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Eminem Releases Surprise Album, ‘Music To Be Murdered By’

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We last heard from Marshall Mathers in album form in the summer of 2018, when he surprise released his 10th album, Kamikaze. At the time, NPR Music’s Rodney Carmichael said it seemed like the famously tongue-in-cheek terrible child had “lost his sense of humor.” About a year and a half later, Mathers has indirectly responded with another surprise album, asking: “What’s there to laugh about?”

Music To Be Murdered By, Eminem’s 11th studio album, was a midnight surprise dropped quietly in the wee hours this morning, packaged with assists from Black Thought, Ed Sheeran, Q-Tip, Anderson .Paak, Juice WRLD — the 21-year-old Chicago rapper who died on Dec. 8 — and others. Among them you’ll find skits; the voice of Alfred Hitchcock (from whom Mathers cribbed the album’s title) and a cross-section of popular hip-hop’s varied, favored production styles. But it’s the video released in tandem, for the song “Darkness,” that appears to be the album’s centerpiece and fulcrum.

Eminem isn’t renowned for his subtlety, and you’ll find none here. (Evidence elsewhere further suggests his sense of humor has not matured.) “Darkness” is a tough watch. In the six-minute-long video, Mathers writes from the first-person perspective, reminiscent of “Stan,” of what turns out to be the shooter of the Route 91 massacre in Las Vegas. The video follows in parallel, filming from a video game-style first-person as the shooter transitions from preparation, to the act, to self-inflicted end. Its coda is a cluster of televisions beaming the U.S. flag, with the question “when will this end?” superimposed.

The track arrives at about the midway point of Music To Be Murdered By, surrounded by songs operating under far less gravity, mostly animated by Mathers’ perpetual ambivalence and frustration towards… well, everything. But mostly it seems, and as always, himself. Don’t wait for a punchline.

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Betty White turns 98: Here are 6 things to know about the actress

She’s a television legend, and Friday, Betty White celebrates her 98th birthday.

Here are six things to know about the actress, author and animal activist.

1.

Betty White shares her birthday with other big names in the entertainment world including James Earl Jones and Jim Carrey, according to Cleveland.com.

BETTY WHITE ON WHY SHE CAN’T TURN DOWN WORK AND WHO’S STILL ON HER ACTING BUCKET LIST

2.

She was born Betty Marion White on Jan. 17, 1922 in Oak Park, Illinois, but moved to Los Angeles during the Great Depression, People magazine reported.

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Betty White has been pursuing Hollywood since her 20s. (Getty)

3.

White got her start on radio, but her first regular job was as co-host of “Hollywood on Television,” a variety show that aired six days a week in the late ’40s, White told Forbes.

4.

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She was married three times. She married her third husband, Allen Ludden, whom she met on “Password,” on June 14, 1963. He died just before their 18th anniversary in 1981. She was previously married to Dick Barker, a WWII pilot, and Lane Allen, a theatrical agent, according to Biography.

5.

White was originally cast as man-hungry Blanche on “The Golden Girls” but changed roles with Rue McClanahan so the actresses were not typecast, People magazine reported.

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Bea Arthur as Dorothy Zbornak, Rue McClanahan as Blanche Devereaux, Betty White as Rose Nylund and Estelle Getty as Sophia Petrillo in season 1 of “The Golden Girls” (NBC / Getty)

6.

She is an animal lover and has worked with the Los Angeles Zoo and Morris Animal Foundation for more than 40 years, Biography reported.

This story originally appeared on Fox13 Memphis.

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SamTrans accused of playing ‘musical chairs’ with homeless, busing them to San Francisco and abandoning them

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The blame game is in full swing in the Bay Area following allegations that counties are playing “musical chairs” with their homeless population – using resources to shuttle transients, drug addicts and the mentally ill to San Francisco and abandoning them.

San Mateo County’s newly-expanded SamTrans bus service starts at the Peninsula and ends at the Embarcadero in San Francisco.

SamTrans was recently caught on camera dropping off groups of homeless men and women onto city streets and parks at the end of the line near the waterfront.

