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Utah becomes 19th state to ban LGBTQ conversion therapy on children under 18

Utah became the 19th and most conservative state to ban LGBTQ conversion therapy on children under 18 after a new rule went into effect Wednesday that now punishes medical experts for practicing the widely discredited method of attempting to change someone’s sexual orientation or gender identity.

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“Every reputable science-based organization in the country recognizes that conversion therapy is a dangerous fraud. It exacerbates depression, anxiety and suicide ideation,” Troy Williams, executive director of Equality Utah, told Fox 13 Salt Lake City. “We are grateful to Governor Herbert and the Board of Psychologists for acting swiftly on behalf of LGBTQ youth.”

Despite pushback from the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, which argued on Capitol Hill that the proposed ban violated religious freedom or parental rights, Gov. Gary Herbert, a Republican, ordered state regulators to move forward with an administrative rule against the practice.

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Nathan Dalley, left, shakes hands with Republican Utah Rep. Craig Hall following a news conference about the discredited practice of conversion therapy for LGBTQ children, now banned in Utah Jan. 22 at the Utah State Capitol. Dalley underwent so-called conversion therapy. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)

The rule bypasses the state Legislature. Herbert also apologized to LGBTQ activists after the language of an initial bill, sponsored by state GOP Rep. Craig Hall, to ban conversion therapy in Utah was derailed.

“I have learned much through this process. The stories of youth who have endured these so-called therapies are heart-rending, and I’m grateful that we have found a way forward that will ban conversion therapy forever in our state,” the governor said in a November press conference.

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Sept. 12, 2018: Utah Gov. Gary Herbert speaks during a news conference at the Utah State Capitol, in Salt Lake City. The discredited practice of conversion therapy for LGBTQ children is now banned in Utah, making it the 19th state and one of the most conservative to prohibit it. Herbert took the unusual step of calling on regulators after a proposed law was derailed by changes made by conservative lawmakers. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer, File)

Conversion therapy is a practice used to try to change sexual orientation or gender identity. Many people who have been through it said it deepened feelings of depression and increased thoughts of suicide. The new rule bans licensed Utah therapists from subjecting LGBTQ minors to the practice.

The American Psychological Association has said it is not based on science and is harmful to mental health. The Utah Psychological Association also spoke in favor of the ban.

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Doctors or therapists who continue the practice could face sanctions or lose their licenses. It contains an exemption for clergy or religious counselors, The Salt Lake Tribune reported.

“Ultimately, this bill means to me that youth will be accepted and protected within our communities,” Nathan Dalley, a University of Utah student and survivor of conversion therapy, said at a Wednesday news conference, according to the Tribune.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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Trump administration announces new policy to counter ‘birth tourism’

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The Trump administration is moving to crack down on pregnant women visiting the U.S. for the purpose of giving birth so their children can be American citizens – a practice known as “birth tourism” – with a newly announced change to visa regulations.

As of Jan. 24, the State Department will cease granting B-1 and B-2 temporary visitor visas to those looking to enter the U.S. for this purpose, the Trump administration announced Thursday.

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“This rule change is necessary to enhance public safety, national security, and the integrity of our immigration system,” White House press secretary Stephanie Grisham said in a statement. “The birth tourism industry threatens to overburden valuable hospital resources and is rife with criminal activity, as reflected in Federal prosecutions.”

A State Department official told Fox News that U.S. consular officials in foreign countries will deny visas if they have reason to believe the applicant’s primary purpose is giving birth in the U.S. so their child will have U.S. citizenship. The new rules would force visa applicants to prove they have a legitimate reason to travel to the U.S. while pregnant.

It remains unclear how officers would determine whether a woman is pregnant to begin with, and whether a woman could get turned away by border officers who suspect she could be just by looking at her.

Consular officers right now aren’t told to ask during visa interviews whether or not a woman is pregnant or intends to be. But they would have to determine whether a visa applicant would be coming to the U.S. primarily to give birth.

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The State Department said in a statement to Fox News Wednesday that the regulatory changes are “to provide that a temporary visit for pleasure does not include birth tourism,” which has spawned a lucrative business in the U.S., with some American companies charging as much as $80,000 to cover expenses such as staying accommodations and medical bills for mothers coming from abroad to give birth. Many of the women travel from Russia and China to give birth in the U.S.

The U.S. has been cracking down on the practice since before President Trump took office, but Trump has pushed to clamp down on birthright citizenship, which gives anyone born in the U.S. citizenship.

