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Dan Gainor: NY Times columnist admits there’s an anti-Trump Deep State – But claims members are the good guys

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“There is no Deep State!” That’s been the anti-Trump media argument ever since President Trump took office and his administration started leaking like a cheese grater.

Lots of major news organizations made the claim, interviewing supposed insiders – from CNN to The New Yorker and The Nation.

New Yorker Editor David Remnick rationalized the pushback against Trump in 2017: “The problem in Washington is not a Deep State; the problem is a shallow man – an untruthful, vain, vindictive, alarmingly erratic President.”

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Now there’s no attempt at hiding it. In one of the more blatant impeachment stories of the week, New York Times columnist James B. Stewart went on NBC’s “Today” show to tell everyone that Trump is right. Stewart was pushing a new book, “Deep State,” only he sees the Deep Staters as heroes – the same way the rest of his media buddies do.

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Co-host Savannah Guthrie tossed him a softball question, clearly amazed that Trump would call out the government employees who are trying to sabotage his administration.

“And his central allegation is that there are people inside these government agencies actively working against him,” Guthrie said to Stewart. “What did you find?” (Watch the video. Guthrie’s hand movements and inflection are a great example of how journalists manipulate a news story in ways that are hard to tell from transcripts.)

Guthrie got the answer Trump supporters already knew: Trump was right, but Stewart gave his own personal spin so viewers knew the good guys.

“Well, you meet these characters in my book, and the fact is, in a sense, he’s right,” Stewart said, referring to the president. “There is a Deep State, there is a bureaucracy in our country who has pledged to respect the Constitution, respect the rule of law.”

That’s pretty clear, despite Stewart’s attempt at making the Deep Staters seem honorable. “What Trump calls the Deep State in the United States is protecting the American people and protecting the Constitution. It’s a positive thing in this sense,” he added.

Only leftists see a government employee working to overturn the result of a legal election as “positive.”

For those of you following at home, that’s another media narrative destroyed. Bury it next to the Russia collusion hoax.

Of course there’s a Deep State. Americans know this, which is why they should doubt the “whistleblower” who didn’t even have firsthand information.

The biggest proponents of impeachment outside the Deep State are what we should probably call the Shallow Media. Take NBC’s histrionic Political Director Chuck Todd. Recently he was screaming that “A National Nightmare Is Upon Us!” (One other than watching NBC.) Now he’s upset about Americans having “two sets of realities.”

What he was really saying is a bunch of Americans dare to think for themselves and realize that Todd has lost any sense of neutrality.

Only leftists see a government employee working to overturn the result of a legal election as “positive.”

“There is a 40 percent of the country that is only getting fed one reality; arguably, 60 percent are getting what I would argue is reality,” Todd said.

Hubris is a symptom of bad journalism.

The same attitude was evident in a graphic used on-screen during “CNN Newsroom.” It said: “WH Declares War on Impeachment Inquiry & Constitution.” Media bias? At CNN? Never! It’s one thing to declare war on a bogus impeachment. It’s another thing to declare war on the Constitution.

But media outlets were more than willing to go all Schiff-ty and simply make things up.

In a memorable exchange, Trump tweeted how former President Barack Obama had said “he did not have the right to sign DACA” and did it anyway. Within minutes, the crafty folks at PolitiFact rated that “Mostly False.” But five minutes later, Washington Post White House reporter Seung Min Kim pointed out that PolitiFact was, in fact, wrong.

Then there’s one of my favorites: bias by omission. It’s not just the stupid and one-sided comments journalists make, it’s what they leave out.

For example, there’s the media fascination with former Secretary of State Colin Powell whining about “his party.” The problem is, NBC, MSNBC and CNN claimed “his party” was the Republicans, even though he’s endorsed Democrats for president three times in a row. He hasn’t backed a Republican for president since the 2004 election.

Pretty soon, they’ll be calling far-left Democratic presidential contender Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., a Republican because she was one until 20 years ago. (Yes, she really was.)

