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Newt Gingrich on Trump’s pledge to defy Hill subpoenas: ‘I think he’s right’

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Former Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives Newt Gingrich said Thursday, “I think he is right” after President Trump vowed to fight any subpoenas from House Democrats, asserting there are “no crimes by me at all” following the release of Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s report.

Gingrich, a Fox News contributor and author of the new novel “Collusion,” made the statement on “America’s Newsroom” the day after Trump vowed that he would go all the way to the Supreme Court if  “partisan” Democrats try to impeach him.

“It’s one thing to say – and people tend to forget this, when Ken Starr reported on Bill Clinton he found him guilty, used the word ‘guilty’ on 11 different charges. It’s a totally different thing to have somebody do two years of investigation, come back and say there’s no proof, there’s no criminality and then suddenly have, on a purely partisan basis, the Democrats jump up and hunt for new things to start fighting over,” said Gingrich.

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“There’s no grounds as a private citizen for pre-presidential candidate Trump to have to give them all this stuff. And notice what they’ve gone after, they’re basically saying, ‘We’re going to dig through the family basement until we find something.’ And I think the president is right to just close it down, tell them to do the best they can and just ignore them. And have his lawyers fight their lawyers from now until the election.”

He added, “Let the country decide in 2020. You want real growth, lowest black unemployment, lowest Latino unemployment, a real chance to fix healthcare or do you want this kind of investigating baloney?”

The president’s pledge came as congressional Democrats debate whether to initiate impeachment proceedings against him. During a conference call on Monday, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., along with her leadership team, was clear that there were no immediate plans to move forward with impeachment.

Meanwhile, also on Monday, House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler, D-N.Y., subpoenaed former White House counsel Don McGahn to testify publicly next month following last week’s release of Mueller’s Russia report.

Nadler described McGahn, who stepped down as White House counsel in October 2018, as “a critical witness to many of the alleged instances of obstruction of justice and other misconduct described in the Special Counsel’s report.”

When asked about congressional Democrats potentially pursuing impeachment, Gingrich said, “It won’t work.”

Citing his reasons, Gingrich said, “First of all, you know in the Senate, which the Republicans control, that there is zero possibility that they would ever convict.”

“Second, I think for Democrats from marginal districts, districts that Trump carried or Clinton barely carried, to have to go back home and explain, you’re not working on healthcare, you’re not working on economic growth, you’re not working on education but here is investigative hearing number 73, I think that weakens the chance of re-election for an entire class of Democrats who are going to be very uncomfortable if that’s how their party is defined.”

PROGRESSIVE GROUP TAKES AIM AT BIDEN SOON AFTER LAUNCH

Gingrich also weighed in Thursday on former Vice President Joe Biden officially announcing his 2020 bid in a video saying, “We are in the battle for the soul of this nation.”

Biden added, “I believe history will look back on four years of this president and all he embraces as an aberrant moment in time. But if we give Donald Trump eight years in the White House, he will forever and fundamentally alter the character of this nation.”

“I agree with Joe Biden, we are in a battle for the soul of the nation,” said Gingrich in response.

“You have Democrats now who favor killing babies after they’re born. You have Democrats who favor allowing terrorists and bombers to vote while they are in prison. You have Democrats who are for open borders, letting anybody in who wants to. You have Democrats who want to take away your right to have private health insurance. Let’s go down the list.”

He added, “this is a fight over the nature of America and the future of America. And the difference, the choice next year is going to be the widest choice maybe in modern times and I think Biden is going to find it difficult to navigate because he would like to be a good old guy, just a general nice person. But everybody on the left is going to say to him ‘where do you stand on all of these issues?’ And he’s pretty rapidly going to discover this is a much tougher environment for a Democrat than it was while Barack Obama was shielding him from any kind of hard questions.”

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When asked if he thinks Biden can beat President Trump, Gingrich answered, “Conceivably. If the economy would go really bad. If the president would have a bad campaign. You don’t know.”

He added, “The question is going to be, can the Democrats offer an alternative that people decide is better? If it’s Trump versus perfection, I think President Trump has problems. If it’s Trump versus the most likely Democrats on their ticket vowing for the things they claim they favor, I think he’s going to beat them by a surprisingly big margin.”