HOMELESSNESS CRISIS: FROM HOUSEBOATS TO BUILDERS, UNCONVENTIONAL METHODS USED TO TACKLE PROBLEMS IN 2019

Some of those same passengers had been put on the bus at the San Francisco International Airport, which is located in San Mateo County, by cops seen handing out free bus tokens to keep the homeless from sleeping in the terminals.

The late-night shuffle ends when the homeless are kicked off the bus at the last stop around 2:30 a.m. From there, they are often dazed and confused about where they are and how they got there. They then spend time wandering aimlessly along the tourist-heavy areas in the early-morning hours.

“It’s unconscionable that agencies are playing what appears to be musical chairs with the homeless,” Supervisor Aaron Peskin, whose district includes the location where the SamTrans line ends, told the San Francisco Chronicle. “This is just the type of homeless dumping that we sued the state of Nevada over a few years back.”

He was referring to the 2015  “Greyhound therapy” lawsuit that found Nevada was giving unwanted psychiatric patients one-way tickets to California.

“It’s unconscionable that agencies are playing what appears to be musical chairs with the homeless.”

— Aaron Peskin, San Francisco City Supervisor

SamTrans Public Affairs Specialist Dan Lieberman says the situation isn’t as cut and dry as people think and believes that many of the homeless who are put on the buses at the airport are actually from San Francisco.

“From what we understand these are homeless people who end up at SFO and are specifically given a SamTrans token to go back to San Francisco,” he told ABC7.  “Giving people rides is what we do here. If someone pays their fare and wants to get on the bus we are going to take them on the bus.”

The result has been a sloppy, dangerous game with homeless people stuck in the middle.

Last year, the Bay Area Rapid Transit also came under fire for how it handled transients. The train had become a temporary shelter for the area’s homeless, which led to many homeless riders being stranded at the end of the night on the last stop on the BART line, with the nearest shelter about 5 miles away.

Democratic Mayor London Breed said this week she couldn’t confirm allegations that the homeless were being bused into San Francisco – though there is recorded proof of it happening multiple times – and said the city attorney’s office would look into the matter.

“It’s unfortunate, if it is happening and our goal is to address it appropriately,” she told ABC7. “There will have to be an investigation because we would need to determine whether or not there’s evidence that this has occurred.”

San Francisco native Robert Holt told Fox News he doesn’t expect much from the mayor’s word to look into the situation.

“We’ve gotten used to pledges and promises from her but there seems to be more homeless people on the street than ever,” he said.

SAN FRANCISCO HOMELESS STATS SOAR: CITY BLAMES BIG BUSINESS, RESIDENTS BLAME OFFICIALS 

Former mayoral candidate Richie Greenberg agrees.

“Elected officials like Breed are less likely to speak out against other elected officials because it would hurt them politically or make it look like their colleagues aren’t doing their jobs,” he told Fox News.

The disturbing new allegations that nearby counties are dumping their homeless in San Francisco come at a time when the city has been struggling with a double-digit jump in its homelessness rate and residents are turning on elected officials for their inability to reverse the trend.

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A preliminary homeless count released in May showed the number of homeless had jumped 17 percent from 2017. However, when the final report was released a couple of months later, it showed the street count increase would have been 30 percent if the city had stuck to the same definition of homelessness as they had in the past.

Critics claim the city chose to use the federal definition of homelessness instead of the one they wrote themselves in order to look like progress was being made. City officials have denied those allegations.

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SamTrans accused of playing ‘musical chairs’ with homeless, busing them to San Francisco and abandoning them

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The blame game is in full swing in the Bay Area following allegations that counties are playing “musical chairs” with their homeless population – using resources to shuttle transients, drug addicts and the mentally ill to San Francisco and abandoning them.

San Mateo County’s newly-expanded SamTrans bus service starts at the Peninsula and ends at the Embarcadero in San Francisco.

SamTrans was recently caught on camera dropping off groups of homeless men and women onto city streets and parks at the end of the line near the waterfront.

