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Tulsi Gabbard calls out Dem presidential rivals cashing in on Trump impeachment inquiry

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Democratic presidential candidate Tulsi Gabbard called out her party rivals for trying to cash in on House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s presidential impeachment inquiry.

“Candidates for POTUS who are fundraising off ‘impeachment’ are undermining credibility of inquiry in eyes of American people, further dividing our already fractured country,” the Hawaii congresswoman said on Twitter. “Please stop. We need responsible, patriotic leaders who put the interests of our country before their own.”

Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., and Montana Gov. Steve Bullock have emailed supporters with petition links that lead to a donations page; Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., has released a number of impeachment advertisements on social media, according to ABC News.

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Democrats recently announced a formal impeachment inquiry into President Trump over a whistleblower’s claim that the president, who’d put a freeze on millions of dollars in military aid to Ukraine, improperly pushed that country’s president, Volodymyr Zelensky, during a July phone call to investigate Joe Biden and his son Hunter.

Hunter Biden served on the board of Ukrainian gas company Burisma as his father was leading the Obama administration’s diplomatic dealings with Kiev. Trump has claimed that Joe Biden pressured the Ukrainian government to shut down a corruption investigation of Burisma. The former vice president has denied doing anything wrong.

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Gabbard had been reluctant to join Democrats in supporting impeachment.

She reversed her position a few days later.

“…After looking carefully at the transcript of the conversation with Ukraine’s president, the whistleblower complaint, the inspector general memo, and President Trump’s comments about the issue, unfortunately, I believe that if we do not proceed with the inquiry, it will set a very dangerous precedent,” she said. “Future presidents, as well as anyone in positions of power in the government, will conclude that they can abuse their position for personal gain, without fear of accountability or consequences.”

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Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson making WWE return: ‘There’s no place like home’

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He’s back!

Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, the action-movie star who got his start in the wrestling ring, said Monday that he’s making his return to the WWE.

The 47-year-old actor touted the comeback on social media, writing: “FINALLY…I come back home to my @WWE universe.”

“This FRIDAY NIGHT, I’ll return for our debut of SMACKDOWN! LIVE on @FOXTV,” he continued. “There’s no greater title than #thepeopleschamp. And there’s no place like home. Tequila on me after the show #IfYaSmell #Smackdown #RocksShow #FOX.”

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Johnson included a video montage of his career, promoting his upcoming appearance on “Friday Night SmackDown!” on FOX.

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The star-studded Oct. 4 show will also mark the 20th anniversary of the program.

According to Deadline, other WWE stars set to appear on “SmackDown!” include: Hulk Hogan, Ric Flair, Kurt Angle, Lita, Mick Foley, Booker T, Trish Stratus, Goldberg, Jerry Lawler, Mark Henry and Sting.

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It’s been 15 years since Johnson was a WWE regular. But he’s made a few appearance in the ring since his 2004 exit, including at 2013’s Wrestlemania with John Cena.

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Second person arrested in 300G heist from Kennedy Airport

A second man has been arrested in connection with the theft of $300,000 from a Florida-bound flight departing from New York‘s  Kennedy International Airport.

Authorities took Queens resident Emmanuel Asuquo Okon, 33, into custody over the weekend, officials said Monday, according to KABC-TV.

His friend, Quincy Thorpe, 40, was arrested last week in connection with the theft last Tuesday. Thorpe worked as a Delta Airlines baggage handler who authorities believe swiped a bag full of cash before it was supposed to be loaded onto a flight to Miami.

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“We are taking this situation very seriously and working directly with authorities on their investigation, as well as conducting an internal investigation of our own,” the airline said in a statement.

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A second man has been arrested in connection with the alleged theft of a bag containing $300,000 that never made it on a Miami-bound Delta Airlines flight from New York last week. (iStock)

Okon is not employed by the airline but is accused of helping Thorpe.

The money was supposed to be part of a shipment of eight bags on Delta Flight 1225, prosecutors said.

Security surveillance showed Thorpe allegedly scanning and loading bags onto the flight but not scanning the stolen bag, authorities said. He placed it in a container and drove off in a work vehicle, they said.

The missing money was detected when the plane landed in Florida and a member of the armored car security team noticed the bag count was off.

Court documents said Okon used his domestic partner’s Nissan to drive to JFK and pick up the stolen bag of cash from Thorpe.

