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Federalist editor sees need to know Mueller probe’s full origins

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Mollie Hemingway, senior editor at The Federalist, says that though many think it’s important to move on from the Mueller report following Thursday’s expected release, one aspect that calls for further exploration is how it all began.

“People talk about moving on. That’s important because there are serious policy issues that fixing our border and other things Congress needs to work on — but how did the investigation ever start?” Hemingway said on “Special Report with Bret Baier” on Wednesday.

MUELLER’S QUESTIONS FOR TRUMP

“It was used, not just during the campaign but in the interim, before he [Trump] became president and for the first two years of his administration, to undermine him,” she said. “It affected foreign policy and his ability to get things done.”

Hemingway emphasized that answers were needed in order to avoid a recurrence of the circumstances behind the inquiry.

“People need to make sure the report is put into context. It is not just there was a legitimate reason to look into Russia collusion and there were no indictments … for Russia collusion or obstruction, but a story about how people weaponized information and used it to go after political opponents,” Hemingway told Baier.

“That absolutely must be looked into. We absolutely need to get answers so that it doesn’t happen again and the people who did it are held accountable.”

Barr will release a redacted version of Mueller’s full investigative report on Thursday morning.

Democrats are expected to file subpoenas to see what’s behind the redactions.

Wall Street Journal columnist Jason Riley said Democrats will continue to second-guess the report, but its findings will stand.

“Clearly the Democrats are very upset by this finding. I think what we are going to see is them combing through this report second-guessing Mueller’s findings on no collusion, second-guessing the Justice Department decision that there was no obstruction of justice because there was no underlying crime, and you will see Trump’s team push back and say pick it apart all you want,” Riley said.

“Doesn’t change the central conclusions, no collusion and no obstruction.”

TRUMP LEGAL TEAM PREPARES MUELLER COUNTER-REPORT ON OBSTRUCTION ALLEGATIONS

Amy Walter, national editor of the Cook Political Report, added that no matter what the report says Thursday, it will have no bearing on how the public views President Trump. “His approval ratings, disapproval ratings haven’t moved much given the many things that have happened over the last two years.”

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Gronkowski dented Lombardi trophy after using it as baseball bat, video shows

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After announcing his retirement from the National Footbal League last month, New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski left his teammates with a parting gift they’ll never forget.

The 2019 Super Bowl Champs were being honored on April 3 at Fenway Park just before the Boston Red Sox season opener when Gronkowski accidentally dented the team’s sixth Lombardi trophy when he used it as a baseball bat.

In a video posted on Twitter by the team, Gronk’s former teammate Julian Edelman was seen lining up for a pitch while he appeared to hold the Lombardi trophy like a baseball bat.

“It was all fun and games until it wasn’t,” Matthew Slater, special teams captain, said in the video mash-up.

PATRIOTS TIGHT END ROB GRONKOWSKI ANNOUNCES RETIREMENT ON INSTAGRAM

Jason McCourty, a cornerback for the Patriots, said everyone figured the pair was pretending.

“No way is he going to swing the Lombardi trophy.”

But sure enough, Gronk switched from a batting stance to bunt the ball, making a loud enough sound to ensure that he made contact.

“Gronkowski’s parting gift,” McCourty said.

Defensive back Duron Harmon said that if “anybody could do it and get away with it, it’d be Mr. Gronkowski himself.”

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Harmon continued, “He has now left an everlasting mark so that people will never forget that he was a part of that championship team.”

Gronkowski announced last month in an Instagram post that he would be retiring from league 9 years after the Patriots drafted him.

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Conservatives demand answers from Twitter after it reportedly cuts ties with Southern Poverty Law Center

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Conservative leaders who have been calling for tech giants to end partnerships with the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) are demanding that Twitter confirm its Trust and Safety Council has severed ties with what they call an “anti-Christian, anti-conservative” organization.

“Two weeks ago, we issued open letters to the CEO’s of Facebook, Twitter, Google and Amazon urging them to cut ties with the corrupt, anti-conservative, anti-Christian Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC),” Media Research Center President Brent Bozell and other conservative leaders wrote to Twitter’s chief executive officer Jack Dorsey. “Since then, it’s been reported that Twitter has severed ties with the organization. It’s time they publicly confirm or deny this. If true, we commend them for taking action.”

The report of the severed ties came last week from the Daily Caller.