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Former Obama adviser on Biden: He’s ‘the candidate that can best beat both Bernie Sanders and President Trump’

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Robert Wolf, former economic adviser to President Obama, said former Vice President Joe Biden, who officially announced his 2020 bid Thursday morning, has “really been resonating the last few weeks because he looks like he’s the most powerful candidate to go against President Trump.”

Wolf, a Fox News contributor, made the statement on “Fox & Friends” 90 minutes after Biden officially announced his 2020 presidential bid.

He announced his run in an online video Thursday, after weeks of speculation and anticipation, making him the 20th Democrat fighting for the Oval Office.

Asked about Biden’s announcement video, Wolf said, “I thought it was powerful and compassionate. I think that, listen, in this polarizing environment it’s an incredible contrast to 
the president.”

JOE BIDEN OFFICIALLY LAUNCHES 2020 PRESIDENTIAL BID

“The truth is, I think that he’s saying we have to bring people together and this is not the right way. And I’m going to show you the right way and I think it’s very powerful.”

Wolf, who said he has known Biden for more than a decade, added, “I think there’s a reason his polls, the Monmouth (University) Poll came out where he was top in the Democratic field, (a) poll this morning came out where he was plus 8 over Trump, I know polls mean nothing at this point, but he’s really been resonating the last few weeks because he looks like he’s the most powerful candidate to go against President Trump.”

A former senator from Delaware, Biden, who also served as vice president for two terms under Barack Obama, has emerged as a frontrunner for the Democratic nomination — topping the polls alongside self-proclaimed Democratic socialist Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont.

Biden’s announcement on Thursday marks the beginning of his third campaign for the White House.

Wolf acknowledged Biden’s name recognition will prove to be an asset for his campaign.

“I think there’s no question early on name recognition matters. We know at this point in 2008 or 2007 Rudy Giuliani was beating Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama became president. So as the guy that was backing Obama when he was at 1 percent, I know many things can change,” Wolf said.

BIDEN 2020 ANNOUNCEMENT MET WITH QUICK ENDORSEMENTS, PUSHBACK FROM DEMOCRATS

“I would say it’s a little different (now), I would say name recognition is actually more important today because when there is a field of 20, you know, you’re going to have a lot of people get 10 to 15 percent. And then all of a sudden name recognition on stage doesn’t cost you money to introduce yourself and there’s going to be a fight for money.”

Even Biden’s entry into the crowded Democratic primary field isn’t enough to move former President Barack Obama off the sidelines. Obama’s team released a statement praising Biden on Thursday but didn’t offer an explicit endorsement.

“Former presidents never endorse. Maybe the only one who did was President Bush (who) endorsed his brother. But they just don’t endorse. They sit on the sidelines and they wait for the primary to actually take place. They don’t like to put their finger on the scale so it’s not a surprise,” said Wolf on Thursday.

He added, “I have been with him (Obama) for over a decade. I mean, their love for each other is real.”

Wolf said that he thinks Obama would “love” to see Biden as president, adding, “You don’t think that President Obama wants Joe or any of the field to beat President Trump?”

He also weighed in on if Biden can take on Sanders.

“There’s no question you cannot discount Bernie Sanders. You would say today, until Joe Biden announced, he was absolutely the frontrunner. He had the most money. He has the most grassroots. He’s been running for four years. And he has a lane that really no one’s matching yet, the populist left,” said Wolf.

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“That being said, within the party, we’re not sure if he just has the highest floor at 20 percent and does he have possibly a ceiling at 30 percent? We don’t know.”

He added, “It’s clear that one of the reasons, I think, the polls for Vice President Biden have gone up, is he’s viewed as the candidate that can best beat both Bernie Sanders and President Trump and I think there’s a lot of Democrats that want to see that.”

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Border Patrol union chief blasts Congress over migrant caravans: ‘What are you doing about it?’

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The massive migrant caravan said to be making its way toward the U.S.-Mexico border is a result of Congress “not acting and continuing to encourage illegal immigration”, according to a border agent and top union official.

