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Eagles cornerback Avonte Maddox stretchered out after hard hit from teammate in fourth quarter

Philadelphia Eagles cornerback Avonte Maddox had to be stretchered out of Lambeau Field Thursday night after he took a brutal hit from teammate Andrew Sendejo late in the fourth quarter.

Maddox was covering Green Bay Packers receiver Robert Tonyan who caught a pass from quarterback Aaron Rogers. Sendejo tried to tackle him but got Maddox instead, Deadspin reported.

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Philadelphia Eagles cornerback Avonte Maddox lies injured on the field during the second half of the team’s NFL football game against the Green Bay Packers on Thursday, Sept. 26, 2019, in Green Bay, Wis. Philadelphia won 34-27. (AP Photo/Jeffrey Phelps)

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Maddox laid on the ground for a while but appeared alert when he was carried out.

“Avonte Maddox has movement in all extremities. For precautionary reasons he has been sent to the hospital for further evaluation,” the Eagles posted on Twitter just after midnight.

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Green Bay Packers running back Jamaal Williams also had to be stretchered out after an illegal hit to the head in the first quarter, according to Deadspin.

The Eagles won 34-27.

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Ukrainian official appears to cast doubt on quid pro quo claim

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An unnamed Ukrainian official said that Kiev was not made aware that the U.S. suspended security funds until a month after President Trump‘s call with his counterpart, Volodymyr Zelensky, which calls into question the whistleblower’s account and Democrats’ arguments that there was a quid pro quo for the aid.

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The official told the New York Times that Zelensky’s government was unaware about the aid issue up until a month after Trump’s July 25 phone call where he discussed Joe Biden and his son Hunter.

The whistleblower complaint—citing U.S. officials—claimed that officials in Kiev were aware that the military aid could be in jeopardy in early August, but the whistleblower admitted to not knowing “how or when they learned of it.”

Republicans may seize on the apparent timeline inconsistencies and claim that if a quid pro quo was in place for the roughly $391 million in frozen aid, Ukrainian officials would know about it.

Zelensky said earlier this week that he never felt pressured by Trump to investigate the Bidens. Trump insisted that he wanted to make sure the country was weeding out corruption before providing the funds.

Democrats insist that Trump was wrong to bring up a political opponent to a foreign leader, and even if he didn’t explicitly make a demand, the innuendo was there. Democrats also took issue with the complaint’s claim that Trump employed his personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani in the matter.

The whistleblower’s complaint named Giuliani and claimed diplomats were upset about by his role in pushing Kiev to open an investigation into the Bidens.

According to the whistleblower complaint, by mid-May, U.S. diplomat Kurt Volker sought to “contain the damage” from Giuliani’s outreach to Ukraine.

But a July 19 text message conversation from Volker to Giuliani, provided to Fox News on Thursday, showed that Volker had in fact encouraged Giuliani to reach out to Ukraine — even sending Giuliani a message reading, “connecting you here with Andrey Yermak, who is very close to President Zelensky.”

Joseph Maguire, acting director of national intelligence, said Thursday that, “My only knowledge of what Mr. Giuliani does—I have to be honest with you—I get from the TV or the news media. I’m not aware of what he does for the president.”

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi,  D-Calif., has started an official inquiry into whether the House should pursue impeachment proceedings, but Democrats have refused to hold a roll call vote to authorize the effort.

“Impeaching a President means nullifying the results of a presidential election, which is the core act of American democratic legitimacy,” The Wall Street Journal’s editorial page wrote on Friday. “If Democrats are going to do this, they have an obligation to stand up and be counted in a way that the public can examine.”

Trump noted that the whistleblower had no first-hand knowledge of alleged abuse.

“Who’s the person that gave the whistleblower the information? Because that’s close to a spy,” Trump said. “You know what we used to do in the old days, when we were smart, right? The spies and treason? We used to handle it a little differently than we do now.”

The Los Angeles Times obtained and released a recording of the president’s comments.