FACEBOOK HAS BROKEN DEMOCRACY, JOURNALIST CHARGES

Following the firing of a SPLC co-founder amid accusations of harboring a sexist and fostering a racist workplace culture, the conservative leaders have been asking the largest technology platforms – Amazon, Facebook, Google and Twitter – to cut off the SPLC, which touts itself as the nation’s hate watchdog.

Dated Wednesday, the conservative leaders’ letter to Twitter ended: “The American public deserves an answer. We ask the CEOs of these tech giants again — will your company continue to align itself with an anti-conservative, anti-Christian organization accused of harboring systemic racism or will you do the right thing and publicly sever ties with them? We await your response.”

Twitter didn’t respond to Fox News’ request for comment.

In recent years, the SPLC has drawn criticism from Republicans and conservatives who have accused the progressive organization of unfairly labeling people and groups with conservative viewpoints as bigots. Republican lawmakers also have questioned the working relationship between the SPLC and the FBI.

The organization fired co-founder Morris Dees last month.

About two dozen employees reportedly signed a letter saying “allegations of mistreatment, sexual harassment, gender discrimination and racism threaten the moral authority of this organization and our integrity along with it.”

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The report stated that several women on staff were warned about being alone with Dees.

A 2017 complaint against the 82-year-old alleged that Dees made a female employee uncomfortable by touching her shoulder and asking about her visible tattoos, prompting her to contact human resources. Dees denied any wrongdoing but acknowledged the complaint.

Fox News’ Brian Flood contributed to this report.

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Campaign donations from Ilhan Omar rejected by at least 2 Dems

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At least two Democrats have reimbursed the campaign contributions made by Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., who has been at the center of numerous controversies since she was sworn in as a freshman congresswoman last January.

North Carolina’s 9th congressional district candidate Dan McCready refunded $2,000 to Omar in March after she donated to his campaign last November ahead of the 2018 midterms, WSOC reported Wednesday.

A spokesman for McCready told the news station he’d refunded Omar’s contribution because “he believes there is no place for divisiveness in politics, and McCready did not feel it is appropriate to accept the donation.”

A winner still has not been declared in the 9th congressional district race, which became ensnared in accusations of absentee ballot fraud after Election Day.

Rep. Lucy McBath, D-Ga., also rejected Omar’s $2,000 donation that was made March 27.

The Washington Free Beacon initially reported McBath was one of two Democrats in Congress who did not disclose the contributions made by the Minnesota congresswoman in their quarterly fundraising reports. Members of McBath’s campaign, however, told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution they didn’t disclose the donation because they’d decided to reject it.

DOZENS OF DEMS VOTE 95 PERCENT OF THE TIME WITH AOC DESPITE PELOSI’S CLAIMS

The other Democrat who did not disclose the donation was Connecticut Rep. Jahana Hayes, whose campaign told the Free Beacon that Omar’s contribution would be included in its next fundraising report. The campaign said it was “absolutely not” an effort to keep it hidden.

The Minnesota lawmaker had been condemned for what critics have called anti-Semitic remarks about supporters of Israel.

More recently, she took heat — including from President Trump — for a line in a speech she gave to the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR). She said, in her defense of the organization, that CAIR was founded after Sept. 11, 2001, “because they recognized that some people did something and that all of us were starting to lose access to our civil liberties.” CAIR formed in 1994.

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Critics said her line “some people did something” was insulting to victims of the terrorist attacks.

Fox News did not receive an immediate response from McCready or McBath’s campaigns.

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Federalist editor says Mueller probe’s full origins still require look

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Mollie Hemingway, senior editor at The Federalist, says that though many think it’s important to move on from the Mueller report following Thursday’s expected release, one aspect that calls for further exploration is how it all began.

“People talk about moving on. That’s important because there are serious policy issues that fixing our border and other things Congress needs to work on — but how did the investigation ever start?” Hemingway said on “Special Report with Bret Baier” on Wednesday.

MUELLER’S QUESTIONS FOR TRUMP

“It was used, not just during the campaign but in the interim, before he [Trump] became president and for the first two years of his administration, to undermine him,” she said. “It affected foreign policy and his ability to get things done.”

Hemingway emphasized that answers were needed in order to avoid a recurrence of the circumstances behind the inquiry.

“People need to make sure the report is put into context. It is not just there was a legitimate reason to look into Russia collusion and there were no indictments … for Russia collusion or obstruction, but a story about how people weaponized information and used it to go after political opponents,” Hemingway told Baier.

