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Andy Biggs: De Blasio, Swalwell making ‘outrageous’ claims about Trump; it’s unclear why they’re running in 2020

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It’s unclear why New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio and Rep. Eric Swalwell, D-Calif., are running for president in 2020, according to Rep. Andy Biggs, R-Ariz.

De Blasio and Swalwell are polling very low in the Democratic primary field and are pressing for President Trump’s impeachment, Biggs said Friday on “Hannity.”

“These people are running — who knows why they are running,” the lawmaker said.

“They’re going to be in the debates, but good grief — you are talking about people who are just making the most outrageous claims on hypothetical statements for impeachment,” he continued.

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“It’s absurd, it’s ludicrous. And actually, frankly, in Swalwell’s case, it’s actually funny.”

De Blasio said in a recent interview Congress that should start the impeachment process in earnest.

“They should begin impeachment proceedings. We can no longer accept the notion of a president who openly invites interference in our election,” de Blasio said, reacting to remarks Trump made in his interview this week with ABC’s George Stephanopoulos.

Hannity” guest host Jason Chaffetz noted Swalwell has made similar calls for an “impeachment inquiry.”

Biggs said such instances show Democrats have no policy platform beside holding anti-Trump feelings.

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“I look at the Democrats and say, they don’t have policy prescriptions,” he said. “They don’t want to bring the budget under control. They want to yell about the president needing to be impeached.”

Chaffetz added he believed de Blasio would be better served working to improve conditions in the Big Apple.

“The city is a mess,” he said.

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Ed Henry and ‘Outnumbered’ break down 2020 Democratic presidential field

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Fox News chief national correspondent Ed Henry broke down the format for the 2020 Democratic presidential debates Friday and said Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., is the biggest beneficiary of the new setup.

“Elizabeth Warren, the headline here is night one — she has the stage almost to herself with a bunch of other second, third-tier folks,” Henry said on “Outnumbered.”

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“To be fair to them, maybe one of them or more of them will have a big night. But Elizabeth Warren’s been rising in the polls because she’s got all these plans that the left loves … and she has a chance to become like a second front runner,” he continued.

Henry said Warren should be able to capitalize on the larger audience, and won’t have to compete with some of the other big-name candidates to steal the spotlight.

“Night one is when you’re going to have millions of people tuning in. There will still be a lot on night two, but no Joe Biden,” Henry said. “She has the stage to herself almost, to really stand out. Maybe she’ll fail. Maybe she won’t rise to the occasion. I think it’s a big, big opportunity for her.”

The first group of 10 candidates will debate June 26 in Miami and include: Warren, Sen. Cory Booker, former Rep. Beto O’Rourke, Sen. Amy Klobuchar, former Rep. John Delaney, Rep. Tulsi Gabbard, former housing secretary Julian Castro, Rep.Tim Ryan, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio and Washington state Gov. Jay Inslee.

The second group of 10 will debate the following day on June 27 and include: Sen. Kamala Harris, former Vice President Joe Biden, South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete Buttigieg, Sen. Bernie Sanders, Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, Sen. Michael Bennet, author Marion Williamson, Rep. Eric Swalwell, Andrew Yang and former Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper. The candidates’ position on the stage has yet to be decided.

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Fox News contributor Lisa Boothe said it’s unlikely the candidates were grouped together at random and claimed it could be geared toward ratings. She also said Buttigieg and Harris could make gains in the polls if they play their cards right.

“Night 2 you’ve got Biden, Sanders, Kamala Harris and Pete Buttigieg, and we’re supposed to believe this is random? Most of these committees, you put your thumb on the scale a little bit. They’re going to want ratings,” Boothe said.

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“They’re going to want people to tune in. I also think if you’re someone like Pete Buttigieg or a Kamala Harris — you want to be on the stage with Biden. That’s the stage where it’s at. He’s the frontrunner right now. Although his lead has been slipping in Iowa. But that’s where you want to be and if you’re someone like Pete Buttigieg, this is a moment to capitalize on for these lesser-known candidates with lesser-known name ID — this is your moment.”

