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Tulsi Gabbard defends debate claim that Trump supports Al Qaeda

U.S. Rep. Tulsi Gabbard, D-Hawaii, defended her Democratic debate claim Wednesday night that President Trump is supporting Al Qaeda.

Gabbard cited Trump’s “support and alliance with Saudi Arabia that is both providing direct and indirect support directly to Al Qaeda,” when she spoke to Shannon Bream of “Fox News @ Night” after the debate.

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Rep. Tulsi Gabbard, D-Hawaii, speaks during the second of two Democratic presidential primary debates hosted by CNN on Wednesday in Detroit. (Associated Press)

“How can you say Saudi Arabia is a great partner in fighting terrorism when they are fueling and funding terrorist groups in Yemen?” she added.

“How can you say Saudi Arabia is a great partner in fighting terrorism when they are fueling and funding terrorist groups in Yemen?”

— U.S. Rep. Tulsi Gabbard, D-Hawaii

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She said that Saudi Arabia is pushing for a war with Iran, which would be “far more devastating, far more costly” than the U.S. war in Iraq. Gabbard is an Iraq war veteran.

The congresswoman’s remarks came on the same day that reports emerged that Hamza bin Laden, a son of the late Al Qaeda leader Usama bin Laden, is dead. President Trump declined to comment on the reports Wednesday.

Gabbard also spoke out against Google and Facebook, saying the tech company monopolies are dangerous to the First Amendment protection of free speech.

She said she’s suing Google after the company “arbitrarily” blocked her Google ads for several hours after the first debate while she was the most searched candidate.

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“People seem to feel that this is a left-right issue rather than seeing it for what it is, which is a free speech issue,” she said, adding that companies like Google and Facebook “literally have the power … to influence our fair elections.”

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Howard Kurtz: Democrats came ‘ready to rumble’ on Night 2 in Detroit

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The second night of this week’s CNN-hosted 2020 Democratic presidential primary debates was much more heated than the first, according to Fox News media analyst Howard Kurtz.

Moderators Don Lemon, Jake Tapper and Dana Bash didn’t have to press candidates to oppose one another as much as they did during the first night, Kurtz claimed Wednesday on “Fox News @ Night.”

“The CNN moderators didn’t have to work as hard as last night because these Democrats came ready to rumble,” he said. “The heated debate … really turned on the counter-punching and the personal attacks, not so much the questions.”

DEM DEBATE BRAWL: BIDEN FACES WITHERING ATTACKS FROM BOOKER, HITS HARRIS’ ‘DOUBLE TALK’

He said CNN appeared to rightfully give a good amount of time to former Vice President Joe Biden and Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., given their fiery back-and-forth during June’s debate in Miami.

As the two were challenged on their records, it was as if someone, “waved the red flag and then the bulls came charging and they took each other on.”

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Kurtz said he believed Lemon was more cautious Wednesday versus Tuesday in what had been seen as political characterizations in his questioning during the first debate.

In one moment from Tuesday, Lemon had referred to what he called, “Trump’s bigotry” in a question to Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn.

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Overall, Kurtz said, the Democratic candidates onstage Wednesday made for many engaging exchanges.

“In the whole second hour, it was sort of like everybody brought out their bazookas and were firing off their oppo research,” he said.

“You had Biden, in defending his own very long record, questioning Cory Booker when he was mayor of Newark … Kirsten Gillibrand pull[ed] out an old op-ed in which Biden appeared to raise questions about women working outside the house. And then he came out and said, ‘Look I was a single father for five years after my first wife died,’.

“They were very well prepared and it made for good TV.”

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Bret Baier: Booker had ‘strong night’; Bennet could rise if Biden stumbles

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Sen. Cory Booker, D-N.J., had a good night on the debate stage, according to Fox News chief political anchor Bret Baier.

Sen. Michael Bennet, D-Colo., also showed himself to be capable of assuming former Vice President Joe Biden‘s place as the more moderate Democrat in the 2020 presidential primary field — if the Delaware Democrat backs out, Baier claimed Wednesday on “Fox News @ Night.”

“Someone who had a good night was Cory Booker,” Baier said, “specifically on criminal justice reform.”