Hector Garza, the vice president of the National Border Patrol Council, made the comments on ‘Fox & Friends’ Thursday following the release of a video showing nearly 300 migrants entering Texas. Behind them, a new caravan estimated to contain up to 10,000 migrants is now heading through Mexico, with America its intended destination.

“This caravan is no accident. It’s actually the result of all these sanctuary policies,” Garza said. “It’s the result of Congress not acting and continuing to encourage illegal immigration.”

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THOUSANDS MORE CENTRAL AMERICAN MIGRANTS APPROACH U.S.-MEXICO BORDER

Garza says migrants are taking advantage of the way the U.S. immigration system processes asylum seekers in order to gain entry to the country.

“President Trump is doing everything in his power to be able to stop this crisis but Democrats and some activists are just doing everything behind his back to undermine his authority,” he told ‘Fox & Friends’.

Garza says some of the Democratic 2020 presidential candidates are admitting that there is a problem ongoing at the U.S. border, but ultimately, he believes they aren’t doing enough.

“If you hear what Senator Bernie Sanders has been saying and Cory Booker they are already acknowledging that there is a crisis on the border,” he said. “But the question is, ‘what are you doing about it’?”

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Central American migrants ride atop a freight train during their journey toward the U.S.-Mexico border, in Ixtepec, Oaxaca State, Mexico, on Tuesday. (AP)

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Garza hailed Trump for drawing attention to the surge in migrants, saying “no other president has held Mexico accountable” like him.

“They are acting, they are moving and they are stopping some of these caravans because if not the situation at the border will only get worse,” he added.

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Judge Nap on impeachment: ‘Congress can impeach anybody for the reasons set forth in the Constitution’

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Fox News senior judicial analyst Judge Andrew Napolitano said Thursday Congress can impeach anyone they want “for the reasons set forth in the Constitution and the courts have no say in it,” responding to President Trump’s pledge that he would go all the way to the Supreme Court if the “partisan” Democrats try to impeach him.

Napolitano made the statement on “Fox & Friends” Thursday, the morning after President Trump vowed to go all the way to the Supreme Court, asserting there are “no crimes by me at all” following the release of Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s report.

Trump tweeted Wednesday: “The Mueller Report, despite being written by Angry Democrats and Trump Haters, and with unlimited money behind it ($35,000,000), didn’t lay a glove on me. I DID NOTHING WRONG. If the partisan Dems ever tried to Impeach, I would first head to the U.S. Supreme Court.”

Napolitano weighed in on Thursday, saying: “The bottom line is, there’s nothing he can do about it because impeachment is political. There has to be a legal basis for it. Treason, bribery, and then there’s that fudgy phrase, other high crimes, and misdemeanors.”

“When Richard Nixon and Bill Clinton were the subject of articles of impeachment the high crimes and misdemeanors included obstruction of justice. So we know historically obstruction of justice can be a basis for impeachment but the courts won’t get involved.”

DEM LEADERS REJECT IMMEDIATE IMPEACHMENT PROCEEDINGS

The president’s tweet came as congressional Democrats debate whether to initiate impeachment proceedings against him. During a conference call on Monday, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., along with her leadership team, was clear that there were no immediate plans to move forward with impeachment.

Meanwhile, on Monday, House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler, D-N.Y., subpoenaed former White House counsel Don McGahn to testify publicly next month following last week’s release of Mueller’s Russia report.

MUELLER REPORT REVEALS CLASHES IN TRUMP’S INNER CIRCLE OVER RUSSIA PROBE

Nadler described McGahn, who stepped down as White House counsel in October 2018, as “a critical witness to many of the alleged instances of obstruction of justice and other misconduct described in the Special Counsel’s report.”

In response, Napolitano said Thursday: “This will get to the courts because these subpoenas are valid and when they ask you to come and testify, you can ignore them. When they send you a subpoena you can’t ignore them, you have to do something with the supoena. Either comply with it or bring it to your lawyer and have your lawyer challenge it, which is apparently what the president is going to do.”