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NY State Dem Chair: Trump ‘dirt’ comments ‘whole different scenario’ than Clinton campaign using Steele dossier

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President Trump potentially viewing opposition research information from foreign governments is very different than Hillary Clinton utilizing the Christopher Steele dossier, according to a Democratic Party official.

The dossier was the result of the Clinton campaign hiring an American opposition research firm and not of direct contact with Russian sources, New York State Democratic Party chairman Jay Jacobs claimed Thursday on “Tucker Carlson Tonight.”

“There’s a difference between the Steele dossier and how it came about and what happened here in this circumstance or in this hypothetical,” Jacobs said, referring to comments the president made to ABC News’ George Stephanopoulos.

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Trump told Stephanopoulos he would be willing to listen to foreign governments if they approached him with information on a political rival. The president added he would not necessarily contact the FBI if such an approach was made.

Jacobs alluded to the fact Fusion GPS was initially hired by the Washington Free Beacon, telling host Tucker Carlson, “the difference simply is that this was an opposition research project that frankly was started by a conservative media outlet to begin with.”

“It was then handed over to the Democrats. An American outlet, Fusion GPS, started by a Wall Street Journal reporter… who had this effort on to look at Republican candidates. Steele was engaged by them,” the party official said.

Carlson pushed back, noting Steele was himself a foreign intelligence officer, albeit retired.

“He was a career British intelligence officer,” Carlson said.

“Steele said the information in the dossier… came from Russia. The Hillary Clinton campaign and the DNC used information from Russians, from Russian intel sources, from the Russian government, to attack Trump.”

Jacobs responded, reiterating Clinton’s team did not deal directly with Russian actors in the Steele situation.

“It’s not about finding out the information. It’s who approached who,” Jacobs claimed.

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“The Hillary campaign went to an opposition research firm. They happened to engage Steele – a whole different scenario here between Russian intelligence officers coming in and contacting the Trump campaign.

“You had a hostile adversary approach a campaign and you have a president saying he doesn’t have to go to the FBI – that’s wrong.”

Republicans have pressed for answers on the Clinton campaign and DNC’s role in the creation of the Steele dossier.

Fox News’ Gregg Re contributed to this report.

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Cory Booker’s ‘Spartacus moment,’ Elizabeth Warren’s beer video among 2020 Dems’ ‘head-scratchers’

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Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., cracking a beer, and Sen. Cory Booker, D-N.J., comparing himself to Spartacus were just two of the moments “The Five” recounted as some of the biggest “head-scratchers” of the 2020 campaign so far.

“The Democrats are taking their head-scratching campaign moments to a whole new level,” co-host Jesse Watters claimed, pointing to a viral post Warren filmed several months ago.

In December, Warren posted a video to social media showing her enjoying a beer and asking if her husband, Bruce Mann, wanted to join her.

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“I’m here in my kitchen… I thought maybe we’d just take some questions and I’d see what I can do,” Warren said.

“Do you want a beer?” she asked Mann, who entered the room off-camera. “No, I’ll pass on a beer for now,” he responded.

Co-host Katie Pavlich remarked it seemed Warren, “looks like she hasn’t drank a beer before.”

“The Five’s” next clip showed former Vice President Joe Biden claiming the Obama administration was scandal-free.

“You know what I was most proud of? For eight years, there wasn’t one single hint of a scandal,” Biden told a recent campaign audience.

Watters claimed Biden “conveniently forgot” his time in the White House, adding, “will the media fact-check it? I doubt it.”

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But, the “Watters World” host then moved on, saying few will forget Sen. Cory Booker’s “Spartacus moment.”

“This is the closest I will probably have in my life to an ‘I am Spartacus’ moment,” Booker said during the Senate confirmation hearing for Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh.

Booker was ridiculed after threatening to defy the Senate rules and release what he thought were confidential documents concerning Kavanaugh’s past.

Fox News’ Lukas Mikelionis and Gregg Re contributed to this report.

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Julián Castro Town Hall with Fox News – live blog

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Former Housing and Urban Development Secretary and San Antonio Mayor Julián Castro is joining Fox News’ Bret Baier and Martha MacCallum as part of a town hall event in Phoenix, Ariz.

Follow along with tonight’s event on the live blog below. Mobile users click here.