Investigators found the car Sunday and conducted a search. An envelope containing the flight’s manifest was found. Co-workers told investigators Thorpe went home sick around the time of the alleged theft.

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“In my mind there’s a question of how is the money actually taken out of the airport? If there are surveillance cameras all around, that’s a question that needs to be answered going forward, but we’ll see what the government wants to do with it,” Thorpe’s attorney told the station.

Okon was released from police custody on $80,000 bond. The missing money has not been recovered.

The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey Police Department and the FBI are investigating

Fox News reporters Melissa Leon and Danielle Wallace contributed to this report. 

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Reporter’s Notebook: Pelosi’s thinking in impeachment inquiry explained

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House Speaker Nancy Pelosi plays interdimensional chess. She must satisfy the demands of both liberal and conservative Democrats while taking on President Trump, anticipating political moves before they happen.

Queen to Rook 5. Knight to King 3. Maneuvering a knight deep into enemy territory, able to move in eight directions.

But, some lawmakers were taken aback at Pelosi’s move to fully back an impeachment inquiry.

“It is a colossal error,” Sen. John Cornyn, R-Texas, said of the push by House Democrats to impeach Trump. “I’m kind of surprised that Speaker Pelosi, as shrewd as she is, would let it get to this point.”

Did Pelosi, D-Calif., misstep? Fail to read the tea leaves?

“We have to strike while the iron is hot,” she told a meeting of House Democrats last week.

Pelosi clearly was unwilling to move too precipitously or prejudge alleged transgressions by the president on a host of subjects for months. This came as liberals mounted a robust push to impeach Trump once Democrats secured control of the House in the 2018 midterms. But, it’s hard to believe Pelosi didn’t suspect where this may have gone. After all, she had not declared that impeachment was “off the table” like she did in 2006 with then-President George W. Bush.

If the House was going to impeach the president, Pelosi needed clarity, something succinct and comprehensible. All of the other “noise” about Trump’s conduct may have been reprehensible and beneath the dignity of the president in the eyes of the speaker, but sources familiar with her thinking said those potential misdeeds weren’t worthy of impeachment.

At a new conference this past May, Pelosi said the president “is almost self-impeaching.” There was a supposition that Pelosi suspected Trump – at least from her vantage point – may commit a misstep so egregious that impeachment would be inevitable. That’s why Pelosi never slammed the door to impeachment the way she did in 2006. Moreover, some people close to the speaker said she suspected House Democrats might come around to impeachment.

Typically, congressional leaders have held certain views which weren’t reflected by their rank-and-file members. Being a congressional leader means seeing around corners, anticipating where your own members may be, or subtly convincing those members to come around to your viewpoint, without them even realizing they’re been influenced. But, those close to Pelosi doubted she really wanted to impeach Trump. After all, this would hijack the Democrats’ message of health care, prescription drugs and background checks for guns.

It would have been toxic for Pelosi to push impeachment actively just a few months ago. More importantly, it would have been more perilous yet for Pelosi to put vulnerable, rank-and-file Democrats in an awkward position on impeachment. However, Pelosi clearly knew how her members could “educate” their constituents into supporting a given measure. She also knew that “events” sometimes would dictate outcomes.

So, Pelosi bided her time. Yes, impeachment could come with downfalls, but it was possible even moderate Democrats representing swing districts might eventually flip the impeachment switch.

The memo and the notes from the phone call on Ukraine provided that clarity to House Democrats and Pelosi.

“This movement was organic,” said one House Democrat about the sudden groundswell from some Democrats representing districts friendly to the president. “There was no collaboration.”

On the other hand, liberal Democrats already supported impeachment and were getting antsy for the leadership to do something. That posed a risk to Pelosi on the other side of the party spectrum.

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., sounded almost desperate about the state of play on impeachment as she walked down the Capitol steps a week-and-a-half-ago.

“We need to do the work,” Ocasio-Cortez said. “My worry is that if we allow [Trump] to get away with it… by not impeaching, we are saying it is okay for future presidents to do this.”

Pelosi knew she faced increasing pressure from liberals to move. And, sources close to the speaker told Fox News that Pelosi was concerned about not doing the right thing. There would be political consequences for not acting, too. But, Fox News was told the whistleblower complaint was all the speaker needed.

