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Ellen DeGeneres stands up to Twitter mob, defends appearing with ‘friend’ George W. Bush

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Daytime talk show host Ellen DeGeneres took a stand against the Twitter mob after receiving backlash for appearing at a football game next to former President George W. Bush, who she calls a “friend.”

During her monologue on Monday, DeGeneres told the audience that she and Portia de Rossi were invited to a Dallas Cowboys game by Charlotte Jones, daughter of Cowboys owner Jerry Jones.

She was seen in the suite sitting next to Bush and former First Lady Laura Bush.

“When we were invited, I was aware that I was going to be surrounded with people from very different views and beliefs. And I’m not talking about politics… I was rooting for the Packers,” DeGeneres joked. “So I had to hide my cheese hat in Portia’s purse.”

However, DeGeneres faced heavy criticism on social media for appearing alongside Bush.

“People were upset,” DeGeneres said. “They thought, why is a gay Hollywood liberal sitting next to a conservative Republican president?… A lot of people were mad. And they did what people do when they’re mad… they tweet.”

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The comedian then read a tweet, “Ellen and George Bush together makes me have faith in America again.” The audience clapped.

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“Here’s the thing: I’m friends with George Bush. In fact, I’m friends with a lot of people who don’t share the same beliefs that I have,” DeGeneres continued. “We’re all different and I think that we’ve forgotten that that’s okay that we’re all different… but just because I don’t agree with someone on everything doesn’t mean that I’m not going to be friends with them.”

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“When I say, ‘Be kind to one another,’ I don’t mean only the people that think the same way that you do. I mean be kind to everyone. Doesn’t matter.

DeGeneres concluded by thanking Charlotte and Jerry Jones as well as George and Laura Bush for a “Sunday afternoon that was so fun,” but added that they owe her “six dollars for the nachos.”

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Hannity predicts a Trump win in 2020, says supporters can thank Democrats for their ‘stupidity’

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Sean Hannity predicted President Trump‘s reelection Monday night, saying the president’s supporters will be able to thank Democrats for their “stupidity” that will help lead to his reelection.

He said Democrats may impeach Trump, who is ensnared in a “quid pro quo” controversy with Ukraine, but Hannity said he is confident that “it’s going to end up with the re-election of Donald Trump.”

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Hannity also predicted that Republicans could take back the House and gain on their majority in the Senate. He pointed to what he sees as the media’s relentless coverage on the Trump-Unkraine controversy.

The host also noted that if Democrats do win, their proposals could impact America and “destroy” the economy.

“But make no mistake about it these are dangerous times for our Constitutional Republic,” Hannity said. “By the way, God help us if they ever did win with their $94 trillion Green New Deal. There are $36 trillion Medicare-for-all with no private insurance.  You see that would destroy the greatest economy ever designed by man.”

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Hannity called that risk a “clear and present danger.”

“And, by the way, they’ll cast away all God-given common sense assuming they might have had some in the beginning to subvert the will of you,” Hannity said. “We the American people.”

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Rick Perry denies resignation reports while facing questions over Ukraine call

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Energy Secretary Rick Perry on Monday denied rumors that he would resign amid allegations he played a role in the controversy surrounding President Trump and Ukrainian officials.

“No. I’m here, I’m serving,” Perry said at a news conference in Vilnius, Lithuania, as Politico reported. “They’ve been writing the story for at least nine months now. One of these days they will probably get it right, but it’s not today, it’s not tomorrow, it’s not next month.”

Politico had reported that Perry was expected to announce his resignation by the end of November.

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A recent Axios report said Trump told House Republicans that he called Ukranian President Volodymyr Zelensky in July based on a recommendation by Perry. The issue centered on allegations that Trump pressured Ukrainian officials to investigate former Vice President Joe Biden and his son, Hunter, over their business dealings in the country. Trump repeatedly has denied doing anything wrong.

The former Texas governor acknowledged pressing Trump to call Zelensky, has denied mentioning the Bidens to either leader.

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“Absolutely, I asked the president multiple times, ‘Mr. President, we think it is in the United States’ and in Ukraine’s best interest that you and the president of Ukraine have conversations, that you discuss the options that are there,’” he said.

He also denied pressuring the Ukrainian government two appoint two American businessmen on the board of the state-owned gas company, Naftogaz. He did say he made some recommendations, but only at the behest of that country.