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Baier, the host of Fox News’ “Special Report with Bret Baier,” also pointed to a clip of Booker telling his fellow contenders President Trump was the person most enjoying the debate, along with other key lines from the former mayor of Newark, N.J.

When Biden criticized some of the actions Booker took as mayor of the largest city in New Jersey, he responded with a unique retort: “Mr. Vice President, there’s a saying in my community: ‘You’re dipping into the Kool-Aid and you don’t even know the flavor,” Booker said, sparking applause.

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Booker continued, “You need to come to the city and see the reforms we put in place. The head of the ACLU said that I embraced reform not just in action but in deeds. You are trying to shift the view from what you created.”

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In his interview with host Shannon Bream, Baier reiterated Booker had a “strong night.”

Regarding Bennet, Baier pointed to the Colorado Democrat’s tenure running Denver’s public schools, saying the lawmaker has made education policy a top issue.

He added Bennet, “played the role of John Delaney or Governor Bullock from last night.”

“If Biden falls down, it is possible that someone like Michael Bennet could rise up.”

Fox News’ Joseph Wulfsohn contributed to this report.

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Acting Border Patrol chief pushes back on allegations Texas-born citizen was held in ‘inhumane’ conditions

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Acting Chief of Customs and Border Protection Mark Morgan responded Thursday on “Fox News @ Night” to allegations that a Dallas-born U.S. citizen was held in “inhumane” conditions at a Texas detention center.

Francisco Erwin Galicia, 18, told the Dallas News he was unable to shower for 23 days in custody and claimed he lost 26 pounds due to a lack of food.

“It was inhumane how they treated us. It got to the point where I was ready to sign a deportation paper just to not be suffering there anymore. I just needed to get out of there,” he said.

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Morgan told Shannon Bream that such allegations about inhumane conditions or a lack of food for migrants are “absolutely false.”

TRUMP ADMINISTRATION AIMS TO EXPAND FAST-TRACK DEPORTATIONS ACROSS US, LEGAL FIGHT EXPECTED

“We’ve had so much congressional oversight. We’ve let cameras in there. So that’s just false,” he said, calling it a “very complicated” case that stemmed from Galicia providing “conflicting information” about his citizenship status.

The Edinburg, Texas, teen was released from ICE’s Pearsall facility on Tuesday. Galicia was traveling with a group of friends, all Latinos, when they were stopped at a Border Patrol inland checkpoint on a highway.

The teen presented a wallet-sized Texas birth certificate, a Texas ID card and a Social Security to agents but was taken into custody on suspicion that he was in the U.S. illegally and his documents were fraudulent, the Washington Post reported.

He was detained for three weeks by Border Patrol before he was transferred to the ICE facility on Saturday. Galicia was born in Dallas on Dec. 24, 2000, Dallas Morning News reported.

Morgan said Galicia was held for so long by Border Patrol, rather than ICE, because “ICE doesn’t have beds” due to a lack of funding from Congress.

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“That’s why our facilities are overcrowded. We’ve got to make sure that we’re being intellectually honest when we talk about this issue,” he said.

The teen’s mother, Sanjuana Galicia, is an undocumented immigrant. His lawyer said that agents may have suspected the teen’s documents were fraudulent based on previous documents his mother took out in his name.

When the teen was still a minor, his mother took out a U.S. tourist visa in his name, falsely saying on the document that her son was born in Mexico, thinking it would make it easier for him to travel there to visit family, she said.

Fox News’ Danielle Wallace contributed to this report.

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KT McFarland says Trump meeting Kim is like Nixon-Mao statecraft, dismisses critics

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President Trump’s ongoing diplomatic efforts with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un are reminiscent of former President Richard Nixon opening a channel with China, according to K.T. McFarland.

The president’s handshake with Kim is similar to Nixon’s iconic photograph with China’s Communist then-leader Mao Zedong, McFarland claimed Monday on “Fox News @Night.

“In 1972, there was a picture of Richard Nixon and Mao Zedong, who was president of China, and the two of them by shaking that hand, it gave the signal to all the Chinese people that things have changed — we now have a good relationship with America — they’re now our friends and we’re now going to have peace and prosperity,” she said.

