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NY Times sparks furor with tweet describing alleged Kavanaugh behavior as ‘harmless fun’

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The New York Times, under its “New York Times Opinion” Twitter banner, issued an apology late Saturday, saying it had deleted an “offensive” Twitter message promoting a Times article that makes allegations against Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh.

“We deleted a previous tweet regarding this article,” the second Times Opinion message said. “It was offensive, and we apologize.”

Previously, the Times posted and then deleted a tweet without the word “apology,” but saying that the original tweet had been deleted because it was “poorly phrased.”

TRUMP BLASTS NY TIMES, MOCKS SLOGAN AFTER PAPER REVISES HEADLINE ABOUT HIM

The original Times tweet graphically described an obscene act that Kavanaugh is accused of having done during his college years. The tweet then said the act “may seem like harmless fun.”

Regardless of whether the claim against Kavanaugh is true or not, critics on social media were simply furious that the Times would describe the alleged behavior as “harmless fun.”

‘Profound lapse in judgment’

“This is…. Such a profound lapse in judgment and common sense. Sexual assault isn’t harmless fun,” one Twitter user wrote. “What the hell is going on at the NYT?”

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But others also argued that the allegations against Kavanaugh in the article weren’t true.

‘What are they thinking?’

“What are they thinking at the New York Times?,” Fox News contributor Byron York of the Washington Examiner wrote. “1) It’s a discredited allegation. 2) If it happened, such things are ‘harmless fun’?”

‘Smearing a distinguished jurist’

“You may think that smearing a distinguished jurist based on the testimony of a woman who said last year she wasn’t even certain about her story is harmless fun…” wrote theater critic Kyle Smith.

NEW YORK TIMES APOLOGIZES FOR SHARING PREVIOUS OBITUARY REFERRING TO CHINA’S MAO AS ‘ONE OF HISTORY’S GREAT REVOLUTIONARY FIGURES’

The new Times story gives the account of a male Yale classmate of Kavanaugh named Max Stier, who alleges that Kavanaugh, at the urging of some friends, performed an obscene act while mistreating a woman at a party.

The Times reported Saturday that Stier told the FBI about the alleged incident during Kavanaugh’s Supreme Court confirmation process but the FBI did not investigate further.

Stier’s story appears to align with allegations that Kavanaugh accuser Deborah Ramirez made last year in an article in The New Yorker magazine. But that magazine noted at the time that Ramiriez “was at first hesitant to speak publicly, partly because her memories contained gaps because she had been drinking at the time of the alleged incident.”

The magazine later noted that Ramirez agreed to speak only after “six days of carefully assessing her memories and consulting with her attorney.”

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During his confirmation process, Kavanagh denied numerous allegations about his personal conduct.

Earlier this year, an attorney for Kavanaugh accuser Christine Blasey Ford said her client was motivated to testify against Kavanaugh in part to attach an “asterisk” next to his name in the event of Supreme Court rulings on abortion.

The Senate ultimately approved President Trump’s nomination of Kavanaugh in a 50-48 vote last October.

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Trump slams ‘NO talent’ MSNBC anchor Joy Reid: ‘Had a bad reputation’

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President Trump ripped into one of his fiercest critics on Saturday, claiming she lacked the talent needed to succeed in media.

“Who the hell is Joy-Ann Reid?” Trump asked, referring to the MSNBC anchor and analyst. “Never met her, she knows ZERO about me, has NO talent, and truly doesn’t have the ‘it’ factor needed for success in showbiz.”

He added that Reid had a “bad reputation” and joined a network of “losers making up phony stories about” him.

JOY REID BLOG ‘HACK’ REMAINS A MYSTERY 1 YEAR LATER

It’s unclear what prompted Trump’s attack on Reid, but the longtime MSNBC contributor frequently provides commentary, guest hosts on the network, and hosts her own show, “AM Joy,” on weekends.

Trump’s tweet came the morning after Reid guest hosted MSNBC colleague Chris Hayes’ primetime show.

An ardent progressive voice on the network, Reid released a book in June that described Trump as “The Man Who Sold America.”

MSNBC HOST JOY REID ACCUSED OF LYING ABOUT BUSH-ERA GUANTANAMO OFFICIALS STARVING DETAINEES

Reid previously faced criticism as offensive posts surfaced from an old blog she maintained. Critics also took issue with her claim that those posts — described as “homophobic” — came from a third party that allegedly hacked her site.

The Daily Beast, which had suspended Reid as a contributor, conducted its own investigation and concluded that claims made by Reid’s cyber-security expert Jonathan Nichols that “screenshot manipulation” took place were false.

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Critics have also pointed to the Internet archival service The Wayback Machine, which showed that the anti-gay articles were preserved at the time they were written and refuted the suggestion that hackers could have manipulated the archives.

