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Rep. Swalwell: White House showed ‘consciousness of guilt’ with its handling of Ukraine call transcript

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Rep. Eric Swalwell, D-Calif., said Friday the White House’s handling of the telephone call with the president of Ukraine showed “a consciousness of guilt” from President Trump and a “misuse of the system.”

“It’s a national nightmare that we’re in the midst of,” the member of the House Intelligence Committee told “America’s Newsroom.” “We have presidential extortion, essentially, and an ongoing cover-up.”

Swalwell alleged that the “cover-up” involved the White House storing the transcript of Trump’s phone call with the Ukrainian president on a “top secret covert action system” that is not usually used for such materials.

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Furthermore, he said that the computer system cannot be used for “political reasons” or to protect anyone, only for the “most sensitive secrets”

“That system is not to be used in that way. It’s not designed to protect the president from any dealings or extorting behavior or acts he takes. It’s to hold America’s secrets, and if people are putting those transcripts in there at the president’s direction or to protect the president, that’s a misuse of the system.”

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The House of Representatives moved forward on an impeachment inquiry this week, though they have not held a formal vote on the matter. Democrats accuse President Trump of abusing his office by requesting that Ukraine investigate his potential 2020 election rival, former Vice President Joe Biden.

Trump’s July conversation with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky triggered a whistleblower complaint that touched off a political tempest in Washington, D.C. The complaint was released publicly on Thursday, alleging Trump used the “power of his office to solicit interference” from Ukraine in the 2020 election — and that White House officials subsequently tried to “lock down” records of that phone call.

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Earlier on Friday, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., said that Attorney General William Barr has “gone rogue,” alleging there was an attempted “cover-up” of the whistleblower complaint.

“He’s gone rogue,” Pelosi said on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” after host Joe Scarborough asked if she was concerned that the country’s institutions could fail due to Barr’s behavior.

“I think where they are going is the cover-up of the cover-up, and that’s very really sad for them. To have a Justice Department go so rogue, they have been for a while, and now it just makes matters worse,” said Pelosi, faulting Barr for instructing the director of national intelligence to bring the whistleblower complaint to the White House.

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Anna and Josh Duggar celebrate 11th anniversary, acknowledge ‘shadows of sorrow’ throughout troubled marriage

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Anna Duggar marked the 11th anniversary of her marriage to Josh Duggar on social media Thursday.

The former “19 Kids and Counting” star took to Instagram to share an image of her wedding day in 2008, along with a celebratory note about her relationship.

“11 years ago, before God, our family and friends we said, ‘I do!’ — and my how the past 11 years have flown by!” she wrote. “The joys we’ve experienced together have far surpassed the shadows of sorrow we’ve walked through. Through it all, God’s kindness and grace has sustained us.”

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The couple’s marriage was rocked when Josh admitted in May 2015 to wrongdoing after being accused of sexually assaulting his four female siblings and an additional female victim when he was a minor.

“Twelve years ago, as a young teenager I acted inexcusably for which I am extremely sorry and deeply regret. I hurt others, including my family and close friends. I confessed this to my parents who took several steps to help me address the situation,” Josh wrote on Facebook at the time.

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Months later, Josh admitted to infidelity when he was exposed in a data breach along with several other users of the affair-facilitation website, AshleyMadison.com. However, the couple’s marriage survived the scandal and they are currently expecting their sixth child together.

Anna hinted at other difficult times in their marriage in her anniversary post, such as the miscarriage she revealed to “Today” in 2010.

“I am thankful for the 7 children He has given us together (5 here/1 in heaven/1 due in Nov)!” she wrote.

She concluded her message saying: “I love you so much Joshua and look forward to growing old together! (Gotta admit though…being young together is pretty fun too!)”

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The couple share children Mackynzie, Meredith, Mason, Michael and Marcus.

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Winnipeg Jets’ Mark Letestu raises eyebrows as he devours condiment on bench

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Winnipeg Jets forward Mark Letestu had fans scratching their heads and wondering if he forgot the hot dog Thursday night when he sat on the bench consuming condiments during a preseason game against the Edmonton Oilers.

Letestu, 34, was seen sucking down mustard straight out of a small packet during the third period.

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While the moment may have been weird to some, there is apparently some science behind the idea of eating mustard for athletes. According to Live About, mustard can help reduce cramping for runners.

“The reason for this mustard madness comes down to race day cramping. Many runners especially long-distance obstacle racers and mud runners have a greater chance of experiencing muscle cramps on race day,” an article from Live About read.

“If the temperatures are hot, cramps can be a major factor. Cramps can be caused by dehydration or for many by acetylcholine, which is an excitatory neurotransmitter at neuromuscular junctions in skeletal muscle or simply put, it’s important to your muscles. Acetylcholine is a chemical compound made up of acetic acid and choline, mustard contains acetic acid.”

