry them, then ditch the women after using them. This is something that is humiliating.”

TANZANIA LEADER VOWS LARGE-SCALE ARRESTS OF LGBT PEOPLE

“These cunning men have left many women nursing heartbreaks and emotional bruises,” Makonda added. “You’ll find a young man successfully wooing a woman, making her leave every other thing that she does and follows you, hoping that the man will marry her only to realize he is just using her.”

This would not be the first time Makonda has made a controversial suggestion. Last year he called for citizens to start reporting gay people in Tanzania, where same-sex relationships are illegal.

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He said a team of police and other authorities would target gay people, The Guardian reported at the time — but the national government distanced itself from Makonda’s proposal.

“The government of the United Republic of Tanzania would like to clarify that these are [Makonda’s] personal views and not the position of the government,” the foreign affairs ministry had said at the time.

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Michael Madsen pleads no contest to DUI, getting four days in jail and five years’ probation

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“Reservoir Dogs” actor Michael Madsen has pleaded no contest to misdemeanor drunken driving.

In an agreement with prosecutors, the 61-year-old thespian entered the plea to one count of driving with a blood alcohol content of 0.08 percent within 10 years of another DUI offense.

He was sentenced on Thursday to four days in jail and five years’ probation.

ACTOR MICHAEL MADSEN CHARGED WITH DUI IN MARCH ARREST

His attorney, Perry Wander, said Madsen did not receive any special treatment in the case, and the sentence is standard. Wander added that Madsen looks forward to completing his probation.

Madsen was arrested in March after he crashed his Land Rover into a pole in the Southern California suburb of Malibu. No one was injured.

ACTOR MICHAEL MADSEN ARRESTED FOR ALLEGEDLY DRIVING UNDER THE INFLUENCE

The actor is best known for appearing in Quentin Tarantino movies including “Reservoir Dogs,” “The Hateful Eight” and the “Kill Bill” saga.

The Associated Press contributed to this report

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Sen. Collins on gun control: Solution is possible if Dems don’t ‘play political games’

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Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, appeared on “The Story with Martha MacCallum” on Thursday and said she was working on bipartisan legislation to close “loopholes” in the background check system. She mae the case for Democrats and Republicans finding common ground on gun control.

“If we can come together working with President Trump working with colleagues from both sides of the aisle and say that if you advertise the sale of a firearm over the Internet there should be a background check, that makes sense to me,” Collins said.

The senator said she wouldn’t support the recent House bill — calling it an overreach — but did say that background checks were something to unite around.

“I’m working with Sen. Pat Toomey and Joe Manchin and with the White House on making sure that we close some loopholes in the background check system to ensure that people with criminal records or who are mentally ill can not purchase firearms,” she said.

6 PHILADELPHIA OFFICERS WOUNDED IN SHOOTING

Calls to address gun violence are still echoing following a shooting during a garlic festival in Gilroy, Calif., two mass shootings in El Paso, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio, earlier this month, and a dramatic standoff in Philadelphia on Wednesday in which six officers were wounded.

Collins made a case for why now is the time for some sort of legislation.

JESSE WATTERS: DEMS POLITICIZING PHILADELPHIA SHOOTING

“I think the difference this time is we had three incidents so close together. Then look at what happened in Philadelphia as well. And we have the president saying that he is on board. And so my hope is that the Democrats truly want a solution and some progress and that they’re not going to play political games with this issue,” Collins said.

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Authorities release names of 6 cops wounded in Philadelphia standoff

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Philadelphia Police Thursday identified the six officers who were wounded the day before in a harrowing shootout that lasted more than seven hours.

Joshua Burkitt, 26, a two-year veteran, was shot in the left hand. Michael Guinter, 32, a 12-year veteran, was shot in both arms. Shaun Parker, 32, an 11-year veteran, suffered a graze wound to the head. Nathaniel Harper, 43, a 19-year veteran, was shot in the left leg. Ryan Waltman, 42, a 12-year veteran, was shot in the right hand. Justin Matthews, 31, a 3-year veteran sustained a graze wound to the left leg.

All six officers were treated and released from local hospitals Wednesday night.

PHILADELPHIA STANDOFF: POLICE DISPATCH AUDIO REVEALS TENSE MOMENTS DURING HOURS-LONG ORDEAL

The standoff began Wednesday when officers attempted to serve a drug warrant, and ended shortly after midnight Thursday when the suspect suffered after firing more than 100 rounds.

