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Lindsey Graham slams CNN for hiring Andrew McCabe, ‘alleged architect’ of anti-Trump conspiracy

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During an appearance on “Hannity” on Wednesday night, Sen. Lindsey Graham, chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, criticized CNN for hiring fired former acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe as a political commentator.

“CNN has just hired the alleged architect of a criminal conspiracy against the Trump campaign,” Graham said. “So how much time and attention do you think they’re going to get the Horowitz report when they hired the guy that Horowitz is investigating?”

The South Carolina Republican was referring to Michael Horowitz, the Justice Department inspector general, who is preparing a report on how the Justice Department initiated its investigation into possible ties between Russia and the Trump campaign.

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Earlier this week, federal prosecutors appeared to be close to a decision on whether to charge McCabe over the circumstances that led to his firing from the bureau last year.

Graham reiterated that CNN’s coverage of the upcoming Horowitz report would likely be influenced by the network’s decision to put McCabe on its payroll.

“How seriously do you think they’re going to take the Horowitz investigation, which is really a shame?” Graham asked.

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The senator also commented on whether former President Barack Obama or his administration were briefed on the DOJ’s investigation into the Trump campaign.

“The bottom line is, who briefed President Obama, if anybody, about the counterintelligence investigation against the Trump campaign,” Graham said.

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“And finally, why did they not tell the Trump campaign that they had concerns about people working for him tied to Russia? That’s what you’re supposed to do in a counterintelligence investigation.”

Fox News’ Catherine Herridge and Alex Pappas contributed to this report.

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MSNBC’s Lawrence O’Donnell apologizes for unverified Trump-Russia report: ‘We are retracting the story’

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MSNBC host Lawrence O’Donnell kicked off his show Wednesday night by apologizing for running an unverified report that directly tied President Trump‘s finances to Russia, which he retracted.

“Last night on this show, I discussed information that wasn’t ready for reporting,” O’Donnell said. “I repeated statements a single source told me about the president’s finances and loan documents with Deutsche Bank saying ‘if true’– as I discussed the information– was simply not good enough. I did not go through the rigorous verification and standards process here at MSNBC before repeating what I heard from my source. Had it gone through that process, I would not have been permitted to report it. I should not have said it on-air or post it on Twitter. I was wrong to do so.”

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He went on to acknowledge the letter he and NBCUniversal received by Trump’s legal counsel demanding a retraction and an apology for the “aforementioned false and defamatory” reporting and threated to take legal action.

“This afternoon, attorneys for the president sent us a letter asserting the story is false. They also demanded a retraction. Tonight, we are retracting the story,” O’Donnell continued. “We don’t know whether the information is inaccurate. The fact is we do know it wasn’t ready for broadcast and for that I apologize.”

On Tuesday night, O’Donnell and fellow far-left MSNBC host Rachel Maddow discussed how Trump was “able to obtain loans when no one else would loan him any money” when he tossed out the unverified speculation.

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“I may have some information, in this next hour, which would add a great deal to their understanding of that, if true, and I’ll be discussing it here,” O’Donnell said. “I stress ‘if true,’ because this is a single source who has told me that Deutsche Bank obtained tax returns… this single source close to Deutsche Bank has told me that Donald Trump’s loan documents there show that he has co-signers. That’s how he was able to obtain those loans and that the co-signers are Russian oligarchs.”

A stunned Maddow leaned back in her chair and responded, “What? Really?”

O’Donnell added “that would explain every kind word Donald Trump has ever said about Russia and Vladimir Putin” if his information is accurate.

The “Last Word” host and MSNBC were widely panned by critics for running the story, calling it “grossly irresponsible.” The White House blasted the report, pointing to “left-wing outlets” that have “weaponized the media.

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“This is one of the reasons that a majority of Americans have lost trust in the media. Instead of applying ethics and standards to their reporting, journalists and left-wing outlets have weaponized the media, using it to attack and harass people with little to no regard for the truth,” White House Press Secretary Stephanie Grisham told Fox News.

O’Donnell took to Twitter earlier in the day and walked back the report, referring to it as an “error in judgment.”

