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Maher mocks MSNBC’s ‘Never Trumpers’: They’re ‘very far left’ because ‘look at who’s giving them their paycheck’

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“Real Time” host Bill Maher mocked MSNBC‘s “Never Trump” hosts and analysts for going “very far left” during the Trump era.

During the “Overtime” segment of Friday night’s show, Maher asked former RNC chairman and MSNBC political analyst Michael Steele about the “roster” of former Republican politicians and operatives that appear on the network, invoking former Bush official-turned-MSNBC host Nicolle Wallace and former GOP strategist Steve Schmidt.

“We only see Never Trumpers,” Maher began. “We see people like you on TV. And Nicolle Wallace. And Steve Schmidt. You’re a Never Trumper, right?”

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“No, I don’t classify myself,” Steele responded.

“So you could vote for Trump?” Maher asked.

“No,” Steele quickly answered.

“Well, that’s a Never Trumper!” Maher exclaimed, sparking laughter from the rest of the panel and the audience.

Steele attempted to explain himself, saying he refuses to play the “political game” of labeling himself, which he suggested helps opponents.

Maher then pivoted to Never Trumpers and how they would vote in the 2020 election.

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“What do the Never Trumpers do? What do they say on MSNBC, who have gone very far left because look who’s giving them their paycheck,” Maher continued. “What do they say if it’s Bernie Sanders or Elizabeth Warren at the top of the ticket? They ‘never Trump’ but would Nicolle Wallace vote for them?”

“There are a lot of folks like Nicolle and Joe [Scarborough] and others who have said, ‘Look, I’ll vote for the dog in the car’ if that’s who the Democrats nominate,” Steele said.

“I’m just amused because I see them on MSNBC and I remember how they used to talk when it was Bush and Romney and they didn’t even want ObamaCare!” Maher exclaimed.

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Michael Moore says he doubts Elizabeth Warren really considers herself a ‘capitalist’

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Liberal filmmaker Michael Moore said Friday night that Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., probably doesn’t really consider herself a capitalist, despite the senator’s past claim of being one.

Moore made the comments on “Real Time with Bill Maher,” after the host suggested “capitalism plus” was a better term than “socialism” for Warren’s platform.

“Elizabeth Warren says she’s a capitalist,” Maher said to Moore. “Are you not OK with Elizabeth Warren not being far enough for the left?”

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“I’m not so sure she believes that,” Moore responded.

“So she’s a liar?,” Maher reacted, joking that his next film would be titled, “‘Warren is a Liar: Michael Moore.'”

“No, no,” Moore clarified. “She’s taking a cue from you, which is you’ve got to tone it down because people are gonna be nervous.”

The “Fahrenheit 9/11” director went on to claim that “old capitalism is gone” and that “new capitalism is a cruel and evil system” that can’t be fixed.

“To me, socialism means everybody has a seat at the table and everybody gets a slice of the pie,” Moore continued. “We have to believe in that if it’s a democracy. Everybody has to participate.”

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Moore also warned that if the election were next Tuesday, President Trump “would win.”

“You have to respect the evil genius of this guy and how he gets away with every f—ing thing!” Moore exclaimed.

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Mark Levin rips 2020 Dem field as ‘weakest candidates I’ve ever seen’: ‘So immature — all of them’

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Mark Levin said Friday that the 2020 Democratic presidential primary field is the weakest lineup of contenders he’s ever witnessed, calling several of the top-tier candidates “narcissistic.”

Many of the Dems are also making irrational policy promises that would damage the country, radio host Levin claimed on “The Mark Levin Show” on Westwood One.

“Those running for the nomination for the Democratic Party — among the weakest field in American history, truly,” he said. “These are the weakest candidates I’ve ever seen.”

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Levin pointed out former Vice President Joe Biden’s penchant for gaffes, then went through the list of candidates who appeared along with Biden at Thursday’s democratic debate in Houston.

First, Levin characterized Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., as what he considered to be a standard left-wing activist from Brooklyn, N.Y. Then he moved on to other 2020 hopefuls.

Elizabeth Warren? You kidding me?” he said.

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Cory Booker — he did such a great job there in Newark,” the “Life, Liberty & Levin” host added, pointing to the U.S. senator’s tenure as mayor of New Jersey’s largest city from 2006 to 2013.

He said, however, that Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., appeared to be the “most rational” candidate onstage Thursday, but still has political flaws.

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“It’s really bizarre, these people. And they’re so narcissistic, so irrational, so immature — all of them,” Levin said.

