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Ex-Fox News reporter will ignore NDA and testify before Congress about the Stormy Daniels’ hush money scandal

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The decision by House Oversight Democrats to formally request documents from former Fox News reporter Diana Falzone “trumps” her non-disclosure agreement (NDA) with the network.

Oversight Committee Chair Elijah Cummings (D-MD) requested the documents in a letter that MSNBC chief legal correspondent Ari Melber revealed on “The Beat” on Tuesday.

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The request came after a bombshell New Yorker profile by Jane Mayer titled, “The Making of the Fox News White House.”

The story detailed how Falzone had the story of the Stormy Daniels hush money payment scandal before the 2016 election, but the story was reportedly spiked because Rupert Murdoch wanted Trump to win.

Falzone subsequently settled a gender discrimination lawsuit with the network, resulting in the NDA that has prevented her from speaking out. She has been fighting to free herself from the NDA.

Melber interviewed attorney Nancy Erika Smith, who represents Falzone, about the letter from the House Oversight Committee.

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“Nancy, what can you tell me about this request?” Melber asked. “Have you received it?”

“I have received the request, Ari, and I want to add to what I said on air exclusively to you the other night, a valid government investigation also trumps an NDA,” she noted.

“And so do you view this — even before it ever gets to a subpoena level — this request itself as something that you can comply, with, regardless of Fox News asking for your client’s silence?” Melber asked.

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“Yes,” she replied.

“This is an exception to the NDA, you can — nobody can enter an NDA that will interfere with a government investigation,” she explained.

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Trump encourages China to take advantage of Jay Powell and Fed: They ‘don’t have a clue’

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President Donald Trump launched a new attack against his own Federal Reserve chairman in a pair of Monday morning tweets.

The president has been publicly pressuring Fed chairman Jerome Powell to lower interest rates in hopes of staving off a recession, but the Trump appointee has so far resisted his calls.

"Producer prices in China shrank most in 3 years due to China’s big devaluation of their currency, coupled with monetary stimulus," Trump tweeted. "Federal Reserve not watching? Will Fed ever get into the game? Dollar strongest EVER! Really bad for exports. No Inflation...Highest Interest Rates..."

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Internet pummels Trump for frantic demand to investigate Obama instead: ‘This is not the tweet of an innocent man’

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....work that way. I have a better idea. Look at the Obama Book Deal, or the ridiculous Netflix deal. Then look at all the deals made by the Dems in Congress, the “Congressional Slush Fund,” and lastly the IG Reports. Take a look at them. Those investigations would be over FAST!

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Is the Trump administration squelching a whistleblower — and a major scandal?

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