Fox News’ Bradford Betz, Vandana Rambaran, Rich Edson and The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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Terminally ill dog made honorary police K-9

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That’s Officer Eddie Spaghetti to you.

A terminally ill dog in Washington state went from being homeless to an honorary police dog. After being sworn in, the local police department documented the animal’s one day on the force.

The dog, named Eddie, was found living on the street by Benton County Canine Control, KAPP-TV reports. It’s believed that he was abandoned before Thanksgiving. And according to a medical check, Eddie has an inoperable tumor causing him to go blind in one eye.

Eddie, who’s nicknamed Eddie Spaghetti, was reportedly diagnosed with six months to a year to live. He’s being cared for by Kristi Kesler, his current foster mom. She decided to come up with a bucket list for Eddie to help make his last few months special.

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One of the items on the list was to become a K-9 officer for the local authorities, which the Pasco Police Department happily obliged. They shared photos of Eddie’s day as a cop on their Facebook page.

“We have finished our amazing day with K9 Eddie,” wrote the Pasco Police, “and we are overwhelmed with the amount of support the community has shown him. Eddie was welcomed everywhere he went and shown nothing but love and affection all day.”

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The post continued by giving a “huge shout out to Mikey’s Chance Canine Rescue for allowing us to chauffeur Eddie around town. We also want to thank the businesses and people that helped make this possible. None of this would have been possible without you.”

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The post concluded with the department wishing “Eddie all the best with his bucket list and future endeavors. It was an honor working with you today, Eddie! We hope you had as much fun as we did.”

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Harry Styles look-alike working at Starbucks sends Twitter into a frenzy

According to social media, what makes this Starbucks barista beautiful is how much he looks like singer Harry Styles.

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TikTok user Frida S. was in the Starbucks drive-thru with a group of friends when a barista, known only as “Sean,” popped his head out of the window to hand them their order. Immediately the group notices the man’s striking likeness to the ex-One Direction heartthrob.

“Are you Harry Styles?” one of the people in the car asks.

“You look like Harry Styles,” another says.

The group then tells the barista “we’re literally listening to your song right now!” referring to the real Styles.

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The 12-second clip, which has been viewed over 1.6 million times since it was posted Saturday with many weighing in on whether or not Styles had, in fact, started working as a Starbucks barista without anyone noticing. (Reuters)

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The 12-second clip has been viewed over 1.6 million times since it was posted Saturday, with many weighing in on whether or not Styles had, in fact, started working as a Starbucks barista without anyone noticing — or if it was just a regular guy, or if it was some sort of super-hybrid mixture of Styles and “The Maze Runner” actor, and teen-crush, Dylan O’Brien.

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Luckily, the TikTok user did not appear to share the location of the mysterious doppelgänger, so “Sean” seems to be safe from thirsty fans. For now, at least.

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Fotis Dulos ordered to strict home confinement after taking items from estranged wife’s memorial

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A Connecticut judge on Thursday ordered Fotis Dulos, charged with killing his estranged wife Jennifer Dulos, to strict home confinement after allegations surfaced that Dulos took items from a memorial for the missing mother of five.

Judge Gary White told Dulos that if he violated conditions of his release again, he will double Dulos’ bond to $12 million.

“What he did was stupid,” White said. “Don’t do it again.”

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White also reversed conditions in Dulos’ release that allowed him to leave his house for work. Even though Dulos is now under strict home confinement, he still will have around-the-clock GPS monitoring, the Hartford Courant first reported. 

Richard Colangelo, Stamford/Norwalk state’s attorney, filed the motion asking the judge to review Dulos’ bond because he was seen on Jan. 17 stopping at the end of his private road to “get out of his vehicle and remove items from a memorial that was set up.”

Colangelo asked the judge to make it clear to Dulos what he can and cannot do on house arrest.

“Mr. Dulos is on the edge of what he has the right to do,” Colangelo told White. “I would ask that you remove his permission to leave for work and do it in black and white so that he knows what he can do. It shouldn’t be that hard, but apparently it is.”

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Dulos’ lawyer Norm Pattis said while it wasn’t smart for his client to remove items from the memorial, he argued that the items taken were there to taunt his client.

Dulos was arrested for the third time earlier this month in connection to Jennifer Dulos’ disappearance. He was charged with felony murder, murder and kidnapping. His girlfriend, Michelle Troconis, and Kent Mawhinney, a local lawyer who represented Dulos in a civil case, were charged with conspiracy to commit murder.

