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Fox contributor says Obama administration is ‘anti-police,’ offers no specifics

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Fox News contributor Katie Pavlich accused President Barack Obama of being “anti-police” on Monday, only to cut her panel discussion off without offering any specific examples of such a viewpoint.

“I would argue that the Obama administration has a track record of being anti-police,” Pavlich said, before alluding to his nomination of earlier this year of Debo P. Adegbile to head the Justice Department’s civil rights division.

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Without mentioning Adegbile by name, Pavlich called him “a man who advocated for one of America’s most infamous cop killers,” a reference to Adegbile’s work in support of Mumia Abu-Jamal. Adegbile, whose nomination was blocked in the Senate this past March, was part of a group of lawyers who filed a brief to the Supreme Court five years ago arguing that Abu-Jamal’s conviction for the murder of Philadelphia police officer Daniel Faulkner be overturned.

“President Obama’s track record with police is not a good one,” Pavlich said on Monday. “[Attorney General] Eric Holder’s track record with police is not a good one. This administration certainly backs up what Al Sharpton thinks. But we have to go.”

Guest Brian A. Benjamin, a former Obama delegate, could be seen laughing as Pavlich abruptly ended the segment and signed off. Earlier in the segment, he pushed back on her criticism of Obama for refusing to condemn the MSNBC host “for any of what he’s been saying, the things that maybe he’s been inciting throughout this process.”

“Al Sharpton said he was a, donating money to the families of the police officers — that’s number one,” Benjamin said, referring to the killings of New York City police officers Wenjian Liu and Rafael Ramos last week. “And, number two, he said the killing of any innocent blood is not acceptable. So he’s been very clear in terms of where –”

Pavlich interjected, saying Sharpton only made those remarks after the deaths of the officers.

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Pavlich also accused New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio (D) of making “incendiary comments before the police officers were executed.” Police critics have accused officers of taking offense to remarks the mayor has made about teaching his teenage son, who is Black, how to interact with law enforcement.

Watch the discussion, as posted online on Monday, below.

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When House Speaker Nancy Pelosi was gaming out the plan for impeachment hearings, she took a somewhat surprising step by placing the Intelligence Community front and center in the proceedings as it pursues the Ukraine investigation. And on Tuesday, after a long day of testimony from four critical witnesses, Chair Adam Schiff (D-CA) delivered an impassioned speech that exemplified why Pelosi entrusted the trying task of leading the effort to him.

Schiff thanked Ambassador Kurt Volker and White House aide Tim Morrison for their testimony, noting that Volker had debunked Republicans' attacks on former Vice President Joe Biden.

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CNN anchor Don Lemon explained how witnesses called by Republicans in the impeachment inquiry destoryed the defenses employed by President Donald Trump and his allies.

"Now, let's just be honest, the shakedown -- that's exactly what it is -- the shakedown is exposed, people," Lemon said.

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"They called him apparently expecting him to say what he said in his closed-door testimony, that he saw no evidence of a quid pro quo, or let's call it for what it is again -- a shakedown," he continued. "Well, now he says he was wrong."

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NSC aide Morrison flounders as lawmaker asks why he reported Trump’s phone call if he didn’t think it was a big deal

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At the impeachment hearings on Tuesday, National Security Council aide Tim Morrison stressed that he didn't believe there was anything inappropriate about the call between President Donald Trump and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky. But when Rep. Val Demings (D-FL) asked him why he reported the call to government lawyers, he had no answer.

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