Fox News’ Brian Flood contributed to this report.

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Ohio grandfather with gun stops intruder: ‘They picked the wrong house’

An Ohio grandfather with a loaded gun stopped a burglar who broke into his home on Tuesday, according to a local report.

Daniel McGown, 73, said he found an intruder in his Akron home and held him at gunpoint until police arrived.

“They picked the wrong house,” McGown told WEWS-TV.

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Daniel McGown, 73, said he found the man in his Akron home on Tuesday morning and held him at gunpoint until police arrived. (WEWS-TV)

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McGown, a retired attorney, said he heard someone ring his doorbell several times around 5:15 a.m., then heard someone yelling from inside his house soon after.

McGown said he grabbed his 9mm pistol from under his pillow and found a man, identified by investigators as Thomas Gaffney, 51, in his living room.

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Daniel McGown, 73, said he grabbed his 9mm pistol from under his pillow and found a man, identified as Thomas Gaffney, 51, of Akron, in his living room. (Summit County Jail)

“I pointed the pistol at him and said, ‘If you don’t move, I won’t shoot you,’” McGown said. He then realized he’d left his cellphone upstairs so he ordered Gaffney to walk up to the bedroom with him.

“I told him, ‘you’re going to walk ahead of me and we’re going to go upstairs where I can get my cellphone and call the police,’ and he said, ‘Please do call the police. Please don’t shoot me,'” McGown said.

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“I told him to get down on his knees in front of the bed and lay down on it with his arms out, and I called the police and they showed up, and there he was.”

McGown told WEWS his house had been broken into a few days earlier, when he was out of town. He said Guns, ammunition and laptops were stolen and disassembled televisions were left behind.

Akron police said they were investigating whether Gaffney was connected to the first burglary.

“If he had reached his hand towards a pocket or something where I thought that he might have had one of the guns that went away last night or the night before, then I might have been tempted to do that,” said McGown, who reportedly has a concealed-carry permit.

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“My home was being violated and here was a guy doing it in my presence,” he added. “Here’s the guy, and I just wanted to make him stop doing that.”

Gaffney has been charged with burglary and possession of drug paraphernalia.

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Mark Levin: Lawrence O’Donnell’s Trump-Russian oligarch claim proves why media isn’t trusted

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The media continues to lose credibility among the American people as pundits continue to lob questionable claims against President Trump, according to Mark Levin.

A questionable claim from MSNBC’s Lawrence O’Donnell about the president’s loans from a German bank was the latest example, Levin said Tuesday on “The Mark Levin Show” on Westwood One.

“These newsrooms have used such experts and witnesses as a porn actress, her lawyer, a neo-Nazi, an anti-Semitic professor, race-baiting professors, a psychiatrist — Bandy Lee — who accused the president of mental illness, a phalanx of Obama administration officials with their vicious allegations, [and] Never-Trumpers,” he said.

“They wonder why they’re not trusted. The media are not destroying themselves, the media have destroyed themselves. Half of the country doesn’t trust them.

“They wonder why they’re not trusted. The media are not destroying themselves, the media have destroyed themselves. Half of the country doesn’t trust them.

— Mark Levin

JUAN WILLIAMS BLASTS MSNBC HOST FOR REPORTING UNVERIFIED TRUMP STORY

“Lawrence O’Donnell on MSNBC goes on the air … and says that basically Russian oligarchs were involved with the president of the United States in investments, and then Deutsche Bank has Donald Trump’s tax returns, and they revealed the co-signers of bank loans were Russian billionaires — a flat-out lie.”

Levin said O’Donnell was doing both the journalism profession and the American people a disservice by making baseless and damaging claims against Trump.

“How does this better inform the American people, when essentially these so-called journalists and hosts … are free to basically say whatever the hell they want to?”

“How does this better inform the American people, when essentially these so-called journalists and hosts … are free to basically say whatever the hell they want to?”

— Mark Levin

“He can apologize all he wants,” he said, adding the parent company of MSNBC, Philadelphia-based Comcast, is responsible for the personalities to whom they offer airtime.