A team of freshman House Democrats who served in the intelligence community and military – and who transferred districts from red to blue – penned an op-ed in the Washington Post. They called for an impeachment inquiry.

Some analysts said the dam broke. The tide rose. They crossed the Rubicon. Whatever the metaphor, dozens of Democrats then joined the call for a formal impeachment inquiry or to actually impeach Trump.

It was clear to Pelosi that she had the support to move ahead. Her announcement simply reflected the view of her caucus, and not just because Democrats wanted to impeach Trump because they didn’t like him. Rather, Pelosi viewed potential efforts to interfere with the 2020 presidential election as a bridge too far.

“I feel that I am being vindicated,” boasted Rep. Al Green, D-Texas, who has tried multiple times to impeach Trump on the floor. “This is being driven by history now. I don’t think that we have control. I think that events have taken control.”

Pelosi’s announcement buoyed Ocasio-Cortez. When asked if it took too long to launch the impeachment inquest, the New York Democrat replied, “at this point, it doesn’t matter. We’re moving forward with it now.”

Ocasio-Cortez added “that the party is now much more unified” over impeachment since it was no longer a fight between wings of the House Democrats.

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But, not everyone was on board.

When asked if he backed the House’s new posture just minutes after Pelosi’s announcement, Rep. Kurt Schrader of Oregon, one of the most conservative Democrats in the House, replied: “I’m trying to figure that out. I don’t want the country torn apart.”

Rep. Jeff Van Drew of New Jersey, a freshman Democrat, won his seat after former Rep. Frank LoBiondo, a Republican, retired. Trump had carried the district by five points.

Van Drew said he did not “support impeachment,” but he would not call the impeachment movement “a mistake.”

Rep. Mikie Sherrill, D-N.J., also claimed what had been a GOP district in the Garden State for decades. She was one of the freshmen with national security bona fides who wrote the Washington Post op-ed favoring impeachment. President Trump narrowly carried her district in 2016.

Could impeachment put Sherrill in electoral jeopardy?

“You know, it might,” replied Sherrill. “But, we really felt there was a line that had been crossed.”

Sherrill noted that the “Republicans I’ve spoken to in my district have been very supportive.”

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In a twist, Pelosi’s decision to move an impeachment probe could actually boost moderate Democrats including Schrader and Van Drew if they ultimately oppose impeachment. Pelosi’s maneuver would present them with a foil. Conservative Democrats could put distance between themselves, the speaker and progressives such as Green and Ocasio-Cortez. Those conservative Democrats could argue they opposed such an extreme tactic as impeachment – and maybe even vote against articles on the House floor.

This has been the interdimensional chess facing Pelosi in her caucus. Anyone who tells you where this is really going doesn’t truly know. It may, as Cornyn asserted, manifest itself as a “colossal error,” or it may be turn out to be quite an astute move. There are always risks for impeachment, but the first waters Pelosi had to successfully navigate were the dangerous shoals of her own caucus.

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Michelle Pfeiffer was afraid of being fired from movies early in her career

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When Michelle Pfeiffer was starting out in Hollywood, the actress feared she’d get fired from projects.

In an interview with Entertainment Tonight published on Monday, Pfeiffer, 61, explained that she believes her angst, in the beginning, came from “not having a background of formal training.”

“And I think when I started out, a lot of actors were coming out of Juilliard and I was just this young person from Orange County, kind of just getting by on my instincts purely and I think, for the longest time, I felt like it wasn’t really enough and maybe didn’t give me the credibility and maybe because I had to find my technique as I went along,” she continued.

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Added Pfeiffer: “That I didn’t sort of start from a real secure place.”

Pfeiffer has gone on to become an acclaimed star, landing an Oscar nomination for best supporting actress in the 1989 film “Dangerous Liaisons,” as well as best actress nods in 1990’s “The Fabulous Baker Boys” and 1993’s “Love Field.” She also famously starred as Catwoman in “Batman Returns” in 1992.

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Next up, Pfeiffer is set to appear in the upcoming Disney film “Maleficent: Mistress of Evil” alongside Angelina Jolie and Elle Fanning.

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“I had a blast on this, though,” Pfeiffer said of the fantasy adventure sequel. “I’m pretty confident with the villains now. I know where to go for that.”

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Patriots’ Benjamin Watson applauds California bill allowing college athletes to earn money

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New England Patriots tight end Benjamin Watson applauded California Gov. Gavin Newsom for signing a bill allowing college athletes to earn money from endorsements and to hire agents.

