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Westlake Legal Group > Posts tagged "fox-news/topic/fox-news-flash" (Page 54)

Americans would see impeachment as a ‘limp attempt at a soft coup:’ Joe Concha

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As the divide widens between Democrats rallying for and against launching impeachment proceedings against President Trump, media reporter Joe Concha argued the party’s leadership knows that the ramifications from the American people would not be desirable.

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi unequivocally denounced impeachment proceedings on Monday, distancing herself from the likes of Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Sen. Elizabeth Warren and Sen. Kamala Harris who have all voiced their support for the move. Referencing former President Bill Clinton’s impeachment, Concha asserted his belief that should the same happen to Trump, it would make him a sympathetic figure and cast a vindictive light on the Democratic party.

“Nancy Pelosi has seen this, and she knows the ramifications for the party that tries to carry it out,” Concha said during an appearance on “Fox & Friends” on Tuesday morning.

PELOSI FACES MOUNTING TRUMP IMPEACHMENT PRESSURE FROM DEM RANKS AFTER MUELLER REPORT

“It will be seen basically by half of the American people as a limp attempt at soft coup at removing a president that they know they don’t have the votes for in the Senate,” he continued.

Furthermore, those who voted for the Democrats in November want to see them “solve problems, not go down this road,” and that the American people “don’t have an appetite for it,” Concha claimed.

On Monday, Democrat leaders decided against launching impeachment proceedings against the president following a party meeting.

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Pelosi and her leadership team were clear there were no immediate plans to move forward with impeachment, Fox News was told. Well-placed sources said it was a spirited 87-minute call involving more than 170 Democrat members, including House Intelligence Committee Chair Adam Schiff and House Oversight Committee Chair Elijah Cummings.

“We have to save our democracy,” Pelosi said, according to the sources. “This isn’t about Democrats or Republicans. It’s about saving our democracy. If it is what we need to do to honor our responsibility to the Constitution – if that’s the place the facts take us, that’s the place we have to go.”

Pelosi asserted that more investigations were needed: “We don’t have to go to articles of impeachment to obtain the facts, the presentation of facts.”

Fox News’ Gregg Re contributed to this report.

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Rep. Ro Khanna: Senate ‘unlikely to convict’ Trump but it’s important to hold him ‘accountable for what happened’

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Rep. Ro Khanna weighed in on the potential Democrats‘ push to impeachment President Trump, saying he thinks House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and others in his party “realize that the Senate is unlikely to convict the president” but added that it is still “important to hold the president accountable for what happened.”

Rep. Khanna, D-Calif., made the statements on “Fox & Friends” Tuesday, the morning after he participated in a conference call where House Democrats huddled with party leadership to discuss the next steps after the release of Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia report. As some have pushed for impeachment, Pelosi, D-Calif., unequivocally stated her opposition to launching impeachment proceedings against President Trump, calling it “divisive” and “just not worth it.”

DEM LEADERS REJECT IMMEDIATE IMPEACHMENT PROCEEDINGS IN URGENT CONFERENCE CALL

“It was a good call. Speaker Pelosi set the tone, she said we need to be deliberate and methodical. There shouldn’t be any rush to any judgment,” Khanna said on Tuesday.

“One of the things I think we can all agree about is the Mueller report’s conclusion that there was sweeping and systemic interference in our election by the Russians. I’m working actually with leader McCarthy and others to find some ways of protecting American democracy from future interference. And that’s a place I think many Americans would agree.”

He added: “Every American should be concerned if Russia did it last election whose to say China or Iran wouldn’t do it? I represent Silicon Valley. We need to make sure the tech platforms are working with law enforcement so that this never happens again and I think that’s a common sense area with where we can all work together.”

TOP DEM DISMISSES POSSIBILITY OF COLLUSION FATIGUE: ‘THE RUSSIANS AREN’T GETTING TIRED’

Leaders of the House Democrats backed off the idea of immediately launching impeachment proceedings against President Trump in the urgent conference call Monday evening amid a growing rift among the party’s rank-and-file members, presidential contenders and committee chairs on the contentious issue. Well-placed sources said it was a spirited 87-minute call involving more than 170 Democrat members.