“That absolutely must be looked into. We absolutely need to get answers so that it doesn’t happen again and the people who did it are held accountable.”

Barr will release a redacted version of Mueller’s full investigative report on Thursday morning.

Democrats are expected to file subpoenas to see what’s behind the redactions.

Wall Street Journal columnist Jason Riley said Democrats will continue to second-guess the report, but its findings will stand.

“Clearly the Democrats are very upset by this finding. I think what we are going to see is them combing through this report second-guessing Mueller’s findings on no collusion, second-guessing the Justice Department decision that there was no obstruction of justice because there was no underlying crime, and you will see Trump’s team push back and say pick it apart all you want,” Riley said.

“Doesn’t change the central conclusions, no collusion and no obstruction.”

TRUMP LEGAL TEAM PREPARES MUELLER COUNTER-REPORT ON OBSTRUCTION ALLEGATIONS

Amy Walter, national editor of the Cook Political Report, added that no matter what the report says Thursday, it will have no bearing on how the public views President Trump. “His approval ratings, disapproval ratings haven’t moved much given the many things that have happened over the last two years.”

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Zombie-movie actor allegedly beat 2 women, made one taste his blood

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A Georgia man known for producing and acting in a pair of zombie movies was arrested last week and accused of physically assaulting two women, including shoving his hand into one’s mouth so she could “taste his blood.”

Eliot Ryan Rutledge, 30, was charged with felony aggravated assault and false imprisonment as well as misdemeanor battery, simple battery and disorderly conduct, The Rome News-Tribune reported, citing court documents.

Investigators said Rutledge trapped a woman at his home in August 2018 by blocking the exits, then punched, poked and elbowed her.

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Eliot Rutledge was charged with assault and battery, among other counts. (Floyd County Jail.)

The documents claimed Rutledge attacked the same woman at his home between June 2017 and October 2018. On one occasion, he allegedly “choked the victim, picked her up by the neck, slammed her into the front yard of [his home], and continued to choke her once she was on the ground.”

In January of this year, investigators said Rutledge choked and bit a second woman, causing bruises and severe lacerations. Less than two weeks later, Rutledge allegedly cut his fingers before shoving them into his alleged victim’s mouth.

He was being held without bond at the Floyd County Jail in Rome, about 70 miles northwest of Atlanta.

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IMDB.com credited Rutledge with producing and acting in the 2017 short films “Gangsters and Zombies” and “Gangsters and Zombies II.”

The News-Tribune reported that he also acted in local productions, including the Rome Shakespeare Festival.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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Woman who died of cancer at 35 wrote about her life in her obituary: ‘Damn it was good!’

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A 35-year-old woman who died of cancer earlier this month spent the last moments of her life living it up, and it’s all detailed in her obituary — which she wrote.

When Bailey Jean Matheson was diagnosed with cancer two years ago, she decided to forego chemotherapy and spend the rest of her time on Earth enjoying what time she had left. She died on April 5.

In her obituary published April 9, Matheson urged people to not “take the small stuff so seriously and live a little.” She thanked several people, including her parents for “letting me live the rest of my life the way I believed it should be.”

“I know how hard that must have been watching me stop treatment and letting nature take its course,” she wrote. “I love you both even more for this.”

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Matheson, of Canada, wrote of being an only child, and thanked her friends for being the siblings she never had.

“I never thought I could love my friends more than I did but going through this and having your unconditional love and support you have made something that is normally so hard, more bearable and peaceful,” she said.

“To my Brent,” Matheson wrote to her boyfriend, whom she met just three months prior to her diagnosis. The couple seemingly met on a dating app, as she told him: “You had no idea what you were getting yourself into when you swiped right that day.”

“I couldn’t have asked for a better man to be by my side for all the adventures, appointments, laughs, cries and breakdowns,” she said. “You are an amazing person and anyone in your life is so fortunate to know you. I love you beyond words.”

Matheson’s friend, Julie Carrigan, told NBC New’s TODAY that Matheson wrote her own obituary because, “She said, ‘I don’t want it to sound like a normal, boring obituary. I want it to be a message to everybody I loved.'”

