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New York high school grad with autism honored with ‘silent ovation’

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The silence was golden at a high school graduation ceremony in New York last week as classmates gave a student with autism and noise sensitivity a silent ovation.

Students barely touched their palms together in largely inaudible claps with hushed enthusiasm for their classmate Jack Higgins, who held his fingers to his ears as he walked on stage to accept his diploma from Carmel High School in Putnam County, N.Y., anticipating raucous cheers.

Instead, his classmates stood quietly and allowed him to enjoy his moment in silence.

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Lou Riolo, the principal of the high school, told Fox News on Thursday that originally, Higgins’ parents, Barbara and Pat, requested that their son participate in graduation alongside his special education teacher, Erin Appelle.

“Erin brought it to me,” Riolo said. “Knowing Jack is Autistic and nonverbal and is hypersensitive to loud sounds and crowds at times there were some concerns.”

He said Appelle had planned with aides to set up a practice in an auditorium.

“After thinking on it for a few days, I came up with the idea of asking the entire auditorium to stay silent so that Jack could receive his diploma,” the principal said. “We planned on doing it immediately after the singing of the National Anthem because we knew Jack sitting there with all the commotion for over 45 minutes would be too much.”

Riolo, a Carmel alum who taught for 26 years and has been a principal for five years, said he initially ran the plan past a few other school faculty members, all of whom were supportive.

“I did run it past our Assistant Principal Mr. John Fink because he would be honest if he thought it was as I called it ‘Shooting the moon.’  He loved it.  I also informed our [superintendent] Mr. Andy Irvin and before I finished his answer was ‘I love it, let’s do it!’  I met with Barbara and Pat, Jack’s parents, and they thought it was a great idea,” Riolo said.

He added that despite the possibility that Higgins would become overwhelmed if the auditorium got too loud, they decided to try anyway, saying he trusted his students to try their best to make the situation comfortable for their classmate.

“I know my school my students and community,” Riolo said. “They always step up.”

Riolo said he couldn’t be prouder of his students.

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“Their actions of standing up in honor of their classmate was their idea. It was not rehearsed.  It was genuine,” he said, adding that he was “not surprised but in awe of their caring.”

Higgins parents were “ecstatic and overcome with happiness for their son,” who is set to attend Ability Beyond in Chappaqua, N.Y., a program tailored to students with disabilities.

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Two men dead after being pulled from manhole in Pennsylvania, reports say

Two men in Pennsylvania were pronounced dead Thursday afternoon after crews pulled them out of a manhole where they’d been working, according to reports.

Police had responded Thursday morning to an intersection in Aldan, Pa., which is about a half-hour drive from Philadelphia, after reports that the men were unconscious inside the manhole, officials told Fox 29.

They said the cause of death remained under investigation. “Gases and lack of oxygen are suspected,” Fox 29’s Chris O’Connell reported.

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Two workers in Pennsylvania have died after they were pulled out of a manhole on Thursday afternoon, according to reports.  (Fox 29)

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Four contractors were working in the area at the time of the incident; two contractors were at one intersection, while the other two were at a nearby intersection, officials told the station.

The team at the second location reportedly lost contact with the other team, which “prompted concern.”

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Fire rescue teams and other emergency crews responded and pulled the men from the manhole but they were both pronounced dead, the station reported.

O’Connell tweeted Thursday that Aldan Borough Police identified the co-workers as Daniel Cleaver and Matthew DiSands, both in their 20s.

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O’Connell reported that Cleaver had a 5-year-old son and was about to get married. He said DiSands just graduated from the police academy and got a job as a police officer, following in his father’s footsteps.

“We’re quite shocked that this has happened,” Aldan Mayor Carmen Maniaci told the station. “We’re going to do our best to recover and move forward.”

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Oklahoma City Thunder agree to trade Russell Westbrook to Houston Rockets for Chris Paul, reports say

The Oklahoma City Thunder have traded Russell Westbrook to the Houston Rockets for Chris Paul in an exchange of star point guards that reunites Westbrook with former teammate James Harden in Houston, according to multiple reports.

In addition to Paul, the Thunder also are getting first-round picks in 2024 and 2026, plus the right to swap first-rounders in two other seasons. The trade was first reported by ESPN.

Neither team had officially announced the trade as of Thursday night, but Rockets owner Tilman Fertitta told Fox 26 Houston that the deal had been agreed to.

