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Fox News legal analyst details exactly why Trump’s lawsuit against Elijah Cummings will fail

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Rep. Elijah Cummings, chairman of the House Oversight Committee, has subpoenaed President Donald Trump’s financial records. The president has responded with a lawsuit, but according to Fox News’ legal analyst, Judge Andrew Napolitano, the subpoena will likely be upheld.

Trump has more than his share of unwavering cheerleaders at Fox News, but Napolitano, a libertarian, is among the political wild cards at the right-wing cable news outlet. And when he appeared on Fox News this morning, Napolitano said of the lawsuit, “Congress will have to answer this complaint, establish a purpose.”

Congress, he stressed, cannot subpoena Trump’s financial records simply because he is the president of the United States—there has to be a “legitimate legislative purpose.” And if Congress cannot show that purpose, “The subpoena will be quashed.”

“One person’s harassment is another person’s oversight,” Napolitano asserted, “but Congress will have to state for what purpose they want this.”

Napolitano quickly added, however, that stating a congressional purpose is a “low threshold.” The libertarian judge explained, “They once investigated the contents of Roger Clemens’ urine. What the heck congressional purpose was that? And that was upheld. Once they state something even related to a congressional purpose, the court, I think, will allow this to go through.”

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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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Trump supporters chant ‘send her back’ as president hurls racially-charged accusations at Rep. Omar

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At a rally in Greenville, North Carolina, President Donald Trump on Wednesday accused Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) of anti-American sentiments and speech. He said that she belittled 9/11, along with a slew of other accusations that were racially charged.

One-by-one, his rally supporters booed each thing he claimed she did or said. Then the booing turned into a chant: "Send her back! Send her back!"

Omar is an immigrant from Somalia who emigrated along with her parents when she was just 12-years-old. Her family claimed asylum from their war-torn country.

Trump said on Twitter that he believed she, along with three other Congresswomen of color, should be sent back to the countries they're from. Trump's campaign and Republicans proceeded to spend the days that followed claiming that Trump simply wanted them to leave the U.S. if they didn't like it.

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