New allegations against Matt Lauer

The Matt Lauer disaster continues to shock even the most cynical media watchers. Investigative reporter Ronan Farrow’s new book “Catch and Kill” includes allegations that the former NBC “Today” host raped another NBC employee in a hotel room during the 2014 Olympics.

Farrow also slammed the network for blocking his investigation into movie mogul Harvey Weinstein. He eventually took his story to The New Yorker. Farrow alleged that Weinstein had tried to blackmail the network to make the story go away, claiming Weinstein “was aware of Lauer’s behavior and capable of revealing it.”

NBC cited the book in a story, saying it had reportedly “reached nondisclosure agreements with at least seven women who alleged harassment or discrimination at the company, including former employees with complaints about former ‘Today’ host Matt Lauer.”

Lauer denied the alleged rape but said he engaged in an “extramarital, but consensual, sexual encounter.”

Facebook defends free speech

Social media companies are caught between a rock and a hard place. They hit the scene as free-speech venues and have gradually restricted speech more and more. Now Facebook has taken a positive step in support of free speech and many in the media don’t like it.

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The Trump campaign created an ad about former Vice President Joe Biden’s involvement in Ukraine. The reaction was swift. CNN refused to run the ad and NBCUniversal (the folks dealing with the Lauer rape allegations) wouldn’t run it either.

Team Biden demanded Facebook take it down as well. But the company refused, arguing it doesn’t fact-check political speech.

The left and media were infuriated. The Washington Post headline showed the media mindset: “CNN won’t run two Trump campaign ads, citing ‘demonstrably false’ claims.” Facebook was supposed to follow CNN’s lead and didn’t.

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Sen. Warren took out an ad showing Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg shaking hands with Trump and pretending “Facebook just endorsed Donald Trump for re-election.” She admitted it wasn’t true, but remained furious that Facebook wouldn’t play the role of referee so her campaign could try to ban Trump ads.

It might not seem like a big deal, but Facebook is facing constant calls to regulate speech. It’s nice to see the social media giant go all Nancy Reagan and “just say no!”

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‘Below Deck’ star Captain Lee Rosbach opens up about son’s accidental drug overdose

Captain Lee Rosbach is still mourning the loss of his son, Joshua Lee Rosbach, who died of an accidental drug overdose in July at 42.

The Bravo star opened up for the first time about his son’s death in an emotional interview with Page Six and shared that a part of him also died that day.

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“I deal with it every day. I hate going to sleep, and I hate waking up. There’s a hole there that can’t be filled,” the “Below Deck” star told the outlet.

“And the person who said, ‘time heals all wounds,’ is full of it. It doesn’t,” the Captain added. “The only thing that time may do for you is allow you to learn the skills you need to cope with the situation that you’re dealing with. As parents, you’re not designed to bury your children.”

Rosbach told Page Six that Josh had shown signs of progression in his recovery in the months leading up to his death, adding that the family was sure their beloved son had a breakthrough.

“He had a DUI conviction about 12 or 13 years ago that he finally got off his record,” said Rosbach. “He’d got himself a car. He was working. We thought we might have hit a milestone.”

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But, Rosbach’s worst nightmare was realized on July 22 when he drove over to Josh’s Fort Lauderdale, Fla. home “to check on” his son.

“I walked in and he was sitting on the sofa with his head in his hands, and I thought he had just passed out. I felt relieved. I thought he was fine,” Rosbach told us. “Then I went over to give him a hug, and he was cold. He’d gone.”

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Captain Lee Rosbach of Bravo’s “Below Deck.” (Bravo/NBC)

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The medical examiner reportedly told the family that Josh suffered a relapse and informed them their son purchased pills that appeared to be prescription opioids but were later found to be counterfeit pills laced with a litany of substances – including cocaine, heroin and the highly-potent drug fentanyl,  which has claimed the lives of a number of individuals in Hollywood.

The captain told the outlet that he has plans to combat the opioid crisis, though he isn’t yet ready to throw his hat into the ring while in bereavement.

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“I don’t want to start something, then not be able to finish it,” he said.

