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Ocasio-Cortez, Omar, Tlaib reportedly will endorse Bernie Sanders

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At least three members of the “Squad” of far-left freshman members of Congress will endorse Sen. Bernie Sanders for president.

Fox News has learned that Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., will appear with Sanders on Saturday in Queens, N.Y., at a “Bernie’s Back” rally designed to generate excitement for the senator’s campaign following his recent heart procedure.

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In addition, Fox has confirmed that Reps. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., and Rashida Tlaib, D-Mich., will endorse Sanders as well. It was not immediately clear if Omar and Tlaib will appear at the same Sanders event.

The endorsements would be a significant blow to the campaign of Sen. Elizabeth Warren, who like Sanders has been representing the party’s progressive wing.

Word of the endorsements also followed Tuesday night’s democratic debate in Ohio, where Warren was under attack from multiple candidates after rising in the polls in recent weeks.

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Winning the OK of the “Squad” members was also viewed as crucial in attracting young voters, as the top three Democrats in the polls are all senior citizens – Sanders is 78, former Vice President Joe Biden is 76 and Warren is 70.

There was no indication that the fourth member of the Squad, Rep. Ayannna Pressley, D-Mass., was ready to make an endorsement – either of Sanders or any other candidate.

​​​​​​​Fox News’ Paul Steinhauser and Andrew Craft contributed to this report.

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Buttigieg slams O’Rourke over guns: ‘I don’t need lessons from you on courage’

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WESTERVILLE, Ohio – The simmering bad blood between Democratic presidential nomination rivals South Bend, Indiana Mayor Pete Buttigieg and former Rep. Beto O’Rourke of Texas boiled over on Tuesday night at the fourth round Democratic primary debate.

At one point, Buttigieg, who has said that O’Rourke’s gun buyback proposal could hurt Democrats appeal with moderate voters, firmly told O’Rourke: “I don’t need lessons from you on courage.”

The two candidates have jabbed at each other in recent weeks over their differences on combating gun violence – and specifically on the merits of the mandatory assault weapons buyback program championed by O’Rourke.

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Asked by the moderators at the debate at Otterbein University in Ohio how he would enforce his plan, O’Rourke answered that he expected “my fellow Americans to follow the law.”

Buttigieg, who’s criticized O’Rourke’s proposal a “shiny object” that distracts from implementing gun control steps that enjoy widespread support, argued that O’Rourke’s answer showed a lack of clarity on whether a mandatory gun buyback program could work.

And Buttigieg emphasized that “we cannot wait for purity tests…we have to just get something done.”

“This is not a purity test,” O’Rourke fired back, emphasizing that if the federal government banned the sale of assault weapons, it made sense that existing weapons need to be removed from the streets.

And he charged that Buttigieg’s “shiny object” criticism was a “slap in the face…to those who have survived gun violence, those who’ve lost a loved one to an AR-15, an AK-47.”

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O’Rourke also indirectly suggested that was Buttigieg was being cautious on backing a mandatory buyback program due to poll testing and focus groups.

O’Rourke has made curbing gun violence central to his campaign his hometown of El Paso, Texas was rocked by a horrific mass shooting in early August.

Buttigieg’s plan to reduce  gun violence calls for universal background checks, implementing “red flag” gun laws, and banning the sales of assault weapons and high-capacity magazines.

With the spate of mass shootings in recent years, curbing gun violence has been a top issue in the Democratic presidential nomination race.

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NBC News boss Andy Lack needs to get off New York tourism board, women’s group says

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A women’s rights group is calling for the removal of NBC News Chairman Andy Lack from a New York state tourism board following recent revelations from Ronan Farrow’s new book, “Catch and Kill: Lies, Spies, and a Conspiracy to Protect Predators.”

The Sexual Harassment Working Group (SHWG), which was founded by former state legislative staffers who “experienced, witnessed or reported sexual harassment by former New York legislators and their staff,” told the New York Post on Tuesday that Lack should be removed as vice chairman from the Olympic Regional Development Authority’s board of directors. The group’s purpose has been to promote tourism in the Lake Placid area.

Gov. Andrew Cuomo, D-N.Y., reportedly appointed Lack to the board years ago.

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“#MeToo has exposed the systematic way that well-connected men protect each other and minimize workplace abuse.. [Cuomo] should remove Lack immediately,” the SHWG told the Post.

The Post also reported that sources close to Lack have said he planned to leave the board when Cuomo appoints a  new vice chairman, possibly early next year. NBC News did not immediately respond to Fox News’ request for comment.

