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Panicky Fox & Friends hosts beg Trump to walk back invitation for foreign meddling in 2020 election



President Donald Trump stated that he would be willing to accept foreign assistance to his re-election campaign, and “Fox & Friends” hosts explained how he could walk back those remarks — possibly on an appearance on his favorite show.

The president told ABC News’ George Stephanopoulos that he didn’t consider foreign assistance to be wrong, after insisting for two years that he didn’t accept Russian aid in 2016, and Fox News host Brian Kilmeade mapped out to his most famous viewer what was wrong about those remarks.

“Put it this way — nothing is free in this world,” Kilmeade said. “You don’t want a foreign government or foreign entity giving you information because they will want something back. If anybody knows that it is the president. There is no free lunch. If someone wants information, then they’re going to want influence. I think the president has to clarify that.”

The hosts told viewers that Trump was going to call in to the show Friday morning, and Kilmeade urged the president to clean up his statements during that appearance.

“I’m glad he is coming on tomorrow,” Kilmeade said. “He opened himself wide up to attacks. I think you agree — if China does say, ‘Hey, President Trump, I have got information on Pete Buttigieg — because we know in South Bend, you can get up to a lot of no good and a lot of things going on there — the president should say, ‘Hey, keep it, I got this, because I don’t want to owe China or Russia something in return.”

Co-host Steve Doocy then tried to draw a comparison between Trump’s invitation and the dossier compiled by a former British spy in 2016 — which he falsely claimed had spurred the counterintelligence probe that then turned into the Mueller investigation.


“Think about it this way though,” Doocy said. “The Steele dossier, which started the whole spying thing on the Trump campaign, let’s see where did that come from? That was funded initially by Republicans doing opposition research against Donald Trump.”

“The Russian influence came in started gathering information, unverified, a number of the sources were close to the Russian government,” Doocy added, “and who paid for that? That was dirt from Hillary Clinton and the DNC.”

Co-host Ainsley Earhardt agreed, and they threw out a few of Trump’s catchphrases about the dossier.

“DNC and Hillary Clinton’s campaign they funded Fusion GPS, they hired this British spy, foreign operator, British spy to write this dirty dossier that turned out to be a hoax and not true,” she said.


Doocy suggested those efforts might have been illegal, and Kilmeade said it should not have been done.

“Put it this way, it was wrong,” Kilmeade said, “and I don’t want to see it done again.”

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‘No locks’: GOPer says kids at migrant camps are ‘free to leave anytime’ but they don’t because they like it



Rep. Michael Burgess (R-TX) argued on Monday that children at border detention facilities are "free to leave" if they do not like the conditions.

In an interview with MSNBC's Chris Hayes, Burgess said that he has not personally seen the appalling conditions that media often describe for the children at the centers.

"So you think this is fictional?" Hayes asked.

"I don't know if it's hyperbole," Burgess replied. "Hatred for this president is so intense that people are liable to say anything."

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Kushner’s ‘Time Square Dream’ real estate project is failing: report



In 2018, Jared Kushner's real estate empire was in serious trouble — 666 Fifth Avenue, which Kushner had purchased at the top of the market just before the financial crisis, was hemorrhaging money and unable to rent out all its space. The company averted disaster with a bailout from Brookfield Asset Management, a Canadian company with ties to the state investment fund of Qatar.

Now, according to Bloomberg News, Kushner's company is in trouble again as yet another New York property is bleeding red ink.

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Moderate Dem lawmaker tells CNN why Trump’s ‘appalling behavior’ changed his mind on impeachment



Rep. Jim Himes (D-CT), a moderate Democrat and a member of the centrist New Democrat Coalition, went on CNN on Tuesday to explain why he has changed his mind and now supports starting an impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump.

In an interview with CNN's John Berman, Himes said that Trump has regularly shown that he doesn't care about obeying the law, as evidenced by his decision to completely shrug off his own Office of Special Counsel's finding that adviser Kellyanne Conway has repeatedly violated the Hatch Act.

"Kellyanne Conway had clearly broken the law and she should be removed from office," Himes said. "And the president said, 'Ah heck, that doesn't matter.'"

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