The suspect was identified by Philadelphia District Attorney Larry Krasner as Maurice Hill, 36. Krasner said Hill had an extensive criminal history, including drug, gun and robbery charges. Krasner said Hill should not have been on the streets but stopped short of saying there was any specific failure by law enforcement.

“I think it’s fair to say the criminal justice system, imperfect as it is, did not stop this terrible incident,” he told reporters at a news conference Thursday.

PHILADELPHIA POLICE SHOOTING SUSPECT HAS ‘EXTENSIVE’ CRIMINAL HISTORY, POLICE SAY

Pennsylvania prison officials said a man with the same name and date of birth served about 2½ years on drug charges before being paroled in 2006 and served more than a year for aggravated assault and before being released in 2013.

State court online court records indicate that man had multiple arrests in Philadelphia and adjacent Delaware County between 2001 and 2012, producing convictions for crimes including perjury, fleeing and eluding, escape and weapons offenses.

U.S. Attorney William McSwain told reporters that Hill was prohibited from possessing firearms because of past convictions.

Hill’s lawyer, Shaka Johnson, said Hill called him during the standoff asking for help surrendering. Johnson then called Krasner, and the two men patched in both Hill and the police commissioner, according to Krasner.

Hill told Johnson he wanted to make it out alive to see his newborn daughter and teenage son again.

President Trump weighed in on the shootout Thursday morning, saying the gunman “should never have been allowed to be on the streets.”

“He had a long and very dangerous criminal record,” he wrote in the tweet. “Looked like he was having a good time after his capture, and after wounding so many police. Long sentence — must get much tougher on street crime!”

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McSwain said Thursday that the standoff was precipitated by a disrespect for law enforcement that the district attorney Krasner is championing.

“This vile rhetoric puts our police in danger,” McSwain said, adding that Krasner “routinely calls police and prosecutors corrupt and racist.”

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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Ninth Circuit rejects Trump’s bid to limit accommodations to children detained at border

The Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, in a rejection of the Trump administration’s bid to limit accommodations for immigrant children detained at the border, ruled Thursday that the children must be given adequate food, clean water, soap, and toothpaste.

A three-judge panel from the left-leaning court tossed out the U.S. government’s challenge to a lower court ruling that stated authorities had failed to provide safe and sanitary conditions for the children in line with a 1997 settlement.

The settlement, known commonly as the Flores Agreement, stated that migrant children – whether accompanied by their families or not – could not be held for longer than 20 days.

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FILE: Immigrants play soccer at the U.S. government’s newest holding center for migrant children in Carrizo Springs, Texas.  (AP)

U.S. District Court Judge Dolly Gee ruled in 2017 that officials had breached the settlement after young immigrants detained at the border said they had to sleep in cold, overcrowded cells and were given inadequate food and dirty water.

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At a June hearing, a U.S. government lawyer argued that officials weren’t required to provide specific accommodations, such as soap, under the agreement’s requirement that facilities be “safe and sanitary. The appellate judges disagreed.

“Assuring that children eat enough edible food, drink clean water, are housed in hygienic facilities with sanitary bathrooms, have soap and toothpaste, and are not sleep-deprived are without doubt essential to the children’s safety,” the panel wrote.

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The issues at border detention have dated back years, but have drawn increased attention as the result of an ongoing rise in the number of children and families, mostly from Central America, arriving on the southwest border.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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Democrats protest Trump ahead of, and during, his NH rally

While President Trump was in New Hampshire’s largest arena on Thursday – holding his first campaign rally in this key battleground state since the eve of the 2016 election — Democrats were outside, offering a counterpoint to him and his policies.

A couple of hundred demonstrators gathered yards from the Southern New Hampshire University Arena were chanting, “Hey, hey, ho, ho. Donald Trump has got to go.”

In the crowd was Jennifer Buck of Webster.

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Anti-Donald Trump protests outside of the Southern New Hampshire University Arena in Manchester, NH, ahead of the president’s rally, on Thursday August 15, 2019

“I can stand this man anymore. I can’t stand what he’s doing to our country,” Webster told Fox News. “I can’t stand that he’s a white supremacist. He’s an embarrassment to the United States.”

