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Alan Dershowitz: Some Democrats channeling Soviet minister’s ‘Show me the man, I’ll show you the crime’ maxim

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Some Democrats pursuing the impeachment of President Trump are trying their hardest to pin an impeachable crime on the commander in chief, according to law professor Alan Dershowitz.

In an interview airing Sunday at 8 p.m. ET, Dershowitz tells Mark Levin on “Life, Liberty & Levin” that Trump’s phone call with Ukraine does not rise to the level of bribery as defined in common law.

“[I]t can’t operate when you’re the president of the United States and you’re conditioning or withholding money in order to make sure that a country isn’t corrupt and you’re asking them to investigate [something],” he said.

“That just doesn’t fit any definition of bribery — common law definition of bribery, statutory definition of bribery — however you define the constitutional word ‘bribery.’ It just doesn’t fit,” he said.

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Dershowitz claimed some Democrats appear to be trying to find a crime to accuse Trump of, rather than going through the impeachment process after evidence of a specific high crime has been established.

He recalled the mantra of a former Soviet Union official who would customarily dismiss any presumption of innocence against the accused.

“What they’re trying to do is what the KGB under Lavrentiy Beria said to Stalin, the dictator — I’m not comparing our country to the Soviet Union — I just want to make sure it never becomes anything like that,” he said.

Beria, once the Soviet deputy premier and interior minister, famously would reassure Stalin, “Show me the man and I’ll find you the crime.”

“And that’s what some of the Democrats are doing,” Dershowitz claimed. “They have Trump in their sights. They want to figure out a way of impeaching him and they’re searching for a crime.”

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Dershowitz said Democrats settled on the charge of bribery after previous allegations either did not stick or rise to the level of an impeachable offense.

“First, they came up with abuse of power — not a crime — it’s not in the Constitution. So now they’re saying ‘bribery,’ but they’re making it up,” he said. “There is no case for bribery based on, even if all the allegations against the president were to be proved, which they haven’t been.”

Dershowitz said that former Treasury Secretary Alexander Hamilton also famously warned against impeaching a president for partisan ends.

“Alexander Hamilton said in Federalist Paper Number 65: The greatest danger would be if impeachment turned on the number of people each party had,” he said.

Impeaching Trump, Dershowitz said, would be a “complete abuse” of the Founding Fathers’ intentions.

For that reason, Dershowitz said he opposed former President Bill Clinton’s impeachment just as he does that of Trump. Clinton’s affair with intern Monica Lewinsky and the ensuing perjury charge did not amount to a “high crime,” the professor claimed.

“What Bill Clinton committed was a low crime, a crime to protect his personal life,” he said, adding that, at the time, Rep. Jerrold Nadler, D-N.Y. — who is helping lead the Trump impeachment proceedings — made the exact case in defense of the 42nd president.

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Mark Levin: ‘Precious’ to watch ‘radical’, anti-Constitutional professors claim to know about impeachment

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Constitutional law attorney and radio host Mark Levin panned Wednesday’s House Judiciary Committee impeachment hearing as a display of four academic witnesses “who witnessed nothing.”

Levin, host of Fox News Channel’s “Life, Liberty & Levin,” said on “The Mark Levin Show” on Westwood One that three of the witnesses were “progressive,” “left-wing” scholars who by definition, he claimed, are opposed to the classic Constitutional order heralded by America’s Founding Fathers.

“Three of the witnesses, who have been consistently hostile to President Trump are progressives — left-wing progressives,” he said. “If you are a radical progressive … you don’t even believe in the Constitution to begin with.”

“The progressives are at war with our Constitutional order. They are at war with our Declaration of Independence and the principles that undergird it. They reject them. They’ve rejected them since the late 1800s. Woodrow Wilson, Franklin Roosevelt, Barack Obama, and so many others.”

He claimed three of the professors called to testify — Noah Feldman, Pamela Karlan and Michael Gerhardt — are the type of scholar who, if nominated to the federal bench, would become “radical activists — like [Supreme Court Justice] Ruth Bader Ginsburg, if you will.”

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“The purpose of progressivism is to get around Constitutionalism,” he said, adding that impeachment, by definition, is a Constitutionally prescribed action.