The Trump administration reportedly began placing transcripts of Trump’s calls with several foreign leaders in a highly classified repository after leakers publicly divulged the contents of Trump’s private calls with the leaders of Mexico and Australia in 2017.

The complaint stated that Trump made a “specific request that the Ukrainian leader locate and turn over servers used by the Democratic National Committee (DNC) and examined by the U.S. cybersecurity firm CrowdStrike” — a request that does not appear in the declassified transcript of the call released by the Trump administration on Tuesday. Trump mentioned CrowdStrike, but did not demand the server.

Additionally, the complaint said Trump “suggested that Mr. Zelensky might want to keep” his current prosecutor general, a claim not supported by the transcript.

CBS News reported late Thursday that the whistleblower complaint further inaccurately claimed that a State Department official was on the call with Zelensky.

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The memo was not a “verbatim transcript” but was based on “notes and recollections” of those memorializing the call.

Stephanie Grisham, the White House press secretary, said, “Nothing has changed with the release of this complaint.” The president “has nothing to hide.”

The Associated Press contributed to this report

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Rudy Giuliani blasts ‘bitter’ Romney over response to Trump-Ukraine case

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Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani slammed Sen. Mitt Romney, R-Utah, for what he called a weak response to the Ukraine phone call whistleblower’s complaint against President Trump.

Giuliani said Thursday on “The Ingraham Angle” that Romney — the 2012 Republican presidential nominee — is still upset he lost his election, while Trump won his own White House bid — as he rejected the former Massachusetts’ governor’s reaction to the Ukraine news.

On Sunday, Romney tweeted, “If the President asked or pressured Ukraine’s president to investigate his political rival, either directly or through his personal attorney, it would be troubling in the extreme. Critical for the facts to come out.”

MITT ROMNEY CALLS FOR ‘FACTS TO COME OUT’ AFTER UKRAINE SCANDAL

Giuliani dismissed Romney’s concern.

“I don’t know, maybe he is as confused about this as he was when [CNN debate moderator] Candy Crowley contradicted him and his campaign fell apart,” Giuliani said.

At a 2012 debate with then-President Barack Obama in Hempstead, N.Y., Romney questioned whether Obama had called the Benghazi attack an “act of terror” rather than “spontaneous” violence that grew out of a protest against an anti-Islam video. Crowley then intervened: “He did in fact, sir … call it an act of terror.”

However, after the debate, Crowley conceded that Mitt Romney was “right” on the broader point — that the administration for days insisted it was a spontaneous act.

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“He was right in the main. I just think he picked the wrong word,” she said at the time.

On “The Ingraham Angle,” Giuliani continued in his reaction to Romney’s tweet.

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“I wouldn’t count on him. And he’s bitter about Donald Trump.”

“Look, Mitt, Trump did what you couldn’t do. Trump has an ability to relate to people — you don’t,” he said.

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Stephon Clark shooting: No civil rights charges, officers will return to active-duty in Sacramento

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Two Sacramento police officers who fatally shot an unarmed black man last March will not face federal civil rights charges and will be returned to active duty after an internal investigation conducted by the department cleared them of any wrongdoing, officials said Thursday.

CALIFORNIA OFFICERS WHO KILLED STEPHON CLARK WON’T FACE CHARGES, STATE AG SAYS

U.S. Attorney McGregor Scott and the FBI announced Thursday that a federal review of the 2018 shooting of 22-year-old Stephon Clark found “insufficient evidence” to pursue civil rights charges against Officers Terrance Mercadal and Jared Robinet. Mercadal is also black. Robinet is white.

The probe did not prove beyond a reasonable doubt that either officer “acted willfully, with the purpose of using objectively unreasonable force,” Scott’s office told The Sacramento Bee.

The announcement came minutes before the Sacramento Police Department also said an internal investigation found no policy or training violations in Mercadal and Robinet’s actions leading up to Clark’s death. The two will be returned to active duty. Both were placed on desk duty after the shooting.