“We’re so excited to have Russell Westbrook,” Fertitta said. “I would watch him play for Oklahoma City and he’s so athletic. At the same time this franchise just had the two years with the most wins it’s ever had in consecutive years and we wouldn’t have accomplished that without Chris Paul. Chris Paul is unbelievable and he’s gonna be sadly missed.

“I said at the end of the year we’re never gonna stand pat,” Fertitta went on. “We’re always gonna try to get better. I think this makes us a better team. I hate to lose Chris Paul, but we felt like we did what we had to do to become a better team.

“I think it’ll be very interesting and fun,” the Rockets owner added. “James [Harden] and Russell wanted to play together. It oughta be fun this year.”

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The 34-year-old Paul is owed roughly $125 million over the final three years of his contract, including a $44.2 million player option for 2021-22. Westbrook, who turns 31 early next season, is owed $171 million over the final four years of his existing deal.

Paul is a nine-time All-Star, Westbrook an eight-time selection. Paul has 9,181 career assists, the most among active players. Westbrook has 138 triple-doubles, tied with Magic Johnson for second-most in NBA history behind only Oscar Robertson’s 181.

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The Oklahoma City Thunder have traded Russell Westbrook, right, to the Houston Rockets for Chris Paul in an exchange of star point guards, according to reports.

Westbrook and Harden were Thunder teammates for three seasons, the last of those in 2011-12 when that duo and Kevin Durant took Oklahoma City to the NBA Finals. They lost in five games to LeBron James, Dwyane Wade and the Miami Heat, and Harden was traded that summer to Houston — where he’s been a perennial All-Star ever since.

But when the Thunder agreed last week to trade Paul George to the Los Angeles Clippers, it became clear quickly that Westbrook would be on the move as well. And this trade, when completed, will mean that Thunder general manager Sam Presti has added seven first-round picks to the team’s stockpile in the last week or so.

Oklahoma City got five first-round future selections as part of the George trade. The Thunder are getting two more in this trade.

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Paul and Harden were teammates for two seasons in Houston. The Rockets had a 3-2 lead over Golden State in the 2018 Western Conference finals when Paul injured a hamstring, and the Warriors rallied to win that series in seven games on the way to the NBA title. This past season, Houston was ousted by the Warriors in a six-game second-round series.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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Hannity: The Dems are finally starting to listen to me

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Fox News’ Sean Hannity spoke Thursday about what he saw as top Democrats’ apparently shifting feelings about former Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s scheduled testimony next week.

According to the AP, Democrats are now beginning to listen to Hannity,” he said.

“They’re worried about next Wednesday’s hearing — I’m excited about it.

“Those questions have all been thoroughly answered in the exhaustive, frankly political, poorly written… 448-page report.”

The “Hannity” host added that no matter their sudden concerns, some Democrats still wanted to beat the drum of collusion between President Trump and Russia, using Mueller’s testimony to advance their cause.

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“In their desperate effort to keep their Russia collusion hoax, their conspiracy theories alive for as long as possible, Chairman Jerry Nadler of the Judiciary Committee, and Intel Chair Adam ‘The Cowardly’ Schiff, are forcing Bob Mueller to testify in public on Capitol Hill.”

Hannity claimed Rep. Schiff, D-Calif., in his capacity as House Intelligence Committee chairman, has been overseeing yet another investigation that was needlessly badgering Trump.

“The cowardly Schiff is conducting a separate sixth investigation,” he said, labeling the work of the California lawmaker’s colleague, “Jerry’s subpoena party.”

He continued: “This is harassment. They should be caring about what is a desperate situation at the border.

“They’re not doing anything to help the American people. They don’t have any agenda that’s going to solve our problems.”

In light of that allegation, Hannity said Democrats have been content instead to point to Trump and accuse him of collusion despite the Russia investigation’s conclusions.

“It’s a card that they keep playing over and over again — Russia, Russia, Russia,” he said.

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While Mueller is at the Capitol, Republicans should take the opportunity to grill him themselves, Hannity advised.

“Republicans should focus on the litany of what are unanswered questions that we have previewed on this program last night,” he said. “The political bias, the prosecutorial misconduct, politics, conflicts of interest.”

