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Donald Trump Jr. slams Mike Bloomberg’s debate performance: ‘You can’t buy personality’

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Donald Trump Jr. ripped former New York Mayor Mike Bloomberg’s performance in Wednesday night’s Democratic debate, telling “Hannity” on Thursday that the 78-year-old media mogul dumped millions of dollars into his campaign for naught.

Mike Bloomberg can buy a lot, but you can’t buy personality, Sean,” the president’s eldest son said in an interview at the site of his father’s rally in Colorado Springs, Colo. “You can’t buy wit.

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“It’s not that he didn’t know the questions were coming,” added Trump Jr., noting that Bloomberg was repeatedly hit with questions over past remarks about women and minorities, as well as his embrace of controversial criminal justice policies while New York City’s mayor

Trump Jr. said his father, the president, has a “natural talent” that connects with working people, no matter how full his bank account is. He added that Bloomberg’s 2016 comments about agriculture and farmers were disrespectful and insulting and proved he cannot interact with the average American.

“The entire world saw it yesterday. He spent more money to get to where he was yesterday than we did to win the presidency,” the younger Trump said. “Right now he spent half a billion dollars to look like a jerk.”

Host Sean Hannity noted that Trump Jr.  has called his father the “blue-collar billionaire.”

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“Your dad respects and loves farmers. Your dad wants the manufacturing industry back in America,” Hannity said.

When asked about a potential debate showdown between Bloomberg and President Trump, the first son remarked:  “It wouldn’t look good for Mini. It would be over fast,” a reference to his father’s disparaging “Mini Mike” nickname for Bloomberg.

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Report: 300 Oracle employees walk out over CEO’s Trump fundraiser

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How Bloomberg Bungled a Debate That He Had Been Prepped For

Michael R. Bloomberg had put in the hours, his people said — holding mock debate sessions with top aides and meeting at length to prepare in New York and Palm Springs, Calif.

His campaign had anticipated the unsurprising questions about allegations of a hostile workplace for women at his company, stop-and-frisk policing in his city, the unseemliness of a Democratic contender who has long written checks to Republicans. And Mr. Bloomberg recognized that he would have to answer them, or at least deflect serviceably enough to survive.

But Mr. Bloomberg’s debate performance on Wednesday proved so lackluster that both supporters and rivals counted themselves taken aback, leaving his campaign more rattled than at any point since he entered the race. While Mr. Bloomberg sought to project a steely calm on Thursday during a swing through Utah, he and his team have been left to explain away a comedown that exposed some of his gravest liabilities.

Howard Wolfson, one of Mr. Bloomberg’s closest advisers, on Thursday shouldered the blame for the outcome of the debate.

“I led the debate prep and I accept the responsibility for inadequately preparing him,” Mr. Wolfson said.

Several people close to the Bloomberg campaign, who spoke on the condition of anonymity to discuss private concerns, said that the former New York mayor’s advisers had quietly acknowledged that Mr. Bloomberg would have to take a wholly different approach to the next debate, in South Carolina on Tuesday night.

Mr. Bloomberg himself signaled plans to ratchet up attacks on the party’s nominal front-runner, Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont, trying to shift focus to a progressive foil.

“So, how was your night last night?” Mr. Bloomberg joked to a crowd of hundreds in Salt Lake City on Thursday morning. He warned that the party “may be on the way to nominating someone who cannot win in November.”

“If we choose a candidate who appeals to a small base like Senator Sanders,” he concluded, “it will be a fatal error.”

Yet if Mr. Bloomberg had hoped this week to present the primary as a two-man show, his debut onstage seemed only to invigorate his competition. More moderate peers, already exasperated at the Bloomberg campaign’s implication that they should step aside for him, seemed particularly emboldened after his unsteady night, even as the muddle of center-left candidates threatened to improve Mr. Sanders’s chances of racking up victories in a fractured field.

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Mr. Bloomberg’s presence has also helped instill fresh clarity and energy to the campaign of Senator Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts, who followed her blistering debate with a continued offensive on Thursday against the former mayor.