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The two pals were friends for a decade, according to the news outlet. Carrigan said Matheson’s cancer diagnosis was “like a strange blessing in disguise, in a way, because most people just go every day and take it for granted. And when you get diagnosed with something like that, there’s no taking it for granted anymore. You just do everything you want to do and say everything you want to say.”

For her part, Matheson lived a fulfilling life, as she wrote in her obituary: “35 years may not seem long, but damn it was good!”

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Top Dem challenges WH adviser Stephen Miller to testify on immigration

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A top Democrat in Congress on Wednesday challenged White House aide Stephen Miller to testify before the House Oversight and Reform Committee and defend the hardline immigration policies he has championed and, in some cases, engineered.

The offer by the chairman of the panel, Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Md., appeared designed to appeal to the 33-year-old senior White House adviser’s propensity for spirited debate. A video of Miller’s contentious immigration showdown with CNN anchor Wolf Blitzer earlier in the year went viral.

The offer came days after Rep. Jerrold Nadler, D-N.Y., on Sunday said Miller, “who seems to be the boss of everybody on immigration,” should appear in front of Congress and try to explain the president’s recently revived idea to send migrants from the border to sanctuary cities. Nadler told CNN that he learned from “whistleblowers” that Miller was behind the proposal.

The combative Miller is one of the White House’s most conservative and influential voices in pushing other moves that Trump has taken to curb immigration, including the administration’s travel ban on several Muslim-majority nations that was ultimately upheld by the Supreme Court.

WHITE HOUSE CONFIRMS PLAN TO SEND ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS TO SANCTUARY CITIES IS UNDER ACTIVE THOROUGH REVIEW

The White House did not immediately respond to a request for comment. Past administrations have often refused to send White House aides to testify before Congress, though there have been exceptions.

Should such a session occur, it would be bound to ignite fireworks over an issue that has repeatedly produced heated clashes between Trump and congressional Democrats. Trump has made an immigration crackdown a cornerstone of his appeal to conservative voters, while Democrats — led by liberal and Hispanic lawmakers — have been just as adamant in opposing his moves.

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“I understand that you may not want to submit yourself to rigorous questioning,” Cummings said in his letter to Miller requesting his appearance.

“I want to make clear that I am inviting you to appear voluntarily,” Cummings wrote. “I am offering you an opportunity to make your case to the committee and the American people about why you — and presumably President Trump — believe it is good policy for the Trump administration to take the actions it has.”

Cummings cited the separation of migrant children from detained parents, a policy Trump withdrew under fire last year; Trump’s threat to move detained migrants to “sanctuary cities,” communities that limit cooperation with federal immigration authorities and that are mostly in Democratic areas; and the removal of top Homeland Security officials, including Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen.

Cummings said he wanted Miller to testify to his committee on May 1 and gave him until April 24 to respond.

Meanwhile, Senate Homeland Security Chairman Ron Johnson said he is working on legislation to help stem the flow of migrants at the U.S.-Mexico border.

Johnson, R-Wis., said he wants to toughen the initial standard for asylum seekers to “more than a probable chance” they’ll experience violence or persecution in their home countries. Right now, if people can demonstrate “credible fear,” they’re allowed to stay in the U.S. as their cases progress.

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Johnson said in an interview that asylum cases must be adjudicated faster and that asylum seekers should be detained while they wait.

Johnson visited this week with migrants in Border Patrol custody on the southwestern border. He said most were seeking a better life and said that while he’s sympathetic to their circumstances, that doesn’t mean they should be granted asylum.

Fox News’ Edmund DeMarche and The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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‘The Five’ on what to expect from the Mueller report

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The Five” spent time on Wednesday discussing what to expect from Democrats and the news media as Attorney General William Barr releases a redacted version of the Mueller report — a happening set for Thursday.

We already know the top-line conclusion. There was no collusion, matter of fact there was no effort at collusion, and the Russians tried to collude and the Trump team said no,” co-host Dan Bongino said.

“My question going forward, what the heck was Bob Mueller doing for 675 days?”

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Co-host and liberal commentator Marie Harf believes President Trump is trying to get ahead of the report and speculated he may be “embarrassed” on Thursday.

“It seems a little bit like he’s trying to pre-empt what he knows will not be a uniformly good report for him. There will be things in this report that are embarrassing, that all of us sitting around this table would say I never would’ve done that if I worked on a presidential campaign. I think Trump knows that and is trying to get ahead of it,” Harf said.

Co-host Jesse Watters said negative information is expected when it comes to a comprehensive report.

