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'Nothing personal, pal': Peter Doocy says Biden called to clear the air with him after calling him a 'stupid SOB'
President Joe Biden on Monday called Fox News' Peter Doocy a "stupid son of a bitch" after he asked the president whether he believed inflation would be a political liability for him.
Doocy then revealed to host Sean Hannity that Biden actually called him up to apologize for profanely chewing him out.
"He said, 'It's nothing personal, pal,'" Doocy said. "And we went back and forth and we talked about, just kind of, moving forward. And I made sure to tell him that I'm always going to try to ask something different from what everybody else is asking. And he said, 'You've got to!'"
The controversy started on Monday afternoon when Doocy asked Biden if he believed inflation would hurt him in the upcoming midterm elections.
Biden sarcastically replied, "That's a great asset, more inflation," and then added, "what a stupid son of a b*tch."
Doocy so far has taken the spat in stride, however, and earlier on Monday laughed about it with other Fox News employees.
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Attorney John Eastman has worked to try to block his former employer from handing over approximately 19,000 emails that are being requested by the House Select Committee investigating the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S.
CNN justice reporter Katelyn Polantz reported from the case that it was established Eastman worked for former President Donald Trump without getting permission from his existing employer, Chapman University. According to his attorney, Eastman worked for Trump during many relevant moments, without asking permission.
Judge David Carter, who is presiding over the case, asked for specifics about what kind of work Eastman was doing for Trump. He admitted to briefing hundreds of state legislators, and also said that he was at the Willard with Trump strategists on Jan. 6 and that he met with Trump and Vice President Mike Pence on Jan. 3, 2021.
It was ten days later that Eastman resigned from the University.
During the case, CNN reporter Ana Cabrara tweeted that Chapman University decided that they would not help Eastman in his attempt to block his university emails from January 6 committee.
Yahoo News reporter Michael Isikoff revealed that at one point, the House counsel, Doug Letter, revealed that Eastman authored the memo on how Pence could stop the certification of the 2020 election. Eastman then invoked his Fifth Amendment rights 146 times.
Judge David Carter nails down if he was doing work on behalf of client, when Eastman:\n-briefed hundreds of state leg\n-was at the Willard\n-met w Trump & Pence Jan 3\n\nYes. The client was Trump, Eastman's lawyer answered.— Katelyn Polantz (@Katelyn Polantz) 1643072167
NEW: Chapman University refusing to help former employee John Eastman try to block his university emails from January 6 committee— Ana Cabrera (@Ana Cabrera) 1643070397
At hearing on John Eastman's efforts to block 1/6 committee from getting his emails, Doug Letter, House counsel, reveals that Eastman, law prof who authored memo on how Pence could block certification of Electoral College vote, invoked 5th Amendment 146 times.— Michael Isikoff (@Michael Isikoff) 1643064782
Fresh turmoil hits Wisconsin GOP 'audit' as lawyer says he has 'no idea' if auditor is complying with records requests
On Monday, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reported that an attorney representing Wisconsin Assembly Speaker Robin Vos has admitted to not monitoring whether Michael Gableman, a pro-Trump former state Supreme Court justice conducting a partisan "audit" of the state's 2020 election, is properly complying with an open records request.
"The testimony from Vos' staff attorney, Steve Fawcett, caught the attention of Dane County Circuit Judge Valerie Bailey-Rihn, who started the day's proceedings by saying she didn't understand why Republicans have provided so few records in response to requests from American Oversight," reported Patrick Marley. "Gableman's initial contract with the Assembly requires him to keep a weekly report of the findings of his review. Gableman publicly released a report in November but has never made available any weekly reports. Asked if Gableman has been writing weekly reports, Fawcett said, 'I have no idea.'"
Vos tried earlier this month to block a deposition over the records dispute, but was denied by the Wisconsin Supreme Court.
"Assembly Republicans last summer hired former state Supreme Court Justice Michael Gableman to look into the election. His work is expected to cost taxpayers $676,000," noted the report. "Joe Biden beat Donald Trump by about 21,000 votes in Wisconsin. Recounts and court rulings have upheld his victory and independent reviews have uncovered no signs of significant voter fraud."
Gableman has raised eyebrows for controversial moves in his investigation, including attempting to order the Waukesha County Sheriff to arrest the mayors of Green Bay and Madison for allegedly not replying to an email that went into their spam folders.
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