“I’ll bet he’s reaching in his pocket and spending $100 million more on advertising,” Ms. Warren said on “The View,” “to try to erase everyone’s memory of what happened last night.”

Anxious for weeks about how their candidate might handle the unforgiving lights of a presidential debate, some in Mr. Bloomberg’s circle were at once alarmed at the results and eager to place his failure in perspective. As much as he struggled, he is still sitting on a fortune no one else can match, stuffing the electoral map with expensive advertising buys and staff hiring that has powered his rise in state and national polls. Several voters in Utah conveyed little concern on Thursday about the ramifications of a single tumultuous evening.

But for a man asking Democrats to trust that he is the most capable and formidable opponent for President Trump — no nonsense, no surrender, no baggage heavy enough to sink him — his sluggish showing in Las Vegas could amount to a troubling data point, reflecting on both his political talents and his team’s feel for the 2020 moment.

Neal Kwatra, a veteran Democratic strategist who dealt extensively with Mr. Bloomberg’s City Hall, said the former mayor’s advisers had done him a “double disservice.”

“You know your guy isn’t good at this kind of political engagement anyway,” Mr. Kwatra said, arguing that Mr. Bloomberg should have skipped the debate even after qualifying. “And then you put him in harm’s way with competition that has been doing nothing but this.”

Among other concerns, allies have acknowledged Mr. Bloomberg’s vulnerability on the history of nondisclosure agreements at his company with former female employees amid allegations of mistreatment. His difficulty in explaining those agreements is likely to persist, the allies said, for the simple reason that there is not a particularly good answer he can give. People close to the campaign conceded that the issue had the potential to shadow his candidacy for weeks or longer, since Mr. Bloomberg has ruled out permitting the women to speak and the underlying claims against him and his company are so damaging.

On Wednesday night, he staggered through a defense as Ms. Warren lashed him for declining to encourage former employees to detail their experiences publicly if they so chose. At one point, Mr. Bloomberg — hoping to inoculate himself by saying he had not been accused of anything heinous — allowed that maybe the women “didn’t like a joke I told.”

Mr. Bloomberg’s campaign was urging political surrogates to cast the debate in the most optimistic light possible, emphasizing that the pile-on against him showed that other Democrats regarded him as a growing threat and highlighting exchanges later in the debate between Mr. Bloomberg and Mr. Sanders, in which Mr. Bloomberg handled himself with greater confidence.

Some of Mr. Bloomberg’s advisers were arguing in private that the underlying strategic bet of the former mayor’s campaign had not changed as a result of the debate: His candidacy has always depended on many Democratic primary voters suppressing their distaste for aspects of his record because they perceive him as a strong candidate for the general election.

But the onslaught of criticism against Mr. Bloomberg, and his inability to effectively acquit himself on the stage, tested some of his campaign’s central assumptions about his strengths.

Until Wednesday night, the campaign’s theory of the race seemed to be playing out, buttressed by hundreds of millions of dollars in ad spending and a message that the former mayor has the experience and tenacity to send Democrats back to the White House.

While allowing that the debate had done him little good, Mr. Bloomberg’s advisers were less certain that it had helped others also hoping to appeal to more moderate and independent voters, like Pete Buttigieg, the former mayor of South Bend, Ind., Senator Amy Klobuchar of Minnesota and former Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr.

Some Bloomberg advisers said it was a conscious choice to largely refrain from attacking anyone besides Mr. Sanders at the debate, reasoning that the Vermont senator is on the cusp of an unstoppable breakthrough if he wins in Nevada on Saturday and has a strong finish in South Carolina a week later.

“We appear to be the only campaign that sees that Bernie is poised to capture the Democratic nomination on Super Tuesday,” said Kevin Sheekey, Mr. Bloomberg’s campaign manager. “I’m not sure if there’s a difference between seeing that too late and acquiescing.”

