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‘He was on the call’: Shep Smith knocks Pompeo for claiming ignorance of Trump’s Ukraine conversation

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On today’s edition of Shepard Smith Reporting, Fox News host Shepard Smith delved into a number of topics related to news of Democrats’ recent launching of an impeachment inquiry into President Trump. At the outset of the segment, Smith pointed out that Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said that “five of his employees will not show up for depositions over the next two weeks with the House Democrats, because it’s, as he put it, ‘not feasible.'”

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Smith referred to recent reports that say Pompeo was on Trump’s infamous July 25 call with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, where Trump asked Zelensky to investigate claims of alleged misconduct by 2020 presidential candidate Joe Biden and his son, Hunter Biden.

Smith then played a clip of Pompeo ignoring a reporter’s question about the call, contrasting that with Pompeo’s words from about a week ago where he claimed that he not seen the whistleblower’s complaint that details the call.

“Well, he was on the call,” Smith said.

Watch the video below:

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Trump has ‘never been more dangerous’ because he knows no one will stop his lawlessness: columnist

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President Donald Trump's poll numbers have risen since his acquittal by the United States Senate, and New York Magazine columnist Eric Levitz argues that this means he's "never been more dangerous."

In his column, Levitz points to reports that Trump is conducting a systematic purge of government officials whom he believes are "disloyal" to him as evidence that he has only been emboldened by getting let off the hook for both potential criminal obstruction of justice in special counsel Robert Mueller's probe, and for his attempt to extort the Ukrainian government for dirt on former Vice President Joe Biden.

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Trump leveled by Dem lawmaker for purging ‘disloyal’ officials so he can surround himself with a ‘team of sycophants’

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Appearing on CNN's 'New Day," with host Alisyn Camerota, Rep. Mike Quigley (D-IL) hammered President Donald Trump for ordering the purge of government employees and appointees deemed disloyal to his administration -- saying the president wants to surround himself with a collection of yes men and women.

Reacting to a report from Axios that Ginni Thomas, the wife of Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, has compiled a list of Trump-supporting fringe characters like former Sheriff David Clarke and Fox News personality Dan Bongino for high-profile administration positions, the Democrat expressed his disgust.

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Trump White House sets a shocking new record: 300+ days without a press briefing

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Journalists learn to adapt to current conditions, be they storms or tantrums, vagaries of nature or whims of officials. White House correspondents these days should be well past their withdrawal symptoms from the daily delirium of the once-regular White House press briefing.

Earlier this year, as 300 days passed without a formal briefing, a bipartisan group of past administration press secretaries called for restoration of the daily briefings.

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