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Bill O’Reilly dumped by talent agency after revelation of $32 million harassment settlement

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Former Fox News host Bill O’Reilly had been dumped by the talent agency UTA, which is distancing itself from the right-wing provocateur after the New York Times revealed on Saturday that he paid a $32 million settlement over sexual harassment allegations.

The Hollywood Reporter said on Tuesday that UTA contacted O’Reilly on Monday evening and informed him that he will no longer be a client when his contract runs out at the end of 2017.

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O’Reilly has long been a client of N.S. Bienstock Agency, which was bought by UTA in 2014. His spokesman attorney Mark Fabiani told the Reporter on Tuesday that O’Reilly has already signed with another management agency.

“Bill has already lined up new representation,” Fabiani insisted, although he declined to name the agency that was willing to take on O’Reilly, who has been known since 2004 to be a sexual predator.

The Smoking Gun published documents from O’Reilly v. Mackris, which detailed O’Reilly’s campaign of sexualized bullying against producer Andrea Mackris. Mackris said O’Reilly relentless pressured her for sex and called her during off hours while masturbating and penetrating himself with a vibrator.

O’Reilly personally paid $32 million to Fox News analyst Lis Wiehl over sex harassment claims. He maintains that the multiple claims of sexual harassment against him are an orchestrated campaign by the “liberal media” to silence him.

Media critic David Zurawick said O’Reilly has been “marginalized” like former Fox News host Glenn Beck, whose meteoric rise to the top of the right-wing media industry has been followed by an even more astonishing fall as his media empire folds in itself and collapses.

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Chief Justice Roberts admonishes lawyers at Senate impeachment trial

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Chief Justice of the United States Supreme Court John Roberts made his first major intervention in President Donald Trump's impeachment trial shortly before 1 a.m. Wednesday morning.

After House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff (D-CA) finished his closing arguments on why former National Security Advisor John Bolton should testify, the White House team went on the attack. Yelling and demanding apologies, the president's team was more animated than they'd been all night. Roberts then admonished the House and White House on their language.

Claiming the Senate is the "world's greatest deliberative body" -- despite what he had witnessed during 12 hours of the impeachment trial -- Roberts complained about language that was "not conducive to civil discourse."

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White House lawyers begin yelling at Democrats during late-night impeachment trial — after Trump starts tweeting

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President Donald Trump woke up and began tweeting around midnight EST during the Senate impeachment trial over the amendments over the rules. That's when a noticeable thing changed on the Senate floor: Trump's team started yelling.

Nearing 1 a.m. EST Tuesday morning while the president was tweeting about impeachment, his team began attacking Rep. Jerry Nadler (D-NY) personally. They called him a liar and accused him of attacking the president and demanded an apology. After nearly 12 hours this was the first time the White House got even remotely animated after a dull defense of the president.

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Mick Mulvaney released treasure trove of OMB documents — 2 minutes before midnight

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Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Director Mick Mulvaney released a huge cache of documents on Tuesday evening -- minutes before the midnight deadline.

The documents were released to the ethics group American oversight, which had pursued a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit against the department.

"Two minutes before midnight, OMB released 192 pages of Ukraine-related records to American Oversight, including emails that have not been previously released," American Oversight announced.

"The files released tonight include emails sent by OMB Acting Director Russell Vought and Assoc Director for National Security Michael Duffey — two key players in the withholding of Ukraine aid — in on the morning of President Trump’s July 25 call with President Zelensky," the ethics group noted.

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