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Republican stumbles as he tries to defend Trump’s claim that Iran can be trusted to fight ISIS

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During an appearance on Fox News this Wednesday, Rep. Andy Biggs (R-AZ) hit a snag while trying to justify President Trump’s earlier contention that Russia and Iran would step in to fill the void left by the US after its withdrawal from northeast Syria, saying that “Russia, Iran, Syria and to maybe slightly lesser extent Turkey, they all hate ISIS as much as we do,” during a Wednesday press conference alongside Italian President Sergio Mattarella.

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Speaking to Biggs, Fox News host Harris Faulkner pointed out that Trump’s willingness to partly cede Syria’s future to Iran contradicts his and other conservatives’ rhetoric towards the Islamic Republic.

“Normally when we hear the President talk about Iran, it is not about trusting them to fight anybody who we’d want to fight,” Faulkner said.

“Well, I’m not — I’m not advocating Iran — I’m just gonna tell you what I think is gonna happen with Iran,’ Biggs stumbled. “Iran wants to move to the shore and get a foothold at the Mediterranean sea — they want to actually build a ribbon through there, and that would go through Syria — Syria doesn’t want that, Russia doesn’t want that. Russia wants to maintain their presence in Syria along the Mediterranean.”

Watch the exchange below:

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Pelosi smacks down Fox News reporter’s question — and hilariously explains to Trump what ‘exculpatory’ means

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House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) on Thursday smacked down Fox News reporter Chad Pergram after he insinuated that House Democrats seemed "excited" about the prospect of impeaching President Donald Trump.

During a press conference, Pergram asked Pelosi, "Why would the public not think that the House is dead set on a course to impeach the president when all of this milieu was going on?"

"All this milieu is a seeking of the truth," she replied. "It's called an inquiry."

Pelosi at this point turned to the camera and seemed to address Trump directly.

"And if the president has something that is exculpatory -- Mr. President, that means if you have anything that shows your innocence -- then he should make that known," she said. "And that's part of the inquiry. So far we haven't seen that."

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‘That’s bribery’: Nancy Pelosi explains why Trump is in deeper water than he thinks

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House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) on Thursday explained why President Donald Trump could be guilty of attempted bribery.

At a press conference, Pelosi pointed out that bribery is named in the U.S. Constitution as an impeachable offense.

"What is the bribe?" the Speaker was asked.

"The bribe is to grant or withhold military assistance [from Ukraine] in return for a public statement of a fake investigation into the elections. That is bribery," she explained.

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LIVE COVERAGE: Multiple victims reported in Southern California school shooting

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Police are searching for a shooter who opened fire at southern California high school.

The Santa Clarita Valley sheriff's office tweeted Thursday around 8 a.m. local time that shots had been fired at Saugus High School.

Saugus was placed on lockdown, along with nearby elementary schools.

Multiple victims were reported at the school, although few details were released.

The shooter remains at large.

Students evacuate after shooting at Saugus High School in Santa Clarita, California. https://t.co/D6PjO6Y4F7 pic.twitter.com/YD3iGA7Ol5

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