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‘So what?’ Trump attorney Jay Sekulow dismisses second whistleblower coming forward

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President Trump’s attorney dismissed the appearance of a second whistleblower in regard to his July phone call with the president of Ukraine.

Jay Sekulow told “Hannity” on Monday that by the White House releasing the call transcript it renders future whistleblowers moot.

“They’re now talking about a second whistleblower, and my statement on that is: ‘so what’,” he said.

“We’ve already released a transcript. Is it really relevant what some other person who may or may not have heard the conversation thought about it?”

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Sekulow said Trump’s critics are raring to find any scandal they can pin on him, especially one that could lead to impeachment.

“They couldn’t get Russia, they couldn’t get obstruction,” he said.

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“Then it was quid pro quo with Ukraine.”

Sekulow continued dismissing the second whistleblower’s appearance, pointing to how the first whistleblower had contact with staff from Rep. Adam Schiff’s, D-Calif., House Intelligence Committee.

He claimed the whistleblower neglected to tell the inspector general he had interacted with Schiff’s team.

“So now, what do we have, a second whistleblower. Again, the transcript’s out, it speaks for itself — it’s not an impeachable offense, period,” he said.

Attorney Mark Zaid, who represents both whistleblowers, first told ABC News that the second individual is – like the first whistleblower – an intelligence official, and has firsthand knowledge of certain allegations contained in the first whistleblower complaint, which was not based on any firsthand knowledge.

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Later in his interview on “Hannity,” Sekulow also criticized the lawsuit brought against the president by New York County District Attorney Cy Vance Jr.

He read from the judges ruling, temporarily halting a subpoena of Trump’s tax returns, and characterized the events as the “House of Representatives basically extending their investigation through the local D.A.”

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Rep. Kinzinger on Trump’s Syria withdrawal: ‘We certainly have not won the war against ISIS’

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Rep. Adam Kinzinger, R-Ill., spoke out Monday against President Trump withdrawing troops in northern Syria and addressed the potential action from Turkey, warning it will embolden Islamic State terrorists.

On Monday, Trump defended his decision to withdraw troops, even as his Republican allies in both the Senate and House vehemently criticized the move.

Kinzinger, who co-founded the Friends of A Free, Stable and Democratic Syria Caucus, said it shouldn’t take very long for Turkey to enter Syria and as a result, the Kurds would have to abandon their ISIS prisoners.

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“I mean, think about if 10,000 ISIS fighters get released. The president keeps saying we’ve won this war against ISIS. We certainly have not won the war against ISIS. We’ve made gains,” Kinzinger said Monday on “The Story with Martha MacCallum.” “And, if you release 10,000 of them, that’s incredible.”

The congressman ripped Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., who earlier Monday praised the president’s move and criticized the U.S.’s presence in the region and the significance of having a small number of troops present in Syria.

Kinzinger argued the troops were doing their jobs helping in the fight against terror.

“This is exactly the kind of fight that people like Rand Paul actually said he wanted to do instead of 200,000 troops,” Kinzinger said. “So, it comes to a point where if… Americans believe that for whatever reason terrorism has decided that they’re done fighting, then that’s fine, but this is not a U.S. endless war. This is an endless war that the terrorists have decided to do against us.”

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Kinzinger added, “If we can if we can keep that back with three or four hundred troops, we ought to do that.”

Fox News’ Martha MacCallum and Andrew O’Reilly contributed to this report.

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Tyler Perry says he’s ‘ignored’ in Hollywood, opens new studio in Atlanta: ‘I know what I do is important’

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Tyler Perry has long been a proponent of non-conformity and in Hollywood, the seemingly prolific one-man band says because of this, the industry has overlooked the magnitude of his impact.

“I clearly believe that I’m ignored in Hollywood, for sure, and that’s fine. I get it,” Perry told Gayle King in an interview for “CBS This Morning” ahead of the opening of his new film studio Tyler Perry Studios, which he owns outright.

“My audience and the stories that I tell are African-American stories specific to a certain audience, specific to a certain group of people that I know, that I grew up, and we speak a language,” he added. “Hollywood doesn’t necessarily speak the language. A lot of critics don’t speak that language. So, to them, it’s like, ‘What is this?’”

