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Shep Smith ‘can’t think of anything more damning’ than today’s news about Manafort and Page

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Fox News anchor Shepard Smith blasted two former Trump associates on Wednesday, foreign policy adviser Carter Page and former campaign manager Paul Manafort.

On Wednesday the FBI announced that it obtained a FISA warrant during the summer of 2016 to monitor Page’s communications. The agency felt it had ample evidence that Page was working for the Russian government’s interests.

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“At the time, Carter Page was an adviser to presidential candidate Donald Trump,” Smith said at the beginning of this Wednesday broadcast. “The feds obtained a warrant after convincing a judge that there was probable cause to believe that Carter Page was acting as an agent on behalf of Russia.”

“I can’t think of anything much more damning than this,” Smith said, given how difficult it is to get a warrant to spy on a U.S. citizen.

Trump’s former campaign manager Paul Manafort registered as a Russian agent on Wednesday after months of speculation about his relationship with the Russian government and the pro-Putin regime of now-ousted Ukraine Pres. Viktor Yanukovych.

Manafort’s name was found among documents seized by the anti-corruption investigation against Yanukovych in Ukraine. He reportedly received millions of dollars in payments from Yanukovych’s organization as well as from the Russian government.

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“But the payments came years before Paul Manafort became involved in Trump’s campaign,” Smith said. “So the question is: Had he been a sort of foreign agent for years? And still while working for Trump?”

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‘Self-centered ego’: John Brennan unleashes on Trump for taking credit for military successes with ISIS

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Former CIA Director John Brennan joined with MSNBC host Chris Jansing in expressing outrage over President Donald Trump proclaiming he captured ISIS.

Jansing cited reports saying the president attacked former Defense Secretary James Mattis and said, "I captured ISIS."

"No reported mention of service members," Jansing said about Trump's rant. "I cannot remember a president who did not give credit to the men and women who fought, who bled, who risked their lives and in too many cases always, gave their lives, made the ultimate sacrifice, and then he exits risking the resurgence of ISIS. What does it say to the men and women of the military who have committed their professional lives to this -- to keeping America safe?"

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The View’s Whoopi Goldberg and Meghan McCain wallop Trump’s ‘sexist’ outburst at Pelosi: ‘Grow a pair, man!’

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"The View" co-hosts Whoopi Goldberg and Meghan McCain ganged up on President Donald Trump for horrifically botching the military operation in Syria, and then throwing a tantrum when Republicans rebuked him.

Trump has enjoyed nearly slavish devotion from his congressional GOP allies, but House Speaker Nancy Pelsoi said the president had a "meltdown" during a White House meeting after the House voted to condemn his military withdrawal and abandonment of the Kurds.

"His problem right now too is that social media, everyone can see the atrocities that are happening right now in Syria with the Kurds," McCain said. "It's all over social media, and I have been apoplectic for a week and a half now, and everything we said was going to happen is happening. Our allies are being slaughtered."

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‘Serious lack of discernment’: Evangelical leaders slammed for promoting book by Trump-loving ‘charlatan’

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Paula White, the former pastor of New Destiny Christian Center-turned spiritual adviser to President Trump, has a new book out titled, Something Greater: Finding Triumph Over Trials. While some prominent evangelicals are helping her promote the book, there's a separate contingent of preachers and religious leaders who think White is a charlatan, and they're making their thoughts known.

According to some, White is a proponent of the "Prosperity Gospel," which contends that if one consistently donates to churches and religious causes, they'll be rewarded by God with an abundance of material wealth. The Prosperity Gospel has caused a rift within religious communities, and evangelical leaders who've endorsed White's book are getting some pushback, as The Christian Post points out.

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