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Westlake Legal Group > Posts tagged "fox-news/topic/fox-news-flash" (Page 22)

Sean Spicer: Press blaming Sarah Sanders for their reduction in airtime

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Outgoing White House press secretary Sarah Sanders is getting undue criticism because a reduction in daily briefings doesn’t give TV reporters more personal airtime, a Sanders predecessor claimed Friday.

President Trump is one of the best-accessible presidents when it comes to engaging with reporters and their critiques are unfounded, Sean Spicer said on Fox News’ “The Ingraham Angle.”

“The president has been so much more accessible and engages so much more” than past presidents, Spicer said. “I think the briefings serve a utility. They should occur, but maybe not on a daily basis.”

WH PRESS SECRETARY SARAH SANDERS WILL LEAVE OFFICE BY THE END OF THE MONTH, TRUMP ANNOUNCES

“As you saw with Sarah, she’s out there … all the time on camera, talking to the press,” Spicer added. “They don’t like it as much because it doesn’t work as well for their cable contracts and their YouTube views and things like that.”

Spicer claimed that reporters prefer formal White House press briefings because, “They can make it about them.”

He and fellow guest Ari Fleischer — who served as press secretary under former President George W. Bush — added that the job of press secretary is so much more than just holding briefings and making public statements.

“There is a facilitation of access and interviews to other government officials, to information that’s coming in and out of the White House, whether it’s personnel, events or policies. So, the press office is very busy all day long,” Spicer said.

Fleischer said a good press secretary is a “happy warrior” who is close to the president and will stand by him.

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On Thursday, Trump announced that Sanders will be leaving her position at the end of the month.

“After 3 1/2 years, our wonderful Sarah Huckabee Sanders will be leaving the White House at the end of the month and going home to the Great State of Arkansas,” Trump said.

“She is a very special person with extraordinary talents, who has done an incredible job! I hope she decides to run for Governor of Arkansas – she would be fantastic. Sarah, thank you for a job well done!”

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Andy Biggs: De Blasio, Swalwell making ‘outrageous’ claims about Trump; it’s unclear why they’re running in 2020

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It’s unclear why New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio and Rep. Eric Swalwell, D-Calif., are running for president in 2020, according to Rep. Andy Biggs, R-Ariz.

De Blasio and Swalwell are polling very low in the Democratic primary field and are pressing for President Trump’s impeachment, Biggs said Friday on “Hannity.”

“These people are running — who knows why they are running,” the lawmaker said.

“They’re going to be in the debates, but good grief — you are talking about people who are just making the most outrageous claims on hypothetical statements for impeachment,” he continued.

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“It’s absurd, it’s ludicrous. And actually, frankly, in Swalwell’s case, it’s actually funny.”

De Blasio said in a recent interview Congress that should start the impeachment process in earnest.

“They should begin impeachment proceedings. We can no longer accept the notion of a president who openly invites interference in our election,” de Blasio said, reacting to remarks Trump made in his interview this week with ABC’s George Stephanopoulos.

Hannity” guest host Jason Chaffetz noted Swalwell has made similar calls for an “impeachment inquiry.”

Biggs said such instances show Democrats have no policy platform beside holding anti-Trump feelings.

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“I look at the Democrats and say, they don’t have policy prescriptions,” he said. “They don’t want to bring the budget under control. They want to yell about the president needing to be impeached.”

Chaffetz added he believed de Blasio would be better served working to improve conditions in the Big Apple.

“The city is a mess,” he said.

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Juan Williams and Jesse Watters debate Trump ‘backpedalling’

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Fox News’ Jesse Watters and Juan Williams picked up where they left off on Friday, once again debating the president’s comments that he would be willing to listen to a foreign government if it had information on a political rival.

Trump on Friday sought to clarify his comments, saying on “Fox & Friends” that he could report such conversations to the FBI and arguing that Democrats should be scrutinized for alleged spying on his 2016 campaign.

TRUMP SAYS HE WOULD ‘WANT TO HEAR’ DIRT ON 2020 RIVALS FROM FOREIGN GOVERNMENTS 

“Today, he backpedaled and he says to the American people, of course, I wouldn’t take dirt on my opponent. I’m thinking Jesse must think, yeah, I guess Juan was right,” Williams joked on “The Five.”

“I never think that. That’s never happened,” Watters jokingly responded.

“I think he said the other day, I would listen and maybe I would give it to the FBI. You still have not been able to answer the fact that Hillary paid for the foreign dossier. Trump never paid for anything, never got anything. Hillary got it and paid for it.”