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In his book, Farrow detailed Lack’s alleged history of “unrelenting” pursuits of women who worked for him throughout his career. Farrow also alleged that Lack was one of the top NBC executives who killed the explosive Harvey Weinstein story at the network, and that he knew about the misconduct claims against disgraced anchor Matt Lauer before his ousting in 2017.

Lack responded in a scathing memo to employees last week, “It disappoints me to say that even with passage of time, Farrow’s account has become neither more accurate, nor more respectful of the dedicated colleagues he worked with here at NBC News.”

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Kamala Harris takes on Elizabeth Warren for not wanting Twitter to delete Trump’s account

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Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., urged Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., to reconsider her opinion that Twitter shouldn’t ban the president from its platform.

Harris previously sent a letter to Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey in which she listed a series of problems she had with the president’s Twitter activity. When asked about the idea, Warren laughed it off and flatly rejected it at the beginning of October.

Harris apparently saw that and referenced her answer during Tuesday’s Democratic debate. “I would urge you to join me,” she said before claiming that Trump used Twitter to “obstruct justice.”

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Harris also pointed to August’s mass shooting in El Paso, Texas, claiming the perpetrator was “informed” by how Trump used the platform.

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“This is a matter of corporate responsibility. Twitter should be held accountable and shut down that site,” she said. “It is a matter of safety.”

Warren seemed to agree Trump should leave Twitter but didn’t explicitly endorse his suspension. “So look, I don’t just want to push Donald Trump off Twitter, I want to push him out of the White House. That’s our job,” she said.

When Harris pressed Warren on joining her call to suspend Trump, Warren shook her head and said “no.” Harris, apparently surprised, smiled and said “wow.”

Harris ignited a Twitter controversy in October after she alerted Dorsey to one of Trump’s tweets. At that point, she had already sent her letter in which she told the company: “I believe the president’s recent tweets rise to the level that Twitter should consider suspending his account. When this kind of abuse is being spewed from the most powerful office in the United States, the stakes are too high to do nothing.”

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She specifically pointed to tweets in which the president attacked House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff, D-Calif., and suggested there would be “big consequences” for the whistleblower who reported on his call with Ukraine.

In a blog post from 2018, Twitter seemed to respond to other requests that it punish Trump for his tweets.

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“Twitter is here to serve and help advance the global, public conversation. Elected world leaders play a critical role in that conversation because of their outsized impact on our society,” the post read.

“Blocking a world leader from Twitter or removing their controversial tweets would hide important information people should be able to see and debate. It would also not silence that leader, but it would certainly hamper necessary discussion around their words and actions.”

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Michigan boy, 3, beats up Halloween spider decoration in viral clip

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An uncompromisingly masculine 3-year-old in Michigan may have a future as a title boxing champ after a clip of him relentlessly punching a Halloween decoration has gone viral.

Frank McCormick shared video on Facebook of his savage son Charlie, who got spooked by a leaping animatronic spider at a store.

“Charlie’s from the streets, apparently,” the dad captioned the clip of his son on Sunday, as Fox 23 reported.

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In the clip, which has been taken down from Facebook but is still making the rounds on Twitter, Charlie immediately started swinging and punching at the spider after it “jumped” at him.

“I want to hit him!” Charlie bellowed as he began walloping the Halloween decoration, Fox 23 reported, adding that the Facebook post was viewed more than 20 million times by Tuesday morning before being taken down.

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Only time will tell what the baby brawler grows up to be, but he already has many fans around the globe after his moves knocked out the Internet.

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“I salute this young warrior. He’s more courageous and assertive than many men 10x his age,” one fan tweeted when sharing the video, which had 9.5 million views on the platform.

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Biden deflects questions on son as CNN anchor hits Trump’s ‘false accusations’

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The Democratic debate actually began at 7 a.m. Tuesday, when Hunter Biden was on “GMA” admitting to a mistake—but nothing “unethical,” of course—to blunt the attacks on his father.

Given Joe Biden’s refusal to do any interviews since impeachment cast a spotlight on his family’s conduct, it was striking that he handed the ball to his son before the one forum where he couldn’t duck questions: the CNN/New York Times marathon.

And 17 minutes into the Ohio debate, when Anderson Cooper asked Biden the question, he retreated to “my son’s statement speaks for itself”—precisely the point of orchestrating the ABC interview.