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“These companies have a responsibility for who they put on the air and who they put in front of a camera, don’t they? And yet they don’t seem to, do they?” he said.

On his program Tuesday, O’Donnell claimed a source close to the Frankfurt-based bank said some Trump loans were cosigned by oligarchs and billionaires close to Russian President Vladimir Putin.

On Wednesday, Trump attorney Charles Harder sent a letter to the network demanding a retraction.

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Palestinian Harvard freshman, 17, allegedly blocked from entering US over friends’ social media posts

Ismail Ajjawi, a 17-year-old Palestinian student living in Lebanon had big plans to study medicine this fall at Harvard University but claims he was blocked from entering America because of his friends’ social media posts.

Akkawi was refused entry into the U.S. after he landed Friday at Logan International Airport in Boston, university and federal officials told the Associated Press this week. The freshman said the denial had to do with politically oriented social media posts by his friends.

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) spokesman Michael McCarthy said that the decision to cancel Ajjawi’s visa was based on information discovered during an inspection, but did not specify what that information was. McCarthy added that Ajjawi was not deported, meaning he still could seek reentry.

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Harvard has been working to resolve the matter, university spokesman Jason Newton said. AMIDEAST, a nonprofit organization that awarded Ajjawi a scholarship, was providing legal assistance.

Ajjawi told The Harvard Crimson student newspaper that federal agents detained him at the airport for eight hours, searched his cellphone and laptop, and questioned him about his friends’ social media posts.

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A Palestinian student trying to start classes at Harvard University was denied entry to the U.S. (iStock, File)

The posts included “political points of view that oppose the U.S.,” Ajjawi said in his written statement.

“I responded that I have no business with such posts and that I didn’t like, (s)hare or comment on them and told her [the agent] that I shouldn’t be held responsible for what others post,” he added.

Ajjawi told The Crimson he still hoped to join his classmates in time for the start of classes Tuesday. His family has lived in a camp for Palestinian refugees in the port city of Tyre in southern Lebanon

In an Al-Araby TV interview that aired Friday as his son was flying to the U.S., Bassel Ajjawi had this message for his son: “I am very proud of you and hope you will be an exemplary representative of the Palestinian people abroad.” Bassel Ajjawi has declined to comment beyond his son’s statement to the Crimson.

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Searches of electronic devices and social media at border points were conducted under previous administrations, but free speech groups complain they have been stepped up since President Trump took office in 2017.

The Trump administration says the enhanced searches are critical to prevent extremists from entering the country.

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International students and university instructors are dealing with “postponements and disruptions for what have previously been routine immigration processes such as family visas, renewals of status, or clearance for international travel,” Harvard University President Lawrence Bacow wrote in a July letter to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and acting Secretary of Homeland Security Kevin McAleenan.

The State Department issued just 362,929 student visas in fiscal year 2018, down more than 43 percent from the 644,233 student visas issued in fiscal 2015, according to department data.

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North Carolina college student studied mass shootings, kept guns in dorm, prosecutors say

A North Carolina university student who studied mass shootings planned to shoot himself and his roommate if he didn’t get accepted to a fraternity, prosecutors said Wednesday.

Paul Steber, 19, of Boston, Mass. was arrested Tuesday and charged with two felony counts of having weapons on campus and a charge of making threats of mass violence, High Point police said in a statement. The 19-year-old is a freshman at High Point University.

Steber was found with a double-barrel 12-gauge shotgun and a 9mm semi-automatic pistol. It wasn’t clear what type of ammunition was retrieved.

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Paul Steber, 19, has been charged with having a gun on campus and making threats of mass violence.  (High Point Police Department via AP)

Students reported the weapons to school security, which confiscated the firearms and alerted law enforcement.

“This incident illustrates the importance of the public reporting suspicious activity to authorities,” the police statement said. “Information from the public is often the critical first step in preventing acts of mass violence.”

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In addition to having the weapons, Steber watched videos on how to carry out a mass shooting, Assistant District Attorney Lori Wickline said in court.

“He told officers that he definitely had a plan, something that he had been thinking about since Christmas of last year,” she said.