Both men once again went back and forth for several minutes, with Watters saying that Clinton should be scrutinized more for allegedly funding the Christopher Steele dossier on Trump, and Williams saying that the “Watters’ World” host was having a “fever dream.”

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Co-host Dana Perino at one point injected that they “needed a chalkboard” to keep track of the points they were making.

Fox Business’ Kennedy jumped in and said that Trump and his defenders should drop the topic.

“I think it is a really foolish thing the president said. I don’t thing anybody should go out of their way to justify his remarks to George Stephanopolous. He did enough damage in this, he needs to drop it,” Kennedy said.

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Huckabee on Iran tanker attacks: ‘Ridiculous’ to believe Iran ‘had nothing to do with it’

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It was absurd for the Iranian government to deny involvement in attacks on oil tankers in the Middle East, according to Mike Huckabee.

Videotape appearing to show people removing a mine from one of the damaged tankers is a clear example of that, Huckabee said Friday on “The Story.”

“It’s ridiculous for them to claim they had nothing to do with it. It’s like who are you going to believe – Iran or your lying eyes? There is the tape. It’s clear what they’re doing,” the former Arkansas governor claimed.

IRAN RESPONSIBLE FOR ‘BLATANT ASSAULT’ ON OIL TANKERS IN GULF OF OMAN, MIKE POMPEO SAYS

“This is a region and country and regime that has been so dishonest and so brutal, not only to their enemies like Israel and the rest of the world, but also to their own people.”

Huckabee considered possible reasons for Iran’s alleged actions.

“I cannot even begin to imagine,” he said, “unless they are poking at the bear just to see what the United States and other countries will do.”

The onetime 2016 presidential candidate praised President Trump for exercising restraint in reaction to the attacks in the Gulf of Oman.

“I think the president is playing this right. He is not rushing into military action, which would be a huge mistake. He’s being very careful and calculating. But I think he is also being very clear that this kind of behavior is not something that the rest of the world – not just the U.S. – is going to sit back and tolerate.”

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In a news conference Thursday afternoon, Secretary of State Pompeo blamed Iran for the attacks as well.

“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.,” he said.

Iran has denied it played any role in the attacks. The Iranian mission to the United Nations accused the United States and its Gulf allies of warmongering in a statement Thursday evening: Iran “categorically rejects the U.S. unfounded claim with regard to 13 June oil tanker incidents and condemns it in the strongest possible terms.”

Fox News’ Lukas Mikelionis contributed to this report.

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Trump dismisses Biden’s 2020 chances, knocks his ‘mental capacity’: ‘Everybody knows he doesn’t have it’

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President Trump dismissed Joe Biden’s chances of becoming president in 2020, knocking the former vice president’s “mental capacity” and claiming Biden “doesn’t have what it takes.”

Speaking in a live “Fox & Friends” phone interview Friday, Trump claimed not to be concerned about taking on Biden next year.

Steve Doocy asked the president what he meant when he said Biden “doesn’t have what it takes.”

“It means mental capacity, it means a lot of different things. He never did have what it takes,” said Trump, joking that he used to refer to Biden as “one percent Joe” for his prior failed presidential runs.

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“Obama came along, and surprisingly, took him off of, I say, the trash heap.”

Trump noted that Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., who he called “Pocahontas,” is doing better in recent polls and said he’d “love to run against her.” He said he’d also like to run against Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., but lamented that Sanders is falling in recent polls.

He said he sees those three candidates as the most likely to be his opponent in 2020.

“They talk about Kamala, I don’t see Kamala. … Mayor Pete, I don’t see at all, I think that’s a joke,” said Trump, who expressed confidence ahead of the formal launch of his re-election campaign Tuesday in Orlando, Florida.

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A new national poll this week contained some warning signs for Trump, showing Biden and a slew of other Democratic candidates leading in head-to-head matchups.

The Quinnipiac University public opinion survey, released Tuesday, also indicated a deterioration in Biden’s large lead over the rest of this historically enormous field of nearly two-dozen Democrats.

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Mark Levin: ‘Have you ever seen a dumber media in your life?’

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Life, Liberty & Levin” host Mark Levin unloaded on the media Thursday while addressing the outrage over President Trump’s comments Wednesday that he would listen to information from a foreign government on a political rival.

“Have you ever seen a dumber media in your life? I mean truly, a dumber media,” Levin said on “Hannity.”