Perry, 50, said he knew the reach of the work he’s done and understood the industry’s hesitation over his projects, adding that it’s been his mission to speak to the people with whom he identified since he broke into the fold as the beloved Madea, one of a litany of characters he created early on.

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“I know what I do is important. I know what I do touches millions of people around the world,” he added. “I know how important every word, every joke, every laugh [is]. I know what that does for the people where I come from and the people that I’m writing for. So, yeah, I get that.”

Perry welcomed a who’s who of celebrity talent to usher in the new headquarters for his TV and film studio in Atlanta – including Beyoncé, Kelly Rowland and Michelle Williams, a Destiny’s Child reunion.

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Oprah Winfrey, Ava DuVernay, Bill Clinton, Hillary Clinton, Will Smith, Halle Berry, Spike Lee, Whoopi Goldberg and Viola Davis also were on hand to ring in the affair with the “Alex Cross” star who became the first African-American filmmaker to own his own major film studio.

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Last month, Perry opened up about Georgia’s controversial “heartbeat” abortion law that has angered many in Hollywood and sparked calls to boycott filming in the state. Perry said he disagrees with the sentiment.

“Atlanta has been the dream. It has been the promised land,” Perry told The Associated Press last month. “So, when I got here, this whole state and city has been amazing to me and I wouldn’t trade that for anything. Also, I put $250 million in the ground here and in the studio. So, when you have a quarter of a billion dollars sat down in the ground, you can’t just up and leave.”

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The law bans abortions after a fetal heartbeat is detected, which could happen as early as six weeks into pregnancy before many women realize they’re expecting. The law is set to become enforceable Jan. 1, although a judge temporarily blocked it last week.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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Former Bush aide: ‘Clearly lines have been crossed’ to warrant Trump impeachment inquiry

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A former aide to President George W. Bush insisted on Monday that the pending impeachment inquiry against President Trump is “warranted” and that “clearly lines have been crossed.”

Appearing on MSNBC, former White House Chief of Staff Andy Card expressed his support for the launched inquiry into Trump’s communications with Ukraine.

“I do think that an impeachment inquiry is warranted. Clearly lines have been crossed,” Card told MSNBC’s Hallie Jackson.

The MSNBC analyst did, however, acknowledge that he wasn’t certain if Trump’s actions were an “impeachment offense yet” and warned Democratic lawmakers to not “call a molehill a mountain.”

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“I don’t know if that’s an impeachable offense yet. “We don’t know yet, because most people in Congress have already made up their mind when they haven’t seen any evidence,” Card explained.

“I want people to calm down, take a look at it. Don’t call a molehill a mountain. They tend to do that. There’s hyperbole on both sides. So this is a serious process. I want to help the president do his job because he’s our president.

“I also don’t want him to be distracted by others who are trying to undermine him and I do want the impeachment process if it’s going to go forward, to be done deliberately, without hyperbole, without exaggeration, and see where it leads based on the facts.

“Don’t make it about politics.”

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Card also admitted that he didn’t take Trump’s recent remarks about China investigating the Bidens seriously, calling them “a little bit frivolous and kind of baiting” and comparing the president to a “carnival barker.”

He also called for people on both sides to “step back” and “stop some of the hot rhetoric.”

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German bank robber’s 20-hour-long court rant cut off by judge before prison sentence, report says

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A German man jailed for committing three bank robberies reportedly gave a very rambling, 20-hour-long statement before his sentencing Monday that included anecdotes about his fitness routine and accounts from his criminal career.

A judge in Hamburg’s district court cut off Michael Jauernik before sentencing him to 12-and-a-half years in prison for three bank heists between 2011 and 2018, in which he shot one employee, The Guardian reported.

She said she regretted not interrupting Jauernik, 71, earlier for his repetitions and “excessive digressions.”

Jauernik started robbing banks in the 1970s and served several jail terms. He gained some notoriety in the 1980s when he was dubbed the “Thursday robber” for holding up a string of banks shortly before closing time on Thursdays.

During his prolonged statement, he reportedly said he was “more intelligent and clever than any employee of the criminal police agency” and bragged about his daily fitness regimen in jail. He also boasted about doing situps three times each day and doing 5-K runs, the report added.