Rosbach hopes that sharing his feelings about Josh’s death publicly might help others who have lost loved ones to drug addiction.

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‘Jersey Shore’ star Jenni ‘JWoww’ Farley’s ex Zach Carpinello apologizes for flirting with Angelina Pivarnick

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Jenni “JWoww” Farley’s ex-boyfriend Zach Carpinello has issued an apology to the reality star after cameras caught the professional wrestler getting handsy with “Jersey Shore: Family Vacation” co-star Angelina Pivarnick.

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“I made mistakes that I cannot take back, which I take full responsibility for,” Carpinello wrote on Instagram Friday. “Jenni does not deserve any damage from anybody else. This is on me.”

“I sincerely apologize to Jenni. I apologize to Angelina as well,” Carpinello added. “I love Jenni, with everything I have, I make this known to her every day. I will continue to do everything to make this known to her kids, who also have my heart. I will make it certain that nothing like this ever happen again, in any way regardless of the outcome.”

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The 24-year-old’s apology came after Farley shared her disappointment with Carpinello immediately after a “Family Vacation” episode showed Carpinello hugging Pivarnick, 33, around the waist and caressing her backside while the two got cozy in a Las Vegas nightclub as Farley seemed to be passed out nearby.

“After seeing tonight’s episode I’m pretty hurt,” Farley, 33, wrote in a note posted to her Instagram account. “I feel disrespected by someone I called a friend and by someone who stated they loved me.”

“For 5 months I was kept in the dark about this. For 5 months I was naive, probably laughed at and made into a story line [sic] that will forever haunt me,” Farley added. “My heart hurts on so many levels. One thing I learned from tonight’s episode is know your value. Don’t ever lower your standards.”

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Farley and Carpinello began dating in March following her highly publicized split from ex-husband Roger Mathews.

A rep for JWoww told Fox News on Friday of the reported split, “Unfortunately, we are not commenting at this time.”

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Los Angeles Angels deny ESPN report team employee gave late pitcher Tyler Skaggs opioids

A public relations employee for the Los Angeles Angels told federal investigators he supplied oxycodone to late pitcher Tyler Skaggs and abused the drug with him for years, according to a report published Saturday by ESPN.

The outlet reported that 45-year-old Eric Kay, the Angels’ director of communications since 1998, told DEA agents that he supplied Skaggs with three pills in the days before his death on July 1 in a Southlake, Texas hotel room. The report added that Kay told investigators he likely did not supply the drugs Skaggs took just before his death because the pitcher typically took the drugs as soon as he got them from Kay.

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Members of the Los Angeles Angels place their jerseys with No. 45 in honor of pitcher Tyler Skaggs on the mound after a combined no-hitter against the Seattle Mariners in the first game after Skagg’s death. ((AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez))

The report also said that Kay gave DEA agents the names of five other players who he believed used opiates while they were with the team.

“We have never heard that any employee was providing illegal narcotics to any player, or that any player was seeking illegal narcotics,” Angels president John Carpino said in a statement. “The Angels maintain a strict, zero tolerance policy regarding the illicit use of drugs for both players and staff. Every one of our players must also abide by the MLB Joint Drug Agreement. We continue to mourn the loss of Tyler and fully cooperate with the authorities as they continue their investigation.”

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An autopsy report found that Skaggs, 27, died after choking on his vomit with a toxic mix of alcohol and the painkillers fentanyl and oxycodone in his body.

Kay told investigators that Skaggs texted him to visit his hotel room just hours before the pitcher’s death. According to the report, Kay said that Skaggs snorted three lines of crushed opioids in front of him, with Kay recognizing two of the lines as oxycodone.

Kay has been on administrative leave from the Angels since July, and ESPN reported he is undergoing outpatient drug treatment. The outlet says Venmo receipts reportedly showed payments between Skaggs and Kay for amounts ranging from $150 to $600 over two years.