The former Reagan Justice Department official added many of the candidates were expressing support for very liberal policies.

“Hey, that guy over there has more than me — ‘OK, I’ll take it from him and give it to you’,” he remarked.

“They all sound like [Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y.].”

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DOJ opposes House panel’s request for more Mueller probe materials as it pursues impeachment

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The Justice Department told a judge Friday that the House Judiciary Committee shouldn’t be granted access to unreleased material from the former special counsel’s Russia investigation as it weighs whether to move forward with impeachment proceedings against President Trump.

The committee had filed a petition in federal court for lawmakers to obtain the grand jury material to determine whether to recommend articles of impeachment against Trump for his knowledge of any potential “criminal acts” by him or his associates related to conspiring with Russia.

The department argued lawmakers have “come nowhere close to demonstrating a particularized need” for the information.

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“What may come of this investigation — if anything — remains unknown and unpredictable,” the court filing read.

“What may come of this investigation — if anything — remains unknown and unpredictable.”

— Justice Department court filing

A redacted version of former Special Counsel Robert Mueller‘s 448-page report was released to the public in April. A less-redacted version, where only grand jury information was blacked out, was then given to certain lawmakers, including the committee’s chairman and ranking member.

The committee asserted its need of the full, unredacted version of Mueller’s report as well as transcripts of the grand jury testimony, and filed a lawsuit under Chairman Jerrold Nadler, D-N.Y., in July. The Justice Department argued the blacked-out information in the report comprised a “tiny percentage of the document,” and that the committee hadn’t provided a sufficient explanation as to how the material would help their investigation of Trump.

The DOJ also argued an impeachment proceeding carried out in Congress wouldn’t be considered a “judicial proceeding” under law, in which case the information could have been disclosed.

The department went on to argue that several investigations stemming from Mueller’s probe remained open, thus there is a “continuing need for secrecy” about grand jury proceedings.

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It’s not clear what new information the committee is seeking in the grand jury transcripts. Many witnesses connected to the Trump administration appeared for voluntary questioning before Mueller’s team rather than the grand jury.

The House Judiciary Committee approved ground rules for impeachment hearings Thursday, but House Speaker Nancy Pelosi maintained her cautious approach.

“If we have to go there, we’ll go there,” she said. “But we can’t go there until we have all the facts.”

Nadler promised an “aggressive” fall schedule for impeachment investigations, starting with a public session next week with former Trump campaign manager Corey Lewandowski.

The Associated Press contributed to this report. 

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‘Cowards run from fights’: GOP challengers to Trump blast state parties for canceling primaries, caucuses

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Three Republican challengers to President Trump criticized several states for canceling their presidential primaries and caucuses in a joint Washington Post op-ed published late Thursday.

Former U.S. Reps. Joe Walsh of Illinois and Mark Sanford of South Carolina and former Massachusetts Gov. Bill Weld criticized Republican parties in Arizona, Kansas, Nevada and South Carolina for scrapping their nominating contests.

They wrote the Republican Party was making a mistake before attacking Trump as a self-promoter, blasting his foreign policy and his attacks on the press.

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“In the Trump era, personal responsibility, fiscal sanity and rule of law have been overtaken by a preference for alienating our allies while embracing terrorists and dictators, attacking the free press and pitting everyday Americans against one another,” the three wrote. “No surprise, then, that the latest disgrace, courtesy of Team Trump, is an effort to eliminate any threats to the president’s political power in 2020.”

“Cowards run from fights,” they added. “Warriors stand and fight for what they believe. The United States respects warriors. Only the weak fear competition.”

Trump has denied playing a part in the decision by GOP officials. He has called the three challengers a “laughingstock” who are seeking publicity.

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To make their case, the three Republicans noted the large Democratic presidential field, which currently boasts 20 candidates.

“Do Republicans really want to be the party with a nominating process that more resembles Russia or China than our American tradition?” the piece states. ” … Let us spend the next six months attempting to draw new voters to our party instead of demanding fealty to a preordained choice.”

The South Carolina GOP said avoiding an “unnecessary primary” will save taxpayers $1.2 million.

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Schiff subpoenas acting national intelligence director over ‘urgent’ whistleblower complaint

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Rep. Adam Schiff, D-Calif, the chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, subpoenaed acting Director of National Intelligence Joseph Maguire on Friday, claiming Maguire is unlawfully withholding a whistleblower complaint from Congress, possibly to protect the president or top administration officials.