HOMELESSNESS CRISIS: FROM HOUSEBOATS TO BUILDERS, UNCONVENTIONAL METHODS USED TO TACKLE PROBLEMS IN 2019

Some of those same passengers had been put on the bus at the San Francisco International Airport, which is located in San Mateo County, by cops seen handing out free bus tokens to keep the homeless from sleeping in the terminals.

The late-night shuffle ends when the homeless are kicked off the bus at the last stop around 2:30 a.m. From there, they are often dazed and confused about where they are and how they got there. They then spend time wandering aimlessly along the tourist-heavy areas in the early-morning hours.

“It’s unconscionable that agencies are playing what appears to be musical chairs with the homeless,” Supervisor Aaron Peskin, whose district includes the location where the SamTrans line ends, told the San Francisco Chronicle. “This is just the type of homeless dumping that we sued the state of Nevada over a few years back.”

He was referring to the 2015  “Greyhound therapy” lawsuit that found Nevada was giving unwanted psychiatric patients one-way tickets to California.

“It’s unconscionable that agencies are playing what appears to be musical chairs with the homeless.”

— Aaron Peskin, San Francisco City Supervisor

SamTrans Public Affairs Specialist Dan Lieberman says the situation isn’t as cut and dry as people think and believes that many of the homeless who are put on the buses at the airport are actually from San Francisco.

“From what we understand these are homeless people who end up at SFO and are specifically given a SamTrans token to go back to San Francisco,” he told ABC7.  “Giving people rides is what we do here. If someone pays their fare and wants to get on the bus we are going to take them on the bus.”

The result has been a sloppy, dangerous game with homeless people stuck in the middle.

Last year, the Bay Area Rapid Transit also came under fire for how it handled transients. The train had become a temporary shelter for the area’s homeless, which led to many homeless riders being stranded at the end of the night on the last stop on the BART line, with the nearest shelter about 5 miles away.

Democratic Mayor London Breed said this week she couldn’t confirm allegations that the homeless were being bused into San Francisco – though there is recorded proof of it happening multiple times – and said the city attorney’s office would look into the matter.

“It’s unfortunate, if it is happening and our goal is to address it appropriately,” she told ABC7. “There will have to be an investigation because we would need to determine whether or not there’s evidence that this has occurred.”

San Francisco native Robert Holt told Fox News he doesn’t expect much from the mayor’s word to look into the situation.

“We’ve gotten used to pledges and promises from her but there seems to be more homeless people on the street than ever,” he said.

SAN FRANCISCO HOMELESS STATS SOAR: CITY BLAMES BIG BUSINESS, RESIDENTS BLAME OFFICIALS 

Former mayoral candidate Richie Greenberg agrees.

“Elected officials like Breed are less likely to speak out against other elected officials because it would hurt them politically or make it look like their colleagues aren’t doing their jobs,” he told Fox News.

The disturbing new allegations that nearby counties are dumping their homeless in San Francisco come at a time when the city has been struggling with a double-digit jump in its homelessness rate and residents are turning on elected officials for their inability to reverse the trend.

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A preliminary homeless count released in May showed the number of homeless had jumped 17 percent from 2017. However, when the final report was released a couple of months later, it showed the street count increase would have been 30 percent if the city had stuck to the same definition of homelessness as they had in the past.

Critics claim the city chose to use the federal definition of homelessness instead of the one they wrote themselves in order to look like progress was being made. City officials have denied those allegations.

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PETA calls out Conor McGregor, ‘Cowboy’ Cerrone over python jacket

It looks like PETA wants to enter the octagon with Conor McGregor and “Cowboy” Cerrone this weekend.

The People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals called out the famous UFC fighters on Twitter after McGregor and competitor Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone had a friendly back-and-forth about the latter’s python jacket.

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The exchange, which took place during a press conference with the two fighters before their upcoming fight Saturday, started with McGregor interrupting Cerrone to compliment his coat.

“That’s one hell of a coat, Donald, my God. I got to give credit where credit is due,” McGregor starts, before asking why kind of material it is.

“It’s python,” Cerrone answered. “I’m sure PETA might be here because I got rattlesnakes on and python.”

