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Fox legal analyst predicts GOP’s hearsay strategy will backfire: ‘They’re walking into a left hook’

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As the second public impeachment hearing was underway this Friday, Fox News host Sandra Smith turned to contributor Andy McCarthy and asked him to comment on Republicans’ claims that House Democrats are relying on hearsay evidence to remove President Trump from office.

“I think it works as a political argument and it doesn’t resonate with people … especially when Jim Jordan reads that long answer where he says, you know, it’s ‘six people having four conversations,’ and by the end of it you don’t really know what you started with,” McCarthy said. “But legally what I would be concerned about is that they’re eventually walking right into a left hook, because when you keep saying, ‘hearsay, hearsay, hearsay,’ you are raising the importance of the statement, and you’re suggesting that this would be really damaging if it were from a source that’s actually admissible rather than a hearsay source.”

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Ivanka Trump and dossier author Christopher Steele maintained a years-long correspondence

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Dossier author Christopher Steele met Ivanka Trump nearly a decade before her father's election campaign, and they corresponded for years.

The relationship was alluded to in the Department of Justice inspector general's report released Monday, showing that Steele was favorably disposed to Donald Trump and his family due to the relationship.

ABC News confirmed that Steele and the president's daughter had met at a dinner in 2007, and Ivanka Trump corresponded with the former British spy about a possible working relationship.

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Impeachment hearing flies off the rails as GOP lawmaker accuses House Judiciary counsel of bribery

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Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-TX) disrupted testimony during Monday's impeachment hearing and suggested the Democratic majority's attorney had bribed the House Judiciary Committee to get his job.

Barry Berke, who has served as the special oversight counsel to the committee since February, was asking Republican counsel Stephen Castor about President Donald Trump's state of mind toward Joe Biden when Gohmert interrupted.

"The gentleman is not recognized," said committee chairman Jerry Nadler (D-NY), banging his gavel. "Mr. Berke has the time."

Gohmert complained that Nadler was ignoring House rules by allowing Berke to present an opening statement before the hearing and then question Castor.

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Tulsa man shot for making ‘racial derogatory remark’ to random passerby — after being stabbed for the same thing

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According to Tulsa police, a man has been hospitalized after being shot in the back after using a "racial derogatory remark" to another man he encountered while walking home, a local ABC affiliate reports.

No one has been arrested for the crime. Speaking to police, the victim's girlfriend said this was the second time he's been attacked for using racist remarks, the first time being when he was stabbed by someone he racially insulted.

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