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Bill O’Reilly admits he’s ‘mad at God’ for not protecting him from sexual misconduct allegations

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Disgraced former Fox News host Bill O’Reilly added another figure to the cadre of people he holds responsible for his alleged sexual misconduct, telling listeners of the web series “No Spin News” that he also blames God for how the events transpired.

“You know, am I mad at God? Yeah, I’m mad at him,” O’Reilly said, according to CNN. “I wish I had more protection. I wish this stuff didn’t happen. I can’t explain it to you. Yeah, I’m mad at him.”

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O’Reilly was discussing a recent New York Times report that revealed the former Fox News host paid out $32 million to settle a sexual harassment claim by longtime Fox News legal analyst Lis Wiehl. O’Reilly repeated his frequent claim that the Times report is the product of a media machine bent on his destruction.

“If they could literally kill me, they would,” O’Reilly said, later arguing the Times published this yet another account of his alleged misconduct because “we didn’t kill him, so we’ve got to kill him again.”

“If I die tomorrow and I get an opportunity, I’ll say, ‘Why’d you guys work me over like that? Didn’t [you] know my children were going to be punished? And they’re innocent,'” he continued. “But then I think about people who have it much, much rougher than me. And you know, I’m a big mouth. I’m a target. They’re not targets.”

“So they came back with another bunch of garbage,” he said of the Times. “I talked to them this time just to see the devil that I was dealing with. And I truly believe that these people at the New York Times are out to hurt people with whom they disagree. They don’t want me in the marketplace. That’s what this is all about.”

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Nicolle Wallace breaks down the impeachment moment ‘women will be talking about for years’

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MSNBC anchor Nicolle Wallace on Thursday highlighted one of the key moments from the impeachment inquiry testimony from Dr. Fiona Hill.

"Often when women show anger, it’s not fully appreciated. It’s often, you know, pushed onto emotional issues perhaps, or deflected on other people," Hill testified.

Here's Fiona Hill on why she thinks Sondland misunderstood her anger — and how women's anger is often viewed, more generally: "It's not fully appreciated. It's often pushed off onto emotional issues." pic.twitter.com/AsMR3A9InI

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Mulvaney lawyer denies Mick was ‘so heavily involved’ — despite his White House briefing room confession

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Acting White House chief of staff Mick Mulvaney was referenced multiple times during Dr. Fiona Hill's testimony Thursday, but Mulvaney's lawyer said he doesn't understand why.

"We have no idea why Ms. Hill believes Mr. Mulvaney was so heavily involved, especially in light of Ambassador Sondland’s contrary testimony," said Fox News reporter Chad Pergram, quoting a statement from Robert Driscoll.

https://twitter.com/ChadPergram/status/1197633921065930753

As former federal prosecutor Joyce Vance pointed out, Hill recalled during her testimony how angry she was about Sondland not briefing her. She said that after hearing his testimony Wednesday and learning he was briefing Mike Pompeo, John Bolton, Mulvaney and President Donald Trump. She then decided he was correct-they had separate missions and Sondland was on a domestic political errand.

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RNC blew nearly $100,000 to help put Trump Jr’s book on the bestseller list

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A new Federal Elections Commission filing unearthed by New York Times reporter Nick Confessore shows that the Republican National Committee blew nearly $100,000 to help promote Donald Trump Jr.'s book "Triggered."

According to the filing, the RNC made a $94,800 payment to bookseller Books-a-Million on October 29th this year, which was just days before Trump Jr.'s "Triggered" was released on November 5th.

An RNC spokesman confirmed to Confessore that "the expenditure was connected to their promotion of Don Trump Jr.'s book."

The RNC had previously claimed that it didn't make a bulk purchase but had only been "ordering copies to keep up with demand" of the book. When asked by Confessore how they could claim they weren't making bulk purchases when they bought roughly $100,000 worth of books, the RNC simply replied, "We stand by our statement."

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