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Police said Paul Steber had a gun, shotgun and ammunition inside his High Point University dorm room. (High Point Police Department )

“And, he had been recently watching videos of the Charleston mass shooting down in South Carolina and other mass shootings so that he could learn what to do and what not to do,” she added.

She said Steber planned to shoot himself and his roommate if the roommate was accepted into a fraternity and Steber wasn’t. She said Steber bought the weapons within the past week, but it wasn’t clear if they were obtained legally.

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Police said Steber was ordered held without bond for a maximum of ten days and must undergo a mental health examination during that time.

“This is any parent’s worst nightmare,” defense attorney John Bryson said about Steber’s father, who had appeared in court. “He’s obviously very concerned about his son.”

The Associated Press contributed to this report. 

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Rep. Duffy: I made choice to retire from Congress because ‘family comes first’

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Rep. Sean Duffy, R-Wis., has shed new light on his decision to retire from Congress later this year ahead of the birth of his ninth child, who is expected to be born with medical issues.

Duffy said Wednesday on “Tucker Carlson Tonight” his family comes before his rigorous but rewarding congressional responsibilities.

“Our little baby is going to be born in the middle of October,” he said.

“About two to six months after birth, she’s going to need open-heart surgery.”

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The congressman said he needs to take a pause, adding that his wife, Fox News contributor Rachel Campos-Duffy, has been his “rock” throughout his professional and personal life.

“We have eight kids at home,” he said. “Congressional schedules, contrary to popular belief, are pretty rigorous… I need to take some time and be with my wife and my kids and take care of this little one that’s going to need more time from me.”

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People from both sides of the aisle back home have been kind and supportive after he announced his retirement and the reasons behind it.

“It speaks volumes of the people I represent,” he explained.

In 2011, Duffy succeeded retiring Rep. David Obey, D-Wis., and will himself retire in late September.

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Maryland man accused of plotting ISIS-inspired terror attack near DC is indicted

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A Maryland man accused of plotting an ISIS-inspired terror attack at a tourist site near Washington, D.C., was indicted Wednesday on a terrorism-related charge, the Justice Department announced.

Rondell Henry, 28, of Germantown was indicted on federal charges of attempting to provide material support to the Islamic State and interstate transportation of a stolen vehicle, the DOJ said.

Henry moved to the U.S. from Trinidad and Tobago 11 years ago and is a naturalized citizen.

He is accused of stealing a U-Haul van in Alexandria, Va., and driving it to Maryland, where he intended to use it as a weapon at the National Harbor complex on the Potomac River, according to previously filed court documents.

Prince George’s County Police reviewed surveillance footage and found the stolen van on March 27. Henry was arrested the next day after police say he tried to jump a security fence. He has remained detained pending a trial.

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Henry originally considered a March 27 attack at Dulles International Airport in Virginia, but he was unable bypass security there, so he drove to National Harbor instead, prosecutors said.

Henry is said to have told investigators he wanted to carry out an operation like the 2016 attack in Nice, France, in which a driver deliberately drove a truck into crowds celebrating Bastille Day and killed 86 people.

He wanted to kill as many “disbelievers” as he could, Assistant U.S. Attorney Thomas Windom said during a detention hearing on April 9.

Henry allegedly watched ISIS propaganda videos of beheadings and fighting and found the actions admirable and brave, prosecutors said in a court filing. Investigators also uncovered Henry’s discarded phone and found images of armed Islamic State fighters, the ISIS flag and the man who killed 49 people and injured 53 others at the Pulse gay nightclub in Orlando, Fla., three years ago.

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If convicted, Henry will face up to 20 years in prison for the charge of attempting to provide material support to ISIS, and up to 10 years for transporting a stolen vehicle. Henry was first indicted in April and pleaded not guilty to transporting a stolen vehicle across state lines.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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Doorbell-cam company Ring partners with 405 police agencies across US to share footage, fight crime

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Amazon’s doorbell-camera company, Ring, has partnered with more than 400 law enforcement agencies to give them access to video footage from outside homes, a new initiative that’s raised warning flags with some privacy advocates.