McGregor, who called PETA “shady,” responded that the group has “a warrant out for me as well.” It was a sentiment that proved to be true, as the animal rights organization quickly responded to McGregor’s statements on Twitter, slamming the fighters.

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“Hi @TheNotoriousMMA and @CowboyCerrone!” the tweet read. “You’re right! We ARE here — to remind you that only COWARDS would brag about wearing an animal who was likely beaten & skinned alive. Why don’t you knock out your insecurities and only wear your OWN skin?”

In a graphic statement to Fox News, PETA UK Director Elisa Allen revealed the group would be going a step farther, and contacting each of the fighters to stop wearing animal skin.

“Cerrone and McGregor may be known for being tough guys in the Octagon, but the ultimate challenge for these fighters would be to watch PETA’s stomach-turning exposés, which show workers peeling snakes’ skin off while they’re still conscious. Pythons, who are taken from their jungle homes, are often nailed to trees and skinned alive so that their skins can be turned into coats, shoes, belts, and bags. Many of them suffer for hours or days as they slowly die. PETA will be writing to the pair with information and a simple request: be a fighting champ for animals and knock exotic skins out of your wardrobe,” the statement read.

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In a graphic statement to Fox News, PETA UK Director Elisa Allen revealed the group would be going a step further and contacting each of the fighters to stop wearing animal skin. (Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)

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Cerrone reportedly responded to the group’s criticism, seeming to egg them on further with a statement saying he would wear human skin, if legal.

“Man, I guess if killing humans was legal I could probably wear a bad-ass human jacket,” Cerrone said, Hometown Life reported. “I got a white buffalo at home, PETA. And when she crokes [sic], I’m going to wear a (expletive) (expletive) ass white buffalo cape one of these days. At the ranch I have a lot of animals: turkeys, goats, chickens, pigs. We kill them and butcher them, and we eat them all ourselves, man. We use every bit of them. So it’s not like – I don’t just go down to the store and buy beef. We raise it and kill it and eat it. So, if there’s something inhumane or unjust about killing beef for my own sake, PETA, you’re (expletive) up.

“Granted, I didn’t kill the snake or raise the snake to build a python jacket, but (expletive) it was (expletive) cool, so I had to wear to it.”

McGregor did not seem to respond to PETA comments.

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PETA is no stranger to calling out MMA fighters. Last year, the group criticized UFC champion Khabib Nurmagomedov for wrestling a bear.

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Walmart issues apology to Paul Walker’s family after backlash from insensitive tweet

Walmart issued an apology to the late actor Paul Walker’s “family, friends and fans” after users found a tweet from the chain’s official Twitter account to be insensitive.

The famous retail chain made an attempt to engage in a lighthearted exchange with its customers on social media by quoting a line from the Comedy Central series “Workaholics.”

“Hey Paul Walker. Click it, or ticket,” the company’s Twitter page wrote in response to a fan posting a gif of a car racing through traffic to represent rushing to Walmart to pick up some Pillsbury Cinnamon Rolls being sold there.

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The tweet has since been removed after several people noted it was insensitive given the fact that the actor tragically died in a car accident in 2013.

In a statement to Fox News, the company apologized for the tweet.

“We apologize to Paul Walker’s family, friends and fans,” the statement from a Walmart spokesperson reads. “The tweet was posted in poor judgement and has been removed.”

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As USA Today notes, the line from “Workaholics” being quoted came from a 2011 episode that aired prior to the actor’s death at age 40. Walker, best known for his role as Brian O’Conner in the “Fast and the Furious” franchise, was riding in the passenger seat of a car that crashed in Santa Clarita, Calif. in November 2013. The driver was determined to be Roger Rodas, a friend of the actor’s who owned a sports car dealership.

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Paul Walker died in a car accident in 2013. (Stuart C. Wilson/Getty Images for Universal Pictures)

Vin Diesel and Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, were among the late actor’s co-stars who took to social media in September 2019 to honor him on what would have been his 46th birthday.