In a statement, Schiff said that Maguire would be required to testify on Thursday, Sept. 19, unless he complies with the subpoena. The lawmaker did not detail the subject of the complaint, but noted that the intelligence community’s inspector general (IC IG) determined it to be “credible and of ‘urgent concern.'”

“A Director of National Intelligence has never prevented a properly submitted whistleblower complaint that the IC IG determined to be credible and urgent from being provided to the congressional intelligence committees. Never,” Schiff said. “This raises serious concerns about whether White House, Department of Justice or other executive branch officials are trying to prevent a legitimate whistleblower complaint from reaching its intended recipient, the Congress, in order to cover up serious misconduct.”

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In a letter to Maguire accompanying the subpoena, Schiff said: “The Committee can only conclude, based on this remarkable confluence of factors, that the serious misconduct at issue involves the [president] of the United States and/or other senior White House or [administration] officials.”

Schiff added that the complaint was filed a month ago, but his committee has not received it for review, “in violation of the law” and had only learned of its existence this past Monday. The lawmaker said Maguire told the committee in a letter that he was withholding the complaint from the committee “because, in part, it involves confidentially and potentially privileged communications by persons outside the intelligence community.”

A senior intelligence official told The Associated Press the intelligence director’s office had received the subpoena and was reviewing it, and said Maguire is committed to upholding whistleblower protections

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“It [is] of vital importance that intelligence officials have a lawful and protected means of bringing misconduct to the attention of Congress and the public,”  Schiff said in his statement. “By withholding a credible whistleblower complaint that potentially deals with executive branch wrongdoing, the Director is in violation of the applicable statute and has made itself a party to the concealment of potentially serious misconduct.”

The intelligence panel is conducting a review of former special counsel Robert Mueller’s report on Russian interference in the 2016 election and obstruction of justice by the White House. The committee is also investigating President Donald Trump’s finances.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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Trey Gowdy: Feds must be cautious with McCabe after Greg Craig acquittal

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If the federal government chooses to bring charges against fired former FBI Deputy Director and current CNN contributor Andrew McCabe, they must make sure they have an impenetrable case, according to Trey Gowdy.

Last week’s acquittal of former Obama White House counsel Gregory Craig shows it is difficult to find a conviction in similar cases, Gowdy claimed Friday on “Hannity.”

“These are tough cases,” the former congressman said. “There was a trial in D.C. last week, and former White House Counsel Greg Craig was found not guilty in what was a really quick jury verdict.”

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“It is harder than it might appear to convince 12 people of anything — I used to have to do it for a living,” said Gowdy, who was previously a prosecutor in South Carolina.

The Fox News contributor added it is even more difficult to obtain a conviction against a “high-profile defendant.”

“If they go forward with McCabe, you can rest assured that’s going to be a tough trial. We don’t want the United States government going to trial and losing on a regular basis,” he said.

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“They lost the Greg Craig [case] — that’s not good, so if you’re going to trial you need to win.”

Craig, a prominent Washington lawyer, was found not guilty by a jury Sept. 4 of making false statements to the Justice Department about his work for the pro-Russian government of Ukraine in 2012.

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The verdict, which came after approximately four hours of deliberations in a Washington, D.C. federal courthouse, was a major setback for the DOJ’s recently redoubled efforts to scrutinize unregistered overseas lobbying work.

In April, Craig became the first prominent Democrat to be indicted in a case arising from Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s now-completed probe into Russian election interference. Mueller referred the Craig case to prosecutors in New York last year after uncovering possible wrongdoing while he investigated former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort’s Ukraine lobbying.

Regarding McCabe, U.S. Attorney Jessie Liu has recommended moving forward with charges against him, Fox News has learned.

Fox News’ Gregg Re, Alex Pappas and Jake Gibson contributed to this report.

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Suspect admits deadly stabbing of DC jogger, gets 30 years behind bars

A man accused of stabbing a jogger to death while she was exercising in the Logan Circle neighborhood of Washington, D.C., last year pleaded guilty to first-degree murder on Friday and was sentenced to 30 years in prison.

Anthony Crawford, 23, received five years’ probation in addition to his jail sentence for the murder of 35-year-old Wendy Martinez, according to Fox 5 DC.

Prosecutors said Crawford stole a kitchen knife from a grocery store and attacked  Martinez while she was out for an evening jog on Sept. 18, 2018. Martinez, who had gotten engaged a week earlier, was stabbed seven times in the head, neck and back.

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Wendy Karina Martinez. (Martinez family via AP)

After the attack, Martinez staggered into a nearby Chinese restaurant before collapsing as patrons tried to help her. She was pronounced dead at a local hospital.