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“Don McGahn doesn’t work for the government anymore, so he could walk in to Jerry Nadler’s committee hearing room and just take the oath and start testifying, I don’t think he’s going to do that, I think he’s going to defer to the White House’s wishes, which is to challenge the subpoena. So ultimately a judge will decide.”

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Biden’s Senate record, advocacy of 1994 crime bill will be used against him, ex-Sanders staffer says

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Former Vice President Joe Biden will face scrutiny over his record in the U.S. Congress and particularly his strong advocacy for the 1994 crime bill, says Independent voter and former Bernie Sanders staffer Tezlyn Figaro.

“I grew up in the 1990s. And my entire adult generation, those around me, really suffered a major consequence with that bill,” Figaro said on “Fox and Friends” Thursday, just minutes after Biden announced his candidacy for president.

“First time nonviolent offenders who went to prison for 15, 16, 17 years. People are still in prison right now as a result of that crime bill,” she added, noting that while the former Veep somewhat apologized for his support of the bill, he hasn’t spoken about how that will be fixed.

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“I appreciate Joe Biden has atoned and said that he regrets the consequences of that bill. But the issue is we haven’t seen anything to talk about how we are going to fix it. I want to talk about the policies. What are you going to do as president to fix what happened in the 1990s with that bill,” she said.

“But the issue is we haven’t seen anything to talk about how we are going to fix it. I want to talk about the policies. What are you going to do as president to fix what happened in the 1990s with that bill.”

— Tezlyn Figaro

Figaro also said that Biden’s campaign launch, which featured footage from the deadly 2017 rally in Charlottesville, appeals to the emotions but detracts from the debate about policies.

“A lot of people are upset about Charlottesville, it’s an emotional trigger race right now,” Figaro said. “Certainly emotional trigger that the left is talking about and, again, it’s moving us away from actually talking about policy and actually looking at these things a little bit closer.”

“We didn’t have a chance to adjudicate these issues when Joe Biden was the vice president. Bottom line they let it slide in 2008 and 2012. It was all about Uncle Joe helping out Barack Obama. No one really looked at his record,” she added.

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“The good thing about having so many candidates run, we actually will be forced to adjudicate the issues. Look at it a little bit closer and I think he is going to have a lot of criticism. Nice guy, but a lot of criticism.”

Figaro concluded that Biden’s centrist credentials are likely to make him appear more authentic than many other candidates who are currently following the lead of Sanders and pushing the party further to the left, without taking into account if such policies would be competitive against President Trump in the general election.

“It is important to have somebody who is center. I think everyone can’t follow Bernie Sanders’ lead, which clearly they are all doing. Some are just pretending to be progressives on TV. I think that’s a bad thing. It’s not authentic and doesn’t match up to the resumes,” she said.

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“As far as the energy of the party, yeah, they are moving left. But is that going to be what is going to beat Donald Trump? That’s an entirely different question, for right now everybody is left and everybody is Bernie Sanders and I don’t know if that will work in a general election.”

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Ocasio-Cortez claim that Trump wants to privatize VA is ‘nonsense,’ VA secretary tells Fox

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Secretary of Veterans Affairs Robert Wilkie struck back at Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., on Wednesday, calling her accusations that the Trump administration wants to privatize the VA “nonsense.”

“I won’t be rude to the congresswoman and say that it is nonsense, but I will say it’s nonsense,” Wilkie said on “Fox News @ Night with Shannon Bream.”

“If we are privatizing VA, we are going about it in a very strange way,” Wilkie said. “I presented to the Congress a $220 billion budget, the largest budget in the history of the department. We are undergoing basic reforms to make the VA a modern, 21st-century health care administration. But what we are doing is opening the aperture on choice, so that our veterans remain at the center their own health care, and if VA can provide what they need, we will give them the opportunity to go out into the private sector.”

VA SECRETARY WARNS TRUMP’S SIGNATURE PROGRAM COULD COLLAPSE WITHOUT FIX

Ocasio-Cortez claimed during a New York town hall event last week that the VA “isn’t broken” despite the scandals that have plagued the agency over the last decade and claimed the Trump administration aimed to “privatize” health care for veterans.