“Normally today I would be planning how to embarrass you with a birthday cake. Haha,” Diesel wrote at the time. “Instead I reflect on how lucky I am to call you my brother. The tears never go away, but they change… from that of mourning to that of grace. We only hope to make you proud. Speaking of which, guess what message I woke up to… your daughter. Meadow sending me love on this day. Wow, she knows me so well. She has your heart. Happy birthday… it’s amazing, but somehow you continue to make the world a better place.”

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Johnson wrote in part: “Something about today compelled me as a moving reminder of how fragile life is for all of us. It’s Paul’s birthday and rightfully so, his legacy celebrated around the world. Our friendship was bonded over our daughters and the pride and protection we took being their fathers.”

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PETA calls out Conor McGregor, ‘Cowboy’ Cerrone over python jacket

It looks like PETA wants to enter the octagon with Conor McGregor and “Cowboy” Cerrone this weekend.

The People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals called out the famous UFC fighters on Twitter after McGregor and competitor Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone had a friendly back-and-forth about the latter’s python jacket.

WEDDING GUEST SLAMMED FOR ‘GROSS’ RESPONSE TO INVITATION: ‘HOW TACKY CAN YOU GET?’

The exchange, which took place during a press conference with the two fighters before their upcoming fight Saturday, started with McGregor interrupting Cerrone to compliment his coat.

“That’s one hell of a coat, Donald, my God. I got to give credit where credit is due,” McGregor starts, before asking why kind of material it is.

“It’s python,” Cerrone answered. “I’m sure PETA might be here because I got rattlesnakes on and python.”

McGregor, who called PETA “shady,” responded that the group has “a warrant out for me as well.” It was a sentiment that proved to be true, as the animal rights organization quickly responded to McGregor’s statements on Twitter, slamming the fighters.

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“Hi @TheNotoriousMMA and @CowboyCerrone!” the tweet read. “You’re right! We ARE here — to remind you that only COWARDS would brag about wearing an animal who was likely beaten & skinned alive. Why don’t you knock out your insecurities and only wear your OWN skin?”

In a graphic statement to Fox News, PETA UK Director Elisa Allen revealed the group would be going a step farther, and contacting each of the fighters to stop wearing animal skin.

“Cerrone and McGregor may be known for being tough guys in the Octagon, but the ultimate challenge for these fighters would be to watch PETA’s stomach-turning exposés, which show workers peeling snakes’ skin off while they’re still conscious. Pythons, who are taken from their jungle homes, are often nailed to trees and skinned alive so that their skins can be turned into coats, shoes, belts, and bags. Many of them suffer for hours or days as they slowly die. PETA will be writing to the pair with information and a simple request: be a fighting champ for animals and knock exotic skins out of your wardrobe,” the statement read.

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In a graphic statement to Fox News, PETA UK Director Elisa Allen revealed the group would be going a step further and contacting each of the fighters to stop wearing animal skin. (Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)

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Cerrone reportedly responded to the group’s criticism, seeming to egg them on further with a statement saying he would wear human skin, if legal.

“Man, I guess if killing humans was legal I could probably wear a bad-ass human jacket,” Cerrone said, Hometown Life reported. “I got a white buffalo at home, PETA. And when she crokes [sic], I’m going to wear a (expletive) (expletive) ass white buffalo cape one of these days. At the ranch I have a lot of animals: turkeys, goats, chickens, pigs. We kill them and butcher them, and we eat them all ourselves, man. We use every bit of them. So it’s not like – I don’t just go down to the store and buy beef. We raise it and kill it and eat it. So, if there’s something inhumane or unjust about killing beef for my own sake, PETA, you’re (expletive) up.

“Granted, I didn’t kill the snake or raise the snake to build a python jacket, but (expletive) it was (expletive) cool, so I had to wear to it.”

McGregor did not seem to respond to PETA comments.

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PETA is no stranger to calling out MMA fighters. Last year, the group criticized UFC champion Khabib Nurmagomedov for wrestling a bear.

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Trump Legal Team to Add Starr and Dershowitz for Senate Trial

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WASHINGTON — President Trump plans on adding former independent counsel Kenneth W. Starr and the defense lawyer Alan Dershowitz to his legal team for his trial by the Senate, a person briefed on the plan said Friday.