Despite the controversy, Reid appeared to win support from many of her colleagues in the media. Trump’s Saturday tweet prompted a wave of responses from Twitter users in defense of the host.

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Actress Mia Farrow responded to Trump’s tweet with a link to Reid’s book. Former Rep. Joe Walsh, who’s challenging Trump for the 2020 Republican nomination, criticized the president for attacking “a private citizen.”

“Whereby the President of the United States once again personally attacks a private citizen. This time @JoyAnnReid. Trump will lose in 2020 because we can do much better than having such an unfit, thin-skinned, cruel, narcissistic bully in the White House,” he tweeted.

Fox News’ Joseph A. Wulfsohn contributed to this report.

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Sen. Kennedy: Trusting Russia, North Korea, Iran like trusting ‘a Jussie Smollett police report’

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Republican Sen. John Kennedy of Louisiana on Saturday said America can’t trust nations like Russia and Iran, comparing their leaders’ credibility to that of disgraced actor Jussie Smollett.

“I trust Russia and China and Iran and North Korea like I trust a Jussie Smollett police report,” Kennedy said, referring to the former “Empire” actor accused of lying to police about being a hate crime victim.

“You can’t trust them and they’re not going to stop — they’re not our friends. Since President Trump took office, they don’t love us anymore, but I think, by God, they respect us now,” he added during an appearance on “Your World.”

Kennedy was responding to former Defense Secretary James Mattis previously saying he was very worried about Russian President Vladimir Putin and considered him a “threat.”

JOSEPH DIGENOVA: MCCABE PROSECUTION WOULD START HOLDING OBAMA OFFICIALS REPSONSIBLE FOR ANTI-TRUMP ABUSES

Former Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s report, released earlier this year, found that Putin’s government engaged in a concerted effort to influence the 2016 presidential election.

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Since before Trump’s election, the Justice Department has been investigating that meddling and potential collaboration with the Trump campaign.

The Trump team alleged, however, that DOJ officials abused their power in order to investigate his campaign.

More details are expected to surface, with the Justice Department’s inspector general telling lawmakers Friday that he has submitted a draft report on potential surveillance abuses.

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Kennedy told “Your World” host Neil Cavuto that Attorney General William Barr, who received the draft, should work to release that report publicly as soon as possible.

If the report shows surveillance abuses, Kennedy said the perpetrators need to be “dismissed.”

“If necessary,” he added, “they need to be prosecuted with great vengeance and furious anger.”

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Lt. Gen. Boykin: Death of Bin Laden’s son ‘psychological setback,’ not ‘lethal blow’ to Al Qaeda

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Retired Lt. Gen. Jerry Boykin said on Saturday that the death of Hamza Bin Laden, the son of terrorist leader Usama Bin Laden, was a “psychological” set back for Al Qaeda.

“I think that it’s more of a psychological setback than an operational setback for Al Qaeda — and it’s also a psychological victory for the United States,” he said on “Your World.

Boykin noted that Bin Laden’s son was not the leader of Al Qaeda but rather acted as a “go-between” for Al Qaeda and other terror groups. “This probably happened over a year ago so it’s not a lethal blow,” he added.

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In a statement released by the White House on Saturday morning, three days after the 18th anniversary of the September 11 terror attacks, President Trump confirmed Hamza, a high-ranking Al Qaeda member, “was killed in a United States counterterrorism operation in the Afghanistan/Pakistan region.”

BIN LADEN’S SON HAMZA WAS KILLED IN COUNTERTERRORISM OPERATION, PRESIDENT TRUMP CONFIRMS

“The loss of Hamza bin Laden not only deprives Al Qaeda of important leadership skills and the symbolic connection to his father but undermines important operational activities of the group,” the statement continued. “Hamza bin Laden was responsible for planning and dealing with various terrorist groups.”

It was unclear when the operation took place. The White House statement gave no further details.

Reports of Hamza’s death first surfaced in July. President Trump and U.S. officials had refused to comment on the death until Saturday’s statement.

News of Hamza Bin Laden’s death comes at a time of transition for U.S. foreign policy as former National Security Adviser John Bolton left the administration on Tuesday.

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Boykin wasn’t surprised by Bolton’s departure and told Fox News host Neil Cavuto that Bolton had “some good ideas.”

“But I knew when he went into that job that he was not going to stay because he has an irascible personality and that bumped up the same personality in Donald Trump,” he said.

Fox News’ Lucia Suarez Sang and Hollie McKay contributed to this report.

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Sean Hannity: Trouble ahead for US if voters don’t reject Dems’ ‘Venezuela-style socialism’

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What 2020 Democrats were touting at Thursday’s presidential debate in Houston was essentially “Venezuela-style socialism,” Sean Hannity said Friday night.

“Just 24 hours ago all the Democrats running for the highest office in the land basically pushed a Venezuela-style socialism as the solution to all of America’s problems,” the Fox News host said on “Hannity.”