Police have said the attack appeared to have been random. Court records show Crawford has a history of mental illness and drug use.

“The monster is not Crawford, the monster is his schizophrenia,” his lawyers said Friday.

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The very same month her daughter was murdered, Martinez’s mother, Cora, made a similar statement of forgiveness. “I want to say that I have forgiven,” the grieving mother said. “My heart has been broken in a thousand pieces, but I forgive the man because I know it wasn’t him. It was somebody else. It was evil.”

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Matt Gaetz: In McCabe case, ‘swamp creatures’ are ‘chewing on each other for once’

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Former FBI Director James Comey and his ex-deputy, Andrew McCabe appear to be at odds when it comes to claims McCabe showed a lack of candor to investigators about leaks to the press, according to Rep. Matt Gaetz, R-Fla.

While bureaucrats in what President Trump and many of his supporters call the “swamp” are often directing their rhetorical fire at the administration, that may change, Gaetz said Friday on “The Story.”

“The facts have Andrew McCabe dead to rights,” he said. “He lied to Comey, he lied to the inspector general, and he lied to the internal affairs investigators who determined he had authorized the release of information that disclosed the work that was being done regarding the Clinton Foundation.”

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“McCabe said, ‘Well, Comey knew about all these things.’ Comey disputes that. Now we’ve got some of the swamp creatures chewing on each other for once.”

At the time, Comey claimed he never authorized an information leak to The Wall Street Journal.

However, McCabe attorney Michael Bromwich previously told Fox News that “Mr. McCabe’s interaction with The Wall Street Journal – which by FBI rule and practice he was fully authorized to do – was not done in secret: it took place over the course of several days and others knew of it, including Director Comey.”

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On “The Story,” Gaetz said the Justice Department’s rejection of a McCabe appeal against potential litigation shows the government will apply the law “equally to everyone.”

“Now, McCabe appears to be potentially at the business end of an indictment for his false statements where he was trying to shape the media narrative regarding how the FBI and the DOJ were interacting on the Hillary Clinton email investigation.”

Fox News’ Catherine Herridge and Samuel Chamberlain contributed to this report.

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‘Forgotten victims’ of 9/11 urged to apply for free World Trade Center health program

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In the 18 years since the Sept. 11 attacks, a female student who attended high school in Lower Manhattan developed asthma. A man who worked as a technology consultant for Goldman Sachs following the attacks developed male breast cancer. A female professor discovered she had breast cancer — and had no idea she was entitled to free health care or compensation.

These people are among 40,000 students and teachers, 25,000 residents, and 300,000 office workers who are the “forgotten victims” of 9/11. And just like first responders, they are increasingly getting cancer and other illnesses after being exposed to toxins at Ground Zero, attorney Michael Barasch told Fox News on Friday.

Barasch’s firm advocated on behalf of James Zadroga, an NYPD officer who died in 2006 from a respiratory disease he developed after working more than 450 hours at Ground Zero. He is one of three namesakes, along with late firefighter Ray Pfeifer and late NYPD Det. Luis Alvarez, on the bill that extended the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund through 2090.

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Now, he’s on a mission to get the word out to all the victims and implore them to get checked out and to join the World Trade Center Health Program, which provides treatment for responders and survivors who were in New York City, at the Pentagon or in Shanksville, Pa.

“So many have moved away from New York,” he says. “So many students who went to college and didn’t come back. So many of the office workers who retired and moved to Florida. They don’t realize they’re entitled to benefits when they get sick.”

While many of the victims might be currently healthy, they were “breathing the same toxic dust as the firefighters and cops,” Barasch said.

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“There are only 100,000 people in the World Trade Center Health Program out of the more than 400,000 in the 9/11 community,” he explained. “What’s shocking is of those 100,000, there are only 20,000 survivors. Yet survivors make up three-quarters of the 9/11 community.”

“These people are entitled to free health care and compensation if they’re sick,” he pointed out.

In order to apply for the program, a person needs an affidavit, or sworn statement, proving they were at Ground Zero. Then they can apply for the health program, as well as the Victim Compensation Fund, Barasch said.

“Even if you’re healthy now, get your affidavit and sign up for the free program,” he stressed.

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“That’s when you really want to start [seeking care], when you have cancer?” Barasch asked. “Do it now.”

Barasch is hosting a free information session on Monday, Sept. 16 at  Manhattan Community College, 199 Chambers St., from 6-8 p.m. ET.

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