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‘We don’t give a sh*t about this or any of you’: Chris Christie lays into reporters at ‘off-the-clock’ roast

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New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie struck back at the press with gusto during a roast organized by a journalists’ group on Wednesday, Bloomberg Politics reported.

Christie specifically took shots at political reporter Claude Brodesser-Akner, who heads the New Jersey Legislative Correspondents Club, noting that Brodesser-Akner mentioned earlier in the evening that he did not know what the governor was doing.

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“Then just get the f*ck away from me, if you don’t know what I’m doing,” Christie shot back. “Every time I turn the corner in New Hampshire or Iowa or anyplace else, you and that beard are there. So here’s my suggestion: open your eyes, clean the sh*t out of your ears and pay attention.”

At one point, Christie also reportedly touched on another reporter’s auto accident, asking, “Why wasn’t the car bigger and why weren’t more of you in it?”

The prospective GOP presidential candidate opened his speech by introducing himself as “the star of [their] show” and explaining why he did not submit a video to accompany his appearance, unlike previous years.

“The reason we don’t have a video is, we just don’t give a sh*t anymore,” he confressed, drawing laughs from the crowd. Instead of blaming out-of-state travel or members of his staff, he added, “The truth of the matter is, we don’t give a sh*t about this or any of you.”

According to Bloomberg, members of the club made their own jokes at Christie’s expense, with musical references to “hotels and fancy meals,” as well as “lots of promises and shady deals.”

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Attendees were reportedly asked not to mention specifics regarding the event, a longstanding request. A spokesperson for the governor, Kevin Roberts, said in a statement that Christie appeared under the impression they were off-the-record.

“All of the songs and acts of the night, including the Governor’s obvious parody of himself, were in jest and along with the spirit of the evening,” Roberts stated. “This is in keeping with what the dinner is about — bringing people together off-the-clock for a night of comedy and self-deprecation in support of the Press Foundation’s scholarship programs. That anyone would misrepresent the traditional lighthearted nature of the event is a disservice to everyone involved.”

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Fox News’ Geraldo Rivera attacks former White House press secretary on Twitter as ‘old douche’

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In a bizarre moment, Sunday evening politics turned into a war of wards in President Donald Trump's Twitter comments.

Fox News commentator Geraldo Rivera responded to former press secretary Joe Lockhart, who had replied to one of the tweets Trump retweeted from Rivera.

"Gloom settling on Democrats as they realize they’ve taken their best kill shot & missed. Dems in despair. Republicans United. @realDonaldTrump survives & #Impeachment all over but the shouting," said Rivera, hopefully not literally saying that Democrats wanted to shoot or kill the president.

Lockhart responded to the comment by mocking the Fox News host, saying that he was only making the comment to help get his contract renewed.

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‘Now we see why’ Trump blocked Bolton from testifying — and Republicans are barring witnesses: Adam Schiff

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House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff (D-CA) is one of the handful of members of Congress who have served as managers for President Donald Trump's impeachment trial. He has not only navigated the past week of the trial, but he conducted the first major hearing.

After the New York Times revealed key facts from former national security adviser John Bolton's upcoming book, Schiff said that it was clear the information Bolton has is why Trump blocked him from testifying.

“I think you have to for the sake of the office,” Trump told Fox News’s Laura Ingraham when she asked if he would block Bolton.

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John Bolton went to Bill Barr with concerns about Giuliani’s ‘shadow foreign policy’ in Ukraine: report

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Attorney General Bill Barr was cited recently by Rudy Giuliani's associate Lev Parnas as being part of the "team" of people workign to create a conspiracy to help get President Donald Trump reelected.

“Attorney General Barr was basically on the team,” said Parnas in an interview with MSNBC's Rachel Maddow. “Mr. Barr had to know about everything.”

Parnas' lawyer, Joseph Bondy, has demanded that Barr recuse himself from overseeing the Parnas trial and investigation.

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