JOE BIDEN DEFENDS SON HUNTER’S UKRAINE WORK: ‘MY SON DID NOTHING WRONG. I DID NOTHING WRONG’

Cooper asked a key question: If Hunter Biden now says he won’t do any foreign work if his dad becomes president, why was it okay when Joe was vice president?

Biden ignored that, saying “my son did nothing wrong, I did nothing wrong,” then pivoted to denouncing Rudy Giuliani, President Trump and his “thugs” as liars. He would not acknowledge the lousy optics that even Hunter conceded.

The striking aftermath: None of the other Democrats on the stage said a negative word about Biden or his son’s lucrative deal in Ukraine. They deemed it off limits. Cory Booker defended Biden, saying no one should be “attacking a statesman.”

But Cooper also softened the question by saying “the president has made false accusations against your son” and “there is no evidence of wrongdoing by you and your son.” Why not let Biden make that case? Why appear to take sides? And is there absolutely no wrongdoing by Hunter, who was unqualified for the Ukrainian gas gig, as opposed to no evidence of criminal wrongdoing?

The only real action was on health care, though it wasn’t as exciting as the Washington Nationals scoring seven first-inning runs in their drive for a World Series berth. In fact, that part of the debate seemed more like an old replay.

Once again, a journalist—in this case Marc Lacey of the Times—asked Elizabeth Warren if the middle class would pay more under the Medicare for All measure she is pushing.

Once again, Warren rolled out her standard response: The rich and big corporations will pay more, the middle class will pay less.

Lacey followed up—will you raise middle-class taxes?—and once again, the Massachusetts senator sidestepped: “I will not sign a bill into law that does not lower costs for middle-class families.” Notice she said costs, not taxes. (Bernie Sanders, who wrote the damn bill, admits middle-class taxes will rise.)

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Pete Buttigieg was more blunt, saying Warren had failed to answer a yes or no question. She dodged it again.

Amy Klobuchar, showing unusual aggressiveness, said Warren would kick 150 million Americans off their private insurance. I don’t know why the debate questioners don’t focus on this rather crucial point.

Biden said what he said in the last debate, that Medicare for All would cost $30 trillion over a decade and taxes would go up, but his rejoinder had less force.

After that, the debate settled into something of a wonkfest. What about auto jobs? Should there be a wealth tax? Can gun buybacks work? CNN’s practice of usually letting each of the 12 candidates answer the same question added to the drone factor.

Something else was at work. It’s now clear that the race has settled into a contest between Biden and Warren, with Sanders (looking vigorous despite his heart attack) continuing to slip. Everyone else has been mired in single digits for many months. So there’s far less media excitement if Kamala Harris has a strong moment or Pete Buttigieg and Beto O’Rourke get into a spat on gun control. Impeachment dominated the pregame programming, with the debate a secondary story.

The moderators, who included Erin Burnett, were fine, but could have done far more to sharpen the contrasts between the contenders.

On Trump’s pullout from northern Syria, Biden was strikingly emotional, saying of the Kurds: “They lost their lives. This is shameful, shameful, what this man has done!” Warren accused Trump of giving ISIS a new lease on life. Buttigieg called it a “betrayal.” The only dissenter was Tulsi Gabbard, who wants to end the “endless war” and accused CNN and the Times of smearing her.

But such brief fireworks were the exception, and that was the weakness of the debate. Far too much time was spent on the candidates denouncing Trump in unison, sometimes just changing the adjectives. That undoubtedly made Democratic viewers feel good, but did little to distinguish among the contenders.

That pattern began at the outset, when Cooper asked about impeachment. While he tried mixing up the questions—why not let the voters evict Trump instead, is impeachment a distraction?—every Democrat on the stage competed to castigate the president in stronger terms (Bernie won with “most corrupt in history”). Biden and Warren talked about the Mueller report, making clear that they were primed for impeachment before the Ukraine mess surfaced.

The only real change from the last three debates was that Biden briefly had to defend his son’s buckraking in Ukraine. Impeachment has frozen the race, and that’s bad news for anyone not named Joe or Elizabeth.

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Rep. Mark Meadows demands Adam Schiff call whistleblower to testify

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House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff, D-Calif., must call the initial Trump-Ukraine whistleblower to testify, according to Rep. Mark Meadows.

“Obviously, tonight, Nancy Pelosi decided to not put a resolution on the floor which would hopefully start the process of it being fair,” Meadows claimed Tuesday on “Hannity.”