“So, it is precious indeed to watch these radical progressive law professors — three of them — tell us what the Framers intended when they read [former President James] Madison’s notes or the Federalist Papers,” Levin said.

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He claimed that people like three of the four professors do not want to interpret the Constitution under the auspices of the law, but instead use it as a “tool to advance their ideology.”

In regard to President Trump’s prospective impeachment under the Constitution, he said that has amounted to the mantra of “the ends justify the means.”

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“Academia is one of the last safe harbors for the Soviet, Maoist, Leninist left — where they are tenured,” he claimed.

Of the fourth academic witness, George Washington University Law Professor Jonathan Turley, called by Republicans — though a liberal who said he voted against Trump in 2016 — Levin said he did a “terrific job.”

But, he lamented the fact Turley made a point to reiterate that he did not support Trump when giving his testimony.

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Rep. Ken Buck lists past presidents’ ‘abuses of power’ Trump critics should consider impeachable

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Rep. Ken Buck, R-Colo, criticized Democrats and proponents of impeaching President Trump Wednesday, claiming their overbroad definition of an impeachable offense and “abuse of power” would have decimated the ranks of the presidency if applied in the past.

Buck, a member of the House Judiciary Committee, invoked his preceding questioner on the panel, Rep. Ted Deutch, D-Fla., who had claimed Trump abused the power of the presidency.

Deutch claimed Trump’s alleged abuse amounted to attempting to “use that power to cheat in our elections.”

“He abused the power that we trusted him with for personal and political gain,” Deutch claimed. “The founders worried about just this type of abuse of power.”

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In response, Buck turned to George Washington University Law Professor Jonathan Turley and recited a litany of examples of alleged “abuse of power” by Trump’s predecessors.

“Congressman Deutch just informed us the FDR put ‘country first’,” he said. “Franklin Delano Roosevelt, when he was president, directed the IRS to conduct audits of his political enemies, namely Sen. Huey Long, William Randolph Hearst and [former Rep.] Hamilton Fish, [and] Father [Charles] Coughlin.”

Turley responded that those acts would likely “be subsumed” into the broad definition of impeachable conduct others had set.

The professor offered similar answers to Buck’s other examples, including a claim that former President Lyndon Johnson wiretapped Sen. Barry Goldwater’s campaign plane during the 1964 presidential election and enlisted a CIA spy to infiltrate Goldwater’s camp.

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“John F. Kennedy directed his brother, Robert Kennedy, to deport one of his mistresses as an East German spy,” Buck added, before claiming that former President Barack Obama committed similar abuses of power by declaring the U.S. Senate to be in “recess” so he could make appointments to the National Labor Relations Board — an action which the Supreme Court later unanimously ruled to be unconstitutional.

Buck also claimed Obama abused his power in his handling of the aftermath of the 2012 Benghazi attack that left four Americans dead, including then-Ambassador J. Christopher Stevens.

The congressman also noted that former President Abraham Lincoln had sent federal troops to Frederick, Md., to arrest pro-Confederate Maryland legislators while they sat in a session at the Washington suburb.

Buck said the Lincoln administration didn’t want Maryland to secede from the Union, as Washington D.C. would have been surrounded by the Confederacy. Those actions came after a Union regiment from Massachusetts was attacked by Confederate sympathizers while passing near Baltimore during a southward march.

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Matt Gaetz grills impeachment witnesses over Democratic donations, slams professor’s dig at Barron Trump

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House Judiciary Committee member Rep. Matt Gaetz, R-Fla., grilled three of the four impeachment panel witnesses for their past support for Democratic candidates, including Hillary Clinton, and admonished one for making a joke at the expense of the teenage son of President Trump.

Gaetz began his allotted five minutes of question time by responding to the previous questioner, House Democratic Caucus Chair Hakeem S. Jeffries, D-N.Y., who noted that Americans had elected a Democrat majority in the House to serve as a check on Trump.

“The will of the American people also elected Donald Trump to be president of the United States in the 2016 election, and there’s one party that can’t seem to get over it,” Gaetz said, adding that unlike Jeffries’ caucus, Republicans haven’t focused all of their resources on attempting to remove the top official in the opposing party, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif.

“Frankly, we’d love to govern with you,” he added.

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Turning to the professors, he asked UNC-Chapel Hill Professor Michael Gerhardt to confirm that he donated to President Barack Obama.