Mr. Bloomberg’s top strategists are among many Democrats who have invoked the 2016 Republican nominating contest as a cautionary tale. With a front-runner, Mr. Trump, whom some in the party initially found unacceptable, multiple candidates pummeled each other as they fought to position themselves as the surviving non-Trump alternative. And by the end, none were left standing as the party gradually coalesced around Mr. Trump as its nominee — a scenario many swore they could never allow to happen.

In Utah, Mr. Bloomberg suggested that Mr. Sanders, his “hand-waving and finger-pointing” rival, was running a campaign based on reckless, empty promises.

Responding generally to attacks on Thursday, a Sanders spokesman, Mike Casca, said the senator’s opponents “have thrown everything they can at him” since the beginning of his campaign, to little effect.

At Mr. Bloomberg’s events, at least, some voters seemed amenable to his argument.

“Mike is a uniter. Bernie’s a splitter,” said Kathy Littlefield, a retired pharmacist who professed anxiety about the glut of non-Bernie candidates still in the race. “Someone needs to give them a wake-up call. There are five of you tied for second place. Five of you together can’t beat Trump. And I don’t think Bernie can unite the Democrats.”

But it is far from clear that Mr. Bloomberg can. His stumbles laid bare both the risks of joining a stage full of competitors who had spent the past year sharpening their debate skills and the unique challenges awaiting a billionaire unaccustomed to having conversations on anyone else’s terms.

“It’s very hard,” Mr. Kwatra said, “when you have someone who isn’t necessarily amenable to instruction and direction.”

Ahead of the debate, veterans of past Bloomberg campaigns suggested he would be ready, observing that his mayoral debates generally went off without major incident and noting that he has submitted to regular questioning from reporters in recent months. “He’s out taking questions from the press every day,” Mr. Wolfson, one of his top advisers, said before the debate. “So, there’s a version of Q-and-A that occurs on a daily basis.”

While this forum proved a different beast, Mr. Bloomberg’s appeal as an above-it-all executive has endeared him to some voters who worried little about the appraisals of his first debate. In Salt Lake City on Thursday, voters said they were more disheartened by the acrimonious tone in Las Vegas than they were by Mr. Bloomberg’s unimpressive night.

Susan Chamberlin, a retired Salt Lake County worker who said she was undecided about her vote in the state’s primary next month, suggested that Mr. Bloomberg had made the best of a difficult situation — by not fighting back more forcefully, not protesting too much as his record was flamed.

“He had to expect that they were just going to pile on,” Ms. Chamberlin said. “And when they do that, sometimes it’s best to just stand still and take it.”

Matt Flegenheimer reported from New York, Alexander Burns from Las Vegas, and Jeremy W. Peters from Salt Lake City.

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Report: 300 Oracle employees walk out over CEO’s Trump fundraiser

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Kris Kobach rips Democrats over New Way Forward Act: ‘They think that America is just a place on a map’

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Former Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach appeared on “Tucker Carlson Tonight” Thursday and described the proposed New Way Forward Act and the notion promulgated by certain Democrats that illegal immigrants were as American as legal residents as “disturbing.”

“The New Way Forward bill says that aliens have a ‘right to come home.’ Criminal aliens have a right to come home. Home? And so if they’re as American as we are and they have a right to come home, this is a disturbing view of what they think it is to be an American,” Kobach told Carlson. “They think that America is just a place on a map and if you stand on American soil ever so briefly, suddenly you’re an American. But of course, that’s contrary to centuries of American history.”

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Forty-four congressional Democrats have co-sponsored the bill, which would allow people who have committed serious felonies in other countries to move to the United States legally and would make it extremely difficult for federal officials to detain illegal immigrants.

Kobach says “it’s shocking” that so many Democrats have adopted the legislation and the mantra that illegal aliens are “as American as we are.”

“They reject assimilation. They reject an American creed that all immigrants come to adopt. And they want to break that down, because the parts of the American creed, things like capitalism and the rule of law, are things that the Democrats no longer accept,” Kobach said. “So I found it really, really shocking how they have adopted this mantra that illegal aliens are as American as we are.”

