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ABC News chief anchor George Stephanopoulos was caught on air Friday gesturing to cut the network’s feed of a press conference, as White House attorney Jay Sekulow was commenting on President Donald Trump’s impeachment defense.

Video of the incident went viral as many conservatives pointed to it as an example of media bias from the host, who formerly served as senior adviser to President Bill Clinton, a Democrat.

In the clip, Sekulow can be seen arguing that House Democrats have not met “basic fundamental Constitutional obligations” in their attempt to remove President Donald Trump from office in the ongoing impeachment trial in the Senate. As the attorney took another question from a reporter, the feed was cut and ABC returned to Stephanopoulos at the news desk, where he was actively making the throat-cutting signal to his crew.

As the Daily Wire’s James Barrett beautifully described: “Realizing that his throat-slashing ‘cut’ gesture was caught on air, Stephanopoulos winced and offered a meek grin before rapidly moving on to a panel discussion on the latest developments in the trial. ‘And that is Jay Sekulow right there,’ says Stephanopoulos, still slightly grinning.”

The video began circulating on social media as conservatives pointed to the timing of Stephanopoulos’ cut and accused the anchor and his network of actively seeking to silence the defense of President Trump. The White House also took notice, tweeting the clip with the message, “Caught! ABC’s Stephanopoulos trying to cut off the President’s lead counsel.”

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Stephanopoulos’ ability to be objective as a news anchor has been questioned ever since ABC News hired the former longtime Clinton staffer.

Fox News noted that Stephanopoulos’ “ties to Clinton also became a source of embarrassment to ABC during the presidential campaign, when he was caught secretly giving money to the Clinton foundation. He had to recuse himself from hosting any presidential debates.”

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Mike January 26, 2020
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What an idiot . . . the little piss ant. He doesn't even know how to spell his name . . . it's actually spelled "Stupid-opoulos."
taterr January 26, 2020
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Isnt his last name some kind of disease anyway?lol I watched Fox an they had a liberal on asking Qs an yes he trashed the Prsident but they at least let him give his say as they should have. Thats what our Democracy is built on FREE SPEACH an Opinions. No your not all gonna agree with me or the next person but at least folks know where you are at. Not trying to make you into someone they are or wanna be s. Yes I dont agree with all FOX says. Sure as hell dont agree with CNN or MSNBC, Just think George SUCKS anyway. enough said TRUMP 2020
dusty January 26, 2020
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When are we going to hear more of why Stephanopoulis was at Epsteins for What purpose? Just another one of Epsteins friends or did Clinton introduce them. Amazing now we hear Cindy McCain say oh many knew of this man what he was doing WHAT? Many too afraid so he carried on like Weinstein? WHAT? WHY?
Matt January 26, 2020
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ABC = Always Berates Conservatives. He should be fired.
Bob Plumlee January 26, 2020
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Obtuse Cretinous Nefarious Varlet & Blaggard !
Freedom fighter January 25, 2020
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Nothing quite like unbiased reporting, right George?
cathy January 25, 2020
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WOW... ABC, Georgie boy and Clintons all in bed together. I know I'm surprised. So who did Georgie "do" to get the job to begin with??????
Mickey January 25, 2020
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And this, ladies and gentlemen is our free press caught on camera, time and time again. Turn them off and spend time and play games with your children instead of watching then year down our country.
MICHAEL MCPOLAND January 25, 2020
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That little weasel is like the teats on a boar hog (redundant I know). How does he stay on the air and who watches???
Don January 25, 2020
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So damn funny!!! haha!
Patriot1951 January 25, 2020
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No one is surprised by this. The MSM has been mouthpieces for the leftist Commie Democrats since day one.
Pixi January 25, 2020
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During the time President Trump was running for office, I googled all the major television news outlets to see if they were owned by Democrats or Republicans. Democrats all the way! I wish I had printed them out as they have been scrubbed from the internet!
William Dorich January 25, 2020
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How repugnant that George was caught red handed. Americans are being spoon fed Democratic, Socialists views under the guise of a Free Press.
Bill Fauerbach January 25, 2020
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Busted Georgie boy!!! HaHah typical POS dem Idiot
Evangeline January 25, 2020
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They're all bought out and anyone who doesn't see that is willfully ignorant.
Matt January 25, 2020
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Damn. A Strep infection.
Michael Terrell January 25, 2020
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Does this surprise anyone?
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Nikki Haley Breaks with Trump: ‘We Shouldn’t Have Followed Him, and We Shouldn’t Have Listened to Him’