“There’s going to be some derogatory information in there. Because this was a very brutally intrusive exam into the administration and the campaign. You’re going to find some flaws and this was undertaken by kind of ferocious and — not sinister but angry partisan Democrats with a lot of liberal pedigree. They are going to find some things, but overall no obstruction, no collusion,” Watters said.

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Watters and co-host Greg Gutfeld specifically called out CNN and other key players in the mainstream media for their relentless focus on the Mueller report.

“I just don’t know how CNN is going to handle it because this last week they had the lowest-rated week of all of 2019,” Watters said. “They have a choice to make. Are they going to now report real news about Spygate, or are they going to continue to push fake news? They lost to the Food Network last week, which means people would rather watch a pot boil then watch CNN.”

“It’s really about the Russians and how they manipulated the media, not the voters. The collusion was Russia playing the media for suckers,” Gutfeld said.

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Kim Kardashian says she ‘aced’ her torts exam after revealing plans to be a lawyer

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Just one week after it was revealed that Kim Kardashian is studying to become a lawyer, the reality star has not only passed one of her exams — but she did it with flying colors.

On Wednesday, the 38-year-old shared the exciting news about her torts test with her 60 million social media followers.

“Aced my test btw,” she wrote on Twitter along with several emojis.

KIM KARDASHIAN REVEALS SHE’S STUDYING TO BECOME A LAWYER 

The “Keeping Up with the Kardashians” star revealed her plans on becoming a lawyer in an interview with Vogue last week after the writer noticed a large pile of books on tort law in the social media star’s house.

Kardashian told the magazine she decided last summer to do a four-year apprenticeship with a law firm based in San Francisco and planned to take the bar in 2022. Despite Kardashian not finishing college, in the state of California, “reading the law or apprenticing with a lawyer or judge” is allowed, according to the magazine. If she passes the “baby bar” this summer, she will be allowed to study for three more years.

“I had to think long and hard about this,” the mom of three explained to the outlet, adding that she was inspired to study law after she saw a “really good result” following her high-profile campaign for clemency for Alice Marie Johnson last year.

The great-grandmother was serving a life sentence without the possibility of parole after being convicted of a first-time nonviolent drug offense. In May, Kardashian visited the White House to meet with President Trump about Johnson and, in June, Trump commuted her life sentence.

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Kim Kardashian revealed in an interview last week that she is studying to become a lawyer. (ANGELA WEISS/AFP/Getty Images)

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On Monday, the KKW Beauty mogul further explained her decision, while also hitting back at critics who said it was her “privilege” and “money” that got her where she is.

“Last year I registered with the California State Bar to study law. For the next 4 years, a minimum of 18 hours a week is required, I will take written and multiple choice tests monthly,” she captioned a photograph of herself studying with two pals.

“As my first year is almost coming to an end I am preparing for the baby bar, a mini version of the bar, which is required when studying law this way. I’ve seen some comments from people who are saying it’s my privilege or my money that got me here, but that’s not the case,” she continued. “One person actually said I should ‘stay in my lane.’ I want people to understand that there is nothing that should limit your pursuit of your dreams, and the accomplishment of new goals.

“You can create your own lanes, just as I am,” Kardashian noted. “The state bar doesn’t care who you are. This option is available to anyone who’s state allows it. It’s true I did not finish college. You need 60 college credits (I had 75) to take part in ‘reading the law’, which is an in office law school being apprenticed by lawyers.”

KIM KARDASHIAN REVEALS BABY NAME SHE’S CONSIDERING FOR FOURTH CHILD

Kardashian also had a message to anyone thinking she’s taking “the easy way out.”

“My weekends are spent away from my kids while I read and study,” she shared. “I work all day, put my kids to bed and spend my nights studying. There are times I feel overwhelmed and when I feel like I can’t do it but I get the pep talks I need from the people around me supporting me.

“I changed my number last year and disconnected from everyone because I have made this strict commitment to follow a dream of mine – It’s never too late to follow your dreams.

“I want to thank Van Jones for believing in me and introducing me to Jessica Jackson. Jessica along with Erin Haney have taken on the role of my mentors and I am forever grateful to them both putting in so much time with me, believing in me and supporting me through this journey. This week I have a big torts essay due on negligence. Wish me luck,” she concluded.

Fox News’ Kathleen Joyce contributed to this report. 

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