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TMZ Sports also dug up a tweet from Detroit Lions running back Kerryon Johnson who was spotted downing a bottle of mustard during a high school football game in 2014.

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Meanwhile, Letestu is entering his 11th NHL season. He played two games for the Columbus Blue Jackets last season.

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Pelosi says Attorney General Barr ‘has gone rogue,’ alleges a ‘cover-up of the cover-up’

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House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., said Friday that Attorney General William Barr has “gone rogue” and alleged there was an attempted “cover-up” of the whistleblower complaint, which has led to an impeachment inquiry of President Trump.

“He’s gone rogue,” Pelosi said on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” after host Joe Scarborough asked if she was concerned that the country’s institutions could fail due to Barr’s behavior.

“I think where they are going is the cover-up of the cover-up, and that’s very really sad for them. To have a Justice Department go so rogue, they have been for a while, and now it just makes matters worse,” said Pelosi, faulting Barr for instructing the director of national intelligence to bring the whistleblower complaint to the White House.

TRUMP DEMANDS SCHIFF RESIGN OVER ‘PARODY’ READING OF UKRAINE CALL

Pelosi said acting Director of National Intelligence Joseph Maguire “broke the law” by not immediately turning over the whistleblower complaint to Congress. She called Maguire a man of “great reputation” and said she “felt sorry for him” because he was placed in an “unprecedented situation.”

House Democrats are moving full speed ahead with the impeachment inquiry announced earlier this week, with reports indicating lawmakers could file articles of impeachment before year’s end.

The impeachment push comes after the public release of both the whistleblower’s complaint and a transcript of the July call between Trump and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, in which Trump requested that Ukraine investigate the Biden family.

The whistleblower complaint alleges that Trump used the “power of his office to solicit interference” from Ukraine in the 2020 election — and that White House officials subsequently tried to “lock down” records of that phone call. Democrats have accused Trump of an implied quid pro quo, using U.S. military aid as leverage. The White House has vigorously denied that the aid was linked to Trump’s request for the investigation.

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Maguire was grilled by Democrats in a tense hearing Thursday, facing repeated questions from House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff, D-Calif., on why he initially withheld a copy of the complaint from lawmakers.

That standoff was technically resolved when the complaint was declassified and released to the public in advance of the hearing. But Maguire was still pressed for answers from Democratic committee members on why his office did not hand over the complaint at first.

Maguire insisted he is “not partisan” and “not political,” reminding the panel that he served under eight presidents and has taken the oath of office 11 times.

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Democrats hammered Maguire for bringing the whistleblower complaint to the Justice Department and the White House, since the president was the subject of the complaint and Barr was mentioned by Trump during the controversial phone call.

Maguire said he believed his response was “prudent.”

“I believe everything in this matter is totally unprecedented,” he said.

Fox News’ Brooke Singman contributed to this report.

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House rebukes Trump on border wall, but he plans veto

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The Democratic-controlled House is making a second attempt to overturn President Donald Trump’s use of emergency powers to raid military base projects such as schools and target ranges to pay for his long-promised border fence.

The 236-174 vote sent the legislation to Trump, who is sure to veto it just as he killed a similar measure in March.

The Senate passed the measure last week with about a dozen veteran Republican lawmakers rebuking Trump.

Friday’s vote was different because it followed the recent release by the administration of a list of 127 military construction projects totaling $3.6 billion that will be canceled to pay for the border wall, including numerous projects in GOP districts and states.

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Snoop Dogg’s 10-day-old grandson has died: ‘His energy will live on’

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Snoop Dogg‘s newborn grandson has died at 10 days old.

The rapper’s son, Corde Broadus, shared the tragic news on Instagram.

“Kai Love 9/15/19 – 9/25/19,” he wrote. “My son Kai brought so much love and positivity into this world. His energy will live on and these 10 days of love will always be special to us. Let’s all cherish life and those we love while we are here. Thank you.”

According to E!, Broadus shared a video of Kai getting a kiss from his sibling in the hospital. He also shared a photo of a dry erase board outside of a hospital room that had his son’s name and the words “love” and “light.”

The outlet reported Broadus wrote in the comments that Kai sadly “died in my arms.” He also wrote: “Life is beautiful when you view it for what it is.”

Broadus previously welcomed a son, Zion, in 2015 and a daughter, Elleven, in 2018.

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DOJ learned of Trump-Ukraine call from CIA official, days before complaint was turned over

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The Justice Department first learned about the controversial call between President Trump and the Ukrainian president in mid-August after being informed by a top CIA official of internal concerns, Fox News has confirmed.

During a “regularly scheduled” and “routine” phone call on Aug. 14, CIA General Counsel Courtney Simmons Elwood notified John Demers, the top official in the Justice Department’s National Security Division, of the issue, a source familiar with the sequence of events told Fox News.