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Kobach, who is running to represent Kansas in the U.S. Senate this year, claimed the legislation would “turn every city in America into a sanctuary city.

“Local police would be forbidden from helping ICE [Immigration and Customs Enforcement] in any way,” he said. “And so, just imagine: Thousands of Americans would lose their lives [or] would be injured and if you’re one of those victims … of someone who’s been brought back into the United States, you’ve been injured by the illegal alien and you’ve been betrayed by your country in the name of what? It’s insane.”

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Trump Complains South Korea’s ‘Parasite’ Won Best Picture Oscar: ‘Was It Good?’

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President Donald Trump complained during a rambling rally in Colorado Springs about the South Korean blockbuster “Parasite” winning the Academy Award for Best Picture earlier this month, saying he wished an English-language movie akin to “Gone with the Wind” had won instead.

“How bad were the Academy Awards this year?” Trump asked the crowd on Thursday. “‘And the winner is a movie from South Korea.’ What the hell was that all about?”

“We’ve got enough problems with South Korea with trade,” he continued. “On top of it, they give them the best movie of the year? Was it good? I don’t know.”

The president went on to say that when the Best Picture award went to “Parasite” — a history-making decision in which it became the first non-English-language movie to nab the honor — he thought it was merely for “best foreign film.” (“Parasite” did win the award for International Feature Film as well.)

“I’m looking for like … let’s get ‘Gone with the Wind,’ can we get ‘Gone with the Wind’ back, please?” Trump rambled, naming the 1939 epic that romanticizes slavery. “Sunset Boulevard. So many great movies. The winner from South Korea, I thought it was best foreign film. Best foreign movie. No… did this ever happen before?”

It hadn’t.

Director Bong Joon Ho’s film shattered expectations, nabbing four Oscars and bringing praise to South Korea’s long-overlooked film industry. Bong has been hailed as a hometown hero in Seoul.

Neon, the U.S. distributor of the film, responded to Trump’s comments with a terse statement of its own on Thursday. 

“Understandable,” Neon wrote on Twitter, “he can’t read.”

Trump spent his time in Colorado touting his accomplishments in office, lambasting the recently concluded impeachment inquiry and reflecting on why he hasn’t earned more praise. He said he was disappointed not to have been made Time’s “Person of the Year” (the honor went to Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg), and said he and his supporters deserved the honor in perpetuity.

“When the world revolves around all of us, we should be chosen; there’s nothing wrong with it,” Trump told his supporters. “I mean, we’ve won it, but we should win it every single year.”

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5 most expensive US cities to live in

Throughout the United States, the cost of living is rising, forcing many residents to flee major cities for more inexpensive places.

Here are five of the country’s most expensive cities to live in.

New York City

New York City consistently tops polls of most expensive U.S. cities to live in. According to Investopedia, the Big Apple is approximately 120 percent higher than the national average. Across all five boroughs, home prices average about $1 million.

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San Francisco

According to real estate website Zillow, the median home price in San Francisco is more than $1.3 million – nearly a half a million increase from 2012. The median rent is $4,312 per month.

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Many residents are taking drastic measures to remain in the area, while others have decided to pack up and leave altogether.

Honolulu

Hawaii’s capital city ranks among the country’s most expensive to live, given the island’s isolation. Residents in this city can expect to pay 55 percent more on groceries and 71 percent more on utilities compared with the rest of the United States.

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Honolulu ranks among the most expensive cities to live in the U.S.  (portal.ehawaii.gov)

Washington, D.C.

Washington, D.C.’s cost of living is approximately 60 percent higher than the rest of the country. According to Zillow, the average home price is more than $636,000, having gone up 3 percent in value over the past year. The average rent price in Washington is $2,700.

Boston

Boston hosts some of the country’s most iconic colonial landmarks as well as some of the most desirable real estate in the country.