Fox News is told by two senior sources on the private conference call that even House Financial Services Committee Chair Maxine Waters, an anti-Trump firebrand, told fellow Democrats that while she personally favored going forward with impeachment proceedings, she was not pushing for other members to join her.

Pelosi and her leadership team were clear there were no immediate plans to move forward with impeachment, Fox News is also told.

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On Tuesday, when asked if he thinks the House Democrats should pursue impeachment Khanna said, “Not right now” adding, “I think what we need to do is have Bob Mueller testify, we need to have the committees do their work. We just got the report a few days ago or a week ago and the committee should do their work.”

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Warren won’t hold universities ‘accountable’ over issue fueling student debt problem: college professor

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Elizabeth Warren’s plan for student loan debt cancellation and free college tuition – costing $1.25 trillion over 10 years – does little to address two major education issues, according to one critic.

Brian Brenberg, associate professor and chair of the program in business and finance at the King’s College in New York, said Warren’s plan contains “big problems” during an appearance on “Fox and Friends” on Tuesday morning.

“One of the big problems is costs here. We are talking about trillions of dollars,” he said. “She wants to forgive loans for people who have loans now. She is not talking about folks who paid their loans off in the past and sitting there and thinking what a chump I am that I paid off my loans. That’s a big problem.”

“She is not talking about folks who paid their loans off in the past and sitting there and thinking what a chump I am that I paid off my loans. That’s a big problem.”

— Brian Brenberg

WARREN’S MASSIVE $640 BILLION STUDENT LOAN CANCELLATION QUESTIONED OVER FAIRNESS TO STUDENTS WHO PAID OFF THEIR DEBTS

Under Warren’s plan, unveiled on Monday, each person’s student debt would get a relief of $50,000 if household income is up to $100,000. Higher incomes would also be entitled to massive debt reductions, while only those households with earnings of over $250,000 would get no student debt reduction.

But Brenberg points that while Warren’s proposal attempts to tackle the issue of massive student loan debts, it does little to address the real problem of what causes so many graduates to remain indebted for years, which is the quality of education.

“She is also not talking about the value people get from schools. So, yeah, people have a lot of loans. $1.5 trillion in loans,” Brenberg said.

“But the problem is they are not getting value for their education which is why they can’t pay off those loans. Let’s talk about that. She doesn’t want to hold the universities accountable.”

But the problem is they are not getting value for their education which is why they can’t pay off those loans. Let’s talk about that. She doesn’t want to hold the universities accountable.”

— Brian Brenberg

BRITT MCHENRY: ELIZABETH WARREN TOOK A STAB AT FIXING A LOOMING CRISIS, BUT SHE HIT FAR FROM THE MARK

According to the details provided by Warren, her student debt cancelation plan has a one-off price tag of $640 billion to the government.

But Warren’s proposal also proposes to eliminate tuition and fees for two and four-year public college degree programs, as well as a $100 billion investment in Pell Grants, a federal aid program that requires no payback – bringing the total price tag of about $1.25 trillion over 10 years.

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She claims that the cost of the policy, in addition to her proposed universal free college, would be “be “more than covered by my Ultra-Millionaire Tax — a 2% annual tax on the 75,000 families with $50 million or more in wealth.”

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Counter-extremism expert says media, politicians should identify attacks in Sri Lanka for what they are

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The founder of a London-based think tank that focuses on counter-extremism criticized media outlets and prominent political figures for not being forthright about this past Sunday’s suicide bombings in Sri Lanka aimed at Christians.

Six suicide bombings were orchestrated by Jihadi extremists against Sri Lanka’s Christian community killing over 300 people.

The media and prominent political figures went out of their way to downplay the religious aspects of the attacks prompting criticism, host Tucker Carlson said.

SRI LANKA AUTHORITIES WARNED OF EASTER CHURCH BOMBINGS WEEKS BEFORE SUNDAY’S MASSACRE, OFFICIALS SAY

“They have been unable to name Islamist extremism by name and jihadist terrorism being a violent manifestation because they genuinely believe that a bigger threat due to their political perspective is white supremacist and far-right extremism and then, of course, there’s the pragmatic political side of things. They are pandering to a certain vote base and they fear by naming these things even if they wanted to, it would cause them trouble with their base and that’s not how I operate and that’s not how I think any decent human being should operate,” Maajid Nawaz, founder of Quilliam said on “Tucker Carlson Tonight.”