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Tyler Skaggs started his final game two days before his death. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

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Kay also claimed two Angels officials were aware of Skaggs’ drug use, including Kay’s longtime boss, Tim Mead, a 40-year Angels employee. Mead left the team in June to become president of the Baseball Hall of Fame. Kay’s mother, Sandy, told ESPN she saw texts Skaggs had sent Kay looking for drugs and reportedly told Mead the team needed to get Skaggs “off his back” because Kay was in the hospital recovering from an overdose at the time.

Mead denied those allegations.

“I have had a lot of conversations with Eric Kay about a lot of things, but opioids and Tyler Skaggs were not one of them,” Mead told ESPN.

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Debbie Hetman, center left, mother of the late pitcher Tyler Skaggs, hugs Angels outfielder Andrew Heaney before the first home game after Skagg’s death. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

Asked if he was ever aware that Skaggs used opioids before his death, Mead said, “No.”

Team spokeswoman Marie Garvey says the second unnamed official also denied knowing about Skaggs’ drug use.

“We are shocked to hear these reports…We had no prior knowledge of Tyler or any other member of the Angels organization having abused opioids or any narcotic and continue to work with law enforcement to get answers,” Garvey told ESPN.

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The attorney for Kay, Michael Molfetta confirmed the details of Kay’s statements with DEA agents in Dallas and Los Angeles in late September, sources told the outlet.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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California Democrats pay $800G in sexual misconduct cases against ex-state party chairman

The California Democratic Party has spent more than $800,000 in legal costs associated with lawsuits alleging discrimination and sexual misconduct by former party chairman Eric Bauman.

The Los Angeles Times reported Saturday that sum includes $430,000 in legal fees, including payments to law firms representing Bauman, and $378,348 in legal settlements for three cases.

Alton Wang, Will Rodriguez-Kennedy and Kate Earley jointly filed a lawsuit in January that alleged Bauman fostered a culture of harassment and sexual misconduct which was “well-known and apparently tolerated” by top party officials.

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Eric Bauman addresses the California Democratic Party’s annual convention in May 2017. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File)

Rodriguez-Kennedy, the chairman of the San Diego Democratic Party, alleged that Bauman speculated about Rodriguez-Kennedy’s sex life during discussions about a job opening within the party, according to the San Diego Union-Tribune. He and Wang also alleged unwanted touching by Bauman, including instances when Bauman massaged Rodriguez- Kennedy’s back and neck in front of others and placed his arm around Wang’s waste.

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The Times, citing campaign finance reports, reported that Rodriguez-Kennedy and Wang each received a “legal settlement” of $150,000. Earley, who serves as the Digital Director for California Democrats, later dropped her claims and alleged in a Medium post she was being intimidated by a top party official, She received a settlement of $78,348, while her attorney, Gloria Allred received an additional $60,000. In the post, Earley called out Vice Chair Daraka Larimore-Hall as the senior witness accused in the suit of having engaged in retaliation and witness tampering.

Bauman resigned last November amid claims of misconduct and said at the time that he planned to seek treatment for alcohol use. Two other cases against Bauman remain active. In one of those cases, Bauman’s former assistant alleged that Bauman repeatedly groped and sexually assaulted him. In the other, two former employees and a party activist alleged that they endured sexual assault, harassment and racial discrimination by Bauman. Bauman’s attorneys denied all claims and said their client “looks forward to complete vindication once the facts come out.”

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The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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Dog missing for 12 years reunited with owner after being found 1,130 miles away

If dogs could talk, Dutchess would have quite the story to tell.

The 14-year-old toy fox terrier was reunited with her Florida-based owner on Friday after disappearing 12 years ago. The pup was found more than 1,000 miles away from home in Pittsburgh.

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“Dutchess,” a toy fox terrier who had been missing since 2007, was reuinted with its owner on Friday. (Humane Animal Rescue via AP)

Humane Animal Rescue says it found Dutchess under a shed on Monday. She was hungry, shivering and needed a nail trim.

The rescue center used Dutchess’ microchip to locate her owner, Katheryn Strang, who drove roughly 1,130 miles from Boca Raton to Pittsburgh to reunite with her long-lost pet.

The Humane Animal Rescue posted a video of their reunion.