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Annabella Sciorra details alleged rape by Harvey Weinstein while testifying at his trial

Annabella Sciorra became the first of Harvey Weinstein‘s accusers to testify at his New York City rape trial, recounting in graphic detail her alleged assault at his hand in the early 1990s.

Speaking from the witness stand Thursday, her voice quivering as she recounted her previously detailed rape accusation that she finally revealed in 2017 after decades of keeping it a secret, Sciorra painted a picture of Weinstein forcing himself on her.

“I was punching him. I was kicking him. I was just trying to get him off of me” after he pushed his way into her apartment and pinned her on a bed, Sciorra told the jury. She said he overpowered her, seizing her hands and holding them over her head, and raped her.

“I didn’t have very much fight left inside me,” Sciorra testified. “My body shut down. It was just so disgusting that my body started to shake in a way that was very unusual. I didn’t even know what was happening. It was like a seizure or something.”

When she ran into him about a month later and confronted him about what had happened, he parried, “That’s what all the nice Catholic girls say,” she testified.

Then, she said, he leaned toward her and said menacingly: “This remains between you and I.”

“I thought he was going to hit me right there,” Sciorra said.

The New York trial involves just a pair of the dozens of allegations that surfaced against Weinstein in recent years. He is charged with forcibly performing oral sex on former “Project Runway” production assistant Mimi Haleyi in his apartment in 2006 and raping an aspiring actress in a Manhattan hotel room in 2013.

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Harvey Weinstein leaves a Manhattan courthouse after a second day of jury selection for his trial on rape and sexual assault charges, Thursday, Jan. 16, 2020, in New York. (Photo/Bebeto Matthews)

Weinstein has insisted any sexual encounters were consensual. As he left court on Wednesday, he told reporters he felt “very confident” about the case.

A guilty verdict could put the 67-year-old disgraced movie mogul in prison for the rest of his life.

Sciorra’s allegations date back too long to be prosecuted on their own, but her testimony could be a factor as prosecutors look to show that Weinstein has engaged in a pattern of predatory behavior.

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Her testimony about events in the 1990s could give the jury of seven men and five women a sense of the breadth of Weinstein’s alleged wrongdoing and insight into the power dynamics at play in his interactions with young actresses.

Prosecutors previewed Sciorra’s testimony in a lengthy, at-times graphic opening statement Wednesday that painted Weinstein as a sexual predator who used his film industry clout to abuse women for decades.

The Associated Press does not typically identify people who say they have been victims of sexual assault, unless they come forward publicly.

Sciorra, 59, started acting in the late 1980s and soon drew acclaim for her leading part in Spike Lee’s 1991 film “Jungle Fever” and her role as a pregnant woman molested by her doctor in 1992’s “The Hand That Rocks The Cradle” the next year. She is best known for her later work in “The Sopranos.”

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Actress Annabella Sciorra arrives as a witness in Harvey Weinstein’s rape trial, in New York, Thursday, Jan. 23, 2020. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

Sciorra alleges Weinstein showed up at her Manhattan apartment after dropping her off from a dinner, forced himself inside and raped her sometime in late 1993 or early 1994.

That touched off several years of Weinstein tormenting Sciorra, prosecutor Meghan Hast told jurors Wednesday, culminating in an incident at the Cannes Film Festival in 1997 in which he arrived at her hotel door in his underwear, with a bottle of baby oil in hand.

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A petrified Sciorra ran to the back of the room and started hitting call buttons, at which point Weinstein left, Hast said.

Sciorra did not go to authorities because she feared reprisal from Weinstein, prosecutors said. She went public in The New Yorker in October 2017, telling the magazine that for years she had been “so ashamed of what happened.”

“I fought. I fought. But still I was like, ‘Why did I open that door? Who opens the door at that time of night?’” Sciorra said. “I was definitely embarrassed by it. I felt disgusting.”

Weinstein lawyer Damon Cheronis, in his opening statement, made clear the defense intends to go on the offensive.

He questioned the validity of Sciorra’s account, saying she once told a friend that she “did a crazy thing and had sex with Harvey Weinstein” and that she had a consensual encounter with him.

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“She didn’t describe it as rape because it wasn’t,” Cheronis said.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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Harry Styles look-alike working at Starbucks sends Twitter into a frenzy

According to social media, what makes this Starbucks barista beautiful is how much he looks like singer Harry Styles.

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TikTok user Frida S. was in the Starbucks drive-thru with a group of friends when a barista, known only as “Sean,” popped his head out of the window to hand them their order. Immediately the group notices the man’s striking likeness to the ex-One Direction heartthrob.