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Doug Schoen: Why the Democrats’ debate rules are all wrong for American voters

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In just two weeks time, the first set of 2020 Democratic Primary Presidential debates will begin.

If we take a simple average of the scheduled time for the two-night primetime programs on NBC, each candidate will only have about 10 minutes to communicate their ideas and debate their opponents.

Indeed, the DNC set a strict limit of 20 candidates with 65,000 donors or at least 1 percent in three polls. With a scheduled debate time of two hours, and factoring in introductions, closing statements, and commercial breaks, there is hardly enough time for candidates to engage in a high-quality issue-based debate about issues Americans are concerned about.

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Further, in the second round of debates, candidates will have to secure donations from at least 130,000 individuals from 20 states and register at least two percent in four state or national polls. And so far, only four candidates have reached the 130,000 market.

The DNC has to be extraordinarily cautious about shunning candidates, not only because of the embarrassing advantages they gave to Hillary Clinton but also because there are so many candidates.

The Democratic National Committee’s continued efforts to sanction the number of participants at its debates undermines the Democrats’ values of inclusion and an “open and transparent” process that DNC Chairman Tom Perez has described.

The requirements of 65,000 donors or at least 1 percent in three polls would not ordinarily be a difficult hurdle for any statewide or well-entrenched politician.

Yet at the moment, candidates like Steve Bullock, the Governor of Montana who announced his candidacy in May, will not be on the debate stage.

Despite polling at 1 percent in a Washington Post/ABC News poll, the DNC announced last Thursday that Bullock will not be in the debates.

“This means the DNC is singling out the only Democrat who won a Trump state,” Bullock noted, pushing against potential support from Republican supporters and viewers. His campaign called the rules “obscure.”

Bullock was occupied presiding over by his state’s Republican-majority legislative session that occurs every two years, and expanded Medicaid and passed an infrastructure bill — two of which are efforts that the Democrats have heavily foregrounded.

The Democratic National Committee’s continued efforts to sanction the number of participants at its debates undermines the Democrats’ values of inclusion and an “open and transparent” process that DNC Chairman Tom Perez has described.

Sure, grassroots outreach and fundraising networks are crucial for a committed base, but what is more important is the ability to reach the most viewers and people as possible.

Challenges to swell the number of donors make the competition to reach such numbers competitive, insignificant, and principally unrelated to what’s important for the Democratic Party: to develop that strong narrative needed to defeat President Trump in 2020 and to focus on what voters care about.

Take, for example, Democratic nominee Andrew Yang, who has rallied support for Universal Basic Income. Yang said, “As soon as the criteria were announced [in February], we looked at it and said ‘OK, we’re going to get through that number-of-individual donors threshold as fast as possible.” His campaign quickly pulled in $1.8 million with 80 percent of it from small-dollar donors, but many from single dollar donations through its “Give $1 to Put Humanity First in 2020” campaign. While staggering, such means summoned by the DNC’s requirements does little to find common ground amongst the Democratic candidates and Party.

Similarly, super PAC Act Now On Climate supporting Washington Gov. Jay Inslee dumped $411,000 on Facebook ads to drive small donor support, only to stop the ads after announcing that his campaign had reached 50,000 donors in early May. The PAC’s Twitter account comparably replied directly to over 62,000 Tweets about climate change and encouraging support to elect Inslee, halting replies on May 24 — the day he secured a spot on the June debate stage.

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A presidential debate stage is often the only way to increase the knowledge of voters nationwide, allowing access to differing ideas from opponents outside of their desired candidate.

Drawing arbitrary numbers at several critical and early stages will only hurt the democratic process, and harm the ability for moderate candidates to deliver their message when the eventual nominee will compete against President Donald Trump next November.

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Bernie Sanders to make his case for Democratic socialism in major speech

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Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt.,  is expected to make a speech on Wednesday touting his idea of Democratic socialism, a system promising Medicare-for-all, free public college and a $15-per-hour minimum wage, all of which have caused Republicans to dismiss him as too far to the left.

Sanders is expected to defend these ideals as the “unfinished business” necessary to restore America to Franklin Roosevelt’s New Deal era if he’s elected president in 2020.