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Disney Channel cancels ‘Descendants 3’ premiere, to donate to non-profit in Cameron Boyce’s honor

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Disney Channel announced on Thursday that it’s canceling the upcoming “Descendants 3” red carpet premiere following the death of Cameron Boyce — and instead, will donate to a non-profit in the late actor’s honor.

“We’re proud to be part of Cameron Boyce’s legacy by showcasing his talents on screen, but we are cancelling the red carpet premiere event for ‘Descendants 3’ (scheduled for July 22) and instead, The Walt Disney Company will make a donation to the Thirst Project, a philanthropic organization to which Cameron was deeply committed,” read a statement from Disney Channel to Fox News.

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Disney Channel added that “with permission from the Boyce family” it will also “dedicate the telecast” of “Descendants 3” in his memory. Cameron played Cruella de Vil’s son, Carlos, in the musical fantasy franchise.

Along with the “Descendants” series, Boyce starred in the 2011 series “Jessie” and Disney XD’s series “Gamer’s Guide to Pretty Much Everything,” as well as worked on Disney Junior’s “Jake and the Never Land Pirates.”

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Boyce died following a seizure on Saturday. The seizure “was a result of an ongoing medical condition, and that condition was epilepsy,” the actor’s family said in a statement at the time.

In his final interview before his death, Boyce discussed his desire to give back.

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He told Haute Living in May: “There’s a long line of difference makers in my family. I’m following in the footsteps of some really strong men and women who have showed me what it means to give back; it’s the greatest way to fulfill yourself.”

Boyce’s actions spoke even louder than his words did: The actor won the Pioneering Spirit Award at the 9th Annual Thirst Gala last April for raising over $30,000 for the Thirst Project, building two new wells in Swaziland.

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“Many people have the heart to give back, but a lot don’t know how to. I try to be the bridge for those people – whether that means getting them involved in one of my campaigns or inspiring them by showing them a blueprint of how to get others engaged,” he said, adding, “Every time I talk to someone who shares that similar passion, we talk about how there aren’t many feelings more euphoric. Changing someone else’s life positively changes yours for the better as well.”

Fox News’ Jessica Sager contributed to this report.

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Head of NASA’s spaceflight programs replaced with Trump’s Moon goal in focus

The longtime head of NASA’s human spaceflight programs has been replaced as the agency races to meet President Trump’s ambitious goal of returning American astronauts to the Moon in five years, a major shakeup that has stunned the space community.

William Gerstenmaier – known within the agency as simply “Gerst” – started working at NASA in 1977 as an engineer and rose to the rank of associate administrator for human exploration and operations in 2004.  But according to NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine, it’s precisely those bona fides that earned him the boot.

“He’s been at NASA for 42 years and we love him, and in fact, we have an opportunity now to land on the Moon in the year 2024 because of the hard work that he has put into the program,” Bridenstine said of Gerstenmaier in an exclusive interview with Fox News.  “But sometimes we need to remember, he started working at NASA when I was 2 years old, and there comes a time in every career when it’s time to move on.”

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William Gerstenmaier, seen here in November 2018, has been replaced as associate administrator for human exploration at NASA. (Sergei Savostyanov/TASS via Getty Images, File)

When pressed about what specifically earned Gerstenmaier his demotion, Bridenstine said, “I don’t think there’s anything that he was not doing.  I just think it’s time for new leadership.”

House Science, Space and Technology Committee Chairwoman Eddie Bernice Johnson, D-Texas, said she is baffled by the decision to abruptly remove someone with Gerstenmaier’s level of institutional knowledge.   

“The Trump Administration’s ill-defined crash program to land astronauts on the Moon in 2024 was going to be challenging enough to achieve under the best of circumstances. Removing experienced engineering leadership from that effort and the rest of the nation’s human spaceflight programs at such a crucial point in time seems misguided at best,” said Johnson. 

For months, the Trump administration has been blunt about its frustration with the space agency’s track record of running over budget and behind schedule. 

“NASA must transform itself into a leaner, more accountable, and more agile organization,” Vice President Mike Pence said in March when he announced the new moonshot program.  “If NASA is not currently capable of landing American astronauts on the Moon in five years, we need to change the organization, not the mission.”

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The organization changed Wednesday night when Gerstenmaier and his top deputy, Bill Hill, were reassigned to special assistant positions.  Former NASA astronaut Ken Bowersox was named acting head of human exploration, but Bridenstine is launching a nationwide search to find a permanent replacement. 

