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Fox legal analyst says Sarah Sanders let something big slip about Trump’s plan to fire Mueller

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The Donald Trump White House let slip a major legal opinion during a press briefing with Sarah Huckabee Sanders, Fox News senior judicial analyst Andrew Napolitano explained on Wednesday.

“I want to talk about with where we are with the people potentially on the chopping block,” anchor Harris Faulkner said. “The Deputy A.G. Rod Rosenstein and potentially Jeff Sessions, the Attorney General.”

“The president can fire the attorney general or a deputy attorney general for any reason or no reason,” former Judge Napolitano noted.

Faulkner showed a clip of the White House press secretary claiming Trump “has the power” to fire special counsel Robert Mueller.

“I was surprised to hear it with what Sarah Sanders said,” Napolitano explained. “Right after the clip you ran, she said ‘we’ve been advised we can.’ Translate, they asked for a legal opinion from the Justice Department and from outside lawyers — we now know this — about whether the president can fire Bob Mueller and they got arguments on both sides, but the arguments came down on the side of ‘yes, he can do so.'”

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“Now it’s unsettled law, meaning there’s good law saying he can’t and there’s good law saying he can,” he noted.

The conservative legal analyst, who is a visiting professor at Brooklyn Law School, advised President Trump not to fire the special counsel.

“In my opinion, he ought not do so because that will start a cascade of events that will exceed his ability to control,” Napolitano warned.

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Jeffrey Epstein wasn’t even a competent investor: report

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There can be no doubt that high-powered hedge fund manager Jeffrey Epstein would rather the public know him for his prominence and success as an investor than for the allegations of child sex trafficking, for which he has now been indicted and faces life in prison. And there has for years been mystique surrounding Epstein's business — his wealth fund is so exclusive that it reportedly requires a billion dollars up front from clients.

But according to the Dow Jones' periodical Barron's, Epstein may not even be good at that.

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Jon Stewart blasts ‘abomination’ of Rand Paul trying to ‘balance the budget on the backs of’ 9/11 responders

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On Wednesday's edition of Fox News' "Special Report," comedian and activist Jon Stewart slammed Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) for blocking unanimous consent for a bill to support health care for 9/11 first responders.

"Pardon me if I'm not impressed in any way by Rand Paul's fiscal responsibility virtue signaling," said Stewart to anchor Bret Baier, who appeared on the show with first responder and activist John Feal.

He added that Paul's complaint, that the bill was unfunded, rings hollow given that he "added hundreds of billions of dollars to our deficit" with the GOP tax cuts for billionaires. He castigated Paul for trying to "balance the budget on the backs of the 9/11 first responder community."

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Republicans will never say that racism is ‘racism’ — basically because they’re racist

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Is there any expression of racism that Republicans will actually admit is racism? It's a question on a lot of progressive minds in the wake of Donald Trump demonizing female congresswomen of color with the "go back" canard that white nationalists and other assorted racists have long used to abuse anyone with heritage they dislike, whether that heritage is Jewish, Irish, Italian, African, Latin American or Muslim. Telling someone to "go back" is, in the ranks of racist statements, right up there with calling a person the N-word or some other rank slur. Yet, there still appears to be resistance among Republicans to admitting that is racism, which leads many on the left to wonder: If this doesn't count, then what could possibly count?

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