“My family did, yes,” Gerhardt responded.

Shifting his attention to Harvard Law Professor Noah Feldman, Gaetz noted the educator has written several articles that portray Trump in a negative light.

Mar-a-Lago ad belongs in impeachment file,” Gaetz said, repeating the title of an April 2017 piece Feldman wrote for Bloomberg Opinion.

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Gaetz further pressed Feldman, asking him: “Do you believe you’re outside of the political mainstream on the question of impeachment?”

Responding to Gaetz, Feldman said impeachment is warranted whenever a president abuses their power for personal gain or when they “corrupt the democratic process.” The professor added he was an “impeachment skeptic” until the July 25 call between Trump and Ukrainian leader Volodymyr Zelensky.

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After the exchange, Gaetz turned to Stanford Law Professor Pamela Karlan and challenged her on reported four-figure donations to Clinton, Obama and Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass.

“Why so much more for Hillary than the other two?” he added, smiling.

The Florida lawmaker went on to criticize Karlan for a remark she made while answering an earlier question by Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee, D-Texas.

Karlan had told Jackson Lee that there is a difference between what Trump can do as president and the powers of a medieval king.

“The Constitution says there can be no titles of nobility, so while the president can name his son ‘Barron’, he can’t make him a baron.”

Gaetz fumed at the remark, saying it does not lend “credibility” to her argument.

“When you invoke the president’s son’s name here, when you try to make a little joke out of referencing Barron Trump… it makes you look mean, it makes you look like you are attacking someone’s family: the minor child of the president of the United States.”

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Devin Nunes on his lawsuit against CNN: Report is the ‘absolute definition of fake news’

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Rep. Devin Nunes, R-Calif., discussed his $435 million defamation lawsuit against CNN in an interview Tuesday on “Hannity.

Nunes, the top Republican on the House Intelligence Committee, told host Sean Hannity a story the network recently published reporting that he met with Ukrainian prosecutor Viktor Shokin last year in Vienna in order to dig up “dirt” on former Vice President Joe Biden and his son Hunter Biden was “demonstrably false”

Shokin was the prosecutor Biden mentioned in a now-famous clip, in which he recalled threatening to withhold $1 billion in loan guarantees if then-Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko did not fire him:

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“‘I’m leaving in six hours. If the prosecutor is not fired, you’re not getting the money.’ Well, son of a b-tch, he got fired,” Biden said on the tape.

On “Hannity,” Nunes said he has been to Vienna but that he was not there in 2018, contrary to the story by CNN reporter Vicky Ward.

The congressman showed pictures of himself visiting Benghazi, Libya, and the island nation of Malta during that time.

“When they said I was in Vienna, I was in Benghazi,” he said, adding he was meeting with Libyan military officer General Khalifa Belqasim Haftar, leader of the Libyan National Army.

The visit to Malta, Nunes claimed, was for a “repatriation ceremony” after the remains of a soldier were found in the Mediterranean Sea.

“I was not meeting with Ukrainians in Vienna in December 2018 … They shouldn’t be listening to somebody who’s been indicted. It’s really really bad on their part. It’s reckless,” he added, referring to CNN’s source for the story, Lev Parnas, a man recently indicted by the U.S. government and charged with multiple federal crimes.

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The CNN story said Parnas’ attorney told them his client was willing to tell Congress about Nunes’ travels. The lawsuit includes a tweet sent by MSNBC justice and security analyst Matthew Miller, who publicly questioned Parnas’ credibility.

“This is [the] absolute definition of fake news,” Nunes said. “We need to go to a jury trial and let a jury decide whether or not what’s been done here is appropriate.”

He accused the Atlanta-based news network of having an “ax to grind” with him over his politics, claiming its reporters have been “chasing [him] around in the Capitol … always with smears, always with lies, always with fake news.”

Nunes added he has held to a personal “rule” governing CNN reporters: “Until you retract [the story], I’m not acknowledging any question that you give me in this lifetime or the next lifetime.”

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The 47-page lawsuit, filed in Alexandria, Va. federal court accuses the network of publishing “numerous egregiously false and defamatory” statements about Nunes on Nov. 22, 2019, when Ward reported the claims about Shokin and the meeting in Austria.