Watson told Martha MacCallum Monday on “The Story” the new law is a “step in the right direction,” pointing to the fact the players are adults and that coaches’ salaries can sometimes rival those of the NFL.

“I agree with the governor,” he said. “I believe this is a step in the right direction.”

Watson, a Super Bowl champion in his second stint with New England, said the NCAA is a billion-dollar business and the athletes involved with it should be able to profit off their skills and success.

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“College athletes play sports at a high level. They are adults,” he said.

“And, as an adult, they should be afforded the rights any other adult has, which is to profit off of their notoriety — profit off their ability, whether that be signing autographs or [through] jersey sales.”

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He said California’s law should be a model for other states to follow suit, adding the NCAA itself will benefit from athletes who are able to be paid for endorsements and the like.

However, California’s bill defies NCAA bylaws and likely sets up a legal challenge that could reshape amateur sports in the U.S. The law also bans schools from kicking athletes off the team if they get paid.

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The law, which is set to take effect on Jan. 1, 2023, does not apply to community college and bans athletes from accepting endorsement deals that conflict with their schools’ existing contracts.

NCAA President Mark Emmert has spoken out against the bill. He reportedly told athletic directors last week that giving student-athletes the right to capitalize on their name, image and likeness poses an “existential threat” to athletics and the governing body’s business model.

Fox News’ Ryan Gaydos contributed to this report.

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Joe, Hunter Biden seen golfing with Ukraine gas company exec back in 2014, photo shows

EXCLUSIVE: A photo obtained by Fox News’ “Tucker Carlson Tonight” shows former Vice President Joe Biden and his son Hunter golfing in the Hamptons with Devon Archer, who served on the board of the Ukrainian natural gas company Burisma Holdings with Hunter.

Earlier this month, Joe Biden told Fox News in Iowa that he never discussed his son’s foreign business dealings with him.

“I have never spoken to my son about his overseas business dealings,” Biden said, pointing the finger at President Trump. “I know Trump deserves to be investigated. He is violating every basic norm of a president. You should be asking him why is he on the phone with a foreign leader, trying to intimidate a foreign leader. You should be looking at Trump.”

Hunter Biden told The New Yorker previously that he and his father had spoken “just once” about his work in Ukraine.

A source told Fox News the photo was taken in August 2014. Contemporaneous news reports indicated the vice president was in the Hamptons at the time.

Earlier this month, Trump suggested that despite his claims, Joe Biden seemingly discussed Ukraine matters with his son. The White House has sought to point to possible corruption by the Bidens, amid the House Democrats’ formal impeachment inquiry against the president.

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Devon Archer, far left, with former Vice President Joe Biden and his son Hunter, far right, in 2014.

“And now, he made a lie when he said he never spoke to his son,” Trump said. “Of course you spoke to your son!”

Biden has acknowledged on camera that, when he was vice president, he successfully pressured Ukraine to fire top prosecutor Viktor Shokin, who was investigating Burisma Holdings — where Hunter had a lucrative role on the board despite limited relevant expertise.

The vice president threatened to withhold $1 billion in critical U.S. aid if Shokin was not fired.

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“Well, son of a b—h, he got fired,” Biden joked at a panel two years after leaving office.

Shokin himself had already been widely accused of corruption.

Critics alleged Hunter Biden  might have been selling access to his father, who had pushed Ukraine to increase its natural gas production.

“Impossible to justify $50k/month for Hunter Biden serving on a Ukrainian energy board w zero expertise unless he promised to sell access,” political scientist Ian Bremmer tweeted.

Trump attorney Rudy Giuliani, on Sunday, suggested Shokin was the target of an international smear campaign to discredit his work.

In a combative interview on ABC News’ “This Week” on Sunday, Giuliani presented what he said was an affidavit signed by Shokin that confirmed Hunter Biden was being investigated when Shokin was fired.

“I have an affidavit here that’s been online for six months that nobody bothered to read from the gentleman who was fired, Viktor Shokin, the so-called corrupt prosecutor,” Giuliani said. “The Biden people say that he wasn’t investigating Hunter Biden at the time. He says under oath that he was.” The Shokin affidavit purportedly said the U.S. had pressured him into resigning because he was unwilling to drop the case.