“What happened in New Zealand was a white supremacist terrorist attack and what’s happened in Sri Lanka is a jihadist terrorist attack and it moves us all to speak plainly about this so we can address these problems.”

Former President Barack Obama and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton tweeted their condolences Sunday to Sri Lanka but made it a point to avoid calling the victims Christians, instead calling them “Easter worshippers.”

The Washington Post published an analytical piece Monday entitled “Christianity under attack? Sri Lanka church bombings stoke far-right anger in the West.”

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Nawaz lamented the political angles being played during tragedy.

“I think sadly too many people play politics with tragedy and they allow for their own framework of their own bias to influence how they view human tragedy and then they use that to peddle their own political narrative,” Nawaz said.

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Piers Morgan: Media and Democrats reaction to Mueller report ‘a disgrace’

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DailyMail.com editor-at-large and former CNN anchor Piers Morgan appeared on “Hannity” Monday night where he lambasted Democrats and the mainstream media for their reaction to the Mueller Report’s release last week, calling it “a disgrace.”

“Mueller was the savior, the man on the white horse riding into town to take down President Trump on collusion with Russia, he would be exposed as a traitor and this would be the end of his presidency. And then Mueller report comes out and it turns out it was all nonsense. It was to quote Donald Trump, it was ‘fake news,'” Morgan told host Sean Hannity.

TOP DEM DISMISSES POSSIBILITY OF COLLUSION FATIGUE: ‘THE RUSSIANS AREN’T GETTING TIRED’

Last week, Attorney General William Barr released a redacted version of Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s report that revealed the Trump campaign did not collude with Russia.

Morgan criticized The New York Times, The Washington Post and cable news outlets for pushing the “obstruction of justice” narrative after the Mueller report did not result in charges against the president.

“We are supposed to believe now that Donald Trump committed repeated obstruction of justice over a crime that he now, as we all know, did not commit? He is trying to obstruct people from investigating something he says he said he didn’t do and Special Counsel has confirmed he didn’t do. It is ridiculous, it is a farce, it is making a mockery of America,” Morgan said.

The British television presenter also mocked liberals unable to cope with the fact that Trump beat Secretary of State Hillary Clinton in 2016.

“The liberals here are refusing to accept results in 2016. ‘But Hillary won the popular vote.’ Who cares? It’s not about the popular vote,” Morgan said.

Morgan also went after his old employer CNN, saying he still had friends there but wondering aloud if they are continuing their coverage for monetary reasons.

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“I don’t know why they have done that other than it gives them a lot of money, I guess.  I think it damages their credibility and I wish they weren’t doing it,” Morgan said.

Morgan warned the media and Democrats that if they continue to cover President Trump in the same vein that they are essentially guaranteeing him a second term.

“If the Democrats, fueled by the media, try to continue to fight this, and I’m telling you what will happen, Donald Trump will get reelected and he will have four more years of this,” Morgan said.

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Linda McMahon on possible Trump-Bernie matchup: ‘I would love to see that’

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The former head of the Small Business Association, Linda McMahon, said Monday that for the economy to continue to grow President Trump must be reelected.

“We need to re-elect President Donald Trump because he put all of these policies in place. I mean, do we really want to stop this economy and the growth that is going?” McMahon said on “The Story with Martha MacCallum.”

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McMahon, who last month left the administration, is the chair of the pro-Trump America First Action PAC.

“I’m just a very practical, common sense person, when I’m out looking across the country and I see the positive impact that the president’s policies have had, I’m going ‘why do we want the stop this?” McMahon added saying she was 100 percent behind the president.

McMahon didn’t seem too worried about a matchup with Democratic presidential candidate frontrunner Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., and was asked by guest host Ed Henry about a possible general election featuring pro-capitalist Trump versus Democratic socialist Sanders.

“I would love to see that,” McMahon said.

“Because I really do believe Americans, and polls show, that most Americans do believe in capitalism and not socialism. It’s where our country has been founded on, what made our country so successful.”

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McMahon also touted Trump’s vision for America and the economy.