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“How would the president even know to turn something over to the FBI unless he accepted it and then read it? Accepted it and listened to it … and that is basically what he said.”

Democrats have been outraged by the president’s comments made in an interview with ABC News’ George Stephanopoulos.

“I think I’d want to hear it. … I think you might want to listen. There isn’t anything wrong with listening,” Trump said.

Levin then blasted the media, saying they have “destroyed freedom of the press” and accused them of protecting the left.

“But for the praetorian guard media that protects the left, that protects big government, big centralized government, the American people can’t stand you and I’m going to tell you why. You are destroying freedom of the press. You make a mockery of yourselves. Every time Donald Trump says something, you say it’s the end of the world. We’ve never seen anything like it,” Levin said.

“Every time Donald Trump says something, you say it’s the end of the world. We’ve never seen anything like it.”

— Mark Levin

Levin called the media out touch with the country.

“You operate in a bubble in Washington, you operate in a bubble in New York. You have no comprehension of what is going on in the country,” Levin said.

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The Fox News host also blasted the media’s coverage of Iran and its alleged attacks on two oil tankers that were damaged in the Gulf of Oman early Thursday.

“The Iranians are taking out oil tankers. Not ours, but others. The Iranians are looking for war and what do we hear from the Code Pink left in the media? That it’s John Bolton’s fault! And that it’s the secretary of state’s fault! That it is the president of the United States’ fault! You’re pathetic, it’s a joke,” Levin railed.

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Mark Levin: ‘Have you ever seen a dumber media in your life?’

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Life, Liberty & Levin” host Mark Levin unloaded on the media Thursday while addressing the outrage over President Trump’s comments Wednesday that he would listen to information from a foreign government on a political rival.

“Have you ever seen a dumber media in your life? I mean truly, a dumber media,” Levin said on “Hannity.”

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“How would the president even know to turn something over to the FBI unless he accepted it and then read it? Accepted it and listened to it … and that is basically what he said.”

Democrats have been outraged by the president’s comments made in an interview with ABC News’ George Stephanopoulos.

“I think I’d want to hear it. … I think you might want to listen. There isn’t anything wrong with listening,” Trump said.

Levin then blasted the media, saying they have “destroyed freedom of the press” and accused them of protecting the left.

“But for the praetorian guard media that protects the left, that protects big government, big centralized government, the American people can’t stand you and I’m going to tell you why. You are destroying freedom of the press. You make a mockery of yourselves. Every time Donald Trump says something, you say it’s the end of the world. We’ve never seen anything like it,” Levin said.

“Every time Donald Trump says something, you say it’s the end of the world. We’ve never seen anything like it.”

— Mark Levin

Levin called the media out touch with the country.

“You operate in a bubble in Washington, you operate in a bubble in New York. You have no comprehension of what is going on in the country,” Levin said.

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The Fox News host also blasted the media’s coverage of Iran and its alleged attacks on two oil tankers that were damaged in the Gulf of Oman early Thursday.

“The Iranians are taking out oil tankers. Not ours, but others. The Iranians are looking for war and what do we hear from the Code Pink left in the media? That it’s John Bolton’s fault! And that it’s the secretary of state’s fault! That it is the president of the United States’ fault! You’re pathetic, it’s a joke,” Levin railed.

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Hannity: Trump playing Democrats and the media ‘like a flute’

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Fox News host Sean Hannity on Thursday reiterated his belief that President Trump purposely “played” the media by saying he would listen to a foreign government who has intelligence on a political rival.

“Of course, listening to foreign research or any ‘opp’ research, or any reporting, anything elicit and saying you would take it to the FBI, that would not be a crime,” the host said on “Hannity.”

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“I wonder if he knew exactly what he was doing, the exact way he was asked that question and the answer he gave because time after time, he knows the media bubble and fizz like Alka-Seltzer in water and he is playing them like a flute.”

Hannity was referring to comments that Trump made during an interview with ABC News’ George Stephanopoulos in the Oval Office. The host also shared his theory on why the president’s critics are so easily manipulated.

“Here’s the point, and the people you just saw, as we predicted, so blinded in their hatred for President Trump, they don’t even realize they were set up like bowling pins, showing their ridiculous hypocrisy. Because they’re the very same people smearing the president hour after hour,” Hannity said.

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Hannity continued to press critics who believe Hillary Clinton’s alleged actions were fine but Trump’s are supposedly illegal.

“The same ones that ignored, let’s see, foreign election interference that was bought and paid for by Hillary Clinton and the DNC,” Hannity said.