“That is the opening approach we have seen when it comes to privatization, it’s the idea that this thing that isn’t broken, this thing that provides some of the highest quality care to our veterans somehow needs to be fixed, optimized, tinkered with until we don’t even recognize it anymore,” Ocasio-Cortez said, in comments first reported by the Washington Examiner.

“They are trying to fix the VA for pharmaceutical companies, they are trying to fix the VA for insurance corporations, and, ultimately they are trying to fix the VA for a for-profit health care industry that does not put people or veterans first,” Ocasio-Cortez said.

“And so we have a responsibility to protect it.”

The congresswoman’s comments were aimed at Trump administration efforts to expand choice and private health care options in the VA health care system.

President Trump reacted to the congresswoman’s comments by taking credit for turning around the VA.

“Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is correct, the VA is not broken, it is doing great. But that is only because of the Trump Administration. We got Veterans Choice & Accountability passed,” Trump tweeted.

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Wilkie defended the Trump administration and supported the president’s response on Twitter.

“The other part of our comments or they were answered by the president, who said that under this administration, the VA isn’t broken. The scandals that she referred to happened in another administration,” Wilkie said.

“I can say, as someone who’s been accused of being a historian, no president in the post-World War II era has put the veterans at the center of his campaign and administration until President Trump did it. We are seeing this in the way the VA’s moving forward.”

Fox News’ Adam Shaw contributed to this report.

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Joe Biden would be ‘most sane’ Democrat running for president, Lara Trump says

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Former Vice President Joe Biden, who is expected to announce his 2020 presidential candidacy Thursday, would instantly become the most “sane” candidate in the Democratic field, Lara Trump said Wednesday.

President Trump’s daughter-in-law, who also serves as a senior adviser to his 2020 re-election campaign, shared her views on Fox News’ “Hannity.”

“He certainly right now seems to look the most sane out of the candidates that we have seen,” Trump told host Sean Hannity, referring to Biden.

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But Trump said Biden may have a tough time making it through his party’s primary process on the way to the nomination and also addressed the rest of the field, which she described as “radically far left.”

“If Joe Biden gets in the race let’s see if he makes it,” Trump said. “The number of candidates that are so radically far left now in this field is unbelievable. So I don’t know, maybe Joe Biden doesn’t stand a chance. Maybe they are looking for somebody so far outside of the norm — which is crazy to me. I don’t think the American people will get behind somebody like this.”

Trump, 36, a native of North Carolina who has been married to the president’s son Eric Trump since 2014, said she believes her father-in-law will win reelection easily in 2020. She also addressed remarks by U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., that convicted criminals such as the Boston Marathon bomber should be allowed to vote.

Sanders has been under scrutiny since making the comments Monday during a CNN Town Hall event.

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“And then you have, as you were just talking about, Bernie Sanders suggesting that someone who would use an event that is such a tradition in America like the Boston Marathon … as an opportunity to maim and murder scores of people, including children, Sean, and these individuals should be allotted a right to vote?” Trump said.

“Are you kidding me? It’s crazy that we are even talking about this.”

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Adam Carolla says he finds freedom ‘in not caring’ what people think of him

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Podcast host and comedian Adam Carolla appeared on Fox News’ “Tucker Carlson Tonight” on Wednesday night and talked about how he deals with personal attacks and other criticism in the era of ‘wokeness.’

“I know what’s in my heart, and I hate that statement, but I know who I am.” Carolla said.

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“You can’t convince me that I hate a sexual proclivity, hate a person, you couldn’t convince me I hated a neighbor or a friend or Hispanic, blacks, gays, whatever. You can’t bestow that up on me. That is something that is inside me, and I’m aware of it and I know I don’t. So you can’t convince me of that.”

Carolla, 54 — who from 1999 to 2003 co-hosted “The Man Show” on Comedy Central with Jimmy Kimmel — also talked about the “freedom in not caring” and why he believes more people are unable to grasp that ability.

“There is a real freedom in not caring,” Carolla said.

“Why don’t more people feel like that?” Carlson asked.

“I think there is vanity. And I think that everybody is wired to be a little bit narcissistic and no one wants to go online and read bad things about themselves. Nobody wants to read untruths or inaccurate things about themselves,” Carolla responded.

