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Trump’s border patrol guy calls BS on Flynn claim Arabic signs are guiding ‘radicalized Muslims’ to US

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President-Elect Donald Trump’s national security advisor Gen. Michael Flynn spread a fake news story on Breitbart News that there were Arabic signs along the U.S./Mexico border. He explained that the signs direct so-called “radical Islamic terrorists” to smugglers that can get them over the U.S. border. But Shawn Moran, the Vice President of the National Border Patrol Council, claims that’s illogical and false.

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“I’ve never seen any signs let alone in Arabic,” Moran said on “Erin Burnett Out Front” Friday night. “This is a smuggling operation. It would not bode well for the smugglers if they were advertising where their smuggler routes for. I’ve never seen and it I’ve never heard it from any agents.”

Burnett said that Gen. Flynn said that he personally saw photos of these signs but that Moran raises a good point that putting up a sign isn’t exactly smart for people trying to keep things under cover. “Why do you think he would say that?” Burnett asked.

“I’m not sure,” Moran said, simply. “I am concerned though about the sentiment of his statement. That there is a smuggling route from the Middle East to the southern border. We’ve seen that. We’ve seen people in the past six months arrested from Syria, Saudi Arabia, Pakistan. So, it is a concern that people are finding their way from the Middle Eastern countries to the southern border.”

If there were verifiable cases of this occurring, it’s still unclear why Gen. Flynn would need to allegedly make up the signs. Burnett noted that there have not been any cases of terrorists crossing the Mexican border and launching an attack on Americans.

“At this time none of them have,” Burnett said. “There’s been no terrorist attack by anyone who came over the southern border in this way. there is no evidence that could happen.”

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But Moran said that it could happen and went on to attack President Obama for allowing borders to go unprotected.

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Impeachment hearing explodes with applause as Jackie Speier highlights Trump’s daily lies

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Texas Republican Rep. Mike Conaway on Thursday argued that it was not illegal for Republicans to "out" the White House whistleblower.

Conway cited a Washington Post "fact-check" that gave "Three Pinocchios" to the claim that the whistleblower has a statutory right to anonymity.

Following his time, Ambassador Gordon Sondland was questioned by Rep. Jackie Speier (D-CA).

During Speier's questioning, she was interrupted by Conaway, who brought up The Post giving "Three Pinocchios."

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Adam Schiff buries one of the GOP’s remaining anti-impeachment talking points

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Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) on Wednesday took a hammer to one of the Republican Party's few remaining talking points aimed at undermining the House impeachment inquiry.

Throughout the testimony of European Union ambassador Gordon Sondland, Republicans kept saying that there couldn't be any kind of extortion scheme on President Donald Trump's part because Ukraine got its military aid without publicly announcing investigations into former Vice President Joe Biden.

Schiff, however, showed why this argument simply doesn't hold up.

"My colleagues seem to be under the impression that unless the president spoke the words, 'Ambassador Sondland, I am bribing the Ukrainian president,' that there's no evidence of bribery!" he said.

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Chris Wallace fact-checks his own Fox News colleagues after their denials of Trump’s quid pro quo

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As US Ambassador to the EU Gordon Sondland gave his testimony in the House impeachment hearings this Wednesday, Fox News contributor Ken Starr acknowledged that Sondland's testimony all but guarantees that articles of impeachment will be drawn up against President Trump. He also posited that Trump "gave himself enough cover" regarding Sondland's September 9 conversation with Trump where he said the President allegedly said, "I want nothing, I want nothing, I want no quid pro quo."

"Well, I think that Ken Starr and [Fox News contributor] Andy McCarthy are very good lawyers," Wallace said. "And like any good lawyers they can parse this, phrase this any way they want, but as a reporter it seems to me that we have to go to what the headline is today, and the headline is that Gordon Sondland, one of the three amigos, perhaps the one who had the most direct contact with Donald Trump, says in his opening statement, 'Was there a quid pro quo with regard to the requested White House call and White House meeting? The answer is yes.'"

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