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Nikki Haley, former U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, believes that former President Donald Trump “let us down.”

Haley’s remarks come as the former president’s legal team prepares to present its defense of Trump during his second impeachment trial in the Senate.

In a Politico interview published Friday, Haley, former South Carolina governor, said that “we shouldn’t have followed” Trump.

“We need to acknowledge he let us down,” she said in an extensive profile. “He went down a path he shouldn’t have, and we shouldn’t have followed him, and we shouldn’t have listened to him. And we can’t let that ever happen again.”

She also told the outlet that she has not spoken to Trump since the Jan. 6 riots at the U.S. Capitol, and takes issue with his remarks condemning former Vice President Mike Pence’s refusal to reject the Electoral College vote.

“When I tell you I’m angry, it’s an understatement,” she expressed. “I am so disappointed in the fact that [despite] the loyalty and friendship he had with Mike Pence, that he would do that to him. Like, I’m disgusted by it.”

The former ambassador, who many people are speculating may run for the White House in 2024, also added that Trump will never accept the results of the 2020 presidential election.

“There’s nothing that you’re ever going to do that’s going to make him feel like he legitimately lost the election,” she explained. “He’s got a big bully pulpit. He should be responsible with it.”

Haley also warned that many people still love the former president and will not stop supporting him just because he is out of office.

“I know how much people love Donald Trump,” she admitted. “I know it. I feel it. Whether it’s an RNC room or social media or talking to donors, I can tell you that the love they have for him is still very strong. That’s not going to just fall to the wayside. Nor do I think the Republican Party is going to go back to the way it was before Donald Trump. I don’t think it should.”

Haley added that people, instead, should “take the good that he built, leave the bad that he did, and get back to a place where we can be a good, valuable, effective party.”

“[I]t’s bigger than the party,” she insisted. “I hope our country can come together and figure out how we pull this back.”

Referring to Haley’s possible 2024 ambitions, Politico’s Tim Alberta wrote, “Since last fall, I’ve spent nearly six hours talking with Haley on-the-record. I’ve also spoken with nearly 70 people who know her: friends, associates, donors, staffers, former colleagues. From those conversations, two things are clear. First, Nikki Haley is going to run for president in 2024. Second, she doesn’t know which Nikki Haley will be on the ballot.”

Haley also said that she didn’t believe Trump had a chance of winning in a 2024 election scenario.

“I don’t think he can,” she admitted. “He’s fallen so far.”

“I think his business is suffering at this point,” she added. “I think he’s lost any sort of political viability he was going to have. I think he’s lost his social media, which meant the world to him. I mean, I think he’s lost the things that really could have kept him moving.”

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WATCH: Trump’s Defense Team Absolutely Ruins Democrats With 13 Minute Montage of “Fight” Word Like Trump Did

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The Democrats demonized President Trump for using the word ‘fight’. Trump’s attorneys responded today with a collage of clips from each of the Democrats in the room using the word ‘fight’.

This portion of today’s events on Capitol Hill was excellent. The Democrats claim that because President Trump used the word ‘fight’ in his speech on January 6th in Washington D.C. However, what every Democrat in that room forgot was that they too had used the word previously in political speech.

The montage went on for 13 minutes. (The video montage starts at 7:10 timeframe.)