The popular podcaster criticized modern critics, calling them a “media gratification group,” and discussed how he deals with attacks.

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“They are in the business of mowing you down and moving onto the next subject. You know what I mean? They are an immediate gratification group. Let’s remember these are kids who got everything they wanted immediately. If you don’t give them immediate gratification, they’re off you in two days,” Carolla said.

“This is not a long slog over months and years. This is ‘You give me what I want right now’ which is an apology or you can get fired from your job or whatever that is. You could be humiliated. You could be contrite. If you don’t give in almost immediately, they immediately move on to the next victim.”

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Trump is right to push back against Dems’ investigations, Wall Street Journal columnist says

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Wall Street Journal columnist Jason Riley defended President Trump on Wednesday for pushing back against investigations by Democrats into the much debated and discussed Russia investigation.

“I think the president has it right here, Bret. This isn’t about more transparency or the search for the truth. This is about keeping this political narrative alive for the 2020 campaign,” Riley said on Fox News’ “Special Report with Bret Baier.

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“More redactions or testimony from [former White House counsel] Don McGahn won’t change anyone’s mind,” Riley continued. “If you believe that the Trump administration was conspiring with Russia to steal the election, an unredacted Mueller report won’t change your mind. If you believe Trump wanting to fire Mueller is evidence of an obstruction of justice, Don McGahn’s testimony is not going to change your mind. This is political theater.”

Trump on Wednesday vowed to fight House Democrats issuing subpoenas for administration officials and called their bid to bring in McGahn for testimony “ridiculous.”

“We’re fighting all of the subpoenas,” Trump said. “Look, these aren’t like, impartial people. They are Democrats trying to win in 2020. …They’re not going to win against me.”

Riley believes the focus should now shift away from Trump and move to Russia and the FBI.

“That our system is vulnerable to these attacks, particularly through social media, and that they should do something about it before the next election. That should be the priority here,” Riley said.

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“We’ve had two years of investigation by a special counsel. This isn’t some Republican-controlled Congress whitewashing things. This is a special counsel who came to these conclusions. If anything, I think what we need going forward is not more investigation of what has been investigated for the past two years. What we should really be looking at, I think, is the FBI’s decision to start surveilling people and the Trump campaign and so forth.”

Riley added, “And the Democrats have a vested interest in going down this route because a Republican will always be in the Oval Office.”

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Bernie Sanders wrong about prisoners and voting, ex-con released under Trump reform law says

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The first man released from prison under President Trump’s criminal justice reform law reacted to Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., saying that prisoners should be permitted to vote by noting the “logistical” problems of allowing prisoners serving a sentence to vote and backing prisoners who served their time to have their rights restored.

“I do know while you’re incarcerated you do lose some of your liberties. But my thing is, once a person has been completely released and they paid their debt to society and they are back in society actually functioning, paying taxes, then they should have their rights restored to vote,” Matthew Charles, who was released from prison under the First Step Act, said on Fox News’  “The Story with Martha MacCallum.”

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“But during the period they’re incarcerated, it’s going to be like a complex issue because of the logistics. You got people incarcerated in states that they actually are not from.”

Sanders opened himself to scrutiny this week after saying that not only should incarcerated prisoners be permitted to vote but that Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev should also be permitted to vote.

“If somebody commits a serious crime, sexual assault, murder, they will be punished. But I think the right to vote is inherent to our democracy. Yes, even for terrible people,” Sanders said Monday on a CNN Town Hall.

Trump’s re-election campaign called out Sanders Wednesday, describing his idea “deeply offensive.”

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“The extremity and radicalism of the 2020 Democrats knows no bounds,” Trump campaign press secretary Kayleigh McEnany told Fox News.

“Giving imprisoned terrorists, sex offenders, and murderers the right to vote is an outrageous proposal that is deeply offensive to innocent victims across this country, some of whom lost their lives and are forever disenfranchised by the very killers that 2020 Democrats seek to empower,” she said.

Fox News’ Sally Persons and Alex Pappas contributed to this report.

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