“This incident has been thoroughly investigated by law enforcement agencies at the local, state and federal levels,” Sacramento Police Chief Daniel Hahn said in a statement. “Every one of these independent examinations has reached the same finding – the use of deadly force in this case was lawful.

“Although no policy violations occurred in this incident or in the events leading up to it, we are committed to implementing strategies that may prevent similar tragedies in the future,” Hahn said.

Clark was shot seven times in his grandparent’s backyard in Sacramento’s Meadowview neighborhood in March 2018 after he ran from officers. The two officers were pursuing Clark after receiving calls about a man breaking car windows and an elderly neighbor’s sliding glass door in the area.

Authorities said the officers believed Clark was advancing toward them with a gun in hand.  The object was later determined to be a cell phone. His death sparked a year’s worth of protests as civil rights groups claimed that race played a role in the shooting.

The California attorney general’s office announced in March around the one year anniversary of Clark’s death that it concluded its own investigation and declined to issue state criminal charges against the two officers. Attorney General Xavier Becerra said then evidence showed the officers had reason to believe their lives were in danger.

The city of Sacramento agreed in June to a tentative $20 million settlement in a lawsuit filed on behalf of Clark’s minor sons, parents and grandparents, The Bee reported.

Clark’s brother, Stevante Clark, posted on Facebook Thursday that he was in a meeting with federal and local authorities. “These people have failed when it comes to #Accountability,” he wrote.

“My job as my brother’s keeper is to keep fighting for accountability and justice. My job is to make sure nothing like this happens ever again in our city,” Stevante Clark told reporters after the police department announced it cleared the officers of wrongdoing.

“We don’t want killer cops on our streets, we’re not going to have killer cops on our streets,” Clark continued. “Sacramento police should know the difference between a gun and a cell phone and my brother should be with us today.”

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Sacramento’s Mayor Darrell Steinberg issued a statement: “This incident has been investigated at every level and each agency came to the same conclusion. Those conclusions, however, will never change the fact that this was a tragedy and the Clark family lost a loved one.

“As a city and as a police department, we have made many important changes. We changed our foot pursuit policy, our body worn camera policy and will continue to make the changes necessary to make our city safer for our community and our officers.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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Calls to cancel New York Times subscriptions emerge over report identifying Trump whistleblower

Calls to cancel subscriptions to the New York Times reached fever pitch on Thursday night following outrage over the newspaper’s decision to identify the Trump whistleblower as a CIA official.

In an article published earlier Thursday, the Times revealed that the whistleblower at the center of a political showdown in Washington is a male CIA officer who had previously been detailed to the White House.

The “exclusive details” were revealed in a report based on corroborated accounts of three unnamed sources, not the whistleblower himself.

The whistleblower filed a formal nine-page complaint accusing the White House of covering up a July phone call between President Trump and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, in which Trump asked the foreign leader to investigate former Vice President Joe Biden’s son, Hunter Biden.

The Times’ identification claims to be the most publicly known information about the whistleblower. The paper’s decision was largely rebuked online, even becoming the number one trending topic with the hashtag #CancelNYT.

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“Y’all really doxxed the whistleblower? If anything happens to him/her, it’s on you, #CancelNYT,” tweeted one person.

“Our country’s heroes are worth far more than clicks and views. Doxxing the whistleblower endangers the individual’s life, which is especially heinous considering the whistleblower went through proper government channels. The NYT protects Trump sources better than this. #CancelNYT,” wrote Dr. Eugene Gu.

In addition to canceling subscriptions, others even called for the firing of Times’ executive editor Dean Baquet.

“Dean Baquet should absolutely lose his job over this. Quickly. The damage to the whistleblower’s safety is already done, but @nytimes must condemn this decision to protect future sources & whistleblowers. This cannot be left as an acceptable precedent. #CancelNYT,” Twitter user @KristinMinkDC wrote.