Strang was in disbelief when she heard the news that Dutchess had been found, she said.

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Dutchess escaped one day in 2007 when Strang’s son opened the door to leave for school. At the time, Strang and her family lived in Orlando on a busy street; she assumed Dutchess was either hit by a car or picked up by someone.

Strang said she checked local animal shelters every day after her beloved dog went missing. She also continued to pay the annual microchip fee and update her contact information any time the family moved.

“They are like your babies. You don’t give up hope,” Strang said at a press conference after reuniting with Dutchess, murmuring to her dog: “Where have you been?”

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The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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‘Serial Stowaway’ arrested after attempting to bypass TSA at O’Hare Airport

The woman dubbed the “Serial Stowaway” for her history of sneaking onto flights without having tickets struck again Friday and was arrested at Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport.

Marilyn Hartman, 67, was charged with one felony count of criminal trespass to a registered area at an airport after police say she attempted to bypass a Transportation Security Administration (TSA) lane divider and pass through airport security at O’Hare’s Terminal 1 without a boarding pass or identification.

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This January 2018, file photo provided by the Chicago Police Department shows Marilyn Hartman. (Chicago Police Department via AP, File)

This isn’t the first flight that Hartman has attempted to board in this manner. This past March, she was given 18 months probation after pleading guilty to sneaking on to a flight from O’Hare to London without a ticket. She was apprehended in London, but just two days after her arrest, she was seen again at O’Hare and was taken into custody when she refused to leave the airport. After that incident, she was banned from entering Chicago’s O’Hare or Midway airports without a boarding pass.

In 2014, Hartman ducked TSA in an attempt to board various flights without a ticket at least eight times.

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She was also arrested two times in 2015 within two months at O’Hare and Midway Airport.

Hartman is scheduled to appear in bond court on Sunday at 9 a.m.

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Jennifer Aniston says a ‘painfully worded’ criticism at age 11 gave her a voice

As children, we often hear comments that resonate one way or another and may impact decisions we make later in life.

Jennifer Aniston says she had one such impactful moment when she was 11 years old that remains a cornerstone of her sense of power today.

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“I remember a parental figure saying to me around the critical age of about 11, after a dinner party, that I was excused from the table because I didn’t have anything interesting to add to the conversation,” Aniston said Friday at Variety’s Power of Women event.

“Ouch. It stuck to me, it stuck to me like painfully worded sentences can and if I’m being honest — and I’m being honest because I’m 50 and that comes with the territory — I carried that sentence with me into adulthood.”

Aniston continued: “I always felt incredibly comfortable giving a voice to the words of others but put me in a table full of strangers and I’d go right back to being 11 years old.”

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The “Murder Mystery” star added that she began coming into her own during her breakout run on “Friends,” when she started seeing herself “in a different light.”

“These last two years have really made me think a lot about the messages we send young kids — little girls especially,” Aniston lamented at the luncheon. “How the things we say and do can either build them up — or tear them down. And make them feel like maybe their voices don’t matter.”

“I started meeting all of these people who expressed to me how much the show meant to them — how it lifted their spirits during a bad breakup or got them through an illness. I was just so incredibly moved by that.”

Added Aniston: “And I began to change the way I thought about my own voice, and what it meant to have a platform to use it.”

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Aniston was one of six women recognized Friday as honorees, joining Awkwafina, Mariah Carey, Chaka Khan, Brie Larson and Dana Walden.

The “Horrible Bosses” star will make her return to TV as an executive producer in Apple’s “The Morning Show,” a series that bears a resemblance to NBC’s long-running “Today” program and focuses the drama-filled, highly-competitive business of producing morning news.

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Aniston will star in the series for Apple’s forthcoming streaming service alongside Reese Witherspoon and Steve Carrell, with “The Office” funnyman portraying what appears to be a made-for-TV version of Matt Lauer.

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Meanwhile, Aniston’s character – Alex Levy, also a news anchor – has been marked as “past her sell-by date,” by her male bosses, and must navigate her complicated personal and professional life while dealing with the fallout of Carrell’s character being suddenly and very publicly fired for sexual misconduct. Witherspoon plays a field reporter whom Levy believes could be gunning for her job.