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The counter-rally was organized by the New Hampshire Democratic Party and a number of state-based progressive groups.

State party communications director Holly Shulman stressed that “Trump’s failures and broken promises have made things worse for Granite State families, and we must stop him from being reelected.”

The party also went up with a sign on an electronic billboard a block from the arena that read, “In 938 days, Donald Trump Has Lied 12,019 Times.”

TRUMP TOUTS POTENTIAL LEWANDOWSKI SENATE BID AHEAD OF NH TRIP

At a restaurant a few blocks north of the arena, New Hampshire campaign staff, volunteers and supporters of former Vice President Joe Biden held a  “response rally,” which they called “Stand Up to Hate.”

The campaign of former Texas Rep. Beto O’Rourke dropped a large banner at its state campaign headquarters – just a couple of blocks south of the arena, that read, “Hate is not welcome here.”

Trump’s rally was his first since the recent mass shootings in El Paso, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio. Democrats — and even some Republicans — have sought to blame the president’s divisive rhetoric on race and immigration that he’s used on Twitter and at campaign rallies as a contributing factor in the El Paso massacre in particular.

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Last week, the New Hampshire campaign state director for Sen. Cory Booker of New Jersey urged the president to cancel the rally, saying the event would further “threaten Americans’ safety.”

On Thursday morning, Trump dismissed such criticism, saying in a local radio interview that “it’s become a soundbite. That’s what they want to do.”

Waiting to get into the arena hours before the president’s arrival: a throng of Trump supporters, mostly from New Hampshire and Massachusetts.

Rebecca Putnam of Falmouth, Mass., declared: “I’m half-black and I have no issues with what he’s doing. I don’t believe that he’s against people. I think that he’s right that if folks are going to come here and they’re going to be here, that they shouldn’t be sucking off our government subsidies.”

Putnam, who said she’s a small business owner, emphasized, “I believe that he’s making the economy better and increasing the jobs.”

Sabastian Agapite – who was wearing a VIP badge – made the drive from Cape Cod.

“It’s a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to meet the president. I’m a big supporter,” he noted.

Trump’s crushing victory over his GOP rivals in New Hampshire’s first-in-the-nation presidential primary in February of 2016 launched him toward winning the Republican presidential nomination, and eventually, the White House.

But Trump lost New Hampshire to Hillary Clinton in the 2016 general election by less than 3,000 votes. This time around, he’s looking to take the state.

The president arrived in the state with his approval rating remaining underwater. A University of New Hampshire poll released earlier this week indicated the president had 42 percent approval and 53 percent disapproval in the state. More importantly, he stood at just 40 percent approval among independent or undeclared voters, who make up around two-fifths of the state’s electorate.

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Near the top of his rally, Trump dismissed such polls, asking, “I’m tied with the Democrats in New Hampshire?”

He answered his own question, saying, “I don’t think so.”

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Greg Gutfeld: Epstein mystery ‘the greatest story for the media’

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The lack of clarity surrounding the apparent suicide of financier and convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein is the perfect story for the media, according to Greg Gutfeld.

Every day, new reporting comes to light that makes the case even more of a mystery, Gutfeld claimed Thursday on “The Five.”

“This is the greatest story for the media,” he said. “It features the four magical words: ‘It raises more questions.'”

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Gutfeld added the Epstein case is beginning to look like the Fox television program, “24.”

“At the end of every episode, they introduce another twist so you’re forced to watch the next one,” he said.

The “Greg Gutfeld Show” host added the Epstein story is a “good therapeutic drug” for media members and consumers who had previously been gripped by reporting on the Russia investigation.

Earlier Thursday, new details emerged in the case of Epstein’s death at the Metropolitan Correctional Center in Lower Manhattan.

An autopsy revealed the convicted sex offender had several broken bones in his neck, including the hyoid bone, according to a report.

The hyoid bone, which is near the Adam’s apple, can be broken in a suicide by hanging – especially in older people – but is more common in strangulation murders, The Washington Post reported.

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Epstein was placed on suicide watch in July but was removed from it by the end of the month.

Correctional officers at the facility are suspected of falsifying log entries to make it look like they were checking on Epstein with more regularity than they were, as surveillance video reportedly suggests the checks weren’t done as scheduled.

Fox News’ Brie Stimson contributed to this report.

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