“Are you Harry Styles?” one of the people in the car asks.

“You look like Harry Styles,” another says.

The group then tells the barista “we’re literally listening to your song right now!” referring to the real Styles.

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The 12-second clip, which has been viewed over 1.6 million times since it was posted Saturday with many weighing in on whether or not Styles had, in fact, started working as a Starbucks barista without anyone noticing. (Reuters)

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The 12-second clip has been viewed over 1.6 million times since it was posted Saturday, with many weighing in on whether or not Styles had, in fact, started working as a Starbucks barista without anyone noticing — or if it was just a regular guy, or if it was some sort of super-hybrid mixture of Styles and “The Maze Runner” actor, and teen-crush, Dylan O’Brien.

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Luckily, the TikTok user did not appear to share the location of the mysterious doppelgänger, so “Sean” seems to be safe from thirsty fans. For now, at least.

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Laura Ingraham: Much more to uncover when it comes to Bidens, Burisma and Ukraine whistleblower

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Laura Ingraham raised a series of questions Wednesday night about the impeachment whistleblower’s ties to the Biden family and what the person knew about Hunter Biden’s dealings with Ukrainian gas company Burisma as far back as 2016.

According to an “Ingraham Angle” investigation, State Department emails from May 1, 2019 show that New York Times reporter Ken Vogel inquired about a 2016 Obama White House meeting with Ukrainian prosecutors.

Vogel wrote that he planned to report that a State Department official attended the meeting on Jan. 19, 2016 “with Ukrainian prosecutors and embassy officials,” where U.S. support for prosecutions of Burisma Holdings in the United Kingdom and Ukraine was discussed. Vogel asked about “concerns that Hunter Biden’s position with the company could complicate such efforts.”

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Ingraham said White House visitor logs for Jan. 19, 2016 showed that “numerous” Ukrainian officials were at the White House on the day Vogel claimed there was a meeting about the Bidens and Burisma.

“[The story] was never published. We asked Ken Vogel why nothing ever came of it but he didn’t respond. The New York Times’ director of communications did, also refusing to answer our questions about why the story never ran, instead noting that Vogel’s request for comment was ‘consistent with their newsgathering process.’ Got it, nothing to see here,” said Ingraham, noting that the email from Vogel came just one week after former Vice President Joe Biden announced his presidential run.

Ingraham said the public deserves answers on the matter, as President Trump faces a Senate impeachment trial based on his request to the president of Ukraine to look into the Bidens’ ties to Burisma. Democrats insist Trump conditioned the release of U.S. military aid to Ukraine on the announcement of a probe of the Bidens.

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“Why didn’t this story ever run? Did Biden’s team manage to put it down, fearing blowback from his son Hunter’s dirty dealings, maybe?” Ingraham asked.

“There’s a reason Adam Schiff and now Chuck Schumer fume, as they did tonight, over the very idea of Hunter Biden testifying. They know in their heart of hearts that Ukrainian corruption reached back all the way to the Obama administration and they did nothing. His testimony would also force the Democrats to admit that their 2020 frontrunner oversaw U.S. policy in Ukraine while his own son was bilking their system for 50K a month,” said Ingraham

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Antonio Brown’s ex-girlfriend files for sole custody of 3 children citing ‘incapacity to make decisions’ in their ‘best interest’: report

Antonio Brown’s ex-girlfriend and the mother of his three children is seeking sole custody, claiming the embattled wide receiver’s recent actions have demonstrated an inability to make decisions in their “best interest,” according to a report.

Chelsie Kyriss filed a lawsuit in Boward County, Fla., on Jan. 15, alleging that Brown “continues to demonstrate an incapacity to make decisions that are in the best interest of the minor children,’’ USA Today reported, citing court records.

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In addition to sole custody, Kyriss asked that Brown only be allowed supervised visits with the children, ages 5, 4 and 2.

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Antonio Brown #17 of the New England Patriots in action against the Miami Dolphins at Hard Rock Stadium on September 15, 2019 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Mark Brown/Getty Images)

“It is imperative to the safety and the welfare of the Petitioner and the minor children that the Petitioner be awarded sole parental responsibility, as shared parental responsibility would be detrimental to the minor children,” the lawsuit continued.

The lawsuit was filed just two days after Brown filmed himself yelling and cursing at Kyriss when she came to pick her kids up for school.

Kyriss released a statement on Instagram Wednesday urging Brown to “seek mental health treatment.”