“Jim [Jordan] and I have been now in over 40 hours of deposition and what we’re finding is that Adam Schiff only wants to have witnesses who will give the response that he hopes they will give — and even at that it’s a swing and a miss.”

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Meadows said recent reports have made him consider the whistleblower more of an “informant” than a true whistleblower.

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Pointing to reporting earlier this month that the whistleblower allegedly had contact with Schiff’s staff prior to filing his complaint, Meadows said that individual must answer for those claims.

“We call it a whistleblower but it’s really more an anonymous informant — we need to have them come in so that we can say, ‘how often did you coordinate with Adam Schiff?’,” he said.

Sources told Fox News earlier in October the whistleblower — who had alleged misconduct at the White House over President Trump’s call to the Ukrainian president — did not disclose Schiff’s staff to the intelligence committee inspector general (ICIG).

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The sources said ICIG Michael Atkinson told lawmakers in a closed session that the whistleblower did not disclose the contact with the California Democrat’s committee and that Atkinson didn’t investigate that contact as he had no knowledge of it.

In a statement after his hearing with the inspector general, Schiff ripped into Republicans, saying they have “continued the president’s strategy of deflection by making the absurd claim that because a whistleblower contacted the committee seeking guidance, the committee cannot conduct an investigation into the complaint.”

Fox News’ Adam Shaw contributed to this report.

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Rep. Andy Biggs: Anti-Trump Rep. Schiff’s secret impeachment hearings are a witch hunt in a fantasyland

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Rep. Adam Schiff, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and the leftists who are attacking President Trump – and by extension everyone who voted for and supports him – have managed to sink to a new low. On the scale of credibility, they are a minus-10. If they yelled fire, you would stay seated.

These Democrats are so relentlessly unfair that the Trump administration has absolutely no incentive to cooperate with them.

Schiff, D-Calif., is holding his impeachment witch hunt behind closed doors. He has dissembled about whether he or his staff met with the whistleblower leaker before an official complaint was filed. He is not following the rules of the House. He has excluded some members of the House from sitting in on the proceedings, and he now has said that the whistleblower will not be called to testify.

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Schiff excuses his misconduct, claiming Republicans will attempt to manipulate the narrative if his impeachment inquiry hearings were public.

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That’s lame and disingenuous. If the hearings are public, the whole world can watch and determine what and whom they believe. Everyone can construct a narrative to lead the public in one direction or another, but those watching an open hearing can decide what they believe to be the truth.

Schiff’s secrecy allows him to conjure up the story he wants to tell the media with little accountability. Isn’t that the more likely reason Schiff doesn’t want the public to know what’s going on in the hearings?

Further, by classifying information in the hearings, we will only hear what was said as conveyed by leakers. That is antithetical to the American system of due process.

Nothing Schiff says or does should surprise anyone. He told us for years that there was clear evidence of collusion between Trump and the Russians. And when even the anti-Trump team of Special Counsel Robert Mueller concluded no collusion, no cooperation, and no coordination between Trump or his campaign and Russia, Schiff still insisted that there was evidence of collusion.

In what universe does anyone think Schiff can be an honest and true arbiter? Only down the rabbit hole and into the world of a Democratic dreamland. In that upside-down world, an obsession to impeach President Trump turns a reckless series of hearings that operate outside House precedents and standard House rules into a “formal impeachment inquiry” on the simple declaration of Speaker Pelosi.

In this shifting fantasyland, Schiff wants us to believe that facts are whatever he says they are. He wants us to believe that transparency requires closed-door interviews of witnesses. And key witnesses (such as the whistleblower-leaker) don’t testify because Schiff doesn’t think it is necessary.

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If the Democrats have any sense of shame, they will hold a formal vote on whether to pursue an impeachment investigation. They will remove the dissembling Schiff from leading this impeachment scam. And they will follow the pattern of the House by allowing Republicans to participate by subpoenaing witnesses and cross-examining Schiff’s witnesses.

Attorneys representing President Trump should also be allowed to ask questions and introduce evidence. And there should be open and transparent hearings.

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For now, though, Democrats are happy enough to hide what they are doing. And the leftists in the media are equally happy to join in the attack on President Trump.

Until the Democrats correct their ways, my advice to the Trump administration is to stay away from Schiff’s Star Chamber.

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WeWork says at least 1,600 phone booths in US, Canada offices contaminated with formaldehyde

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WeWork, the office space sharing startup, told employees Monday that they would be closing 2,300 phone booths that are or might be contaminated with formaldehyde in offices across the U.S. and Canada.