The suit also named Ward and primetime host Chris Cuomo, the brother of New York’s governor. Cuomo, the suit alleges, helped promote the article.

Fox News’ Brian Flood and Brooke Singman contributed to this report.

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DHS secretary on being shouted off stage by protesters at Georgetown: I’m disappointed but ‘not surprised’

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Acting Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Kevin McAleenan said Wednesday that he was “disappointed” but “not surprised” after getting shouted off the stage by protesters at Georgetown Law Center’s annual immigration conference.

Appearing on “Fox & Friends,” McAleenan told hosts Steve Doocy, Ainsley Earhardt and Brian Kilmeade that, “part of the irony here is that this is supposed to be a group of immigration law experts who wanted to hear the facts of what’s happening on the border. The facts of what’s broken about our immigration system.”

“I was going to challenge them on how we could talk and start a dialogue about how to fix it,” said McAleenan. “But, apparently [I] didn’t get that opportunity.”

“I was there [for] probably eight minutes,” he surmised. “I wasn’t going to be intimidated or deterred and we had a good message to share.”

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McAleenan said that he had wanted to challenge those “operating in the immigration law space, especially on the advocate and activist side, to show them what’s broken about this system and why we still need Congress to act to help fundamentally change the dynamic.”

However, when it was clear that Georgetown Law Center was “not going to change that direction of that dialogue,” McAleenan recognized it was “time to go.”

The Law Center has since released a statement sharing McAleenan’s regret, saying “Georgetown is deeply committed to freedom of speech and expression.”

In a written statement released afterward, DHS echoed those concerns: “The First Amendment guarantees all Americans the right to free speech and assembly. Unfortunately, that right was robbed from many who were scheduled to speak and attend today’s event at Georgetown. Unfortunately, the Acting Secretary and the audience did not get the opportunity to engage in a robust dialogue this morning due to the disruptions of a few activists.”

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The DHS, which published the secretary’s prepared remarks, said those in attendance would have “learned more about DHS’s successful strategy to work with international partners to reduce unlawful migration and end the exploitation of children by smugglers and cartels, and then they would have had the opportunity to participate in an unmoderated question and answer session.”

Nevertheless, McAleenan said that the department would continue on and “make progress on the agenda,” boasting strengthened partnerships with Mexico and Guatemala to stem the tide of migrants at the southern border.

Fox News’ Andrew O’Reilly and the Associated Press contributed to this report.

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Rudy Giuliani claims unsolicited Biden info sparked his Ukraine probe on behalf of Trump: ‘They put it in my lap’

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President Trump’s attorney Rudy Giuliani claimed Wednesday he did not go seeking information about former Vice President Joe Biden during his own investigation into Ukraine on behalf of the president.

Instead, Giuliani said Wednesday on “Hannity,” the probe was sparked by unsolicited documents, some of which he also provided to Fox News.

“All of this was done while the Mueller investigation was still pending, while I was seeking — in the best tradition of being a lawyer, a defense lawyer — to vindicate my client,” he said.

“This information was given to me, I didn’t go looking for Joe Biden. The Ukrainians brought me substantial evidence of Ukrainian collusion with Hillary Clinton, the DNC, George Soros, George Soros’ company. They put it in my lap. They came and gave me testimony. I wrote it out [and] had a professional investigator make FBI-302s of it.”

“This information was given to me, I didn’t go looking for Joe Biden. The Ukrainians brought me substantial evidence of Ukrainian collusion with Hillary Clinton, the DNC, George Soros, George Soros’ company — they put it in my lap.”

— Rudy Giuliani

Much of Giuliani’s work was done in late 2018 and early 2019, before then-Special Counsel Robert Mueller concluded his Russia investigation, the former mayor of New York City said.

“The big announcement yesterday was that the [inspector general] and State Department was going to go over and give all these secret documents to the committee and the committee was sitting there figuring out how they could do impeachment based on nothing,” he said.

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“And, what they got shoved down their throats is a complete, total, absolutely terrific prosecutorial outline of why Joe Biden is so guilty — it’s a joke.”

Giuliani claimed his actions related to Ukraine were opposite to what the whistleblower at the center of the Trump impeachment inquiry did.

“This is as solid as it can get. I didn’t do what this phony whistleblower did,” he said. “This phony whistleblower is giving hearsay evidence. He says, ‘I’m not a direct witness’ — OK — useless, pal.”