“I think the president certainly touts that experience as an entrepreneur who built a business and has watched the economy grow here as being president. He’s known what to do. He’s been a bit disruptive doing it and I think that’s why he was elected, ” McMahon told Henry.

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Michael Avenatti like a ‘Disney villain,’ former federal prosecutor says

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As legal troubles mount for high-profile attorney Michael Avenatti, a former federal prosecutor Monday compared him to a “Disney villain” and said Avenatti may have found a fight that’s too big, even for him.

Avenatti is accused of embezzling almost $2 million from the former girlfriend of Hassan Whiteside, a center for the NBA’s Miami Heat.

Avenatti negotiated a $3 million deal for Alexis Gardner, 27.

MICHAEL AVENATTI ACCUSED OF TRYING TO EXTORT NIKE FOR $25 MILLION

Hassan then wired $2.75 million to a trust account set up by Avenatti in January 2017 according to bank records and an Apr. 10 indictment by a California-based grand jury, the Washington Examiner reported.

Avenatti was to receive $1 million in legal fees but allegedly funneled $2.5 million of the wired payment toward purchasing a private jet.

“Federal prosecutors don’t get the papers wrong. If she got $2 million, she will know about it. Easy to trace. These cases are difficult to argue your way out of. He likes to fight. He may have found a fight that’s too big for him,” former federal prosecutor Alex Little said on “Shepard Smith Reporting.”

Shepard Smith asked Little about a possible motivation for committing such a crime.

“This is about greed. Most of these crimes are about greed or addiction.  We don’t know anything about whether or not he’s got some addiction. But if you don’t have that, you kind of point to, this is the guy that wanted to spend a lot of money,” Little said.

He also said Avenatti “was trying to bring in money. When there wasn’t enough, he cut corners and stole it.”

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Avenatti, the former attorney for adult-film star Stormy Daniels, is facing up to 335 years in prison after he was slapped with three dozen federal charges earlier this month alleging he stole millions of dollars from his clients, failed to pay taxes and lied in bankruptcy cases, among other accusations by a Southern California grand jury.

Last month in New York, Avenatti was arrested for allegedly trying to shake down Nike for up to $25 million.

Fox News’ Greg Norman contributed to this report.

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Stirewalt: Trump supporters not phased by Mueller release, ‘he didn’t exactly run as Pope Francis in 2016’

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As a handful of top Democrats have called for the impeachment of President Trump, Fox News digital politics editor Chris Stirewalt noted Monday that Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s report may not sway the American people as the president’s opponents might expect.

“And, the question here is, would the American people countenance an impeachment. And, the answer is probably no, because there’s nothing that anyone who voted for Donald Trump in 2016 could have read in the Mueller report, scuzzy as much of it was, unsettling as much of it was, that wasn’t already baked into their consideration of Donald Trump,” Stirewalt said on “Special Report with Bret Baier.”

Stirewalt was discussing the most important question to ask for those considering impeachment of President Trump, saying pursuing that route was a “nonstarter.”

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“He didn’t exactly run as Pope Francis in 2016, right, people knew a lot of this kind of stuff about his character before he ran, that’s why I think it is a nonstarter,” Stirewalt told Bret Baier.

House Democrats backed off the idea of immediately launching impeachment proceedings against Trump in a conference call Monday evening, amid a growing rift among the party’s rank-and-file members, presidential contenders and committee chairs on the issue.

Two senior sources told Fox News that on the conference call, House Financial Services Committee Chair Maxine Waters, D-Calif., told her fellow Democrats that while she personally favored going forward with impeachment proceedings, she was not pushing for other members to join her.

Washington Examiner chief political correspondent Byron York also noted that the timing of impeachment would make the political climate “crazy.”

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“One last thing that the leadership is aware of, the timing of this will be crazy. If the Democrats start now, it will take a while to rev up the impeachment machine, and when they get going, we will be smack in the middle of a presidential election campaign where the impeachee is running for reelection,” York said Monday.

“Doing this in the middle of a campaign would put the whole process on steroids. It’s crazy enough to begin with. The leadership is very worried about just the unpredictable aspect of that.”

Fox News’ Bret Baier, Mike Emanuel and Gregg Re contributed to this report.