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Groceries and health care costs in Boston exceed the national average by more than 20 percent, according to Investopedia. The average home price approximately $630,000, with the median rent standing at slightly less than $3,000.

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Pamela Anderson’s ex Jon Peters denies claiming he paid her debt

The fallout from a whirlwind romance between Pamela Anderson and movie producer Jon Peters has continued.

Anderson, 52, and Peters, 74, wed in January and split just 12 days later.

Following the breakup, it was reported that Peters claimed he’d paid off Anderson’s $200,000 debt during their brief union.

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Anderson’s rep then slammed Peters’ claims, calling them “entirely fabricated” and “ludicrous.”

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Pamela Anderson and Jon Peters married in Malibu in January. (Getty)

Peters recently spoke with the Ladysmith Chemainus Chronicle, the newspaper circulated in Anderson’s Canadian hometown of Ladysmith, and in the interview, he denies reports that he ever publically spoke about Anderson’s claims.

“I haven’t spoken to the press – nobody,” Peters told the outlet in an interview published on Thursday. “I’ve loved this kid since she was 20 years old. I still love her. We’re friends. We’ll always be friends. I helped her in a way that she needed, but it’s between her and I.”

He added: “I think she’s great, and that’s all I got to say.”

Anderson also spoke to the Chronicle, echoing her previous claims of financial independence.

“I don’t need anyone to pay my bills,” explained the “Baywatch” star. “I own a $10 million dollar house in Malibu Colony that has been rented for almost two years now and for the next three to five years for $40,000 month. That more than covers all my bills and expenses.”

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“I have contracts and other work. I put that money into my Ladysmith project,” she explained. “I believe it’s best to put my money in property. He doesn’t agree. I would politely listen and say I’d think about it. He still looked at me like that naive little girl sitting at the bar. ‘Teeth and a halo’ he tells people.”

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Pamela Anderson and Jon Peters shortly after their wedding. (Instagram)

According to the outlet, Anderson’s business manager Michael Ullman confirmed that he met with Peters, who he provided with three years of the actress’ tax returns as well as any monthly expenses and outstanding bills to prove Anderson’s financial stability.

Anderson also confirmed that Peters wrote her a check for $100,000 after the split, and said: “No hard feelings.” Ullman further confirmed that the actress received the check.

According to the actress, the dough went toward updates to her property, which she says she’s invested $1 million in so far.

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“I’m thrilled to inject some work money into the community. All my savings, all the extra money I make, goes here or to my foundation,” Anderson said.

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Trump Renews Attack on Justice System, Again Disregarding Barr’s Pleas

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WASHINGTON — President Trump once again berated the “dirty cops” of the law enforcement establishment on Thursday, accusing the Justice Department of going after his friends but not his enemies in an outburst that flouted Attorney General William P. Barr’s pleas to stop publicly intervening in prosecutions where he had a personal interest.

Speaking out hours after his friend Roger J. Stone Jr. was sentenced to more than three years in prison for lying to protect the president, Mr. Trump belittled the case and hinted broadly that he would use his clemency power to spare Mr. Stone if a judge did not agree to a retrial sought by defense lawyers.

In essentially dangling a pardon or a commutation for a friend, Mr. Trump confronted Mr. Barr with a choice about how to respond after he declared last week that the president’s attacks on the criminal justice system were making his job “impossible.”

“A lot of bad things are happening, and we’re cleaning it out,” Mr. Trump said of law enforcement at a Las Vegas event for former convicts re-entering society. “We’re cleaning the swamp. We’re draining the swamp. I just never knew how deep the swamp was.”

He added: “We had a lot of dirty cops. F.B.I. is phenomenal. I love the people in the F.B.I. But the people at the top were dirty cops.”

Mr. Barr last week reversed the Justice Department’s original request, in line with federal guidelines, for a term of seven to nine years for Mr. Stone, leading four career prosecutors to quit the case and one to resign from the department altogether.