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As Fox News previously reported, the fired prosecutor at the center of the Ukraine controversy said during a private interview with Giuliani earlier this year that he was told to back off an investigation involving a natural gas firm that was linked to Biden’s son, according to details of that interview that were handed over to Congress by the State Department’s inspector general.

Fox News obtained a copy of Giuliani’s notes from his January 2019 interview with fired Ukrainian prosecutor Viktor Shokin in which he claimed that his “investigations stopped out of fear of the United States.”

“Mr. Shokin attempted to continue the investigations but on or around June or July of 2015, the U.S. Ambassador Geoffrey R. Pyatt told him that the investigation has to be handled with white gloves, which according to Mr. Shokin, that implied do nothing,” the notes from the interview stated. The notes also claimed Shokin was told Biden had held up U.S. aid to Ukraine over the investigation.

Fox News’ Brooke Singman contributed to this report.

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Trump attorney Jay Sekulow says California tried to ‘shred Constitution’ after court ruled in favor of president

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Trump attorney Jay Sekulow celebrated a Tuesday evening ruling that blocked a California law aimed at forcing President Trump to release his tax returns in order to appear on the state’s primary ballot in 2020.

Sekulow praised the ruling by Eastern California U.S. District Judge Morrison England Jr., in an interview on “Hannity.”

“This is the ongoing pattern and practice of trying to basically shred the Constitution,” he said of California’s attempt to force Trump to release his tax returns as a precondition from appearing on the primary election ballot.

“What California tried to do was add a requirement to the Constitution so that if you didn’t produce your tax returns, you didn’t appear on the ballot — we challenged that in federal court.”

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Sekulow, chief counsel for the American Center for Law and Justice told host Sean Hannity the court had recently indicated to him they were likely to rule in the president’s favor.

He continued, reading a summary of the George W. Bush appointee’s ruling.

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“The Presidential Tax and Transparency and Accountability Act is declared unconstitutional,” he read.

“It violates the freedom of association, the presidential qualification clause and equal protection of the law”

Last month, England announced he would temporarily block California’s law.

The law requires candidates for president or governor to file copies of their personal income tax returns with the California secretary of state’s office.  England wrote that the state’s concerns about seeing elected officials’ tax returns are “legitimate and understandable.”  But he said the court’s job is to rule on the law’s constitutional merits, not whether it is good policy or makes political sense.

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A spokesman for California Secretary of State Alex Padilla said his office is reviewing the ruling.

On the Republican side, California Republican Party Chairwoman Jessica Millan Patterson praised England’s ruling, calling it a “victory for California voters.”

“This decision rightfully stops the Democrats’ petty politics and their efforts to disenfranchise millions of California voters and suppress Republican voter turnout,” Millan Patterson said.

Fox News’ Lee Ross and the Associated Press contributed to this report.

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Lawsuit over Bible in veterans hospital can move forward, judge says

MANCHESTER, N.H. – A lawsuit over a Bible on display at a memorial for POWs at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center can move forward, a federal judge ruled Wednesday.

The ruling failed to end a months-long fight over a Bible display that prompted even Vice President Mike Pence to chime in.

The Bible, which sits on the “Missing Man Table” at the Manchester VA Hospital, was donated by a former POW in a German prison camp who is now 100 years old, the Union Leader reports.

But U.S. Air Force veteran James Chamberlain – who is a Christian himself – said it offended him every time he walked past it at the hospital and sued in May with the assistance of the Military Religious Freedom Foundation. The organization also bought a billboard in downtown Manchester calling on President Trump and Vice President Pence to “Remove the Bible, Honor All Veterans.”

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A billboard calling on President Trump, Vice President Pence, and the VA to take the Bible out of the hospital on display in downtown Manchester, N.H.   (Rob DiRienzo | Fox News)

“Based upon Jim’s beliefs and his service to our country and his Christianity,” Chamberlain’s lawyer, Lawrence Vogelman, said outside the courthouse, “he thinks excluding people is just wrong.”

Judge Paul Barbadoro said in his decision not to toss the lawsuit that any case involving alleged religious freedom violation requires a “highly fact-specific analysis.” There was also a legal debate over whether or not Chamberlain could claim “injury” over the Bible’s presence since he himself is Christian. Vogelman argued that it was, in fact, a violation of his beliefs not to include other religions.