Jauernik said he went back to robbing banks after working as a night porter where he found his pension payments “pitiful.” He justified the robberies by insinuating he targeted corrupt financial institutions.

“I didn’t rob supermarkets or old women,” Jauernik said.

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The unnamed judge said it was unlikely he would be rehabilitated.

“We are sure that you will still think it legitimate to rob banks and threaten people in 12 years’ time,” she said. “You suffer from a narcissistic personality disorder, which was on display to everyone who followed the main trial,” she said.

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Bill Clinton asked UK’s Tony Blair to ‘take a look at’ fixing problem during 2000 ‘political season’: document

While Democrats have been calling for President Trump’s impeachment over his alleged soliciting of assistance from foreign countries ahead of the 2020 election, an unearthed comment from 2000 might show stones were being thrown from glass houses.

On his show Monday, Tucker Carlson discussed a transcript of a call between former President Bill Clinton and then-U.K. Prime Minister Tony Blair, the same year as the election pitting Clinton’s vice president, Al Gore, against George W. Bush.

“You’ve heard endlessly on cable news that it is unprecedented the president would seek political gain from a conversation with a foreign leader. Well, turns out, it has happened before,” Carlson said.

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President Bill Clinton British Prime Minister Tony Blair at Warwick University in December 2000. (BRIAN BOULD/AFP/Getty Images, File)

“Back in 2000, President Bill Clinton had a conversation with Tony Blair of the U.K. and asked him to intercede in a dispute between British Airways and two carriers. The president, at the time, was much more direct than President Trump was in his conversation.

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A screenshot of the conversation was shown during “Tucker Carlson Tonight” on Monday.

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“This is Bill Clinton, and I’m quoting: ‘In a political season, it would be big over here to get this open sore resolved. If you could have somebody take a look at it.’ Tony Blair responded that he would.”

Carlson continued: “Now, is this a big deal? Not really. Is it nakedly political? Is it an attempt to use a foreign country to influence the outcome of an election in a presidential year? Yes it is, obviously.

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“Incidentally, it didn’t take long for us to find that, we only had to dig through old Clinton transcripts for about 15 minutes… there are probably a lot more examples, and if we find them we will bring them to you.”

The quote referenced by Carlson can be found among a collection of declassified documents relating to Blair. It can be read in full here.

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George Papadopoulos claims other nations had ‘vested interest’ against Trump’s ‘America First’ platform in 2016

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Former Trump 2016 campaign adviser George Papadopoulos claimed Monday several nations, including U.S. allies, had a “vested interest” against the then-candidate’s 2016 platform.

Papadopoulos praised Attorney General William Barr and federal prosecutor John Durham for engaging with Australian, British and Italian officials, in an interview with Martha MacCallum on “The Story.”

“Bill Barr and John Durham are not on a wild goose chase,” he claimed. “These countries were willfully complicit in what I believe was an international conspiracy to undermine the Donald Trump campaign, and to assure that if he was elected president that he would be handcuffed because they had a vested interest in assuring that his America First policies would not be the ones that would be implemented.”

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Last year, Papadopoulos served 12 days in prison in connection with then-Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation.

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He had pleaded guilty to making false statements to federal prosecutors and spent those nearly-two-weeks in a Wisconsin facility.

Speaking with MacCallum, Papadopoulos appeared to nod to the events during the campaign that led to the Mueller team focusing on him.

“I lived it,” he said. “I spoke to these diplomats and I know what they wanted.”

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He also reacted to former Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi reportedly threatening to sue him for $1 million.

Papadopoulos noted Renzi was in office during Trump’s campaign and claimed the ex-politician went “on a rant about the president and then says he wants to sue me.”

“I welcome discovery in any lawsuit.”

Barr sparked criticism in multiple countries in recent days, as he seeks assistance in studying the Russia investigation’s origins, according to the Wall Street Journal.

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A Justice Department official told Fox News on Monday that Attorney General Bill Barr asked President Trump to make introductions to foreign countries that might have had information pertinent to U.S. Attorney John Durham’s ongoing probe into possible misconduct by the intelligence community at the outset of the Russia investigation.

But, a person familiar with the situation told Fox News it would be wrong to say Trump “pressed” the Australian prime minister for information that could have discredited Mueller’s now-completed probe, as The New York Times reported earlier Monday.

Fox News’ Brooke Singman contributed to this report.

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