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Darrell Issa: Democrats using investigations to stop Trump re-election

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Former California Rep. Darrell Issa argued Monday that Democrats intend to use obstruction charges to derail the president’s 2020 election campaign just days after the release of Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s report.

“This is about searching for the thing that’s going to stop the president from winning re-election. They couldn’t undo the election,” Issa said on “Your World with Neil Cavuto.”

“They’re now trying — not to impeach I don’t expect to see articles of impeachment but I do see they’re clearly trying to get his tax records, his business records. They’re trying to use the power of subpoena, not to do oversight over some known misconduct, but in fact to see if they can find something that they can use against him in the re-elect.”

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The release of a redacted version of Mueller’s report did little to stop partisan attacks between the president and Democrats who’ve continued to investigate Trump.

House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler, D-N.Y., subpoenaed former White House counsel Don McGahn Monday. Nadler said he wanted McGahn to testify publicly next month.

In addition, Trump’s lawyers on Monday sued to block a subpoena issued by members of Congress that sought his financial records.

The complaint named Rep. Elijah Cummings, the Democratic chairman of the House Oversight Committee, and Peter Kenny, the chief investigative counsel of the House committee, as its plaintiffs.

Issa, a former member of the House Judiciary Committee, said if obstruction charges fail, Democrats will use other angles to continue to attack the president.

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“They know they want to hang the president, they just don’t yet know the charge. When collusion didn’t work, they’re going to try obstruction. When that doesn’t work, they’re going it try tax evasion,” Issa said.

“They’ve got a long list of hypothetical charges for which they have no known crime.”

Fox News’ Samuel Chamberlain, Alex Pappas and John Roberts contributed to this report.

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Judge Napolitano on Democrats’ demand for Trump’s financial records: ‘They can’t just get them because they want to torment him’

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Fox News senior judicial analyst Judge Andrew Napolitano said Monday Democrats can’t just get President Trump’s financial records “because they want to torment him” and “Congress will have to state for what purpose they want this.”

Napolitano made the comments on “America’s Newsroom” hours after Trump’s lawyers sued to block a subpoena issued by members of Congress that sought the president’s financial records.

The complaint named Rep. Elijah Cummings, the Democratic chairman of the House Committee on Oversight and Reform, and Peter Kenny, the chief investigative counsel of the House committee, as its plaintiffs.

“We will not allow Congressional Presidential harassment to go unanswered,” said Jay Sekulow, counsel to the president.

Earlier this month, Cummings, D-Md., said the committee would subpoena the accounting firm Mazars USA LLC for Trump’s financial information. Cummings is seeking annual statements, periodic financial reports and independent auditors reports from Mazars, as well as records of communications with Trump.

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“The question is if the subpoena goes from the House of Representatives to a third party to his accountants can the president jump in the middle of that and seek to quash the subpoena? The answer is yes,” said Napolitano.

He added, “The complaint actually asks the court to second- guess Congress’s motivation and courts are reluctant to do that because the courts and the Congress are equal branches of government. They don’t get in the business of second-guessing the motivation of either. However, Congress has to have a legitimate legislative purpose for wanting the president’s tax returns and financial records. They can’t just get them because he’s the president and because his predecessors have exposed this type of material about themselves and they can’t just get them because they want to torment him. They have to have a legitimate purpose.”

“So Congress will have to answer this complaint, establish a purpose, it doesn’t have to be a purpose directly out of the Constitution, it could be something tangentially related to what Congress does that’ll probably suffice. But, if they can’t show that purpose, then they’re going to lose. Then the subpoena will be quashed,” Napolitano said.

In the suit on Monday, Trump’s lawyers ask the court to declare the subpoena “invalid and unenforceable.” It also asks for a “permanent injunction quashing Chairman Cummings’ subpoena.”

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Trump’s suit also asks for a temporary restraining order and preliminary injunction prohibiting Mazars from producing the requested information.

“Congress will have to state for what purpose they want this,” said Napolitano adding, “Once they state something even related to a congressional purpose, the court, I think, will allow this to go through.”

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The case has been assigned to U.S. District Court Judge Amit Mehta, a 2014 appointee of then-President Barack Obama.

Fox News’ Alex Pappas, John Roberts and Bill Mears contributed to this report.

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