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Trump: Obama Knew About Russia And “Did Nothing”


In an interview with FOX & Friends aired Sunday, President Donald Trump said then-President Obama knew about Russia's attempts to meddle in the 2016 U.S. presidential election and "did nothing about it." PETE HEGSETH, FOX & FRIENDS: I opened up the failing "New York Times" and "The Washington Post" this morning. No mention at all of this bill that you're signing today. For veterans who are so passionate about this, it's such a historic bill, are they going to cover this? And if they don't, why don't they cover it the way they cover every breathless scandal in the media today? PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP: Well I just heard today for the first time that Obama knew about Russia a long time before the election, and he did nothing about it. But nobody wants to talk about that. The CIA gave him information on Russia a long time before they even — before the election. And I hardly see it. It's an amazing thing. To me — in other words, the question is, if he had the information, why didn't he do something about it? He should have done something about it. But you don't read that. It's quite sad. HEGSETH: That never leaked out. TRUMP: That doesn't leak out, no. They're very selective leaks. With sources. I always love the sources, many of which don't exist. But no, there's a — there is a theme going on in the country, and hopefully, it's somewhat of a sickness in that sense. But you know what? I am so proud of what we've done in such a short period of time.

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Ted Cruz: Trump WH Has Done Very Well On Policy And Substance


Sen. Ted Cruz applauds President Trump's accomplishments, on Tuesday's edition of 'Fox & Friends.' TED CRUZ: I think on policy and substance, the new president has done very well. I think if you look at the cabinet that has been appointed, this is probably the most conservative cabinet in decade. If you look at executive actions, they've been quite strong. Whether freezing the hiring of new civilian non-military employees, putting in place a moratorium on regulations, stopping taxpayer funding for overseas abortion, and pulling out of the disastrous job killing Paris climate agreement. All of those were strong decisions with a mandate from the people. And the single best thing the preisdent has done is appointing Neil Gorsuch to the Suprme Court. And the best thing Senate Republicans have done is confirm Justice Gorsuch.

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Speaker Ryan Guarantees Tax Reform Will Get Done In 2017


House Speaker Paul Ryan promised that Congress would pass tax reform legislation into law by the end of the year, in an appearance Tuesday morning on Fox News Channel. "Tax reform is really important. Look at, hard-working taxpayers in American deserve a break," Ryan told host Bill Hemmer. "They don't want a tax code that is working for the tax collectors. They want a tax code that is simplified, that makes it easier for taxpayers to comply." "We're pushing businesses overseas,†Ryan said about the current tax code. "We're telling U.S. companies to stay overseas, and if you make money overseas by selling something overseas keep it there. That's crazy." "We need to make it so that companies can be successful on a worldwide basis, and bring those dollars back home. We got two or three trillion [dollars] of U.S. money parked overseas that should come back into the U.S. economy but we can't because of our tax code… We have to do tax reform in 2017 if we're going to get a confident America. If we're going to rebuild our country's resilience, and if we're going be able to get the kind economy we need so people can be confident about their future, get good-paying jobs, good jobs that are careers, and get this growth rate up."

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Dershowitz: Trump-Russia Probe Becoming “Too Political,” “Criminalizing Political Differences”


Monday on FOX & Friends, Alan Dershowitz said special counsel Robert Mueller has given the other side the "ability to claim prejudice" with the hiring of lawyers who have a history of donating to Democrats. DERSHOWITZ: This is becoming very political, when you have the Justice Department itself being on both sides, prosecuting the president – possibly – and also serving as defense witnesses for the president. This is just becoming too political on both sides. We have to stop criminalizing political differences. The criminal law should be reserved for obvious violations of the criminal law that exists, not for making political points against your political enemies on both sides.

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Rep. Duncan Hunter to Trump: “Go After The Senate. Show The American People Where The Problem Is”


Rep. Duncan Hunter (R-CA) expresses his frustration with Senate Republicans for their failure to pass any legislation. "It is the Senate. They are slow. They can't get off of their tails and pass something. We have to pass health care reform prior to doing tax reform, and they're doing nothing," he said. "Every Senator has their own plan," he explained. "In the House we have to get 218 votes, so we have to work together. In the Senate, you probbaly have 50 Senators, each with their own health care plan. You have 50 Republicans with 50 tax plans. They take so long to do stuff. They're on a six year election cycle. They all want to be president, they all want to be famous, they don't want to lose their seats. So the House is going to keep passing stuff. We're doing our job,we're going to get stuff done. It is the Senate. And Trump really needs to go after those Republican Senators… on his twitter. Go on television. Quit trying to be friends. Go after the Senate. Show the American people where the problem it.

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Conway: “If I Were Shot And Killed Tomorrow, Half Of Twitter Would Explode In Applause”


Special adviser to the president Kellyanne Conway told 'Fox & Friends' this morning that despite their "moment of introspection" after the shooting of Rep. Steve Scalise, Democrats are not doing enough to tone down rhetoric which could spark violence. "You had leader Pelosi yesterday pointing the finger," she reporter. "I think some people are unloading their shame and their guilt in the call for toning down the toxicity and the rhetoric." Conway explains that she reviewed what was being discussed on MSNBC and CNN at 7:09 AM on Wednesday at the moment of the shooting: "As Steve Scalise was fighting for his life… You should go back and see what people were saying about the president and Republicans at that very moment." "Look at Twitter. If I were shot and killed tomorrow, half of Twitter would explode in applause and excitement. This is the world we live in now," she said. "We don't want to live in a police state because we can't get control of peoples' rhetoric," she said. "You have images of the president being shot in rappers' videos, being assassinated in a production in New York City, the severed head. This is — All of that is a toxic stew. There is nobody to blame but the shooter here, but with the calls for tamping down, there should be some introspection there," she concluded.

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Peter King: Shooting “Had To Be Scheduled In Advance,” “Not A Place You’d Randomly Go”


In an interview on FOX Business Network's Mornings with Maria, Rep. Peter King (R-NY) said that the Congressional baseball practice shooting "had to be scheduled in advance" because "it's not a place you would randomly go to." REP. PETER KING: Maria, we really don't know. I was contacted by someone on the Joint Task Force but only because they're contacted whenever there's any type of unusual violent act obviously this goes into that category- that will obviously be looked at. But again we just don't know. There had to be somebody knew what was going on because this is a baseball practice in Virginia, it is not at the Capitol, it had to be scheduled in advance and it's not a place you would randomly go to and I think that's probably a good indication that whoever did this knew what they were doing, it wasn't just somebody walking down the street firing shots.

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Rep. DeSantis: Man Outside Congressional Baseball Practice Shooting Asked If Republicans Or Democrats Were On Field


In an interview on FOX Business Network's Maria Bartiromo, Rep. Ron DeSantis (R-FL) said he was approached by a man in the parking lot outside of the Congressional baseball practice a few minutes before Wednesday's shooting took place. He said the man "wanted to know whether it was Republicans or Democrats that were out there." REP. DESANTIS: I had already taken ground balls, hit. Jeff Duncan, who I ride with, from South Carolina, he had done. So I.. and I was actually at third base he was at short. We were just shagging balls. He was at second. I told Jeff, hey, we got to get on the road so we beat traffic, so we left about ten after seven. I think shots began you know within 3-5 minutes after that. We reported to police that there was a gentleman that confronted us when we were going to our car and he wanted to know whether it was Republicans or Democrats that were out there. We said it was Republicans and he kind of started walking to the field. I don't know if that was the guy, but I think it's important to put that information out there and it was a little bit different than someone would do that. He was really interested in wanting to know who was out there.

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