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WATCH: Trump Attorneys Destroy House Managers on Lying to American Public and Using Manipulated Tweet as Evidence

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President Trump’s defense team took the floor of the US Senate on Friday in defense of President Trump in the Senate impeachment trial.

Trump Attorney David Schoen absolutely destroyed the House Managers when he took to the floor of the US Senate.

At one point Schoen played video of the Democrat lawmakers lying about a Trump tweet.

House Impeachment Manager Eric Swalwell gave a riveting performance on Wednesday reading off Trump’s tweets with emotional appeal.

During this theatrical performance, Swalwell read off a Trump retweet by Jennifer Lynn Lawrence.

But there was one problem with the tweet. It was photoshopped.

Jennifer Lynn Lawrence has never been verified by Twitter. Democrats faked that to make it look more important.

On Friday Trump Attorney David Schoen destroyed Democrats for lying about this to the American public.

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White House Suspends Deputy Press Secretary For Allegedly Sexually Harassing, Threatening Reporter

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The White House announced on Friday that it was suspending Deputy Press Secretary TJ Ducklo after a report surfaced alleging that he sexually harassed and threatened a female reporter who was getting ready to publish a report revealing that he was dating a reporter who had previously been tasked with covering Democrat Joe Biden.

“The confrontation began on Inauguration Day, January 20, after [Politico reporter Tara] Palmeri, a coauthor of Politico’s Playbook, contacted [Axios political reporter Alexi] McCammond for comment while one of her male colleagues left a message for Ducklo,” Vanity Fair reported. “Ducklo subsequently called a Playbook editor to object to the story, but was told to call the Playbook reporters with his concerns. But instead of calling the male reporter who initially contacted him, Ducklo tried to intimidate Palmeri by phone in an effort to kill the story. ‘I will destroy you,’ Ducklo told her, according to the sources, adding that he would ruin her reputation if she published it.”

“During the off-the-record call, Ducklo made derogatory and misogynistic comments, accusing Palmeri of only reporting on his relationship—which, due to the ethics questions that factor into the relationship between a journalist and White House official, falls under the purview of her reporting beat—because she was ‘jealous’ that an unidentified man in the past had ‘wanted to f***’ McCammond ‘and not you,’” the report added. “Ducklo also accused Palmeri of being ‘jealous’ of his relationship with McCammond.”

White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki said following the report that Ducklo has been suspended for a week over the incident.

“TJ Ducklo has apologized to the reporter, with whom he had a heated conversation about his personal life,” Psaki wrote on Twitter. “He is the first to acknowledge this is not the standard of behavior set out by the President.”

“In addition to his initial apology, he has sent the reporter a personal note expressing his profound regret,” she continued. “With the approval of the White House Chief of Staff, he has been placed on a one-week suspension without pay. In addition, when he returns, he will no longer be assigned to work with any reporters at Politico.”

Reporters called out the administration over the incident, highlighting how the Trump administration did not treat reporters that way as well as issues with the timeline of events with regard to the White House taking action to address the incident.

“The Vanity Fair piece indicates that Politico editors reached to the WH after the incident first occurred and the WH acknowledged it was inappropriate,” Spectator editor Amber Athey wrote on Twitter. “But they clearly didn’t have any interest in disciplining Ducklo until his behavior was made public.”

New York Magazine reporter Olivia Nuzzi wrote on Twitter: “I covered Donald Trump for 6 years. It is saying something that this behavior — from a Biden official — shocks me.”

Grabien founder Tom Elliott highlighted the following remarks that Biden made a few weeks ago: “If you’re ever working with me and I hear you treat another colleague with disrespect, talk down to someone, I promise you I will fire you on the spot, on the spot. No if, ands, or buts. Everybody — everybody is entitled to be treated with decency & dignity.”

CNN anchor Jake Tapper responded to the quote, writing: “Standards that are not upheld are not standards. They’re lies.”

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