But even as he agreed with Mr. Trump that the sentencing recommendation was excessive, he went on ABC News to publicly ask the president to stop commenting because “I cannot do my job here at the department with a constant background commentary that undercuts me.”

Mr. Trump later agreed that he was making Mr. Barr’s job harder but indicated he would not stay quiet.

While Mr. Trump again erupted on Thursday, some in Mr. Barr’s camp took solace in the fact that the president did not directly attack the judge in the case, Amy Berman Jackson, the prosecutors or the sentence itself and that he said he admired the F.B.I. rank and file, even though he continued to target its current and former leadership.

Mr. Barr has come to recognize that he may never be able to keep Mr. Trump quiet altogether and so in parsing the president’s latest comments, the attorney general and his team chose to see them as progress and an opportunity to work out their differences without further public exchange.

Mr. Barr, who has suggested to associates that he may have to resign if the president keeps tweeting about individual prosecutions, stayed silent after Mr. Trump’s remarks, and the department declined to comment.

Over the last week, some of Mr. Trump’s closest Republican allies in Congress, including Senator Lindsey Graham of South Carolina, and some of the president’s favorite Fox News commentators have been trying to smooth over the rift by vouching for Mr. Barr and urging the president to let the legal process play out, according to people familiar with the matter.

After the judge sentenced Mr. Stone on Thursday, Mr. Graham noted on Twitter that the term was “on the lower end” and emphasized that a president could always grant clemency. He urged that there be no undue interference in legal cases — without quite saying whom he was addressing.

“It is important to give both the government and the accused a fair trial free from influence,” Mr. Graham wrote. “I believe this has been accomplished in Mr. Stone’s case. Like all Americans, Mr. Stone can appeal the fairness of his trial and the verdict rendered. Under our system of justice President Trump has all the legal authority in the world to review this case, in terms of commuting the sentence or pardoning Mr. Stone for the underlying offense.”

Mr. Trump’s critics maintained that extending clemency to Mr. Stone would amount to self-dealing for a president who stood to benefit from the convicted adviser’s lies about connections to WikiLeaks, which disseminated Democratic emails stolen by Russian agents to damage Hillary Clinton during the 2016 campaign.

“Roger Stone was found guilty of lying to Congress and threatening a witness,” said Representative Adam B. Schiff, Democrat of California and the chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, the panel that Mr. Stone was convicted of obstructing. “He did it to cover up for Trump. His sentence is justified. It should go without saying, but to pardon Stone when his crimes were committed to protect Trump would be a breathtaking act of corruption.”

In his speech on Thursday, Mr. Trump dismissed the significance of Mr. Stone’s crimes. He complained that the Justice Department prosecuted his friend for lying and obstructing a congressional inquiry, but did not charge his enemies like Mrs. Clinton, the former F.B.I. director James B. Comey, Mr. Comey’s onetime deputy Andrew G. McCabe or the former F.B.I. officials Lisa Page and Peter Strzok.

“What happened to him is unbelievable,” Mr. Trump said of Mr. Stone. “They say he lied. But other people lied, too. Just to mention, Comey lied. McCabe lied. Lisa Page lied. Her lover, Strzok, Peter Strzok, lied. You don’t know who these people are? Just trust me, they all lied.”

He went on to revive the email case involving Mrs. Clinton. “Hillary Clinton leaked more classified documents than any human being, I believe, in the history of the United States,” he said. But, he added, “nothing happened to her.”

In repeating his attacks on his favorite targets, Mr. Trump distorted or misstated the facts. Mrs. Clinton was not accused of leaking classified documents, much less the most in history. She was investigated for using a private computer server that was not as secure as a government server to send emails, some of which were later found to include classified information.

Mr. Comey, then the F.B.I. director, faulted her for carelessness but said “no reasonable prosecutor would bring such a case.” His surprise announcement that he was briefly reopening the investigation days before the 2016 election has been blamed by many Democrats for contributing to Mrs. Clinton’s defeat.