We are moving fast to go to the Moon. We need a new generation of leaders that will step up and move out on the objective,” Bridenstine said.

Rep. Johnson argued the open search is a sign the shakeup was poorly conceived. 

“You don’t change horses in mid-stream, or if you try to do so, you better have the other horse ready to go,” Johnson said.

NASA’s new moonshot program is named Artemis because it is the “twin sister” to the Apollo program that achieved the first lunar landing 50 years ago next week. (In ancient Greek mythology, Artemis and Apollo were the twin offspring of the god Zeus and the goddess Leto.)

Bridenstine insists that Gerstenmaier was on board with Artemis’ accelerated timeline. 

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“He helped us create this timeline. He gave us the guidance that this was achievable,” said Bridenstine.  “In fact, we have a chance to land [on the Moon] in 2024 because of his efforts.”

But those efforts were not enough for Gerstenmaier to keep his job.  When asked if any other organizational changes were in the works, Bridenstine replied:  “Not at this time.”

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Authorities ID Nevada man found dead under vehicle after California quakes

Authorities in Nevada have identified a man who was found dead this week under a vehicle that may have collapsed on him during strong earthquakes in Southern California.

Nye County Sheriff’s deputies were dispatched to Troy Ray’s rural home in Pahrump on Tuesday; they found him pinned under a Jeep. Sheriff’s Sgt. Adam Tippetts said Ray, 55, was last seen alive at a nearby gas station on July 3.

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This undated booking photo provided by the Nye County, Nev., Sheriff’s Office shows Troy Ray. (Nye County Sheriff’s Office via AP)

A day later, a 6.4-magnitude earthquake struck 95 miles away from Ray’s home in Ridgecrest, Calif. The quake was followed by a 7.1 tremor the next day in the same area.

Authorities ruled Ray’s death an accident from asphyxia and blunt trauma. Police believe the vehicle may have come crashing down on Ray during one of the quakes.

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The Jeep where Troy Ray was found dead. Officials think it collapsed on him due to earthquakes last week. (Rachel Aston/Las Vegas Review-Journal via AP)

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“The vehicle that the male was found pinned under had been jacked up safely and, based on the positioning of the body and the tools found at the scene, the male appeared to be working on the vehicle at the time of his death,” Tippetts said.

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Rep. Tlaib calls for ‘lawless president’ to be impeached, says plan is still to ‘defund ICE’

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Rep. Rashida Tlaib, D-Mich, repeated her calls to impeach President Trump and to defund U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), promising to “defund hate.”

Tlaib made headlines shortly after being sworn into Congress when she vowed to supporters that she was going to “impeach the motherf—–.” Speaking on the liberal podcast “Pod Save America” on Thursday, she expressed those same views… but with cleaner language.

“I have to deal with a president who should have been impeached months ago,” she told the former Obama staffers who host the podcast.

“At least the inquiry should have happened. I mean, we are dealing with a lawless president. No matter what we pass here, whatever the Supreme Court decisions are — he is going to do what he wants to do because he is kinglike and no one is holding him accountable.”

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The conversation later shifted to the border crisis, where she reiterated her stance to defund ICE.

“I’ve been so focused on my district … some of this, just the discussion surrounding the border … for many of us especially for some of my colleagues it is very personal for us. we are very passionate about those issues,” Tlaib said.

“But, I think from day one, many of us came here saying, we want to defund hate. And we want to defund ICE. And we haven’t wavered on those issues and we hold as many of us continue to do, is educate and mobilize people to understand the importance of a real fix to our immigration crisis. not throwing money at a broken system.”

Tlaib was one of the small group of progressive House Democrats who voted against the border funding bill that was passed by Congress.

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Earlier this week, the Michigan congresswoman had a sharp rebuke to Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif, who criticized the vocal minority of progressives who opposed the border funding.

“You know, people like us — people like me and Ayanna and Ilhan and Alexandria — we’re reflective of our nation in many ways. People like us — people of color — have been missing in the chamber,” Tlaib reacted. “It is very disappointing that the speaker would ever try to diminish our voices in so many ways.”

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Hurricane warning issued for parts of Louisiana coast ahead of Tropical Storm Barry

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New Orleans’ improved post-Katrina flood defenses are expected to face an extreme test as Tropical Storm Barry threatens to turn into the first hurricane of the season and blow ashore with torrential rains.