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“My client seriously believes that it diminishes him as a veteran and as a Christian to exclude those other people that he served with,” Vogelman said.

In May, after Chamberlain’s initial complaint, the VA center quietly removed the Bible from the memorial only to return it to the memorial following an outcry from other veterans at the hospital.

Vice President Pence sent a firm message to the Manchester VA hospital in remarks he made last month at The American Legion’s national convention in Indianapolis.

“You might’ve heard even today that there’s a lawsuit to remove a Bible that was carried in World War II from a Missing Man Table at a VA hospital in New Hampshire,” Pence said. “Let me be clear: under this administration, VA hospitals will not be religion-free zones.”

At the hearing on Wednesday, several veterans showed up at the hearing to show support for the VA – and the Bible’s presence in it.

“The Bible on the Missing Man Table represents something that the actual POWs clung to to survive,” said Quinn Morey of the Northeast POW/MIA Network.

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Morey’s group is one of several that maintains the memorial at the hospital with the VA’s permission. He said Chamberlain is the first to complain about it.

“If any of the MIAs or POWs were offended by a Bible being on the Missing Man Table,” Morey said. “They would have contacted us or come to the VA.”

Chamberlain’s lawyer maintained that the lawsuit is about honoring all POWs and MIAs equally.

“The reality is that not all of them are Christian,” Vogelman said. “Every faith, every creed are among the MIA and POW. We are not a Christian nation. We are not a religious nation.”

After hearing what some of his friends went through, Morey said he strongly disagrees with that idea.

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“The Bible got the POWs through their horrible captivity,” Morey said. “It would actually be an affront to them if it were not represented at the Missing Man table.”

Both sides will meet with the judge within the next few weeks to discuss the next steps. After that, oral arguments are expected to begin.

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Mark Levin blasts ‘sick’ GOP hopeful William Weld who suggested Trump’s execution

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Mark Levin ripped 2020 Republican presidential candidate William Weld for claiming President Trump committed treason and suggesting he, therefore, face the death penalty over the Ukraine controversy.

Weld, a former Massachusetts governor and U.S. attorney in the Bay State, should be lambasted by all Americans for those comments, Levin said Monday on “The Mark Levin Show on Westwood One.”

“This should be an absolute controversy that William Weld just accused the president of treason — pure and simple — and then said the only penalty is ‘death’,” he said.

“I worked with Bill Weld. Bill Weld is a conniving, unethical [person],” Levin added, recalling the two men’s time working in the Reagan Justice Department. Levin was chief of staff to then-Attorney General Edwin Meese and Weld was the head of the Criminal Division.

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Levin told his audience how Weld, then-Deputy Attorney General Arnold Burns, and other top aides resigned — amid what the “Life, Liberty & Levin” host characterized as an attempt to force Reagan to fire Meese

“And they failed… And he did all this to position himself to run for governor of Massachusetts. He’s doing a similar thing against President Trump. The man is utterly unprincipled. And I’ll prove it to you,” he said playing a clip from Weld’s appearance on MSNBC.

On the network’s “Morning Joe” program, Weld claimed Trump has, “now acknowledged that, in a single phone call right after he suspended $250 million of military aid to Ukraine, he called up the president of Ukraine and pressed him eight times to investigate Joe Biden.”

“Talk about pressuring a foreign country to interfere with and control a U.S. election. It couldn’t be clearer, and that’s not just undermining democratic institutions. That is treason. It’s treason, pure and simple, and the penalty for treason under the U.S. code is death. That’s the only penalty.”

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Weld continued, remarking it could be a “pretty good alternative” for Trump to offer a “plea” for the Constitutional remedy instead: removal from office.

Reacting to the clip, Levin further criticized Weld’s character.

“Listen to this,” he said. “This is how sick this man is: ‘The penalty of treason under the U.S. Code is death’?”

“He doesn’t have a chance in Hell of getting one percent of the vote… This man wants to be president of the United States. He doesn’t even qualify to be a host on MSNBC or CNN.”

In 2016, Weld ran for vice president on the Libertarian Party ticket with former Gov. Gary Johnson of New Mexico.

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