“It’s like I’m the only person who cares about Bernie Sanders. No outrage by any of these people. She bought it, she sought it, she paid for it, they spread it, they tried to use it to impact the election.”

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NY State Dem Chair: Trump ‘dirt’ comments ‘whole different scenario’ than Clinton campaign using Steele dossier

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President Trump potentially viewing opposition research information from foreign governments is very different than Hillary Clinton utilizing the Christopher Steele dossier, according to a Democratic Party official.

The dossier was the result of the Clinton campaign hiring an American opposition research firm and not of direct contact with Russian sources, New York State Democratic Party chairman Jay Jacobs claimed Thursday on “Tucker Carlson Tonight.”

“There’s a difference between the Steele dossier and how it came about and what happened here in this circumstance or in this hypothetical,” Jacobs said, referring to comments the president made to ABC News’ George Stephanopoulos.

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Trump told Stephanopoulos he would be willing to listen to foreign governments if they approached him with information on a political rival. The president added he would not necessarily contact the FBI if such an approach was made.

Jacobs alluded to the fact Fusion GPS was initially hired by the Washington Free Beacon, telling host Tucker Carlson, “the difference simply is that this was an opposition research project that frankly was started by a conservative media outlet to begin with.”

“It was then handed over to the Democrats. An American outlet, Fusion GPS, started by a Wall Street Journal reporter… who had this effort on to look at Republican candidates. Steele was engaged by them,” the party official said.

Carlson pushed back, noting Steele was himself a foreign intelligence officer, albeit retired.

“He was a career British intelligence officer,” Carlson said.

“Steele said the information in the dossier… came from Russia. The Hillary Clinton campaign and the DNC used information from Russians, from Russian intel sources, from the Russian government, to attack Trump.”

Jacobs responded, reiterating Clinton’s team did not deal directly with Russian actors in the Steele situation.

“It’s not about finding out the information. It’s who approached who,” Jacobs claimed.

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“The Hillary campaign went to an opposition research firm. They happened to engage Steele – a whole different scenario here between Russian intelligence officers coming in and contacting the Trump campaign.

“You had a hostile adversary approach a campaign and you have a president saying he doesn’t have to go to the FBI – that’s wrong.”

Republicans have pressed for answers on the Clinton campaign and DNC’s role in the creation of the Steele dossier.

Fox News’ Gregg Re contributed to this report.

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Trey Gowdy dismisses 2020 Dem Swalwell’s call for impeachment

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Former congressman Trey Gowdy dismissed Democratic presidential candidate Eric Swalwell‘s call to impeach President Trump, saying there are no grounds for such actions and that Swalwell just doesn’t want Trump as president.

“I’m just trying to process…the democracy is at risk, so let’s impeach a duly elected president… over a crime for which he was not indicted? I’m trying to process how all that works together,” Gowdy said on “The Story with Martha MacCallum” Thursday.

Gowdy labeled Rep. Swalwell, D-Calif., a leader of the “impeachment train.”

“Here’s what I can tell you about Eric. He’s not just getting on the impeachment bandwagon, he helped build it,” Gowdy said.

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“He was on the House Intelligence Committee. They wanted a cloud over this presidency, and they got one. But he and Schiff have been leading the impeachment train, whether or not he formally called for it or not, his actions have indicated that he wanted Trump to not be president since the inauguration.

Earlier Thursday Swalwell, while appearing on MSNBC called for the impeachment of the president over his comments regarding listening to a foreign government with intelligence on a political adversary.

“But now it shows the conduct during the last election was also one that was done with intent. I don’t think we can wait any longer. Our democracy is at risk,” Swalwell said.

Gowdy also dismissed Swalwell’s assertion saying he was confident that Trump or any other president would notify the proper authorities.

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“I am… 100 percent confident and hopeful that this president and any other president would call the intelligence community and law enforcement if a foreign adversary were trying to impact our election,” Gowdy said.

The former congressman also took aim at the FBI and former intelligence leaders saying then-candidate Trump would have been unable to trust Obama-era heads of those organizations.

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“But the flip side of that is when you do pick up the phone and call, you have to have confidence in who is on the other end of the line but let’s assume he called in June of 2016.  Who would he have gotten? Jim Comey, someone who’s spent the last two years saying impeachment is too good for the president? John Brennan, is that who he’s supposed to call?  A guy who says he’s treasonous,” Gowdy said.

Gowdy added, “The FBI also has an obligation to be so apolitical and so objective that nobody has any qualms calling them.”

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