Barry could have winds of about 75 mph, just barely over the threshold for a hurricane, when it comes ashore, making it a Category 1 storm, forecasters said.

It is expected to bring more than a foot and a half of rain in potentially ruinous downpours that could go on for hours as the storm passes through the metropolitan area of nearly 1.3 million people and pushes inland.

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As of late Thursday afternoon, Barry was about 90 miles south of the mouth of the Mississippi, with winds around 40 mph. A hurricane warning was posted for a 100-mile stretch of the Louisiana coastline just below Baton Rouge and New Orleans.

Gov. John Bel Edwards has asked the Trump administration for a federal declaration of emergency ahead of Barry’s expected landfall late Friday or early Saturday.

In a letter Thursday to President Trump, Edwards asked that the state receive supplementary federal resources as soon as possible should they be needed. His letter noted that in the past 24 hours, 28 parishes have issued emergency declarations and 14 are in the process of doing so.

Trump tweeted Thursday evening: “To everyone on the Gulf Coast: As you make preparations to protect your homes & loved ones from flooding & the coming storm, it is imperative that you heed the directions of @FEMA, State & Local Officials. We are working closely w/ them. Please be prepared, be careful, & be SAFE!”

The Louisiana National Guard said Edwards has authorized activating up to 3,000 soldiers and airmen ahead of the storm. Officials said high-water vehicles and boats have been staged and helicopters are ready to provide support as needed.

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Edwards declared an emergency earlier in the week as the storm brewed in the Gulf of Mexico.

The storm’s blow could form a dangerous combination with the already-high Mississippi River, which has been swelled by heavy rain and snowmelt upriver this spring.

“There are three ways that Louisiana can flood: storm surge, high rivers and rain,” Edwards said. “We’re going to have all three.”

Meteorologist Benjamin Schott said the chief concern is not the wind: “Rainfall and flooding is going to be the No. 1 threat with this storm.”

Edwards said authorities do not expect the Mississippi River to spill over its levees, but cautioned that a change in the storm’s direction or intensity could alter that.

Hurricane Katrina caused catastrophic flooding in New Orleans in 2005, and was blamed for more than 1,800 deaths in Louisiana and other states, by some estimates.

In its aftermath, the Army Corps of Engineers began a multibillion-dollar hurricane-protection system that isn’t complete. The work included repairs and improvements to some 350 miles of levees and more than 70 pump stations that are used to remove floodwaters.

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The National Weather Service said it expects the Mississippi to rise to 19 feet by Saturday morning at a key gauge in the New Orleans area, which is protected by levees 20 to 25 feet high.

The National Hurricane Center said as much as 20 inches of rain could fall in parts of eastern Louisiana, including Baton Rouge, and the entire region could get as much as 10 inches. The New Orleans area could get 10 to 15 inches through Sunday, forecasters said.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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Trey Gowdy: Mueller does not want to ‘participate’ in keeping the Russia story alive

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Former congressman Trey Gowdy said Thursday on “The Story with Martha MacCallum” that Democrats want to keep the Russia investigation story “alive,” but Special Counsel Robert Mueller does not want to be involved in that.

Previewing next week’s hearings, Gowdy said: “They’re bringing him, they want to keep the story alive. He’s not going to participate in that. He’s not going to answer anything outside the four corners of his report.

“So this is just to have a day-long series. The focus will be on the questions. Mueller is not going to give you any interesting answers, I have quizzed him before.”

Mueller is set to testify on July 17.

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Mueller’s report found no proof that the Trump campaign conspired with Russia to influence the election, despite multiple outreach efforts by Russians, and did not reach a conclusion on whether President Trump obstructed justice.

Gowdy explained the type of response Mueller would give next week to MacCallum.

“And this will be his answer. Why didn’t I look into anything else? ‘Because I wasn’t asked to.’ When did I conclude there was no collusion? ‘When I interviewed the last witness.’ And that’ll be that,” Gowdy said.

The former congressman reiterated that nothing would be gained intellectually from the hearing next week.

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“Mueller is a Marine, former FBI director. He’s not… He is going to answer the question maybe and nothing more,” Gowdy said.

“You will learn nothing next Wednesday except a lot of my former colleagues think they’re great questioners and think that they should have their five minutes.”

Fox News’ Gregg Re contributed to this report.

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