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“Over 80 years ago, Franklin Delano Roosevelt helped create a government that made huge progress in protecting the needs of working families,” Sanders, 77, is expected to say, according to an excerpt from his remarks. “Today in the second decade of the 21st century, we must take up the unfinished business of the New Deal and carry it to completion. This is the unfinished business of the Democratic Party and the vision we must accomplish.”

Sanders’ campaign platform will largely hinge on the promise to address the growing wealth inequality and guarantee economic rights that he feels all American’s are entitled to. In January, Sanders proposed a plan that would impose higher estate taxes starting at $3.5 million with a 77 percent rate on billionaire estates.

“We must take the next step forward and guarantee every man, woman and child in our country basic economic rights – the right to quality health care, the right to as much education as one needs to succeed in our society, the right to a decent job, the right to affordable housing, the right to a secure retirement and the right to live in a clean environment,” Sanders said. “We must recognize that in the 21st century, in the wealthiest country in the history of the world, economic rights are human rights.”

The Republican National Committee, in a statement, called him a “self-avowed socialist who wants to double your taxes so the government can take over your health care.”

Sanders, a pioneer for a Medicare-for-all system, believes all Americans should have access to affordable health care through the government.

His remarks are not entirely new, and will largely echo ideas used in his bid for the Democratic nomination in 2018, when he lost to Hillary Clinton, but the political landscape has changed dramatically since that time. In a field of 24 Democratic candidates, Sanders is not the only one touting ideals farther to the left, and he is hopeful it will attract the attention of younger voters.

The 2020 hopeful, who is trailing top Democratic contender, former Vice President Joe Biden by more than 15 points, according to a poll by Real Clear Politics, is expected to slam President Trump in his speech, combating the common criticisms of his Democratic socialist plan.

“They may hate Democratic socialism because it benefits working people,” Sanders said referring to both Republicans and Trump, “but they absolutely love corporate socialism that enriches Trump and other billionaires.”

Sanders and his wife made more than $1 million annually in 2016 and 2017 and paid a 26 percent effective tax on $561,293 in income, according to his recently released tax returns. Sanders donated $10,600 to charity in 2016 and $36,300 in 2017, and $19,000 in 2018, drawing criticism from opponents who view him as hypocritical.

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“Overnight, Wall Street became big-government socialists and begged for the largest federal bailout in American history — over $1 trillion from the Treasury and even more from the Fed,” Sanders said, referring to the stock market slump in 2008 that led to an economic crisis and massive job losses. 

“But it’s not just Wall Street which loves socialism — when it works for them. It is the norm across the entire corporate world.”

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Doug Collins criticizes Democrats for flip-flopping on Russia threat

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House Judiciary Committee ranking member Doug Collins mocked congressional Democrats on “Fox & Friends” Tuesday for continuing to breathe life into the Rober Mueller Russia investigation in an effort to impeach President Trump.

“It’s like watching late-night reruns on the cable channels where you’ve seen all the shows. You know what they’re going to say, you laugh at the jokes before they ever get there,” he said.

“The problem was we just ended up seeing someone yesterday who’s trying to re-create his career for 45 years, saying: ‘I was part of a corrupt organization. I testified and now I’m going to say everything is worse than what I did.’ That’s how he’s made a living for 45 years.”

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House Democrats held a hearing on Capitol Hill Monday and called Watergate whistleblower and CNN contributor John Dean as a witness. Collins questioned the validity of such a hearing and implied Democrats were acting hypocritically.

“Just a few years ago it was brought up and one of our [Republcan] candidates talked about Russia being a threat and the former President, Mr. Obama said … that the 80s are asking for their foreign policy back. Well guess what, this committee is now hearing from the 70s and they want their star witness back,” Collins told the committee.

Collins told Fox News he believes Democrats are trying to tie Trump to Nixon in an effort to expedite impeachment proceedings against the Commander-in-Chief.

“Why are [Democrats] bringing in someone, except for star value — let’s be very honest. What they wanted there is they wanted the word Nixon and impeachment because they were trying to tie that word to the president,” he told “Fox & Friends” host Brian Kilmeade.