Mr. Starr, whose investigation into President Bill Clinton’s sexual relationships led to his impeachment, will be joined by Robert Ray, who succeeded Mr. Starr as independent counsel and wrote the final report on Mr. Clinton, the person said.

Rounding out the team will be Mr. Dershowitz, a Harvard Law School professor emeritus who became famous as a defense counsel for high-profile defendants like O.J. Simpson.

The White House counsel, Pat Cipollone, and Mr. Trump’s personal lawyer, Jay Sekulow, will lead the legal team.

“Professor Dershowitz will present oral arguments at the Senate trial to address the constitutional arguments against impeachment and removal,” the team said in a statement.

“While Professor Dershowitz is nonpartisan when it comes to the constitution — he opposed the impeachment of President Bill Clinton and voted for Hillary Clinton — he believes the issues at stake go to the heart of our enduring Constitution. He is participating in this impeachment trial to defend the integrity of the Constitution and to prevent the creation of a dangerous constitutional precedent.”

More recently, Mr. Dershowitz has faced questions about his representation of Jeffrey Epstein, a financier and convicted sex offender who committed suicide in a New York City jail in August.

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Ken Starr, Dershowitz join Trump’s impeachment defense team

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Ken Starr, the former independent counsel who led the Whitewater investigation into then-President Bill Clinton, and attorney Alan Dershowitz will join President Trump’s impeachment defense team, Fox News has learned.

The prominent lawyers were among several attorneys added to the team as the president’s impeachment trial gets underway.

The team will also include Pam Bondi, the former Florida attorney general.

Fox News reported earlier this week that White House Counsel Pat Cipollone will take the lead on the president’s defense team in the Senate trial, along with Trump lawyer Jay Sekulow. Cipollone deputies Michael Purpura and Patrick Philbin will also work on the team.

Dershowitz confirmed his role in a series of tweets on Friday, saying, he would “present oral arguments at the Senate trial to address the constitutional arguments against impeachment and removal.”

“While Professor Dershowitz is non partisan when it comes to the constitution — he opposed the impeachment of President Bill Clinton and voted for Hillary Clinton — he believes the issues at stake go to the heart of our enduring Constitution,” he said in another tweet.

The Associated Press contributed to this report. 

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Judge Jeanine: Dems are about as solemn on impeachment as 2nd graders ‘passing gas’

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Fox News host Judge Jeanine Pirro called out House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., and top Democrats, expressing doubt about their claims that the impeachment of President Trump has been a solemn and “prayerful” process.

“The best part about all this is that they try to make it all solemn,” Pirro told “Fox & Friends” on Friday. “They are about as serious as a bunch of second graders passing gas at school,” Pirro said.

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“They’re high-fiving each other, they’re handing out pens, they’ve got it on a silver platter. Give me a break,” Pirro said, mocking Pelosi for using commemorative pens with her name inscribed on them to sign a resolution to transmit two articles of impeachment against Trump to the Senate for trial.

Pirro went on to mock Pelosi’s decision to withhold articles of impeachment in an attempt to gain leverage in setting terms for the Senate trial. Democrats have called for additional witness testimony, potentially from former National Security Adviser John Bolton and from Lev Parnas, an indicted associate of Trump’s lawyer Rudy Giuliani.

“We’re gonna tell you how to run this? You got to call witnesses. No kidding. You didn’t call witnesses in the House, now you’re going to tell us how to run a trial?” Pirro asked.

The impeachment trial of Trump began in the Senate on Thursday as Chief Justice John Roberts and 99 of the 100 senators who will serve as jurors were sworn in.

Lawmakers are continuing to battle over whether new witnesses and evidence will be allowed at the Senate trial. Those issues aren’t expected to be decided until well after the trial begins in earnest. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., said the trial will continue at 1 p.m. EST Tuesday.

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Pirro accused Democrats of trying to “upend” American jurisprudence.

“You can’t keep adding counts once you’ve indicted someone,” Pirro said, noting it as “fundamental and basic.” “And this is nonsense … they make it up as they go along. They believe their own nonsense.”

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