Baquet responded to the criticism in an article published Thursday night saying the Times decided to publish “limited information” about the whistleblower to give him credibility against Trump’s claims that the unidentified person was a “political hack job.”

“The president and some of his supporters have attacked the credibility of the whistle-blower, who has presented information that has touched off a landmark impeachment proceeding,” Baquet said. “We wanted to provide information to readers that allows them to make their own judgments about whether or not he is credible.”

REPUBLICANS WANT WHISTLEBLOWER’S SOURCES, AS INCONSISTENCIES IN COMPLAINT EMERGE

Critics online appeared unfazed by those who defended the paper, such as Times contributing writer Wajahat Ali, who called on the public to “reconsider” their decision to cancel their subscriptions.

“It employs fantastic journalists & breaks important stories. It’s also under direct assault from Trump & his supporters,” he tweeted. “I write for them but I also publicly disagree w/ some decisions, like today’s. Yet, the good far outweighs the bad.”

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Many online expressed that they had enough with the Old Gray Lady, which had caught backlash for a string of editorial gaffes including a report last week on sexual assault allegations against Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh.

The supposed bombshell piece failed to mention that the alleged victim refused to be interviewed and did not recall the purported sexual assault.

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Ingraham: Democrats want to ‘punish’ Trump and Americans who voted for him

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Laura Ingraham called out Democrats Thursday for their continued pursuit of impeaching President Trump and accused them of making their focus “punishment” and payback over his election.

“With the election of Trump, the anger simmering beneath the surface bubbled over and became the driver of almost everything the Democrats did and said,” Ingraham said on “The Ingraham Angle.”

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Ingraham said she believes the Mueller report and Russia investigation were created to “punish” Trump and the American people who voted for him by the Democratic Party.

“That entire crooked fiasco was born out of an almost insane desire to punish Trump for winning and then believe it or not to punish you, the American people for electing a man who vowed to drain the swamp,” Ingraham said.

The host argued that Democrats and unhappy that Americans are happy and prospering under Trump.

“The happier you are more infuriated they are,” Ingraham said. “And now, this fury and anger has brought us all to the brink of impeachment. Because the Democrat impulse, again, to punish their enemies has only gotten stronger over time.

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Ingraham argued compared Democrats desire to “punish” to cancer and warned that Democrats in the capitol need to comprehend how America works.

“Washington has got to learn once and for all. They work for us, not the other way around,” Ingraham pointed out.

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Ingraham: Democrats want to ‘punish’ Trump and Americans who voted for him

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Laura Ingraham called out Democrats Thursday for their continued pursuit of impeaching President Trump and accused them of making their focus “punishment” and payback over his election.

“With the election of Trump, the anger simmering beneath the surface bubbled over and became the driver of almost everything the Democrats did and said,” Ingraham said on “The Ingraham Angle.”

TRUMP TURNS TABLES ON BIDEN AMID IMPEACHMENT PUSH, CLAIMS DEMS THREATENED UKRAINE

Ingraham said she believes the Mueller report and Russia investigation were created to “punish” Trump and the American people who voted for him by the Democratic Party.

“That entire crooked fiasco was born out of an almost insane desire to punish Trump for winning and then believe it or not to punish you, the American people for electing a man who vowed to drain the swamp,” Ingraham said.

The host argued that Democrats and unhappy that Americans are happy and prospering under Trump.

“The happier you are more infuriated they are,” Ingraham said. “And now, this fury and anger has brought us all to the brink of impeachment. Because the Democrat impulse, again, to punish their enemies has only gotten stronger over time.

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Ingraham argued compared Democrats desire to “punish” to cancer and warned that Democrats in the capitol need to comprehend how America works.

“Washington has got to learn once and for all. They work for us, not the other way around,” Ingraham pointed out.

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Indiana elementary school reverses ‘zero dating policy’ after parents express concerns

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An Indiana elementary school reversed a fifth-grade “zero dating policy” Thursday after some parents expressed concern over the school regulating their children’s relationships.