“The Morning Show,” is slated to premiere on Nov. 1 on Apple TV+.

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KFC employee allegedly used customer’s credit card to buy roller skates

She’s not skating by on this one.

An employee of an Indiana KFC has been accused of buying a pair of $85 roller skates with a customer’s credit card, which was used at the drive-thru.

Alexis Hill was booked into jail Thursday for allegedly using a customer’s credit card to buy skates in the spring. She allegedly rang up the patron’s transaction with the card while working at a St. Joseph’s County KFC on April 24, ABC 57 reports.

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Alexis Hill, pictured, was booked into jail on Oct. 10 for allegedly using a KFC customer’s credit card to buy skates in the spring. (St. Joseph County Police Department.)

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According to the outlet, the unnamed fast-food diner noticed an $85.42 purchase on her Discover card for roller skates from Amazon the next day. The customer proceeded to file a report with the St. Joseph County Police Department.

Law enforcement officials interviewed Hill in June, and the woman admitted to writing down the victim’s credit card number to purchase the skates for her niece, according to a probable cause affidavit.

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According to the outlet, the unnamed fast-food diner noticed an $85.42 purchase on her Discover card for roller skates from Amazon the day after visiting KFC. The customer proceeded to file a report with the St. Joseph County Police Department. (iStock)

Hill was scheduled to be arraigned on Friday.

A spokesperson for KFC was not immediately available to comment regarding whether or not Hill is still employed by the restaurant.

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Erdogan senior adviser denies Turkey fired at American troops in northern Syria

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A senior adviser to Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan told Fox News on Saturday that Turkey didn’t fire on American soldiers in northern Syria days after launching an offensive, contrary to what the Pentagon stated Friday.

“That’s another lie,” Gulnur Aybet told Fox News’ Leland Vittert.

“We did not fire on American soldiers. […] That was a lie that was spun by the YPG,” she said, referring to the largely Kurdish militia that forms the bulk of the U.S.-backed Syrian Democratic forces.

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The Pentagon said Friday that U.S. troops near the border town of Kobane in northern Syria came under artillery fire from Turkish positions. The area where the explosion occurred is an area known by the Turks to have U.S. forces present there, according to the Pentagon. No American troops were injured.

Aybet firmly denied that Turkey fired on U.S. troops. She claimed Turkey was “returning fire that was fired at our territory by the terrorists of that region. We were very careful not to fire on the American observation post there.”

President Trump announced Sunday that the U.S. would pull all troops from northeast Syria, clearing the way for a Turkish air and ground offensive. Erdogan’s troops launched an assault on Wednesday and ground forces invaded later that day.

Erodgan’s adviser told Vittert that Turkey is “very disappointed [the U.S. is] still working with the YPG.”

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Turkey views the United States’ support of the Kurds and YPG as “an ill-conceived policy to arm one terrorist group to fight another,” Aybet said. Turkey considers the YPG equivalent to the PKK, or Kurdistan Workers’ Party — a Kurdish far-left political group that is listed as a terrorist organization by the U.S.

“I think President Trump is absolutely right in wanting to bring home U.S. troops,” Aybet told Vittert. “I think it’s very unfair they’re hostage to this ill-begotten policy [of] arming one terrorist group to fighter another,” referring to the Islamic State (ISIS) in the region. The Kurds have detained thousands of ISIS prisoners in the area. After Turkey launched its military operation, many analysts questioned what would happen to the terrorist fighters, and whether the Kurds would be able to keep them emprisoned or they would be released.

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According to Aybet, Turkey has two objectives in northeast Syria: clear the YPG from the border region and ensuring the return of between one and two million Syrian refugees.

According to the war-monitoring group the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, 74 Kurdish fighters have been killed since Wednesday, as well as 21 civilians and 49 Turkish-backed Syrian opposition fighters.

Fox News’ Lucas Tomlinson and Robert Gearty contributed to this report.

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