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Napolitano: Wasserman Schultz’s IT Worker Had Access To Members Of Congress, Allegation Is He Sold Info


FOX News' Judge Andrew Napolitano talks to Stuart Varney of the FOX Business Network about Debbie Wasserman Schultz's I.T. aide Imran Awan and his brothers who also worked for the House of Representatives. Awan, a Pakistani, was arrested attempting to leave the country last month. Napolitano said there is an allegation that the Awan and his brothers sold information they had access to which included nearly every Democratic Congressperson's computer and potentially sensitive classified material from the House Intelligence Committee. "He was arrested for some financial crime. That is the tip of the iceberg," he said. "The real allegation against him he had access to the emails of every member of Congress and he sold what he found in there. What did he sell? And to whom did he sell it? That is what the FBI wants to know. This may be a very, very serious national security investigation," Napolitano said. For a reason yet explained Awan was fired by Democratic members of Congress earlier this year except for Debbie Wasserman Schultz who kept him on. STUART VARNEY, FOX BUSINESS NETWORK: A tech worker worked for Debbie Wasserman Schultz. Reportedly liquidating real estate assets as he was arrested trying to leave the country. What do you make of this development? JUDGE ANDREW NAPOLITANO, FOX NEWS: He was arrested at the last minute by the FBI who were notified by TSA that he was on a flight to Pakistan. He was arrested for some financial crime. That is the tip of the iceberg. The real allegation against him he had access to the emails of every member of Congress and he sold what he found in there. What did he sell? And to whom did he sell it? That is what the FBI wants to know. This may be a very, very serious national security investigation. VARNEY: Wait a second. He was the I.T. worker, along with his two Pakistani brothers, for Debbie Wasserman Schultz and other Democrats in the House. NAPOLITANO: Yes. VARNEY: And the theory is he got access to all of their secrets or whatever and sold some. NAPOLITANO: Yes. And this was at the time that Congresswoman Schultz was also the chair of the Democratic National Committee. At this point, I don't believe they know what he sold and to whom he sold it but they do know what he had access to, which is virtually everything in the House of Representatives. VARNEY: Goodness me. NAPOLITANO: Which would include classified material from the House Intelligence Committee.

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HUD’s Ben Carson: Running Things In A Businesslike Manner Saves Enormous Amounts Of Money


FOX BUSINESS: Housing & Urban Development Secretary Dr. Ben Carson weighs in on public housing and the administration's efforts to repeal and replace Obamacare. He also spoke about the department's budgetary cuts and how the GOP health care bill will affect Medicaid. "We take the homeless and we put them in a shelter, number one. Number two, we diagnose why they're there. And number three, we fix it. You know, that's what's being really compassionate," Carson said. CARSON: Well, I think it's important that we recognize that, you know, we're a nation that's $20 trillion in debt. And, you know, we can give out the candy today and then say to the people coming behind us today that I'm sorry, we used it all up. Or we can be responsible at this point in time. You look at all the other pinnacle nations that have preceded us that were totally irresponsible and look what happened to them. We can learn from their mistakes. So, you know, it's not so much a matter of being stingy, it's a matter of being responsible. And, you know, we've already seen in HUD that, you know, running things in a more businesslike manner saves us enormous amounts of money. You look at continual care programs like permanent support of housing for the homeless. We're finding a lot of savings there already. And, you know, it's not that I don't believe in being compassionate. There are some saying, you know, housing first. That's the only thing you should be thinking about. But I'd say housing first, second and third. That means we take the homeless and we put them in a shelter, number one. Number two, we diagnose why they're there. And number three, we fix it. You know, that's what's being really compassionate. In other words, in the long run, that's the kind of thing that saves us an enormous amount of money. Carson said the government should play a "facilitating role" in health care, not a "predominant role." CARSON: Well, the government is supposed to facilitate life. That has to do with health care. The pursuit of happiness, liberty. I think all of those are important things. So there is a role. But it's not a predominant role. It's a facilitating role. And I think the senators, as they look at this, they will come to recognize that this is much more facilitative of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness than what we had before. Carson also spoke about public-private partnerships that will create housing for those who need it. CAVUTO: Now, given the fact that you want to put a limit on what the government can and will do, I think incumbent upon that observation was more people getting jobs, more people getting better paying jobs. But therein lies the rub. A lot of the jobs we have seen gained over the last decade, while you welcome them back, they're at a fraction of the pay as before. So how do you change that problem? CARSON: Well, that's correct. But you're already seeing that starting to change. You're already starting to see wages going up. That's only going to continue as we begin to create a more friendly environment, you know, for manufacturing in this country and bringing jobs back from overseas with the tax policies. These things will take care of themselves very effectively. And, you know, there's a whole host of things that can be done with public-private partnerships which will create housing much faster than it has been in the past. So these are the kinds of things that we're looking at, creative ways of not only putting people in houses, but also of fixing the communities and creating an environment where people can thrive. We're looking at health care in low income communities, so that people don't have to go to the emergency room, where it costs five times more and where you have that continuum of care so that you don't have all these stage four diseases.