“They cannot find any other way to tie the president to anything else except innuendo and off candid remarks, they want impeachment, they let their base think they are doing something.

Collins also said House Democrats are desperately trying to appease their base after promising to work tirelessly to remove Trump from office

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“They promised their base that the Mueller report would take this president down. They couldn’t run against the president who has the best economy who has actually worked on trade deals and raised our standing in the world and who has done things they promised they would do. They can’t run on that,” he said.

“They are trying to help the ones running for president, and what we are finding out they will take little bits an pieces and what about this. My question to our committee, the Mueller report had unlimited resources, grand jury, subpoena options, everything that we don’t have. How is our committee who can’t seem to get through a hearing yesterday without looking like a total joke, how are they going to investigate better than Mueller who was fully funded and after a specific reason, we won’t be able to do that, they are trying to tar the president.” c

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Lisa Boothe: Beto O’Rourke ‘facing big obstacles’ in 2020 Dem primary

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Former Rep. Beto O’Rourke, D-Texas, and New York Mayor Bill de Blasio face “big obstacles” as they seek to clinch the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination.

Lisa Boothe made the claim Monday on “Tucker Carlson Tonight,” after watching a clip of O’Rourke reacting to polls showing him garnering two percent support among Iowa Democrats, while de Blasio was listed at zero percent.

“I don’t know that this many months out from the caucuses in Iowa, that these polls really indicate what our prospects are,” O’Rourke told ABC News anchor George Stephanopoulos.

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“Not only does he seem delusional, but he’s back-tracked in his campaign,” Boothe claimed. “But, it’s not as bad as Bill de Blasio who is registering at zero right now in Iowa. So, both are facing big obstacles ahead of them.”

Host Tucker Carlson added he thought de Blasio would be able to garner some figure of support in Iowa, more than a thousand miles from the mayor’s home.

“The idea was the farther you get from New York City, the less people know about what a disaster he is, so the more likely they are to support him,” Carlson claimed.

The poll Boothe cited was conducted by the Des Moines Register and released Saturday, surveying likely Democratic caucus-goers in Iowa.

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It showed Joe Biden in the lead, but with softer support than last December, and a virtual tie for second place among Sens. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt. and Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass. and South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete Buttigieg.

Biden garnered 24 percent of those polled, Sanders got 16 percent, Warren held 15 percent and Buttigieg received 14 percent. Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif. trailed with 7 percent, O’Rourke and Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., got 2 percent each and the other candidates barely registered.

Fox News’ Brie Stimson contributed to this report.

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Sen Graham: House Dems trying to ‘destroy’ Trump presidency

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House Democrats are looking to “destroy” the Trump presidency with a continued effort to revive the Mueller report, according to Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C.

“There is nothing going on in the House about protecting the 2020 election, they are trying to nullify the 2016 election. Mueller has spoken, he found no 
collusion between the Trump campaign and the Russians after two years, 25 million dollars, 19 lawyers and 40 FBI agents,” Graham told “The Story with Martha MacCallum” Monday.

“He decided not to bring any charges regarding the obstruction of justice because there is no crime here. The bottom line is what the House is doing is politically motivated, trying to destroy the Trump presidency.”

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Dean, the former White House counsel to Richard Nixon, testified before the House Judiciary Committee Monday saying that he sees “remarkable parallels” between Watergate and the findings of Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s report.

Graham assured MacCallum that the Senate was done with the Mueller report.

“I can assure you that we are done with the Mueller investigation in the Senate. They can talk to John Dean until the cows come home, we are not doing anything in the Senate regarding the Mueller report,” Graham said.

The senator also said that Attorney General William Bar and U.S. Attorney John Durham are focusing on the origins of the Russia investigation, trying to get answers to some important questions.

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“Nobody from the FBI, no one ever told candidate Trump that ‘we think some people working for you may be working with the Russians.’ Why did they not tell Trump what they told the Democratic Party?” Graham said.

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The Justice Department revealed Monday it is investigating the activities of several “non-governmental organizations and individuals” and that it was looking into the involvement of “foreign intelligence services.”

Fox News’ Gregg Re and Alex Pappas contributed to this report.

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