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According to the source, Demers contacted Elwood the next day for more information and then went to the White House to read the transcribed notes from Trump’s July 25 phone call with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky. Demers then shared the information with other top Justice Department officials and discussed next steps.

According to the source, Attorney General Bill Barr was not involved in the conversations or informed on the matter at that point. It is unclear when Barr was briefed on the matter, but at least one senior Justice Department official was made aware of the call and concerns surrounding it that day.

The official whistleblower complaint regarding that call had already been transmitted to the intelligence community inspector general at that point. The IG has reported receiving that information on Aug. 12.

But the DOJ apparently learned of the concerns days before the complaint was formally turned over by the IG. The inspector general relayed the complaint to Acting Director of National Intelligence Joseph Maguire on Aug. 26, who then referred the matter to the Justice Department for review of executive privilege in the contents of the phone call.

Maguire testified on his handling of the matter on Thursday before the House Intelligence Committee, defending his actions and citing the “unprecedented” nature of the matter.

The timeline of when the Justice Department first learned of the call was first reported by CNN on Thursday. The names of the officials involved in those initial discussions were not known until now.

The phone call is now at the heart of Democrats’ formal impeachment inquiry into the president, announced by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi this week.

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The White House released an unclassified version of the transcript of the phone call on Wednesday. The memo, which does not reflect a “verbatim transcript” but is based on notes and recollections of those memorializing the call, shows Trump congratulating Zelensky on his election victory before Trump eventually gets to the subject of the Bidens, seeking an investigation of some kind.

Trump first asked Zelensky to do a “favor” and “find out what happened” with the hacking of the Democratic National Committee server in 2016. He referenced CrowdStrike, a cyber firm used by the DNC to investigate the attacks.

Then, Trump went on to seek assistance in investigating the Bidens.

“The other thing, there’s a lot of talk about Biden’s son, that [Joe] Biden stopped the prosecution and a lot of people want to find out about that so whatever you can do with the Attorney General would be great,” Trump said. “Biden went around bragging that he stopped the prosecution so if you can look into it…It sounds horrible to me.”

This refers to Joe Biden, while vice president, urging Ukraine to fire its top prosecutor, Viktor Shokrin, who was investigating the natural gas firm Burisma Holdings, where Hunter Biden was on the board. Biden allies maintain that corruption concerns prompted his intervention.

The whistleblower’s complaint, which was declassified by the Trump administration and released by the House Intelligence Committee on Thursday, alleged that Trump pressured Zelensky to investigate the Bidens, and claimed that Trump was soliciting foreign assistance to intervene in the 2020 presidential election.  The whistleblower acknowledged in the complaint, though, that this was based on second-hand information.

While the transcript shows Trump pressing Ukraine to “look into” the Bidens, Trump allies note that it does not show the U.S. president explicitly linking that request to U.S. aid—which had been frozen days earlier. Biden is vying for the Democratic presidential nomination.

On the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly in New York City on Wednesday, Trump met with Zelensky, who was asked by reporters about whether he felt pressured by Trump on the phone call this summer.

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“I think you read everything. I’m sorry but I don’t want to be involved in democratic elections of the U.S.A.,” Zelensky said. “We had a good phone call. It was normal, we spoke about many things.”

He added: “Nobody pushed me.”

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Bill Bennett: Nothing in the Ukraine call transcript is an impeachable offense

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Fox News contributor Bill Bennett said Friday that there was no impeachable offense evident in President Trump’s phone call with the president of Ukraine.

“He was having a perfectly sensible conversation with the president of Ukraine,” the former secretary of education and host of Fox Nation’s “Wise Guys” told “Fox & Friends.”

Bennett was asked for reaction to comments by Sen. Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., blasting Trump for downplaying his actions, and vowing that Trump “will choke on this supposed nothing-burger.”

“What this shows is repeated, concerted, premeditated, criminal conduct,” Blumenthal argued.

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The House of Representatives moved forward on impeachment inquiry this week, though they have not held a formal vote on the matter. Democrats accuse President Trump of abusing his office by requesting that Ukraine investigate his potential 2020 election rival, former Vice President Joe Biden.

“What this shows, I think, is the kind of anger and even hatred of this president by his political opponents,” Bennett said.

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“It’s blinded them to the degree that they think they can make something out of nothing and there’s nothing here in this transcript that is impeachable.”

Trump’s July conversation with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky triggered a whistleblower complaint that touched off a political tempest in Washington, D.C. The complaint was released publicly Thursday, alleging Trump used the “power of his office to solicit interference” from Ukraine in the 2020 election — and that White House officials subsequently tried to “lock down” records of that phone call.