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Gasparino: Obama To Receive $400,000 Speaking Fee For Cantor-Fitzgerald Wall St. Event


Fox Business Network's Charlie Gasparino reported Monday afternoon that former President Obama is set to receive $400,000 for a speaking engagement at a Cantor-Fitzgerald event in the fall. Gasparino said the former president hasn't been out of office but for 100 days and he is already "cashing in." Cantor-Fitzgerald, a renowned financial services firm, notably lost the most employees of any organization that had office space in the World Trade Center on 9/11. "What sources are telling FOX Business Network is that former President Obama, now less than 100 days out of office, has agreed to a speaking engagement during Cantor Fitzgerald's healthcare conference in September," FBN's Gasparino said. "We understand that he is going to be the keynote speaker for the lunch, and he's going to receive a fee of $400,000. We should point out that that's in line with what Hilary Clinton got… we should point out that Cantor will neither confirm or deny."

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Gasparino: Obama To Receive $400,000 Fee For Cantor-Fitzgerald Wall Street Speech


Fox Business Network's Charlie Gasparino reported Monday afternoon that former President Obama is set to receive $400,000 for a speaking engagement at a Cantor-Fitzgerald event in the fall. Gasparino said the former president hasn't been out of office but for 100 days and he is already "cashing in." Cantor-Fitzgerald, a renowned financial services firm, notably lost the most employees of any organization that had office space in the World Trade Center on 9/11. "What sources are telling FOX Business Network is that former President Obama, now less than 100 days out of office, has agreed to a speaking engagement during Cantor Fitzgerald's healthcare conference in September," FBN's Gasparino said. "We understand that he is going to be the keynote speaker for the lunch, and he's going to receive a fee of $400,000. We should point out that that's in line with what Hilary Clinton got… we should point out that Cantor will neither confirm or deny."

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Rep. Peter Roskam: Justice Department Needs To Look Into Criminal Charges Against Lois Lerner


REP. PETER ROSKAM (R-IL): The Obama Administration was very dismissive about the crimes that we believe Lois Lerner committed. And those are strong words that I'm using but the House Ways and Means Committee voted out a criminal referral to the Department of Justice which was completely dismissed by the Department of Justice. President Obama was on television at one point in the midst of the investigation, Stuart, and he said there is not a smidgen of wrongdoing here. So, look, we think that Lois Lerner did particularly two things wrong. Number one, she denied people due process and equal protection of the law based on their political philosophy. We're convinced that there's overwhelming evidence to suggest that that's true. And that's a felony. Secondly, we believe that she lied to the Inspecter General of the Treasury Department when they were investigating that very thing. What we want is a new Justice Department to take a fresh look at this while we are well within the statute of limitations, and if they can move forward with a prosecution.