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The host pointed to all of the Democrats’ policy proposals, especially those on health care and energy.

“They call for a hostile government takeover of the entire private health care industry with proposals to kick all Americans off their private health care plans. Not an option,” Hannity said. “They called for a hostile government takeover of the private energy sector, putting all oil and gas companies out of business.”

The Democratic Party once again showed it has shifted further to the left, he added.

“Socialism 101 and it is now the status quo,” Hannity said. “There are no moderates inside the Democratic Party.”

Hannity called the new ideology being put forth by the Democratic presidential candidates “scary.”

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“If you stand back and observe all the Democrats and their radical, extremist proposals are going to find one common theme. Centralization of power and money in order to protect law-abiding Americans from themselves,” Hannity said. “It is a scary ideology. If America doesn’t reject it I see a lot of trouble ahead.”

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Mark Levin rips 2020 Dem field as ‘weakest candidates I’ve ever seen’: ‘So immature — all of them’

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Mark Levin said Friday that the 2020 Democratic presidential primary field is the weakest lineup of contenders he’s ever witnessed, calling several of the top-tier candidates “narcissistic.”

Many of the Dems are also making irrational policy promises that would damage the country, radio host Levin claimed on “The Mark Levin Show” on Westwood One.

“Those running for the nomination for the Democratic Party — among the weakest field in American history, truly,” he said. “These are the weakest candidates I’ve ever seen.”

UNIVISION’S JORGE RAMOS CLASHES WITH BIDEN AT DEM DEBATE

Levin pointed out former Vice President Joe Biden’s penchant for gaffes, then went through the list of candidates who appeared along with Biden at Thursday’s democratic debate in Houston.

First, Levin characterized Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., as what he considered to be a standard left-wing activist from Brooklyn, N.Y. Then he moved on to other 2020 hopefuls.

Elizabeth Warren? You kidding me?” he said.

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Cory Booker — he did such a great job there in Newark,” the “Life, Liberty & Levin” host added, pointing to the U.S. senator’s tenure as mayor of New Jersey’s largest city from 2006 to 2013.

He said, however, that Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., appeared to be the “most rational” candidate onstage Thursday, but still has political flaws.

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“It’s really bizarre, these people. And they’re so narcissistic, so irrational, so immature — all of them,” Levin said.

The former Reagan Justice Department official added many of the candidates were expressing support for very liberal policies.

“Hey, that guy over there has more than me — ‘OK, I’ll take it from him and give it to you’,” he remarked.

“They all sound like [Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y.].”

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Trey Gowdy: Feds must be cautious with McCabe after Greg Craig acquittal

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If the federal government chooses to bring charges against fired former FBI Deputy Director and current CNN contributor Andrew McCabe, they must make sure they have an impenetrable case, according to Trey Gowdy.

Last week’s acquittal of former Obama White House counsel Gregory Craig shows it is difficult to find a conviction in similar cases, Gowdy claimed Friday on “Hannity.”

“These are tough cases,” the former congressman said. “There was a trial in D.C. last week, and former White House Counsel Greg Craig was found not guilty in what was a really quick jury verdict.”

GREG CRAIG, FORMER OBAMA WHITE HOUSE COUNSEL, FOUND NOT GUILTY OF FALSE STATEMENTS OVER UKRAINE WORK

“It is harder than it might appear to convince 12 people of anything — I used to have to do it for a living,” said Gowdy, who was previously a prosecutor in South Carolina.

The Fox News contributor added it is even more difficult to obtain a conviction against a “high-profile defendant.”

“If they go forward with McCabe, you can rest assured that’s going to be a tough trial. We don’t want the United States government going to trial and losing on a regular basis,” he said.

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“They lost the Greg Craig [case] — that’s not good, so if you’re going to trial you need to win.”

Craig, a prominent Washington lawyer, was found not guilty by a jury Sept. 4 of making false statements to the Justice Department about his work for the pro-Russian government of Ukraine in 2012.

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The verdict, which came after approximately four hours of deliberations in a Washington, D.C. federal courthouse, was a major setback for the DOJ’s recently redoubled efforts to scrutinize unregistered overseas lobbying work.

In April, Craig became the first prominent Democrat to be indicted in a case arising from Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s now-completed probe into Russian election interference. Mueller referred the Craig case to prosecutors in New York last year after uncovering possible wrongdoing while he investigated former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort’s Ukraine lobbying.

Regarding McCabe, U.S. Attorney Jessie Liu has recommended moving forward with charges against him, Fox News has learned.

Fox News’ Gregg Re, Alex Pappas and Jake Gibson contributed to this report.

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Matt Gaetz: In McCabe case, ‘swamp creatures’ are ‘chewing on each other for once’

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Former FBI Director James Comey and his ex-deputy, Andrew McCabe appear to be at odds when it comes to claims McCabe showed a lack of candor to investigators about leaks to the press, according to Rep. Matt Gaetz, R-Fla.