“I think the pictures of Kim shaking Trump’s hand… they’re sending that signal to the North Koreans.”

The former Trump deputy national security adviser added Kim is also “invested” in his relationship with Trump.

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“What Trump’s done is he’s gotten leverage,” she said.

“When you talked about the pictures and some of the people who have criticized Trump and say he’s giving him status. He’s respecting him on the world stage. That’s exactly right.

“Kim is now seeing life in Singapore, he’s now seeing life in Vietnam, he’s now seeing what the future might hold for him — not just for Kim, but his leadership.”

At the same time, Trump has little to lose by engaging with Kim.

“If nothing happens, Trump walks away,” she said. “He calls him Rocketman again.”

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“If Kim doesn’t deliver on this, I think he may have potential problems within his own leadership cadre.”

McFarland said former President Barack Obama’s strategy did not accomplish any progress with North Korea, and criticized former Vice President Joe Biden for attacking Trump on the issue.

In a tweet, Biden reacted to Trump’s visit to the Demilitarized Zone.

“Not one missile or nuclear weapon has been destroyed, not one inspector is on the ground,” he wrote.

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“If anything, the situation has gotten worse. North Korea has continued to churn out fissile material and is no longer an isolated pariah on the world stage.”

McFarland said the former Delaware senator should look to his former boss’ actions on the matter before critiquing the current president.

“That’s coming from a vice president whose president had a strategic doctrine with North Korea which was strategic patience — in other words to not do anything.”

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Matt Gaetz: I hope Dems’ Mueller subpoena isn’t a precursor to ‘impeachment-by-surprise’

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The subpoena of former Special Counsel Robert Mueller could be a warning of further congressional actions targeting President Trump, according to House Judiciary Committee member Rep. Matt Gaetz, R-Fla.

There was little advance notice that House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler would subpoena Mueller on Tuesday, Gaetz claimed that evening on “Fox News @ Night.”

The subpoena of Mueller — by both the judiciary and intelligence committees — appears to be a boon to those House Democrats who seek further maneuvers against President Trump, Gaetz said.

“It was a week ago in the Judiciary Committee, and I asked Jerry Nadler whether he intended to subpoena Robert Mueller and he said he would not answer at that time,” Gaetz said.

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“So I hope we are not in store for ‘impeachment-by-surprise,’ as this seems to feed into the elements of the Democratic Party that are more focused on President Trump — and sort of relitigating the Mueller report — than in dealing with the humanitarian crisis at the border or dealing with many of the other challenges that I think a lot of swing-district Democrats would like to be working on at this time.”

Gaetz then urged his fellow Republicans to demand crucial answers from Mueller.

“I think we have legitimate questions about how all these people ended up on the Mueller team that had a history of donating financially to Democrats and there did not seem to be sufficient balance,” he said.

“I think we have legitimate questions about how all these people ended up on the Mueller team that had a history of donating financially to Democrats and there did not seem to be sufficient balance.” 

— U.S. Rep. Matt Gaetz, R-Fla.

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“If you’ve got bad ingredients going into a gumbo, then you’re going to get a bad gumbo,” the lawmaker from Pensacola added.

Congressional Democrats have fought to get access to Mueller and his unredacted report on Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election and whether President Trump obstructed justice. Weeks of negotiations between House Democrats and the Justice Department ultimately ended with Tuesday’s subpoenas.

Fox News has learned Mueller would appear only under a subpoena, which has been described as a “friendly” subpoena, one that in essence had been planned. Mueller is expected to stick to the “four corners” of his report.

Fox News’ Louis Casiano contributed to this report.

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Rep. Mark Green: If US doesn’t respond to Iran, ‘We are incentivizing future attacks’

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The U.S. must offer a “measured response” to Iran’s downing of an American drone over the Strait of Hormuz, according to a Republican member of the House Homeland Security Committee.

Failure to respond to Iranian aggression would incentivize future attacks, U.S. Rep. Mark Green, R-Tenn., told Shannon Bream on Thursday on “Fox News @Night.”