Some 405 police agencies have been using Neighbors Portal, an extension of the company’s Neighbors app, Ring founder and CEO Jamie Siminoff said in a blog post.

The video-sharing partnerships allow police to request footage during specific time frames and in certain areas, though authorities can’t see live streams of residents’ front doors, and homeowners have the right to nix requests for footage.

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The company’s new Active Law Enforcement Map lets users see which local agencies are participating in Neighbors, Ring said, and the map will be updated.

The Neighbors Portal lets local police engage with their community, Siminoff said, “from posting important information about crime and safety events in their neighborhoods to viewing and commenting on public posts as a verified law enforcement officer, to asking for help on active investigations by submitting requests for video recordings.”

The Neighbors app has already gotten stolen guns off the streets and recovered a diabetic child’s pilfered medical supplies, Siminoff said.

“Every member of a community plays a vital role in making neighborhoods safer, and we’re proud that our users can decide how exactly they want to contribute to those conversations,” he said.

“We’ve also been thoughtful about designing how law enforcement engages with the Neighbors app to ensure users always stay in control of the information they share, and that their privacy is protected.”

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Ring launched Neighbors in May 2018. It said this past February that its app has helped reduce crime. Ring also pointed out that users had “full control” over who views their video footage, and that “only the content that a user chooses to make publicly available on Neighbors (by posting it to the app) can be viewed via the Neighbors app or by local law enforcement.”

“Ring does not view or share a user’s videos that are not posted to the app without the user’s express permission or a valid and binding legal demand properly served on us,” the company said.

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Even so, Ring’s announcement on Wednesday caused many critics to sound the alarm over privacy issues.

“By sending photos and alerts every time the camera detects motion or someone rings the doorbell, the app can create an illusion of a household under siege,” Matthew Guariglia of the Electronic Frontier Foundation told USA Today. (The nonprofit digital rights group says it defends digital privacy and free speech.)

“It turns what seems like a perfectly safe neighborhood into a source of anxiety and fear,” Guariglia said. “This raises the question: Do you really need Ring, or have Amazon and the police misled you into thinking that you do?”

Others took to Twitter to express their disapproval of the law enforcement partnership.

“One more reason to not use [Ring],” said SpaceSimGuy. “Big brother just keeps getting bigger.”

The public response led Ring to clarify how the system works.

“Recent coverage of the Neighbors program is misleading,” the company tweeted in response to the criticisms. “We want to set the record straight — you are in control of your videos. They are only shared if you post them or provide consent. Police go through Ring when making a request, and you can decline.”

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Jason Chaffetz: Gillibrand dropping out of 2020 race a ‘realistic’ decision

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The decision by Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y., to exit the 2020 presidential race is beneficial to New York state and realistic for the lawmaker, according to Jason Chaffetz.

Gillibrand’s decision shows her campaign failed to gain traction, Chaffetz claimed Wednesday on “The Five.”

“It’s a realistic viewpoint,” he said. “She never caught on, didn’t have a message that resonated.”

“She can blame a lot of things — it just did not work. I think it’s better for her and New York and everybody else.”

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The New Yorker, who first joined the Senate after Hillary Clinton was nominated secretary of state by then-President Barack Obama, thanked her supporters on social media.

“Thank you from the bottom of my heart,” Gillibrand wrote.

“Now let’s go beat Donald Trump and win back the Senate.”

Adding to Chaffetz’s reaction, host Dana Perino claimed some political observers in the state were beginning to express serious doubts about Gillibrand’s presidential viability.

“There were people in New York starting to say, ‘Excuse me, you know you’re not going to become president, why don’t you focus on being here at home?'” Perino said.

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In a separate video on Twitter, Gillibrand said she nonetheless wanted to win the party’s nomination. “But it’s important to know when it’s not your time and to know how you can best serve your community and country.”

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She added, “I believe I can best serve by helping unite us to beat Donald Trump in 2020.”

Prior to becoming senator, the 52-year-old was a Democratic U.S. congresswoman from an upstate district.

Fox News’ Andrew O’Reilly contributed to this report.

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