While bureaucrats in what President Trump and many of his supporters call the “swamp” are often directing their rhetorical fire at the administration, that may change, Gaetz said Friday on “The Story.”

“The facts have Andrew McCabe dead to rights,” he said. “He lied to Comey, he lied to the inspector general, and he lied to the internal affairs investigators who determined he had authorized the release of information that disclosed the work that was being done regarding the Clinton Foundation.”

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“McCabe said, ‘Well, Comey knew about all these things.’ Comey disputes that. Now we’ve got some of the swamp creatures chewing on each other for once.”

At the time, Comey claimed he never authorized an information leak to The Wall Street Journal.

However, McCabe attorney Michael Bromwich previously told Fox News that “Mr. McCabe’s interaction with The Wall Street Journal – which by FBI rule and practice he was fully authorized to do – was not done in secret: it took place over the course of several days and others knew of it, including Director Comey.”

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On “The Story,” Gaetz said the Justice Department’s rejection of a McCabe appeal against potential litigation shows the government will apply the law “equally to everyone.”

“Now, McCabe appears to be potentially at the business end of an indictment for his false statements where he was trying to shape the media narrative regarding how the FBI and the DOJ were interacting on the Hillary Clinton email investigation.”

Fox News’ Catherine Herridge and Samuel Chamberlain contributed to this report.

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Marc Thiessen on impeachment: Dems are risking WH and House majority

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Washington Post columnist Marc Thiessen appeared on “Special Report with Bret Baier” Friday and talked about the Democrats’ push for impeachment proceedings against President Trump.

“This is a disaster for Democrats if they will go down this path,” Thiessen said. “They’re not hurting Donald Trump, they’re hurting themselves,”

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Democrats on the House Judiciary Committee voted Thursday to define the rules for future committee impeachment hearings, amid widespread confusion. In the run-up, Democratic leadership has given muddled statements on whether they support an impeachment investigation or whether such a probe is even in progress.

Thiessen accused Democrats of not factoring in what Americans want.

“They’re not listening to the American people,” Thiessen said.

The columnist cited polling and focus groups as reasons why Democrats should change course on the issue.

“Americans see them as obsessed with impeachment and investigations at the expense of their agenda,” Thiessen told Baier. “That’s going to hurt those … seats they flipped in 2018 and Trump districts because those people want to focus on on the kitchen table issues.”

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Thiessen said Democrats have more on the line in 2020 than the White House. “It’s risking not just the White House but their House majority,” Thiessen said.

Fox News’ Adam Shaw contributed to this report.

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CNN pundit rips Beto O’Rourke’s vow to seize guns: ‘It significantly increases the chances’ of Trump reelection

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CNN pundit Amanda Carpenter blasted former Texas congressman Beto O’Rourke on Friday over his vow during Thursday night’s primary debate to seize AR-15s, warning that his remarks had “significantly” improved President Trump‘s chances of being reelected.

Of O’Rourke’s pledge to “take” AR-15s and AK-47s, she said the damage goes far beyond the Dem presidential hopeful’s campaign.

“I’m one of those moms who’s very worried about school shootings [and] believe in the Second Amendment… I am angry at what Beto O’Rourke said, not because I think it’s unworkable. It’s because I think it’s going to stop any chance of getting anything done in Washington,” Carpenter began. “If you want stronger background checks, ‘red flag’ laws, two things I’m very interested in, Beto just did a huge disservice to that because no Republican can go to the table now in good faith thinking that liberals don’t want to take your guns. Because you have Beto on the tape right there.”

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There was then a heated exchange between Carpenter and liberal commentator Angela Rye, who sided with O’Rourke on banning the AR-15.

“Listen, I’m not a fan of that weapon. I think there are things that you can do to increase the classification to make it harder to get,” Carpenter continued, “but if you think that the answer is that the government is going to be knocking on every door and taking weapons out of someone’s house — and if you want federal licensing of guns, this is exactly what every gun owner fears happening.”

At Thursday night’s debate, O’Rourke was pressed by ABC’s “World News Tonight” anchor David Muir about whether he was proposing “taking away” guns from lawful gun owners. He said he was, specifically referencing weapons “designed to kill people on a battlefield.”

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“When we see that being used against children and in Odessa, I met the mother of a 15-year-old girl who was shot by an AR-15,” he said. “And that mother watched her bleed to death over the course of an hour because so many other people were shot by that AR-15 in Odessa and Midland, [that] there weren’t enough ambulances to get to them in time.”

He then vowed, “Hell yes, we’re going to take your AR-15, your AK-47. We’re not going to allow it to be used against our fellow Americans anymore.”

His campaign has even produced a shirt with the slogan.

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