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Later, Giuliani added: “I have another affidavit, this time from another Ukrainian prosecutor who says that the day after Biden strong-armed the president to remove Shokin, they show up in the prosecutor’s office — lawyers for Hunter Biden show up in the prosecutor’s office and they give an apology for dissemination of false information.”

After anchor George Stephanopoulos expressed skepticism, Giuliani fired back: “How about if I — how about if I tell you over the next week four more of these will come out from four other prosecutors? … No, no, no, George, they won’t be [investigated], because they’ve been online for six months, and the Washington press will not accept the fact that Joe Biden might have done something like this.”

Speaking separately to Fox News’ “Sunday Morning Futures,” Giuliani brought up the affidavits and called the situation Clintonesque.

“The pattern is a pattern of pay for play. It includes something very similar to what happened to the Clinton Foundation,” Giuliani said, “which goes to the very core of, what did Obama know and when did he know it?”

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Giuliani referred to a December 2015 New York Times article about Hunter Biden, Burisma and a Ukrainian oligarch, and how the younger Biden’s involvement with the Ukrainian company could undermine then-Vice President Biden’s anti-corruption message.

“The question is,” Giuliani asked, “when Biden and Obama saw that article, about how the son was pulling down money from the most crooked oligarch in Russia, did Obama call Biden in and say, ‘Joe, how could you be doing this?'”

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Justin Bieber and Hailey Baldwin marry (again) in South Carolina ceremony: reports

Justin Bieber and Hailey Baldwin tied the knot for the second time in a ceremony on Monday in South Carolina, according to multiple reports.

The couple, who secretly married at a New York City courthouse in September 2018, wanted a second, more religious ceremony that included friends and family. Per People magazine, the new wedding took place at Montage Palmetto Bluff in Bluffton.

According to the outlet, citing a source, the pair exchanged vows at Somerset Chapel in front of 154 guests. Hailey’s sister, Alaia, and cousin Ireland were bridesmaids, E! News reported.

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The 25-year-old singer and the 22-year-old model had an on-again, off-again relationship for years before reconnecting in June 2018.

They announced their engagement in July 2018.

Bieber wrote on social media, “Was gonna wait a while to say anything but word travels fast, listen plain and simple Hailey I am soooo in love with everything about you!”

“So committed to spending my life getting to know every single part of you loving you patiently and kindLY. I promise to lead our family with honor and integrity letting Jesus through his Holy Spirit guide us in everything we do and every decision we make. My heart is COMPLETELY and FULLY YOURS and I will ALWAYS put you first! You are the love of my life Hailey Baldwin and I wouldn’t want to spend it with anybody else. You make me so much better and we compliment each other so well!! Can’t wait for the best season of life yet!. It’s funny because now with you everything seems to make sense! The thing I am most excited for is that my little brother and sister get to see another healthy stable marriage and look for the same!!! Gods timing really is literally perfect, we got engaged on the seventh day of the seventh month, the number seven is the number of spiritual perfection, it’s true GOOGLE IT! Isn’t that nuts? By the way I didn’t plan that, anyways My goodness does feel good to have our future secured! WERE GONNA BE BETTER AT 70 BABY HERE WE GO! “He who finds a wife finds a good thing and obtains FAVOR from the Lord!” This is the year of favor!!!!” he added.

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For her part, Baldwin tweeted at the time: “Not sure what I did in life to deserve such happiness but I am so utterly grateful to God for giving me such an incredible person to share my life with! No words could ever express my gratitude.”

The couple celebrated their one-year anniversary in mid-September. “1 year being your Mrs,” Baldwin wrote on Instagram Stories, which also featured a photo of them kissing in an elevator.

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Justin Bieber and Hailey Baldwin in Brooklyn last September. (James Devaney/GC Images)

But their relationship is a work in progress. Baldwin said in an interview with Vogue Australia, “Marriage is always going to be hard, and I think good relationships are the relationships that you put the work into”

Before marrying Bieber, Baldwin acknowledged: “I had never lived with someone before. I never had to cohabit with somebody in that way, so I was learning how to share space with someone for the first time. We were trying to bend in each other’s direction and learn what was comfortable.”

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She also conceded that being the focus of fans and paparazzi isn’t easy. They have to deal with “a zillion people who had a zillion opinions.”