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Trump: “We Are Sending An Armada” To Korean Peninsula


President Donald Trump in an interview with FOX Business Network's Maria Bartiromo aired Wednesday morning: BARTIROMO: You redirected navy ships to go toward the Korean Peninsula. What we are doing right now in terms of North Korea? TRUMP: You never know, do you? You never know. BARTIROMO: That's all (INAUDIBLE)… TRUMP: You know I don't think about the military. BARTIROMO: Yes. TRUMP: I'm not like Obama, where they talk about in four months we're waiting — we're going to hit Mosul. BARTIROMO: Right. TRUMP: And in the meantime, they get ready and like you've never seen — look, they're still fighting. Mosul was supposed to last for a week and now they've been fighting it for many months and so many more people died. I don't want to talk about it. We are sending an armada, very powerful. We have submarines, very powerful, far more powerful than the aircraft carrier, that I can tell you. And we have the best military people on Earth. And I will say this. He is doing the wrong thing. He is doing the wrong thing. BARTIROMO: Do you… TRUMP: He's making a big mistake. BARTIROMO: — do you think he's mentally fit? TRUMP: I don't know. I don't know. I don't know him. But he's doing the wrong thing. I have a very, very good meeting with President Xi of China. I really liked him. We had a great chemistry, I think. I mean at least I had a great chemistry — maybe he didn't like me, but I think he liked me. We were going to have a 10 or a 15 minute sit-down. It lasted for three hours. Then the next day, it was another schedule, because everything is very orderly with the Chinese, frankly. And we had meetings scheduled. Well, the 15 minutes on the first day lasted for three hours. The 15 minutes on the second day lasted for two hours, just one-on-one, the two of us with interpreters. And I mean we understand each other. I think he's, you know, a person that I got along with really well. We had a good chemistry, yes. BARTIROMO: Did he give you any suggestion that he would help… TRUMP: Well… BARTIROMO: — with North Korea? TRUMP: We had the meeting. BARTIROMO: Did you get into trade and currency? TRUMP: The first thing I brought up was North Korea. I said you've got to help us with North Korea, because we can't allow it. And it's not good for you. And you have a tremendous power because of trade. Now, he then explains thousands of years of history with Korea. Not that easy. In other words, not as simple as people would think. They've had tremendous conflict with Korea over the years. Now, his father was in China four times. He was never in China. So I said, look, you have a tremendous power because of trading through the border. If they don't get food, they don't get, you know, they can't sell their coal. In fact, I hear today two massive coal ships from North Korea were sent back to North Korea, heading to China. They were sent back, which is a very good sign. But I think China can help us. I hope China can help us. We talked about trade and I can tell you, China will do much better on trade if they help us with North Korea. BARTIROMO: And you think he knows that? TRUMP: I think he knows that. I told him that, yes.

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GOP Rep. Gohmert: Health Care Vote Will Bring Trump Down If It Passes


Rep. Louie Gohmert explains to FOX Business Network's Stuart Varney why he will reject the Republican health care plan. There's going to be at least five, there could be nine, and there could be more that vote ‘no' and I'm told as of last night there are 17 moderates that are ‘no', some of them may flip and vote yes, but I know the president is going to be unhappy now…but this is going to bring him down if it passes," Gohmert said.

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Paul Ryan On Obamacare: We Have To Do Repeal And Replace, Don’t Have The Votes For Just Repeal


Speaker of the House Paul Ryan (R-WI) speaks about the Republican plan to repeal and replace Obamacare in an interview Wednesday morning with Maria Bartiromo on the FOX Business Network. REP. PAUL RYAN, SPEAKER OF THE HOUSE: We're going through the process here. We feel very good where we are. We're making the kinds of improvements and refinements that we think make this bill better. Now that we have our score from the CBO that's something we were waiting for. Now that we've got it we've got room to make refinements. Obviously, the major components are staying intact because this is something we wrote with President Trump. This is something we wrote with the Senate Committees. So just so you know Maria, this is the plan we ran on all of last year. This is the plan that we've been working with House, Senate, White House together on. And now as we get closer to finish, going through the committee process, you inevitably make those refinements and improvements as you go through that process. That's exactly where we are right now. First of all, we don't have the votes for just a full repeal because so many of our members and the president included said repeal and replace. And if we just did a repeal with reconciliation meaning 51 votes and not replace, then we wouldn't be able to get a replacement passed because they can filibuster a replace… If we could put everything we wanted into this one bill and have it vote on with 51 votes in the Senate, we would do that. But because of the Senate rules and how narrow they are to do what we call reconciliation, you can't put everything you want in that bill. Like, say, interstate shopping across state lines. And so this bill is what we can pass through reconciliation. Which affectively repeals and replaces the law. It's a very good start. It's actually an excellent start.

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