By contrast, Mr. Trump mocked the case against Mr. Stone, including the witness intimidation charge. “It’s not like the tampering that I see on television when you watch a movie,” the president said. “That’s called tampering — with guns to people’s heads and lots of other things.”

He repeated his assertion that the jury forewoman in Mr. Stone’s case was “totally tainted” and an “anti-Trump activist,” which he said should compel the judge to order a new trial. The Justice Department opposes a new trial, a position approved by Mr. Barr.

Mr. Trump left the strong impression, however, that he would use his clemency power if the judge did not go along with the defense motion, saying that he would “love to see Roger exonerated.”

“I’m going to watch the process. I’m going to watch it very closely,” Mr. Trump added. “And at some point, I’ll make a determination. But Roger Stone and everybody has to be treated fairly, and this has not been a fair process. OK?”

Charlie Savage and Katie Benner contributed reporting.

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5 of the worst humanitarian crises the world has been facing

Conflicts around the world have led to some of the worst humanitarian catastrophes in recent years. Starvation, sexual violence and the displacement of millions has challenged geopolitical environments and prompted questions of how to respond to such emergencies.

Below is a list of the worst humanitarian crises around the world.

Yemen

The ongoing civil war in Yemen between government forces and Houthi rebels has killed thousands of Yemenis and displaced millions. More than 20 million — 80 percent of the population — are in need of humanitarian assistance, particularly relief from food insecurity.

Two-thirds of the country is at risk of starvation, according to the International Rescue Committee, a global humanitarian relief organization.

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In this Aug. 25, 2018 file photo, a severely malnourished infant is bathed in a bucket in Aslam, Hajjah, Yemen. (AP Photo/Hammadi Issa, File)

Exacerbating the conflict is a Saudi Arabian-led offensive against Iran-backed rebels. Saudi Arabia has been heavily criticized for airstrikes that have killed many civilians, destroyed key infrastructure and blocked Yemeni ports.

The rebels have block aid shipments in a bid to force agencies to give them control over humanitarian efforts.

The Saudis began its military intervention in an effort to restore former President Abdu Rabbu Mansour Hadi to power. The country was already the Arab world’s poorest when the conflict began in 2015.

Syria

What started as part of a broader movement in 2011 to usher in democratic reforms has turned into a deadly conflict that has killed more than 500,000 people and resulted in millions of Syrians risking their lives to escape the violence.

Brutal fighting between forces loyal to President Bashar al-Assad, opposition forces and extremist militants, including the Islamic State, has left some 12 million people in need of aid, the IRC reported.

Turkish and Kurdish-led forces have exacerbated the conflict in northern Syria.

The Democratic Republic of Congo

The central African nation has been engulfed in a rash of conflicts between government forces and local militias. The fighting has left millions displaced and dead.

In addition, Africa’s largest nation has one of the highest rates of sexual violence in the world. Reports include babies being burned alive and women being raped upward of 150 times.

Congolese warlord Bosco Ntaganda, known as “The Terminator,” was sentenced in November to 30 years in prison for war crimes and crimes against humanity for his role in numerous atrocities in the mineral-rich country from 2002-03.

South Sudan

Born out of decades of civil war, South Sudan plunged into extreme violence following its independence from Sudan. More than 2 million have fled the country and another 2 million have been displaced.

Five million are at risk of starvation, which could increase as locust swarms could destroy crops, the IRC reported. Many are unable to feed their families and lack access to jobs and an education.

Women are often at risk of becoming victims of sexual violence.

Venezuela 

Nearly a quarter of Venezuelans are in need of humanitarian assistance amid Inflation and political instability.

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Passengers ride on public transport in Caracas, Venezuela on Wednesday. Families have been split up with at least 4.5 million Venezuelans fleeing crumbling public services. (AP Photo/Ariana Cubillos)

Many have fled to neighboring South American countries and shortages of food, water and medicine have created unrest. The Trump administration imposed sanctions on the regime of Nicols Maduro in an effort to force out the socialist leader.

The Associated Press contributed to this report. 

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