“At this point the boys and I are working on building a new life free from any impulsive, reckless and unhealthy behaviors. My hope is that Anotonio will get help and seek the mental health treatment that he so desperately needs so that he can be the father all of his children need and deserve.”

Brown livestreamed the confrontation with Hollywood police – and his children – present outside of his home. The free-agent was heard yelling profanities at police and Kyriss.

He told police that he had evicted Kyriss from his home and only allowed her back to the house to get their children’s clothes and take them to school. He also claimed that he already had a restraining order against Kyriss and asked officers to jail her for allegedly trying to steal one of his cars.

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A warrant for Brown’s arrest on a separate incident was filed Wednesday night. Hollywood police were called to Brown’s residence Tuesday after a moving truck driver accused the former New England Patriot and his trainer of battery following a dispute about payment for moving Brown’s things.

Brown faces several charges including one count of burglary with battery, one count of burglary of an unoccupied conveyance and one count of criminal mischief less than $1,000, WSVN reported, citing law enforcement.

He previously played for the Pittsburgh Steelers before joining the Oakland Raiders in the off-season. Brown did not play any regular-season games for the Raiders and was released following a turbulent offseason.

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He was then picked up by the Patriots, played one game for them and then was released again after only 11 days in the wake of sexual assault allegations.

Brown has since been an outspoken critic of the NFL and his former teams, denying all allegations against him.

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Tom Cotton: Republicans are surprised at how ‘flimsy’ the impeachment case is

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Sen. Tom Cotton, who was required to sit through the entirety of Wednesday’s marathon Senate impeachment trial session, said on Thursday that “it certainly seems to drag on late into the night as House Democrats repeat themselves time and time again.”

Cotton, R-Ark., made the comment on “America’s Newsroom” on Thursday, adding that if House Democrats “had strong evidence though, I think they’d simply present that evidence and let it speak for itself, but they don’t.”

“That’s why what we heard yesterday were repetitive arguments over and over again based on little more than hearsay, and the House Democrats’ objections to Donald Trump being the president,” he continued.

Cotton, a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, said he expects Thursday’s proceedings will be similar to the day before.

On Wednesday, California Rep. Adam Schiff kicked off the House Democrats’ three-day opening case against President Trump by accusing him of trying to “cheat” in the 2020 election through his Ukraine dealings, following a raucous first day of impeachment trial speeches in the Senate that lasted into the middle of the night.

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“It’s right a lot of senators are really digging into this deeply for the first time because we’ve been doing our own work over here in the Senate for the last four months, work that the American people want us to do, like better trade deals or rebuilding our military,” Cotton said on Thursday.

“One thing I’ve seen as I’ve listened to these House Democrats for the last few days is just how flimsy the evidence is to support their case, based primarily on hearsay. And again, repeating themselves over and over again, because they don’t have the evidence that would just speak for itself.”

He added that he thinks his Republican colleagues are also surprised at how “flimsy” the impeachment case is.

Cotton noted that House Democrats “keep saying they have an overwhelming case.”

“If they had an overwhelming case, they wouldn’t be demanding that the Senate do the work that the House wasn’t willing to do, subpoenaing documents and witnesses and going to court if necessary to enforce that,” he said. “The Democrats refused to do that in the House because they wanted to rush this through to try to hurt the president’s reelection chances.”

The impeachment inquiry is focused on Trump’s effort to press Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky during a July 25 phone call to launch politically related investigations regarding former vice president Joe Biden and his son Hunter’s dealings in Ukraine, as well as issues related to the 2016 presidential election.

Regarding witnesses being allowed to testify during the trial, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., said a potential swap was “off the table.”

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“First of all, the Republicans have the right to bring in any witness they want. They haven’t wanted to and that trade is not on the table,” Schumer said.

“I wouldn’t think about it in terms of a trade,” Cotton said in response. “I would think about it in terms of the witnesses that we may need at the end of the opening arguments.”

“Right now I simply don’t see a need for any witnesses in part because the House Democrats don’t really have a good explanation for why they didn’t pursue these witnesses and documents months ago,” he continued. “The only real explanation is they wanted to rush this through, be done before Christmas and try to hurt the president’s reelection chances.”

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He added that “if we get to the point where we call witnesses, I certainly don’t think that we should only have Democratic witnesses and if the White House lawyers want to call Hunter Biden to understand exactly what he was paid $80,000 a month to do, then I think that would be entirely appropriate.”

Fox News’ Marisa Schultz contributed to this report.

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