“I think we clearly need a measured response here,” Green said. “I think the world needs to see, honestly, smoke and fire. I think Kim Jong Un needs to see smoke and fire. There’s been an attack on the U.S. military and if we don’t respond, we are incentivizing future attacks.”

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“There’s been an attack on the U.S. military and if we don’t respond, we are incentivizing future attacks.”

— U.S. Rep. Mark Green, R-Tenn., member of the House Homeland Security Committee

“I think it’s time to act,” he added.

Green added that President Trump acted responsibly and conservatively to the attack on the unmanned drone.

“Let’s give President Trump some credit,” Green said. “He’s had a very measured response here. He even gave them an out with this ‘potentially it was a trigger-happy guy.’.”

Top administration officials and lawmakers met at the White House late Thursday for a classified briefing about the incident. They suggested that a “measured” U.S. response is likely coming soon.

Amid mounting tension between the U.S. and Iran, the White House earlier Thursday invited House and Senate leaders — as well as members of the House and Senate Intelligence and Armed Services Committees — to meet with President Trump in the Situation Room of the White House.

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Others who arrived for the meeting included CIA Director Gina Haspel, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Joseph Dunford, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan and Army Secretary Mark Esper, whom Trump has said he’ll nominate to succeed the departing Shanahan.

Shanahan was spotted outside the White House carrying a folder stamped “SECRET/NOFORN,” an intelligence classification category prohibiting distribution to anyone outside the government.

Fox News’ Gregg Re contributed to this report.

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Gen. Jack Keane: Trump sanctions ‘crippling’ Iran, trying to curb ‘aggressive behavior’

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The Trump administration’s Iran sanctions are hurting the country’s economy and recent events are exposing Tehran’s strategy to deal with the matter, Gen. Jack Keane claimed.

In the time since President Trump pulled out of the nuclear deal and reimposed the sanctions, Iran has been growing increasingly “desperate,” Keane said on “Fox News @ Night

“I think what the Trump administration is doing is fundamentally trying to change Iran’s behavior, not just with nuclear weapons, but their aggressive behavior in the Middle East,” the retired general said.

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“I think it is working because the sanctions are crippling them. They’ve got obviously a little more desperate here.”

“I think Iran’s strategy here is really to use the international community, Europeans, even Japan, to put pressure on the United States to back off. That is what disrupting the world’s main oil artery in the Middle East is about,” he added, appearing to reference the Iran-linked bombings of oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman.

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo blamed Iran for what he called a “blatant assault” on the vessels last Thursday.

In a news conference, Pompeo said: “This assessment is based on intelligence, the weapons used, the level of expertise needed to execute the operation, recent similar Iranian attacks on shipping, and the fact that no proxy group operating in the area has the resources and proficiency to act with such a high degree of sophistication.”

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He charged Iran was working to disrupt the flow of oil through the Strait of Hormuz and this is a deliberate part of a campaign to escalate tension, adding that the U.S. would defend its forces and interests in the region, although he did not elaborate.

Fox News’ Lukas Mikelionis contributed to this report.

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Giuliani cancels Ukraine trip, says he’d be ‘walking into a group of people that are enemies of the US’

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Rudy Giuliani, President Trump’s personal attorney, said Friday on “Fox News @ Night” that he will not be traveling to Ukraine as previously announced.

Giuliani, a former Republican mayor of New York City, said that he believed he would be “walking into a group of people that are enemies of the president, and in some cases, enemies of the United States and in one case, an already convicted person who has been found to be involved in assisting the Democrats with the 2016 investigation.

“There was a great fear that the new [Ukrainian] president would be surrounded by, literally, enemies of the president [of the United States] who were involved in that and people who are involved with other Democratic operatives,” he told host Shannon Bream.

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“I’m convinced from what I’ve heard from two very reliable people tonight that the president [Ukrainian President-elect Volodymyr Zelensky] is surrounded by people who are enemies of the president [Trump], and people who are — at least [in] one case — clearly corrupt and involved in this scheme,” Giuliani said.

Giuliani said that his decisions had nothing to do with the upcoming 2020 U.S. presidential election.

Bream asked about “pushback” Giuliani received for announcing his original decision to go, including from U.S. Sen. Chris Murphy, D-Conn., who demanded that the Senate Foreign Relations Committee open an inquiry into the situation.