Earlier in the week, Riverside Elementary School in Jeffersonville, Ind., sent a letter home that said, “At this age, children are dating and breaking up within days of each other,” according to Fox 59 in Indianapolis. “This leads to many broken hearts, which carry over into the classroom.”

The letter stated that the students had until Wednesday to “make sure that relationships have ended” and asked parents to sign the letter and return it with their child to the school.

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Parent Briana Bower posted the letter on her Facebook page.

“The school has no right to pressure my child & put a DEADLINE on when he ‘has to’ end his relationship,” she wrote in the post. “That’s MY child & I will not enforce this new rule of theirs. As long as he’s not holding her hand or whatever at school it’s none of their business who he calls his girlfriend.”

She said her 10-year-old son has a girlfriend who is his best friend and they spend time together after school.

“No, they’re not romantic together, they’re too young. However, they talk every day,” she told Fox 59.

In their clarification, the school said a group of fifth-grade teachers wrote the letter with the intention of protecting students’ feelings, encouraging developmentally appropriate relationships and avoiding distractions during class time.

“In retrospect, the phrases, ‘zero dating policy’ and the request to take Tuesday and Wednesday to ‘end’ relationships misrepresented the intentions of the teachers,” the school said, according to WDRB. “While the team of teachers were trying to protect students, the wording is what caused alarm.”

The school said the letter had not been reviewed by the principal or district officials.

Bower wrote on Facebook that she has never had a problem with the school before.

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“I just think boundaries were crossed with telling my child he had to end his relationship by a certain date without addressing anything with me first,” she wrote.

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Des Moines Register reporter out for old racist tweets after digging up tweets of Iowan philanthropist

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The Des Moines Register announced Thursday that the reporter who found years-old offensive tweets by a local man who raised $1 million for charity is no longer with the paper.

The paper’s executive editor Carol Hunter published an op-ed on Thursday night and informed readers that Aaron Calvin, the journalist behind the controversial profile about 24-year-old Carson King, is “no longer with the Register.”

Social media found past offensive tweets on his own Twitter account after the story was published. Before locking his Twitter account, Calvin issued an apology for his own tweets.”Hey just wanted to say that I have deleted previous tweets that have been inappropriate or insensitive. I apologize for not holding myself to the same standards as the Register holds others.”

Hunter wrote that Register employees “must review and agree to a company-wide social media policy that includes a statement that employees ‘do not post comments that include discriminatory remarks, harassment, threats of violence or similar content.'”

“We took appropriate action because there is nothing more important in journalism than having readers’ trust,” she wrote.

Hunter, who previously released a statement on Tuesday night in response to the outcry the piece received, further explained the rationale that went behind the decision of including information about the tweets King made when he was 16 years old.

“Our initial stories drew so much interest that we decided to write a profile of King, to help readers understand the young man behind the handmade sign and the outpouring of donations to the children’s hospital. The Register had no intention to disparage or otherwise cast a negative light on King,” Hunter wrote. “In doing backgrounding for such a story, reporters talk to family, friends, colleagues or professors. We check court and arrest records as well as other pertinent public records, including social media activity. The process helps us to understand the whole person.”

“As journalists, we have the obligation to look into matters completely, to aid the public in understanding the people we write about and in some cases to whom money is donated.”

The editor then addressed the disputed timeline regarding the Register’s reporting on King’s tweets and Busch Light’s decision to sever ties with King. Hunter went on to claim that the news coverage surrounding the tweets had nothing to do with the beer company’s pullout.

“As it turned out, our decision-making process [of including the tweets in the profile] was preempted when King held his evening news conference to discuss his tweets and when Busch Light’s parent company announced it would sever its future ties with King,” Hunter continued. “King told us later that Busch Light representatives had called him early Tuesday afternoon to say the company was severing any future relationship. Neither the Register nor King had notified the company about the tweets. Busch Light made its decision independently of any news coverage on the tweets.”