“Now it’s easier, because we’ve found a rhythm. We have more fun together, which is what should happen when you spend more time with someone you love,” she mused.

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In 1981, Apple’s Steve Jobs said computers would free us from drudgery

Talk about stepping back in time.

Big Tech is under relentless assault from federal regulators, privacy advocates, its own employees and other critics over a host of issues related to privacy and content.

But back in 1981, when Apple was just a few years old, a bearded 26-year-old Steve Jobs extolled the virtues of the computers and brushed aside concerns about privacy during an interview with Ted Koppel on ABC News’ “Nightline.”

The newscast, which is currently on YouTube, opens with scenes of all the ways that computers were inserting themselves into everyday life — from checking out at the market to depositing checks at the bank to handling credit card transactions. “In some areas, computers have replaced humankind,” the narrator intones.

Under questioning from Koppel, Jobs defends the computer and predicts it will have a major impact on every facet of life.

“This is a 21st-century bicycle that amplifies a certain intellectual ability that man has. After this process has come to maturity, the effects that it’s had on society I think are going to far outstrip those that the petrochemical industry has had,” says Jobs.

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Apple co-founder Steve Jobs is seen above during an interview on ABC News. (ABC News/YouTube)

Koppel counters by saying: “There is a sense, though, that many of us have, how don’t really understand how computers work or what they do for us, that we are getting controlled by the computers. Any danger of that happening?”

“Well, as you know, the product we manufacture, many people see it for the first time, and they don’t even think it’s a computer. It’s about 12 pounds, you can throw it out the window if the relationship isn’t going so well,” Jobs says. “And I think if you look at sort of the process of the technological revolution that we’re all in, it’s a process of taking very centralized things and making them very democratic, if you will — very individualized, making them affordable by individuals for a small collection of tasks, if you will, sort of from the passenger train to the Volkswagen.”

The Apple co-founder — who explains that computer literacy can solve most of the potential problems that Koppel brings up — says personal computers will free a person from the drudgeries of life, allowing more time to work on the conceptual, creative level.

During another part of the short segment, journalist David Burnham notes that the Census Bureau helped locate Japanese-Americans in 1941 to throw them into internment camps and frets that computers could open the door to horrifying new possibilities in the future.

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However, Koppel points out that plenty of previous inventions have had dual purposes.

“Is our society alert enough to understand the power of the computer and to turn it toward the good things?” Burnham responds. “Or are there people and occasions where we use this tool for a bad purpose?”

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Democrats hope Ukraine-based impeachment push is the ‘Cinderella slipper’ that will finally fit, Greg Gutfeld says

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Democrats supporting an impeachment inquiry into President Trump hope the Ukraine-related allegations are the “Cinderella slipper” that fits, according to Greg Gutfeld.

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi reportedly told her caucus the phone call between Trump and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky in July is a simpler device to use to explain their actions to the American people, Gutfeld said Monday on “The Five.”

“Nancy Pelosi said why this phone call was important — it was because it was a simpler, clearer way to impeach Trump so that the public would understand it,” he said, seemingly referencing a report by The New York Times.

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“This has all been like a Cinderella slipper,” he said. “They’ve been searching for that one shoe that’s going to fit and they went through a warehouse of shoes before they got to this one. But if they don’t get this one, they’ll just find another.”

Earlier on “The Five,” the “Greg Gutfeld Show” host compared Democrats’ insistence on finding an impeachment narrative that sticks to a DJ trying to find the perfect remix.

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“They keep remixing the same horrible song hoping that it will be a hit,” he said.

“If you want to get rid of this guy because of his personality, just realize this is going to come back and haunt you because you’re going to have half of America that is going to go after your guy or girl.”

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Earlier Monday, the chairmen of three House committees subpoenaed Trump personal attorney Rudy Giuliani on Monday for key documents related to the Ukraine controversy as part of their formal impeachment inquiry against the president.

“Pursuant to the House of Representatives’ impeachment inquiry, we are hereby transmitting a subpoena that compels you to produce the documents set forth in the accompanying schedule by Oct.15,” Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff, Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman Eliot Engel and Oversight Committee Chairman Elijah Cummings wrote.

Giuliani, the former New York City mayor, played a key role in seeking information from Ukrainian officials on former Vice President Joe Biden’s dealings with the country, along with those of his son Hunter.

Fox News’ Brooke Singman contributed to this report.

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