“Rudolph Giuliani, the President’s personal lawyer, has apparently held meetings with Ukrainian officials in the United States and plans to travel to Ukraine for further discussions,” Murphy wrote, in a letter to committee chairman Sen. James Risch, R-Idaho, according to NBC News.

“As far as we know, none of these meetings are being coordinated with the U.S. State Department or other government agencies,” Murphy wrote.

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Giuliani said that he would welcome Murphy’s proposed hearing, saying that he could lay out what he said was alleged “unbelievably incriminating evidence about members of the [Democratic National Committee], members of the Clinton campaign who were involved in gathering information there that was negative to the Trump campaign.”

The former mayor also pointed to evidence that 2020 hopeful and former Vice President Joe Biden improperly pressured Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko and the country’s parliament to fire Prosecutor General Viktor Shokin, in March 2016.

At the same time, Biden’s son, Hunter, served on the board of the Ukrainian natural gas firm Burisma Holdings — which was owned by an oligarch, Mykola Zlochevsky, who in turn was being investigated by that same prosecutor.

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Shokin was soon voted out by the Ukrainian parliament. After leaving office, Biden admitted on video that he had threatened that the U.S. would pull $1 billion in loan guarantees unless Shokin was terminated.

“That stinks, the facts are stubborn, and eventually this is going to have to be investigated,” Giuliani said, adding that in order to prevent any “political suggestions” he is going to “step back and just watch [the situation] unfold.”

Fox News’ Gregg Re contributed to this report.

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Trump calls on parties to ‘come together’ after ‘costly & time consuming investigations’

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In a pair of Twitter messages late Thursday night, President Trump called for Republicans and Democrats to “get back to business” after what he described as two years of “each party trying their best to make the other party look as bad as possible.”

The president also issued a to-do list for Congress for the second half of his term, with items including immigration reform, investment in infrastructure and working to lower prices on prescription drugs.

“The Mueller Report strongly stated that there was No Collusion with Russia (of course) and, in fact, they were rebuffed … at every turn in attempts to gain access,” the president wrote.

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“But now Republicans and Democrats must come together for the good of the American people. No more costly & time consuming investigations. Lets do Immigration (Border), Infrastructure, much lower drug prices & much more – and do it now!”

The messages came soon after a Fox News interview with President Trump — conducted by Chief Intelligence Correspondent Catherine Herridge – aired on “Fox News @ Night.”

During that interview, Trump claimed that his administration provided “total transparency” during Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation and other probes, and that it was now time for the country to move on.

“They shouldn’t be looking anymore,” Trump told Herridge, referring to congressional Democrats. “It’s done.”

But House Democrats were angered Thursday when Attorney General William Barr failed to show up to testify before the House Judiciary Committee regarding the Mueller findings.

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“The very system of government of the United States, the system of limited power, the system of not having a president as a dictator is very much at stake,” committee Chairman Jerry Nadler, D-N.Y., said at Thursday’s hearing.

But it seems that Trump is looking past partisan bickering and working toward accomplishments he can point to with his 2020 re-election campaign looming ahead.

Just two days earlier, the president met at the White House with Democratic leaders Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer and reportedly worked out a $2 trillion infrastructure plan. It was a far cry from the contentious meeting among the same group just four months ago – which led to a record-setting partial shutdown of the federal government.

On Tuesday, the White House said Trump plans a similar meeting with leading Democrats soon to discuss drug prices, Reuters reported.

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Several drugmakers froze prices last year following criticism from the president, but price hikes resumed this year, according to the report.

In late April, the president and first lady Melania Trump attended the Rx Drug Abuse and Heroin Summit in Atlanta, where the president spoke of his administration’s efforts to combat the opioid epidemic and stop the flow of drugs arriving through the U.S.-Mexico border.

Also in April, special White House adviser Jared Kushner disclosed that he was preparing a merit-based immigration plan for the president that would favor immigrants with high-level job skills over those who already have family members in the U.S.

Earlier Thursday, Trump tweeted the results of a Rasmussen poll that showed his job approval rating at 51 percent among the public.

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