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Feds might be investigating Fox News for securities violations over Ailes sexual harassment

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Last year, Fox News head Roger Ailes was ousted from the network after multiple women accused him of sexual harassment.

Now, Fox News may be the target of a federal investigation, stemming from settlements of the sexual harassment claims. According to the Hollywood Reporter, government officials  are launching a probe into the corporation for settling claims against Ailes without informing the company’s shareholders, in violation of rules set by the US Securities and Exchange Commission.

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The Reporter says that former Fox host Andrea Tantaros’ lawyer got a subpoena from federal prosecutors—the Department of Justice’s New York Southern District, headed by U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara.

“Once I saw it, I knew what was happening,” Tantaros’ attorney, Judd Burstein, told the Reporter. “They were investigating whether Fox News violated securities laws by not reporting settlements to the Securities and Exchange Commission.”

According to Tantaros’ lawsuit, Fox News “operated like a sex-fueled, Playboy Mansion-like cult.”

UPDATE — Wednesday, Feb. 15:

In a statement Wednesday, a Fox News spokesperson said the company has not received a subpoena, adding they will “continue to cooperate on all inquiries with any interested authorities.”

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“The court granted FOX News’ motion to send Andrea Tantaros’ case to arbitration, where it always belonged, and rejected her counsel Judd Burstein’s histrionics,” a Fox News spokesperson said in a statement. “Apparently one of Mr. Burstein’s other clients has received a subpoena.”

“Neither FOX News nor 21CF has received a subpoena, but we have been in communication with the U.S. Attorney’s office for months,” the statement continued. “We have and will continue to cooperate on all inquiries with any interested authorities.”

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Democrats want to call the GOP’s ‘bluff’ on ransoming Hunter Biden for other witnesses: report

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On Monday, the Washington Post's Robert Costa reported that some Democrats are warming up to the idea of allowing Republicans to call Hunter Biden to testify in the impeachment trial in exchange for witnesses of their own — believing that Republicans are bluffing and would get very little out of such a deal:

This point from Sen. Brown is something I heard a bit about in last hour or so, talking to some Dems. They think Cruz and others are offering up Bolton for Hunter Biden as a political gambit and "want to call the bluff," as one Dem aide put it to me. https://t.co/dS5iD7IYBm

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Trump’s poll numbers have tanked in the last month — and even his supporters agree he broke the law: report

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President Donald Trump excitedly promoted his 51 percent approval, though he didn't say what that approval was for.

https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/1217927213179338758

As it turns out, 51 percent of Americans support removing Trump from office, a new CNN poll showed. The number prompted a flood of people talking about the 51 percent on Twitter Monday afternoon.

It's a shocking number that even President Bill Clinton didn't have to contend with when he was impeached.

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Company condemns employee who waved pro-sex assault sign at Richmond gun rally — while wearing Trump mask

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A masked right-wing gun protester appeared at the Virginia Capitol in Richmond Monday for the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday. Unfortunately for him, however, his employee witnessed the sign the man was carrying.

While he may have been wearing a Donald Trump mask, the logo of his company was still on his jacket, prompting a swift response form the company he works for

https://twitter.com/shannonrwatts/status/1219397743073878021?s=21

"In response to an image posted on social media this morning, we want the public to know that we do not condone the beliefs and/or behavior in question, as they are in direct opposition to our core values of integrity, quality, relationships and safety. We strongly condemn the highly offensive language used and intent of a sign carried by a former employee wearing a Henderson, Inc. jacket. The insulting language does not reflect the integrity and other deeply held core values of our company," Henderson, Inc. said in a statement on Facebook.

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