WeWork told employees in an internal email obtained by Fox News that it had hired an outside consultant to conduct analysis and tests on a sampling of phone booths across their workspaces after a member complained of “odor and eye irritation.”

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The testing determined that approximately 1,600 phone booths in offices contained elevated levels of formaldehyde “caused by the manufacturer.”

Although WeWork refused to identify the manufacturer at fault, they added that “out of an abundance of caution, we are also taking approximately 700 additional phone booths out of service while we conduct more testing.”

“We are working to remove all potentially impacted phone booths as quickly as possible, and we will share updates about this situation as soon as we’re able,” the email sent to employees said.

The phone booths are used by employees and members to provide a quiet space to make phone calls and spend downtime.

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Formaldehyde is a common chemical used in various building materials. Short-term exposure to elevated levels of the chemical may cause temporary nose, throat, and respiratory system irritation according to the federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). Long-term exposure to formaldehyde has been linked to certain types of cancers.

WeWork has faced a cash crunch in recent weeks after abandoning its initial public offering last month amid tepid interest from investors worried about WeWork’s massive losses and corporate governance problems. Co-founder Adam Neumann resigned as CEO as a result of the botched IPO, but still wields influence over the company because his shares carry higher voting power.

WeWork had hoped to raise $3 billion in the IPO, which would have unlocked $6 billion in financing raised by a group of banks to fund its aggressive growth strategy.

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Rep. Andy Biggs: Anti-Trump Rep. Schiff’s secret impeachment hearings are a witch hunt in a fantasyland

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Rep. Adam Schiff, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and the leftists who are attacking President Trump – and by extension everyone who voted for and supports him – have managed to sink to a new low. On the scale of credibility, they are a minus-10. If they yelled fire, you would stay seated.

These Democrats are so relentlessly unfair that the Trump administration has absolutely no incentive to cooperate with them.

Schiff, D-Calif., is holding his impeachment witch hunt behind closed doors. He has dissembled about whether he or his staff met with the whistleblower leaker before an official complaint was filed. He is not following the rules of the House. He has excluded some members of the House from sitting in on the proceedings, and he now has said that the whistleblower will not be called to testify.

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Schiff excuses his misconduct, claiming Republicans will attempt to manipulate the narrative if his impeachment inquiry hearings were public.

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That’s lame and disingenuous. If the hearings are public, the whole world can watch and determine what and whom they believe. Everyone can construct a narrative to lead the public in one direction or another, but those watching an open hearing can decide what they believe to be the truth.

Schiff’s secrecy allows him to conjure up the story he wants to tell the media with little accountability. Isn’t that the more likely reason Schiff doesn’t want the public to know what’s going on in the hearings?

Further, by classifying information in the hearings, we will only hear what was said as conveyed by leakers. That is antithetical to the American system of due process.

Nothing Schiff says or does should surprise anyone. He told us for years that there was clear evidence of collusion between Trump and the Russians. And when even the anti-Trump team of Special Counsel Robert Mueller concluded no collusion, no cooperation, and no coordination between Trump or his campaign and Russia, Schiff still insisted that there was evidence of collusion.

In what universe does anyone think Schiff can be an honest and true arbiter? Only down the rabbit hole and into the world of a Democratic dreamland. In that upside-down world, an obsession to impeach President Trump turns a reckless series of hearings that operate outside House precedents and standard House rules into a “formal impeachment inquiry” on the simple declaration of Speaker Pelosi.

In this shifting fantasyland, Schiff wants us to believe that facts are whatever he says they are. He wants us to believe that transparency requires closed-door interviews of witnesses. And key witnesses (such as the whistleblower-leaker) don’t testify because Schiff doesn’t think it is necessary.

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If the Democrats have any sense of shame, they will hold a formal vote on whether to pursue an impeachment investigation. They will remove the dissembling Schiff from leading this impeachment scam. And they will follow the pattern of the House by allowing Republicans to participate by subpoenaing witnesses and cross-examining Schiff’s witnesses.

Attorneys representing President Trump should also be allowed to ask questions and introduce evidence. And there should be open and transparent hearings.

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For now, though, Democrats are happy enough to hide what they are doing. And the leftists in the media are equally happy to join in the attack on President Trump.

Until the Democrats correct their ways, my advice to the Trump administration is to stay away from Schiff’s Star Chamber.

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