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Glenn Beck: Comey letter ‘one of the most irresponsible things to ever happen’

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Conservative talk radio host Glenn Beck blasted FBI director James Comey for disclosing the bureau’s ongoing investigation into Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email server, calling the move “one of the most irresponsible things to ever happen.”

Beck discussed the ongoing email saga throughout his radio show Monday, repeatedly calling Clinton corrupt and objectively unfit to become president. But he also criticized Comey’s decision to announce a continued probe into Clinton’s private email server before determining whether the material is significant, arguing the director’s move could “destroy her career.”

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“For him to go for the subpoena and announce it and open this thing up when he says he doesn’t know if there’s even anything in those emails, that’s too big of a risk of anyone’s career—and not his, hers,” Beck said.

Beck said if Comey actually believed Clinton lacked the intent to mishandle classified information when he declined to press charges in July, Comey should not “open an investigation and announce it—without any real evidence—and destroy her career.’

“You change the course of the country, you change the course of this person’s life,” Beck continued. “This is one of the most irresponsible things to ever happen, if it is indeed true that he doesn’t have any evidence.”

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After Trump: No free pass for Republicans — they own this nightmare

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With the impeachment inquiry leveling up this month as public hearings begin, and with an election that might actually be the end of Donald Trump now less than a year away, the campaign to let Trump's Republican allies — even the most villainous offenders — move on and pretend this never happened is already underway.

This article first appeared in Salon.

Sadly, the clearest articulation of the let-bygones-be-bygones mentality has come from a Democrat — unsurprisingly, former Vice President Joe Biden.Biden, who is still, somehow, the frontrunner in Democratic primary polling, spoke at a chi-chi fundraiser on Wednesday, and dropped this pearl of wisdom: "With Donald Trump out of the way, you’re going to see a number of my Republican colleagues have an epiphany."

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As climate crisis-fueled fires rage, fears grow of an ‘uninhabitable’ California

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As activist Bill McKibben put it, "We've simply got to slow down the climate crisis."

With wildfires raging across California on Wednesday—and with portions of the state living under an unprecedented "Extreme Red Flag Warning" issued by the National Weather Service due to the severe conditions—some climate experts are openly wondering if this kind of harrowing "new normal" brought on by the climate crisis could make vast regions of the country entirely uninhabitable.

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‘A profound emoluments clause violation’: Andrew Napolitano slams Trump’s hosting the G7 at Doral

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In the wake of acting White House Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney's announcement this Thursday that next year's G7 summit will be hosted at President Trump's Doral golf club, Fox News senior judicial analyst Andrew Napolitano pointed out that Trump would be violating the emoluments clause if he were to go through with the move.

At the outset of the segment, Fox Business Network anchor Neil Cavuto said that the announcement is "effectively saying the president has given himself this contract."

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