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Hunter’s op-ed drew even further outrage for not including an apology to King. Others called for the firing of the editors behind the piece.

King became a TV sensation last weekend after he held up a sign at a football game asking people to donate money to him. He requested that they donate the funds through Venmo so he could buy his “supply” of Busch Light.

He went on to raise more than $1 million and donated the money to the University of Iowa’s Stead Children’s Hospital. Busch Light and Venmo pledged to match King’s fundraising efforts.

The profile, however, included a “routine background check” of King’s social media history, which included two racist jokes that dated back to 2012 when King was a 16-year-old high school student, “one comparing black mothers to gorillas and another making light of black people killed in the Holocaust.”

King was asked about the tweets and immediately expressed remorse.

“That’s not something that I’m proud of at all,” King told the Register on Tuesday.

He appeared on local TV stations to apologize and said, “I am embarrassed and stunned to reflect on what I thought was funny when I was 16 years old.”

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Despite the uproar the Register created for including those tweets, King defended the paper and its reporter.

“The Des Moines Register has been nothing but kind in all of their coverage, and I appreciate the reporter pointing out the post to me,” King tweeted. “I want everyone to understand that this was my decision to publicly address the posts and apologize. I believe that is the right thing to do.”

In a statement to Fox News, King expressed that he didn’t want “any of this negativity to hinder with the amazing work everyone has done for the hospital.”

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Mark Levin blasted what he called a “rogue CIA agent’s” whistleblower complaint against President Trump over his phone call with Ukrainian leader Volodymyr Zelensky.

Levin said the complaint should be taken lighter than it is, claiming Thursday on “Hannity” that no individual with first-hand knowledge of the call’s contents filed the same inquiry.

“A CIA agent who is a policy guy for Ukraine can’t write something like this,” he said.

Levin, a constitutional law attorney by trade, claimed the complaint appeared to be written by someone with legal experience rather than a member of the intelligence community.

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“I want to know who this [person] spoke to,” he said. “He knew nothing… Isn’t it funny — not a single one of the people with firsthand knowledge [of the call] filed a whistleblower complaint?”

Levin then turned to the hearing on the matter chaired by Rep. Adam Schiff, D-Calif., demanding the Burbank lawmaker release his own past phone records.

“Mr. Schiff, why don’t you release 90 days of your phone calls, 90 days of your texts,” he said.

In addition, he called on Senate Republicans — in a chamber where they hold the majority — to act in a way he called similar to Schiff and Democrats like Reps. Elijah Cummings, D-Md., and Jerry Nadler, D-N.Y., and issue subpoenas on the matter.

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“Where the hell are the Republican chairmen in the Senate — why aren’t they issuing subpoenas — issue your 100 subpoenas, go after their bank accounts, go after their friends,” he said.

“If they don’t go for it, hold them in contempt.”

He also demanded investigations into Sens. Patrick Leahy, D-Vt., Richard Durbin, D-Ill, and Robert Menendez, D-N.J. for reportedly insisting the Ukrainian government not close probes seen as critical to the Russia investigation.

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“You have another one, Chris Murphy from Connecticut, who insisted the Ukrainian government not investigate Biden,” he added.

At a press conference in New York on Wednesday, Trump specifically called attention to a little-discussed CNN report from May, which described how Menendez, Durbin and Leahy pushed Ukraine’s top prosecutor not to close four investigations perceived as critical to then-Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia probe — and, by Democrats’ current logic, seemingly implied that their support for U.S. aid to Ukraine was at stake.

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“The Democrats have done what they’re accusing me of doing,” Trump said.

Senator Chris Murphy literally threatened the president of Ukraine that if he doesn’t do things right, they won’t have Democrat support in Congress,” Trump added.

That was a reference to the Connecticut Democrat’s comments at a bipartisan meeting in Kiev earlier this month, when Murphy called U.S. aid the “most important asset” of Ukraine — then issued a warning.

Fox News’ Gregg Re contributed to this report.

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