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Fox News host shuts down GOP rep who wants to jail ‘treasonous’ DOJ officials named in Nunes memo

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After suggesting undocumented immigrants who attended President Donald Trump’s first State of the Union be arrested by ICE, Rep. Paul Gosar (R-AZ) claimed after the release of the House’s controversial memo that top Justice Department officials should be arrested for treason. His latest cry for punishment, however, was dismissed by a Fox News host on Saturday.

Gosar insisted that the memo, pushed by House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes (R-CA) and touted by many Republicans, proves that the FBI and DOJ were “premeditated” in their “defiance of our law” when opening and renewing surveillance warrants against former senior Trump campaign aide Carter Page.

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“They have to be held accountable,” Gosar told host Connell McShane.

“There is something to ‘We don’t know what we don’t know,'” McShane said, citing the argument that without the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act warrant for Page, the public and Congress can’t know with any certainty why the FBI chose to surveil him.

“Isn’t there a little bit of a cart before the horse here where we’re getting ahead of ourselves?” he asked.

McShane then cited a tweet by House Oversight Committee Chairman Trey Gowdy (R-SC), the only member of Congress to actually view the FISA warrant, who said on February 2 that he has “100 percent confidence” in special counsel Robert Mueller.

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Texas governor busted sending racist call-to-arms a day before El Paso attack: ‘take matters into our own hands’

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On Thursday, Gov. Greg Abbott (R-TX) tweeted out a message of unity and promised to work to reduce violence in his state, in the wake of the shooting in El Paso that left 22 dead and dozens more injured:

Today we had hearings responding to the tragic shooting in El Paso.

We focused on community healing, combating domestic terrorism, reducing hateful ideologies, & keeping guns out of hands of deranged killers while respecting 2nd Amendment rights.

We’ll keep TX safe.#txlege pic.twitter.com/ymct4aiSgK

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Facebook bans far-right website from pro-Trump advertising after they try to skirt transparency rules

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On Thursday, NBC News reported that Facebook has banned the Epoch Times from placing political advertisements, after the right-wing website tried to conceal its multimillion-dollar dark money streams and get around the social network's political advertising transparency rules in its propaganda supporting President Donald Trump.

The Epoch Times had tried to skirt rules by running ads under puppet names like "Honest Paper" and "Pure American Journalism," confusing users about who was really behind the ads.

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Former Overstock CEO tells Fox News the Feds wanted him to sleep with Russian spy Maria Butina

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Longtime Overstock CEO Patrick Byrne resigned on Thursday after issuing a bizarre press release that caused the company's stock to tank.

Byrne then went on Fox News to claim that federal officials urged him to have a romantic relationship with Russian spy Maria Butina.

He claimed that the government told him they never asked citizens to engage in romantic relationships, but it was "such a national security risk" that the government asked Byrne, then in his fifties, to sleep with Butina, who was at the time in her twenties and half his age.

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