Some Democrats allege Trump implicitly sought a quid pro quo – by trying to trade U.S. military aid for dirt on Biden – but the White House has vigorously denied it.

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Dish customers lose FOX, FS1 amid carriage dispute as NFL, MLB seasons heat up

Dish subscribers will miss critical sporting events as the satellite and streaming service blacked out FOX amid a carriage dispute.

FOX-owned cable channels FS1, FS2, Big Ten Network, Fox Soccer Plus and Fox Deportes are also dark for Dish customers. FOX launched a website dedicated to informing viewers on the blackout that impacts 17 markets across 23 states plus Washington D.C.

“DISH is at it again, choosing to drop leading programming as a negotiating tactic regardless of the impact on its own customers. DISH elected to drop FOX networks in an effort to coerce us to agree to outrageous demands. While we regret this is DISH’s preferred approach to negotiating, we remind our loyal viewers that the FOX services are widely available through every other major television provider,” FOX wrote on the site.

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Dish issued a press release outlining its side of the story and urging FOX to focus on “reaching a fair deal.”

The blackout comes at an unfortunate time for viewers, as FOX heads into a weekend filled with marquee college football games, pivotal Major League Baseball games and Week 4 of the NFL season.

FOX’s Week 4 NFL games include the Washington Redskins at New York Giants, Carolina Panthers and Houston Texans, Kansas City Chiefs at Detroit Lions and Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Los Angeles Rams.

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NFL MVP Patrick Mahomes’ Kansas City Chiefs visit the Detroit Lions Sunday on FOX. (AP Photo/Ed Zurga)

Customers will continue to miss major live sporting events if the blackout continues past the weekend, as a doubleheader of Major League Baseball playoff games is scheduled for Oct. 4 on a FS1.

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FS1 and FOX will continue to carry MLB playoff games for the duration of the month, ending with exclusive coverage of the World Series.

The Rams visit the Seattle Seahawks on FOX’s “Thursday Night Football” and WWE’s highly anticipated “Friday Night SmackDown” also debuts on FOX next week.

In addition to the live events, Dish customers will miss hit shows such as “The Masked Singer,” “Fox News Sunday,” “Empire,” “9-1-1,” “The Simpsons” and “The Resident.”

Neither Fox News Channel nor Fox Business Network is impacted by the blackout.

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Dem delegation traveling to Ukraine amid controversy over Trump phone call

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A congressional delegation will travel to Ukraine this week to meet with military leaders amid the controversy over President Trump’s July phone call with the Ukrainian president — though they say the trip, planned before the details of that call were known, was originally meant to address other issues.

Rep. John Garamendi, D-Calif, said on Fox Business Network Thursday that the trip mostly concerns the European Reassurance Initiative, which invests billions supporting European allies — mostly in Eastern Europe — in response to the Russian incursion into Ukraine. Garamendi is the chairman of the House Armed Services Committee’s subcommittee on readiness.

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“In the intervening time we have the president pulling $770 million out of that program, and these are critical infrastructure so that our troops can actually engage if ever necessary in Eastern Europe, and of course we were going to do the Ukraine thing looking at the military support that we’re giving,” he said.

He said that trip was planned four months ago, but noted that it has now become “all tied up in this impeachment issue.”

He was referring to the controversy surrounding the newly revealed phone call between Trump and President Volodymyr Zelensky in July. The transcript of the call was released this week after a whistleblower complaint alleging that Trump pressured Zelensky to investigate former Vice President Joe Biden and his son, Hunter.

The allegation has escalated Democratic calls for Trump’s impeachment, with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., announcing a formal inquiry this week. Democrats allege that the call indicates a quid pro quo, with Trump holding military spending in return for an investigation into a political opponent. The transcript, though, does not show Trump explicitly linking the two. The money was eventually delivered.

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On CNN Friday morning, Garamendi said the delegation is hoping to meet with political leaders in Kiev, including the defense minister, but said that “given all of the disruption it remains to be seen exactly how that goes.”

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“The question there is Ukraine is a critical ally. Ukraine has been invaded by Russia. What does all of this mean to Ukraine, how can we make sure that they get the assistance that they need to continue to push back against Russia and ultimately be successful and push Russia out of Ukraine?” he said.

However, Garamendi also said that he believed a quid pro quo was relayed, and didn’t rule out speaking to officials about the Biden matter. He has previously said he intends to “hold discussions on this matter and inquire about the conversations [Trump attorney] Rudy Giuliani and President Trump have had with Ukrainian leadership.” However, he said the delegation has to be “very very careful” about the subject on the trip to the country.

“Once again things are rapidly evolving here [and] what the Ukrainian government will do and how it will respond to what has got to be a major political issue for them back in Kiev remains to be seen,” he said on CNN. “And so we’re going to be treading very carefully on the political side of this.”

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